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Naim, Shakib fall early in chase of 287

 Sports Desk

 Published: 05:54 PM, 28 May 2021   Updated: 05:56 PM, 28 May 2021

Naim, Shakib fall early in chase of 287

Naim, Shakib fall early in chase of 287

Lankan pacer Chameera struck twice to remove Naim Sheikh and Shakib Al Hasan early in their chase of 287 in the third and final ODI at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Till this report, Bangladesh were 13/2 after 6.2 overs. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim were in the batting scoring 9 and 2 respectively. 

In reply, Bangladesh lost Naim (1) in the first ball of Chameera and second over of the innings while Shakib (4) also dismissed to the same bowler in the fourth over. 

Earlier, Skipper Kusal Perera notched up a fine century to power Sri Lanka to 286 for 6 in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh on Friday (May 28) at Mirpur.

After winning the toss Sri Lanka captain Kusal Perera chose to bat first. Danushka Gunathilaka and Perera gave Sri Lanka a flying start as they raced away to 82 for no loss in the 12th over, before Taskin Ahmed pegged visitors back with twin strikes.

Perera was joined in by Kusal Mendis in project rebuild, which took time to get going. The two added 69 runs before being separated as Taskin struck for the third time. Perera though carried on, and notched up his sixth ODI ton off 99 balls. It came right after he was dropped on 99.

Shoriful Islam pulled back for Bangladesh with Perera's wicket in the 26th over as the Sri Lankan captain departed for 120. Niroshan Dickwella didn't hang around for too long and the mantle fell on Dhananjaya de Silva and Wanindu Hasaranga to give their team a solid finish. The duo mustered a partnership of 35 before Hasaranga fell for 18. Dhananjaya remained unbeaten on 47 off 68 balls and Sri Lanka ended with 286. For Bangladesh, Taskin starred with the ball by picking up a four-fer.