Statistics

Best performances - Bowlers

Al-Amin Hossain
O10.0
M2
R42
W2
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SMA Priyanjan
O3.0
M0
R11
W2
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
49 | 12 Runs | SL: 208/7

  • AD Mathews74 (103b)
  • SMSM Senanayake7 (6b)
  • Arafat Sunny7-0-46-1
  • Al-Amin Hossain10-2-42-2

The big final on Saturday remains in this Asia Cup. Pakistan v Sri Lanka. Join us for that. Good bye.

Mathews is the Man of the Match. Mathews: "I was under a little bit of pressure to be honest. We were losing wickets and had to consolidate. Chaturanga batted beautifully. It is a good problem for us (when Malinga comes back). All the bowlers did well. We wanted to try out a few things (v Bangladesh), wanted to chase and see how we go about it. It was not easy once we lost a few wickets. (Mahela) is a big match player and I am sure he will come good for us."

Mushfiqur: "All four games we fought well apart from Afghanistan. We dropped couple of catches, batsmen got in and got out. We have couple of areas to work on. Missed the injured players, it is not an excuse. We had a chat and said what we showed against Afghanistan was not good enough for international cricket, and was disappointing for the fans. Hopefully we will come hard in the World T20, thanks for supporting us."

Sri Lanka will play the final with four wins in four, and Bangladesh end with their fourth loss in as many games. Sri Lanka were 75 for 5 but they had their calm captain to guide them through on a difficult pitch

Kashif Muneer: "@Arslan Satti - I don't think anyone besides Matthews can gain any confidence from such a batting performance. Matthews hardly needs any more confidence to be honest."

Uwaisul Karnain: "Just about 42 hours left for my nails to grow up before the final. What a series this has been!"

jazeel: "What a turnaround from SL... From losing all the matches in Asia Cup 2012 in BD to winning all the matches in Asia Cup 2014"

Nonymous: "Really deserves a 100 does Angelo. Captain's innings yet again!"

48.6
4
Arafat Sunny to Mathews, FOUR runs, having painstakingly piloted the ship ashore, Mathews allows himself some release, seals the win with a slog over midwicket, and with an over to spare
48.5
1
Arafat Sunny to Senanayake, 1 run, flatter delivery worked wide of mid on for a single to level the scores
48.4
1
Arafat Sunny to Mathews, 1 run, overpitched ball drilled down to long off
48.3
1
Arafat Sunny to Senanayake, 1 run, goes for it again, but it is a thick inside edge this time that runs to long on
48.2
4
Arafat Sunny to Senanayake, FOUR runs, Senanayake has found the boundary, tossed up around off and middle, and he smears it straight down the ground, beats long on comfortably

Arslan Satti: "Losing in form Sanga early today could be blessing in disguise. This chase would give SL middle oder confidence for final."

48.1
1
Arafat Sunny to Mathews, 1 run, full toss but Mathews only taps it through square leg for one

Statistics

Best performances - Bowlers

Al-Amin Hossain
O10.0
M2
R42
W2
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SMA Priyanjan
O3.0
M0
R11
W2
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Losing streak

33

With this, Bangladesh have lost 33 out of 37 matches against Sri Lanka. Their four victories have come from chasing. Food for thought?

Big lull

0

No. of boundaries hit by Thisara Perera in his last four innings, off 53 balls. He had hit 10 in 57 balls in an ODI before that

Long time ago

2009

The last time SL were down three wickets for 10 runs, or less, against Bangladesh. That match was also played in Mirpur

Not quite there

239

The average first-innings score at the SBNS in Mirpur

Not too far

25

Wickets by Ajantha Mendis in the Asia Cup, only Muttiah Muralitharan has more (30)

How to beat SL?

2:1

Sri Lanka's win-loss ratio at the SBNS stadium in Mirpur. They are unbeaten in this year's Asia Cup so far

Asia Cup

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA44008.0002.020
BDESH43106.0000.457
PAK42204.000-0.296
SL41302.000-0.292
UAE40400.000-1.813
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
UAE33006.0001.678
AFG32104.0000.955
OMAN31202.000-1.222
HKG30300.000-1.415