Sri Lanka in Bangladesh, 3 ODI Series, 2021

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - 1st ODI

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 23 May 2021

Sri Lanka 224/10

RR: 4.65 | Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Danushka Gunathilaka c Mehidy Hasan & b Mehidy Hasanc Mehidy Hasan & b Mehidy Hasan211950
Kusal Perera bowled Mehidy Hasanbowled Mehidy Hasan305010
Pathum Nissanka c Afif Hossain & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Afif Hossain & b Mustafizur Rahman81310
Kusal Mendis c Mehidy Hasan & b Shakib Al Hasanc Mehidy Hasan & b Shakib Al Hasan243620
Dhananjaya de Silva bowled Mehidy Hasanbowled Mehidy Hasan91510
Ashen Bandara bowled Mehidy Hasanbowled Mehidy Hasan32400
Dasun Shanaka bowled Mohammad Saifuddinbowled Mohammad Saifuddin142510
Wanindu Hasaranga c Afif Hossain & b Mohammad Saifuddinc Afif Hossain & b Mohammad Saifuddin746035
Isuru Udana c Mehidy Hasan & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Mehidy Hasan & b Mustafizur Rahman212320
Lakshan Sandakan not out not out 81210
Dushmantha Chameera c Mohammad Saifuddin & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Mohammad Saifuddin & b Mustafizur Rahman51200
Extras 7 (b 0, lb 4, w 3, nb 0)
Total 224 (10 Wkts, 48.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
30-1 (Danushka Gunathilaka,5), 41-2 (Pathum Nissanka,7.4), 82-3 (Kusal Mendis,18.1), 94-4 (Kusal Perera,21.3), 97-5 (Dhananjaya de Silva,23.1), 102-6 (Ashen Bandara,27.3), 149-7 (Dasun Shanaka,34.1), 211-8 (Wanindu Hasaranga,44), 211-9 (Isuru Udana,44.1), 224-10 (Dushmantha Chameera,48.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mehidy Hasan10 2 30 4 3.00
Taskin Ahmed9 0 62 0 6.89
Mustafizur Rahman9 0 34 3 3.78
Mohammad Saifuddin10 0 49 2 4.90
Shakib Al Hasan10 0 44 1 4.40
Mahmudullah0.1 0 1 0 10.00

So, that's all from this game! Bangladesh go 1-0 up while Sri Lanka put up a disappointing performance. The next ODI will be played on Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 1300 local (0700 GMT). Goodbye and take care!

Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh skipper, says he is happy with the way they fought, adds in the batting, Rahim and Mahmudullah played really well. Adds Afif’s knock was also important. Admits batting wasn’t easy and 250 was a good score. States losing is no fun and finally they won, they lost 10 games in a row in all formats and now they are happy they have won but the job is not done and there are two more games to go. Ends by saying the passion for the country drives them forward in these tough conditions and there is a lot of games after this series and he is looking forward to what is going to happen.

Mushfiqur Rahim, Man of the Match, says it was not an easy wicket to bat on and they were in a bit of bother but Tamim and Mahmudullah batted really well and that let the pressure off him, overall it was good game. States he’s not a power hitter so he sticks to his strength and looks to milk the runs and he tries to keep one end safe and Afif and Saif added the finishing touch. Ends by saying it is not ideal conditions to play cricket, it is very hot and humid and he credits the players for the way they played.

Kusal Perera, Lankan skipper, says losing is not good but there are a lot of positives. Adds the bowlers were really good especially Hasaranga. Mentions Bangladesh have a good side, the bowling did well against them and 250 was chasable but the batters should take more responsibility. Also adds Hasaranga is a highly rated player and in these conditions to score runs and bowl 10 overs is excellent. States Udana and Hasaranga gave them a chance but Bangladesh bowled well. Ends by saying they’ll look to comeback strongly.

It was all about the big guns for Bangladesh in this game. After electing to bat, the likes of Rahim, Tamim and Mahmudullah stepped up. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, they got to a competitive total. With the ball, the experience of Mehidy, Shakib and Rahman come to the fore as they used their variations nicely and have won the game for their side.

For Lanka, there were a few batters in the upper and middle order who got starts but none of them went onto score a big one. Had it not been for Hasaranga's fifty, the margin of defeat would have been bigger. He kept the Lankan hopes alive, first with a good stand with Shanaka and then with Udana. Once he fell though, it all fell apart for the visitors.

Defending just below 260, the Bangladesh bowlers leaked runs initially but the wicket of Gunathilaka changed everything. They not only managed to apply the breaks but also got wickets at regular intervals. Mehidy Hasan was the star as he got 4 crucial wickets. Except for Taskin every bowler ha da decent outing. Overall, they will be quite satisfied with their performance.

