Asia Cup - 10th match

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Shamsur and Anamul out to open. Lakmal to run in

Have a look at a slice of Dhaka as captured by our correspondent Karthik Krishnaswamy in this photo diary

nirmana: "Priyanjan is in for Chandimal. It a good move from Sri Lankan Selectors, as Chadimal was not performed well in recent past. Good opportunity for Priyanjan before the big final. "

1.30pm Bangladesh win the toss and will bat

Mushfiqur says Bangladesh will be fine as long as his bowlers do well in the first ten and last five overs. Imrul Kayes has a groin injury, Shamsur comes in. Rubel and Sunny are also in, and Shafiul and Razzak are out

Mathews says Sri Lanka wanted to chase anyway. Chandimal is not playing, Priyanjan is. Malinga has been rested, Senanayake is back

1.15pm local time Welcome to the last league game of this Asia Cup. Sri Lanka are already in the final. Can they go into it with an all-win record? Bangladesh are yet to win a match in the tournament. Can they pick up a consolation victory?

Saidur : "Bangladesh need a win so badly. In last 6-7 matches, they came very close to win on few occasions. A win would be a moral booster to the team for T20 World Cup. "

0.1

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, no run, some away shape first up but starting too far outside off

0.2

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, 1 run, making him play now with a closer line to off, it moves away a tad, he jabs it down to third man

0.3

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, beaten first ball as he pushes at an outswinger

0.4

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, this time he watches it move away and lets it be

0.5

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, that'll go, wide and overpitched, sent screaming past point off the front foot

0.6

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, flashes at a full one, and the away movement takes a thick edge to third man

End of over 1 (6 runs) Bangladesh 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
Shamsur Rahman    5* (4b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    1-0-6-0
Anamul Haque    1* (2b)     

1.1

NLTC Perera to Shamsur Rahman, no run, attacks an overpitched delivery, cannot quite time it as he hits it to mid off

1.2

NLTC Perera to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, sees a bit of with and cracks it to deep backward point

1.3

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, produces the outside edge with a 135 kph length ball that kicks on the batsman, but falls short of second slip

1.4

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, comes in with the angle and is nudged square on the leg side

1.5

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, defends a good length delivery to the off side

1.6

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, FOUR, nips in from a fuller length and is flicked nicely through square leg, Lakmal seems to have it covered as he runs across to deep square, but messes it up in the end with a clumsy dive

End of over 2 (5 runs) Bangladesh 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
Anamul Haque    5* (6b 1x4)      NLTC Perera    1-0-5-0
Shamsur Rahman    6* (6b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    1-0-6-0

2.1

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, slight away shape from a good length close to off, left alone

2.2

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, jabs a good length delivery out to third man

2.3

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, no run, beats the outside edge with a tight line around off stump, batsman is stuck on the crease as he prods at it

2.4

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, no run, bounces from back of a length, but this time he watches it go past

2.5

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, no run, another leave now as he lets this outswinger go past outside off

2.6

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, 1 run, straightens from a good length and he runs it down to third man

End of over 3 (2 runs) Bangladesh 13/0 (RR: 4.33)
Anamul Haque    6* (10b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    2-0-8-0
Shamsur Rahman    7* (8b 1x4)      NLTC Perera    1-0-5-0

3.1

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, seaming in from a good length, hits him on the pad, but was going down leg

3.2

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, short of a good length ball pushed back down the track

3.3

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, 1 run, this was in the air as he squirted a length ball, just out of the reach of backward point though

3.4

NLTC Perera to Shamsur Rahman, no run, staying in the crease and pushing a length ball softly to the off side

3.5

NLTC Perera to Shamsur Rahman, no run, nipping in from just back of a length, tight line around off, defended from the crease

3.6

NLTC Perera to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, pushed on the off side for a quick single

End of over 4 (2 runs) Bangladesh 15/0 (RR: 3.75)
Shamsur Rahman    8* (11b 1x4)      NLTC Perera    2-0-7-0
Anamul Haque    7* (13b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    2-0-8-0

4.1

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run

4.2

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, good delivery, is angled in good length and then holds its line, forcing him to adjust late and stab it to leg

4.3

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, reaches out a touch outside off to push it away to point

4.4

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, not getting the room or the length to have a go, just short of driving length, right on off stump, defended

4.5

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, turned to vacant midwicket for a single

4.6

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, no run, beauty, this came in to off on a good length, and then jagged away, bounced extra too, leaving the batsman clueless

End of over 5 (1 run) Bangladesh 16/0 (RR: 3.20)
Anamul Haque    7* (14b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    3-0-9-0
Shamsur Rahman    9* (16b 1x4)      NLTC Perera    2-0-7-0

5.1

NLTC Perera to Shamsur Rahman, 1 wide, reaches to a wide one and has a swing but misses

5.1

NLTC Perera to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, drops a good length ball close to the pitch on the off side and rushes across for a single

5.2

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, FOUR, lovely, he's leaned into this drive, placed it through extra cover, and held the pose as he watches it disappear across the turf

5.3

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, gets it come in, Anamul pushes it towards mid on, and also sends back the non-striker wisely

5.4

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, shoulders arms to a good length delivery outside off

5.5

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, runs a length delivery to backward point

5.6

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, 1 run, works a good length delivery from off in front of mid on and it is an easy single in the end

End of over 6 (7 runs) Bangladesh 23/0 (RR: 3.83)
Anamul Haque    12* (19b 2x4)      NLTC Perera    3-0-14-0
Shamsur Rahman    10* (17b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    3-0-9-0

6.1

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, 1 run, gets on top of this back of a length delivery and squeezes it past cover

Dins: "I really dont think thisara should be in the team..averages 18 with bat and performs once in a blue moon and bowling average going in the wrong direction...why not invest in someone better..."

