Sri Lanka in Bangladesh, 3 ODI Series, 2021

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - 2nd ODI

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 25 May 2021

Sri Lanka 141/9

RR: 3.53 | Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 103 runs (D/L method)

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Danushka Gunathilaka c Shakib Al Hasan & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Shakib Al Hasan & b Mustafizur Rahman244620
Kusal Perera c Tamim Iqbal (C) & b Shoriful Islamc Tamim Iqbal (C) & b Shoriful Islam141520
Pathum Nissanka c Tamim Iqbal (C) & b Shakib Al Hasanc Tamim Iqbal (C) & b Shakib Al Hasan203620
Kusal Mendis lbw Mehidy Hasanlbw Mehidy Hasan152201
Dhananjaya de Silva lbw Shakib Al Hasanlbw Shakib Al Hasan102100
Ashen Bandara c Mahmudullah & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Mahmudullah & b Mustafizur Rahman153110
Dasun Shanaka c Mahmudullah & b Mehidy Hasanc Mahmudullah & b Mehidy Hasan111901
Wanindu Hasaranga bowled Mehidy Hasanbowled Mehidy Hasan61400
Isuru Udana not out not out 181702
Lakshan Sandakan c Tamim Iqbal (C) & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Tamim Iqbal (C) & b Mustafizur Rahman4700
Dushmantha Chameera not out not out 41200
Extras 0 (b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 0)
Total 141 (9 Wkts, 40.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
24-1 (Kusal Perera,5.3), 53-2 (Danushka Gunathilaka,14), 71-3 (Pathum Nissanka,18.2), 77-4 (Kusal Mendis,21.3), 89-5 (Dhananjaya de Silva,24.4), 104-6 (Dasun Shanaka,29.2), 114-7 (Wanindu Hasaranga,33.4), 116-8 (Ashen Bandara,34.4), 122-9 (Lakshan Sandakan,36.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mehidy Hasan10 0 28 3 2.80
Shoriful Islam6 0 30 1 5.00
Taskin Ahmed8 0 27 0 3.38
Mustafizur Rahman6 1 16 3 2.67
Shakib Al Hasan9 0 38 2 4.22
Mosaddek Hossain1 0 2 0 2.00

That's all from this game! Bangladesh win the series with a game to spare and they will be pleased while Sri Lanka will hope to finish the series on a high after two disappointing outings. The last ODI will be played on Friday, 28th May 2021 at 1300 local (0700 GMT). Do join us then. Cheers and take care.

Mushfiqur Rahim, Player of the Match, says to win is a special thing and to contribute from the front really feels good but he is gutted as he couldn't finish the innings. He even adds there is a lot of areas to work on, this is not an easy track to play, but he is sure the teammates would take notes about the batting here and work on it together and come back stronger in the next match.

Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh skipper, says that they won 2 games and is happy that they won the series but hopes that they can play their perfect game in the third ODI. Opines that Rahim's innings was very good and adds that the wicket played well too. Praises his bowlers, especially Islam and Taskin. Feels that he is happy with the bowling and fielding department and adds that they took a couple of good catches. 

Kusal Perera says that the lack of experience cost them the game and in both the games, they have struggled. Adds that they have to back their strengths and they have to play fearless cricket. 

Earlier, in the game, Bangladesh were in trouble but Mushfiqur Rahim's century helped the hosts post 246 which was a good score on the wicket. The Lankan bowlers were good with Chameera doing a good job. The target looked difficult but by no means out of reach but Sri Lanka collapsed big time and they have been defeated by a huge margin. There were some rain interruptions and the game was reduced to 40 overs but by then the game was done and dusted. 

Sri Lanka were poor. They had a disappointing outing in the first ODI as well but they had shown a fight, but sadly, nothing in the second game. They bowled decently but their batting was poor. No one could make anything substantial and they crumbled against the Bangladeshi bowling. The problem was some batters got starts but could not capitalize and they have succumbed quite easily.

Bangladesh's bowlers were superb. They bowled superbly and did not give anything away to the Lankans. The spinners were superb, with Mehidy Hasan being the star of the show, picking up three wickets. Shakib too was brilliant while Mustafizur Rahman continued his form from the first game as well. Taskin Ahmed did not hold back as well as he bowled brilliantly and not giving Sri Lanka even a sniff. They will be pleased with the effort and they will go back proud. 

An excellent win for Bangladesh. They have won the game quite comfortably, by 103 runs (DLS method), and have taken the series with one game to spare. They also move to the first position in the World Cup Super League table and it is a proud moment for them. They had come into this series after not winning 10 games and they have bounced back with a bang. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, gave a fight in the first ODI but they have been crushed in this game.

