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Bangladesh vs Ireland, IRE in BAN, One-off Test, 2023 Full score card

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One-off Test, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, 04 Apr, 2023

Ireland

IRE

214/10

(77.2) overs

292/10

(116.0) overs

Bangladesh

BAN

369/10

(80.3) overs

138/3

(27.1) overs

Bangladesh beat Ireland by 7 wickets

Player Of The Match

Mushfiqur Rahim,
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
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Ireland
Bangladesh
Ireland

Commentary

That is it from this tour. The trophy is handed over to Shakib Al Hasan as they win the match. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. It is goodbye for now!

Shakib Al Hasan starts by crediting the way Ireland played. Applauds the performance of Taijul Islam and the other bowlers as well. Adds they have to improve in a lot of areas and they experimented a lot of things in this series. Shares the wicket suited them and they twisted their approach a bit. Ends by saying this was a good track to bat on.

Mushfiqur Rahim is the Player of the Match. He says he is happy to win the match for the team. Adds it was important to have a good start on this kind of pitch and they got some crucial partnerships that helped them to get off to a good start. Mentions they want to play this king of cricket for a long time.

Andy Balbirnie says they enjoyed playing Test cricket and showed a lot of resilience and fight. Credits the Bangladesh team for playing so well. Applauds the performance of Andy McBrine and also of Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker in the end. Hopes to play a lot more games in the future.

...Presentation time...

A lot of positives for Ireland to take away from here. Batting of Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker while the all-round performance of Andy McBrine. However, Bangladesh dominated the tour as they won the ODI series, T20I series and the one-off Test series as well.

At the start of Day 4, Andy McBrine was still out and for Ireland to get over 200, he had to play a big hand but Bangladesh made sure the visitors get out below 150 and in the end, it turned out to be a easy win for the home team.

It looked like the game will end on Day 3 as while trailing, Ireland lost their top order and were shrinking in pressure but then came the big partnership between Lorcan Tucker and Andy McBrine of more than 100-runs. Ireland recovered from a very good position and cut the deficit to take the lead.

Ireland with the bat had only two players to thank, Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker who in both innings gave a solid fight and made bulk of the runs. Ireland were bowled out on 214 in the first innings, thanks to a five-fer from Taijul Islam. Bangladesh, replied with a massive score as Mushfiqur Rahim scored a wonderful century and got strong support from Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das and Mehidy Hasan. Andy McBrine claimed six wickets.

An impressive win for Bangladesh but Ireland should be proud of the effort they have shown. Few more runs could have definitely helped them but Bangladesh were just too good. Chasing a moderate total, Litton Das and Tamim Iqbal gave a solid start but it was Rahim's fifty which helped Bangladesh to chase it down with ease. Just as we write, the players from both teams give a guard of honor to the umpire, Aleem Dar as he was officiating his last game as an umpire.

27.11

That should be it! Shorter and outside off. Rahim rocks back and taps it to point for a single. BANGLADESH WIN BY 7 WICKETS.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 137/3

M Haque20 (22)

M Rahim50 (47)

B White7-0-43-1

26.60

On middle, Haque defends on the front foot.

26.50

Shorter and on middle. Haque tucks it to square leg.

26.40

Flat and on off, kept out.

26.30

Flat and angled on the pads. Haque looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. That was going down but Ireland take the review. And the replay shows it is clearly missing wickets.

26.26

SIX! Haque goes big! Tossed up, outside off. Haque slogs it high over mid-wicket for a biggie.

26.11

Outside off, cut to point for a single. Fifty for Rahim. A well disciplined knock from the experienced man.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 130/3

M Haque14 (17)

M Rahim49 (46)

A McBrine13-0-51-1

25.60

Sharp turn! Angles it around off and makes it to turn away. Haque looks to defend but misses.

25.51

Drops it short and on middle. Rahim pulls it to deep square leg for one.

25.40

On middle, blocked out.

25.30

Full and on off, Rahim defends on the front foot.

25.20

On off, kept out.

25.12

Flat and on middle. Rahim nudges it to deep square leg for a couple.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 127/3

M Haque14 (16)

M Rahim46 (41)

B White6-0-36-1

24.60

Tossed up on off, blocked.

24.51

Drops it short and outside off, Rahim slaps it to point for a single.

24.40

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

24.31

On off, dropped to covers for a single.

24.20

Fuller and outside off, Haque works it to cover.

24.11

Full and outside off, pushed to mid off for one.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 124/3

M Haque13 (13)

M Rahim44 (38)

A McBrine12-0-48-1

23.60

Tossed up, outside off, spins away. Haque looks to defend but misses.

Commentary

For Bangladesh, it all started brilliantly courtesy Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam but on Day 3, it was hard work for their bowlers. Not sure if the wicket got easier or what but they were made to work hard for their wickets. Taijul Islam was the pick with a four-fer but he was well supported by Ebadot Hossain too. Overall, Bangladesh will be disappointed to let the visitors off the hook but they will still feel they are on top in this game. The hosts will back themselves to chase this down. Join us for the reply in a bit.

Ireland will be disappointed that they could not take their lead to over the 150-run mark but will be very pleased with the fight they have shown. After being down and out at the end of Day 2, an innings defeat looked for sure for the visitors but the likes of Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector and Andy McBrine showed a lot of grit and forged a fight back. Tucker was the highlight as he ended up scoring a ton but the other two played important innings too. The three have given their bowlers something to bowl at. We do not feel it will be enough but one just never knows.

Bangladesh have made quick work of the two wickets they had to take this morning! They stated off with two spinners but quickly moved to pace and it was Ebadot Hossain who did the trick for them. He got both the wickets and have kept Ireland's lead to below 150, 137 to be precise and Bangladesh now need 138 to win the only Test between the two sides.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 116 overs : 292/10

G Hume14 (55)

B White0 (10)

E Hossain15-3-37-3

115.6W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Ebadot Hossain has his second for today and third in this innings and he ends the Ireland innings. THEY ARE BOWLED OUT FOR 292! This is on a length and outside off, Hume could have left that alone but due to the around the wicket angle, pokes at it, it goes off the outside edge and Litton Das takes it.

115.50

On off, defended.

115.40

Outside off, not played at.

115.30

Outside off, left alone.

115.20

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.

115.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 115 overs : 292/9

B White0 (10)

G Hume14 (49)

T Islam42-16-90-4

114.60

Slower through the air and on middle, defended.

114.50

On middle, blocked.

114.41

Fired in on middle, this is nudged down to fine leg for one.

114.30

Tossed up on off, blocked.

114.20

On off, defended.

114.10

Tossed up on off, this is pushed to covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 114 overs : 291/9

G Hume13 (45)

B White0 (8)

E Hossain14-2-37-2

113.61

Around off, this is guided through point for one.

113.50

Outside off, Hume pushes at it but is beaten as it stays low.

113.40

On off, blocked.

113.30

Another one outside off, not played at.

113.20

Outside off, left alone.

113.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 113 overs : 290/9

B White0 (8)

G Hume12 (39)

T Islam41-16-89-4

112.60

On the stumps, kept out. Nicely negotiated by Benjamin White!

112.50

On middle, defended.

112.40

Half an appeal but turned down! Tossed up on off, Benjamin White drives but it hits the silly point fielder and it lobs to the short leg fielder who takes it. An appeal but nothing as it has bounced before the it hit the silly point fielder.

112.30

On off, defended.

112.21

On middle, this is worked wide of the fielder at short leg for one.

112.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 112 overs : 289/9

B White0 (4)

G Hume11 (37)

E Hossain13-2-36-2

111.60

Outside off, left alone.

111.50

On middle, defended.

111.40

Fuller and outside off, Benjamin White looks to drive it away from the body and is beaten.

Commentary

Just over 15 overs to go in the day and Bangladesh will aim for a wicket or two at least. Ireland on the other hand, will hope they can get through this tricky period without much damage. An interesting passage awaits.

It was the middle and the lower order which came to the fore for the hosts! They lost their top three early but Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim put up a brilliant side to turn the tide towards them. Shakib fell but Rahim continued. Along with Das, he took his side into the lead. Rahim got to his ton but Das missed out on a half ton. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan then paired up to forge another partnership. However, the last session saw wickets fall quickly for the home side. Mehidy Hasan though added a few handy runs with the tail to push that lead over the 150-run mark.

Ireland will be pretty pleased with the work they have put in, in this session so far. They needed to pick up wickets very quickly and Andy McBrine has stepped up for them. He was the star for them with the ball with a six-fer and he was well supported by White as the two were bowling in tandom. Despite those efforts though it is Bangladesh who are well, well ahead in the game. They have a lead of 155 and the way this wicket has stated playing, that seems to be a massive advantage.

80.3W

OUT! STUMPED! There is the last wicket and it is Benjamin White who gets it. Mehidy Hasan falls. He steps out but the White shortens the length. Mehidy Hasan looks to defend as he does not get to the pitch of the ball. The ball though turns away and goes past the outside edge. The keeper does the rest. BANGLADESH HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 369!

80.20

On off, kept out.

80.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 369/9

K Ahmed4 (11)

M Hasan55 (77)

A McBrine28-2-118-6

79.60

On off, blocked nicely.

79.50

On off, kept out.

79.40

On off, blocked.

79.30

On middle, defended.

79.24

FOUR! Off the mark in style! On middle, this is swept through square leg and it races away to the fence.

79.11

Lands short and the run is taken! Mehidy Hasan may have thought it will carry and hence, took the run! On middle, this is flicked towards deep square leg. The fielder collects it on the bounce.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 364/9

M Hasan54 (76)

K Ahmed0 (6)

B White13-0-71-1

78.61

Shorter and on off, this is guided through point for one. He keeps strike.

78.50

On off, this is played to point.

78.42

Up and over! This is tossed up outside off, it is lofted over cover for two.

78.30

A loud appeal but turned down! On the pads. Mehidy Hasan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

78.20

On middle, this is pulled but to mid-wicket.

78.10

Shorter and outside off, Mehidy Hasan looks to cut but misses.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 361/9

K Ahmed0 (6)

M Hasan51 (70)

A McBrine27-2-113-6

77.60

On off, kept out.

77.50

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

77.41

On middle, this is swept through square leg for one.

77.30

On middle, this is blocked.

77.20

On off, defended.

77.10

Flatter and on off, defended.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 360/9

K Ahmed0 (4)

M Hasan50 (66)

M Adair17-2-64-2

76.60

Khaled Ahmed negotiates the last ball well! On middle, blocked.

76.51

Fifty for Mehidy Hasan! Top, top knock! He continues to impress with the bat! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled over mid-wicket for one.

76.55nb

FOUR! Mehidy Hasan moves onto 49! This is fuller, a half volley, this is driven through covers for a boundary. No ball too.

76.40

Short and down the leg side. Left alone.

76.30

On off, defended.

76.20

On middle, this is worked to deep mid-wicket. No run taken.

Commentary

Now it is onto their bowler, a really good effort will be needed. Bangladesh on the other hand, will want to bat long, the wicket seems a decent one to bat on and they would want to make full use of it. Stay tuned for the reply in a bit.

We are back. The players are in the middle. Mark Adair to bowl first.

...SECOND SESSION...

For Ireland, a few of their batters got off to starts but none went on to make it significant. Three batters managed to cross the 30-run mark, Harry Tector went onto score a fifty but they needed him to score a bg one. The others really struggled. Apart from the three, no other batter managed to cross the 20-run mark and Ireland will be disappointed especially after electing to bat.

Bangladesh will be pretty pleased with their effort with the ball, especially after being asked to field. It was the seamers who started the good work by picking early wickets but it Taijul Islam was the star with the ball. Whenever a partnership was building, he always provided a wicket. He received good support by the others too. Overall, it is a really good performance by the hosts.

77.2W

OUT! BOWLED! That is it! Tossed up, around off, tails in. Hume looks to sweep but mises. The ball rolls through and hits the stumps. Mehidy Hasan ends with two. Ireland end with 214 on the board.

77.10

Shorter and on off, cut to point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 214/9

B White0 (3)

G Hume2 (14)

T Islam28-10-58-5

76.60

Full and outside off, pushed to point.

76.50

Fuller and around off, White prods and blocks.

76.40

Full and on middle. White defends.

76.3W

OUT! LBW! Adair is given out but he reviews it. No bat there. Ball Tracking shows THREE REDS and Adair has to go. An arm ball, quicker and on middle. Adair rocks on the back foot to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal and up goes the finger. Adair takes the review but in vain. Taijul Islam gets a five-fer. Superb from him.

76.20

An arm ball on off, Adair defends it out.

76.10

Quicker one on middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 214/8

G Hume2 (14)

M Adair32 (49)

M Hasan17-4-43-1

75.60

Flat and outside off, Hume looks to push but misses.

75.51

Angling on middle, tucked to square leg for a single.

75.40

Tossed up, outside off, Adair defends it out.

75.30

Too full on off, blocked.

75.24

FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up, outside off. Adair slogs it high over mid-wicket for four more.

75.10

Shorter and outside off, punched to cover.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 209/8

M Adair27 (44)

G Hume2 (13)

T Islam27-9-58-4

74.61

Flat and on off, Adair looks to defend but splices it to third man for a single.

74.50

On middle, Adair skips down and blocks.

74.44

FOUR! Welcome boundary! Shorter and down leg. Adair pulls it to deep mid-wicket. The man runs from deep square leg but fails to stop.

74.30

Full and on off, Adair defends it out.

74.20

On middle, Adair tucks it to mid-wicket.

74.10

Flat and on off, Adair blocks.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 204/8

G Hume2 (13)

M Adair22 (38)

M Hasan16-4-38-1

73.60

Flat and on off, Hume blocks it out.

73.50

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

73.40

This one lands on off and then spins away. Hume shoulders arms.

73.30

On off, kept out.

73.21

This is full and on off, eased to mid on for a single.

Bangladesh
Ireland
Bangladesh
Ireland
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
T Iqbal

c M Commins b B White

31 65 3 0 47.69
L Das

b M Adair

23 19 3 1 121.05
Hossain Shanto

c A Balbirnie b A McBrine

4 9 1 0 44.44
M Rahim

not out

51 48 7 0 106.25
M Haque

not out

20 22 1 1 90.90
Extras

(b 4,lb 4,w 1,nb 0,Penalty 0)

9
Total 27.1 (RR: 5.08)
138/3

Did not bat: Al Hasan, M Hasan, T Islam, K Ahmed, S Islam, E Hossain

Fall of wickets:

(L Das, 5 ov) (Hossain Shanto, 7.5 ov) (T Iqbal, 20.1 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
M Adair
6 0 30 1 5.00
A McBrine
13.1 0 52 1 3.94
B White
7 0 43 1 6.14
H Tector
1 0 5 0 5.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
M Commins

lbw b T Islam

1 12 0 0 8.33
J McCollum

lbw b Al Hasan

0 1 0 0 0
A Balbirnie

b T Islam

3 12 0 0 25
H Tector

lbw b T Islam

56 159 7 1 35.22
C Campher

c L Das b Al Hasan

1 4 0 0 25
P Moor

c L Das b S Islam

16 78 3 0 20.51
L Tucker

c S Islam b E Hossain

108 162 14 1 66.66
A McBrine

b E Hossain

72 156 8 1 46.15
M Adair

c L Das b T Islam

13 49 1 0 26.53
G Hume

c L Das b E Hossain

14 55 2 0 25.45
B White

not out

0 10 0 0 0
Extras

(b 4,lb 2,w 0,nb 2,Penalty 0)

8
Total 116.0 (RR: 2.52)
292/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(J McCollum, 0.4 ov) (M Commins, 3.4 ov) (A Balbirnie, 5.1 ov) (C Campher, 6.3 ov) (P Moor, 32.1 ov) (H Tector, 56.1 ov) (L Tucker, 84.4 ov) (M Adair, 98.3 ov) (A McBrine, 111.2 ov) (G Hume, 116 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
Al Hasan
13 4 26 2 2.00
T Islam
42 16 90 4 2.14
M Hasan
30 8 58 0 1.93
E Hossain
15 3 37 3 2.46
S Islam
8 1 35 1 4.37
K Ahmed
7 2 38 0 5.42
M Haque
1 0 2 0 2.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
T Iqbal

c M Adair b A McBrine

21 36 2 1 58.33
Hossain Shanto

b M Adair

0 1 0 0 0
M Haque

b M Adair

17 34 4 0 50
M Rahim

c M Commins b A McBrine

126 167 15 1 75.44
Al Hasan

c L Tucker b A McBrine

87 93 14 0 93.54
L Das

c H Tector b B White

43 41 8 0 104.87
M Hasan

st L Tucker b B White

55 80 6 2 68.75
T Islam

b A McBrine

4 12 0 0 33.33
S Islam

lbw b A McBrine

4 7 1 0 57.14
E Hossain

c L Tucker b A McBrine

0 3 0 0 0
K Ahmed

not out

4 11 1 0 36.36
Extras

(b 0,lb 4,w 2,nb 2,Penalty 0)

8
Total 80.3 (RR: 4.58)
369/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(Hossain Shanto, 0.5 ov) (T Iqbal, 10 ov) (M Haque, 12.4 ov) (Al Hasan, 44 ov) (L Das, 57.5 ov) (M Rahim, 67.2 ov) (T Islam, 71.2 ov) (S Islam, 74 ov) (E Hossain, 75.3 ov) (M Hasan, 80.3 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
M Adair
17 2 64 2 3.76
G Hume
11 2 37 0 3.36
A McBrine
28 2 118 6 4.21
C Campher
8 1 54 0 6.75
B White
13.3 0 71 2 5.25
H Tector
3 0 21 0 7.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
J McCollum

c Hossain Shanto b E Hossain

15 34 1 0 44.11
M Commins

lbw b S Islam

5 10 1 0 50
A Balbirnie

lbw b T Islam

16 50 0 0 32
H Tector

b M Hasan

50 92 6 1 54.34
C Campher

lbw b T Islam

34 73 6 0 46.57
P Moor

c T Iqbal b T Islam

1 8 0 0 12.50
L Tucker

st L Das b T Islam

37 74 3 0 50
A McBrine

c M Haque b E Hossain

19 55 1 1 34.54
M Adair

lbw b T Islam

32 52 5 1 61.53
G Hume

b M Hasan

2 16 0 0 12.50
B White

not out

0 3 0 0 0
Extras

(b 0,lb 0,w 0,nb 3,Penalty 0)

3
Total 77.2 (RR: 2.77)
214/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(M Commins, 4.1 ov) (J McCollum, 10 ov) (A Balbirnie, 21.5 ov) (H Tector, 41.4 ov) (P Moor, 43 ov) (C Campher, 44.3 ov) (A McBrine, 59.4 ov) (L Tucker, 70.5 ov) (M Adair, 76.3 ov) (G Hume, 77.2 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
S Islam
8 1 22 1 2.75
K Ahmed
9 1 29 0 3.22
E Hossain
12 0 54 2 4.50
T Islam
28 10 58 5 2.07
M Hasan
17.2 4 43 2 2.48
Al Hasan
3 1 8 0 2.66
Bangladesh
Ireland
Bangladesh
Ireland

Commentary

That is it from this tour. The trophy is handed over to Shakib Al Hasan as they win the match. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. It is goodbye for now!

Shakib Al Hasan starts by crediting the way Ireland played. Applauds the performance of Taijul Islam and the other bowlers as well. Adds they have to improve in a lot of areas and they experimented a lot of things in this series. Shares the wicket suited them and they twisted their approach a bit. Ends by saying this was a good track to bat on.

Mushfiqur Rahim is the Player of the Match. He says he is happy to win the match for the team. Adds it was important to have a good start on this kind of pitch and they got some crucial partnerships that helped them to get off to a good start. Mentions they want to play this king of cricket for a long time.

Andy Balbirnie says they enjoyed playing Test cricket and showed a lot of resilience and fight. Credits the Bangladesh team for playing so well. Applauds the performance of Andy McBrine and also of Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker in the end. Hopes to play a lot more games in the future.

...Presentation time...

A lot of positives for Ireland to take away from here. Batting of Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker while the all-round performance of Andy McBrine. However, Bangladesh dominated the tour as they won the ODI series, T20I series and the one-off Test series as well.

At the start of Day 4, Andy McBrine was still out and for Ireland to get over 200, he had to play a big hand but Bangladesh made sure the visitors get out below 150 and in the end, it turned out to be a easy win for the home team.

It looked like the game will end on Day 3 as while trailing, Ireland lost their top order and were shrinking in pressure but then came the big partnership between Lorcan Tucker and Andy McBrine of more than 100-runs. Ireland recovered from a very good position and cut the deficit to take the lead.

Ireland with the bat had only two players to thank, Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker who in both innings gave a solid fight and made bulk of the runs. Ireland were bowled out on 214 in the first innings, thanks to a five-fer from Taijul Islam. Bangladesh, replied with a massive score as Mushfiqur Rahim scored a wonderful century and got strong support from Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das and Mehidy Hasan. Andy McBrine claimed six wickets.

An impressive win for Bangladesh but Ireland should be proud of the effort they have shown. Few more runs could have definitely helped them but Bangladesh were just too good. Chasing a moderate total, Litton Das and Tamim Iqbal gave a solid start but it was Rahim's fifty which helped Bangladesh to chase it down with ease. Just as we write, the players from both teams give a guard of honor to the umpire, Aleem Dar as he was officiating his last game as an umpire.

