Kusal Mendis continued his rich vein of form with another half-century as Sri Lanka went on to complete a 75-run victory against Bangladesh in the second Twenty20 International in Sylhet to seal a 2-0 series victory.
Sri Lanka came up with a dominating batting display as they chased down 194 runs against Bangladesh in the 17th over with six wickets in hand in the first Twenty20 International in Dhaka and take a 1-0 unassailable lead in the series.
As a big setback to Bangladesh cricket, the International Cricket Council has rated the pitch at Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur that recently hosted the second Test against Sri Lanka as 'below average'.
Akila Dananjaya and Rangana Herath shared nine wickets between them as Sri Lanka dismissed Bangladesh for 123 in the final innings to complete a 215-run victory in the second Test in Dhaka to take the series 1-0.
Akila Dananjaya picked three wickets on day two to wrap up Bangladesh for 110 following which a determined unbeaten half-century from Roshen Silva stretched Sri Lanka's lead to 312 runs with two wickets in hand in the second Test in Dhaka.
Mominul Haque scored his second century in the game while Liton Das supported him with a 94-run knock as Bangladesh managed to bat out the final day to end the first Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong with a draw.
After Sri Lanka piled up 713 for nine in their first innings and secured a 200-run lead, they managed to restrict Bangladesh to 81 for three in the second innings at stumps on day four of the first Test in Chittagong.
Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva scored 196 and 173 respectively as Sri Lanka went on to amass 504 for three at stumps on day three to narrow down the deficit to just nine runs in the first Test in Chittagong against Bangladesh.
Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Mendis scored unbeaten 104 and 83 respectively as Sri Lanka went on to post 187 for one at stumps in response to Bangladesh's first innings total of 513 in the first Test in Chittagong.