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Sri Lanka whitewash Bangladesh in ODI series

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 122 runs in the third and final One-day International to win the three-match series 3-0 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday.

Dasun Shanaka claimed three wickets for 27 while Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara grabbed 2-17 and 2-26 respectively as Sri Lanka bowled out Bangladesh for 172 runs in 36 overs after Angelo Nathews had guided them to 294-8.

Soumya Sarkar was the only Bangladeshi to offer some resistance with 69 off 86 balls.

Soumya took 3-56 and Shafiul Islam claimed 3-68 but Sri Lanka rode on Mathews’s 87 off 90 balls and Kusal Mendis’s 54 off 58 balls to put a big total. 

The home side won the first matches by 91 runs and the second by seven wickets.  

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