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)

commentary

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.
38.2
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Dushmantha Chameera, On off, kept out.

Mosaddek Hossain comees into the action.

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.
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.

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

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.
34.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Ashen Bandara, Length ball on off, Bandara pushes it to cover for a single.
33.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Isuru Udana, Loopy ball on off, Udana drives it to cover.
33.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Isuru Udana, Loopy ball on middle, Udana defends it watchfully.
33.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, OUT! TIMBER! The last hope for Sri Lanka goes down now. An important wicket for Bangladesh. A loopy ball on off, Hasaranga dances down the track and looks to swing his bat but miscues it completely and the ball turns and beats the man and gets dragged on to disturb the off stump. 3rd wicket for Hasan today. 133 needed off 98 balls, does not look like it can be scaled though.
33.3
2
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, DROPPED! Loopy ball on off, Hasaranga slog sweeps it, hits it uppishly to wide of long on, where Afif Hossain is running in from deep mid-wicket to gather the ball but could not manage to do it and the batsman take a couple.

Isuru Udana is the new batter in. 

33.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Loopy ball on middle, Hasaranga walks away and cuts it to cover.
33.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Tossed up on middle, Hasaranga nudges it to mid-wicket.
32.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ashen Bandara, Good length ball on off, Bandara blocks it to point. Just one run of the over.
32.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ashen Bandara, A length ball on off, Bandara defends it to cover.
32.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ashen Bandara, Full delivery on off, Bandara drives it to extra cover and a nice effort by the fielder to make the stop.
32.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ashen Bandara, Good length ball on middle, Bandara defends it to the cover.
32.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ashen Bandara, A length ball on the pads, Bandara blocks it to the leg side.
32.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fullish delivery on middle, Hasaranga guides it through the cover for a single.

DRINKS! Bangladesh have got Sri Lanka right where they want them. The hosts have snared 6 wickets and are not making run-scoring easy for the Islanders. But, in the first ODI too, they were at such a phase, but Hasaranga came out and almost turned the game around for Sri Lanka, and they have him out in the middle too. A lot will depend on him and also on Bandara, as he has to play that supporting role to perfection. With 136 more needed from 108 balls, this game could go either way, but it looks to be moving the way of the hosts. Now, Mustafizur Rahman comes back into the attack. 3-0-11-1 so far for him. 

31.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Loopy ball on the pads, Bandara works it to mid on.
31.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Loopy ball on middle, Hasaranga drives it to cover and takes a single.
31.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Tossed up on off, Hasaranga plays it to mid on.
31.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Tossed up on off, Hasaranga pushes it to cover.
31.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Loopy ball on off, Bandara sweeps it to mid-wicket region and takes a single.
31.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Tossed up on middle, Bandara uses his feet and pushes it back to the bowler.
30.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, A touch fuller on off, Hasaranga pushes it to mid off. A dot to end the over.
30.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, Beaten! A length ball on off, Hasaranga swings his blade but misses.
30.4
1
Taskin Ahmed to Ashen Bandara, Back of a length ball outside off, Bandara cuts it away to backward point fielder.
30.3
1
Taskin Ahmed to Wanindu Hasaranga, A length ball outside off, Hasaranga drives it through the cover region for a single.
30.2
1
Taskin Ahmed to Ashen Bandara, Good length outside off, Banadra cuts it to short third man region for a single.
30.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Ashen Bandara, A length ball on off, Bandara defends it in time.
29.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Loopy ball on middle, Hasaranga defends it back to the bowler. 141 more needed from 120 balls, with 4 wickets remaning.
29.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Loopy ball on off, Bandara defends it to point and takes a run.
29.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Full on middle, driven to long on for a single.
29.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Wanindu Hasaranga, Flatter ball outside off, punched to point.

Next batsman in at No.8 is Wanindu Hasaranga.

29.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, OUT! CAUGHT! Mehidy Hasan has another and Dasun Shanaka has to go. Sri Lanka sink further! Tossed up on off, Shanaka looks to sweep but it takes the top edge and goes to mid-wicket where Mahmudullah settles himself and takes a simple catch.
29.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Floated on middle, Shanaka uses his feet and then nudges it to mid-wicket.
28.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Ashen Bandara, Short and outside off, Bandara sways away from it.
28.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Dasun Shanaka, Short ball on middle, DS pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
28.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Dasun Shanaka, PLAY AND A MISS! Good length ball outside off, Shanaka looks to cut but fails to get any bat on it.
28.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Dasun Shanaka, On a length on off, Shanaka defends it to point.
28.2
1
Taskin Ahmed to Ashen Bandara, Full on off, Bandara defends it to the off side and takes a run.
28.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Ashen Bandara, Good length ball outside off, cut to point.

