Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Mirpur February 20, 2014

Sri Lanka clinch series after Sangakkara century

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Sri Lanka 289 for 6 (Sangakkara 128, Priyanjan 60, Mathews 56*) beat Bangladesh 228 (Anamul 42, Mushfiqur 79) by 61 runs
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Kumar Sangakkara's 17th ODI hundred was everything Sri Lanka needed to win the ODI series with a game in hand. But since their opponents were always going to pose a threat to their 289-run total, they also needed Bangladesh's batsmen to come up with a string of needless dismissals to ensure the 2-0 win.

Having gone down by 61 runs in Mirpur, Bangladesh lost their first bilateral ODI series at home since December 2011. Since then, they have beaten West Indies 3-2 and New Zealand 3-0. Bangladesh's personnel hasn't changed much since those triumphs, but there was a marked difference in their approach, in this series, to the simplest tasks on the field.

Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera and Ajantha Mendis took two wickets each, but the Sri Lankan bowlers merely had to bowl a good length, sometimes fuller, and the fielders grab the catches. The real work was done by the home batsmen.

Shamsur Rahman dabbed at a wide one to be caught spectacularly at second slip in the first over, before Anamul Haque and Mominul Haque added 55 runs for the second wicket. That partnership ended when Mominul was brilliantly caught behind by Sangakkara, his most sublime work of the day, even surpassing his century. Anamul had attacked Malinga during his 46-ball 42, but his innings ended when he was lbw to an incoming delivery from Thisara Perera in the 14th over.

What should have been the most mature period of play actually turned out to be just the opposite. Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan swung at everything within their reach. Mushfiqur swung Perera off his hips to pick up a six and followed it up with two fours in the same over. Kithuruwan Vithanage then dropped Shakib, a difficult chance at midwicket.

Shakib continued hitting out, slogging Mathews for a six and two more boundaries down the ground off successive deliveries before holing out to Ashan Priyanjan's off-spin, caught at long-off. It was an ugly shot, completely unbecoming of a batsman who had just become the country's highest run-scorer in ODIs.

Mushfiqur then called for a single, but sent Mahmudullah back halfway through his run; he was easily run out at the bowler's end. Nasir Hossain hung around for a while before holing out at deep square-leg, ending Bangladesh's hopes at 153 for 5. Mushfiqur moved to 79 but there was no one left at the other end for a proper tilt at the chase.

Bangladesh had another bad day as a fielding unit too. Nasir Hossain put down a tough chance off Priyanjan at deep midwicket when the batsman was on 2. Sri Lanka were 67 for 3 at that point. Mahmudullah dropped a dolly off an Angelo Mathews scoop when he was on 39, at short fine-leg. Mominul Haque, safe as house at other times, dropped Vithanage twice, once at deep midwicket and once in the covers, the second chance a regulation one.

It was Priyanjan and Sangakkara who hauled the visitors out of trouble. Sangakkara in particular was brilliant in picking the right balls to find boundaries but got things ticking with well-timed ones and twos. They added 114 in 24 overs, both striking some sublime boundaries.

After Priyanjan's dismissal, Sangakkara and Mathews swelled the total with an 83-run stand in less than ten overs with the big hits coming from the captain's bat. Sangakkara upped the run-rate with some timely boundaries, and Kusal Perera and Dinesh Chandimal might have learned a lot from watching how he paced his innings.

Perera was the first to go, giving Shamsur Rahman an easy catch at backward point in Rubel Hossain's first over. Tillekaratne Dilshan continued to struggle, getting out to the same bowler after a top-edged hoick went into mid-off's hands rather than over midwicket as intended. Dinesh Chandimal soon joined the openers in the dressing room, offering a simple catch to Shamsur at short midwicket. Sohag Gazi made the ball dip on him, but it wasn't an unplayable delivery. The visitors had slipped to an uncomfortable position by the end of the first hour.

It could have been worse for the visitors but for Hossain dropping Priyanjan, the ball slipping out as he dived after running from deep midwicket. It took Priyanjan a while to get going, and it fell to Sangakkara to get the scoreboard moving.

Priyanjan was out for 60 off 97 balls with seven fours. Mathews then came in and smashed six fours and a six in his unbeaten 39-ball 56, to help Sri Lanka get to what, on this pitch, was a large total.

Bangladesh's bowling was expensive, with Rubel picking up three for 76 and only Shakib exerting any control. But it was the batsmen who fell in a heap, bettering each other's mode of dismissal with shots that hardly looked in tune with the situation.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • POSTED BY Cricsnake on | February 22, 2014, 17:56 GMT

    Congrats SL. You deserves this win. But real challenge is yet to come. Be prepared.

  • POSTED BY ABKhanISB on | February 22, 2014, 11:44 GMT

    After defeat in test series we heard BD will bounce back in T20. After white was in T20 we heard BD will crush SL in one day and that BD can defeat any time in one day. And now the white wash in ODI series is under way. I reckon instead of making over statements and inappropriate gestures on TV, if BD had worked in the field they might have one one or two matches in the series. Obviously a team like BD cant win a series against SL, PAK or India

  • POSTED BY SenuraTimberlake on | February 21, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    Bangladesh have a talented team but should learn to play like a team. A good performance by Sri Lanka, but still lots of areas to work on. And to all the SL and BD fans fighting here with comments, stop! It's not worth it!

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    Bangladesh players are having an attitude problem. Once they got in to the National team they were like they won everything. And also they play for the crowd, not for the sake of the match. If the crowd goes wild they try to hit every ball to the boundary. they dont care about how many runs remaining to win or how many wickets left or whatever. they just play individually...

    They can't win more matches if they didn't fix this problem....

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | February 21, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    So many SL fan here pointed out to me their record although I am not sure why? Did I say that SL is a bad team? In fact I have said it many time that i think they are the best team in Asia. Its their fan who has been saying rubbish about us since we lost the 2nd ODI. Seriously some of you asking that we shouldn't play international cricket after losing 2 ODI's? My question is valid. If they think we are really that bad than their team should have crashed us in every single match and they didn't. Our recent performance is by no mean rubbish and comments like this is annoying. So rather than telling me your records that I am aware of how about you tell those 2-3 genius to use their precious brain a little more. Also none of us claimed that we are the best we just wished our team to win and we'l continue to do so. if anyone doesn't like it thats their problem not ours

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    I am a Sri Lankan and the former media Manager of SLC. I like to congratulate BD for putting up a better show after their heavy defeat against SL in the first Test. I am sure the Bangladeshi fans will be disappointed, with the end result but take heart your team is certainly improving. SL is a tough opponent. Physiologically their mental focus does change when they play against a weaker opponent, but BD team should be given credit for passing a important message to our boys that no team should be taken for granted. BD players do have the talent but lack wisdom. They create the uncertainty of the corridor due to not having plan "B" or Plan "C" If and when circumstances demand an action plan during the course of play. Obviously SL is a far more superior side not only in terms of experience and skill level but also in terms of wisdom. I was pleased to see the support that BD team has during the games, but having said that have patience cos one sparrow doesn't mean its Summer

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | February 21, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    lol. it seems I am famous in SL fans. lot of names similar to me here. Dear SL fans it is hard to digest the bitter truth. I know, but what to do SL team performs like school kids and I can't praise them for it. It seems like there is not much difference between SL team without Sanga and BD team.

  • POSTED BY Cricsnake on | February 21, 2014, 9:09 GMT

    As far as Asia Cup is concerned I think Pakistan are the favorites. Anyway India will play coming out of their skin to regain their lost pride and their batsmen are arguably the best in subcontinent tracks even without Dhoni. Kohli's captaincy challenge will decide the next captain for India. SL is inconsistent and need to get their lost form immediately. Win against loss-of-form BD is not make us better. Both BD and SL should forget the result of this tournament and work hard for the Asia Cup and T20 WC. SL hardly needs new fast bowlers for all three formats. Tests we can barely manage with Lakmal and Eranga. But they are quite vulnerable to quality batting line-ups. The issue is with ODI's and T20's. Malinga era was gone & Kule also aging as a bowler. T Perera as a bowler, lost the abilities of his early career. We need to groom a battery of new fast bowlers ASAP.

  • POSTED BY RoshJ on | February 21, 2014, 8:54 GMT

    I said this once to a comment from one "DD_forever"....BD has to learn how to play cricket!! Rotating your arm or whacking a ball with a bat is simply not cricket...it is much more and BD team don't seem to get this!

    BD team is becoming a cricketing embarrassment ...just think how it would look to a person who does not understand cricket...seen BD going at this game "slog-tonk and boom!

    BD board...shame on you to have supported the big three just so you can continue with this embarrassment...this deplorable showing of your team is your own doing, the additional incentive of playing for pride (to safeguard Test status) is no longer there so they play worst than backyard bullies!

  • POSTED BY ramz_01 on | February 21, 2014, 8:48 GMT

    Lol @Haiderpakawsome go and ask waqar yunis about sanga, he still talking about the knock he played against pakinstan in asian test championship. dnt go too far in recent series pakitan nly win ODI series dat too thr home think twice b4 talk my friend.

  • POSTED BY Cricsnake on | February 22, 2014, 17:56 GMT

    Congrats SL. You deserves this win. But real challenge is yet to come. Be prepared.

  • POSTED BY ABKhanISB on | February 22, 2014, 11:44 GMT

    After defeat in test series we heard BD will bounce back in T20. After white was in T20 we heard BD will crush SL in one day and that BD can defeat any time in one day. And now the white wash in ODI series is under way. I reckon instead of making over statements and inappropriate gestures on TV, if BD had worked in the field they might have one one or two matches in the series. Obviously a team like BD cant win a series against SL, PAK or India

  • POSTED BY SenuraTimberlake on | February 21, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    Bangladesh have a talented team but should learn to play like a team. A good performance by Sri Lanka, but still lots of areas to work on. And to all the SL and BD fans fighting here with comments, stop! It's not worth it!

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    Bangladesh players are having an attitude problem. Once they got in to the National team they were like they won everything. And also they play for the crowd, not for the sake of the match. If the crowd goes wild they try to hit every ball to the boundary. they dont care about how many runs remaining to win or how many wickets left or whatever. they just play individually...

    They can't win more matches if they didn't fix this problem....

