Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 3 runs in first T20

Sri Lanka narrowly beat Bangladesh by three runs in the opening T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

While Sri Lanka dominated the majority of the game, Jaker Ali gave them a scare later on.

Fifties from Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama helped Sri Lanka compile 206/3.
Bangladesh were restricted to 203/8 in reply as Mahmudullah and Ali’s efforts went in vain.

Brief scores from the first Twenty20 international between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Sylhet on Monday:

Sri Lanka 206-3 in 20 overs (S. Samarawickrama 61 not out, K. Mendis 59, C. Asalanka 44 not out; Rishad Hossain 1-32, Taskin Ahmed 1-40) vs Bangladesh 203-8 in 20 overs (Jaker Ali 68, Mahmudullah Riyad 54; A Mathews 2-17, D. Shanaka 2-36)