39.6
1
Shoriful Islam to Isuru Udana, There it is! Bangladesh have won the game and also the 3-game ODI series, as they are leading by 2-0, with just the final game to go! A length ball on middle, this is jammed out to the long off region for a single. BANGLADESH WIN BY 103 RUNS (DLS)! 
39.5
6
Shoriful Islam to Isuru Udana, SIX! Udana wants to go down with all guns blazing here! Another short ball around off, Isuru Udana slams this one to the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. 
39.4
0
Shoriful Islam to Isuru Udana, On a shortish length and on middle, Isuru Udana comes ahead and looks to pull but misses. 
39.3
0
Shoriful Islam to Isuru Udana, Full toss on middle, this is bunted to the mid off fielder. 
39.2
0
Shoriful Islam to Isuru Udana, Slower and wider outside off, Isuru swings but misses. Only 4 more balls and the misery ends for Sri Lanka. 
39.1
6
Shoriful Islam to Isuru Udana, SIX! Shortish and around off, Isuru Udana goes back and cracks this one over the long on region. 
38.6
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Dushmantha Chameera, On off, defended out. 
38.5
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Isuru Udana, DROPPED! Around middle, shortish, Isuru Udana looks to go big, but he only gets the height on this and the ball goes high up in the air towards the mid on region, but the fielder drops it. A single. 
38.4
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Dushmantha Chameera, Outside off, this is slapped through point for a couple. 
38.3
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Dushmantha Chameera, Fired on middle, this is nudged to the leg side. 

Mosaddek Hossain comees into the action.

38.2
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Dushmantha Chameera, On off, kept out. 
38.1
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Dushmantha Chameera, Shortish around off, this is pushed back to the bowler. 

We are back! The Bangladesh players make their way out to the middle, followed by Dushmantha Chameera and Isuru Udana. How long will Bangladesh take to pick up the final wicket? We will find out. This is now a 40 over game. Just two overs to go. Mosaddek Hossain will start with the ball.

Update 2128 local (1558 GMT) - The covers are coming, I repeat, the covers are coming off. We should get going anytime soon and we might see Bangladesh pick up the final wicket. Stay tuned. 

Update 2119 local (1549 GMT) - Good news, the covers are coming off and play should resume anytime soon with Bangladesh needing just 1 wicket. How long will this take? But as we speak, they have brought the covers back on. Ohh, the wait continues. 

Update 2105 local (1536 GMT) -  Well, well, the rain has returned with only 1 wicket remaining and the covers are coming on. It is raining very heavily and the players are running off the field. Will we get to see Bangladesh take the final wicket or will this be the game? We will find out. Stay with us. 

37.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Isuru Udana, Flighted around off, Isuru Udana looks to push the ball away, but misses and the ball whizzes past the off pole and goes, via a deflection, to the leg side. Missed by a whisker! 
37.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Isuru Udana, On off, driven to Tamim Iqbal at covers. 
37.4
3
Shakib Al Hasan to Dushmantha Chameera, EDGY! Floated outside off, Dushmantha Chameera looks to smack this one to the off side but the ball takes the outside edge and goes through short third man for a single. 
37.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dushmantha Chameera, Again, fired on middle, Dushmantha Chameera shuts this one out, to the leg side. 
37.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dushmantha Chameera, Slower through the air and on middle, Dushmantha Chameera defends. 
37.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Isuru Udana, On middle, pushed through mid off for one. 
36.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dushmantha Chameera, A wicket maiden by Rahman! Comes 'round the wicket and serves a length ball on off, Dushmantha Chameera blocks it out calmly. 
36.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dushmantha Chameera, Around off, kept out to point. 
36.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dushmantha Chameera, Slower length ball on leg, Chameera blocks, with the outer half of the blade, to the off side. 
36.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dushmantha Chameera, What a peach to start off with! A length ball, angling across the new right-handed batter here, Dushmantha Chameera looks to have a feel of the ball, but the ball nips away, just enough to miss his outside edge. 

Dushmantha Chameera is the last man in. 

36.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Lakshan Sandakan, OUT! TAKEN! Bangladesh are just one wicket away from pouching the series now. The skipper takes his third catch of the game and the game is nearing it's end now. A good length ball around off, Lakshan Sandakan looks to clear the man at mid on, but does not get the elevation that he wanted on this. Tamim Iqbal shuffles to his left and grabs onto this. Bangladesh are closing in, on a well deserved win here. 
36.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Lakshan Sandakan, A slower back of a length ball on off, kept out by Lakshan. 
35.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Lakshan Sandakan, Punched off the back foot through covers for a single, to see off the over. 
35.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Lakshan Sandakan, Floated on middle, spinning away from the batter, this is blocked to the leg side. 
35.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Isuru Udana, Around off, worked through mid off, for a single now. 
35.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Isuru Udana, Outside off, this is blocked out, towards point. 
35.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Lakshan Sandakan, Given flight and landed on off, this is driven to wide long off for a single. 
35.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Isuru Udana, On off, worked through square leg for one. 
34.6
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Lakshan Sandakan, Good length ball on the pads, Sandakan hops and nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
34.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Lakshan Sandakan, A length ball on off, Sandakan blocks it back to the bowler.

Who does Sri Lanka send out now? Lakshan Sandakan, it is. 

34.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ashen Bandara, OUT! CAUGHT! Sri Lanka are tumbling down in quick succession here. Rahman gets the second wicket of the night. A good length ball on off, Bandara lofts it straight to the mid off fielder, and it's an easy catch for Mahmudullah. Bangladesh are now on the verge of their second victory over Sri Lanka to wrap the series.
34.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Isuru Udana, A good length ball outside off, Udana cuts it through covers for a single.
34.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Isuru Udana, A fullish delivery on middle, Udana blocks it out.