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | February 21, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    So many SL fan here pointed out to me their record although I am not sure why? Did I say that SL is a bad team? In fact I have said it many time that i think they are the best team in Asia. Its their fan who has been saying rubbish about us since we lost the 2nd ODI. Seriously some of you asking that we shouldn't play international cricket after losing 2 ODI's? My question is valid. If they think we are really that bad than their team should have crashed us in every single match and they didn't. Our recent performance is by no mean rubbish and comments like this is annoying. So rather than telling me your records that I am aware of how about you tell those 2-3 genius to use their precious brain a little more. Also none of us claimed that we are the best we just wished our team to win and we'l continue to do so. if anyone doesn't like it thats their problem not ours

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    I am a Sri Lankan and the former media Manager of SLC. I like to congratulate BD for putting up a better show after their heavy defeat against SL in the first Test. I am sure the Bangladeshi fans will be disappointed, with the end result but take heart your team is certainly improving. SL is a tough opponent. Physiologically their mental focus does change when they play against a weaker opponent, but BD team should be given credit for passing a important message to our boys that no team should be taken for granted. BD players do have the talent but lack wisdom. They create the uncertainty of the corridor due to not having plan "B" or Plan "C" If and when circumstances demand an action plan during the course of play. Obviously SL is a far more superior side not only in terms of experience and skill level but also in terms of wisdom. I was pleased to see the support that BD team has during the games, but having said that have patience cos one sparrow doesn't mean its Summer

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | February 21, 2014, 9:59 GMT

    lol. it seems I am famous in SL fans. lot of names similar to me here. Dear SL fans it is hard to digest the bitter truth. I know, but what to do SL team performs like school kids and I can't praise them for it. It seems like there is not much difference between SL team without Sanga and BD team.

  • POSTED BY Cricsnake on | February 21, 2014, 9:09 GMT

    As far as Asia Cup is concerned I think Pakistan are the favorites. Anyway India will play coming out of their skin to regain their lost pride and their batsmen are arguably the best in subcontinent tracks even without Dhoni. Kohli's captaincy challenge will decide the next captain for India. SL is inconsistent and need to get their lost form immediately. Win against loss-of-form BD is not make us better. Both BD and SL should forget the result of this tournament and work hard for the Asia Cup and T20 WC. SL hardly needs new fast bowlers for all three formats. Tests we can barely manage with Lakmal and Eranga. But they are quite vulnerable to quality batting line-ups. The issue is with ODI's and T20's. Malinga era was gone & Kule also aging as a bowler. T Perera as a bowler, lost the abilities of his early career. We need to groom a battery of new fast bowlers ASAP.

  • POSTED BY RoshJ on | February 21, 2014, 8:54 GMT

    I said this once to a comment from one "DD_forever"....BD has to learn how to play cricket!! Rotating your arm or whacking a ball with a bat is simply not cricket...it is much more and BD team don't seem to get this!

    BD team is becoming a cricketing embarrassment ...just think how it would look to a person who does not understand cricket...seen BD going at this game "slog-tonk and boom!

    BD board...shame on you to have supported the big three just so you can continue with this embarrassment...this deplorable showing of your team is your own doing, the additional incentive of playing for pride (to safeguard Test status) is no longer there so they play worst than backyard bullies!

  • POSTED BY ramz_01 on | February 21, 2014, 8:48 GMT

    Lol @Haiderpakawsome go and ask waqar yunis about sanga, he still talking about the knock he played against pakinstan in asian test championship. dnt go too far in recent series pakitan nly win ODI series dat too thr home think twice b4 talk my friend.

  • POSTED BY pavelhasnat on | February 21, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    I thought sl fans are not like as indian,but I m wrong.they are comments like they have won the wc.just won two or three matches against bd where 1st three match very close contest.I am happy to watch the comment bcuse they can't express their joy with big team.we all see how sl lost last series against Pak and about India they forgot how to win in last three months.any to all sl fan u just win couple of match don't forget last Asiacup and last sl series at ur home.wait Tom match and Asiacup Surely bd come back strongly.

  • POSTED BY neanderthal on | February 21, 2014, 8:24 GMT

    We'll I can see in a thread of SL and BD, some of these supporters are posing as indian supporters and bashing India. Well mr. Flat_trac_bally , why don't you try win some trophies instead. If you are an Indian then I am from mars. Learn spelling flat track bully first.

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 7:27 GMT

    I just wondering why Shakib was going after each ball in 2nd one day. What was going in his mind?. Definitely he was not thinking for the team or game plan (is there any game plan) . one answer can be either he was playing for himself or just not in a situation to play calmly , low in confidence. I think advice will not work in practically. Our domestic cricket need to be more competitive with standard pitches. More and more our players are used to play similar pressure situations , they will be more professional and grow as a constant performer. Domestic pitches must be difficult. balanced teams and format can make tournaments competitive. Spinning or bounce track can make even contest for teams. Domestic coaches should focus on innings building approach. How to rotate the strikes and wait for bad balls to hit. Just imagine when BD will travel foreign soil then how much difficulty our players can suffer. BD bowlers need a special spinning coach permanently.

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 7:22 GMT

    @asiacricket1234 SL won Asia cup 4 times and made to finals more than dat and u BAN guys just made to 1 asia cup final and boasting like u won world cup. baN STARTED playing before SL but u guys could not touch a prestigeous trophy like SL did . go and improve rather than blabbering like this

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 7:13 GMT

    @haiderpakawsome Ohh here comes the pakistani big mouth bashing sanga. u know one thing that poor pakistanis have been the victim of sanga S 14 year old career. and You say that sanga cant score against PAK in the asia cup. he has 9 tons against u in test matches averaging almost 90 vs PAK . his ODI ave vs pak is 40 . so stop acting smart and like a big boy. ZIM beat u in a test match last year and got beaten by ireland in 2007 world cup and u call pak best team ! shame on u

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 7:05 GMT

    @Haiderpakawsome Sanga vs Pakistan bowlers? Ask from Saed Ajmal, he'll tell you the story.

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 7:04 GMT

    bangladesh should any how try to win against afganistan....at least 4 their fans whold support them eyery time....i guess what will happen if they loose that game....but it will be cracker of a game when two minows play....

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | February 21, 2014, 6:48 GMT

    Kumar Sangakkara as a cricketer is now touching the class and greatness of Pakistan's Imran Khan and India's Sachin Tendulkar. If he can play a significant role in 2015 WC in Australia and win it for Sri Lanka he can surpass them both.

  • POSTED BY Haiderpakawsome on | February 21, 2014, 6:36 GMT

    It was a game between mediocre vs mediocre. No wonder one of them was meant to win. Just a coincidence that it was Srilanka. But I am happy that Sanga could score a few runs against BD. Because during Asia Cup they are going to face lethal Pak Bowlers where Sanga's average is going to hurt badly.

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 6:22 GMT

    the bottom line is bangladesh is not a gud team.....they just have 2-3 qualiy playrs wen they perfom they loose by a small margin or some times they win ....and the main problem is they rate themselves very highly with out any performance.......there should be qualifier matches for the asia cup for teams like bangala etc.....because of them some matches will be boring...and 1 sided.....

  • POSTED BY SLkelson on | February 21, 2014, 6:11 GMT

    yes BD has defeated NZ & WI. and Ireland also has done same against WI. but SL is a different team.If a match is lost or won,that result can not change by the result of any other match.so in this game of gentlemen, honestly you have to accept the result. SL do not hope to win matches with bad fielding of the opposition(missed catches).any such mistakes will be bonus for any team.all the way it is a matter of fact that the consistency and the discipline.in this BD tour of SL, so far you have seen only dropped catches from BD. what about the bad wrong umpiring decisions from BD.. :P.

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 6:06 GMT

    The Bangladeshi cricket fans are the reason for the downfall of DB cricket.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 21, 2014, 6:04 GMT

    after decades if BD is still like that then ICC should give them some rest.they dont deserve to play with biggies.

  • POSTED BY mrgupta on | February 21, 2014, 5:34 GMT

    @Flat_Trac_Bally: The comments fight going on in this article is between SL and BD fans, i didn't see anyone bringing in whether India is better or not. SL did well and BD have also had their moments. I think this is totally about SL and BD so please don't bring India here.

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    SL Selector, please give a chance for young players at the 3rd match.

  • POSTED BY Dalibunga on | February 21, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    @meanster How could you include india with Aus & Eng. India just got thrashed 4-0 by a team who got 4-0 white washed by BD recently. BD will be looking world beater once india tour BD with their spearhead ishant.

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | February 21, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    Lankans and Bangla fought very hard and finally the team fractionally ahead won. Bangla has a very good talented side. But, somehow they fall short over the line. May be due to lack of confidence. The best thing to get the momentum back is to invite one of the BIG 3 for a home series. Aus and Eng will definitely lie down as Kiwis. Better not talking about what will happen to we ind. Our winless streak will definitely go up.

    Our future of cricket is very bleak. We are getting thrashed outside home conditions. It is not expected as a top ranking team. In both tests and ODIs we have a very long away winless streak which I have never seen in any major team. BCCI would use different strategies such as cutting off away tours, focussing on home series, denying DRS and passing new resolutions to keep our ranking and BIG 3 status, but nothing will hide the bitter truth.

  • POSTED BY Lion_Wallaby on | February 21, 2014, 5:23 GMT

    All SL and Bangla fans should know Asia-SL=Unity We need strong SL,Bangla,Pak teams

  • POSTED BY IMG_SL on | February 21, 2014, 5:20 GMT

    I'm really worried about BD commentators. Are they doing their preferred job? Instead of that they should have gone to BD team selection committee or BD cricket board. Narrow minded, they have forgotten how to behave in the commentary box.

    In the other hand BD cricketers displayed the role of entertainer to become heroic among their crowd. Come to the crease and banging some wild shots… in the next ball getting out… is that the cricket BD team and BD fans needed.

    Dear BD fans you can dream about big things like become world's best team but keep in mind that it still a dream and you have to work hard for great achievement.

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 4:58 GMT

    First convincing win for SL except the first test victory, hope the momentum will be continued till the end of T20 wc series. On the other hand BD has well talented players but they could no deliver as they were in negative mind right from the beginning of run chase. Except Mushi others were not upto the mark, if they had played more sensibly the game would have bee came closer than this. Hop they will come strong in next match. I think SL should drop chandi and Dily for giving opportunities to young talent. We can test new opening batman with Kusal.

  • POSTED BY Lakmalja on | February 21, 2014, 4:52 GMT

    @asiacricket1234 well look who is talking... He is telling this to the team who won the Asia cup most times. And beat NZ & WI in their home soil..Team which had won the CB series most times..SA 5-0...Learn the history before speaking..

