- Bangladesh won the 3-match ODI series 2-1
- Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 97 runs in the third ODI
- Kusal Perera hit a magnificent century from Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka defeated hosts Bangladesh by 97 runs in the third and final ODI match of the series played in Dhaka. With this, Bangladesh won the series 2–1. Sri Lanka, batting first, scored 286 for 6 wickets on 120 runs by captain Kusal Perera.
In response, Bangladesh’s team collapsed for 189 runs in 42.3 overs. For Sri Lanka, Dushmantha Chameera took a career-best 5 wickets at the hall.
The match saw a fierce fight between Shoriful Islam of Bangladesh and Kusal Mendis of Sri Lanka. In this match played at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Shoriful bowled an off-cutter to Mendis in the 17th over of the Sri Lankan innings. But the ball did not contact the bat and Mendis was beaten.
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After this, Pacer Shoreful Islam tried to put pressure on the Sri Lankan vice-captain. Shorful was seen saying something and going to the strike end near Mendis. Frustration was seen between the two players. However, the matter later subsided and the game started.
If seen, this match was nothing special for Shorful. He proved to be very expensive among fast bowlers. However, he definitely got the wicket of Kusal Perera. Shorful looted 18 runs in the last over. This Bangladeshi bowler took one wicket for 56 runs in 8 overs. Mendis, on the other hand, could not play a big innings. He scored 22 runs off 36 balls.
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Bangladesh’s fielding was poor in this match. The host fielders gave life to Perera three times. Perera hit a century. Chameera was adjudged Man of the Match while Mushfiqur Rahim became Man of the Series. Mushfiqur was the highest run-scorer in this series.