Sri Lanka continued their phenomenal form from the qualification round to the Super 12 fixtures too. The team looked in fine touch in their first game against Bangladesh as they outclassed the Men in Green and Red by five wickets. It was an all-rounder performance by the island nation that helped them in gaining two crucial points.
Player ratings for Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh clash
Kusal Perera ( 1/10): The opening batter Kusal Perera didn’t have an ideal outing as he lost his wicket after scoring just one wicket. Nasum Ahmed dismantled the stumps to end Kusal’s stay in the middle.
Pathum Nissanka (5/10): The other opening batter Pathum Nissanka got off to a good start in the T20 match. The batter was middling the ball well as he added 24 runs off 21 balls. However, he perished on delivery by Shakib Al Hasan.
Charith Asalanka ( 9.5/10): Charith Asalanka did everything right against Bangladesh. He was the wrecker-in-chief for Sri Lanka as the batter slammed not out 80 runs off just 49 balls.
Avishka Fernando ( 1/10): The match against Bangladesh didn’t go as per the plan for Avishka Fernando. The 23-year-old gifted his wicket to Shakib on a three-ball duck.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa ( 9/10): Bhanuka Rajapaksa flaunted his class with the willow as he played a crucial role in Sri Lanka’s victory. The left-hander smashed 53 runs off just 31 balls.
Dasun Shanaka (c) ( 5/10): The skipper Dasun Shanaka didn’t have much to do against the Men in Red and Green. He remained not out with 1 off 1 while he gave away 14 runs in his two overs without any wicket.
Wanindu Hasaranga ( 3/10): Sri Lanka had high hopes from Wanindu Hasaranga, however, the team was left disappointed. Hasaranga didn’t have a good day with the ball as he leaked 29 runs in his three overs.
Chamika Karunaratne ( 8/10): Chamika Karunaratne can be considered the most successful bowler for Sri Lanka. The seamer picked up Shakib Al Hasan while giving just 12 runs in his three overs
Dushmantha Chameera ( 3/10): Dushmantha Chameera had a dismal outing with the ball. The veteran went wicketless while he also proved costly with the ball. Chameera gave away 41 runs in his four overs.
Binura Fernando ( 4/10): Binaru Fernando needs to make a better comeback with the ball in the next game. The left-arm seamer conceded runs at an economy rate of nine in his three overs. He also went wicketless.
Lahiru Kumara ( 6/10): Another Sri Lanka pacer Lahiru Kumara was decent with the ball. He picked up one wicket while giving away 29 runs in his four overs at an economy rate of 7.2.
Mohammad Naim ( 8/10): Mohammad Nain deserves a special mention for giving Bangladesh a good start. The opening batter added 62 runs to the scoreboard after facing 52 balls.
Liton Das ( 4/10): A lot was expected from Liton Das but he failed to live up to his reputation. Das perished after scoring just 16 off 16 on a delivery by Lahiru Kumara.
Shakib Al Hasan ( 5/10): Though Shakib had a good outing with the ball, the all-rounder failed to do justice as a batter. Shakib ended up with only 10 runs in several deliveries he faced in the game.
Mushfiqur Rahim (9/10): It was a good day at the office for Mushfiqur Rahim. The 34-year-old was brilliant with the willow and helped his team reach a decent score by slamming 57 runs off 37 balls.
Mahmudullah (c) ( 5/10): Mahmudullah didn’t have much to do with the ball as he scored ten runs in his five balls. However, the cricketer disappointed as a captain. He could have taken better calls while rotating the bowlers to take the team home.
Afif Hossain ( 2/10): Afif Hossain had a torrid outing. The Khulna-born lost his wicket after scoring just seven runs. Hossain also conceded a whopping 15 runs in his one over that he bowled in the game.
Nurul Hasan (wk) ( 5/10): Nurul Hasan didn’t have much to do as he didn’t get a chance to walk in the middle with the willow. However, Hasan was decent as a wicketkeeper as he did a fine job.
Mahedi Hasan ( 6/10): Mahedi Hasan was decent with the ball against Sri Lanka. Though the spinner failed to pick a wicket, he gave away 30 runs in his four overs at an economy rate of 7.5.
Mohammad Saifuddin (2/10): Mohammad Saifuddin’s performance was a big disappointment for Bangladesh. The right-arm pacer leaked runs at an economy rate of 12.7 while picking just one wicket.
Mustafizur Rahman (5/10): Mustafizur Rahman went wicketless in the game. However, he managed to put up a halt on the flow of runs by giving only 22 runs in his three overs.
Nasum Ahmed ( 5/10): In his 2.5 overs, Nasum Ahmed conceded 29 runs. However, he redeemed himself by picking two wickets in the form of Kusal Perera and Bhanuka Rajapaksa.