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 4:48 GMT

    our team is still superior than BD.what hv these minows achieved over 14 yrs?they can be fake tigers on home soil.bt they will nvr defeat our brave lions.BD are just toothless tigers overseas.it's funny to see how some BD fans are comparing our greats with their medicore playrs.let's see wht u can do in 2015 WC.u will be clueless on the fast tracks

  • POSTED BY Practical_person on | February 21, 2014, 4:47 GMT

    As a neutral observer as far as this series is concerned, I feel underestimating BD is perilous. Yes, they have not been consistent but they edged out India and SL last time in the Asia cup and came close to beating Pakistan in the finals.

    All subcontinental fans should have some humility and not mock BD cricket or their fans. Remember your countries were in the same position decades ago.

  • POSTED BY Sidath346 on | February 21, 2014, 4:18 GMT

    Well it always tends to boil to an argument here. The Bangladesh team IMO seriously lack application even their senior players. Winning a series against NZ and WI does not automatically qualify a team to be the best although it is a remarkable achievement. They need to be consistent, that's when they can be a strong force in cricket. I believe these B'desh boys are talented but still find it difficult to showcase and apply that talent. On the other hand, am really happy with the SL win. They didn't bat well in the T20s and 1st ODI but picked themselves up and did a good job yesterday except for Chandimal who's turning out to be a burden to the team.

  • POSTED BY randikaayya on | February 21, 2014, 4:09 GMT

    Its an obvious case of sourgrapes for the author, putting down SL victory to sanga's 100 and indifferent baatting from BD. As a team SL played very well nd Mathews led from the front beinng more mature than his counterpart. BD failed to win a single game in this entire home series for them across any format and thats a major achievement for any visiting team no matter how weak te home team are

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 4:04 GMT

    Hey Dutu & Rumesh don't worry mates. these Bangladeshis are out of reasons rt nw. they try to put their defeat on luck, pitch, team selection, and so on.... Though they can't win a single game the stupid arrogance haven't changed, Only they couldn't realize that they won against WI & NZ purely because of luck. Let's be petty on them. I think it's time to wake up BD fans & Stop dreaming. Reduce your big talking & spend that time to find a way out...

  • POSTED BY IMG_SL on | February 21, 2014, 3:57 GMT

    I'm really worried about BD commentators. Are they doing their preferred job? Instead of that they should have gone to BD team selection committee or BD cricket board. Narrow minded, they have forgotten how to behave in the commentary box.

    In the other hand BD cricketers displayed the role of entertainer to become heroic among their crowd. Come to the crease and banging some wild shots… in the next ball getting out… is that the cricket BD team and BD fans needed.

    Dear BD fans you can dream about big things like become world's best team but keep in mind that it still a dream and you have to work hard for great achievements.

  • POSTED BY shahnoor-haque on | February 21, 2014, 3:43 GMT

    Bangladesh once again proved they are still minnows after playing for soo many years! Icc must take test status from bangla and should only be restricted to T20.

  • POSTED BY ajithabey on | February 21, 2014, 3:42 GMT

    Class act by Sanga and good effort by Sri Lanka to win somewhat convincingly. However, it is good to see Bangladesh closing the gap in the matches played so far. Give them a chance and more cricket with other international teams. Sri Lanka could do well to rest Sanga, Malinga, out of form Dilshan and Chandimal and get some youngsters to play in the next match.

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | February 21, 2014, 3:40 GMT

    Dear Bangla fans. Don't get upset by these defeats. You are certainly a good team and you gave a good fight. You didn't get humiliated like our team. Our future of cricket is very bleak. We are getting thrashed outside home conditions. It is not expected as a top ranking team. In both tests and ODIs we have a very long away winless streak which I have never seen in any major team. BCCI would use different strategies such as cutting off away tours, focussing on home series, arranging more matches with minnows, denying DRS and passing new resolutions to keep our ranking and BIG 3 status, but nothing will hide the bitter truth.

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | February 21, 2014, 3:34 GMT

    Congrat Lankans. My fellow Indian fans, we have other things to worry about than bashing other countries who perform better than us.

    (1) The bigger concern for us, however, is that we have lost nine of these 12 Tests, putting them at the bottom of the win-loss ratio table in overseas Tests, along with Zimbabwe. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;home_or_away=2;home_or_away=3;orderby=win_loss_ratio;spanmin1=01+Jul+2011;spanval1=span;template=results;type=team

    (2) our current sequence of 12 consecutive away Tests without a win is our worst since 1993-2001, when we went 22 away Tests without a win. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;home_or_away=2;orderby=won;spanmax1=02+Jan+2000;spanmin1=04+Aug+1993;spanval1=span;team=6;template=results;type=team

    (3) Overall in the last 30 years, our win-loss record in New Zealand is our second-worst, after our record in Australia.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 21, 2014, 3:32 GMT

    Asiacricket123 - beating Nz and Will is no biggie, we SL reached so many WC ODI and T20 finals and won a WC as well, beating few sided and a Asia cup is nothing, what matter is against the world

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 21, 2014, 3:29 GMT

    what matter is the end results and no one cares win by a 1 run or 100 runs, what matter is the victory, BD lost Both T20s and Both ODIs and only one dead rubber game left, aside the Ali Khan doing his level best in the com box to compare bd performance with SL and insult SL players the only positive for BD is they fielded well other than the last game, games vs BD are just waste of time

  • POSTED BY ramz_01 on | February 21, 2014, 3:27 GMT

    i saw alotz of BD fans comment before the ODI Series dat BD gina win,win easyly,gona whitewash SL. bt BD Fans should remmmber SL is not NZ or WI. even SL won thr both match wit alot of due in ground that shows the standed of BD Cricket and cricket is not all about slogging thats what BD players doing apart from captain rahim.

  • POSTED BY SriLankanYoungBlood on | February 21, 2014, 2:57 GMT

    Over-aggressiveness lead series defeat to BD. Why wont another six after already hit 4 and 6 and Y want to onside while very lean off side is there. So if BD repeats this they will loose all games in Asia Cup and not go to super 10 in T20 WC. Say Well done to SL camp specially in ODI i didn't feel this kind of easy wins in ODI series. Now SL have chance to white wash BD i think they will do it easily. One and Only worrying factor is continuously under performing players like Dilshan,Chandimal's poor form not cencern because of this wins.............

  • POSTED BY JanooGerman on | February 21, 2014, 2:56 GMT

    When rankings are used to measure the performances of teams and individuals we should understand that not all the teams (or individuals) will be at the top spot. There will always be a team holding the top spot and there will always be a team at the bottom.

    Bangladesh is under performing for a very long period however their fans should understand that this continued pathetic performances by their team is due to the absence of accountability. National pride is unfortunately the last thing on their minds when they take the field. Carelessness is BD players biggest asset inherited from their board. Every match you can see thousands of fans coming to watch, commentators do not talk about past performances - they all give the impression like BD team is on the winning streak for a very long time.

    These fans have to let their players know that they are accountable to them. Empty stadiums is one way of showing displeasure by the fans. Please note if you don't ask more you don't get less.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 21, 2014, 2:53 GMT

    bangla will hosts t20 but their team (what they r telling improved) useless team what they r practiced we done know. they can't win single match in this links series.(after so many years lower team is a lower team no changes)

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 2:51 GMT

    Fortunately priyanjan bowled well. SL played with lot of half bowlers. I feel SL played short of one regular bowler such as Lakmal or Eranga. Thisara Perera is always very expensive. Only Senanayake, Priyanjan & Malinga bowled well. Chandimal and Dilshan should replaced by Prasanna and Angelo Perera.

  • POSTED BY Cricket_India_0046 on | February 21, 2014, 2:46 GMT

    Best of luck to both teams for Asia cup... :)

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 2:42 GMT

    @ asiacricket1234: Margin 100 runs or 10. Win by 10 wickets or 1. Wib is a win. Ultimately it's about the team who can handle pressure well. Bangla is not the one. They couldnt win a game after SL were 64 for 8. They balsted their own selfs under pressure. In along series to win all games across all formats is a huge achievement. Besides Bangla played at home and its out to be close games. But winning is different league and Bangla are still not there. Thats the reality.

  • POSTED BY Ain_EL_Sabet on | February 21, 2014, 2:24 GMT

    Srilanka now fully grasp Bd condition before t20 wc and asia cup , good move by SL to play Bd at the right time, they are now much better prepared than other teams of the world for the coming major tournaments in Bd. Horrible approach from shakib - chasing big total means to go after partnership on sensible play , not to go after 6 and 4 at each ball . I cant believe this approach from shakib and nasir who have good experience by now. The new young batsmen anamul, shamsur, momenul etc seem very talented and promising but BD balling still ordinary , we need new promising ballers desperately.

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 2:18 GMT

    Honestly Ban have to study how to play the game…….I thought 1st match surely they will win. Because just 180 and BAN openers gave very good start....BUT Sri Lanka team played professional game [specially Balling attack] …they hold Ban team from their weakest point…GUYS don't be hurry be patient….you have played wonderful games sometimes back…you need players like Sanga and Mahela and also Thisara and Mathiwes …when you want to win ..they should play master role there ....even ours don't play well when they really want to win game….. Still I have confidence that BAN can do something special...but when player hit one SIX ..he thinks ..he can hit every ball a SIX..they shows it well ...they can apply it for last few overs.....not early …. wish you good luck

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 2:06 GMT

    Bangladesh has very talented players and they bat right down the order. Their bowling is also strong, perhaps as strong as any other team in the subcontinent.When they learn to value their wickets and accumulate runs without playing rash shots, they will be hard to beat.Whatever has happened to brilliant players like Ashraful?

  • POSTED BY JanooGerman on | February 21, 2014, 2:05 GMT

    Same story but different titles.

    Useless to comment on something when the result was known well before the first ball was delivered. All Sri Lanka needed to after posting a healthy total to bowl on good length and wait for collective suicide from BD batsmen. We should thank Bangladeshi cricket team to provide the true meaning of "self destruction", not once or twice but since past 14 years.

    I believe it is time for some aggressive and bold decisions from BCB. This bunch of 11 individuals who we know as BD cricket team are going to learn only when the heads will start rolling.

    Until then it will be the same story, however with different titles.

  • POSTED BY kandykolla on | February 21, 2014, 1:43 GMT

    Dear BD selectors..!! For the 3rd one day please give your BD women a chance..!! I`m sure they will much perform than their male counterparts..!!

