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Last Updated: Friday, 23 July, 2004, 12:22 GMT 13:22 UK
Jayasuriya sinks Bangladesh
Asia Cup, Colombo:
Sri Lanka 191-0 (33.3 overs) beat Bangladesh 190-9 (50 overs) by 10 wickets

Sanath Jayasuriya
Jayasuriya collected 11 boundaries during his innings

Former skipper Sanath Jayasuriya hit his 17th one-day century as hosts Sri Lanka cruised to a 10-wicket win over Bangladesh at the Asia Cup.

They restricted their opponents to 190-9 and Jayasuriya and Avishka Gunawardene then knocked off the runs in just 33.3 overs.

Jayasuriya reached three figures off 99 balls and was 107 not out at the end, with his partner on 64.

Mohammad Ashraful top scored during the Bangladesh innings, making 66.

"We need runs from our top-order batsmen. We just did not bat well today.

"I thought a total of 240-250 would have competitive on this pitch," said Bangladesh skipper Habibul Bashar.

Asharful's fifth wicket stand of 110 with Manjural Islam Rana was the only high point for Bangladesh, whose chances of ending a run of 10 successive defeats by Sri Lanka soon faded when they were reduced to 31-4.

Manjural Islam Rana
A smart stumping ended Manjural Islam Rana's innings

They were separated when Muttiah Muralitharan, who bowled his 10 overs at a cost of only 26 runs, had Rana stumped for 43 by Kumar Sangakkara.

Ashraful's 120-ball innings, which featured a six and five fours, came to a disappointing end as he became the second of three run out victims for Sri Lanka.

Khaled Mashud (19) and Abdur Razzaq (10) were the only other Bangladesh batsmen to reach double figures as left-arm seamer Chaminda Vaas took 3-30, but they at least had the consolation of avoinding being bowled out.

Faced with a modest target, Jayasuriya and Gunawardene set off at a rapid pace as Tapash Baisya and Khaled Mahmud failed to make any impression with the new ball.

Bashar rotated five bowlers in vain before handing the ball to Ashraful when all hope had long gone.

He only had time for three deliveries before Sri Lanka completed their fourth win out four matches in the competition so far.

"I just wanted to occupy the crease for a long time today. I am happy to be back in form," Jayasuirya commented.

"I have to play my natural game but, if you look back at my career, that sometimes means I go through these patches because I can get out early."


Sri Lanka: Marvan Atapattu (captain), Sanath Jayasuriya, Avishka Gunawardene, Marvan Atapattu, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Upul Chandana, Chaminda Vaas, Farveez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan.

Bangladesh: Habibul Basher (captain), Mohammad Ashraful, Faisal Hossain, Alok Kapali, Rajin Saleh, Khaled Mashud, Khaled Mahmud, Abdur Razzaq, Mohammad Rafique, Tapash Baisya, Manjural Islam Rana.




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