1st Match,
India and Bangladesh in Sri Lanka T20I Tri-Series, 2018, Colombo

Sri Lanka vs India

06 March 2018 19:00 (IST)

2nd Test, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, 08 February 2018

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Bangladesh 4th Inn:123/10 (29.3)

Mustafizur Rahman 5 (3);
Rangana Herath* 11.3-1-49-4; Akila Dananjaya 5-1-24-5;

Last bat: Taijul Islam

Result: Sri Lanka won by 215 runs.

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Bangladesh 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Tamim Iqbal lbw Dilruwan Perera 2 7 0 0 28.57
Imrul Kayes c Dickwella & b Herath 17 22 1 1 77.27
Mominul Haque c Dickwella & b Herath 33 47 3 0 70.21
Mushfiqur Rahim st Dickwella & b Herath 25 51 4 0 49.02
Liton Das(wk) c Kusal Mendis & b Dananjaya 12 20 0 0 60
Mahmudullah(c) c Karunaratne & b Dananjaya 6 8 1 0 75
Sabbir Rahman c Kusal Mendis & b Dananjaya 1 2 0 0 50
Mehidy Hasan c Dickwella & b Dananjaya 7 6 0 1 116.67
Abdur Razzak st Dickwella & b Dananjaya 2 3 0 0 66.67
Taijul Islam c Gunathilaka & b Herath 6 8 1 0 75
Mustafizur Rahman not out 5 3 1 0 166.67
             
Extras(b - 6, lb - 1, w - 0, nb - 0)7
Total(123 all out in 29.3 overs)123 (4.17 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/3 (Tamim Iqbal, 1.1 ov.) 2/49 (Imrul Kayes, 10.3 ov.) 3/64 (Mominul Haque, 16.1 ov.)
4/78 (Liton Das, 20.5 ov.) 5/100 (Mahmudullah, 24.1 ov.) 6/102 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 25.6 ov.)
7/102 (Sabbir Rahman, 26.1 ov.) 8/104 (Abdur Razzak, 26.4 ov.) 9/113 (Mehidy Hasan, 28.4 ov.)
10/123 (Taijul Islam, 29.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Suranga Lakmal 3 0 11 0 3.67  
Dilruwan Perera 10 0 32 1 3.2  
Rangana Herath 11.3 1 49 4 4.26  
Akila Dananjaya 5 1 24 5 4.8  
               

Sri Lanka 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Dimuth Karunaratne c I Kayes & b Mehidy Hasan 32 105 0 0 30.48
Kusal Mendis lbw Razzak 7 21 0 0 33.33
Dhananjaya de Silva b Taijul Islam 28 24 5 0 116.67
Danushka Gunathilaka lbw Mustafizur 17 27 1 0 62.96
Dinesh Chandimal(c) lbw Mehidy Hasan 30 54 3 0 55.56
Roshen Silva not out 70 145 10 0 48.28
Niroshan Dickwella(wk) c Mahmudullah & b Taijul Islam 10 18 0 0 55.56
Dilruwan Perera c Liton Das & b Mustafizur 7 6 1 0 116.67
Akila Dananjaya c Liton Das & b Mustafizur 0 1 0 0 0
Suranga Lakmal b Taijul Islam 21 41 4 0 51.22
Rangana Herath lbw Taijul Islam 0 1 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 4, w - 0, nb - 0)4
Total(226 all out in 73.5 overs)226 (3.06 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/19 (Kusal Mendis, 6.5 ov.) 2/53 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 16.4 ov.) 3/80 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 25.5 ov.)
4/92 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 32.3 ov.) 5/143 (Dinesh Chandimal, 46.3 ov.) 6/170 (Niroshan Dickwella, 53.1 ov.)
7/178 (Dilruwan Perera, 55.2 ov.) 8/178 (Akila Dananjaya, 55.3 ov.) 9/226 (Suranga Lakmal, 73.4 ov.)
10/226 (Rangana Herath, 73.5 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Abdur Razzak 17 2 60 1 3.53  
Mustafizur Rahman 17 3 49 3 2.88  
Taijul Islam 19.5 2 76 4 3.83  
Mehidy Hasan 20 5 37 2 1.85  
               

Bangladesh 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Tamim Iqbal c & b Lakmal 4 3 1 0 133.33
Imrul Kayes lbw Dilruwan Perera 19 55 3 0 34.55
Mominul Haque runout (Dickwella) 0 3 0 0 0
Mushfiqur Rahim b Lakmal 1 22 0 0 4.55
Liton Das(wk) b Lakmal 25 54 3 0 46.3
Mehidy Hasan not out 38 78 2 1 48.72
Mahmudullah(c) b Dananjaya 17 46 2 0 36.96
Sabbir Rahman c Chandimal & b Dananjaya 0 3 0 0 0
Abdur Razzak c & b Dananjaya 1 4 0 0 25
Taijul Islam runout (Kusal Mendis) 1 6 0 0 16.67
Mustafizur Rahman lbw Dilruwan Perera 0 1 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 2, w - 1, nb - 1)4
Total(110 all out in 45.4 overs)110 (2.41 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/4 (Tamim Iqbal, 0.3 ov.) 2/4 (Mominul Haque, 1.3 ov.) 3/12 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 8.6 ov.)
4/45 (Imrul Kayes, 19.5 ov.) 5/73 (Liton Das, 26.6 ov.) 6/107 (Mahmudullah, 42.2 ov.)
7/107 (Sabbir Rahman, 42.5 ov.) 8/109 (Abdur Razzak, 44.2 ov.) 9/110 (Taijul Islam, 45.3 ov.)
10/110 (Mustafizur Rahman, 45.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Suranga Lakmal 12 4 25 3 2.08 (1w)
Dilruwan Perera 11.4 4 32 2 2.74  
Akila Dananjaya 10 2 20 3 2  
Rangana Herath 12 1 31 0 2.58  
               

