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Tamim, Mushfiqur and Riyad propel Tigers to 257

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:48 PM, 23 May 2021   Updated: 04:49 PM, 23 May 2021

Tamim, Mushfiqur and Riyad propel Tigers to 257

Tamim, Mushfiqur and Riyad propel Tigers to 257

Skipper Tamim Iqbal, wicketkeeperer Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mahmudullah Riyad hit half-centuries to guide Bangladesh to post 257/6 in the first ODI of the three-match series against visiting Sri Lanka at Mirpur Sher-ei-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today. 

After winning the toss Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal chose to bat first in the first ODI of the three-match series at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today.

Bangladesh lost opener Liton Das in the third ball of the second over. This is his 3rd duck in the last seven innings. Chameera took the wicket of Liton Das (0 off 3). Then Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan made resist and the duo added 38 runs between them. Shakib was looking good but dismissed cheaply to Gunathilaka scoring 15 off 34.

Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim took the charge and added 56 runs in the 3rd wicket stand. Before went out to Dhananjaya Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal made 52 off 70 with the help of 6 fours and a six. 

Tamim Iqbal, who has been playing well from the start, completed his 51st ODI fifty. He reached this milestone with a single off Laxman Sandakan. Earlier, the country's best opener touched the milestone of  7500 ODI runs and 14,000 runs in international cricket across formats.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah added 109 runs in the fifth wickets stand between them before the former dismissed by Sandakan scoring 84 off 87 with the help of four boundaries and one over boundary.

After losing Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah reached another ODI fifty. But he did not prolong his innings before bowled by Dhananjaya de Silva, Riyad made 54 off 76 with two fours and one six. 

Bangladesh lost their sixth wicket to 230 in 47.1 over. But Afif Hossain's 27 off 22 and Saif Uddin's 13 off 9 help Tigers to post 257 for six wickets. 

For Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva was the most successful bowler who took 3 wickets for 45 while Laxman Sandakan, Gunathilaka and Chamera bagged one wicket each.

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