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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - 1st Match, Group B

Series: Asia Cup 2018
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date: 15 September 2018

Sri Lanka 124/10 (35.2 Ovs) RR: 3.51 | Bangladesh won by 137 runs

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Not the greatest of starts to the tournament, but Bangladesh have done themselves a world of good with this spectacular win against Sri Lanka. It could have been a lot better sans the dropped catches and the horrific usage of DRS, by both teams indeed. We hope tomorrow will satiate your cricket cravings as Pakistan take on Hong Kong in the second group game of this Asia Cup. Same place, same time. Do remember to tune in for that. "Life's going to be full of a lot of little setbacks, but that doesn't mean you stop trying," one of my favourite lines from Atypical, a Netflix binge-worthy telly series. Hope Sri Lanka could draw some inspiration from that. On that note, we [Raju Peethala along with Sagar Chawla, Rishi Roy, Varun Dixit, Akshay Maanay and our scorer Sulthan] bid goodbye and good night. Cheers!!

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Today's stats roundup, courtesy Deepu Narayanan

-> Lowest all-out totals for SL vs Ban:
124 Dubai, 2018 (Lost by 137 runs)
147 Mirpur, 2009 (Lost by 5 wkts)
157 Mirpur, 2018 (Lost by 163 runs)
180 Mirpur, 2014 (Won by 13 runs)

-> Biggest losses for Full Members in Asia Cup ODIs:
158 Ban vs SL, Karachi, 2008
139 Ban vs Pak, Dambulla, 2010
137 SL vs Ban, Dubai, 2018 *
131 Vab vs SL, Lahore, 2008
** 131 Ban vs SL, Lahore, 2008

-> This is Bangladesh's first win in six ODIs in UAE.

-> This is only Bangladesh's 7th win in 45 ODIs against SL.

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Mushfiqur Rahim, Man of the Match: Thanks to almighty for giving me strength. We need to win both our games to qualify for the next round. Mithun plays really well and I knew it was easy to bat and I took my chances. When I saw Tamim walk out to bat I knew I had to do something for him and for my country. It's difficult to concentrate each and every ball. I thought I've ben in great nick in the last one year and I was determined to score big runs in this tournament. I'm really happy that I'm able to contribute to my team's win.

Mortaza: I should thank Mushfiq and Mithun. They batted really well and also Tamim came out to bat under real pressure. It was good to see Mushfiq get a big score. People should remember him (Tamim). The way our seniors are performing, I think it's time for our juniors to step up now. There's lot of things we can improve. Hopefully we can look after our batting in the coming games. We have to improve a little bit in our bowling as well. Thanks for the fans for coming out in numbers and supporting us throughout. We really need your support for the rest of the tournament. Good thing that we didn't field first, but somewhere in the tournament we have to be prepared for that.

Angelo Mathews: It was a pretty bad effort from the whole team. After having them 3 wickets down for 3 runs, we let them off the hook by dropping catches. And mushy batted very well. We made lot of bad decision while batting. It was a good wicket to bat to. I had to use Lasith to get the wickets in the middle overs. I thought 260 was a chaseable total. We made a lot of mistakes while batting. The decision making by the whole batting unit was poor. We need a good start when we are chasing 260. We lost too many wickets and no one got going today. In the first 10 overs, after losing wickets, batsmen had to do the repair job. Unfortunately we could not get going today.

22:36 local: After having Bangladesh on the mat - effectively 3 down for 3 runs - Sri Lanka tripped over with overexcitement and in the process dropped catches and let themselves down enabling a game-changing 131-run third wicket stand while at it. And from that instant, the momentum was firmly with Bangladesh who - led by the brilliance of Mushfiqur Rahim - ensured their valiant, gritty efforts with the bat didn't go in vain. They were pinpoint discipline with the ball and the fact that six of the ten Sri Lankan dismissals were either bowled or lbw adds substance to my conviction. In contrast, Sri Lanka only had two. Go, figure!

