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

Sri Lanka vs India

06 March 2018 19:00 (IST)

1st T20I, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, 15 February 2018

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2nd Inn:194/4 (16.4)

Thisara Perera* 39 (18);Dasun Shanaka 42 (24);
Rubel Hossain* 3.4-0-52-1; Afif Hossain 2-0-26-1;

Last bat: Niroshan Dickwella

Result: Sri Lanka won by 6 wkts.

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Sri Lanka Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kusal Mendis c Soumya Sarkar & b Afif Hossain 53 27 8 2 196.3
Danushka Gunathilaka st Rahim & b Nazmul Islam 30 15 6 0 200
Upul Tharanga c Afif Hossain & b Nazmul Islam 4 7 0 0 57.14
Dasun Shanaka not out 42 24 3 3 175
Niroshan Dickwella(wk) c Saifuddin & b Rubel 11 9 2 0 122.22
Thisara Perera not out 39 18 4 3 216.67
Dinesh Chandimal(c) dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jeevan Mendis dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Akila Dananjaya dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shehan Madushanka dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Isuru Udana dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 3, w - 12, nb - 0)15
Total(194 for 4 in 16.4 overs)194 (11.64 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/53 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 4.5 ov.) 2/90 (Kusal Mendis, 7.5 ov.) 3/92 (Upul Tharanga, 8.3 ov.)
4/129 (Niroshan Dickwella, 11.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Nazmul Islam 4 0 25 2 6.25 (1w)
Mohammad Saifuddin 2 0 33 0 16.5 (1w)
Mahmudullah (c) 2 0 23 0 11.5 (1w)
Rubel Hossain 3.4 0 52 1 14.17 (7w)
Mustafizur Rahman 3 0 32 0 10.67 (1w)
Afif Hossain 2 0 26 1 13 (1w)
               

Bangladesh Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Zakir Hasan b Gunathilaka 10 9 1 0 111.11
Soumya Sarkar lbw J Mendis 51 32 6 2 159.38
Mushfiqur Rahim(wk) not out 66 44 7 1 150
Afif Hossain c Dickwella & b J Mendis 0 2 0 0 0
Mahmudullah(c) c Dananjaya & b Udana 43 31 2 2 138.71
Sabbir Rahman b Thisara Perera 1 2 0 0 50
Ariful Haque not out 1 1 0 0 100
Mohammad Saifuddin dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nazmul Islam dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Mustafizur Rahman dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Rubel Hossain dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 3, w - 16, nb - 1)21
Total(193 for 5 in 20 overs)193 (9.65 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/49 (Zakir Hasan, 3.6 ov.) 2/100 (Soumya Sarkar, 10.1 ov.) 3/100 (Afif Hossain, 10.3 ov.)
4/173 (Mahmudullah, 18.2 ov.) 5/186 (Sabbir Rahman, 19.3 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Shehan Madushanka 3 0 39 0 13 (2w)
Danushka Gunathilaka 2 0 16 1 8 (5w)
Isuru Udana 4 0 45 1 11.25 (5w)
Thisara Perera 4 0 36 1 9 (3w)
Akila Dananjaya 4 0 32 0 8 (1w)
Jeevan Mendis 3 0 21 2 7  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

Islam to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, late. Oh so very late. Picks it out of Mushy's gloves, going deep in the crease and using all of Islam's pace for help to dab it through the cordon

4

to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, length, too straight and Mendis goes uppish, in his arc clearing mid-wicket. And that's all he had to do, the powerplay does the rest

4

to Gunathilaka, FOUR, overcook. Tall, high backlift and then the front foot to get to the pitch of it as he smokes it through the covers

4

to Gunathilaka, FOUR, smoe more. for some reason is happy to keep pitching it up, and finds it being slapped away. Two covers, neither matter

4

to Gunathilaka, FOUR, compensates, goes short, goes down leg and Gunathilaka unleashes a swivelling pull, and there's nobody behind square. A 17-over start in the first innings has found it's match in a 19-run one in the second