6.2

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, he's bowled a couple of these, pitches it up, angles it in, makes him push at it and beats him with some away movement

6.3

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, hint of away movement again, but this time he is not playing at it

6.4

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, leans forward outside off and guides this one to backward point

6.5

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, overpitched and sent packing past point with a forward stride and a clean connection

6.6

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, carefully guides this good length ball to point

End of over 7 (5 runs) Bangladesh 28/0 (RR: 4.00)
Shamsur Rahman    14* (22b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    4-0-14-0
Anamul Haque    13* (20b 2x4)      NLTC Perera    3-0-14-0

Senanayake to bowl, round the stumps

7.1

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, no run, pushes a length ball with slight turn down the track

7.2

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, 1 run, leading edge on this fuller one to the off side

7.3

Senanayake to Shamsur Rahman, no run, angled across the right-hander, who taps it towards cover

7.4

Senanayake to Shamsur Rahman, no run, some extra bounce now on this length offbreak as he goes back and blocks

7.5

Senanayake to Shamsur Rahman, no run, fuller one and he drives to extra cover off the front foot

7.6

Senanayake to Shamsur Rahman, no run, takes a stride out to this full ball and drives to mid off

End of over 8 (1 run) Bangladesh 29/0 (RR: 3.62)
Shamsur Rahman    14* (26b 2x4)      SMSM Senanayake    1-0-1-0
Anamul Haque    14* (22b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    4-0-14-0

8.1

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, no run, stays half forward and guides a straightening pitched up ball to point

8.2

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, no run, comes in with the angle and strikes him on the thigh pad as he fails to work it to leg

8.3

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, 1 run, short of a good length ball nudged to fine leg

8.4

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, well bowled, pitched up and coming in to middle, he gets the stride forward in time to keep it out

8.5

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, that hurried onto him from just back of a length, again, he gets bat down on it in time to knock it back

MalD: "@Dins : "We don't have anyone else to replace thisara, if he gets going he can win a match with his power hitting, he is like afridi always a gamble, sometimes it pays off big...""

8.6

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, gets something away this time, turns this off the pad down to fine leg

End of over 9 (2 runs) Bangladesh 31/0 (RR: 3.44)
Shamsur Rahman    15* (29b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    5-0-16-0
Anamul Haque    15* (25b 2x4)      SMSM Senanayake    1-0-1-0

9.1

Senanayake to Shamsur Rahman, no run, comes forward and works a fuller one to the bowler

9.2

Senanayake to Shamsur Rahman, no run, drives a tossed up ball to extra cover

9.3

Senanayake to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, this time he hits the gap, reaches the pitch and drives past cover, two men after it but it has been hit too well

9.4

Senanayake to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, some more width on this flatter one and he goes back to punch it through the same area, excellent timing again

9.5

Senanayake to Shamsur Rahman, no run, some turn into him from outside off, but he's neatly forward to defend

9.6

Senanayake to Shamsur Rahman, no run, reaches a flighted one and knocks it back to the bowler

End of over 10 (8 runs) Bangladesh 39/0 (RR: 3.90)
Shamsur Rahman    23* (35b 4x4)      SMSM Senanayake    2-0-9-0
Anamul Haque    15* (25b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    5-0-16-0

Perera has changed ends

10.1

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, hits a good length spot outside off immediately and is punched straight to short cover

10.2

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, 1 run, slapped away to sweeper cover

10.3

NLTC Perera to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run

10.4

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, pushed to the off side

10.5

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, in the air for a while but through vacant square leg as he turns a short of a length ball off the back foot

10.6

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, comes forward but cannot find any timing as he pushes to the off side

End of over 11 (4 runs) Bangladesh 43/0 (RR: 3.90)
Anamul Haque    18* (30b 2x4)      NLTC Perera    4-0-18-0
Shamsur Rahman    24* (36b 4x4)      SMSM Senanayake    2-0-9-0

Chathuranga de Silva to bowl

11.1

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, no run, tossed up full around off, knocked back

11.2

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, no run, length ball angled in, turned to midwicket

11.3

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, no run, hurries in with the angle from wide of the crease, worked to midwicket

11.4

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, this time he is able to nudge it wide of midwicket for one

Nick: "There is no dearth of talent in SL. Thisara is an investment, and everybody who makes it there deserves some kind of encouragement and freedom. If everybody is dropped based on a few performances, you would have to chop and change every week. Stability and camaraderie and confidence in a player is prime!"

