Sri Lanka in Bangladesh T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

4.55pm All set for the start now, a vocal crowd is in, Shamsur Rahman and Tamim Iqbal to open the innings, Tillakaratne Dilshan has the ball.

4.45pm A selections of reader comments to follow.

Daniel Alexande: "Perera power: Sri Lanka playing three Pereras today."

Md Abdul: "if bangladesh play constantly, they will win because last mach they played really good cricket. that can inspire bangladesh to win this match."

Uwaisul Karnain: "Hope Bangladeshi senior players like Shakib, Tamim & Nasir put their hands up today and take more responsibility. "

Bulbul: "Hoping Sabbir will leave his mark in this game!"

Randika: "REALLY happy to see Angelo Perera getting a chance in this match..it's the only change I wanted them to make too. Now this is a much more balanced side than the first match. Hoping to see another cracker of a showdown between these two teams."

Peter: "Looking forward to watch Angelo Perera bat although he keeps getting selected never really got a chance to showcase his talent if he does well will form a stable young brigade to take SL cricket forward next few years!!"

4.30pm Greetings all, we've already seen a tight first T20, and here's hoping the second one is a similarly exciting one as well.

The new from the toss is Bangladesh have chosen to bat. They have made two changes to the XI, Sabbir Rahman and Mahmudullah are in, with Mithun Ali and Sohag Gazi out.

Sri Lanka have made one change: Angelo Perera comes in, Seekkuge Prasanna out.

Mohammad Isam, our Bangladesh correspondent, tweets: "Sabbir, the most consistent domestic T20 batsman, makes his T20 internaitonal debut." Anamul Haque will keep wickets for Bangladesh.

0.1

Dilshan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, first ball is pitched up from round the wicket, driven towards extra cover off the front foot

0.1

Dilshan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, first ball is carefully defended by Kusal Perera, Sunny is the bowler

0.2

Dilshan to Shamsur Rahman, no run, on the pads this time, clipped towards square leg

0.3

Dilshan to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, dropped, Lasith Malinga puts it down at short fine leg, Shamsur moved across the stumps and swept that, it flew to Malinga's right and he gets his hands on it, but can't latch on, should have been taken

0.4

Dilshan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pushed towards cover for a single

0.5

Dilshan to Shamsur Rahman, OUT, Shamsur Rahman, after having survived on the previous ball, perishes this time, slapping a catch to midwicket, straight to the man there, takes a chest-high catch, the move to open with Dilshan pays off, Malinga will be a relieved man

Shamsur Rahman c Chandimal b Dilshan 1 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

0.6

Dilshan to Anamul Haque, no run, pitched up and on the pads, nudged towards square leg

Iftekhar A: "Welcome to the jungle. It's tigers vs lions again! Go tigers!"

End of over 1 (3 runs) Bangladesh 3/1 (RR: 3.00)
Anamul Haque    0* (1b)      TM Dilshan    1-0-3-1
Tamim Iqbal    2* (2b)     

Nuwan Kulasekara shares the new ball

1.1

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, starts with a pitched-up delivery, well outside off, pushed in front of square on the off side

1.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, and another one down, both Bangladesh openers have fallen within eight balls of the start, Tamim skips down the track and moved away from leg stumps, Kula bowls it well outside off, Tamim has to reach across to get to that one, he still tries to force the ball and can't get enough on it, holing out to deep point

Tamim Iqbal c Mendis b Kulasekara 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

1.3

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib also skips down the track, this time the ball is closer to the batsman's body, Shakib lashes his first ball through extra cover for four

1.4

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, again Shakib comes down the track, drives towards cover

1.5

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, launches this straight over the bowler's head, Shakib begins with a bang here, it was a short of length ball outside off, powered straight back, lands just short of the boundary, four more to Shakib

1.6

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, and another one, three fours in his first four deliveries, this time it is towards deep midiwcket, once more Shakib shimmies down, connects well and that's four more

End of over 2 (12 runs) Bangladesh 15/2 (RR: 7.50)
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (4b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-12-1
Anamul Haque    0* (1b)      TM Dilshan    1-0-3-1

2.1

Dilshan to Anamul Haque, no run, on the pads, tapped towards square leg

2.2

Dilshan to Anamul Haque, FOUR, he doesn't come down the pitch like his senior team-mates have today, stays in the crease and lashes that over mid-off for four, lovely inside-out hit