27.11

That should be it! Shorter and outside off. Rahim rocks back and taps it to point for a single. BANGLADESH WIN BY 7 WICKETS.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 137/3

M Haque20 (22)

M Rahim50 (47)

B White7-0-43-1

26.60

On middle, Haque defends on the front foot.

26.50

Shorter and on middle. Haque tucks it to square leg.

26.40

Flat and on off, kept out.

26.30

Flat and angled on the pads. Haque looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. That was going down but Ireland take the review. And the replay shows it is clearly missing wickets.

26.26

SIX! Haque goes big! Tossed up, outside off. Haque slogs it high over mid-wicket for a biggie.

26.11

Outside off, cut to point for a single. Fifty for Rahim. A well disciplined knock from the experienced man.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 130/3

M Haque14 (17)

M Rahim49 (46)

A McBrine13-0-51-1

25.60

Sharp turn! Angles it around off and makes it to turn away. Haque looks to defend but misses.

25.51

Drops it short and on middle. Rahim pulls it to deep square leg for one.

25.40

On middle, blocked out.

25.30

Full and on off, Rahim defends on the front foot.

25.20

On off, kept out.

25.12

Flat and on middle. Rahim nudges it to deep square leg for a couple.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 127/3

M Haque14 (16)

M Rahim46 (41)

B White6-0-36-1

24.60

Tossed up on off, blocked.

24.51

Drops it short and outside off, Rahim slaps it to point for a single.

24.40

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

24.31

On off, dropped to covers for a single.

24.20

Fuller and outside off, Haque works it to cover.

24.11

Full and outside off, pushed to mid off for one.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 124/3

M Haque13 (13)

M Rahim44 (38)

A McBrine12-0-48-1

23.60

Tossed up, outside off, spins away. Haque looks to defend but misses.

23.52

Loopy ball on off, Haque bunts it to deep mid-wicket for two.

23.41

Around off, pushed through covers for a single.

23.30

On the pads, flicked to short leg.

23.20

On off, kept out.

23.10

Short and on off. Rahim pulls it to short leg who ducks and does well to somehow stop.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 121/3

M Haque11 (11)

M Rahim43 (34)

B White5-0-33-1

22.62

This is full and on off, Haque sweeps it to deep square leg for a brace.

22.54

FOUR! Well played! This is short and outside off, Haque waits and cuts it through point for a boundary.

22.41

Outside off, knocked through covers for a single.

22.30

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

22.22

Shorter and on off, Rahim pulls it past mid-wicket for a couple.

22.10

Flat and on off, kept out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 112/3

M Haque5 (9)

M Rahim40 (30)

A McBrine11-0-45-1

21.60

HUGE CHANCE! This one lands outside off and spins away sharply. Haque comes down the track to heave but misses. The keeper had a big chance but was too eager to remove the bails and fails to collect the ball.

21.51

Too short, outside  off, Rahim plays it to point for a single.

21.41

This is outside off, Haque cuts it to point for a single.

21.30

On off, pushed to mid on.

21.20

Full and on off. Haque defends.

21.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 110/3

M Haque4 (4)

M Rahim39 (29)

B White4-0-24-1

20.61

Fuller and on off, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.

20.50

Tad short and on off, tucked to mid-wicket.

20.41

Full and outside off, driven to mid off for a single.

20.31

Outside off, punched to deep point for one.

20.22

On middle, this is flicked to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

20.1W

OUT! Iqbal goes! A big wicket for Ireland!  Short, outside off. Iqbal looks to pull but mistimes and gets a top edge to square leg. Murray Commins keeps his eyes, runs to his right and takes a sharp catch.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 105/2

T Iqbal31 (64)

M Rahim38 (28)

A McBrine10-0-43-1

19.61

This is full and outside off. Iqbal punches it through covers for one.

19.50

On middle. Another solid block from Iqbal.

19.40

On off, defended.

19.30

On middle, blocked.

19.24

FOUR! Good shot! This is full and outside off. Iqbal smashes it through covers for four.

19.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 100/2

M Rahim38 (28)

T Iqbal26 (58)

M Adair6-0-30-1

18.60

Mark Adair bowls it short and just angling down. Rahim looks to pull but misses.

18.50

Shorter and on off, Rahim sits down.

18.40

Length and on off, blocked.

18.34

FOUR! 100 up! 38 runs needed now. Short and outside off. Rahim opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man for four.

18.20

On off, kept out.

18.14

FOUR! Played very fine! This is full and on the pads. Rahim helps it to the fine leg fence.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 92/2

T Iqbal26 (58)

M Rahim30 (22)

A McBrine9-0-38-1

17.60

Tossed up on middle, blocked.

17.51

This is short and outside off, Rahim dabs it to deep point for a single.

17.41

Fuller and outside off, Iqbal punches it to mid off for a single.

17.30

On middle, kept out.

17.20

On off, Iqbal plays it to short leg and turns back quickly to get back in his crease.

17.10

Full and on off, defended out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 90/2

M Rahim29 (21)

T Iqbal25 (53)

M Adair5-0-22-1

16.60

Full and outside off, pushed to mid off.

16.51

Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

16.40

Fuller and on off. Iqbal again defends  it out.

16.30

Length and outside off, this is cut to point.

16.20

Length ball on off, Iqbal prods and blocks.

16.10

On a length and outside off, Iqbal dabs it to backward point.

Welcome back. Bangladesh need 49 runs to win. Mark Adair to bowl first.

...Day 4, Session 2...

The morning session has clearly belonged to the hosts and they are on course of winning this game. They began really well by getting the remaining two wickets quickly early in the session. They were set a target of 138 and Das came out all guns blazing. He got them off to a quick start before he fell. Najmul Hossain Shanto did not stay out for long but Rahim and Tamim Iqbal are amidst a good stand. Bangladesh just need the 49 more runs and they will look to score it quickly after the break. Ireland need wickets and that too a lot of them quickly if they are to pull off a miracle. Do not see that happening though. Join us for what could be the last session in a bit.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 89/2

M Rahim29 (20)

T Iqbal24 (48)

A McBrine8-0-36-1

15.60

On middle, defended. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4!

15.54

FOUR! CUT AWAY! Shorter and outside off, this is guided through point for a boundary.

15.41

On middle, this is worked towards mid on for a quick run.

15.30

On middle, defended.

15.20

This one stays low, on middle, Tamim gets his bat down in time.

15.10

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 84/2

M Rahim25 (18)

T Iqbal23 (44)

H Tector1-0-5-0

14.60

The sweep comes out, it is played but to short fine leg.

14.50

On middle, this is played back to the bowler.

14.41

A single as this is worked through mid-wicket.

14.34b

FOUR BYES! Bonus runs! Down the leg side. Tamim looks to flick but misses. The keeper fails to collect it and it races away to the fence.

14.20

On middle, defended.

14.14

FOUR! Another boundary! On middle, this is pushed uppishly but through the vacant mid-wicket region and into the fence.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 75/2

T Iqbal18 (40)

M Rahim25 (16)

A McBrine7-0-31-1

13.61

A single to end the over as this is pushed down to long off.

13.50

Steps out again but does not get to the pitch of it, it is pushed back to the bowler.

13.40

On off, defended.

13.32

Steps out and gets to the pitch of it this time, it is worked towards mid on. The fielder misfields and two taken.

13.20

On middle, kept out.

13.10

Well bowled! Sees Tamim come down the track and bowls it shorter. Tamim defends.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 72/2

M Rahim25 (16)

T Iqbal15 (34)

B White3-0-19-0

12.60

Confusion but safe! On middle, this is worked towards square leg. Rahim wants a run but is sent back in time.

12.54

FOUR! Cut away! Another poor ball! Shorter and outside off, Rahim rocks back and guides it past point. No chance for the fielder in the deep.

12.44

FOUR! Guides it past the fielder! On the pads. Mushfiqur Rahim works it past the diving short fine leg fielder and it goes to the fence.

12.30

On middle, defended.

12.21

On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

12.11

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 62/2

T Iqbal14 (33)

M Rahim16 (11)

A McBrine6-0-28-1

11.60

On middle, defended.

11.51

A single as this is worked through square leg.

11.41

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

11.30

This is pushed to cover. Another dot.

11.20

On off, defended.

11.11

Outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 59/2

M Rahim14 (9)

T Iqbal13 (29)

B White2-0-9-0

10.61

A single as this is pushed through covers.

10.54

FOUR! That is nailed! The sweep comes out, it is on middle and Rahim hits it behind square on the leg side. It races away to the fence.

10.40

On off, this is pushed to cover.

10.31

On middle, this is clipped through mid-wicket for one.

10.21

On middle, this is swept through square leg for one.

10.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 52/2

T Iqbal12 (28)

M Rahim8 (4)

A McBrine5-0-25-1

9.60

On middle, blocked.

9.50

Around off, kept out.

9.40

On off, defended.

9.30

On middle, defended.

9.21

A single as this is pushed through covers.

9.12

The reverse sweep comes out, it is played through point for two.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 49/2

M Rahim5 (2)

T Iqbal12 (24)

B White1-0-2-0

8.61

On off, this is hit through covers for one.

8.51

A single as this is worked through square leg.

8.40

On middle, blocked.

8.30

On middle, defended.

8.20

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

8.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 47/2

M Rahim4 (1)

T Iqbal11 (19)

A McBrine4-0-22-1

7.64

FOUR! Off the mark in style is the man in form, Mushfiqur Rahim! Tossed up outside off, this is hit through covers for a boundary.

7.5W

OUT! It is a clean catch! The umpire feels the fingers are underneath and the ball and Najmul Hossain Shanto has to walk back! That is the right decision and Andy McBrine gets another one. This lands on off and then turns away. Najmul Hossain Shanto pokes at it, it goes off the outside edge, low towards first slip. Andy Balbirnie takes it nicely. It is taken upstairs with the soft signal being not out but it is ruled in the favor of the fielding side. Bangladesh still need 95.

Edged and taken or has it been taken? Andy Balbirnie signals out but the umpires take it upstairs. SOFT SIGNAL IS NOT OUT!

7.40

On middle, defended.

7.30

Outside off, not played at.

7.21

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

7.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 42/1

Hossain Shanto4 (6)

T Iqbal10 (17)

M Adair4-0-21-1

6.64

FOUR! Lovely shot to get off the mark! Runs needed below 100 now! Fuller and on off, this is timed down the ground and to the long off fence.

6.50

Back of a length and on off, this is guided to point.

6.40

Fuller and outside off, Najmul Hossain Shanto leaves it alone.

6.31

A single as this is pushed towards mid on for a quick run.

6.20

On middle, this is pushed towards mid on.

6.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 37/1

Hossain Shanto0 (3)

T Iqbal9 (14)

A McBrine3-0-17-0

5.60

On middle, defended.

5.50

On middle, defended.

5.40

BEATEN! This is tossed up on off, it lands and spins away. Najmul Hossain Shanto is beaten as he tries to defend.

5.31

A single as this is worked to mid on.

5.24lb

FOUR LEG BYES! On the pads. Tamim looks to flick but misses, it hits the pad and rolls down to the fine leg fence.

5.10

Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 32/1

L Das23 (19)

T Iqbal8 (11)

M Adair3-0-16-1

4.6W

OUT! TIMBER! The bails are off! That is a very unfortunate way to get out. Das was looking so good out there! Mark Adair is delighted. This is short and on the body. Litton Das looks to pull but is beaten for pace. He gets hit on the helmet, the ball then hits the shoulder and goes back to hit the stumps. Ireland need a couple more wickets quickly.

4.50

Outside off, left alone.

4.51wd

A short one but way too short. Wided.

4.44

FOUR! That is a wonderful stroke! Very delightful! Fuller and on off, Das lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

4.30

Good length and on off, this is pushed towards cover.

4.20

Big swing and a miss! Litton Das steps out, he looks to go over covers but misses it completely.

4.10

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 27/0

L Das19 (13)

T Iqbal8 (11)

A McBrine2-0-16-0

3.61

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

3.51

On middle, this is pushed to mid on for one.

3.41

Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one. That hit the silly point fielder straight on the helmet. He is fine though.

3.31

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

3.20

Around off, kept out.

3.10

Flatter and outside off, this is guided to point.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 23/0

L Das17 (11)

T Iqbal6 (7)

M Adair2-0-11-0

2.60

On off, defended.

2.50

Outside off, left alone.

2.44

FOUR! That has raced away! Shorter and outside off, Litton Das guides it past point and this one races away to the fence.

2.32

On middle, this is clipped through mid-wicket for two.

2.20

Fuller again and on off, this is defended.

2.10

Crisp drive but for no runs! Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 17/0

L Das11 (5)

T Iqbal6 (7)

A McBrine1-0-12-0

1.61

A single as this is worked through square leg.

1.50

Another one which turns but yet again down the leg side. Left alone.

1.40

Turn but this is down the leg side. Left alone.

1.34

FOUR! Through the off side this time! Shorter and around off, Litton Das rocks back and pushes it through covers. This one races away to the fence.

1.26

SIX! BANG! Off the mark in style! Das wants to end this early! Steps out and just flicks it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

1.11

Angled into the pads, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 5/0

T Iqbal5 (6)

L Das0 (0)

M Adair1-0-5-0

0.61

A single as this is pushed to mid on.

0.50

A loud shout but turned down! That was probably pitching outside leg. On the pads. Tamim looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

0.40

On middle, defended.

0.30

Half an appeal but turned down! This lands on middle and then jags back in. Tamim Iqbal looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.

0.24

FOUR! That is a lovely stroke to get off the mark! Fuller and on off, this is driven through covers for a boundary.

0.10

On off, defended.

Commentary

For Bangladesh, it all started brilliantly courtesy Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam but on Day 3, it was hard work for their bowlers. Not sure if the wicket got easier or what but they were made to work hard for their wickets. Taijul Islam was the pick with a four-fer but he was well supported by Ebadot Hossain too. Overall, Bangladesh will be disappointed to let the visitors off the hook but they will still feel they are on top in this game. The hosts will back themselves to chase this down. Join us for the reply in a bit.

Ireland will be disappointed that they could not take their lead to over the 150-run mark but will be very pleased with the fight they have shown. After being down and out at the end of Day 2, an innings defeat looked for sure for the visitors but the likes of Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector and Andy McBrine showed a lot of grit and forged a fight back. Tucker was the highlight as he ended up scoring a ton but the other two played important innings too. The three have given their bowlers something to bowl at. We do not feel it will be enough but one just never knows.

Bangladesh have made quick work of the two wickets they had to take this morning! They stated off with two spinners but quickly moved to pace and it was Ebadot Hossain who did the trick for them. He got both the wickets and have kept Ireland's lead to below 150, 137 to be precise and Bangladesh now need 138 to win the only Test between the two sides.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 116 overs : 292/10

G Hume14 (55)

B White0 (10)

E Hossain15-3-37-3

115.6W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Ebadot Hossain has his second for today and third in this innings and he ends the Ireland innings. THEY ARE BOWLED OUT FOR 292! This is on a length and outside off, Hume could have left that alone but due to the around the wicket angle, pokes at it, it goes off the outside edge and Litton Das takes it.

115.50

On off, defended.

115.40

Outside off, not played at.

115.30

Outside off, left alone.

115.20

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.

115.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 115 overs : 292/9

B White0 (10)

G Hume14 (49)

T Islam42-16-90-4

114.60

Slower through the air and on middle, defended.

114.50

On middle, blocked.

114.41

Fired in on middle, this is nudged down to fine leg for one.

114.30

Tossed up on off, blocked.

114.20

On off, defended.

114.10

Tossed up on off, this is pushed to covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 114 overs : 291/9

G Hume13 (45)

B White0 (8)

E Hossain14-2-37-2

113.61

Around off, this is guided through point for one.

113.50

Outside off, Hume pushes at it but is beaten as it stays low.

113.40

On off, blocked.

113.30

Another one outside off, not played at.

113.20

Outside off, left alone.

113.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 113 overs : 290/9

B White0 (8)

G Hume12 (39)

T Islam41-16-89-4

112.60

On the stumps, kept out. Nicely negotiated by Benjamin White!

112.50

On middle, defended.

112.40

Half an appeal but turned down! Tossed up on off, Benjamin White drives but it hits the silly point fielder and it lobs to the short leg fielder who takes it. An appeal but nothing as it has bounced before the it hit the silly point fielder.

112.30

On off, defended.

112.21

On middle, this is worked wide of the fielder at short leg for one.

112.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 112 overs : 289/9

B White0 (4)

G Hume11 (37)

E Hossain13-2-36-2

111.60

Outside off, left alone.

111.50

On middle, defended.

111.40

Fuller and outside off, Benjamin White looks to drive it away from the body and is beaten.

111.30

Outside off, left alone.

111.2W

OUT! TIMBER! That is a beauty of a delivery! Wow! Bangladesh break this stand quickly on Day 4 and now they are just one wicket away from bowling Ireland out. They would love to keep the lead to under 150. This is angled into the off pole. It lands around middle and off and then holds its line. Andy McBrine looks to defend the original trajectory but is beaten by the movement, it hits the off pole.

111.10

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 111 overs : 289/8

G Hume11 (37)

A McBrine72 (154)

M Hasan30-8-58-0

110.60

On the stumps, this is played back to the bowler.

110.50

Shorter and on off, Hume pushes it to covers.

110.40

On the stumps, defended.

110.30

On middle, this is puhed back to the bowler.

110.20

Tossed up on off, defended.

110.10

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 110 overs : 289/8

A McBrine72 (154)

G Hume11 (31)

T Islam40-16-88-4

109.60

A maiden then by Taijul Islam! On middle, kept out.

109.50

On off, this is pushed to mid off.

109.40

Tosses it up and on off, defended.

109.30

On off, this is played towards point.

109.20

Gives it air and lands it on off, defended.

109.10

Flighted ball on off, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 109 overs : 289/8

G Hume11 (31)

A McBrine72 (148)

M Hasan29-7-58-0

108.60

On middle, kept out.

108.50

Shorter and around off, this is pushed towards cover.

108.41

Flatter and on off, this is pushed wide of cover for a quick run.

108.30

On off, this is pushed to mid off.

108.20

Floats it up on off, kept out.

108.10

Tossed up on middle, defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 108 overs : 288/8

G Hume11 (29)

A McBrine71 (144)

T Islam39-15-88-4

107.60

On off, kept out.

107.50

On off, defended.

107.42

Two more! First runs of the day! On off, this is pushed towards mid off. They take one. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. The fielder backing up misfields and another run is taken.

107.30

On off, defended.

107.20

Tossed up on off, defended.

107.10

Starts off with a flatter one on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.

Time for the action to begin! Graham Hume and Andy McBrine walk out to the middle to resume their innings. Taijul Islam to begin.

We are pretty sure not many would have been expecting the game to go to the 4th Day but here we are welcoming you to the coverage of the what could be the final day of the only Test between Ireland and Bangladesh. A fight back of all sorts has seen Ireland get back into the game. Thanks to a magical ton from Lorcan Tucker and some handy outings from Andy McBrine and Lorcan Tucker, their side, from four down for nothing have not only cut down a deficit of 150 but are into the lead which is also close to 150. Still they have two wickets in hand and they would hope they can somehow cross the 200-run mark. Bangladesh though would still feel they are ahead in the game but they would want to take the remaining two wickets quickly. They know any kind of target could get tricky to chase on a detoriating wicket but anything around 150, they would fancy their chances. An important first session awaits.

... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...

Bangladesh probably lost the plot as the game progressed. They allowed stands to build one after the another and have allowed Ireland to dictate terms. Ireland now lead by 131 runs. If they can reach around 200, it will be very hard for Bangladesh to chase down as the pressure will be on them. But before that, Bangladesh have to think about taking the remaining wickets. Join us on Day 4 at 0930 IST (0400 GMT) and earlier for the build up to catch all the action. Till then, cheers!

A session that belongs to Ireland, a day that belongs to Ireland. They have kept the game alive and how. At the start, it looked like we probably might get a result but Ireland were to stubborn to give away easily. They lost Peter Moor early on but then came the massive stand between Harry Tector and Tucker. They added more than 70 and released all the pressure. Once Harry Tector fell, McBrine joined hands with Lorcan Tucker to continue the good work and add another 100 to the board and take the lead in the game.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 107 overs : 286/8

A McBrine71 (144)

G Hume9 (23)

M Hasan28-7-57-0

106.60

Tossed up on middle. Blocked again. That will be STUMPS.

106.50

Angling on off, McBrine blocks again.

106.40

Outside off, McBrine drops it to cover.

106.30

Full and on off, McBrine keeps it out.

106.20

Fuller and outside off, McBrine pushes it to point.

106.10

Too full and on middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 106 overs : 286/8

A McBrine71 (138)

G Hume9 (23)

E Hossain12-1-36-1

105.61

On middle, this is hit to square leg for a single.

105.50

On a length and outside off, McBrine evades. Litton Das collects on a bounce.

105.40

Length and on middle. McBrine defends it out.

105.30

Shorter and on middle, McBrine sits under it.

105.20

Full and outside off, pushed to point.

105.10

This is full and down the leg side, McBrine looks to flick but misses.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 105 overs : 285/8

G Hume9 (23)

A McBrine70 (132)

T Islam38-15-86-4

104.60

On off, kept out.

