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Published: 18:43 | 19/5/17

Joyce looks on the bright side


Ed Joyce insists "it's not all doom and gloom" after Ireland's Walton Tri-Series defeat to Bangladesh.

Ireland suffered an eight-wicket defeat in Friday's one-day international after being bowled out for 181 in 46.3 overs by the Bangladesh bowlers.

Joyce top scored with 46, but he was one of a number of Ireland batsmen to get out to sloppy shots on a two-paced wicket at Malahide Cricket Club.

Soumya Sarkar hit an unbeaten 87 as Bangladesh wrapped up the victory with 22.5 overs to spare.

Ireland have yet to beat a top-eight side outside a World Cup, and they never looked close to putting an end to that record against the much improved Tigers, who qualified for the Champions Trophy in England in June after moving above the West Indies in the ODI rankings. 

Joyce admits that Ireland need "new blood", but insists that Friday's defeat was a one-off after their much-improved performances against England at Lord's and against New Zealand on Sunday.

"We are in a transition stage, some of us are getting on a bit and we need some new blood," he said.

"But it was a big toss to lose. The wicket here is much flatter in the second innings compared to conditions in the early morning.

"We actually batted pretty well in bits, but kept losing wickets at the wrong time. 

"Peter Chase showed again that he has good pace up front.. and I think George Dockrell looks like he has improved his bowling after a tough year and a half, and he batted quite well today as well.

"We've been beaten fairly comprehensively but it is certainly not all doom and gloom."

Ireland's final match of the Walton Tri-Series against New Zealand will be shown live in Ireland on eirSport 1 (10.45am BST, coverage starts at 10.30am) on Sunday, 21 May.



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