11.5

de Silva to Anamul Haque, 1 run, reaches this fuller one outside off and eases it out to the sweeper

11.6

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, no run, leans forward, allows it to straighten and guides it behind point

End of over 12 (2 runs) Bangladesh 45/0 (RR: 3.75)
Shamsur Rahman    25* (41b 4x4)      PC de Silva    1-0-2-0
Anamul Haque    19* (31b 2x4)      NLTC Perera    4-0-18-0

12.1

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, Sanga takes this one behind the stumps, jumps and throws the ball in the air immediately, there was a sound as Anamul charged and heaved, umpire Oxenford unmoved though

12.2

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, pushed towards mid on

12.3

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, brings bat around front pad as he turns this length ball to the leg side

12.4

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, chops a good length ball but not wide enough of short cover

12.5

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, 1 run, turns it in front of midwicket and rushes across for the single

12.6

NLTC Perera to Shamsur Rahman, no run

End of over 13 (3 runs) Bangladesh 48/0 (RR: 3.69)
Shamsur Rahman    25* (42b 4x4)      NLTC Perera    5-0-21-0
Anamul Haque    22* (36b 2x4)      PC de Silva    1-0-2-0

13.1

de Silva to Anamul Haque, 1 run, uses the incoming angle to nudge it in front of square leg

Kapil: "Not smart batting really. Too many dot balls. Every time they won't get to 300 post this kinda start. Need to build with 1s and 2s"

13.2

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, no run, reaches forward and pings short extra with a crisp drive

13.3

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, no run, that was a good one, rushed in with the angle, Shamsur was leaning forward and survives with an inside edge to short fine leg

13.4

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, no run, the incoming ball on his mind, he is tentative in defending this straightening delivery this time

13.5

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, escapes again, beaten by this tossed up ball as he wafts, an inside edge makes the ball go just past leg stump

13.6

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, no run

End of over 14 (5 runs) Bangladesh 53/0 (RR: 3.78)
Shamsur Rahman    29* (47b 5x4)      PC de Silva    2-0-7-0
Anamul Haque    23* (37b 2x4)      NLTC Perera    5-0-21-0

Mendis to bowl

14.1

Mendis to Anamul Haque, 1 run, comes in to the pads from a length, is tucked away to square leg

14.2

Mendis to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, gives him width outside off and is cut away to deep backward point

14.3

Mendis to Anamul Haque, 1 run, a fuller one now, calmly turned past midwicket

14.4

Mendis to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, again on the pads, worked to backward square leg

14.5

Mendis to Anamul Haque, 1 run, tossed up and coming in, he stays back and turns it square on leg

14.6

Mendis to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, he bends and tries a scoop, and he's got enough bat on it to send it very fine down to the boundary

End of over 15 (9 runs) Bangladesh 62/0 (RR: 4.13)
Shamsur Rahman    35* (50b 6x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-9-0
Anamul Haque    26* (40b 2x4)      PC de Silva    2-0-7-0

15.1

de Silva to Anamul Haque, SIX, takes a couple of steps out, reaches the pitch, and carts it over the long-on boundary

15.2

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, cannot get under this one and has to nudge it to square leg

15.3

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, pushes to extra cover

15.4

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, a flatter one, he makes room and guides it to point

15.5

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, angled in to the pad, but he turns it straight to short fine leg

15.6

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, nudged carefully to square leg

End of over 16 (6 runs) Bangladesh 68/0 (RR: 4.25)
Anamul Haque    32* (46b 2x4 1x6)      PC de Silva    3-0-13-0
Shamsur Rahman    35* (50b 6x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-9-0

16.1

Mendis to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, an overpitched ball knocked down to long on

16.2

Mendis to Anamul Haque, no run, this short and wide one is slashed in the air, but does not carry to short third man

16.3

Mendis to Anamul Haque, 1 run, overpitched again and easily pushed down to long off

16.4

Mendis to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, middle and leg line, he stays on the crease and turns it square

16.5

Mendis to Anamul Haque, no run, opens the face and runs this one to point

16.6

Mendis to Anamul Haque, no run, pushes a good length ball to the bowler

End of over 17 (3 runs) Bangladesh 71/0 (RR: 4.17)
Anamul Haque    33* (50b 2x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    2-0-12-0
Shamsur Rahman    37* (52b 6x4)      PC de Silva    3-0-13-0

17.1

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, reaches forward and works this angled delivery to long on

Mudassir Hashmi: "Anamul Haque is the difference in this refreshing batting unit."

17.2

de Silva to Anamul Haque, 1 run, in the air for some time as it is hit down to long off

17.3

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, no run, squirts a fuller one to short extra cover

17.4

de Silva to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, on the pad, whipped to backward square, and the single is on

17.5

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, walks out but the length is shortened and he has to push it back

17.6

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, full and quick, driven back to the bowler

End of over 18 (3 runs) Bangladesh 74/0 (RR: 4.11)
Anamul Haque    34* (53b 2x4 1x6)      PC de Silva    4-0-16-0
Shamsur Rahman    39* (55b 6x4)      BAW Mendis    2-0-12-0

18.1

Mendis to Shamsur Rahman, no run, defended off the front foot

18.2

Mendis to Shamsur Rahman, OUT, given eventually by umpire Oxenford as Mendis implores a second time, tossed up on middle and leg and hitting him on the pad as he misses with the bat, was that headed down leg? Nope, replays show that hitting leg, umpire's call

Shamsur Rahman lbw b Mendis 39 (67m 57b 6x4 0x6) SR: 68.42

18.3

Mendis to Mominul Haque, 1 run, leans forward and is away with a push to cover

18.4

Mendis to Anamul Haque, no run

18.5

Mendis to Anamul Haque, 1 run, straightens on middle but he goes back and is able to turn it square on the leg side

