Mominul stars BD A victory over Ireland A in 4th one-day

Publish: 11:55 AM, August 9, 2018 | Update: 11:55:AM, August 9, 2018

DHAKA – Skipper Mominul Haque hit his career’s best ton as Bangladesh A team registered a comfortable 85-run victory over host Ireland A team in the 4th unofficial ODI on Wednesday at the Hills Cricket Club Ground in Dublin, Ireland.

Following the win, Bangladesh A now leads the five-match series by 2-1. Fifth and final match of the series will be held tomorrow (Friday) at the venue.

Batting first Bangladesh posted a daunting total of 386 for 4 from their allotted 50 overs; thanks to skipper Mominul Haque’s List A career best 182 off just 133 balls. Zakir and Mithun chipped in with two fifties.

In reply, Ireland also gave a strong reply but eventually fell short as they were dismissed at 301 in 46.1 overs with Balbrinie top scoring 103. Fazle Mahmud and Khaled Ahmed claimed three Ireland wickets apiece for Bangladesh.

Brief score: Bangladesh A – 386 for 4 in 50 overs, Mominul 182, Mithun 86 n.o, Zakir 79, McBrine 1/45.

Ireland A : 301 for all in 46.1 overs, Balbrinie 106, Simi 53, James 43, Fazle Mahmud 3/47, Khaled 3/73, Saifuddin 2/35 and Shriful 2/53.

Result: Bangladesh A won by 85 runs.