Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Mirpur February 22, 2014

Sri Lanka complete whitewash after Kusal ton

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Sri Lanka 246 for 4 (Kusal 106*, Chandimal 64) beat Bangladesh 240 for 8 (Mominul 60, Prasad 3-49) by six wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

With Sri Lanka missing their three senior batsmen, the dead rubber was supposed to be a big test for the younger set. They came through, with Kusal Perera hitting his maiden international century and Dinesh Chandimal finding form to guide Sri Lanka home and complete the 3-0 whitewash.

There was disbelief at Kusal's strike-rate when he reached his third ODI fifty at the end of the 25th over. Sri Lanka still needed 138 runs at the halfway mark and Kusal was hitting at 62.50, when his career strike-rate is 86.15. But it didn't take long for him to pick up the pace. He found two bowlers, Sohag Gazi and Shafiul Islam, to attack whenever the required run-rate needed a lift and raced to his maiden century.

His strike-rate was at a healthy 84.74, having blasted his last 56 runs off 44 balls. His increased scoring rate coincided with Sri Lanka turning the corner in their 241-run chase. The 3-0 win was just reward for their ability to turn corners, even in the direst situations as they showed in the first two ODIs.

Kusal dictated the course of the chase, batting with circumspection when Sri Lanka needed. He saw Lahiru Thirimanne fall in the eleventh over to a soft dismissal, before Kithuruwan Vithanage, promoted to No 3 in place of Kumar Sangakkara, missed a slog-sweep in the 17th over.

Kusal's partnership for the fourth wicket was worth 138 and effectively decided the fate of the game. Chandimal worked his way through singles and twos to reach his fifty in the 36th over, and soon, Kusal moved from 93 to 99 with a six off Sohag Gazi, and immediately reached three figures with a single.

The change in momentum perhaps came in the 32nd over when the pair took 13 runs off Gazi, and followed it up with 14 off Shafiul. The required run-rate dropped well below five and by the time Rubel Hossain removed both batsmen in consecutive overs, it was far too late.

This has been the theme of the series for the home side, not taking wickets when most required and dropping catches. They dropped one today. With the bat too, there was hardly any extra pressure applied on the Sri Lankan bowlers.

Apart from Mominul Haque and Mahmudullah, the other five Bangladesh batsmen failed to get going after starting off well. Shamsur Rahman gave a simple catch to deep square leg, falling to Dhammika Prasad's short-ball trap after making 25 off 44.

Mominul Haque was run out after batting impressively to reach 60, his maiden ODI fifty. There was definite two in that tap from Mushfiqur Rahim towards the leg-side field but Kithuruwan Vithanage's direct hit caught him short after turning slowly for the second run.

Mushfiqur gave an easy catch to point, after which Naeem holed out to mid-off, Mahmudullah to long-on and Nasir Hossain at midwicket (off a full-toss). Sohag Gazi blasted three sixes, which helped the score to move to 240.

Prasad, playing his first ODI in nearly two years, and Suranga Lakmal were the pick of the bowlers, taking three and two wickets respectively. Prasad used his bounce well, accounting for Anamul behind the wicket and later Shamsur and Mushfiqur. Lakmal removed Mahmudullah and Nasir in the 45th over, after two tight spells, ending up conceding just 24 off 10 overs.

Bangladesh had to function without regular runs from both openers in the same match, while Mahmudullah continued his terrible run by getting out for five, after making a duck and one in the last two games. Nasir, Mushfiqur, Shamsur and Mominul also couldn't kick on, giving the team management a selection headache ahead of the Asia Cup.

Sri Lanka have a few things to worry about, and will be expected to be on top of conditions and pitches here in Bangladesh, having won five matches in a row since February 12.

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

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  • on February 23, 2014, 2:48 GMT

    Sri Lanka played good cricket, no doubt as the BD coach stated the Lankans are a tough opponent. They are a well knit out fit, hence BD had a well oiled opposition to deal with. The final ODI was very disappointing from BD point of view. I saw on the TV screen the Bangladeshi supporters so helpless, because the BD batsman were not rotating the strike and were playing into the hands of the Sri Lankan think tank. True our team were minus 5 regular's or automatic choices for this game, but in no way the replacement's were mediocre. BD missed Shakibul immensely. The Sri Lankans do have players who have the skill levels to replace seniors at least to a 80% level whilst BD seniors are not performing to potential, and simply throwing their wickets, and not having value on their wickets. Look, this series is done and dusted, you have got outplayed, out thought by a superior out fit, but what is important here is please BD learn from your mistakes. Believe in yourselves, good luck .

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 27, 2014, 4:46 GMT

    @JPNana. Hope you got your answers now.lolz. Whats the number of test matches SL won in SA, Eng, Aus and at least in India?

  • King_Ravanaa on February 25, 2014, 4:38 GMT

    @ Fast_Track_Bully.. What you said or done won't change reality about India, that they being the worst subcontinent team who holds the worst records in foreign soil, while SL hold the best record so far for being a best touring team from SC. your team don't have any chance in 2015, highlight it, and remember it carefully i told it today. lol... i repeat again, from 2014 it's time to India to suffer from us. we saw how Dhoni had to come for rescue in that triangular final held in WI. Kohli and his team got beaten all over the park, eventually Dhoni had to come to rescue.. lol

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 24, 2014, 10:21 GMT

    @Messa1 . ha ha ha. You do not like stats and you mentioned another stats to downgrade India! get a life! why the double standards? At least we do not lost to NO:8 and No:10 ranked at home! Indeed , 2nd tire team like SL only. You can find 17-0 away record of SL in history. Do not believe me , search and satisfy.

  • Messa1 on February 24, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    @Fast_Track_Bully go get a job buddy. Seems like u dont have any other job than searching for all these random records that no one give a damn about. We all saw how india got humiliated by the no 8 ranked NZ team, so I still cant believe u still have the guts to comment on these forums. PS: ur 14-0 away record outside the subcontinent will continue and seems like only a "2nd tier" team can break that record.LOL

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 24, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    @JPNana. lol. so you know the stats, right? . Why donot you put year-wise win-loss? Here is correct one: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/team/6.html?class=2;opposition=8;orderby=year;orderbyad=reverse;template=results;type=team;view=year

    2013 - (3-1), 2012 (7-2), 2011 (1-0), 2010 (4-6), 2009 (8-3), 2008(6-4) and so on. For your Info : other than 96 and 97, 2000, 2010 (4years) your team lost always to India - before that and after that. truth will hurt dude! you said 1996 to 2010 for those 4 years!! hahaha

  • naimurchowdhury32 on February 24, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    Poor captaincy and coaching have caused this ridiculous result for Bangladesh.

  • King_Ravanaa on February 24, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    @Fast_Track_Bully ... who are you trying to make fool here mate lol... after 2011 WC final, both SL & Ind played total of 13 games, where India won 9 and SL won 3 and 1 game is a tie. it is just after 2011 you got upper hand for while, and it will be not be the same from 2014, be prepared for treatment just like from 1996 to 2010 lol...

    @Haiderpakawsome.. i honestly see no where Pak's going. only old people like Misbah, Hafeez, Ajmal, Yonus performing, who are at the end of their career.. Pak has no future..

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 24, 2014, 5:20 GMT

    @Yousufahmed11. Just wonder when was the last time SL won against 'ordinary' Indian team. :P It was 17-3 last year and 19-4 previous year and so on. Do some research before comment. lol.

