Sri Lanka in Bangladesh T20I Series - 1st T20I

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 2 runs

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.

Sri Lanka 6/0   MDKJ Perera 6* (2b 1x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 0.2-0-6-0

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

Sri Lanka 13/1   MDKJ Perera 13* (6b 2x4)   Sohag Gazi 0.3-0-6-0

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

Sri Lanka 18/1   MDKJ Perera 18* (11b 3x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 1.2-0-11-1

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

Sri Lanka 25/1   MDKJ Perera 25* (15b 4x4)   Sohag Gazi 1.1-0-11-0

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.

Sri Lanka 29/1   MDKJ Perera 29* (16b 5x4)   Sohag Gazi 1.2-0-15-0

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!

Sri Lanka 33/1   MDKJ Perera 33* (17b 6x4)   Sohag Gazi 1.3-0-19-0

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?

Sri Lanka 37/1   MDKJ Perera 37* (18b 7x4)   Sohag Gazi 1.4-0-23-0

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chandimal, FOUR, some luck now. Mash pitches it short-of-a-lenghth. Chandi plays a sort of ungainly cut. The ball takes an outside edge and flies where first slip would have been.

Sri Lanka 51/1   LD Chandimal 12* (5b 1x4 1x6)   Mashrafe Mortaza 2.4-0-26-1

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chandimal, FOUR, super shot. Mashrafe pitches wide and full, Chandi gets low and crashes it through the covers, all along the ground.

Sri Lanka 55/1   LD Chandimal 16* (6b 2x4 1x6)   Mashrafe Mortaza 2.5-0-30-1

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

Sri Lanka 72/2   KC Sangakkara 10* (4b 1x4)   Rubel Hossain 1.4-0-12-0

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

Sri Lanka 139/6   KMDN Kulasekara 11* (10b 1x4)   Rubel Hossain 3.1-0-21-0
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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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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