Bangladesh have posted 320/7 in 50 overs in match 3 of Rocket tri-nation series against Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur. Late wickets shackled Tigers from scoring even bigger total.
Bangladesh elected to bat first at the toss. Openers Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque made a solid start. Bangladesh registered 50 runs in the first powerplay. The partnership ended in 71 runs. Anamul, who was given several lives, got dismissed for 37-ball 35 with 3 fours and a six.
Tamim built his innings to his 40th fifty in 72 balls. Shakib Al Hasan joined him to take charge on Sri Lanka. They put on 99 runs for the second-wicket. Tamim was given out on DRS review by Sri Lanka. The southpaw missed out on a 10th century after scoring 84 runs from 102 deliveries hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes.
Shakib was then joined by Mushfiqur Rahim in a 57-run partnership. Shakib raced to his 36th half-century, his first at number three. He hammered 63-ball 67 runs with 7 boundaries.
Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah Riyad added 50 runs for the fourth-wicket. Mushfiqur scored his 28th ODI half-century in his 300th international match. Mahmudullah departed scoring 23-ball 24. Mushfiqur made 62 off 52 balls hitting 4 fours and a six.
The Tigers posted their 12th 300+ total in ODI cricket, second against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh made 320/7 in 50 overs. 77 runs came in the last ten overs losing four wickets.
Sabbir Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin took 19 runs from the last over. Sabbir smashed 24* runs with 3 fours and one six at a strike rate of 200.
Thisara Perera was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka with 3/60.
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Bangladesh 320/7 in 50 overs (Tamim 84, Shakib 67, Mushfiqur 62; T Perera 3/60)
Sri Lanka need 321 runs to win
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com