Sri Lanka bowlers took the team to the finals of tri-nation one day tournament, securing 10-wicket win over Bangladesh on Thursday. Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal ran through the Bangladesh innings, claiming 3-21 as the hosts, and they also reached finals, with straight three wins, were dismissed for 82. All the players played their part very trick fully.
Sri Lanka raced to the victory in only 11.5 overs while Upul Tharanga covered 39 runs and Danushka Gunathilaka was on 35. It was Sri Lanka’s third 10-wicket victory against Bangladesh. “Last year we did not do well in white-ball cricket.
Tha last two wins were very helpful to us, our confidence will get higher now Gunathilaka said. We are looking forward to win the finals.
From past 31/2 years it was the first time Bangladesh was dismissed below 100, having been bowled out for 70 against West Indies in 2014. We did’nt expect to lose as we did today, especially after three big wins. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said. We have to play the way we did in first three games. I think we will have stronger nerves now.
The team aiming to maintain the win opted to bat first but Lakmal left them in a precarious situation, moving the ball admirably in both ways. He claimed the big wicket of inform Tamim Iqbal (5), who came to the match with three straight half-centuries, before he dismissed struggling Anamul Haque (0). In between another inform batsman, Shakib Al Hasan was run out on 8, leaving Bangladesh 16-3.
He claimed the big wicket of inform Tamim Iqbal (5), who came to the match with three straight half-centuries, before he dismissed struggling Anamul Haque (0). In between another inform batsman, Shakib Al Hasan was run out on 8, leaving Bangladesh 16-3. Bangladeshi batsmen struggled hard but Sri Lanka openers were fluent and kept Bangladeshi bowlers frustrated.
Gunathilaka, who replaced the injured Kusal Perera, hit three fours and two sixes in his run-a-ball 35, while Tharanga struck three sixes and one four in a 37-ball 39. The final between the two sides is on Saturday.