Mustafizur puts BD in control in Dublin -The Asian Age

Ireland set a 182 run-target for Bangladesh in a tri-nation series fourth ODI match at Dublin, Ireland yesterday. They lost all wickets to score 181 runs in 46.3 overs while Mustafizur Rahman picked up four wickets while Mashrafe Mortaza and Sunzamul Islam captured two wickets.

Bangladesh's left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman took 4-23 in nine overs to peg back Ireland. For the hosts, Ed Joyce was the highest run-taker with 46 from 74 balls. Mashrafe took the last wicket to fall when Peter Chase was caught behind in the 47th over. Chase gets an edge to a ball outside off-stump and Mushfiqur Rahim flies to his left and takes an diving catch inches off the ground. George Dockrell was the ninth wicket to fall for Ireland. He was sent back by Mashrafe after scoring a handy 25 today.

Sunzamul Islam gave Bangladesh their eighth wicket when he sent back Barry McCarthy for 12 to leave Ireland struggling at 171 for 8 in 43.2 overs. Sunzamul gets his second and Ireland are eight down. McCarthy goes down on one knee and looks to sweep the ball, gets hit on the pad and the players appeal in unison. The umpire thinks for a couple of seconds and the finger goes up!

Bangladesh were on the driving seat against Ireland after Mustafizur Rahman picked up his fourth wicket to leave the hosts tottering at 136 for 7 in 33.1 overs. Another one bites the dust, and Fizz gets his fourth. Short ball and Wilson looks to hook, but is given out down the leg-side. Looks like it might have been his hip not the bat.

A brilliant catch by Mosaddek Hossain gave Mustafizur Rahman his third wicket to leave Ireland struggling at 134 for 6 in 31.4 overs. Fizz gets the sixth wicket after a splendid catch by Mosaddek. Mosaddek comes charging off the cover boundary and dives full length to take the catch…simply amazing! Sunzamul Islam got his maiden wicket in ODI cricket when he dismissed Ed Joyce for 46 to leave Ireland at 126 for 5 in 29 overs.

Bangladesh look to be on the ascendancy as Sunzamul gets the fourth wicket to fall during Ireland's innings.  Joyce falls just before his fifty, comes down the pitch, and tries to smash the ball over the long-on boundary. The ball goes high in the air and Tamim Iqbal completes the dismissal easily. Mustafizur Rahman came back and gave Bangladesh an important wicket by removing Niall O' Brien for 30 to leave the hosts at 116/4 in 27.3 overs.

-AA Sports Desk