35.2
0
Shakib to Aponso, out Caught by (sub)Hossain Shanto!! Game over! That's the end of what has been a disappointing run-chase from Sri Lanka and that means Bangladesh are off the mark in their first game. This was quicker and angled in sharply, Aponso went for the flat-bat smack and hit it straight to mid-off; Nazmul Shanto the substitue fielder juggles thrice before collecting it on the fourth attempt. He revolved 360 degress to get a sight of that, but no worries. Aponso c (sub)Hossain Shanto b Shakib 4(31)

Shakib to Aponso, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

35.1
0
Shakib to Aponso, no run, skiddy delivery outside off, Aponso jumps back and mistimes the cut to cover
34.6
2
Mosaddek Hossain to Malinga, 2 runs, lifts the drive over extra cover and buys a couple of runs
34.5
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Malinga, no run, allows the ball to spin into him and gently pats it into the leg-side
34.4
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Aponso, 1 run, drags a slider to the right of short fine and scampers across for a quick single
34.3
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Aponso, no run, locks himself into a tight-knitted defence off the front foot
34.2
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Malinga, 1 run, flat outside off, punched down to long-off

Lasith Malinga, right handed bat, comes to the crease

34.1
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Dilruwan Perera, out Stumped!! Sri Lanka's highest scorer in this game is out. Yes, you read that right. His stay at the crease was the longest too. Might have gotten a bit invigorated after those sixes and he decides to gallop out of his crease to this cleverly flighted delivery, gets beaten in the air and finds himself short. Tried to drag his back foot in but he was gone by a long way. Dilruwan Perera st Liton Das b Mosaddek Hossain 29(44) [6s-2]

Mosaddek Hossain to Dilruwan Perera, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

33.6
1
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, nicely eased down to long-on
33.5
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, leans on the back foot and punches it with soft hands into the off-side
33.4
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, gets a bit hurried by this quicker delivery but does well to force it into the off-side
33.3
6
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, SIX, bannng! Stretches out towards the pitch of the delivery and smokes it flat over mid-wicket. All the way
33.2
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, gets a good stride forward and smothers the spin on this
33.1
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, fires it towards middle and off, Perera blocks
32.6
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Aponso, no run, lower trajectory, just darts it in on the pads, Aponso keeps it out
32.5
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Aponso, no run, quicker on off, driven back at the bowler
32.4
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Aponso, no run, gets across and wrists the slider into the leg-side
32.3
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Aponso, no run, spins back in sharply from a length and beats Aponso on the inside edge, hit high on the pad
32.2
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, gets low and brooms a full delivery to deep square
32.1
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Dilruwan Perera, no run, very little spin on this fullish delivery, Perera forces it to mid-on

That'll be drinks then! Mere formalities left you'd think but a score of 150 would do no harm to Sri Lanka's confidence

31.6
0
Shakib to Aponso, no run, slower and sliding in towards the stumps, Aponso turns it to mid-wicket
31.5
0
Shakib to Aponso, no run, blocked back to the bowler
31.4
1
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, gives himself a bit of room and drives wide of long-off
31.3
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, seeks to drive and ekes an inside edge onto pad
31.2
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, poked into the off-side
31.1
6
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, SIX, chips out of his crease, gets underneath this floaty delivery and smites it straight back over the bowler's head. Clean as a whistle

Shakib Al Hasan [7.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

30.6
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Aponso, no run, looped up on off, dead-batted
30.5
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Aponso, no run, blocked from the crease
30.4
2
Mosaddek Hossain to Aponso, 2 runs, gets the ball to grip and catches the outside edge on the forward push. Would have been a straightforward catch had there been a slip. Not to be
30.3
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, hacks this flatter delivery behind square on the leg-side
30.2
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Dilruwan Perera, no run, sliding in on middle, pushed to short mid-wicket
30.1
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Dilruwan Perera, no run, howzaaat! Looked close to the naked eye. It was short and drifting in, Perera cleared his left leg and missed the swipe, pinned high on the back leg. Too high? Maybe