Taskin Ahmed is called back into the attack. His figures are 6-0-22-0 so far.

27.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Tossed up on middle, Ashen goes on his knees and then sweeps it to deep square leg for a single. 145 more needed from 132 balls.
27.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Floated on off, Bandara defends it back to the bowler.
27.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, On middle, Shanaka works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
27.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Flatter on off, Dasun punches it to cover.
27.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Tossed up on middle, swept to deep square leg for a single.
27.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Quicker ball on off, Bandara defends it to the leg side.
26.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, On off, driven to mid off.
26.5
6
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, SIX! Bold strike! Loopy ball on middle, Shanaka uses his feet and then hammers it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
26.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Full on middle, defended back to the bowler.
26.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Flighted ball outside off, Bandara sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
26.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Shortish on middle, Shanaka punches it down to long on for a single.
26.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Tossed up on middle, Shanaka defends it out.
25.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Shorter on middle, flicked to deep square leg for a single.
25.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Flatter ball outside off, punched to cover.
25.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Loopy ball on off, Shanaka defends it to mid on.
25.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Full on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.
25.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, On middle, defended out.
25.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Flatter ball on off, Shanaka dances down the track and looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
24.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Tossed up on off, Bandara blocks it solidly.
24.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dasun Shanaka, Loopy ball on off, Shanaka nudges it to mid on for a single.

Dasun Shanaka makes his way out to the middle.

24.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, OUT! LBW! Shakib has got his second of the day. Floated ball on middle, a bit quicker and de Silva is troubled as he looks to defends it but misses and the balls goes onto hit his pads. A lod appeal for LBW and umpire raises his finger without any hesitation. De silva was stuck to his crease which caused his wicket. 5 down now the Sri Lankans, they need a batting pair to build a good stand in the middle to reach the finish line.
24.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Floated on middle, de Silva tricks to smash it but gets an inside edge and the ball runs to square leg.
24.2
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Loopy ball on middle, de Silva flicks it though square leg region and they get a couple.
24.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Floated on middle, de Silva blocks it back to the bowler.
23.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Floated on off, Bandara sweeps it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket.
23.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Tossed up on the pads, Bandara blocks it to the leg side.
23.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Tossed up on middle, de Silva works it to long on for a single.
23.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Loopy ball on off, de Silva pushes it back to the bowler.
23.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Tossed up on off, de Silva defends it to the leg side.
23.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Floated on off, de Silva plays it back to the bowler.
22.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Loopy ball on off, de Silva punches it to long off and gets a run.
22.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Tossed up around off, Bandara sweeps it to deep mid-wicket and changes the strike.
22.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Loopy ball on off, Bandara defends it on his front foot.
22.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Floated on the pads, Silva nudges it to mid on.
22.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Loopy ball on off, Bandara works it to long on for a single.
22.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Tossed up on off, Silva pushes it to long off for a single.
21.6
4
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, FOUR! Reverse sweeped! A loopy ball on off, a bit full, Bandara reverse sweeps this one through the short third man region for a boundary.
21.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Floated on off, Bandara blocks it to the leg side.
21.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Ashen Bandara, Loopy ball on middle, Bandara looks to sweep it but mistimes.

Ashen Bandara is the new man in. 

Kusal Mendis has taken the review for LBW as he has been given out. Let's see what happens. 

21.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Mendis, OUT! LBW! The man with the magic arm has delivered yet again. Floated on middle, Mendis tried to defend it but the ball passes through and hits the pads. A loud appeal for LBW and the umpire is convinced and raises the finger. Mendis walks down the track to have a chat with Silva and opts for a review, but this doesn't favor the Sri Lankans as the replays show that the batsman is a goner. No edge onto the bat and all 3 reds in the Ball Tracking. Hasan did not allow the batsman to settle in. Fourth wicket down for Sri Lanka.
21.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up on off, Mendis nudges it to the leg side.
21.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Loopy ball on middle, Silva flicks it to deep mid-wicket and take a single.

Mehidy Hasan is back on. 3-0-12-0 are his figures so far.