4

to Gunathilaka, FOUR, tries forcing matters down the ground now. Early into his hack, clearing his front foot as he does so, with the ball sticking into the turf, losing shape, loses timing, loses elevation. But there's just enough to clear mid-off

4

to Gunathilaka, FOUR, through the line. The length right in his slot, and then the full bat swing. Wow. Straight down, one-bounced

4

to Gunathilaka, FOUR, responds with a cutter. But the width continues to be gifted. Gunathilaka is a master in finding gaps, his drive does so through the covers this time

4

to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, oh these deft innovations. Mendis spots the length short, moves away, sits and swipes his bat, horizontally with the bat face upwards in ramping it over the keeper

4

Islam to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, on the dance, right to the pitch of it and with mid-on in the circle, Mendis was always going to tonk it down. Forget the lack of timing, there's enough meat to trickle it into the fence

W

Islam to Gunathilaka, out Stumped!! The celebrations have started. Mushy doesn't even want to wait, he's adjudged his stumping clean. Gunathilaka, in one slog too many, tries carrying on with the momentum, the ball sneaks under and that back leg tries coming back. Only, the gloves behind it are quicker. It's Apu's maiden wicket, and what a time to get it. Gunathilaka st Rahim b Islam 30(15) [4s-6]

4

to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, gentle loosener to start with. Full, wide and Mendis opens up his bat face, steering it behind point

4

to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, now a line up, then high elbows, a spanking blade and punches it through the covers. That's some welcome

4

to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, the off-cutter lacking fizz. Lacking steam. And Mendis gets his stride out, full-facing it..up and over the covers

6

Islam to Kusal Mendis, SIX, the horrors of a drag down. Mendis amplifies it with his rock back deep into the crease. And then what - the pull, violent and into cow corner

4

Hossain to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, the cramping lines from round the wicket. Mendis leans out, whipping it uppishly, checking it as he does so. Mid-wicket runs back, and so does long-on. The ball beats either

6

Hossain to Kusal Mendis, SIX, beefed away courtesy a slog sweep and that sails over cow corner! That brings up the fifty for Mendis as well. This has been a blitzkrieg from him

W

Hossain to Kusal Mendis, out Caught by Soumya Sarkar!! One shot too many for Kusal Mendis. Looking for more big runs, and falls for the cause. But was it necessary? That was a ballooned up delivery and the batsman went the aerial route to locate the man at long-off to precision. Bangladesh net the big fish. Kusal Mendis c Soumya Sarkar b Hossain 53(27) [4s-8 6s-2]

W

Islam to Tharanga, out Caught by Afif Hossain!! This will hurt Lanka. That was a drop kicked hit from the former skipper and he holes out at deep mid-wicket. That was ushered in on to the pads and the heave only manages enough distance to be taken in the deep. That was another soft dismissal. Tharanga c Afif Hossain b Islam 4(7)

6

to Shanaka, SIX, short ball, sits up, pleads to be put away and the batsman obliges with a back foot pull. Hammers it over cow corner for a flat sixer

6

to Shanaka, SIX, and again! The ball has been meted out with wings. Short, awful delivery and the batsman backs away to flex his muscles. Opens his arms and swats the ball over cover for a maximum. Back to back sixes infuse energy to the run rate again

4

to Dickwella, FOUR, looks to be cheeky the bowler, cheekier is the response from the batsman. Kneels down and paddles the ball fine for a four. The skipper at short fine leg is furious and howls at his bowler

4

to Shanaka, FOUR, a full blooded cover drive off a pitched up delivery drills another boundary into the silence of the ground. The home crowd has gone quiet. The man at mid-off had no chance

4

to Shanaka, FOUR, it is not raining boundaries, it is a massive cyclone! That was terribly short and the batsman takes his own sweet time to get into position and plummet the pull away between deep square and deep mid for a cracking four

