Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MDKJ Perera
64(44) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 7 3 1 2 0
Anamul Haque
58(45) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 9 5 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

KMDN Kulasekara
O4.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Arafat Sunny
O3.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 14 Runs 2 Wkts | BDESH: 166/7

  • Sohag Gazi0 (0b)
  • NLTC Perera4-0-42-2
  • SL Malinga4-0-34-1

So what a game. Certainly much closer than the No. 1 v No. 10 rank would suggest. In all honesty, in my view, it came down to a coin-toss. That no-ball could have gone either way, and it fell in favour of the visitors. It was probably exactly waist-height. That concludes our coverage. Join us again for the second match, on the 14th.

Kusal Perera is, predictably, the man of the match. He says: "They bowled very good areas, so I tried to score quickly in the first few overs, then get settled down. Team-wise we are very confident about the World Twenty20 - it's going very well."

Chandimal: "Really happy. Kusal made a good start, Nuwan batted well. I'm full of beans again. It's a good opportunity before the World Twenty20. This is our World Cup venue, so we're trying to take the advantage. Bangladesh played very well."

Mashrafe: "Boys played really well and we were really close. Nasir has been a champion fielder for us. Anamul played very well. I'm happy with my own comeback, but I could have done much better. The last year we've played really well and we can fight with Sri Lanka. A big tournament is coming up for us and this series is a good opportunity to figure ourselves out."

Niloy: "Very unprofessional by the Lankans for the delay before the last delivery. Kept Anamul waiting for a long time. You cannot do that in Cricket. " True, but most teams would have done that to break the batsman's momentum. Umpires' job to step in,

Presentation coming up.

Sri Lanka's no. 1 ranking lives to fight another day, but boy, have they had some tight games defending it. Still think that Shakib dismissal was crucial. He didn't need to go for such a low-percentage shot when his team was in control.

LoveLanka: "Phew.... ! You could be No.1 with ranking, that doesn't make you safe in this format..... what a game.. well playedd BAN..

Daniel Alexande: "Remember Thisara's last over to Maxwell? same situation here" Yep, Sri Lanka were in the same situation there, around the same time last year.

Anamul batted brilliantly in the last two overs to get Bangladesh in the match, but it was probably out of surprise, more than anything, that he couldn't put that ball away. Geez, that was mighty close to being a no-ball. I don't think Bangladesh are happy with that call, but they've got to live with it now.

19.6
W
Perera to Anamul Haque, OUT, Oh! That's unfortunate for Bangladesh. Thigh high full toss. Could have hit it anywhwere, but he miscues it straight up in the air and Thisara Perera settles under the ball to take a catch. Is this a no-ball though? Umpires have sent it upstairs. It looks very tight, but since the on-field umpires didn't call a no-ball the third umpire couldn't definitively call it a no-ball. Could have gone either way, though.

Massive conference at the bowler's end for Sri Lanka. Chandimal and Perera taking ages to set their field. Three needed off the last ball to win, two to tie.

19.5
4
Perera to Anamul Haque, FOUR runs, berserk. The crowd is going insane after that one. Does it feel like an earthquake around Chittagong? Everyone is jumping up and down. Anamul opens up his stance again, and gets under this ball from Thisara, which is a poor length for this stage of the innings, you've got to say. It goes high over cover, and skips over the rope.
19.4
4
Perera to Anamul Haque, FOUR runs, shot! There's life in this one yet. Anamul skips down the track, opens up and slams a full Thisara ball past cover and all the way to the fence. That is a great shot.
19.3
W
Perera to Anamul Haque, OUT, dot ball, and this is probably out. Reza was haring down the pitch after Anamul's outside edge dribble away to the keeper. Anamul wants to stay on strike though, and turns his partner back. Sanga lobs it to Perera at the non-striker's end who collects and underarms it at the stumps. Third umpire confirms the Reza was about six inches short.
19.2
2
Perera to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, makes room and shovels this over the infield on the off side, the man from cover goes back to field it.
19.1
4
Perera to Anamul Haque, FOUR runs, Anamul gets a big roar from the crowd, as he edges a full ball past the keeper for four. Lucky, but they all count

Sagar: "I think it's time that world cricket stops looking at Bangladesh as a lesser power now. Look at their recent record at home and you'll see that they have shown vast improvement. More than anyone else, their fans deserved it!"

Thisara to bowl the last one

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MDKJ Perera
64(44) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 7 3 1 2 0
Anamul Haque
58(45) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 9 5 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

KMDN Kulasekara
O4.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Arafat Sunny
O3.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF