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Mendis and Thushara star in series clinching win

Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh 2024

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Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh 2024

Sri Lanka registered a convincing win over Bangladesh in the third and final T20I to clinch the three-match series, 2-1 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto won the toss for the third consecutive time in the series and asked the visitors to bat on Sylhet surface.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis(w), Kamindu Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga(c), Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Thushara

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Litton Das(w), Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto(c), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Jaker Ali, Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Dhananjaya de Silva, who opened the batting, replacing out of form Avishka Fernando and No. 3 batter Kamindu Mendis, departed early, pushing the visitors onto backfoot.

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Kusal Mendis kept one end going and Skipper Wanindu Hasaranga, who promoted himself to No. 4, gave much needed impetus to the innings. The pair added 59 runs off 31 balls for the third wicket and laid the platform for the lower order to capitalize on.

However, the Bangladesh bowlers managed to pull things back in the last 5 overs as Sri Lanka finished at 174/7 in the allotted 20 overs. Mendis was the top scorer for the visitors as he brought up his highest score in T20Is, notching up 86 runs off 55 balls with 6 fours and 6 sixes.

The off-spinner Dhananjaya de Silva struck early to remove Bangladesh opening batter Litton Das in the third over of the innings. Following that, it was Nuwan Thushara’s show as he knocked over Bangladesh top order with a hat-trick.

The slingy pacer who returned to national team replacing the injured Matheesha Pathirana, produced a dream spell, snaring 5 wickets for 20 runs in his 4-over spell.

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Bangladesh fought back during the latter part of the innings, but the damage done by Thushara upfront was too big for them to catch up.

The three-match ODI series between the sides will begin on the 13th February at Chattogram. Spectators can catch all the action of Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh LIVE on ThePapare TV (Dialog TV Ch No. 63), Dialog ViU app and ThePapare.com.

Result


Bangladesh
146/10 (19.4)

Sri Lanka
174/7 (20)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dhananjaya de Silva c Soumya Sarkar b Taskin Ahmed 8 12 1 0 66.67
Kusal Mendis c Soumya Sarkar b Taskin Ahmed 86 55 6 6 156.36
Kamindu Mendis c Shoriful Islam b Rishad Hossain 12 12 2 0 100.00
Wanidu Hasaranga c Shoriful Islam b Mustafizur Rahman 15 13 1 1 115.38
Charith Asalanka c Mustafizur Rahman b Shoriful Islam 3 5 0 0 60.00
Angelo Mathews c Soumya Sarkar b Rishad Hossain 10 7 0 1 142.86
Dasun Shanaka run out (Liton Das) 19 9 2 1 211.11
Sadeera Samarawickrama not out 7 7 1 0 100.00


Extras 14 (b 5 , lb 1 , nb 0, w 8, pen 0)
Total 174/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.7)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Shoriful Islam 4 0 28 1 7.00
Taskin Ahmed 4 0 25 2 6.25
Mahedi Hasan 3 0 22 0 7.33
Mustafizur Rahman 4 0 47 1 11.75
Rishad Hossain 4 0 35 2 8.75
Soumya Sarkar 1 0 11 0 11.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Liton Das c Dasun Shanaka b Dhananjaya de Silva 7 11 1 0 63.64
Soumya Sarkar b Nuwan Thushara 11 10 2 0 110.00
Najmul Hossain Shanto b Nuwan Thushara 1 6 0 0 16.67
Towhid Hridoy b Nuwan Thushara 0 1 0 0 0.00
Mahmudullah lbw b Nuwan Thushara 0 1 0 0 0.00
Jaker Ali lbw b Wanidu Hasaranga 4 13 0 0 30.77
Mahedi Hasan b Wanidu Hasaranga 19 20 2 0 95.00
Rishad Hossain c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Maheesh Theekshana 53 30 0 7 176.67
Taskin Ahmed c Dhananjaya de Silva b Dasun Shanaka 31 21 3 2 147.62
Shoriful Islam c Dasun Shanaka b Nuwan Thushara 4 2 1 0 200.00
Mustafizur Rahman not out 7 3 0 1 233.33


Extras 9 (b 1 , lb 1 , nb 0, w 7, pen 0)
Total 146/10 (19.4 Overs, RR: 7.42)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Angelo Mathews 1.1 0 5 0 4.55
Binura Fernando 4 0 39 0 9.75
Dhananjaya de Silva 0.5 0 2 1 4.00
Nuwan Thushara 4 1 20 5 5.00
Wanidu Hasaranga 4 0 32 2 8.00
Maheesh Theekshana 4 0 35 1 8.75
Dasun Shanaka 1.4 0 11 1 7.86