1st match report: Bangladesh outclassed Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament on Saturday.
Electing to bat first, Bangladesh rode Mushfiqur Rahim's career-best score of 144 runs to post what eventually turned out be a pretty competitive total of 261 in 49.3 overs.
Chasing what should have been an achievable target, the Sri Lankan chase never really gained any momentum and they were dismissed for 124 runs in 35.2 overs.
In the second match of the tournament, Pakistan take on underdogs before the much-anticipated clash against India.
Brief scores: Bangladesh: 261 in 49.3 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 144, Mohammad Mithun 63; Lasith Malinga 4/23) vs Sri Lanka: 124 in 35.2 overs (Mustafizur Rahman 2/20, Mehidy Hasan 2/21, Mashrafe Mortaza 2/25).
With inputs from IANS
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Narine back on and he removes Pooran, who was looking to hit every ball out of the park. He has perished in the process. Prabhsimran Singh, right handed bat, comes to the crease and he plays two dots before taking single off the last ball. Will keep the strike. Just 2 off the over. 20 needed off 12 balls. KKR can still do this but you got to say, Punjab in driver's seat.
That's it. Arshdeep gone and SRH beat KXIP by 69 runs. Arshdeep hit it directly to Warner at mid off and the innings comes to an end. A comprehensive victory for Hyderabad who have outplayed the Punjab team in every department.
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