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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 13 runs in low-scoring 1st ODI

Angelo Mathews claimed three wickets to lead Sri Lanka to win © AFP
Angelo Mathews claimed three wickets to lead Sri Lanka to win © AFP

Dhaka: Feb 17, 2014

Thisara Perera‘s brilliant counter-attack inspired Sri Lanka to a 13-run victory over Bangladesh in the first One-Day International (ODI) in Dhaka, giving the tourists the lead in the three-match series.

Perera smashed an unbeaten 80 off 57 balls to lift the tourists from a hopeless 67 for 8 in the 22nd over to 180 all out after Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.

Sensing an opening, Sri Lanka hit back to bowl out the hosts for 167 in the 40th over of the rain-curtailed match at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

Bangladesh, riding on opener Shamsur Rahman’s 62 off 49 balls and 44 from Mominul Haque, were cruising at 114-2 in the 20th over when the batting came apart.

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews claimed three wickets and off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake took two as Bangladesh lost their last eight wickets for 53 runs.

Perera proved to be Sri Lanka’s hero after the tourists were left in tatters in a match reduced to 43-overs-a side from the stipulated 50 due to bad weather.

Perera and Senanayake ensured Sri Lanka did not fall below 147, their lowest one-day total against Bangladesh, by adding 82 runs for the ninth wicket.

Perera, who helped Sri Lanka record last-ball wins over Bangladesh in two Twenty20 matches recently, hit  six sixes and four boundaries in a superb rearguard action.

Senanayake made 30 as Sri Lanka put on 113 valuable runs for the last two wickets after the spectacular collapse by the top order.

Bangladesh lost Anamul Haque off the second ball of the innings, caught in the slips off Lasith Malinga, but Shamsur and Mominul put on 79 for the second wicket.

Perera, who was named man of the match, broke the threatening stand by having Mominul caught at point for a fluent 44 that contained seven boundaries.

Bangladesh moved to 114-2 in the 20th over when their two main batsmen, Shamsur and Shakib Al Hasan, were run out in the space of five runs.

Shamsur was given out by the third umpire after television replays showed the batsman’s feel in the air after his bat got stuck just outside the crease as he went to complete a second run.

Senanayake swung the match Sri Lanka’s way by removing Nasir Hossain and Mohammad Mahmudullah in three deliveries to make it 133 for 6 in the 29th over.

Mathews grabbed three of the last four wickets to seal the victory which came when Robel Hossain became the third Bangladesh batsman to be run out.

The second and third matches will be played at the same venue on Thursday and Saturday.

Sri Lanka had won both the preceding Test and Twenty20 series.

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 180 in 40 overs (Kusal Perera 20, Thisara Perera 80*,Sachitra Senanayake 30; Shakib Al Hasan 2 for 29; Arafat Sunny 2 for 31) beat Bangladesh 169 in 39.2 overs (Shamsur Rehman  62, Mominul Haque 44; Angelo Mathews 3 for 21, Sachithra Senanayake 2 for 33) by 13 runs.

Man of the match – Thisara Perera

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