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Bangladesh sweat over Shakib fitness before tri-series final

AFP  |  Dhaka 

have been left sweating over the fitness of star ahead of their tri-series one-day international final against in Ireland, an said Thursday.

Shakib was in visible pain Wednesday during the 36th over of the innings against and briefly continued his batting before retiring hurt with a half-century off 51 balls.

later won the match against the hosts by six wickets.

"Shakib sustained a while batting during the match against Ireland," Bangladesh said in a statement.

"He is undergoing assessment and treatment and we will make a decision regarding his availability for tomorrow's tri-series final on the morning of the match," he added.

Bangladesh won all three of their matches in the tri-series comfortably to set up a final against with one game against rained off.

A win Friday would give Bangladesh their first trophy in a multi-team tournament. The tri-series in was organised as part of the teams' build-up for the World Cup, starting on May 30 in Britain.

Bangladesh will begin their campaign in against at the Oval on June 2.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 21:51 IST