Nidahas Trophy: Tigers snatch record win


MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh denied host Sri Lanka by five wickets with two balls remaining in the 3rd T20I of the tri-nation Nidahas Trophy—recording the world’s 4th and the Tigers highest successful run chase—at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.

The Tigers chased down a target of 215 runs for five wickets in 19.4 overs where man of the match Mushfiqur Rahim displayed a dashing innings of unbeaten 72* off  35 balls firing five boundaries and four boundaries.

Tigers started the tri-series with a six-wicket loss against India on March 8 in the tournament, while Sri Lanka started with a five-wicket win against India in the opener on March 6.

They got a win after five successive losses in T20I cricket and registered 2nd win in their 15 T20Is to get back to their form.

Bangladesh got a win in any international match in January 23 in an ODI against Zimbabwe.

Australia recorded the highest run chase in T20I history as they reached 245/5 to beat New Zealand (243/6) by five wickets with seven balls left in the 5th match of the Trans-Tasman Tri Series in Auckland on February 16, 2018. Australia leapfrogged the previous record of West Indies (236/6 in 19.2 overs) against South Africa (231/7 in 20 overs) for a 4-wicket win in Johannesburg on January 11, 2015.

The 3rd highest run chase registered by England (230/8 in 19.4 overs) against South Africa (229/4 in 20 overs) for two wicket win at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India in March 2015.