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Sri Lanka (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Danushka Gunathilakab Rahman
    • 26
    • 19
    • 3
    • 1
    • 136.84
    • Kusal Mendisc Rahman b Mahmudullah
    • 57
    • 30
    • 2
    • 5
    • 190.00
    • Kusal Pererac Rahim b Rahman
    • 74
    • 48
    • 8
    • 2
    • 154.17
    • Dasun Shanakac Rahman b Mahmudullah
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Dinesh Chandimal (C) (W)c Rahman b Ahmed
    • 2
    • 4
    • 0
    • 0
    • 50.00
    • Upul Tharanganot-out
    • 32
    • 15
    • 4
    • 1
    • 213.33
    • Thisara Pererac Islam b Rahman
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Jeevan Mendisnot-out
    • 6
    • 2
    • 0
    • 1
    • 300.00

Extras: 17 (w 12, nb 1, lb 3, b 1)

Total: 214 (6 wickets; 20.0 Overs)

Did not bat: Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep,

Fall of Wicket: 1-56(Danushka Gunathilaka,4.3ov), 2-141(Kusal Mendis,13.2ov), 3-142(Dasun Shanaka,13.5ov), 4-150(Dinesh Chandimal,15ov), 5-205(Kusal Perera,19.2ov), 6-206(Thisara Perera,19.4ov)

Bangladesh (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Taskin Ahmed
    • 3
    • 40
    • 1
    • 13.33
    • Mustafizur Rahman
    • 4
    • 48
    • 3
    • 12.00
    • Rubel Hossain
    • 4
    • 45
    • 0
    • 11.25
    • Mehidy Hasan
    • 4
    • 31
    • 0
    • 7.75
    • Nazmul Islam
    • 2
    • 20
    • 0
    • 10.00
    • Soumya Sarkar
    • 1
    • 11
    • 0
    • 11.00
    • Mahmudullah
    • 2
    • 15
    • 2
    • 7.50

Bangladesh (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Tamim Iqbalc-and-b Perera
    • 47
    • 29
    • 6
    • 1
    • 162.07
    • Liton Daslbw b Pradeep
    • 43
    • 19
    • 2
    • 5
    • 226.32
    • Soumya Sarkarc-and-b Pradeep
    • 24
    • 22
    • 2
    • 1
    • 109.09
    • Mushfiqur Rahim (W)not-out
    • 72
    • 35
    • 5
    • 4
    • 205.71
    • Mahmudullah (C)c Mendis b Chameera
    • 20
    • 11
    • 1
    • 1
    • 181.82
    • Sabbir Rahmanrun-out Perera
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Mehidy Hasannot-out
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00

Extras: 9 (w 5, nb 1, lb 3, b 0)

Total: 215 (5 wickets; 19.4 Overs)

Did not bat: Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam,

Fall of Wicket: 1-74(Liton Das,5.5ov), 2-100(Tamim Iqbal,9.3ov), 3-151(Soumya Sarkar,14.2ov), 4-193(Mahmudullah,17.3ov), 5-197(Sabbir Rahman,18.2ov)

Sri Lanka (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Dushmantha Chameera
    • 4
    • 44
    • 1
    • 11.00
    • Akila Dananjaya
    • 3
    • 36
    • 0
    • 12.00
    • Nuwan Pradeep
    • 4
    • 37
    • 2
    • 9.25
    • Danushka Gunathilaka
    • 2
    • 22
    • 0
    • 11.00
    • Thisara Perera
    • 3.4
    • 36
    • 1
    • 10.80
    • Jeevan Mendis
    • 2
    • 25
    • 0
    • 12.50
    • Dasun Shanaka
    • 1
    • 12
    • 0
    • 12.00

