Bangladesh and Ireland sent shockwaves worldwide when they beat India and Pakistan, respectively, on the same day at the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup in West Indies on March 17. 

Their qualification to the next round at the expense of two former world champions meant Bangladesh and Ireland would face each other for the first time in history at the Super Eights stage of the ICC World Cup in Bridgetown on April 15, 2007.

Though Ireland beat Bangladesh by 74 runs in the first meeting between the two sides, the Tigers have won the most since then and enjoy a healthy lead in the head-to-head encounters. 

Ireland and Bangladesh have played each other in ODIs on 11 occasions with the latter winning seven times and losing twice. Two matches ended in no results. 

The two teams will cross swords in a three-match ODI series in March 2023. Before the series, let’s look at all the Bangladesh vs Ireland ODI records. 

Bangladesh vs Ireland head-to-head in ODIs

Matches Bangladesh won Ireland won Tied No Result
10 7 2 0 1

Bangladesh vs Ireland ODI records and stats

Highest team total

The highest team total between the two teams belongs to Bangladesh. Batting second in Match 6 of the 2019 Ireland Tri-Nation Series in Dublin, Bangladesh scored 294/4 in 43 overs and made light work of Ireland’s competitive 292/8. Half-centuries from Litton Das (76), Tamim Iqbal (57) and Shakib Al Hasan (50) laid the foundation for Bangladesh in a solid run-chase.

Lowest team total

Asked to chase after losing the toss in the second of a three-match ODI series on their 2008 tour of Bangladesh, Ireland was bowled out on 162 in Mirpur by a top-notch bowling attack and lost the match by 84 runs. Farhad Reza of Bangladesh was the pick of the bowlers and took 5/42. 

Most runs

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has scored 508 runs against Ireland in ODIs from 10 innings at an average of 56.44 and a strike rate of 80.25. His top score of 129 came in the third ODI match of the series in 2008. He has also scored three fifties against the Irish team.

Most wickets

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, with 12 wickets from nine innings, is the top wicket-taker in Bangladesh vs Ireland ODI cricket. Shakib Al Hasan has taken his wickets at an average of 29.00 and an economy of 4.24 runs per over.

Highest individual score

Irish opener Paul Stirling scored 130 from 141 balls in Match 6 of the 2019 Ireland Tri-Nation Series in Dublin and it remains the highest individual score by a batter in this fixture. His knock, at a strike rate of 92.19, came in a losing cause as Bangladesh won the match with six wickets and seven overs to spare. 

Best bowling figures

After removing Eoin Morgan and William Porterfield cheaply in the second ODI in Mirpur during Ireland’s 2008 tour of Bangladesh, Farhad Reza of Bangladesh skittled through the lower middle-order and ended up with the figures of 5/42 in 10 overs. Bangladesh won by 84 runs after bowling out Ireland for 162. 

Highest partnership

The 174-run stand between opener Paul Stirling and then Irish captain Willian Porterfield against Bangladesh in Match 6 of the 2019 Ireland Tri-Nation Series in Dublin is the highest partnership in this fixture. The partnership came at a strike rate of over 82 and laid the platform for the batters to follow to launch at the death.


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