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

commentary

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. 

42.3
0
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!
42.2
4
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!
42.1
0
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! 

41.6
0
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.
41.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Tucks this through mid-wicket for a single.
41.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Comes down the track and pads this one away to the leg side.
41.3
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Floated on off, Mahmudullah lofts this one over the bowler's head for a couple of runs.
41.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, On off, pushed back to the bowler.
41.1
6
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.
40.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shoriful Islam, Fuller and wider outside off, Shoriful Islam swings but misses. Another top over from Chameera!
40.5
1
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.
40.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, Spears in a yorker at the base of the off pole, Mahmudullah digs this one out.
40.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, Outside off, just pushed away to the point region.
40.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, Around off, worked to the leg side.
40.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, A slower length ball outside off, Mahmudullah looks to have a poke at this but he misses.
39.6
2
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.

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

39.5
6
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?
39.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shoriful Islam, Flighted around off, Shoriful looks to play but misses.
39.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Flatter on middle, Mahmudullah milks it to long on and takes the run.
39.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Floated on middle, Mahmudullah blocks it.
39.1
0
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.

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. 

38.6
0
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.

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

38.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Taskin Ahmed, Good length ball around middle and off. Taskin taps it to point.
38.4
0
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.

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

38.3
0
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.
38.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mehidy Hasan, Full around off, Mehidy blocks it to point.
38.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, Full on off, Mahmudullah glances it to the right of mid on and takes a quick single.
37.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mehidy Hasan, Loopy ball on the stumps, Mehidy defends it.
37.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Floated on off, Mahmudullah milks it to long off for one.
37.4
0
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.
37.3
2
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.
37.2
0
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.

Who's in now? Mehidy Hasan strides out. 

37.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Floated around leg, Mahmudullah sweeps it to the left of short fine leg for one.
36.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, Outside off on a length. Mahmudullah runs it down to third man and keeps the strike.
36.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Afif Hossain, On the pads, Afif glances it behind square leg for a run.
36.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Afif Hossain, Outside off, Afif swings but misses.
36.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Afif Hossain, On off, Afif blocks it.
36.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mahmudullah, NOT OUT! Umpires call it is! Mahmudullah survives and so does Bangladesh's minuscule hope. Full on middle and leg, Mahmudullah shuffles inside his stumps and looks to flick but misses. He misses and the ball hits the pad. There is an appeal but the umpire is unmoved, The batters take a run in the meantime. Sri Lanka take the review. Replays roll in and it shows that the ball to be hitting the wickets on umpire's call.

Review! This is for LBW and Dushmantha Chameera was very excited for the same. Looked to be close and now, we will see what the replays have to say. 

36.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Afif Hossain, On the pads, Afif glances it to the leg side and gets to the other end.
35.6
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, This one drifts away from Mahmdullah. He plays it with the turn behind short third man for a brace.
35.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Flights one on off, Mahmudullah keeps it out.
35.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Flatter and fuller on off, Mahmudullah blocks it.
35.3
4
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Mahmudullah sweeps and sweeps it in the gap! Floated around off, Mahmudullah sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary.
35.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Short outside off, this one keeps very low. Mahmudullah looks to pull but misses.
35.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Afif Hossain, On the pads, Afif turns it to the on side for one.
34.6
3
Chamika Karunaratne to Afif Hossain, A good length ball around off, this is drilled through covers as the fielder gives it chase and pulls it back before the ropes. The man seems to have pulled it back, before the ropes but the TV umpire has a couple of looks, to be sure. Finally, decides that it will just be 3 runs.
34.5
2
Chamika Karunaratne to Afif Hossain, Shortish and on middle, a controlled pull shot in between deep square leg and fine leg. The two fielders looking to field and collide slightly as they stop the ball. A couple.
34.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mahmudullah, Coming in with the angle around off, Mahmudullah eases this through mid-wicket. Gives the strike back to his partner.
34.3
2
Chamika Karunaratne to Mahmudullah, Slightly fuller, on leg, this is flicked through square leg. Will only be a single.
34.2
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mahmudullah, Back of a length around off, this is stroked to point.
34.1
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Afif Hossain, Outside off, dabbed through short third man and the strike is rotated.
33.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Afif Hossain, Singles are coming easily but they need boundaries here. This is placed in the gap at covers. 150 needed in 96 balls.
33.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, Another single as this is eased towards long on.
33.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Afif Hossain, Shortish outside off, played nicely through mid off for one.
33.3
2
Ramesh Mendis to Afif Hossain, A couple this time as Afif Hossain goes back and punches this one through cover-point.
33.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, On off, drilled through mid on for one.
33.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Afif Hossain, Flatter and around off, punched through covers for one.
32.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Afif Hossain, Another single as this is milked to long on.
32.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mahmudullah, Fired on middle, clipped to square leg for one.
32.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Afif Hossain, Punched to sweeper cover for one.
32.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Afif Hossain, On off and middle, flicked to square leg for one.
32.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mahmudullah, Around off and middle, Mahmudullah goes back and works this through square leg and rotates the strike.
32.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mahmudullah, Floated on off, dropped to the on side.
31.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Afif Hossain, Around off, driven to covers.
31.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, On middle, flicked to the leg side for one.

