Bangladesh smashes Ireland in the shortest format.

Ruthless batting from Litton Das and Rony Talukdar set the stage for a big total.  Bangladesh scored 82 runs without losing a single wicket in the powerplay which is their highest in all t20Is. With almost every batter scoring at 150+ SR Bangladesh scored 207 runs before rain interrupts play with 4 balls remaining of the match.  Not only 4 balls from Bangladesh innings,  the match also lost 12 overs from Ireland innings because of rain.  Ireland's had to score 104 runs in 8 overs which was obviously easier than scoring 220 in 20 overs. Ireland fought valiantly for a while, but Bangladesh ultimately prevailed easily. Nasum Ahmed was defeated by Paul Stirling in the first over when he charged head-on at the opening ball. Rahman's first over also proved costly, and Ross Adair and he both hit a few boundaries. Hasan Mahmud had a fantastic over, picking up Adair and allowing just five runs to be scored. But Taskin Ahmed almost put an end to the vigil by picking up three wickets in his first four balls of a fantasy over. For a while, Harry Tector simmered, but Shakib and Rahim's wisdom proved to be too much. In the end, Bangladesh won easily, but the Irish may have suffered an embarrassing loss if it weren't for the rain, which wiped out significant portions of today's play.