SRI LANKA IN BANGLADESH, 2018
Sri Lanka chased down the enormous full with out any soreness. © AFP
Sri Lankan opener Danushka Gunathilaka stated on Thursday (February 15) that his facet was self-confident of chasing down a enormous full in the opening Twenty20 worldwide towards Bangladesh as the wicket was fantastic for batting. Sri Lanka chased down Bangladesh’s best T20I rating to go 1- up in the two-match series at Dhaka.
The guests took the lead in the series with some design as they chased down 194 operates, their best chase in T20Is with out any sort of soreness in any way. In the operate chase, they came out all guns blazing soon after a silent 1st above. Kusal Mendis registered a rapid-fireplace fifty off 25 balls and set the tone for the fireworks later.
In spite of a brief spell the place the Islanders shed a pair of wickets, the scoring charge refused to continue to be silent. Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera provided the ending touches with a spectacular 65-operate partnership off just 30 balls.
“It was a fantastic wicket to bat on,” Gunathilaka stated soon after the earn. “We talked in advance of the next innings that it was a fantastic wicket to bat and we just needed to do our basic principles and if we can do our basic principles then we can chase down the goal.
“We were being making an attempt to attack them as we know we have to chase down 190-plus full. So we were being making an attempt to set the tension at the begin,” he added.
In spite of winning the tri-series and the Take a look at series in Bangladesh not long ago, Gunathilaka pointed out that his facet did not acquire the house facet frivolously. “Not like that. Bangladesh team is normally executing very well and very last two decades they did really very well. We did not acquire the match for granted. We understood that we have to do really very well to beat Bangladesh as they have so quite a few terrific players and in particular very last 12 months in BPL, some of (the) players performed really very well.” he stated.
Bangladesh fielded 4 newcomers – Afif Hossain, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Zakir Hasan as Shakib al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal were being not able to engage in due to accidents. Even though the remaining-hander sympathised with the hosts, he also famous that his facet was lacking some key players.
“He [Shakib] is a incredibly key player in the Bangladesh team,” Gunathilaka admitted. “But you are unable to say that as in our team also we have a few accidents. Asela (Gunaratne) has harm, Angelo (Mathews) and Kusal (Perera) as very well and it normally occurs when you engage in cricket. It was a lousy thing for Bangladesh team but we have to engage in with that as very well.”