In the first T20I of the Ireland tour of Bangladesh 2023, the home team defeated the touring side by 22 runs (DLS method) at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Monday, March 27.
Ireland won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Bangladesh started strongly with opener Litton Das scoring 47 runs off 23 deliveries, including 4 fours and 3 sixes. Rony Talukdar was the top scorer for Bangladesh with 67 runs off 38 deliveries, which included 7 fours and 3 sixes. Bangladesh finished their innings at 207/5 in 19.2 overs before rain stopped play for a moment.
— Athar Ali Khan (@AtharAliKhan97) March 27, 2023
Ireland’s chase got off to a poor start with opener Paul Stirling getting dismissed for 17 runs off 8 deliveries. Harry Tector scored 19 runs off 12 deliveries, but no other Irish batsman could make a significant contribution. Chasing a revised target of 104 in 8 overs, Ireland could just manage 81/5, falling short by 22 runs.
Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed was the standout performer with the ball, taking 4 wickets for just 16 runs in his 2 overs. Hasan Mahmud also chipped in with 1 wicket, while the other bowlers were economical.
Talukdar was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ for his excellent batting performance.
With this victory, Bangladesh take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. The next match will be played on March 29 at the same venue.
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 27, 2023
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