Published On : Fri, Feb 16th, 2018

Cricket T20: Sri Lanka tastes victory after eight consecutive defeats

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by six wickets in Dhaka to take 1-0 lead in two-match T20I series today, February 15 in Dhaka.

Chasing a target of 194 runs Sri Lanka openers Dhanushka Gunathilaka (30) and Kusal Mendis (53) set the platform for the easy win.

Later on, middle order batsman Dasun Shanaka (42*) and Thisara Perera (39*) held the innings to a comprehensive victory with 20 deliveries remaining.

Man of the Match : Kusal Mendis

Bangladesh 193/5 in 20 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 66, Soumya Sarkar 51; Jeevan Mendis 2-21)
Sri Lanka 194/4 in 16.4 overs (Kusal Mendis 53, Dasun Shanaka 42; Nazmul Islam 2-25)

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