- Dickwella, Mendis and Gunathilaka were seen breaching their bio-secure bubble ahead of the first ODI in Durham. Mendis and Dickwella were seen smoking in the streets of Durham, where they were based ahead of the ODI series.
Chasing a target of 262 in their allotted 50 overs Sri Lanka were bowled out for 124, losing the first match of the Asia Cup 2018 by 137 runs . The Islanders were never in the game and lost wickets at regular intervals. Dilruwan Perera was the top scorer for Sri Lanka with 29 while Mustafizur was the best bowler with figures of 2/20. Earlier batting first, Bangladesh were bowled out for 261. Winning the toss and opting to Bat Mushfiqur was the star with the bat scoring a brilliant 144. He was ably supported by Mohammad Mithun who made 63. Lasith Malinga took four wickets on his return to the Sri Lanka national side.