Tigers win first Ireland T20 with ease

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Bangladesh won the first Twenty20 International against Ireland in Belfast by 71 runs on Wednesday, with Shakib-al-Hasan scoring a half century and Elias Sunny taking a five-for.

Bangladesh won the first Twenty20 International against Ireland in Belfast by 71 runs on Wednesday, with Shakib al Hasan scoring a half century and Elias Sunny taking a five-for.

Ireland won the toss and elected to field, which was a massive error as the Tigers put up 190 in their allotted 20 overs, with Hasan and Ziaur Rahman making sure of a good score for the visitors.

Ireland's reply never got off the ground and they were eight wickets down by the time their overs ran out, having made only 119. The only batsman to put up some resistance was Gary Wilson, who was on 41 not out at the end of the knock.

Sunny was in sparkling form, and he, along with Abdur Razzak, took all of the Irish wickets. Sunny finished with figures of five for 13 in his four overs, while Razzak had two wickets and a run out.

The next game is also in Belfast, this time on Friday 20 July.

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