Sri Lanka in Bangladesh, 3 ODI Series, 2021

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - 3rd ODI

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 28 May 2021

Bangladesh 189/10

RR: 4.45 | Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 97 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tamim Iqbal c Niroshan Dickwella (W) & b Dushmantha Chameerac Niroshan Dickwella (W) & b Dushmantha Chameera172920
Mohammad Naim c Kusal Mendis & b Dushmantha Chameerac Kusal Mendis & b Dushmantha Chameera1200
Shakib Al Hasan c Ramesh Mendis & b Dushmantha Chameerac Ramesh Mendis & b Dushmantha Chameera4700
Mushfiqur Rahim c Dhananjaya de Silva & b Ramesh Mendisc Dhananjaya de Silva & b Ramesh Mendis285400
Mosaddek Hossain c Binura Fernando & b Ramesh Mendisc Binura Fernando & b Ramesh Mendis517231
Mahmudullah c Niroshan Dickwella (W) & b Binura Fernandoc Niroshan Dickwella (W) & b Binura Fernando536321
Afif Hossain c Dushmantha Chameera & b Wanindu Hasarangac Dushmantha Chameera & b Wanindu Hasaranga161700
Mehidy Hasan c Danushka Gunathilaka & b Dushmantha Chameerac Danushka Gunathilaka & b Dushmantha Chameera0400
Taskin Ahmed bowled Dushmantha Chameerabowled Dushmantha Chameera0200
Shoriful Islam c Niroshan Dickwella (W) & b Wanindu Hasarangac Niroshan Dickwella (W) & b Wanindu Hasaranga8501
Mustafizur Rahman not out not out 0000
Extras 11 (b 4, lb 1, w 6, nb 0)
Total 189 (10 Wkts, 42.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
2-1 (Mohammad Naim,1.1), 9-2 (Shakib Al Hasan,3.2), 28-3 (Tamim Iqbal,9.3), 84-4 (Mushfiqur Rahim,23.2), 125-5 (Mosaddek Hossain,31.4), 158-6 (Afif Hossain,37.2), 162-7 (Mehidy Hasan,38.4), 162-8 (Taskin Ahmed,39), 181-9 (Shoriful Islam,42), 189-10 (Mahmudullah,42.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Dhananjaya de Silva4 0 14 0 3.50
Dushmantha Chameera9 1 16 5 1.78
Binura Fernando6.3 0 33 1 5.24
Chamika Karunaratne6 0 34 0 5.67
Wanindu Hasaranga10 0 47 2 4.70
Ramesh Mendis7 0 40 2 5.71
Kusal Perera 0 0 0 0 0
Danushka Gunathilaka0 0 0 0 0
Pathum Nissanka0 0 0 0 0
Kusal Mendis0 0 0 0 0
Niroshan Dickwella 0 0 0 0 0

So that is it from this series! Bangladesh creates history as they win their first bilateral series against Sri Lanka. The series though ended with a sour note for them as Sri Lanka ended the series with a comprehensive win and have lots of positives to take back home. We hope you enjoyed the coverage of the series. We look forward to seeing you for future games. Till then, goodbye and take care!

Kusal Perera, the Sri Lankan skipper, says that they needed a win and it is good to win here, and when he gets set while batting, then he looks to bat out there for a longer time. Feels that he took chances early on and when he got set, he tried to change his gears. Praises their bowling department and also opines that their fielding has been brilliant too and in the first two games, their batting let them down. 

Mushfiqur Rahim, THE MAN OF THE SERIES, says that the boys worked really hard for this series and they came up with good plans and executed well. Feels that when you play 15+ years, you need to contribute more and more for your country and he looks to do that. Further praises Sri Lanka, as they always come hard. Adds that he enjoys the pressure while batting and he uses that to bat well. 

