Bangladesh down Pakistan by 79 runs in the first ODI

| Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 09:38
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Bangladesh down Pakistan by 79 runs in the first ODI

Dhaka: Bangladesh outplayed Pakistan by 79 runs in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Friday, in only their second win over their rivals in 48 games across all three formats.Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim set up the rare win with impressive centuries as the hosts piled up 329 for six after electing to take first strike at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.
Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed and spinner Arafat Sunny claimed three wickets each as Pakistan were shot out for 250 runs in 45.2 overs to give Bangladesh the lead in the three-match series.
The only other time Bangladesh have beaten Pakistan was during a group match in the 1999 World Cup in England, but the fired-up Tigers dominated Sunday’s day-night game from start to finish.  
Brief scores: Bangladesh 329/6 in 50 overs (Tamim Iqbal 132, Mushfiqur Rahim 106, Wahab 4/59, Rahat 1/56) bt Pakistan 250 in 50 overs (A. Ali 72, S. Ahmed 24, H. Sohail 51, M. Rizwan 67, T. Ahmed 3/42, A. Sunny 3/47).


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