104.50

Very full on middle, kept out.

104.40

On middle, fuller and Hume defends on the front foot.

104.30

Full and on leg, tucked to square leg.

104.20

On off, kept out.

104.11

Full and on middle, eased down to long on for one.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 104 overs : 284/8

G Hume9 (18)

A McBrine69 (131)

M Hasan27-6-57-0

103.60

On middle, kept out.

103.50

Tossed up on off. Hume defends it to cover.

103.40

Outside off, guided to point.

103.31

Shorter and outside off, tapped to point for a single.

103.20

Full and on off, pushed to cover.

103.10

Shorter and on off, blocked out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 103 overs : 283/8

G Hume9 (15)

A McBrine68 (128)

T Islam37-15-85-4

102.60

Tossed up on off, Hume prods and blocks.

102.51lb

Leg bye! On the pads, McBrine flicks but misses and gets hit on the pads. It rolls to fine leg for a single.

102.40

Around off, kept out.

102.30

This is full and on middle, defended out.

102.20

On middle, defended out.

102.10

Too full and around off. McBrine blocks.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 282/8

G Hume9 (14)

A McBrine68 (123)

K Ahmed7-2-38-0

101.60

Short and on middle, Hume sits down.

101.54

FOUR! Second one! Fuller and outside off, Hume guides it past point for four runs.

101.40

On off, kept out.

101.30

Outside off, left alone.

101.24

FOUR! Length ball, outside off. Hume tries to play with an angled bat and gets an outside edge to first slip. The ball stays low and goes past the man for four.

101.10

On the pads, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 101 overs : 274/8

A McBrine68 (123)

G Hume1 (8)

T Islam36-14-85-4

100.64

FOUR! This is full and outside off, McBrine drives it firmly through covers for a boundary. Ireland lead by 115 runs.

100.51

Too full and on off, Hume taps it to point for a single.

100.40

Angling on off, kept out.

100.30

Flat and on middle, Hume blocks it out.

100.20

Too full on off, defended out.

100.10

Angling on the pads, kept out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 100 overs : 269/8

A McBrine64 (122)

G Hume0 (3)

K Ahmed6-2-30-0

99.64

FOUR! Well played! Length ball, outside off. McBrine punches it through point for four.

99.50

Short and on off, McBrine lets it go.

99.40

On top off, punched to point.

99.30

On middle, blocked out.

99.20

Bouncer on leg. McBrine sits under it.

99.10

Short and outside off, McBrine leaves.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 99 overs : 265/8

G Hume0 (3)

A McBrine60 (116)

T Islam35-14-80-4

98.60

Outside off, left alone.

98.50

Angling on the pads. Hume looks to flick but misses.

98.40

Too full and on off, blocked.

98.3W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Adair goes! Tossed up, outside off, spins away. Adair prods to defend across his pads but gets an outside edge to Litton Das who makes no mistake. Ireland lead by 110 runs.

98.20

On off, kept out.

98.12

On middle, this is flicked to square leg for a couple.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 98 overs : 263/7

A McBrine60 (116)

M Adair11 (46)

K Ahmed5-2-26-0

97.60

Outside off, McBrine looks to punch but splices it to point.

97.50

Length and on off, McBrine looks to push back to the bowler.

97.40

Length and on off, blocked.

97.30

Full and on middle. McBrine gets an inside edge as he looks to flick.

97.20

Length and on the pads, McBrine looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW but that was pitched outside the line.

97.10

Length ball, outside off, McBrine punches it to cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 263/7

M Adair11 (46)

A McBrine60 (110)

T Islam34-14-78-3

96.60

Flat and on off, Adair blocks.

96.50

Too full and around off, dropped to cover.

96.40

Tossed up on off, blocked out.

96.30

Full and on off, drilled to mid on.

96.20

Outside off, blocked out.

96.10

Flat and around off, Adair stays back and blocks.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 263/7

A McBrine60 (110)

M Adair11 (40)

M Hasan26-6-56-0

95.60

On off, kept out.

95.50

On the pads, tucked to mid-wicket.

95.40

Tossed up on off, blocked.

95.30

On middle, tucked to square leg.

95.24

FOUR! Good shot! Too full and on middle. McBrine sweeps it behind to fine leg for a boundary.

95.10

An arm ball on off, pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 259/7

M Adair11 (40)

A McBrine56 (104)

T Islam33-13-78-3

94.60

On middle, Mark leans and blocks.

94.50

Too full on off, defended.

94.41

On middle, this is flicked behind square leg for one.

94.30

Full and on off, kept out.

94.20

Quicker one on off, blocked out.

94.10

Too full on middle, McBrine prods and blocks.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 258/7

M Adair11 (38)

A McBrine55 (100)

M Hasan25-6-52-0

93.60

Flat and outside off, blocked again.

93.50

Shorter and outside off, Adair blocks.

93.40

On off, kept out.

93.30

Tossed up, outside off, blocked out.

93.21

Outside off, dragged to square leg for one.

93.11

On middle, Adair flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 256/7

A McBrine54 (99)

M Adair10 (33)

T Islam32-13-77-3

92.62

Flat and just tailing down. McBrine sweeps it to fine leg for two more.

92.51

On the pads, Adair helps it to fine leg for a single.

92.40

Too full and on middle. Defended again.

92.30

On middle, blocked out.

92.20

Tossed up, outside off, Adair looks to defend but misses.

92.11

Shorter and outside off, cut to deep point for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 252/7

M Adair9 (29)

A McBrine51 (97)

M Hasan24-6-50-0

91.60

Full and on off, kept out.

91.50

CHANCE! Too full, flighted on off. Adair skips down to heave but misses and gets hit on the back pad.

91.40

On middle, blocked.

91.31

Flat and outside off, McBrine works  it to point for a single.

91.20

Flat and outside off, punched to point.

91.10

Full and on middle, tucked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 251/7

M Adair9 (26)

A McBrine50 (94)

T Islam31-13-73-3

90.60

On middle, Mark Adair looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

90.50

Floats it up on off, kept out.

90.40

Another dot! On off, defended.

90.30

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

90.20

On middle, defended.

90.10

ON off, kept out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 251/7

A McBrine50 (94)

M Adair9 (20)

Al Hasan13-4-26-2

89.60

On middle, this is clipped to square leg.

89.65nb

NO BALL AND FOUR! A high full toss down the leg side. Andy McBrine helps it on its way to the fine leg fence. Fifty for Andy McBrine! Did it with the ball and now with the bat. Needs to keep going.

89.50

On off, defended.

89.40

Shorter and outside off, this one stays low. Andy McBrine looks to cut but misses.

89.30

On middle, defended.

89.21

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

89.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 245/7

A McBrine46 (89)

M Adair8 (18)

E Hossain11-1-35-1

88.62

Two more! Shorter and outside off, this is guided through point for three.

88.51

Shorter and outside off, this is flayed through point for one more.

88.44

FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for a boundary.

88.30

On off, kept out.

88.20

Leading edge but safe! On middle, this lands and moves away. Mark Adair looks to flick but this goes off the leading edge but lands safe on the off side.

88.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 238/7

M Adair3 (13)

A McBrine44 (88)

S Islam8-1-35-1

87.61

A single as this is nudged on the leg side.

87.50

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

87.40

On middle, this is worked but to mid-wicket.

87.30

Outside off, shorter. Mark Adair slashes but misses.

87.20

BEATEN! This lands on off and then angles away. Mark Adair is beaten as he tries to drive.

87.11

A single as this is pushed through covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 236/7

M Adair2 (8)

A McBrine43 (87)

E Hossain10-1-28-1

86.60

Outside off, left alone.

86.52

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

86.40

Shorter and outside off, Mark Adair slashes but misses.

86.30

On off, defended.

86.20

Shorter and on the body, ducked under.

86.10

Outside off, Adair slashes but misses.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 234/7

A McBrine43 (87)

M Adair0 (2)

M Hasan23-6-49-0

85.60

On the stumps, defended.

85.50

On the stumps, blocked.

85.40

Flatter and on middle, this is kept out.

85.30

On off, defended.

85.20

On the stumps, kept out.

85.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 234/7

M Adair0 (2)

A McBrine43 (81)

E Hossain9-1-26-1

84.60

On the stumps, blocked.

84.50

Outside off, left alone.

84.4W

OUT! TAKEN! That is a smart grab from Shoriful Islam! The second new ball has done the trick. Lorcan Tucker is out of here. Bangladesh needed this wicket and it is Ebadot Hossain who provides it. Excellent change from Shakib to. This is not the best of balls. It is full and outside off. Lorcan Tucker hammers it but does not get the desired elevation. It goes towards cover. Shoriful Islam stretches his hands upwards and takes it. An excellent innings comes to an end. Ireland lead by 79.

84.31

A single as this is worked through square leg.

84.20

On off, defended.

84.10

EDGED BUT SHORT! Luck favoring Ireland right now! Outside off, Andy McBrine looks to drive but this finds the outside edge, does not carry to Das.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 233/6

L Tucker108 (161)

A McBrine42 (78)

M Hasan22-5-49-0

83.60

BEATEN AGAIN! This one goes on with the arm after it lands outside off. Lorcan Tucker is beaten as he tries to defend.

83.50

On off, defended.

83.40

On off, blocked.

83.30

Shorter and outside off, this goes on with the arm. Lorcan Tucker looks to defend but misses.

83.20

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

83.10

Flatter and on off, defended.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 233/6

L Tucker108 (155)

A McBrine42 (78)

Al Hasan12-4-20-2

82.61

Another single as this is worked through backward square leg.

82.51

On the pads, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.

82.40

Down the leg side. Left alone.

82.30

On off, defended.

82.22

Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for two.

82.10

Around off, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 229/6

L Tucker107 (154)

A McBrine39 (73)

M Hasan21-4-49-0

81.60

On middle, defended.

81.51

A single as this is nudged on the leg side.

81.44

FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for a boundary.

81.30

Down the leg side. Andy McBrine looks to sweep but misses.

81.20

On off, defended.

81.10

Tossed up on off, this lands and spins away. Andy McBrine is beaten as he tries to defend.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 224/6

L Tucker107 (153)

A McBrine34 (68)

T Islam30-12-73-3

80.64

FOUR! Up and over! Lorcan Tucker steps out, he gets to the pitch of it and then lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary. The 100-run stand is up. Lead now 69.

80.50

On middle, defended.

80.40

On off, kept out.

80.30

On off, defended.

80.24

FOUR! Gets to his ton in style! An innings to remember for Tucker and Ireland cricket fans. Absolutely brilliant. He walked out when his side was down and out but this innings has helped them avoid an innings defeat. Just the second man to score a ton in Tests for the Irish. He gets there by driving this through covers for a boundary.

Second new ball now available and taken!

80.10

That one almost snuck through! On off, this one lands and skids through. Defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 216/6

A McBrine34 (68)

L Tucker99 (147)

M Hasan20-4-44-0

79.60

Around off, this is guided to point.

79.50

Tossed up on off, defended.

79.40

Flatter and on off, this is guided to point.

79.30

Well, if you want to be harsh, that could be considered as a chance! This is tossed up on off, it is driven hard and uppishly but it hits silly point on the body. It hits his body and then drops onto the ground.

79.21

Tucker moves to 99! Shorter and on off, this is guided through point for one.

79.10

Flatter and on off, defended.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 215/6

L Tucker98 (145)

A McBrine34 (64)

T Islam29-12-65-3

78.61

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

78.50

On middle, defended.

78.42

Two more! This is swept behind square on the leg side for two. He moves onto 97!

78.30

On middle, defended.

78.24

FOUR! Lorcan Tucker moves onto 95! On middle, this time it is swept hard and through mid-wicket for a boundary.

78.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 208/6

A McBrine34 (64)

L Tucker91 (139)

M Hasan19-4-43-0

77.60

Flatter and on middle, defended.

77.50

Have Bangladesh broken the stand? The finger is raised for an LBW but it is reveiewed. There seems to be an underedge. NOT OUT! There is a spike on Ultra Edge and this stand and Andy McBrine will continue. On off, Andy McBrine looks to sweep, it goes off the underedge and hits the pad.

77.40

Tossed up around off, this is pushed to cover.

77.30

On off, defended.

77.21

On middle, this is swept through square leg for one.

77.11

Well fielded! Shorter and outside off, Andy McBrine guides it towards point, the fielder dives to his right and stops it. One taken.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 206/6

L Tucker90 (138)

A McBrine33 (59)

T Islam28-12-58-3

76.60

On off, defended.

76.50

On off, kept out.

76.40

On middle, defended.

76.31

Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for one.

76.20

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

76.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 205/6

L Tucker90 (135)

A McBrine32 (56)

M Hasan18-4-41-0

75.60

On off, defended.

75.51

On off, this is guided to point for one.

75.44

FOUR! Another sweep shot and another boundary! On middle, this is nailed through square leg and this one races away to the fence.

75.30

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.

75.21

This is pushed towards cover for one.

75.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 199/6

A McBrine27 (53)

L Tucker89 (132)

T Islam27-12-57-3

74.60

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to covers.

74.50

On the stumps, kept out.

74.40

Floats it up on off, blocked.

74.30

On off, kept out.

74.20

On the stumps, this is worked to mid-wicket.

74.10

On middle, defended.

Welcome to the final session of the day! 33 more overs to go, Lorcan Tucker and Andy McBrine will resume their innings. Taijul Islam to begin.

... DAY 3, SESSION 3 ...

Bangladesh on the other hand, need to be patient, the wicket still seems a good one to bat on but they will be disappointed with the rate at which they have let the Irish score. Can they make quick work of the remaining wickets after the break?

Another excellent session for Ireland and they can be really proud about the fight they have shown. At one stage an innings defeat looked certain but now they have not only gotten into a lead but it is nearing 50. Tector and Tucker started this session off by playing in a lot more positive manner. Tector fell shortly after getting to his half ton but Tucker and Andy are amidst another good stand and in no time. Tucker is nearing his ton and Andy is hanging in there. Ireland’s will hope they can somehow push this lead to over 100.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 199/6

L Tucker89 (132)

A McBrine27 (47)

M Haque1-0-2-0

73.60

Too full on off, defended out. That will be TEA.

73.50

Tossed up on middle, Tucker prods and blocks.

73.41

On middle, eased down to long on for a single..

73.30

Too full and around off, McBrine tucks it to mid-wicket.

73.20

On off, kept out.

73.11

Fuller and outside off, pushed through covers for one.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 197/6

A McBrine26 (44)

L Tucker88 (129)

E Hossain8-1-25-0

72.60

Length and on off, McBrine blocks.

72.50

Length ball, angling on middle. McBrine stays back and blocks.

72.41

Outside off, dabbed through covers for a single.

72.30

On off, kept out.

72.20

A length ball, outside off, nips away. Tucker skips down to push but misses.

72.11

Outside off, punched to deep point for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 195/6

L Tucker87 (126)

A McBrine25 (41)

K Ahmed4-1-26-0

71.64

FOUR! Another one! Full and on the pads. Tucker helps it down to fine leg for a boundary.

71.51

On off, bunted to mid-wicket for a single.

71.41

Full and outside off, Tucker square drives it to point for a single.

71.30

Angling on middle, tucked to square leg.

71.20

Length and on off, blocked out.

71.11

Length and outside off, McBrine punches it through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 188/6

L Tucker82 (122)

A McBrine23 (39)

E Hossain7-1-23-0

70.60

Short and going down leg. Tucker looks to pull but misses.

70.50

Outside off, left alone.

70.40

On off, kept out.

70.31

Fuller and on off, McBrine inside edges his push to square leg for a single.

70.20

This is short and on off, McBrine looks to pull but misses.

70.11

On middle, tucked to square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 186/6

A McBrine22 (37)

L Tucker81 (118)

S Islam7-1-33-1

69.60

This is down the leg side, McBrine leaves.

69.50

Length and on off, defended.

69.44

FOUR! The lead is now of 31 runs! A full toss on the pads. McBrine tickles it to fine leg for four.

69.30

On off, kept out.

69.21

Outside off, guided to point for a single.

69.14

FOUR! Easy pickings! Length and on off, Tucker flicks it in the gap to mid-wicket for a boundary.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 177/6

A McBrine18 (33)

L Tucker76 (116)

E Hossain6-1-21-0

68.60

On a length and on middle. McBrine tucks it to square leg.

68.51

On middle, this is hit to square leg for a single.

68.40

A yorker on middle. Tucker jams it out well.

68.30

On middle, defended out.

68.24

FOUR! Good shot! This is full and on middle. Tucker whacks it through square leg for a boundary.

68.10

Length ball on off, blocked out.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 172/6

A McBrine18 (32)

L Tucker71 (111)

S Islam6-1-24-1

67.60

Full and slanting on middle. McBrine misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. An appeal but that was going down.

67.51

On middle, this is hit to square leg for a single.

67.42

This is short and on middle, it is pulled to deep square leg for a couple.

67.32

Outside off, guided through point for a couple.

67.24

FOUR! SHOT! Length ball on middle. Tucker pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

67.10

Length and on off, kept out.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 163/6

A McBrine18 (31)

L Tucker62 (106)

T Islam26-11-57-3

66.60

On middle, defended.

66.50

Shorter and outside off, Andy looks to cut but is beaten.

66.46

SIX! Over the fence! Top shot! Steps out and lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie. We might just see the Irish batters play some shots.

66.30

On middle, defended.

66.21

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

66.14

FOUR! Ireland are into the lead! Lorcan Tucker steps out but yet again does not get to the pitch of the ball. He strokes it past mid on for a boundary.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 152/6

A McBrine12 (27)

L Tucker57 (104)

S Islam5-1-15-1

65.62

Two more! The trail now only 3! Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for two.

65.50

Back of a length on off, Andy McBrine guides it to point.

65.40

On off, defended.

65.30

Length and on off, blocked.

65.20

That one stays very low! Length and outside off, not a lot of bounce. Andy McBrine looks to defend but is beaten.

65.10

Good length and on off, defended.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 150/6

L Tucker57 (104)

A McBrine10 (21)

T Islam25-11-46-3

64.60

Aonother dot! Flatter and on off, kept out again.

64.50

On the stumps, defended.

64.40

On off, kept out.

64.30

On off, defended.

64.20

Out comes the sweep but Tucker gets an inside edge onto the pads.

64.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 150/6

A McBrine10 (21)

L Tucker57 (98)

M Hasan17-4-35-0

63.60

Shorter and around off, this is pushed to cover.

63.50

On off, kept out.

63.41

Edgy run! Steps out, does not get to the pitch of it but still looks to go downtown, it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

63.30

Flatter and on off, defended.

63.26

SIX! Ireland trail by just the 6 runs! Tucker steps out and lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie.

63.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 143/6

L Tucker50 (94)

A McBrine10 (19)

T Islam24-10-46-3

62.61

Fifty for Lorcan Tucker! That is a top, top knock from him but he would know the job is still left. He gets there by working ths with the angle through square leg for one.

62.50

This one keeps low! Outside off, Lorcan Tucker looks to drive but this keeps low and he is beaten.

62.40

Flatter and on off, kept out.

62.30

On middle, defended.

62.20

Quicker and on off, kept out.

62.10

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 142/6

L Tucker49 (88)

A McBrine10 (19)

M Hasan16-4-28-0

61.61

Around off, this is guided through point for one.

61.50

On the stumps, negotiated well.

61.40

On middle, defended.

61.30

On the stumps, blocked.

61.20

On off, kept out.

61.10

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 141/6

A McBrine10 (19)

L Tucker48 (82)

T Islam23-10-45-3

60.60

On off, kept out.

60.50

On middle, this is flicked but to square leg.

60.40

Flighted ball on off, defended.

60.30

On off, kept out.

60.20

Down the leg side. Andy McBrine looks to flick but misses.

60.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 141/6

A McBrine10 (13)

L Tucker48 (82)

M Hasan15-4-27-0

59.61

Fuller and outside off, this is driven wide of cover for one.

59.51

A single as this is worked through mid-wicket.

59.40

On off, this is defended.

59.33

Another three! Ireland only trail by 16! On middle, this is paddle swept towards fine leg for three.

59.21

On off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.

59.10

Floats it up on off, defended.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 135/6

A McBrine6 (11)

L Tucker46 (78)

T Islam22-9-45-3

58.62

Two again! On the pads, this is nudged through square leg for two.

58.51

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

58.40

On off, defended.

58.30

On middle, defended.

58.22

Two more! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for another two.

58.12

That is swept brilliantly! On middle, this is nailed through mid-wicket. Shoriful Islam runs to his left, dives and saves two.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 128/6

A McBrine4 (10)

L Tucker41 (73)

M Hasan14-4-21-0

57.60

On the stumps, blocked.

57.50

Tossed up on off, kept out.

57.40

On off, blocked.

57.30

On the stumps, kept out.

57.20

On middle, defended.

57.11

A single as this is worked through square leg.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 127/6

A McBrine4 (5)

L Tucker40 (72)

T Islam21-9-38-3

56.60

Around off, kept out.

56.54

FOUR! Off the mark! Full and on off. McBrine sweeps it to deep square leg for a boundary.

56.40

Tossed up, outside off, McBrine defends on the front foot.

56.30

Full again on off, blocked again.

