In the side as an off-spinner, Sachitra Senanayake's ability to bat in pressure-filled scenarios has helped Sri Lanka score two close wins against the hosts. In the second T20I, with two runs required off the last ball, Senanayake coolly pulled the ball for a boundary and led his side home.
In the first ODI, with Sri Lanka at 67 for eight, he played second fiddle to Thisara Perera and his 30 runs proved to be extremely crucial.
“I think I am a cool guy. I don't take pressure,” said Senayanake at Mirpur yesterday. “We have to handle the pressure. Pitches here are really nice so we can bat through. If I get a chance, my mission is to bat till the last over. I feel I am lucky to be there in the end. We do basic things with Marvan Atapattu. He wants the bowlers to bat every day. I think because of that the bowlers are batting really well,” he added.