  • on February 24, 2014, 3:13 GMT

    Kaushal Silva is not suitable for ODIs. He is a very slow steady player.

  • on February 23, 2014, 2:48 GMT

    Sri Lanka played good cricket, no doubt as the BD coach stated the Lankans are a tough opponent. They are a well knit out fit, hence BD had a well oiled opposition to deal with. The final ODI was very disappointing from BD point of view. I saw on the TV screen the Bangladeshi supporters so helpless, because the BD batsman were not rotating the strike and were playing into the hands of the Sri Lankan think tank. True our team were minus 5 regular's or automatic choices for this game, but in no way the replacement's were mediocre. BD missed Shakibul immensely. The Sri Lankans do have players who have the skill levels to replace seniors at least to a 80% level whilst BD seniors are not performing to potential, and simply throwing their wickets, and not having value on their wickets. Look, this series is done and dusted, you have got outplayed, out thought by a superior out fit, but what is important here is please BD learn from your mistakes. Believe in yourselves, good luck .

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 27, 2014, 4:46 GMT

    @JPNana. Hope you got your answers now.lolz. Whats the number of test matches SL won in SA, Eng, Aus and at least in India?

  • King_Ravanaa on February 25, 2014, 4:38 GMT

    @ Fast_Track_Bully.. What you said or done won't change reality about India, that they being the worst subcontinent team who holds the worst records in foreign soil, while SL hold the best record so far for being a best touring team from SC. your team don't have any chance in 2015, highlight it, and remember it carefully i told it today. lol... i repeat again, from 2014 it's time to India to suffer from us. we saw how Dhoni had to come for rescue in that triangular final held in WI. Kohli and his team got beaten all over the park, eventually Dhoni had to come to rescue.. lol

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 24, 2014, 10:21 GMT

    @Messa1 . ha ha ha. You do not like stats and you mentioned another stats to downgrade India! get a life! why the double standards? At least we do not lost to NO:8 and No:10 ranked at home! Indeed , 2nd tire team like SL only. You can find 17-0 away record of SL in history. Do not believe me , search and satisfy.

  • Messa1 on February 24, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    @Fast_Track_Bully go get a job buddy. Seems like u dont have any other job than searching for all these random records that no one give a damn about. We all saw how india got humiliated by the no 8 ranked NZ team, so I still cant believe u still have the guts to comment on these forums. PS: ur 14-0 away record outside the subcontinent will continue and seems like only a "2nd tier" team can break that record.LOL

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 24, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    @JPNana. lol. so you know the stats, right? . Why donot you put year-wise win-loss? Here is correct one: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/team/6.html?class=2;opposition=8;orderby=year;orderbyad=reverse;template=results;type=team;view=year

    2013 - (3-1), 2012 (7-2), 2011 (1-0), 2010 (4-6), 2009 (8-3), 2008(6-4) and so on. For your Info : other than 96 and 97, 2000, 2010 (4years) your team lost always to India - before that and after that. truth will hurt dude! you said 1996 to 2010 for those 4 years!! hahaha

  • naimurchowdhury32 on February 24, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    Poor captaincy and coaching have caused this ridiculous result for Bangladesh.

  • King_Ravanaa on February 24, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    @Fast_Track_Bully ... who are you trying to make fool here mate lol... after 2011 WC final, both SL & Ind played total of 13 games, where India won 9 and SL won 3 and 1 game is a tie. it is just after 2011 you got upper hand for while, and it will be not be the same from 2014, be prepared for treatment just like from 1996 to 2010 lol...

    @Haiderpakawsome.. i honestly see no where Pak's going. only old people like Misbah, Hafeez, Ajmal, Yonus performing, who are at the end of their career.. Pak has no future..

  • Fast_Track_Bully on February 24, 2014, 5:20 GMT

    @Yousufahmed11. Just wonder when was the last time SL won against 'ordinary' Indian team. :P It was 17-3 last year and 19-4 previous year and so on. Do some research before comment. lol.

  • on February 24, 2014, 3:13 GMT

    Kaushal Silva is not suitable for ODIs. He is a very slow steady player.

  • Haider-pak-awsome on February 24, 2014, 2:38 GMT

    Real sweat hard win for SL. Congratuations. Also a rare 3-0 series win. But hang on this series was against.....?Oh I see, keep improving your records. Because soon you will be facing the deadly pak bowler. Please save the comments for the mourning. Any way, well played Bangladesh. I could see you are going to be a dark horse for the Asia Cup and T20 WC

  • on February 23, 2014, 18:12 GMT

    SL should bring in Kaushal Silva to replace Dilshan as an opener. Thirimanne should bat at 3, Chandimal at 4, and either Sanga or Mahela at 5. Thirimanne and Chandimal simply cannot perform at any other position besides 3 & 4, it's the positions they are most comfortable at.

  • Cricsnake on February 23, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    Its happy to see many of our fans praise youngsters and found the detriment of aging pace-men. Those young batsmen getting mature day by day & old guns could not compete with them (except mighty Sanga) as they ruled out frequently due to injuries. This competition is very good for both, the better ones are in the team & they must perform to secure the place. Lakmal and Prasad will do better than Malinga & Kulasekara specially against India. But we need to keep Lakmal fit as we get a test tour to England after years. In addition, we need more younger fast bowlers in the squad & they need to get experience from tours like this. Senanayaka is a better batsman than some young batters. Wanna see Chaturanga De Silva too in the team. Good Luck SL.

  • Modestman on February 23, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    I don't think Malinga and Kulasekara would take 5 BD wickets for this cheap, like Lakaml and Prasad did,on this pitch.I think it's time to accept the fact,which is, both Malinga and Kulasekara are gone as front line strikers.What was the last time these two bowlers made an impact with the ball?And Dilshan? 140kph short stuff is too much for him now.Don't you agree? So...the bottom line is except for Sanga,youth replaced for the others are way ahead at the moment, than this so called seniors.

  • on February 23, 2014, 8:45 GMT

    Bangladesh team are extremely slow learners. It seems they cannot even do the basics properly when it comes to batting - patience, bowling - consistently and fielding - catching. Here they are crying out for big games against the likes of Australia and England but cannot even compete against the inexperience Sri Lanka team and they are at home too. I want Bangladesh to do well but the fact of the matter is they are so inconsistent and not good enough. I do not understand why the propose 2 tier system was abolished. It can only serve Bangladesh and Cricket good. You want to be top then you have to earn it the hard way not the easy way which Bangladesh is taking advantage of right now.

  • on February 23, 2014, 7:10 GMT

    Lakmal and Prasad bowled superbly so did others. Now it is time to ponder for SL selectors who are the better fast bowling combination? Wasn't these two more accurate, more threatening, very much faster and got more lift than Malinga and Kula ? It is time that we rest the Senior bowlers if they leak runs and are erratic.

  • on February 23, 2014, 5:10 GMT

    No Mahela, Sanga,Herath,Dilshan,Malinga,Mebdis,Kula....still SL won easily... very good for our future.,.. Chandimal played very well and Kushal Perera was outstanding.... Kushal, Mathewes,Chandi,Thisara,Ashan.. all the young guns played well in this series and hope they will continue this form to asia cup as well.....

