Sri Lanka in Bangladesh T20I Series - 1st T20I

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 2 runs

5.1

Rubel Hossain to Chandimal, no run, length ball on off stump, crunched straight to cover

5.2

Rubel Hossain to Chandimal, no run, and just as I praise him, he comes down the pitch and plays an ungainly swipe to a short-of-a-length ball. Misses.

5.3

Rubel Hossain to Chandimal, no run, cuts him in half with a short ball. Chandimal doesn't connect with the pull

5.4

Rubel Hossain to Chandimal, no run, good stuff by Rubel. Angled into off stump, length ball. Chandimal is less ambitious, but he can't push it past midwicket.

5.5

Rubel Hossain to Chandimal, 1 run, short, gets the pull this time, but there's a deep backward square-leg to clean up the aerial stroke

5.6

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

Sri Lanka 58/1   Rubel Hossain 1-0-2-0

7.1

Rubel Hossain to Sangakkara, 5 runs, oh, so close to being a wicket, but he gets five for that instead. He drove a full ball straight to mid off and took off for a single. Mash at mid off took a shy at the stumps and would probably have run him out if he hit. Instead it goes for four overthrows

7.2

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

7.3

Rubel Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, first bouncer of the day, well directed. Sanga ducks it

7.4

Rubel Hossain to Sangakkara, FOUR, ugly shot, but well worth it for Sanga. A length ball on middle is muscled over straight-ish midwicket, and all the way to the fence. Played that shot a lot in the last Test

7.5

Rubel Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, length outside off, Sanga just fends this wide of cover, and this is a comfortable single

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   Rubel Hossain 2-0-13-0

14.1

Rubel Hossain to NLTC Perera, no run, short-of-a-length outside off stump. Rubel beats Perera's shot

14.2

Rubel Hossain to NLTC Perera, 1 run, short ball at the body, Perera fends it away in to a gap

14.3

Rubel Hossain to Mathews, OUT, massive mix up. Mathews is lost somewhere near the non-strikers end. There might be a difficult word or two in the dressing room after this. Mathews drives it to midwicket and sets off straight away, calling Thisara through. But though Thisara responds in the affirmative and takes a few strides down the pitch, he suddenly decides against it and turns back. Only, by now, Mathews is almost at the non-striker's end. He is easily run out and leaves the field, shaking his head

AD Mathews run out 11 (23m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

14.4

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, no run, Length on off stump, pushed into the off side.

14.5

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, 2 runs, shirt ball, pulled aerially but safely square on the leg side

14.6

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, 1 run, length on the stumps, clipped square again, on the ground this time. Just a single.

Sri Lanka 123/6   Rubel Hossain 3-0-17-0

17.1

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, FOUR, backs away and hacks at this one, gets it way high over long off. Too far away for any fielders to get under it, and it dribbles over the fence

17.2

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, 1 wide, shortish ball outside off stump, Kule backs away and swings but can't connect

17.2

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, no run, attempted bouncer, but that's over head-high

17.3

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, 1 run, full ball on the stumps, drilled down to long on

17.4

Rubel Hossain to NLTC Perera, 1 run, full again, thumped to long on with a slightly cross-bat

17.5

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, 2 runs, drilled hard again. Kule makes room and hits it wide of long on, but the fielder runs around and cuts it off with a tumbling save

17.6

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, 1 run, makes room again, and Rubel fires another full one in. This is driven square on the off side.

Sri Lanka 145/6   Rubel Hossain 4-0-27-0
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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Photos

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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