Shakib Al Hasan Achieved The Biggest Milestone In The History Of T20I Cricket

Bangladesh has won the three T20 match series against Ireland. They defeated the visiting team by 77 runs in the match played on 29th March in Chittagong. With this victory, Bangladesh took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. They have registered a second consecutive T20 series win over Ireland. In 2012, the Bangladeshi team achieved 3-0 success in three matches.

Due to rain, this match was played of 17-17 overs. Ireland won the toss and decided to bowl first. Bangladesh scored 202 runs for three wickets in 17 overs. In response, Ireland’s team could only manage 125 runs for nine wickets in 17 overs. They lost the first match by 22 runs based on the Duckworth-Lewis method. The third and final match of the series will be played on 31st March in Chittagong.

Shakib took five wickets for 22 runs during this match. He became the highest wicket-taker in T20 Internationals. In this matter, he left behind New Zealand’s Tim Southee (134 wickets).

Bangladesh openers Liton Das and Ronnie Talukdar got the team off to an explosive start. Both shared a 124-run partnership in 9.2 overs. Ronnie Talukdar was dismissed after scoring 44 off 23 balls. After that, Liton Das returned to the pavilion on 83 off 41 balls. Captain Shakib shared a 61-run partnership for the third wicket with Tauheed Hridoy after two wickets fell for 138 runs. Tauheed was dismissed after scoring 24 runs off 13 balls. Shakib remained unbeaten on 38 off 24 balls, and Najmul Hussain Shanto scored two runs.

Talking about Ireland’s innings, only Curtis Campher could stand against the Bangladeshi bowlers. He scored 50 runs in 30 balls. Harry Tector scored 22 runs. Graham Hume remained unbeaten on 20 off 17 balls. Apart from these three batsmen, no batter could cross the double figure. Eight of Ireland’s batters disappointed the team. These include captain Paul Sterling who was dismissed for zero. Captain Shakib took five wickets, and Taskin Ahmed took three dismissals for Bangladesh. Hasan Mahmood got one wicket.

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