Player of the Match
Player of the Match

9.25pm Bangladesh come close again but can't go all the way. Sri Lanka were in deep trouble at 67 for 8 after they were put in to bat, struggling to get to 100, but an unbeaten fifty from Thisara Perera charged them to a respectable 180. Bangladesh started very well with the help of Shamsur and Mominul but once the former was run out, Senanayake built a lot of pressure and took two quick wickets which were followed by the remaining four wickets and SL snatched a victory from the hosts. A 13-run win puts SL in the lead of the three-match series.

Tarik: "67 was required with 8 wickets left when Shamsur was dismissed. Srilanka was 67 when the 8th wicket fell. And now all out for 167. The number 67 played a crucial role today!"

Time for the presentation:

Mushfiqur Rahim: Those catches were important and Thisara Perera attacked very well later. 180 was chasable and we lost early wickets but Shamsur and Mominul batted well initially. In the last T20 also we had a chance to win and it happened today again, so we need to find out what to do to win because the second ODI is only two days away. Perera batted bell with Senanayake, silly run outs and catches made the difference. We can't play 30 overs really well and let off in the later 20 matches. We need to play well throughout the game.

Angelo Mathews: Credit goes to Bangladesh, the way they bowled and took some brilliant wickets. Thisara batted very positively with Senanayake and took us forward. Dropped catches happen in the game, it was a good effort from them and nothing can be taken away from their effort. Wicket by wicket we slowly fought back and the way our bowlers went about the game, amazing performance form the team. Bangladesh is a strong team, especially at home, we have to improve our game.

Thisara Perera is the Man of the Match: Sachithra and I did very well for us after losing eight wickets. 180 was chasable and they were batting well, but we did well to dismiss them. Everyone supported each other very well and it was a good teamwork.

That's all we have for you today, thanks for joining us and for all the feedback during the rain and throughout this exciting match. Join us again for the second ODI, till then it's goodbye form Vishal. Goodbye!

Mathews to Rubel Hossain, OUT, there's a mix-up and it's all over for Bangladesh! Rubel clipped the ball to midwicket and they set off for a single but Rubel hesitated and it was too late by then. Al-Amin had crossed him and Rubel ran towards the non-striker's end but Mathews had taken the bails off by then

Rubel Hossain run out (Senanayake/Mathews) 4 (21m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Mathews to Al-Amin Hossain, 1 run, angled into the batsman, he clips it to the leg side for one

39 | 2 Runs | BDESH: 166/9 (15 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.25, RRR: 3.75)

  • Rubel Hossain4 (15b)
  • Al-Amin Hossain1 (4b)
  • SL Malinga8-1-37-1
  • AD Mathews7-1-20-3
Malinga to Rubel Hossain, no run, ends the over with a bouncer too, the batsman ducks again
Malinga to Rubel Hossain, 2 runs, onto the pads and it's helped down the leg side fine, Thisara dives to cut it back but spills it and the ball rolls towards the boundary and he catches hold of it just in time to keep it to two runs
Malinga to Rubel Hossain, no run, length delivery darted towards middle stump, Rubel defends it

Shohag: "Come on Rubel. Hack down your previous highest score. "

Malinga to Rubel Hossain, no run, in the block hole outside off, Rubel blocks it
Malinga to Rubel Hossain, no run, slower one towards the pads, Rubel defends it on the leg side but they decide not to go for the single
Malinga to Rubel Hossain, no run, starts with a bouncer and Rubel is happy to duck under it

38 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 164/9 (17 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.31, RRR: 3.40)

  • Al-Amin Hossain1 (4b)
  • Rubel Hossain2 (9b)
  • AD Mathews7-1-20-3
  • SL Malinga7-1-35-1
Mathews to Al-Amin Hossain, no run,
Mathews to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, length delivery outside off, pushed to cover by Al-Amin
Mathews to Al-Amin Hossain, 1 run, on the pads again, helped to fine leg for a single

SpiderCam: "As an Indian supporter, I can completely understand how Bangladeshi supporters are feeling now.. Snatching a loss from victory's teeth"

Mathews to Al-Amin Hossain, no run, fuller on the pads, flicked to deep midwicket for one
Mathews to Al-Amin Hossain, no run, on length well outside off, Al-Amin chases and misses
Mathews to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, oh Mushfiqur is gone! Mathews pitched this one outside off on length but Mushfiqur went across completely, looking to scoop it fine on the leg side but only manages an edge down leg to the keeper. That's the big wicket SL wanted

Mushfiqur Rahim c †Sangakkara b Mathews 27 (110m 50b 0x4 1x6) SR: 54.00

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0Shamsur RahmanAnamul Haque
2nd79Shamsur RahmanMominul Haque
3rd35Shamsur RahmanMushfiqur Rahim
4th5Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
5th14Mushfiqur RahimNasir Hossain
6th0MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
7th9Mushfiqur RahimSohag Gazi
8th19Arafat SunnyMushfiqur Rahim
9th1Mushfiqur RahimRubel Hossain
10th5Rubel HossainAl-Amin Hossain