  • Ramansilva on February 23, 2014, 4:50 GMT

    It was a reality check for Bangladesh. Before the series their captain said they can beat any team on home soil. The Bangi fans think that their team is a world beating team. The 'CAN DO' attitude is very good one to have but the performances should match it. For Sri Lankans, Bang-lash is routine. There is not so much fun of it. Fro Bangi's the drawn test match is their biggest achievement. Next comes the real testting one. Wish better luck for Bangi team against Afghanistan.

  • SriLankanYoungBlood on February 23, 2014, 4:26 GMT

    We could won 3rd match easily becoz of Dilshan guy not played. If he played he will got out before 10 and match will goto last over and we could get only 2 or 3 wicket win. And Kusal may not get ton and chandi also get out early. I wish Dilshan guy not to play Asia Cup and T20 WC. Then SL may have a chance.

  • sewan on February 23, 2014, 3:55 GMT

    When i first saw Kusal Perera, I had no doubt, that he will be the next Sanath J. But the selectors were quick to drop him after a few failure.He failed initially, because he was so immature, and tried to hit sixers to all deliveries. But now he is cautious and selective.I am certain he will be the next Superstar of Sri Lanka cricket.

  • Jegenadhan_94 on February 23, 2014, 2:13 GMT

    This is absolutely great win for SL because it wasn't just a winning a match it's all about our future. We people like cricket very much. We were with our lion's specially they are not performing well. That's why lankans more happy with their team effort.I'm really looking forward to see Lakamal's bowling it was really impressive. By the way before we never haad sight of how Lakmal bowl. We are just spectators we love cricket but now I highly think our selectors have future in their minds. Guys let see how these things going in future. Don't be criticized about chandimal or any because we know hoe talented guys are they. We are proud of lions and our team is proud of such a nation like lankans because they know we are with them whatever situation. Finally I feel what made whitewash to BAN because they underestimate SL team. From the start of the tour Mathews clearly said we would never underestimate BAN thats why they deserve to win. Cheers LIONS you made us proud!!!!

  • Prema1948 on February 23, 2014, 2:10 GMT

    If Monimul Haque can bat at No 3 for BD, there is no reason to block and prevent the batters like Mathews, Chandimal, Angelo Perera,Roshen Silva, Dickwella from playing at these vital positions. The Finisher is just a rubbish idea created by Jokers just to prevent quality players from performing and use them as lower order batters, the batters with full control over their stroke play, only can bat any position.Pls verify how these over-hyped seniors had performed when they were in the same age of above mentioned youngsters, their current form is quite immaterial if they can't deliver, under adverse conditions. The Team can get best out of a quality batter only if, these batters being used as front-liners, thus allowing them more time to get settled in, and then only they are fully prepared to attack. Bangladesh doesn't have to worry much over the performances of their young Cricketers because their Cricket Board does everything, in the proper manner. They value their youngsters2bCNTD

  • Dhutugemunu on February 23, 2014, 0:59 GMT

    Where is Mushfiqur?

    Before Test Series - "I am sure we can take 20 wickets."

    After loosing 1st Test (4th biggest Test defeat for BD) - "I don't remember the last time when this [four dropped catches] happened."

    After drawing the 2nd Test on a road- "I don't think they bowled in a way to take 20 wickets."

    After loosing 1st ODI - "I don't know when Bangladesh lost like this before."

    After loosing 2nd ODI and series - "I think we are very slow learners."

    After loosing 3rd ODI and got WHITEWASHED 3-0 - ".................."

  • TheKeeper on February 23, 2014, 0:15 GMT

    Sri Lanka's overall record in Asia Cups is better than that of their rivals. While Sri Lanka have won 29 and lost 14 of the 43 games and have a winning percentage of 67.44, India have won 24 and lost 14 with a winning percentage of 63.15 closely followed by Pakistan who have won 21 games and lost 13 with a winning percentage of 61.76.

    The Sri Lankan captains, who have won Asia Cup titles are Duleep Mendis (1986), Arjuna Ranatunga (1997), Marvan Atpattu (2004) and Mahela Jayawardene (2008).

    Mahela will break compatriot Sanath Jayasuriya's record in this edition of the tournament as the most capped player in Asia Cups. Sanath featured in 25 Asia Cup games. Sanath is the only player to have scored more than 1,000 runs in the competition at an average of 53 and a strike rate of over 100 with six centuries making him 'the No1 stand out performer in the Asia Cup tournament.

  • nilb on February 22, 2014, 22:53 GMT

    Bangladesh is a strong team at home. They won one day series against WI and NZ. Also matches against IND SL in the last asia cup. But SL was tired with too many cricket played in AUS and IND was the weakest in all subcontinent teams who got smashed by everyone. BAN fans cannot expect their team to win a one-day series easily against a sub continent team. This team still might win important matches against stronger teams in their home grounds once in a blue moon but still BAN team is in the same position as years ago.

  • naimurchowdhury32 on February 22, 2014, 21:51 GMT

    Really poor performance by the coaches Jurgensen, Mcinnes and Anderson. Really incompetent and being too nice and friendly to the players.

  • on February 22, 2014, 20:12 GMT

    We Sri Lankans really like to see Bangladesh performing well. Specially against India. We will play with B'desh @ any given time to help improve themselves. This will be a learning curve for them. Being performed well enough to tackle Sri Lankans, but not to win in 5 matches (2 last ball finished T20's, 2 ODI's & 1 Test). What I observed with Bangladesh in this tournament was, the batsmen are not keen enough to get singles. They always try to hit the glory hits. That attitude should be changed. All the best for Asia cup lads. Indians are all down in mentally.

  • on February 22, 2014, 20:02 GMT

    Nicely done srilanka..I hope for a nice match in Asia cup between Pakistan and srilanka. It's always great to watch both teams play together

  • gauravm5 on February 22, 2014, 19:36 GMT

    @Razmy Falid:: what u said: "talking about chances of winning in asia cup, how could you forget so soon about what happened in the LAST ASIA CUP". yes I truly remember what happened in the LAST Asia cup. In last Asia Cup held in Bangladesh in 2012, India beat SL in the league match with Virat Kohli scoring 108. Also in the last Asia Cup, SL lost all their league matches. I am not a 10 years old I think you should first go through the past records and then make any comment. Check the link: "http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/535795.html"

    Also in the last to last Asia Cup held in Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2010, India beat SL in the final.

  • MAN_AT_WORK on February 22, 2014, 19:18 GMT

    Well done Srilanka and Bangladeshi loves you

  • MAN_AT_WORK on February 22, 2014, 19:13 GMT

    @RAB NEWAZ SHAIKH dont know what do you mean countries should't play against Bangladesh ? if you hate Bangladesh just keep it your self and if you dont like to watch Bangladesh playing cricket against other country its your choice. Sounds like you one of the people from our neighboring country jealous of Bangladesh

  • on February 22, 2014, 18:58 GMT

    @ gauravm5 - mate would you stop whining about other countries abilities on winning against you. SL pacemen higher economy rates against Ind doesnt give you the right to down grade them. They were up against a power packed top order. most pacers of other countries may have similar econ rates. talking about chances of winning in asia cup, how could you forget so soon about what happened in the last asia cup? btw I presume you must be a 10 year old. you should turn pages in cricket history where some Indian players have been sucked into blackhole of retirement by the smashing of a couple of openers named Jayasuriya and Kaluwitharane. if you still cannot find the names. here are the search words for you - Abey kuruvila, venkatesh prasad, sunil joshi, manoj prabakar.. and the latter was altered of his bowling type altogether from being the right arm fast to a right arm off break in the middle of a spell. hope they have some vids of it on youtube. good luck searching :)

  • asiacricket1234 on February 22, 2014, 18:57 GMT

    Congratulation Sri Lanka from Bangladesh and best of Luck for Asia Cup

  • Mathuranhan on February 22, 2014, 18:53 GMT

    Well done guys. This is much better performance than previous two matches without senior members. Go ahead and continue this against better opponents also.

