Sri Lanka and Bangladesh bring the curtain up on the Asia Cup in Dubai, a key build-up tournament for the 2019 World Cup. Catch all the action as it happened below from our Cheif Cricket Writer K.R. Nayar:
Read the full match report here: Bangladesh best Sri Lanka in Asia Cup opener
Bangladesh overpowered five-time champions Sri Lanka by 137 runs to provide a dramatic opening to the 14th edition of the Unimoni Asia Cup at the Dubai International stadium.
Bangladesh overpower five times Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka by 137 runs victory in the opening match of the Asia Cup— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
Tamim Iqbal Not Out 2
Liton Das c Kusal Mendis b Lasith Malinga 0
Shakib Al Hasan b Lasith Malinga 0
Mushfiqur Rahim c Kusal Mendis b Thisara Perera 144
Mohammad Mithun c Kusal Perera b Lasith Malinga 63
Mahmudullah c Dhananjaya de Silva b Amila Aponso 1
Mosaddek Hossain c Kusal Perera b Lasith Malinga 1
Mehedi Hasan c&b Suranga Lakmal 15
Mashrafe Mortaza c Upul Tharanga b Dhananjaya de Silva 11
Rubel Hossain lbw Dhananjaya de Silva 2
Mustafizur Rahman Run Out Kusal Mendis 10
Extras 0b 4lb 1nb 0pen 7w 12
Total (49.3 overs) 261 all out
Fall of Wickets: 1-1 Das, 2-1 Al Hasan, 3-134 Ali, 4-136 Mahmudullah, 5-142 Saikat, 6-175 Miraz, 7-195 Mortaza, 8-203 Hossain, 9-229 Rahman, 10-261 Rahim
Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk Econ Ex
Lasith Malinga 10 2 23 4 2.30 3w 1nb
Suranga Lakmal 10 0 46 1 4.60 1w
Amila Aponso 9 0 55 1 6.11
Thisara Perera 7.3 0 51 1 6.80 1w
Dilruwan Perera 3 0 25 0 8.33
Dhananjaya de Silva 7 0 38 2 5.43 1w
Dasun Shanaka 3 0 19 0 6.33
Sri Lanka innings
Upul Tharanga b Mashrafe Mortaza 27
Kusal Mendis lbw Mustafizur Rahman 0
Kusal Perera lbw Mehedi Hasan 11
Dhananjaya de Silva lbw Mashrafe Mortaza 0
Angelo Mathews lbw Rubel Hossain 16
Dasun Shanaka Run Out Shakib Al Hasan 7
Thisara Perera c Rubel Hossain b Mehedi Hasan 6
Dilruwan Perera st Liton Das b Mosaddek Hossain 29
Suranga Lakmal b Mustafizur Rahman 20
Amila Aponso c (Sub) b Shakib Al Hasan 4
Lasith Malinga Not Out 3
Extras 0b 1lb 0nb 0pen 0w 1
Total (35.2 overs) 124 all out
Fall of Wickets: 1-22 Mendis, 2-28 Tharanga, 3-32 de Silva, 4-38 Perera, 5-60 Shanaka, 6-63 Mathews, 7-69 Perera, 8-96 Lakmal, 9-120 Perera, 10-124 Aponso
Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk Econ Ex
Mashrafe Mortaza 6 2 25 2 4.17
Mustafizur Rahman 6 0 20 2 3.33
Mehedi Hasan 7 1 21 2 3.00
Shakib Al Hasan 9.2 0 31 1 3.32
Rubel Hossain 4 0 18 1 4.50
Mosaddek Hossain 3 0 8 1 2.67
Umpires: Marais Erasmus and Chettithody Shamsuddin
Match Referee: David Boon
Sri Lanka reach 113 for 8 at the end of 33rd over.
RAS Lakmal is clean bowled by Mustafizur Rahman for 20. Sri Lanka reach 96 for 8 at the end of 26th over.
Sri Lanka is in big trouble, lose their 7th wicket in the 19th over, reach 69.
Sri Lanka is 62 for 5 at the end of 17th over.
Half the Sri Lanka side back in the pavilion with Dasun Shanaka run out for 7. Sri Lanka fans in huge disappointment as scoreboard reads 60 for 5.— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
Sri Lanka in trouble at 42 for 4 in the first 10 overs. Will skipper Angelo Mathews be able to lift his team out of trouble.— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
Sri Lanka lose two quick wickets, reach 32 for 3 at the end of 5th over. Mashrafe Mortaza bagged two wickets.
Sri Lanka's 1st wicket falls, Mustafizur Rahman removes BKG Mendis for a duck, Lanka reach 22 for 1 at the end of 2nd over.
Sri Lankan innings begin, openers Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis come out to bat.
