|Published : 19 Mar 2017, 17:25:39 | Updated : 19 Mar 2017, 17:52:47|
Tigers win historic centenary test beating Sri Lanka
FE Online Report
Tigers secured their first Test win against Sri Lanka in the historic centenary test to draw level in the two-match Joy Bangla Cup.
Chasing 191 to win on the fifth day, Bangladesh reached the target with four wickets to spare.
Tamim Iqbal played a brilliant innings of 82 runs (125 balls, 7*4s, 1*6) to help the tigers register the historic win.
Sabbir Rahman was the second highest scorer for Bangladesh with 41 runs (76 balls, 5*4s).
The day did not begin smoothly for the Tigers as they had to bundle out the hosts at first, and then recover from an early hiccup by losing opener Soumya Sarker (10) with just 22 runs on the board.
Imrul Kayes soon followed suit without troubling the scoreboard.
At that point, 191 seemed like a very challenging score.
But a 109-run partnership between Tamim and Sabbir for the third wicket took Bangladesh to a commanding position in their run-chase.
After Tamim’s departure wickets fell at regular intervals, but by then the Tigers were well poised for a historic win.
Finally the winning runs came off Mehehi Hasan’s (2) bat. Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was on the non striker’s end with 22 not out.
Tamim Iqbal was adjudged Man of the Match while Shakib Al Hasan was adjudged Man of the Series.