World Cup warm-ups: Openers make merry as Bangladesh thrashes Sri Lanka


It turned out to be a contrasting day for the opening batters for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh because the Tigers roared previous the islanders within the opening warm-up fixture of the Males’s Cricket World Cup on Friday.

Simply when Perera and Pathum Nissanka have been set to benefit from the sport on the Assam Cricket Affiliation stadium, Perera felt ache in his proper shoulder. It was the tenth over of the sport and contemplating Perera’s surgical procedure on the identical shoulder final 12 months and the left-handed batter’s significance for Sri Lanka’s marketing campaign, he returned to the dressing room retired harm.

It was later understood that the choice was solely a precautionary measure. However Perera’s retirement derailed Sri Lanka’s marketing campaign as Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva’s fifties may solely steer the workforce to 263 earlier than being bowled out within the final over.

Within the aftermath of the Tamim Iqbal exclusion controversy, Bangladesh’s opening mixture is a scorching matter. Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan put the doubts to relaxation by stitching collectively a cultured 131-run partnership in lower than 21 overs. The affiliation additionally set the muse of Bangladesh’s comfy win.

Temporary scores: Sri Lanka 263 in 49.1 overs (Pathum Nissanka 68, Dhananjaya de Silva 55, Mahedi Hasan 3/36) misplaced to Bangladesh 264/3 in 42 overs (Tanzid Hasan 84, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 67 n.o., Litton Das 61).

Saturday’s fixture: India vs England, 2 p.m.



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