Sri Lanka 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kusal Mendis b Razzak 68 98 10 1 69.39
Dimuth Karunaratne st Liton Das & b Razzak 3 12 0 0 25
Dhananjaya de Silva c Sabbir & b Taijul Islam 19 30 2 1 63.33
Danushka Gunathilaka c Rahim & b Razzak 13 26 2 0 50
Dinesh Chandimal(c) b Razzak 0 1 0 0 0
Roshen Silva c Liton Das & b Taijul Islam 56 124 3 1 45.16
Niroshan Dickwella(wk) b Taijul Islam 1 3 0 0 33.33
Dilruwan Perera c Mominul & b Taijul Islam 31 55 4 0 56.36
Akila Dananjaya c Rahim & b Mustafizur 20 26 2 0 76.92
Rangana Herath c Rahim & b Mustafizur 2 4 0 0 50
Suranga Lakmal not out 4 14 0 0 28.57
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 5, w - 0, nb - 0)5
Total(222 all out in 65.3 overs)222 (3.39 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/14 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 5.1 ov.) 2/61 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 16.3 ov.) 3/96 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 27.1 ov.)
4/96 (Dinesh Chandimal, 27.2 ov.) 5/109 (Kusal Mendis, 31.2 ov.) 6/110 (Niroshan Dickwella, 32.1 ov.)
7/162 (Dilruwan Perera, 48.3 ov.) 8/205 (Akila Dananjaya, 57.1 ov.) 9/207 (Rangana Herath, 59.1 ov.)
10/222 (Roshen Silva, 65.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mehidy Hasan 13 0 54 0 4.15  
Abdur Razzak 16 2 63 4 3.94  
Taijul Islam 25.3 2 83 4 3.25  
Mustafizur Rahman 11 4 17 2 1.55  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
W

Perera to Tamim, out Lbw!! Appeal for LBW and umpire Wilson has given it OUT. Tamim wants a review. It's a fair delivery, no bat involved, the Ultraedge confirms it. Where is the point of impact? Umpire's call and it's crashing into off-stump. The original call stays and Tamim is OUT. Just the start Sri Lanka wanted, a wicket first-ball for , this was the slider, came from round the wicket and drifted it into the left-hander, Tamim was playing for the non-existent turn as he stretched forward, well beaten on the inside edge and struck in front of off-stump, was going only one way and that was to demolish the off-stump. Tamim lbw b Perera 2(7)

4

to Mominul, FOUR, streaky and four, Mominul is living dangerously here, back of a length and just outside off, extra bounce on offer for , Mominul hung his bat out to dry, gets a thick edge that rolls away through the gap between slip and gully

4

to Mominul, FOUR, nicely played by Mominul, tad too short and wide of off, Mominul rides the bounce, uses the pace on the ball and steers it behind square on the off-side for a boundary

4

Perera to Kayes, FOUR, Kayes has had enough of the defensive prods, comes down the track, makes room as he did so and goes inside out over cover, almost went all the way, bounced just in front of the ropes

D

Perera to Kayes, no run, chance and Karunaratne has shelled it, he was blindfolded by the keeper, but it came at a good height and he should have held on. Lovely from , drifted in and then turned away, Kayes was looking to work it towards the on-side, closed the bat face early, the leading edge flew to the right of first slip. Karunaratne was late in spotting it, dived to his right, went with both hands and drops it

4

Perera to Mominul, FOUR, edged and four, more luck for Mominul, this was dropped short and just outside off, Mominul was surprised by the extra bounce, went with hard hands on the cut, the edge flew to the left of first slip, was past Karunaratne even before he could react

D

to Mominul, 1 run, lovely from and it's dropped once again by Karunaratne at first slip, deflected off the keeper's pads and the slip fielder had very little chance. Pushed through quicker and just outside off, Mominul was lunging forward in defence, gets a thick edge that went off Dickwella's pads, Karunaratne was positioning himself for the catch, ended up grabbing with his right hand and can't hold on

6

to Kayes, SIX, massive, Kayes doesn't want the spinners to settle, came down the track, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, went through with the lofted drive, has enough to clear the ropes on the full

W

to Kayes, out Caught by Dickwella!! This was coming, both batsmen were looking to be aggressive, had their chances and now one of them has been taken. Nicely bowled by , tossed up wider of off, Kayes was once again lunging forward on the defensive push, the drift made the ball go further away, he ended up playing way in front of his body, the edge is found and Dickwella doesn't make a mistake this time. A nice little partnership, but one that was always fraught with danger. Kayes c Dickwella b 17(22) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

Perera to Rahim, byes, FOUR, Rahim isn't willing to let the bowler bowl, this was flatter and spun down the leg-side, he was looking to play an audacious reverse sweep and missed, so did the keeper and the fielder at leg slip, four byes added to the total

OT

Perera to Rahim, no run, appeal for a catch at FSL and Sri Lanka want a review. It's a fair delivery, is there any glove on that? Umpire Erasmus reckons it has missed the gloves, the UltraEdge will confirm it. Nothing on it either, the decision will stay NOT OUT. Sri Lanka have lost their first review, turn and bounce on this off-break from , Rahim went back on the nudge and missed, went off the thigh pad and Kusal completed a fine diving one-handed catch

4

to Rahim, FOUR, Rahim stamps his authority. Takes on by stepping out and launching him straight over the bowler's head. Wonderful execution!

