World Twenty20: Bangladesh beat Ireland in warm-up game
|World Twenty20 warm-up, Fatullah|
|Bangladesh 179-3 (20 overs) beat Ireland 135-8 (20 overs) by 44 runs|
|Match scorecard (external site)|
Ireland lost by 44 runs to Bangladesh in their final warm-up game before next week's World Twenty20.
Shakib Al Hasan hit 58 off 32 balls as the hosts made 179-3, then took 2-13 to limit Ireland to 135-8 in Fatullah.
Captain William Porterfield made 44 and Stuart Thompson a rapid 35 in an otherwise flat Ireland response.
Phil Simmons's side, who beat Nepal in their previous warm-up game, start their World T20 campaign against Zimbabwe on Monday.
Bangladesh, who won the toss, had been in some trouble at 63-3 in the 11th over before Shakib and captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who smashed 59 not out off 30 balls, shared an unbroken 116-run stand.
Ireland slipped to 84-6 in reply, with Porterfield the only member of the top five to score more than 15.
Although Thompson hit three fours and two sixes in his 19-ball innings, Ireland never threatened to overhaul an imposing target.
They were beaten by Worcestershire and Hong Kong in their pre-tournament games in Dubai.