Dasun Shanaka struck fast 86 of 63, including six-six, but was struck with a constant knockout of 91 balls out of 100 (11 fours, 1 six) by Mohammad Bangladesh, who started their brief trip in Sri Lanka in a one-day warm-up game yesterday with a comfortable five-wire victory over a Sri Lankan XI board president.
Board XI first lost the first 3 matches for three runs but recovered from Shehan Jayasuriya’s 282-8 courtesy for the sound of the half-century (56 off78 balls) while board XI won the batting.
Skipper Tamim Iqbal (37) and Sarkar Soumya (13) have fallen behind in Bangladesh for Lahiru Kumara. They are now settled to play smart cricket with Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim (50 off 46 balls). The excellent work performed by the top order was not lost by winning Bangladesh. Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rahman were sure.
On Friday at the R Premadasa Stadium, the tourists will start a tri-game ODI series against Sri Lanka.
The scores: the XI 282-8 Sri Lankan Chairman in 50 overs (Danushka Gunathilaka 26, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 32, Shehan Jayasuriya 56, Dasun Shanaka 86 n.o., Wanindu Hasaranga 28, Rubel Hossain 2/31, Soumya Sarkar 2/29) the 48.1 Overs of the Sri Lankan Chairman 285-5 (Tamim Iqbal 37., Mohammad Mithun 91. Mouchtfikur Rahim 50.
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