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Sri Lanka end tour on high with big win



Sri Lanka finished off the tour of Bangladesh on a high by winning the T20I series 2-0

Sri Lanka completed off the tour of Bangladesh on a high through successful the T20I collection 2-Zero © AFP

Sri Lanka ended their tour of Bangladesh with outright wins throughout codecs after blanking the hosts 2-0 in the Twenty20 International series. After wins within the tri-nation One-Day International collection that featured Zimbabwe, and Test collection, they ended their tour on a high following the 75-run win on Sunday (February 18) once they set Bangladesh 211 to win in Sylhet.

Bangladesh had been sloppy within the box, very similar to the primary T20I that they misplaced through six wickets regardless of having publish their best T20I general of 193. Danushka Gunathilaka used to be passed two reprieves early on after two probabilities had been put down. The opening stand with Kusal Mendis then stretched on to 98 because the pair took the assault again to the hosts and made them pay a heavy value for the overlooked alternatives.

Mendis went on to attain back-to-back half-centuries however Gunathilaka used to be pushed aside for 42. Cameos from Thisara Perera (31 off 17) and Upul Tharanga (25) held Sri Lanka in excellent stead. Bangladesh then roared again into the competition with a few fast wickets and the momentum shifted as debutant Abu Jayed pushed aside the all-rounder Perera for his maiden T20I wicket. Dasun Shanaka, on the other hand, grew to become issues again in Sri Lanka’s favour in his 11-ball unbeaten keep that fetched them 30 runs to take the whole to 210 with 119 of them being scored within the remaining ten.

Bangladesh had been by no means actually within the chase after having been diminished to 22 for three within the 3rd over. Tamim Iqbal steadied the innings after the preliminary hiccups with skipper Mahmudullah on returning to the facet, however could not maintain the resistance for too lengthy as he fell for 29. Aponso’s perspective from around the wicket which used to be taking the supply clear of the left-hander, which had him slice it to the ready arms of Dananjaya at sweeper duvet.

Mahmudullah displayed staunch resistance for his 31-ball 41, which used to be the highest rating for his facet, however used to be run out within the 15th over. Not a lot got here after that from the decrease order, and with the highest order having had failed on the day, the complaints had been a trifling formality. Shehan Madushanka completed with two wickets, whilst Danushka Gunathilaka picked up two wickets in the one 4 balls that he bowled to bowl Bangladesh out for 135 in 18.four overs.

Brief ratings: Sri Lanka 210/four in 20 overs (Danushka Gunathilaka 42, Kusal Mendis 70) beat Bangladesh 135 in 18.four overs (Mahmudullah 41; Shehan Madushanka 2-23) through 75 runs.

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