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Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the Asia Cup

Mushfiqur Rahim 144 today against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup
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In the opening match of the Asia Cup Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 137 runs. Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat against Sri Lanka earlier today at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

Bangladesh 261 (Mushfiqur Rahim 144; Lasith Malinga 4-23)

Sri Lanka 124 (Mustafizur Rahman 2-21)

Result - Bangladesh won by 137 runs

Mushfiqur Rahim hit a wonderful 144 in Bangladesh’s total of 261 with Lasith Malinga 4-23, the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers.

In reply, the Sri Lankan batsmen capitulated to 124 all out - Mustafizur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan and Mashrafe Mortaza all taking 2 wickets apiece.

 

Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Sri Lanka - Upul Tharanga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera(wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews(c), Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Amila Aponso, Dilruwan Perera

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