COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh on March 28
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Tamim Iqbal struck a brilliant century to set up a crushing 90-run win for Bangladesh in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday. Tamim made 127 off 142 balls while Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman added two more fifties, as Bangladesh posted an imposing 324-5, their highest ever score against Sri Lanka, surpassing 265-9 in 2006. Sri Lanka were never up to the task, being derailed very early on after skipper Mashrafe Mortaza struck in the first over and then ODI debutant Mehedi Hasan left them struggling at 15-2 inside six overs. They were finally dismissed for 234 runs in 45.1 overs to suffer their fifth loss against Bangladesh in 39 meetings. The hosts are now trail 0-1 in a three-match series. The second match of the series will be held at the same venue on Tuesday.
Best economical pick – Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman, who made 54 off 56 balls, added 90 runs for the second wicket to bring the innings back on track on what looked like a flat batting pitch.
Top captains & vice captains – Tamim Iqbal, who struck 15 fours and a six on his way to his eighth ODI century earlier, set the platform for a big total, putting on 144 runs with Shakib Al Hasan for the fourth wicket — Bangladesh's best ever partnership against Sri Lanka. Shakib hit 72 off 71 balls and looked to be headed towards a century before he swept a Suranga Lakmal delivery wide outside off-stump to be caught by Lakshan Sandakan at short fine leg. Tamim, who also reached a personal milestone by becoming the first Bangladeshi to complete 10,000 international runs, led the batting charge throughout the innings until he fell to Lahiru Kumara in the 48th over.
Smart pick – Thisara Perera made a quickfire 55 off 31 balls coming to bat at eight. He hit Mortaza two fours and a six to please the crowd in the 40th over but it was a case of too little too late to change the course of the game.
Cautions Pick – Sent into bat first by Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga, Bangladesh lost opener Soumya Sarkar early when he edged Lakmal to wicketkeeper Chandimal for 10. Soumya Sarkar again failed to give a good start to Bangladesh.My XI – Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan (Vice-Captain), Sabbir Rahman, T Perera, Kusal Mendis,Mehedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Lakshan Sandakan, Niroshan Dickwella, Mosaddek Hossain, Lahiru Kumara