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

commentary

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.
41.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Isuru Udana, On a good length on off, Udana plays it off the back foot.
41.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Darted on leg, pushed towards square leg for a run.
41.1
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, BEATEN! Short ball on middle, Hasaranga makes room for himself and looks to swing it away but misses.
40.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Outside off, punched to cover for a single.
40.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Flatter on off, punched to cover.
40.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Isuru Udana, On off, pushed to the off side for a single.
40.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, DROPPED! Not an easy chance but Bangladesh needed that catch to be taken. Short ball on middle, Hasaranga looks to pull but it takes the top edge and goes to deep mid-wicket where the fielder makes a mess of it.
40.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Flatter ball outside off, Wanindu cuts it to point.
40.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Isuru Udana, Floated on middle and leg, Udana flicks it to the leg side for a single.

Shakib Al Hasan is back on. 

39.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Isuru Udana, Good length ball outside off, Udana plays it to third man for a single.
39.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, Short ball outside off, Hasaranga guides it to third man for a single.
39.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, Good length ball on off, Hasaranga defends it to point.
39.3
1
Taskin Ahmed to Isuru Udana, Good length ball on off, Isuru pushes it to deep cover for a single.
39.2
1
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, Full on middle, heaved to deep mid-wicket for a single.
39.1
6
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, SIX! Bang! Brilliant shot from Hasaranga! Full ball outside off, Hasaranga whacks it over deep extra cover for a maximum.
38.6
1
Mahmudullah to Wanindu Hasaranga, Short ball on middle, Hasaranga pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Mustafizur Rahman looks in some sort of pain and is lying on the ground. The physio has come out to have a look at him. Let's hope that he is fine. Mustafizur is limping badly and it seems that he will go off. He is going off and that is a big blow for Bangladesh. Mahmudullah will complete the over.

38.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, WIDE! Short ball down the leg side, Hasaranga looks to pull but misses. Wided.
38.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, Very full ball outside off, Hasaranga fails to dig it out.
38.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, Slower ball outside off, Hasaranga looks to swing it away but misses.
38.3
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, Poor throw saves Hasaranga! Good length ball outside off, Hasaranag lifts it towards deep cover and takes off for a couple. The fielder collects and throws it to the keeper but it is a wild one. Hasaranga makes it in the end.
38.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Isuru Udana, Full ball on off, Udana pushes it to the off side for a single.
38.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Isuru Udana, Good length ball on middle, Udana defends it back to the bowler.

Mustafizur Rahman is back on.

37.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, Back of a length ball outside off, Wanindu punches it to point.
37.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, WIDE! Way outside off, Hasaranga leaves it alone. Wided.
37.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Isuru Udana, Back of a length ball outside off, punched to deep cover for a single.
37.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Isuru Udana, Outside off, left alone by Udana.
37.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Isuru Udana, Short ball around middle, Udana sways away from it.
37.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Isuru Udana, Good length ball on middle, Udana pushes it to mid on.
37.1
4
Taskin Ahmed to Isuru Udana, FOUR! What a lovely shot from Udana! Full ball outside off, Udana leans into it and drives it through the cover region for a boundary.
36.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Isuru Udana, Fullish delivery on off, Udana drives it towards covers and will keep the strike. 5 singles coming off that over.
36.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fraction short on off, Hasaranga cuts it away towards deep point for a single.
36.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Isuru Udana, On a good length outside off, Udana works it towards covers for a run.
36.3
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Back of a length delivery on middle, Hasaranga lofts this one but mistimes his shot and the long on fielder carries it on one bounce. A run taken.
36.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Slower one outside off, played towards covers.
36.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Isuru Udana, Length ball on off, Udana guides it towards third man and gives the strike to Hasaranga.
35.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, Outside off, guided it straight towards the point fielder.
35.5
6
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, SIX! SMACKED! Was a shorter delivery on middle, Hasaranga pulls this one over deep mid wicket for another maximum and what a way to bring up his half-century. He is playing a crucial knock out there.
35.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, Back of a length delivery on middle, Hasaranga defends it off the back foot.
35.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, Good line and length from Taskin, Hasaranga taps it towards backward point.
35.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, Bowls it short, outside off and Hasaranga keeps it out.
35.1
2
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, Short on middle, tucked away towards square leg region for a brace.
34.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fraction short on middle, tucked away towards mid-wicket for a run.
34.5
6
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, SIX! SHOT!! Pitches it on leg, Hasaranga looks in some touch today as he lofts this one over the long on fielder for a maximum.
34.4
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, On off, Hasaranga pokes it towards point.
34.3
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Isuru Udana, Fuller delivery on off, Udana pushes it towards backward point for a run.
34.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Isuru Udana, Good length on off, Udana keeps it out.

