Bangladesh wins toss and bats in the 1st T20 vs

Bangladesh wins toss and bats in the 1st T20 vs

Uncapped all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin has been called up to Bangladesh's Twenty20 squad for the upcoming two-match series against Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, who announced his retirement from Twenty20 global cricket before the game, won the toss and opted to bat first but the side was rocked by Lasith Malinga's second ball strike. With Shakib Al Hasan (11) too failing, cameos from Mosaddek Hossain (34 not out) and Mahmudullah (31), helped Bangladesh post 155 for six in the 20 overs.

The Tigers are now on tour to Sri Lanka, where they have already played two Tests ( series drawn 1-1), three ODIs ( series drawn 1-1) and play the first match of 2 T20Is today.

Dilruwan Perera (l) and Sri Lanka Captain Upul Thanarnga (r) celebrate a wicket Saturday's third ODI against Bangladesh.

Lasith Malinga claimed 2-38 in his comeback match after weeks of injury lay-off.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: Sri Lanka meets Bangladesh in the first T20 global today. Mortaza's men have the firepower to cause an upset but given the recent global form, Sri Lanka will be a tough nut to crack.

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"This is going to be my last T20 series for Bangladesh", Mashrafe said.

Mortaza's official Facebook page then carried a statement from the player. "I don't plan out many things, but [retiring from the T20I team] was a tough decision". He played 52 games before Tuesday's match, having taken 39 wickets at 37.56.

Sri Lanka's Asela Gunarathne loses his balance after he was hit by a delivery off Bangladeshi bowler Mustafizur Rahman during the first Twenty20 cricket match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

"Let me congratulate the new Captain in advance & I am sure the best is yet to come".

Mashrafe has privately said that he never enjoyed the T20 format of the game.

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