Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Bangladesh Secures Convincing Victory Over Sri Lanka In Thrilling ODI Opener .

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – In a gripping contest that unfolded at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, Bangladesh showcased their prowess in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, emerging victorious with a commanding performance.

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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Bangladesh Won By 6 Wkts .

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka got off to a steady start with Avishka Fernando and Pathum Nissanka laying a solid foundation. However, their partnership was short-lived as Tanzim Hasan Sakib struck early, dismissing both batsmen to put Bangladesh on the front foot. Despite a valiant effort from Kusal Mendis, who steadied the innings with a well-compiled half-century, Sri Lanka found themselves struggling against the disciplined bowling attack of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka , Bangladesh won by 6 wkts
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka , Bangladesh won by 6 wkts , image – getty image.

Tanzim Hasan Sakib continued to wreak havoc on the Sri Lankan batting lineup, claiming three crucial wickets to dent their progress. Taskin Ahmed also chipped in with three wickets, while Shoriful Islam provided vital breakthroughs to keep the pressure on the visitors. Despite a resilient effort from Janith Liyanage, who played a pivotal innings to guide Sri Lanka to a respectable total, their innings eventually folded for 255 runs in the penultimate over.

Chasing a target of 256 runs for victory, Bangladesh got off to a shaky start, losing early wickets in the pursuit of quick runs. Litton Das and Soumya Sarkar fell cheaply, leaving Bangladesh reeling at the outset. However, Najmul Hossain Shanto steadied the ship with a resilient knock, anchoring the innings with a brilliant century. Supported by Mahmudullah’s aggressive cameo and Mushfiqur Rahim’s composed innings, Bangladesh gradually seized control of the chase.

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Bangladesh won , image – getty image.

Despite some late wickets falling, Bangladesh remained unflustered, thanks to Najmul Hossain Shanto’s heroics at the crease. His unbeaten century ensured Bangladesh reached the target with ease, securing a comprehensive victory with six wickets in hand and 32 balls to spare.

The win not only provided Bangladesh with a crucial lead in the series but also served as a statement of intent as they look to continue their dominance in the upcoming matches. For Sri Lanka, the loss highlighted areas of improvement as they aim to bounce back in the remaining fixtures and level the series.

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