Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 97 runs in 3rd ODI, Dushmantha Chameera and Kushal Perera

Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 97 runs in the final of the three-match ODI series. With this victory Sri Lanka shattered Bangladesh’s dream of a clean sweep. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 286 runs for the loss of six wickets in 50 overs. In response, Bangladesh were all out for just 189 runs. Dushmantha Chamir bowled spectacularly for Sri Lanka, taking 5 wickets while retaining the support of the Bangladesh batting order.

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Dushmantha scored only 16 runs in his 9 over spell and took 5 wickets. In addition, Ramesh Mendis took 2 wickets for 40 runs in his 7 overs. Chasing a target of 287, Bangladesh did not get off to a good start and teammate Dushmanta Chamira walked Mohammad Naim (1) in the second over of the innings. After that, Shakib Al Hasan (4) could not do anything special with the bat and was the second victim of Dumanta. Evil continued their damage and captain Tamim Iqbal (17) also made his way to the pavilion. Mossadeq Hussain (51) and Mushfiqur Rahim (28) tried to end the innings, but broke the partnership by dismissing Ramesh Rahim. Mahmoodullah (53) also played a good innings but could not win the team.

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Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. The team got off to a good start with Gunatilleke (39) and skipper Kushal Perera adding 82 for the first wicket. Taskin Ahmed gave Bangladesh its first success. Following this, Dhananjay de Silva (55) gave a good support to skipper Perera and the duo shared a 65-run partnership. Kushal Perera scored the sixth century of his career and returned to the pavilion after playing a spectacular innings of 120 runs. De Silva returned after scoring 55 off 70 balls.

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