Sri Lanka avoided being swept by Bangladesh in their one-day international series when they won their third match of 97 tracks with He bit the pera century and Dushmantha Chameerais the first five-on Friday.
Perera hit a 122-ball 120, including 11 fours and one six, to bring Sri Lanka to a decent 286-6. Then the fast bowling Chameera took 5-16 to undermine the response from Bangladesh, which was taken for 189 in 42.3 over.
The victory was Sri Lanka’s first in the ODI Super League. “A much-needed victory, but we lost the series,” said Captain Perera.
“My inning, I took calculated risks in the first 10 overs. Fifty, sixty (tracks) are not enough for the team, so after I adjusted, I changed gears to try and fight for a long time. Our bowling department did a really good job. “
Perera and Danushka Gunatilaka opened with an 82-fold tribune after winning the throw.
Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed, who claims 4-46, brought the hosts back into conflict with a double strike, firing Gunatilaka for 39 and Patum Nisanka for 0.
Perera makes Tuskin disguise a single wiper in a 50-by-44 bulletproof vest, but the captain needs luck three times to reach his sixth ODI century.
He was thrown at 66 from Mustafizur Rahman finally a third man placed at 79 by Afif Hossain in a long time left-handed spinner Shakib Al Hasan, and fell to 99 from Mahmudula in the middle of a switched off fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman.
Finally, Perera reached the century of 99 balls with one exit of Mustafizur. Tuskin, meanwhile, claims Kusal mendis for 22, with a slower delivery to end a 59-year partnership between him and Perera.
Pacer Shoriful Islam, who was wayward in his first spell, came back strongly in his second spell to fire Perera with back-delivery.
Bangladeshi bowling has regrouped to stop Sri Lanka in the final shots, using slower delivery but Danajaya de Silva they escaped with 55, not 70 balls. The Bangladeshi scourge, however, fought from the beginning.
Mushfikyur Rahim, who scored 84 and 125 in previous ODIs, played a quick shot to be out for 28, giving ODI wicket debutant Radmesh Mendis.
56-fold stand between Mushfiqur and Mossadek Hossein offered Bangladesh some hope, but when Mossadek were out for 51 of 72 balls as he tried to turn Mendis over, Bangladesh was almost out of the game at 125-5 in the 32nd.
Mahmudula stepped in for 53 against 63, until he came out for the last time. “We won the show, but we didn’t play to our full potential,” Tamim said. “There are still some areas to work on. I hope we learn from the mistakes.”