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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh

10 September, 2023
Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis is airborne as he plays a ball from Bangladesh fast bowler Shoriful Islam to be caught near the boundary line at thrid man after reaching 50 in their Super Four Asia Cup match at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday (Pic Shan Rupassara)

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 21 runs in their Super Four match of the Asia Cup at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo yesterday.

Defending 257 Sri Lanka bowled out Bangladesh for 236 as skipper Dasun Shanaka led from the front capturing three wickets followed by Maheesh Theekshana claiming three wickets.

Earlier Sri Lanka put into bat reached 257 for 9 with top scorer Sadeera Samarawickrema stroking 93 in 72 balls before he was dismissed in the last ball of the innings caught on the mid wicket boundary.

He hit eight fours and two sixes after Kusal Mendis set the course with 50.

Sri Lanka 257 for 9 in 50 overs (Pathum Nissanka 40, Kusal Mendis 50, Sadeera Samarawickrema 93, Taskin Ahamed 3 for 63, Hasan Mahmud 3 for 57)

Bangladesh 236 in 48.1 overs(Towhid Hridoy 82, Mushfiqur Rahim 29, Maheesh Theekshana 3 for 69, Dasun Shanaka 3 for 28, Matheesha Pathirana 3 for 58)