Ireland prevail despite Shakib brilliance
Ireland 164 for 6 (Stirling 71, Shakib 2-21) beat Bangladesh 159 for 9 (Shakib 52, Kevin O’Brien 3-24) by five runsScorecard
Ireland fought hard to beat Bangladesh by five runs in their final warm-up match at Moors Sports Club in Colombo. Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien were the heroes at two ends of the game though it was Trent Johnston’s tight final over that ensured two wins out of two in the preparation phase after having crushed Zimbabwe by 54 runs. Bangladesh’s best player, Shakib Al Hasan, was outstanding with bat and ball but couldn’t prevent defeat.
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