Harry Tector’s career-best 140 got here in useless for Eire as they misplaced a high-scoring ODI thriller to Bangladesh by three wickets at Chelmsford.
Tector’s fourth hundred in his final 9 one-day internationals propelled Eire to 319-6 in a recreation decreased to 45 overs a facet following earlier rain, earlier than Bangladesh reached their goal with three balls to spare.
Tector, 23, plundered 10 sixes – essentially the most by an Irishman in an ODI innings – throughout his 113-ball knock, whereas George Dockrell struck 4 maximums in his unbeaten 74 from 47 deliveries.
Eire decreased Bangladesh to 40-2 within the reply earlier than Najmul Hossain Shanto (117) helped his facet to 232-3 within the thirty fourth over.
Three additional wickets earlier than the 40-over mark gave Eire hope – Shanto caught by Tector off Curtis Campher – and there was a dramatic finale with Bangladesh requiring 4 runs from Josh Little’s final 4 balls.
Little’s subsequent supply was deemed a no-ball on top grounds and Mushfiqur Rahim ramped the re-bowled supply to the boundary to place the Tigers 1-0 up within the three-match sequence with one recreation remaining.
Tuesday’s sequence opener resulted in a no-result due to rain.
Eire wanted to win the sequence 3-0 to have an opportunity of qualifying robotically for this autumn’s 50-over World Cup in India however the washout confirmed South Africa because the eighth and ultimate direct entrants, alongside India, England, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Eire will now enter a qualifying match in Zimbabwe throughout June and July as they appear to say one of many ultimate two spots, with Scotland and former World Cup champions West Indies and Sri Lanka amongst their rivals for these locations.
The third and ultimate ODI in opposition to Bangladesh takes place at Chelmsford on Sunday.