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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI Match Summary

SL vs BAN, 2017 - ODI Summary

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Scorecard
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Match Ended   
280/9 (50.0/50)
210 (44.3/50)
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 70 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Thisara Perera
  • Player of the Series
    Kusal Mendis
SL 280/9
Bat Top Batsmen
54 (76)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 71.05SR
52 (40)
  • 4x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 130SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
BAN 210/10
Bat Top Batsmen
54 (62)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 87.09SR
51 (71)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 71.83SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
7.3
OVERS
37/4
R/W
10
OVERS
33/2
R/W
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So that's it from all of us for this encounter and ODI series. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the game. These two sides now lock horns in the T20I series starting on April 4, 2017 at 1900 local time (1330 GMT). Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!
Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga says that his team played really well. Thinks that the run outs cost them the momentum but Thisara Perera played well to bring things back in control. Calls Thisara's knock a very important one. Says that the all-rounder really showed that he can hit the ball really well.
Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza says that they were not upto the mark. Opines that they lost the match in the first ten overs of either innings. Says that they lost too many wickets early and adds that Sarkar and Shakib did play well but couldn't carry on. Ends by saying that they will work on their mistakes and try to improve in their next ODI assignment against Ireland.
Man of the Series, Kusal Mendis (translated from Sinhalese) says that he is extremely happy with his performance. Credits his team for always showing confidence in him.
Man of the Match, Thisara Perera starts off saying that he is really happy with his batting. He has given his everything in practice. Mentions that he has come back after six months and wants to really do well in the future. Credits his practice sessions for his good show.
Earlier in the match, Gunathilaka and Tharanga gave their side a dream start - 76 in the first ten overs. Though Bangladesh pulled things back in the middle overs, a breezy knock from Thisara ensured that they posted a par total on board. How important was his knock? Who will be the Man of the Match? Thisara or Kulasekara? Let's find out at the presentation....
A lot was expected from Mahmudullah, but Suranga Lakmal got rid of him early. Mehedi Hasan along with Taskin Ahmed stitched together a stand of 54 to frustrate the Islanders. In the process, Mehedi Hasan also slammed his maiden fifty to showcase his potential. But it was never going to be enough as Nuwan Kulasekara struck twice in the final over to help his side win the match and level the series. Coming to the other Sri Lankan bowlers, all were economical. The pick though was Kulasekara who finished with figures of 7.3-0-37-4.
If one asks me where did the chase become really difficult for Bangladesh - I would suggest after the first four overs. Bangladesh lost three big wickets in Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman and Mushiqur Rahim. Those dismissals broke the back of the chase pretty early. Though Shakib Al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar stuck around to steady the ship with a 77-run stand, Dilruwan Perera bowled a beauty to get rid of the latter. Shakib was having issues with his back which might have led to his wicket as he looked to really go after the bowling once he got to his fifty.
44.3
W
Nuwan Kulasekara To Taskin Ahmed OUT!
OUT! All over for Bangladesh! SRI LANKA WIN BY 70 RUNS. Nuwan Kulasekara bowls this a lot fuller, Taskin Ahmed looks to go downtown. He gets the elevation but fails to get the desired distance. The ball flies towards long on where Asela Gunaratne runs to his left to catch it. That is it, the hosts have levelled the ODI series 1-1.
44.2
1
Nuwan Kulasekara To Mustafizur Rahman
Rahman pushes this to covers for a single and gets off the mark.
Mustafizur Rahman is the last man in. Bangladesh need 72 more runs in 35 balls. The writing seems to be on the wall for them.
44.1
W
Nuwan Kulasekara To Mehedi Hasan OUT!
OUT! Mehedi Hasan holes out! Nuwan Kulasekara bowls a low full toss outside off, Mehedi Hasan looks to go over covers but doesn't time it well. Upul Tharanga runs to his left from extra cover to catch it. Amusingly, Mehedi Hasan was asking for a no ball, but the ball was well below his waist.
Nuwan Kulasekara returns for a spell.
Over 44 : 209/8
7 Runs
    T. Ahmed
    14 (26)
    M. Hasan
    51 (70)
    A. Gunaratne
    2-0-16-0
    43.6
    0
    Asela Gunaratne To Taskin Ahmed
    The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
    43.5
    1
    Asela Gunaratne To Mehedi Hasan
    Hasan drags his pull to long on for a single.
    43.4
    1
    Asela Gunaratne To Taskin Ahmed
    In the air... but safe. Ahmed looks to flick but gets a leading edge, the ball falls well short of the long on fielder. Single taken.
    Maiden ODI fifty for Mehedi Hasan!
    43.3
    1
    Asela Gunaratne To Mehedi Hasan
    Full and around off, Mehedi Hasan drives it through mid on for a single. What a fine innings this has been from the youngster.