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | February 21, 2014, 1:38 GMT

    "I actually don't believe in luck," he said. "It is the commitment and the effort you put in and you actually win those battles. Bangladesh dropping catches was not our fault. We played good cricket and certainly we deserve to be the winners." -ANGELO MATTHEWS-

  • POSTED BY Gamaraala on | February 21, 2014, 1:19 GMT

    Come on. Please stop the trash talk. Each fan trash talk here is one black sheep for his/her country. You people should learn the difference between criticising and insulting. BD put up a good fight (not the best). SL won the match comprehensively despite openers failing and some fire works from BD lower order. Both teams have their own issues to look at. Trash talking here won't make those disappear. Congrats to SL and better luck next time BD.

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | February 21, 2014, 1:17 GMT

    St.John Barely ??? You expect to win every T20 by 10 wickets or 150 runs ??? Please stop watching T20I..You do not understand this format of cricket...And simply you are jealous of SL ..We did not win against aussies in australia by big margin .But win is a win.. DO you have condition that you should win by more than 50 runs to be considered as a win??? ... If you are not satisfied with current definition of win then you must go to ICC and change the rules.. AS we know win by 1 run is win..win by 1 run against BD is not a win and win by 1 run against aussies is a win according to you !!!.. You should start watching another sport mate.. Btw, T20I are the most evenly contested format .Test nO 1 vs Test no 10 match will end 3 days.But in T20 you cannot expect to win with 10 overs remaining.. Because the T20I is the format which minimize experience gap between two teams...

  • POSTED BY Big_Brother_of_Cricket on | February 21, 2014, 1:14 GMT

    It's the hype and the over confidence which dragged BD to their own downfall. There always bragged about the fact that they haven't lost an ODI series after Dec 2011. We get the feeling that they've being performing so well for a long time of 2+ years. But the harsh truth about that is there were only 2 ODI series during that time and they too were against WI and NZ. We know about the current WI team who loose against Ireland even and NZ always are so bad against any kind of spin let it be quality spin. Therefore, there was nothing to be hyped about or be over confident.

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | February 21, 2014, 1:08 GMT

    asiacricket1234:_

    We have won tests against NZ in Our country and in NZ as well.We have beat NZ in consecutive WC semi finale stage as well :)..You guys did qualify for second round only one time know :P ... You have reached only to the finale of asia cup :P.. We have won it once .and U may forgot why asia cup we have won 1996 WC as well and finalist in 2007 , 2011 as well. Oh forgot about T20I ..We became finalists in last time and still number 1 in world... :) ..Donot come to boast about one or two rare wins of yours and exaggerate the situation of BD... That is called boasting not standing and praising your country. Understand the difference!! . Standing for your nation is not bad but boasting like you are number 1 team in the world when u cannot win a single match on your own den is pathetic.That is what other comments are saying...

  • POSTED BY Chrishan on | February 21, 2014, 0:35 GMT

    It's sad to see BD supporters making excuses about luck etc. You need to accept that BD cricketers still don't have the mental capacity to cope at the international level. The outcome of the series is: Tests: 1-0 to SL, T20: 2-0 to SL, ODI: 2-0 to SL. No where in any record book is it going to state the following: Tests: 1-0 to SL (but BD showed courage in the 2nd Test), T20: 2-0 to SL (but BD almost won both matches), ODI: 2-0 (If not for Sangakkara BD would have won). There is WINS and there is LOSES, there is no ALMOST in the game of cricket. Yes you won against NZ and you won against WI, but the rankings in Test (10), ODI (9) and T20 (10) show that you don't WIN enough although you ALMOST won plenty of matches. SL has played in plenty of WC finals and choked, we don't make excuses by saying we ALMOST won the cup. We just say better luck next time and acknowledge the team that beat us. You guys should do the same.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | February 21, 2014, 0:06 GMT

    I don't think SL is still playing up to their potential and at this rate they will find it very tough against India and Pakistan in the up coming Asia cup. Batting look very fadgile and if not for KS and the dropped catches, we would have struggled to reach 200. Bowling too is lacking in penetration. We were very lucky the BD batsmen seem to be permanently on self-destruct mode. Any batting line up playing 'normally' could have chased that 290 last night, easily. If we don't pull up our socks fast, I'm afraid its gonna be an early exit for us in the Asia cup and may be the T20 world cup too.

  • POSTED BY Htc-Android on | February 21, 2014, 0:00 GMT

    @JustTalkCricket. Pakistan did not beat SL in all three formats. Test and T20 series were levelled 1-1. We only lost the ODI series.

  • POSTED BY Htc-Android on | February 20, 2014, 23:50 GMT

    I agree with most of everyone here. Chandimal should be dropped for the Asia cup. Priyanjan scored 2 half centuries in his 4 matches. It will be unfair to drop him when Mahela comes back. Chandimal will get one last chance for the next ODI, then after that no more for him. My team for Asia cup 1.Kusal 2. Dilshan 3. Sanga 4. Mahela 5. Priyanjan 6. Mathews 7. Chathuranga(Spiining allrounder) 8. Thissara 9. Sachitra 10. Mendis/Prasad 11. Malinga Chathuranga De silva should be in the side as we need a spinning allrounder. Chandimal and Thirimanne should only play test matches.

  • POSTED BY CricketFever11 on | February 20, 2014, 23:35 GMT

    Problem with BD are that they over confidence and not humble. Once they beat NZ by fluke, they think they are like World Champions. Remember, Sri Lanka gained the test status in 1982 and won the world cup in 1996 despite lack of tournaments those days. BD gained the test status in 2000 and after almost 1 and 1/2 decades still the lowest rankest. Something to think.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 20, 2014, 23:32 GMT

    Bangladesh is a good team now .. but just look how sangakkara controlled priyanjan... he was struggling when he came but sanga said just play at the gaps.... that's class and a great cameo from the skipper Mathews ....looks like Mathews is becoming the next mahela or sanga at captain..... i don't know why the selectors believe in chandimal a lot.... there are soooo many young players out there....I'm pretty sure they will grab their opportunity if they get one

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | February 20, 2014, 23:06 GMT

    The Keeper has given a very good account & BD should learn & realise what it means.

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 22:55 GMT

    I thought Bangladesh played relatively well in the whole series. But their fans boast about their team so much, making people from other parts of the world humiliate them in every lost. Their commentators are prime examples. I remember all the Bangladesh fans predicting 1-1 in t20s and 3-0 in ODIs wins for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka. I personally like Mominul, Rahim, Al-Amin, Shakib, Nasir and the co. But fans, you should be more humble than this. Good luck in future games! Cheers!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 20, 2014, 22:40 GMT

    sangkakarra and mahela score a lot of runs - against Bangladesh!

  • POSTED BY CricTimer on | February 20, 2014, 22:36 GMT

    After cruising this far BD cricket standard are simply sinking. Last two matches proved that BD cricket players lose their patience very quick. They forgot the meaning of pressure while bowling-fielding and patience while batting. Their standard went below standard. They forgot how to fight back. As BD team lost the ODI series already, BCB selector should put the old boys aside and try the new boys from the side line for the 3rd match except Mushfiq. He seems to be the only sensible cricket player and has the ability to fight back. Rest including Shakib Al-Hasan from the main stream are completely useless. Can't believe this is the same team who played such nice innings against New-Zealand few months before. SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG WITHIN TEAM...

  • POSTED BY LankaGod on | February 20, 2014, 21:38 GMT

    BD fans do have a point that they have given SL a mighty tough time during this visit but what they fail to grasp is that that is the best they have been able to do for a long time now. they have never entered a tournament as even a serious threat let alone being a favorite. Yes, you are quoting your performance against WI and NZ, but these are two teams that have a habit of losing in the subcontinent. Anyways, Asia cup is around the corner and you would win an odd match (most probably against India) and that would keep the BD fans going for the next 2 years. I know the minnow tag hurts, it's just that your team and your fans are content being the perennial spoilsports who can at best spoil another team's chances but never compete.

  • POSTED BY Kod. on | February 20, 2014, 21:22 GMT

    Man these guys are giving BD credit for loosing all 3 format series...check your heads please... Struggle to win....no no no... It's called hard earned win.... You have to earn every win... That's when it builds a team... So please let these BD's (lol) know close but no cigars is getting too old... They need a motivational coach rather than a drill Sargent... Don't loose your statues fellas....

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | February 20, 2014, 21:13 GMT

    BD commentator, when BD's 'best fielder', as they say, Hossain dropped a sitter when Ashan was dropped 'he did every thing all right, extremely good try but just could not hold the ball in his hand'! Then the co commentator, Roshan Abeysinghe chipped in 'But you see this is INTERNATIONAL cricket, he is supposed to hold them'!! Everything was in plain simple in that line. On Saturday Sri Lankan under nineteen is competing with Pak's in the QF ,should gonna be a good match. If they win, the SF looks like against India, mouth watering but what I say is this under nineteen has a very good chance to lift the trophy,already beat the Indians in the warm up game.

  • POSTED BY appkhi on | February 20, 2014, 20:53 GMT

    @asiacricket1234... forget about Pakistan there is no comparison between Pakistan and BD,,, BD keep loosing even their own country and BD saw what happens with them when they played with Zimbabwe so I will say do not worry about pakistan just think about your team how low ranking your team will go by loosing every single game ....

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | February 20, 2014, 20:51 GMT

    @ asiacricket1234 ; Stat speaks for BD it self. Winning a match once in a blue moon doesn't make BD a world beater.

  • POSTED BY CricCritic27 on | February 20, 2014, 20:48 GMT

    @ TheKeeper There is definitely a thing called "running them close" in cricket. Bangladesh did it when they lost to Pakistan by 2 runs in the Asia Cup final, in which btw, Sri Lanka were at the bottom of the table. Bangladesh did it again more recently in the two last ball finishes against the current No. 1 T20 team in the world. Not taking any credit away from Sri Lanka, however. They definitely played well, but Bangladesh did run them close. As a Bangladeshi fan, i support Sri Lanka 2nd after Bangladesh, so i do not mean to offend Sri Lankan Cricket at all. The fans just should stop denying that Sri Lanka destroyed Bangladesh and stop calling them Minnows. Also, as a cricket player myself, i can validate the fact that running them close does happen. I've not only witnessed it, but i have been a part of it, on both the losing and winning sides. Let's just hope for an entertaining final game, and let's be good sports please

  • POSTED BY neanderthal on | February 20, 2014, 20:38 GMT

    @asiacricket1234, well it seems like everyone is showing Bangladesh the reality today. That's what happens when you over glorify home wins against NZ and WI as major victories. Bangladeshi fans really got ahead of themselves and almost claimed themselves to be world champs by some bizarre logic. The fact is they should be the first ones to realise that those victories are too few and too infrequent to be taken seriously. The fact is Ireland and Afg are making bigger strides in cricket than BD today.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | February 20, 2014, 20:06 GMT

    @Dhutugemunu : Thanks for your concern but no we are not worried. We won our last series with NZ & WI and also make it to the final of Asia Cup something that your team couldn't do. You should be concerned about your team. According to you we are the worst team and this was the only match your team managed to win convincingly. If they have to fight with us what they are gonna do with others? Rather than whining about us oil your own machine.