Who will come out to bat now? Isuru Udana is in.

34.1
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Dasun Shanaka, OUT! BOWLED! Beautifully bowled! Good line and length from the bowler and Shanaka is in shock as he has no clue of what happened. Saifuddin gets his first wicket with a beautiful delivery and celebrates it as they are very near to getting a victory. Good length ball on middle, Shanaka looks to defend but misses and the ball clips the bail. Excellent delivery.

Drinks! Bangladesh are on top at the moment! They are just 4 wickets away from victory. They would want to wrap this up as quickly as possible. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, need a partnership between Hasaranga and Shanaka if they want to win. Hasaranga has looked positive while Shanaka has looked solid. Can they win from here?

33.6
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, Short on middle, Hasaranga pulls this one across towards mid wicket for a couple.
33.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, SWING AND A MISS! On a good length outside off, Hasaranga has a go at it but misses.
33.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, A slower off-cutter on off,  Hasaranga works it towards backward point.
33.3
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fullish delivery on off, Hasaranga lofts it over cover fielder getting the toe-end off the bat but the ball lands safely and will get a brace.
33.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, On middle, Hasaranga blocks this one out.
33.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Dasun Shanaka, Length ball on off, Shanaka guides it towards third man for a single.
32.6
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fraction short on off, Hasaranga plays it towards backward point.
32.5
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fullish delivery on off, WH pushes it towards deep point for a couple more.
32.4
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Short on middle, Hasaranga pulls it away towards deep mid wicket and runs a couple.
32.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Full ball outside off, Hasaranga looks to sweep but misses.
32.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller delivery on middle, nicely played towards mid off but will get nothing.
32.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Dasun Shanaka, Width on offer outside off, slices it away to deep point for a single.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back on. 

31.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery from Mustafizur! Full ball around off, Hasaranga looks to defend but misses.
31.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Dasun Shanaka, Slower ball on middle, DS tucks it to deep square leg for a single.
31.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dasun Shanaka, Good length ball on off, Shanaka pushes it to point.
31.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, Good length ball on the pads, Wanindu works it to deep square leg for a single.
31.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, WIDE! Very full ball outside off, Hasaranga lets it go. Wided.
31.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Dasun Shanaka, Good length ball on middle, Dasun nudges it to the leg side for a single.
31.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Dasun Shanaka, FOUR! Poor ball and it has been punished! Low full toss on off, Shanaka drives it through the mid off region for a boundary.

Mustafizur Rahman is brought back into the attack.

30.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Loopy ball outside off, Shanaka pushes it to long off for a single.
30.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Floated on off, Jasaranga pushes it to cover for a single.
30.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Outside off, cut to point.
30.3
4
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, FOUR! Hasaranga is a man on a mission! Full on middle, Hasaranga sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for another boundary.
30.2
6
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, SIX! Hasaranga is going after every ball. He has moved to 21 off just 8 balls. Loopy ball on middle, Hasaranga goes on his knees and then sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
30.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Almost another wicket! Beautifully bowled! Tossed up on middle, Hasaranga looks to sweep but misses. It just goes over the middle stump.
29.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Quicker one on middle, Shanaka defends this one watchfully.
29.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Length ball on middle, defended back to the bowler.
29.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller and on middle, works it towards mid wicket for a single.
29.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Width on offer outside off, slices it very hard but straight to cover fielder.
29.2
6
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, SIX! CRUNCHED! Bowls it into the slot and gets punished. Hasaranga steps out off the crease and holds his pose as he hits this one over the bowlers head for a much-needed maximum.
29.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Length ball on middle, works it towards mid wicket for a run.
28.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Tossed up delivery just outside off, Shanaka steps out and works it towards mid off region for a run. Only 1 coming off it.
28.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Flatter delivery on off, Shanaka blocks it out.
28.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Tossed up on middle, DS defends it back to the bowler.
28.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Flighted delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler.
28.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Loopy one outside off, taps it towards first slip.
28.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Fullish delivery on leg, defended towards short mid on.
27.6
4
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Hasaranga! Tossed up on off, Hasaranga uses his feet and then powers it to long off for a boundary.
27.5
4
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, FOUR! Hasaranga has come out in a positvie mood! Tossed up on middle, Hasaanga smacks it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
27.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Loopy ball on off, Hasaranga defends it to cover.

