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Sri Lanka defeats Bangladesh by 13 runs in 1st 1-day international

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DHAKA, Bangladesh - Captain Angelo Mathews led from the front, claiming 3-21, while Thisara Perera hit a career-best 80 not out to help Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 13 runs in the first one-day international at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday.

Bangladesh was bowled out for 167 in response to Sri Lanka's 180.

Shamsur Rahman scored 62 while Mominul Haque hit 44 for Bangladesh. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim made 27, but his dismissal ended Bangladesh's hopes of pulling off a thrilling victory.

Sachitra Senanayeke ended with 2-33 while Lasith Malinga and Thisara Perera took one wicket apiece.

Earlier, Thisara Perera's 80 not out helped Sri Lanka recover from a precarious 67-8. Senanayeke added 82 with Perera for the ninth wicket.

Shakib Al Hasan, debutant Arafat Sunny and Rubel Hossain picked up two wickets apiece.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Thisara Perera hit a career-best 80 not out to steer Sri Lanka to 180 all out against Bangladesh in the first one-day International at Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday.

Perera and Sachitra Senanayeke added 82 runs for the ninth wicket to help Sri Lanka recover from a precarious 67-8.

Perera struck four fours and six sixes in 57 balls.

Opener Kusal Perera made 20 while Dinesh Chandimal contributed 13. The rest of the batsmen failed to make it into double digits in the face of sustained pressure by the Bangladeshi bowlers, who at one point had threatened to bowl Sri Lanka out for less than 100.

Thisara Perera survived three times during the saving of his team.

He was dropped by Sohag Gazi on 7 off Arafat Sunny and by Nasir Hossain off Sohag Gazi on 30 at long-on. On both occasions the fielders failed to hold on the catch and it crossed the boundary line to gift him a six.

On 76, he was dropped by Shakib Al Hasan off Al-Amin Hossain to add to the agony of Bangladesh, who failed to get him out. It was Perera's third half-century in ODI cricket.

Senanayeke who accompanied Perera to halt Bangladesh's progress, was also dropped twice. Shakib eventually got him out for 30 with a flighted delivery to end the partnership. Senanayeke hit two fours and one six in 48 balls.

For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan, debutant Arafat Sunny and Rubel Hossain picked up two wickets apiece.

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