Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs to win their first match of the Asia Cup. It was an easy win in the end for Bangladesh as they restricted the Islanders to 124 in 35.2 overs. Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim’s incredible 144 led Bangladesh to a competitive first inning score of 261 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. This was also Rahim’s highest ODI score. At one point Bangladesh were 1/2 in the first over and ended up with 261 in 49.3 overs. For Sri Lanka, Lasith Malinga bagged four wickets while Dhananjaya de Silva picked up two wickets. However, in reply, the Lankan batsmen struggled and lost wickets at regular intervals to ultimately fall short of the target.
Asia Cup, 2018Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 16 November 2018
Bangladesh 261 (49.3)
Sri Lanka 124 (35.2)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 1 ) Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Highlights
The Asia Cup 2018 tournament is set to begin form Saturday with Sri Lanka kicking off their campaign against Bangladesh. The two teams met for a 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is series earlier this year, in which Sri Lanka won all the three formats away from home. The skipper Dinesh Chandimal will take confidence from the previous victories over the rivals going into the game. Sri Lanka also bounced back recently against South Africa to win the final two ODIs after going 3-0 down in the series early on.