Rahman leads Bangladesh to 147-7 vs Sri Lanka at Asia Cup
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Sabbir Rahman hit a career-best 80 as Bangladesh reached 147-7 against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup Sunday.
Sri Lanka reduced Bangladesh to a precarious 2-2 before Rahman imposed himself to steer Bangladesh to a challenging total.
During his innings he was involved in a mix-up with Mushfiqur Rahim that resulted in a run-out leaving Bangladesh at 26-3.
Shakib Al Hasan scored 32 to give Rahman handy support as they combined for an 82-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Rahman survived a close call when on 46 as Kapugedara failed to hold on to a catch on the boundary rope. Instead the ball went for six to give Rahman his third T20 half-century.
He was then in full control until fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera (3-30) got him with a slower delivery.