A Tamim Iqbal hundred, wonderful batting display by Sabbir Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan and disciplined bowling by the Bangladeshi bowlers. Here are the statistical highlights from the first ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Dambulla.
8 ODI hundreds for Tamim Iqbal for Bangladesh, most by any Bangladesh batsmen in the fifty-over game. With this hundred, he has now scored 2 ODI hundred against Sri Lanka, the only Bangladesh batsman to score ODI hundred against Sri Lanka.
324 Runs scored by Bangladesh in their innings, third-most for them in ODIs. They had scored 329/6 against Pakistan in 2015 and 326/3 against the same team in 2014 which are their best in this format.
144 Runs added for fourth wicket by Tamim Iqbal and Shakin Al Hasan, most by Bangladesh pair against Sri Lanka in ODIs and becomes only second century partnership in ODIs against Sri Lanka. The other such stand was 13 years ago between Manjural Islan Rana and Mohammad Ashraful when they had added 100 for fifth-wicket at R.Premadasa, Colombo.
9.25 Economy rate by LAhiru Kumara in Sri Lanka’s bowing innings, second-most expensive by Sri Lanka since World Cup 2015 bowling 8 or more overs in an innings. He conceded 74 runs in 8 overs today.
6.85 Mustafizur Rahman’s economy rate in his bowling innings of 8.1 overs, most expensive in his ODI career of 12 matches. He has conceded 6-plus economy rate only twice including today. The other instance was against New Zealand in December last year when he had conceded 62 in his 10 overs.
5 Wins for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in 39 ODIs. Last time Bangladesh defeats Sri Lanka in ODIs was in 2013 at Pallekele by 3 wickets. This is their only win in five won games while defending total.
90 Runs margin in Sri Lanka’s defeat in this match, their seventh-biggest lost at home. The biggest came against India in 2009 when they lost by 147 runs chasing 364 in third ODI of the series.