News from Sri Lanka: Sports, Cricket
An excellent all-around display by Bangladesh secured their spot in the tri-series final with a game to spare after they clinched a five-wicket victory over West Indies in Dublin on Monday 13th of May.
Both teams will now take part in the final on Friday, with hosts Ireland missing out.
Bangladesh was set 248 for victory after Shai Hope and Jason Holder had shared a 100-run fifth-wicket stand for West Indies to help post a respectable but below-par first innings score.
Although the Tigers were shaken by two wickets in two balls from off-spinner Ashley Nurse (3/53), Bangladesh recovered with maturity and ultimately made light work of the chase, boosted by assured knocks from Mohammad Mithun and Mahmudullah to see their side home.
Both Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar got the second innings off to a flier, flaying boundaries in the first few overs before 15 runs were smashed off the fifth. Tamim danced down the track to Nurse to bring up Bangladesh’s fifty before the twirler got his revenge when he squeezed one through the gate to make it 54/1.