Mosaddek Hossain, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

29.6
0
Mustafizur to Aponso, no run, a frustrated delivery this. Might have wanted to bowl a bumper, but since he's bowling from round the wicket didn't get enough leeway to pitch it around the right length, ends up being short and wide...but what does Aponso do? Throws the kitchen sink and chops it to the right of the keeper
29.5
0
Mustafizur to Aponso, no run, slowest of the slower deliveries, Aponso picks it and opens the bat face late to steer it towards backward point
29.4
0
Mustafizur to Aponso, no run, right in the blockhole, perfect yorker but the line needs to be a little straight, Aponso's able to jam this into the off-side
29.3
0
Mustafizur to Aponso, no run, full and zooming in towards off pole, Aponso diffuses it into the off-side
29.2
0
Mustafizur to Aponso, no run, stays on the back foot and negates the length ball back to the bowler
29.1
1
Mustafizur to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, length delivery angling in on off, driven on the rise through extra cover
28.6
1
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, powered away towards sweeper cover
28.5
1
Shakib to Aponso, 1 run, drop chance? oh yes! Plants his back knee inside the pitch and slogs at a well flighted delivery, generated lot of bottom hand power but fails to get the desired timing on that. It clicks the inside half and brushes Mashrafe's fingers on the leap at short mid-wicket
28.4
0
Shakib to Aponso, no run, skiddy outside off, punched straight to cover
28.3
0
Shakib to Aponso, no run, blocked back down the pitch
28.2
0
Shakib to Aponso, no run, looped up on middle, Aponso was late on that, nutmegs himself on the pushy-defence
28.1
1
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, full on off, drilled back at the bowler; Shakib gets a hand but can't stop it cleanly
27.6
0
Mustafizur to Aponso, no run, another slower ball and Aponso had no clue about it, unveils a belated bat swing
27.5
0
Mustafizur to Aponso, no run, wobbly-seam slower delivery bowled full around off-stump, Aponso stays leg-side of the ball and meekly pushes to mid-off
27.4
1
Mustafizur to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, closes his bat face at the last moment and jabs at this length ball into the leg-side
27.3
0
Mustafizur to Dilruwan Perera, no run, good length on middle, plonked back down the pitch
27.2
0
Mustafizur to Dilruwan Perera, no run, surprise bumper from the Fizz, gets it to explode off the surface and it loops up over a ducking Perera
27.1
0
Mustafizur to Dilruwan Perera, no run, slants the cutter across the right-hander and defeats Perera's half-hearted swing outside off
26.6
0
Shakib to Aponso, no run, hangs on the back foot and dead-bats it near his feet
26.5
0
Shakib to Aponso, no run, solid forward defence in front of point
26.4
0
Shakib to Aponso, no run, pushed through on off, blocked
26.3
1
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, down on one knee and he slogs it into the vacant spaces over mid-wicket
26.2
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, jumps down the pitch and misses the drive, hit on the pad but he's well outside the line of off
26.1
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, massive appeal for leg before, but Perera got a big inside edge on that. Got forward to smother a slider and shaved it onto his pad off the inside edge
25.6
0
Mustafizur to Aponso, no run, cuts away from off stump, Aponso had planted his front foot down looking to defend but he wasn't even close. Beaten by inches
25.5
0
Mustafizur to Aponso, no run, back of a length just outside off, patted to point
25.4
0
Mustafizur to Aponso, no run, full ball slanted away outside off, left alone
25.3
0
Mustafizur to Aponso, no run, full ball quite wide of off, left alone

Amila Aponso, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Two slips in now...