  • POSTED BY TheKeeper on | February 20, 2014, 20:03 GMT

    There is nothing called 'running them close' in cricket. No cricket team can plan to win by 100 runs or 8 wickets - there is no strategy for such a thing - so every game can be a close encounter, which doesn't mean the loosing team 'almost won' or even 'gave a close fight'.

    In cricket a good team will raise their game/performance according to the opposition and accordingly they will play a lower-quality team just well enough to beat them. This is the reality of cricket and most other sports too. SL always raises their level of performance according to the opposition and that's what makes them a quality team.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | February 20, 2014, 19:46 GMT

    Since BD fans are eagerly waiting for BD wins, why BCB organize couple of ODI tournaments with Zimbabwe and Ireland and T20I tournaments with Zimbabwe, Ireland, Afghanistan and other T20I playing Associate nations. They will not. Why? They are not sure whether BD can win against those lower ranked too.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | February 20, 2014, 19:31 GMT

    @ JustTalkCricket: Well how about you Pakistanis stick to your team rather than whining about ours. If you Pakistanis weren't crying in every single of our post I wont have made any comment about yours because I honestly have no wish to know whatever going on with them

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | February 20, 2014, 19:31 GMT

    @ St.John; BD found the formula for Drawing Test matches during the Galle Test last year. They managed to draw the 2nd Test this time using same formula.

  • POSTED BY DaGameChanger on | February 20, 2014, 19:24 GMT

    As usual fight has broken between all subcontinent fans. All I can tell is Bangladesh is a good team but they have never crossed the notch that other Subcontinent teams like India, Pak and SL did relatively quicker. Every other team in subcontinent has something to boast like SL is consistent in world tournaments although they always seem to snatch defeat from victory in knockouts, Pakistan for their unpredicatable but good side and India keep their hunger of winning big tournaments. Unrfotunately, Bangladesh after playing 14 years are not in those list anywhere.

  • POSTED BY St.John on | February 20, 2014, 19:16 GMT

    What an obnoxious high-handed comment by Herath-UK. Perhaps he thinks he is a big boy sitting smugly in a country that is not even his own... Sri Lanka barely won the T20's and were taken all the way in the second test for an honourable draw by the Bangladeshi's who btw did incredibly well vs New Zealand and the West Indies recently...

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 19:09 GMT

    @DJBangla...........are u kidding mate?????we won beause of luck....open ur memory lane....u guys never won a series..against us in ur entire life....so thats beause of luck..haaa...bla bla...accept the deafeat.....mate....enjoy...3-0 white wash..

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | February 20, 2014, 18:53 GMT

    "I actually don't believe in luck. It is the commitment and the effort you put in and you actually win those battles. Bangladesh dropping catches was not our fault. We played good cricket and certainly we deserve to be the winners." - Angelo Mathews, SL captain.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-v-sri-lanka-2013-14/content/story/720943.html

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 18:50 GMT

    Bangladesh prove time and again that they are well below average team ....they should compete with Ireland or Afghanistan...

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | February 20, 2014, 18:16 GMT

    The Indo-Pak fans who are complaining about us supporting our team needs to understand that every fan has the right to support their team. Whether they are good or bad is none of your business. Every single time before and after the match if we lose you guys will come here and post rubbish about us. What we wish for our team is our business and you shouldn't be posting these stuff about us and if you do w'll answer back too. If you don't like us fair enough not like we asked you to watch us but you guys keep an eye on what we are doing and you are the one spend time to post rubbish about us. Why? We will support them and wish them to win matches no matter what. if that bothers you thats your problem not ours

  • POSTED BY JustTalkCricket on | February 20, 2014, 18:13 GMT

    @asiacricket1234 - SL just lost to PAK in all three formats. Check your records first before posting rubbish.

    Better you concentrate on your own team instead of comparing PAK with X Y and Z.

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 18:12 GMT

    @DJ Bangla , r u out of ur mind??? ur comment is the funniest thing ever here just rankings,Bangladesh ODI-11 ,TEST - LAST, T20 12- (even Afgan, ZIM and Ireland above Bangla ) plz don't compare ur team to GIANT teams like Sri Lanka , Australia, Southafrica it's humiliating , Banglas are forever minnows that's it..

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 18:12 GMT

    @DJ Bangla , ur comment is the funniest thing ever here just rankings,Bangladesh ODI-11 ,TEST - LAST, T20 12- (even Afgan, ZIM and Ireland above Bangla ) plz don't compare ur team to GIANT teams like Sri Lanka , Australia, Southafrica it's humiliating , Banglas are forever minnows that's it..

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 18:11 GMT

    @DJ Bangla , ur comment is the funniest thing ever here just rankings, Bangladesh ODI 11 TEST - LAST T20 12- (even Afgan, ZIM and Ireland above Bangla ) plz don't compare ur team to GIANT teams like Sri Lanka , Australia, Southafrica it's humiliating , Banglas are forever minnows that's it..

  • POSTED BY bootlicker on | February 20, 2014, 18:09 GMT

    DJBngla I like your comments because you are a true nationalist but try to understtand the reality. SL is a good team, they can beat any team in the world. Don't underestimate Malinga or Sana or Chandimal or anybody. That's the way they play. BAN is also a very talented side but they don't use the brain. The best example is Sakib and the way he played. he simply a fool who played for SL today.

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | February 20, 2014, 18:08 GMT

    The dejection,resentment & resigned nature on the faces of BD players & fans in the stadium when Sanga & Mathew were hitting around were unbearable to watch. I do not know why the authorities don't stop this massacre on BD by allowing them to play with big boys;are they blind to this painful suffering of BD players & fans?? No stooping to low levels to safeguard there status warrant this.

  • POSTED BY ashangamage on | February 20, 2014, 18:08 GMT

    Most of the BD players played carelessly....BD unit is very talented but they wont play as a TEAM....you must have good teamwork when playing group sport..really disappointing with some BD commentators too..... this will kills their spirit of the game too.... AND one of most underrated cricketer score 100+ Today (very SAD lots of jealousy peoples say sanga is a flat-track bully)

    SLFAN

    please publish this.......

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | February 20, 2014, 17:59 GMT

    @Cpt.Meanster: How did it feel to lose against a team that you think is not good enough to play international cricket. Its funny how genius like you come out of cave when we lose a match but never see you when we won series against NZ. Anyway SL outplayed us today but how thick you have to be to claim a team isn't good enough to play international cricket for One or Two ODI? May be rather than crying about us you should consider if your own team should play out of India

  • POSTED BY sarcasticbd on | February 20, 2014, 17:55 GMT

    It is high time to invite teams like Zimbabwe & Ireland to get some solace!!Slow & low tracks will certainly help BD cricket team to stage a whitewash!Can we remember 2008 whitewash of Ireland after they routed us in 2007 Cricket World Cup?

  • POSTED BY CricCritic27 on | February 20, 2014, 17:50 GMT

    Getting Naeem in for the next game is a must for Bangladesh. The Asia Cup is less than a week away, so with the next game being a dead rubber Bangladesh should play it as if were a practice game for the Asia cup and play their best 11. This means dropping Mahmadullah. Hopefully Tamim gets better so he too can get some good practice. Remember, he scored 4 half centuries in a row in the last Asia Cup, so a lot is to be expected of him. I expect nothing less than a win for Bangladesh in the next game.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | February 20, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    @JustTalkCricket: I was comparing Pak with SL and compare to SL you are not even in 3rd tire and if we were really that bad than what does that says about the teams we won series against? Our team didn't got out for so low score in last 3 years unlike yours haha. Keep looking at others for Joy. Nobody gonna blame you for that because everyone knows the kind of narrow minded people you are who always SULK about others and keep posting rubbish in every single post on Cricinfo lol

  • POSTED BY JustTalkCricket on | February 20, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    I have always supported BD cricket but attitude from some of their fans is very negative about their neighbours (India and Pakistan).

    If BD team can concentrate on basic game plan they will win more matches but for some unknown reasons it seems all players go and try for heroics.

    Good luck for future!

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | February 20, 2014, 17:37 GMT

    I can't believe Bangladesh want to play a full series against India, Australia and England. What do they think ? They can only dream of winning matches against them. They will be beaten, bruised and left out to dry. These guys are minnows who are pretending to be a test playing nation. It's time for the ICC to think about Bangladesh's position as a full member nation. Teams like Ireland and Afghanistan are much better than these guys. Get ready to be humiliated in the Asia Cup and World T20 Team Bangladesh because you haven't learned anything for 14 years.

  • POSTED BY sujeemuller on | February 20, 2014, 17:36 GMT

    Wake up........ Chandimal was cleaver enough not to go for IPL .. because he knew he will not get a single chance to play in any game unless all other foreign players unavailable. . Is that mean Sri Lankan team worse than IPL teams.. I mean player who can't get a chance in any of 10 teams participating in IPL how come he selected as Sri Lankan T20 captain.. I love Sri Lankan team.. but sad to see selection commity blind on small things. . Wake up

  • POSTED BY first_slip on | February 20, 2014, 17:35 GMT

    @asiacricket1234, Dont Cry, i am not a Pakistani

  • POSTED BY DJbangla on | February 20, 2014, 17:34 GMT

    I think BD team has learnt a lot with this defeat.they will comeback hard in future world class tournaments.The luck is not always with them,and it happens to everyone.Sl played their game but tried their sweat out to get the winning scores against strong BD team.They were afraid of us from the very beginning and worked hard as never done before.I think BD has a lot of home work against strong teams like india,australia.others are not much competitive in BD conditions.BD will be no1 soon before other teams realize it.Tigers are harder than anyteam in the world.we are proud of our team and will never give up on them.SL also depend on luck ,specially look at dilshan and kusal,overatted batsmen,sanga is just a selfish batsman and lasith is just a medicore bowller.BD will beat harder them on next ODI even we lost the series,SL will learn a lot from us on next match.Go tigers !

