A double strike by Waseem Razeek guided hosts Sri Lanka to the final of the Mahinda Rajapaksa Four Nations International Football Tournament defeating Bangladesh 2-1 in the last league match at the Racecourse yesterday.
Sri Lanka will now play the final on Friday against Seychelles, who booked a berth in the final after playing out a goalless draw with the Maldives at the same venue yesterday.
Razzek, who scored a hattrick scoring four goals against the Maldives in the tournament’s opener, scored both goals for hosts Sri Lanka, one in each half.
Bangladesh needed a draw against Sri Lanka to reach the final.
In the second half, Bangladesh dominated the match.
Substitute striker Jewel Rana drew level for Bangladesh.
When the game was heading to a 1-1 draw, the referee awarded a penalty and striker Waseem Razeek made no mistake as he converted a spot kick in the 90th minute guiding Sri Lanka to the final.