Mushfiqur stars as BD clinch ODI series over Sri Lanka
DHAKA: Spinner Mehidy Hasan and seamer Mustafizur Rahman claimed three wickets each as Bangladesh thrashed Sri Lanka by 103 runs in their rain-hit second One-day International to clinch the series on Tuesday.
Wicket-keeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim hit a brilliant 125 to steer Bangladesh, who recorded their first series win over Sri Lanka across formats, to 246 all out in 48.1 overs after they elected to bat at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
Sri Lanka managed just 141-9 in the tourists’ revised chase of 245 in 40 overs as Bangladesh took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Shakib Al Hasan also took two wickets in a match that was interrupted three times by rain.
Earlier in the afternoon it was Mushfiqur who engineered a rescue operation after Bangladesh lost early wickets.
Bangladesh, who had won Sunday’s opening fixture by 33 runs, were in serious trouble at 74-4 when Mushfiqur put on 87 for the fifth wicket with Mahmudullah (41).
Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera struck twice in his first over — the second of the innings — dismissing skipper Tamim Iqbal for 13 and Shakib for a third-ball duck after the hosts elected to bat first.
Left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan compounded the woes of the home side by dismissing opener Liton Das for 25 and Mosaddek Hossain for 10.
Liton cut a loose ball to Wanindu Hasaranga at backward point while Mosaddek, who was playing his first ODI in nearly two years, was caught by captain and wicket-keeper Kusal Perera.
Mushfiqur helped Bangladesh rebuild with Mahmudullah and the pair took the attack to the opposition.
Sandakan, who returned with figures of 3-54, broke the partnership as Perera took sharp a catch to dismiss Mahmudullah.
Mushfiqur, who made 84 in the first game, brought up his hundred off 115 balls, glancing Chameera for four after rain halted the game twice. He was the last man dismissed.
Chameera finished with figures of 3-44 in 9.1 overs while fellow quick Udana claimed two wickets.
Bangladesh lost Mohammad Saifuddin’s services after the pacer was hit on the head by Chameera while batting. His place as a concussion substitute was taken by fellow seamer Taskin Ahmed.
The third ODI is on Friday at the same venue.
Tamim Iqbal lbw b Chameera 13
Liton Das c Hasaranga b Sandakan 25
Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Chameera 0
Mushfiqur Rahim c Bandara b Chameera 125
Mosaddek Hossain c Perera b Sandakan 10
Mahmudullah c Perera b Sandakan 41
Afif Hossain c Nissanka b Udana 10
Mehidy Hasan b Hasaranga 0
Mohammad Saifuddin run out 11
Shoriful Islam c Perera b Udana 0
Mustafizur Rahman not out 0
EXTRAS (B-1, LB-4, W-3, NB-3) 11
TOTAL (all out, 48.1 overs) 246
FALL OF WKTS: 1-15, 2-15, 3-49, 4-74, 5-161, 6-178, 7-184, 8-232, 9-246.
DID NOT BAT: Taskin Ahmed.
BOWLING: Udana 9-0-49-2 (1nb, 2w); Chameera 9.1-2-44-3 (1w); Hasaranga
10-1-33-1; Shanaka 7-0-38-0; Sandakan
10-0-54-3 (2nb); de Silva 3-0-23-0.
NOTE: Taskin replaced Saifuddin under concussion substitution law.
M.D. Gunathilaka c Shakib b Mustafizur 24
M.D.K.J. Perera c Tamim b Shoriful 14
P. Nissanka c Tamim b Shakib 20
B.K.G. Mendis lbw b Mehidy 15
D.M. de Silva lbw b Shakib 10
K.N.A. Bandara c Mahmudullah b Mustafizur 15
W. Hasaranga b Mehidy 6
I. Udana not out 18
P.A.D.L.R. Sandakan c Tamim b Mustafizur 4
P.V.D. Chameera not out 4
TOTAL (for nine wkts, 40 overs) 141
FALL OF WKTS: 1-24, 2-53, 3-71, 4-77, 5-89, 6-104, 7-114, 8-116, 9-122.
BOWLING: Mehidy Hasan 10-0-28-3; Shoriful Islam 6-0-30-1; Taskin Ahmed 8-0-27-0; Mustafizur Rahman 6-1-16-3; Shakib Al Hasan 9-0-38-2; Mosaddek Hossain 1-0-2-0.
RESULT: Bangladesh won by 103 runs (DLS Method) to lead three-match series 2-0.
UMPIRES: Sharfuddoula (Bangladesh) and Gazi Sohel (Bangladesh).
TV UMPIRE: Masudur Rahman (Bangladesh).
MATCH REFEREE: Neeyamur Rashid (Bangladesh).
MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: Mushfiqur Rahim.
FIRST MATCH: Dhaka, Bangladesh won by 33 runs.
THIRD MATCH: Dhaka (D/N), Friday.
Published in Dawn, May 26th, 2021