  • on February 22, 2014, 18:51 GMT

    There was a fan who said BD>SL-(Sanga+Mahela) wonder where he is now? Anyway if you are seeing this heres the new equation for you, BD<<SL-(Sanga+Mahela+Malinga+Kula+Herath+Dilshan+Mendis).

  • on February 22, 2014, 18:46 GMT

    bangladesh should take a break from international cricket.

  • on February 22, 2014, 18:37 GMT

    bangladesh aren't good enough to play against top teams. i don't know why countries play against them. sri lankan batsman and bowlers got a good chance of fixing there averages and making records.

  • anupkeni on February 22, 2014, 18:35 GMT

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-v-sri-lanka-2013-14/engine/match/690359.html

    . Bangladesh innings

    . Sri Lanka innings

  • Sayeret_Matkal on February 22, 2014, 18:18 GMT

    Happy for Sri Lanka, Go ahead guys.

  • Herath-UK on February 22, 2014, 18:17 GMT

    This loss is more damaging to BD showing they are no where in the top league.See how many SL regulars, Sanga,Mahela,Dilshan,Malinga,Kula & Mendis half the team missing but had a more convincing win. BD have won some games against very depleted WI & NZ sides.They know their low status that's why caved in at the icc giving away any principles they know for mere survival in the top league.

  • on February 22, 2014, 18:12 GMT

    Chathuranga silva should be come in to the team to balance bowling! we need another good bowler when we play against india and Pak! he is decent batsaman too!

  • gauravm5 on February 22, 2014, 18:08 GMT

    @Great_Lion: Good luck to you and SL team. This time SL really has a very small chance to beat India in Asia cup as Dhoni would not be there to smash SL bowlers out of the park. By the way, after every defeat against India, SL fans say "SL will beat India in the next match". Please pray for a poor umpiring decision to get Kohli's wicket.

  • Chinath on February 22, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    For the sake of the Sri Lanka Chandimal performed. I hope he can continue the form. We don't need another Mahela who score every fifth match and just maintain an ordinary average of 30.

  • BlackHawk on February 22, 2014, 18:00 GMT

    Congrats to Kusal! This series was a lot closer than the final 3-0 score line. Bangladesh made a good go of it in the 1st 2 games. As a SL supporter I am very worried about the future and next WC letting a team like BD get so close!!!

  • on February 22, 2014, 17:47 GMT

    At Nadun - yes Thirimanne is special..He should be permanent in our team and Sanath and Co know his talent..he is the only SL young player apart from Chandimal that has the potential to score 10,000 runs in tests one day ( without considering under 19 players and Niroshan Dickwalla , Bhanuka etc because they are yet to debut )

  • Great_Lion on February 22, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    @gauravm5 save your energy till asia cup.Now we don't want to reply u.We will celebrate our lions victory.So plz come back to comment in upcoming matches in both asia cup and world T20.Get some more points for a debate.We looking forward to you

  • Sakthiivel on February 22, 2014, 17:45 GMT

    @yousufahmed11: Did you know when did Sri Lanka won a series against India? For decades they are winless against India. But they are instrumental in beating ordinary team like Pakistan.

  • on February 22, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    @SLyoungblood - LOL i see more than enough cricket and know what I am talking ! Kithruwan has a low average in 1st class because he isnt solid enough even at that level.He has good Test average only because he played very few matches and came in to bat when SL were already 400+ with no pressure and that too vs Bangladesh ! He got in to the team because he got selected to warm u game when 2 players got injured and then he scored a 180 odd in that match.then Mahela got injured if i can remember and he got the test debut ! Nothing against him but he is not solid enough at this level and will get exposed soon..Ashan has talent but not solid enough yet..Chandimal and Thiri scored runs in Aus/SA because of their technique..Ashan,Kithruwan,Angelo perera doesnt have the same technique and I highly doubt they `ll score runs in Aus/SA/Eng (WC too is in Aus)

  • Blade-Runner on February 22, 2014, 17:34 GMT

    Today Kusal "Master Blaster #2" Perera showed that he is not all about brawn but brains too. The way he build the innings by taking the responsibility was just priceless. He is just 22 yrs old and already a batting genius. This the match I enjoyed the most during this series. I wonder where all those experts who said that SL have no future beyond "The Three Musketeers", are. The future of SL cricket is in safe hands, very safe hands. Yeee.. We're gonna rock the world !! :P Btw, I'm sure that I won't see any equations like " (SL- Sanga ) = Bangladesh" and crap for a very long time. LIONS LEAD THE WAY !!!!

  • on February 22, 2014, 17:33 GMT

    bangaladesh will surely comeback in asia cup and win some matches ......but BD fans are expecting too much from minow...

  • Cricsnake on February 22, 2014, 17:32 GMT

    The real challenge begins for SL youngsters. Asia Cup will be much tougher. Pakistan is the real challenge and beating India is not that easy as many fans think. Need to keep the momentum and current form until the T20 WC ends. Good Luck SL.

  • Cricsnake on February 22, 2014, 17:28 GMT

    SL should forget this series and prepare for the Asia Cup & T20 WC. It will be the toughest to handle. SL is well experienced in BD now. The issue is not enough rest for the players. All tournaments held as a one and only 2-3 days to rest from each match. Sometimes too much cricket will spoil the players as they gets tired. Noe we feel Bangla grounds as home grounds as we played 5 matches + 2 tests there. SL must reunite and do their homework quickly to face much tougher opponents.

  • SL_rockz on February 22, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    wel done Sri lanka...!! This win is far more special than rest.Because it supplied the perfect answer for arm chair critics who criticized that SL cannot win without big 3 guns and SL have no talent or existence after big 3.. Now all of them have vanished from here :))..If you see the comments from last two matches there were many pundits who look like god fathers' of cricket criticizing SL-Big3=BD... Yeah !! Now i guess everyone is hiding in their own dens..:).. Well done SL it was a perfect answer for any body who has doubted our system of creating youngsters...I would like to remind all jealous ones that we, SL, have a very good foundation to build up players..So class players will reborn once someone has retired..Because people in SL are born with So much talent an passion for cricket... :)

  • gauravm5 on February 22, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    @Harmony-111: what did you say: "kithruwan vithanage will easily smash the Indian bowling attack into pieces." Just like our Indian batsmen have been thrashing SL bowlers since last 5 years. If you think that Indian bowling attack is very weak then how India beat SL in the last 4 bi-lateral series on Lankan soil. The same Indian bowling attack bundled out SL for just 170 runs in 2013 Champions Trophy Semifinal. Also, in July 2013 WI tri-series, Indian bowlers bowled out SL for JUST 96 runs in a league match and 201 runs in the final. I would also like to remind you the Hobart ODI in which India scored 321 runs in 36 overs against SL.

    Do you know, Malinga's economy rate against India is 6, Kulasekara's economy rate against India is 5.7 and Thisara Perera's economy rate is 5.9.