56.20

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

56.1W

OUT! LBW! That looked out! Tector has taken a review though. UltraEdge shows no bat. Ball Tracking shows THREE REDS. Tector has to go. The stand is finally broken. This is very full and on middle, Tector tries to sweep but misses and gets hit plumb in front. A huge appeal and up goes the finger. Harry Tector goes after a well made 56.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 123/5

L Tucker40 (72)

H Tector56 (158)

M Hasan13-4-20-0

55.60

Tossed up on middle, defended out.

55.50

Too full and on off, defended again.

55.40

Flat and on off, kept out.

55.30

On middle, blocked out.

55.20

Full and on off, pushed back to the bowler.

55.11

On middle, worked to mid on for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 122/5

L Tucker40 (67)

H Tector55 (157)

T Islam20-9-34-2

54.60

Fuller and on middle, blocked out again.

54.50

Full and on off, defended again.

54.40

Tossed up on middle, blocked.

54.31

Shorter and outside off, Tector whips it to mid-wicket for a single.

54.20

On off, kept out.

54.11

Fuller and on middle, eased to mid on for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 120/5

H Tector54 (155)

L Tucker39 (63)

M Hasan12-4-19-0

53.60

On the pads, kept out.

53.50

On middle, blocked out.

53.44

FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up, outside off. Tector drives on the up and wide of the bowler to long off for four.

53.30

FUll and on off, tucked to square leg.

53.20

On middle, kept out.

53.11

Full and outside off, driven to covers for a single.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 115/5

H Tector50 (150)

L Tucker38 (62)

K Ahmed3-1-19-0

52.60

On off, kept out.

52.62nb

On middle, worked to square leg for a single. A no ball as Khaled Ahmed overstepped.

52.50

A bumper on middle. Tucker looks to pull but gets hit on the arm this time.

52.42

Short and on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for two.

52.30

A slower length ball, on off. Tucker tries to flick but inside edges it onto the pads.

52.24

FOUR! Tucker heaves this full ball to deep mid-wicket for consecutive boundary.

52.14

FOUR! Close! Length ball, outside off. Tucker looks to punch but gets an inside edge and this one rolls past the leg pole to the fine leg fence.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 103/5

H Tector50 (149)

L Tucker27 (56)

M Hasan11-4-14-0

51.60

Full, outside off, and spinning away. Tector looks to drive but misses.

51.50

On off, kept out.

51.40

Flat and spinning on middle, nudged to square leg.

51.30

On middle, this is hit to square leg.

51.21

Full and outside off, Tucker reverse hits it to deep point for one.

51.10

Outside off, kept out.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 102/5

H Tector50 (145)

L Tucker26 (54)

K Ahmed2-1-7-0

50.64

FOUR! Fifty for Tector! Two in two for Tector! What a match he is having! Length ball, outside off. Tector plays with soft hands in the gap wide of first slip for a boundary.

50.50

Length and on off, dropped to cover.

50.40

This is short and outside off, Tector lets it go.

50.32

Full and outside off, Tector drives it through covers for a boundary.

50.21

This is full and on off. Tucker mistimes his push to square leg for a single.

50.10

On middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 95/5

H Tector44 (141)

L Tucker25 (52)

M Hasan10-4-13-0

49.60

Flat and on off, Tector goes back and blocks.

49.50

On off, pushed to mid off.

49.41

Full and on off, eased down to long on for a single.

49.30

On off, kept out.

49.20

A huge appeal for LBW but the finger stays down. Bangladesh take a review. Mehidy Hasan looks very confident. Ultra Edge shows no bat. Ball Tracking shows wickets are missing. Tossed up on middle and leg. Tucker tries to reverse sweep but misses. Gets hit on the pads but it was spinning down leg.

49.10

Tossed up, outside off, Blocked.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 94/5

H Tector44 (139)

L Tucker24 (48)

K Ahmed1-1-0-0

48.60

On middle, kept out.

48.50

Length ball on middle. Tector solidly blocks.

48.40

Length ball, close to off. Tector taps it to cover.

48.30

Outside off again, left alone.

48.20

This is outside off, Tector shoulders arms.

48.10

Length and on middle, Tector blocks.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 94/5

L Tucker24 (48)

H Tector44 (133)

M Hasan9-4-12-0

47.60

Flighted, outside off, pushed back to the bowler.

47.50

This is full and on off, Tucker defends on the front foot.

47.40

Fuller and on middle, blocked  out.

47.30

Spinning on the pads, flicked to square leg.

47.20

This is full and outside off, pushed to cover.

47.11

Full and on middle, Tector tucks it to square  leg for a single.

We are back. Mehidy Hasan to bowl after the break.

...Day 2, Session 2...

Excellent session for Ireland. It felt like Bangladesh will make early inroads at the start of the day and did so by taking the wicket of Moor but since then, Lorcan Tucker and Harry Tector have been resilient in the middle. Very stubborn and have not given anything away. These two were the main batters in the first innings and have shown yet again. Bangladesh have to find a plan to get rid of these two. No doubt, the home team have the upper hand but they have to get better with the ball after the break. Join us back for the post-Lunch session in a while.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 93/5

L Tucker24 (43)

H Tector43 (132)

Al Hasan11-4-16-2

46.60

Flatter and on off, this is pushed to covers. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 3!

46.53

Three! A little too straight, this is clipped through backward square leg.

46.40

Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

46.31

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

46.20

On the pads, Lorcan Tucker looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

46.10

Tosses it up on off, kept out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 89/5

H Tector40 (130)

L Tucker23 (39)

T Islam19-9-32-2

45.60

Flighted ball on off, kept out.

45.50

Pushes this one through on off, blocked.

45.40

Another leave as this is also bowled well outside off.

45.30

Another one well wide outside off. Not played at.

45.20

Well outside off, left alone.

45.10

Tossed up on off, defended.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 89/5

L Tucker23 (39)

H Tector40 (124)

E Hossain5-1-16-0

44.64

FOUR! Hammered again! Way too short, this is thumped through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.

44.54

FOUR! That is easy pickings! This one is shorter but it comes at a good height for the batter. It is pulled through mid-wicket for a boundary.

44.40

A real effort ball, bends his back on this one and bangs it short and on middle. Lorcan Tucker looks to pull but misses.

44.30

On middle, this one stays a touch low. Blocked.

44.20

Another one on a length, this is defended.

44.10

Good length and on off, Lorcan Tucker defends.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 81/5

H Tector40 (124)

L Tucker15 (33)

T Islam18-8-32-2

43.60

On middle, blocked.

43.50

On off, defended.

43.41

A single as this is worked through mid-wicket.

43.31

A single as this is pushed down to long off.

43.20

On middle, defended.

43.10

On the stumps, kept out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 79/5

L Tucker14 (32)

H Tector39 (119)

E Hossain4-1-8-0

42.60

Back of a length and on off, defended.

42.51

Around off, this is guided through point for one.

42.40

On middle, kept out.

42.30

Bangs it in short and on middle, left alone.

42.20

A bumper on middle, it is evaded.

42.11

Short and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 77/5

H Tector38 (115)

L Tucker13 (30)

T Islam17-8-30-2

41.60

On middle, kept out.

41.50

On middle, defended.

41.40

On off, defended.

41.34

FOUR! Fortunate one! Flatter and around off, this one comes in with the angle. Harry Tector looks to cut, it goes off the inside edge, past the off pole and down to the fine leg fence.

41.20

Very full and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.

41.10

Flatter and on off, defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 73/5

L Tucker13 (30)

H Tector34 (109)

E Hossain3-1-6-0

40.60

Back of a length and on off, defended.

40.50

On middle, this is flicked but to mid-wicket.

40.41

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled behind square on the leg side for one.

40.30

On off, defended.

40.21

This is worked with the angle through square leg for one.

40.10

On middle, this is flicked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 71/5

H Tector33 (107)

L Tucker12 (26)

T Islam16-8-26-2

39.60

Flatter and on off, blocked.

39.50

On off, kept out.

39.40

On the stumps, defended.

39.31

A single now as this is nudged on the leg side.

39.20

On middle, defended.

39.14

FOUR! Another solid sweep from Tucker. He plays it really well. Hits it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 66/5

H Tector33 (104)

L Tucker7 (23)

E Hossain2-1-4-0

38.60

Outside off, left alone.

38.50

On the stumps, kept out.

38.40

Back of a length and on middle, defended.

38.30

Another bumper, ducked under again.

38.20

On off, defended.

38.10

A short one, ducked under.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 66/5

L Tucker7 (23)

H Tector33 (98)

T Islam15-8-21-2

37.60

On the stumps, kept out.

37.50

On middle, defended.

37.40

Sharp turn! This is tossed up on off and it spins away. Lorcan Tucker is beaten as he tries to drive.

37.30

On off, defended.

37.20

The reverse sweep comes out but it is hit straight to point.

37.10

Flatter and on off, defended.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 66/5

H Tector33 (98)

L Tucker7 (17)

S Islam4-1-13-1

36.60

This is short and on middle. Tector tries to ramp it over but misses.

36.54

FOUR! Off the middle! Fuller and outside off, Tector firmly drives it through covers for four.

36.44

EDGED AND FOUR! Length and outside off. Tector defends with soft hands and gets an outside edge past the widish fielder who dives to his left but to no avail.

36.30

This is full and outside off, Tector drives but straight to the man at point. He is not happy with himself.

36.20

On a length and on off, Tector stays back and blocks.

36.10

Outside off, Tector leaves.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 58/5

L Tucker7 (17)

H Tector25 (92)

T Islam14-7-21-2

35.60

Three dots to end the over. Full and on off, pushed to cover.

35.50

Tossed up on middle. Tucker defends it out.

35.40

On off, kept out.

35.32

Full again on off, Tucker sweeps it to deep square leg for two runs.

35.20

Tossed up on off, Tucker prods and blocks.

35.10

This is full and on off, defended out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 56/5

H Tector25 (92)

L Tucker5 (11)

S Islam3-1-5-1

34.60

Length ball, close to off. Tector defends.

34.50

On a length and outside off,  Tector punches but finds point.

34.40

Length ball, outside off, Tector defends across.

34.30

Outside off, left alone.

34.20

This is full and on off, Tector drops it to cover.

34.10

On a length and on middle, Defended out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 56/5

L Tucker5 (11)

H Tector25 (86)

M Hasan8-4-11-0

33.60

Full and on off, blocked out.

33.54

FOUR! Good shot! Welcome boundary! This is full and on middle. Tucker reverse sweeps it past point for a boundary.

33.40

This is full and on off. Tucker skips down and tries to go big but toe ends his shot to mid on.

33.30

On off, kept out.

33.20

Slower, full and on off, Tucker defends.

33.10

Tossed up on middle. Blocked out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 52/5

L Tucker1 (5)

H Tector25 (86)

S Islam2-0-5-1

32.61

On the pads, nudged to square leg for one more.

32.50

On middle, blocked.

32.40

Outside off, punched to cover.

32.30

Shorter and on the hips, Tucker looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.

32.20

Length ball on off, Tucker defends.

32.1W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Moor has to go. Fine bowling from Isam. Short in length, outside off, Moor flashes his blade and gets an outside edge to the keeper who makes no mistake.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 51/4

H Tector25 (86)

P Moor16 (77)

M Hasan7-4-7-0

31.60

On middle, Tector makes another solid block.

31.50

Tossed up, outside off, Tector stays back to defend.

31.40

Flat and on middle, blocked.

31.30

On off, kept out.

31.20

Full ball, outside off. Tector pushes but finds mid off.

31.10

Full and on middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 51/4

P Moor16 (77)

H Tector25 (80)

S Islam1-0-4-0

30.60

Length and on off, blocked.

30.53

Slightly angled on the pads, Tector flicks it wide of square leg and takes three runs.

30.41

Tad full and outside off, Moor hits it through covers for a single.

30.30

This is full and on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.

30.20

This is going across, outside off. Moor defends it again.

30.10

On a length and outside off, Moor blocks.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 47/4

H Tector22 (79)

P Moor15 (72)

M Hasan6-3-7-0

29.60

Full again on off, Tector defends.

29.50

Angling on middle, tucked to mid-wicket.

29.40

Fuller and on middle. Tector prods and blocks.

29.30

Flatter and on middle.  Tector works it to mid off.

29.20

On off, pushed to cover.

29.10

Flatter and on off, kept out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 47/4

P Moor15 (72)

H Tector22 (73)

T Islam13-7-19-2

28.60

Full again on middle, blocked out.

28.50

Fuller and on off, pushed to cover.

28.40

On off, kept out.

28.31

Tossed up on middle. Tector works it to square leg for a single.

28.20

Fuller and on middle. Tector defends on the front foot.

28.10

Too full and on off, Tector defends.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 46/4

P Moor15 (69)

H Tector21 (70)

M Hasan5-2-7-0

27.60

This is full and around off, Moor prods and makes a solid block.

27.50

Flatter and on middle, defended out.

27.40

Flat and outside off. Moor blocks.

27.30

This one lands outside off and spins back in. Moor looks to drive but gets beaten on the outside edge. It is taken upstairs but the replay shows Moor was inside his crease.

27.20

On off, kept out.

27.10

Full and on off, pushed to mid off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 46/4

H Tector21 (70)

P Moor15 (63)

T Islam12-7-18-2

26.60

On the stumps, kept out.

26.50

Flatter and on middle, kept out.

26.41lb

Shorter and outside off, this is guided towards point for one. It is given as a leg bye.

26.30

On off, defended.

26.20

On middle, defended.

26.10

On the stumps, kept out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 45/4

H Tector21 (68)

P Moor15 (59)

M Hasan4-1-7-0

25.60

On middle, defended.

25.50

Flatter and on off, defended.

25.44

FOUR! Reverse swept and hit nicely! This is tossed up outside off, Tector hits it behind square on the off side and bags a boundary. Good from Ireland so far.

25.30

On off, this is pushed to cover.

25.20

On off, kept out.

25.10

Tosses it up on off, kept out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 41/4

P Moor15 (59)

H Tector17 (62)

T Islam11-6-18-2

24.60

On off, defended.

24.50

On the stumps, blocked.

24.40

On middle, defended.

24.30

On middle, defended.

24.20

Sharp turn! This lands around middle and then spins away. Peter Moor looks to defend but is beaten by the extravagant turn.

24.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 41/4

H Tector17 (62)

P Moor15 (53)

M Hasan3-1-3-0

23.60

On off, defended.

23.50

This one turns back in a long way! This lands outside off and spins back in. Harry Tector looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

23.41

A single as this is guided towards point.

23.30

Floats it up on off, blocked.

23.20

Tosses it up on off, defended.

23.11

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 39/4

P Moor14 (50)

H Tector16 (59)

T Islam10-5-18-2

22.60

Shorter and outside off, this is cut to point.

22.50

On middle, kept out.

22.44

FOUR! Timed nicely! Finds the gap beautifully. Slightly shorter and outside off, Peter Moor rocks back and pushes it through covers. This one races away to the fence.

22.30

Close! This is pushed through on off, it comes in with the angle, Moor looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

22.20

On off, blocked.

22.11

On middle, this is worked to the right of mid on for one.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 34/4

P Moor10 (45)

H Tector15 (58)

Al Hasan10-4-12-2

21.60

On middle, defended.

21.50

On off, this is pushed back to the bowler.

21.40

A little fuller, this is pushed back to the bowler.

21.30

Shorter and on middle, this is worked to mid on.

21.20

On off, this is pushed to mid off.

21.10

Flatter and on middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 34/4

H Tector15 (58)

P Moor10 (39)

T Islam9-5-13-2

20.60

On the stumps, kept out.

20.50

On off, defended.

20.40

On off, defended.

20.36

SIX! That is a top shot. Makes great use of his reach! This is tossed up on off, Tector lunges forward and then lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie.

20.20

On middle, defended.

20.10

Shorter and outside off, this is cut but to point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 28/4

P Moor10 (39)

H Tector9 (52)

Al Hasan9-3-12-2

19.60

Outside off, left alone.

19.50

On middle, kept out.

19.40

On off, blocked.

19.30

Pushes this one through but on the pads. Moor misses and gets hit on the pads.

19.20

Slower through the air and on off, kept out.

19.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 28/4

H Tector9 (52)

P Moor10 (33)

T Islam8-5-7-2

18.60

A maiden! On off, defended.

18.50

PUT DOWN! Tough chance though! This is slower, it lands on off and then spins away. Tector looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge, it hits the outer part of the keeper's glove. Liton could not react quickly.

18.40

Slightly fuller, this is pushed to cover.

18.30

Pushes it through and on middle, kept out.

18.20

Tossed up on middle, defended.

18.10

Flatter and outside off, left alone.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 28/4

H Tector9 (46)

P Moor10 (33)

Al Hasan8-2-12-2

17.61

First run of the day! On the pads, this is nudged towards short fine leg for one.

17.50

Big turn! This lands around off and then spins away. Tector is beaten as he tries to defend.

17.40

Slower through the air but well outside off, left alone.

17.30

Gives it air and lands it on off, defended.

17.20

Flighted ball on off, defended.

17.10

Tossed up on off, defended.

Time for the action to begin! The players make their way out to the middle. Harry Tector and Peter Moor to resume their innings. Shakib to begin. Here we go...

Welcome to the coverage of Day 3 of the only Test between Ireland and Bangladesh. This game has moved at a rapid pace and it is the hosts who are in the driver's seat quite comfortably. They are six wickets away from a win and only a miracle can save Ireland who are still over 120 runs behind. Peter Moor and Harry Tector showed good fight after they lost four in no time but their side will need the two to bat long. Ireland's first aim will be to avoid an innings defeat. Can they do so? We will find out.

... DAY 3, SESSION 1 ...

After being bowled out and taking a lead of 155, Bangladesh had around 17 overs to bowl to the visitors and within no time they had Ireland 4 down. Shakib got two and Taijul picked two. At that time, it seemed, this could get embaressing for the visitors but Harry Tector and Peter Moor showed good fight to ensure there were no more wickets to fall on Day 2. Ireland still trail by over 100 and need these two to bat long if they are to have any chance of taking a lead. Bangladesh on the other hand, would want to keep taking wickets and end this game as early as possible on Day 3. The action starts at 0930 IST (0400 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!

A day that has been dominated by the hosts! For a while, it seemed that this could well be the last day of this game but credit to Harry Tector and Peter Moor to ensure it is taken to Day 3. However, the hosts are way, way ahead in this game and Ireland will need nothing short of a miracle to get back into this one. First it was Rahim along with Shakib, Litton Das and Mehidy Hasan who batted Bangladesh into a strong position. Mushfiqur Rahim was the star as h scored a ton but the other three also made handy contributions.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 27/4

P Moor10 (33)

H Tector8 (40)

T Islam7-4-7-2

16.60

On off, kept out. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 2!

16.50

On middle, kept out.

16.40

On middle, defended.

16.34

EDGY FOUR! This one is pushed through on middle, it lands and turns away. Peter Moor looks to defend but this goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence.

16.20

On off, kept out.

16.10

Slower through the air and outside off, left alone.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 23/4

H Tector8 (40)

P Moor6 (27)

Al Hasan7-2-11-2

15.60

On middle, blocked.

15.50

On the stumps, Harry Tector stays back and defends.

15.40

On middle, blocked.

15.30

Flatter and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.

15.20

On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.

15.10

That is a beauty! This lands on middle and then turns away. Harry Tector is beaten as he tries to defend.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 23/4

P Moor6 (27)

H Tector8 (34)

E Hossain1-0-4-0

14.60

Another one outside off, not played at.

14.50

Outside off, left alone.

14.40

On off, blocked.

14.30

Bangs it short and on the body, Peter Moor ducks under it.

14.20

Shorter and on middle, defended.

14.14

FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and around off, this is cut through point and it races away to the fence.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 19/4

H Tector8 (34)

P Moor2 (21)

M Hasan2-1-1-0

13.60

On middle, kept out.

13.50

Around off, defended.

13.40

On off, blocked.

13.30

Flatter and on middle, defended.

13.20

On middle, defended.

13.10

On the stumps, kept out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 19/4

P Moor2 (21)

H Tector8 (28)

T Islam6-4-3-2

12.60

Around off, blocked.

12.50

On off, defended.

12.40

On middle, kept out.

12.30

That is going down leg! Angled into the pads. Moor looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

12.20

Flatter and on middle, Moor defends.

12.10

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 19/4

H Tector8 (28)

P Moor2 (15)

M Hasan1-0-1-0

11.60

On off, blocked.

11.51

A single as this is pushed through covers.

11.40

Angled into the pads, this is worked to square leg.

11.30

On middle, blocked.

11.20

on off, defended.

11.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 18/4

H Tector8 (27)

P Moor1 (10)

Al Hasan6-1-11-2

10.64

FOUR! Lovely shot! Fuller and outside off, this is creamed through covers for a boundary.

10.50

On off, kept out.

10.40

Angled into middle, Harry Tector looks to defend, it goes off the inner half to short leg.

10.30

On off, blocked.

10.20

On the stumps again, defended.

10.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 14/4

P Moor1 (10)

H Tector4 (21)

T Islam5-3-3-2

9.60

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

9.50

On off, defended.

9.40

On off, this is pushed to mid off.

9.30

On off, defended.

9.20

On the stumps, kept out.

9.10

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 14/4

H Tector4 (21)

P Moor1 (4)

Al Hasan5-1-7-2

8.60

On off, kept out.

