First T201: Bangladesh score 139 for 3 in 15 overs against Sri Lanka

15 Feb,2018

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Youthful Bangladesh team, studded with four debutants cricketers, scored 139 for 3 in 15 overs against Sri Lanka in the first match of the two-match T201 series at the Sher-e-Bangla national Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday.

Tigers made a flying start scoring 100 for 1 in 10 overs losing the wicket of debutant opener Zakir Hasan for 49 runs in four overs. But they lost two quick wickets of national opener Soumya Sarker and debutant all rounder Afif Hossain in span of only two balls without adding any run.

Earlier Bangladesh stand-in captain Mahmudullah opted to bat first after  winning the toss against the Islanders recruiting four debutants cricketers—all rounders Ariful Haque and Afif Hossain, batsman cum wicket keeper Zakir Hasan and left arm spinner Nazmul Islam.

Lankan leg break bowler Jeevan Mendis made the major damage in Bangladesh innings grabbing the wicket of set batsman Soumya Sarkar in the first ball of eleven over and he again dismissed Afif Hossain in the 3rd ball of the same over to restrict Bangladesh to 100 for 3 from 100 for 1.

Opener Soumya Sarkar fell victim of lbw scoring 51 runs off 32 balls featuring six fours and two sixes leaving team total 100/2 in 10.1 overs while Afif Hossain went back to the pavilion with duck playing two balls with scorecard showing 100 for 3 in 10.3 overs.  

Left arm off break bowler Danushka Gunathilaka made the first breakthrough in Bangladesh innings bowling out debutant Zakir Hasan for 49 runs in in four overs. Zakir scored 10 runs off 9 balls with a boundary.

Captain Mahmudullah and former Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim were in batting with 22 and 41 runs respectively.

Earlier former Test captain cum wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim, who was suffering from light injury, was included in the day’s squad while injury grabbed reliable opening batsman Tamim Iqbal excluded from the day’s final line-up.

Dadushanka makes his T20I debut for Sri Lanka in the day’ss match.

Bangladesh Squad- Zakir Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah (Captain), Mohammad Saifuddin, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam Apu, Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain.

Sri Lankan team: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, S Maudhshanka  and Isuru Udana

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