Legendary Sri Lanka cricketer Lasith Malinga bowed out of the one-day internationals with a classical 91 runs victory over Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The curly-haired superstar once again starred for his side claiming three wickets to help Sri Lanka take a 1-0 lead for the one last time in the ODIs.

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Malinga retires from ODIs

Batting first, an outstanding century from Kusal Perera with significant contributions from Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews helped Sri Lanka post 314 runs on the board. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne gave an early impetus before Perera took off the blocks. Perera who had a mediocre World Cup, showed his class as he got supports from Mathews and Kusal Mendis to post a massive target on the board.

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Twitter Reacts As Lasith Malinga Bids Farewell To ODI Cricket
Lasith Malinga. Credit: Getty Images

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Lasith Malinga, one of the finest Sri Lankan bowlers to have played the game, once again gave the host the early breakthrough removing both the openers early on while Nuwan Pradeep dismissed Mohammad Mithun to have Bangladesh at 30 for three. Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman tried their best to revive the innings with individual fifties but Sri Lankan bowlers chipped in with wickets at regular intervals before Lasith Malinga finished the proceedings to make his ending worth remembering.

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One of the great limited-overs bowlers in his pomp, Lasith Malinga gained a reputation for delivering searing inswinging yorkers from a round-arm action as destructive as it was distinctive. That yorker, a deceptive slower ball, and an excellent bouncer formed the body of Malinga’s menace, while the action made his deliveries hard to pick up. His sheer passion for the game got him going for 15 years since making his debut in 2004. Malinga bows out with 338 ODI wickets to his name from 226 games to finish as the ninth highest wicket-taker in the fifty-overs format.

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