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Ireland lose again to Bangladesh

Third ODI, Mirpur: Bangladesh 293-7 (50 overs) bt Ireland 214 (45.3 overs) by 79 runs

Phil Simmons
Phil Simmons' Irish team lost 3-0 to Bangladesh

Bangladesh completed a 3-0 whitewash over Ireland by winning the third one-day international between the sides by 79 runs at Mirpur on Saturday.

The hosts made 293-7 off their 50 overs with Tamim Iqbal scoring 129 off 137 balls and Shahriar Nafees making 54.

Dave Langford-Smith took 3-53 while Alex Cusack and Kevin O'Brien both claimed two wickets.

Niall O'Brien top-scored with 70 but there were four run-outs and Ireland were all out for 214 after 45.3 overs.

Ireland captain Trent Johnston announced after the match that he would take a break from international cricket with immediate effect and will miss this summer's Friends Provident Trophy campaign.

see also
Bangladesh ease to win over Irish
18 Mar 08 |  Bangladesh
Ireland's memorable win
17 Mar 08 |  Test Match Special
Irish beat Essex in warm-up game
14 Mar 08 |  Cricket

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