Sri Lanka put on a clinical show with both bat and ball to register a 122-run win in the third and final ODI of the series and complete a clean sweep over Bangladesh in Colombo on Wednesday.
Former skipper Angelo Mathews scored 87 runs off 90 balls, guiding the side to 294-8 before Dasun Shanaka backed his 30 off 14 with three wickets for 27 runs to complete the route.
Soumya Sarkar hit the only half-century for Bangladesh, 69 off 86 balls, but it gave no trouble to the hosts as the visitors were bundled out for a mere 172.
Kasun Rajitha (2-17) and Lahiru Kumara (2-26) supported Shanaka with the ball to complete the victory in 36 overs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) July 31, 2019
— Niroshan Dickwella (@NiroshanDikka) August 1, 2019
Finally long waited series win with white wash against mighty Bangladesh.. good to see seniors starts to shine in the middle what we lost this rhythm last couple of years. Hope @OfficialSLC back to the winning journey.#SLvBAN
— ™® (@Rishard2u) July 31, 2019
Bangladesh have lost 14 of their last 17 away ODIs without Shakib Al Hasan in the side.
— Rashed (রাশেইদ্দে) (@AbuRashed7510) July 31, 2019
No Shakib, no Liton, no Saifuddin. 😐
— Kawser Ahmed Shishir (@Kawser_dew) July 31, 2019
So, B'desh minus Shakib looks beatable by even uganda.
— Anish Mainali (@haaveumetanish) July 31, 2019
Tough time ahead for Shakib Al Hasan when he becomes the captain after Mashrafe’s retirement. Not easy for one Tiger to lead a bunch of donkeys.
— Asif Ferdous (@aasifferdous) July 31, 2019
Pic 1. Bangladesh with Shakib.
— Tushar Jain 🇮🇳 🏏 (@mainlycricket) July 31, 2019
Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh pulled themselves back to 2000s. #SLvBAN
— Bala Ramana 🇮🇳🏏 (@ramana475) July 31, 2019