Bangladesh finished a great series against Ireland. The tigers touched new heights in the first two matches as the team scored the highest total. Bangladesh wanted to demonstrate their power and expertise through its performance in the field by playing an aggressive style of cricket. And the plan worked well as the tigers won the three-match series by 2-0 against the young Ireland team.
2023 BAN vs IRE ODI Series Analysis
In the Bangladesh vs Ireland series, Bangladesh won the three-match ODI series by 2-0. The first match was won by Bangladesh with a huge margin of 183 runs. The second match was washed away by rain, and Bangladesh got a 10 wicket victory in the last match.
Considering the performance in three matches, Litton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto have been very consistent. And as a new batter, Towhid Hridoy’s performance was also eye-catching. In addition to that, Shakib’s 93 for 89 in the first match was also remarkable. For the bowling part, Hasan Mahmud and Ebadot Hossian’s performance played a crucial role in winning the first and third matches. Overall, all the Bangladeshi players gave their best on the field.
From Ireland, George Dockrell played a brilliant inning of 45 runs off 47 balls, including six fours in the first match. But the rest of the Irish batting lineup failed to perform in both games they batted. If we look at Ireland’s bowling in all three matches, Graham Hume was the only bowler that stopped Bangladeshi batters. Although Hume’s economy rate was quite high, he took 7 wickets in total.
Records and Achievement for Bangladesh
We have seen aggressive cricket from both Bangladeshi batters and blowers. And In the eyes of captain Tamim, Bangladesh just completed the perfect series. Let's take a look at the accomplishments of this remarkable series.
Biggest Win by Runs
Bangladesh achieved a record-breaking victory in their first match, winning by an incredible 183 runs - the largest margin of victory in the nation's ODI history. After winning the toss, Ireland sent Bangladesh to batting, and the Tigers scored 338 runs. In response, the Bangladeshi bowlers stopped them to 155 runs.
Shakib’s 7000 Runs Milestone
After Tamim Iqbal, Shakib became the second Bangladeshi cricketer to cross 7,000 runs milestone in ODIs. Shakib achieved a remarkable feat with his 93-run score. He entered the field with 24 runs away from 7000 runs, and Shakib achieved the landmark easily.
Mushfiqur Rahim’s 7000 Runs
Mushfiqur Rahim scored a century in the second ODI, and he also crossed 7000 runs in ODI cricket. Mushfiqur has become the third batsman from Bangladesh to achieve 7000 runs landmark after Tamim and Shakib. He needed 55 runs to reach the milestone but achieved it with the century, and now Mushfiques total ODI runs are 7045.
Mushfiqur Rahim set another record in this match. He took five catches as the wicketkeeper in the first match. He has taken the most catches as a wicketkeeper in ODIs for Bangladesh. However, Khaled Masud Pilot had five dismissals with three catches and two stumpings against Kenya in 2006.
Mushfiq’s Fastest Century
In 2009, during a match in Bulawayo, Shakib achieved an impressive accomplishment by scoring a century in only 63 balls against Zimbabwe. Mushfiqur topped Shakib's 14-year record as he hit a century off just 60 balls in the second ODI. He achieved his ninth century in the last ball of the innings, scoring 14 fours and 2 sixes for a total of 100 runs.