Thisara Perera has been in fine form in the ODI series © AFP
Thisara Perera has been in fine form in the ODI series against Bangladesh © AFP

 

Feb 22, 2014

 

After Sri lanka scripted an easy win over hosts Bangladesh by a convincing margin of 61 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Dhaka, Bangladesh will look to win the third game at Mirpur.

 

Earlier in the first game, Bangladesh bowlers showed a lot of promise to reduce Sri Lanka to 68 for eight before Thisara Perera’s blitzkrieg of an innings rescued the Sri Lankans. Mushfiqur Rahim would hope that that his middle order batsmen show better composure and application while Sri Lanka would look to stamp their authority as a ODI unit as bigger challenges await them during the road to ICC World Cup 2015.

 

Bangladesh had not lost a bilateral series at home since 2011 but they have lost one now.

 

Teams:

 

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (w/c), Al-Amin Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza, Anamul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Naeem Islam, Shafiul Islam

 

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal (w), Kithuruwan Vithanage, Ajantha Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Perera, Lasith Malinga, Sachithra Senanayake, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Kushal Janith Perera, Ashan Priyanjan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhammika Prasad

 

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