Bangladeshi bowlers has broken down Sri Lankan top order and kept pressure continuing on the batsmen in tri-nation T20 international series, Nidahas Trophy at R Premadasa cricket stadium in Colombo on Friday.
After 12 over host Sri Lanka managed to score 68 losing five wicket of-- 1-15 MD Gunathilaka, 2.1 ov), 2-22 (BKG Mendis, 3.6 ov), 3-31 (WU Tharanga, 5.2 ov), 4-32 (MD Shanaka, 5.4 ov), 5-41 (BMAJ Mendis, 8.1 ov).
A changed Bangladesh side has been dominating over the host from the beginning as the cricket acc Shakib Al Hasan joined the team as captain.
Shakib gave the first breakthrough in his second over picking up lankan opener MD Gunathilaka’s wicket.
Later, cutter master Mustafiz returned BKG Mendis on fourth over and after four over Sri Lanka stood 22 for 2.
Upul Tharanga was run out as Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur showed a brilliant fielding performance and host slipped on 31 for 3.
Sri Lanka: 1 Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 Kusal Mendis, 3 Kusal Perera (wk), 4 Upul Tharanga, 5 Thisara Perera (capt), 6 Dasun Shanaka, 7 Jeevan Mendis, 8 Akila Dananjaya, 9 Isuru Udana, 10 Amila Aponso, 11 Nuwan Pradeep
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Liton Das, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 7 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Mehidy Hasan, 9 Mustafizur Rahman, 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Nazmul Islam.