Kusal Perera, Dushmantha Chameera step up as Sri Lanka win third ODI by 97 runs; Bangladesh miss sweep

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The victory marked Sri Lanka’s first within the ODI Tremendous League.

Sri Lanka averted being swept by Bangladesh of their one-day worldwide collection when it gained the third match by 97 runs with a Kusal Perera century and Dushmantha Chameera‘s maiden five-for on Friday.

Perera struck a 122-ball 120, together with 11 fours and one six, to guide Sri Lanka to a good 286-6. The quick bowler Chameera then took 5-16 to undermine the reply by Bangladesh, which was all out for 189 in 42.Three overs.

The victory marked Sri Lanka’s first within the ODI Tremendous League. “Badly wanted win, however we misplaced the collection,” captain Perera mentioned.

“My innings, I took calculated dangers within the first 10 overs. Fifty, sixty (runs) just isn’t sufficient for the crew, so as soon as I acquired set I modified gears to try to bat lengthy. Our bowling division did a extremely good job.”

Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka opened with an 82-run stand after they gained the toss.

Bangladesh quick bowler Taskin Ahmed, who claimed Four-46, introduced the house aspect again in rivalry with a double strike, dismissing Gunathilaka for 39 and Pathum Nissanka for zero.

Perera drove Taskin to sweeper cowl for a single in a bulletproof 50 off 44 balls, however the skipper wanted luck 3 times to succeed in his sixth ODI century.

He was dropped on 66 by Mustafizur Rahman at brief third man, dropped on 79 by Afif Hossain at lengthy on off left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan, and dropped on 99 by Mahmudullah at mid on off quick bowler Mustafizur Rahman.

Perera lastly reached the century off 99 balls with a single off Mustafizur. Taskin, in the meantime, claimed Kusal Mendis for 22, with a slower supply, to finish a 59-run partnership between him and Perera.

Pacer Shoriful Islam, who was wayward in his first spell, got here again strongly in his second spell to dismiss Perera with a back-of-length supply.

The Bangladesh bowlers regrouped to stall Sri Lanka within the final overs, using the slower supply nicely, although Dhananjaya de Silva escaped them with 55 not out off 70 balls. The Bangladesh batsman, nonetheless, struggled from the beginning.

Chameera grabbed opener Naim Sheikh (1), enjoying as a substitute of Liton Das, and Shakib Al Hasan (Four). Skipper Tamim Iqbal nicked Chameera’s slower supply behind to cut back the house aspect to 28-Three in 10th over.

Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 84 and 125 within the earlier ODIs, performed rash shot to be out for 28, giving offspinner Ramesh Mendis his debut ODI wicket.

A 56-run stand between Mushfiqur and Mosaddek Hossain supplied Bangladesh some hope, however when Mosaddek was out for 51 off 72 balls whereas attempting to reverse-sweep Mendis, Bangladesh was all however out of the sport at 125-5 within the 32nd over.

Mahmudullah batted on for 53 off 63 till he was final out. “We gained the collection however we haven’t performed to our full potential,” Tamim mentioned. “There are nonetheless some areas to work on. I hope we are going to be taught from the errors.”

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