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Opener Tamim Iqbal struck his eighth hundred and shared a 144-run stand with Shakib Al Hasan to set up a comprehensive 90-run win for Bangladesh over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at Dambulla on Saturday.

Left-hander Tamim hit a 142-ball 127 while all-rounder Shakib scored a brisk 72 off 71 deliveries to help Bangladesh post 324-5 in their 50 overs after the hosts won the toss and put them in to bat.

Sri Lanka, who suffered their first test loss to their South Asian rivals on Sunday, were bundled out for 234 in reply with nearly five overs remaining.

The hosts were reduced to 31 for three in the 11th over and never recovered.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal’s 59 was the only knock of substance from Sri Lanka’s top order while all-rounder Thisara Perera struck a few late boundaries in his 55 from 35 balls.

Seamer Mustafizur Rahman was the most successful bowler for Bangladesh with figures of 3-56.

Earlier, Bangladesh lost opener Soumya Sarkar for 10 but recovered through a second-wicket stand of 90 between Tamim and Sabbir Rahman who scored 54.

Sabbir and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (one) were out in successive overs to bring Tamim and Shakib together and the duo rebuilt Bangladesh’s innings before accelerating on.

Tamim hit 15 fours and a six in his innings while Shakib’s knock included four boundaries and a six.

The second ODI in the three-match series will be played at the same venue on Tuesday.

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI Scoreboard

Scoreboard of the first one-day international between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Rangiri International Stadium in Dambulla on Saturday:

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal c Gunathilaka b Kumara 127

Soumya Sarkar c Chandimal b Lakmal 10

Sabbir Rahman c Tharanga b Gunaratne 54

Mushfiqur Rahim c&b Sandakan 1

Shakib Al Hasan c Sandakan b Lakmal 72

Mosaddek Hossain not out 24

Mahmudullah not out 11

Extras (lb 10, w13) 23

Total (five wickets; 50 overs) 324

Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Soumya), 2-119 (Sabbir), 3-120 (Mushfiqur), 4-264 (Shakib), 5-289 (Tamim)

Did not bat: Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

Bowling: Lakmal 8-0-45-2, Kumara 8-0-74-1 (w3), Perera 8-0-63-0, Pathirana 5-0-27-0 (w6), Sandakan 8-0-43-1 (w3), Gunaratne 10-0-40-1 (w1), Gunathilaka 3-0-22-0

Sri Lanka

D. Gunathilaka lbw b Mortaza 0

U. Tharanga c Mortaza b Tharanga 19

K. Mendis c Sub b Mehedi 4

D. Chandimal c Soumya b Mehedi 59

A. Gunaratne c Mosaddek b Shakib 24

M. Siriwardana c Sub b Mustafizur 22

S. Pathirana c Mahmudullah b Mortaza 31

T. Perera c Mahmudullah b Mustafizur 55

S. Lakmal c Sabbir b Mustafizur 8

L. Sandakan run out 3

L. Kumara not out 0

Extras (lb 5, w4) 9

Total (all out 45.1 overs) 234

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Gunathilaka), 2-15 (Mendis), 3-31 (Tharanga), 4-87 (Gunaratne), 5-121 ( Chandimal), 6-153 ( Siriwardana), 7-171 ( Pathirana), 8-208 (Lakmal), 9-232 ( Sandakan), 10-234 ( Perera)

Bowling: Mortaza 7-2-35-2, Mehedi 10-0-43-2, Taskin 9-0-41-1 (w2), Shakib 8-0-33-1(w1), Mustafizur 8.1-0-56-3 (w1), Mosaddek 3-0-21-0

Result: Bangladesh won by 90 runs

ODI debut – Mehedi Hasan Miraz (Bangladesh)

Player of the match – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)

Series result: Bangladesh lead three-match series 1-0

Toss: Sri Lanka

Umpires: Michael Gough (ENG) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

TV umpire: Sundaram Ravi

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

Second Match:will be held at the same venue on Tuesday.

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