Sri Lanka win series 2-0 beating B’desh by 61 runs in 2nd ODI


Touring Sri Lanka clinched the three-match ODI series 2-0 with one match to spare beating hosts Bangladesh by 61 runs in the 2nd ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday.


With the day’s feat, Islanders Sri Lanka achieved their cent percent success in Bangladesh tour by winning the series in all the three formats of cricket — Test, Twenty20 and ODI.


Bangladesh went down in the three-match ODI series 0-1 after conceding a frustrating 13-run defeat against the visiting side from a position of advantage in a low scoring first ODI in Mirpur on Monday.


Sri Lanka made a good start to Bangladesh tour by winning the two-match Test series 1-0 and earned a straight 2-0 victory against the Bengal Tigers in the two-match T20 series in the last ball thrillers in Chittagong.


Chasing a huge target of 290 runs in the 2nd OD1 on Thursday, Bangladesh were all out for 228 runs in 43 overs, despite of a captain’s knock of 79 runs off 83 balls by Mushfiqur Rahim with that featured five fours and two sixes.


Besides, opener Anamul Haque (42), all rounder Shakib Al Hasan (24), middle order Nasir Hossain (22), lower order Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (17) and one down Mominul Haqu (15) were other notable scorers for Bangladesh reaching the double figures.


Sachithra Senanayake, Thisara Perera, Ajantha Mendis and Lasith Malinga captured two wickets each conceding 33, 40, 43 and 45 runs respectively.


Earlier, a brilliant century by Kumar Sangakkara guided touring Sri Lanka to score a comfortable 289 runs for 6 in stipulated 50 overs against hosts Bangladesh in the 2nd match of the three-match ODI series on Thursday.


Winning the toss, the Islanders Sri Lanka batted first in a shining morning and faced an initial batting collapse losing both the openers—Kusal Perara (8) and Tillakarantne Dilshan (8)-–for 38 runs in just 7.4 overs against Rubel Hossain’s pace attack.


Sri Lanka misery further were consolidated when two down Dinesh Chandimal back to the pavilion, caught by Shamsur Rahman, off a Shohag Gazi delivery, scoring only nine runs off 14 balls, leaving team total 63 for 3 in 12.4 overs.


But Sri Lankan celebrated batsman Kumar Sangakkara pairing number five Ashan Priyanjan repaired the early damage contributing 114 runs in the 4th wicket stand to carry the team total to 177 runs in 36.4 overs.


Sangakkara again contributed another 83 runs partnership with Angelo Mathews in the 5th wicket stand to guide Sri Lanka to a mammoth total.


One down Kumar Sangakkara, who hit his career best 319 runs in the first innings and 105 runs in the 2nd innings of the 2nd Test against Bengal Tigers in Chittagong, Thursday completed his 17th ODI century hammering 128 runs off 115 balls, featuring 14 boundaries and was adjudged man of the match.


Sangakkara completed his 17th century hitting a boundary off a Rubel Hossain ball making run a ball 102. His entertaining innings came to end when Mahmudullah caught him brilliantly at long on, off an Arafat Sunny delivery with scoreboard showing 260 for 6 in 46.2 overs.


Middle order Ashan Priyanjan added an useful 60 runs off 97 balls with seven boundaries before he was fell victim lbw by all rounder Shakib Al Hasan while Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews quick-fired an unconquered 56 runs off just 39 balls, hitting six fours and a six.


Rubel Hossain was the most successful among the Bangladeshi bowlers claiming three wickets for 64 runs while Arafat Sunny, Shakib Al Hasan and Sohag Gazi bagged one wicket each conceding 44, 46 and 50 runs respectively.

Source: UNB Connect


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