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Tigers win first ODI by 79 runs, take Iead in series


Bangladesh have finally come back to the winning streat against Pakistan in all forms of cricket in style, crushing them by 79 runs in the first ODI on Friday.
Two centuries by opener Tamim Iqbal (132) and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (106) powered the Tigers to a daunting 329 for 6 – their highest total in an ODI.Taskin Ahmed led Bangladesh bowling attack as Pakistan were bundled out for 250 in 45.2 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
The victory registered Bangladesh’s first win against Pakistan since the 1999 World Cup and saw them take a lead in the three-match series.
The Tigers put up a commanding batting display as Tamim smashed the bowlers to all corners in a 178-run third wicket stand with Mushfiq – their highest partnership.
This is also the first time that two Bangladesh batsman have scored centuries in an ODI match.
After stand-in skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss, the hosts were off to a good start as Tamim and Soumya Sarkar’s (20) opening stand brought 48 runs.
After Sarkar ran himself out, Pakistan bowlers turned the screws on the Bangladesh batsmen.
Mahmudullah (5), who had a great World Cup performance, survived some sharp bowling attacks at the crease before throwing his wicket away.
Mushfiq, in at four, was in the fifth gear right from the start as he knocked the ball around sensibly while milking boundaries off loose balls.
Pakistan got a chance soon, but spinner Saad Nasim dropped a return catch off Tamim on 48 in the 23rd over which proved very costly for his team.
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