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Twitter Reactions: Sri Lanka put up a superlative performance to enter the finals

Bangladesh lost by their biggest margin in terms of balls to spare.

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Sri Lanka. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Sri Lanka have been sinking deeper and deeper day by day across all formats of cricket. Before the start of the series, Angelo Mathews took over the captaincy role again. The team headed into the series with hope that they can regain the lost pride and bring back the lost confidence in the players.

However, the Lankans had a disastrous start in the opening games of the tri-series. They lost the first two games against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Just when it looked like the Sri Lankans would be out of the tournament, they pulled up a strong performance to defeat Zimbabwe in their third game. This meant that Sri Lanka faced a must-win situation against Bangladesh.

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Today in the most important game the team made a brilliant comeback. Sri Lanka bundled the Tigers for just 82 runs and then scored those runs in just 11.5 overs without losing a wicket. After opting to bat, the Tigers had a disastrous start. None of the batsmen crossed the 30-run mark. Mushfiqur Rahim was the top scorer for Bangladesh with 26 runs.

Suranga Lakmal picked up the Man of the Match award for his splendid spell of 3/21. The other bowlers scalped two wickets each while openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul Tharanga ensured that there were no further hiccups. Luckily for Bangladesh, they got the wake-up call before the final. The screws must be tightened before the big game to pull off a win and bag the series.

This was Bangladesh‘s heaviest defeat against Sri Lanka in terms of balls to spare. They were no match for the Lankans on the particular day and they stole the show. The game was closed half an hour before the scheduled lunch break. This win will surely give confidence to the Sri Lankans ahead of the final of the tri-series.

Here is how fans on Twitter reacted to the game:

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