8.50

On off, blocked.

8.40

On the stumps, kept out.

8.30

On the stumps, defended.

8.20

On middle, blocked.

8.11

A single as this is pushed through covers.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 13/4

H Tector4 (16)

P Moor0 (3)

T Islam4-2-3-2

7.60

On the stumps, blocked.

7.50

Around off, defended.

7.40

On off, defended.

7.30

On off, defended.

7.20

Outside off, left alone.

7.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 13/4

P Moor0 (3)

H Tector4 (10)

Al Hasan4-1-6-2

6.60

On middle, blocked.

6.50

This one almost sneaks through! On middle, this one goes on with the arm. Moor gets his bat down in time.

6.40

On middle, defended.

6.3W

AN APPEAL AND THE FINGER IS RAISED AGAIN! Curtis Campher reviews as he has been given out caught behind. OUT! there is a spike as the ball passes the bat and Curtis Campher has to take the long walk back. Number 4 down and Shakib has 4. This Test can well end today. This is tossed up on off, it lands and spins away. Curtis Campher looks to defend. It goes off the edge and to the keeper. Ireland lose a review too. Bangladesh only 6 wickets away now.

6.21

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

6.12

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 10/3

C Campher1 (3)

H Tector1 (8)

T Islam3-1-3-2

5.60

On off, kept out.

5.50

On off, blocked.

5.41

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

5.30

Outside off, left alone.

5.21

Campher is off then mark! On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

5.1W

OUT! THERE iS WICKET NUMBER THREE! Andy Balbirnie walks back now! This is flatter, it lands on off. Andy Balbirnie looks to stay back and push it on the off side but this skids through, the bat is late in coming down and it clips the off pole. Still over 10 overs to go today.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 8/2

H Tector0 (6)

A Balbirnie3 (11)

Al Hasan3-1-3-1

4.60

Around off, defended.

4.50

On off, kept out.

4.40

On off, defended.

4.30

That is a jaffa! Unplayable! This lands on middle and then turns away. Harry Tector looks to defend but the ball goes past the outside edge and the off pole.

4.21

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

4.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 7/2

H Tector0 (2)

A Balbirnie2 (9)

T Islam2-1-1-1

3.60

Around off, kept out.

3.50

On off, defended.

3.4W

A loud appeal and up goes the finger! Murray Commins reviews. He may have hit it or it seems out! OUT! It is clipping the top of leg pole! Umpire's call it is and Murray Commins has to take the long walk back! Ireland have lost two. This lands outside off and spins back in. Murray Commins looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Still a lot of time left today, Bangladesh will be hungry for more.

3.30

On off, kept out.

3.20

On middle, defended.

3.11

Outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 6/1

M Commins1 (9)

A Balbirnie1 (8)

Al Hasan2-1-2-1

2.60

On off, kept out.

2.50

On off, defended.

2.44b

FOUR BYES! Down the leg side. Murray Commins looks to flick but misses. The keeper does not collect it and it goes down to the fine leg fence.

2.30

On off, kept out.

2.20

On middle, defended.

2.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 2/1

A Balbirnie1 (8)

M Commins1 (3)

T Islam1-1-0-0

1.60

On off, this is pushed to cover.

1.50

This is tossed up outside off, Andy Balbirnie looks to drive but misses.

1.40

On off, blocked.

1.30

Attacks the stumps again, kept out.

1.20

On off, kept out.

1.10

Flatter and on off, defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 2/1

A Balbirnie1 (2)

M Commins1 (3)

Al Hasan1-0-2-1

0.61

Shorter and on off, Andy Balbirnie looks to push at it, it goes off the underedge between the keeper's legs for one.

0.50

On off, defended.

0.4W

OUT! THREE REDS! That is why Shakib was so confident! That just looked out. Ireland lose one in the first over of their innings itself. The move to begin with himself works. It is the one which goes on with the arm that gets the wicket. This starts outside off, drifts in, it lands and skids through. James McCollum looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but turned down. Shakib reviews and it is a good one.

Review! A loud appeal but turned down for LBW and Shakib reviews it immediately. Looks close.

0.31

Murray Commins is off the mark! On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.

0.20

A loud shout but turned down! That seems to have hit him outside the line of off! Tossed up around off, Murray Commins lunges to defend but does so for the turn. He misses and gets hit on the pad.

0.10

Flatter and around off, defended.

Commentary

Just over 15 overs to go in the day and Bangladesh will aim for a wicket or two at least. Ireland on the other hand, will hope they can get through this tricky period without much damage. An interesting passage awaits.

It was the middle and the lower order which came to the fore for the hosts! They lost their top three early but Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim put up a brilliant side to turn the tide towards them. Shakib fell but Rahim continued. Along with Das, he took his side into the lead. Rahim got to his ton but Das missed out on a half ton. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan then paired up to forge another partnership. However, the last session saw wickets fall quickly for the home side. Mehidy Hasan though added a few handy runs with the tail to push that lead over the 150-run mark.

Ireland will be pretty pleased with the work they have put in, in this session so far. They needed to pick up wickets very quickly and Andy McBrine has stepped up for them. He was the star for them with the ball with a six-fer and he was well supported by White as the two were bowling in tandom. Despite those efforts though it is Bangladesh who are well, well ahead in the game. They have a lead of 155 and the way this wicket has stated playing, that seems to be a massive advantage.

80.3W

OUT! STUMPED! There is the last wicket and it is Benjamin White who gets it. Mehidy Hasan falls. He steps out but the White shortens the length. Mehidy Hasan looks to defend as he does not get to the pitch of the ball. The ball though turns away and goes past the outside edge. The keeper does the rest. BANGLADESH HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 369!

80.20

On off, kept out.

80.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 369/9

K Ahmed4 (11)

M Hasan55 (77)

A McBrine28-2-118-6

79.60

On off, blocked nicely.

79.50

On off, kept out.

79.40

On off, blocked.

79.30

On middle, defended.

79.24

FOUR! Off the mark in style! On middle, this is swept through square leg and it races away to the fence.

79.11

Lands short and the run is taken! Mehidy Hasan may have thought it will carry and hence, took the run! On middle, this is flicked towards deep square leg. The fielder collects it on the bounce.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 364/9

M Hasan54 (76)

K Ahmed0 (6)

B White13-0-71-1

78.61

Shorter and on off, this is guided through point for one. He keeps strike.

78.50

On off, this is played to point.

78.42

Up and over! This is tossed up outside off, it is lofted over cover for two.

78.30

A loud appeal but turned down! On the pads. Mehidy Hasan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

78.20

On middle, this is pulled but to mid-wicket.

78.10

Shorter and outside off, Mehidy Hasan looks to cut but misses.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 361/9

K Ahmed0 (6)

M Hasan51 (70)

A McBrine27-2-113-6

77.60

On off, kept out.

77.50

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

77.41

On middle, this is swept through square leg for one.

77.30

On middle, this is blocked.

77.20

On off, defended.

77.10

Flatter and on off, defended.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 360/9

K Ahmed0 (4)

M Hasan50 (66)

M Adair17-2-64-2

76.60

Khaled Ahmed negotiates the last ball well! On middle, blocked.

76.51

Fifty for Mehidy Hasan! Top, top knock! He continues to impress with the bat! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled over mid-wicket for one.

76.55nb

FOUR! Mehidy Hasan moves onto 49! This is fuller, a half volley, this is driven through covers for a boundary. No ball too.

76.40

Short and down the leg side. Left alone.

76.30

On off, defended.

76.20

On middle, this is worked to deep mid-wicket. No run taken.

76.10

A slower one but down the leg side. Left alone.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 354/9

K Ahmed0 (3)

M Hasan45 (60)

A McBrine26-2-112-6

75.60

A dot to end! On middle, blocked.

75.50

Tossed up on off, kept out.

75.40

On middle, defended.

75.3W

OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! Andy McBrine has six now. The arm ball does the trick. He pushes it through. It lands on off. Ebadot Hossain looks to defend but this goes on with the angle. Takes the outside edge and the keeper does the rest. Andy McBrine has three balls to get 7. Will Mehidy Hasan get to his fifty? He will hope for the last batter to play out the three balls left in this over.

75.20

On off, defended.

75.10

Floats it up on off, defended.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 354/8

M Hasan45 (60)

E Hossain0 (0)

M Adair16-2-58-2

74.66

SIX! This one sails over the fence! Angled into the pads. The pick-up shot comes out, it is hit over square leg for a biggie.

74.50

Just wide! Shorter and on middle, Mehidy Hasan looks to pull it but it goes more off the splice wide of mid-wicket and towards mid on.

74.40

On off, kept out.

74.30

On off, defended.

74.20

On middle, blocked.

74.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 348/8

S Islam4 (7)

M Hasan39 (54)

A McBrine25-1-112-5

73.6W

OUT! LBW! That is also the fifth wicket for Andy McBrine! Well deserved, he has been really good. Tosses this one up, lands it on middle. Shoriful Islam makes the mistake of going back to a delivery, he should have been forward too. He looks to defend, this one turns away after landing, goes past the bat and hits the pad. An appeal and the finger is raised. Good so far from Ireland in this session.

73.51

A single as this is worked through square leg.

73.40

On middle, this is tucked around the corner for one.

73.34

FOUR! Nice and fine! On the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side and this races away to the fence.

73.20

On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

73.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 343/7

S Islam4 (6)

M Hasan34 (49)

M Adair15-2-52-2

72.60

On middle, blocked.

72.50

On off, defended.

72.51wd

A bumper, it is left alone. Wided.

72.41

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

72.30

On off, this is pushed to cover.

72.20

On off, blocked.

72.10

On off, blocked.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 341/7

S Islam4 (4)

M Hasan33 (45)

A McBrine24-1-107-4

71.64

FOUR! Up and over! This is tossed up around off, it is lofted over cover for a boundary.

71.50

On off, this is pushed to cover.

71.40

On middle, kept out.

71.30

On off, defended.

71.2W

OUT! TIMBER! Cleans him up! This is flatter and it lands outside off. Taijul Islam slashes at it, this one comes in with the angle, it takes the inside edge and then hits the stumps. Andy McBrine has 4 now.

71.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 337/6

T Islam4 (10)

M Hasan33 (45)

C Campher8-1-54-0

70.61

A single as this is nudged on the leg side.

70.50

On off, kept out.

70.42

Two more! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

70.31

Around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

70.20

Around off, kept out.

70.10

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 333/6

T Islam1 (7)

M Hasan32 (42)

A McBrine23-1-103-3

69.60

A lot of turn! This lands on off and spins away. Taijul Islam is beaten as he tries to defend.

69.51

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

69.40

On the stumps, again, kept out.

69.30

On middle, blocked.

69.21

A single as this is worked through square leg.

69.10

Going down leg! Angled into the pads, Taijul Islam looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 331/6

M Hasan31 (39)

T Islam0 (4)

C Campher7-1-50-0

68.60

On off, kept out. A maiden then by Curtis Campher and that should make him feel really nice.

68.50

On off, shorter, this is pushed to mid-wicket.

68.40

On off, blocked.

68.30

On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

68.20

Around off, kept out.

68.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 331/6

T Islam0 (4)

M Hasan31 (33)

A McBrine22-1-101-3

67.60

On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

67.50

On middle, again, blocked.

67.40

On the stumps, kept out.

67.30

On middle, defended.

67.2W

OUT! TAKEN! That is very nicely taken by Murray Commins! Really good catch! Mushfiqur Rahim steps out, he does not get to the pitch of it but still looks to go over mid-wicket. It goes off the top edge towards long on. Murray Commins runs in, dives forward and takes it. The centurion, Rahim walks back early after the break. A top, top knock comes to an end. Ireland will now hope that this opens the floodgates.

67.11

Another single as this is nudged on the leg side.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 330/5

M Hasan30 (32)

M Rahim126 (166)

C Campher6-0-50-0

66.61

On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.

66.50

On off, this is pushed to cover.

66.41

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

66.30

Shorter and outside off, Mushfiqur Rahim looks to cut but misses.

66.20

On off, this is pushed towards cover.

66.11

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 327/5

M Rahim125 (163)

M Hasan28 (29)

A McBrine21-1-100-2

65.60

On the pads, Rahim looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.

65.50

On off, this is pushed to cover.

65.41

A single as this is nudged on the leg side.

65.30

On middle, defended.

65.20

This lands on middle and then turns down the leg side. A lot of turn. Hasan misses the flick. He keeper takes it well.

65.10

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 326/5

M Hasan27 (25)

M Rahim125 (161)

C Campher5-0-47-0

64.61

On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

64.50

On off, kept out.

64.44

FOUR! Pulled away! Second boundary in the over! On middle, shorter, this is pulled through square leg and the ball races away to the fence.

64.30

Length and on off, defended.

64.24

FOUR! Nice and fine! On the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for a boundary. Curtis Campher continues to leak runs.

64.11

A single straightaway! Shorter and outside off, this is guided through point for one.

We are back for the final session of the day! 36 oves to go so we are in for a long session. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan will resume their innings. Curtis Campher to begin. Here we go...

... DAY 2, SESSION 3 ...

Bangladesh have moved well, well ahead in the game and it is all thanks to Mushfiqur Rahim! Ireland did manage to take the two wickets in this session but have leaked a lot of runs. Shakib fell rather early in the session but then Das and Rahim put up another good stand. Das in an attacking manner and Rahim went along his merry way. He got to his ton. Das fell just short of his half ton. Mehidy Hasan though ensured there is no more wickets to fall before the break. Bangladesh would want the same to continue, there is a lot of time in the game left and they would want to bat for as long as possible. Ireland need to keep picking wickets or they will be batted out of the game. An important session awaits. Join us in a bit.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 316/5

M Hasan18 (20)

M Rahim124 (160)

B White12-0-68-1

63.62

Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for two. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 2!

63.54

FOUR! Pulled away! Shorter and on middle, this is hammered through mid-wicket for a boundary.

63.40

On middle, defended.

63.30

On middle, defended.

63.20

On middle, this is flicked to mid-wicket.

63.11

Shorter and around off, this is pushed wide of mid off for one.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 309/5

M Hasan12 (15)

M Rahim123 (159)

A McBrine20-1-99-2

62.60

Around off, kept out.

62.50

On the stumps, defended.

62.40

On off, defended.

62.30

On middle, defended.

62.26

SIX! That has gone a long way! On middle, this is lofted over the long on fence for a massive biggie.

62.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 303/5

M Rahim123 (159)

M Hasan6 (9)

B White11-0-61-1

61.60

On the stumps, kept out.

61.50

On off, defended.

61.40

On off, defended.

61.34

FOUR! Slapped away! The deep point fielder started running the wrong way but don't think he would have been able to stop it! Shorter and around off, this is slapped past cover for a boundary.

61.20

On off, defended.

61.10

Benjamin White gets away with one! Almost got a wicket. Short and down the leg side. Mushfiqur Rahim looks to pull, it goes off the top edge but lands short of short fine leg.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 299/5

M Hasan6 (9)

M Rahim119 (153)

A McBrine19-1-93-2

60.60

On off, defended.

60.50

On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.

60.41

Flatter and on off, this is guided through point for one.

60.30

Around off, defended.

60.20

Steps out but gets too close to the pitch of the ball, plays it back to the bowler.

60.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 298/5

M Hasan6 (7)

M Rahim118 (149)

B White10-0-57-1

59.60

Tossed up on off, defended.

59.50

Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.

59.41

A single now as this is pushed through covers.

59.31

Shorter and on middle, Mehidy Hasan pulls but it hits the man at short leg. It rolls towards mid-wicket for one.

59.20

On middle, this is worked to short leg.

59.11

Well bowled! Slows it up, lands it around middle and then gets it to turn away. Mushfiqur Rahim looks to work it on the leg side but this goes off the leading edge through point for one.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 295/5

M Hasan5 (3)

M Rahim116 (147)

A McBrine18-1-92-2

58.60

On middle, defended.

58.51

On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

58.40

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

58.31

A single as this is pushed down to long off.

58.21

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

58.12

Two! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 290/5

M Hasan4 (1)

M Rahim112 (143)

B White9-0-54-1

57.64

FOUR! A gift for Mehidy Hasan on the very first ball he faces! A full toss, he times it through covers and it races away to the fence.

57.5W

OUT! TAKEN! Das falls now. He continues to be aggressive and falls 7 short of a half ton. Benjamin White gets his first. Tosses it up on off, Das looks to go over covers but gets a little too close to the pitch of the ball. He hits it hard but straight to Harry Tector who makes no mistake.

57.40

On off, this is pushed to cover.

57.31

That should have been a run out, that just should have been a run out! Like we wrote earlier, Ireland just not have been at their best in the field and this sums it up! On off, this is pushed towards cover. Harry Tector fumbles. Mushfiqur Rahim goes for the run and is almost at the other end. Harry Tector gets to the ball quickly and then throws it to the keeper who does not collect it. It goes behind him for one. Rahim had no chance of getting back.

57.21

Another run as this is nudged on the leg side.

57.10

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 284/4

L Das42 (37)

M Rahim111 (142)

M Adair14-2-50-2

56.61

A single as this is pushed through covers for one.

56.54

FOUR! Right off the middle yet again! Adair goes short and Das is ready for it. He smacks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Runs continue to flow.

56.44

FOUR! Elegant! Wonderful stroke! Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for a boundary.

56.30

NOT OUT! Das is in but that is brilliant from Mark Adair! On off, this is pushed to the left of Adair. Das looks to take off after hitting it but then realises it is too close to the bowler. Adair moves to his left, collects it, turns and then fires it at the stumps at the keeper's end. It is taken upstairs but replays show that Das is in.

Is Das short? If he is, that is magical from Mark Adair!

56.21

Around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

56.11

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled towards deep square leg for one.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 273/4

L Das32 (32)

M Rahim110 (141)

B White8-0-48-0

55.61

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

55.50

Fumble but no runs taken! Shorter and outside off, this is slapped towards cover. The fielder does not stop it cleanly but no runs taken.

55.44

FOUR! Up and over! This is tossed up outside off, Das lofts it down the ground over mid off for a boundary.

55.31

Shortish and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

55.24

MISFIELD AND FOUR! Ireland just not have been at their best in the field throughout this tour. Shorter and on the body, this is pulled towards short fine leg who lets it through and the ball races away to the fence.

55.11

Tossed up outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 262/4

M Rahim105 (139)

L Das26 (28)

M Adair13-2-39-2

54.60

Shorter and around off, this is pushed to cover.

54.63nb

Two! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two. No ball too. Total three runs.

54.51

A single now as this is pulled through mid-wicket.

54.41

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

54.34

EDGY FOUR! Gets to his ton with a boundary! A fortunate one but he won't care! 11th Test ton for him and it comes when his team needed it. His side were in a spot of bother when he walked out but his innings has taken his side on top. Fuller and on off, Mushfiqur Rahim pushes at it, it goes off the outside edge between widish slip fielder and the keeper and down to the third man fence.

54.20

Length this time and on off, defended.

54.10

Very full and on off, this is jammed out to mid off.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 253/4

L Das25 (27)

M Rahim98 (133)

B White7-0-37-0

53.60

Flatter and outside off, Das lets it go.

53.50

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

53.40

On off, kept out.

53.34

FOUR! Good shot! Shorter and on middle. Das pulls it down to fine leg for a boundary.

53.21

Full and outside off, driven through covers for a single.

53.10

Flat and on middle, blocked again.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 248/4

L Das21 (23)

M Rahim97 (131)

M Adair12-2-30-2

52.60

Outside off, pushed to cover.

52.50

A bouncer, outside off, Das looks to ramp it away but misses.

52.40

Too full on off, blocked out.

52.31

On middle, nudged to square leg for a single.

52.20

Full and on off, Rahim defends it out.

52.10

Length and on off, defended out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 247/4

L Das21 (20)

M Rahim96 (128)

B White6-0-32-0

51.60

Too full, outside off, Das looks to defend but misses.

51.51

Short again, this is pulled to deep square leg for one.

51.44

FOUR MORE! Flat and outside off, Rahim steers it through point and the ball races into the fence.

51.30

Flat and on off, Rahim blocks.

51.20

This one lands outside off and spins away. Rahim leaves it alone.

51.10

Short and outside off, punched to point.

Drinks! Bangladesh now lead by 28 runs with Mushfiqur Rahim on the verge to score a century. Litton Das too has been playing with intent. Ireland have a lot of work to do and they need to get wickets as quickly as possible.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 242/4

L Das21 (19)

M Rahim91 (123)

G Hume11-2-37-0

50.60

Length and on off, Das knocks it to cover.

50.50

Outside off, left alone.

50.44

FOUR! very well played! Short and outside off. Das plays with an angled bat to third man for four.

50.31

Full and outside off, knocked to covers for a single.

50.20

Length and outside off. Rahim shoulders arms.

50.10

Full and on off, pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 237/4

L Das17 (16)

M Rahim90 (120)

A McBrine17-1-87-2

49.60

On off, kept out.

49.50

On middle, defended out.

49.41

Tossed up on middle. Rahim flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

49.31

On the pads, tucked to square leg for a single.

49.20

This is full and on off, Das reverse sweeps but finds point.

49.11

On middle, Rahim goes back and punches it to point for one.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 234/4

L Das16 (12)

M Rahim88 (118)

G Hume10-2-32-0

48.60

Length and on off, kept out.