4

to Dickwella, FOUR, it is a one-way traffic now! That was shortish ball, tucked him up a bit, the edge was found but it sailed away towards the third man region for a four. This wicket is turning out to be a bowler's graveyard

W

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. does what his skipper wanted him to, removes the keeper batsman. Dickwella c Saifuddin b 11(9) [4s-2]

4

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

6

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

4

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

6

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

4

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

6

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

4

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

6

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

4

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

4

to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, just in case anyone is confused with the format, Sarkar reminds us with a muscle-pull over mid-wicket. Short ball, no purpose behind it and Sarkar rocks back to paste it over mid-wicket to get the scorecard ticking

6

to Soumya Sarkar, SIX, top-edge and six. Modern bats, I tell you. Got to feel for the bowler here. Fuller and tailed away just outside off, Sarkar swings across the line and the ball deviates to take the top-edge. Goes high and clears the third man fielder to send the crowd into rapture. Sarkar was in no position there as his head fell all over the place

4

to Zakir Hasan, FOUR, Zakir joins into the act. First boundary for him in International cricket. Sees a short of length delivery, hangs back as he waits for it to arrive and swats it over mid-on. Exciting first over..

D

to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, was that a chance? Yes, yes. Hard chance but should have been taken. Flighted on off, Sarkar blasts it straight back at , went too quickly and got both his hands, but it pops out and deflects away to the leg-side. They sneak in a single

4

to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, lovely from Sarkar. Full elegance in display. pitches it up and teases Sarkar, who shifts his weight forward and presents a full face of the bat to lift it handsomely over mid-off. The outfield is too quick and it zooms away to the fence

4

to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, back to back fours for Sarkar. overcorrects and bangs it short, the plan was good but the line is too legsidish. Sarkar swivels across, gets some bat on it and sends it past short fine leg

4

to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, and again. Make that hat-trick of fours for Sarkar. Hands on the head for , but this was a hit-me ball. Veers on leg again, easy pickings for Sarkar as he gets inside the line and tickles it fine for a four

4

to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, fab from Sarkar. Gambols out of the crease and converts this tossed up delivery into a half-volley to drill it past extra cover. The key was, he met the pitch early and the rest, his hands took care

W

to Zakir Hasan, out Bowled!! First wicket in T20Is for . He gets the debutant, who fails to capitalise on the start. Goes for the swipe after sinking low, fails to read the arm-ball and the stumps are disturbed. Credit to for sticking to the basics and keeping it tight on the stumps. Just You-miss-I-hit stuff. So, the opening stand stand has been broken, was looking ominous but Sri Lanka have snapped it. Zakir Hasan b 10(9) [4s-1]

4

to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, errs in line and Sarkar makes him pay. Short and down leg, Sarkar swivels across and rolls his wrists to help it past short fine leg

4

to Rahim, FOUR, welcome to the crease, says Rahim. No respect whatsoever. Moves across his sticks, stays low and brooms it over short fine leg. Sort of top-edge but cleared the fielder in the ring comfortably

6

to Soumya Sarkar, SIX, yikes! What a shot from Sarkar. Effortless! Skipped out in a hurry and reached the pitch, held his bat in a straight position and lofts it over mid-on. Such is the timing that it carried all the way for a maximum

4

to Rahim, FOUR, short and punished. Looked as if Rahim was ready and expecting the short ball. Clubs it over mid-wicket powerfully to the fence

4

to Rahim, FOUR, second boundary of the over. The debutant has been expensive today. Yet another poor over from him. Short and offers width for Rahim, who uses the depth of the crease to slap it behind point. No chance for the third man fielder

OT

to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, maiden T20I fifty for Soumya Sarkar. The crowd roars and his team-mates are up on their feet to applaud the effort. Wave of the bat from Sarkar to soak in the applause. Drifted on leg, Sarkar easily nudges it to mid-wicket

