View Live Score / Upcoming / Results Schedule

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - 1st T20I

Series: Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2018
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Date & Time: 15 February 2018

Sri Lanka 194/4 (16.4 Ovs) CRR: 11.64 | Sri Lanka won by 6 wkts


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Kusal Mendis c Soumya Sarkar & b Afif Hossainc Soumya Sarkar & b Afif Hossain532782
Danushka Gunathilaka stumped Nazmul Islamstumped Nazmul Islam301560
Upul Tharanga c Afif Hossain & b Nazmul Islamc Afif Hossain & b Nazmul Islam4700
Dasun Shanaka Not OutNot Out422433
Niroshan Dickwella c Saifuddin & b Rubelc Saifuddin & b Rubel11920
Thisara Perera Not OutNot Out391843
Dinesh Chandimal dnbdnb0000
Jeevan Mendis dnbdnb0000
Akila Dananjaya dnbdnb0000
Shehan Madushanka dnbdnb0000
Isuru Udana dnbdnb0000
Extras 15 (b 0, lb 3, w 12, nb 0)
Total 194 (4 Wkts, 16.4 Ov)
BowlingO M R WEcon
Nazmul Islam4 0 25 2 6.25
Mohammad Saifuddin2 0 33 0 16.5
Mahmudullah2 0 23 0 11.5
Rubel Hossain3.4 0 52 1 17.33
Mustafizur Rahman3 0 32 0 10.67
Afif Hossain2 0 26 1 13
Zakir Hasan0 0 0 0 0
Soumya Sarkar0 0 0 0 0
Mushfiqur Rahim0 0 0 0 0
Sabbir Rahman0 0 0 0 0
Ariful Haque0 0 0 0 0


So, the wicket was a coffer for the batsmen. They knew they would be rich on this wicket but no one had an idea how much richer. In the end, the run feast was convincingly triumphed by the Lankans. Poor bowlers had a forgettable outing. But Bangladesh's poor run at home, first the tri-series, then the Tests and now this shellacking. Time for them to step up and turn the tides. Lanka though on their part have done well to arrest the slide in the shorter formats. On that note, this is Kumar Abhisekh Das taking a leave on behalf of Vineet Anantharaman and Sriram.

Kusal Mendis, Man of the Match: I am very very happy. The coaching staff have helped me a lot for this game. I was told to play my natural game and consume less balls. That worked for me.

Dinesh Chandimal: We never thought this wicket was this good. It was a good toss to lose. Credit goes to the bowlers and batters, they played some outstanding cricket. We always thought before the game, that we will maintain the right hand - left hand combination. We want to play some competitive cricket. We never underestimate this Bangladesh team at home.

Mahmudullah: Probably we were 10-15 runs short. We should have scored over 200. But the bowlers did not execute their lengths well. They batted well. We started well and did well in the middle overs. But credit goes to them, they batted really well. But on a belter like this, if you don't execute your lengths, you will be punished.

Earlier in the evening, Bangladesh on the back of fifties from Rahim and Sarkar scaled their highest total in T20Is. Their skipper Mahmudullah also came came good with a fine cameo to keep the runs going. But from being 100 for 1 in 10 overs to 193 for 5 in 20 overs, in hindsight, was never going to be enough. The bowlers from both sides looked for a hiding throughout. The Lankans have also broken their jinx of 8 consecutive losses in T20Is. Hang on for the awards and the words from the skippers.

Bangladesh have been annihilated here. They have been pulverised into a tap-out. This ain't a game of wrestling. But Lanka have been Big Show today. Chasing 194, they came out all guns blazing after a quiet first over. Kusal Mendis registered a quick fire fifty off 25 balls and set the tone for the fireworks later. Then despite a brief spell where the Islanders lost a couple of wickets, the scoring rate refused to stay quiet. Shanaka and Perera performed the final rites with a thrill-a-minute ride partnership of 65 off 30 balls.

Rubel to Shanaka, 1 run, done and dusted! Lanka go 1-0 up in the series and have swatted aside the target of 194 with some style. This is their highest chase in T20Is. The final ball: short of length delivery outside off and was patted away with soft hands into the off-side for quick single. A direct hit at the batter's end would have delayed the formalities. But Bangladesh missed the mark, in tune with their day on the field, and that was it
Rubel to Shanaka, 5 wides, more wides..more agony..The bumper ushered in and the ball jumps over the keeper and the batsman for some sundries. The scores are level now
Rubel to Perera, 1 run, yorkerish delivery and has been driven out into the covers for a single. Only a shot away now. Sixer to finish?
Rubel to Perera, FOUR, the crowd continues its mute mode. The length ball delivered and the boundary delivered as well. The batsman backed away and creamed the pick up shot into the on-side between long-on and deep mid for a four
Rubel to Shanaka, 1 run, mistimes the heave and the ball hardly scaled any distance into the on-side. Only a single as the bowler himself mops the ball up running towards the mid-wicket region
Rubel to Shanaka, wide, radars the ball down leg and has been wided. So many wides on a flat deck. The bowlers have not helped their own cause either

