Sri Lanka : 221/10 in 50 overs (Tharanga 56, Chandimal 45, Dickewella 42; Rubel 4/46, Mustafizur 2/29, Saifuddin 1/15)
Bangladesh : 142/10 in 41.1 overs (Mahmudullah 76, Rahim 22, Mithun 10; Shehan 3/26, Chameera 2/17, Dhananjaya 2/30)
Result : Sri Lanka won by 79 runs.
Player of the Match : Upul Tharanga
Bangladesh lost by 79 runs against Sri Lanka in the final of ROCKET Tri-Nation ODI Series 2018. of ROCKET Tri-Nation ODI Series 2018.
Earlier Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. Mehidy Hasan Miraz gave the early breakthrough to Bangladesh by dismissing Gunathilaka on 6. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza removed Kusal Mendis on 28. Tharanga and Dickwella looked dangerous in the 3rd wicket. Saifuddin got rid of Dickewella on 42 and broke the partnership.
Tharanga’s fifty and Chandimal’s 45-run knock set the Sri Lanka innings for a big total. But some excellent bowling in the late overs helped Bangladesh to bowl out Sri Lanka for 221 in 50 overs. Rubel Hossain bagged 4 wickets for 46. Mustafizur Rahman took his 50th wicket in ODI’s during his spell of 2 for 29.
In reply Bangladesh had a poor start after losing 22 for 3. Then Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah fought back with a partnership of 58 runs in the 4th wicket. Dananjaya got rid of Mushfiqur on 22. After that Sri Lanka kept picking up wickets in regular interval and put the pressure back on Bangladesh.
Mahmudullah was the last man to be dismissed on 76. Bangladesh were all out for 142 in 42.1 overs. Shakib Al Hasan did not came to bat as he was sidelined due to finger injury during Sri Lanka innings. Shehan Madushanka took 3 wickets for 26 including a debut hat-trick.