Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.2 he's gone second ball, a nippy back of a length delivery going across, Kusal has a go at it, and edges it through to the keeper 0/1
    23.1 Thirimanne holes out, he's gone for a big hit to a tossed up ball, but hasn't quite got the distance, Rubel has put in a run from long on, and taken a superbly judged catch at the edge of the straight boundary 75/5
    2.1 they have the big fish, Sanga is gone early, reaching out and trying a drive to one leaving him from a good length, and edging to first slip, came in at around chest height, popped out on the first try but was gobbled up on the second 6/2
    3.3 run out chance, and Bangladesh gleefully take it, Mahela is gone for a duck, Thirimanne punches to cover and sets off, Mahela responds with a sprint that takes him more than half way up the track, Thirimanne sees Mahmudullah get to the ball with a dive and abandons the idea of a run, Mahela has no chance of making it back as the throw comes in to the bowler, who does well to gather it on the run and take the bails off 8/3
    14.4 they break through again, beauty from Ziaur, angles it in back of a length and gets it to hold the line and rear up, Priyanjan has to play at it, and manages an edge that the keeper hangs on to with a tumble to his right 47/4
    not out
    39.3 he's been given this time, keeper went up as soon as he took this one, umpire Oxenford raises the finger, de Silva has had a big slog at this tossed up ball, there was a sound, the ball seems to have brushed the thigh pad 157/6
    47.1 confusion between the batsmen, and Bangladesh make the most of it, Perera smashed a full one back to the bowler, it hit his hands and went to mid off, they wanted to take the single, then hesitated, then scrambled for it, a direct hit was needed and a direct hit was produced by Rubel, catching Perera way short 193/7
    not out
    9 (b 4, w 5)
    208/7 (49 Overs, RR: 4.24)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (MDKJ Perera, 0.2 ov), 2-6 (KC Sangakkara, 2.1 ov), 3-8 (DPMD Jayawardene, 3.3 ov), 4-47 (SMA Priyanjan, 14.4 ov), 5-75 (HDRL Thirimanne, 23.1 ov), 6-157 (PC de Silva, 39.3 ov), 7-193 (NLTC Perera, 47.1 ov)
    Al-Amin Hossain10.024224.20395010
    Rubel Hossain6.002504.16264000
    Shakib Al Hasan10.002702.70370020
    Ziaur Rahman10.003413.40392100
    Arafat Sunny7.004616.57176010

Match Notes

Losing streak


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


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


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


The average first-innings score at the SBNS in Mirpur

Not too far


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

How to beat SL?


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