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Last Updated: Wednesday, 31 August 2005, 11:42 GMT 12:42 UK
Sri Lanka too hot for Bangladesh
First one-day international, Colombo: Sri Lanka 269-8 beat Bangladesh 181-9 by 88 runs

Syed Rasel
Bangladesh debutant Syed Rasel celebrates a wicket

Sri Lanka crushed Bangladesh by the margin of 88 runs despite a determined final-wicket stand from the tourists in the first one-day international.

In his fourth match for his country, Upul Tharanga led the hosts' batting in Colombo with an innings of 60.

Sri Lanka ended on 269-9, with Mahela Jayawardene's 50 occupying 35 balls.

Shahriar Nafees (39) and Khaled Mashud (39 not out) were the main contributors for Bangladesh as they ended on 181-9. Farveez Maharoof took 3-29.

Jayawardene, run out off the final ball, was one of three batsman to hit half-centuries after Tharanga and captain Marvan Atapattu (55).

Atapattu was dropped by Shahriar Nafees at slip after he had made just three.

Upul Tharanga hit 60 in his fourth ODI
Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga hit 60 in his fourth one-day international

Syed Rasel, on his debut, was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers with figures of 2-42 off his 10 overs.

The left-arm pace bowler had replaced Mashrafe Mortaza, who was unable to shake off a back injury.

Sri Lanka all-rounder Maharoof was only included after passing a late fitness test on his hamstring injury.

Opener Sanath Jayasuriya also played after a recent shoulder problem but made just 25.

Bangladesh were never in the game and when their reply reached 127-9 in the 34th over they looked set for a massive loss.

But Mashud and Tapash Baisya batted out the rest of the innings while adding a ponderous 54.


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