Asia Cup: Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka after Mushfiqur Rahim century. Mushfiqur Rahim hit 144 as
Bangladesh thrashed Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup in Dubai.
It was an easy win in the end for Bangladesh as they restricted the Islanders to 124 in 35.2 overs. Earlier,
Mushfiqur Rahim’s incredible 144 led Bangladesh The Asia Cup features six teams divided into two groups,
with the top two from each advancing to a round-robin Super Four phase, with a final to follow. to a
competitive first inning score of 261 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
This was also Rahim’s highest ODI score. At one point Bangladesh were 1/2 in the first over and ended up
with 261 in 49.3 overs. For Sri Lanka, Lasith Malinga bagged four wickets while Dhananjaya de Silva picked
up two wickets. However, in reply, the Lankan batsmen struggled and lost wickets at regular intervals to
ultimately fall short of the target.
The second match of the competition sees Hong Kong, who are yet to beat a major nation in their 24 ODI
matches since 2004, face Pakistan on Sunday.
Malinga, now regarded as a T20 specialist at the age of 35, stunned Bangladesh after they opted to bat first at
the Dubai International Stadium.
Bangladesh made AN comprehensive performance to defeat state by a 137 runs within the group B match of
the Asia Cup 2018 at the urban center International Cricket bowl on Sabbatum.
Bangladesh, thereforerecorded their biggest win within the history of Asia Cup. Sri Lanka, started the chase
on a positive note through their opener Upul Tharanga (27) however the center and lower order batsmen fell
in fastsuccession. Dilruwan Perera (29) and Suranga Lakmal (20) scored crucial runs lower down the
order howeverdidn’t convert their begin into an enormous score. For Asian country, Mashrafe Mortaza,
Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan scalped 2 wickets every. Earlier, when opting to bat 1st, top-
order ballplayerMushfiqur Rahim fought a lone battle until the last over as Asian country denote 261. Rahim
(144) notched up his highest individual score within the 50-over format for Asian country to
assist his facet post a difficulttotal. He was concerned during a 133-run third wicket stand
with Mohammed Mithun (63) — United Nations agency additionally contributed vital runs to assist Asian
country rescue from 1/2 to 134/3. For state, Lasith Malinga was the decide of the bowlers, returning figures of
4/23. Asian country additionally suffered a significant blow in sort of their top-order ballplayer Tamim
Iqbal, United Nations agency was dominatedout of the complete tournament with a broken radiocarpal joint.
Tamim had taken a blow on his radiocarpal joint early within the match from a delivery by Suranga Lakmal.
This was the first game so we knew we had to win to qualify for the next round. people should remember
him. The way our seniors are performing set up the team really well.I should thank Mushfiqur and Mithun,
they batted well under pressure.We have to improve bowling and fielding obviously. You have to be prepared for the conditions.
the best I have batted for Bangladesh. Hopefully, many more to come.Credit goes to Mithun, he took the
pressure off me. The wicket was good.Thanks to Almightly that he gave me the strength.I should thank
Mushfiqur and Mithun, they batted well under pressure.The way our seniors are performing set up the team really well
We dropped too many catches. Mushy(Rahim) batted really well. Unfortunate that the batters didn’t deliver
today. We lost too many wickets too early. They first won a vital toss and thanks to Mushfiqur Rahim’s ton,I
had to use Lasith (Malinga) to try and get a wicket in the middle part. 260 was a chaseable total.I thought I
was in great nick, I was determined to score runs for my team.
Shakib has the final wicket as he has Aponso out caught by as many as four attempts by the substitute
fielder.On the other hand, Bangladesh have been suffering from injury to their key players.the match went to
tense moments where Bangladesh even considered boycotting the run-chase.then found some late swing to
squeeze through Shakib al Hasan’s bat and pad and flatten the left-hander’s stumps.Tamim returned to bat
with one hand, allowing Mushfiqur to hit successive sixes and make