• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.2 loud appeal for lbw, that's close and gone! Mathews pitched it on short of length outside off and got it to jag back in a fair bit that beat Mithun completely. Looked plumb the first time, but will have to check replays if that was good for height. Yes, hitting middle stump easily 0/1
    1.3 leading edge and easily taken at mid-off, Sarkar is gone! It was pitched up outside off, Sarkar drove on the up and the ball went pretty high and towards the circle, where Mathews took a few steps back to pouch that. Big wicket! 2/2
    15.6 connects with the slower ball again but holes out this time! Almost went down on a knee as it was fuller around off, nearly swept that one and found Jayasuriya at deep midwicket 108/4
    4.5 that's a mix up, Mushy has gone for a single but doesn't get the response, Mathews runs him out! He defended the back of length ball towards short cover and took off, Sabbir took a couple of steps but then stopped and that got Mushy confused. Mathews got to the ball quickly and saw Mushfiqur was barely coming back. Runs to the stumps and whips the bails off 26/3
    17.2 too quick a bouncer for Shakib to hook that in time, top edge goes high and Chandimal goes a step or two to his right to pouch it easily 123/5
    not out
    23
    12
    2
    1
    191.66
    19.2 goes across a bit and looks to whip it over midwicket but gets a leading edge and that's an easy catch for Mathews at cover 140/6
    19.6 slower one on back of length outside off, Mahmudullah gets a big edge over the covers and they make it easily for two. Mahmudullah stops then, but Mashrafe wants a third but he doesn't make it for the third 147/7
    Extras
    4 (b 1, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    147/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.35)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AD Mathews3.00812.66110000
    KMDN Kulasekara4.0044111.0096200
    NLTC Perera1.0014014.0013000
    GSNFG Jayasuriya3.002107.0092100
    HMRKB Herath4.002406.0062000
    TM Dilshan1.00505.0020000
    PVD Chameera4.003037.50112121
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (Mohammad Mithun, 0.2 ov), 2-2 (Soumya Sarkar, 1.3 ov), 3-26 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 4.5 ov), 4-108 (Sabbir Rahman, 15.6 ov), 5-123 (Shakib Al Hasan, 17.2 ov), 6-140 (Nurul Hasan, 19.2 ov), 7-147 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 19.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    10.6 again Mahmudullah bowls it shorter as he sees Chandimal shaping to reverse-sweep. Goes through with the shot, doesn't really get hold of it, and scoops a simple catch to the man at deep point 76/2
    3.1 down the track, Dilshan gets nowhere near the pitch of this one, tossed up just that bit slower. Goes through with the big shot, doesn't time it at all, and it goes high in the air behind the bowler, and Sarkar makes up for that drop with a stunning grab, charging diagonally towards the boundary from mid-off, catching the ball with both hands as it comes down from over his shoulder, and completing the catch with a slide on his elbows 20/1
    11.2 this time he leaves his crease too early, and Shakib bowls it shorter and wide of off stump. Jayasuriya reaches out frantically, can't make contact, and the keeper does the rest. The spinners are making critical strikes for Bangladesh 78/3
    17.1 length ball wide of off, it leaves the batsman a touch off the pitch. Mathews goes for the big hit over the covers, ends up slicing it high over point. Shakib moves towards the boundary, with the ball dropping down from behind him. Juggles it once, but catches it on the second attempt 102/6
    13.2 super change of length, slips in the full ball angled into the stumps. Perera falls over, plays around his front pad while trying to flick, and misses the ball. Hits low on the front pad, and that looked as plumb as plumb can be, on first glance. Pitched on off, struck in front of middle, hitting leg stump, is what ball tracking stays. 85/4
    14.6 slower ball on off stump, and Siriwardana holes out! Picks the change of pace, clears his front leg, sets himself up nicely on a wide base, slogs it away, and picks out the fielder at deep midwicket 92/5
    19.1 low full-toss close to off stump, Shanaka slogs, and the ball hits high on the outside half of the bat, loops up in the air, and straight into short cover's hands 116/7
    not out
    12
    7
    0
    1
    171.42
    19.3 full on off stump. Kulasekara plays a whippy lofted hit down the ground, picks out long-on 117/8
    not out
    1
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    3 (w 3)
    TOTAL
    124/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.20)
    Did not bat: HMRKB Herath
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Taskin Ahmed3.001906.3383000
    Al-Amin Hossain4.003438.50101300
    Shakib Al Hasan4.002125.2581010
    Mustafizur Rahman4.001914.75111010
    Mashrafe Mortaza3.001715.6661010
    Mahmudullah2.001417.0050100
    Fall of wickets:1-20 (TM Dilshan, 3.1 ov), 2-76 (LD Chandimal, 10.6 ov), 3-78 (GSNFG Jayasuriya, 11.2 ov), 4-85 (NLTC Perera, 13.2 ov), 5-92 (TAM Siriwardana, 14.6 ov), 6-102 (AD Mathews, 17.1 ov), 7-116 (MD Shanaka, 19.1 ov), 8-117 (KMDN Kulasekara, 19.3 ov)

Match Notes

First win

0

Wins for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka before this, in four meetings. This is Sri Lanka's second defeat in 10 T20Is in Bangladesh

Recovery-innings

3

No. of higher individual scores for Bangladesh in T20Is, than Sabbir Rahman's 80. Top 3: Tamim Iqbal 88*, Shakib 84, Nazimuddin 81.

Holding one end

35

Runs scored by Sabbir Rahman in the first 6 overs - second-most by a Bangladesh batsmen when batting first in T20Is. Aftab Ahmed had made 36 v SA, WT20 2007.

A boost?

18

Runs scored by Bangladesh in the 4th over. In the first 3 overs they had scored only 6 runs.

Top Opener

10

No. of wickets by Mathews in SL's first over in T20Is, including that of Mhd Mithun - already the most by any bowler. Kulasekara is second with 8 such wkts.

Quite a long time

2013

Last time Mathews captained SL in T20Is. Since Feb 2013, SL played 26 games - 17 under Chandimal and 9 under Malinga. This is Mathews' 5th match as captain.