Dushmantha Chameera
With a nail-biting last-over finish, Sri Lanka earned a consolation victory in the ODI series, ending a five-match losing streak.

In the first game of the test series, Dushmantha Chameera went for five wickets and Kusal Perera scored a century as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 97 runs.

Skipper Kusal Perera went on to score 120 in Sri Lanka’s successful pursuit of 221 runs, while Dushmantha Chameera’s five wickets contributed to the upset win as Bangladesh was defeated by 97 runs in the final one-day match of the series on Friday. A total of 286-6 was parried by Sri Lanka, who defended it by batting out Bangladesh for 189 in 42.3 overs in Dhaka. The series winners were the hosts. Sri Lanka ended a run of five straight losses in 50-over matches when Chameera took 5-16 from his nine overs.

Chameera’s three-wicket burst in the opening spell reduced Bangladesh to 28-3.

Mosaddek Hossain’s 51 runs off 72 balls were made by the team’s other top-order batsmen, Mahmudullah Riyad.

debutant Ramesh Mendis declared his maiden two-forty, while spin bowler Wanindu Hasaranga also claimed two wickets.

Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 237 runs including a century in three innings, was named player of the series while Chameera was named player of the match.

Perera had this to say: “We desperately needed a win, although we ultimately lost the series.”

“I had to pick up the big points, so I changed gears. I’m glad to say that our bowling department did a fantastic job. Additionally, Fielding was good.”

Perera, who replaced Dimuth Karunaratne as captain in this series, brought up the game’s final win with six and 11 fours in his 122-ball knock.

Although he was dropped on 66, 79, and 99 before being dismissed by teenage left-arm quick Shoriful Islam, he made 10 Test appearances in this series.

Mahmudullah picked up a superb catch long on after dropping the first ball within striking distance of his century.

For the first wicket, Sri Lankan openers Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka scored 82 runs as they built the foundation of their score. Taskin Ahmed finished the match with three wickets.

Gunathilaka was bowled for 39 runs while Mushfiqur dismissed Pathum Nissanka for a duck in the same over.

After being 86 for 5, Perera joined hands with Mendis (22) and De Silva (13) to rebuild the Sri Lankan innings and deliver two key partnerships of 69 runs and 65 for the third and fourth wicket.

Bangladesh held up the chase for the final 10 overs, giving up only 69 runs in the process.

“I also said the same thing in the last game. As you know, we won the series, but I don’t believe we played the whole game. we haven’t maximized our potential “He mentioned the captain of the Bangladesh team, Tamim Iqbal.

“When today’s opportunity came, we failed to take advantage of it. If we had only taken the opportunities we were given, we could have been about 30 runs worse off.”

One of two changes, Taskin, produced figures of 4-46 in the match.

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