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | February 20, 2014, 17:33 GMT

    POOR cricket from Bangladesh. They simply don't belong at this level. It's time the ICC revoke Bangladesh's status because they haven't learnt anything in the past 14 years. Time for Ireland and Afghanistan to rightfully take their places ahead of these paper tigers. Bangladesh will be severely crushed in Asia Cup and World T20.

  • POSTED BY i_amVIVA on | February 20, 2014, 17:32 GMT

    Until BD batsmen, especially, Sakib, Mushi, Nasir, Shamsur, Mash and Tamim learn the meaning of Patience, Partnership, Composure and Containment in their batting, they will remain an average team, depending on the opponents' mistake for their occasional success. There is no such thing called Luck ! After repeating, memorizing, culturing and vegetating the above mantra seriously by BD team, they should bring in Naeem and Tamim in the playing 11 by dropping Mahmudulla and Rubbel in the next game. Sorry to see BD going down in her own soil badly. And good luck :) to the Tigers next time.

  • POSTED BY Dhali_BD_Fan on | February 20, 2014, 17:32 GMT

    To Everyone that watched the match - BD commentator, Mr. Shamim Chowdhury was nothing but praise for Sanga and SL as a team for keeping their composure - what is all this rant over BD commentators? The rant, if any, should be BD's poor performance as a team, and SL doing good but needing to improve because most of the matches here were won due to Sanga - SL needs to have others push thier game up like Matthews - because if Sanga failed, the results would be very different despite BD`s efforts to give the games away.

    @ i_amVIVA - Solid and execellent comment - right on target!

  • POSTED BY LeftArmRTW on | February 20, 2014, 17:25 GMT

    Bangladesh are committing far too many errors at crucial moments. You cannot expect to win matches when you are error - prone. Though the series is lost, Bangladeshi cricket fans would like to see a much better performance on Saturday.

  • POSTED BY hasib9 on | February 20, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    And I thought BD selectors knew Al-Amin was getting the wicket of Sangakkara! I fail to understand. "We would've bowled first if we won the toss" said Mushfiq. They should seek Atahar Ali Khan's advice on what to do off the win the toss. And overall, 3 to 4 players needto be replaced in the team..I'm in the US and my sleep time was just wasted watching nonsense cricket.

  • POSTED BY JustTalkCricket on | February 20, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    @asiacricket1234 - youu are a not even 2nd tier team but bottom of 3rd tier if ever there is one. To compare with Pak is a joke. Enjoy your never ending losses and keep dreaming.

    You cannot even win in your own grounds. Outside BD you are 25 runs all out team.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | February 20, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    I see there are so many Pakistanis boasting about our defeat probably because they have nothing to talk about their own team. Well the kind of humiliating defeat they gets nowadays no wonder they have to wait for other team to lose to celebrate. Anyway its a shame that we went 2-0 down. Should have won the 1st ODI but what happened is happened no point talking about it. We won the last ODI series and Im sure our team can hit back in the last ODI. Playing against SL is hard as they are one of the best team in the world. Not like we were playing against Ordinary team like Pakistan who got all out under 100 every series. Good Luck to BD and Good luck to SL for the Asia Cup

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | February 20, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    I see there are so many Pakistanis boasting about our defeat probably because they have nothing to talk about their own team. Well the kind of humiliating defeat they gets nowadays no wonder they have to wait for other team to lose to celebrate. Anyway its a shame that we went 2-0 down. Should have won the 1st ODI but what happened is happened no point talking about it. We won the last ODI series and Im sure our team can hit back in the last ODI. Playing against SL is hard as they are one of the best team in the world. Not like we were playing against Ordinary team like Pakistan who got all out under 100 every series. Good Luck to BD and Good luck to SL for the Asia Cup :)

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | February 20, 2014, 16:52 GMT

    What exactly is Chandimal's contribution to the team?????? I think he is fast running out of chances.

  • POSTED BY afaleel on | February 20, 2014, 16:51 GMT

    as a passionate SL cricket follower it is quiet clear to see a potential player.The likes of Kusla,Chandimal and thiramanne are players of this calbre.However watching Priyanjan today made me freek as he certainly is not a player of the future.Reason i say this is coz the way he played today and i hope the selectors have made note of it.you know a player who will suceed by looking at the way he plays .

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | February 20, 2014, 16:51 GMT

    BD has gone winless in against SL.. That shows they are still minnows and the way they played the ODI also suggested that there is not so much s called improvement in BD team... If they called the BD side who played the last two ODI's 'an improved side' then i can understand their state of cricket .. :).. Useless shot selection ,no practice of building partnerships , no knowledge about art of chasing, no sense of batting according to the situation vice versa... So i do not know though BD fans told that they improved in ODI format ,i guess they still are minnows... winning two or 3 series do not make you a world class team and do not mean that u can win over all others above you. Go to nets and practice BD without thinking that you are now number 1 or superior than others...

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 20, 2014, 16:46 GMT

    Please some one teach Athur Ali Khan to do commentary with out taking one side. he must treat both teams equally. ...as an independent commentator :(

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    BANGLA first of all stop admiring T20 cricket .. as that is your mind set ... what your problem is you all just want to hit a 4 and here the crowd cheer ... what Rubbish men , i would gladly ball a 15 run over and still be happy to get a wicket next ball ...

    and pls arther ali khan ... pls man ... SL are and will be the GREATEST underdog EVER simply because we have already won a WC and we are the Finalist of the last 4 WC events ... our players dont jump out of the crease , swinging there arms and preying that it clears the 30 yards and it tickles over the line .... FIRST of all LOVE the game and try to learn as much, any cricket loving fan should have enjoyed SANGAS 100 but BD spectators showed that they just want the glory as is with there players who love to hit 6 and get out rather than wining a GAME for your country . NEWs flash for all who thinks big about shakib .. dont boost man hes not number 1 hes about 4 i guess ... and our Sanath has 300+ ODI wickets and 13000+ runs

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    I think BAN was overjoyed on their wins over kiwis at home and forgot the basics. trying to smash at every ball clearly showed their immaturity. I think SL was much happy to allow them play some shots keeping in the mind that a breakthrough is imminent. On the other hand, SL is clearly not at their peak time of cricket. lot of basics to be worked out from their part as well especially in terms of fast bowling as the bowlers like malinga and thisara are very prone to be attacked by the oppositions batsmen.

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | February 20, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    Congratulations Sri lanka.. I am very proud of my team because they never let us down....:) They always brings honor not humiliation .. Even after a loss SL will bounce back professionally even they lost the game in the process. I am proud to be a fan of such nation.. :)..we won all formats now and it is party time in here.:).. BD was overrating their team before we visit and i was amazed seeing over hyped, over confident comments of some BD fans.. I know talking about your country as the best and be proud of it no wrong.But there was much more like undermining and disrespecting opponents trough their comments. Praising your country is one thong but being over confident is another thing... BD was surely thought they beat WI and NZ and they were like no 1 and SL were like no 10 before this series began. Look what has happened !!.. Now i believe you understood why You should be afraid of SL :)..Thanks.

  • POSTED BY Knights_Watchmen on | February 20, 2014, 16:37 GMT

    Few months ago, everyone sings praises of the players as if they are invincible and now crying for their blood after a couple of defeats. Do you think these guys are not working hard ?SL team is always difficult to defeat so You must appreciate your boys hard work. as a sri lankan i know that SL team , even they are not playing their best cricket yet, is certainly capable of competing well anywhere in the world.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 20, 2014, 16:37 GMT

    The only way BD can develop in the shorter formats is by performing well in Test matches. Their batsmen must learn to occupy the crease, while bowlers try variations in given situations. As seen now, they have also struggled to take easy and vital catches, which is their downfall in these T20s and ODIs. Sure that they will overcome it soon. Srilanka, with class and luck around them will cherish everything they achieved in this tour. They won't mind any personal failures in this tour until they perform as a unit. They are matured enough to get across their mistakes. BD has lot to learn from Srilanka and make use of every opportunity that comes to them. Hope they get to play more Test matches in the future,hope!!!

  • POSTED BY not_a_Flattrackbully on | February 20, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    I feel that overall it's a lesson for our players. Sanga played a superb inning. anyone in any position of the game can learn from him. how adapt to the situation and make the runs with not taking any risk. I think Kusal should learn this from sanga. Kusal is absolutely on top. a talented player. but he should adapt to situation. he should convert those 50 to triple figures. he should remain his aggression but have to learn how to adapt and play long innings.

  • POSTED BY pull_shot on | February 20, 2014, 16:29 GMT

    Sanga u beauty score as many runs as u can literally 100 and 100's against hapless BD, again for even BD VS SRI only sanga is difference

  • POSTED BY i_amVIVA on | February 20, 2014, 16:28 GMT

    Until BD batsmen, especially, Sakib, Mushi, Nasir, Shamsur, Mash and Tamim learn the meaning of Patience, Partnership, Composure and Containment in their batting, they will remain an average team, depending on the opponents' mistake for their occasional success. There is no such thing called Luck ! After repeating, memorizing, culturing and vegetating the above mantra seriously by BD team, they should bring in Naeem and Tamim in the playing 11 by dropping Mahmudulla and Rubbel in the next game. Sorry to see BD going down in her own soil badly. And good luck :) to the Tigers next time.

  • POSTED BY YsaKaru on | February 20, 2014, 16:27 GMT

    typical SL win and typical BD lose.well done lankans.GOOD LUCK!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 16:21 GMT

    @Padmathilake Wanigasekara, I also totally agreed with your comments, BD commentators spoils the BD team, whatever bad shot has gone for a four or six, it is a brilliant hit for BDs commentators. I am totally disappointed about BD fans at the Ground, Today when mushfique out as 9th wicket, they started to walk away form the ground. But we sri lankan fans never walk away till last ball or last batsman out in the match. Because Sri Lankan team has shown that miracles can happen Eq: MCG Miracle - Sri lanka 107/8 chasing of 240 against AUS. Malinga -Mathews 132 Partnership bring the glory. That day sri lankan fans at MCG fans cheer our team till last ball. 1st ODI against BDs 2014 BDs Fan have to learn lot from Sri lankan Fans, Sri Lankan team also had those bad days before wining the 1996 WC. But Sri lankan fans always believe on Sri Lankan team since 1982 (First Test Match).

  • POSTED BY Bangladesh_Forever on | February 20, 2014, 16:20 GMT

    I have given up to understand any form of logic behind whatever our selectors and the board do. Especially after this match (and the recent role of BCB in the 'big three' issue). This team Bangladesh, with almost the same players, suddenly seems to lose all that spirit and positivity in which we fans have believed... BTW, thanks to all SL fans for their constructive comments after their team's thrashing series wins against ours, this indicates their general demeanor (not to mention, SL team came to Bangladesh in the first place when the series was at stake due to security fuss...)

