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    47.5 another short ball, looks to muscle this over long-on but finds Gunathilaka there. This had a lot of power but he got down low, cupped both hands and allowed them to lodge safely. End of a super knock from Tamim. A tad slow initially, picked up the pace, again slowed down after the century and then again accelerated in quest for quick runs. 289/5
    4.4 edged, taken by the keeper. Plays across the line and perishes. It is angled in but fired from wide of the crease so it still comes on around the fifth-stump channel. Sarkar misreads the line and looks to flick it, closes the bat face early and gets a leading edge for his troubles 29/1
    21.3 what a catch. And it is the captain Upul Tharanga who snaffles a blinder. No pace on this fuller ball and Sabbir Rahman goes hard on the drive. The ball goes in the air and the Sri Lanka captain displays superb reflexes, dives to his left to take a stunning catch. Stays in balance throughout 119/2
    22.1 appeal for caught-and-bowled. On-field umpire is unmoved, they go upstairs to check. Low, dipping full toss on middle and the bat hits the ground before the ball is chipped off the bottom of the bat as it goes back to the bowler. The ball has not bounced or hit any part of the ground at any point. Chipped to the right of the bowler who moves fluidly and bends forward to take the catch. Big, big blow, in-form Mushfiqur has been sent back for one 120/3
    45.5 he's picked out short fine leg. Looked to help it over the fielder there but this was a slower deliver and he couldn't force enough pace to get it over. Shakib was starting to run away with this. Looks like he got it off the glove. Sandakan, the nervy Sandakan, manages to hang on. 264/4
    not out
    24
    9
    3
    1
    266.66
    not out
    13
    7
    0
    1
    185.71
    Extras
    23 (w 13, lb 10)
    TOTAL
    324/5 (50 Overs, RR: 6.48)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    RAS Lakmal8.004525.62531
    CBRLS Kumara8.007419.25302
    NLTC Perera8.006307.87231
    SS Pathirana5.002705.40400
    PADLR Sandakan8.004315.37420
    DAS Gunaratne10.004014.00500
    MD Gunathilaka3.002207.33530
    Fall of wickets:1-29 (Soumya Sarkar, 4.4 ov), 2-119 (Sabbir Rahman, 21.3 ov), 3-120 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 22.1 ov), 4-264 (Shakib Al Hasan, 45.5 ov), 5-289 (Tamim Iqbal, 47.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 looks plumb and given. This is a serious blow for Sri Lanka, early wicket is the last thing they needed. Gunathilaka consults with his captain and asks for a review. Short of good length, angling across on middle and straightening. Beats the inside edge of the batsman and hits the front pad. No bat involved, replays confirm. Clipping the top of middle and off, just about brushing the bails, and the umpire's call remains. Sri Lanka have lost an early wicket as well as their one review 0/1
    10.6 chipped tamely to mid-on. That is a desperate shot and there is stunned silence at the ground. Short ball, looking to pull and there is no room absolutely. Does not find the middle of the bat and gets big on him as well. Ahat is the simplest of catches to the Bangladesh captain, off the splice of the bat 31/3
    5.6 holes out to long-on. Lack of runs and mounting run rate, and the pressure gets to the batsman. And full marks to the bowler as well, unafraid to toss it up. Mendis decides to take him on, comes down the track and lofts it. Not enough behind it and it goes straight down the throat of long-on 15/2
    28.5 gone, caught at short fine leg. Attempting a sweep shot and the ball is not full enough. Does not account for the bounce as a result and gets a top edge that lobs to short fine leg. Soumya Sarkar runs a few steps to his right and snaffles it 121/5
    23.1 reverse sweep, picks out backward point. Full and outside off, he fails to keep it along the ground and it could not have gone straighter to the man there as he dives forward and completes the take 87/4
    33.3 top catch by Shuvagata Hom. Had a lot of work to do, ran nearly 20 yards to his right and then dished in a slide to pull off a low catch. Took it where deep midwicket would've been stationed. This was short, and while the intent was right, he didn't quite get hold of the pull shot. 153/6
    37.1 as easy as they come as far as catches go. Had to go for it. Mashrafe floats an off-cutter full and wide outside off, Pathirana sees this as an opportunity to biff this over deep midwicket but didn't have any pace to work with. Ended up skewing it straight to Mahmudullah who reverse cups one at cover. Too easy. Had too much time at one stage, and that can make fielders nervous at the best of times. Not this time though. 171/7
    45.1 looks to swing this over midwicket, but the bat face turns in his hand as he makes contact. That means there's no power behind the stroke whatsoever. Lobs high. Long-off comes in, calls for it and then takes it. Bangladesh's second win ever in ODIs in Sri Lanka. 234/10
    40.4 simple catch at mid-on. Why would you want to be a hero when you can simply nudge the ball and enjoy the big hits from the other end? This is Mustafizur's stock delivery: a cutter that deviates a long way from length on middle, Lakmal swings leg side and toe-ends the slog to Sabbir who takes a dolly. 208/8
    43.5 turns this with the spin but Mustafizur is quick to swoop in on the ball and fire a throw. Sandakan took a couple of steps outside his crease and waited for some reason. Then took off again. Was a couple of yards short when the bails were broken. 232/9
    not out
    0
    4
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    9 (w 4, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    234 all out (45.1 Overs, RR: 5.18)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    Mashrafe Mortaza7.023525.00301
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz10.004324.30500
    Taskin Ahmed9.004114.55700
    Shakib Al Hasan8.003314.12510
    Mustafizur Rahman8.105636.85411
    Mosaddek Hossain3.002107.00410
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (MD Gunathilaka, 0.3 ov), 2-15 (BKG Mendis, 5.6 ov), 3-31 (WU Tharanga, 10.6 ov), 4-87 (DAS Gunaratne, 23.1 ov), 5-121 (LD Chandimal, 28.5 ov), 6-153 (TAM Siriwardana, 33.3 ov), 7-171 (SS Pathirana, 37.1 ov), 8-208 (RAS Lakmal, 40.4 ov), 9-232 (PADLR Sandakan, 43.5 ov), 10-234 (NLTC Perera, 45.1 ov)

Bangladesh on the rise

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ODI wins for Bangladesh in 39 matches against Sri Lanka. However, this is their first win when batting first; the previous four came in chases