2.3

Dilshan to Anamul Haque, no run, defended this time by Anamul

2.4

Dilshan to Anamul Haque, SIX, Anamul is also in a hurry here, he skips down the track and thrashes this over wide long-on for six more, Bangladesh in top gear though they have lost two wickets

2.5

Dilshan to Anamul Haque, FOUR, moves away a touch from leg side, to provide him the room to free his arms, hammers this over extra cover for four more, the crowd are going wild, as is the Bangladesh run-rate

2.6

Dilshan to Anamul Haque, SIX, rounds off the over with a massive hit to wide long-on, all the way for six, and that's 20 runs off the over, wow

End of over 3 (20 runs) Bangladesh 35/2 (RR: 11.66)
Anamul Haque    20* (7b 2x4 2x6)      TM Dilshan    2-0-23-1
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (4b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-12-1

3.1

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Senanayake's first ball is tapped in front of point

3.2

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, a classic catch from Kulasekara at long-on, huge wicket as Shakib is gone, Bangladesh have been scoring almost exclusively in boundaries in this frenetic T20 so far, Shakib can't connect well enough though and Kulasekara takes a screamer of a catch, he sprints back from mid-on, keeps his eyes on the ball, and stretches out to pluck a sensational catch while facing the boundary, tumbles over with the momentum, awesome effort that

Shakib Al Hasan c Kulasekara b Senanayake 12 (7m 6b 3x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

3.3

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, 1 run, length ball on middle, driven towards long-on for a single

Dipto: "In Wellington---Isanth storm. In Centurion---Johnson storm. In Chittagong what storm is waiting?"

3.4

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, length ball on middle and off, clipped towards wide mid-on

3.5

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, 1 run

3.6

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, no run, defended back towards the bowler to end the over

End of over 4 (3 runs) Bangladesh 38/3 (RR: 9.50)
Nasir Hossain    1* (2b)      SMSM Senanayake    1-0-3-1
Anamul Haque    22* (9b 2x4 2x6)      TM Dilshan    2-0-23-1

ZamaN: "This reminds me Six a side Six over games we used to play long ago!!"

4.1

Malinga to Anamul Haque, no run, short of length ball to start from Malinga, on off stump, batsman goes well back in the crease, defended

4.2

Malinga to Anamul Haque, no run, fuller and on the pads, slower one from Malinga, tucked to the leg side

4.3

Malinga to Anamul Haque, no run, beaten outside off, Malinga starts with three dot balls, this one nearly took the outside edge

4.4

Malinga to Anamul Haque, no run, make that four dots in a row, this one wasn't quite on target, down the leg side, the batsman need to just glance that down to fine leg, gets too thin an edge and it bounces through to the keeper

4.5

Malinga to Anamul Haque, no run, five dots, the batsman losing his mind, and luckily not his wicket, he just charges down and attempts a slog, not the most intelligent cricket on display from Anamul, doesn't connect at well

4.6

Malinga to Anamul Haque, 1 run, finally he gets a run in the over, tucks the final ball behind square leg to deny Malinga a maiden

Efam: "Are the players having any valentine date later tonight? All of the players that are coming are going for every ball...they sure are in a hurry!"

End of over 5 (1 run) Bangladesh 39/3 (RR: 7.80)
Anamul Haque    23* (15b 2x4 2x6)      SL Malinga    1-0-1-0
Nasir Hossain    1* (2b)      SMSM Senanayake    1-0-3-1

5.1

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, 1 run, pushed towards cover for a single

5.2

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, length ball on off stump, defended off the front foot towards cover for a sensible single, Bangladesh could do with some more of those

5.3

Senanayake to Anamul Haque, OUT, wow! I thought Kula's would be the catch of the series, but it isn't even the catch of the past 15 minutes, here's Kusal Perera with an astonishing, diving take at the boundary, Anamul's all-action innings has come to an end, he struck this powerfully towards deep midwicket, Perera wasn't at the boundary, he took a few paces to his right and had to fling himself to take an overhead catch

Anamul Haque c MDKJ Perera b Senanayake 24 (21m 17b 2x4 2x6) SR: 141.17

5.4

Senanayake to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, defended to the leg side for a single

5.5

Senanayake to Sabbir Rahman, no run, blocked this time by Sabbir

5.6

Senanayake to Sabbir Rahman, no run, just three runs off the over, more defence to end the over

