Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to enter final

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Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to enter final

Both of them also have handed one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in the fracas that marred in their win over Sri Lanka on Friday.

Bangladesh batsman Mahmadullah did it for his side by scoring the 12 runs required off 4 balls. This was a match in which Bangladesh had justifiably installed two slips to Thisara Perera in the ninth over of Sri Lanka's innings, after the hosts had found themselves 41 for 5, the collapse engineered by Mustafizur, Shakib and Mehedi, with a run-out thrown into the mix. There will be no inches given when the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim or Mahmudullah step onto the field.

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Chasing 160 to win, Bangladesh lost Liton Das and Sabbir early on.

Earlier, captain Thisara Perera and Kusal Perera struck half centuries in a fine counter-attacking batting display as Sri Lanka recovered from a top-order batting collapse to post a competitive 159 for 7. The Nidahas Trophy final will be contested by Bangladesh and India on Sunday.

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Shakib then seemed to call his side back, which would have seen Bangladesh get disqualified.

After the drama, there were bound to be celebrations from Bangladesh. But with players entering the field to celebrate the thrilling win, Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Mendis became involved in an argument with a Bangladeshi player requiring the intervention of Tamim Iqbal and interim coach Courtney Walsk to diffuse the situation. But sanity prevailed and Bangladesh erupted after Mahmudullah Riyad hit the winning six on the penultimate ball."I wasn't calling them back".

"Many things happened that shouldn't have happened".

Shakib, however, agreed he needed to be careful being the captain of the team. I was overjoyed. Excitement was there. In their last two games against India and Sri Lanka, their last 10 overs yielded 105 and 106 runs, respectively. "To be honest we know that he hasn't been bowling to his potential, but then he came and batted well and also bowled really well against India in the PowerPlay", said Hathurusingha. Prior to the sudden collapse, they had played with calculated risks and once they got a boundary away every over, they didn't go chasing for another. "We help each other a lot". "I hope with a little more exposure and experience they will start doing well as a young new team", said the 52-year-old veteran.

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