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Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in their first World Cup warm-up match at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Friday.

Tigers restricted Sri Lanka to 263 in 49.1 overs and then in reply, they reached the target with eight overs to spare.

For Bangladesh, offspinner Mahedi Hasan claimed 3-36.

Pathum Nissanka made team-best 68 while Dhananjaya de Silva scored 55.

Bangladesh gunned down the target in just 42 overs, reaching 264-3.

Youngster Tanzid Hasan Tamim blasted 84 off 88, smashing 10 fours and two sixes. But what gave Bangladesh a relief was the form of Liton Das who shrugged off his recent bad patch with 56 ball-61.

He and Tanzid shared 152 in the opening stand to give Bangladesh a strong platform. Later Mehidy Hasan Miraz who led the side in this match in absence of Shakib Al Hasan hit an unbeaten 67 to hasten the victory.

The Tigers will play another warm-up match against England on October 2 before taking on Afghanistan in their opening World Cup fixture on October 7.