Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets to level T20 series

Bangladesh levelled the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka 1 - 1 after winning the second match by 8 wickets, with a score of 170/2.

Chasing down a tricky total, Bangladesh were off to a blistering start with Soumya Sarkar and Litton Das managing to hit the Lankan bowlers all around the park. The duo extracted 63 off the powerplay and went on to add 68 for the first wicket partnership. 
The Lankans were doing well till a controversial call from the third umpire came to the aid of Soumya Sarkar and he was given not-out on what looked like an edge back to the keeper. The batter took the aggressive route afterward and scored freely. 

The third-wicket partnership of 87 between Towhid Hridoy and Najmul Hossain Shanto sealed the deal for the hosts. Skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto was the top scorer for the side as he scored 53 and saw his side home, and was subsequently named Player of the Match.

Despite a decent effort from the visitors’ bowling side, and the target being one they could have put up a better fight for, the arrival of dew too, worked towards Sri Lanka’s disadvantage. 

Matheesha Pathirana picked up a couple and looked the best of the lot but he was later carried off in the middle of his over with a suspected hamstring issue that comes as a scare for the Lankans.