Over 20 Bangladesh 215/5/No

Right then! It brings us to the close of this run-fest. What this win has done is, it has kept the tri-series alive and kicking with each team winning one and losing another. This is going to be fun. The 4th match is between Sri Lanka and India at the same venue on 12th March at 1900 Local (1330 GMT). Will the Indians take their revenge? Or will Sri Lanka make it two out of two against them? We shall find out. Before we leave, you can catch some Test cricket action from the ongoing second Test, day 2 tomorrow between South Africa and Australia where the hosts have just gotten into the lead. Until then, it's goodbye from us. Cheers!
Victorious Bangladesh skipper, Mahmudullah starts by saying it was the game of nerves and is happy to come out on top. Reckons his decision to bowl first paid off. Credits his openers for giving them a good solid start and then continues to praise Rahim for taking them over the line. On sending Das ahead of Sarkar, he informs they had a feeling that Sri Lanka might bring Akila Dananjaya early and hence that mooted him.
Sri Lanka skipper, Dinesh Chandimal calls it a good game of cricket. Admits that Bangladesh were the better team but doesn't lose hope. He is confident of his boys coming back strong. Feels the wicket was excellent for batting as it remained same throughout the course of the match. Opines they didn't execute their plans while bowling but is once again is hopeful to do better in the next game.
Man of the Match, Mushfiqur Rahim thanks the Almighty first up. He is out of words at the moment and can't believe to take his team over the line. States they needed this win badly. Gives it to Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das for setting it up. Dedicates this knock to his newly born son. Informs he has recovered from the cramp that he suffered while batting.
Sri Lanka, well they will be really disappointed with their effort with the ball. The batters once again did their job but the bowling just couldn't come to the fore. All their bowlers were found wanting against the onslaught and their figures show how they wilted under pressure. Perera was good to start with, but the no ball that he bowled in his third over just took him off his radar. A lot of work to do for the Lankans as this loss will take some time for them to digest. Roshen Abeysinghe is ready for the presentation...
As it is said there comes a stage when the game doesn't take time to turn on its head. With just 22 needing from 16 balls, Mahmudullah departed and Sabbir Rahman's run out followed next. It all came down to 19 from the last 2 overs but a cool-headed Rahim didn't panic and safely gunned the 4th highest successful run chase in the T20Is with a scintillating knock of an unbeaten 72 from 35 balls comprised of 5 fours and 4 sixes, stupendous stuff!
However, Sri Lanka through, Perera and Pradeep got back in the game as they were able to get rid of both the openers in quick time. Bangladesh then needed 112 in 60 balls and then arrived the veteran, Mushfiqur Rahim. He looked confident from the moment he stepped in and wasn't afraid to play his natural game. Firstly, he got some assistance from Sarkar (who was struggling) and then with his skipper, Mahmudullah. The stand with the latter was worth 42 runs off just 19 balls which somewhat tilted the game in their favor.
After being thrashed and swatted around the park in the first innings, the visitors needed a blazing start. An inspiring move to send Liton Das ahead of Sarkar to open the innings with Tamim Iqbal worked wonders. The duo did just what Sri Lanka did in the series opener against India - taking the attack to the opposition in the Powerplay. 74/1 is what they got in the first 6 overs and that set the tone for the run chase.
What a match, what a chase! Mushfiqur Rahim, please take a bow! He has got every reason to show his emotions and he isn't shy of doing it. The entire Bangladesh team barge towards him to hug him. Epic scenes in Colombo and this win will do something to Bangladesh's confidence as they proceed further in the tournament.
19.4
T Perera to M Rahim, BANGLADESH HAVE PULLED OFF THEIR HIGHEST SUCCESSFUL RUN CHASE IN T20IS! The little man has done it for his side! Rahim is all charged up, he lets out a huge roar right in the face of Perera and then does a cobra dance by looking at his dugout. Ball - A low full toss on middle, clipped away through mid-wicket by Mushfiqur to see his side through.
19.3
T Perera to M Rahim, Sloppy from Gunathilaka and the scores are level now! Very full on middle, Rahim smartly nudges it with soft hands towards mid on and calls for two. Danushka charges towards the ball from long on but he takes his eyes off the ball and ends up conceding another. Right then, Bangladesh can't lose now. Will he go for the glory hit?
19.2
T Perera to M Rahim, FOUR! Away shes goes! Good length ball, sprayed wider outside off, Rahim makes room but then realizes he has to reach out for that one. He does and gets it over backward point for a boundary. The Bangladesh dugout is all pumped up. What's coming up next?
19.1
T Perera to M Rahim, Fuller in length and outside off, Rahim makes room and pierces it past the diving cover fielder. Once it beat the fielder there, it seemed like a boundary but there is Akila Dananjaya in the deep who keeps them down to a couple.

Over 19 Bangladesh 206/5/No

9 to get off the final 6 balls. Last-over thriller is what we have. Thisara Perera is given the responsibility. Rahim on strike.
18.6
N Pradeep to M Rahim, Back of a length delivery on middle, clipped with soft hands towards mid-wicket for a single.
Chandimal, Perera and Pradeep are seen having a mini-conference. What is it about?
18.5
N Pradeep to M Rahim, SIX! That will do! That will do! Rahim, what a hit! Pradeep flings a full toss on the stumps! Any guesses what the next result is? Rahim deposits it high and handsome over the deep mid-wicket fence for half a dozen.
18.4
N Pradeep to M Hasan, Could have been another run out here! Hasan swings wildly across the line, it goes off the pads towards point. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but he misses. A leg bye taken.
18.3
N Pradeep to M Rahim, Superb from Nuwan! Another one on a fuller length on the stumps, MR digs it out to long on for a single.
Mehidy Hasan is the new man in.
18.2
N Pradeep to S Rahman, OUT! Bull's eye! Brilliant from Thisara, lazy from Sabbir! Very full on off, Sabbir drives it towards mid off and sets off. Perera collects the ball and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end as Sabbir just gives up. Still they refer it upstairs and replays fine Sabbir well short of his crease.
Bull's eye from Thisara Perera.
18.1
N Pradeep to M Rahim, Into the blockhole! Rahim could only jam it out towards mid-wicket for one.

