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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

First win

0

Wins for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka before this, in four meetings. This is Sri Lanka's second defeat in 10 T20Is in Bangladesh

Recovery-innings

3

No. of higher individual scores for Bangladesh in T20Is, than Sabbir Rahman's 80. Top 3: Tamim Iqbal 88*, Shakib 84, Nazimuddin 81.

Holding one end

35

Runs scored by Sabbir Rahman in the first 6 overs - second-most by a Bangladesh batsmen when batting first in T20Is. Aftab Ahmed had made 36 v SA, WT20 2007.

A boost?

18

Runs scored by Bangladesh in the 4th over. In the first 3 overs they had scored only 6 runs.

Top Opener

10

No. of wickets by Mathews in SL's first over in T20Is, including that of Mhd Mithun - already the most by any bowler. Kulasekara is second with 8 such wkts.

Quite a long time

2013

Last time Mathews captained SL in T20Is. Since Feb 2013, SL played 26 games - 17 under Chandimal and 9 under Malinga. This is Mathews' 5th match as captain.