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Sri Lanka overpower Bangladesh in WC warm-up

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Batting first, Bangladesh posted a total of 147 for seven from their 20 overs. Soumya Sarkar was the Tigers’ top-scorer with 34 while Dushmantha Chameera was Sri Lanka’s most dangerous bowler, taking three for 27 from his full allotment.

In the chase, Avishka Fernando led the way for the Sri Lankans, making an unbeaten 62 off 42 balls, finishing things off in the company of Chamika Karunaratne (29 not out from 25 balls).

As was the case with the bat, Sarkar was Bangladesh’s best performer with the ball, taking two for 12.

Meanwhile, Ireland enjoyed a confidence-boosting victory over Papua New Guinea in Abu Dhabi, pulling off an eight-wicket win.

The most encouraging thing to come from the match for Ireland was the participation and performance of Captain Andrew Balbirnie, who had suffered a foot injury over the weekend.

Scotland’s bowlers stepped up in a big way to help their side defeat Netherlands in Abu Dhabi in another fixture.

Tournament co-hosts Oman enjoyed a comfortable victory over Namibia, impressing with both bat and ball.

Chief scores

Bangladesh: 147/7 in 20 overs (Soumya Sarkar 34, Dushmantha Chameera 3/27)

Sri Lanka: 148/6 in 19 overs (Avishka Fernando 62 n.o, Chamika Karunaratne 29 n.o, Soumya Sarkar 2/12) (ICC)

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