Over 18 Bangladesh 196/4/No

Nuwan Pradeep to bowl the penultimate over.
17.6
D Chameera to S Rahman, A dot to finish! Fuller in length, right at the base of the stumps. Sabbir gets across and works it straight to the man at mid-wicket. 8 runs and a big wicket of Mahmudullah off it. The equation is 19 runs off 12 balls.
17.5
D Chameera to M Rahim, Full toss, tailing back in on middle, Mushfiqur milked down to long on for one.
17.4
D Chameera to M Rahim, Low full toss outside off, Rahim drills it past cover and scampers across for a brace.
Sabbir Rahman is the next man in.
17.3
D Chameera to Mahmudullah, OUT! In the air... gone! Chameera with a breakthrough! The crowd has found its voice back. Turning point in this chase? Let's wait and see. Chameera does Mahmudullah in with a slower ball who swings early and ends up dragging it on the inner half over square leg. Kusal Mendis from deep square leg sprints in and takes a wonderful catch. 22 needed off 15 balls.
17.2
D Chameera to M Rahim, Jumps out of the crease and flat-bats it over extra cover for one.
17.1
D Chameera to M Rahim, FOUR! Cracked! Short delivery, outside off, Rahim gets on top of the bounce and cuts it fiercely through point. Kusal Perera in the deep is a bit sloppy as he lets the ball through him to the fence. That's fifty for Mushfiqur in just 24 balls, well played. Can he take his side home?

Over 17 Bangladesh 188/3/No

27 needed off 18 now. Dushmantha Chameera is the one to have a go now. 36 is what he has given in three overs. Time to redeem?
16.6
J Mendis to Mahmudullah, Very full on middle, knocked down to long off for a couple. 13 off the over again. Good one for Bangladesh!
16.5
J Mendis to M Rahim, Another chance of a run out! Rahim pushes it towards Thisara Perera at covers and sets off. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
16.4
J Mendis to M Rahim, SIX! Up and over the long on fielder! Bangladesh are in the hunt, folks! Rahim, you little beauty! Gets across to a tossed up ball, takes his front leg out of the way and smacks it over long on for a biggie.
16.3
J Mendis to M Rahim, Good running again! Tossed up delivery outside off, Rahim unfurls a reverse sweep but doesn't get it where he intended to. Gets it over extra cover and calls for two. Kusal Mendis from the deep fires in a throw at the striker's end. Direct hit would have made things interesting. But for now, two taken.
16.2
J Mendis to Mahmudullah, Flighted ball outside off, Mahmudullah gets down and lofts it over extra cover for another single.
16.1
J Mendis to M Rahim, Tossed up delivery around middle, driven down to long on for one.

Over 16 Bangladesh 175/3/No

Jeevan Mendis is asked to bowl now. 40 needed in 24 balls.
15.6
T Perera to Mahmudullah, FOUR.
Free Hit coming up. Will Mahmudullah make the most of it?
15.6
T Perera to Mahmudullah, SIX! No ball and it's a biggie! This will help Bangladesh! The ball seems to have slipped out of Perera's hands but Mahmudullah doesn't let it go waste. He thumps it down over the long on fielder and picks up a maximum.
15.5
T Perera to Mahmudullah, Good effort delivery! Perera bends his back and generates extra bounce. Mahmudullah looks to pull but fails to get going with the shot. The Bangladesh captain is not amazed as he wanted this to be given as a wide.
15.4
T Perera to Mahmudullah, Fuller delivery, Thisara rolls his fingers over the ball. The batsman waits for it as he drills it towards sweeper cover and gets two to his tally.
15.3
T Perera to Mahmudullah, Was that off the bat? Length delivery on middle and leg, Mahmudullah walks across to paddle it but it goes off something into the gloves of the keeper. They keep appealing but the umpire shakes his head. Chandimal and Perera have a talk regarding the review but they opt against it. Good call from both Sri Lanka and the umpire as the replays show it brushed the thigh pad.
15.3
T Perera to Mahmudullah, Wide! Good length delivery delivery down the leg side, the Bangla skipper tries to clip it away but fails to get any wood on it.
15.2
T Perera to Mahmudullah, Mistimed shot! Back of a length on middle, Mahmudullah looks to pull it away but gets it off the high portion of the bat over mid-wicket. Gunathilaka from long on mops it up as they take two more.
15.1
T Perera to Mahmudullah, Slower length delivery on middle and leg, Mahmudullah tucks it off his hips towards backward square leg. They complete the second with ease. Good running.