Player of the Match
Player of the Match

This has been one thorough chase by Sri Lanka, set up by Kusal Janith Perera's maiden ODI ton and a solid stand between him and Dinesh Chandimal..Bangladesh exerted some pressure in the first half of the innings with their spinners, but they didn't manage to get the wickets.. Most impressive was KJP's poise during the innings and Chandimal's skill in rotating the strike. They never really appeared hurried, helping Sri Lanka end this tour with another win. A sorry series for Bangladesh during which they failed to win a single match.. It's perfect preparation for Sri Lanka ahead of the Asia Cup, but Bangladesh will have serious concerns. We will be back next week with the Asia Cup, till then ciao ciao.

Man of the Match is Kusal Perera for his maiden century

Man of the Series - Sachithra Senanayake

Uwaisul Karnain: "Clinical performance by SL to wrap the series. Captain Mathews and rookie Priyanjan added the finishing touch after Kusal & Chandimal set up the run chase with a brilliant partnership."

sagar: "parera and chandimal patnership was the difference between two team. if now bd chasing this run it could be different story.... its all about planning not about experience. "

Piumal De Soysa: "Lots of things to take out of this tournament,Angelo's captaincy,Success of the middle order and the lower middle order,ground fielding and more importantly the consistency from the next tournament..Chandimal's best innings always comes in the last game of the tournament.He has loads of work to do.. Bangla need to change their approach towards the game and needs play through the small passages to gain the upperhand of the game which they have the ability but not capitalise on.."

Naeem Islam to Mathews, SIX runs, and he finishes the series with style! Smashes this turning delivery over midwicket with a powerful hit to wrap the win! And the series 3-0
Naeem Islam to Mathews, no run, he appeals for lbw as Angelo offers no shot! But this is spinning down the leg side
Naeem Islam to Priyanjan, 1 run, he works this away to square leg for another easy single to bring the scores level

47 | 3 Runs | SL: 239/4 (2 runs required from 15 balls, RR: 5.08, RRR: 0.66)

  • AD Mathews14 (24b)
  • SMA Priyanjan21 (18b)
  • Shafiul Islam4-0-27-0
  • Rubel Hossain10-0-69-2

Tharindu: "Someone said he sense a twist twice. A twist of a twist is an untwist"

Shafiul Islam to Mathews, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman pushes it to mid-off
Shafiul Islam to Priyanjan, 1 run, short delivery outside off, the batsman drags it from outside off for a single to deep square leg
Shafiul Islam to Priyanjan, no run, shortish delivery outside off, the batsman looks for a single with a guide to third man, but hits it straight to point
Shafiul Islam to Mathews, 1 run, bowls a slower short ball that is easily paddled down fine to leg side
Shafiul Islam to Priyanjan, 1 leg bye, on the pads and it's easily flicked to fine leg for a single
Shafiul Islam to Priyanjan, no run, he starts off with a yorker that is easily dug out by Priyanjan

Shafiul comes in to the attack. SL are strolling this one..

46 | 8 Runs | SL: 236/4 (5 runs required from 15 balls, RR: 5.13, RRR: 1.25)

  • SMA Priyanjan20 (14b)
  • AD Mathews13 (22b)
  • Rubel Hossain10-0-69-2
  • Arafat Sunny10-0-42-0
Rubel Hossain to Priyanjan, 1 run, short of length delivery on the off, the batsman guides it to third man for a single
Rubel Hossain to Mathews, 1 run, length delivery on off, he dabs it towards mid-on and calls for a single belatedly, but makes it well in time
Rubel Hossain to Priyanjan, 1 run, length delivery on the pads, he changes the strike over with a neat nudge to square leg
Rubel Hossain to Priyanjan, FOUR runs, oh this is crashed through covers! He just finds the gap at extra cover to perfection