W

to Mominul, out Caught by Dickwella!! "The master at his best," praises Athar Ali Khan on air. Mominul's charmed life comes to an end. Beautifully set-up by ; served it full and tempted Mominul to drive. The southpaw took the bait and played away from his body. A faint nick and Dickwella pouches it without breaking a sweat. Mominul knew he had edged it and didn't bother to challenge the call. Bangladesh in trouble at 64/3. picks up his second wicket and is elated. So are rest of his team-mates. Mominul c Dickwella b 33(47) [4s-3]

W

to Liton Das, out Caught by Kusal Mendis!! There you go, picks up a wicket in his first over. Such a skilful bowler, this lad is. Looped up around off and the ball gains some vicious bounce to put Liton in a soup. Liton stayed back - which proved costly. Extra bounce meant that it took his bat handle and popped up to FSL. Falls into the trap set by and the Sri Lankans. Bangladesh quaking now. Liton Das c Kusal Mendis b 12(20)

4

to Rahim, FOUR, Rahim brings out the sweep - the potent weapon against the spinners. Plants his front foot across, rolls his wrists and times it in the gap through square leg

4

to Mahmudullah, FOUR, top shot by Bangladesh skipper. Marches out and meets the pitch, takes it on the full and slams the drive through extra cover

4

to Rahim, FOUR, Rahim shows his class. Dances out as soon as he sees the ball tossed up, engineers room and lifts it inside-out over cover

4

to Rahim, FOUR, back-to-back fours for Rahim. Brings up the 100 for Bangladesh. overbakes and drops it short outside off. Rahim used the width by going deep and flays it through point. Beats the fielder in the deep

W

to Mahmudullah, out Caught by Karunaratne!! has done it again and devours Bangladesh captain. The Aeroplane celebration is out from . Lovely stuff, sees the batsman give the charge. Shortens his length and gets it to drift with the angle. Mahmudullah after stepping out wasn't anywhere close to the pitch. Hung his bat out hastily and outside edge is found. Flew low to Karunaratne at first slip, who held onto it without much fuss. The hosts have lost half their side and sink further into the mire. Mahmudullah c Karunaratne b 6(8) [4s-1]

W

to Rahim, out Stumped!! Wowza! , take a bow. What a beauty. Equals Wasim Akram's tally of 414 wickets with highest scalps by left-arm bowlers in Test cricket. Champion stuff by the veteran. Slows it up and pitches it full, dragging Rahim forward. Then cunningly gets it to dip late and elude Rahim's groping blade. The momentum takes him out of the crease and Dickwella makes no mistake. Easy stumping. punches his fists in delight. Rahim st Dickwella b 25(51) [4s-4]

W

to Sabbir Rahman, out Caught by Kusal Mendis!! Two in two for Sri Lanka. Bangladesh plunge further into the darkness. Another failure for Rahman. Tossed up around off and middle, gripped and extracted some bounce there. Rahman gets forward to block and the ball pings his glove before lobbing off the pad to FSL. Sri Lanka are all over the hosts here. is having a dream debut. Sabbir Rahman c Kusal Mendis b 1(2)

W

to Razzak, out Stumped!! This was coming, wasn't it? Razzak wasn't willing to hold back. has his fourth scalp. Terrifc bowling by the debutant. Slowish and drifted it wide of off, Razzak went low for a mow across the line and in the process, dragged his back leg out of the crease. Dickwella spotted it and took the bails off in a flash. The wheels are coming off for Bangladesh. Razzak st Dickwella b 2(3)

6

to Mehidy Hasan, SIX, Mehidy has had enough of all the prodding and blocking, comes down the track, doesn't get anywhere near the pitch of the ball, went through with the swipe, high and towards deep mid-wicket. Gunathilaka was a few yards in front of the ropes and the ball drops over his head

D

to Mehidy Hasan, no run, was that a chance? It flew off the inside edge as Mehidy prodded forward, went quick and low at the fielder under the helmet, it was Mendis, he dived forward, got both hands underneath but can't hold on

W

to Mehidy Hasan, out Caught by Dickwella!! The previous blemish doesn't matter, Akila has got his man, 5-wickets on debut for the mystery spinner. This was tossed up just outside off, Mehidy was prodding forward in defence, he was playing for the turn, this one didn't, went straight on, caught the outside edge and Dickwella does the rest. Sri Lanka are just one wicket away. Mehidy Hasan c Dickwella b 7(6) [6s-1]

4

to Mustafizur, FOUR, that's one way of playing the spinners, tossed up on the leg-stump line, Mustafizur clears his left leg and heaves it over mid-on, one bounce and over the ropes

4

to T Islam, FOUR, Taijul brings out the reverse sweep and the execution is perfect, bent down low, rolled his wrists and sweeps it behind square on the off-side

W

to T Islam, out Caught by Gunathilaka!! becomes the highest wicket-taker for any left-arm bowler, he's gone past Wasim Akram, who previously led with 414. Sheer joy as the visitors complete a thumping 215-run win over Bangladesh. Coming to the ball, it was tossed up nicely outside off, Taijul couldn't hold himself, went for the slog sweep, he connected it fairly well, but failed to place it well enough. Gunathilaka was the man at deep mid-wicket, he took a good overhead catch, made sure that he didn't step anywhere near the ropes, composed himself and turned around to join the celebrations. T Islam c Gunathilaka b 6(8) [4s-1]

W

to Kusal Mendis, out Lbw!! That's a poor review! Looked gone in real time and the only way Mendis could have survived was if he had got an inside edge. As a batsman, you generally know instantly but he took some time before opting for the DRS. This was the slider from and Mendis was playing for the one that would spin, got pinged plumb in front on the pads. The umpire's finger went up instantly and on the review, UltraEdge showed nothing. HawkEye displayed Three Reds which meant that Mendis had to continue his walk back. Kusal Mendis lbw b 7(21)

4

Islam o de Silva, FOUR, loose ball and i's been pu away. Dragged shor, pleny of widh and de Silva makes room on he back foo before crunching i hrough he gap a cover. Freebie really

4

Islam o de Silva, FOUR, excellen sho! his isn' a poor ball, jus a brillian sroke from a man in supreme form. We saw de Silva being proacive a Chiagong and he isn' going o die wondering here. Floaed up around off, he makes room o drive his inside ou hrough cover. Pinged off he blade like a rocke

4

Islam o de Silva, FOUR, here he goes again! Sees he amoun of fligh once more and says leg side o make room, lifs i inside ou over exra cover. Clears he fielders comforably. de Silva is in he mood, ha's for sure

OT

Hasan to Karunaratne, no run, strange appeal and nearly worked for Bangladesh! Slider from outside off, Karunaratne pushed at it and just got the ball past silly point. Bangladesh felt it was pad first and decided to review the LBW call. They were right and it was confirmed by UltraEdge but the impact saved Karunaratne in the end

4

to de Silva, FOUR, smashed away! Fullish around middle and leg, de Silva sweeps it away towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary. Cracking stroke!

