Rahman leads Bangladesh to 147-7 vs Sri Lanka at Asia Cup

Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, right, and Sabbir Rahman cheer each other during the Asia Cup Twenty20 international cricket match against Sri Lanka in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

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.