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Bangladesh chase down Sri Lanka's 214 in T20 tri-series

Bangladesh chase down Sri Lanka's 214 in T20 tri-series

The suspension comes after Sri Lanka fell four overs short of their target during Saturday's dramatic five-wicket defeat to Bangladesh, with the beaten side's players also fined 60 per cent of their match fee.

Mushfiqur took the winning run in the last over with two balls to spare. Mendis scored 57 runs in 30 balls and Perera scored highest 74 runs in 48 balls so far.

All the three teams - India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - have played two matches and won a match each and Monday's match gives both the teams the opportunity to move to the top of the table.

A single win would quell worries, Tamim had said after the first practice session in Sri Lanka. This was Bangladesh's highest successful chase in a T20 worldwide (T20I) bettering the 190 made against Ireland in 2012.

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Liton cashed in on the left-right combination he and Tamim formed; the former striking the first of his five sixes by coming down the track to Dhananjaya and smashing over the mid-wicket region before going on to hit a 19-ball 43.

Captain and part-time spinner Mahmudullah Riyad checked the run flow with two wickets in an over, claiming Mendis and Dasun Shanaka (0), both batsmen caught by Sabbir Rahman. The right-hander looked into the eye of the bowler Thisara Perera and then pulled-off an amusing snake dance routine in front of the supporters.

Skipper Mahmudullah took two wickets in as many overs by giving 15 runs. But Rohit's form remains a cause of concern for India as he made a total of 49 runs including a couple of ducks in his last five T20Is. He and Danushka Gunathilaka combined to open with 56, and Sri Lanka made 70-1 in the six overs of powerplay. Meanwhile, Perera continued his onslaught on the Bangladesh bowlers, and was mostly dealing in boundaries. It is also a must-win game for Bangladesh as another loss will make it very hard for them to make the final on March 18.