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50 overs Sri Lanka 332 for 1 v Bangladesh (Dilshan 161*,
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara gave Bangladesh a proper first run around the Melbourne Cricket Ground. They made merry particularly Sangakkara who reached his 22nd ODI hundred in the final over of the innings in his 400th ODI. Sri Lanka lost just one wicket as they piled on 332 runs in their 50 overs.
Bangladesh's fielding display betrayed the confidence they gathered after beating Afghanistan and gaining a point out of the abandoned game against Australia. Two sitters were dropped and a stumping missed but the poor overall fielding stuck out like a sore thumb. On a pitch that offered very little to the bowlers Bangladesh made it harder for them.
They have also often struggled to contain Dilshan and Sangakkara and it was no different on this occasion. The pair added 210 runs for the unbroken second wicket in just 25.3 overs as Bangladesh conceded their 37th 300 plus score.
Dilshan was the first to reach his century in the 41st over before reaching 161 off 146 balls with 22 fours his highest ODI score. It was his 21st century overall and his fourth against Bangladesh. This was also the first ODI century by a Sri Lankan at the MCG. Sangakkara who slammed an unbeaten 105 off 76 balls has the most ODI hundreds against Bangladesh in addition to being the one with the most Test tons against the same opponents.
The pair came together in the 25th over when Lahiru Thirimanne was caught by third man after a scratchy 52 off 78 balls. Thirimanne survived a dropped catch at slip in the first over of the innings when he hadn't opened his account. He also edged one through the wicketkeeper and slip in the ninth over before bringing up the 50 run partnership in the tenth over. Mushfiqur Rahim missed a stumping of Thirimanne in the 22nd over when Sabbir Rahman had slipped in a straighter one past.
Mashrafe Mortaza, off whom Thirimanne had been dropped, bowled an excellent first spell but had to bring in Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah by the 13th over to quell the run making and chance out a wicket. Dilshan struggled for a while against Shakib but kept scoring off the seamers who had to be rotated back into the attack.