Irish final hopes are crushed by Bangladesh victory
Bangaldesh took advantage of poor West Indian fielding to claim their second win of the Tri-Series at Malahide yesterday and end Ireland's chances of reaching the final on Friday.
Ireland face Bangladesh at Clontarf tomorrow but it is now a dead rubber after the Tigers' five-wicket victory, made easier by at least three dropped catches and a missed run-out.
This was Bangladesh's sixth victory in the last eight ODIs between the teams, underlining the size of Ireland's task tomorrow if they are to claim a consolation win.
Captain Mashrafe Mortaza (3-60) and fellow pace bowler Mustafizur Rahmam (4-43) shared seven wickets as the West Indies were restricted to 247-9, and with a second half century in the series from opener Soumya Sarkar (54) and 63 from Musfiqur Rahman, Bangladesh eased home with 16 balls to spare.