Sports Desk: Bangladesh thrashed Sri Lanka by five wickets in third match of Twenty20 international of the Nidahas tri-series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.
The Tigers have chased 215 runs in a sensational way. Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim showed extra ordinary skill showing the difference between two teams. This is the 4th most successful chase in T20Is.
Openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das set the perfect platform for the team when they made 74 in the first wicket, in only 5.5 overs. Tamim scored 47 runs facing 29 balls while Liton Das took 43 runs playing 19 balls only.
Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first. And, the half-centuries from opener Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera powered Sri Lanka to 214 for six wickets.
For Bangladesh, Pacer Mustafizur Rahman earned three Sri Lankan wickets while skipper Mahmudullah Riyad bagged two wickets. Another pacer Taskin Ahmed got a wicket.
Mushfiqur Rahim won man of the match award for his dashing 72 runs from 35 balls.
Following this win, the Tigers are now on equal footing with two other teams in the tri-series. Earlier, Sri Lanka and India won one match each.
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