Mahmudullah’s brilliance helped his team pull of a thrilling win against Sri Lanka to enter Nidahas Trophy final.
They will be playing India in the final on March 18.
After being sent into bat, Sri Lanka got off to a horrid start against Bangladesh led by young left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman who rocked the Sri Lankans with his sensational spell.
Thisara (58) and Kusal Perera (61) kept their nerves and added a crucial 97 runs for the sixth wicket taking their team past 150 with a fine counter-attacking batting display.
Kusal, who brought up his third half century of the tournament,scored 61 runs of just 40 balls. His innings comprised off seven fours and one six.
Thisara, on the other hand, scored 58 runs of just 37 balls. His innings comprised off three fours and three sixes.
Both Kusal and Thisara were very severe on all Bangladesh bowlers as they scored 10 fours and four sixes between them.
Chasing a target of 160, Bangladesh were in steady position at one stage but lost their key batsman in space of 3 overs, but Mahmadullah kept his nerve and took his team to the finishing line.
In the last over drama unfolded as a furious Shakib called his players back after Mustafizur Rahman was run-out with Bangladesh needing 12 off 4 balls.
Shakib was apparently unhappy that the umpires did not call two head-high deliveries no-balls.