Chasing Sri Lanka’s mammoth 214 for six, Bangladesh overhauled the goal with two balls to spare.
Needing 9 off the final over, Mushfiqur slashed Thisara Perera for a boundary to inch nearer to victory. Earlier than that, the skilled wicketkeeper hit a six after 19 had been required within the final two overs.
Rahim remained unbeaten on 72 and was adjudged Man of the Match for his match-winning effort. The appropriate-hander smashed four sixes and 5 boundaries in his 35-ball knock.
“To be honest, from the beginning we thought we could win. Tamim and Liton gave us a good start. Then Mushy was outstanding,” Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah stated after the win.
“It was amazing to see and good inspiration for us.”
Other than Rahim, openers Tamim Iqbal (47) and Liton Das (43) chipped in with priceless runs in Bangladesh’s thrilling victory. Tamim and Sarkar stored up with the required run price to succeed in 100 within the 10th over. Liton had smashed 5 sixes and two fours.
Mustafizur Rahman (3/48) and Mahmudullah (2/15) had been probably the most profitable bowlers for Bangladesh.
Earlier, half-centuries from opener Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera powered Sri Lanka to 214 for six towards Bangladesh.
Mendis, who hit 57 and Perera, who top-scored with 74, put collectively a vital 85-run stand for the second wicket to offer the hosts an imposing complete after being put into bat.
Skipper Mahmudullah received Mendis out along with his off-spin as he struck twice in his very first over to attempt to examine Sri Lanka’s surge.
However the left-handed Perera continued to pulverise the Bangladesh assault to hit his second successive fifty. He smashed eight fours and a couple of sixes throughout his 48-ball blitz.
Upul Tharanga additionally performed a helpful cameo throughout his unbeaten 15-ball 32. Bangladesh paceman Mustafizur Rahman claimed three wickets.