Drawn in opposite groups in Round 1, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh played out a topsy-turvy warm-up match in Abu Dhabi that Dasun Shanaka’s side won by four wickets with an over to spare.
Batting first, Bangladesh posted a total of 147/7 from their 20 overs. Soumya Sarkar was the Tigers’ top-scorer with 34, while Dushmantha Chameera was Sri Lanka’s most dangerous bowler, taking 3/27 from his full allotment.
In the chase, Avishka Fernando led the way for the Sri Lankans, making an unbeaten 62 off 42, finishing things off in the company of Chamika Karunaratne (29* off 25). As was the case with the bat, Sarkar was Bangladesh’s best performer with the ball, taking 2/12.