India Today – Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera 65-run stand for fifth wicket and Kusal Mendis’ fifty helped Sri Lanka make easy work of an imposing total by Bangladesh to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match T20 series.

Summary

  • Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera 65-run stand for fifth wicket and Kusal Mendis’ fifty helped Sri Lanka make easy work of an imposing total by Bangladesh to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match T20 series.
  • The foundations to Sri Lankas highest-ever successful T20 chase wDasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera 65-run stand for fifth wicket and Kusal Mendis’ fifty helped Sri Lanka make easy work of an imposing total by Bangladesh to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match T20 series.
  • The foundations to Sri Lankas highest-ever successful T20 chase were laid by the openers Mendis and Danush Gunathilaka, whose rambunctious 53-run partnership compiled in 4.
  • After Sri Lankas flying start, the business end of the innings was coolly negotiated by Shanaka (42*) and Perera (39*), whose unbroken 65-run stand was posted in just five overs as Bangladeshs resistance faded.
  • (@ICC) February 15, 2018Mendis was the deserved Player of the Match, and after a barren spell with the bat and a short time away from the fray to recharge, it now appears that Sri Lankas most talented and trailed young batsman is back to his best.


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