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1406 Local - The news is that there will be an inspection at 1430 Local and the umpires will take a call on today's game. PREVIEW - The tri-series has gotten off to a blazing start with West Indies having finished 2 games of theirs in the first phase of the round-robin stage. They have lost one and won one. They now await the result of the third game of the first phase which will be played between the hosts, Ireland and Bangladesh. Both teams come into this match on the back of varying fortunes. Ireland have lost their most recent 2 ODIs, the one-off versus England and the first game of this tri-nation tournament versus the West Indies. The game against the team from the Caribbean was a hammering of sorts, where the home side lost by 196 runs! It would have been a morale-deflating loss and the Irish would do well to not be fodder to Bangladesh on Thursday, especially considering how the Tigers defeated West Indies in the previous match. A target of 262 was chased down with ease by the Asian side with five overs left and 8 wickets in hand. The top 4 all made vital contributions and that would mean it was an easy two points in the bag. Credit though would also go to the Bangladesh team's bowlers who came back to restrict the West Indies side to just 261 despite Shai Hope getting his second consecutive century. Incisive bowling and good fielding too was shown by Mashrafe Mortaza's side. This is the kind of start they would have hoped for, heading into the World Cup month. Thus, if one goes by form and team strength, Bangladesh should be winning this contest easily. But the match is not played on paper and one writes off a team like Ireland at their own peril. The hosts have a knack of upping their game just when they are down and they would love one such performance in this important game in the context of the series. A win for the hosts would mean all 3 sides will head into the second phase with one win each while a win for the Bangla Tigers will mean that they have bragging rights heading into that phase. Should be a good watch, do not forget to tune in!