Sports desk, Mar 20: Torrential rain washed out the second of three match one-day international series between Bangladesh and Ireland at the Sylhet International Stadium on Monday.
Rain that started pouring after the conclusion of Bangladesh’s innings continued until 8:32pm that impelled the officials to call it off prior to its cut off time 9:33pm.
Earlier being sent to bat, Mushfiqur Rahim hit the fastest hundred in ODIs for Bangladesh to guide the Tigers to post their highest ever total 349-6.
Mushfiq remained unbeaten on 100 off 60 balls with the help of fourteen boundaries and two maximums to surpass Shakib Al Hasan’s previous record of fastest century 104 off 63 balls against Zimbabwe in 2009 at Bulawayo.
Mushfiq also became third Bangladeshi batsman to hit 7,000 after Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan in the match.
Mushfiq, who was just 55 runs away from the milestone, reached the feat by smashing Curtis Campher for a boundary in the 44th over.
Apart from Mushfiq’s ton, 70 off 71 balls and 73 off 77 balls came from Liton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto.
Bangladesh previous highest total in ODIs was 338-8 at the same ground against the same opponent on Saturday.
Graham Hume was the standout bowler for the Irish claiming 3-58 while Mark Adair and Campher took one wicket each.
With the game rained-off, Tigers are now leading the series by 1-0 thanks to their 183 run comprehensive victory against the touring side in the series opener on Saturday.
The third and final ODI of the series will be held at the same venue on March 23.