1st ODI, Hambantota

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2012-13

At Hambantota, March 23, 2013 (day/night). First one-day international: Sri Lanka won by eight wickets (D/L). Bangladesh 259-8 (50 overs) (Tamim Iqbal 112, Nasir Hossain 73*); ‡Sri Lanka 238-2 (35.4 overs) (M. D. K. J. Perera 42, T. M. Dilshan 113*, K. C. Sangakkara 63). ODI debut: Ziaur Rahman. MoM: T. M. Dilshan. A breakneck start launched Sri Lanka towards a target of 238 in 41 overs, after malfunctioning floodlights caused a 99-minute delay. Kushal Perera partnered Tillekeratne Dilshan in even more brutal mood: together, against wayward bowling, they hit 83 in the eight-over powerplay. Perera fell in sight of his fifty, but Dilshan progressed to an unbeaten 113 in 108 balls, trumping Tamim Iqbal's century, which set up what had looked like a competitive total.

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