SL captain Chandimal banned for two games

Chandika Hathurusingha took charge as head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team in December last year

Mushfiqur hit a full-toss from Pradeep towards mid-wicket to reduce the asking rate to nine off the last over from which, he collected six runs in the first two deliveries of medium-pacer Thirsara Perera to help Bangladesh end their five-match losing streak in T20I. The hosts will play in without their regular captain Dinesh Chanidimal against India on 12th March and against Bangladesh on March 16. While Sri Lanka would have been pretty confident of a win after posting a handsome total of 215, Bangladesh went on the spoil it for the hosts in the third game of the Nidahas Trophy.

But a win tomorrow would take India to the top, dislodging the Lankans.

Mendis (57) shared a 56 run stand with Danushka Gunathilaka (26) before putting on 85 for the second wicket with Perera.

"This is all about transferring confidence from the Bangladesh series. This result shows how good we are as a team", Chandimal said. The absence of star player and captain Shakib Al Hasan is bound to hurt them. However, having blazed away to 47 off 29 balls with the help of six boundaries and a six, Tamim offered a return catch to Thisara Perera in the over they got to the three-figure mark.

We need to rotate the strike more often.

Even though Mahmudullah was dismissed by Dushmantha Chameera for 20 and Sabbir was run out for a duck, Rahim continued taking the attack to Sri Lanka and ended up finishing things with two balls to spare.

India chased down 140 easily with Bangladesh spinners not posing any threat to the India by bowling flat more often than not. So, this is a tri nation T20I competition where in the 3rd match of the tournament, Bangladesh amazingly chased 214 runs in T20I against the local team Sri Lanka. But Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal came out with murder on their minds. With Gunathilaka and Mendis, Sri Lanka started the match.

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