OT

to Rahim, 2 runs, fifty-stand comes up between the two. Rahim uses his feet and lifts it nonchanlantly over extra cover. Long-off fielder runs across, covers good ground and more importantly stretches his hand to flick the ball back into play

W

Mendis to Soumya Sarkar, out Lbw!! "AHHH" goes Mendis and gets the nod from the umpire. Wowza! What a breakthrough for Sri Lanka. Mendis strikes gold first ball. So, the change of bowling works for Sri Lanka. Mendis ushers in a flipper, ambitious from Sarkar as he goes for the switch-hit and misses. The ball skids through to ping him on the thigh pad but holy-moly, it has pitched outside leg and Sarkar walks off without reviewing. And oh, he is on the ground too grimacing in some serious pain. Is finally being helped off the field by the subs. End of the carnage. Relief for the visitors. Soumya Sarkar lbw b Mendis 51(32) [4s-6 6s-2]

W

Mendis to Afif Hossain, out Caught by Dickwella!! Loud shout and given. Two wickets in the over and Sri Lanka have turned the clock back in their favour. The googly from Mendis, spins away and Afif plays down the wrong line. Is hit on the back pad and eez! The ball pops up after hitting the back of Afif's bat. Dickwella shows good awareness and bends across to clasp that with both hands. Afif departs for a duck in his maiden outing in International cricket. Afif Hossain c Dickwella b Mendis 0(2)

4

to Rahim, FOUR, sublime drive from Rahim. overpitches just outside off, Rahim isn't sparing those. Leans across, times it off the middle and belts it past a diving extra cover fielder

6

Mendis to Mahmudullah, SIX, the Bangladesh skipper isn't wasting any time. Picks up this flighted delivery, extends his arms to tonk it over long-on. Crisp, clean hitting there

4

to Mahmudullah, FOUR, back to the shortened length, dishing out ample width outside off as well. Mahmudullah rocks back, opens up his bat face and steers it square..nothing a dive from sweeper can do

4

Mendis to Rahim, FOUR, on the reverse. Quite Rahim's staple. Spots the ball in his slot, has a measure of the field, gets under it and sweeps, behind square

6

to Mahmudullah, SIX, away, down, inside-out and it's creamed over into the extra cover ropes. Juicy length, yes, but Mahmudullah imparts all the timing to make it look so very beautiful

4

to Rahim, FOUR, tries the full sucker ball in the follow up. Rahim is the mind-reader, he puts on his dancing shoes, moves away and drills it past the man at extra cover. Oh, this is carnage

4

to Mahmudullah, FOUR, finds reverse. But Mahmudullah was always deep in the crease, converting it into a half volley and with sheer elegance lifts his drive over the covers, and into the covers

OT

to Rahim, 1 run, another reverse tailing yorker. Rahim manages to dig it out, run across..and grab a fifty. Only his second

W

to Mahmudullah, out Caught by Dananjaya!! Full, keeps it simple on the sticks. Mahmudullah though does the opposite. Tries getting innovative, walking across his stumps looking to scoop it over. Not a bad option given that fine leg was in the ring. But he doesn't get the elevation, nor does he get the timing, just a miscue popping up to 45. Mahmudullah c Dananjaya b 43(31) [4s-2 6s-2]

6

to Rahim, SIX, stays on the move, across, behind, and then his famed sit. Under the ball, tonking the full blown slog into cow corner. He's keeping the 200 dream on..

W

to Sabbir Rahman, out Bowled!! Bang on the money. He's throwing up yorkers for fun out here is . Sabbir tries lapping it down, and in the process loses measure of his stumps. And the bat wasn't stretching out enough either. The result - the leg-stump is uprooted. Sabbir Rahman b 1(2)

4

to Rahim, FOUR, oh cheeky. And it's that cheek that helps him get Bangladesh to their highest ever T20I score - past that 190 mark. It's predictably the yorker, Mushy lines himself up and ramps, through the vacant cordon