SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 1st Innings Highlights: Samarawickrama Top Scores As Sri Lanka Post 257/9


After being invited to bat first, Sri Lanka have managed to post 257/9 in their Super Fours Asia Cup 2023 fixture at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday (September 9). Sadeera Samarawickrama was the star with the bat as far as the Sri Lankan innings is concerned as he ended up as the top-scorer with 93 off 72 deliveries. Wicketkeeper-batter Kusal Mendis was the other half-centurion for Sri Lanka but was dismissed exactly at 50 off 73 balls was dismissed at a critical stage in the innings.

For Bangladesh, Hasan Mahmud and Shoriful Islam were the pick of the bowlers. While Mahmud finished with wickets of 3 for 57, Shoriful too was impressive and returned with match figures of 2 for 48. The Bangladesh bowlers never allowed Sri Lankan batters to get a move on barring the 60-run partnership between Dasun Shanaka and Samarawickrama and the rapid finishing touch give by the stand between Samarawickrama and Samarawickrama worth 19 off 11. 

After losing Dimuth Karunaratne early, Mendis and Pathum Nissanka also shared a 74-run partnership but it was a cautios stand and took 107 balls and was broken just when the batters had broken the shackles with a few boundaries.

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