Dushmantha Chameera, THE MAN OF THE MATCH, says that he is very happy with how he bowled, and coming back after losing the first two games was good. Tells that he was not under pressure coming into this series and he is relaxed. Adds that he is pleased with his role with Sri Lanka. 

Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh skipper, says that they have won the series but feels that they did not play a complete game but opines that they need to work on a lot of areas. Says that Sri Lanka had an attacking mindset coming into the game and it worked out for them. Tells that the seniors are contributing big but he says that he believes in his youngsters and feels that if they start to perform well, then they will start playing better. 

It was a complete performance from Sri Lanka. Earlier in the day, they won the toss and opted to bat. A decision that proved to be a good one. Skipper, Kusal Perera led from the front as the tourists managed to get to 286 on the back of a century from the skipper and a fifty from Dhananjaya de Silva. Taskin Ahmed was the pick of the bowler for Bangladesh as he managed to finish with a 4-fer but overall Bangladesh did not look good with the ball or in the field. 

It was the Dushmantha Chameera show with the ball. As his pace and aggression proved to be too good for the Bangladeshi batsman. He derailed the Bangladesh chase even before it could get off the station. He finished with superb figures of 5/16 from his 9. The other bowlers followed suit. Wanindu Hasaranga and debutant Ramesh Mendis both got two wickets while Binura wrapped up his debut with a wicket as well.

Chasing 287, Bangladesh needed a solid start but that did not happen. They lost Naim, Shakib, and Tamim all in Powerplay 1 and with hardly any runs on the board. Mushfiqur and Mosaddek tried to steady the ship but the required run rate kept creeping up and that saw the pressure keep building. Mahmudullah and Mosaddek managed to get fifties but barring that, there was hardly anything to talk about.

A comprehensive win for Sri Lanka and they finish the series with a win and get their first win of World Cup Super League. Bangladesh will be disappointed with their performance with the bat as they never looked in the game with the bat. 

Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! There it is! Game, Set, and Match! Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh and record their first points in the CWC League! A fuller ball on off and middle, Mahmudullah gets low and looks to play the scoop over the keeper, but does not connect well with his shot and only manages a tickle. Niroshan Dickwella hops and takes the catch. SRI LANKA WIN BY 97 RUNS! 
Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, FOUR! A full toss around off, this is punched through covers for a boundary. Also, brings up Mahmudullah's fifty here. Has been good throughout the series but his knock today, will not result in a Bangladesh win! 
Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, FOUR BYES. Slower length ball on middle and leg, Mahmudullah looks to pull but misses and the keeper fails to collect the ball too and the ball runs away to the fine leg fence. 

Mustafizur Rahman is the last man in! 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Shoriful Islam, OUT! CAUGHT! Islam departs and Hasaranga picks up his second wicket. The 9th wicket falls and the curtains are closing on this game. This is a googly around off, Shoriful Islam skips down the track and looks to bang this only manages a thin tickle. Niroshan Dickwella does well to pouch this one. Sri Lanka would want to close the game out now. 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Tucks this through mid-wicket for a single. 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Comes down the track and pads this one away to the leg side. 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Floated on off, Mahmudullah lofts this one over the bowler's head for a couple of runs. 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, On off, pushed back to the bowler. 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, SIX! What a cracking shot. Tosses this one up and lands it around off, Mahmudullah gets low and slog sweeps this with venom over deep mid-wicket. 
Dushmantha Chameera to Shoriful Islam, Fuller and wider outside off, Shoriful Islam swings but misses. Another top over from Chameera! 
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, Outside off, dabbed through short third man and the strike is rotated. Now, Shoriful Islam will have to negotiate one ball from Chameera. 
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, Spears in a yorker at the base of the off pole, Mahmudullah digs this one out. 
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, Outside off, just pushed away to the point region. 
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, Around off, worked to the leg side. 
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, A slower length ball outside off, Mahmudullah looks to have a poke at this but he misses. 

