Bangladesh rode on a splendid ton from Tamim Iqbal and disciplined bowling from its pacers to record a 90-run win against Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International in Dambulla on Saturday (March 25). It was Bangladesh's fifth victory against Sri Lanka in the 50-over format, and its first since 28 March, 2013, when it had won by three wickets in Pallekele.
The Sri Lanka Women’s outfit did well to win the cup at the Borneo Rugby Sevens worked off in Malaysia yesterday. In the cup finals Sri Lanka beat Thailand 12-5. Sri Lanka beat Malaysia while Thailand beat South Korea in the semi final stages.
Sri Lanka did lose to Bangladesh which is lamentable. That the loss was the result of certain mistakes by the home team in a see sawing contest that the minnows of Test cricket came on top is how the game went. The costly follies by the Sri Lankans like dropped catches, poor run out throws, and four specialist batsmen getting out on the trot were contributory factors.
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"It was quite an embarrassing defeat. It was pure poor batting and the execution. You have to be really skillful to bat against these guys, especially in these conditions. Anderson once again showed his class. Stuart Broad was brilliant as well. One or two of our guys needed to raise our hands and put up a good score, particularly in the first innings. We failed to do that in the first innings, and once again in the second innings, so that's a pretty obvious reason for our defeat." - Angelo Mathews
Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.
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