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Clinical Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh to book final berth

  • Published at 11:43 am January 25th, 2018
  • Last updated at 03:45 pm January 25th, 2018
Clinical Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh to book final berth
Sri Lanka produced a clinical display to book a berth in the grand finale of the tri-nation ODI series as they handed Bangladesh a 10-wicket thrashing at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Thursday. Batting first, the Tigers were dismissed for 82 in 24 overs with wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim top-scoring with 26. Seamer Suranga Lakmal bagged three wickets while pacers Dushmantha Chameera and Thisara Perera and spinner Lakshan Sandakan took two apiece. In reply, the Lankans romped home in 11.5 overs, openers Upul Tharanga and Danushka Gunathilaka remaining unbeaten on 39 and 35 respectively. Bangladesh made one change to the playing XI from their previous match against Zimbabwe, all-rounder Abul Hasan Raju replacing spinner Sanjamul Islam. The Lankans on the other hand brought in Chameera and Gunathilaka in place of the injured duo, opener Kusal Perera and seamer Nuwan Pradeep respectively. The final will be held in Mirpur Saturday. BRIEF SCORE Sri Lanka 83 in 11.5 overs (Tharanga 39*, Gunathilaka 35*) beat Bangladesh 82 in 24 overs (Mushfiq 26, Lakmal 3/21) by 10 wickets   POINTS TABLE Teams M W L Pts NRR Bangladesh 4 3 1 15 1.114 Sri Lanka 4 2 2 9 0.146 Zimbabwe 4 1 3 4 -1.087