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Awesome Mominul stars Bangladesh A victory

Awesome Mominul stars Bangladesh A victory

Sports Desk Bangladesh A captain Mominul Haque's record 133-ball 182 inspired Bangladesh A to a 85-run victory taking a 2-1 lead in the five-match one day series 2-1 against Ireland Wolves in the fourth game at the Hills Cricket Club in Dublin on Wednesday. Bangladesh A scored a massive total of 385 runs losing of four wickets in their fixed 50 overs against Ireland A in the fourth one-dayer. n reply, Ireland also gave a strong reply but eventually fell short as they were dismissed at 301 in 46.1 overs with Balbrinie top scoring 103. Fazle Mahmud and Khaled Ahmed claimed three Ireland wickets apiece for Bangladesh. Mominul, who is introduced as Tigers 'Test Specialist', displayed his hitting abilities as he smacked three sixes and 27 fours in his rampaging knock on way to registering the highest score by a Bangladeshi batsman abroad in list-A cricket. He was run out just eight runs shy of Raqibul Hasan's highest list-A score by a Bangladeshi, with the latter scoring 190 runs for Mohammedan in the last season of the Dhaka Premier League against Abahani. Tamim Iqbal's 154 run knock against Zimbabwe in 2009 was the previous highest score by a Bangladeshi batsman away from home in List A cricket. Opener Zakir Hasan added 79 while wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Mithun remained not out after a quick-fire 51 ball 87, with 14 fours and two sixes. Zakir hit seven boundaries and a couple of sixers in his 93-ball knock while Mithun was more destructive, hammering 14 fours and a couple of over boundaries in his 51-ball innings. The visiting side won the second one-dayer by 87 runs before Ireland A made it 1-1, after winning the third one-dayer by 34 runs. The first one-dayer was washed out. The first three matches were held at Oak Hill Club in Wicklow. The two teams will also lock horns with each other in a three-match T20 series. MOMINUL IN NUMBERS o Mominul's 182 is now Bangladesh's highest List A score on foreign soil, beating Tamim Iqbal's 154 against Zimbabwe from 2009. o Mominul's 27 fours is also a Bangladesh record, overtaking Nafees Iqbal's 21 fours from a Dhaka Premier League game in 2013. o Bangladesh A ended up making 385 losing four wickets in their allotted 50 overs, which is the side's highest ever List A total. BRIEF SCORE Bangladesh A - 386 for 4 in 50 overs, Mominul 182, Mithun 86 n.o, Zakir 79, McBrine 1/45. Ireland A : 301 for all in 46.1 overs, Balbrinie 106, Simi 53, James 43, Fazle Mahmud 3/47, Khaled 3/73, Saifuddin 2/35 and Shriful 2/53. Result: Bangladesh A won by 85 runs.

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