18.6

Mendis to Mominul Haque, OUT, knocked him over, Mominul is rooted to the crease as Mendis tossed this up high, should have been forward really to such a full length, tries to play half-heartedly from the crease, and it spins away from middle and leg to uproot off stump

Mominul Haque b Mendis 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 19 (2 runs) Bangladesh 76/2 (RR: 4.00)
     BAW Mendis    3-0-14-2
Anamul Haque    35* (55b 2x4 1x6)      PC de Silva    4-0-16-0

19.1

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, pushes a tossed up ball to the bowler

19.2

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, Mushfiqur wants the single and is half way out before he is sent back, the throw is weak from cover, but he would have probably made it even if it was strong

19.3

de Silva to Anamul Haque, 1 run, hit out to sweeper cover

19.4

de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, hurries on with the angle towards middle, but Mushfiqur works it neatly off the pad behind square

19.5

de Silva to Anamul Haque, 1 run, punched down to long on

19.6

de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushes to cover and shouts an early call of no

End of over 20 (3 runs) Bangladesh 79/2 (RR: 3.95)
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (2b)      PC de Silva    5-0-19-0
Anamul Haque    37* (59b 2x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    3-0-14-2

20.1

Mendis to Anamul Haque, 1 run, a fuller one on middle and leg, eased to long on

20.2

Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, gets bat around front pad to take this from off stump and nudge it behind square leg

20.3

Mendis to Anamul Haque, 1 run, slapped out to sweeper cover

20.4

Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, flatter, cut away to sweeper cover

20.5

Mendis to Anamul Haque, no run, calmly forward to defend to extra cover

20.6

Mendis to Anamul Haque, 1 run, turned square on the leg side

End of over 21 (5 runs) Bangladesh 84/2 (RR: 4.00)
Anamul Haque    40* (63b 2x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    4-0-19-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (4b)      PC de Silva    5-0-19-0

21.1

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, punched to midwicket

21.2

de Silva to Anamul Haque, 1 run, leans forward to a full one and drives to long on

21.3

de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked away to square leg off the pad

21.4

de Silva to Anamul Haque, 1 run, pushed down to long off

21.5

de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, they get Mushfiqur now, the captain goes down for a scoop, misses, and is hit on the pad with one that comes in with the angle, umpire Bowden agrees with Sanga's loud appeal, that was hitting middle and leg, replays say

Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b de Silva 4 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

21.6

de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, a leading edge now, it is in the air for a while but falls well short of point

End of over 22 (3 runs) Bangladesh 87/3 (RR: 3.95)
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (1b)      PC de Silva    6-0-22-1
Anamul Haque    42* (66b 2x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    4-0-19-2

22.1

Mendis to Anamul Haque, no run, tossed up full around off, pushed back to the bowler

22.2

Mendis to Anamul Haque, 1 run

22.3

Mendis to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, width as this angles across Shakib, he cuts it late to the vacant third man rope

22.4

Mendis to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slower this time, he waits and taps it to sweeper cover

22.5

Mendis to Anamul Haque, no run, tossed up full on middle and leg, pushed to the leg side

22.6

Mendis to Anamul Haque, no run, he's still timing them, drives this overpitched one solidly but straight to short cover

End of over 23 (6 runs) Bangladesh 93/3 (RR: 4.04)
Anamul Haque    43* (70b 2x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    5-0-25-2
Shakib Al Hasan    5* (3b 1x4)      PC de Silva    6-0-22-1

23.1

de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up delivery tapped back to the bowler

23.2

de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, on the pads, nudged to fine leg

23.3

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, cut away but cannot beat point

23.4

de Silva to Anamul Haque, no run, a thick inside edge now as he drives at one that does not turn, away to short fine

23.5

de Silva to Anamul Haque, 1 run, beats midwicket with a push and long on runs to his right to field

23.6

de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full delivery pushed down the track

End of over 24 (2 runs) Bangladesh 95/3 (RR: 3.95)
Shakib Al Hasan    6* (6b 1x4)      PC de Silva    7-0-24-1
Anamul Haque    44* (73b 2x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    5-0-25-2

Perera is back

24.1

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, no run, and beats him first ball with one that kicks from just back of a length, Anamul was on his toes, trying to turn it to the leg side

24.2

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, 1 run, this time he succeeds and works this one out to deep square leg

24.3

NLTC Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushes a good length delivery to short extra cover

24.4

NLTC Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, cramped for room with a line just outside off, Shakib jabs it away

24.5

NLTC Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, moves away with the angle from off stump, Shakib follows the line and guides it to cover

Umesh: "Bangladesh really needs to show a good fight here and try to win the match.Their batting seems to be performing well against the best bowling attacks but bowlers lack the edge."

