Ireland women's collapse to defeat against Bangladesh as series is drawn

Shauna Kavanagh of Ireland in action against Bangladesh
Ireland's women looked set for victory against Bangladesh before their batting collapse
Third one-day international, Shaw's Bridge, Belfast
Bangladesh (40.1 overs): S Islam 33, A Kenealy 4-32, K Garth 2-24
Ireland:96 (37.5 overs): C Joyce 35, L Delany 26, N Kendal 23; R Ahmed 3-20, F Khatun 2-13, K Tul Kubra 2-20
Bangladesh won by 10 runs
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Ireland's women ended their season on a disappointing note as their batting collapse allowed Bangladesh to level the one-day series in Belfast.

Needing a paltry 107 for victory, Ireland looked in total control as Cecelia Joyce (35) and Meg Kendal (25) produced an opening stand of 52.

However Kendal's dismissal sparked a turnaround at Shaw's Bridge as Ireland were bowled out for 96.

Rumana Ahmed claimed a hat-trick as six Irish batswomen failed to score.

Skipper Laura Delany scored 26 as the wickets tumbled around her.

Earlier, Amy Kenealy's (4-32) opening burst had reduced Bangladesh to 25 for 5, before opener Sanjida Islam (33), with the help of the lower order, staged a recovery of sorts to post 106.

The teams share the series 1-1 after Ireland's victory earlier in the week.