Result
1st T20I (N), Dhaka, Feb 15 2018, Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh
193/5
(16.4/20 ov, target 194)
194/4
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
1y
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera overpower Bangladesh

Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera ransacked Bangladesh's bowlers, after a fifty from opener Kusal Mendis, to help Sri Lanka chase down 194 - their highest in T20Is

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Scorer: @Cricket_Lama
Commentator: @sreshthx
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh193/5(20 overs)
Sri Lanka194/4(16.4 overs)

8.33pm That's all from Mirpur today. Lots of fours and sixes as Sri Lanka go 1-0 up in the two-match series. How will Bangladesh come back? Join us in Sylhet for the series' final game in a couple of days to find out. For now, it's bye bye from Deiva Muthu and Sreshth Shah. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of this match. See you.

8.27pm We're ready with the presentation.

Losing captain Mahmudullah, first up. He says: "I think we were 10-15 runs short. We should've scored over 200. Mushi at No. 3 was quite a bit of change, but Soumya and Zakir started well. Credit goes to the SL batters, though, and we didn't apply enough pressure. Having Arif and the others gives us a bit more depth in the batting, but we didn't execute our lengths with the ball. Hope to finish the season on a high in Sylhet."

Winning captain Dinesh Chandimal is here now. He says: "We didn't think the wicket will be this good. It was a good toss to lose, and credit goes to the batsmen - they played outstanding cricket. It's never easy chasing 194 in any wicket. Before the game started, our plan was to keep right-left combination going. At the same time, we tried keeping a power hitter: that's what we did, and glad it worked. Kusal, Gunathilaka, Thisara, Dasun were excellent. We all know Bangladesh are really good at home, so we never underestimate them."

Kusal Mendis is the Man of the Match. He says: "Very happy to get these runs. Yes, at the start, I wasn't in the XI, but the staff helped me prepare for today's game. I was told to play my normal game (like in ODIs), and I did exactly that."

8.18pm Sri Lanka chase down 194, their highest successful chase in T20 cricket, to take a 1-0 lead in this T20 series. It's also the highest score chased down in Bangladesh. Lots of records broken today by both teams, but Sri Lanka the happier side. The pitch was excellent for batting, and Bangladesh, despite scoring 193, were 15 runs short. Gunathilaka and Thisara went at a strike-rate of over 200, and Shanaka held the innings together with a well composed 42.The teams shake hands as the batsmen make their way into the pavillion. The team that bowled slightly better take the win at Mirpur. Five Bangladesh bowlers went for over 10 runs per over. The debutant Nazmul, though, was impressive with figures of 2-25. Where did Bangladesh go wrong then? Hopefully Mahmudullah can shed some light during the presentation ceremony.

Tharindu: "hardest question of the day "the man of the match?""

16.4
1
Rubel Hossain to Shanaka, 1 run
back of a length outside off, punched to cover for a quick run.. and there's the win! Sri Lanka win by six wickets.
16.4
5w
Rubel Hossain to Shanaka, 5 wides
short outside off, too short in fact! The batsman misses the pull, and neither can the keeper hold on to it. Mushi tries to jump and grab the ball, but the extra zip off the surface means that's five runs. Scores are level.
16.3
1
Rubel Hossain to Perera, 1 run
yorker on off stump, driven to deep extra cover. They walk across for the single

tanzim: "Wrong Calculation by Mahmudullah, Wrong way to use the bowler...hope next match he will improved himself...."

