Player of the Match
Player of the Match
685dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Kusal Perera 77 aces Sri Lanka chase

Kusal Perera made a roaring return to Sri Lankan colours, cracking 77 off 53 balls to lead the hosts on a successful hunt of Bangladesh's 155 for 6

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MDKJ Perera
77(53) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 2 12 24 13 12 13
Mosaddek Hossain
34(30) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 1 2 10 5 1 3 8

Best performances - Bowlers

Mashrafe Mortaza
O4
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
SL Malinga
O4
M0
R38
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

Match days

04 April 2017 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

11.10pm Sri Lanka have been clinical again. First with the ball, and then they made the chase look easy. It wasn't. The result ensures Bangladesh won't win a series on this tour. Chasing a middling 156, Sri Lanka were given a fantastic start by their openers after which Kusal carried on to take Sri Lanka very close. Bangladesh, it seemed, were atleast 20 runs short, maybe more, allowing Sri Lanka to time their chase.

Presentation time.

Kusal Perera is the Man of the Match: "I tried to finish the game. Had a couple of injuries, but recovered well. Every player has a couple of bad patches, have to get over it, do the hardwork and get out of bad patches."

Mashrafe Mortaza: "The way we batted in the first 6 overs was brilliant, but lost too many wickets in the middle. 6-12 overs, we lost four wickets. On this, you have to score 175-180. Need to be more calculative while batting. We have to show our character again, like the Tests."

Upul Tharanga: "We've been playing well in this format in the last two series'. Malinga is one of the best bowlers in the world. He's sharing all the information with the guys, in the batting as well. It's a plus-point for me too."

18.5
4
Taskin Ahmed to NLTC Perera, FOUR runs, that's that. A low full toss from Taskin, Thisara watches the ball onto his bat and punches a lofted drive over mid-on for four. Sri Lanka take an unassailable lead in the T20 series.
18.4
1
Taskin Ahmed to Prasanna, 1 run, a slower delivery outside off, hammered past the bowler. The mid-off fielder dives to his right to delay the conclusion
18.3
6
Taskin Ahmed to Prasanna, SIX runs, how? how? How did he get so much power on that? Wow. A low full toss, Prasanna just lifts the ball over long-on. 87 metres. Sublime hitting
18.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Prasanna, no run, full delivery outside off, in the arc. Prasanna misses his swing.

Thisara comes out.

18.1
W
Taskin Ahmed to MDKJ Perera, OUT, taken. Good bowling from Taskin. Back o a length on middle, Kusal backs away, looks to hit the ball straight but can only lob the ball to Soumya at mid-off. One of a very few deliveries Kusal has mis-timed. A special innings from Kusal.

MDKJ Perera c Soumya Sarkar b Taskin Ahmed 77 (53b 9x4 1x6) SR: 145.28

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs | SL: 147/3 (9 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.16, RRR: 4.50)

  • S Prasanna15 (9b)
  • MDKJ Perera77 (52b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman3-0-24-0
  • Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-32-2
17.6
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Prasanna, SIX runs, that's a match winner. Full delivery on middle, right in the slot. And boom. Off the middle of the bat and Prasanna's hoick goes way over midwicket for six. A stare from Prasanna.

Midwicket goes back. Fine leg comes up

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st65WU TharangaMDKJ Perera
2nd14MDKJ PereraEMDY Munaweera
3rd41MDKJ PereraDAS Gunaratne
4th27S PrasannaMDKJ Perera
5th11NLTC PereraS Prasanna