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Siddharth Vishwanathan : At 137/5 in 18 overs, chasing a target of 160, it seemed Bangladesh had thrown away the advantage after Tamim Iqbal’s 50. However, Mahmudullah, who had stepped down from captaincy following the return of Shakib Al Hasan, gave Bangladesh hope with some lusty blows. With 12 needed off the last over bowled by Isuru Udana, two run-outs increased the pressure.

Mahamudullah-www.jatirkhantha.com.bd.11To add to the drama, a furious Shakib called his players back after Mustafizur Rahman was run-out with Bangladesh needing 12 off 4 balls. Shakib was apparently unhappy that the umpires did not call two head-high deliveries no-balls. After a five-minute hold-up, the players returned. On the third ball, Mahmudullah stretched out to slam a boundary over extra cover. The fourth ball saw Kusal Perera missing a chance to run out Mahmdullah. (SCORES)

Mahamudullah-www.jatirkhantha.com.bd.13Mahmudullah then hoicked a full-length delivery over deep mid-wicket to spark off delirious celebrations in the Bangladesh camp as they won the match by two wickets and one ball to spare to enter the final of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 tri-series.

Story of two recoveries

The clash between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the R Premadasa stadium on Friday was a story of two contrasting fortunes. For the hosts, Kusal Perera (61) and Thisara Perera (58) helped Sri Lanka recover from 53/5 to 159/7. In contrast, Bangladesh just managed to recover after Tamim Iqbal had laid a platform with his fifth fifty.

Story of two recoveries

The clash between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the R Premadasa stadium on Friday was a story of two contrasting fortunes. For the hosts, Kusal Perera (61) and Thisara Perera (58) helped Sri Lanka recover from 53/5 to 159/7. In contrast, Bangladesh just managed to recover after Tamim Iqbal had laid a platform with his fifth fifty.

However, the game changed in the 13th over when Rahim (28) chipped left-arm orthodox spinner Amila Aponso to extra cover. In the next over, Tamim (50) edged Danushka Gunathilaka to the keeper as Sri Lanka fought back. But they could not hold off Mahmudullah.

Disaster for Sri Lanka

Before the toss, Bangladesh received a big boost when Shakib was declared fit for the game. The star all-rounder, who was out for a month due to finger injury, came out to lead the side and he chose to bowl.

The captain made his presence felt when struck in the third over as Danushka Gunathilaka (4) top-edged a lofted shot to be caught at long-on by Sabbir Rahman. Mustafizur Rahman got Mendis (11) as he miscued a pull to short-mid wicket.

Sri Lanka continued to lose wickets and were in dire straits at 53/5 but Kusal and Thisara seized the initiative to hit 106 runs in the last 10 overs. However, they were to be denied by some inspired play from Mahmudullah.