In the third and last One-Day International (ODI) at the County Cricket Ground in Chelmsford on May 14, Bangladesh beat Ireland by five runs. After the first ODI was rained out, Bangladesh won the three-match series by a score of 2-0 by chasing down 320 runs in 45 overs in the second ODI.
Andrew Balbirnie, who was captain of Ireland, got the toss and chose to bowl first. In 48.5 overs, Mark Adair took four wickets for Ireland as Bangladesh was bowled out for 274 runs. Ireland was only able to score 269 runs, thanks to Mustafizur Rahman’s four wickets.
Bangladesh beat Ireland 2-0 in an ODI series, and captain Tamim Iqbal was happy with how hard-working his team was. He said that trying to reach 320 runs in 45 overs was hard no matter how big the field was or how good the team was, and he thought they did a great job. He then said that the last ODI was the most important game for him.
“I thought we played really tough cricket the whole time. It is hard to get 320 runs in 45 overs, no matter how big the field is or how good the other team is. The way we hit was incredible. Today, this game is very important to me. This kind of thing has always happened on the other side. We were so close to winning, especially when we had the ball,” Tamim told ESPNcricinfo.
This win will give the bowling team a huge boost of confidence: Tamim
The captain of Bangladesh then made calls that helped his team win the game on Sunday. He said that winning the third ODI will give the bowlers a lot of confidence. He also said that it wasn’t easy to protect 274 at Chelmsford.
“This win will give the bowling team a huge boost of confidence. At this ground, it wasn’t easy to protect 274. We did a great job, in my opinion. I took a chance on Shanto because of how well Miraz bowled. In the first over, he took a wicket, so I kept using him. “His three overs and Mustafizur’s overs turned the game on its head,” he said.