End of over 6 (3 runs) Bangladesh 42/4 (RR: 7.00)
Sabbir Rahman    0* (2b)      SMSM Senanayake    2-0-6-2
Nasir Hossain    3* (4b)      SL Malinga    1-0-1-0

6.1

Mathews to Nasir Hossain, no run, short and wide well outside off, slapped hard but straight at backward point

6.2

Mathews to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, short and wide once more, fiercely struck this time, towards deep point, batsmen sprint back for two

6.3

Mathews to Nasir Hossain, no run, this one stays a little low as Mathews bowls the slower offcutter, a delivery medium-pacers seems to rely heavily on these days, batsman can't connect as he looks to work it to the leg side

Uwaisul Karnain: "Wow! The catching exhibition continues and the crowd definitely getting their money worth. Unbelievable fielding this is from SL. They are in the top of the T20 rankings for some reason."

6.4

Mathews to Nasir Hossain, no run, pushed towards cover for a single this time

6.5

Mathews to Nasir Hossain, no run, pushed in front of point this time, no run

Daniel Alexande: "That was a spectacular outfield catch for a player who keep wickets!"

6.6

Mathews to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, slanting in towards the pad, nudges it behind point for a single, Nasir wanted two but there wasn't time to take it

Fuzz: "I love it when bowlers feel the need to berate a batsman after he's been dismissed, even when the delivery was so poor it was almost hit for six.

End of over 7 (3 runs) Bangladesh 45/4 (RR: 6.42)
Nasir Hossain    6* (10b)      AD Mathews    1-0-3-0
Sabbir Rahman    0* (2b)      SMSM Senanayake    2-0-6-2

Here's Ajantha Mendis.

Anshul Goel: "I have been following both Bangladesh and Australian Batting.. Getting the feeling that the wickets are increasing in the wrong scorecard.. Bang 45/4 Aus just 1 down"

7.1

Mendis to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, pitched up, Nasir uses his feet, coming down to loft the ball towards long-off, a misfield from Senanayake there allows an extra run

roger packiyara: "Someone go and tell Bangladesh dressing room that we only allowed 10 wickets in a cricket match"

7.2

Mendis to Nasir Hossain, no run, steps down the track once more, struck on the pad but he was miles down the track, and the umpire wasn't going to give that

7.3

Mendis to Nasir Hossain, OUT, and another one! Nasir holes out to extra cover now, no need for any fielding heroics to get the wicket, this was a simple catch, straight at the man, Chandimal didn't have to move, Nasir Hossain will have to move to the pavilion

Nasir Hossain c Chandimal b Mendis 8 (18m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

Peter: "Woww has there ever been a better start to game this some cricket "

7.4

Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, full ball on the pads, Mahmudullah blocks it to the leg side

Avijit : "not sure whether i am watching cricket or some acrobatic SHOW ! "

7.5

Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, spins in after pitching just outside off, driven towards extra cover

7.6

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, on the pads, guides it down towards fine leg, fine enough to get two

MAB: "BD looks in hurry, why they are going for boundary on every ball in just 8 overs? as i was writing this, 5th down. are they rushing for Valentine's Day evening?"

End of over 8 (4 runs) Bangladesh 49/5 (RR: 6.12)
Mahmudullah    2* (3b)      BAW Mendis    1-0-4-1
Sabbir Rahman    0* (2b)      AD Mathews    1-0-3-0

Monjur: "Trying to understand whats going on! Probably BD team wasn't happy that they were not all out in the last match?"

8.1

Mathews to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, short of length ball is calmly tucked towards square leg for a single

8.2

Mathews to Mahmudullah, FOUR, a touch short, Mahmudullah isn't going to stop playing his shots, he powers this past midwicket for four, at that length Mathews is easy to put away

8.3

Mathews to Mahmudullah, no run, shorter this time, Mahmudullah decides to duck under it

8.4

Mathews to Mahmudullah, no run, short once more, well outside off, goes for the cut and is beaten

8.5

Mathews to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gets bat on it this time, glanced towards fine leg for a single, working it with the angle

8.6

Mathews to Sabbir Rahman, no run, length ball on off stump, opens the face to steer the ball towards point

garawi: "There was a report as " Bangladesh target death-overs improvement"! First they will have to get there, now!"