25.2
0
Mustafizur to Lakmal, out Bowled!! Rattles the stumps! Off-cutter from Mustafizur, zips through from a length with Lakmal looking to play across the line. Just a little inside edge before crashing into off and middle. Lakmal b Mustafizur 20(25) [4s-1 6s-1]

Mustafizur to Lakmal, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

25.1
1
Mustafizur to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, short ball angling away, crisply cut to deep point

Mustafizur Rahman [3.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack

24.6
0
Shakib to Lakmal, no run, flighted up around off and middle, Lakmal is tentatively forward in defence
24.5
1
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, just enough room for Dilruwan Perera to cut it through the covers
24.4
1
Shakib to Lakmal, 1 run, slapped down to long-on off the back foot
24.3
1
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, skidding through towards middle, back of a length, Perera clips it away through midwicket
24.2
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, length ball sliding in towards off, Perera hangs back and stabs it to cover
24.1
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, tossed up just outside off, sliced to the left of backward point who dives and stops
23.6
2
Rubel to Lakmal, 2 runs, short and wide, not enough power in the cut to go all the way, although he has managed to find the gap through extra cover
23.5
2
Rubel to Lakmal, 2 runs, short of length around the waist, Lakmal swivels the pull away wide of long leg who makes a sliding stop
23.4
1
Rubel to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, completely took his eyes off the short ball, thick top-edge on the pull through square leg
23.3
0
Rubel to Dilruwan Perera, no run, short of length on off, blunted to cover
23.2
1
Rubel to Lakmal, 1 run, rushes him with the short ball, hence Lakmal's pull doesn't go where intended. He splices it down to long-on

Lakmal struggling in the heat, goes down with cramps. Physio is out to loosen up his left leg

23.1
0
Rubel to Lakmal, no run, back of a length on off, cutter from Rubel, Lakmal tucks it to midwicket
22.6
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, nicely back in the crease, plays it late and dabs it to short third man
22.5
0
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, no run, tossed up on off, gently played to short cover
22.4
1
Shakib to Lakmal, 1 run, a bit uppish as Lakmal gets done in by the flight, but he's able to drive it down to long-off for one
22.3
0
Shakib to Lakmal, no run, punched to short cover
22.2
0
Shakib to Lakmal, no run, length ball outside off, bounces over Lakmal's attempted cut
22.1
1
Shakib to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, flighted up on off, driven firmly back past the non-striker. Long-on cuts it off to his left

Shakib Al Hasan [3.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

21.6
0
Rubel to Lakmal, no run, back of a length outside off, punched to cover
21.5
4
Rubel to Lakmal, FOUR, clears the front leg and bang! Right in the slot on middle stump, it was quick from Rubel but Lakmal's bat-swing was quicker. Drilled right back over the bowler's head
21.4
0
Rubel to Lakmal, no run, slower ball dipping on leg stump, Lakmal squeezes it out
21.3
0
Rubel to Lakmal, no run, short of length, rushes Lakmal and hits him high on the bat as he mistimes the pull to mid-on
21.2
0
Rubel to Lakmal, no run, Lakmal's ill-fated heave doesn't come off but he survives as this slower ball bounces over the top of off
21.1
0
Rubel to Lakmal, no run, length ball on off, Lakmal pushes it back flat-footed
20.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Lakmal, 1 run, another flighted off-break, Lakmal leans forward and pushes to long-off
20.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Dilruwan Perera works it down to long-on
20.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dilruwan Perera, no run, flighted up just outside off, driven back to Mehidy
20.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Lakmal, 1 run, flat on middle and leg, clipped through midwicket
20.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Lakmal, no run, defended into the off-side
20.1
6
Mehidy Hasan to Lakmal, SIX, mighty slog-sweep from Lakmal, attaboy! Sees the flight, gets down on one knee and roundhouses it over the ropes
19.6
1
Rubel to Lakmal, 1 run, short ball outside off, thwacked to sweeper cover
19.5
0
Rubel to Lakmal, no run, short ball around the chest, pulled away uppishly towards midwicket who dives forward but can only catch it on the half-volley
19.4
0
Rubel to Lakmal, no run, brisk bumper, Lakmal gets underneath it with his bat hanging up slightly. One bouncer for the over is the signal
19.3
0
Rubel to Lakmal, no run, length ball on off stump, Lakmal hangs back and defends
19.2
1
Rubel to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, short of length just outside off, steers it away down to third man
19.1
0
Rubel to Dilruwan Perera, no run, short of length on off, blocked
18.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Lakmal, no run, flighted up outside off, beats Lakmal's expansive cover-drive on the outside edge