4

to de Silva, FOUR, got himself into a tangle! de Silva is willing to be aggressive but just needs to be careful. This was the slider that kept a touch low and he wanted to cut it from the line of the stumps. Adjusted in time to get it away past backward point. Finds the boundary

W

Islam o de Silva, ou Bowled!! Knocks him over! his is excellen bowling from aijul, wen wide of he crease and angles i ino de Silva who was aking a leg sump guard. Played down he wrong line and his spun jus enough o bea he ouside edge. imber! imely breakhrough for Bangladesh. hey need wickes in clumps and ha oo quickly, o say in his game. de Silva b Islam 28(24) [4s-5]

4

Islam o Gunahilaka, FOUR, places his one perfecly, does Gunahilaka. akes a cue from Karunarane and unleashes he sweep in he gap a deep mid-wicke and deep backward square leg. Pinged he middle of middle, hence conneced i beauifully

W

to Gunathilaka, out Lbw!! Plumbah. No point reviewing those, just need to keep walking. And he does so after a brief chat with his partner. So, the bowling change has worked for Bangladesh as Fizz fizzes out Gunathilaka. Beautifully set-up, after a couple of looseners, hurls one full and gets it to tail back into the left-hander. Gunathilaka erred by shuffling across and couldn't connect with his flick. Slammed very low on the pad well in-line with the stumps. Would've crashed the middle and off pole. The Dhaka crowd wakes up erupting in joy. Gunathilaka lbw b 17(27) [4s-1]

W

Hasan to Karunaratne, out Caught by Kayes!! Stunner from Kayes! Had to react sharply at short mid-wicket and he did so to pluck this with a dive to his right. Karunaratne will be gutted, it was a wicket gifted, that's for sure. Came down the track and wanted to force this through the leg-side. Couldn't keep it down and that was a special bit of fielding to send him back to the hut. Just the kind of breakthrough Bangladesh needed. Can they build on this? Karunaratne c Kayes b Hasan 32(105)

D

to Chandimal, 2 runs, edged but short of slip! The cutter from and Chandimal was pushing inside the line. In the end, he gets lucky as the nick dies on the fielder and gets past him towards third man

4

Islam o Chandimal, FOUR, poor bowling! Sprayed down leg, all ha Chandimal had o do was o ge some ba. Does so, ickles his down o he fine leg fence. aijul needs o ge his lines righ

4

to Roshen Silva, FOUR, loose ball and put away! Sprayed down leg, Silva gets across and tickles it away down to the fine leg fence

4

to Roshen Silva, FOUR, drag down from , gifts some width as well and Silva punishes it off the back foot. Whacked through cover

4

Islam o Chandimal, FOUR, whipped away! Very full on middle and leg, slower as well and Chandimal wriss i beauifully hrough mid-wicke. Back leg goes up o give a good pose as he finished he sroke. Raced away o he fence

4

Islam o Chandimal, FOUR, hammered away! hese wo are iring he bowlers and he bad balls are now coming. Shor and wide, asking o be hi and Chandimal says back o hump his hrough he covers

4

to Roshen Silva, FOUR, delicate touch! A trifle short and Silva is quick to rock back, cuts it very late to beat Rahim at backward point. He gave a chase but gave up soon as he had no chance. Runs flowing now for SL

4

to Roshen Silva, FOUR, superb batting! Slightly short once more and although there is turn, the length allows Silva to execute the back foot punch with ease. Slaps it through extra cover and the man at long-off had no chance. Lead is now 250

W

Hasan to Chandimal, out Lbw!! A wicket right after the dreaks break, blame the pitch. A shooter that stayed very low and Chandimal went back to play the pull. Scooted through the deck and rapped the Sri Lankan skipper flush on the pad. Struck in-line with the stumps and was going to shatter the stumps. didn't even appeal, started celebrating straightaway. Second wicket for the youngster. Chandimal lbw b Hasan 30(54) [4s-3]

OT

Hasan to Dickwella, no run, drama. Technology comes to Dickwella's rescue here. Floated up, Dickwella decides to sweep by sinking low and elicits a tiny bottom edge that umpire Joel Wilson couldn't spot. and Co. went up for a big appeal and the finger was raised in affirmative. However, Dickwella challenge the call and got the decision in his favour. Uff! Nervy

4

Hasan to Roshen Silva, FOUR, Roshen takes on . Has had enough and decides to step out to launch it over mid-wicket. Not the sweet connection but he played it with the turn which was the key

D

Hasan to Dickwella, no run, Bangladesh claim a catch. The umpires converge and decide to take the matter upstairs. Soft signal is NOT OUT. No issues with the front foot. Has the ball bounced before landing into the Sub fielder's hands? Not too convincing on the first replay. Remember, the soft signal is not out, so the third umpire needs conclusive evidence to overturn it. The verdict is NOT OUT. Dickwella tryst with reverse-sweeps continue and he nearly holed out here. Miscues one and spoons towards cover. The fielder dives forward and ended up catching it on the half-volley

4

Hasan to Roshen Silva, FOUR, Roshen isn't afraid to play his shots. Skips out of the track, reaches the pitch and whacks it with the spin wide of long-on. No chance for Rahim in the deep

W

Islam o Dickwella, ou Caugh by Mahmudullah!! Dickwella runs ou of luck. No lifeline on his occasion. he aggression from Roshen probably rubbed on him and he wen for his pe sho - he sweep. Didn' boher o keep i down and his i sraigh o Bangladesh skipper a square leg, who holds ono i. Shows his frusraion bu conrols his impulses in he end. Dickwella c Mahmudullah b Islam 10(18)

4

to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, welcome to the crease, says Perera. Half-volley outside off, proper cover drive straight out of the cricketing manual. Leans across, high elbows and cracking it through cover