20.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Loopy ball on middle, pitched up, Silva goes on his back foot and nudges it to mid-wicket for a single to keep the strike.
20.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Tossed up on off, SIlva pushes it to short mid-wicket.
20.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Mendis, Loopy ball outside off, Mendis strides down and drives to cover for a single.
20.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Mendis, Floated on the pads, Mendis flicks it to square leg.
20.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Loopy ball on off, Silva pushes it to long on for a single.
20.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Tossed up on off, Silva blocks it back to the bowler.
19.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Dhananjaya de Silva, Punched uppishly, but wide of the man at covers, for a single at sweeper cover. Just 2 off the over and Sri Lanka needs 174 more in 180 balls.
19.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Given width outside off, Kusal Mendis punches this one over point, for one.
19.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Pushed to the off side again. No runs!
19.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Outside off, punched to point.
19.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Another delivery which is in the channel outside off, slightly short too, no room to operate here and Kusal just lets it be.
19.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Outside off, Mendis does not offer a shot this time.
18.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Shortish and around middle, this is nudged to the mid-wicket fielder. A very good over comes to an end!
18.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Quicker and on floated on off, de Silva goes back to block.
18.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, Around off, pushed to the off side.
18.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhananjaya de Silva, On off, blocked.

The batsman in at No.5 is Dhananjaya de Silva.

18.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, OUT! TAKEN! A very poor shot and Pathum Nissanka pays the price here. The full price too, no discount here. The intent did not show while he hit this and the visitors are on the back foot now. Shakib Al Hasan bowls this one smartly, as it is a quicker ball and is shorter too, on middle. Pathum Nissanka gets hurried into the pull and only manages to top edge this one towards the mid-wicket region. Tamim Iqbal takes a very good catch. 176 more needed in 190 balls.
18.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Mendis, Floated on middle, milked to long on and the batters exchange ends.
17.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, The batter stays on the back foot and punches this one to sweeper cover for one run.
17.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, On a good length and around, this is pushed to mid off.
17.4
1
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, Slightly behind the good length and outside off, Pathum Nissanka goes on his back foot and punches this one through covers. A single.
17.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, Prods forward to a full ball around the off pole, Nissanka smothers the ball out.
17.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, Coming in with the angle, around the off pole, Pathum Nissanka defends this one out.

Taskin Ahmed comes into the action.

17.1
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Mendis, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
16.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Mendis, Swept hard through square leg and the strike is rotated to finish the over.
16.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Mendis, This is played towards mid off for a single.
16.4
6
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Mendis, SIX! A full toss, dipping into the batter, but Kusal Mendis gets low and slog sweeps this one all the way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Much needed for the Islanders.
16.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Mendis, Outside off, slapped to the off side.
16.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Again, on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket for one.
16.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, On middle, flicked to the leg side.
15.6
1
Shoriful Islam to Pathum Nissanka, Length ball on off, worked behind backward point for one.
15.5
1
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Mendis, Short ball around off, pushed away to point for one.
15.4
1
Shoriful Islam to Pathum Nissanka, Shortish and around off, this is pulled in front of square on the leg side for a single.
15.3
1
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Mendis, Around off, this is pushed to the cover region for a single.

Shoriful Islam comes into the action from the other end.

15.2
0
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Mendis, Driven hard, but only to the fielder at mid off.
15.1
0
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Mendis, Full length delivery around off, this is jammed out to the fielder at mid on.
14.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Loopy ball on off, Nissanka blocks it off his front foot.
14.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Loopy ball on off, Nissanka strides down and blocks it.
14.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up on middle, Mendis punches it to long off for a single.
14.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Flatter ball on the pads, Nissanka works it to the leg side for a single.
14.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Full on off, Nissanka pushes it to mid off.
14.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Flatter on middle, defended out onto the pitch.
13.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Danushka Gunathilaka, OUT! CAUGHT! The short ball has worked its trick and the second wicket is down now for Sri Lanka. These two batsmen were looking good in the middle and it is an important breakthrough for the Bangladesh side. A short ball way outside off, Gunathilaka extends his arms and lofts it over the point region but finds Shakib Al Hasan at the boundary ropes who takes a comfortable catch.

DRINKS! Bangladesh will be really happy with how the first phase of the run chase has gone by. They have not allowed the Sri Lankan batters to settle and have also been rewarded with two wickets to their name. Now, they will look to build on this, whereas, the visitors will be hoping for a good partnership to be formed now, as they still need 194 more from 216 balls. An interesting phase awaits. Now, out comes Kusal Mendis for Sri Lanka. Also, Shakib Al Hasan to roll his arm now. 