And that's the end of the Bangladesh innings. They were all out for 261, thanks to a brilliant 144 runs by Mushfiqur Rahim.
Scoreboard after Bangladesh's innings
Tamim Iqbal not out 2
Liton Das c Mendis b Malinga 0
Shakib Al Hasan b Malinga 0
Mushfiqur Rahim c Mendis b Perera 144
Mohammad Mithun c M Perera b Malinga 63
Mahmudullah c de Silva b Aponso 1
Mosaddek Hossain c M Perera b Malinga 1
Mehidy Hasan c and b Lakmal 15
Mashrafe Mortaza c Tharanga b de Silva 11
Rubel Hossain lbw b de Silva 2
Mustafizur Rahman run out 10
Extras: (lb4, nb1, w7) 12
Total: (all out; 49.3 overs) 261
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Das), 2-1 (Shakib), 3-134 (Mithun), 4-136 (Mahmudullah), 5-142 (Hossain), 6-175 (Hasan), 7-195 (Mortaza), 8-203 (Hossain), 9-229 (Mustafizur)
Bowling: Malinga 10-2-23-4 (nb1, w3) Lakmal 10-0-46-1 (w1) Aponso 9-0-55-1, T. Perera 7.3-0-51-1 (w1) , M. Perera 3-0-25-0, D. de Silva 7-0-38-2 (w1), M Shanaka 3-0-19-0
Mustafizur Rahman is run out for 10 in the 47th over. Bangladesh reach 229 for 9. Injured Tamim Iqbal has walked in at No. 11 and is batting with only one hand.
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal comes out to bat as the last batsman with a fractured wrist. Real act of bravery and dedication— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
Mushfiqur Rahim scores his sixth ODI ton. Bangladesh reach 219 for 8 wickets at the end of 45th over.
Mushfiqur Rahim scores his sixth ODI century and gets a standing ovation from the crowd . He is now batting on 106 off 125 balls— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
Bangladesh reach 195 for 7 at the end of over number 40 as Dhananjaya de Silva gets the wicket of Mashrafe Mortaza for 11.
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is out of the Asia Cup after fracturing his left wrist in the second over against Sri Lanka. He would be out of action for atleast six weeks .— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
Lakmal removes Mehidy Hasan Miraz in the 34th over, as Bangladesh lose their 6th wicket at the score of 176.
Bangladesh lose two quick wickets in consecutive overs, Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain are back to the pavilion, reach 142 for 5 in 28th over.
Malinga strikes again to break the 131 runs partnership in 23.3 overs by getting out Mohammad Mithun out for 63— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
Bangladesh reach 134 for 2 in the 25th over.
Mushfiqur Rahim too completes his half century in in 67 balls and Bangladesh are in a strong position at 113 for 2 in 22 overs— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
Bangladesh reach the 100 run mark in 19.3 over losing two wickets. Mohammad Mithun completes his 50 in 52 balls.— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
Bangladesh reach 70 for 2 at the end of 16th over, with Mohammad Mithun batting 40 not out and Mushfiqur Rahim at 25 not out.
Bangladesh reach 50 for 2 in the 13th over. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun carefully building up the innings.
Bangladesh is 36 for 2 at the end of 11th over.
Bangladesh is 15 for 2 at the end of 7th over.
Bangladesh would have been 6 for 3 had Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews not dropped Mohammad Mithun at mid wicket off deadly Malinga— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
Oh, bad news for Bangladesh fans. Tamim Iqbal is walking back due to injury, was hit by a Lakmal delivery on his left wrist. Team physio reaches to him, and he is retiring hurt.
Sri Lanka's veteran pacer Lasith Malina strikes in the first over taking two wickets in the fifth and sixth ball. What a sensational start. Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan are out for ducks.
Sri Lanka's veteran pacer Lasith Malina strikes in the first over taking two wickets with the fifth and sixth ball of the first over of the Asia Cup. What a sensational start. Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan are out for ducks— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
Asia Cup has commenced, with Bangladesh winning the toss and electing to bat against Sri Lanka in the opening match at the Dubai International stadium.
Sri Lanka: 1 Dhananjaya de Silva, 2 Upul Tharanga, 3 Kusal Perera (wk), 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Angelo Mathews (capt), 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Dasun Shanaka, 8 Dilruwan Perera, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Amila Aponso, 11 Lasith Malinga
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Mosaddek Hossain, 7 Mohammad Mithun, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 9 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND)
TV umpire: Gregory Brathwaite (WIS)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)
Asia Cup commences. Bangladesh win the toss and elect to bat against Sri Lanka in the opening match at the Dubai International stadium— K.R. Nayar (@KRNayar1) September 15, 2018
There are six national teams vying for glory in the Unimoni Asia Cup for two weeks — Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Hong Kong.
The games kicked off on Saturday.