Very frustrating. We were going well and then we lost wickets, momentum shifted. We needed to bat better, especially at the qualifier. It’s the harshest place to learn this lesson. 100% we thought we could get it but lost those wickets after being in control. We’ve played a lot of games in these atmospheres, we just need to be harsh on ourselves. One of us had to stay in and score a 100 and clear things. Things have been great at Chelmsford.
Until the 40th over, I had no idea he’d bowl. I brought on Shanto because Miraz bowled so well. There was a bigger side, it wasn’t easy to hit. He did fantastic. Him becoming an allrounder would be great. If I tell you we had the believe we’d win, I’d be lying. But cricket is a funny game, wickets fall and scoreboard pressure is bad to have. When the Fizz got two wickets, we thought we had a chance.
I think Ireland are a quality side, they need to play more in different conditions and do better. They do well here, need to come to Asia and do well there too. If you have a good bowling attack, it’s easier to captain. Very happy with our fast-bowling unit. One or two are injured but we still have a solid bowling attack. I thought it’s not just Chelmsford but wherever we go, our crowd have outnumbered the opposition, they have been great.
Najmul Hossain Shanto, POTS:
No, I just followed my process. I practised a lot with Herath and things came off. The captain had told me I’ll bowl, Miraz helped me a lot while bowling. I followed his instructions. I didn’t ask for the ball today but have asked him to bowl me. I try to follow Mehidy’s action but can’t follow it properly. The first hundred is more special, I hope I can continue my batting form. It feels very nice to have had the crowd. They come everywhere we play, grateful to have them. I’m still not an allrounder but Tamim probably now believes I can bowl.
Mustafizur Rahman, POTM:
(Tamim Iqbal comes in to translate his speech) I’ve been doing this for a long time, so I’m habituated to these situations. Yesterday, he was thinking he’d get five wickets. It feels like home playing here, thanks to everyone for coming here. Upon being asked how he’ll spend the money, he says he’ll go shopping.
Bangladesh vs Ireland Highlights today. 3rd ODI, Sunday 14-5-2023, Ireland tour of England 2023, County Ground, Chelmsford.
Ireland win the toss and bowl first.
Bangladesh team: Tamim Iqbal (capt), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mittunjoy Chowdhury, Rony Talukdar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.
Ireland team: Stephen Doheny, Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (capt), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Josh Little.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 14
Bangladesh Won: 9
Ireland Won: 2
Bangladesh ODI Rankings: 7th
Ireland ODI Rankings: 11th
(Last five matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 9:45 AM GMT | 10:45 AM Local
Umpires – Michael Gough, Roly Black
TV Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Paul Reynolds
Match number – ODI no. 4578