It was the 1596th ODI in cricket history.
It was the 321st ODI for Sri Lanka and 38th for Bangladesh.
It was the 33rd match in Seventh Asia Cup tournament.
It was the sixth match between these two sides. Sri Lanka has won all six.
Umpires Saleem Badar and S.Venkataraghavan were officiating in their 25th and 29th match respectively.
Kaushalya Weeraratne was making his ODI debut for Sri Lanka. He became 104th player to represent Sri Lanka in ODIs.
Javed Omar became first Bangladeshi batsman to carry his bat through a completed innings. He also became sixth batsman to do so against Sri Lanka after India's Ravi Shastri,Saurav Ganguly, Pakistan's Rameez Raja (twice),Asif Mujtaba and Zimbabwe's Andy Flower.
Javed Omar's innings (85*) is the highest by a Bangladesh batsman against Sri Lanka obliterating Athar Ali Khan's 78* at Calcutta on 31-12-1990.
Omar's innings is the third highest for Bangladesh in all ODIs after Mehrab Hossain's 101 (v Zimbabwe also at Dhaka on 25-03- 1999) and Shahriar Hossain's 95 (v Kenya also at Dhaka on 20-03- 1999).
The fourth wicket stand of 75 runs between Javed Omar and Akram Khan is highest for Bangladesh for this wicket against Sri Lanka. This obliterates the 50 run stand between Athar Ali Khan and Minhazul Abedin at Calcutta on 31-12-1990 and between Aminul Islam and Akram Khan at Colombo SSC on 22-07-1997.
The sixth wicket stand of 57 runs between Javed Omar and Khaled Mashud is Bangladesh's best for this wicket against Sri Lanka. This obliterated the paltry 20 run stand between Aminul Islam and Golam Faruq at Dhaka on 02-11-1998
The seventh wicket unbroken stand of 16 runs between Javed Omar and Mohammad Rafique is best for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka for this wicket. This obliterated the previous highest stand of 15 runs between Athar Ali Khan and Enamul Hoque at Calcutta on 31-12-1990 and between Akram Khan and Khaled Mashud at Sharjah on 06-04-1995.
Muralitharan, with his lone wicket in the match, became the leading wicket taker for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh. He has now taken seven wickets in three matches against Bangladesh and he surpassed Ravi Ratnayeke's tally of six wickets from two matches.
Aravinda De Silva's innings (96*) is the second highest for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh. The highest, however, still remains Sanath Jayasuriya's 108 at Colombo SSC on 22-07-1997.
De Silva has now eight scores in nineties on his name - most by any batsman in ODI history. He surpassed India's Mohammed Azharuddin's tally of seven such scores.
De Silva has now aggregated 236 runs in 6 matches against Bangladesh - most for Sri Lanka. He surpassed Arjuna Ranatunga's tally of 227 runs (from four matches).
De Silva has now scored 600 runs in 21 Asia Cup matches. Now only Arjuna Ranatunga (741 runs in 19 matches) has scored more runs than DeSilva in Asia Cup.
The second wicket unbroken stand of 112 runs between Aravinda de Silva and Marvan Atapattu is Sri Lanka's best for this wicket against Bangladesh. This obliterates the 85 run partnership between Hassan Tillekeratne and Asanka Gurusinha at Calcutta on 31-12-1990.
This stand is only the second century stand for second wicket in Asia Cup matches after the 123 runs partnership between Rameez Raja and Saeed Anwar for Pakistan also against Bangladesh at Colombo RP on 16-07-1997.
The win by nine wickets was Sri Lanka's fourth biggest in terms of wickets. The other nine wicket wins for Sri Lanka came against Bangladesh (at Dhaka on 02-11-1988), India (at Colombo RP on 28- 08-1996) and West Indies (at Sharjah on 17-10-1999).
Aravinda de Silva won Man of the Match award for the 26th time in his career, his second in the Asia Cup and his first against Bangladesh.