Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs


Bangladesh started their 2018 Asia Cup campaign with a comprehensive 137-run win over Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Stadium. It was Bangladesh’s biggest win in the tournament history.

Follow the highlights from the match: 

# Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs!

Brief score: 

*Bangladesh won by 137 runs

*Sri Lanka 124/10 in 35.2 overs (Dilruwan Perera 29, Upul Tharanga 27 / Mehidy Hasan 2/21, Mustafizur Rahman 2/20)

*Bangladesh 261/10 in 49.3 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 144, Mohammad Mithun 63 / Lasith Malinga 6/23)

# Wicket!! Shakib Al Hasan finished it off for Bangladesh. Aponso hands a comfortable catch to the substitute fielder Hossain Shanto. Sri Lanka 124/10

# Bangladesh need 1 wicket to win!

Wicket!! Mosaddek Hossain beats Dilruwan with flight and dip as the batsman gets stumped. Easy pickings for the wicketkeeper Liton Das. Sri Lanka 122/9. 

Sri Lanka 101/8 after 29 overs. 

# Wicket!! Mustafizur cleans up Lakmal with an off-cutter. Sti Lanka lose their eighth wicket as defeat looms.

The Sri Lankan side is reeling at 70/7 and are showing no signs of winning this game. Bangladesh, on the other hand, stuck to basics and attacked right from the start of the second innings. The Bangladeshi bowlers have made most of Sri Lanka’s lacklustre intent and put their side on the driver’s seat.

# Wicket!  The Islanders seem to have given up here. Thisara Perera slogs Mehidy Hasan, handing a catch to Rubel Hossain at short-thirdman. Sri Lanka 69/7.  

# Sri Lanka 63/6!

# Wicket!! Rubel Hossain brings the ball back into to trap Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews plumb on front.

# Thisara Perera is in at number seven. 

Wicket!! Shanaka, who was halfway down the pitch, gets run-out after a horrible call by skipper Angelo Mathews. Shanaka departs for 7 off 22 balls.

# Dasun Shanaka is in at number six. 

# Wicket!!  Mehidy Hasan deceives Kusal Perera with flight and turn to trap him plumb on the front pad. Sri Lanka reeling at 38/4. 

# Skipper Angelo Mathews is in at number five. 

# Wicket!! Mortaza strikes again! He keeps it straight and traps Dhananjaya on the front. Dhananjaya departs for a duck. Sri Lanka 32/3!

# Dhananjaya de Silva is in at number four. 

# Sri Lanka 28/2 after 3 overs. 

Wicket!! Mortaza angles the ball into Tharanga, who drags an edge into his stumps. Sri Lanka lose their second-wicket as Tharanga departs for 4 runs.

#Wicket!! Mustafizur strikes early as he traps Kudal Mendis plumb on front. Sri Lanka 22/1. 

# Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis open the innings for Bangladesh!

Just when Sri Lanka looked like restricting Bangladesh to a low-score, Mushfiqur Rahim stepped up to propel his side to a competitive total of 261 runs. Rahim smashed his 6th ODI century, 144 off 150 balls. He hit 11 fours and 4 sixes at an impressive strike rate of 96.00.

Innings break!

# Bangladesh 261/10 in 49.3 overs. 

# Wicket!! Mushfiqur Rahim’s outstanding knock comes to an end. He attempts to clear Thisara Perera’s fuller ball but gets caught by Kusal Mendis at long-on.

Mushfiqur Rahim is playing the innings of his life, he has added 26 runs with Mustafizur and 20* with Tamim Iqbal to steer his side to a competitive score. Tamim Iqbal, by resuming his innings, has allowed Rahim to score freely in the end.


# Tamim Iqbal, with a cast on his left hand, comes in to resume his innings.

# Wicket!! Mustafizur gets run out after he is sent back by Rahim. Bangladesh 229/9!

# Century!! Mushfiqur Rahim brings up his 6th ODI century.

# Bangladesh 203/8!

# Wicket!! Dhananjaya de Silva traps Rubel Hossain plumb on the front. Bangladesh are 8 down now.


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