Sri Lanka edge Bangladesh by two wickets to reach Super Four


DUBAI: Powerful thumps by Kusal Mendis and captain Dasun Shanaka assisted Sri Lanka with pulling off a completely exhilarating two-wicket prevail upon Bangladesh to make the Asia Cup Super Four phase on Thursday.

Pursuing 184 for triumph in a champ brings home all the glory game, Sri Lanka rode on a key 54-run stand between Mendis (60) and Shanaka (45) preceding the tail accomplished their objective with four balls in excess in Dubai.

Mendis fell after his 37-ball thump and Shanaka was out in the eighteenth over.

Yet, Chamika Karunaratne, with a 10-ball 16, and Asitha Fernando, unbeaten on 10, held their nerve to take Bangladesh out of the competition, which goes about as a check up to the T20 World Cup in October-November.

Requiring eight of the last finished, Fernando hit a four and afterward took two runs off a no-ball to set off festivals in the Sri Lankan camp.

Bangladesh quick bowler Ebadot Hossain guaranteed three wickets yet offered 51 runs in his four overs.

Ebadot got through in his first over to send back Pathum Nissanka for 20 and three balls later took the wicket of Charith Asalanka for one.

Mendis, who was dropped on two by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim, endure a respite on 29 when he was given gotten behind yet the conveyance from off-spinner Mahedi Hasan ended up being a no-ball.

Eabadot excused Danushka Gunathilaka as Sri Lanka slipped to 67-3 and soon 77-4 with the takeoff of the large hitting Bhanuka Rajapaksa.

Mendis was then kept organization by Shanaka as the two set the pursuit back on target and before long took the assault to the resistance bowlers.

Shanaka pounded Ebadot in a 22-run thirteenth over while Mendis arrived at his fifty of every 31 balls.

Bangladesh lead Mustafizur Rahman sent the Tigers fans wild with the wicket of Mendis, who hit four fours and three sixes in his thump.

Prior, put in to bat first, Bangladesh posted 183-7 after a 57-run fifth-wicket organization between Afif Hossain (39) and Mahmudullah Riyad (27).

Mosaddek Hossain contributed with a helpful 24 not out off nine balls to complete the innings with a twist.

Sri Lanka took standard wickets, with Wanindu Hasaranga and Karunaratne guaranteeing two each to assist the island country with moving into the following stage close by Afghanistan from Group B.

The victors of the Group A game among Pakistan and Hong Kong on Friday will get a Super Four spot close by India.

Sri Lanka will confront Afghanistan in the initial Super Four conflict in Sharjah on Saturday.

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