End of over 9 (6 runs) Bangladesh 55/5 (RR: 6.11)
Sabbir Rahman    1* (4b)      AD Mathews    2-0-9-0
Mahmudullah    7* (7b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-4-1

Chamil Madusank: "Sri Lanka & T20 Still a better love story than Twilight"

9.1

Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, outside off, defended towards point

9.2

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 1 run, drives this towards sweeper cover for a single

9.3

Mendis to Sabbir Rahman, no run, flighted and outside off, sabbir watches that closely as he lets it through to the keeper

9.4

Mendis to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, goes for the sweep this time, sends it towards short fine leg where Malinga fields

9.5

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 1 run, worked towards deep square leg for a single, sensibly stuff this

9.6

Mendis to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, sends this towards midwicket for one more, a rare calm passage of play this

End of over 10 (4 runs) Bangladesh 59/5 (RR: 5.90)
Sabbir Rahman    3* (7b)      BAW Mendis    2-0-8-1
Mahmudullah    9* (10b 1x4)      AD Mathews    2-0-9-0

Sridhar: "All of a sudden there are too many overs to play! Reminds of the importance of partnerships and strike rotation in any form of the game. "

10.1

Kulasekara to Sabbir Rahman, no run, Kula sends it a touch short as the batsman steps out of the crease well before the ball is bowled, defended

Uwaisul Karnain: "That spectacular catch from Kulasekara to dismiss Shakib gave the first international wicket for Sachithra Senanayake after 7 wicket-less international encounters. Hope that will inspire much needed confidants for SL's premier T20 spinner ahead of the World T20 2014"

10.2

Kulasekara to Sabbir Rahman, no run, digs it in short there, Shabbir decides to duck under it

10.3

Kulasekara to Sabbir Rahman, OUT, oh dear, comical running here from Bangladesh, if the crazy shots weren't enough, now both batsmen are at the same end when Mahmudullah is run out, Sabbit taps the ball towards point and takes a couple of paces down the track, Mahmudullah starts sprinting, Sabbir stops, and Mahmudullah has no chance of returning, Dilshan doesn't even need to throw, he runs in to take off the bails

Mahmudullah run out 9 (11m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

10.4

Kulasekara to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, whoah, could have been another run-out there, guided down to fine leg, Bangladesh decide there is time for two, but Farhad Reza wasn't at his quickest coming back and the throw from the deep passes the stumps with Reza well out of the stumps, Kulasekara doesn't collect the ball as he think it might hit the stumps direct, luckily for Reza it doesn't

10.5

Kulasekara to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run

10.6

Kulasekara to Farhad Reza, 1 run

End of over 11 (4 runs) Bangladesh 63/6 (RR: 5.72)
Farhad Reza    1* (1b)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-16-1
Sabbir Rahman    6* (12b)      BAW Mendis    2-0-8-1

ujbandara: "Yes Mr "Sridhar", they tried to rotate... and ends with runout"

11.1

Senanayake to Farhad Reza, no run, Sennaykae is back, starts with a length ball on middle and leg, defended

ShaliJ: "poor Sabbir...not the best day to make the the debut for an aggressive batsman like him...but he can make himself a place in the team if he can take Bangladesh pass 140.."

11.2

Senanayake to Farhad Reza, no run, guided towards backward point, another dot ball

11.3

Senanayake to Farhad Reza, no run, blocked to the off side this time

11.4

Senanayake to Farhad Reza, no run, length ball spinning in and that's the fourth dot ball of the over now, blocked to the leg side

11.5

Senanayake to Farhad Reza, 3 runs, length ball outside off, opens the face and he steers it past slip, Malinga gives chase, can he get there in there? he does, just before the ball reaches the rope, three runs

11.6

Senanayake to Sabbir Rahman, no run, goes for the sweep and there's an lbw appeal, the umpire is less interested than the Sri Lankans

End of over 12 (3 runs) Bangladesh 66/6 (RR: 5.50)
Sabbir Rahman    6* (13b)      SMSM Senanayake    3-0-9-2
Farhad Reza    4* (6b)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-16-1

Lowest total at home in T20s is 85 for Bangladesh

12.1

Mendis to Farhad Reza, 1 wide, Mendis begins the over with a wide down the leg side

12.1

Mendis to Farhad Reza, 3 runs, that could have been another wicket, a thick inside edge luckily for the batsman flies past the stumps, races down to fine leg where Angelo Perera gets his foot down in time to stop the ball from reaching the rope

12.2

Mendis to Sabbir Rahman, no run, defended towards point this time

12.3

Mendis to Sabbir Rahman, no run, wider outside off, wanted to cut that forcefully but then decides to play it softly towards backward point

12.4

Mendis to Sabbir Rahman, no run, short and on the pads, nudges it towards square leg, no run, Shabbir should have done better than that there

12.5

Mendis to Sabbir Rahman, no run, blocked back towards the bowler

12.6

Mendis to Sabbir Rahman, no run, looks to whip it to the leg side after skipping down the track, the ball pops to the off side after hitting the pad

End of over 13 (4 runs) Bangladesh 70/6 (RR: 5.38)
Sabbir Rahman    6* (18b)      BAW Mendis    3-0-12-1
Farhad Reza    7* (7b)      SMSM Senanayake    3-0-9-2

Haran: "66/6 is not a good omen!"

