Shakib warns Bangladesh will survive Irish weather

Ross Houston
May 14, 2017

Rain wiped out any chance of a result in Ireland's first tri-series one-day global against Bangladesh in Dublin.

Mushfiqur Rahim punished Barry McCarthy early in his first spell, before the 24-year-old had his revenge, having Rahim caught at first slip, a sharp catch by Gary Wilson with the visitors on 47 for three in the 12th over. After drizzle delayed the proceeding at the start of the day, game kicked started at 11:10 local time.

Indeed, Shakib believed that on the small Malahide ground, which will stage all four Ireland games in the six- match series, 300 is only a par score and they remained on course for that at 157 for four, with 19 overs remaining. Tom Latham will lead a second-string New Zealand team in absence of regular captain Kane Williamson as well as other regular members of the side as they are playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.

"They have a new team, as they are still in the IPL so they will be missing some experience, but they are still the second-ranked (sic) team and they will come hard at us", he added.

Soumya was caught by NJ O Brien off Peter Chase bowling while Sabbir was caught by Tim Murtagh also off a Chase's bowling.

Ireland will go full strength with their regular captain William Porterfield leading the team.

Ireland won the toss in the second match of the ODI Tri-Series against New Zealand in Dublin on Sunday and chose to bowl first.

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