Tigers 90 runs win gives 1-0 series lead vs Sri Lanka

26 Mar,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Bangladesh crushed Sri Lanka by 90 runs in the 1st ODI to take 1-0 series lead in the three-match series started at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Saturday.

The first ODI win of this year came in away series, just a couple of hour before Bangladesh’s Independence and National Day, poured colour on the people to cheer the event with great a manner as they also carried the momentum of Colombo Test victory against Sri Lanka.

This is the Tigers 5th ODI win against Sri Lanka in their 39th meetings, since April 1986, when a match saw no result.  

Mashrafe’s man restricted the host Sri Lanka at 234 for all in 45.1 overs after posting a gigantic score of 324/5 in 50 overs where man of the match Tamim Iqbal hammered a century of 127 runs. Tigers’ all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman spurred the team collection with their half centuries of 72 and 54 runs respectively.

On their chase of 325 runs, Dinesh Chandimal and Thisara Perera were the notable scorers for Sri Lanka with 59 and 55 runs respectively.

Sachith Pathirana (31), Asela Gunaratne (24), Milinda Siriwardana (22), and skipper Upul Tharanga (19) were the other double figure scorers for the side which elected to bowl first after winning the toss.

Mustafizur Rahman, who dismissed the Lankan last batter Thisara Perera, captured three wickets for 56 runs in 8.1 overs.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza made the first breakthrough in Lankan innings in the very 3rd ball of the innings sending opener Danushka Gunathilaka back with duck, keeping the host side on zero.

Mashrafe trapped Gunathilaka by lbw which finalised after DRS and continued pressure with two consecutive maiden overs.

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