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Tigers clinch thriller to win ODI series against Ireland

Published: 07:58, 15 May 2023

Tigers clinch thriller to win ODI series against Ireland

Bangladesh kept their nerve for the second time in three days and pulled off yet another thrilling victory, this time by five runs, to seal the three-match one-day international series against Ireland in Chelmsford Sunday.

Last Friday at the same venue, the Tigers maintained their composure and secured an exciting three-wicket victory to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

The men in red and green then showed their mettle with the leather Sunday to emerge victorious by the narrowest of margins and claim the series 2-0 after last Tuesday's opening game was washed out.

Chasing 275 for a series levelling victory, Ireland were well on their way thanks to half centuries from Paul Stirling (60), captain Andy Balbirnie (53) and Lorcan Tucker (50).

Following the early departure of Stephen Doheny (four), opener Stirling and Balbirnie added 109 for the second wicket before last match's centurion Harry Tector (45) and Tucker combined for a 79-run fourth wicket stand.