Friday, 21 September 2018

Bangladesh overpowered Sri Lanka by 137 runs

DUBAI: Bangladesh overpowered five-time champions Sri Lanka by 137 runs to provide a dramatic opening to the 14th edition of the Unimoni Asia Cup at the Dubai International stadium.

The action began with the packed stadium witnessing one of the world’s finest pacers, Lasith Malinga, taking two wickets in the first over for Sri Lanka. This was followed by a fighting 131 runs partnership between Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun in 23.3 overs.

Rahim enthralled everyone with a magnificent knock of 144 runs off 150 balls studded with eleven boundaries and four sixes to help Bangladesh post an impressive total of 261 off 49.3 overs.

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