Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh stun Sri Lanka in high-scoring affair

Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh stun Sri Lanka in high-scoring affair

Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh stun Sri Lanka in high-scoring affair

Sri Lanka will be high on confidence going into their second game after they surprised team India in the tournament opener, courtesy a Kushal Perera special.

Rahim's blinder helped Bangladesh chase down a mammoth target of 215 with two balls to spare. Sri Lankan openers, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka, began well but failed to make a substantial contribution against India. This has resulted in his suspension for the next two T20I's against India and Bangladesh on March 12 and 16 respectively. While Sri Lanka would have been pretty confident of a win after posting a handsome total of 215, Bangladesh went on the spoil it for the hosts in the third game of the Nidahas Trophy.

Sri Lanka will not only be confident having defeated India but at the same time, the hosts will be angry after losing to Bangladesh by five wickets in a high-scoring affair on Saturday night. With Tamim and Liton Das, the Tigers made a good start. Never before had more than 178 been chased in a Twenty20 global in Sri Lanka, and this was the fifth highest successful chase in all T20Is.

Conners leads, Woods lurks at Valspar
Then after a superb approach from the rough to 20 feet at the par-4 third, Woods drained the birdie putt to get his round rolling. It could be a different story when Woods dons the red and black on Sunday, but so far Conners has handled himself impressively.

"We should have scored a lot more runs, probably 30 more runs". The right-hander looked into the eye of the bowler Thisara Perera and then pulled-off an amusing snake dance routine in front of the supporters. Did not bat: Perera, Chameera, Fernando Bowling: Taskin Ahmed 3-0-40-1; Mustafizur Rahman 4-0-48-3; Rubel Hossain 4-0-45-0; Mehedi Hasan 4-0-31-0; Nazmul Islam 2-0-20-0; Soumya Sarkar 1-0-11-0; Mahmudullah 2-0-15-2.

Nuwan Pradeep, in his four overs, took two Bangladeshi wickets for an expensive 37 runs. It is also a must-win game for Bangladesh as another loss will make it very hard for them to make the final on 18 March. After a six in the 17th over, Mushfiqur started the next over with four to put pressure on Sri Lanka and he sustained it till the end to see Bangladesh home.

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