13.1

Senanayake to Farhad Reza, 2 leg byes, this one ghosts past the outside edge after pitching just outside off, did it brush the back pad after beating the edge, yes it did, two leg byes towards third man

13.2

Senanayake to Farhad Reza, no run, defended back towards the bowler

13.3

Senanayake to Farhad Reza, no run, skips down the track and that is blocked back to the bowler

13.4

Senanayake to Farhad Reza, no run, tossed up, pitching well outside off and spins in sharply as the batsman defends awkwardly

13.5

Senanayake to Farhad Reza, 1 run, moves across outside off, clipped behind square leg for a single

13.6

Senanayake to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, pushed towards cover for a single

End of over 14 (4 runs) Bangladesh 74/6 (RR: 5.28)
Sabbir Rahman    7* (19b)      SMSM Senanayake    4-0-11-2
Farhad Reza    8* (12b)      BAW Mendis    3-0-12-1

14.1

Kulasekara to Sabbir Rahman, 1 leg bye, speared in towards the pads, batsman can't get bat on it but he sneaks a leg-bye

14.2

Kulasekara to Farhad Reza, 1 run, fuller this time and a single results towards midwicket

14.3

Kulasekara to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, goes for the big hit, somehow that doesn't result in a catch, that was a short ball that was top-edged towards deep square leg, three men close in on it but it somehow eludes them all and lands near the square leg boundary

14.4

Kulasekara to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, defended towards point for a single

14.5

Kulasekara to Farhad Reza, 1 wide, short ball and just outside off, left alone, Kule thought it was a dot ball, but the umpire deemed it too high, Kule smiles as he walks past the umpire, asking him whether that was that high

14.5

Kulasekara to Farhad Reza, OUT, now he has reason to smile, Reza gifts away his wicket, chipping a catch to short cover, and Bangladesh have lost their seventh, nothing dangerous about the delivery, but it results in a wicket

Farhad Reza c Chandimal b Kulasekara 9 (15m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

14.6

Kulasekara to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, Mortaza begins with a thrash through extra cover for four, will Bangladesh last through till the end of 20 overs?

End of over 15 (10 runs) Bangladesh 84/7 (RR: 5.60)
Mashrafe Mortaza    4* (1b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-25-2
Sabbir Rahman    10* (22b)      SMSM Senanayake    4-0-11-2

Las: "I'm cheering BD at the moment. I would like them to score enough for Kusal to later come and go berserk! "

15.1

Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, no run, short of length ball on off stump, defended towards cover

15.2

Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, fuller one is nudged towards square leg for a single

Top quality straw-clutching from umair: "can someone let me know the probability for rain????"

15.3

Malinga to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full and just outside off, Mashrafe backs away from the stumps, then jams the bat down as he decides against going for an expansive stroke through the off

15.4

Malinga to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, length ball on off stump, Mashrafe not too eager to get behind the line of Malinga's bowling, he pushes this towards cover for a single

15.5

Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, full ball heading for the base of middle stump, it was a slower one as well, defended towards mid-on for a single

15.6

Malinga to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, yet another big hit attempted, yet again it doesn't come off, results in four this time though, the big swipe results in a bottom edge that zooms past lg stump and the keeper for four

End of over 16 (7 runs) Bangladesh 91/7 (RR: 5.68)
Mashrafe Mortaza    9* (4b 2x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-8-0
Sabbir Rahman    12* (25b)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-25-2

16.1

Mendis to Sabbir Rahman, no run, guides the ball towards backward point and sets off, send back by the non-striker

16.2

Mendis to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, short and wide outside off, batsman decides the best way to deal with that is to swat it to midwicket, gets a single for his efforts

16.3

Mendis to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, goes for the reverse sweep this, looking to guide it past the keeper, doesn't connect