DRINKS! Sri Lanka are well and truly on top of the game and are well on their way to finish the series with a win. Bangladesh's chase never really took off and they have been behind the 8-ball since the start. They need 162 in 110 balls and Mahmudullah will now have to take the lead in this chase. He will be joined by Afif Hossain post the break.

31.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, OUT! CAUGHT! An easy catch and Bangladesh slip further in the game. Looks to be adventurous, but does not pull it off and gives his wicket away. Flighted on middle, Mosaddek Hossain gets low and looks to reverse sweep this one but only manages a top edge. The ball goes high in the air towards short third man and Binura Fernando runs and takes a good catch. 162 needed from 110 balls.
31.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Shortish and on middle, knocked to mid on.
31.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, Fuller and around off, this is slogged to long on for one.
31.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Drops it short on the pads, this is nudged through square leg for one.
30.6
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mahmudullah, Length around off, tapped to the off side. 164 needed from 114 balls.
30.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Fifty for Mosaddek Hossain! He has done a good job so far but he will know that he needs to continue on. A length ball on middle, worked through mid on for one.
30.4
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Outside off, this is guided to the fielder at short third man.
30.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mahmudullah, Around off, this is pushed gently to mid on for one.
30.2
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, On a good length on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for one.
30.1
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, A good length ball on off, Mosaddek Hossain keeps this one out.
29.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, On the pads, Mosaddek turns it to the on side and keeps the strike.
29.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, DROPPED! A very tough chance and caught Ramesh Mendis by surprise. Full toss on off, Mahmudullah comes down the track and hits it straight back to the bowler. Ramesh is taken by surprise and fails to gather it.
29.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Tossed up on off, Mosaddek milks it through cover for one.
29.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Flighted on off, Mosaddek defends it.
29.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Floated on middle and off, Mosaddek pushes it to mid on.
29.1
4
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR! Darted quicker down the leg side, Mosaddek flicks it fine down the leg side. It hits the keeper's pad and goes to the fine leg fence. Mosaddek moves to 46 with that.
28.6
0
Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, Full toss outside off. Mahmuduallah misses out as he looks to drive.
28.5
0
Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, Nicely bowled. Slower one on the stumps, Mahmudullah blocks it.
28.4
1
Binura Fernando to Mosaddek Hossain, Length delivery around off, Mosaddek runs it down to third man for one.
28.3
1
Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, Full outside off, Mahmudullah drives it to the right of cover. The fielder there dives and parries it away. Single taken.
28.2
1
Binura Fernando to Mosaddek Hossain, Around off, Mahmudullah places it to third man and rotates the strike.
28.1
1
Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, Short just outside off, Mahmudullah pulls it but finds deep mid-wicket for one.
27.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, On the stumps, Mosaddek keeps it out.
27.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, Darted fuller around off, Mahmudllah nudges it to long off and trudges to the other end.
27.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, On the pads, Mosaddek turns it to deep mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
27.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Floated on middle, Moasddek pushes it to the left of short mid-wicket.
27.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, This time flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
27.1
2
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, On the pads, Mahmudullah turns it through square leg for a brace.
26.6
1
Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, On the pads, Mahmudullah flicks it to fine leg for one.
26.5
2
Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, Nicely played and well fielded! Length ball outside off, Mahmudullah punches it through cover-point. The fielder from third man runs to his right and puts a dive to save two for his side.
26.4
0
Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, Around off, Mahmudullah taps it to backward point.
26.3
0
Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, Outside off and full. Mahmudullah taps it to point.
26.2
1
Binura Fernando to Mosaddek Hossain, Outside off, Mosaddek runs it down to third man for one.
26.1
1
Binura Fernando to Mahmudullah, On the pads, glanced towards fine leg for one.
25.6
4
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR! Much needed boundary here. Fuller and floated on off, Mosaddek Hossain takes a few steps and bangs this one over mid off. Boundary.
25.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, Goes back and flicks this through backward square leg for a single.
25.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Rotates the strike with a simple push through mid on.
25.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Around middle, dropped to the leg side.
25.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, Full and floated on off, again, this is milked to long on. One run.
25.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Around off, pushed through mid on for a single.
25.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, WIDE. Down the leg side, wided.
24.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Outside off, flatter, cut away towards point. 197 needed from 25 overs now.
24.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Shortish on off, defended out.
24.4
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Too full and around off, Mahmudullah drives this one nicely through extra cover and comes back for the second run.
24.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Flighted on off, Mahmudullah pushes it back to the bowler.
24.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Driven hard, but it only finds the fielder at covers.
24.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mahmudullah, Around off, floated, pushed away to point.
23.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, Tossed up on off, Mahmudullah eases this one through mid on for a single.
23.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mahmudullah, Again, full on leg, this is blocked out to the leg side.
23.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Full on leg, flicked through square leg for one.
23.3
2
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Outside off, dabbed to the short third man fielder for a couple.

