Rain played spoilsport once again as the second One-Day International between Ireland Women and Bangladesh Women ended in a no-result, © BCCI

Rain played spoilsport once again as the second One-Day International between Ireland Women and Bangladesh Women ended in a no-result, © BCCI

Rain played spoilsport once again as the second One-Day International between Ireland Women and Bangladesh Women ended in a no-result, like the first one, at Instonians Cricket Club in Belfast on Friday (September 9).

Unlike the first game, which was washed out without a ball being bowled, this one actually saw some action, with Bangladesh winning the toss and asking Ireland to bat. Ireland responded well, reaching 68 from 18 overs with the openers – Meg Kendal and Cecelia Joyce – remaining unbeaten. Kendal, on her debut, took up 52 balls to get to 26, while Joyce took 57 balls to score 37.

Signs that the match would be affected by rain were evident early as the start was delayed and the game was subsequently cut short to 47 overs per side. Kendal and Joyce got in their stride when the game started, but rain struck again to force the abandonment.

The series, which was supposed to be a two-game affair, was extended to a three-game series after the first ODI was washed out. The third ODI will be played at the same venue on Saturday.

Brief scores: Ireland Women 68/0 in 18 overs (Meg Kendal 26 no.o., Cecelia Joyce 37 n.o.) v Bangladesh Women. No result.