16.2
4
Rubel Hossain to Perera, FOUR runs
Thisara backs away towards the leg side, and Rubel follows! Good length outside leg, but the batsman can still manage to swipe this away. Muscled towards the leg side, and finds the cow corner boundary. Two men in the deep there, but neither had any chance
16.1
1
Rubel Hossain to Shanaka, 1 run
back of a length outside off, tries the cross-batted shot, but comes off the bat's top half. Drops safe near mid on though
16.1
1w
Rubel Hossain to Shanaka, 1 wide
full on middle and leg, but slides down the leg side. He's got to bowl that one again

SudarshanaSL: "Now it's game between two power hitters of SL rather than Ban vs SL" -- yep, a partnership of 52 in just 26 balls.

end of over 1614 runs
SL: 181/4CRR: 11.31 • RRR: 3.25 • Need 13 from 24b
Thisara Perera34 (16)
Dasun Shanaka40 (22)
Afif Hossain2-0-26-1
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-32-0
15.6
6
Afif Hossain to Perera, SIX runs
huuuge! Pulled off the back foot, and soars over long on! Ridiculous hitting. Short ball outside off, and that's too easy for the big man. Stands tall and slaps this over the non-striker's head. Lands 10 rows behind
15.5
4
Afif Hossain to Perera, FOUR runs
threads the gap on the leg side! Loose ball outside off. Too much width for Perera to work with, as he drags it towards the leg side. Lifted over midwicket as it races into the cow-corner boundary
15.4
2
Afif Hossain to Perera, 2 runs
good length on off stump, Perera backs away and smacks it down the ground with the square-bat. Saifuddin's diving stop at long off, though, saves the boundary. They settle for two
15.3
1
Afif Hossain to Shanaka, 1 run
reverse sweep! But only for a single. Did well to swipe at this full ball on middle stump, but the diving effort at point saves the boundary
15.2
1lb
Afif Hossain to Perera, 1 leg bye
quicker ball on middle and leg. Darted straight in, and Perera mistimes his leg-side flick. Comes off his pads, as the ball trickles away to square leg
15.1
Afif Hossain to Perera, no run
back of a length outside off, spins away from Perera. Defended towards the off side

The required run rate has now dropped to less than six. Can Afif Hossain change Bangladesh's fortune? Around the wicket.

end of over 1513 runs
SL: 167/4CRR: 11.13 • RRR: 5.40 • Need 27 from 30b
Dasun Shanaka39 (21)
Thisara Perera22 (11)
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-32-0
Rubel Hossain3-0-39-1
14.6
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Shanaka, SIX runs
slogged! Biggest six of the day, perhaps. Full on middle and leg, and Shanaka was expecting that length. Shuffles across onto the back foot to get just that extra room, and then swats this full ball over long on. Great connection!
14.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Perera, 1 run
back of a length outside off, intices Perera to pull. In the air, but falls short of the two fielders in the deep. Neither long on nor deep midwicket try to take the catch. Falls in front of both men. Chance goes begging, you'd reckon
14.4
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Perera, FOUR runs
low full toss on middle stump, and it's punished! Gets his front foot out of the way and smacks it over the non-striker's head. Hit straight enough, and neither men in the deep can cut it off

These last nine balls from Fizz will be crucial to Bangladesh's chances in this match

14.3
Mustafizur Rahman to Perera, no run
yorker on off stump, and it's tapped past the bowler to mid off. Can't get under this delivery either
14.3
1w
Mustafizur Rahman to Perera, 1 wide
short outside of, too short in fact! Flies over Thisara's head. That's the sixth wide of the innings
14.2
Mustafizur Rahman to Perera, no run
yorker on leg stump. Can't put stuff like that away. Can only manage to only dig it back to the bowler. Terrific delivery.
Best performances - batsmen
Mushfiqur Rahim
66 runs (44)
7 fours
1 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
10094192319
BKG Mendis
53 runs (27)
8 fours
2 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
9001131425
Best performances - bowlers
BMAJ Mendis
O
3
M
0
R
21
W
2
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Nazmul Islam
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
Eco
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh , elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Kusal Mendis
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 648
Season2017/18
Hours of play (local time)17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.25, Interval 18.25-18.45, Second Session 18.45-20.10
Match days15 February 2018 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Zakir Hasan
Afif Hossain
Ariful Haque
Nazmul Islam
Shehan Madushanka
Umpires
Sharfuddoula
Anisur Rahman
TV Umpire
Masudur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
Mahfuzur Rahman
Match Referee
David Boon