Opener Tamim Iqbal struck a shining century to set adult a abrasive 90-run win for Bangladesh in a initial one-day general opposite Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday. Tamim done 127 off 142 balls while Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman combined dual some-more fifties, as Bangladesh posted an commanding 324-5, their top ever measure opposite Sri Lanka, leading 265-9 in 2006. Sri Lanka were never adult to a task, being derailed really early on after skipper Mashrafe Mortaza struck in a initial over and afterwards ODI debutant Mehedi Hasan left them struggling during 15-2 inside 6 overs. They were finally discharged for 234 runs in 45.1 overs to humour their fifth detriment opposite Bangladesh in 39 meetings. The hosts are now route 0-1 in a three-match series.
Dinesh Chandmial done top 59 for a fresh home side with left arm gait bowler Mustafizur Rahman finishing with 3-56 runs for Bangladesh. Thisara Perera done a quickfire 55 off 31 balls entrance to bat during eight. He strike Mortaza dual fours and a 6 to greatfully a throng in a 40th over though it was a box of too small too late to change a march of a game. Tamim, who struck 15 fours and a 6 on his approach to his eighth ODI century earlier, set a height for a large total, putting on 144 runs with Shakib for a fourth wicket –Bangladesh’s best ever partnership opposite Sri Lanka. Shakib strike 72 off 71 balls and looked to be headed towards a century before he swept a Suranga Lakmal smoothness far-reaching outward off-stump to be hold by Lakshan Sandakan during brief excellent leg.
“Batting compartment a 45th over is not easy, lot of persperate goes down,” man-of-the-match Tamim pronounced after a game. “We only kept a cold and kept rotating a strike. The approach Shakib played was exceptional. “I knew if we scored 135 or so, we could get to 300. That is what we attempted to do,” he said. Tamim, who also reached a personal miracle by apropos a initial Bangladeshi to finish 10,000 general runs, led a batting assign via a innings until he fell to Lahiru Kumara in a 48th over.
Sent into bat initial by Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga, Bangladesh mislaid opener Soumya Sarkar early when he edged Lakmal to wicketkeeper Chandimal for 10. But Tamim and Sabbir, who done 54 off 56 balls, combined 90 runs for a second wicket to move a innings behind on lane on what looked like a prosaic batting pitch.
Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga blamed their bad bowling for a defeat. “I consider we tranquil a center duration really well. But we bowled really badly and on a margin also we gave around 25-30 runs extra,” he said.
Tharanga took a shining automatic locate during brief cover to finish Sabbir’s assertive innings that contained 10 fours, including 3 in one over off Perera. Sandakan afterwards took a locate off his possess bowling to mislay Mushfiqur Rahim for one though Shakib assimilated Tamim to continue Bangladesh’s domination.
The second compare of a array will be hold during a same venue on Tuesday.
For all a latest Sports News, download Indian Express App now