SL 214/6 (20.0 Ovs)
BAN 215/5 (19.4 Ovs)
Bangladesh won by 5 wkts
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Mahmudullah, Bangladesh captain: Game of quite a bit of nerves. It was a good wicket to bat on. Batters showed the capability that we have. When we started batting, Tamim and Liton gave us a great start. Mushy was outstanding in the way he held his nerves. Knew that they might bring Akila early, that’s why we sent Liton at the top of the order.
Chandimal, SL captain: Really good game of cricket. Credit to the batters for putting a really good total. As a bowling unit, we didn’t execute well. I’m sure they will come back in the next game. There were a few plans. It was too good a wicket. I’m sure we’ll execute our plans in the next game. Looking forward to the next game.
Rahim, MoM: We badly needed that win. Can’t ask much more than this. Gave away too many runs. 190 would have been chaseable. Liton and Tamim were outstanding to set it up. Dedicate this knock to my son, who’s only 35 days old. At the end of the day, result is the most important thing. It was just a cramp. Hopefully I will recover soon.