  • POSTED BY PradeepX on | February 20, 2014, 16:16 GMT

    No doubt Bangladesh has a massive pool of top class cricketing talent and skill set. (After all, there is a greater population in Dhaka itself, than in entire Sri Lanka), but like the Pirelli ad says, "Power is nothing without control!!" Bangladeshi batsmen simply has no control of their skill!!! Each ball need not hit out of the park!! Pity, for good 6 weeks they had Sangakkara/Jayawardena master show at close quarters to watch and learn. Indeed a missed opportunity. Bengali fans are amazing...they sure deserve better..our hearts are with you!!

  • POSTED BY Cannuck on | February 20, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    @Legaleagle: That's way too funny dude! You are dead on! I feel the same way watching BD players play (I mean throw their chances), Commentators talk (praising their players silly plays) & Fans here being delusional & blaming luck, umpiring & everything else but their cricketers! Sad thing is we see they have the talent, like SL were at the early stages, but they don't know what to do with it, how & when to adjust. The way their board acted, falling in line with the BIG 3, they seem more interested in keeping their status, than making changes, taking a stance to improve. SL on the other hand should NOT read too much in to this win, as they have some concerns too. Chandi is a walking wicket & Dilshan's mind & confidence seem to have retired with his test cricket. Priyanjan was lucky & needs to play more on the front foot, than going back & trying to cut & pull especially spinners. Overall SL did what was expected, nothing to holler about. The real test will be the up coming ENG tour!

  • POSTED BY TheKeeper on | February 20, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    Actually, the blame for the Bangladesh debacle should rest with those crazy commentators. Absolute nonsense, especially from Athar who is always trying to teach the viewers about cricket when he hardly knows what is going on himself.

    Then there are the favourite/standard sayings: most talented, best all-rounder in the world, beautiful shot, fine talented batsman, passionate and knowledgeable crowd; and all the other nonsense that comes out of these BAN commentators is unbelievable.

    I feel sorry for BAN because they will not better themselves if this nonsense goes on and soon Ireland, Afghanistan and every other team will overtake Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY Cannuck on | February 20, 2014, 16:12 GMT

    @Legaleagle: That's way too funny dude! You are dead on! I feel the same way watching BD players play (I mean throw their chances), Commentators talk (praising their players silly plays) & Fans here being delusional & blaming luck, umpiring & everything else but their cricketers! Sad thing is we see they have the talent, like SL were at the early stages, but they don't know what to do with it, how & when to adjust. The way their board acted, falling in line with the BIG 3, they seem more interested in keeping their status, than making changes, taking a stance to improve. SL on the other hand should NOT read too much in to this win, as they have some concerns too. Chandi is a walking wicket & Dilshan's mind & confidence seem to have retired with his test cricket. Priyanjan was lucky & needs to play more on the front foot, than going back & trying to cut & pull especially spinners. Overall SL did what was expected, nothing to holler about. The real test will be the up coming ENG tour!

  • POSTED BY Bdcricketdebator on | February 20, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    After all this years what have shakib learned?i never saw anyone like getting out like this in that cruicial part of the game.bd is letting down by this kind of players.

  • POSTED BY TheKeeper on | February 20, 2014, 16:02 GMT

    Sorry to all you Bangladesh fans, but after watching this match I'm compelled to believe that other than Mushi and Bijoy, Bangladesh batsman have NO talent. They are just chancing their arm, which leads me to believe that they are just talentless arm chance's.

    Any 8 players can come and chance their arm to get 20 runs each average - that will make 160 runs - then Mushi & Bijoy will score about 40 each average - and that's about all (240) that BAN can ever manage. They are rubbish cricketers - they might as well be playing baseball.

  • POSTED BY FlatTrakBully on | February 20, 2014, 16:00 GMT

    Great innings from Sanga!! What a fantastic player he is!!

  • POSTED BY Modestman on | February 20, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    Chandimal's downfall is premeditaion.This very thing has happened to Mahela as well,in early stages of his career.100 against England in Austalia,in a tri series changed everything for good,for Mahela.So it's just a matter of one fluent inning against a better opponent,for Chandimal.He'll come good.keep your fingers crossed.

  • POSTED BY Dhali_BD_Fan on | February 20, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    Really all these matches were lost by BD more than they were won by SL. SL did a great job at doing the basics, building partnerships when needed, bowling in line, taking catches and rotating their bowlers - the extra work needed to win was done by the BD team. Don't have anythig to say but wish the best of success to no. 2 abd no.3 fav teams in the next tournaments... All the best SL n Pak!

  • POSTED BY LAKingsFan on | February 20, 2014, 15:51 GMT

    One more Sanga century against hapless BD. Is this 15th ODI century against BD for Sanga?

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    There is no doubt about talent of Bangladeshi cricketers. It is really shame to hear their commentators voice. I have never seen such utter idiots who don't know the difference between talent and luck.

  • POSTED BY gsamiru on | February 20, 2014, 15:42 GMT

    Though SL won both the games, there are a few concerns to address immediately. 1. Dilshan is clearly out of form and we need him to be in form when it comes to T20 WC. 2. Chandimal needs to contribute more than with 10s or 20s, He is the captain of the T20 side and needs to grab some runs under his belt before the T20 WC to gain some confidence. 3. Unlike good old days, Malinga is too expensive and has become more predictable. ...... Wish that SL will rectify those and rock both the Asia Cup and T20 WC ........

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | February 20, 2014, 15:38 GMT

    Yet another loss for BD. When is the ICC going to act on BD. Ireland are a much better side than them and given the funding and the chances that BD have had there can be more excuses. I want BD to improve but every game is the same story. I actually feel sorry for their fans who are time and again subjected to abject performances.

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 15:31 GMT

    This match just shows the real Bangladesh mentality. Watching the performances especially Shakib's is quite frustrating. Shakib was blindly swinging at everything and that is why he shouldnt be captain. Mominul was really subdued and could only play legside and had no other idea how to hit it in the other direction but i must say great job by SL management at doing their homework like Roshan was emphasising continuously. Sachitra bowled superbly and like everyone has been saying, it was almost as if the batsman wanted SL to win. As for the overall team, Rubel is always going to be an expensive bowler like Shahadat and shouldnt play atleast for the next year until he improves. Al Amin, Mashrafee, Shafiul and Nazmul should be our pacers. Naeem definetely needs a chance this match and i would have Tamim back and anamul dropping to 3rd whilst mominul gets a break. Nasir is woefully out of form like Gazi and need some rest in my opinion.

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 15:30 GMT

    Mission Accomplished for SL. now really important two series coming, Asia Cup & T20, with getting familiar with the BD conditions will boost the confidence and ability of SL, and it will give them a competitive advantage for sure. way to go LIONS

  • POSTED BY Great_Lion on | February 20, 2014, 15:20 GMT

    Really disappointing to see the chandimal's performance.Not only me, all srilankan fans thought we found a world class batter.It's all gone because of his change of batting style.He is fear to play against spin. Marven should correct chandimal's batting style immediately.

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | February 20, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    If I were a Bangladeshi I would be fuming at the shot selections of my batsmen. The worst culprit was Shakib who threw his teams chances away with his wicket. Rahim showed the others how to hold a wicket and score runs and was badly let down by his team mates..you have the ability as a team, you just need to develop the temperament..good luck for the future friends...

  • POSTED BY Legaleagle on | February 20, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    This series has shown again the difference between quality side and an ordinary side. Sri Lanka played really well, they did not take their opponents lightly; however, Bangladesh players and fans alike, were boasting of their supremacy as if they are World Cup Winners.

    Hang on a second, according to Bangladesh rules they are the current World Champions. Here's how that works:

    India won the World Cup in 2011. But Bangladesh beat New Zealand in a home series. And now New Zealand beat India in the one day series, so from that calculation Bangladesh beat the World Champions and they are the real winners. Even though Sri Lanka beat them flat and square in this series, it doesn't count because India beat Sri Lanka in the World Cup final.

    Well played Bangladesh. Before you start boasting on words start developing your game!!

  • POSTED BY SriLankanYoungBlood on | February 20, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    2-0 then next game will be dead rubber. So it's time to Injured Dilshan send back to home and bring Kaushal Silva. Chandimal and Malinga should rest and Angelo Perera and Lakmal give a chance.

  • POSTED BY Ahklovecricket on | February 20, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    First congratulation to Sri Lanka , they show us ( Bangladesh ) who to over through out this series . If mahmudullah bowl only 3 over and they don't need him anymore why not select a batsman instead !

  • POSTED BY forward_diffence on | February 20, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    What is the reason to keep the Chandmal in the team??? He is not performing well at all... He is a skillful player. But what is the use of having skills if he can't use them in a proper way.. What a waste. I always believe Mahela is skillful than Sanga. But Sangakkara knows how to use his skills well than Mahela.. Please bring another youngster for the Chandi's spot.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 20, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    Real Issues surrounding BD Cricket Team.Sri Lankans showed their pure class.Mominul dropped on 10 converts it to 14.Priyanjhan dropped on 2 converts into 56.Bd players should really focus on the game of bat and ball named cricket.

    Bd line up should be like this: Tamim Shamsur Mominul Mushfiq Shakib Naeem Anamul Nasir Sunny Al-Amin Mashrafe. Best of luck BD!

  • POSTED BY CricketFever11 on | February 20, 2014, 14:57 GMT

    Sanga, Dilshan, Malinga and Mathews should be rested for the next game. No more injuries before the Asia cup.

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | February 20, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    Well done to SL on an away series win. Great innings from Sanga and nice to see Mathews and Priyanjan with another useful score at the age of just 24. All those haters who will say it's only Bangladesh, have alook at the last time Bangladesh lost a home odi series...this is a good achievement for Sri Lanka . Hopefully we will make it a clean sweep

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    Good and easy win for SL. What is the Chandimal's role in the team ??? He is fail over and over. Why these selectors still give a chance for him. Rest him on the bench and give chance to another player

  • POSTED BY LeftBrain on | February 20, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    Not a lot of chest thumping from Bangla fans anymore, eh? They must realie, as results are proving since last 10 or so years, that Bangla is a very very average team, pretty much at the same level as Afghanistan, even Ireland is better team then Bangla. So dont keep any high hopes with this team. Just be happy if they win a match in blue moon. And the reasn is same as shown by fans, Immaturity. Inability to see / ana;yze a situation, Inability to plan / execute anything. Unless they overcome these inabilities, tey will remain at the bottom of the table. Currently they are no. 10 at ICC table, If Ireland and Afghanistan are included today, Bangla will be at 12th place.

