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Published: Wed, April 05, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Kushal Perera guides Sri Lanka to comfortable 6-wicket win over Bangladesh

Kushal Perera guides Sri Lanka to comfortable 6-wicket win over Bangladesh

Uncapped all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin has been called up to Bangladesh's Twenty20 squad for the upcoming two-match series against Sri Lanka. Mosaddek remained unbeaten on 34, while Mahmudulah was dismissed for 31.

Earlier, Lasith Malinga (2-38) took two wickets as his comeback from injury continues, including bowling Tamim Iqbal off a trademark yorker with just the second ball of the game.

Kusal (77) and Upul Tharanga (24) gave a ideal start for Sri Lanka as they scored 57 runs in the powerplay after scoring eight boundaries and a six between them.

These players have delivered the goods for skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, who will once again hope for a good performance in the T20 series. I would like to thank BCB, my family and friends, team-mates and coaching staff.

Sri Lanka's Asela Gunarathne loses his balance after he was hit by a delivery off Bangladeshi bowler Mustafizur Rahman during the first Twenty20 cricket match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Mashrafe's official Facebook page soon carried a statement that said: "It has been a great honor for me to represent Bangladesh in T20I for more than 10 years. I believe that this team is now a balanced one and there are some promising young stars", Mashrafe wrote. "It has been a great honor for me to represent Bangladesh in T20I for more than 10 years", he said in the statement, "I believe that this team is now a balanced one & there are some promising young stars".

Gazi TV will live stream the first of two Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh T20 global cricket matches at this link, but be aware, the live stream will be available to view in Bangladesh only. He will bow out from the format after the second T20I against Sri Lanka, set to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday.

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