    43.2
    0
    Asela Gunaratne To Mehedi Hasan
    Bowls this on the pads, Mehedi looks to tickle but it goes off the pad towards short fine leg.
    43.1
    4
    Asela Gunaratne To Mehedi Hasan
    FOUR! Supreme placement. Asela bowls a length delivery on the sticks, Mehedi Hasan makes room and cuts it through point for a boundary. The point and short third man fielders gave up the chase far too quickly. That brings up the 50-run stand as well.
    Asela Gunaratne brought back on for a bowl. Bangladesh need 79 more runs in 42 balls. Are we in for a twist here?
    Over 43 : 202/8
    8 Runs
      M. Hasan
      45 (66)
      T. Ahmed
      13 (24)
      S. Lakmal
      8-0-38-2
      42.6
      1
      Suranga Lakmal To Mehedi Hasan
      Hasan drives this through mid on for a single.
      42.5
      4
      Suranga Lakmal To Mehedi Hasan
      FOUR! Top edged! Bangs this short and around off, Mehedi Hasan looks to pull but only manges a top edge over the keeper's head. The ball races away for a boundary.
      42.4
      1
      Suranga Lakmal To Taskin Ahmed
      Taskin looks to defend this fuller delivery but it takes a thick inside edge and goes towards square leg. One run added to the total.
      42.3
      0
      Suranga Lakmal To Taskin Ahmed
      On a length and around middle, Taskin misses his clip, the ball kisses his pad and goes towards Chandimal, who dives to his right to gather it.
      42.2
      1
      Suranga Lakmal To Mehedi Hasan
      Full and on the sticks, Mehedi makes room and drives it down the ground. The ball hits Lakmal on the foot and it gets parried towards long off. Single taken.
      42.1
      1
      Suranga Lakmal To Taskin Ahmed
      Marginally ahead of length and around leg, tucked in front of square on the leg side for a single.
      Over 42 : 194/8
      6 Runs
        T. Ahmed
        11 (21)
        M. Hasan
        39 (63)
        D. Perera
        10-1-47-2
        41.6
        1
        Dilruwan Perera To Taskin Ahmed
        Taskin uses his feet to this tossed up delivery and eases it to long off. One run taken.
        41.5
        0
        Dilruwan Perera To Taskin Ahmed
        Fuller and around off, Taskin blocks it.
        41.4
        0
        Dilruwan Perera To Taskin Ahmed
        Short and around off, pushed back towards the bowler.
        Match Info
        • Venue Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
        • Weather Sunny
        • Toss Bangladeshwon the toss and elected to field
        • Result Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 70 runs
        • Player of the Match Thisara Perera
        • Player of the Series Kusal Mendis
        • Umpire Michael Gough (ENG), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and S Ravi (IND)
        • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
        Match Notes
        • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 280/9 in 50.0 overs
        • T Perera 7th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 37 balls (4x4) (1x6)
        • Sri Lanka 252/7 in 46.3 overs
        • Sri Lanka 200/5 in 38.5 overs
        • K Mendis 9th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 66 balls (4x4) (0x6)
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 150/3 in 29.0 overs
        • Sri Lanka 150/3 in 28.5 overs
        • Sri Lanka 101/2 in 17.3 overs
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 87/2 in 13.4 overs
        • Mandatory power play (1-10): Sri Lanka 76/0
        • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 42 balls between D Gunathilaka (19) and U Tharanga (28)
        • Sri Lanka 51/0 in 7.0 overs
        • D Gunathilaka dropped on 5 by M Mortaza in 2.2 overs
        • M Hasan maiden ODI fifty: 50 runs in 69 balls (6x4) (0x6)
        • 9th wkt Partnership: 50 off 60 balls between M Hasan (35) and T Ahmed (13)
        • Bangladesh 201/8 in 42.5 overs
        • Bangladesh 150/7 in 32.1 overs
        • Drinks: Bangladesh 136/7 in 29.0 overs
        • Referral 2 (24.3 ovs) SL against M Hasan (LBW) - Unsuccessful (SL: 0, BAN: 0)
        • Shakib 34th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 55 balls (7x4) (0x6)
        • Bangladesh 102/4 in 18.1 overs
        • Drinks: Bangladesh 79/3 in 13.0 overs
        • 4th wkt Partnership: 53 off 42 balls between S Sarkar (25) and Shakib (22)
        • Power play 1 (1-10) Bangladesh 60/3
        • Bangladesh 55/3 in 9.5 overs
        • Bangladesh: 11/3 M Rahim lbw b S Lakmal 2(8)
        • Referral 1 (3.3 ovs) M Rahim against SL (LBW) - Unsuccessful (SL: 1, BAN: 0)
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