Twitter Reactions: Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka after Mushfiqur Rahim’s century

Mushfiqur Rahim hit 144 as Bangladesh thrashed Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup 2018 on Saturday.

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza opted to bat first after winning the toss which was followed by a nightmare start for his team. Lasith Malinga struck twice in the first over to leave the Tigers 1-2, but Mushfiqur’s sixth ODI century took them to 261 all out from 49.3 overs.


Chasing 262, Upul Tharanga gave a flying start to Sri Lanka with a quickfire 27 off 16 balls. But some disciplined bowling from the Bangladeshi bowlers put the pressure back on Sri Lanka who lost first 4 wickets by adding just 38 runs.

Angelo Mathews & Co. was never in the chase; they lost wickets at regular interval and were eventually bowled out for 124 in 35.2 overs.

Mushfiqur Rahim was named the player of the match for his match-winning knock.


Bangladesh will now face Afghanistan in the last group match on September 20.

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