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Crash and Bang

A week ago these columns suggested that Ireland would do well to win one of their two one-day internationals against a Bangladesh side rejuvenated by their first ever win against England in a limited overs match — or in any form of the game for that matter.

And so it was at Stormont, yet such has been the progress and expectation of Irish cricket that it was a huge anti-climax that they didn’t win both.

A truly convincing seven-wicket victory on Thursday had set the scene for a series triumph, only to the followed the next day by a six-wicket defeat at the hands of the newest of the Test-playing nations.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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