End of over 20, Bangladesh 181 for 7: Sri Lanka win by 17 runs. Sri Lanka put up a great show after Kusal Perera's cameo as hosts defeated Bangladesh by 17 runs. Putting into bat, Sri Lanka set a stiff target of 199 runs. Bangladesh, who gave a solid fightback managed to score 181 runs in reply. This was also highest total by Bangladesh batting second in the T20 internationals.
End of over 15, Bangladesh 137 for 6: What an over for Sri Lanka. Senanayake proved to be a wrecker-in-chief for Sri Lanka, as he removed the well-settled Mahmudullah (31) and then run-out Mushfiqur Rahim (39) in his back to back deliveries. The duo stitched 50-run together for the fifth wicket.
Mahmudullah run out 31 (18b)
Mushfiqur Rahim c Eranga b Senanayake 39 (29b)
End of over 12, Bangladesh 105 for 4: 100 up for Bangladesh. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim struck Shaminda Eranga for a huge six over the deep midwicket to bring 100-run for Bangladesh. Sri Lanka reached the 100-run mark in 11.1 overs.
End of over 8: 68 for 3: Out! Big wicket for Sri Lanka. Ashraful, who was turning on the heat on Thisara Perera with back-to-back sixes and a four departs off the last ball of the over. He was trapped in front of the wickets. Ashraful went for a huge swipe across the line and missed it. He scored 43 off just 27 balls.
Ashraful lbw b Thisara Perera 43(27)
End of over 5: 41 for 2: Although the visitors have lost two quick wickets but Mohammad Ashraful is looking good in the middle and scoring at a good rate. He holds the key for visitors in this big chase. Mushfiqur Rahim has joined him at the other end.
End of over 3: 27 for 2: Another one bites the dust. Although twelve runs were scored from the over but once again Mathews strikes and this time he clean bowled Jahurul Islam, who earlier smashed him from two boundaries.
Jahurul Islam b Mathews 11(9)
End of over 1: 9 for 1: Out! Great start for Sri Lanka as Angelo Mathews sends back Shamsur Rahman for 0. After being thrashed for two boundaries earlier in the over, Mathews comebacks well and traps Rahman in front of wickets.
Shamsur Rahman lbw b Mathews 0
Sri Lanka innings:
End of over 20, Sri Lanka 198 for 5: Riding on a superb fifty by Kusal Perera, Sri Lanka set a stiff target of 199 runs against Bangladesh in their one-off Twenty20 international match. Jeevan Mendis scored 37 off 17 and stitched a record 66-run stand for the fifth wicket for Sri Lanka with Ajantha Mendis. Thisara Perera's blitz (22 off just seven) in the death overs put Sri Lanka in the driving seat at Pallekele. Bangladesh need 199-run to win against Sri Lanka now.
End of over 17, Sri Lanka 154 for 4: Mahmudullah and Abdur Razzak bowled some good overs to halt Sri Lankan run-rate. Razzak didn't allow Angelo Mendis, who came at number six, to hit a single boundary in his over. On the other hand, Jeevan Mendis hit two consecutive sixes in the 17th over off Abdur Razzaq. Bangladesh have given 24 runs as extras in the match so far.
End of over 13, Sri Lanka 107 for 4: Kusal Perera departed after scoring a quickfire 64 runs. He smashed five boundaries and four huge sixes in his knock. While trying to cut the widish delivery off Mahmudullah, Perera got a thick edge which straight went into the keeper Mushfiqur Rahim's gloves. Sri Lanka's 100 runs came in 11.3 overs.
End of over 10, Sri Lanka 86 for 3: Sri Lanka lose two wickets in quick succession. Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal scored just nine runs before getting out to Abdur Razzak, whereas Lahiru Thirimanne fell short off the crease and was marvelously run-out by Jahurul Islam. Thirimanne departed for five runs.
End of over 8, Sri Lanka 77 for 1: Opener Kusal Perera struck his maiden Twenty20 international fifty. Perera took 30 balls to complete his fifty. He smashed five boundaries and three sixes in his knock. Perera survived a close leg before call on the first ball of the innings.
End of over 7, Sri Lanka 70 for 1: 50 up for Sri Lanka. It came-off in 4.5 overs. Opener Kusal Perera slammed Sohag Gazi for a wonderful boundary towards mid-on to bring up fifty for Sri Lanka. After some slow batting, Perera smashed Abdur Razzak for a huge six over deep midwicket in the sixth over.
End of over 3, Sri Lanka 35 for 1: Bangladesh spinner Sohag Gazi scalped Dilshan Munaweera (5) to get first breakthrough for Bangladesh. Opener Kusal Parera gave a solid start to Sri Lanka as he smashed two boundaries a huge six off pacer Shahadat Hossain. Parera survived a close leg before call on the first delivery of the innings.
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in their one-off Twenty20 international.
Middle-order batsman Angelo Perera has made his debut for Sri Lanka, whereas Shamsur Rahman has donned national colours for Bangladesh for the first time.
Bangladesh: Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Ashraful, Jahurul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Shahadat Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain
Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Dilshan Munaweera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal(w/c), Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Angelo Perera, Thisara Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Lasith Malinga, Sachithra Senanayake
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