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Kusal Perera Smashes Ton, Dushmantha Chameera Takes Five as Lanka Avoid Whitewash

Sri Lanka finish a run of 5 straight 50-over losses.

Bangladesh, who gained the primary two matches, by no means appeared aggressive as soon as Chameera’s three-wicket burst within the opening spell lowered them to 28-3.

Mahmudullah Riyad top-scored with 53 whereas Mosaddek Hossain made 51 off 72 balls.

Debutant Ramesh Mendis claimed 2-40 and leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga performed his half by additionally selecting up two wickets.

Chameera was named participant of the match whereas Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 237 runs together with a century in three innings, was named participant of the sequence.

“We needed a win badly, although we lost the series,” mentioned Perera.

“We needed to get the big scores and that’s why I shifted gears. Our bowling department did a really good job. Fielding was also good.”

The left-handed Perera, who took over from Dimuth Karunaratne as captain on this sequence, earlier smashed 11 fours and one six in his 122-ball knock to arrange the win.

However, he was dropped on 66, 79 and 99 earlier than being dismissed by teenage left-arm fast Shoriful Islam.

Mahmudullah took a high-quality catch at long-on after he dropped the opener one run away from his century.

Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka placed on 82 runs for the primary wicket to put the foundations of their whole earlier than quick bowler Taskin Ahmed took three wickets.

Taskin bowled Gunathilaka for 39 and had Pathum Nissanka caught by Mushfiqur for a duck in the identical over.

Perera shared two key partnerships of 69 runs and 65 for the third and fourth wicket respectively with Kusal Mendis (22) and De Silva to rebuild the Sri Lankan innings.

Bangladesh did properly within the final 10 overs, gifting away simply 69 runs to test the batting surge.

“As I said in the last game, we have won the series but I never felt that we played the complete game. Never played to our potential,” mentioned Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal.

“When opportunity came (today), we didn’t take our catches. If we had taken those, could have been maybe 30 runs lesser.”

Taskin, considered one of two adjustments for Bangladesh within the match, completed with figures of 4-46.

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