Ireland's poor run against full member sides continued in Malahide as they were put to the sword by Bangladesh in their third Tri-Nations game losing by eight wickets with the visitors reaching their target with almost 23 overs to spare.
Opener Soumya Sarkar did most of the damage against an Ireland side now low on confidence as he ended unbeaten on 87 as Bangladesh eased to victory
In contrast to last Friday's meeting between the sides which was abandoned due to rain, it was a bright sunny morning in Malahide, with Bangladesh winning the toss and deciding to put Ireland into bat
The hosts opened with Ed Joyce and Paul Stirling but the latter lasted only three balls before he was out without troubling the scorers.
Joyce recovered from a back injury and he replaced Simi Singh as the only change from the side that lost to New Zealand last Sunday.
After Stirling’s early departure, Joyce was joined in the middle by captain William Porterfield who made a brisk 22 before he was caught an bowled in the ninth over by Mosaddek Hossain.
Andy Balbirnie went for 12 bowled by the experienced Shakib Al Hasan and Ireland were 61 for 3 in the 15th over.
Niall O’Brien who made a century for his county against New Zealand last Sunday, was next in, demoted from three to number five despite his heroics against the Black Caps.
But O'Brien couldn’t repeat last weekend's success as he was out, cutting to third man for 30 and he was quickly followed by Joyce who made a ponderous 46 off 74 deliveries before he was caught in the deep as Ireland found themselves on 126 for 5 in the 29th over
Kevin O’Brien made 10, Gary Wilson was incorrectly given caught behind for six when the ball clearly came his hip with Barry McCarthy contributing 12 while George Dockrell had a late 25 run cameo before Peter Chase was the last man out as Ireland criminally didn’t use up their allocation of 50 overs.
Mustafizur Rahman was the top Bangladesh bowler claiming four for 23 off his 9 overs
In reply Bangladesh openers Tamin Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar had an opening stand of 95 before Iqbal fell, caught behind by Niall O’Brien off the bowling of Kevin O’Brien for 47 in the 14th over.
Sarkar however remained unbeaten on 87 as the visitors knocked off the runs with ease to record an eight wicket victory.
Ireland last game of the series is against New Zealand in Malahide on Sunday.