Jayawardene steals victory for Sri Lanka

Published: Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 11:23 [IST]
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Jayawardene guides Lanka to victory

Nottingham: Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene guided his team to a tense four-wicket win over Bangladesh in thrilling match a World Twenty20 warm-up on Tuesday.

Mahela Jayawardene, with a classy 43, kept his cool after Sri Lanka"s openers failed to fire but it was left to Chamara Silva and Angelo Mathews to steady the nerves before a wide sealed the match.

Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim and Raqibul Hasan helped Bangladesh with a 70-run sixth wicket partnership to help their team post 151-6.

Bangladesh, defeated by Australia at the same Trent Bridge venue the day before, were 17-2 by the third over with openers Tamim Iqbal, who took three boundaries off Farveez Maharoofs first over, and Junaid Siddique back in the pavilion.

Raqibul finished unbeaten on 38 while Mushfiqur hit 34 from 28 balls while Mashrafe Mortaza struck two straight fours to get the score above 150.

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