(Reuters) - Taskin Ahmed became the fifth Bangladesh bowler to claim a one-day hat-trick before incessant rain washed out the second match of the series against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Tuesday.
Opting to bat and hoping to bounce back from their 90-run defeat in the first match, Sri Lanka rode Kusal Mendis’s (102) maiden one-day century to post a commanding total of 311 before being bowled out in the final over.
Paceman Taskin dismissed Asela Gunaratne, Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep off successive deliveries to complete his hat-trick and join compatriots Shahadat Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain and Taijul Islam in the elite club.
The teams move to Colombo for the third and final match on Saturday.
Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in Dharamsala; editing by Ed Osmond