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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Nidahas Trophy 2018

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Nidahas Trophy T20: Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

Bangladesh record chase of 215 runs, mastered by Mushfiqur Rahim, keeps them alive in tri-series after five-wicket win over Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh were set a target of 215 runs and it did not look an easy one. But Musfiqur Rahim had other ideas. The former Bangladesh captain played a sensation knock, hitting 72 runs off 35 balls and remained unbeaten till the end to help Bangladesh chase down a record total. The openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das set up the chase as they took the score to 74 in 34 ball before the latter was dismissed for 47. Bangladesh kept going. They lost two more wickets but kept the scoring rate above the required rate and somehow managed to win the game by 5 wickets. Sri Lanka were 98/1 after first 10 overs and took 116 in the next 10. Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera scored fifties as Sri Lanka ended with 214 for 6. No Bangladesh bowler had an economy rate of less than 7.5.

Highest targets chased down in T20Is:

244 Aus v NZ, Auckland, 2018
232 WI v SA, Wanderers, 2015
230 Eng v SA, Wankhede, 2016
215 Ban v SL, Colombo RPS, 2018

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