The Sri Lanka Emerging Team pulled off an emphatic 186-run win against the Bangladesh Emerging Team in the first ODI played at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Ground, Savar on Sunday. Batting first, Sri Lanka Emerging Team amassed 304 for 7 wickets at a run rate of 6.08 with Charith Asalanka upfront leading the way with a stroke filled 71 off 79 balls inclusive of 7 boundaries and 2 sixes while Sri Lanka ODI player Wanindu Hasaranga came to the party with a whirlwind 46-ball 70. He struck 7 boundaries and 3 sixes as the duo put on 54 for the fifth wicket.
That was after Shammu Ashan weighed in with a 70-ball 33 with 4 boundaries in a 85-run third wicket alliance with Asalanka to take the total from 2 for 59 to 144. Upfront openers Sadun Weerakkody with 31 off 24 inclusive of 5 boundaries and Pathum Nissanka 18 posted 48 for the first wicket.
Bangladesh was scuttled out for 118 off 28.3 overs with Wanindu Hasaranga capping a superb all-round performance claiming 4 wickets for 12 runs to be named Player of the Match.
Sri Lanka Emerging Team 304/7 (50 Overs) Run Rate: 6.08
(C. Asalanka 71, W. Hasaranga 70, S. Ashan 33, D.S. Weerakkody 31, P.H.K.D. Mendis 28, K.N.A. Bandara 29 n.o., P. Nissanka 18, Shafiqul Islam 2/22, Shahidul Islam 2/71)
Bangladesh Emerging Team 118 All out (28.3 Overs) Run Rate: 4.14
(Saif Hassan 50, Asif Hossain 19, W. Hasaranga 4/12, S.A. Fernando 2/28, N. Thushara 2/21, M.A. Aponso 2/25)
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