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Bangladesh lose four wickets within 100 runs

| Updated: May 23, 2021 17:36:02

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In the first ODI of the three-match series against Sri Lanka on Sunday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Bangladesh lost four wickets within 100 runs with two wickets in consecutive two deliveries off Dhananjaya de Silva.

Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first with Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman made a comeback to the national fold after missing out on the two-match Test series against the same opponent.

Liton Das was the first batsman to get dismissed in the second over of the game for a duck. Dushmantha Chameera delivered a full-length ball outside off, and Liton tried to drive to the cover without any foot movement. He just prodded the ball of the slip cordon.

Shakib, who returned after missing out on two tours to New Zealand and Sri Lanka, fell for 15 to Danushka Gunathilaka. He came out down the wicket and mistimed a slower off the bowler. Shakib never looked comfortable in the middle in his 34-ball stay.

During the 23rd over, Dhananjaya removed Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Mithun off two consecutive deliveries. Tamim moved from his regular stance and came back before the ball was delivered, which has hit his boot and he was given lbw. In the next ball, Mithun tried a lap sweep off the first ball in the wicket and missed. He was also given lbw.

Tamim fell for 52, and along the way, he completed 14 thousand international runs as the first Bangladeshi batsman. He now amassed 14025 runs in 356 matches across the formats.

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