Mahmudullah walks out to bat.

23.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT! CAUGHT! The big, big wicket of Rahim has been snared and Ramesh Mendis is the wicket-taker this time. What a moment in this game. A sudden rush of blood for Rahim, as he skipped out of the crease, trying to play the big stroke, but he perishes. This is tossed up, around off, Mushfiqur Rahim looks to slam this one over long on and release some pressure but he only manages to get the height on this, no distance. Dhananjaya de Silva runs to his right and takes a brilliant catch. The man who has been in form throughout this series is not able to continue in the last game. 203 needed in 160 balls.
23.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full and tossed up on off, this is dug out to covers.
22.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flatter and on off, Mushfiqur Rahim goes back and punches this one through point for a single.
22.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Around off, glanced gently through square leg for one.
22.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Tossed up on off, MH digs it out to the off side.
22.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Googly outside off, Mosaddek Hossain looks to slap this one to the off side but misses.
22.2
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Shortish and on off, Mosaddek Hossain shuffles and punches this one over short mid-wicket. Two by the time the ball comes back to the keeper.
22.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Floated on leg, Mosaddek Hossain nudges to the leg side.
21.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Around off, nudged to the leg side for a single again.
21.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, On middle, flicked to mid-wicket for one.
21.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Flighted on off, this is milked to long on for a single. The 50-run stand is also up between these two. A good stand, so far and they will want to continue.
21.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, Flicked to mid-wicket this time.
21.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, TWO WIDES. Down the leg side and Dickwella fumbles, allowing the batters to take a run.
21.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated on leg, Rahim comes down the track and looks to flick this one away but misses and gets hit on the pad. Rahim scampers back into the crease, before Niroshan Dickwella can come back into the crease.
21.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one.
20.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, Again, Rahim gets low and laps this one over the short third man fielder for one.
20.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, slashed away to point.
20.4
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, Shortish and outside off, this is cut away through point for a couple.
20.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, Around off, worked to the point region.
20.2
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, Gets low and laps this one over the short third man fielder, for a couple this time.
20.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, cut away to the backward point fielder.
19.6
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, this time Mushfiqur places it past backward point and takes a single.
19.5
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mushfiqur Rahim, Length ball outside off. Mushfiqur cuts it but straight to backward point. Mushi is disappointed as he knows this was a hit-me delivery.
19.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Good shot but just a run. Full outside off, Mosaddek leans forward and drives it but there is sweeper cover for protection so just one.
19.3
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Length ball on the stumps, Mosaddek blocks it to cover.
19.2
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Length ball around off, Mosaddek punches it to cover.
19.1
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Back of a length ball on off, Mosaddek plays it from the crease and pushes it to point.
18.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Loopy full toss. Mosaddek misses out on it as he just places it to long on and keeps the strike.
18.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, Loopy ball on middle and off, Mushfiqur places it behind square on the leg side and gets to the other end.
18.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Floated on off, Mosaddek nudges it to long on and eases to the other end.
18.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Quick leg break outside off. Mosaddek looks to play but gets beaten.
18.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, On the pads, Hossain looks to flick but misses.
18.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, Loopy ball outside off, Mushfiqur pushes it to long off for one.
17.6
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Good length delivery pitching on off and coming back in. Mosaddek looks to glance but it hits the inner half of his bat and then the pad.
17.5
6
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, SIX! Just over! Short bal outside off, Mosaddek comes inside and pulls it. It comes off of the upper part of the bat but he gets enough to send it over the deep mid-wicket fielder for a biggie.
17.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mushfiqur Rahim, On middle and off, Mushi turns it to the leg for one.
17.4
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mushfiqur Rahim, WIDE! Chamika Karunaratne overcooks the bouncer. Mushfiqur lets the ball go to the keeper.
17.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Short around leg. Mosaddek glances his pull to fine leg for one.
17.2
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mushfiqur Rahim, Fuller on off, Mushfiqur pushes it to cover for one.
17.1
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Around off, Mosaddek runs it down to third man and takes a single. He is happy at the moment to operate at 1st gear but soon they will need to accelerate.
16.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated on off, Rahim blocks it.
16.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, On the pads, Mosaddek turns it to the leg side for one.
16.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Tossed up on off, Mosaddek blocks it.
16.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Floated on middle and off, Mosaddek pushes it to mid on.
16.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Short and just outside off. Mosaddek taps it behind the crease.
16.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, Wanindu bowls it short on off, Rahim punches it towards extra cover for one.

