Younger pacer Matheesha Pathirana led the assault from the entrance, grabbing 4 for 32 as Bangladesh folded for a paltry 164 after opting to bat.
The hosts then rode on Sadeera Samarawickrama’s 54 off 77 balls and Charith Asalanka‘s unbeaten 62 off 92 balls to overtake the goal with 39 overs to spare.
“The way in which the bowlers executed, credit score to them. Particularly Theekshana up entrance, Dhananjaya, and Pathirana who’s bowling so nicely. It was a tough floor. The way in which Sadeera batted, at this time was his day. Asalanka has been excellent over final two years. Good indicators for Sri Lankan cricket,” stated Shanaka.
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan stated his crew was a minimum of 60-70 runs brief.
“It wasn’t a 300 wicket. 220-230 would’ve given us extra likelihood. Did not bat nicely as a unit. Should regroup, have one other vital recreation in a few days.
“We picked up wickets however did not have sufficient on the board. There have been a whole lot of nerves after we began the sport. Plenty of guys taking part in Asia Cup for the primary time. They have been taking part in good cricket that is why they’re within the dressing room,” stated Shakib.
(With inputs from PTI)