New Indian Express – Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis (R) plays a shot as the Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim (L) looks on during the first Twenty20 (T20) cricket match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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  • Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis (R) plays a shot as the Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim (L) looks on during the first Twenty20 (T20) cricket match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
  • | AFPDHAKA: Opener Kusal Mendis scored his maiden half century in Twenty20 internationals to lead Sri Lanka’s six-wicket rout of Bangladesh in the first of the two matches in Dhaka on Thursday.
  • Shanaka, who hit 3 fours and 3 sixes in his 24-ball blitz, shared an unbeaten 65-run stand with Thisara Perera to snap Sri Lanka’s eight-match losing streak in T20 matches.
  • Bangladesh rode on brisk half-centuries by Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim to post their highest-ever T20 total but were undone by an attacking opposition batting.
  • Sri Lanka responded strongly with Mendis putting on 53 runs with fellow-opener Danushka Gunathilaka, who made 30, to put the Bangladesh bowlers on the backfoot.


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