[caption id="attachment_873095" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-873095" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Avishka-Fernando-Sri-Lanka_AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="361" /> Avishka Fernando scored 82 as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by seven wickets. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/avishka-fernando">Avishka Fernando</a> hit a quick-fire half-century as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sri-lanka">Sri Lanka</a> eased to a seven-wicket win over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bangladesh">Bangladesh</a> in the second one-day international to seal the three-match series in Colombo on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>Opener Fernando made 82 off 75 balls, helping Sri Lanka reach 242-3 in 44.4 overs after Bangladesh were restricted to 238-8, despite wicketkeeper-batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mushfiqur-rahim">Mushfiqur Rahim</a> making an unbeaten 98 runs. <p></p> <p></p>Fernando and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne set the tone for Sri Lanka s run chase with 71-run stand before Bangladesh had their first success through off-spinner Mehidy Hasan. <p></p> <p></p>Mehidy bowled Karunaratne for 15 but Fernando and Kusal Perera continued the hosts' onslaught to put Sri Lanka, who won Friday s opening game by 91 runs, firmly in control. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/bangladesh-in-sri-lanka-2019-201169/live-scores/sri-lanka-vs-bangladesh-live-cricket-score-2nd-odi-match-191295-summary.html"><strong>SCORECARD </strong></a> <p></p> <p></p>Mustafizur Rahman dismissed Fernando and Perera, who made 30 off 34 balls, in quick succession to revive Bangladesh s hopes but Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews denied them further success. <p></p> <p></p>Mathews struck occasional leg-spinner Sabbir Rahman for a four to complete Sri Lanka s win. He was unbeaten on 52 runs facing 57 balls. <p></p> <p></p>He was well supported by Mendis, 41 not out, in an unbroken 96-run fourth wicket stand. <p></p> <p></p>"I am disappointed to not get to the three-figure mark and hopefully I can convert my starts into bigger knocks in the future," said man-of-the-match Fernando. <p></p> <p></p>"The track was a bit slow and also spun a bit. I am glad that I was able to make a contribution," he added. Mustafizur finished with 2-50 for Bangladesh. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Mushfiqur falls short <p></p></strong> <p></p>Bangladesh had Mushfiqur to thank for providing them something to fight with after their top-order crumbled for the second time in the series. <p></p> <p></p>Mushfiqur slammed six fours and a six in a 110-ball innings to bail out Bangladesh who lost their first six wickets for 117 runs. <p></p> <p></p>Mushfiqur and number eight Mehidy shared 84 runs, a seventh-wicket record for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka to give the visitors' innings some respectability. <p></p> <p></p>Mehidy made 43 off 46 balls with six boundaries before he was caught by Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne at mid-off off Nuwan Pradeep. <p></p> <p></p>Pradeep, fellow pace bowler Isuru Udana and leg-spinner Akila Dananjaya claimed two wickets each for Sri Lanka. <p></p> <p></p>Bangladesh were in trouble soon after skipper Tamim Iqbal won the toss and elected to bat at the R. Premadasa Stadium. <p></p> <p></p>Pradeep trapped opener Soumya Sarkar leg-before for 11 before Tamim dragged an Udana delivery onto his stump after making 19. <p></p> <p></p>Dananjaya removed Mohammad Mithun for 12 and bowled Mahmudullah Riyad for six before Sabbir Rahman's run out for 11 compounded Bangladesh's woes. <p></p> <p></p>Mushfiqur began his fight back with Mehidy after Udana had Mosaddek Hossain caught by Kusal Perera for 13. <p></p> <p></p>Mushfiqur went off the strike in the fifth ball of the final over to miss out on his eighth ODI hundred by just two runs. <p></p> <p></p>The third and final match of the series will be held at the same venue on Wednesday.