DHAKA: With Suranga Lakmal’s phenomenal bowling, Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by 10 wickets to reach final of the tri-nation series.
They will face Zimbabwe in the final on January 27.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and chose to bat first.
A decision, he must have regretted, after whole batting line collapsed before under hundred runs on the board.
Mushfiqur Rahim was the top scorer with 26 runs. Besides him, Sabbir Rahman was the only other batsman to reach double figures, with just 10 runs.
Suranga Lakmal was the most successful bowler from Sri Lanka. He picked up three wickets — openers Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque, and number five Mahmudullah — for just 21 runs and.
Thisara Perera, Dushmantha Chameera and Lakshan Sandakan claimed two wickets apiece.
Bangladesh, who had secured emphatic wins in their past three games, were all out for 82 in 24 overs and clearly stunned.
Gunathilaka, with three sixes and two fours, and Tharanga romped to victory without the loss of a wicket against Bangladesh’s lacklustre bowlers.