Sri Lanka Cricket XI v Bangladesh August 28, 2005

Gunawardene and Tharanga humiliate Bangladesh

Cricinfo staff

Sri Lanka Cricket XI 239 (Gunawardene 111*, Tharanga 104*) beat Bangladesh 238-8 (Rajin Saleh 53) by 10 wickets

Avishka Gunawardene and Upul Tharanga plundered the Bangladesh attack © AFP

Avishka Gunawardene and Upul Tharanga hammered unbeaten centuries and sent Bangladesh crashing to a humiliating defeat by ten wickets against Sri Lanka Cricket XI at Moratuwa.

Gunawardene (111) and Tharanga (104) made short work of the target after Sri Lanka Cricket XI had earlier restricted Bangladesh to 238 for 8 in 50 overs. Rajin Saleh top-scored for Bangladesh with 53. Several Bangladesh batsmen failed to capitalise after they got off to good starts. Mohammad Ashraful fell for 37 and Habibul Bashar was run out for 31.

Bangladesh will play three one-day internationals and two Tests against Sri Lanka. The first ODI is in Colombo on August 31, followed by day-night games on September 2 and 4. The first Test starts on September 12, while the second begins on September 20.