Mushfiqur Rahim’s outstanding performance in the second
one-day international against Ireland on Monday has left cricket fans across the globe
in awe. The Bangladeshi batsman scored an unbeaten century off just 60 balls, becoming
the fastest century scorer for his country in the one-day format. Rahim’s century came
in the midst of an impressive batting display by Bangladesh, who set a record score of
This is a significant achievement for the Bangladesh cricket team, who have been working
hard to improve their performance in international cricket. The win against Ireland
follows their recent 3-0 victory over England in the T20s, which further highlights
their improving performance on the international stage.
Rahim’s impressive knock was complemented by the contributions of Najmul Hossain and
Liton Das, who scored 73 and 70 runs, respectively. The trio put on a remarkable
performance to help the Bangladesh team break their record of 338-8 set in the previous
match. In slightly cloudy conditions, the Bangladeshi team started out cautiously, but
Liton and captain Tamim Iqbal gained confidence to score 42 runs. Mark Adair's direct
throw to outmanoeuvre Tamim for 23, followed by 101 runs again for 2nd wicket from Liton
Following Andy McBrine's dismissal of Liton, Graham Hume, Ireland's most productive
bowler (3-58), dismissed Shakib Al Hasan (17) and Najmul throughout back-to-back overs.
Even so, Mushfiqur as well as Towhid Hridoy after which dominated the bowling, putting
128 runs for the fifth wicket in just 13 overs. When Towhid was out for 49, Mushfiqur
kept up his excellent batting, scoring a single off the final ball of the innings to
reach his ninth ODI hundred.
Rahim’s record-breaking century is a testament to his hard work and dedication to the
sport. He broke Shakib’s record of a 63-ball hundred against Zimbabwe in 2009 and also
completed his 7,000 ODI runs in the process as the third Bangladeshi after teammates
Tamim and Shakib. The Bangladeshi team has been making steady progress in recent years,
and Rahim’s performance is just one example of their improving performance. The team has
a mix of experienced and young players who have been working hard to improve their
skills and compete with the top teams in international cricket.
The win against Ireland is a positive sign for the team, who have been working hard to
establish themselves as a competitive force in world cricket. The victory also
highlights the importance of teamwork and the contribution of every member of the team.
In conclusion, Mushfiqur Rahim’s impressive century in the second one-day international
against Ireland is a significant achievement for the Bangladeshi cricket team. The win
against Ireland and the recent victory over England in the T20s is a testament to the
team’s hard work and dedication to the sport. Moving forward, the team needs to continue
their hard work and focus on improving their performance in all aspects of the game.
With the right mindset and hard work, the team can achieve great things in the future
and establish themselves as a competitive force in world cricket.