  • on February 22, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    Currently many things are correct with Selection in SL Team except why Thirimanne is kept in ODI and T20 Squad. Very surprising selection. He cannot score beyond 3/4 Runs per over. No ability to bowl. Is he special?

  • on February 22, 2014, 17:11 GMT

    Many people have under rated BD as minnows, But they really have enough talent to match any good team. What they lack is finishing touches. That will come with exposure. Good luck BD. Just didnt have the luck many times with you.

  • Yuosufahmed on February 22, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    @FawltyBean: I am with you on this. Lankans have to show their colours against top teams like SA, Aus, Eng and Pak. These types of wins against ordinary teams like Ind, NZ, WI and Ban shouldn't be taken that seriously.

  • Legaleagle on February 22, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    Well played Sri Lanka, you have shown the true commitment and character and won all the matches fair and square.

    To all Bangladesh fans, saying Inshallah doesn't make your team win matches. Players need to put in effort on the field. Bangladesh team is a pathetic and ordinary!! The way Ireland is playing, I can see they can comprehensively beat Bangladesh on any given day.

  • on February 22, 2014, 16:57 GMT

    Really awesome to see youngsters performing as a group and dominating the entire match, solid batting by the lions, BD got bunch of good players and I think they will do good in the future, they lack building partnerships and the main problem is they tty to send every ball to orbit to make Tue crowd go wild, mushfi is a good captain as well, the only problem for BD is their commentators, specially Ali Khan is pathetic, always biased and miss leading comments that will send the wrong message to the BD public

  • kandykolla on February 22, 2014, 16:54 GMT

    1. By looking at all 3 formats in this series we can come to a conclusion that BD is better in test matches, as they were able to draw a test match.

    2. Sri Lanka`s Anjelo Mathews was comprehensively beaten by most of the matches by the BD counterpart in the toss. A moral boosting victory to the BD fans and the team..!! keep it up....!! and something to be proud of...!!

    3. Man of the series of the entire tournament should be given to Sakib-ul-Hassan for his gesture after he was got out in the 2nd one dayer..!!

  • kila995 on February 22, 2014, 16:50 GMT

    Today SL team showed the world that they can play without the 3 titans in their team which is KC , TD and Mahela . Hats off to every player who played this match today :)

  • SriLankanYoungBlood on February 22, 2014, 16:43 GMT

    Well done Lankans. What a awesome innings of from Kusal .Can't express in words. Chandimal play very responsibly not as a youngster as a Second Senior Batsmen in the Team after Mathews.It's very sensible one without regular cross bated shots. @Ramesh Dharshana I think you are hardly see the Cricket Matches. Kithruwan has Very Good Average is Test and T20(with good SR) But his list A average is low.less than 20. I think he should be there is Test and T20 but not ODI. Finally thanks 4 great captaincy by mathews until this series i don't have enough confident of your captaincy. congrats sachie 4 man of the series.

  • on February 22, 2014, 16:34 GMT

    Well played SL young stars!! Future is bright. Great to see Kusal apply himself, and chandimal find form

  • on February 22, 2014, 16:28 GMT

    As a sri Lankan I am really happy that Sri Lanka secured a fairly easy win against Bangladesh. Hats off to Mathews and Co and Kusal's very responsible innings. Though Chandimal failed consecutively, today he showed what he is capable of. remember India kept Rohit Sharma without dropping though he was continuously failed until he finds the form. Now where is he? I think same goes with Chandimal. Every one disgrace Bangladesh team but they performed well and beat some of the stronger team before this series. They are a very talented bunch of youngsters but sometimes teams fail like this. I am sure they will bounce back in Asia cup will give tough competition against those so called giants. Also captaincy must be measured with the available resources to the captain. in that sense, Mushfiqur is a better captain I think.My opinion is the biggest disaster of Bangladesh Cricket is their TV Commentators not the failure of Players Good luck for both teams in Asia Cup!!!

  • SILVERSANGA on February 22, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    Theer is no doubt that SL youngsters are talented. And SL CAN WIN WITHOUT the 3 seniors!(Dlishan, Sanga, Mahela).As far as those 3 seniors are in the team, they'll score runs. What do you want them to do otherwise? Fail? Those 3 are the current best batsmen SL have.

    But when they are not playing, and when they retire there are bunch of young, talented youngsters to take over. Just like Sanga Mahela and Dilshan took over when Sanath, Aravinda and Arjuna retired. It will continue just like a cycle. So ppl who say SL cannot win without the top 3 or the top 3 outshine our youngsters, are badly mistaken.

    See the way Kusal and Chandi took over the responsibility today. The situation was tricky when they joined. They played maturely. they played sensibly. They played in a way Dilshan and Sanga used to play. While being a big hitter Kusal adjusted his game according to the situation which you can expect only from a matured player!

    We have a bright future in our hands!

  • stormy16 on February 22, 2014, 16:24 GMT

    Comprehensive win to end the series and Bangladesh no where to be seen after some good perfromance at the begining of the series. Credit to SL and good to see them doing well without the big three. Kusal has the makings of a star and glad to see him make his maiden hundred and Chandi making some runs and how desperately he needed these runs running in to the Asia cup. Really dissappointed with Bangladesh who made good impressions at home but never arrived for the series on any front. Yes there were some close games but that's exactly the point, they had the chance but werent good enough to take the game. The experienced Bangladesh players didnt have an impact on the series and also know key performances by individuals. Credit due to SL and yes they were expected to win but they were good enough to do that without giving Bangladesh a way in anywhere in the series.

  • vkumar_086. on February 22, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    @FawltyBean, check the facts properly! Then how did Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 9 wickets and draw the test series 1-1? How did Sri Lanka tie the T20s against Pakistan 1-1 and lose 2-3 in ODIs? Fact is Sri Lanka are a great team who also beat SA 4-1 last year. Sri Lanka are great and the future is bright! Go lions go.

  • Great_Lion on February 22, 2014, 16:20 GMT

    good work by sri lankan youngsters.They completly dominate the match with batting,bowling and fielding.Bangladesh you can forget this series and concentrate for asia cup and if u guys utilize your resources properly,you will be real threat for big boys.Better luck next time for bangla and by the way really good visit for sri lanka. Thanks.

  • Bangladesh_Forever on February 22, 2014, 16:13 GMT

    Congratulations to Sri Lanakan young guns for their most comprehensive victory of the series... This shows how solid a foundation does their cricket stands on...

  • dammi9991 on February 22, 2014, 16:08 GMT

    before this match every bangladeshi fan said diffarant between sri lanka vs bangladesh was sanga and mahela and now give me answer is that correct

  • on February 22, 2014, 16:07 GMT

    It was a 300 runs pitch. I think our team always need 2 frontline pace bowlers at least. If we are playing in subcontinent we should go with 3 fast bowlers. It was a very very ordinary sl vs ban game today. We have seen this game over and over for years. Congratulations to anji and gang. Job Weldon guys!

  • yorkslanka on February 22, 2014, 16:06 GMT

    well done to SL on a a clinical series whitewash.Glad to see today that we can win without our seniors too.Congrats to Kusal on his maiden ton and heres to many more. in terms of Bangladesh, you guys have the ability but your batsmen need to bat with better temperament and shot selection. That comes with time and once that does, you will be fine in the shorter forms of the game..