24.6

NLTC Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, turned to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 25 (2 runs) Bangladesh 97/3 (RR: 3.88)
Shakib Al Hasan    7* (10b 1x4)      NLTC Perera    6-0-23-0
Anamul Haque    45* (75b 2x4 1x6)      PC de Silva    7-0-24-1

Senanayake returns now

25.1

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

25.2

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes forward and drives confidently to extra cover

25.3

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tosses it up on middle, Shakib pushes it back

25.4

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 leg bye, angled in full, and he bends to nudge it fine

25.5

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, no run, tries to turn a flighted ball from outside off to the leg side, but only manages an edge to the pad

25.6

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, no run, forward to defend a flighted delivery to short extra

End of over 26 (1 run, maiden) Bangladesh 98/3 (RR: 3.76)
Anamul Haque    45* (77b 2x4 1x6)      SMSM Senanayake    3-1-9-0
Shakib Al Hasan    7* (14b 1x4)      NLTC Perera    6-0-23-0

26.1

NLTC Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on the stumps, knocked back to the bowler

26.2

NLTC Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays on the crease and dabs this climbing delivery from around off to cover

26.3

NLTC Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tapped to point in the end, he seemed to be in two minds whether to play at it

26.4

NLTC Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, good length delivery whipped to deep midwicket

26.5

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, 1 run, squeezes out a length delivery around off to the sweeper

26.6

NLTC Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, drives but without much timing, mid off fields

End of over 27 (2 runs) Bangladesh 100/3 (RR: 3.70)
Shakib Al Hasan    8* (19b 1x4)      NLTC Perera    7-0-25-0
Anamul Haque    46* (78b 2x4 1x6)      SMSM Senanayake    3-1-9-0

27.1

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, no run, leans forward and across to tap it down the pitch

27.2

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, 1 run, eased with the slight spin to long on

27.3

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets him to come out with lots of flight, it does not turn, but Shakib manages a thick inside edge to midwicket

27.4

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushed down to long off

27.5

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, no run, spinning in a tad to middle and leg, pushed to the bowler

27.6

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, no run, wanted to work this with the turn to the leg side but missed

End of over 28 (2 runs) Bangladesh 102/3 (RR: 3.64)
Anamul Haque    47* (82b 2x4 1x6)      SMSM Senanayake    4-1-11-0
Shakib Al Hasan    9* (21b 1x4)      NLTC Perera    7-0-25-0

Lakmal is back

28.1

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, turned off the pad to deep square leg

28.2

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, 1 run, on top of the bounce on this back of a length ball to punch to the sweeper

28.3

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, could have been in trouble, missed the tuck to leg but rushed out as the ball rolled close to the pitch, bowler was onto it quickly and Shakib had to turn back

28.4

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, typical Shakib swat-drive through the covers, sweeper manages to keep them to one

28.5

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, no run, leans into a pitched up delivery and drives to short extra

28.6

Lakmal to Anamul Haque, 1 run, on middle and leg, and he uses the incoming angle to turn it to deep square

Pete: "The Asía Cup is too long. Better to have two groups of three teams, with the two on top in going to a final. Could add UAE or Nepal or whatever. Could be over in a seven day week."

End of over 29 (4 runs) Bangladesh 106/3 (RR: 3.65)
Anamul Haque    49* (85b 2x4 1x6)      RAS Lakmal    6-0-20-0
Shakib Al Hasan    11* (24b 1x4)      SMSM Senanayake    4-1-11-0

Priyanjan to have a bowl

29.1

Priyanjan to Anamul Haque, OUT, Thirimanne pulls off a cracker of a catch at midwicket, Anamul flicked in the air, Thirimanne jumped and stretched out his hands over his head to reach the ball, but could only parry it behind him, he fell to the ground, recovered quickly enough to rush back and take it low with another dive

Anamul Haque c Thirimanne b Priyanjan 49 (110m 86b 2x4 1x6) SR: 56.97

29.2

Priyanjan to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, turned to the leg side

29.3

Priyanjan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, makes some room to this one angled in full and drives it to long off

29.4

Priyanjan to Nasir Hossain, no run, worked straight to square leg

29.5

Priyanjan to Nasir Hossain, no run, defended off the front foot

29.6

Priyanjan to Nasir Hossain, no run, successful first over comes to an end with a delivery on middle and leg that is nudged to midwicket

End of over 30 (2 runs) Bangladesh 108/4 (RR: 3.60)
Nasir Hossain    1* (4b)      SMA Priyanjan    1-0-2-1
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (25b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    6-0-20-0

30.1

de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, steps out and drives to wide long off

30.2

de Silva to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, defended off the front foot

30.3

de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, moves out of the crease and eases it to long off

30.4

de Silva to Nasir Hossain, no run, this rushes on to him with the angle, he is playing from the crease but keeps it out

30.5

de Silva to Nasir Hossain, no run, stretches forward to defend to the off side

30.6

de Silva to Nasir Hossain, no run, comes across and works it square on the leg side, but there is a fielder there

End of over 31 (3 runs) Bangladesh 111/4 (RR: 3.58)
Nasir Hossain    2* (8b)      PC de Silva    8-0-27-1
Shakib Al Hasan    14* (27b 1x4)      SMA Priyanjan    1-0-2-1

Shamalka: "Priyanjan contributed with a wicket already . What did Chandimal do for the team in this series? Food for thought"

31.1

Priyanjan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, this is angled in to his pads, he drives it hard to long on

31.2

Priyanjan to Nasir Hossain, no run, knocks back a full ball to the bowler

31.3

Priyanjan to Nasir Hossain, no run, charges out and thumps this on the half volley to mid off

31.4

Priyanjan to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, wayward delivery down the leg side, Nasir shuffles and drags it behind square, Mahela saves the boundary with a dive in the deep

31.5

Priyanjan to Nasir Hossain, no run, opens the face and guides it to short third man

