Wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah scored much-needed fifties to help their side reach 257/6 in the first innings of the 1st ODI at the Sher-e Bangla Stadium on Sunday. Mushfiqur Rahim smashed 84 of 87 balls with the help of four boundaries and a six, while Mahmudullah smashed 54 runs in 76 balls.
Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal scored a fifty to help his side get out of the trouble after losing the first two wickets at quick succession. Bangladesh opening batsman Liton Das was sent back to the dugout by Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera while Shakib Al Hasan was dismissed by spinner Danushka Gunathilaka.
For visitors, Dhananjaya de Silva picked two wickets in two balls to dismiss Iqbal and Mithun in the 23rd over of the innings. He picked three wickets in his spell while Gunathilaka, Sandakan, and Chameera took one wicket each
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