Sri Lanka displayed an all-round performance to defeat Bangladesh by nine wickets in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup on Monday here at the Junction Oval. <p></p> <p></p>Chasing 92, Hasini Perera and Chamari Athapaththu provided a solid start to Sri Lanka as the duo saw off the first wicket overs without any hiccups. <p></p> <p></p>Both batters put on 51 runs for the first wicket, however, Bangladesh finally got the breakthrough in the ninth over as Nahida Akter dismissed Athapaththu (30). <p></p> <p></p>Perera (39*) and Anushka Sanjeewani (16*) did not let the momentum slide for Sri Lanka and the duo took the side over the line by nine wickets and with 27 balls to spare. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, a spirited bowling performance helped Sri Lanka restrict Bangladesh to 91/8 in the allotted twenty overs. <p></p> <p></p>Opting to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a bad start as the side lost its first three wickets with just 25 runs on the board. <p></p> <p></p>Bangladesh struggled to create any sort of momentum in the middle and the Sri Lankan spinners managed to create a stranglehold. <p></p> <p></p>Shashikala Siriwardene took four wickets for Sri Lanka and this helped the side in restricting Bangladesh to under 100 runs. Nigar Sultana top-scored for Bangladesh as she played a knock of 39 runs. <p></p> <p></p>Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 92/1 (Hasini Perera 35*, Chamari Athapaththu 30, Nahida Akter 1-18) defeat Bangladesh 91/8 ( Nigar Sultana 39, Sanjida Islam 13, Shashikala Siriwardene 4-16) by nine wickets.