Friday, March 21, 2008

Bangladesh Clinch Series Against Ireland

Bangladesh won the second game against Ireland yesterday by 84 runs, clinching the 3-game series and putting them in the perfect place to sweep the series.

Bangladesh defeated Ireland by 84 runs in the second one-day international in Mirpur on Thursday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the best-of-three series. The series win, albeit against non Test-playing opposition, should have put smiles on the faces of Bangladesh's passionate fans given the losing streak their side was on. Mohammad Ashraful has been under immense pressure and his scores would have alleviated some of that. Ireland, after a good run in the ICC Intercontinental Cup, have struggled against the hosts. Their main contributions have come from the lower order - namely Alex Cusack and Andre Botha - and the top order is a worry. Their bowling has been workmanlike, with no bowler really bothering Bangladesh.

The final game of the series is on Saturday, and Tigers fans around the world will be cheering.

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