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First ODI Match, Tamim, Mahmudullah Guide Bangladesh to 265

First ODI Match, Tamim, Mahmudullah Guide Bangladesh 265. DHAKA: Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riyad struck half-centuries to steer Bangladesh to a respectable total runs 265 in the first of their three one-day internationals match against Afghanistan in Dhaka on Sunday 25 September. If we look at home side, playing their first ODI in 11 months, suffered a blow in the first over when Dawlat Zadran dismissed Soumya Sarkar for a duck, but the top order soon regained the initiative. Tamim struck nine fours in his 80 off 98 balls and in the process became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to score 9,000 runs in one-day international cricket.
He put on 83 with Imrul Kayes (37) for the second wicket and then another 79 with Mahmudullah for the 3rd wicket before being removed by Mirwais Ashraf. Mahmudullah make the 62 off 74 balls and looked poised for a big innings after reaching his half-century with a boundary off Dawlat. The right-hander punished Dawlat mercilessly in that over, collecting 16 including his second six of the innings. Off-spinner Mohammad Nabi could have dismissed Mahmudullah on 58 but skipper Asghar Stanikzai dropped a simple catch at short cover, though it did not prove an expensive mistake.

First ODI Match, Tamim, Mahmudullah Guide Bangladesh 265

Nabi removed Mahmudullah, who also struck 5 fours in his innings and his next over when Ashraf took a fine catch diving forward at backward square leg. On the other hand Afghanistan made something of a comeback when Mushfiqur Rahim (six) and Sabbir Rahman (two) fell cheaply. But Shakib Al Hasan ensured Bangladesh did not lose their way with 48 off 40 balls. Dawlat has been claimed four wickets for 73 while Nabi and spinner Rashid Khan grabbed two wickets each for Afghanistan. The second and third match will be held at the same venue on September 28 this month and other next month October 1. Image Source