  • SyedAreYouDumb on February 22, 2014, 16:05 GMT

    Kudos SL for coming amidst political turmoil in Bangladesh. Well played SL and brilliant century by a very good player, Kusal. SL were simply too good throughout, albeit a poor beginning to the limited overs leg, brought Bangladesh back to earth. Indisciplined Bangladesh simply outclassed by disciplined SL. Had you won those close matches then tour would look different. Just shows how a 2nd string SL team beat Bangladesh and team selection needs altering. I want Nazmul back and Rubel away. For Asia cup mash, Shafiul, al amin as pacers. Nasir, Gazi should get dropped and bring back Tamim and drop everyone down the order by 1 also Naeem needs extended run in the team. Once again cheers SL for a great month as well as unbiased commentary unlike Bangladesh ones. These lessons need to be learnt.

  • on February 22, 2014, 15:59 GMT

    Bangladesh has the talent skills and experience... The only thing that they lack is the Temperament.... which cost them all three series

  • FawltyBean on February 22, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    Chandimal finding form will last till next game... I agree with sankha.w.k - this is just Bangladesh. Sri Lanka need to do well against top teams consistently. We are Bangladesh when playing against everyone but WI and NZ.

  • St.John on February 22, 2014, 15:34 GMT

    Well done Sri Lanka! The SL future seems bright after seeing all these new and young emerging players. Bangladesh didn't play to their potential and the promise they showed against NZ and WI. I'm sure you will do better next time...

  • on February 22, 2014, 15:21 GMT

    Myth of needing permanent seniors in the team is outdated. Though we won this game with BD, to face a tougher opponent, I'm sure the SLC management will crawl back to usual seniors. If you are analytical like me ... you would see that the W-L results have not changed significantly with or with out seniors in the team. Only thing the management has done in that instance was given the opportunity to a failing senior rather than grooming someone for the future. This has happened throughout SL history not just In Cricket. I guess they don't see the whole picture most the time. Grooming is not also giving long term appearance in the team but understanding each individuals abilities and coaching them to become worthwhile performers in the long run. Also...should not also groom batters... we need new bowlers in the team too. That is one aspect SLC has not implemented in my mind so far. Anyway good Job KJP, chandimal, Angelo, Sachithra.

  • Lord.emsworth on February 22, 2014, 15:16 GMT

    Another piece of silverware for Sri Lanka on this successful tour. Bangladesh have been playing really well against good visiting teams in recent times and I was expecting them to give SL a better fight in the ODI's...The T20's as we know could have gone either way. What's positive for SL is that they now have a host of younger players who are really good. Quarter finals in the under 19 C'ships and an excellent showing against the English Lions augur well for a fine future.

  • WannaBeRusta on February 22, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    Bangla boyz will be boys for a long time, and not sure when they will be men and whether they have any will for that.

  • on February 22, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    Bangladesh doesnot deserve a Test status, im sorry guys but banladesh had more than enough time to improve or win a major tournament let alone a series. theyr a waste of time and money...Ireland and Afghanistan should be promoted to atleast ODIs, theyr better than Bangladesh any given day!!

  • WannaBeRusta on February 22, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    Even the ardent fan myself thought it would be a herculean task to pull the game away from BD when the ball was spinning vigorously in and around Vithanage dismissal, but you proved everyone utterly wrong. Hats off to Sri Lankan young guns. There is great future.

  • sankha.w.k on February 22, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    It's just Bangladesh guys! Nothing to gloat about! This series should've been like net practice for Sri Lanka. Even though we won all, Bangladesh took us to the edge in most matches. Had it been Pakistan, we would've won those tight games. That kind of worries me as an SL fan.

  • FlatTrakBully on February 22, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    Youngsters showed good skills. SL are a way ahead of BD!!!

  • AS7777 on February 22, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    Work hard Bangla boys ... There's a big match coming up... Afghanistan.... lol

  • WannaBeRusta on February 22, 2014, 14:58 GMT

    @Al_Entiry: Amazing for such a small contry

  • on February 22, 2014, 14:58 GMT

    Kusal is amazing..Yea he can be even better than Sanath..but Chandimal is the heart of SL young talent..he is the batsman who can go and score 12,000 Test and ODI runs for SL one day..Thirimanne is the 2nd best..Angelo Perera and Kithruwan are no where close these guys but they can improve..Ashan has natural talent but his technique has to improve alot..Chandimal`s ability to get singles and his solidness today was amazing

  • on February 22, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    As I predicted at the start of the series 2-0 T20 and 3-0 in ODI. It looks like SL dominated the BD as the series went by. In my point of view 3rd ODI is the most easiest victory out of all 3 ODIs. 1st T20 2 runs, 2nd T20 3 wickets, 1st ODI 13 runs, 2nd ODI 62 runs and 3rd ODI 6 wickets so winnings have improved. And on top of all 3rd ODI we rested 5 regular members of the side. And it looks like BD cant even beat young SL side. At the start of the series BD captain said "we can beat anyone at home". I guess this is the answer to that from SL team. BD team specially captain needs to respect the opposition. Now heres another prediction from me. In asia cup BD might win against afganistan and thats about it. And in WT20 I dont think BD has a chance to qualify for the main round.

  • cjchanaka on February 22, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    Wow what a performance by future SL gon team, real quality cricket they have been played throughout series.Seriously matured innings by both kusal & chandi, but the most impressive thing was the way lakmal was bawled,definetely he earned a place in team for asia cup.Poor BD fans & their commentators should realize their actual status,they are very average team,they have a few talented guys,but they are not "OUTSTANDING" as BD commentators have mentioned.Anyway very very tough series is comming up,PAK will be a real threat for SL,addition of Mahela will be a big boost for us,so Keep it up LIONS.............

  • Lion83 on February 22, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    Great played by young Sri Lankan team they really showed that they can take the mantle after the seniors. Good to see prasad and lakmal bowl well in a one day game. both bowlers will be vital for England tour in May.

  • Sinhaya on February 22, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    Great work Kusal Perera (KP) to score a ton and take Sri Lanka home. Fantastic to see Sri Lanka win sans the big 3. SL performance in UAE last year clearly showed that they can easily survive when the big 3 quit. Great to see my favorite spinner Senanayake be the man of the series. With KP now in form, he will certainly excel in the Asia Cup. Thanks a lot to all Lankan students and expats for going out to cheer our team and hoping to see you all next week when Asia Cup starts.

    As for Bangladesh, I feel for the fans. Crowds showed how much they love their cricket as shown by the attendance. The performance was definitely better than the end result suggests. Improving fielding is a must as 5 dropped catches were the root cause behind the 1st ODI loss. Mominul Haque was good today. Overall, Bangladesh failed to sustain the starts they got as wickets fell whenever a partnership appeared threatening.

  • Cricsnake on February 22, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    Kudos to Bangladesh for giving good fight in both innings. You guys have a bright future. You need to find solid fast bowler with Rubel. Rotating pacers would never settle in the team. BD spinners were superb but KJP never let them to settle with his strong knocks over the rope at intervals. Good Luck for Asia cup. BD should forget this result and focus on first match of Asia Cup. If BD win the first match they can easily keep the momentum until the final. See ya again in AC.