Suranga Lakmal, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Perera, out Caught by Rubel!! Sri Lanka sinking rapidly. Not very smart batting one must say. Rather than trying to spend some time and rebuild, Perera tries slog-sweeping his way out. This wasn't the ball for it. It was very wide of off, and in trying to fetch it, Perera gets a thick top-edge. Comfortably taken at point. Perera c Rubel b Mehidy Hasan 6(9) [4s-1]

Mehidy Hasan to Perera, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

18.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Perera, no run, poor review from Bangladesh, the pad wasn't even close. Skidding through towards middle, Perera is cramped but manages to chop it off a thick under-edge to backward point
18.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Perera, no run, turning away wide of off, it was wide enough for Perera to free his arms but he leant so far back that he lost his shape and couldn't even reach it
18.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dilruwan Perera, leg byes, 1 run, flighted ball on leg stump, Perera shimmies down and wears it on the pad
18.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dilruwan Perera, no run, tossed up from Mehidy, spins it back in towards off. Perera defends forward
17.6
4
Rubel to Perera, FOUR, pitched up on off stump, Perera gets his front leg out of the way again and lambasts it through extra cover
17.5
0
Rubel to Perera, no run, sharp length ball on middle, Perera dispatches his front leg out of line and punches to mid-off
17.4
1
Rubel to Dilruwan Perera, 1 run, short of length outside off, steered past backward point
17.3
0
Rubel to Dilruwan Perera, no run, short of length on off, blocked back

Dilruwan Perera, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.2
0
Rubel to Mathews, out Lbw!! This could be the game right here! But was it high? Back of a length, Mathews was hopping in the crease while looking to clip it away, it hits him on the knee-roll. Phew, too close to call. But umpire Erasmus's finger went up in a flash. He was done in by the skid on this ball, hurried through him. Right, so ball-tracking has it clipping the bails. Fair enough. Mathews lbw b Rubel 16(34)

Rubel to Mathews, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

17.1
1
Rubel to Perera, 1 run, short of length on leg stump, doesn't allow Perera the room to extend his arms on the pull. He can only help it down to fine leg

Rubel Hossain, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

16.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, slider from Mehidy, Mathews pats it to point
16.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Perera, 1 run, drifting in on off, pushed to long-on
16.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Perera, no run, full ball outside off, squeezed to point
16.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Perera, no run, defended back to the bowler
16.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, 1 run, works it away through midwicket

Thisara Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease

16.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, out Shanaka Run Out!! Appalling cricket from Sri Lanka, complete harakiri. Length ball, Mathews nudges it towards short midwicket, takes a few steps down and then changes his mind. He's sold Shanaka down the river. There was no going back for Shanaka who was more than halfway down. Shanaka run out (Shakib/Mehidy Hasan) 7(22)

Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

Time for drinks! Sri Lanka in a perilous situation. One mis-step and they could be done. Mathews is huge here.

