Bangladesh got a fabulous victory in the Asia Cup 2018 opener in Dubai. The day on top and bottom, Rahim stood like a single warrior and made 144 runs his career best. Rahim supported well by Mohammad Mithun, who made 63 run in 68 balls with five fours and two sixes.
For Sri Lanka, experienced Pacer Lasith Malinga took four wickets. In response, Sri Lanka had a terrible time with Bat and were bowled out for just 124 runs in the 36th over, dilruwan Perera finished with the top score of 29. For Bangladesh, captain Mashrafe Mortaza, left-hand pacer Mustafizur Rehman, and right-arm off-spinner Mehdi Hassan claimed two wickets.
The United Arab Emirate has incredible support for them, for which Mashrafe thank you for them. The 144 of Mushfiqur rahim against Sri Lanka was the joint second highest number of individual scores in the history of Asia Cup.
Despite a comprehensive victory, however, Murtaza said that the team can still make a lot better, especially in the batting sector. “Our senior players are performing, it really promises. (But) I think we can be very much better, as we lose wickets.”