Wanindu Hasaranga comes out to bat. 

27.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, OUT! TIMBER! Mehidy Hasan has another! He has bowled so well and is taking Bangladesh to victory. Sri Lanka sink further. Loopy ball on middle, Bandara dances down the track and looks to heave it away but misses and the ball uproots the middle stump. A wonderful sight for any bowler.
27.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Short on middle, pulled to mid-wicket.
27.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Tossed up in off, Bandara looks to paddle but misses and gets hit on the pads.
26.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Flatter one again on middle, defends it out watchfully.
26.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Fuller down the leg side, taps it towards mid wicket for a run.
26.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, On middle and leg, defended back to the bowler.
26.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Flatter one on off, defended back to the bowler.
26.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Loopy delivery on middle, Dasun works it towards deep point for a single.
26.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Pitches it full on middle, Shanaka defends it out off the back foot.
25.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Fuller and on middle, Ashen blocks this one out. A maiden for Mehidy Hasan.
25.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, On leg stump, Ashen defends it out well.
25.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Fuller and on middle, works it towards mid on.
25.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, On a good length around off and middle, Ashen prods forward but gets defeated.
25.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Length ball on middle, Bandara blocks it out.
25.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Pitches it full on off, Ashen steps out and defends it watchfully.
24.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Flighted on middle, swept to deep square leg for a single.
24.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, An appeal for LBW turned down! Tossed up around off, Bandara looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal is made for LBW but the umpire says no.
24.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Pitches it full on off, Ashen steps out and defends it watchfully.
24.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Full on middle, Shanaka works it to long on for a single.
24.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Loopy ball on off, DS defends it to point.
24.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Loopy ball outside off, Shanaka pushes it to cover. No run.
23.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Tossed up on middle, Bandara defends it out.
23.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Flatter ball on middle, Ashen nudges it to mid-wicket.
23.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Loopy ball on middle, Bandara works it to the leg side.
23.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Floated on middle, worked it towards mid wicket for a run.
23.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Flatter ball on middle and leg, Shanaka looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. Hasan appeals but the umpire is unmoved.

Dasun Shanaka is the next man out in the middle.

23.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, OUT! TIMBER! Mehidy Hasan is having a ball here! Sri Lanka have lost half their side here and they are in big trouble here. Flatter ball on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to pull but gets hit on the pads and then it rolls onto the stumps. Mehidy appeals without knowing that it has hit the stumps.
22.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fullish and on off, works it towards mid on for a single. Only 3 runs coming off it,
22.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Floated delivery on middle, Bandara sweeps it across for a single.
22.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Pitches it on middle, Bandara blocks it out watchfully.
22.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Flighted delivery outside off, defends it out.
22.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Tossed it up ouside off, deSilva plays it towards mid off for a run.
22.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller and on middle stump, defends it out.
21.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Fullish and on middle, Bandara defends it off the front foot.
21.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Floated on middle, defended back to the bowler.
21.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, On off, defended out.

Ashen Bandara is the next man in. 