End of a very professional performance by the Bangladesh players and they will be very pleased to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

48.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dushmantha Chameera, OUT! CAUGHT! Sri Lanka get bowled out for 224. Bangladesh go 1-0 up in the series. Coming to the ball, was an off-cutter on middle and leg, Chameera gets on his knees and looks to sweep it across but gets a top-edge and the ball carries to the point fielder. Mustafizur gets his third wicket and he is delighted. Bangladesh win by 33 runs.
47.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Lakshan Sandakan, A dot to end which means just the one from the over! Slower one outside off, LK swings but misses.
47.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Lakshan Sandakan, A low full toss on middle, Lakshan is early in the stroke as it is a slower one. It lands safe wide of the bowler.
47.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Lakshan Sandakan, A full toss outside off. Sandakan fails to put bat on ball.
47.3
1
Taskin Ahmed to Dushmantha Chameera, Outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
47.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Dushmantha Chameera, Another dot! Fuller and on middle, Chameera swings but it goes off the inner half back to o the bowler.
47.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Dushmantha Chameera,  yorker on middle, it is jammed back to the bowler.
46.6
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Lakshan Sandakan, FOUR! Welcome boundary and Lanka will need a lot more of these. A full toss, this is hit past mid off and it races away. 35 needed then in 18.
46.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Dushmantha Chameera, Fuller and on off, it is hit to mid off for one.
46.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dushmantha Chameera, That has just gone over the stumps. Another cutter, it lands on leg and then spins away. The tennis ball like bounce saves Chameera as he misses his swing and it goes over the stumps.
46.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dushmantha Chameera, Really good from Rahim. This is full and outside off, Chameera swings but it goes off the inner half to the left of the keeper who dives and stops it.
46.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Lakshan Sandakan, On the pads, this is worked towards deep square leg for one.
46.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Lakshan Sandakan, Fuller and on off, this is hit towards cover. The fielder fumbles but no runs taken.
45.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Lakshan Sandakan, Just the 4 in the over. A full toss on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
45.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Lakshan Sandakan, A huge appeal but turned down! An off cutter, it lands on middle and turns back in. Hits the pad of the batter as he tries to flick. Going down leg.
45.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Dushmantha Chameera, Just a single but there was intent in this shot! Length and on middle, Chameera swings but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
45.3
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Lakshan Sandakan, Shorter and on middle, this is slapped down to long on for one. Singles won't do it for Lanka.
45.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Dushmantha Chameera, This is fuller and on middle, it is pushed down to o long on for one.
45.1
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Dushmantha Chameera, A full toss on middle, this is played back to the bowler. Yes, Chameera is a tailender but he needs to make use of such deliveries.
44.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Dushmantha Chameera, Full on the pads, worked to the leg side for a single.
44.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dushmantha Chameera, An appeal for LBW turned down! Slower ball on middle and leg, Chameera looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but it is turned down.
44.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Lakshan Sandakan, Good length ball on middle, Sandakan tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
44.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Lakshan Sandakan, Slower ball on off, Sandaka works it to mid-wicket.
44.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Lakshan Sandakan, Good length ball on off, Sandakan pushes it to mid off.

Dushmantha Chameera is the last man in. 

44.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Isuru Udana, OUT! CAUGHT! The 9th wicket is down and Bangladesh are just 1 wicket away. Mustafizur is the wicket-taker. Short ball on middle, Udana looks to pull but it takes the top edge and goes towards deep mid-wicket. Mehidy Hasan setlles himself and takes a good catch. 

Lakshan Sandakan is the next man in. Mustafizur Rahman is back into the attack. 

43.6
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, OUT! CAUGHT! Short ball on middle, Hasaranga pulls it towards deep mid wicket fielder who grabs onto the catch. An important wicket for Bangladesh as they have got the big fish here. Hasaranga was playing really well and will be disappointed walking back to the dugout. A sigh of relief for Bangladesh! 47 needed off 36. Probably way too much now, they needed Hasaranga to be there till the end. This should be game, set and match for Bangladesh.
43.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Isuru Udana, Fires a yorker outside off, Udana pushes it towards long off for another single.
43.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller ball on middle, Hasaranga taps it towards long off for a single.
43.3
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Short ball on leg, pulled through square leg for a couple.
43.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Isuru Udana, On off, played towards third man. A single taken.
43.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Length delivery on leg, pushed towards long on for a single.
42.6
4
Shakib Al Hasan to Isuru Udana, FOUR! Width on offer outside off, Udana cuts it away beautifully towards backward point for a boundary.
42.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Isuru Udana, Flatter delivery on off, Udana defends it back to the bowler who has a shay at the non-strikers end but Hasaranga is insde the crease.
42.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, On off, pushed towards covers for a run.
42.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Flighted delivery on off, Hasaranga swings but the ball gets deflected off his pads, no run.
42.2
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Tossed it up on middle, Hasaranga pushes it towards square leg for a couple.
42.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Loopy delivery on off, worked towards point region.
41.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller delivery on middle, Hasaranga nudges it towards cover fielder and will keep the strike.
41.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Length delivery on leg, Hasaranga defends it back to the bowler.
41.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Isuru Udana, Slower delivery on off, worked towards covers for a single.