DAMBULLA: Opener Tamim Iqbal struck an excellent century to arrange a crushing ninety-run win for Bangladesh within the first one-day worldwide towards Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday.
Tamim made 127 off 142 balls whereas Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman added two extra fifties, as Bangladesh posted an imposing 324-5, their highest ever rating towards Sri Lanka, surpassing 265-9 in 2006.
Sri Lanka have been by no means as much as the duty, being derailed very early on after skipper Mashrafe Mortaza struck within the first over after which ODI debutant Mehedi Hasan left them struggling at 15-2 inside six overs.
They have been lastly dismissed for 234 runs in forty five.1 overs to endure their fifth loss towards Bangladesh in 39 conferences. The hosts at the moment are path zero-1 in a 3-match collection.
Dinesh Chandmial made highest fifty nine for the inexperienced residence aspect with left arm tempo bowler Mustafizur Rahman ending with three-fifty six runs for Bangladesh.
Thisara Perera made a quickfire fifty five off 31 balls coming to bat at eight. He hit Mortaza two fours and a six to please the gang within the fortieth over however it was a case of too little too late to vary the course of the sport.
Tamim, who struck 15 fours and a six on his option to his eighth ODI century earlier, set the platform for an enormous complete, placing on one hundred forty four runs with Shakib for the fourth wicket — Bangladesh´s greatest ever partnership towards Sri Lanka.
Shakib hit seventy two off seventy one balls and seemed to be headed in the direction of a century earlier than he swept a Suranga Lakmal supply extensive outdoors off-stump to be caught by Lakshan Sandakan at brief advantageous leg.
“Batting until the forty fifth over shouldn’t be straightforward, lot of sweat goes down,” man-of-the-match Tamim stated after the sport.
“We simply stored our cool and stored rotating the strike. The best way Shakib performed was distinctive.
“I knew if I scored one hundred thirty five or so, we might get to 300. That’s what I attempted to do,” he stated.
Tamim, who additionally reached a private milestone by turning into the primary Bangladeshi to finish 10,000 worldwide runs, led the batting cost all through the innings till he fell to Lahiru Kumara within the forty eighth over.
Despatched into bat first by Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga, Bangladesh misplaced opener Soumya Sarkar early when he edged Lakmal to wicketkeeper Chandimal for 10.
However Tamim and Sabbir, who made fifty four off fifty six balls, added ninety runs for the second wicket to deliver the innings again on monitor on what appeared like a flat batting pitch.
Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga blamed their poor bowling for the defeat.
“I feel we managed the center interval very nicely. However we bowled very badly and on the sector additionally we gave round 25-30 runs additional,” he stated.
Tharanga took an excellent reflex catch at brief cowl to finish Sabbir´s aggressive innings which contained 10 fours, together with three in a single over off Perera.
Sandakan then took a catch off his personal bowling to take away Mushfiqur Rahim for one however Shakib joined Tamim to proceed Bangladesh´s domination.
The second match of the collection shall be held on the similar venue on Tuesday.
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