21.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, OUT! TIMBER! Mehidy Hasan strikes and picks up a huge wicket. Perera was the key here and he goes after getting off to a start. Bangladesh are on top at the moment! Flatter ball on off, Perera gives himself room and then looks to cut but misses and the ball uproots the off stump.
21.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, BEATEN! Loopy ball outside off, Perera looks to sweep but misses it altogether.
21.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Full on middle, KP defends it back to the bowler.
20.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Loopy ball outside off, DdS plays it to cover for a dot.
20.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, On off, defended to cover.
20.4
4
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, FOUR! Good shot from de Silva! Floated ball on middle, de Silva dances down the track and then heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
20.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Perera, Full on the pads, Perera sweeps it to backward square leg for a single.
20.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Perera, Flatter on the pads, worked to short fine leg.
20.1
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Perera, Tossed up on the pads, Perera sweeps it to fine leg for a couple of runs.
19.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, On middle, played back to the bowler.
19.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Flatter ball on off, KP punches it to deep cover for a single.
19.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Tossed up on middle, de Silva dances down the track and works it down to long on for a single.
19.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, On middle, whipped to mid-wicket.
19.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Quicker ball outside off, Dhananjaya mistimes it back to the bowler.
19.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Full on middle, de Silva flicks it to mid-wicket.

Mehidy Hasan is back on. 4-0-11-1 are his figures so far.

18.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Perera, NOT OUT! Low full toss on leg, Perera prods forward and misses, a loud appeal for LBW turned down and Bangladesh take a review. Ultra edge shows flat line and the impact is outside leg and the original decision stays. Poor review.

Bangladesh have taken a review for LBW. It looks it is going down leg. Let's see what happens. 

18.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, On middle, pushed towards square leg for a run.
18.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Perera, On a good length, Kusal taps it towards mid-wicket for a single.
18.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Length ball on middle, flicked away towards square leg for a single.
18.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flighted delivery on middle, de Silva blocks it out.

Dhananjaya de Silva is the next man in. 

18.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Mendis,OUT! CAUGHT! Shakib has a wicket! Tossed it up outside off, Mendis was in two minds there and ends up hitting the ball straight towards Mehidy Hasan at point who takes a brilliant catch. Sri Lanka are in big trouble here and an important wicket for Bangladesh coming in at a crucial time. A big wicket of Kusal Mendis as he walks back to the pavilion.
17.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Fuller and on off, KM cuts it towards deep backward point and will keep the strike.
17.5
2
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Fraction short on off, KM punches this one towards deep mid wicket for another couple.
17.4
2
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Short again on middle, Mendis pulls it away towards deep mid wicket for a couple.
17.3
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Perera, Short and on off, Perera pulls it hard towards mid on and exchange ends.
17.2
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Slower delivery on off, Mendis pushes it towards deep point for a single.
17.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, BEATEN! Good line on off, Mendis looks to pull but misses.
16.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Perera, On middle, Perera defends it back.
16.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Perera, Slower one outside off, pushed towards covers.
16.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Mendis, Floated delivery on middle, KM taps it towards mid wicket for a run.
16.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Perera, Loopy delivery on off, Perera prods forward and works it towards mid wicket for a single.
16.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Perera, Flatter delivery on middle, Perera is taken aback by the delivery and hits it straight to Shakib who dives to take the catch but the ball lands just short off him. Shakib is not sure and the umpires converge. They take it to the third umpire. The replays roll in and they show that it has bounced well in front.

Is that a catch? Shakib Al Hasan is not too sure and the two umpires converge. They take it upstairs. The soft signal is not out.

16.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Mendis, Short delivery to start with on middle, KM pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Drinks! The game is nicely poised at the moment here. Both the teams have a good chance of winning but one would say that Sri Lanka are slightly ahead. They did lose two wickets quickly but this partnership between Mendis and Perera has looked good and they need to continue going for longer. Bangladesh, on the other hand, would want to pick up quick wickets and peg Sri Lanka back. Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack. 