W

to Dilruwan Perera, out Caught by Liton Das!! Perera has been given out caught behind. He wears a befuddled look on his face, has a word with his partner and brings out the 'T' sign. No problem with the front foot. UltraEdge is out and indicates a spike. Perera has to continue his long walk back to the hut. What a response from after getting hit for a boundary off the previous ball. Lands it full and in the channel, Perera was neither forward nor back - just held his bat out to dry and the ball bites the outside edge. Smart grab from Liton Das and Bangladesh are fighting back here. Dilruwan Perera c Liton Das b 7(6) [4s-1]

W

to Dananjaya, out Caught by Liton Das!! The crowd find their voices back as nips out Dananjaya first ball. Two in two and he is on a hat-trick. Dananjaya wasn't happy with the call and Sri Lanka hav exhausted their reviews. A good length delivery in the corridor of uncertainty, held its line a wee bit and there was a definite deflection, was it off the bat hitting the pad or ball kissing the edge? Not sure. Dananjaya departs for a golden duck. Dananjaya c Liton Das b 0(1)

D

to Lakmal, 1 run, edged and Sabbir puts it down. could've had three in the over. Straightforward catch, must say. Cutter from Fizz, gripped and deviated off the deck. Strikes Lakmal's glove as it reared up and popped up to first slip. Sabbir moved to his left, went with both hands but shelled it in the end. Lakmal gets away and is also receiving some treatment by the physio for his finger

4

to Roshen Silva, FOUR, creamed! Half-volley on the stumps, Roshen plants his front foot forward and checks his drive straight down the ground. Class personified!

OT

to Roshen Silva, 2 runs, fullish on the stumps, Roshen whips it past mid-on and gets two to raise his fifty. His fourth consecutive half-century. Continues his purple patch. The entire Sri Lankan dressing room are up on their feet to applaud the effort and Roshen acknowledges it with a wave of the bat

4

Islam o Roshen Silva, FOUR, forune favours he brave as hey say. Roshen hrows his ba a his widish delivery and skews a op-edge, luckily for him i flies over Rahim a shor hird man o zoom away o he fence

4

Islam o Roshen Silva, FOUR, Bangladesh are leaking runs in ques o preven he single off he final ball of he over. Islam drags i shor ouside off, Roshen says hank you and crunches i hrough cover

4

Islam o Lakmal, FOUR, wow! Lakmal isn' holding back o play his shos. Sees a flighed delivery, loads up and bashes i pas Roshen - who is all in smiles

4

Hasan to Roshen Silva, FOUR, loose ball from and Roshen takes toll. Flat darter outside off, accompanied with width. Roshen goes deep and bashes it through the vacant cover region

4

to Lakmal, FOUR, edged and runs away to the fence. Fullish outside off, Lakmal throws his bat on the drive and the ball moves away to scrap the outside edge. Flies past Sabbir at first slip

4

to Lakmal, FOUR, hit-me ball from and Lakmal puts it away to the fence disdainfully. Half-volley on leg-stump, Lakmal shuffles across and whips it through mid-wicket. No-one out there and he'll collect four

4

Islam o Lakmal, FOUR, Lakmal won' shelve his aacking srokes. Sees a flighed delivery on leg, clears his fron leg and whacks i powerfully over mid-wicke

W

Islam o Lakmal, ou Bowled!! One sho oo many from Lakmal. aijul has he las laugh. No celebraion a all from Bangladesh as hey know ha he damage has been done. Floaed up on he sumps, Lakmal wen low for a cross-baed swipe, plays down he wrong line and is casled. So, he sand ha was aking he game away from he hoss has been broken. Sri Lanka are nine down. Bowling change doing he rick. Lakmal b Islam 21(41) [4s-4]

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Islam o Herah, ou Lbw!! Herah has been adjudged LBW firs ball, he has a word wih Roshen bu he forges ha Sri Lanka are ou of reviews. He has o depar and Sri Lanka have been bowled ou for 226. wo in wo for aijul; slow and ges i o spin in from ouside off. Herah pressed forward o defend, plays ouside he line and he ball slides in o rap him low on he pad. Impac was he quesion here bu umpire Rod ucker had no doub in his mind, raising his finger in a flash. Herah lbw b Islam 0(1)

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to Tamim, FOUR, Tamim and Bangladesh are away. Tamim doesn't waste any time in putting this filth away to the fence. Half-volley on off, Tamim props forward and drills it off the inner half past mid-on

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to Tamim, out Caught&Bowled!! 100 Test wickets for Suranga . The 7th Sri Lankan to achieve the feat. Bangladesh have lost their first wicket in the first over of the innings. Fab start for , good riposte after getting hit for a boundary previous ball. Full and curved in, Tamim checked his drive airly to . He bent low in his followthrough and pouched it safely. Superb reflexes from the pacer. Tamim c and b 4(3) [4s-1]

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Perera to Kayes, out Mominul Run Out!! Sri Lankans are confident as a run-out check has been sent upstairs. Oops! Mominul's bat is in the air and he has to depart. "There is no excuse for this at this level," says Tino Mawoyo on air. Totaly agree. Such a lazy and lethargic running from Mominul. Bangladesh have lost their second wicket and it's that of the man in form. Kayes pushed it to mid-off and took off for the single. Mominul was casual and didn't realise that the throw was coming to his end. Dickwella collected it and took the bails off in a flash even as Mominul's bat was still in the air when the bails were removed. Waste of a wicket there. Very much similar to Hardik Pandya's dismissal in the Centurion Test. Mominul run out (de Silva/Dickwella) 0(3)

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Perera to Rahim, no run, was that a chance? Not sure, but it doesn't matter as it goes to ground. Nah! Replays confirm that the ball has missed the bat by some distance. Tossed up around off and spins in a bit to beat Rahim's forward defence. Lobbed off the pad, Dickwella and Mendis at FSL both in excitement ended up looking at each other, shelling it. Oh wait! Ultra-Edge spots a tiny spike here. So a chance goes down for Sri Lanka. Oh dear!

