Bangladesh overcame Sri Lanka President’s XI by 41 runs in their T20 warm up game played at the CCC grounds today.
Sri Lanka President’s XI captain Dananjaya De Silva won the toss and opted to bowl as Bangladesh lost their opener Soumya Sarkar to a superb Asitha Fernando delivery for a duck.
U19 youth player Jehan Danial soon removed Sabbir Rahman for 1 as the visitors fell to 14 for 2 in the early stages of the game.
After early trouble, Litton Das (41), Mahamudullah (43) and wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (65) counterattacked the Lankans as they posted an excellent 186 in their 20 overs.
Seamer Asitha Fernando was impressive with the ball, claiming 2 for 22 in his 4 overs, while 19-year-old Josephian skipper Jehan Daniel and all-rounder Thikshila DeSilva took a wicket apiece.
Sri Lanka caps Lahiru Kumara and Jeffrey Vandersay went for plenty as the President’s XI were set 187 to win in their 20 overs.
Niroshan Dickwella went on his merry way with his favorites shots, but his cut-shot went straight to the point fielder as Rubel Hossain opened the Bangladeshi wickets tally.
Dickwella departed for a 13-ball 27 and Dilshan Munaweera, Sadeera Samarawickrama and skipper Dananjaya De silva failed to impress the selectors, being dismissed cheaply as the hosts were 82 for 4 after 10 overs.
The hosts needed 105 runs to win in the last 10 overs but the remaining batsmen faltered as Bangladesh claimed a 41-run win over the Sri Lanka President’s XI.
Sri Lanka XI
Bangaladesh won by 41 Runs
Sri Lanka XI’s Innings
|N.Dickwella||c Sabbir Rahman b Rubel Hossain||27||13|
|D.Munaweera||c Nurul Hasan b Abu Hider||10||9|
|S.Samarawickrama||c Ariful Haque b Nazmul Islam||8||11|
|D.De.Silva||(runout) Nazmul Islam||14||9|
|A.Perera||b Soumya Sarkar||22||18|
|L.Milantha||c Abu Hider b Taskin Ahmed||19||18|
|T.De.Silva||c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mehidy Hasan Miraz||4||8|
|J.Vandersay||c Nurul Hasan b Rubel Hossain||1||4|
|L.Sandakan||c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Taskin Ahmed||13||9|
|L.Das||c Lahiru Milantha b Thiksila De Silva||40||18|
|Soumya Sarkar||b Asitha Fernando||0||1|
|S.Rahman||c Asitha Fernando b Jehan Daniel||1||10|
|Mushfiqur Rahim †||c Jeffery Vandersay b Lahiru Kumara||65||44|
|Mahmudullah||b Asitha Fernando||43||27|
|Ariful Haque||not out||15||12|