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Mithun, Mushfiqur star as Bangladesh win warm-up

 Sports Desk

 Published: 07:45 PM, 23 July 2019   Updated: 07:46 PM, 23 July 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim's fifty helped Bangladesh to a five-wicket win in their only warm-up match against Sri Lanka Board President's XI at the P Sara Oval in Colombo today.

Mithun fell nine short of a hundred, having struck 11 fours and a six in his 100-ball knock in a 283-run chase. Mushfiqur, meanwhile, peppered seven boundaries en route to his 46-ball 50. Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rahman complemented the half-centurions with breezy thirties to help take Bangladesh home with 11 balls to spare. The touring side lost only five wickets, Lahiru Kumara the pick of Board President XI's attack with 2 for 26 off his six overs.

Earlier, Dasun Shanaka's 63-ball 86 took the home side to 282 for 8 in 50 overs after they opted to bat. He struck six sixes and as many fours, while Shehan Jayasuriya made 56 off 78 balls.

Sri Lanka Board President's XI recovered from early loss of wickets as number seven right-handed batsman Dasun Shanaka quick-fired the team highest and unbeaten 86 runs off just 63 balls, featuring six fours and six sixes, middle-order Shehan Jayasuriya contributed 56 runs off 78 deliveries hitting five fours while number four Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 49-ball 32 runs with four fours.

Lower order De Silva and opener Danushka Gunathilaka added 28 and 26 runs respectively for the hosts.

Soumya Sarkar and Rubel Hossain grabbed two wickets each conceding 29 and 31 runs respectively while Farhad Reza, Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed took one wicket each giving away 22, 29 and 57 runs respectively.

Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Colombo on June 26.

Sri Lanka Board President's XI: 282/8 (Shanaka 86, Shehan 56, Soumya 2-29, Rubel 2-31) by five wickets.

Bangladesh: 285/5 (Mithun 91, Mushfiqur 50, Kumara 2-26)