48.51

Length and outside off, Rahim chops it to third man for one.

48.40

Outside off, defended out.

48.34

FOUR! Good shot! Fuller and on middle. Rahim on drives it wonderfully through mid on for four.

48.20

This is way outside off, Rahim leaves it alone.

48.10

Length and on off, blocked.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 229/4

M Rahim83 (113)

L Das16 (11)

A McBrine16-1-84-2

47.61

Fuller and on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.

47.51

On the pads, clipped to square leg for a single.

47.40

On middle, blocked out.

47.30

Too full and on middle. Das works it to mid on.

47.21

Tossed up on middle. Rahim nudges it to square leg for a single.

47.11

On middle, this is hit to mid-wicket for one.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 225/4

M Rahim81 (111)

L Das14 (7)

G Hume9-2-27-0

46.60

Length and on off, kept out.

46.50

Short and outside off. Left alone.

46.44

FOUR! Sloppy fielding! Full and on the pads. Rahim helps it to fine leg. The fielder runs to his right, slides but fails to stop. Bangladesh lead by 11 runs.

46.30

Full and on off, Rahim defends it back to the bowler.

46.20

On off, blocked out.

46.10

Length and on off, tails in. Rahim blocks it to cover.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 221/4

L Das14 (7)

M Rahim77 (105)

A McBrine15-1-80-2

45.60

Fuller and on off. Das keeps it out.

45.50

Tossed up on off. Das prods and makes a solid block.

45.41

This is full and on off, Rahim eases it to long on for a single.

45.30

On middle, defended out.

45.21

QUICK SINGLE! Fuller and on middle, tucked to mid-wicket for a single.

45.11

Full and on off, knocked to point for a single.

Runs Scored 19 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 218/4

L Das13 (4)

M Rahim75 (102)

C Campher4-0-37-0

44.64

FOUR MORE! 19 runs off the over! Ireland are not able to build on the wicket of Shakib! Length and outside off, punched through covers for four.

44.54

FOUR! Short and outside off. Das guides it through point for four.

44.45

FIVE RUNS! Bonus! Short and outside off, guided to deep point for a single. A throw comes in which is wayward and goes away to the other side and into the fence.

44.31

On off, worked to covers for a single.

44.24

FOUR! Das is off the mark in style. Flat and outside off. Das punches it through covers for a boundary.

44.11

Around off, pushed through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 199/4

Al Hasan87 (93)

M Rahim69 (100)

A McBrine14-1-77-2

43.6W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! This is full and outside off, Shakib looks to sweep but gets an outside edge to the keeper who does not take it cleanly but Lorcan Tucker does well to wrap his gloves around and hold on. Big wicket for Ireland and they will look to build on this.

43.50

Full and on off, defended out.

43.41

On middle. Rahim uses his feet and works it to long on for a single.

43.30

On middle. Rahim uses his feet and works it to mid on.

43.20

Too full, floated on off, kept out.

43.11

Outside off, cut to point for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 197/3

M Rahim68 (97)

Al Hasan86 (90)

M Adair11-2-29-2

42.60

Full and on off, tapped to point.

42.54

FOUR! Wonderful shot! Full and outside off. Rahim leans and drives it through covers.

42.40

Close! Length ball, outside off, shapes away off the deck. Rahim slashes and misses.

42.30

On off, kept out.

42.20

Outside off, defended out.

42.11

On middle, Shakib looks to defend but gets an inside edge to square leg for one.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 192/3

M Rahim64 (92)

Al Hasan85 (89)

A McBrine13-1-75-1

41.64

FOUR! 9 off the over! Too full and on middle. Rahim reverse sweeps it late past point for four runs. These two now have build a stand of 150.

41.51

Full and outside off. Shakib lofts it to extra cover for just one.

41.40

Way outside off, steered it to point.

41.30

Outside off, some extra bounce. Shakib Al Hasan looks to defend but is beaten.

41.20

An arm ball on off, blocked.

41.14

FOUR! Shakib finds the fence now! Outside off. Shakib dabs it very late and past backward point. The fielder gives a chase but to no avail.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 183/3

M Rahim60 (91)

Al Hasan80 (84)

M Adair10-2-24-2

40.60

Outside off, guided to point.

40.54

FOUR! Well played! Very full and outside off. Rahim leans and drives it through point for a boundary.

40.40

On middle, blocked out.

40.30

Fuller and on middle. Rahim drives but Mark Adair gets a big hand on it.

40.20

Length and on off, kept out.

40.10

Too full, outside off. Rahim drives it to cover.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 179/3

Al Hasan80 (84)

M Rahim56 (85)

A McBrine12-1-66-1

39.64

FOUR! This time beats the fielder! Short and outside off. Shakib slaps it hard and point for a boundary.

39.50

This is outside off, Shakib lets it go.

39.40

Shakib Al Hasan again finds the man at point.

39.30

Outside off, cut to point.

39.20

Shorter and outside off, Shakib lets it go.

39.10

This is way outside off. Shakib leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 175/3

M Rahim56 (85)

Al Hasan76 (78)

M Adair9-2-20-2

38.60

Around off, Rahim strokes it to point.

38.51

Length and outside off.. Shakib knocks it to covers for a single.

38.40

On middle, blocked out.

38.31

Full and on middle, tucked to square leg for a single.

38.20

Length and on off, Rahim defends it late and gets an inside edge onto the pads.

38.10

Full and outside off, punched to cover.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 173/3

M Rahim55 (81)

Al Hasan75 (76)

A McBrine11-1-62-1

37.61

Full again on middle. Rahim bunts it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

37.51

Flighted, outside off. Shakib drives it to deep cover for a single.

37.40

Tossed up outside off. Shakib leaves it alone.

37.31

Andy McBrine goes short and on middle. Rahim pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

37.20

This is full and on middle, Rahim keeps it out.

37.10

Fuller and on off. Rahim blocks.

We are back. The players are out in the middle. Andy McBrine to bowl first.

...Day 2, Session 2...

What a session for Bangladesh! They have scored more than 130 at a quick rate and trail now by just 44 runs. The hosts lost Mominul Haque early on but once Shakib Al Hasan came in and changed the complexion of the game. He just started to hit boundaries regularly and in no time raced away to his fifty. Rahim too followed him with his fifty. Ireland on the other hand had the start they wanted but as the game progressed, they had to chase the ball more often than before. If it continues the same way, Ireland will be giving away a huge lead. They have to try and take wickets in the next session quickly. A huge session coming up for Ireland. Stay tuned.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 170/3

M Rahim53 (77)

Al Hasan74 (74)

G Hume8-2-23-0

36.61

On middle, this is hit to square leg for a single. That will be Lunch.

36.50

This one lands outside off and tails back in, Rahim shoulders arms to it.

36.40

Length ball, way outside off, Rahim leaves.

36.30

Length and on middle. Rahim defends on the back foot.

36.20

Full and on off, kept out.

36.11

Length and on middle. Shakib Al Hasan tucks it to square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 168/3

M Rahim52 (72)

Al Hasan73 (73)

H Tector3-0-21-0

35.60

This is short, slow and outside off. Rahim looks to slap it away but misses.

35.50

On middle, blocked out.

35.41

On off, worked through covers for a single.

35.31

Outside off, guided to deep point for a single.

35.24

FOUR! Fifty for Rahim now! Fuller and on off, Rahim sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a boundary. Bangladesh in full control now.

35.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 162/3

Al Hasan72 (72)

M Rahim47 (67)

G Hume7-2-21-0

34.60

Full and on middle. Shakib makes a solid defends.

34.51

Length and on middle, flicked to square leg for a single.

34.40

This is full and on middle. Rahim defends on the front foot.

34.30

Very full and on off, Rahim shoulders arms.

34.20

Fuller and on off, Rahim defends with a straight bat.

34.10

Length ball, outside off, Rahim dabs it to backward point.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 161/3

Al Hasan72 (71)

M Rahim46 (62)

H Tector2-0-15-0

33.60

On middle, blocked out.

33.51

Full and on middle, eased to long on for a single.

33.41

Full and on off, worked to long off for a single.

33.30

Fuller and on middle, tucked to mid-wicket.

33.24

FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! Outside off, Shakib steers it through point for a boundary.

33.14

FOUR! Another one! Flat and outside off. Shakib waits on the back foot and strokes it through covers for a boundary.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 151/3

M Rahim45 (61)

Al Hasan63 (66)

B White5-0-27-0

32.60

Fuller and on off, Rahim sweeps it to square leg.

32.50

On middle, blocked out.

32.40

A full toss on off, Rahim goes back now to defend.

32.30

Too full and on off, Rahim leans and blocks.

32.22

Outside off, cut to point for a couple.

32.14

FOUR! Shot! Shorter and outside off. Rahim waits back and slaps it through covets for a boundary.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 145/3

Al Hasan63 (66)

M Rahim39 (55)

H Tector1-0-5-0

31.60

Outside off, Shakib Al Hasan tries to dab but the man at first slip collects on a bounce.

31.50

This is full and outside off, turns away. Shakib looks to drive but misses.

31.40

On off, kept out.

31.30

Flat and on off, Shakib leans and blocks.

31.21

On off, worked to covers for a single.

31.14

FOUR! In the gap! Shorter and outside off, Rahim knocks it through covers for a boundary.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 140/3

Al Hasan63 (62)

M Rahim34 (53)

B White4-0-21-0

30.60

On off, kept out. These two have now added over 100 runs.

30.51

Short and on middle, Rahim pulls it to square leg for a single.

30.40

An arm ball, this one skids on. Rahim rocks back to block and does so with his bat and pad together.

30.31

This is full and on off, whipped to long on for a single.

30.20

Short and outside off again, Shakib looks to cut but misses.

30.12

Short and outside off, cut to deep point for a couple.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 136/3

M Rahim33 (51)

Al Hasan60 (58)

A McBrine10-1-59-1

29.66

SIX! BANG! Rahim launches one now! He has been silent lately. Fuller and on off. Rahim skips down and lofts it to long on for a six.

29.51

This is full and outside off, Shakib plays it to cover for a single.

29.40

Fuller and on middle. Shakib defends it out.

29.31

Outside off, knocked to point for one.

29.20

Too full and on off, almost a yorker. Rahim blocks.

29.11

Full and on off, pushed through covers for one.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 127/3

Al Hasan58 (55)

M Rahim26 (48)

B White3-0-17-0

28.61

On the middle, Shakib works it to square leg for a single.

28.50

On middle, swept to square leg.

28.40

Tossed up on middle, blocked.

28.34

FOUR! Good shot! Too full and outside off. Shakib waits on the back foot and drives it past point for four.

28.20

Full and on middle. Shakib leans and defends.

28.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 122/3

M Rahim26 (48)

Al Hasan53 (49)

A McBrine9-1-50-1

27.60

A tidy over from Andy McBrine! much needed one! This is full and on off, tucked to square leg.

27.50

This is full and on off, pushed to cover.

27.40

On off, kept out.

27.30

On middle, blocked.

27.21

This is full and on middle. Shakib comes down the track and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

27.11

Loopy ball on middle. Rahim works it to square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 120/3

Al Hasan52 (48)

M Rahim25 (43)

B White2-0-12-0

26.60

Full and on middle, tucked to square leg.

26.50

On middle, blocked out.

26.41

Outside off, punched to cover for a single.

26.31

A single as this is hit to long on.

26.24

FOUR! On middle. Shakib strokes it to long on. The fielder there runs to his left and dives, gets a hand but fails to stop cleanly and it rolls over and hits the fence. That brings up fifty for Shakib Al Hasan. The man leading from the front. Has changed the look of the game completely.

26.14

FOUR! Boundaries keep on coming. Short and outside off. Shakib guides it through point for a boundary.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 110/3

M Rahim24 (42)

Al Hasan43 (43)

A McBrine8-1-48-1

25.60

On off, kept out.

25.51

On middle, eased down to long on for a single.

25.40

Flat and on off, Shakib blocks it again.

25.30

Andy McBrine bowls it slow, flat and on off, Shakib blocks.

25.20

An arm ball on off, Shakib goes back to defend.

25.10

Flat and on off, Shakib knocks it to cover.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 109/3

M Rahim24 (41)

Al Hasan42 (38)

B White1-0-2-0

24.60

On middle, blocked.

24.50

Flat and on off, kept out.

24.40

Slower and on off, Rahim punches it to covers for no run.

24.31

Flat and on off, Shakib nudges it to square leg for a single.

24.20

On middle, eased to mid on.

24.11

On middle, Rahim works it to square leg for one.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 107/3

Al Hasan41 (36)

M Rahim23 (37)

A McBrine7-1-47-1

23.62

Short and on middle, Shakib pulls it to deep square leg for two runs. 12 of this one. Ireland are been expensive now.

23.54

FOUR! Two in a row! Shorter and on off, Shakib Al Hasan slams it to deep square leg for four more.

23.44

FOUR! 100 up! This is full and outside off. Shakib sweeps it to deep square leg for a boundary.

23.32

In the gap! Full and outside off. Shakib drives on the up and just wide of covers for a couple.

23.20

This is full and outside off, pushed to cover.

23.10

Tossed up on off. Shakib prods and defends.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 95/3

M Rahim23 (37)

Al Hasan29 (30)

C Campher3-0-18-0

22.60

On middle, tucked to mid-wicket.

22.50

On middle, blocked out.

22.42

Length and outside off, Rahim punches and the man at point dives but parries it away for a couple.

22.31

Outside off, cut to point for a single.

22.20

Length and outside off, Shakib punches to cover.

22.10

On middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 92/3

M Rahim21 (34)

Al Hasan28 (27)

A McBrine6-1-35-1

21.60

Full and outside off. Rahim looks to push but misses.

21.50

On off, kept out.

21.44

FOUR! Full againi on off. Rahim reverse sweeps it, not off the middle but hits over first slip and to the third man fence.

21.34

FOUR! SHOT! Full and on middle. Rahim sweeps in the air and over square leg for a boundary.

21.20

Tossed up on middle. Rahim prods and blocks.

21.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 84/3

Al Hasan28 (27)

M Rahim13 (28)

C Campher2-0-15-0

20.64

FOUR! Shakib is dealing in boundaries! Short again, this is pulled through mid-wicket for a boundary. 11 runs off this one.

20.50

Full and on off, Shakib drives it back to Curtis Campher.

20.42

On middle, Shakib helps it to fine leg for a couple.

20.34

FOUR! That is a beautiful stroke! Length and outside off, Shakib punches it through covers in the gap for a boundary.

20.20

On off, kept out.

20.11

On middle, this is hit to square leg for one.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 73/3

M Rahim12 (27)

Al Hasan18 (22)

A McBrine5-1-27-1

19.61

On off, pushed through covers for a single.

19.52

Short and on off, pulled to deep mid-wicket for two.

19.41

Flat and on off, tucked to square leg for a single.

19.31

Too full and on off, eased to mid on for one.

19.24

FOUR! Rahim finds one now! Full and outside off. Rahim slog-sweeps it to mid-wicket.

19.10

Fuller and on off, blocked.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 64/3

Al Hasan17 (21)

M Rahim4 (22)

C Campher1-0-4-0

18.64

FOUR! A boundary to end the over! Shakib is not shying away from playing expensive strokes. Length and outside off, this is smashed through point for a boundary.

18.50

Curtis Campher gets it to swing back in on off, Shakib blocks.

18.40

Another good shot but for no run! Full and outside off, pushed to mid off.

18.30

This is outside off again. Shakib punches nicely off the back foot but straight to the man at point.

18.20

On a length and outside off, kept out.

18.10

Full ball, outside off, played to the bowler.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 60/3

M Rahim4 (22)

Al Hasan13 (15)

A McBrine4-1-18-1

17.60

Fuller and on middle, Rahim tickles but to square leg.

17.50

On off, kept out.

17.41

A single as this is hit through covers.

17.30

Fuller and outside off, Shakib again tries to sweep but gets hit on the pads.

17.24

FOUR! Too short and on off, Shakib pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

17.10

Too full and around off. Shakib looks to sweep but misses. An appeal but the impact looked outside the line.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 55/3

M Rahim4 (20)

Al Hasan8 (11)

M Adair8-2-18-2

16.60

On a length and on off, Rahim gets tall to block.

16.52

Length ball, outside off. Rahim punches off the back foot through covers for a couple.

16.40

Pitched up, outside off. Rahim drives but finds the man at cover.

16.30

Full again on middle. Rahim defends it out.

16.20

This is full and outside off, kept out.

16.10

Length and on middle. Rahim defends on the front foot.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 53/3

Al Hasan8 (11)

M Rahim2 (14)

G Hume6-2-20-0

15.60

Length and on off, blocked.

15.51

A single as this is hit to covers.

15.40

Too full and on off, Rahim dead bats it.

15.31

Length ball, around off. Shakib comes down the track and pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.

15.20

Length ball on off. Shakib makes a solid block.

15.10

Outside off, defended  out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 51/3

M Rahim1 (12)

Al Hasan7 (7)

M Adair7-2-16-2

14.60

Outside off, left alone.

14.51

Length and outside off, Shakib plays it to cover and a slight misfield helps him to take a single.

14.40

Length ball, outside off, knocked to cover.

14.32

Fuller and on middle. Shakib flicks it wide of square leg for two.

14.20

On the pads, kept out.

14.10

On a length and outside off, punched to cover.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 48/3

M Rahim1 (11)

Al Hasan4 (2)

G Hume5-2-18-0

13.60

Length and on off, played back to the bowler.

13.50

Length ball, outside off, stays a touch low. Rahim adjusts quickly to block.

13.40

On off, kept out.

13.30

Fuller and on off, Rahim stays back and blocks.

13.24lb

FOUR LEG BYES! Angles it on the leg side. Rahim fails to help it away and gets hit on the pads, it rolls behind to fine leg for four.

13.10

Length ball, close to off. Rahim blocks.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 44/3

Al Hasan4 (2)

M Rahim1 (5)

M Adair6-2-13-2

12.60

Length and on middle, defended out.

12.54

FOUR! Shakib is off in style. Fuller and outside off, this is driven through covers for a boundary.

12.4W

OUT! BOWLED! A beauty from Adair and Ireland have some early joy as Haque goes! A perfect start for them. This is full and down leg, angled slightly in. Haque was standing on the leg side and tries to flick but misses and the ball goes through and bangs the leg pole. Haque didn't see that coming. He thought he has his line covered but a slight step across does not help.

12.30

This is full and on middle, Haque fends it to mid-wicket.

12.20

Length and on off, kept out.

12.11

Length and on middle, bunted to mid-wicket for a quick single. Rahim is off the mark now.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 39/2

M Haque17 (31)

M Rahim0 (4)

G Hume4-1-18-0

11.60

Well outside off, left alone. A maiden by Hume.

11.50

Length and on off, Haque blocks it.

11.40

A huge appeal for LBW but not given! Might be pitching outside the line. Ireland though take the review. UltraEdge shows a faint spike as the ball passes the bat. Not out. This is full and on middle, tails on the pads. Haque looks to flick but turns out to be an inside edge on it.

11.30

Length ball, just sliding down. Haque tries to flick but misses. That was very close.

11.20

Angles it way outside off, Haque again leaves.

11.10

Length and way outside off, Haque shoulders arms.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 39/2

M Rahim0 (4)

M Haque17 (25)

M Adair5-2-8-1

10.60

Length and on middle, blocked out.

10.50

Superb delivery! This is full and outside off, swings away. Rahim looks to drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.

10.40

On a length and on off, Rahim defends again.

10.30

Full and on middle. Rahim defends it out.

10.21

Fuller and on the pads, this is flicked to square leg for a single.

10.14

FOUR! Bangladesh are underway on Day 2! Very full and way wide outside off. Haque drives it through covers for a boundary.

We are all set. The Irish players are out in the middle. Mushfiqur Rahim will join Mominul Haque in the middle. Mark Adair to bowl first.

PITCH REPORT - HD Ackerman says there was good amount of spin on Day 1 and if the bowlers land there, they will get purchase again. Adds there is moisture as well so the seamers will also get some assistance.

Hello to the action of Day 2 between Ireland and Bangladesh. Day 1 was pretty eventful with 12 wickets falling altogether. Ireland showed promising signs with the bat but didn’t live to the expectations as few batters got a start but failed to capitalise on it. Taijul Islam was the star with the ball as he picked a five-fer. In reply, Bangladesh had to bat for a small passage but lost both the openers. Now the hosts will look to build a stand and hope to not lose any wickets in the first session. Stay tuned for more updates.

…Day 2, Session1…

Ireland will be pretty pleased with the 10 overs they have bowled after being bowled out! They have got two important wickets and have kept themselves well and truly into the game. Mark Adair got one early and then it was Andy Balbirnie who got one right towards the end of the day. Bangladesh though will still feel they are ahead in the game courtesy the work done by their bowlers earlier on in the day. Now though, they need a partnership, they do bat deep so they would hope a few of their batters can put up a good score. Ireland on the other hand, need to keep picking wickets. An exciting Day 2 awaits. The action starts at 0930 IST (0400 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 34/2

T Iqbal21 (36)

M Haque12 (23)

A McBrine3-1-13-1

9.6W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Iqbal has to go! Andy McBrine is pumped! Flat and outside off, spins away. Iqbal lunges forward to defend but gets a thick outside edge to the man at gully where Mark Adair takes a dolly.  That will be Stumps on Day 1.

