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Bangladesh beat SLC Board President’s XI by five wickets

Bangladesh won their warm-up match against Sri Lanka Cricket’s Board President’s XI by five wickets at P. Sara Oval on Tuesday, 23 July.

Sri Lanka will play their first ODI of a three-match series against Bangladesh on 26 July at Khettarama

Batting first, the hosts posted 282 for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Dasun Shanaka top-scored with an unbeaten 86 in 63 balls while Shehan Jayasuriya played a support role with a half-century (56). Bhanuka Rajapaksa chipped in with 32.

In bowling, Soumya Sarkar and Rubel Hossain captured two wickets each for Bangladesh for 29 and 31 runs respectively.

In reply, Bangladesh managed to reach the target in 48.1 overs for just five wickets. Mohammad Mithun top-scored with 91 while Mushifiqur Rahim contributed with 50 runs. Tamim Iqbal made 37.

Lahiru Kumara took two for 26.

Sri Lanka will play their first ODI of a three-match series against Bangladesh on 26 July at Khettarama.

Photo Courtesy SLC