Bangladesh partnership ensures first ODI win over Pakistan in 16 years

Apr 17, 2015 | Cricket, Sports | 0 comments

A deadly partnership from Bangladesh led to the Tigers’ first win over Pakistan in 16 years; they flattened the visitors by 79 runs at the first ODI in Mirpur. Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim became the man of the match after posting 106. He got together with Tamim Iqbal (who made 132) for a third-wicket stand of 178, giving them a record total of 329/6 from 50 overs, their highest in the ODI format. Wahab Riaz of Pakistan picked up 4/59 from 10 overs. On the other side, there were some strong efforts from captain Azhar Ali 72, ODI debutant Mohammad Rizwan 67 and Haris Sohail 51, but despite all that, Pakistan were bowled out for 250. Bowling for Bangladesh, Taskin Ahmed 3/42 from 8, and Arafat Sunny 3/47 from 10. Bangladesh lead the series 1-nil, with 2 matches left to play.
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