9.50

Flat and on middle. Iqbal makes a solid block.

9.40

Tossed up on middle. Iqbal defends on the front foot.

9.30

Flat and on off, Iqbal keeps it out.

9.20

Fuller and on middle. Iqbal defends it out.

9.10

Ono off, kept out.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 34/1

T Iqbal21 (30)

M Haque12 (23)

G Hume3-0-18-0

8.61

Full and on middle, tucked to square leg for a single.

8.50

On the middle, blocked.

8.40

On off, kept out.

8.34

FOUR! Edged way! Too full and outside off. Iqbal tries to dead bat but gets an outside edge through the gully fielder for a boundary.

8.20

This is full and outside off. Iqbal defends it in the wrong line.

8.14

FOUR! SHOT! Shorter and outside off, Iqbal punches off the back foot through covers for a boundary.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 25/1

M Haque12 (23)

T Iqbal12 (24)

A McBrine2-0-13-0

7.64

FOUR! Superb shot! Shorter and outside off, Haque cuts it past point and it races into the fence.

7.51

On middle, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.

7.42

Tossed up on off, spins away. Iqbal looks to defend but gets an outside edge to third man for a couple.

7.30

Too full and on off, Iqbal blocks it out.

7.20

Angles it on middle, nudged to mid-wicket.

7.10

Full and on off, defended out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 18/1

M Haque8 (22)

T Iqbal9 (19)

M Adair4-2-3-1

6.60

Short in length and outside off, Haque looks to push but misses.

6.50

This is short and outside off, Haque lets it go.

6.40

Length ball, around off, Haque nudges it to mid-wicket.

6.30

Length ball, outside off, Haque punches it to cover.

6.20

Too short and on middle. Haque sits down.

6.10

Outside off, left alone.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 18/1

T Iqbal9 (19)

M Haque8 (16)

A McBrine1-0-6-0

5.66

SIX! BANG! This is full and around off. Iqbal comes down the track and hammers it over long off for a biggie.

5.50

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

5.40

Full and outside off, Iqbal defends it out.

5.30

Outside off, punched to cover.

5.20

Outside off, kept out.

5.10

Full and outside off, pushed to point.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 12/1

M Haque8 (16)

T Iqbal3 (13)

M Adair3-1-3-1

4.60

Outside off, Haque leaves it alone again.

4.50

Short in length and on middle, Haque fends it to mid-wicket.

4.40

On off, leaved alone.

4.30

This is way outside off, Haque shoulders arms.

4.20

Tad full and outside off, kept out.

4.11

Fuller and on off, stroked to cover for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 11/1

M Haque8 (11)

T Iqbal2 (12)

G Hume2-0-9-0

3.60

Length and outside  off, Haque lets it go.

3.50

Outside off, Haque shoulders arms.

3.40

Full and on the pads, tucked straight to short leg.

3.30

This is outside off, left alone.

3.20

Full and outside off, angled across. Haque looks to drive but misses.

3.14

FOUR! Good shot! Too full and outside off, Haque firmly drives it through covers for four.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 7/1

T Iqbal2 (12)

M Haque4 (5)

M Adair2-1-2-1

2.60

Shorter and outside off. Iqbal looks to cut but mistimes it on the deck.

2.50

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

2.40

This is full and on the pads. Iqbal gets across to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal for LBW but not given. Mark Adair convinces his skipper to take it upstairs.  Looks like pitching outside the line and the Ball Tracking confirms the same.

2.30

Outside off, left alone.

2.20

Length ball, outside off. Iqbal slashes and misses.

2.10

On middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 7/1

M Haque4 (5)

T Iqbal2 (6)

G Hume1-0-5-0

1.60

Length ball, angled outside off. Haque prods to defend but gets an outside edge to second slip where the fielder picks up on a bounce.

1.50

Full and on off, Haque steps across and defends.

1.40

Length and on middle, blocked out.

1.34

FOUR!  Haque is off the mark! Fuller and on middle, Haque flicks it past mid-wicket for a boundary.

1.21

On the pads, this is flicked to deep square leg for a single.

1.10

This is full and around off, Iqbal tucks it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 2/1

M Haque0 (1)

T Iqbal1 (4)

M Adair1-0-2-1

0.60

Fuller and outside off, Haque lets it go.

0.5W

OUT! BOWLED! What a wonderful delivery from Adair! Length ball, outside off and shapes in. Shanto is cramped for room as he tries to cut and gets a thick inside edge that crashes onto the stumps. Perfect start for Ireland.

0.41

Iqbal is off the mark! Length and outside off, it is punched to cover for one.

0.30

Length and on off, Iqbal defends  on the front foot.

0.20

Length ball, outside off, Iqbal looks to defend across but gets an outside edge just short of the man at slips.

0.21wd

Wide! This is again way outside off. Iqbal looks to cut but misses. Bangladesh are underway.

0.10

Length ball, outside off and swings away. Iqbal shoulders arms.

Commentary

Now it is onto their bowler, a really good effort will be needed. Bangladesh on the other hand, will want to bat long, the wicket seems a decent one to bat on and they would want to make full use of it. Stay tuned for the reply in a bit.

We are back. The players are in the middle. Mark Adair to bowl first.

...SECOND SESSION...

For Ireland, a few of their batters got off to starts but none went on to make it significant. Three batters managed to cross the 30-run mark, Harry Tector went onto score a fifty but they needed him to score a bg one. The others really struggled. Apart from the three, no other batter managed to cross the 20-run mark and Ireland will be disappointed especially after electing to bat.

Bangladesh will be pretty pleased with their effort with the ball, especially after being asked to field. It was the seamers who started the good work by picking early wickets but it Taijul Islam was the star with the ball. Whenever a partnership was building, he always provided a wicket. He received good support by the others too. Overall, it is a really good performance by the hosts.

77.2W

OUT! BOWLED! That is it! Tossed up, around off, tails in. Hume looks to sweep but mises. The ball rolls through and hits the stumps. Mehidy Hasan ends with two. Ireland end with 214 on the board.

77.10

Shorter and on off, cut to point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 214/9

B White0 (3)

G Hume2 (14)

T Islam28-10-58-5

76.60

Full and outside off, pushed to point.

76.50

Fuller and around off, White prods and blocks.

76.40

Full and on middle. White defends.

76.3W

OUT! LBW! Adair is given out but he reviews it. No bat there. Ball Tracking shows THREE REDS and Adair has to go. An arm ball, quicker and on middle. Adair rocks on the back foot to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal and up goes the finger. Adair takes the review but in vain. Taijul Islam gets a five-fer. Superb from him.

76.20

An arm ball on off, Adair defends it out.

76.10

Quicker one on middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 214/8

G Hume2 (14)

M Adair32 (49)

M Hasan17-4-43-1

75.60

Flat and outside off, Hume looks to push but misses.

75.51

Angling on middle, tucked to square leg for a single.

75.40

Tossed up, outside off, Adair defends it out.

75.30

Too full on off, blocked.

75.24

FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up, outside off. Adair slogs it high over mid-wicket for four more.

75.10

Shorter and outside off, punched to cover.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 209/8

M Adair27 (44)

G Hume2 (13)

T Islam27-9-58-4

74.61

Flat and on off, Adair looks to defend but splices it to third man for a single.

74.50

On middle, Adair skips down and blocks.

74.44

FOUR! Welcome boundary! Shorter and down leg. Adair pulls it to deep mid-wicket. The man runs from deep square leg but fails to stop.

74.30

Full and on off, Adair defends it out.

74.20

On middle, Adair tucks it to mid-wicket.

74.10

Flat and on off, Adair blocks.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 204/8

G Hume2 (13)

M Adair22 (38)

M Hasan16-4-38-1

73.60

Flat and on off, Hume blocks it out.

73.50

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

73.40

This one lands on off and then spins away. Hume shoulders arms.

73.30

On off, kept out.

73.21

This is full and on off, eased to mid on for a single.

73.10

Flat and outside off, Adair looks to push but misses.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 203/8

G Hume2 (9)

M Adair21 (36)

T Islam26-9-53-4

72.60

Way down the leg side. Hume lets it go.

72.50

Full and on middle. Hume flicks it wide of short leg.

72.40

On middle, kept out.

72.30

On the pads, whipped to square leg.

72.20

Fuller and just outside off, Hume blocks on the back foot.

72.10

Full and on middle, Hume blocks.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 203/8

M Adair21 (36)

G Hume2 (3)

M Hasan15-4-37-1

71.62

Two more! On off, this is pushed through covers for two.

71.50

Flatter and on middle, defended.

71.40

On off, kept out.

71.30

On middle, blocked.

71.21

Another single as this is pushed through covers.

71.10

Around off, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 200/8

G Hume1 (1)

M Adair19 (32)

T Islam25-8-53-4

70.61

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

70.5W

OUT! STUMPED! Lorcan Tucker is well out! This is bowled slower and outside off. Lorcan Tucker looks tos weep but is through the shot early. He misses and the keeper whips the bails off. An appeal and Tucker is well short.

70.40

On middle, kept out.

70.30

Around off, defended.

70.20

On the stumps, kept out.

70.10

Floats it up on off, defended.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 199/7

M Adair19 (32)

L Tucker37 (69)

Al Hasan3-1-8-0

69.60

Tossed up on off, kept out.

69.50

On off, kept out.

69.40

On the stumps, blocked.

69.30

On middle, defended.

69.26

SIX! That has gone a long way! Tossed up on middle, this is lofted over the long on fence for a biggie.

69.11

A single as this is nudged towards mid-wicket for one.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 192/7

M Adair13 (27)

L Tucker36 (68)

T Islam24-8-52-3

68.60

On off, defended.

68.51

On middle, this is swept through square leg for one.

68.40

On off, defended.

68.30

On the stumps, blocked.

68.20

On off, this is pushed towards cover.

68.12

Two! Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for two.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 189/7

M Adair13 (26)

L Tucker33 (63)

Al Hasan2-1-1-0

67.60

On middle, blocked.

67.50

On off, kept out.

67.40

On the stumps, defended.

67.30

On the stumps, kept out.

67.20

On middle, blocked.

67.11

A single as this is nudged around the corner.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 188/7

M Adair13 (21)

L Tucker32 (62)

T Islam23-8-49-3

66.60

On the stumps, blocked.

66.50

Around off, kept out.

66.40

On middle, defended.

66.34

FOUR! Put away! On middle, this is swept through mid-wicket for a boundary.

66.20

On middle, defended.

66.11

A single sa this is swept through square leg.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 183/7

M Adair9 (16)

L Tucker31 (61)

Al Hasan1-1-0-0

65.60

Around off, blocked.

65.50

On off, kept out.

65.40

On the stumps, blocked.

65.30

On off, kept out.

65.20

Shorter and on off, this is punched to covers.

65.10

Around off, blocked.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 183/7

L Tucker31 (61)

M Adair9 (10)

T Islam22-8-44-3

64.60

On off, this is pushed to cover.

64.50

On off, this is pushed to cover.

64.40

On the stumps, blocked.

64.30

On middle, blocked.

64.20

On the stumps, defended.

64.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 183/7

M Adair9 (10)

L Tucker31 (55)

K Ahmed9-1-29-0

63.64

FOUR! Timed really well! Shrter and around off, Adair strokes it through covers and this one races away to the fence.

63.50

On middle, kept out.

63.41

A single now as this is worked through mid-wicket.

63.30

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

63.20

On off, defended.

63.10

A loud appeal for caught behind but turned down! The bowler and keeper like it and the review is taken. That seems off the pad. NOT OUT! That is off the pad. On the pads. Tucker looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and goes to Das. Bangladesh have now lost all their reviews.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 178/7

M Adair5 (8)

L Tucker30 (51)

M Hasan14-4-34-1

62.60

On off, blocked.

62.51

Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

62.40

On the stumps, kept out.

62.30

On off, defended.

62.24

FOUR! Slammed away! Shorter and outside off, this is hammered through covers and this one races away to the fence.

62.10

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 173/7

L Tucker25 (46)

M Adair5 (7)

E Hossain12-0-54-2

61.61

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

61.54

FOUR! That is hammered! Short and asking to be hit, this is nailed through square leg and it races away to the fence.

61.41

Another single as this is pushed through covers.

61.30

A bumper, ducked under.

61.21

On off, this is played towards cover for one.

61.10

On midldle, kept out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 166/7

M Adair4 (5)

L Tucker19 (42)

T Islam21-7-44-3

60.60

On the stumps, defended nicely.

60.50

On off, kept out.

60.40

BEATEN! This is flatter and on off, it lands and turns away. Mark Adair is beaten as he tries to defend.

60.33

On middle, this is swept through square leg for three. The fielder in the deep does well, runs to his right and stops it with his feet.

60.20

On off, this is pushed to cover.

60.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 163/7

M Adair4 (2)

L Tucker16 (39)

E Hossain11-0-47-2

59.64

FOUR! That is nicely timed! Fuller and on middle, this is timed nicely down the ground and to the long on fence.

59.50

On off, this lands and moves away. Adair is beaten as he tries to defend.

59.4W

OUT! TAKEN! Yet again a stand that was building nicely has been broken! Ebadot Hossain has another one. Shorter and on middle, Andy McBrine looks to pull but this goes off the splice, he is rushed into the stroke, it lobs towards mid-wicket. Mominul Haque takes it as he runs back.

59.30

On off, defended.

59.23

Three! This is angled into the pads, Lorcan works it through mid-wicket for three.

59.10

Outside off, shorter, this is chopped towards cover.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 156/6

A McBrine19 (53)

L Tucker13 (37)

T Islam20-7-41-3

58.60

On off, defended.

58.50

Around off, kept out.

58.40

On off, blocked.

58.30

On middle, this is worked with the turn to mid-wicket.

58.20

On middle, defended.

58.16

SIX! BANG! That sails over the fence! The slog sweep is out! It is nailed over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Top shot. A good effort from the fielder in the deep but in vain.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 150/6

L Tucker13 (37)

A McBrine13 (47)

E Hossain10-0-40-1

57.60

On off, defended.

57.50

On off, kept out.

57.40

On middle, blocked.

57.31

Shorter and around off, this is played through point for one.

57.20

A single as this is defended.

57.11

Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 148/6

A McBrine12 (45)

L Tucker12 (33)

T Islam19-7-35-3

56.60

On middle, blocked out.

56.50

On the pads, this is nudged around the corner for no runs.

56.40

On off, defended.

56.30

Another dot! On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

56.20

Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

56.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 148/6

A McBrine12 (39)

L Tucker12 (33)

E Hossain9-0-38-1

55.61

Another single as this is guided through point.

55.51

Around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

55.40

That is a beauty! Wow! What a ball. This lands on off and then moves away. Lorcan Tucker is beaten as he tries to defend.

55.31

Shorter and around off, this is guided through point for one.

55.20

Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.

55.10

Good length and on off, defended.

We are back for the final session of the day! Lorcan Tucker and Andy McBrine to resume their innings. Ebadot Hossain to begin.

... DAY 1, SESSION 3 ...

A good session for Bangladesh but they have a lot to improve. They took three wickets but they were too wayward in the first hour, the seamers mostly which resulted in for runs but once the spinners came in, they got three wickets in three overs and got Bangladesh right back in this game. Ireland though bossed courtesy of Tector and Curtis Campher as both stitched a stand of 74 with Tector scoring a fifty but both fell in quick succession. Ireland were in pressure but Tucker and McBrine have shown some promising signs and Ireland will hope these two blossoms for a long time. Interestingly, Shakib yet again didn't bowl in this session. Will we see him in the final session? We will find out soon.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 145/6

L Tucker11 (31)

A McBrine10 (35)

T Islam18-6-35-3

54.60

This is full and on middle. Tucker defends on the front foot. That will be Tea on Day 1.

54.50

An arm ball on off, Tucker prods and blocks.

54.40

Tossed up on middle. Tucker drills it to mid-wicket.

54.30

Flat and on middle, nudged to mid-wicket.

54.20

Full again on off, Tucker strokes it to cover.

54.10

Too full and on middle. Tucker blocks it out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 145/6

A McBrine10 (35)

L Tucker11 (25)

M Hasan13-4-29-1

53.60

Too full and on middle. McBrine defends on the front foot.

53.50

Shorter and outside off, McBrine cuts it to cover.

53.40

Full and on middle, McBrine knocks it to cover.

53.30

On middle, kept out.

53.20

An arm ball, angling on the pads. McBrine looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. It lobs to silly point but the umpire shakes his head.

53.10

Full and on middle, McBrine prods and blocks.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 145/6

L Tucker11 (25)

A McBrine10 (29)

T Islam17-5-35-3

52.60

On middle, blocked out.

52.50

On off, kept out.

52.40

Outside off, guided to point.

52.31

On middle, tucked to square leg for a single.

52.20

Tossed up, outside off, McBrine defends on the front foot.

52.11

Full and on off, knocked to covers for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 143/6

A McBrine9 (27)

L Tucker10 (21)

M Hasan12-3-29-1

51.60

This is full and on the pads, drilled to mid-wicket.

51.50

Shorter and on off, McBrine defends it out.

51.40

Full and on off, pushed to point.

51.30

An arm ball on off, McBrine blocks.

51.22

Full and outside off, McBrine drives it in the gap through covers for two more runs.

51.13

Three more! Flat and outside off, Tucker strokes it through covers for three runs.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 138/6

A McBrine7 (22)

L Tucker7 (20)

T Islam16-5-33-3

50.60

Fuller ball, outside off, McBrine blocks it out.

50.50

Tossed up on off, kept out.

50.40

Full and on middle, defended out.

50.30

On off, kept out.

50.24

FOUR! Another boundary! Flat and outside off, McBrine punches off the back foot through covers.

50.11

Full and on middle. Tucker sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 133/6

A McBrine3 (17)

L Tucker6 (19)

M Hasan11-3-24-1

49.60

Full again on off, McBrine drives but to cover.

49.50

Full and on off, McBrine prods and defends.

49.42

Hasan bowls it on the pads. McBrine nudges it to deep square leg for two more.

49.30

Angled on middle, kept out.

49.20

Flat and on middle. McBrine blocks.

49.10

Full and on off, kept out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 131/6

L Tucker6 (19)

A McBrine1 (11)

T Islam15-5-28-3

48.60

On off, kept out.

48.54

Four! Full and on middle. Tucker sweeps it to sqaure leg for a boundary. A welcome boundary.

48.40

Full and on off, kept out.

48.30

Targets the off pole. Blocked.

48.20

Full and on off, Tucker looks to sweep but misses. An appeal but he gets hit on the arms.

48.10

An arm ball on middle. Tucker blocks.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 127/6

A McBrine1 (11)

L Tucker2 (13)

M Hasan10-3-22-1

47.60

A maiden from Hasan! Full and on off, McBrine drives it to cover.

47.50

Short again, McBrine cuts but finds point.

47.40

This is full and on middle, McBrine blocks.

47.30

On middle, kept out.

47.20

Full and on off, pushed to cover.

47.10

Shorer and outside off, McBrine cuts it to point.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 127/6

A McBrine1 (5)

L Tucker2 (13)

T Islam14-5-24-3

46.61

Sharp single! Flat and outside off, dropped to point for a single.

46.50

Around off, kept out.

46.41

Very full on middle, swept to square leg for a single.

46.30

Quicker arm ball on middle. Tucker prods and blocks.

46.20

Full and on off, defended out.

46.10

Angling on middle. Tucker blocks it out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 125/6

L Tucker1 (9)

A McBrine0 (3)

M Hasan9-2-22-1

45.61

On off, dropped to covers. Mehidy Hasan runs across and has a shy at his end but misses. A quick single is taken.

45.50

An arm ball on middle. Blocked out.

45.40

Full and on off, Tucker defends on the front foot.

45.30

Flat, slow and outside off, Tucker taps it to cover.

45.20

Tossed up on off, defended out.

45.10

This is full and on middle, swept to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 124/6

A McBrine0 (3)

L Tucker0 (3)

T Islam13-5-22-3

44.60

Around off, defended out.

44.50

tossed up on off, kept out.

44.40

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

44.3W

OUT! LBW! Campher is given LBW out but he reviews. Looks out to the naked eye. UltraaEdge shows no bat. Ball Tracking shows umpire's call on wickets hitting and Campher has to go. Bangladesh have three wickets in three overs. What a turnaround. The set batter goes and Bangladesh are right on top of this game. An arm ball, full and on middle. Campher prods to defend but gets beaten on the inside edge and hits on the pads.

44.20

Full and on middle. Campher blocks to cover.

44.10

Shorter and on off, tucked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 124/5

L Tucker0 (3)

C Campher34 (70)

M Hasan8-2-21-1

43.60

Slower ball on middle, punched to mid on.

43.50

Tossed up on  off, Tucker bunts it to mid-wicket.

43.40

On middle, this is hit to mid-wicket.

43.31

Full and on off, Campher splices his defensive shot to third man for one more.

43.20

This one stays low, outside off, Campher blocks.

43.10

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 123/5

P Moor1 (8)

C Campher33 (67)

T Islam12-4-22-2

42.6W

OUT! TAKEN! A soft dismissal and Bangladesh have two in two overs! This is very full and on off, Moor tries to loft it over mid off but toe ends his shot to mid off where Tamim Iqbal takes a simple catch. The spinners are getting purchase now.

