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Man of the Match Angelo Mathews says that he was a bit under pressure as he had to consolidate as wickets fell in a flurry at the start. Adds that Chathurang de Silva was brilliant and he has been the find of the season. Mentions that the bowlers have bowled well so far and hopefully they will click again for one more time in the final. Adds that the boys put up a very good show. Mentions that he is not really worried about Mahela Jayawardene's form, he is a big match player and will come good when needed the most.
Mushfiqur Rahim says that the boys had to work really hard. Adds that they dropped catches and then the batsmen threw away starts. It's really disappointing. Mentions that the team sat together and discussed the fact that their performance was not good against Afghanistan and that they needed to step up the gear. Adds that they are feeling disappointed for the fans but hopefully they will perform well in the World T20.
Sri Lanka hold their nerves to end up victorious. They are the unbeaten side in this tournament. It was a brave fight from Bangladesh but it was the Sri Lankan skipper, Mathews who was the difference between the two sides. The Sri Lankan spinners did a good job to restrict Bangladesh to 204. Chasing the target, they were reeling at 75/5 but then Mathews took over the reins and added crucial 82 runs with de Silva, who played a good helping hand to get Sri Lanka back on track. Mathews got to his fifty and then kept his cool to power them past the finish line. Bangladesh have a lot to ponder ahead of the World T20 as they failed to win a single match in the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka will take this confidence forward in the big game - The final against Pakistan!
Arafat Sunny to Angelo Mathews
FOUR! That's it! Sri Lanka win by 3 wickets! Loopy and a tad full on off, Mathews heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
Arafat Sunny to Sachithra Senanayake
Stays in his crease and clips it wide of mid on for a single. Scores are level.
Comes forward and drives it to long off for a single.
Full on off, Senanayake drives it to long on for a single. 3 needed off 9!
FOUR! Thumped! Brilliant shot from Senanayake! Full on middle, Senanayake rams it to long on for a boundary. There was a fielder in the deep but he was just a spectator. Just 4 needed off 10 balls!
Full toss on middle, Mathews clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Arafat Sunny back on.
Al Amin Hossain to Angelo Mathews
A tad full outside off, Mathews drives it to cover for a single. 9 needed off 12 now.
Al Amin Hossain to Sachithra Senanayake
Low full toss outside off, Senanayake drives it to mid off and scampers through for a single.
A tad full on off, driven back to the bowler.
A tad full outside off, Senanayake pushes it to point.
Stands tall and punches it to deep point for a single.
Sachithra Senanayake is the new batsman.
Al Amin Hossain to Thisara Perera
OUT! is there a twist in the tale! Full on off, Perera drills it straight back, Hossain looks to stop it with his right hand but the ball hits his palm and ricochets to mid off, Perera sets off but then stops. There miscommunication and hesitation, they finally decode to complete the run, Rubel Hossain at mid off scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. Perera is found short.
Mahmudullah to Thisara Perera
A tad full outside off, Perera punches it long on for a single. 12 needed off 18 balls now!
Just wide! Length delivery outside off, Perera mistimes his punch wide of short extra cover for a couple.