Time for Powerplay 3! Now, a maximum of 5 players can be placed outside the 30-yard circle, until the end of the innings. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Shoriful Islam, Floated on off, Shorfiul hits it across the line away from deep mid-wicket. The ball does not have the legs to reach the fence. Two taken. 116 needed off the final 10 overs with just 2 wickets remaining.
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shoriful Islam, SIX! KABOOM! Floated around off, Shoriful goes downtown and connects well. He sends it over the long off fence for a biggie. Is it too little, too late though? 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shoriful Islam, Flighted around off, Shoriful looks to play but misses. 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Flatter on middle, Mahmudullah milks it to long on and takes the run. 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Floated on middle, Mahmudullah blocks it.

Review time! As the clock ticked towards 1, Sri Lanka has decided to go for the review. It is for LBW and they sounded excited. Let's see how this goes. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, NOT OUT! Mahmudullah survives another LBW call and once again it is courtesy of an umpire's call! Floated delivery around off, Mahmudullah looks to go for a big slog sweep across the line. He misses it and the ball hits the thigh pad of his back leg. Ultra Edge rolls in and it shows no involvement of bat. Ball Tracker then rolls in and it shows that the impact is umpire's call. Mahmudullah survives. 

Just two more wickets needed for Sri Lanka to finish the game. Shoriful Islam is the second-last man in. 

Dushmantha Chameera to Taskin Ahmed, OUT! BOWLED! Chameera gets his 5-fer! What a wonderful performance this has been by the pacer. He has been bowling with pace, aggression, and more importantly, he has been hitting the right line and length.  A spicy yorker right in the blockhole. It would trouble any top order batter and it is too good for a number 9 batter.  Taskin cannot get his bat down in time and the ball hits middle and off stump.
Dushmantha Chameera to Taskin Ahmed, Good length ball around middle and off. Taskin taps it to point. 

Another one bites the dust. Now, it is Taskin Ahmed, who comes out. 

Dushmantha Chameera to Mehidy Hasan, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and Chameera's wonderful evening continues. The extra pace of Chameera does the trick yet again. Dushmantha Chameera hits the deck hard. The ball hurries onto Mehidy Hasan. He looks to pull but does not time it at all. He ends up miscuing it to short mid-wicket where Gunathilaka takes a simple catch. 125 needed off 68. That looks farfetched. Sri Lanka need 3 wickets to finish the series on a high.
Dushmantha Chameera to Mehidy Hasan, Bouncer! It is around leg, Mehidy looks to hook but misses. He looks at the umpire and asks if it is a wide but the umpire is unmoved. 
Dushmantha Chameera to Mehidy Hasan, Full around off, Mehidy blocks it to point. 
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, Full on off, Mahmudullah glances it to the right of mid on and takes a quick single. 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mehidy Hasan, Loopy ball on the stumps, Mehidy defends it. 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Floated on off, Mahmudullah milks it to long off for one.
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, This time the fielder makes a clean stop. Floated around off, Mahmudullah drives it to the left of short extra cover. The fielder there dives and saves runs for his side. 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Loopy ball around off, Mahmudullah drives but the fielder at short extra cover dives and parries it towards long off. Allows the batters to take two. 

Who's in now? Mehidy Hasan strides out. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Afif Hossain, OUT! CAUGHT! Afif departs and Hasaranga gets his first wicket of the game. Flighted delivery on off, Afif had to go for it as the required run rate has been creeping up. Afif goes for a big slog sweep across the line. He does not time it as it goes off the upper half of his bat. It goes towards short fine leg. Dushmantha Chameera is having a field day, be it with the ball or on the field. He takes a simple catch. 129 needed in 76 balls and this looks too big an ask. 
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Floated around leg, Mahmudullah sweeps it to the left of short fine leg for one. 
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, Outside off on a length. Mahmudullah runs it down to third man and keeps the strike. 
Dushmantha Chameera to Afif Hossain, On the pads, Afif glances it behind square leg for a run.