Sports Desk – legendary pacer Lasith Malinga claimed 3-38 in his farewell match as Sri lanka defeated Bangladesh by 91 runs in the 1st one-day international to take 1-0 lead in a three-match series in Colombo on Friday. Malinga helped Sri Lanka rattle Bangladesh with his opening spell after Kusal Perera‘s fifth ODI century powered the home side to post 314/8. Perera high Scorer 111 off 99 balls.
Chasing a 315, Bangladesh faltered after a couple of good partnerships and subsequently got out for 223 in 41.4 overs. After recovering from the 40/4, Bangladesh batters took their team to 105/4 in 20 overs. After 38.3 overs, Bangladesh were 200/9. Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep (3-51) shared 6 wickets as Sri Lanka bowled out Bangladesh for 223 in 41.4 overs.
— ICC (@ICC) July 26, 2019
SL vs BAN, 1st ODI, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka, 2019
Date : Friday, July 26, 2019
Toss : Sri Lanka won the toss and opt to bat Time 09:00 AM GMT Venue : R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires : Nitin Menon, Raveendra Wimalasiri
Third Umpire : Marais Erasmus
Match Referee : Chris Broad
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Lasith Malinga
Bench: Shehan Jayasuriya, Wanidu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha
Bangladesh Playing XI : Tamim Iqbal (c), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Bench : Anamul Haque, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Farhad Reza