Bangladesh opts to bowl against Sri Lanka in T20 match


The second match is between India and Bangladesh where Bangladesh lost the match. While Mendis scored 57 off just 30 deliveries with two fours and five sixes, Perera ended up with a brilliant 74 off just 48 deliveries with 8 fours and two maximums.

Pradeep had given just three runs off the first four balls to leave Bangladesh needing 16 runs to win off the last eight. This was the fourth highest run chase in T20 Internationals and Bangladesh's best.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim led by example, smashing an unbeaten 72 off 35 balls to help his team pull off a stunning chase in a Twenty20 Tri-Series match.

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Blazing half-centuries by Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera had powered Sri Lanka to a formidable 214 for six.

Sri Lanka fought back with the wickets of Mahmudullah (20) and Sabbir Rahman (0), putting Mushfiqur Rahim, who did not get Bangladesh over the line in the World T20 against India in Bangalore in 2016, under pressure.

In the first match of the tournament, this Sri Lanka defeated India by 5 wickets.

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The local team Sri Lanka started the match very destructively and dominated the Tigers bowlers completely. With Tamim and Liton Das, the Tigers made a good start. Liton Das smashed 43 off 19 balls with five sixes and two boundaries. That set the tone for a big total and even though Mustafizur Rahman cleaned up Gunathilaka, the hosts were sitting pretty at the halfway stage at 98 for one.

Soumya Sarkar joined Mushfiqur and the duo added a fifty-run stand as Bangladesh kept pace with the required rate, which allowed Mushfiqur to ensure victory despite losing wickets towards the end. Perera returned to the pavilion with four balls to spare in their innings top edging to wicket-keeper but by then he had shared 55 for the sixth wicket with Tharanga who remained unbeaten on 32 of 15 balls with four boundaries and a six.

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