Sri Lanka’s lower order bailed them out from a precarious situation to secure a tight win over Bangladesh.
Chasing 148, Sri Lanka slumped to 79 for 6 in 12 overs, before Avishka Fernando made 62 off 42 balls and Chamika Karunaratne contributed 29 off 25 balls to put together an unbroken 69-run stand to seal victory with one over to spare.
The pair, only two nights ago, rescued Sri Lanka in a tricky chase against Oman in a T20I.
Bangladesh’s own innings was in a fair degree of disarray.
Soumya Sarkar lifted them to a formidable total top scoring with 34 off 26 balls, while Bangladesh’s other batters floundered with none of them crossing 16 made by Mahedi Hasan and Liton Das.
Dushmantha Chameera, fresh off an IPL stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore, impressed immediately upon linking up with the squad, picking 3 for 27.