Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh: Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh pull off stunning win after Mushfiqur heroics | Cricket News
Chasing a mammoth 215 within the stipulated 20 overs, Bangladesh crossed the road in 19.four overs for the lack of 5 wickets. This was the fourth highest run chase in T20 Internationals and Bangladesh’s greatest.
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Blazing half-centuries by Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera had powered Sri Lanka to a formidable 214 for six after Bangladesh opted to bowl.
When his time to bat got here, Mushfiqur slammed 4 sixes and 5 boundaries throughout a smashing knock.
Needing 9 off the final over, Mushfiqur slashed Thisara Perera for a boundary to inch nearer to victory. Earlier than that, the skilled wicketkeeper hit a six after 19 had been required within the final two overs.
If the Lankans had been off to a flyer, Bangladesh’ begin was blistering as they raced to 74 in simply six underneath overs, earlier than Liton Das’ whirlwind 19-ball 43-run knock got here to an finish.
The Tigers continued to roar as Tamim Iqbal (47) and Soumya Sarkar (24) saved up with the required run fee to succeed in 100 within the 10th over.
Nonetheless, having blazed away to 47 off 29 balls with the assistance of six boundaries and a six, Tamim provided a return catch to Thisara Perera within the over they acquired to the three-figure mark. That was Thisara’s 50th wicket in T20 Internationals.
Liton Das had smashed 5 sixes and two fours.
The skilled Mushfiqur Rahim and skipper Mahmudullah then joined fingers within the center.
Mushfiqur appeared decided to take his facet as near the goal as potential, hitting Shanaka for a six and a 4 off successive balls within the 12th over.
They wanted 112 on the again 10 at little over 12 runs an over.
After a six within the 17th over, Mushfiqur began the following over with 4 to place stress on Sri Lanka and he sustained it until the tip to see Bangladesh residence.
Earlier, Mendis (57) and Perera (74) toyed with the Bangladesh assault with a flurry of boundaries and sixes, to the delight of the house crowd on the Premadasa Stadium.
Invited to bat after a drizzle delayed the toss by 15 minutes, Sri Lanka had been off to a flying begin with Mendis placing on 56 runs for the opening wicket with Danushka Gunathilaka (26).
Bangladesh pacers had been responsible of bowling quick and the Lankans took full benefit of that, pummelling them for 70 runs within the six obligatory powerplay overs.
That the guests persevered with bowling quick regardless of getting smacked, too helped Sri Lanka’s trigger.
Mendis hit 57 off 30 balls with the assistance of 5 sixes and two fours, Perera discovered the fence eight instances and cleared it twice in his 48-ball knock.
That set the tone for a giant whole and regardless that Mustafizur Rahman cleaned up Gunathilaka, the hosts had been sitting fairly on the midway stage at 98 for one.
There was a lull although, from seventh to ninth over, because the hosts managed simply 16 runs in 18 balls.
The well-settled Mendis hoiked Nazmul Islam over sq. leg for a six to interrupt the shackles.
It was then the flip of the opposite Kusal – Perera – as he smashed Mehidy Hasan for a six and 4, serving to Sri Lanka race to 111 for one on the finish of 11th over.
Persevering with his stellar run on the prime, Mendis in the meantime welcomed Mustafizur with a six and introduced up his fifty in simply 26 balls, his third half-century in 4 innings.
Bangladesh had a breakthrough however not earlier than Mendis despatched a Mahmudullah supply hovering over deep mid-wicket for one more most.
Dasun Shanaka and Dinesh Chandimal fell cheaply however Upul Tharanga helped Sri Lanka rating 17 runs within the 17th over with the assistance of two boundaries and a six. Tharanga was unbeaten on a breezy 32 off 15 balls.
In the meantime, Perera continued his onslaught on the Bangladesh bowlers, and was largely dealing in boundaries. He acquired out whereas going for one too many, getting stumped off Mustafizur.
Mustafizur Rahman (three/48) and Mahmudullah (2/15) had been essentially the most profitable bowlers for Bangladesh.