Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

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

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

Having avenged their loss to Sri Lanka in the tournament opener, India top the points table with two wins from three matches and they take on Bangladesh in the next match on Wednesday.

Rahul went too deep in his crease while facing spinner Jeevan Mendis in the tenth over and dislodged the bails with his right foot.

But thereafter, Pandey and Karthik ensured there were no more hiccups as they stitched unbeaten 68 runs for the fifth wicket to guide India home comfortably.

Resurgent India will be looking to vindicate their bowling mistakes, as they take on hosts Sri Lanka on Monday.

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The hosts have suffered a huge blow as skipper Chandimal has been handed a two-match ban over slow over-rate in their game against Bangladesh.

The Tigers' first global win since January however, came after a horrendous bowling display on a flat track which allowed the opposition to score 214 losing six wickets in their stipulated 20 overs.

The match has been reduced to 19 overs each.

But the Sharma-led side bounced back strongly to beat Bangladesh by six wickets in their next match.

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But Chandimal will be absent for Sri Lanka's remaining group games against India on Monday and then Bangladesh on Friday after match referee Chris Broad determined Sri Lanka were four overs short of their target on Saturday.

It was not a flawless start for India's second string squad in the tournament as they lost by five wickets against the hosts in the opening match. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have won one each. Tharanga, against the run of play, fell for 22.

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Mushfiqur weighed in, and Bangladesh required nine runs off the last over bowled by Thisara Perera.

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For Sri Lanka, the move to attack with Dananjaya in the opening overs may seem like a misstep in hindsight, but the captain Dinesh Chandimal felt striving for early wickets was the best strategy on a pitch that he thought was tailor-made for batting.

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