Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bowl against Bangladesh in 1st ODI

Sri Lanka come into the ODI series after a hard-fought Test series against Bangladesh © Getty Images

Hambantota: Mar 23, 2013

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bowl first against Bangladesh in the first One-Day International match at Hambantota on Saturday.

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in the recently concluded two-match Test series 1-0.

Bangladesh will seek inspiration from their Asia Cup victory over Sri Lanka when they open a three-match One-day series.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s Bangladeshis proved they were capable of surprising big teams in the shorter format of the game when they beat World Cup finalists India and Sri Lanka on their way to the Asia Cup final in Dhaka last year.

Teams:

Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews(c), Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mohammad Ashraful, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (c/wk), Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Abul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak

Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the first ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Hambantota here