13.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, On the pads, good length, Nissanka nudges it to square leg region and takes a single.
13.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Danushka Gunathilaka, A length ball on off, Gunathilaka waits and opens the face of his bat to work it to cover and takes a single.
13.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Danushka Gunathilaka, SWING AND A MISS! A very good delivery by Rahman, A length ball outside off, Gunathilaka swings his blade but misses.
13.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Danushka Gunathilaka, A length ball on middle, Gunathilaka wanted to pull this one but rather gets hit on the pads.
13.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Danushka Gunathilaka, BEATEN! A length delivery just outside off, Gunathilaka looks to defend but misses.
12.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Loopy ball on off, DG pushes it to the off side and gets a single.
12.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Flatter on off, Nissanka pushes it off his back foot to point for a quick single.
12.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Floated ball on off, Nissanka nudges it to mid-wicket.
12.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Loopy ball on off, Nissanka pushes it to mid on.
12.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Floated on the pads, Nissanka flicks it to mid-wicket.
12.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Floated on off, Gunathilaka pushes it to cover for a single.
11.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Good length delivery on middle, Nissanka defends it back to the bowler.
11.5
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, On off, length ball, Nissanka nudges it through mid-wicket region for a couple.
11.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, A touch fuller on middle and leg, Nissanka blocks it to the off side.
11.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, A back of a length ball outside off, Nissanka works it to short third man.
11.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Danushka Gunathilaka, A length ball outside off, Gunathilaka punches it to deep cover for a single.
11.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Danushka Gunathilaka, Good length ball around off, Gunathilaka defends it solidly to the off side.
10.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Pathum Nissanka, Floated on off, Nissanka blocks it back to the bowler.
10.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Loopy ball on off, DG pushes it off his back foot for a sinlge.
10.4
4
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR! Well played. Flatter on middle and leg, Gunathalika moves away and cuts it through the point region for a boundary.
10.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Floated on the pads, DG misses his shot and gets rapped on the pads.
10.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Loopy ball on the pads, Gunathilaka defends it to the leg side.
10.1
2
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Tossed up on off, Gunathilaka pushes it to sweeper cover and the batsmen take a couple, good running between the wickets.
9.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Danushka Gunathilaka, Good length ball on middle, Danushka works it wide of mid on for a single.

Time for Powerplay 2! Now, a maximum of 4 fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle, until the end of the 40th over. Also, Mehidy Hasan comes back into the attack now. 1-0-2-0, so far. 

9.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Danushka Gunathilaka, Good length ball on off, DG defends it to mid off.
9.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Danushka Gunathilaka, Good length ball outside off, Gunathilaka punches it to cover.
9.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fullish ball on the pads, Nissanka flicks it to the leg side for a single.
9.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Full on middle, defended to mid on.
9.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Poor ball to start from Mustafizur! Good length ball down the leg side, Nissanka flicks it to fine leg for a boundary.

Mustafizur Rahman comes into the action now.

8.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Good length ball on middle, Gunathilaka defends it back to the bowler.
8.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Full ball on off, Gunathilaka pushes it to cover.
8.4
1
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, Good length ball on off, Nissanka defends it to third man for a single.
8.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, Very full on off, Pathum digs it out to mid off.
8.2
4
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Lovely shot from Nissanka! Good length ball outside off, Nissanka drives it through cover-point for a boundary.
8.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, Full on middle, Nissanka defends it back to the bowler.
7.6
0
Shoriful Islam to Danushka Gunathilaka, On off, pushed to point.
7.5
0
Shoriful Islam to Danushka Gunathilaka, BEATEN! Beautifully bowled! Good length ball around off, Gunathilaka looks to defend but misses.
7.4
0
Shoriful Islam to Danushka Gunathilaka, Fullish ball outside off, Gunathilaka punches it to cover.
7.3
1
Shoriful Islam to Pathum Nissanka, Good length ball outside off, Nissanka guides it past the point fielder for a single.
7.2
0
Shoriful Islam to Pathum Nissanka, Full on off, Pathum pushes it back to the bowler.
7.1
1
Shoriful Islam to Danushka Gunathilaka, Back of a length ball on the pads, Danushka works it to square leg for a single.
6.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Pathum Nissanka, Full outside off, driven to cover for a dot.
6.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Good length ball on off, DG pushes it to cover and takes a run.
6.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Bouncer around middle, ducked under.
6.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Short ball around off, Danushka sways away from it.
6.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Full on middle, driven back to the bowler.
6.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, BEATEN! Superb delivery from Taskin! Good length ball outside off, Gunathilaka looks to defend but gets beaten.
5.6
0
Shoriful Islam to Pathum Nissanka, Outside off, left alone.
5.5
0
Shoriful Islam to Pathum Nissanka, Good length ball on off, Nissanka defends it to cover.
5.4
0
Shoriful Islam to Pathum Nissanka, On the pads, flicked to square leg.

