Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Mustafizur ‘hopeful’ of playing in 2nd ODI despite suffering from cramp

Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Mustafizur Rahman is ‘hopeful' of playing the second ODI against Sri Lanka despite suffering from a cramp.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah hit respective half centuries before Mehidy Hasan bagged four wickets to help Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs in the first ODI.

The two teams will now lock horns in the second ODI on Tuesday and Mustafizur, who picked three wickets in the opening game, is optimistic of featuring in the playing XI.

“Alhamdulillah, happy for the victory. Suffered from a cramp, but I’m hopeful of playing the next game. Keep me in your prayers,” Mustafizur tweeted.

In the first ODI, half-centuries from Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur, and Mahmudullah had helped Bangladesh put on 257 despite a slow start. In reply, Sri Lanka fell 34 runs short of the target.

With this win, Bangladesh has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

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