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Perera to Kayes, FOUR, this will soothe the nerves in the Bangladesh camp. Flat darter outside off, Kayes protracts his hands and slices it behind point. Much-needed boundary for Kayes

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Perera to Rahim, no run, Rahim has been given OUT lbw. He reviews. No issues with the front foot. Looks close, only an inside edge can probably save Rahim here. And yes, there's a big inside edge. Ultra-Edge confirms the same. So, the on-field call is overturned. Rahim survives. Looped up from outside off, Rahim stayed back and somehow elicits an inside edge onto his pad. Umpire Rod Tucker raised his finger but Rahim challenged the call and got the decision in his favour in the end

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to Rahim, out Bowled!! This was going to happen. Survives once, survives twice, and pays the price as he commits the mistake for the third time. He left two of such deliveries earlier in the over and got away but not this time. Excellent bowling by who gets this one to nip back. Rahim chooses to leave that and the ball takes down his off stump. gets a well deserved wicket and Rahim has to walk back after living a charmed life. Rahim b 1(22)

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to Kayes, FOUR, stand and deliver! And the fielders, stand and admire. Full length delivery outside off, Kayes leans ahead and times his drive to perfection through covers. No one moved, everyone on the field including the fielders, umpire and the batsman himself admired that shot

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to Liton Das, FOUR, edged but right into the gap! induces an outside edge with a full length delivery but that flies right through the gap between gully and third slip. Found the edge as the batsman went for a drive

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Perera to Liton Das, no run, dropped! That was a tough chance and such catches stick in. Not this time, though. Charges down the wicket and hits that hard. Perera gets his hands to it but fails to hold on to it

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to Kayes, FOUR, classical drive! Gets into position early and creams the tossed up delivery through covers. Commentators on air are mighty impressed with that shot. Can't stop praising the southpaw. Hope they don't jinx him

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Perera to Liton Das, FOUR, positive shot! Doesn't allow the ball to spin and walks down the wicket to smoke it over mid-wicket

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to Liton Das, leg byes, 1 run, yes, that's a right decision. Sri Lanka lose the review as the ball was pitching outside leg. No need to go any further. Das tried to sweep the floater before he got struck on the pads. Umpire is spot on with his call

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Perera to Kayes, out Lbw!! Yes, that's out. Plumb! Waste of a review by Bangladesh. A couple of overs before Sri Lanka lost one of their review, Bangladesh lose one now. Goes on straight, beats Kayes' defense and strikes him right on the knee roll. Perera who has been asking questions since a while gets an affirmative response from the umpire finally. Three reds and that's an end to Kayes' resistance. Kayes lbw b Perera 19(55) [4s-3]

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Perera to Liton Das, FOUR, shot! Flighted delivery outside off, Das leans ahead and creams his drive through covers

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Perera to Mehidy Hasan, FOUR, smashed! Loopy delivery outside off, Hasan gets hold of it and smacks it through covers

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to Mehidy Hasan, FOUR, lovely shot! Not all that full but there was plenty of width and Mehidy didn't miss out. Got a stride forward to cream the drive through cover-point. Sped away to the fence

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to Mehidy Hasan, SIX, what a shot! That has come out from nowhere. Positive intent from Mehidy who doesn't want to let the veteran settle. Dances down the track to this flighted delivery and lofts it dead straight down the ground. Goes all the way. Superb batting

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to Liton Das, out Bowled!! Dragged on! has his third, boy he is really enjoying himself. On a track that's helping the spinners big time, he is having a ball with his reverse swing. This wasn't a wicket-taking delivery though, it was short and quite wide which forced Liton to go for the cut shot. Played well away from the body and that's always a risk on this pitch. The ball stayed down a fraction probably and induced a thick inside edge onto the stumps. Just what Bangladesh didn't want, an early wicket this morning. Liton Das b 25(54) [4s-3]

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to Mehidy Hasan, no run, not sure why this was reviewed because it didn't even look 50-50 to the naked eye. Back of a length delivery that came in with the angle, Mehidy shuffled a bit too much and then missed the flick. The impact was around leg stump and yet, went up in appeal for LBW before coaxing Chandimal to take the DRS as well. Nothing on the UltraEdge and HawkEye confirms that it was missing leg stump. Review lost

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to Mahmudullah, FOUR, not a bad ploy but Mahmudullah couldn't get the execution right. Uses his feet by making some room to go over extra cover, the wily beats him in the flight and throws it a touch wide of off making the batsman reach for it. Mahmudullah wasn't exactly near the pitch but went through with the shot. No proper control but somehow gets it over cover and in fact, runs away to the boundary

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Perera to Mahmudullah, FOUR, fraught with risk but even defensive stroke involves equal risk in this track. Mahmudullah improvises and goes for the reverse, brooms it past Chandimal at first slip. The Sri Lankan skipper had very little time to react there.. couldn't even get a hand to it as it zooms away to the fence

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to Mahmudullah, out Bowled!! First wicket in Tests for . And it's that of the big fish. Dream delivery to open your account in Test cricket. Unplayable! Nothing much Mahmudullah could have done about that. Look at , he is elated and has his hands up in joy looking skywards. Coming to the wicket, it was flighted just outside off and lured Mahmudullah into the drive. Spun rapidly after pitching and the Bangladesh skipper committed the error by playing away from his body. The ball sneaked through the bat-pad gap to crash the stumps. Top stuff from the little man. Mahmudullah b 17(46) [4s-2]

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to Sabbir Rahman, out Caught by Chandimal!! "Alle, alle" shouted Dickwella and Chandimal grabs it with ease. Two wickets in the over for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are imploding. What an over by . Tosses it up around off and gets it to dip very late. Sabbir Rahman was diffident in his forward press, pushes it tamely and spoons a sitter off the inner half to short mid-wicket. The dip caused Rahman's bat to turn in his hands there. Sabbir Rahman c Chandimal b 0(3)

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to Razzak, out Caught&Bowled!! is on a roll. Glum and shocking faces among the Bangladesh fans. They can't believe what's just happening to their team. The comeback man Razzak couldn't weave his magic with the bat. Flighted on the stumps, perhaps the dip from is duping the Bangladesh batsmen here. Razzak ends up awkwardly chipping one airly back to , who accepts it with glee. Razzak c and b 1(4)

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to T Islam, 1 run, top-edge and another chance.. but can't cling onto the opportunity. Slower and drifting outside off, T Islam has a ugly swipe and the top-edge is found. Goes miles up in the air behind , who runs back but the ball escapes from his reach. Full marks to the effort. T Islam's shot selection would have come under the hammer..

