Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd Match Asia Cup 1986 Article

Read the article of Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd Match Asia Cup 1986 - John Player Gold Leaf Trophy (Asia Cup) triangular one-day international tournament of the 3rd ODI match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy in 02nd April 1986.

Economical bowling spells from Kaushik Amalean and Arjuna Ranatunga before An unbeaten 68-run stand for the fourth-wicket stand between Asanka Gurusinha and Arjuna Ranatunga steers to Sri Lanka registered their historic first ODI win against Bangladesh by 7-wickets and enter into the finals in a low-scoring game of the third match of a Asia Cup.

Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets in their one-day Asia Cup match at Kandy today to move into Sunday's final against Pakistan.

After scoring Bangladesh for 131 for 8 in 45 overs, the Sri Lankans raced to victory by making 3/132 off 31.3 overs despite some accurate bowling by Golam Faruq.

Middle-order batsmen Asanka Gurusinha (44 not out) and Arjuna Ranatunga (41 not out) gave Sri Lanka a solid partnership, putting on 68 to steers to easy win.

Roy Dias failed to score for the second time duck in a row, when he was caught out by Raqibul Hasan off Gazi Ashraf with the total on 64, but Sri Lanka was always in control.

Asanka Gurusinha , who made an unbeaten 44, and Arjuna Ranatunga's unbroken 41 for the fourth wicket.

Bangladesh, sent in to bat, was skittled for 131-8, The only resistance came from Minhajul Abedin , who hit a dogged 40.

Asanka Gurusinha, named man of the match, finished an unbeaten 44 off 91-deliveries.

Bangladesh scored 131-8 in 45 overs with top scorer by Minhajul Abedin hit 40 off 63-balls, Shaheedur Rahman 25 and Nurul Abedin 13.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Kaushik Amalean takes 2-wickets for 15-runs in 9-overs including two maidens with economy rate of 1.66.

Arjuna Ranatunga took 2-wickets for 17-runs in 9-overs including a maiden with economy rate of 1.88 and Ravi Ratnayeke takes two-wickets.

Sri Lanka chased 132-3 in 31.3 overs with top scorer by Asanka Gurusinha  scored a unbeaten 44 off 91-balls.

Arjuna Ranatunga hit a unbeaten 41 off 46-balls and Roshan Mahanama scored 25 off 50-balls.

Bangladesh best bowler by Golam Faruq, Gazi Ashraf and Gholam Nousher both took one-wickets.



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