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Tigers poised for clean sweep into final

Tri-nation series

Tigers poised for clean sweep into final

News Report Touring Tigers looked poised for a clean sweep into the final of the Ireland Tri-Nation Series as they scored 230 runs for 3 against the host Irish at Castle Avenue, Dublin, on Wednesday. They had already booked their berth in the final by virtue of their two wins against the West Indies and one match of point sharing with the host because of rain disruption. Earlier, in the first innings the Ireland posted a big total of 292 for 8 in 50 overs against finalist Bangladesh. Abu Jayed Rahi, the right-arm pacer of Bangladesh, bagged his maiden five-wicket haul in his 2nd ODI appearance conceding 58 runs in nine overs. Earlier, Ireland won the toss and decided to bat first but they failed to make an impressive start as they lost the first wicket in just 23 runs, but they made comfortable the total of 292 runs, featuring 118 runs in the 3rd wicket stand by centurion Paul Stirling and captain William Porterfield. The Tigers have already confirmed a place in the final against West Indies, which is slated for May 17 at the Village, Dublin.

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