15.6
1
Shakib to Mathews, 1 run, a bit short from Shakib, Mathews waits on the back foot before punching to long-on
15.5
0
Shakib to Mathews, no run, short ball outside off, slapped to point
15.4
1
Shakib to Shanaka, 1 run, overpitched outside off, squeezed away to sweeper cover
15.3
0
Shakib to Shanaka, no run, pushed to cover
15.2
0
Shakib to Shanaka, no run, tossed up, drifts in towards off. Shanaka was looking to go through the covers but because of the in-drift, he gets an inside edge back down the pitch
15.1
0
Shakib to Shanaka, no run, defended back to the bowler
14.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shanaka, 1 run, and another leading edge, almost the same as the previous ball. Only that it goes a little finer and gives them a single
14.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shanaka, no run, another leading edge as Shanaka plays right across a straight ball, expecting it to turn. Rolls away to short third man
14.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shanaka, no run, soft leading edge which rolls towards cover
14.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shanaka, no run, length ball turning in on middle, Shanaka defends
14.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shanaka, no run, this is a shocker from Bangladesh. Skied up off a thick leading edge, should've been a dolly in the covers, but Nazmul and Mashrafe leave it for each other and it falls right between them. An audacious slog to begin with from Shanaka, he's unbelievably lucky to get away
14.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, 1 run, pushes it down to long-on
13.6
1
Shakib to Mathews, 1 run, tossed up outside off, pushed through the covers
13.5
1
Shakib to Shanaka, 1 run, punched away through the covers
13.4
0
Shakib to Shanaka, no run, plays this very late too. Hops back inside the crease and punches it from middle stump to short cover
13.3
0
Shakib to Shanaka, no run, sliding in towards middle stump from a length, Shanaka is right back in the crease to defend
13.2
1
Shakib to Mathews, 1 run, fired in on off and middle, works it to mid-on and sets off immediately
13.1
0
Shakib to Mathews, no run, length ball which straightens on off, Mathews defends to short cover
12.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, 1 run, works it down to long-on
12.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, no run, length ball on off stump, Mathews wanted to work it through the on-side initially but then checks it back towards the bowler
12.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shanaka, 1 run, floated up full outside off, wristed to long-on
12.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shanaka, no run, nudged to short midwicket
12.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, 1 run, shimmies out to the pitch of it, works it down to long-on
12.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, no run, floated up on off and middle, Mathews turns it to short midwicket

Mehidy Hasan [2.0-0-5-1] is back into the attack

11.6
0
Shakib to Shanaka, no run, floated up outside off, stretches forward and defends to short cover
11.5
1
Shakib to Mathews, 1 run, stays back to a length ball and cuts it to sweeper cover
11.4
1
Shakib to Shanaka, 1 run, sliding in on leg, clipped away to deep midwicket
11.3
0
Shakib to Shanaka, no run, prods forward and defends this length ball to short cover
11.2
0
Shakib to Shanaka, no run, length ball just outside off, defended
11.1
1
Shakib to Mathews, 1 run, length ball outside off, steered through cover-point

Shakib Al Hasan, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

10.6
0
Mortaza to Shanaka, no run, back of a length delivery on off, Shanaka defends from the crease
10.5
0
Mortaza to Shanaka, no run, short of length delivery around off, fended back down the pitch
10.4
1
Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, tucks it through square leg
10.3
2
Mortaza to Mathews, 2 runs, full ball outside off, Mathews leans across and drives through extra cover, two more

Regarding Kusal Perera's dismissal, there's a spike on UltraEdge as the ball passes bat. Inside edge? The bottom of his bat was quite close to the pad too, so that may also have produced the noise. There was little in his reaction to suggest that he was aggrieved, that's for sure. Took it rather well.

10.2
2
Mortaza to Mathews, 2 runs, length ball on leg stump, clipped away through midwicket
10.1
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, pushed to mid-off
9.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, 1 run, too straight from Hasan, worked off the pads for one more run
9.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shanaka, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, easily clipped off the pads through midwicket
9.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, 1 run, floated up around off, nudged to long-on
9.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shanaka, 1 run, works it down to long-on

Dasun Shanaka, right handed bat, comes to the crease

9.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, out Lbw!! Going on with the arm, slides past Perera's inside edge and traps him in front of off. Bangladesh are thrilled with this. They no longer have to worry about Kusal Perera's counter-attacking threat. He was playing for turn here, and ended up playing just outside the line as the ball skidded in from round the wicket. Kusal Perera lbw b Mehidy Hasan 11(24) [4s-2]

Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

9.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, no run, pushed through on a length, slides in towards off, Perera punches it back
8.6
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, knocked into the off-side
8.5
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, full ball outside off, Mathews's feet don't move a great deal as he bunts it to mid-off
8.4
1
Mortaza to Kusal Perera, 1 run, length ball on off, turns it through square leg
8.3
0
Mortaza to Kusal Perera, no run, Perera gave the impression that this one stayed a touch low. But maybe that's because he stayed back to a good length ball which skidded through sharply towards off. He got his bat down in time though to keep it out
8.2
0
Mortaza to Kusal Perera, no run, back of a length delivery on off, Perera is right behind it as he blocks to cover
8.1
0
Mortaza to Kusal Perera, no run, back of a length outside off, punched to cover
7.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, no run, fired in flat and a tad short on the pads, nudged away towards midwicket
7.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, 1 run, tossed up temptingly outside off, Kusal Perera reaches out with his feet, a bit further with his bat, and caresses a drive to long-off for a single
7.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, no run, fuller and flatter, defended off a full stretch forward
7.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, no run, fuller and flatter, Kusal Perera inexplicably goes back in the crease and hastily pushes it into the off-side
7.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, no run, a flatter one on a length this time, defended into the off-side this time
7.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, no run, a bit of flight, pitching just outside off on a length, and sliding on. Defended off the front foot

Mehidy Hasan, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

6.6
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, fuller length delivery, almost yorker length, Mathews pushes it back to the bowler off the toe-end, and that brings us to the end of an impressive maiden by Mashrafe
6.5
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, back of a length delivery and angling in, Mathews waits for it and pushes it back to the bowler. Defending closer to his body now, than a few minutes ago
6.4
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, and a footless drive back to the bowler by Mathews
6.3
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, fuller length delivery on off-stump, takes the pace off, Mathews rolls his wrists over that delayed bottom-handed maneuvre towards mid-on
6.2
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, punched off the back foot into the off-side within the V...
6.1
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, punched crisply towards long-off, but wait - Mortaza is in the way with a dive!
5.6
0
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, no run, from the back of the hand, gripping with some topspin from a back of a length, Kusal Perera punches it back to the bowler off the back foot. Compact in defence
5.5
0
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, in the Heisenberg zone, tapped in front of point off the back foot
5.4
0
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, no run, half-volley on off, check-driven towards mid-off. Can't find the gap
5.3
0
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Kusal Perera taps it towards mid-on with the bat turning in his hand, and charges headlessly down the wicket. Mathews sends him back and gives him a glare. Don't need a run-out here, the Sri Lankans
5.2
0
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, no run, short of length and seaming in slightly, carved away from rather close to the body towards point
5.1
4
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, FOUR, half-volley alright, but it has to be put away. Kusal Perera just gets his weight back and transfers it onto that full-faced punch down the ground towards long-on for a glorious on-drive
4.6
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, witchcraft! Angles in sharply and then straightens off the seam, perfect 4th stump line as well, and squares Mathew up. Draws the outside edge as well, but it falls short of slip. Peach of a delivery, that...
4.5
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, fuller length delivery, Mathews has to reach out with his bat, what with his feet glued to the crease, and he managed to middle the punch back to the bowler's left
4.4
0
Mortaza to Mathews, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Mathews shuffles across into a front-on stance and defends it watchfully under his eyes

Angelo Mathews, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.3
0
Mortaza to D de Silva, out Lbw! No way. Dead as a dodo. He's been given out, and he has reviewed it, for some reason. A good length delivery pitching outside off and seaming sharply in to rap him in front of middle. I can't believe he has reviewed that. Ball-tracking shows that it was going on to hit leg-stump as de Silva looked to defend down the wrong line. Absolutely dead in front. He's gone for a duck - SL have lost a wicket AND a review. D de Silva lbw b Mortaza 0(3)

Mortaza to D de Silva, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

SL Review!

4.2
0
Mortaza to D de Silva, no run, good length delivery just outside off, D de Silva watches it closely and steers it late with an angled bat towards backward point
4.1
0
Mortaza to D de Silva, no run, good length delivery just on off-stump, de Silva gets back in the crease and blocks hurriedly
3.6
0
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, no run, slower one, good length delivery on off-stump, and a delayed push towards mid-off to account for the lack of pace
3.5
0
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, no run, the off-cutter jagging in from a short of length, Kusal Perera chops it off the under-edge towards point
3.4
0
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, no run, back of the hand slower delivery on a short of length, very impressive line for that delivery, Kusal Perera gets no width to work with and defends into the off-side off the back foot
3.3
4
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the pads, Kusal Perera just swats it over the in-field towards the deep midwicket fence for four
3.2
0
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, no run, good length delivery angling in from the corridor of uncertainty, and that's a hasty push off the back foot towards cover by Perera
3.1
0
Mustafizur to Kusal Perera, no run, fuller length delivery just outside off, driven crisply back to the bowler

