Bangladesh chase down Sri Lanka's 214 in T20 tri-series


Liton cashed in on the left-right combination he and Tamim formed; the former striking the first of his five sixes by coming down the track to Dhananjaya and smashing over the mid-wicket region before going on to hit a 19-ball 43.

"Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from Sri Lanka's upcoming two Twenty20 Internationals in the three-nation series after being found guilty of a serious over-rate offence in Saturday's match against Bangladesh in Colombo", an International Cricket Council statement read.

On the batting from, the two Kusals - Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera are in fine form for Sri Lanka.

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Chasing 215 to win, Bangladesh made a flying start before enduring a mid-innings slump when Mushfiqur took the onus on himself to help Bangladesh post their highest total in the 20-overs format and win by five wickets with two balls to spare. However, they will face off India in the next game of the tri-series on Monday and would be eyeing to win against them. Bangladesh had a breakthrough but not before Mendis sent a Mahmudullah delivery soaring over deep mid-wicket for another maximum. It was a day/ night competition where Bangladesh won the toss and made a decision to bowl first. Did not bat: Ahmed, Hossain, Rahman, Islam Bowling: Dushmantha Chameera 4-0-44-1; Akila Dananjaya 3-0-36-0; Nuwan Pradeep 4-0-37-2; Danushka Gunathilaka 2-0-22-0; Thisara Perera 3.4-0-36-1; Jeevan Mendis 2-0-25-0; Dasun Shanaka 1-0-12-0. Mustafizur Rahman (3/48) and Mahmudullah (2/15) were the most successful bowlers for Bangladesh.

However, Mushfiqur used all his experience, picking boundaries at will and not wilting under pressure as he scored an unbeaten 72 off just 35 balls. "If we get some momentum, you will see a renewed Bangladesh", Mahmudullah had said.

Mushfiqur Rahim was awarded the Man of the Match for his superb knock of 72 runs.