Tamim cen­tury pow­ers Bangladesh to vic­tory

New Straits Times - - Sport -

DAMBULLA: Opener Tamim Iqbal struck his eighth hun­dred and shared a 144-run stand with Shakib Al Hasan to set up a com­pre­hen­sive 90-run win for Bangladesh over Sri Lanka in the first one-day in­ter­na­tional at Dambulla on Satur­day.

Left-han­der Tamim hit a 142ball 127 while all-rounder Shakib scored a brisk 72 off 71 de­liv­er­ies to help Bangladesh post 324-5 in their 50 overs after the hosts won the toss and put them in to bat.

Sri Lanka, who suf­fered their first Test loss to their South Asian ri­vals last Sun­day, were bun­dled out for 234 in re­ply with nearly five overs re­main­ing.

The hosts were re­duced to 31 for three in the 11th over and never re­cov­ered.

Wick­et­keeper-bats­man Di­nesh Chandi­mal's 59 was the only knock of sub­stance from Sri Lanka's top or­der while all-rounder This­ara Per­era struck a few late bound­aries in his 55 from 35 balls.

Seamer Mustafizur Rah­man was the most suc­cess­ful bowler for Bangladesh with fig­ures of 356.

Ear­lier, Bangladesh lost opener Soumya Sarkar for 10 but re­cov­ered through a sec­ond-wicket stand of 90 be­tween Tamim and Sab­bir Rah­man who scored 54.

Sab­bir and cap­tain Mush­fiqur Rahim (one) were out in suc­ces­sive overs to bring Tamim and Shakib to­gether and the duo re­built Bangladesh's in­nings be­fore ac­cel­er­at­ing on.

Tamim hit 15 fours and a six in his in­nings while Shakib's knock in­cluded four bound­aries and a six.

The sec­ond ODI in the three­match se­ries will be played at the same venue to­mor­row. Reuters

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