Tamim Iqbal powers Bangladesh to 2-1 series victory
Bangladesh 279-8 (Tamim 118) beat
Afghanistan 138 (Mosharraf 3-24) by 141 runs
Third One-Day International in Dhaka
Tamim Iqbal scored a splendid century as Bangladesh went on to post 279 in their innings following which Mosharraf Hossain led the bowling attack with a three-wicket haul to dismiss Afghanistan to 138, thereby completing a 141-run win for the home side in the third One-Day International in Dhaka.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first. After the early loss of Soumya Sarkar (11), Tamim (118) and Sabbir Rahman (65) provided the much needed stability with a 140-run stand for the second wicket.
Tamim was the first to reach his fifty off 63 deliveries, while Rahman brought his own half-century, needing 67 balls to reach the same. The partnership finally ended when Rahmat Shah (1-59) had Rahman caught at short third man but Tamim went on reach his century off 110 balls.
Despite, Afghanistan bounced back with two-wicket hauls from Mohammad Nabi (2-41) and Rashid Khan (2-39), a 22-ball unbeaten cameo from Mahmudullah (32 not out) helped Bangladesh post 279 for eight in their 50 overs.
The chase started with the much awaited Mohammad Shahzad (0) dismissed for a duck but Nawroz Mangal (33) and Shah (36) provided some respite with a 47-run stand.
A triple strike from Mosharraf (3-24) and a two-wicket haul from Taskin Ahmed (2-31) pegged Afghanistan back, who were reduced to 89 for seven.
Najibullah Zadran (26) and Khan (17) tried to wage a fight at the end but Afghanistan were completely outplayed and were dismissed for 138.
The 141-run win allowed Bangladesh to win the series 2-1. Tamim bagged the man of the match and also the man of the series awards.
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