Bangladesh Stuns Sri Lanka

     Written by : SMTV24x7 | Sun, Sep 16, 2018, 11:17 AM

Bangladesh Stuns Sri Lanka

Bangladesh Team dominated with both bat and ball to outclass Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday.

Coming to the matter, Electing to bat first, Bangladesh rode Mushfiqur Rahim's career-best score of 144 runs to post what eventually turned out be a pretty competitive total of 261 in 49.3 overs.

Lasith Malinga struck twice in the first over to leave the Tigers 1-2, but Mushfiqur's sixth ODI century took them to 261 all out from 49.3 overs.

In reply, Sri Lanka were 124 all out in the 36th over, Dilruwan Perera (29) top-scoring.

The second match of the competition sees Hong Kong, who are yet to beat a major nation in their 24 ODI matches since 2004, face Pakistan on Sunday.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh: 261 in 49.3 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 144, Mohammad Mithun 63; Lasith Malinga 4/23) vs Sri Lanka: 124 in 35.2 over (Mustafizur Rahman 2/20, Mehidy Hasan 2/21, Mashrafe Mortaza 2/25).