Dhaka, Feb 15 (AFP) Mushfiqur Rahim and Soumya Sarkar smashed half-centuries as Bangladesh posted a record 193 for five in the first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka today.

Mushfiqur remained unbeaten on 66 off 44 balls while Soumya hit a 32-ball 51 — the left-handed openers maiden T20 fifty — after the hosts elected to bat first.

Bangladesh surpassed their previous highest T20 score of 190-5 against Ireland at Belfast in 2012.

Sri Lankan leg-spinner Jeevan Mendis claimed two wickets. (AFP) ATK 15021852

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