Shakib Al Hasan Turns into Main T20I Wicket Taker As Bangladesh Defeat Eire | Cricket Information

Shakib Al Hasan took 5 wickets and Litton Das hit a quick-fire half-century as Bangladesh hammered Eire by 77 runs within the second T20 to seal the three-match collection 2-0 in Chittagong on Wednesday. Litton hit a career-best 83 off 41 balls and Rony Talukdar made 44 off 23 as the 2 openers guided Bangladesh to 202-3 in a rain-reduced 17 overs. Shakib then claimed 5-22 to limit Eire to 125-9 and develop into the main worldwide wicket-taker in T20s, overtaking New Zealander Tim Southee’s 134 wickets.  Curtis Campher top-scored for Eire with 50 but it surely got here a lot too late.

The guests had been by no means within the contest after Taskin Ahmed, who completed with 3-27, claimed a wicket off the primary ball of the innings. Shakib then decreased Eire to 43 for six.

Litton and Rony shared 124 runs of their opening stand, the very best begin by Bangladesh in a T20, after Eire captain Paul Stirling gained the toss and elected to bowl.

Litton, who hit 10 fours and three sixes, reached his fifty off 18 balls, the quickest T20 fifty for Bangladesh. He surpassed Mohammad Ashraful’s 20-ball half-century towards West Indies in 2007.

Leg-spinner Ben White earned Eire their first breakthrough when he pressured Rony to offer a catch to Mark Adair at lengthy on.

White, the one Eire bowler to offer Bangladesh any bother, additionally dismissed Litton in his subsequent over earlier than ending with 2-28.

Nonetheless, Shakib (38 not out) and Towhid Hridoy (24) placed on 61 runs for the fourth wicket to assist Bangladesh placed on a giant complete.

“That was a difficult day, little question about that… There have been in all probability a number of of the identical errors from the last few weeks. So a hell of loads to work on,” Stirling stated.

Bangladesh gained Monday’s opening recreation by 22 runs. The third match is scheduled on the similar venue on Friday.

The house aspect additionally gained the previous three-match one-day worldwide collection 2-0.

Bangladesh “are a powerful group wherever they play on the earth”, Stirling stated.

“We knew (the tour) was going to be powerful. We in all probability did not suppose it was going to be as one-sided because it has been,” he stated.

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