43.4 flatter delivery on the pads, the batsman flicks it to short fine leg and the batsmen call for a single, but the throw comes in nice and flat and Tamim is struggling at the striker's end. He is short by a mile. That is the end of a very good innings by Tamim. 204/5
    7.4 oh no! He stays on the back foot to a length delivery and pays the price as the ball comes in a touch, but more importantly, stays low. It takes the inside edge and splays the stumps 44/1
    10.1 brilliantly caught at mid-off! It was a length delivery on off stump and Ashraful tries to drive it on the up, but the ball stopped on him a bit and he ended up chipping it towards mid-off where Kushal Perera runs and dives forward to scoop it just before it hits the turf. Very well taken, the umpires check if the catch was clean, and clean it is. 57/2
    12.5 why play a shot like that! Angelo bowls a full length delivery honing in on the middle stump, and Mush goes for a heave and misses it. He was defending solidly and that shot was completely uncalled for as the run-rate has been good. Hits him right in front and an easy decision for the umpire 63/3
    28.5 edged and gone! It's a length delivery just outside off, nothing much in it and the batsman pushes at it without getting anywhere close to the line, simple edge to the keeper 129/4
    not out
    43.5 sad end for the debutant as he is unable to get bat on the ball. It was a quicker one on the off stump, the batsman played for the turn off the back foot and played inside the line, then he hears the painful music of leather beating wood. Unlucky for the newbie 204/6
    44.6 caught at point! short delivery outside off, Gazi goes for a cut but the ball gets too big on him, he ends up just fending it to Dilshan at point 211/7
    48.1 finally Malinga gets his yorker on target and it hits the base of off stump, no chance for the batsman. 244/8
    not out
    14 (b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 11)
    259/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.18)
    Did not bat: Rubel Hossain
    Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Anamul Haque, 7.4 ov), 2-57 (Mohammad Ashraful, 10.1 ov), 3-63 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 12.5 ov), 4-129 (Mahmudullah, 28.5 ov), 5-204 (Tamim Iqbal, 43.4 ov), 6-204 (Ziaur Rahman, 43.5 ov), 7-211 (Sohag Gazi, 44.6 ov), 8-244 (Abul Hasan, 48.1 ov)
    SL Malinga1005125.10283111
    KMDN Kulasekara906717.44237120
    NLTC Perera804515.62267010
    AD Mathews913624.00324000
    SMSM Senanayake1004614.60360220
    TM Dilshan401203.00130000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0

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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

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