16.4

Mendis to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, a tailender's slog from Mashrafe, almost falls over with the effort, again doesn't connect

16.5

Mendis to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, muscles this towards the square-leg boundary, Mashrafe doesn't want to hang out, he wants boundaries, and he gets it this time

16.6

Mendis to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, and that back-to-back boundaries, the previous one was a slog, this is off a top edge as he looks to slug it to the leg side, the ball flies away past the keeper, the hundred i up and the crowd cheers wildly

End of over 17 (9 runs) Bangladesh 100/7 (RR: 5.88)
Mashrafe Mortaza    17* (8b 4x4)      BAW Mendis    4-0-21-1
Sabbir Rahman    13* (27b)      SL Malinga    2-0-8-0

17.1

Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, slower one, on the pads, eased towards deep square leg

17.2

Malinga to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, more bonafide tailender batting, Mashrafe backs away from the stumps and aims at cow corner, this was full and past the leg stump

17.3

Malinga to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, the perfect yorker from Malinga, it didn't need as good a ball as that to dismiss Mashrafe given the way he was batting, this time he has moved away miles from the leg stump, he struggles to t reach this yorker which clatters into the base of middle stump

Mashrafe Mortaza b Malinga 17 (10m 10b 4x4 0x6) SR: 170.00

17.4

Malinga to Arafat Sunny, 1 run, worked towards square leg for a single

17.5

Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, no run, slower length ball on off stump, driven back at the bowler

17.6

Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, there's his first boundary, this one is launched over the bowler's head for four, good hit from Sabbir

End of over 18 (6 runs) Bangladesh 106/8 (RR: 5.88)
Sabbir Rahman    18* (30b 1x4)      SL Malinga    3-0-14-1
Arafat Sunny    1* (1b)      BAW Mendis    4-0-21-1

18.1

Kulasekara to Arafat Sunny, 1 bye, angles it outside off, past the outside edge and through to the keeper, they decide to pinch a bye, Sanga fires in the throw at the non-striker's end but the ball strikes Sunny on his back as he races through, Sri Lanka appeal for obstructing the field, but he didn't change his line of running so he's safe

18.2

Kulasekara to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, short and down the leg side, helped away to the deep backward-leg boundary , sabbir getting a move on

18.3

Kulasekara to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, a misfield by Kusal at sweeper cover allows a second, that was a full toss from Kulasekara

18.4

Kulasekara to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, driven towards long-off for a single

18.5

Kulasekara to Arafat Sunny, no run, swipes and misses, that one angles away past the outside edge

18.6

Kulasekara to Arafat Sunny, no run, again no contact, past the outside edge to end the over with two dot balls

End of over 19 (8 runs) Bangladesh 114/8 (RR: 6.00)
Arafat Sunny    1* (4b)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-32-2
Sabbir Rahman    25* (33b 2x4)      SL Malinga    3-0-14-1

19.1

Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, 1 wide, Lasith begins the over with a short one, umpire calls it a wide on height, the right call from the umpire

19.1

Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, a loopy full toss, the slower one is swiped towards midwicket

19.2

Malinga to Arafat Sunny, FOUR, full and on the pads, Suuny manages to get a bit of bat on that, not quite off the middle but it runs away very fine to the fine-leg boundary

19.3

Malinga to Arafat Sunny, OUT, slower one from Malinga, far too good for Sunny, who can only lob a catch to Chandimal at mid-on, easy catch there, the fourth for Chandimal

Arafat Sunny c Chandimal b Malinga 5 (11m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Three balls to go, one wicket to go

19.4

Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, no run, superb yorker from Malinga there, somehow squeezed out to the leg side

19.5

Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, OUT, length ball outside off, and another smart catch ends this innings, this was sliced towards deep point, Kulasekara takes a low catch after moving in from the rope, Sri Lanka have been superb in the field today, Bangladsh are all out for 120

Sabbir Rahman c Kulasekara b Malinga 26 (61m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

Uwaisul Karnain: "Lasith Malinga with 236 T20 wickets has now become the all time highest wicket taker in this format surpassing Alfonso Thomas. Congratulations!" Our record link will update only at the end of the match.

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Feb 14, 2014

A disappointed Bangladesh team walk off after a second last-ball defeat in three days, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Chittagong, February 14, 2014

A disappointed Bangladesh team walk off after a second last-ball defeat in three days

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Feb 14, 2014

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal with the series trophy, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Chittagong, February 14, 2014

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal with the series trophy

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