  • ABKhanISB on February 22, 2014, 14:50 GMT

    Another usual day, another usual whitewash of Bangladesh. Top teams like SL are in totally different league. Even without playing the real players of SL, they won easily. Job well done

  • Razor_Sharp on February 22, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    Great Performance.. Saw a lot of maturity in that partnership between Kusal and Chandimal.. Sri Lankans have a great future ahead of em.. Great bowling by Senanayake, Lakmal and Prasad.. They deserve to be the champions no doubt about that

  • kovinbuddi on February 22, 2014, 14:47 GMT

    Well done Sri Lanka.We can say all our players Senoir or not can very good cricket.Most important is temperament.Act in the correct way according to the situation deman.Examples are Sanga , Mathew, Kusal from these last matches.They played the correct way according to the situation.So we won all the matches.Like Sanga said secret to play well is : continuous practice, keep fit and be responsible and commited.Games to come , we have to take very seriously and train very well.Weldone Mathew, Sanga, Chandimal, Kusal .........

  • Agnar on February 22, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    Bangladesh fans who thought the team was loosing due to dropping catches can sleep well tonight. I know this is a cruel joke, but ther is a lesson in it.

  • Yuosufahmed on February 22, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    Bangladesh was undone by young Lankans comprehensively. Lankans were too much for you this time. But, you don't have any reason to be sad or ashamed. You gave Lankans a tough competition throughout the tournament. Lankans are tough team to beat especially in sub continent conditions. They gave a close competition to Pak last series. Probably, you won't be able to defeat Pak and Lankans in the Asia Cup. You might be able to get over us and Afg.

  • ahmedfaysal on February 22, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    240 in that putch is no way close to a defending score. If bangladesh scored 270+ that would be a defending score. Perara and chandi played very well. If that partnership wasn't build bangladesh would get a strong grip in the match. It is very dissappointing that bangladesh lose all the match. They were very competetive. They could have been won two matches and also both t20i. But this competetive series will heip both the teams in the upcoming tournaments. Mahmudullah and shafiul should be axed from asia cup squads. Anamul position should be under consideration.

  • Cricsnake on February 22, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    Congratz to Lankan Youngsters. It was very hard for them as BD put immense pressure. KJP has matured a lot rather than we expected. Chandimal batted quite well against spin today and he need to keep the momentum in Asia Cup & T20 WC. Sensible batting from both of them. It was very stupid to play three lefties in 1-3. Chandimal should come in no. 03 and Kithruwan should down the order. BD bowlers tamed them. The left-right combination of Chandi & KJP did the trick while rotating the strike with boundaries at intervals. That confused BD spinners. Kusal is the man we were searching for years at the top & Hope Chandimal or new right-handed batsmen should open with him. If Thiri opens Chandi should come at No. 03. Chandimal is brilliant partner to Left-arm batters. BD played very well. They batted nicely against tough attack and bowled & field well too. But Lankan youngsters changed the game. Good luck BD for Asia Cup and you guys can do much better as last time. Cheers !

  • vishwa1111 on February 22, 2014, 14:37 GMT

    Thankz to poor performan's of bangladesh chandimal will get another year to play...Very SAD!!!

  • Al_Entity on February 22, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    @Specified Abhijit lol it seems the very weak Srl team thrashed the hapless Banglas! Ha ha We played without Sanga, Mahela, Dilshan, Malinga, Kula and Hearath! Take that! All those worrying about Srl future we have always managed when great players retired. When Arjuna, Mahanama, Gura and Aravinda retired you have Marvan, Jaya, Arnold.... take over and gradually they were succeed by Sanga, Mahela and Dilshan ably supported by bowlers like Vaas and the great Murali. Then when Murali retired herath took ever. And now Eranga and Lakmal are taking over Vaas's role. Then we see Mathews, Chandimal, Priyanjan, Kushal and Kusal Silva are now taking over from Sanga and Mahela! As you can see we have produced solid cricketers for over 2 decades and will continue to do so!!!

  • Cricsnake on February 22, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    Hats off to Chaminda Vaas. Lakmal & Prasad were brilliant and T Perera bowled pretty well after a long time. Prasad was under the shadow of Fernando & Malinga for years & nice to see him again with good rhythm. He used to clock 150 km/h when he was young. He might clock 140s in his 30s too. He was brilliantly using pace & bounce. We must protect Suranga Lakmal for England tour as he is our spearhead in tests. Better we could use young fast bowlers in Asia Cup & T20 WC. It's a pressure relief for Malinga. Mali was worried for years as no successor found for him. Now he can retire with ease & concentrate on a few league matches. Prasad is too old & young one around 20-22 is ideal. We must Develop Binura Fernando as he is tall & leftie with increased pace. We don't have promising left-arm pacer after Welagedara & Thushara. BF should be groomed under Vaas.

  • Prabhash1985 on February 22, 2014, 14:27 GMT

    Bangladesh should play more and more Test cricket. They just don't understand the value of patient batting, and doing the right thing at the right time. For instance, when chasing that 180s target, they just didn't realize that a very calm run making will do it for you. Instead, they tried to hit boundaries. This includes their captain too. That's good for us, because we could win thanks to that. But, as a neighboring country, I hope they improve. I don't think they have to lament. They did really well. But it's just mentality. They want to be aggressive. Sometimes it's good. But, usually it doesn't work when you are over ambitious.

  • on February 22, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    Most satisfying win out of the 3 ODIs. The two teams were on a more equal footing today in experience wise and also BD played their best cricket today. Unfortunately for them, SL also played their best, today. Brilliant knock from Kusal and also excellent hand from Chandimal. It was a really fluent knock from him. If Kusal played the part of Sanath today Chandimal played like Aravinda!

  • WannaBeRusta on February 22, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    Hear the word boys... BANGLAWASH

  • SenuraTimberlake on February 22, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    Congratulations to SL for the whitewash!!! Awesome stuff from our lions!! Congratulations to Bangladesh as well for being a tough opposition and creating a few close matches!!! Extremely good warm up series for both teams before Asia Cup. Good luck SL and BD!!

  • on February 22, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    Alright thats it then....a typical game for the BD, the same old story goes on...i think the ICC really needs to reconsider about allowing these minnows in test cricket which ruins the spirit of the game completely..BD team is just another ordinary team...they dont have that killer instinct their fans think they posses..Dear BD fans,now its time for u to come up with some lame excuses as usual...u can learn a lesson or by the SL fans,how they behave...you all have the tendency to leave the ground before the game ends it seems...such a cowardliness attitude dont u think...and of course BD commentators have the right to remain in silence now..one more thing to all BD fans-Please do not compare your players with ours,none of your national team players comes even close to our U19 players. Have a good night.

  • WannaBeRusta on February 22, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    Boys, what can I say? It was a Banglawash completed by the SL youngsters. All credit to Anji for keeping himself back and giving goes for Ashan and Anjelo P to prove the talents of SL young camp. Way to go boys. Kusal was the star and I see glimpses of Sana for sure.

  • on February 22, 2014, 13:47 GMT

    When it is not working then need a change in the team. Some of the players can not perform in this series. Need to give some opportunities to young starts in coming Asia cup. You can not just play the same group of players when they are loosing again and again.

  • on February 22, 2014, 13:39 GMT

    3-0 take that enjoy . Well done kusal

  • on February 22, 2014, 13:36 GMT

    i am so happy the way srilankans bat.indeed they habe been proved that the team can carry on with the youngsters.all the best my team!

  • yorkslanka on February 22, 2014, 13:34 GMT

    well done to Kusal on his maiden ton...nice to see our youngsters holding their own with out the seniors today...