15.6
2
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Perera, Bowls it down the leg side, Perera tickles it away towards fine leg who does well to stop a certain boundary. Two taken.
15.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Perera, Tad bit slower on middle, Perera blocks it out off the back foot.
15.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Perera, Good length on off, punches it towards covers.
15.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Perera, Length ball on off, Perera punches it towards mid off.
15.2
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Fraction short on middle, KM tucks it away to mid wicket for a run.
15.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Width on offer outside off, KM looks to hit it but misses.
14.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, Good length ball outside off, sliced to third man for a single.
14.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Perera, Very full outside off, Perera drives it to deep cover for a single.
14.4
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Perera, Good length ball on middle and leg, KP works it to mid-wicket.
14.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Perera, SWING AND A MISS! Slower ball outside off, Perera looks to hammer it out of the park but fails to get anything on it.
14.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, On a length outside off, guided to third man for a single.
14.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Perera, Short ball on middle, Perera pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
13.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Perera, Full ball on middle, Perera pushes it past mid on for a single.
13.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Perera, Slower ball on off, Perera defends it to point.
13.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Good length ball outside off, punched to deep cover for a single.
13.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Good length ball on off, Mendis pushes it to point.
13.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, BEATEN! Wow, what a delivery from Mustafizur! Superb! Good length ball around off, Mendis pokes at it but beats the outside edge. Brilliant line and length.
13.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Outside off, driven to cover.
12.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, Full ball on middle, KM nudges it to square leg for a single.
12.5
4
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, FOUR! Whipped! Good length ball on off, Mendis whips it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
12.4
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, BEATEN! Beautifully bowled by Saifuddin! Good length ball outside off, Mendis looks to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge and it goes to the keeper.
12.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, Good comeback by Saifuddin! Length ball around off, Mendis looks to leave it but is late and it goes off the bottom half of the bat towards first slip.
12.2
4
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, FOUR! Nicely pulled away by Mendis! Shortish ball on middle, Mendis pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
12.1
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, Full ball outside off, Mendis drives it crisply but finds the fielder at cover.
11.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Perera, Full on off, Perera defends it to cover.
11.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Good length ball on off, Mendis pushes it to deep cover for a single.
11.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Fullish ball on off, Kusal is solid in defense.
11.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length ball on middle, KM works it to square leg.
11.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, PLAY AND A MISS! Loose shot from Mendis! Good length ball outside off, Mendis looks to poke at it but misses.
11.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Perera, Fullish ball on middle, Perera nudges it down to fine leg for a single.
10.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Perera, Good length ball on middle, Perera works it to deep square leg for a single.
10.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Perera, Full ball outside off, Perera pushes it to cover.
10.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, Fraction short on off, Mendis pulls it towards mid wicket for a single.
10.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, Length ball outside off, Mendis plays it towards covers.
10.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, Slower delivery on off, Mendis blocks it out.
10.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Perera, Good length ball on the pads, Perera flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 50 up for Sri Lanka.

End of the first Powerplay! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be stationed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Off-cutter to end the over. Bowls it on off, Mendis works this one off the back foot.
9.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Slower delivery on leg, Mendis defends it off the front foot.
9.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Perera, LEG-BYE! Bowls it onto the pads and the ball goes to the short mid wicket. Loud appeal from the bowler but the umpire nods his head and signals it as leg bye.
9.3
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Thumped! Pacy delivery outside off, Perera drives it through the covers and the ball races away to the fence.
9.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Perera, Tad too slow outside off, Perera blocks it off the back foot.
9.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Perera, Shorter delivery on off, Perera gets an inside edge and it goes to the keeper.
8.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Perera, Length ball on leg, Perera tucks it towards square leg and keeps the strike.
8.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Perera, Fraction short on middle, Perera gets a leading edge and the ball goes straight back to the bowler but Saifuddin slips meanwhile and Perera stands safe.
8.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, On a good length on off, Mendis looks to defend it but gets an outside edge and the ball goes to the third man, a run taken.
8.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, Fuller delivery on middle, Mendis blocks it out.
8.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Mendis, On a good length on middle, Mendis blocks it out.
8.1
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kusal Perera, LEG BYE! Down the leg side and gets deflected off Perera's pads and the keeper fails to collect it and the batsman run an extra.
7.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Outside off and Mendis leaves it untouched as the ball carries to the keeper. Excellent over by Mustafizur.
7.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Fullish ball on middle, Mendis defends it watchfully.

Kusal Mendis comes out to bat. 

7.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, OUT! CAUGHT! Mustafizur gets a wicket in his first over.That's why he is regarded so highly. Length delivery on middle, Nissanka hits it straight to short mid-wicket where Afif Hossain does well to hold onto that. Sri Lanka needs a big partnership here, Mustafizur is delighted. Nissanka goes back to the dug-out.
7.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Slower off-cutter on leg, Nissanka is unable to read the length and an appeal for LBW but is turned down by the umpire.
7.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, On a good length outside off, Nissanka drives it straight to the cover fielder.
7.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kusal Perera, Fullish delivery on leg, Perera tucks it away to mid on for a single.

