Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs to win their first match of the Asia cup.Easy win for Bangladesh as they restricted the sri lanka to 124 in 35.2 overs.
Mushfiqur Rahim’s incredible 144 led Bangladesh to a competitive total inning score of 261 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
At one point Bangladesh were 1/2 in the first over and ended up with 261 in 49.3 overs.After that a great partnership between Mushfiqur and Mithun. Rahim's 131 stand with Mithun for the third wicket rebuilt the innings after the early bows. It got worse when Tamim Iqbal went off with a blow to the forearm and it was later learnt that he was ruled out of the tournament with a fractured wrist. But that didn't stop him from coming out at the fall of the ninth wicket and remained with Rahim as the latter teed off at the end.
For Sri Lanka, Lasith Malinga bagged four wickets while Dhananjaya de Silva picked up two wickets. while chasing, sri-Lankan batsmen struggled and lost wickets at regular intervals to ultimately fall short of the target.That was the game and the rest of the batsmen just delayed the inevitable with Dilruwan Perera waging a lone battle. In the end, it was a harrowing loss for Sri Lanka who looked woefully out of sorts with the bat. At the same time, it was a truly commendable effort from Bangladesh who were well-led by Mortaza on the field after an inspirational innings from Mushfiqur with the bat.
Bangladesh - 261 (49.3 Ovs)
Sri lanka- 124-all out (35.2 Ovs)
Bangladesh won by 137 runs
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