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Bangladesh 259 for 8 in 50 overs (Tamim 112, Nasir 73*) vs Sri Lanka
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Tamim Iqbal's first international hundred in three years was the pillar of the Bangladesh innings in the first ODI. He rode out a disciplined seam attack, some average batting at the other end, a bee attack and a light tower failure to compile an excellent day's work. His 112 and a late assault from Nasir Hossain rescued Bangladesh, and gave them a fighting chance at 259 for 8 in 50 overs.
Tamim had set up the Bangladesh innings for a final flourish after he was run out in the 44th over but a first-ball duck from debutant Ziaur Rahman threatened to derail the innings. But Nasir went after the bowling, instead of farming the strike with Abul Hasan, adding 33 runs for the eighth wicket off just 19 balls. Nasir made an unbeaten 73 off 59 balls with six fours and three sixes, and none of these strokes lacked power or courage from the batsman. His confidence showed how important he is in a line-up, especially on a decent surface.
He helped take 90 runs off the last ten overs, although it could have been very different after a rash of wickets between the eighth and 13th overs, and premature ends to solid fourth and fifth-wicket partnerships.
Anamul Haque, Mohammad Ashraful and Mushfiqur Rahim gave away wickets when it was time for the top and middle-order to build the innings. Tamim was stranded at the other end, unable to keep strike and losing momentum. His fourth-wicket stand with Mahmudullah brought the innings back to life and Tamim scored his century during the 75-run partnership with Nasir Hossain.