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Perera to T Islam, out T Islam Run Out!! Harakiri by Bangladesh batsmen here. Sri Lankans are turning it around here. Both with the ball and in the field. What an outstanding piece of fielding by Mendis. He is a gun fielder at FSL and shows why he is one of the best. Darted full, T Islam digs it to FSL and in the process, the momentum takes him out of the crease. Mendis collects the ball and rifles a throw at the stumps to catch the batsman short of his crease. Amazing reflexes, must say. T Islam run out (Kusal Mendis) 1(6)

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Perera to Mustafizur, out Lbw!! Phew! Bangladesh fold up for 110. Mustafizur departs for a golden duck. It looked dead as soon as he was struck on the pad. The slider from Perera, Rahman stayed back and played down the wrong line. Misses and the ball pings him low on the pad. Umpire Rod Tucker's finger went up straightaway and Mustafizur reviewed more in hope. He was a dead duck, caught plumb in front. Mustafizur lbw b Perera 0(1)

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Hasan to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, edged and past slip. induces an outside edge off the third ball of the game, lucky for Mendis that it eluded first slip. Pressed forward to defend, the ball held its line and took the outside edge. Runs away to the third man fence

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to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, buffet ball for Mendis. errs in line and drops it short, enough time for Mendis to go deep and pull it over mid-wicket. The key there was he picked the length early and dismissed it from his presence

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to Karunaratne, out Stumped!! Wow! Karunaratne falls into the trap set by Bangladesh. What a breakthrough. , who is making a comeback to the side after four years strikes. Lured Karunaratne by tossing it up generously, the southpaw obliged and stepped out. Didn't get anywhere near the pitch and the ball sneaks through his legs as he fails to whip it to the leg-side. Easy stumping for Liton Das. Another failure for Karunaratne. Karunaratne st Liton Das b 3(12)

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Hasan to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, clumsy effort from the fielder at deep backward square leg. Won't please one bit and guess who's the culprit? The veteran, Abdur Razzak. First blip in the field from Bangladesh, short down leg. Mendis smashed the pull along the carpet, Razzak fails to get his body behind the line and lets it through to the fence

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Hasan to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, more runs for Sri Lanka. goes short again, rank long hop and Mendis won't spare those. Picks his spot and lifts it over mid-wicket

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to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, "This is not good bowling from ", quips Tino Mawoyo on air. Half-tracker on the stumps, easy pickings for Mendis. Rocks back and smashes it over mid-wicket

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Hasan to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, both spinners are not learning. Again drops it short for Mendis, who accepts it gleefully. Pivots back and nails it with the spin in front of square on the leg-side

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to de Silva, FOUR, uh-oh! Now Dhananjaya's turn to take on the spinners. Dances down the track and effortlessly lifts it over the bowler's head. Couple of bounces into the fence

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to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, plethora of freebies. Mendis doesn't waste any time in putting it away to the fence. Rank long hop from , that's been the norm in the last few overs from both spinners. Mendis goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket

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Islam o de Silva, FOUR, up and over exra cover. High percenage sho from Dhananjaya; saw he flighed delivery, skipped ou and lifed i inside-ou over exra cover. Sumpuous!

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Islam o de Silva, SIX, excellen from Dhananjaya. Isn' allowing Islam o sele in. Gambols ou of his crease in a hurry, mees he pich and smacks i over he bowler's head. So much power behind he sho ha i wen soaring away for a maximum

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Islam o de Silva, ou Caugh by Sabbir Rahman!! Wicke righ afer he drinks inerval. How ofen do we see ha? Lapse in concenraion, perhaps. Piches on off, urns away sharply and ges his ouside edge as Silva looks o fend i. Flies o he lone slipper who acceps he cach gleefully. his rack is far beer as compared o he firs es. ha game was dominaed by ba, his one migh be dominaed by he ball. de Silva c Sabbir Rahman b Islam 19(30) [4s-2 6s-1]

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Hasan to Gunathilaka, FOUR, that's hammered! Puts on his dancing shoes and hits the flighted delivery straight back to the bowler. Hasan in his followthrough gets a hand to it but can't stop it from reaching the fence

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Islam o Kusal Mendis, SIX, a maximum o bring up his fifh es fify! Ges down on his knee and picks he bones ou of his flighed delivery. Slogs sweeps i over mid-wicke and adds six runs o his accoun. Has sared from where he lef in he firs es. His average agains Bangladesh has crossed 100 now

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Hasan to Gunathilaka, FOUR, short and punished! Short and wide outside off, Gunathilaka comes up with the square drive and finds the gap at cover-point. Bisected the field with precision. Like a boss!