The next batsman to come in at No.3 is Pathum Nissanka.

5.3
0
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Perera, OUT! CAUGHT AT MID ON! Excellent catch and Sri Lanka have lost their first wicket. Full ball on off, Perera looks to go over mid on but does not time it well and there is no elevation on the shot. Tamim Iqbal times his jump perfectly and takes a very good catch.
5.2
1
Shoriful Islam to Danushka Gunathilaka, Good length ball on middle, Danushka flicks it to the deep square leg region for a single.
5.1
0
Shoriful Islam to Danushka Gunathilaka, Good length ball around middle, Danushka looks to paddle but misses and the ball just goes above the middle stump.
4.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Perera, A length ball on off, Perera blocks it to the leg side, looks for a single but the bowler is quick enough to collect the ball which send Perera back in the crease.
4.5
4
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Very well timed. A length ball outside off, some width offered and Perera drills it through the cover region for a boundary.
4.4
1
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, A length ball on middle, Gunathilaka tucks it to the leg side for a single.

There is a slight halt in play. Not sure what the reason is. The players are having a drink and the physio is out there to have a look at Gunathilaka. 

4.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, A short ball on middle, Gunathilaka looks to pull this one but does not manage to connect it well but Rahim does an excellent work to gobble the ball in his mitts. The bowler appeals for a caught behind but the umpire unmoved. It looks like the ball zips past the batsmans helmet. First bouncer of the over.
4.2
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kusal Perera, A good length on the pads, Perera flicks it to mid-wicket region and changes the strike.
4.1
1
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, On the pads, good length, Gunathilaka nudges it mid-wicket for a single.
3.6
0
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Perera, A fullish delivery on off, Perera works it to cover.
3.5
0
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Perera, Swing and a miss! A length ball outside off, Perera looks to swing his blade but only manages to connect with thin air.
3.4
0
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Perera, On off, Good length, Perera pushes it to cover.
3.3
0
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Perera, BEATEN! A good length ball outside off, Perera looks to dig it out but misses.
3.2
2
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Perera, A length ball outsdie off, Perera lofts it over the cover for a couple as the fielder gets there in time and saves a couple.
3.1
4
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Short ball on middle, Perera looks to pull this one but gets the top edge and the ball flies towards the boundary and fine leg region and reaches the rope.
2.6
4
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR! CRACKED! A fullish delivery outside off, Gunathilaka leans into the shot and drives it through the gap of covers for a boundary.
2.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, A length ball outside off, Gunathilaka drives it to cover straight to the fielder.
2.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Around off, good length, Gunathilaka looks to cut it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
2.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, A length ball on off, Gunathilaka plays it back to the bowler.
2.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, A length ball on off, Gunathilaka guides it to cover.
2.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Danushka Gunathilaka, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka pushes it to cover.

Mohammad Saifuddin was hit on the helmet while he was batting and he has been substituted. Taskin Ahmed has replaced him and he is into the attack. 

1.6
1
Shoriful Islam to Danushka Gunathilaka, A touch fuller outside off, Gunathilaka drives it to backward point for a single and keeps the strike. Just 4 runs off the over.
1.5
0
Shoriful Islam to Danushka Gunathilaka, A length ball on off, Gunathilaka pushes it to point.
1.4
0
Shoriful Islam to Danushka Gunathilaka, BEATEN! Good length just  outside the off pole, Gunathilaka looks to poke it but removes the blade at the last moment.
1.3
1
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Perera, A good length ball on middle, Perera blocks it to the leg side and changes the strike.
1.2
1
Shoriful Islam to Danushka Gunathilaka, Back of a length ball on leg, Gunathilaka hops and flicks it to the leg side and takes a quick single.
1.1
1
Shoriful Islam to Kusal Perera, A short ball on off, Perera pulls it hard to deep mid-wicket but straight to the fielder and gets a single.

Who will bowl from the other end? Shoriful Islam it is.

0.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, A tossed up ball on off, Gunathilaka defends it well.
0.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Loopy ball on off, Perera pushes it to mid off for a single.
0.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Floated on off, Perera strides down the track and blocks it at the last moment.
0.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Kusal Perera, Tossed up on off, Perera blocks it solidly.
0.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, Loopy ball, outside off Danushka Gunathilaka drives it wide of sweeper cover for  asingle.
0.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Danushka Gunathilaka, The chase is underway! Tossed up on middle, Gunathilaka defends it off the front foot.