DRINKS. Not the start you want with the ball, when you are chasing a big total like this. Bangladesh have let Chameera dominate them and he has ran through the top order of the hosts. Now, Rahim and Hossain have their work cut out for them and will look to steady the ship, which they have done so far, and look to up the run-scoring tempo. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, will be hoping that they can snaffle important timely breakthroughs, throughout the course of the game. An interesting phase of play awaits. 

15.6
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, On the pads, Mosaddek turns it but finds short mid-wicket.
15.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mushfiqur Rahim, Good running. Full on off, Rahim pushes it to mid off for one.
15.4
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mushfiqur Rahim, Length ball on off, Mushfiqur blocks it.
15.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Length ball outside off, Mosaddek cuts it to the right of third man for one.  He needed two but his senior statesman was never interested in it.
15.2
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Fuller on off, Mosaddek defends it.
15.1
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Bouncer! Close to the body, Mosaddek ducks under it.
14.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Single to end the over. The only run of the over. The last ball is tossed up on middle, Mosaddek milks it to long on for one.
14.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Floated on off and middle, Mosaddek is happy to keep it out.
14.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Short around off, Mosaddek defends it.
14.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Flighted again, on off. Nicely defended by Hossain.
14.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Tossed up, on off. Mosaddek Hossain plays it to point.
14.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Mosaddek Hossain, Wanindu starts right on the money. Floated on the stumps, Mosaddek blocks it.

Change. Spin time as Wanindu Hasaranga will roll his arm now. 

13.6
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, Mushfiqur pushes it to short extra cover. The hosts need 239 in 216 balls.
13.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Short ball! Mosaddek pulls it in a controlled manner to deep mid-wicket for one.
13.4
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, On the pads, Mosaddek looks to flick but misses as the ball clips his pad and goes to the keeper.
13.3
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, Follows the boundary with a calm defense.
13.2
4
Chamika Karunaratne to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR! Delightful shot! A much-needed one for Bangladesh! Full on middle and leg, Mosaddek waits for it and pushes it through mid on for a boundary.
13.1
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Mushfiqur Rahim, On the pads, Rahim turns it to the on side for one.
13.1
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Mushfiqur Rahim, WIDE! False start for Chamika Karunaratne! He starts with a length ball well wide outside off. On the wrong side of the tramline. Wided by the umpire.

Bowling change. Chamika Karunaratne is introduced into the attack. 

