• Sunday , 20 Aug 2017
Published : 19 Mar 2017, 18:01:19AA-A+

Speaker congratulates Tigers

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Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in what was their 100th match in the longest format.

Set a modest 191-run target, the visitors rode on Tamim Iqbal’s brisk start and the composed 109-stand in the middle overs.

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today greeted tigers for their historic victory over Sri Lanka in the 100th Test match.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, however, congratulated all the players and officials of Bangladesh cricket team for their historic win over Sri Lanka in the 100th Test match at Colombo today.

"The whole nation is proud of seeing the team spirit of our players and their tremendous performance," PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted the premier as saying, according to BSS report.

This win makes Bangladesh only the second team, after Pakistan, from the sub-continent to register a win in their 100th Test.

Tamim gave the team a positive start and reached the fifty-run mark in the 27th over of the innings. He had Sabbir Rahman for company and the pair, after a couple of early wickets, dropped anchor and put on 109 runs for the third wicket.

Both fell in quick succession but with Shakib-al-Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim to follow, a win was pretty much on the cards for the Tigers. Shakib had a steady stand with Rahim but fell after entering double digits. The right-hander, however, held fort and with Mehedi Hasan he saw the side home.

They had plenty of nervy moments though, especially after Shakib Al Hasan was dismissed with 29 still required in the 191-run chase.

Soon after, umpire S Ravi adjudged Mushfiqur Rahim lbw, which was overturned on review. In the next over, Herath couldn't hold on to a return catch offered by a powerful Mosaddek Hossain drive.

Mosaddek went after Herath again, skewing a drive over cover for four. Two more fours brought the target down to six runs. Mosaddek was then caught behind with two runs to get. Mehedi Hasan hit the winning runs, sparking wild celebrations in the Bangladesh camp.

Bangladesh, coming into this game on the back of a timid performance in Galle, the messy axing of Mahmudullah and the late injury to Liton Das, found the focus they needed to level the series.

Source: espncricinfo input

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