31.6

Priyanjan to Nasir Hossain, no run, turned to square leg

End of over 32 (3 runs) Bangladesh 114/4 (RR: 3.56)
Nasir Hossain    4* (13b)      SMA Priyanjan    2-0-5-1
Shakib Al Hasan    15* (28b 1x4)      PC de Silva    8-0-27-1

32.1

de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, midwicket dives and stops this clip off the pad

32.2

de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, nudged square on the leg side for one

32.3

de Silva to Nasir Hossain, no run, comes forward to defend one on off to the bowler

32.4

de Silva to Nasir Hossain, no run, tight line again on off with this fuller one, pushed away off the front foot

32.5

de Silva to Nasir Hossain, no run, attacks this overpitched delivery but mistimes it back to the bowler

32.6

de Silva to Nasir Hossain, no run, pushed to point

End of over 33 (1 run) Bangladesh 115/4 (RR: 3.48)
Nasir Hossain    4* (17b)      PC de Silva    9-0-28-1
Shakib Al Hasan    16* (30b 1x4)      SMA Priyanjan    2-0-5-1

33.1

Priyanjan to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib leaves the crease and smashes this tossed up ball over extra cover

33.2

Priyanjan to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, he's gone this time though, tried to repeat the stroke with another dash down the track, this one did not turn though, and the thick inside edge looped tamely to midwicket

Shakib Al Hasan c Mathews b Priyanjan 20 (39m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

33.3

Priyanjan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, paddles this from outside off behind square leg

33.4

Priyanjan to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, goes back and whips one off middle down to long on

33.5

Priyanjan to Mahmudullah, no run, leans forward and taps it to point

33.6

Priyanjan to Mahmudullah, no run, stretches out to smother this down the track

End of over 34 (6 runs) Bangladesh 121/5 (RR: 3.55)
Mahmudullah    1* (3b)      SMA Priyanjan    3-0-11-2
Nasir Hossain    5* (18b)      PC de Silva    9-0-28-1

Abubakr: "@ Shamalka. Priyanjan, one more wicket, more food for thoughts ;)"

34.1

de Silva to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, leans back and punches this off the stumps to the sweeper

34.2

de Silva to Mahmudullah, no run, leans forward to defend this tossed up ball

34.3

de Silva to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, has a slog at this flighted one and gets a thick inside edge through square leg, boundary save by a dive in the deep

34.4

de Silva to Mahmudullah, no run, mistimes a forcing shot on the off side

34.5

de Silva to Mahmudullah, 1 run, nudges this with the incoming angle behind square leg

34.6

de Silva to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, pushed to the sweeper for a single

End of over 35 (5 runs) Bangladesh 126/5 (RR: 3.60)
Nasir Hossain    7* (20b)      PC de Silva    10-0-33-1
Mahmudullah    4* (7b)      SMA Priyanjan    3-0-11-2

ashok: "@abubakr - food for thought....its more like a buffet for thought! chandimal needs to go and find form, he has not earned the right to be placed in the team, regardless of his form!"

35.1

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, worked away through square leg

35.2

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, length delivery pushed back to the bowler

35.3

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, backs away and punches a quicker one but cannot beat the infield at covers

35.4

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, leans forward and knocks it back to the bowler

35.5

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, turned to midwicket

35.6

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, 1 run, worked to square leg off the pad

End of over 36 (2 runs) Bangladesh 128/5 (RR: 3.55)
Mahmudullah    5* (12b)      SMSM Senanayake    5-1-13-0
Nasir Hossain    8* (21b)      PC de Silva    10-0-33-1

36.1

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, a bouncer immediately, but down the leg side as batsman misses the hook

36.1

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, back of a good length delivery pushed down the pitch from the crease

36.2

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, opens the face and runs this one wide of third man

36.3

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, tries to squeeze this overpitched one on the off side but is beaten

36.4

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, 1 run, a full toss smacked straight into Mathews at extra cover, hits him on the boot and he is in pain for a while

36.5

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run

36.6

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, squeezes a full delivery down the track

End of over 37 (4 runs) Bangladesh 132/5 (RR: 3.56)
Nasir Hossain    8* (23b)      RAS Lakmal    7-0-24-0
Mahmudullah    8* (16b)      SMSM Senanayake    5-1-13-0

37.1

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, a full one just outside off, tapped away to the leg side

37.2

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, pushed to the off side

37.3

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, 1 run, length ball nudged wide of midwicket with the slight spin for an easy single

37.4

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, no run, goes back and across to one bowled slower and is unable to make much of it

37.5

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, pushed down to long on for another single

37.6

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, cannot get it past midwicket with a nudge

End of over 38 (2 runs) Bangladesh 134/5 (RR: 3.52)
Mahmudullah    9* (20b)      SMSM Senanayake    6-1-15-0
Nasir Hossain    9* (25b)      RAS Lakmal    7-0-24-0

mohd: "since mathews take over the captaincy he is under using him self as bowler. Mathew has good vareity of bowling to attack the opposition. He has to use himself for around 6-8 overs. "

Mendis back

38.1

Mendis to Nasir Hossain, no run, quick and flat just outside off, slapped away to extra cover

38.2

Mendis to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, leaves the crease, Mendis shortens it, and Nasir can only push it past the bowler for one

38.3

Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, makes lots of room outside leg stump, but Mendis follows him, and his punch cannot beat cover

38.4

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 1 run, a flat one on middle, he pulls to deep square

