Asia Cup 2018: Mushfiqur Rahim Guides Bangladesh To 137-Run Win Over Sri Lanka
Mushfiqur Rahim's superb hundred complemented by a collective effort from the bowlers saw Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka by 137 runs despite Lasith Malinga's brilliant international comeback in the Asia Cup opener on Saturday.
Lasith Malinga showed that he is still a force to reckon with as he took 4/23 on his return. (All images courtesy AFP)
Mushfiqur Rahim's 131-run stand with Mohammed Mithun (63) for the third wicket took Bangladesh to 261 all out in 49.3 overs.
As wickets fell at the other end, it became difficult for Mushfiqur, who considerably slowed down in his 90's.
Mushfiqur Rahim scored a career-best 144 off 150 balls with 11 boundaries and four sixes for his sixth ODI hundred.
Chasing 262 for a win, Sri Lanka suffered a batting collapse with none of their batsmen showing intent to stay at the crease.
Sri Lanka were all out for 124 in 35.2 overs losing the tournament opener by 137 runs.