Tamil Diplomat

Tamim, Mushfiqur break 16-year hoodoo

Bangladesh recorded a well-deserved victory over Pakistan with a 79-run win in the first of three matches in Dhaka on on Friday.After a strong start, Pakistan lost their last six wickets for 33 runs, with Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny picking up three wickets apiece.

It was only the second win for Bangladesh over Pakistan in 48 games across test, one-day and Twenty20 formats, and the first since 1999.Earlier, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim posted impressive centuries as Bangladesh piled up their highest one-day score of 329 for six.Left-handed opener Tamim hit 132 off 135 balls and Rahim smashed a 77-ball 106 to steer Bangladesh past their previous best total of 326 for three against the same rivals in 2014.

Tamim and Rahim ruined offspinner Saeed Ajmal’s comeback to international cricket after an absence of eight months due to an illegal bowling action.Ajmal conceded 74 runs in 10 wicketless overs with his remodelled action to finish with his worst one-day bowling figures.