Taskin claims spe­cial hat-trick

New Straits Times - - Sport -

DANBULLA: Taskin Ahmed be­came the fifth Bangladesh bowler to claim a one-day hat-trick be­fore in­ces­sant rain washed out the sec­ond match of the se­ries against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Tues­day.

Opt­ing to bat and hop­ing to bounce back from their 90-run de­feat in the first match, Sri Lanka rode Kusal Mendis’s (102) maiden one-day cen­tury to post a com­mand­ing to­tal of 311 be­fore be­ing bowled out in the fi­nal over.

Pace­man Taskin dis­missed Asela Gu­naratne, Su­ranga Lak­mal and Nuwan Pradeep off suc­ces­sive de­liv­er­ies to com­plete his hat-trick and join com­pa­tri­ots Sha­ha­dat Hos­sain, Ab­dur Raz­zak, Rubel Hos­sain and Tai­jul Is­lam in the elite club.

The teams move to Colombo for the third and fi­nal match on Satur­day. Reuters

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Taskin Ahmed cel­e­brates his hat-trick against Sri Lanka.

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