A number of records tumbled as Mominul Haque scored a brilliant century to power Bangladesh A to score 385-4 in their fourth one-day match against Ireland Wolves at the Hills Cricket Club in Dublin on Wednesday.
Mominul struck 182 off 133 balls, highest score in List-A cricket by a Bangladeshi batsman on foreign soil, beating Tamim Iqbal’s 154 against Zimbabwe in 2009.
Bangladesh A sealed a comfortable 85-run victory in the game after bowling out the hosts for 301 runs in 46.1 overs thanks to three wickets each from Fazle Mahmud and Khaled Ahmed.
They are now leading the five-match series 2-1
Mominul, who was branded as Test specialist and did not play a one-day international since World Cup 2015, set up the win before he fell only eight runs short of highest ever List A score by a Bangladeshi.
Raqibul Hasan held the record when he scored 190 runs against Abahani Limited for Mohammedan Sporting Club in a Dhaka Premier League match in 2017.
Before he was run out in 45th over, Mominul smashed 27 fours and three sixes in his innings, which was another record for a Bangladeshi player, overtaking Nafees Iqbal’s 21 fours from a DPL game in 2013.
Bangladesh A team’s total of 385-4 is also highest ever total in a List A game by a representative Bangladeshi team.
Mohammad Mithun and opener Zakir Hasan well supported
Mominul as they made unbeaten 86 off 51 balls and 79 off 93 balls respectively to help Bangladesh to a massive total after they elected to bat first.
Zakir continued his good form in the ongoing tour and struck his second fifty in third innings, adding 210 runs for the second wicket with Mominul after an early dismissal of Mizanur Rahman (four).
Momimul then added 112 runs with Mithun for the third wicket to take Bangladesh’s score past 300-run mark while Mithun did the rest with the other batsmen.
Earlier, Bangladesh A suffered a 34-run defeat in the third one-day match after winning the second game by 87 runs at Oak Hill Cricket Club Ground.
The first match of the five-match series was abandoned due to rain.
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