12.6
0
Binura Fernando to Mosaddek Hossain, Length ball on middle, Mosaddek blocks it.
12.5
1
Binura Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, Mushfiqur taps it behind point and gets to the other end.
12.4
0
Binura Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, On off, Rahim blocks it.
12.3
1
Binura Fernando to Mosaddek Hossain, Around off, Mosaddek dabs it behind square on the off side for one.
12.2
0
Binura Fernando to Mosaddek Hossain, Full on middle, Mosaddek keeps it out.
12.1
1
Binura Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, Rahim punches it to sweeper cover and is happy to rotate the strike.
11.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Good length ball around off, Mushi runs it down to third man and keeps the strike.
11.5
2
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Length delivery around off, Rahim shuffles inside and glances it away from fine leg for a brace.
11.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Mosaddek Hossain, Chameera hits the deck hard and bangs it shorter outside off. Mosaddek dabs it to third man for one.
11.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mosaddek Hossain, On the stumps, Mosaddek keeps it out.
11.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mosaddek Hossain, Full on off, Masaddek pushes it to mid off.
11.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, Rahim leans forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
10.6
1
Binura Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, Length ball outside off, Rahim late cuts it to third man for a single. Bangladesh are 33/3 after 11 overs.
10.5
1
Binura Fernando to Mosaddek Hossain, Around off, Mosaddek runs it down to third man and rotates the strike.
10.4
0
Binura Fernando to Mosaddek Hossain, Length ball on middle and off, Mosaddek defends it.
10.3
1
Binura Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, On the pads, Mushfiqur flicks it to deep square leg for one.
10.2
0
Binura Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, Good length delivery on off, Rahim gets on his front foot and blocks it.
10.1
1
Binura Fernando to Mosaddek Hossain, Slowish on the pads, Mosaddek glances it to fine leg for one.

Time for Powerplay 2! Now, a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle, until the end of the 40th over. 

9.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Another length ball on off, this is pushed back to the bowler. Bangladesh are at 29/3 at the end of the Powerplay 1.
9.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, What a ball! A good length ball around off, the ball just nips away enough to zip past the outside edge, as Mushfiqur Rahim hangs his bat in defense, but misses.
9.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Mosaddek Hossain, Outside off, Mosaddek Hossain guides this one to third man for a single.

Who will walk out to bat now? It is going to be Mosaddek Hossain. He had a tough time with the ball. Can he make amends with the bat? Bangladesh desperately need him to do that. 

9.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Tamim Iqbal, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Chameera strikes again and Sri Lanka snare another wicket. The Bangladeshi skipper, who has played well in this series, has been sent packing and Chameera is all over the batters here, as he gets his third wicket of the game. A slower and fuller ball outside off, Iqbal looks to push the ball to the off side, but only manages a thin outside edge, which is gobbled up nicely by Dickwella. An appeal and up goes the finger of the umpire. Iqbal does not hesitate in taking the review on this occasion. Ultra Edge rolls in and there is a thin spike as the ball goes past the bat and hence, the on-field decision stays on. The hosts in some trouble now. 259 needed from 243 balls.

Massive moment in this game! Tamim Iqbal has been given out caught behind. He though is sure that there is no bat involved and decided to opt for the review. 

9.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Tamim Iqbal, Around off, pushed away to point.
9.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Tamim Iqbal, Fuller and around off, this is driven to the fielder at covers. Iqbal was not able to find the gap on this occasion.
8.6
1
Binura Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, Fuller on off, Tamim glances this one to square leg and retains the strike for the next over.
8.5
0
Binura Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, Good length ball on off, well defended back to the bowler.
8.4
1
Binura Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, Around middle, nudged to the leg side for one.
8.3
1
Binura Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, On a shortish length outside off, this is slapped away to the man at third man for one.
8.2
4
Binura Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! The skipper plays this one really well. A fuller ball, in the slot around off, Tamim Iqbal flicks this one over the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
8.1
0
Binura Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, Outside off, Iqbal pushes it to covers.
7.6
2
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Good work out in the deep. Short and wide outside off, this is cut away to the left of the third man fielder, who does well to cover the ground and dive to his left to push the ball back. A couple of runs.
7.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Good length ball on off, Rahim flicks it to mid-wicket again.
7.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Shortish and around off, pulled away to the mid-wicket fielder.
7.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Around middle, this is pushed to the mid on region.
7.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, A good length ball outside off, Rahim looks to swing this one away, but he misses.
7.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, A good length ball on middle, tucked away to the short mid-wicket fielder.
6.6
0
Binura Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, A slower good length ball on off, TI blocks this one out.
6.5
2
Binura Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, A good length ball outside the off pole, this is worked behind point and the batters come back for the second run.
6.4
0
Binura Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, The batsman has just watchfully blocked this out.
6.3
0
Binura Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, Outside off, this is spanked to the fielder at covers, who stops the ball well.
6.2
4
Binura Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Very well played. A good length ball on off, this is driven crisply through the mid on region and the ball races away to the fence.
6.1
0
Binura Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, A length ball around off, Tamim Iqbal lunges forward and defends the ball out.

