Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal could not have asked for a better show from his pace battery as Ireland are in deep trouble after they chose the risky option to bat first in the third and final match of the ODI series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Ireland are in complete tatters, at 84 for eight in the 23rd over. Curtis Campher is batting on 26 with new batter Graham Hume, who arrived in the middle after Taskin Ahmed removed two Irish lower-middle order batters in his latest over, the innings' 22nd.
First it was Hasan Mahmud, with the first three scalps, and Taskin who combined to give the Tigers the early inroads with the new ball to leave Ireland at 26 for four inside 10th over.
However, the visitors looked relatively at ease from then on, with Lorcan Tucker and Curtis Campher at the crease, once the spinners were introduced. But following a 42-run stand, "Sylhet Rocket" Ebadot Hossain picked two wickets in back-to-back deliveries with two signature yorkers, the second of which was almost unplayable for the new batter, George Dockrell.
Bangladesh are 1-0 up in the three-match series.