Sri Lanka Triumphs in T20 Series Finale, Thushara Shines with Hat Trick

Sri Lanka Triumphs in T20 Series Finale, Thushara Shines with Hat Trick

Sri Lanka’s cricket team secured a thrilling 28-run victory over Bangladesh in the final T20 match of their series, claiming the series 2-1. Opener Kusal Mendis played a pivotal role, scoring a brilliant 86 runs off 55 balls, including six fours and six sixes. His innings propelled Sri Lanka to a competitive total of 174-6.

Bangladesh’s chase got off to a shaky start, with pacer Nuwan Thushara making an immediate impact. Thushara, playing his first game of the series, ripped through the top order, taking four wickets in his two overs, including a hat trick. His victims included captain Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, and Mahmudullah.

Despite Rishad Hossain’s valiant effort with a 30-ball 53, Bangladesh’s batting lineup crumbled under Thushara’s relentless bowling. The team was eventually bowled out for 146 in 19.4 overs, falling short of the target.

Thushara’s career-best performance of 5-20 earned him the Player of the Match award. Sri Lanka captain Wanindu Hasaranga praised Thushara’s contribution, saying, “This is our last series before the World Cup, so we take a lot of confidence from this.”

The victory marks a significant boost for Sri Lanka as they prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The team’s bowling attack, led by Thushara, proved to be a formidable force, while Mendis’ batting prowess provided a solid foundation.

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