Sri Lanka in Bangladesh T20I Series - 1st T20I

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 2 runs

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, short-of-a-length on Kusal's legs. He turns it in front of square on the on side, for a couple.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, bludgeoned! Mashrafe fires this wide, back-of-a-length. Kusal gets set and bashes this over mid off area to the straight boundary.

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, fuller, closer into the stumps. This is turned away to third man for a single.

Sri Lanka 7/0   MDKJ Perera 7* (3b 1x4)

1.1

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, a little bit of air, pitches on middle. Kusal shuffles forward and hits it through midwicket. Misfield allows two

1.2

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, no run, length ball, outside off. Opens the face to get it to short third man.

1.3

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, a little more air, pitched on leg stump, and that's swept powerfully and aerially behind square for four

1.4

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, no run, length ball again, outside off stump, Kusal comes forward and is struck on the pad

1.5

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, no run, shuffles forward again, struck on the pad again. Gazi appeals but he's too far down the track

1.6

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, squirted away through midwicket off the inside edge

Sri Lanka 14/1   MDKJ Perera 14* (9b 2x4)

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to MDKJ Perera, no run, length outside off stump, Mash beats a booming drive

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, doesn't beat the drive this time. Crunching stroke from Perera as Mash pitches it up. The ball goes screaming through cover-point

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, shorter and wider. Kusal is not slowing down. Tries to pull this over midwicket, but doesn't get much power into the shot. Still gives him two

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to MDKJ Perera, no run, length on off stump, driven to cover. Thought of a run, but decide against it

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length ball again, driven wide of mid off

Sri Lanka 21/1   MDKJ Perera 21* (14b 3x4)

3.1

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, beautiful placement. Kusal fetches this from way outside off stump and gets it in between square leg and short fine leg. He motors on

3.2

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, and again. This time Gazi pitches on middle stump, meaning Perera can get even more power on the shot. Through that same gap behind square leg again.

3.3

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, this time he goes through wicket. Strides down the pitch, and blasts this through midwicket. Super shot, again very good placement. This guy has some eye!

3.4

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, four in a row. Probably the best shot so far. Down the pitch again. This is hammered over midwicket, one bounce and to the fence. Where does Gazi go now?

3.5

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, just a single this time. Length ball on the legs, Turned behind square.

Sri Lanka 38/1   MDKJ Perera 38* (19b 7x4)

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, full, pitched outside leg, Kusal just pushes this square on the leg side, into a gap

Sri Lanka 41/1   MDKJ Perera 39* (20b 7x4)

5.6

Rubel Hossain to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length ball, driven to mid off and the batsmen scramble one.

Sri Lanka 58/1   MDKJ Perera 40* (21b 7x4)

6.1

Shakib Al Hasan to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length ball outside leg stump, no turn. This is nudged around the corner to short-fine-leg

6.4

Shakib Al Hasan to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length ball on the pads, clipped square, thought of a second, but it's not there

Sri Lanka 61/1   MDKJ Perera 42* (23b 7x4)

7.2

Rubel Hossain to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length outside off stump, opens the face to get it behind backward point

7.6

Rubel Hossain to MDKJ Perera, 4 leg byes, another good bouncer, only Kusal doesn't duck it. He tries to hook and gets it in the side of the helmet. The ball deflects past the keeper and speeds away to the fine-third man boundary.

Sri Lanka 77/2   MDKJ Perera 43* (25b 7x4)

8.2

Shakib Al Hasan to MDKJ Perera, no run, fullish ball, hit back to the bowler

8.3

Shakib Al Hasan to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length ball outside leg, shoveled away on the leg side again

8.5

Shakib Al Hasan to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, lovely, delicate late-cut dissects the men behind square on the leg side. Not much power though, so it doesn't go to the fence

8.6

Shakib Al Hasan to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length ball on middle, worked away of the pads straight of midwicket again

Sri Lanka 82/3   MDKJ Perera 47* (29b 7x4)

9.1

Arafat Sunny to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length ball outside off stump, driven to long on for one

9.4

Arafat Sunny to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length on the legs, turning in. Clipped away to the midwicket region, wide enough of the fielder.

Sri Lanka 87/3   MDKJ Perera 49* (31b 7x4)

10.1

Farhad Reza to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length outside off, muscled past the bowler for a single and that takes him to a fifty off 32 balls.

10.3

Farhad Reza to MDKJ Perera, 1 wide, fired way down leg stump. Wide called.

10.3

Farhad Reza to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, full and just wide of off stump. Kusal drives it hard, gets it past wide mid off and there's enough space to get two

10.4

Farhad Reza to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, slower ball on middle stump, Kusal chops it away square on the leg side. Just seems to know where every gap is. Great batting.

10.6

Farhad Reza to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, another single. Kusal knows he has to stick around. Fullish ball, driven to mid on.

Sri Lanka 95/4   MDKJ Perera 54* (35b 7x4)

11.1

Arafat Sunny to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, shortish, on off stump and straightening. Kusal chops it down to long on.

11.4

Arafat Sunny to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, full, flighted and on leg stump. Kusal just wants singles for now. Gets it past midwicket

11.6

Arafat Sunny to MDKJ Perera, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

11.6

Arafat Sunny to MDKJ Perera, no run, Kusal shuffles forward, but Sunny pushes it through quickly. Batsman just defends in the end

Sri Lanka 102/4   MDKJ Perera 56* (38b 7x4)

12.2

Farhad Reza to MDKJ Perera, 2 leg byes, hit on the pads, but it's pitched ouside leg and probably missing leg as well. The deflection doesn't go far, but Kusal is a livewire between the wickets.

12.3

Farhad Reza to MDKJ Perera, SIX, a beautifully-struck pick up shot. That's just damn good timing. It's a full ball pitched on leg, Kusal whips this square over the leg side, and it lands about a metre beyond the ropes

12.4

Farhad Reza to MDKJ Perera, no run, hits him on the pads with a slower, length ball. But that's pitched outside leg as well.

12.5

Farhad Reza to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length ball outside off stump. Kusal drives on the up, all the way to long off

Sri Lanka 112/4   MDKJ Perera 63* (42b 7x4 1x6)

13.1

Arafat Sunny to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, turned wide of midwicket

13.3

Arafat Sunny to MDKJ Perera, OUT, what a catch again. Anamul Haque this time, and it's a huge one for Bangladesh. Kusal dances down and tries to slap Sunny over the midwicket fence, but Anamul jumps high, intercepts the ball above his head and keeps his balance, on one leg, just a few inches from the rope.

MDKJ Perera c Anamul Haque b Arafat Sunny 64 (61m 44b 7x4 1x6) SR: 145.45

Sri Lanka 116/5   MDKJ Perera 64 (44b 7x4 1x6)
Series Results
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Feb 14, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Feb 12, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs
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Feb 12, 2014

Sri Lanka's players celebrate their 2-run win, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st T20, Chittagong, February 12, 2014

Sri Lanka's players celebrate their 2-run win

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Feb 12, 2014

Anamul Haque hits over the top, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st T20, Chittagong, February 12, 2014

Anamul Haque hits over the top

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