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Islam o Kusal Mendis, FOUR, swep away! ha's a fine sho by he se opener. Goes down on his knee again and connecs his sweep o perfecion. Finds he gap a mid-wicke o perfecion

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to Gunathilaka, out Caught by Rahim!! Gunathilaka combusts. Take a bow, . Comes back in his new spell and makes amends rightaway. Needless shot from Gunathilaka. Tossed up on the stumps, Gunathilaka backed away aiming to lift it over mid-off. Couldn't get enough elevation and ends up mistiming it to Rahim at mid-off, who timed his jump to perfection and held onto it. Superb! The veteran has picked up his second wicket. Gunathilaka c Rahim b 13(26) [4s-2]

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to Chandimal, out Bowled!! That's a ripper! Pitched on leg and spins away sharply to beat Chandimal's front foot defence. Makes a fool (out) of the Lankan skipper and takes down the middle-stick. Unplayable, that was. The comeback man will be on a hat-trick. The crowd has come to life all of a sudden. They're anticipating a hat-trick from the experienced spinner. Can he get one? Chandimal b 0(1)

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to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, shot boy! Mendis won't miss out on those with the kind of form he is in. Gets hold of this tossed up delivery and smashes it off his front foot to find the gap at covers

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to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, loosener to start from , it's like tucking desserts after a healty meal for Mendis. Long hop on the stumps and Mendis will feast on it. Shifts his weight back and nonchalantly pulls it over mid-wicket. No chance for the fielder in the deep

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to Kusal Mendis, out Bowled!! Tigerish comeback from . Oh boy! He's living a dream. Glum faces among the Sri Lankan fans. Mendis, the set-batsman has to depart off the second ball after lunch. What a start to the session for Bangladesh. Peach of a delivery from , pitched up very close to off and middle. Mendis leant forward to block - probably misread the line there - playing for the armer. The ball spun just enough to beat his outside edge and kiss the off-stump. Nothing much Mendis could do about that jaffa. Unplayable stuff. and Bangladesh are cock-a-hoop. Kusal Mendis b 68(98) [4s-10 6s-1]

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Islam o Dickwella, ou Bowled!! wo wickes in wo overs for Bangladesh. Islam joins he pary now. Cleans up Dickwella. he grubber, refuses o rise and Dickwella had no answers o ha. ook a sride forward bu couldn' ge his ba down in ime o keep i ou. Scoos low, goes underneah his willow and crashes ono he sumps. he Dhaka rack showing is rue colour. Sri Lanka in deep rouble a 110/6. Dickwella b Islam 1(3)

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Islam o Roshen Silva, FOUR, hrowdown delivery. Easy giveaway for Silva. Fla and widh ouside off, Roshen reaches ou and hrashes i hrough he unmanned cover area

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to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, welcome boundary for Sri Lanka. errs in line a bit and sprays it on the pads. Perera uses his wrists to whip it through mid-wicket. Rahim gives a desperate chase, shows his Soccer skills but can't prevent the ball from reaching the fence

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to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, expensive over. A pressure-releaser, must say. looks tired and provides width outside off. Perera flails his hands at that and pings the middle of his willow to blast it through cover-point

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Islam o Roshen Silva, SIX, Silva has seen enough. Gives he charge and mees he pich o onk wih a clean swing of he arms over long-on

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to Dilruwan Perera, no run, edged and dropped. Oh what a miss! Sabbir Rahman is the guilty culprit. Full and wooed Perera into a drive, Perera obliged and went hard, only to fizzle out an outside edge that flew to second slip. Sabbir got both his hands to it, but ended up grassing it on the turf. He knows it's a big miss and wears a dejected look on his face

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to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, horror delivery from . Splays it down leg, Perera just gets a faint tickle on it and sends it very fine. Zooms away to the fence

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to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, Perera is playing a handy knock here. overpitches outside off, Perera opens the bat face and slices it past backward point. Back to back fours for DP

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Islam o Dilruwan Perera, ou Caugh by Mominul!! here was a clear inside edge on ha, hence he on-field decision says. Floaed delivery on middle and leg, Perera ries o defend bu ges a ba-pad as he ball lobs owards silly poin who akes he cach. he umpire picked ha up and he replays confirmed he same. Why would he use up he review hough? Such a big nick on ha. Uses up a review and walks back dejeced. Brain fade? Dilruwan Perera c Mominul b Islam 31(55) [4s-4]

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Hasan to Dananjaya, FOUR, that's a good shot! Tossed up around off, Dhananjaya goes inside out and clears the infield. Over the cover region and into the fence that goes. First boundary of the innings for the left handed batsman

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Islam o Dananjaya, FOUR, chopped away! Shorish delivery well ouside off, ransfers his weigh on o he back foo and chops his cu o bea he man a poin. Anoher good looking sho by Dananjaya

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to Roshen Silva, FOUR, well played! Plays the full length delivery with soft hand and an open face of the bat. Finds the gap between gully and slip cordon. Cheeky by the middle order batsman

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to Dananjaya, leg byes, FOUR, that came in sharply. Rolls his finger and bowls a perfect off-cutter. Dananjaya is early on to his drive as the ball brushes his elbow, beats the diving keeper and runs down to the boundary

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to Dananjaya, out Caught by Rahim!! Another sharp catch by Rahim. He has been impressive in the field today. Bowls an off-cutter around off, deceives the batsman and lures him into an early drive. The debutant chips it aerially towards mid-off where Rahim takes a good low catch as the ball was about to dip in front of him. Dananjaya c Rahim b 20(26) [4s-2]

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to Herath, out Caught by Rahim!! Gone. Fizz special. Very similar to Akila Dananjaya's dismissal. Completely foxed by the cutter; went full enticing Herath on the drive. The ball holds up in the deck and Herath was early into the shot. Tamely chips a sitter to Rahim at mid-off. Bangladesh are one wicket away from skittling out the visitors. Hands go up in the air for . Herath c Rahim b 2(4)

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to Roshen Silva, 1 run, darted full, worked to long-on and that will be a fighting fifty for Roshen Silva. What a knock this has been! His third consecutive 50-plus score. The Sri Lankan dressing room is up on their feet as Silva raises his bat. Lakmal too embraces him with a bear hug

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Islam o Roshen Silva, FOUR, Silva squeezes a boundary off he penulimae ball of he over. Shor and well wide of off, Silva hrows his ba and spanks i hrough cover-poin

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Islam o Roshen Silva, ou Caugh by Lion Das!! And ha's he end of he innings. Silva's resisance is over. Islam is rewarded for his consisen lines. Looped i full and urned a wee bi, Silva was caugh in a sae of flux. Ended up half-groping a ha and feahered a nick o he keeper. Up wen umpire Joel Wilson's finger sraighaway and Silva knew he had nicked i, didn' boher o review. Roshen Silva c Lion Das b Islam 56(124) [4s-3 6s-1]