1st T20I: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Feb 12, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs
12 February 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

Mendis to Shamsur Rahman, OUT, oho! That's what Mendis can do. Shamsur doesn't pick the legbreak I think. Shamsur tried to push it away on the off side, but is too early on the shot, and possibly playing the wrong line as well. He lobs a simple chance to the bowler. Much-needed breakthrough for Sri Lanka.

Shamsur Rahman c & b Mendis 22 (28m 15b 4x4 0x6) SR: 146.66

Bangladesh 52/1   Tamim Iqbal 28* (22b 6x4)   BAW Mendis 1.1-0-9-1

NLTC Perera to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, top edge, and Mathews takes a very, very good one, running back from midwicket. That should inject some fizz into the fielding effort. Thisara pitches short, Tamim goes for the pull and the ball was always going away from Mathews, but he turns and hares backwards, never taking his eye off the ball. He dives and takes it at a stretch. Those are tough catches to gobble.

Tamim Iqbal c Mathews b NLTC Perera 30 (35m 25b 6x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

Bangladesh 64/2   Anamul Haque 10* (8b 2x4)   NLTC Perera 1-0-8-1

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, and suddenly the Chittagong crowd is silent. Shakib plays the ugliest shot in an innings brimming with ungainly swipes. Kulasekara has bowled this more slowly, and Shakib misses, to turn around and find the leg stump bail has been disturbed.

Shakib Al Hasan b Kulasekara 26 (22m 17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 152.94

Bangladesh 107/3   Anamul Haque 26* (24b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.3-0-21-1

Malinga to Nasir Hossain, OUT, is he bowling a definitive over here? Another slower one, and it's full as well. Nasir has a huge swing at it, aiming at that long-on boundary, but he can only get a top edge. The man at mid off runs around and takes a good catch.

Nasir Hossain c NLTC Perera b Malinga 16 (15m 13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 123.07

Bangladesh 132/4   Anamul Haque 32* (31b 3x4)   SL Malinga 2.5-0-21-1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Mithun, OUT, his first ball in T20 international cricket, and Mithun Ali unselfishly swats at that one. Sadly for him it's gone straight to Mathews at a short-ish midwicket. Sri Lanka have made huge gains, thanks to the slower ball.

Mohammad Mithun c Mathews b Kulasekara 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 134/5   Anamul Haque 34* (33b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 3.2-0-23-2

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, OUT, dot ball, and this is probably out. Reza was haring down the pitch after Anamul's outside edge dribble away to the keeper. Anamul wants to stay on strike though, and turns his partner back. Sanga lobs it to Perera at the non-striker's end who collects and underarms it at the stumps. Third umpire confirms the Reza was about six inches short.

Farhad Reza run out 7 (12m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

Bangladesh 158/6   Anamul Haque 50* (42b 5x4)   NLTC Perera 3.3-0-34-1

NLTC Perera to Anamul Haque, OUT, Oh! That's unfortunate for Bangladesh. Thigh high full toss. Could have hit it anywhwere, but he miscues it straight up in the air and Thisara Perera settles under the ball to take a catch. Is this a no-ball though? Umpires have sent it upstairs. It looks very tight, but since the on-field umpires didn't call a no-ball the third umpire couldn't definitively call it a no-ball. Could have gone either way, though.

Anamul Haque c & b NLTC Perera 58 (69m 45b 7x4 0x6) SR: 128.88

Bangladesh 166/7   Sohag Gazi 0* (0b)   NLTC Perera 4-0-42-2





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