42.50

Full and on middle. Moor makes a solid block.

42.40

On off, tapped to cover.

42.30

Full again on middle, kept out.

42.20

This is full and on middle. Moor prods and blocks it out.

42.10

Tossed up on middle, defended out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 123/4

P Moor1 (2)

C Campher33 (67)

M Hasan7-2-20-1

41.61

On off, worked to mid on for a single.

41.50

Full and on middle. Moor tucks it to mid-wicket.

41.4W

OUT! BOWLED! Finally the stand is broken! Bangladesh will be relieved. The 74-run stand is broken! Tossed up, outside off, it spins in. Tector strides forward to defend across but gets beaten on the inside edge and the ball shatters the stumps. Might have got an inside edge there.

41.30

Flat and on middle. Tector keeps it out.

41.20

Full and on off, Tector blocks.

41.11

Very full and on middle, Campher eases it to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 121/3

H Tector50 (89)

C Campher32 (66)

K Ahmed8-1-24-0

40.60

On middle, blocked out.

40.50

Way outside off, left alone.

Bangladesh have some issue with the ball and it needs to be changed.

40.40

Goes very full and on middle. Tector jams it out back to Ahmed.

40.30

Length ball on middle. Tector drops it to point.

40.20

Full and outside off, pushed to cover. Campher wants a single but is sent back wisely.

40.10

Length and on off, blocked out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 121/3

C Campher32 (66)

H Tector50 (83)

M Hasan6-2-18-0

39.60

On middle, Campher defends. A maiden from Mehidy Hasan.

39.50

This is close to off. Campher stays back to defend.

39.40

Shorter and on middle. Campher rocks back and blocks.

39.30

Tossed up on  off, Campher prods and blocks.

39.20

Full and on  middlle, tucked to mid-wicket.

39.10

On middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 121/3

H Tector50 (83)

C Campher32 (60)

K Ahmed7-0-24-0

38.60

Length and on off, Tector dead bats it.

38.50

On off, kept out.

38.51nb

This is short and way outside off, left alone. No ball as Khaled Ahmed overstepped.

38.41

This is short and on middle. Campher fends it to square leg for one.

38.31

FIFTY FOR TECTOR! Excellent work from the Irish man! A wonderful knock and needs to continue! On the pads, tucked to square leg for a single.

38.21

Short and on leg, Campher pulls it to square leg for a single.

38.10

Short and down leg, Campher lets it go.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 117/3

H Tector49 (79)

C Campher30 (57)

M Hasan5-1-18-0

37.60

Full and on middle, blocked again.

37.51

Full and on off, pushed to covers for a single.

37.40

On off, kept out.

37.33

Three runs! Tossed up, outside off. Tector looks to defend but gets an outside edge to third man. Good fielding there.

37.20

Flat and outside off, defended out.

37.14

FOUR! Boundaries are flowing now! Full and on middle. Tector skips down and lofts it over mid on for four.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 109/3

C Campher29 (55)

H Tector42 (75)

E Hossain8-0-35-1

36.60

This is outside off, Campher leaves.

36.50

On off, kept out.

36.44

FOUR! Bangladesh have been too full in this session! This is outside off, Campher drives it through covers for consecutive boundaries.

36.34

FOUR! Helped away! Shorter and on leg, Campher pulls it just wide of the keeper to fine leg for four more.

36.21

Full and on middle, Tector works it to square leg for a single.

36.10

Short and on  middle. Tector ducks under it.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 100/3

C Campher21 (51)

H Tector41 (73)

M Hasan4-1-10-0

35.60

Tossed up on off, Campher prods and defends it out.

35.50

Tad slow now, on middle. Campher goes back and blocks.

35.40

Quicker ball on middle, kept out.

35.31

100 up for Ireland! On middle, this is hit to covers for a single.

35.21

Tossed up on off, played to square leg for one.

35.11

This is full and on middle, flicked to square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 97/3

C Campher20 (47)

H Tector39 (71)

E Hossain7-0-26-1

34.60

Length and on off, blocked out.

34.51

A full toss on the pads, flicked to square leg for a single.

34.41

This is full and on middle. Campher tickles it to fine leg and rotates the strike.

34.30

On off, blocked out.

34.20

Fuller and on off. Campher lets it go.

34.11

A single as this is hit to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 94/3

C Campher19 (43)

H Tector37 (69)

M Hasan3-1-7-0

33.60

Flat and on leg, Campher whips it to mid-wicket.

33.50

This one is angled on middle. Campher nudges it to square leg.

33.40

On off, kept out.

33.30

Floated  on middle. Campher defends on the front foot.

33.21

Flat and on middle, tucked to square leg for a single.

33.10

On middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 93/3

C Campher19 (39)

H Tector36 (67)

E Hossain6-0-23-1

32.60

Full ball, on off, Campher blocks it out.

32.50

Fuller and outside off, Campher drives it to the man at gully.

32.40

Length and on off, punched to cover.

32.31

On the pads, flicked to square leg for a single.

32.24

FOUR! Two in a row! Beautiful shot! Fuller again, outside off, Tector drives it through covers for one more boundary.

32.14

FOUR! Ebadot Hossain is greeted with a boundary! Full and on off, Tector drives it down to long off for four.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 84/3

C Campher19 (36)

H Tector27 (64)

T Islam11-3-22-1

31.60

Full and on off, Campher lunges forward to block.

31.50

On off, kept out.

31.44

FOUR! Finds the gap! Shorter and outside off, Campher smashes it through covers, beats the man there for four.

31.30

Tossed up, outside off, Campher hits it to cover.

31.20

Flat and on middle. Campher blocks it to silly point.

31.10

An arm ball on off, Campher taps it to cover.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 80/3

C Campher15 (30)

H Tector27 (64)

S Islam8-1-22-1

30.61

Around off, pushed to covers for a single.

30.50

Way outside off, left alone.

30.40

Fuller ball, outside off, Campher square drives but finds point.

30.31

On the pads, nudged behind square leg for a single.

30.20

This is short and outside off, Tector leaves.

30.14

FOUR! SHOT! Shorter and on middle. Tector whips it in the gap to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 74/3

C Campher14 (27)

H Tector22 (61)

T Islam10-3-18-1

29.60

On middle, kept out.

29.50

Full again, Campher prods and blocks.

29.40

Slower ball, full and on middle. Campher defends.

29.30

Fuller and outside off, Campher blocks.

29.21

This is full and outside off. Tector looks to loft but slices it over covers and in the vacant space for a single.

29.10

Tossed up on middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 73/3

C Campher14 (23)

H Tector21 (59)

S Islam7-1-16-1

28.60

On off, kept out.

28.54

FOUR! Crunched! Flat and outside off, Campher slaps it through covers and into the fence.

28.40

Length ball, outside off, Campher punches it to point.

28.30

A bumper on middle. Campher sits down.

28.21

Quick single again! Length and on off, Harry drops it to cover for a single.

28.10

Outside off, left alone.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 68/3

C Campher10 (19)

H Tector20 (57)

T Islam9-3-17-1

27.60

On middle, Campher keeps it out.

27.50

Flighted on middle. Campher prods and blocks.

27.41

An arm ball on off, it is cut to point for a single.

27.30

Tossed up on off, Tector pushes it to point.

27.20

Flat and on middle, defended out again.

27.10

On middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 67/3

C Campher10 (17)

H Tector19 (53)

S Islam6-1-11-1

26.60

Length and outside off, left alone.

26.51

On a length and on middle, tucked to square leg for a single.

26.40

Short in length, outside off. Tector stands tall and lets it go.

26.30

Angles it on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.

26.20

Length and outside off. Tector dabs it straight to the man at gully.

26.11

Quick single! Length and on off. Campher taps it to point for a single.

We are back. The players are out in the middle. Shoriful Islam to bowl after the break.

...Day 1, Session 2...

A good session then for the hosts! They were asked to field after Ireland won the toss but head with their noses ahead into the break. They struck early courtesy Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain then did not take long to make an impact. Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector then tried to steady things and were looking good but Taijul Islam struck. Curtis Campher and Tector though ensured there were no more wickets to fall before the break. The two now need to apply themselves and put up a good stand. Bangladesh on the other hand, will want to continue the good work. The element of surprise in the first session was that Shakib did not come onto bowl but we might just see him soon with the ball in hand. A tricky second session awaits for the visitors. Can they come out on top then? We will find out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 65/3

H Tector18 (49)

C Campher9 (15)

T Islam8-3-16-1

25.60

On the stumps, Tector negotiates it well. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 1!

25.50

On middle, kept out.

25.40

Tossed up on off, defended.

25.34

FOUR! Nicely played! He played it quite late! Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for a boundary.

25.20

On off, blocked.

25.10

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 61/3

C Campher9 (15)

H Tector14 (43)

K Ahmed6-0-20-0

24.60

On off, defended.

24.54

EDGY FOUR! Length and on off, Curtis Campher lunges to defend, this goes off the outside edge and wide of first slip. A boundary in the third man region.

24.40

On off, defended.

24.34

FOUR! Creamed! That is a lovely stroke! Fuller and outside off, this is timed through covers and it races away to the fence.

24.20

Outside off, left alone.

24.10

Around off, Curtis Campher opens the face of the bat and guides it towards point.

24.11nb

On off, defended. No ball signaled.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 52/3

H Tector14 (43)

C Campher1 (8)

T Islam7-3-12-1

23.60

On off, kept out.

23.52

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.

23.40

On off, kept out.

23.30

On off, defended.

23.20

Tossed up on off, Harry Tector steps out and hits it hard but to the bowler.

23.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 50/3

C Campher1 (8)

H Tector12 (37)

K Ahmed5-0-11-0

22.60

That is the end of the over! On off, defended.

22.61nb

Makes the batter play, on off, defend but it is a no ball.

22.50

Five leaves in a row as this is also outside off.

22.40

Another nut outside off, Curtis Campher shoulders arms to this one.

22.30

Another one outside off, left alone.

22.20

Shortish and outside off, left alone.

22.10

Outside off, not played at.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 49/3

C Campher1 (1)

H Tector12 (37)

T Islam6-3-10-1

21.61

Almost! This is on middle, it goes on with the angle. Curtis Campher looks to defend, it goes off the inside edge on the leg side for one.

21.5W

UP GOES THE FINGER FOR AN APPEAL FOR LBW! Andy Balbirnie reviews it. It looks out! No bat there. Time for the Ball Tracker. OUT! The impact is umpire's call! The decision stands and Andy Balbirnie has to take the long walk back. Ireland keep the review but lose their skipper. Andy Balbirnie looks to sweep this delivery. This is fired in on off. He misses and is hit on the pad. Timely wicket as the two were looking good and this stand was going along nicely. Still some time for the break, Bangladesh will love another one.

21.40

Nice and slow outside off. Left alone.

21.30

Turn! This lands on off and then spins away. Andy Balbirnie looks to defend but is beaten.

21.20

Slightly slower through the air and on off, blocked.

21.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 48/2

H Tector12 (37)

A Balbirnie16 (45)

K Ahmed4-0-10-0

20.60

Bowls this one from well wide of the crease but bowls it quite wide outside off. Left alone.

20.50

A good short one, outside off, left alone.

20.40

Hits it well but does not find the gap! Shorter and on the body, this is pulled but to square leg.

20.31

A little too straight, this is clipped towards mid-wicket for one.

20.20

Good shot but for no runs! Fuller and on off, this is driven nicely but to covers.

20.10

On off, length, defended.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 47/2

H Tector12 (34)

A Balbirnie15 (42)

T Islam5-3-9-0

19.60

On off, Tector pushes it to covers.

19.50

Yet again on middle, defended easily.

19.40

On the stumps, this is played back to the bowler. Not a lot of turn so far.

19.30

Fuller and outside off, Harry Tector drives but to covers.

19.20

On middle, defended.

19.10

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 47/2

A Balbirnie15 (42)

H Tector12 (28)

E Hossain5-0-14-1

18.60

Outside off, left alone.

18.50

On off, blocked.

18.40

Outside off, left alone.

18.31

Fuller and on off, this is pushed wide of mid off for one.

18.20

On off, defended.

18.10

A bumper, Harry Tector evades it.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 46/2

A Balbirnie15 (39)

H Tector11 (25)

T Islam4-2-9-0

17.60

A maiden then from Taijul Islam! On middle, blocked.

17.50

On off, defended.

17.40

Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

17.30

Pushes it through on the stumps, blocked.

17.20

Angled into middle, kept out.

17.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 46/2

H Tector11 (25)

A Balbirnie15 (33)

E Hossain4-0-13-1

16.60

Good length and on off, this is pushed towards cover.

16.50

This is well wide outside off, Harry Tector leaves it alone.

16.40

On the stumps, this time, this is defended nicely.

16.33

Good shot! Shorter and on off, this is pushed past cover. The fielder gives it a chase, dives and pushes it back in. Saves a run for his side.

16.20

Bangs it shorter and on the body, Andy Balbirnie looks to pull but misses, it hits the pad and goes to the keeper.

16.10

How do you play that? Wow! This is angled into the middle pole, it lands on a length and then moves away. Andy Balbirnie is beaten all ends up as he tries to defend.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 43/2

H Tector11 (22)

A Balbirnie12 (30)

M Hasan2-1-6-0

15.60

On middle, this is flicked but it hits the man at short leg.

15.50

Gives it air this time and lands it on off, kept out.

15.40

Flatter and on off, defended.

15.30

On middle, defended.

15.26

SIX! Over! Harry Tector steps out, he gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie. That is a really good shot.

15.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 37/2

A Balbirnie12 (30)

H Tector5 (16)

T Islam3-1-9-0

14.60

On off, defended.

14.50

Pushes this one through and on off, defended.

14.41

Flatter and outside off, Harry Tector opens the face of the bat and guides it towards point for one.

14.34

FOUR! That is hit nicely! Fuller and on middle, this is whipped down the ground and to the long on fence.

14.21

Angled into the pads, Andy Balbirnie works it through mid-wicket for one.

14.12

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 29/2

H Tector0 (14)

A Balbirnie9 (26)

M Hasan1-1-0-0

13.60

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

13.50

Tossed up on off, defended.

13.40

A loud shout but turned down! A review taken again but this seems to be going down leg! NOT OUT! Bangladesh lose another review. This is a poor one. On middle, this one turns back in. Harry Tector looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It is going well down leg.

13.30

On middle, defended.

13.20

On the stumps, this is nudged to mid-wicket again.

13.10

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 29/2

A Balbirnie9 (26)

H Tector0 (8)

T Islam2-1-1-0

12.60

Flatter and on off, Andy Balbirnie lunges and keeps it out.

12.50

The series of dots continue. On off, defended.

12.40

On off, this is pushed to cover.

12.30

On the stumps, defended.

12.20

Flatter and on off, blocked.

12.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 29/2

H Tector0 (8)

A Balbirnie9 (20)

E Hossain3-0-10-1

11.60

On off, defended.

11.50

Another delivery outside off, Harry Tector does not fiddle with it.

11.40

On the stumps, blocked.

11.30

Outside off, left alone.

11.20

On off, this is defended.

11.11

Angled into the pads, this is nudged around the corner for one.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 28/2

H Tector0 (3)

A Balbirnie8 (19)

T Islam1-0-1-0

10.60

On middle, blocked.

10.50

On the stumps, kept out again.

10.40

Tossed up on middle, Harry Tector defends.

10.31

On middle, this is swept through square leg for one.

10.20

Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

10.10

A LOUD APPEAL BUT TURNED DOWN! Das really liked it and he has convinced his skipper to take the review. It is for caught behind. NOT OUT! Nothing on Ultra Edge! This lands on off and then spins away. Andy Balbirnie looks to push at it but is beaten. A review lost then by Bangladesh.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 27/2

J McCollum15 (34)

A Balbirnie7 (16)

E Hossain2-0-9-1

9.6W

OUT! TAKEN ON THE SECOND ATTEMPT! Good catch and Ebadot Hossain strikes in his second over. This is shorter and outside off, James McCollum slashes, this flies off the outside edge. Najmul Hossain Shanto looks to take it at second slip but it pops out but kindly. He takes it on the second attempt.

9.50

Outside off, left alone.

9.40

On off, defended.

9.34

FOUR! That is a wonderful stroke! Fuller and around off, this is timed through covers and it races away to the fence.

9.21

A single as this is pushed towards cover.

9.12

Two! Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for two.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 20/1

J McCollum11 (30)

A Balbirnie4 (14)

S Islam5-1-9-1

8.60

On off, this lands and moves away. James McCollum is beaten as he tries to defend.

8.50

Around off, kept out.

8.40

Outside off, left alone.

8.30

Outside off. Left alone.

8.22

Another one on the shorter side, this is hit through mid-wicket for two more again.

8.12

Two! Shorter and on middle, James McCollum pulls it through mid-wicket for two.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 16/1

A Balbirnie4 (14)

J McCollum7 (24)

E Hossain1-0-2-0

7.60

Shortish and around off, this is guided to point.

7.50

On off, defended.

7.40

Outside off again, not played at.

7.32

Around middle, this is worked through square leg for two.

7.20

Outside off, left alone.

7.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 14/1

J McCollum7 (24)

A Balbirnie2 (8)

S Islam4-1-5-1

6.60

Another dot to end! Shorter and on the body, ths is pulled but to square leg.

6.50

Good length and around off, James McCollum guides it to point.

6.40

On middle, this is pushed to mid on.

6.30

A sharp bumper, James McCollum ducks under it.

6.20

Around off, this is pushed towards cover.

6.10

Outside off, left alone.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 14/1

A Balbirnie2 (8)

J McCollum7 (18)

K Ahmed3-0-9-0

5.60

A dot to end! On middle, defended.

5.50

On off, kept out.

5.40

Fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

5.31

This lands safe! Shorter and on middle, James McCollum looks to pull, this goes off the splice but lands safe in the square leg region. A run taken.

5.20

On middle, this one stays a touch low. Defended.

5.10

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 13/1

A Balbirnie2 (5)

J McCollum6 (15)

S Islam3-0-5-1

4.60

On off, defended.

4.52

Two! Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for two.

4.40

On off, defended.

4.30

On the stumps, blocked.

4.20

Outside off, left alone.

Andy Balbirnie walks out to bat!

4.1W

OUT! LBW! That is plumb in front and Bangladesh strike early! This is on middle, it stays a touch low. Murray Commins looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A loud shout and the finger is raised. Murray Commins has a chat with his partner but does not review it. Rightly so.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 11/0

J McCollum6 (15)

M Commins5 (9)

K Ahmed2-0-8-0

3.60

Another one outside off, not played at.

3.50

Outside off, left alone.

3.41

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

3.30

Good length and on off, defended.

3.24

FOUR! Clipped away! First boundary of the game! On the pads, this is worked through square leg and the ball races away to the fence.

3.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 6/0

J McCollum6 (13)

M Commins0 (5)

S Islam2-0-3-0

2.60

Good length and on off, James looks to defend but this goes off the outside edge, it goes along the ground to second slip.

2.50

Outside off, left alone.

2.42

Shorter and on middle, James McCollum pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple.

2.30

BEATEN AGAIN! Yet again this lands on off and then moves away. James McCollum looks to push at it but is beaten again.

2.20

A lot better! Length and on off, this lands and moves away. James McCollum is beaten as he tries to defend.

2.10

Bangladesh have been a little too wide outside off. Yet another that line and the batter does not play at it.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 4/0

M Commins0 (5)

J McCollum4 (7)

K Ahmed1-0-3-0

1.60

Another one outside the off pole. Murray Commins shoulders arms to this one.

1.50

Murray Commins with another leave as this is also bowled outside off.

1.41

Angled into the pads, James McCollum works it on the leg side and takes one.

1.30

Goes back to bowling it outside off, not played at.

1.22

Two! Just outside off, James McCollum guides it past point for two.

1.10

Yet another leave as it is another harmless ball outside off.

Khaled Ahmed to bowl from the other end then!

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 1/0

M Commins0 (3)

J McCollum1 (3)

S Islam1-0-1-0

0.60

Yet another one outside off, not played at.

0.50

Just outside off yet again, not played at.

0.40

This starts off just outside off. Murray Commins shoulders arms to this one.

0.31

First run for James McCollum and Ireland are underway! On the pads, this is nudged around the corner for one.

0.20

On middle, this time, slightly fuller. James McCollum looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

0.10

A beauty to begin with! Length and around off, angles it away. James McCollum is beaten as he tries to defend.

Time for the action to begin! The Bangladesh players make their way out to the middle. Murray Commins and James McCollum are the openers. Shoriful Islam to begin with.

Ireland (PLAYING XI) - Murray Commins, James McCollum, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Peter Moor, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Graham Hume, Benjamin White.

Bangladesh (PLAYING XI) - Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das (WK), Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Shadman Islam.

TOSS - Ireland have won the toss and OPTED TO BAT!

It is time for the one-off Test between Ireland and Bangladesh. The series has been dominated by the hosts so far. Out of the 5 completed games so far they have managed to win 4. However, the visitors head into this game after a morale boosting win. That though was in the shortest format. This is now the longest format where they'll face a stiffer challenge. They do not have a ot of experience in this format but the Irish would be eager to prove themselves against a side which usually does well in familiar conditions in Tests. Toss in a bit. Stay tuned.

... MATCH DAY ...