In the first T20 game of the two-match series, Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by two runs in a thrilling clash. The two teams will now face each other in the second T20 at The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, Bangladesh on February 14, 2014.
The toss and team news, players list will be updated here soon. The match is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. local time, 4:30 India time.
In the first match, Thisara Perera got rid of Anamul Haque off the final ball to help Sri Lanka register a dramatic 2-run victory over Bangladesh. Sri Lanka, the top-ranked T20 side in the world, scored 168 runs playing first and restricted Bangladesh to 166-7 to win the match. If Bangladesh has to square the series, they need to win this final match.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first. The live ball-by-ball commentary and live scorecard will be available here.
The main concern for the team is its bowling department. If they manage to keep a check on the Sri Lankan batsmen and keep striking wickets at regular intervals, they can improve their chances of winning the match.
Ban vs SL 2nd T20 live scorecard
The pitch in Chittagong favors the batting side and the team playing first must target to put over 200 runs on the board.
The key players to watch out for in this crucial game will be the very experienced Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara who could unfortunately not manage to do well in the first match.
These two players can do all the damage when in form. For Bangladesh, the key players will be Tamim Iqbal and Arafat Sunny.
The second T20 match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will broadcast live on Star Cricket in Asia, Zee Cinema in UK, and Willow TV in the United States. The live streaming can be watched on Star Sports website.
The possible playing sides are as follows.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Shamsur Rahman, Anamul Haque, , Arafat Sunny, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Farhad Reza, Mahmudullah.
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, Seekuge Prasanna, Dinesh Chandimal, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis and Lasith Malinga.
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