Bangladesh A levels series with last-ball victory vs SL A

Visiting Bangladesh A leveled the three-match

series against second string Sri Lankan side with a nervy one-wicket victory

in the second game at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday.

After losing the first game by seven wickets, this was a must-win game for

the second string Bangladesh side, who held the nerve in the nerve-wrecking

moment to seal the deal in the last ball of the innings.

Being sent to bat first, Sri Lanka A was restricted to 226-9 with Kamindu

Mendis top-scoring with 61. Priyamal Perera was the other notable scorer with

52.

Fast bowlers-Abu Haider Rony and Ebadat Hossain and left-arm spinner

Sunjamul Islam grabbed two wickets apiece for Bangladesh A.

The hosts clawed back into the game after Bangladesh A made a decent start

thanks to opener Mohammad Naim and captain Mohammad Mithun, who both struck

half-century to keep the side on course.

Naim hammered nine boundaries to make 59 ball-68 while Mithun hit 52 off

87. But their dismissal in a short space sparked the collapse as Bangladesh

lost wickets at regular interval to be left needing 9 runs in last over with

two wickets at hands.

Sunzamul Islam held the nerve and scored 11 including a crucial boundary

in the dramatic last over. However Sri Lanka still got a glimmer of hope when

they took out Ebadat Hossain in the fifth ball of the last over, leaving

Bangladesh a need of one run in last ball. Sunzamul however scored the

winning run to help the side reach 227-9 and kept the series alive.

The third and series deciding match between the two sides is on October

12.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)