Dilshan guides Sri Lanka to victory

Mar 24, 2013, 02:04 IST | AFP

Riding on Tillakaratne Dilshan's unbeaten 113, Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening one-day international in Hambantota on Saturday to gain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Sri Lanka, chasing a revised target of 238 in 41 overs following a power failure, won the day-night match with 32 balls to spare.

Tillakaratne Dilshan
Tillakaratne Dilshan hits one en route his unbeaten 113 at Hambantota on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Earlier, Tamim Iqbal smashed an impressive century as Bangladesh posted a competitive 259-8. The left-handed opener (112) hit one six and 10 fours in his fourth one-day hundred to lead Bangladesh's recovery after three wickets had fallen for 63 runs in the opening 13 overs.

Tamim put on 66 for the fourth wicket with Mohd Mahmudullah (29) and 75 for the next with Nasir Hossain (73 not out).

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