|Match 1 - Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
|Date : Saturday, 15 Sep, 2018
|Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Mushfiqur Rahim's anchoring 144 runs powered Bangladesh to upset Sri Lanka by huge 137 runs in Asia Cup opener
Opting to bat first, Bangladesh after sloppy start, put good total of 261 runs with Mushfiqur Rahim's excellent 144 runs. Earlier, Bangladesh lost 3 early wickets of just 2 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun took the charge in hand for Bangladesh and played sensible cricket in middle overs. Mhd Mithun played useful inning of 63 runs before lost his wicket. Mushfiqur Rahim played till end and smashed his 6th ODI tone with 144 runs in his brave inning. SL Malinga bowled well for Sri Lanka and took 4 wickets of just 23 runs in his 10 overs. Bangladesh put huge total of 261 runs for Sri Lanka to get.
Following target of 262 runs, Sri Lankan batsmen failed to bat well and lost wickets in regular interwals. Sri Lanka all out scoring 124 runs in 35.2 overs and lost the match by huge margins of 137 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim declared man of the match for his 144 runs.