Cricket World Cup warm-up match: Bangladesh gained by seven wickets© AFP
Bangladesh handed Sri Lanka a crushing seven-wicket defeat of their first warm-up match of the ICC ODI World Cup in Guwahati on Friday to make a profitable begin. Chasing 264, Bangladesh rode on half-centuries from top-order batters Tanzid Hasan (84), Litton Das (61) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (67 not out) to romp house in 42 overs on the Barsapara Cricket Stadium. Hasan cracked 10 fours and two sixes to make a sturdy 84 off 88 balls, whereas Das hit 10 fours in his 56-ball 61. The two batters added 131 for the opening wicket.
Mushfiqur Rahim remained unbeaten on 35.
Earlier within the day, opting to bat Sri Lanka had been bowled out for 263 in 49.1 overs with Pathum Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva scoring fifties.
Opening batter Nissanka added 104 for the primary wicket with Kusal Perera (34) however regardless of getting a powerful begin, Sri Lanka’s middle-order couldn’t capitalise.
Nissanka made his 68 off 64 balls with eight fours and a six, whereas de Silva took 79 deliveries to attain 55 with two fours and a six.
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