Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets in 2nd ODI and take series

Sri Lanka's Avishka Fernando
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Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat against Sri Lanka in their must win 2nd ODI, at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, today.

Match Summary

Bangladesh 238-8 (Mushfiqur Rahim 98*, Mehedi Hasan 43; Akila Dananjaya 2-39, Isuru Udana 2-58, Nuwan Pradeep 2-53)

Sri Lanka  242-3   (Avishka Fernando 82, Kusal Mendis 41*, Angelo Mathews 52; Mustafizur Rahman 2-50)

Result – Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets

Scorecard

Opting to bat first, Bangladesh only managed to score 238-8. Mushfiqur Rahim 98* and Mehedi Hasan 43 top scored and the stars with the ball for Sri Lanka were Akila Dananjaya 2-39, Isuru Udana 2-58 and Nuwan Pradeep 2-53.

In reply, Sri Lanka took just 44.4 overs to score the required runs with 7 wickets to spare. Avishka Fernando 82, Kusal Mendis 41*and  Angelo Mathews 52* the main run getters and Mustafizur Rahman 2-50, the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh.

Avishka Fernando is the Man of the match for his 75-ball 82 runs.

Sri Lanka win the series by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series – th 3rd ODI is July 31st.

Sri Lanka - Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara

Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal(c), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Match Officials - Lyndon Hannibal, Marais Erasmus, Nitin Menon, Raja Wimalasiri, Brian Broad

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