Sri Lanka cricket chief wants even more matches against India

Extraordinary wins can galvanise teams. Of course, they did indeed make a comeback, but Mahmudullah's men are now sitting at the wrong end of the points table, something they will be hoping to correct as they face India in the fifth match of the tournament. They won by five wickets. They had scored only 119 against New Zealand, and were on the brink of exiting the tournament.

Washington Sundar, in his second over got the important wicket of Kusal Perera, who had been Sri Lanka's wrecker-in-chief in the 1st T20I. Captain Mahmudullah was optimistic their superb chase of 215 will be a fresh start as Bangladesh hone in on a particular style of cricket from which sustained success could bloom. I have done this previously for other teams including Mumbai. "We believe in our ability. If the bowling department can step up a little more, we will be able to do even better", he added.

India had lost their opening encounter of the Tri-Series against Sri Lanka after the bowlers failed to defend the 175 posted by the Indian batsmen, but they made amends as they restricted Lanka to a comfortable total for the batsmen to chase.

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According to the ICC's code of conduct, a team falling short by up to and including two overs is said to have committed a "minor over rate offence", and a "serious over rate offence" if it is short by more than two overs.

Mahmudullah, who was named captain after Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out of the tri-series due to injury, said the minnows entered the series wanting "to create a Bangladesh brand of cricket". "We need to be smart to take that calculated risk", he told reporters in Colombo, saying his side had to compensate for its lack of power hitters. This will give us the edge. So we need to continue the momentum from hereon.

If Saturday's batting excellence is to be a catalyst for resurgence, Bangladesh know their bowling must quickly shape up.

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As witnessed in the match between India and Sri Lanka, the chances of rain in the R Premadasa Stadium are plentiful, something that could eventually lead to the points being split between both sides. "I back myself to do that", said the left-arm pacer, who banks on his slower balls and cutters to deceive the batsmen. Akila Dananjaya wrecked havoc with some movement and pitching the balls in the right area.

"You can be under pressure 24 times (off a maximum 24 balls) in T20s".

"I think he is a great bowler for our team, he has been doing really well".

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