Sri Lanka is playing the first T20 against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The match start time is 4:30 PM IST. Bangladesh team is full of injury-ridden players. Tamim Iqbal is suffering from his bicep injury while Mushfiqur Rahim has a wrist injury. Both failed to recover in time for the T20 series.

Final scorecard

Overs 16.4 - Sri Lanka wins by six wickets.

Overs 10 — Sri Lanka 109/3. Mendis 53 (27)

Innings break -

Overs 20 - Bangladesh 193/5

Overs 17.3 — Bangladesh 170/3

Overs 15 — Bangladesh 139/3 — Mushfiqur Rahim 41* (31), Mahmudullah 28* (18)

Overs 13 — Bangladesh 124/3

Overs 10.3 Bangladesh 103/3

Overs 8 — Bangladesh 84/1

Overs 6.3 — Bangladesh 73/1 Soumya Sarkar — 44 in 23 balls

Overs 5 — Bangladesh 58/1

Overs 3 — Bangladesh 41 /0 ..

Soumya Sarkar is on fire — 26 in 12 balls

Overs 2 — Bangladesh 26/0

Overs 1 — Bangladesh 18/0

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat

Both the teams need to adjust to the shortest format of the game as they just completed the two-Test series. The first Test was drawn while the second one was won by Sri Lanka by a massive 219 runs.

Bangladesh team news

Nazmul Islam or Mahendi Hassan are likely to make their debuts for Bangladesh with today's game.

Bangladesh needs to put up a decent score batting first if they have any plans to contain the in-form Sri Lankan batsmen.

Weather and pitch conditions

The pitch is slow and expected to assist the batsmen, but then again the slow bowlers too will benefit out of it. Particularly when it becomes dark and the dew factor comes into play.

The temperature in Dhaka is warm and the full game is expected.

Live telecast and streaming online info

In India, Star Select 2 will be telecasting the series while Ghazi Tv will show the games live for viewers in Bangladesh.

Fans in the Us can watch the series live on Willow TV. Sky Sports in the UK and SLRC will have the live coverage in Sri Lanka from 4 PM India time onwards.