38.5

Mendis to Nasir Hossain, no run, much fuller now with some flight, defended

38.6

Mendis to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, leaves the crease but cannot manage a decent connection, takes the single as the ball rolls to extra cover

End of over 39 (3 runs) Bangladesh 137/5 (RR: 3.51)
Nasir Hossain    11* (29b)      BAW Mendis    6-0-28-2
Mahmudullah    10* (22b)      SMSM Senanayake    6-1-15-0

39.1

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, comes across to a tossed up offbreak and turns it to midwicket

39.2

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, tries a reverse paddle but misses, but no harm as impact on pad was outside the line of off

39.3

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, knocked back to the bowler

39.4

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, FOUR, first boundary of the Powerplay, he makes room and hammers an overpitched ball in the air to the straight boundary

39.5

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, 1 run

39.6

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, leaves the crease, but gets too close to the pitch and digs it out to mid off for one

End of over 40 (7 runs) Bangladesh 144/5 (RR: 3.60)
Nasir Hossain    13* (31b)      SMSM Senanayake    7-1-22-0
Mahmudullah    15* (26b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    6-0-28-2

40.1

Mendis to Nasir Hossain, no run, comes down the track but can only push it to the bowler

40.2

Mendis to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, he's used Mendis' pace this time, dabbing it late from just outside off and beating a chasing short third man all the way to the rope

40.3

Mendis to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, turns a length ball down to long on

40.4

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, worked to midwicket and by the time the deep fielder runs in, they have taken two

40.5

Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, fails to nudge this tossed up ball to the leg side

40.6

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, slices this high over extra cover, sweeper has plenty of running to do in the deep

End of over 41 (9 runs) Bangladesh 153/5 (RR: 3.73)
Mahmudullah    19* (29b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    7-0-37-2
Nasir Hossain    18* (34b 1x4)      SMSM Senanayake    7-1-22-0

41.1

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, turned off middle backward of square leg

41.2

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, 1 run, bowler tries to stop this push but concedes the single as he tumbles in front of the non-striker

41.3

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, backs away from the stumps, and dabs it late past the keeper

41.4

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, no run, another late dab as he opens the face but finds short third this time

41.5

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run

41.6

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flat and into the right-hander, forced down to long on

End of over 42 (6 runs) Bangladesh 159/5 (RR: 3.78)
Mahmudullah    21* (31b 1x4)      SMSM Senanayake    8-1-28-0
Nasir Hossain    22* (38b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    7-0-37-2

42.1

Mendis to Mahmudullah, FOUR, he's struck this into the gap, down the track and lofting off the inner part of the bat, one bounce over the deep midwicket rope

42.2

Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, missed stumping, he had another heave but missed this time, back leg was out of the crease but Sanga could not collect

42.3

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 1 run

42.4

Mendis to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, turned square on the leg side

42.5

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, worked off the pad to the on side for two more

42.6

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 1 run, straightening but on the pad, and nudged behind square

End of over 43 (9 runs) Bangladesh 168/5 (RR: 3.90)
Mahmudullah    29* (36b 2x4)      BAW Mendis    8-0-46-2
Nasir Hossain    23* (39b 1x4)      SMSM Senanayake    8-1-28-0

43.1

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, 1 run, good length offbreak worked through midwicket

43.2

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, touch short and he's pulled this into the gap between deep square and deep midwicket

43.3

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, has a slog, but it only goes as far as short fine, who has a go at the non-striker's and misses

43.4

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, finds midwicket as he turns this offbreak off the front foot

43.5

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, no run, backs away to leg but bowler follows him with an offbreak and he can only tap it away

43.6

Senanayake to Mahmudullah, 2 wides, slips it full and just down the leg side, short fine tidies up

43.6

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, walks down the track but cannot get under the ball and has to knock it down the ground for one

End of over 44 (5 runs) Bangladesh 173/5 (RR: 3.93)
Nasir Hossain    25* (41b 1x4)      SMSM Senanayake    9-1-33-0
Mahmudullah    30* (40b 2x4)      BAW Mendis    8-0-46-2

44.1

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, around the blockhole on the stumps, dug back to the bowler

44.2

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, good length delivery steered late to third man on a bent knee

Nonymous: "Rare lapse of concentration from Sanga there, he's been so hard to fault of late - even behind the stumps. "

44.3

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, OUT, off stump uprooted, Mahmudullah has been backing away outside leg, tried that again, but Lakmal homed this yorker quick and under the swish of the bat

Mahmudullah b Lakmal 30 (43m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.17

44.4

Lakmal to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, short and climbing down the leg side, nudged to fine leg

44.5

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 leg bye, goes full again but into the pad, batsman can't do much with it and it rolls into the leg side

44.6

Lakmal to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, digs it short now, it is softly worked behind square leg

End of over 45 (4 runs) Bangladesh 177/6 (RR: 3.93)
Ziaur Rahman    2* (2b)      RAS Lakmal    8-0-27-1
Nasir Hossain    26* (44b 1x4)      SMSM Senanayake    9-1-33-0

45.1

Senanayake to Ziaur Rahman, no run, leaves the crease early, bowler shortens it and only a defensive push results

45.2

Senanayake to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, full and flighted now, eased to long off

45.3

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, drags a flatter one down to deep backward square leg

45.4

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, no run, leaps out of the crease but gets into a tangle and misses the offbreak

45.5

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, backs away and has a swing, slices it in the air but it falls short of short third man

