MIRPUR: Thanks to Sabbir and Mustafizur, Bangladesh thump Sri Lanka by 23 runs to register their second win in Asia Cup T20.
fter winning the toss, Bangladesh decided to bat first on a green-top wicket, but the decision went totally wrong as they lost their first two wickets in two overs.
The batting line was almost collapsing when middle order batsman Sabbir ur Rehman (80) and Shakib al Hasan (31) handled Sri Lankan attack with confident and took the score to 147/6 in first twenty overs.
Sri Lanka in reply lost Dhilshan early, but Dinesh Chandimal (37) and and Jayasuriya Jr. (26) played a handy knock and gave some stability to Lankan batting.
It was all-stet for them in the first half of their innings, but Bangali allrounder Shakib al Hasan took two back to back wickets and put Sri lanka off balance. They never looked back from their and with the help contribution from Mustafizur Rehman, Amin and skipper Mashrafe, Bangladesh restricted Sri Lanka to 124/8 in their 20 overs.
Tournament’s 6th match will be played tomorrow between UAE and Pakistan.