Dhananjaya de Silva, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.6
0
Mortaza to Tharanga, out Bowled! That one angles in, pitches on a back of a length and the seam movement into the batsman makes the cute late-steer even more risky. He goes for it anyway, not realizing that he's have to play this really close to the body, and ends up getting an inside edge into the stumps. That's the 6th time he's got Tharanga out in ODIs. And the danger-man departs. Tharanga b Mortaza 27(16) [4s-4 6s-1]

Mortaza to Tharanga, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

2.5
0
Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, fuller length delivery on middle, driven straight to mid-on from the crease
2.4
4
Mortaza to Tharanga, FOUR, fuller length delivery and angling into the pads, and that's tickled away past short fine leg to the fence for four
2.3
1
Mortaza to Kusal Perera, 1 run, back of a length delivery, tapped to mid-off off the back foot for a hasty single. There's a direct-hit at the non-striker's end from Mahmudullah, but he's easily in. Referred, and the big screen flashes NOT OUT, straightaway
2.2
1
Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, short of length and angling in, the width decreasing gradually as it gets to the batsman, and he glides it away towards third man for a single. Played it rather close to his chest
2.1
0
Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery from round the wicket and angling in towards middle and leg, Tharanga falls across and nudges it into the on-side

Kusal Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease

1.6
0
Mustafizur to Kusal Mendis, out Lbw! Wow, that looked out! Plumb! Bangladesh review! He was going over the wicket to the right-hander so it might have pitched outside leg. A full one, and he was glancing across the line. Ended up missing. It might have pitched marginally outside the line. Nope! Four eyes, and I still get it wrong! That was pitching inside the line, on leg-stump, and going on to hit off-stump. Marais Erasmus is having an unusually bad day. Perhaps it's the weather. Either way, a good review by Bangladesh, and they draw first blood. Kusal Mendis lbw b Mustafizur 0(1)

Mustafizur to Kusal Mendis, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

Bangladesh Review!

1.5
1
Mustafizur to Tharanga, 1 run, bouncer rising towards the gut, Tharanga hops into a tall stance and drops it into the wicket under his eyes
1.4
4
Mustafizur to Tharanga, FOUR, no width, and that's on a good length too, but he ends up slicing it through the cover region, aerially and flat, for four. He's blazing away!
1.3
4
Mustafizur to Tharanga, FOUR, strays on the pads, and that's a non-chalant whip over the in-field to the long-on boundary for four
1.2
0
Mustafizur to Tharanga, no run, yorker length delivery marginally wide outside off, scooped out towards point
1.1
0
Mustafizur to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery in the channel outside off, seaming slightly away, Tharanga pokes it late into the off-side

Mustafizur Rahman, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Do I hear a fizzzzz?

0.6
1
Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, short of length delivery on the hips, Tharanga hops a little to get on top of the bounce and taps it on the head towards square leg for a quick single
0.5
0
Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, no width on offer this time, pitching on a back of a length, Tharanga stands tall and defends it off the back foot into the off-side
0.4
4
Mortaza to Tharanga, FOUR, back of a length but again, he's bowled it too wide; just stays low and slaps it away in the gap between backward point and cover point for four. Fantastic horizontal-batted shot
0.3
2
Mortaza to Tharanga, 2 runs, short of length and a hint of width, Tharanga crouches a tad low to get under it, carves it away towards square third man for a brace
0.2
6
Mortaza to Tharanga, SIX, are you serious? He's overtpiched it just a little, given him marginal room to free his arms, and he just checks a sweetly-timed drive over the long-off fence for six! Stunning shot!
0.1
0
Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery on middle and heading for off-stump, Tharanga gets half-forward and blocks it late down the pitch

Tharanga and Kusal Mendis are at the crease. Tharanga is on strike. Mortaza will open the attack