- Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets against Bangladesh
- Bangladesh were 171 for 4 before batting first at the end of 20 overs.
- Sri Lanka won by 172 runs in 18.5 overs
Aslanka’s unbeaten innings of 80 runs
Sri Lanka have won their first match after reaching the Super 12 in the T20 World Cup. Naeem and Mushfiqur Rahim scored 62 and 57 runs for Bangladesh respectively. Karunaratne, Fernando, Lahiru Kumara took one wicket each for Sri Lanka. For Sri Lanka, Tarith Aslanka played an unbeaten innings of 80 runs in 49 balls and chased down the target of 172 runs. Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 53 runs in 31 balls as Sri Lanka registered a five-wicket win with seven balls to spare. Nasum Ahmed and Shakib Al Hasan took two wickets each for Bangladesh. Mohammad Saifuddin also had a quick wicket.
Shakib Al Hasan fails, Mushfiqur’s brilliant 57 runs
Looking at Bangladesh’s innings, Naeem scored 62 runs in 52 balls, while Liton Das scored 16 runs. Shakib failed and scored 10 runs. However, Mushfiqur Rahim played a brilliant innings of 57 runs in 37 balls. Hussain scored 7 while Mohammadullah scored 10 runs. Looking at Sri Lanka’s innings, Kushal Perera returned to the pavilion after scoring 1 run. While Pathum Nishanka scored 24 runs. But Ashlanka played a brilliant innings and scored 80 runs in 49 balls. Apart from this, Fernando was dismissed for 0 while Hasaranga was out for 6. At the same time, Rajapaksa also gave the Sri Lankan team victory while batting brilliantly of 53 runs.