Bangladesh vs SL 2nd T20I: Lankans start aggressively

Abu Jayed Rahi.

Sri Lanka have started their innings aggressively from the get go and piled up 63 runs in the first powerplay.

Debutant Rahi bowled the first over of the innings and showed promise as he got some swing right from the get go.

Abu Jayed Rahi.

However, he strayed in line and Mendis picked up two boundaries in the first over. Danushka Gunathilaka hit some beautiful Sixes with one off Mahedi in the third over and the other off Nazmul Islam in the fourth over.

Mendis also showed aggression hitting Nazmul for six in the fourth over and then Mahedi in the sixth over as Sri Lanka are in a strong position without the loss of a wicket after six overs.

Tamim returns in Rahi, Mahedi’s debut as Tigers bowl

Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bowl first in what is their first International match at the SICS.

Abu Jayed Rahid and Mahedi Hasan are set to make their debut for the Tigers in this match. Sri Lanka lead the T20 series 1-0 following their six-wicket victory in the first game. Afif Hossain and Zakir Hasan have been dropped while Tamim Iqbal makes a return after sitting out the first game of the series.

Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Ariful Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nazmul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed Rahi

Sri Lanka XI: Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (capt/wk), Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Amila Aponso, Akila Dananjaya, Shehan Madushanka, Isuru Udana.