Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I Live Cricket Score

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I Live Cricket Score

Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first against host Sri Lanka in the 3rd T20I of the tri-nation Nidahas Trophy at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Saturday.

Bangladesh cricketer Liton Das plays a shot.

The match got delayed by 15 minutes due to rain and wet outfield. India the penultimate over, Bangladesh needed 16 off 8 balls when he hit one rows back into the stands and his six turned the game into Bangladesh's favour.

Ever since their win in Bangladesh across the three formats, they looked like a revitalized camp. Sri Lanka recent record against Bangladesh is impressive, having beaten them in the away Test and T20 series besides the final of the tri-series, which also included Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das.

Mendis, who hit 57 and Perera, who top-scored with 74, put together a crucial 85-run stand for the second wicket to give the hosts an imposing total after being put into bat.

Bangladesh have recently lost the T20I home series 2-0 against Sri Lanka last month and moreover, they have not won an global match since January 23.

Mushfiqur Rahim celebrating the win against Sri Lanka.

The local team Sri Lanka started the match very destructively and dominated the Tigers bowlers completely.

In reply Bangladesh started well with Tamim Iqbal (47) and Liton Das (43) getting them off to a flawless start.

Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka had given Sri Lanka a blazing start with the fifty coming in the fourth over.

Upul Tharanga provided the late assault, smashing 32 not out in 15 balls to help the hosts post the highest score in a Twenty20 global at the venue before Bangladesh bettered that mark.