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    7.6 top edge, and Mathews takes a very, very good one, running back from midwicket. That should inject some fizz into the fielding effort. Thisara pitches short, Tamim goes for the pull and the ball was always going away from Mathews, but he turns and hares backwards, never taking his eye off the ball. He dives and takes it at a stretch. Those are tough catches to gobble. 64/2
    6.1 oho! That's what Mendis can do. Shamsur doesn't pick the legbreak I think. Shamsur tried to push it away on the off side, but is too early on the shot, and possibly playing the wrong line as well. He lobs a simple chance to the bowler. Much-needed breakthrough for Sri Lanka. 52/1
    19.6 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. 166/7
    13.3 and suddenly the Chittagong crowd is silent. Shakib plays the ugliest shot in an innings brimming with ungainly swipes. Kulasekara has bowled this more slowly, and Shakib misses, to turn around and find the leg stump bail has been disturbed. 107/3
    16.5 is he bowling a definitive over here? Another slower one, and it's full as well. Nasir has a huge swing at it, aiming at that long-on boundary, but he can only get a top edge. The man at mid off runs around and takes a good catch. 132/4
    17.2 his first ball in T20 international cricket, and Mithun Ali unselfishly swats at that one. Sadly for him it's gone straight to Mathews at a short-ish midwicket. Sri Lanka have made huge gains, thanks to the slower ball. 134/5
    19.3 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. 158/6
    not out
    7 (b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 1)
    166/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.30)
    Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Shamsur Rahman, 6.1 ov), 2-64 (Tamim Iqbal, 7.6 ov), 3-107 (Shakib Al Hasan, 13.3 ov), 4-132 (Nasir Hossain, 16.5 ov), 5-134 (Mohammad Mithun, 17.2 ov), 6-158 (Farhad Reza, 19.3 ov), 7-166 (Anamul Haque, 19.6 ov)
    SL Malinga4.003418.50105001
    KMDN Kulasekara4.002927.25125000
    SMSM Senanayake3.002107.0093010
    BAW Mendis4.002917.2593100
    NLTC Perera4.0042210.5044100
    S Prasanna1.00606.0010000

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