Binura Fernando will bowl now. 

5.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Shortish and around off, pulled to the leg side.
5.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Around middle, this is flicked to square leg.
5.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, this is slapped to the fielder at backward point.
5.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Good length ball on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
5.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Bumper on middle, MR ducks under this one.
5.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Length and on off, worked to mid on.
4.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flighted on middle, this is knocked towards long on for one.
4.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flatter on off, worked to point now.
4.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, Loopy on off, Rahim works this to square leg.
4.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, Tosses this one up and landed on off, this is milked to long off for one.
4.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, Floated on off, pushed back to the bowler.
4.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, On off, kept out.
3.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Tamim Iqbal, Around middle, tucked to square leg for one. Another great over for Dushmantha Chameera!
3.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahim is underway here! A length ball, on leg, flicked to the leg side for one.
3.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Around off on a length, pushed to covers.
3.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mushfiqur Rahim, Bumper outside off, Mushfiqur Rahim ducks and leaves this one alone.

Who's in now? It is Mushfiqur Rahim! 

3.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT! TAKEN! Another one falls and Shakib's poor form with the bat, in this series continues here. A very good catch by the man and Bangladesh have not even crossed the double-digit mark, in terms of runs, and have already lost their second. Shortish and around off, slightly on the quicker side too, Shakib Al Hasan looks to pull but does not do so cleanly. Ramesh Mendis at square leg, backtracks slightly, and lunges to snare the ball out of thin air. A wonderful take and Chameera is on fire again. 278 needed in 282 balls.
3.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shakib Al Hasan, Around off, tapped to the off side.
2.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, Floated on the pads, tucked away to the square leg fielder.
2.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, Comes down the track and works this to mid on for a quick single.
2.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, On off, worked through mid-wicket for one.
2.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, WIDE. Slipped down the leg side. Wide signalled.
2.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, Loopy around off, milked to the long off fielder for one.
2.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, Loopy on the pads, nudged to the leg side for a single.
2.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, Flighted around off, Shakib eases this through mid off for a single.
1.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Tamim Iqbal, Fuller and around off, this is pushed to mid off.
1.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Tamim Iqbal, Shortish and outside off, Tamim Iqbal just leaves this one be.
1.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Tamim Iqbal, Length and on off, Tamim keeps this one out.
1.3
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shakib Al Hasan, Around off, this is tapped towards covers, for a quick single. Shakib Al Hasan is off the mark here!
1.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shakib Al Hasan, Outside off, left alone.

Out comes Shakib Al Hasan at Number 3. 

1.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Naim, OUT! TAKEN! Chameera strikes on his first ball and the opening stand of Bangladesh has been torn apart very early on, in the run chase. Naim, who is playing in only his second ODI, makes no impact with the blade for the Tigers. A length ball, outside off, angling away from the left-hander here. Naim looks to go fishing and swings his blade, away from his body here, but only manages a thick outside edge this time. Kusal Mendis takes the catch at first slip.

Who will bowl now? Time for some pace now as Dushmantha Chameera will bowl now. 

0.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, Shortish around off, tapped to the backward point fielder. 2 from the opening over!
0.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, Flighted on off, kept out.
0.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mohammad Naim, Naim gets off the mark now. Loopy ball, outside off. Pushed down to long off for one.
0.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh and their skipper are underway! Fuller ball, on the pads. Tamim clips it towards deep square leg for one.
0.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, Flatter ball, on off. Tamim Iqbal looks to work it across the line but misses and gets hit on the pads.
0.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Tamim Iqbal, Tossed up, in the line of the stumps. Tamim defends it out.