Tigers thrash SL by 163 runs, Bangladesh's biggest-ever win

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Tigers thrash SL by 163 runs, Bangladesh's biggest-ever win

Tigers thrash SL by 163 runs, Bangladesh's biggest-ever win

Tigers have thrashed Sri Lanka by 163 runs after Bangladesh put Sri Lanka under pressure posting a huge total 320/7 in the third match of tri-nation ODI series in Mirpur.

After the good from the Bangladesh batsmen, bowlers have picked up three early wickets to push back Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

Bangladesh have posted 320/7 in all fifty overs against Sri Lanka with blitzes from dashing opener Tamim Iqbal, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim in Mirpur.

Biggest win margin (by runs) in ODIs for Bangladesh

163 runs -----vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka, 2018
160 runs -----vs West Indies at Khulna, 2012
146 runs -----vs Scotland at Dhaka, 2006
145 runs -----vs Zimbabwe at Dhaka, 2015
141 runs -----vs Afghanistan at Dhaka, 2016

Chasing the huge total, Sri Lanka managed to score only 157 runs losing all wickets in 32.2 overs.

Firing seven fours and two sixes, Tamim Iqbal scored 84 runs off 102, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan hit 67 runs off 63  balls with smashing seven boundaries while Mushfiqur Rahim bagged 62 runs off 52 balls hitting four fours and one six.

Bangladesh went strongly against Sri Lanka when Tamim led the Tigers before he was dismissed for 84 at Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Thisara Perera took three wickets, Nuwan Pradeep bagged two when Akila Dananjaya and Asela Gunaratne took one wicket each in their must-win game.

Sri Lanka have already lost to Zimbabwe in their first game of the Tri-nation ODI series.

Earlier Bangladesh have won the toss and have opted to bat first against Sri Lanka in the third match of the series.