Sports desk, Mar 23: Bangladesh clinched the three match one-day international series by 2-0 as they thrashed their Ireland counterparts by record 10-wicket margin for the first time in the final game at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Bangladesh’s previous largest win by wickets came in March 2009 when they beat Kenya by nine wickets in Khulna.
This is also Bangladesh’s second-biggest win in terms of balls remaining.
Pacer Hasan Mahumd set the tone scalping his maiden five-wicket haul leaking just 32 runs then Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal hit an unbeaten 50 off 38 balls and a run-a-ball 41 respectively to cruise the target of 102 runs in just 13.1 overs.
Aside from Hasan , Taskin Ahmed took three and Ebadot Hossain claimed two wickets to bundle out Ireland for 101 in 28.1 overs.
In reply, opener Tamim survived a leg-before review after the fourth delivery of Mark Adair in third over.
That was the end of scare as after that the opener went big guns to pull the hosts to the shore of victory.
Liton smashed 10 fours on his way to his ninth ODI fifty while Tamim smacked five fours along with two maximums.
Although the visitors made a cautious start, amassing eight in three overs in the overcast condition, opting to bat first, they couldn’t continue the momentum after Mahmud struck in the next over, removing the opener Stephen Doheny.
Then in the ninth over, he trapped Paul Stirling leg-before, followed by Harry Tector in the same over, that shortened the tourists to 22-3 in 8.4 overs.
His other two wickets came when he dismissed Curtis Campher after he hit highest 36 for the side, followed by Graham Hume for three to bundle out the tourists.