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Sri Lanka wins the 1st T20 by 6 wickets to take a lead of 1-0 in the series.
The visitors won the T20 match after 8 consecutive losses in the shortest format of the game.

The 1st T20 Match between Bangladesh and Srilanka played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. Where host Bangladesh won the toss and opt to bat in batting paradise.

Bangladesh put up an impressive batting display to post the huge total of 193 runs. Soumya Sarkar takes the charge to opposition bowling with his 51 runs in just 32 balls. Mushfiqur Rahim(66) and Mahmudullah(43) maintained the tempo of their innings. Jeevan Mendis was the most economical and successful bowler from Sri Lankan side. He took 2 wickets in 3 overs by giving just 21 runs.

Sri Lanka started their chase with a bang as their openers Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka hammered Bangladesh bowler. Kusal Mendis scored 53 runs in 27 balls. Gunathilaka started run flow with 19 runs he scored from 2nd over of Bangladesh innings.

Later Dasun Shanaka 42 in just 24 balls and Thisara Perera 39 in 18 balls crack the opposition bowling attack with their fiery knock.

Sri Lanka made the Target of 194 small with their ruthless batting. Visitors chased the target comprehensively in 16.4 overs with 20 balls to spare. Nazmul Islam was the only bowler who stopped  Lankan batsman to score against him.

Note: Kusal Mendis declared player of the match

 

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