  • POSTED BY SLRevSwing on | February 20, 2014, 14:47 GMT

    For all its very talented youngsters, BD keep getting themselves out. It seems like they play for the gallery and not plan their batting according to the situation. I feel BD commentators should partly take the responsibility for hailing a young batsmen every time they hit a six or four irrespective of the situation, that make them feel like a quick fire 20 runs is great to watch. Then BD discard the youngsters without allowing them to learn from their experiences and the whole thing repeats allover again. BD has great talent, but they do not seem to realize it.

  • POSTED BY KingOwl on | February 20, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    I think this match reflected the real talent of the two sides. The close matches did not reflect how good a side SL are. Not that Bangla are a bad side. They are getting to be quite good in limited over matches. But it is easy to underestimate SL because they don't win series on a regular basis (mostly because they don't take some of them seriously). But one should not forget their exceptional performances over the years in major ICC tournaments, wherever they are played. On another note, I think it has to be the end of the rope for Chandimal. He should focus on test cricket. Limited overs is not his cup of tea (at least not yet). He can be a great test batsman, like Sanga. But he needs to prioritize. I think he is really keen to perform in the short form to get an IPL contract. That is understandable. But he has PLENTY of time. He needs to realize that.

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    Seriously Bangladesh forget how to win..it's not that they didn't chase this kind of a target before against better team..Look at the way shakib and nasir bated..and even mashrafi could show something out of his experience..That was clear that they did not have any plan for the run chase. Team selection was again an issue for Bangladesh..No clue why mahmudullah is still playing and why alamin was out..naem should be given a chance at least....But sangakkara played a real special innings..there are so much to learn from him..but again srilanka should also look for other players who are at least half as good as sangakkara....

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    Sangakkara...pure class !!

  • POSTED BY Tal_Botvinnik on | February 20, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    SL Is now slowly acclimatizing to the BD COnditions

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | February 20, 2014, 14:32 GMT

    But do not only blame players? What about selectros? How on earth Mahmudullah and Gazi are playing again?

  • POSTED BY sujeemuller on | February 20, 2014, 14:31 GMT

    We like to see few more cups under lions name.. so please rest Dilshan for next match and please rest Chandimal for next two months.. We have much better talented players.. is this happening only in Sri Lanka. . Australian on that matter great for there talented players. .

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    Bangaladesh have good talents, good players. You ppl could have won today if you have played calmly. Batsmen just throw away their wickets. You got to play calmly when you have a bigger score to chase. You need to entartain the crowd. Its ok. But batting is not just hitting SIXES and FOURS.Better luck next time.

  • POSTED BY sujeemuller on | February 20, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    We like to see few more cups under lions name.. so please rest Dilshan for next match and please rest Chandimal for next two months.. We have much better talented players.. is this happening only in Sri Lanka. . Australian on that matter great for there talented players. .

  • POSTED BY neanderthal on | February 20, 2014, 14:28 GMT

    Bangladesh still has 1 match in this series and 3 against big teams in Asia cup. If they somehow win any of these matches, they will again rest on that laurel for the next 2 years. Their supporters are equally to blame for their team's debacle.All too over excited out of nothing.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | February 20, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    I wonder what is chandimals contribution to the team

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    Well, people had Bangladesh highly over-rated at the beginning of the series, but they showed their real class and got what they deserved!! And perfect end would be the whitewash. It's really funny to see these guys trying to hit one after the other out of the ground. Such childsplay!!!

  • POSTED BY jerryman on | February 20, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    Well played SL. Next game as well need to play both Senanayake and Mendis . Brilliant batting by Sanga . May want to rest Dilshan or Chandimal and give Angelo perera a game . We have won series , so can experiment before Asia Cup

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 14:10 GMT

    Sometime when a BD batsman like Mashrafee, Shakib, or Nasir is playing a six and four . Run rate is already there and go for every delivery then i think it is duty for Captain Mushfique to talk with them for cool down their nerve and gets a single. Do they forget how to finish the game > or progress towards a posing score. I think when BD batsman is in a swing they just can not control of them and want to be spectator lover. other end partner should use some common sense and talk with their partner to cool down the nerve and get a single. BD coach also should send a message. At least they can try,

  • POSTED BY TNAmarkFromIndia on | February 20, 2014, 13:54 GMT

    Even Afghanistan might put up a better performance than Bangladesh in this year's Asia Cup.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | February 20, 2014, 13:22 GMT

    Lions should stop playing around with these pussy cats imposed as tigers we want better win this time

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 12:51 GMT

    The way Shakib just go for every ball without any clue. It is really pathetic and it just tell us that we are not playing according to situations. might be he is not thinking about the game. his batting reminds me , BD have no clue how to handle this kind of situations very often. Need more competitive cricket in domestic cricket to handle this kind of situations.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | February 20, 2014, 11:32 GMT

    Now we lost our only inform Batsman. Well not sure if I should be watching this match :/. This team selection doesnt make any sense. Fielding doesn't make any sense either. Even in these t20 we took some awesome cacthes but now it seems we forgot how to hold onto the catch. What the hell is happening to them

  • POSTED BY YsaKaru on | February 20, 2014, 11:05 GMT

    i think dilshan's injury is a good thing.hopefully good batsmen will replace him.some one like kaushal silva.

  • POSTED BY SriLankanYoungBlood on | February 20, 2014, 10:52 GMT

    Now Dilshan and Chandimal has a choice.

    Make a fake injury ,go home and get the advices from Local Coaching Pundits. Dilshan already have a forearm injury in this match. Send Kaushal and Chathuranga De Silva back to BD.

    Or

    Rest in other matches in this and Asia Cup

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | February 20, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    Someone needs to sack the selectors of BD team. why they dropped Al Amin when he was one of the better performer in last match? Why Mahmudullah still there and no Naem? Naem had a great series against NZ and still he didnt make the 11. Are you Kidding me

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | February 20, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    An expired 'hit and miss' player , another mediocre opener and a hyped player - all failed to cross double digits! SL still need service of Sangakkara to score runs even against no:10 team! SL cricket is like their over loaded Tuk-tuks. It is running by 3 seniors and when they fail, it will be in the road.

  • POSTED BY evan50000 on | February 20, 2014, 9:52 GMT

    Bangladesh again lost the hope.......300+ run target will be great target to chase.......

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    go lankans go, am not from Sri-Lanka but pure fan of Sri-Lanka Cricket,

  • POSTED BY ksquared on | February 20, 2014, 8:57 GMT

    WHY is chandimal in this team heaven knows. He is just a walking wicket. Seriously the guy hasn't scored over 20 runs let alone a half century in the last year and a half. I guess the selectors should be blamed for this making him captain of t20 and just hampering his game. Hope he doesn't go the Kapugedara way!

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 8:34 GMT

    Sangakkara 50 what a fantastic player, and what is doing chandimal in the team? poor chandimal

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 20, 2014, 8:15 GMT

    let chandimal to be in the bench for few matches and let him feel the pressure to get back to the playing eleven. .it will make him better and it's better than loosing him forever. . also try this for dil. .

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 20, 2014, 8:04 GMT

    what's going on. ...

  • POSTED BY ajithabey on | February 20, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    another failure by dilshan this time too. why are the selectors persisting with out of form batsmen. Difficult to understand why they cannot bring in inform Kaushal or Dimuth to open the batting. Tremendous pressure to the middle order as both openers are back early.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 20, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    before t20 wc we want dil and kp to be in full form if we going to make a different. . .

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | February 20, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    Looks like a belter of a pitch. Sri Lanka will need a total in excess of 280 at least. They have to also take in to account the possibility of dew later in the evening.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 20, 2014, 7:50 GMT

    hey guys this time .... don't let let the game to be decided by luck. .

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 7:41 GMT

    Naeem Islam had highest average runs in the last series against NZ. Doesn't make sense why the selectors are biased against his tremendous talent! PLEASE SELECT NAEEM!

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | February 20, 2014, 7:09 GMT

    Mahmudullah in again? Seriously?

  • POSTED BY Sameeratennakoon on | February 20, 2014, 7:09 GMT

    One more change in the commentary box will make a huge difference in the match for ppl who in front of the TV than the two changes in the teams.

  • POSTED BY evan50000 on | February 20, 2014, 7:03 GMT

    i think Nasir should be replaced with Nayeem....because Nasir is out of form...he has to realize also that he has the alternatives also.....

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | February 20, 2014, 7:03 GMT

    Mahmudullah in again instead of Naeem Islam? Seriously? I don't know what's going on!

  • POSTED BY vishwa1111 on | February 20, 2014, 6:59 GMT

    I dont know why SL r going with chandimal.......He and Sanath eating SL cricket..Lakmal should play for chandimal

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  • POSTED BY vishwa1111 on | February 20, 2014, 6:59 GMT

    I dont know why SL r going with chandimal.......He and Sanath eating SL cricket..Lakmal should play for chandimal

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | February 20, 2014, 7:03 GMT

    Mahmudullah in again instead of Naeem Islam? Seriously? I don't know what's going on!

  • POSTED BY evan50000 on | February 20, 2014, 7:03 GMT

    i think Nasir should be replaced with Nayeem....because Nasir is out of form...he has to realize also that he has the alternatives also.....

  • POSTED BY Sameeratennakoon on | February 20, 2014, 7:09 GMT

    One more change in the commentary box will make a huge difference in the match for ppl who in front of the TV than the two changes in the teams.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | February 20, 2014, 7:09 GMT

    Mahmudullah in again? Seriously?

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 7:41 GMT

    Naeem Islam had highest average runs in the last series against NZ. Doesn't make sense why the selectors are biased against his tremendous talent! PLEASE SELECT NAEEM!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 20, 2014, 7:50 GMT

    hey guys this time .... don't let let the game to be decided by luck. .

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | February 20, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    Looks like a belter of a pitch. Sri Lanka will need a total in excess of 280 at least. They have to also take in to account the possibility of dew later in the evening.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 20, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    before t20 wc we want dil and kp to be in full form if we going to make a different. . .

  • POSTED BY ajithabey on | February 20, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    another failure by dilshan this time too. why are the selectors persisting with out of form batsmen. Difficult to understand why they cannot bring in inform Kaushal or Dimuth to open the batting. Tremendous pressure to the middle order as both openers are back early.