Bangladesh scored 176 runs in the match, which came up as the winning figure. It was start that marked a strong inning with Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar hammering close to 70 in the first six overs. The strike was on and the rest of the top line up continued with the same momentum, even if the openers were removed in consecutive overs. They challenged the home team with 176 runs. In return, Sri Lanka posed a weak stance of batsmen plummeting to 47 for 5 wickets, in the powerplay overs. The series being on level with 1-1 split, the tournament is getting more interesting.
Although Lasith Malinga gave out a hat trick in the match scalping the lower order, Sri Lanka could not achieve much in the match. The attack from the host became stronger by the last overs, which restricted Bangladesh from hauling their score to run pass the 200 mark. In last two overs, the team lost four wickets while they could scratch out only 10 runs. But the headstrong batting by openers got the score ahead to a decent mark. The remarkable inning from Shakib Al Hasan was crucial to the score. Lasith Malinga was beaten by Soumya Sarkar. The batsman plundered Vikum Sanjaya as well in his short but fiery stretch.
Sri Lanka’s chase was slackened from the beginning. The team lost the opener Thesera Perera in the second ball of the inning. It was Al Hasan and Mushtafizur Rahman who toppled the top Sri Lanka order plummeting the team to 5 for 40 even before the completion of sixth over. It was only Chamara Kapugedera, who remained in the crease for about fifteen overs scoring a half century. The batsman steered the inning with an inadequate momentum until he finally lost it to Rahman. The match ended two overs before as Bangladesh exhausted the batting line up of Sri Lanka with an iron hand. Sri Lanka could haul the chase only to 131.
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