World T20: Asalanka, Rajapaksa seal run-chase for Sri Lanka

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World T20: Asalanka, Rajapaksa seal run-chase for Sri Lanka Sri Lanka produced a stunning run-chase to beat Bangladesh by five wickets in their first Men’s T20 World Cup Super 12s match. Chasing 172, Sri Lanka slipped to 79-4 before Charith Asalanka’s unbeaten 80 and Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s aggressive 53 from 31 balls put them on top. Their 86-run stand helped Sri Lanka secure victory in front of a lively crowd in Sharjah. Bangladesh had earlier posted 171-4 from their 20 overs. After two low-scoring games in front of half-full stands, this was the match that made the tournament come alive. Mushfiqur Rahim’s 67 and 62 from Mohammad Naim had helped …
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