187dThe Report by Mohammad Isam in Hambantota

Dilshan powers Sri Lanka towards victory

The 85-minute delay due to a power failure before the start of the chase in Hambantota seemed enough to rev up Sri Lanka, as they raced to 144 for 1 in 20 overs

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
113(108) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 38 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
5 6 7 19 21 14 10 31
Tamim Iqbal
112(136) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 43 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
12 4 15 26 13 14 5 23

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Mathews
O9
M1
R36
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O10
M0
R51
W2
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

23 March 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Devashish Fuloria

Well I hope you all enjoyed the cricket today despite the breaks in between. I certainly did. Mohammad Isam's report will be ready soon and there be more analysis later. This is dreary-eyed Devashish Fuloria signing off. Good night

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Presentation:

Angelo Mathews: "We were a bit complacent on the field and a bit wayward with the ball, but we covered it up with our batting. Kushal is absolute pleasure to watch, he has no fear and is a player to watch in the future. We have a young team but we need to persist with the current team. Bangladesh batted brilliantly"

Mushfiqur Rahim: "We played half of the game really well, but we didn't bowl well in the right channel. We scored very well on a pitch that was not easy earlier, but didn't bowl well. Unfortunately, Tamim is out, but we will be ready for the next game."

Dilshan is the Man of the Match: "The ball was coming on really well on to the bat. The first eight overs, we had a great start and we capitalised on that. Young Kushal played a good hand. I have sorted some technical issues in the past few months and it is helping me now."

Nasir Hossain gets an award for hitting three sixes, Tamim Iqbal gets a smartphone for being the smart player of the match, Dilshan gets one award for fastest USB-drive fifty...


Sri Lanka take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with a very easy win set up by an exhilarating opening stand between Dilshan and Kushal Perera. Dilshan went on to complete his century and was well supported by Sanga, who scored yet another fifty. Bangladesh never appeared to have any control over the batsmen. They also have to now contend with the bad news of losing Tamim Iqbal, who is out of the series. Tamim was the main batsman today and his injury is a serious loss to Bangladesh's chances in the series.

Saimon: "What's the point of selecting genuine bowlers when your allrounders are way better than them? I say, from now on, drop the pacers and play 3 pace bowling allrouders in each game, alongside the two spinners. The idea of 9 effective batsmen doesn't sound bad either."

Karnain: "One Sangakkara or Dilshan should be rested for the next 2 matches. Having said that Sanga needs just 22 to reach 11000 runs in ODIs."

Zara: "Tamim - 112, Dilshan - 113 THAT'S the reason we won :D"


35.4
3
Sohag Gazi to Chandimal, 3 runs, flatter and shorter outside off, Chandimal goes back and slaps it through cover and runs three
35.3
0
Sohag Gazi to Chandimal, no run, full and flighted delivery on the middle, pushed to cover

And he doesn't release the ball again, takes the towel from the umpire and wipes it..

35.2
0
Sohag Gazi to Chandimal, no run, tossed up delivery on the leg stump, Chandimal pushes it to midwicket

Gazi comes round the wicket, a slip in place. He stops twice in his run-up, because the ball is too wet.

35.1
1
Sohag Gazi to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to long-on for a single

Dinesh Chandimal joins Dilshan

END OF OVER:
35 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 234/1 (4 runs required from 37 balls, RR: 6.71, RRR: 0.64)

  • TM Dilshan112 (107b)
  • KC Sangakkara63 (67b)
  • Rubel Hossain4.5-0-44-0
  • Ziaur Rahman8-0-26-0
34.6
W
Rubel Hossain to Sangakkara, OUT, caught at third-man! Sanga goes while playing an upper cut, he times it too well and straight into the hands of Ziaur. He falls on the doorstep of a win
34.5
1
Rubel Hossain to Dilshan, 1 run, a strange shot by Dilshan. It was a short delivery wide outside off, the batsman was shaping for a pull, then decided to pull-out, but he was too late. The ball hits the bat and goes to third-man

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st106TM DilshanMDKJ Perera
2nd128TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
3rd4TM DilshanLD Chandimal
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