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Lanka beat Bangladesh by coin toss

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Update: 2014-10-02 05:24:00
Lanka beat Bangladesh by coin toss

DHAKA: The toss of a coin put Sri Lanka into the Asian Games men's cricket final and sent Bangladesh to Bronze Medal playoff against Hong Kong after the second semi-finals was ended by rain on Thursday.

According to cricinfo.com, as the ground remains unplayable, Match Referee Venkatapathi Raju has taken the two captains out to toss for the result. Raju tossed. Lahiru Thirimanne called "Tails". Tails it was.

Sri Lanka are through to the Asian Games Final where they play Afghanistan for gold tomorrow. And Bangladesh will take on Hong Kong in the Bronze Medal playoff, the report added.

Before rains started, tigers scored 59 runs for three of 11- over.

Sabbir Rahman and Tamim Iqbal (lhb) were at crease with 27 and 24 runs respectively.

Lankan bowler LHD Dilhara bagged two wickets while Isuru Udana took another.

Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

** Rains halt SL-BAN semi-final

BDST: 1523 HRS, OCT 02, 2014

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