45.6

Senanayake to Ziaur Rahman, no run, moves across but cannot nudge it beyond midwicket

End of over 46 (4 runs) Bangladesh 181/6 (RR: 3.93)
Ziaur Rahman    3* (5b)      SMSM Senanayake    10-1-37-0
Nasir Hossain    29* (47b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    8-0-27-1

46.1

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, Lakmal gets in the yorker close to off stump, but it is handled well too, squeezed out to deep point

46.2

Lakmal to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, another yorker from Lakmal as batsman makes room outside leg, cannot get much bat on it

46.3

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, OUT, Nasir's struggle is over, he heaves at a short of a length ball and the mishit sails to Mahela who comes in from long on to take it

Nasir Hossain c Jayawardene b Lakmal 30 (65m 49b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.22

46.4

Lakmal to Arafat Sunny, no run, full and around off stump again from Lakmal, squeezed out to coverrs

They have a wide slip

46.5

Lakmal to Arafat Sunny, no run, and an outside edge to this full delivery, along the ground to the lone wide slip

46.6

Lakmal to Arafat Sunny, no run, a low full toss this time, pushed into the pitch and bounces over the bowler, but mid on cuts it off

End of over 47 (2 runs) Bangladesh 183/7 (RR: 3.89)
Arafat Sunny    0* (3b)      RAS Lakmal    9-0-29-2
Ziaur Rahman    4* (6b)      SMSM Senanayake    10-1-37-0

47.1

Mendis to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, charges out and has a heave, slices it to short third man

47.2

Mendis to Arafat Sunny, 1 run, full and straight on the stumps, nudged to midwicket for one

47.3

Mendis to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, another heave, another edge, flies over short third man, he runs after it, but reaches it on the bounce

47.4

Mendis to Arafat Sunny, 1 wide, misses the sweep as this is sent full down leg

47.4

Mendis to Arafat Sunny, 5 wides, slips this down leg once more and this time it runs fine past the keeper

47.4

Mendis to Arafat Sunny, no run

47.5

Mendis to Arafat Sunny, no run, turns across the left-hander this time as he misses one more sweep and is hit on the shoulder

47.6

Mendis to Arafat Sunny, no run, pitched up around off stump, pushed down the track

End of over 48 (9 runs) Bangladesh 192/7 (RR: 4.00)
Arafat Sunny    1* (7b)      BAW Mendis    9-0-55-2
Ziaur Rahman    6* (8b)      RAS Lakmal    9-0-29-2

48.1

Lakmal to Ziaur Rahman, no run, Lakmal continues to hurl in yorkers, Ziaur backs away to leg but this arrives full close to him, and he can only dig it back to the bowler

48.2

Lakmal to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, opens the face and squeezes out this low full toss to the sweeper

48.3

Lakmal to Arafat Sunny, 4 byes, batsman and keeper both miss this length delivery that stays low, it bounces just in front of Sanga and runs into the boundary

48.4

Lakmal to Arafat Sunny, 1 run, very low full toss on the stumps, dug out down the pitch

48.5

Lakmal to Ziaur Rahman, no run, terrific death bowling from Lakmal, one more in the blockhole, this time just outside off, and beaten Ziaur's swing after he backs away

48.6

Lakmal to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, this time he moves across to off stump, Lakmal is very full again and only a mishit back to him results

End of over 49 (7 runs) Bangladesh 199/7 (RR: 4.06)
Ziaur Rahman    8* (12b)      RAS Lakmal    10-0-32-2
Arafat Sunny    2* (9b)      BAW Mendis    9-0-55-2

49.1

NLTC Perera to Ziaur Rahman, FOUR, deep square leg's messed up, it was taken on the full and heaved in his direction, but the fielder did not quite pick up its path, and despite a late desperate dive to his left, it sped past him

49.2

NLTC Perera to Ziaur Rahman, OUT, gone this time, a slower one from the back of the hand, it arrives full at him, but is also dipping and goes past his swinging bat and cuts into off stump

Ziaur Rahman b NLTC Perera 12 (22m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

49.3

NLTC Perera to Rubel Hossain, OUT, another one, Thisara gets it full at the batsman, Rubel has a heave, inside edges and another one crashes into the stumps

Rubel Hossain b NLTC Perera 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Thisara on a hattrick

49.4

NLTC Perera to Al-Amin Hossain, no run, does not get it as this full delivery around off is pushed back to him

49.5

NLTC Perera to Al-Amin Hossain, 1 leg bye, cannot connect as he has a go, and the ball goes to the off side after hitting the pad

49.6

NLTC Perera to Arafat Sunny, no run, Bangladesh end the innings with another miss, Sunny cannot get bat to one going across him

Bangladesh falling away after an opening stand of 74. The Sri Lankan spinners running through the top and middle order, and Lakmal getting in the yorkers at the death. Can the home bowlers make something of this?

End of over 50 (5 runs) Bangladesh 204/9
Arafat Sunny    2* (10b)      NLTC Perera    8-0-29-2
Al-Amin Hossain    0* (2b)      RAS Lakmal    10-0-32-2
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Mar 6, 2014

Angelo Mathews swings one away, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 6, 2014

Angelo Mathews swings one away

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Mar 6, 2014

Bangladesh players shake hands with each other, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 6, 2014

Bangladesh players shake hands with each other

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