Chittagong: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh for a second straight thrilling win on the last ball to sweep their Twenty20 series 2-0 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday. Thisara Perera was in the middle at the end of both victories which retained for Sri Lanka the No. 1 ranking in T20s. (Scorecard)
Perera and Sachitra Senanayeke held their nerve in the last over to score the required nine runs for Sri Lanka to win by three wickets, 123-7 after bowling out Bangladesh for 120 with a ball to spare. On Wednesday, Perera caught and bowled Anamul Haque off the last ball when Bangladesh needed two runs to win.
When Sri Lanka needed two win on Friday, Senanayake hit the winning boundary behind square leg off the last ball by fast bowler Farhad Reza. Senanayake finished on 12 not out, and Perera, who scored two runs in the over, was unbeaten on 35 off 28 balls, with three boundaries.