Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh Thrash Sri Lanka By 137 Runs
Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs, to win their first match of the Asia Cup 2018. It was a simple win for Bangladesh as they limited Sri Lanka to 124 in 35.2 overs.
Prior, Mushfiqur Rahim’s fantastic 144 runs in the first innings, drove Bangladesh to an aggressive total of 261 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by massive 137 runs, with a poor NRR just a win against Afghanistan might not be enough for Sri Lanka to go to the next round, Sri Lanka might need Bangladesh’s support by beating Afghanistan #AsiaCup
— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) 15 September 2018
This was additionally Mushfiqur Rahim’s highest ODI score. At a certain point Bangladesh were 1/2, but in the end they managed to score 261 runs out of 49.3 overs. For Sri Lanka, Lasith Malinga stowed four wickets while Dhananjaya de Silva got two wickets.
In reply, the Lankan batsmen battled and lost wickets at regular intervals, as Bangladesh won the match with ease.
1st Innings Total: 261 all out (49.3 Overs, RR: 5.27)
2nd Innings Total: 124 all out (35.2 Overs, RR: 3.5)
Result: Bangladesh won by 137 runs
If there was any doubt, and I’ll admit I did have some doubt, but not any more. There’s most definitely a power shift in Asian cricket and Bangladesh are a real bloody force in limited overs cricket. Miles ahead of Sri Lanka #AsiaCup #SLvBAN
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) 15 September 2018
Forget Rahim’s century, remember the situation. 2 wkts in 1st over & Tamim injured, Congratulation Bangladesh. Believe in Sri Lanka, will qualify for Super4. Lasith Malinga was all class. #AsiaCup #LKA
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) 15 September 2018
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