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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 18th Match ICC World Cup 2015 Highlights

Cricket Highlightsz – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 18th Match ICC World Cup 2015 Highlights

  • The 18th match of ICC World Cup 2015 was played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Melbourne on the 26th of February. Sri Lanka decided to bat first as they won the toss.
  • Sri Lanka scored massive 332 runs in 50 overs with only 1 wicket down. Tillakaratne Dilshan became the top scorer with 161 off 146 balls with 22- fours included and remained unbeaten. This was his 21st ODI century, 4th century against Bangladesh in ODIs, and third ODI century in the World Cups.
  • Kumar Sangakkara also scored an unbeaten 105 runs off 76 balls with 13- fours and 1- six. This was his 22nd ODI century, a fifth-century against Bangladesh in ODIs, and the second ODI century in World Cups. He maintained the strike rate of 138.16. Lahiru Thirimanne scored 52 runs off 78 balls with 3- fours included.
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 161 run score was his highest score for the country in ODIs and the highest score by a Sri Lankan batsman against Bangladesh in ODIs. Along with that, it became the highest score by a Sri Lankan batsman in World Cups. The record was previously held by Aravinda de Silva who scored 145 runs against Kenya at Kandy in the 1996 World Cup.
  • Along with that, he set the joint record of second-most centuries by a Sri-Lankan batsman against Bangladesh in ODIs and joint second most century. 
  • Through the match, Kumar Sangakkara added one more century to his records and became the player to hit most centuries as a Sri Lankan batsman against Bangladesh in ODIs.
  • Likewise, he became the 3rd Sri Lankan batsman to perform on the 400th match in ODIs.
  • Lahiru Thirimanne and Tillaknratne Dilshan collectively scored 122 runs through their sixth-wicket partnership. This became the sixth highest first-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh in ODIs and the country’s fifth-highest opening stand in the ODIs.
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara scored 210 through their second wicket partnership. This partnership set history as a record second-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh in ODI. The record was previously held by the same pair where they scored 148 runs at Dhaka in 2010. This was Sri Lanka’s highest second-wicket stand in World Cups.
  • Bangladesh’s Rubel Hossain picked up 1 wicket for 62 runs in 9 overs.
  • Bangladesh made 240 runs for all-out in 47 overs. Sabbir Rahman scored 53 runs off 62 balls with 7- fours included. Shakib Al Hasan scored 46 runs off 59 balls with 4-fours and 1- six included, Mushfique Rahim scored 36 runs off 39 balls with 2- fours and 1- six included, Anamul Haque scored 29 runs off 43 balls with 1- six and 1- four included, Mahmudullah scored 28 runs off 46 balls with 3- fours included and Soumya Sarkar scored 25 runs off 15- balls with 5- fours at the strike rate of 166.67.
  • Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga successfully picked up 3- wickets for 35 runs in 9 overs, Tillakaratne Dilshan picked up 2- wickets, Suranga Lakmal picked up 2- wickets, Angelo Mathews picked up 1 and Thisara Perera picked up 1 wicket.
  • Sri Lanka’s 92 run victory became their 7th largest victory in terms of runs against Bangladesh in ODIs and the eighth biggest victory in the World Cups.
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan became the Player of the match by scoring a career-best unbeaten streak of 161 runs off 146 balls with 22- fours at the strike rate of 110.27.

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