Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.2 Kusal drags on. Flat and spins in from outside off, Kusal goes back for a chop through point but he is cramped for room. He can only drag a thick inside edge back onto the stumps 4/1
    2.3 another non-turning ball from Shakib. Faster one, on a length and just outside off, bounces, Munaweera goes down on one knee and skies a slog sweep. Mahmudullah runs to his right, tumbles, and completes a smart catch 19/2
    4.5 Mid-on now runs to his right and pouches this mistimed pull. This was short again, but much quicker. Hurries Tharanga into a pull. He can only splice it in the air. He intended to go over midwicket but ended up mis-hitting it straighter. Mehedi runs to his right and gulps this down 40/3
    16.2 Mustafiz gets Kapu and shuts out the chase. Rolls his fingers across another offcutter. Kapu swings at it but can't manufacture his own pace. Holes out to Mehedi at long-on 123/8
    5.1 and he strikes full ball. Hossain takes it on the rebound. Full and wide outside off, Kapu drives hard, drives in the air. The ball flew to Hossain at cover. He could not close his fingers around the fast-travelling ball. He somehow clutches the ball against his throat. The ball bobbles up and then he stretches his right hand, completing the catch 40/4
    5.2 full and very wide outside off, flayed away to point. This flew towards the throat of Sarkar. He somehow hangs onto the catch. Stinging blow. SL five down inside Powerplay 40/5
    12.5 Stumping chance. The TV umpire has been called in. This looks out and Thisara walks off. Thisara skipped out, Shakib was wary of it. He fired it flatter and wider outside off. Thisara can't reach out and connect with a wild leg-side mow. He loses his balance and can't ground his back foot in time. Mushfiq does the rest 98/6
    15.5 bowled'em. Mashrafe strikes with his penultimate ball in T20I cricket. Good length on middle, right in the slot for the big blow. But Prasanna can't connect with the leg-side slog. Mashrafe hits middle. No real celebrations from the captain 119/7
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    16.6 Mustafizur gives Malinga a taste of his own medicine. This was full and quick on middle, Malinga swings with no feet. Misses and the middle stump is rattled 124/9
    17.6 Bangladesh send-off Mashrafe with a series-levelling victory. Mashrafe takes his cap off and takes hugs from his team-mates. Another sliced hit and long-off gets under this. Saifuddin, meanwhile, does the star man pose à la Afridi 131/10
    4 (lb 2, w 2)
    131 all out (18 Overs, RR: 7.27)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (MDKJ Perera, 0.2 ov), 2-19 (EMDY Munaweera, 2.3 ov), 3-40 (WU Tharanga, 4.5 ov), 4-40 (DAS Gunaratne, 5.1 ov), 5-40 (TAM Siriwardana, 5.2 ov), 6-98 (NLTC Perera, 12.5 ov), 7-119 (S Prasanna, 15.5 ov), 8-123 (CK Kapugedera, 16.2 ov), 9-124 (SL Malinga, 16.6 ov), 10-131 (JRMVB Sanjaya, 17.6 ov)
    Shakib Al Hasan4.002436.0092010
    Mashrafe Mortaza4.003017.5083000
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz2.001507.5042000
    Mustafizur Rahman3.002147.0093010
    Mohammad Saifuddin3.002418.0053000

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