Hambantota: Mar 25, 2013
Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed a blazing century as he helped Sri Lanka chase down a revised total of 238 to register a comprehensive eight-wicket victory against Bangladesh in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Hambantota.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl first in the second ODI at the same venue.
There are two changes in the Bangladesh squad, with Tamim Iqbal and Rubel Hossain being left out. Jahurul Islam and Mominul Haque come in the team replacing them.
Abul Hasan has been left out as well in the Bangladesh squad and Ziaur Rehman will play as the second seamer. Bangladesh is playing an extra batsman.
After a lot of interruptions due to faulty flood lights, the Sri Lankan innings was delayed and eventually the target was revised to 238 with just 41 overs to play. Openers Dilshan and Kushal Perera got off to a flying start as they were scoring at just under 10 runs per over. Perera was dismissed in the 13th over after he scored 42 off just 35 deliveries.
Kumar Sangakkara joined Dilshan in the middle and the duo added 128 runs for the second wicket to take Sri Lanka close to the Bangladesh target.
Bangladesh pulled one back by dismissing Sangakkara but it was too little too late as the home side finished the game with 5.2 overs to spare.
It will be interesting to see how Bangladesh tackle Sri Lanka after a poor show in the first ODI at the same venue.
Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews (c), Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga
Bangladesh: Jahurul Islam, Anamul Haque, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Abul Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak
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