Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Highlights, 1st ODI, Dhaka: Bangladesh takes 1-0 lead as Hasaranga's brilliance goes in vain

Mushfiqur Rahim's 84 and Mehidy Hasan's spell of 4 for 30 in 10 overs helped the hosts beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs in the first ODI.


Bangladesh players celebrate the fall of Kusal Mendis in the first ODI on Sunday.   -  AFP

Hello and welcome to the highlights of the first ODI between Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. 

Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat

Bangladesh Playing XI: Tamim Iqbal (C), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

Sri Lanka Playing XI: Kusal Perera (C&WK), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera

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Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening game of the three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

The host is bolstered by the return of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who missed the side’s recent ODI series in New Zealand and a two-match Test series in Sri Lanka.

Alongside Shakib, fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman was also back in the side after missing the test series in Sri Lanka.

All-rounder Afif Hossain was chosen over Mahedi Hasan, who played in Bangladesh’s ODI series against New Zealand.

Sri Lanka came to the ODI series against Bangladesh with Kusal Perera as captain and a relatively young side.

The series is important for both teams with qualification to the 2023 World Cup in mind.

It is particularly important for Sri Lanka, who was swept 3-0 in their only series of ODI Super League against West Indies.

Bangladesh is in sixth position in the standings with 30 points after beating West Indies at home by 3-0 and losing the away series against New Zealand by the same margin.


Bangladesh Squad: Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mehidy Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Shoriful Islam

Sri Lanka Squad: Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera(w/c), Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Ramesh Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Shiran Fernando