Bangladesh A 337 and 27 for 2 (McBrine 2-14) need another 105 runs to beat Ireland A 255 and 213 (Shannon 90, Sunzamul 5-90)
Two late strikes by Andrew McBrine jolted Bangladesh A late on the third afternoon, leaving them with 105 runs to get on the final day to beat Ireland A in Sylhet. Depite the late stutter, the day belonged to the home side after Sunzamul Islam‘s five-for sunk the visitors for 213 in the second innings.
McBrine removed Zakir Hasan and Nazmul Hossain Shanto in the fourth over of Bangladesh A’s 132-run chase. Shadman Islam and Al-Amin remained unbeaten on 14 and 9 respectively, as the hosts finished on 27 for 2 in 11 overs.
Ireland A were earlier bowled out for 213 runs in 60.2 overs after Bangladesh A stretched their first innings lead to 82. Bangladesh A began the day on 322 for 6 but lost their last four wickets for only seven runs in the morning.
Ireland A then slipped to 100 for 4, with only James Shannon standing firm at the other end. He lasted till the 40th over – scoring 90 off 118 balls with seven fours and three sixes – and took Ireland past 150. Sunzamul, however, kept chipping away and had returns of 5 for 90. Mahedi Hasan took three wickets while Ebadat Hossain and Jubair Hossain took one each.