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Shanto, Hridoy help Bangladesh level series with comfortable win

Shanto, Hridoy help Bangladesh level series with comfortable win
Shanto, Hridoy help Bangladesh level series with comfortable win


Bangladesh 170 for 2 (Shanto 53*, Litton 36, Pathirana 2-28) beat Sri Lanka 165 for 5 (Mendis 37, Mendis 36, Soumya 1-5) by eight wickets

Captain Najmul Hossain Shanto‘s half-century helped Bangladesh level the series against Sri Lanka as the hosts completed a comfortable win in the second T20I in Sylhet. The visitors faltered in the middle overs with the bat before Bangladesh’s top four got all the runs.
The game was not without controversy though. Soumya Sarkar’s not-out decision during the chase left Sri Lanka fuming, after the third umpire ruled that there was a clear gap between bat and ball, even though Ultra-edge showed a clear spike.

When Sri Lanka were put into bat for the second game in a row, Kamindu Mendis and Kusal Mendis took charge of the Sri Lanka innings from the fourth over after Taskin Ahmed removed Avishka Fernando for a duck. The pair got a six each off Taskin Ahmed’s 17-run over. Kamindu flicked Taskin over backward square-leg, the ball flying fast to the base of the eastern gallery. Kusal Mendis, meanwhile, whipped Taskin over square-leg for the second six in the over. They also took 15 runs off Mustafizur Rahman’s first over, to finish the powerplay strongly.

Kusal then struck Mustafizur over square-leg for his second six, before giving offspinner Mahedi Hasan a similar treatment in the eighth over. The Sylhet pitch was playing its part as a flat belter, and it looked like Sri Lanka were set for another 200-plus total.



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