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Best performances - Batsmen

BKG Mendis
70(42) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
2 6 12 0 9 12 17 12
MD Gunathilaka
42(37) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 1 5 15 9 7

Best performances - Bowlers

MD Gunathilaka
O0.4
M0
R3
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
DSK Madushanka
O2.1
M0
R23
W2
Eco10.61
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.25, Interval 18.25-18.45, Second Session 18.45-20.10

Match days

18 February 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: @sreshthx

8.51pm That's all from Bangladesh for this tour. A dominant performance from Sri Lanka and 2018 starts off to a perfect start for the Island boys. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the T20 series. This is Sreshth Shah, and on behalf of our team, we thank you for joining us this evening. See you.

8.40pm We're ready with the presentation. First up, the losing captain, Mahmudullah: "It was a score that I felt we could chase, but for that we needed a good start. But we kept losing wickets, didn't get any momentum. And guess we didn't bowl well too. The wicket was good to bat on - when the dew came in the batting was good too. Not much for the spinners either. If we would've stopped them at 180-odd, then we could've chased it down. We need to sit together ahead of the Nidahas trophy and figure out how we can chase 180, and how our bowlers can keep the damage low. Shakib is a champion player, so yeah, we missed him with both ball and bat. Special congratulations to the SL team for how they played."

Kusal Mendis is the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series. Kusal says: "Although I got only 83 runs in the ODIs, I trained very hard and worked very hard with the coaches to continue with my normal game. Bowlers and batsmen both worked hard and executed their plans. Personally, I'm very happy to win this for the team. Not sure how Kusal Perera will come back (laughs), but I'm sure he'll find a way back."

Time for the winning captain, Dinesh Chandimal: "It's a tough call, how Kusal Perera comes back (laughs again). Mendis batted really well, we thought he can carry the bat through his innings, and he did. It's been a really good series as a team. We lost the first two ODIs, really badly. We picked ourselves up after that. We didn't play like a team, we played like a family. So finally results came through. 2017 was tough, so this is a really good start. Hope the boys do their best moving forward - we have a good combo of young and old."

8.35pm And with that, Sri Lanka add the T20 trophy to their collection, after winning the ODI and Test series trophies over the past month. Handshakes all around to bring an end to this hard-fought tour. Bangladesh, though, were completely outplayed today. First, it was SL's batsmen, led by Kusal Mendis' 70, that helped them post 210, but Sri Lanka's bowlers came to the party as well: in fact, all eight of them. The star bowler, however, was Madushanka who pulled his left hamstring after taking two big wickets. These two teams will soon meet again, together with India, when they face off at the Nidahas Trophy in SL later this year. For now... time for the presentation.

Rajin: "Another record... first team to win batting first in Sylhet"

Hashir: "I am back. And yes, Sri Lanka is back. That's a great start for the year for SL."

18.4
W
Gunathilaka to Abu Jayed, OUT, Gunathilaka shows the cobra celebration to the non-striker! Good length outside off stump, angling further away and the batsman shimmies down the wicket to meet it. Misses, and stumped! Sri Lanka win by 75 runs

Abu Jayed st †Chandimal b Gunathilaka 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

18.3
2
Gunathilaka to Abu Jayed, 2 runs, good length on middle stump, comes down the wicket and sticks his bat out. tapped to deep extra cover

Qamar Uddin: "Starting of the tour Lankan fans were super critical about their own team now they are critical about BD players. Don't forget the team is playing without a coach and against their last coach"

18.2
1
Gunathilaka to Nazmul Islam, 1 run, full on off stump, driven down the ground to long off
18.1
W
Gunathilaka to Mustafizur Rahman, OUT, full just outside off, spinning into the batsman, tries to drive straight but the ball zips between bat and pad. Crashes into off stump and that's the ninth-wicket. The umpire wants to have a look at the no ball, but he's good.

Mustafizur Rahman b Gunathilaka 8 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

DanielAlexander: "Sri Lanka the first and only team to win Test, ODI and T20I series in 2018."

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 132/8 (79 runs required from 8 balls, RR: 7.33, RRR: 39.50)

  • Abu Jayed0 (1b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman8 (8b)
  • MD Shanaka1.5-0-5-1
  • NLTC Perera3-0-33-0
17.6
0
Shanaka to Abu Jayed, no run, back of a length outside off stump, tries to open the bat's face but can't connect. Taken by Chandimal from near his face
17.5
W
Shanaka to Mahedi Hasan, OUT, short and wide outside off, allowing him to free his arms. But that's exactly what Sri Lanka want. Hit hard, but not hard enough - goes down the throat of deep extra cover.

Mahedi Hasan c Udana b Shanaka 11 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8Tamim IqbalSoumya Sarkar
2nd6Mushfiqur RahimTamim Iqbal
3rd8Tamim IqbalMohammad Mithun
4th37MahmudullahTamim Iqbal
5th9MahmudullahAriful Haque
6th42MahmudullahMohammad Saifuddin
7th3Mohammad SaifuddinMahedi Hasan
8th19Mustafizur RahmanMahedi Hasan
9th0Mustafizur RahmanAbu Jayed
10th3Abu JayedNazmul Islam