Mendis stars in thumping SL win
2018-Feb-19 | By News Admin

Sri Lanka ended their Bangladesh tour in style, crushing the hosts by 75 runs to wrap up the T20 series 2-0 here on Sunday.

Kusal Mendis starred again with 70 off 42 balls to propel the visitors to 210 for 4. Shehan Madushanka then skittled Bangladesh for 135 in the chase.After being sent in, Sri Lanka amassed their highest total against Bangladesh and fifth highest overall. Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka had set the base with a 98-run opening stand before Upul Tharanga and Dasun Shanaka plundered 45 in 19 balls to provide the finishing kick.

Mendis continued from where he had left off from Mirpur and went after the Bangladesh bowlers from the first over. He punished debutants Abu Jayed and Mahedi Hasan in the early exchanges.

Gunathilaka, who was dropped twice on 15 and 28, contributed 42 in a 98-run opening stand, before part-time seamer Soumya Sarkar had him holing out to long-off in his first over.

Mendis, who had brought up a 29-ball fifty, then ceded the stage to Thisara Perera, who was promoted to No. 3. Thisara added 51 off 27 balls with Mendis before he was caught at long-off.

Sources : news24