Mustafizur Rahman is into the attack. 

6.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Length delivery on middle, Nissanka prods forward and defends it.
6.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Loopy delivery on middle and leg, Nissanka flicks it away but straight to square leg fielder.
6.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller delivery on middle, Nissanka defends it watchfully.
6.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Floated it on middle, Perera works it towards mid off for a single.
6.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Tossed it on middle, Nissanka pushes it towards mid-wicket for a run.
6.1
2
Mehidy Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller delivery on off, Nissanka drives it through the covers and gets a couple.
5.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller delivery on off, Nissanka taps it towards cover fielder and takes a quick single.
5.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length delivery outside off, Nissanka slices it towards backward point.
5.4
4
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Off the mark in style. Bowls it short on middle, Nissanka gets into the position early and pulls it towards deep mid wicket for a boundary.
5.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, Another length ball on off, Nissanka defends it off the back foot.
5.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, Length ball on middle, Nissanka hops and defends it back to the bowler.
5.1
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Perera, Quicker delivery onto the pads, Perera works it towards short mid-wicket off the back foot for a single.

Pathum Nissanka comes out to bat. 

4.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Lovely stuff from Mehidy Hasan! He deserves this wicket. Tossed up on off, Gunathilaka looks to drive but gets a leading edge which lobs back to the bowler. Mehidy takes an easy catch. Bangladesh needed this.
4.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Loopy ball on middle and leg, DG lunges forward and defends it back to the bowler.
4.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Floated on off, Gunathilaka defends it to mid off.
4.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Tossed up on middle, Perera nudges it to mid-wicket for a single.
4.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, On middle, defended back to the bowler.
4.1
2
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Floated on middle, Perera dances down the track and whips it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
3.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Good length ball on off, Gunathilaka punches it to mid off.
3.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Good length ball on off, Danushka defends it to point.
3.4
4
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR! Three in a row! Sri Lanka are off to a good start here! Fullish and outside off, Gunathilaka drives it through the cover region for a boundary.
3.3
4
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR! This is excellent batting from Gunathilaka! Good length ball outside off, Gunathilaka cuts it through the point region for a boundary.
3.2
4
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Full outside off, Gunathilaka drives it past extra cover for a boundary.
3.1
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Perera, Short ball on middle, Perera pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
2.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, On the pads, Kusal works it to the leg side for a single.
2.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Floated on the pads, Perera looks to sweep but misses.

Bangladesh have taken a review for LBW! Let's see what happens. 

2.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, NOT OUT! Impact is umpire's call and the wickets are missing. Loopy ball on the pads, Perera looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but the umpire is not interested. Bangladesh take a review. The Ultra Edge shows no bat while the Ball Tracker shows that it is missing the leg stump.
2.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Floated on middle, Perera works it to the leg side.
2.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Flatter ball outside off, Perera cuts it to point.
2.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Leg bye! Full ball down the leg side, Perera looks to sweep but it goes off the pads towards fine leg for a couple of leg byes.
1.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Back of a length ball on off, Gunathilaka pushes it to point.
1.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, On off, Gunathilaka pushes it to cover.
1.4
4
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR! Lovely shot from Gunathilaka! Full ball outside off, Danushka leans forward and drives it through the cover region for a boundary.
1.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Excellent delivery from Taskin Ahmed! Full on the pads, Gunathilaka looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but the umpire is unmoved.
1.2
4
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR! Lovely touch! First boundary of the run chase! Good length ball on middle, Gunathilaka uses his wrists and then flicks it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
1.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Taskin starts with a good length ball on middle, Danushka works it to mid-wicket.

Taskin Ahmed will bowl from the other end. 

0.6
2
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Perera is off the mark with a couple! Shorter and outside off, Perera cuts it through point for a couple.
0.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Flatter ball on off, Danushka punches it to long off for a single.
0.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Full on off, Danushka lunges forward and then drives it to cover.
0.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Tossed up on off, Danushka defends it to cover.
0.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Floated ball on off, Danushka pushes it to mid off for a dot.
0.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Flatter ball on off, Gunathilaka pushes it to cover off the back foot.