Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Mehidy Hasan shines as Tigers beat Kusal Perera-led facet in COVID-hit first ODI

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Mehidy Hasan shines as Tigers beat Kusal Perera-led facet in COVID-hit first ODI

Dhaka: Spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz claimed 4 wickets as Bangladesh overcame a late fightback from Wanindu Hasaranga to beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs within the first one-day worldwide on Sunday.

Mehidy returned figures of 4-30 from 10 overs of his off spin to assist bowl out Sri Lanka for 224 within the vacationers’ chase of 258. Quantity eight Hasaranga hit a valiant 74 off 60 balls.

Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets with fellow quick bowler Mohammad Saifuddin claiming two.

Earlier Mushfiqur Rahim (84) and Mahmudullah Riyad (54) placed on 109 runs for the fifth wicket to information Bangladesh to 257-6 after they opted to bat at first of the three-match collection.

In reply, Sri Lanka have been in hassle at 102-6 earlier than Hasaranga placed on 47 runs with Dasun Shanaka after which 62 with Isuru Udana for the eighth wicket to revive their hopes.

Saifuddin (2-49) bowled Shanaka for 14 after which claimed the wicket of Hasaranga, who hit three fours and 5 sixes in his 60-ball knock.

Mustafizur, who completed with figures of 3-34, despatched again Udana for 21 on the very subsequent ball.

Sri Lanka suffered a blow earlier than the match as all-rounder Shiran Fernando was dominated out after being examined Covid-19 optimistic twice in two days.

Bangladesh's Mehidy Hasan Miraz (C) celebrates with captain Tamim Iqbal after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Ashen Bandara. AFP

Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hasan Miraz (C) celebrates with captain Tamim Iqbal after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka’s Ashen Bandara. AFP

The match was thrown into uncertainty as quick bowler Udana and bowling coach Chaminda Vaas additionally examined Covid-19 optimistic alongside Fernando.

A second take a look at cleared Udana and Vaas of the virus and the match started on time.

Sri Lankan gamers, who’re additionally concerned in pay row with nation’s cricket authorities forward of the collection, have been led by Kusal Perera.

“Dropping is not good, however we had loads of positives. The bowlers bowled in the suitable instructions. Batting clever Wanindu (Hasaranga) did an excellent job,” stated Perera.

Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal hit 52 earlier than Dhananjaya de Silva’s two wickets in two balls within the twenty third over put them in hassle at 99-4.

Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah then placed on a key stand to thwart the Sri Lankan bowling with some attacking batting.

Mushfiqur’s 87-ball innings ended when he was caught by Udana at brief third man off Lakshan Sandakan whereas making an attempt a reverse sweep.

“It wasn’t a simple wicket to bat on, we misplaced a few early wickets however I assumed Tamim batted very well. I took my time and Riyad too batted effectively,” stated participant of the match Mushfiqur.

Mahmudullah’s dismissal to de Silva, who claimed 3-45, meant Bangladesh have been unable to discover a late spark they have been in search of.

Quantity seven Afif Hossain’s 22-ball 27 helped Bangladesh go previous the 250-run mark.

“Profitable is happiness. Boys are actually comfortable. We hope we are able to placed on a greater present subsequent time,” stated Bangladesh captain Tamim.

The second match shall be held on the similar floor on Tuesday.

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