|Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in T20|
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in the one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele.
The The 22-year-old aggressive opener, showed great signs for the Lankan limited over top order batting after legendary Sanath Jayasuriya’s era. Perera smashed 64 runs in 44 balls including four sixes over mid-wicket and fine-leg remembering Jayasuriya’s batting style and earned the man-of-the-match award.
Sri Lanka posted a challenging 198/5 before restricting Bangladesh to 181/7.
Mohammad Ashraful top-scored for Bangladesh with a 27-ball 43 while seamers Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera each bagged two wickets for Sri Lanka.
“I am happy about my first win as captain,” said Sri Lanka T20 skipper Dinesh Chandimal.