  • on February 22, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    bangladesh fans please dont compare ur big playars against sri lanka big3 players. there r totaly diffrent players sl ok. please past

  • on February 22, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    This is going to be as usual match for Bangladesh. Same old story.

  • SenuraTimberlake on February 22, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    Bangladesh played much better today but unfortunately for them SL have rectified most of their problems in the batting department and so most probably they will win today.

  • on February 22, 2014, 12:33 GMT

    If Srilanka goes in this rate they are going to win. BD bowling lineup is not strongest. They need wicket and create some kind of pressure. Shakib can learn from Kushal batting approach.

  • vkumar_086. on February 22, 2014, 12:30 GMT

    @Ramesh Dharshana, wrong! How can you say that kithruwan vithanage should not play tests? His domestic batting average is awesome. Wicket is not easy to bat on. He is a great find for Sri Lanka and will easily smash the Indian bowling attack into pieces.

  • Rambo88 on February 22, 2014, 12:29 GMT

    shakib ul hassan is just a another ordinary player who is been so over rated. he didn't have any impact in the entire series, Test, T20 and one day's. Young monimul and shamur did better than him.

    Bangladesh doenst have to depend on shakib and his attitude, they have enough and more talent. they just lack common sense curing crucial parts of the game and they need some good fast bowlers who can put preasure

  • on February 22, 2014, 12:26 GMT

    BD spinners doing really well and SL batting really need some one to put up his hand. It is strange how the young brigade of SL batsmen are struggling against good spin. Our batsmen of yesteryear i.e. Arjuna, Mahanama, Hashan, Kaluwitharana could have played spin in there sleep. (I still recall how Kalu took Shane Warn to the cleaners in Australia).

  • BanglaBandhu on February 22, 2014, 12:18 GMT

    AT present Bangladesh Bowling is strangling the SL batsmen. Just like they did in the first part of the ODI (68/3) lets hope BD don't let go.

  • on February 22, 2014, 12:13 GMT

    Kithruwan Vithanage should not be playing international cricket..Certainly not ODIs or Tests..His technique is more like a tailender ..Thirimanne , Chandimal and Kusal are the only international level youngsters in SL they should be given extended chances to bat at to order..Ashan Priyanjan is the 4th best young batsman in SL..Even Angelo Perera has a poor technique

  • on February 22, 2014, 11:53 GMT

    What coach can do? Still BD is fighting that is the credit of Coach. Basically BD played last 3 matches very well and even in last match they are in good condition. Coach is doing perfectly for BD .

  • on February 22, 2014, 11:44 GMT

    something really is missing in this bd squad.this team never looked like the usual bd team it became for the past 2 years.dunno what the coaches are doing?i think jergensen is too friendly with the players.thats negative sometimes.

  • naimurchowdhury32 on February 22, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    Bangladesh coaches Jurgensen, Mcinnes should take the blame as they are not interested.

    They are too soft and dont tell the players anything inspite of repeated mistakes.

  • on February 22, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    finally bangladesh have batted well .....sl donot have the batting today to chase the total...

  • TheKeeper on February 22, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    Very weak SL team? Wow, they bowled like champions.

  • SriLankanYoungBlood on February 22, 2014, 10:46 GMT

    BD 20 run short what they expected. SL could win unless something extraordinary happened..

  • WannaBeRusta on February 22, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    You can call them inexperienced, but what a strong batting line up on the paper, even billed no 10 Prasad has a first class hundred

  • on February 22, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    SL did well to restrict BD to 240. I thought Lakmal bowled exceptionally well. His spell could have been good against any batting line-up in the world. In saying all that, it's SL batting that could be the weak link in their armor as all of the big 3 are top batsmen.

  • on February 22, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    i never actually liked the batting of naeem islam as he never can manage to time the ball well.just goes around slogging with muscle strength.ppl were actually asking for him may b because he is better than the worst.

  • AbdulMohamad731 on February 22, 2014, 9:20 GMT

    Coaches are not doing anything for team.

    Jurgensen, Mcinnes should take the blame for poor performances. As high paid international coaches, they are not competent and motivated enough.

    BCB must look for new coaches.

  • on February 22, 2014, 8:33 GMT

    I have been shocked by shakibs behavior it was totally annoying how could a star player do like that huh he shoulf be pumished more thsn he deserved

  • BanglaBandhu on February 22, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    Please don't anybopdy use the excuse of Shakib as the reason for a BD Loss. Who knows BD may play better as a team. BD Did very well when both Shakib and Tamim weren't playing against NZ. Its possible that the negativity of the so called star of BD cricket was rubbing off on other team players. with them not their. others may now feel the need to step up and come out from the shadows. What has happened to Gazi in this series?

    Also on a positive, I had some concerns about the inclusion of Mominul Haque in the shorter formats. He was responsible for a few run outs during the ODIs in Galle and also in Zimbabwe. However in the shorter formats in Bangladesh, he has shown great maturity. Shamsur is another player who is shining in all formats, (Also with his bowling and wicket keeping in a test match!!!)

  • on February 22, 2014, 7:37 GMT

    BIG match for bangladesh ........but they will win today as they are playing againt a very week sl team.....

  • on February 22, 2014, 7:37 GMT

    BIG match for bangladesh ........but they will win today as they are playing againt a very week sl team.....

  • BanglaBandhu on February 22, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    Please don't anybopdy use the excuse of Shakib as the reason for a BD Loss. Who knows BD may play better as a team. BD Did very well when both Shakib and Tamim weren't playing against NZ. Its possible that the negativity of the so called star of BD cricket was rubbing off on other team players. with them not their. others may now feel the need to step up and come out from the shadows. What has happened to Gazi in this series?

    Also on a positive, I had some concerns about the inclusion of Mominul Haque in the shorter formats. He was responsible for a few run outs during the ODIs in Galle and also in Zimbabwe. However in the shorter formats in Bangladesh, he has shown great maturity. Shamsur is another player who is shining in all formats, (Also with his bowling and wicket keeping in a test match!!!)

  • on February 22, 2014, 8:33 GMT

    I have been shocked by shakibs behavior it was totally annoying how could a star player do like that huh he shoulf be pumished more thsn he deserved

  • AbdulMohamad731 on February 22, 2014, 9:20 GMT

    Coaches are not doing anything for team.

    Jurgensen, Mcinnes should take the blame for poor performances. As high paid international coaches, they are not competent and motivated enough.

    BCB must look for new coaches.

  • on February 22, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    i never actually liked the batting of naeem islam as he never can manage to time the ball well.just goes around slogging with muscle strength.ppl were actually asking for him may b because he is better than the worst.

  • on February 22, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    SL did well to restrict BD to 240. I thought Lakmal bowled exceptionally well. His spell could have been good against any batting line-up in the world. In saying all that, it's SL batting that could be the weak link in their armor as all of the big 3 are top batsmen.

  • WannaBeRusta on February 22, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    You can call them inexperienced, but what a strong batting line up on the paper, even billed no 10 Prasad has a first class hundred

  • SriLankanYoungBlood on February 22, 2014, 10:46 GMT

    BD 20 run short what they expected. SL could win unless something extraordinary happened..

  • TheKeeper on February 22, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    Very weak SL team? Wow, they bowled like champions.

  • on February 22, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    finally bangladesh have batted well .....sl donot have the batting today to chase the total...