ODI Tri-series 1st Match: Rain ruins opening game

The rain had the final say in Dublin

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Ireland and Bangladesh were forced to settle for two points apiece after their showdown in Dublin was washed out due to heavy rain.

Opting to field first, Ireland got their first breakthrough on the 11th ball of the match when Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar was caught behind off the bowling of Peter Chase for five runs.

Chase struck again in his next over as he removed Sabbir Rahman for a duck.

Just as Bangladesh were beginning to recover from the double blow, wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim was sent packing by Barry McCarthy for 13 runs.

Stand-in captain Shakib Al Hasan fared no better as he was caught behind off the bowling of Chase for 14 runs.

With Bangladesh in a spot of bother at 70/4 in the 15th over, Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah amassed an unbeaten 87-run partnership, during which Iqbal surpassed his half-century, before the heavens parted.

With the rain refusing to relent, the umpires had no choice but to call off the match.

Iqbal finished unbeaten on 64 off 88 balls, which included eight boundaries, while Mahmudullah remained undefeated on 43 off 56 deliveries, which included four boundaries and a six.

Iqbal scored his 35th ODI fifty

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Chase was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while McCarthy claimed one.

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