Rubel Hossain [3.0-0-39-1] is back into the attack

Afif Hossain to Perera, SIX, new balls please! That has been kissed by the curse of oblivion. Short ball again as the length was dragged down and the batsman stayed put in his crease and used the long levers to dispatch the ball over cow corner for six more. 13 more needed
Afif Hossain to Perera, FOUR, short ball, bad ball, put away. The batsman hung back in his crease and pulled the ball away past deep mid for a four
Afif Hossain to Perera, 2 runs, backs away and pile drives the ball down the ground. The man at long-on slides across the turf to save a few runs for his team
Afif Hossain to Shanaka, 1 run, superb stop from the man at short third man as the reverse sweep was struck well enough. They still decide to steal a single and are successful
Afif Hossain to Perera, leg byes, 1 run, fires the ball on to the pads and the whirlwind bat does not make contact. The ball crawls away into the on-side after striking the pads. Single nabbed
Afif Hossain to Perera, no run, stays leg side of the flattish ball and pushes the ball out into the off-side

Afif Hossain [1.0-0-13-1] is back into the attack

Mustafizur to Shanaka, SIX, the Lankans are on fire tonight! They want to do this with swagger. He does a tango down the track and then creams the ball high and handsome over long-on for a mighty six. Only 27 needed now. It was a length ball and the batsman skipped out to convert it into a pitched up one and then provide air miles to it
Mustafizur to Perera, 1 run, poor shot! But escapes as the man at deep mid came charging in only to find the ball landing short of him. Short ball, mistimed pull and a jail break for Perera
Mustafizur to Perera, FOUR, he won't stay quiet tonight! That was a low full toss, the batsman picks the ball up and tonks the ball down the ground for a four

Fizz is bowling the yorkers well. Can Thisara hold himself back?

Mustafizur to Perera, no run, another yorker just outside off and the batsman digs the ball out to mid-off
Mustafizur to Perera, wide, looks to spring in a surprise by springing in a short ball. The ball sails over the head of the batsman and has been deemed as a wide
Mustafizur to Perera, no run, spears in the yorker as the batsman was giving an impression of backing away. Pushed back to the bowler
Mustafizur to Shanaka, 1 run, exposes his sticks, by backing away, then pushes the ball away into the off-side for a single
Rubel to Perera, SIX, if Dasun has the sword, then the Lankan hercules has a statement to make! Stays inside the line of the short ball and pulls the ball emphatically over deep backward square leg for a sixer. The rate is below 7 now. 40 needed off 36 balls
Rubel to Shanaka, 1 run, happy to stay leg-side of the ball and then tucked into the on-side for a single
Rubel to Shanaka, FOUR, remember Damocles's sword? Shanaka owns it now. Charges down the track and swords it over point for a one bounce four
Rubel to Perera, 1 run, stays leg-side of the ball and whipped the ball uppishly into the on-side for a single
Rubel to Perera, SIX, lends his bottom hand into the slog down the ground and the ball has cleared the fence with ease. That was a length ball and the batsman gave it the full monty
Rubel to Shanaka, 1 run, backs away again as a part of his preempted movement. The bowler follows him a short ball and was tucked into the on-side for a single

The equation now is 59 off 42. One good over and Lanka can jog to the target.

Mustafizur to Perera, no run, digs in the short ball outside off and like a silent spectator, Perera watches it go. Was done in by the length and the lack of pace on it as he backed away
Mustafizur to Perera, FOUR, backs away and cracks the whip on the leather! The man at cover and the man at sweeper cover never moved. The ball sped away into the fence. This man can slam them
Mustafizur to Perera, no run, bottom handed whip down the ground for the man at mid-off to stop it. Another delivery which decked in from the surface
Mustafizur to Shanaka, 1 run, clipped away uppishly behind square sans any timing and the man at deep square leg picks the ball up for a single
Mustafizur to Shanaka, no run, nice shape away from the right-hander. The batsman opens his stance and pushes the ball away into the off-side with an open face of the bat
Mustafizur to Shanaka, no run, was that a slower yorker outside off? Might well have been. The batsman tried to squeeze it out, but failed to connect

Mustafizur Rahman [1.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Here is the Fizz.

Rubel to Perera, no run, full ball, tailing away a wee bit, clipped back to the bowler as the batsman was happy sitting back in his crease. 7 runs and a wicket is something the Tigers would take it with both hands

Another former skipper has walked in. He knows a thing or two about clobbering sixes.

Rubel to Shanaka, 1 run, tucks the batsman up with a short of length delivery and has been tucked away into the on-side for a single

Thisara Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Rubel to Dickwella, out Caught by Saifuddin!! His struggles have ended. Too many shots again dictating his departure. The short ball, no room, huge top edge on the attempted pull and taken by the man at fine leg. Lanka lose number 4. Rubel does what his skipper wanted him to, removes the keeper batsman. Dickwella c Saifuddin b Rubel 11(9) [4s-2]

Rubel to Dickwella, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Rubel to Dickwella, no run, backs away and looks to carve it away. They are not in a mood to slow down. Misses the ball and is not happy with hismelf as the ball bounced a tad bit extra


rate graph