Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.5 and Bangladesh have their first breakthrough. And it arrives via a gift. Poor, poor shot early in the innings from Gunathilaka. Clears the front leg and tries to loft this fuller ball straight over. But it's a bit too full and he can't get underneath that entirely. Knocks it high into the air and long-off runs to his left to snaffle it 8/1
    35.3 gone next ball. Completely messes up the timing on his pull. He rolls his fingers over a shortish one and as a result the ball doesn't get up as much as Tharanga anticipated as well. Shoots past from underneath the bat and cuts in to hit the stumps. 50th ODI wicket for Mustafizur 158/4
    5.6 oh, dear! Kusal Mendis has thrown it away. He looked in a hurry throughout and he's just played a shot he'll be cross with himself for. Tries to force a pull to the wrong line and length and chips it in the air right off the bottom of the bat to give mid-on some catching practice. Mashrafe is pretty pumped up after that scalp. Doesn't hold back from expressing himself 42/2
    23.5 ah, what has Dickwella done here? Gets a shortish delivery that pitches on leg stump and gets slightly big on him. He closes the face but is completely stifled to play any sort of meaningful shot. Closes the face early and gets a leading edge as the ball lobs in the air for point to settle under it 113/3
    47.3 a perfect, searing yorker. Angled on middle and right on the money. Chandimal gets the front leg out, does not maintain any good position and swings across the line as the ball clatters into the stumps 209/7
    38.4 short ball, Thisara shapes up to pull but the ball jags away after pitching and as a result Thisara is forced to fetch it and skews it in the air off the bottom of the bat. Midwicket settles under it 163/5
    44.3 full, angling in and hits the pad. Seems momentarily as if there's an inside edge. The umpire raises his finger and Gunaratne reviews it. Swings in the air and comes in further off the deck to gets past the attempt at a flick. So no inside edge. And it's clipping leg stump 182/6
    48.3 proper catch practice to cover. Can't possibly get out in a tamer fashion. Simply backs away to a short of a length delivery and chips it straight and gently into the hands of Mithun 217/8
    49.2 another scorching yorker. Very similar to the one that cleaned up Chandimal. Madushanka can't get anywhere underneath that and swings and misses as the ball clatters into middle and off 219/9
    49.6 fullish, curving in, stays away from it and swipes big. Misses and they take off for a bye. The run was always non-existent but this is the last ball of the innings and they make the dash. Anyway, it results in a run out at the striker's end by Rahim and Sri Lanka are all out 221/10
    not out
    9 (lb 5, nb 2, w 2)
    221 all out (50 Overs, RR: 4.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (MD Gunathilaka, 2.5 ov), 2-42 (BKG Mendis, 5.6 ov), 3-113 (N Dickwella, 23.5 ov), 4-158 (WU Tharanga, 35.3 ov), 5-163 (NLTC Perera, 38.4 ov), 6-182 (DAS Gunaratne, 44.3 ov), 7-209 (LD Chandimal, 47.3 ov), 8-217 (A Dananjaya, 48.3 ov), 9-219 (DSK Madushanka, 49.2 ov), 10-221 (RAS Lakmal, 49.6 ov)
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz1005315.30375300
    Mashrafe Mortaza703515.00255010
    Mustafizur Rahman1002922.90350011
    Mohammad Saifuddin401513.75131000
    Shakib Al Hasan502004.00170100
    Rubel Hossain1004644.60312101
    5.3 and Tamim looks a gift horse in the mouth. Gives his wicket away next ball. Shortish with zero room. Tamim tries to force a pull. The runs weren't coming and he was desperate. Manages a healthy top-edge that is taken at midwicket 11/1
    8.1 oh, a run out. Bangladesh really didn't need this. A direct hit catches him well short of the crease. And it's Thisara Perera, Sri Lanka's golden boy this series. A length ball that's knocked to mid-off. He decides to take on the fielder there and as it turns out, it'll be the last thing he does this innings. Perera charges in, swoops down and has one stump to aim at 17/2
    9.2 oh, dear. Bangladesh are losing it here but what's worse is they're all getting out to atrocious shots. This is a short ball that really doesn't deserve a wicket. But of all the vast spaces at the Shere Bangla, he swivels into a pull that lands straight into the waiting hands of midwicket 22/3
    22.4 now the conventional sweep. He was getting just a little itchy and he has swept to the wrong length. A legbreak that bounces a little more and takes the top edge before settling into the hands of short fine leg 80/4
    41.1 in the aiiir and taken! A hat-trick for Madhushanka on international debut. And that seals it for Sri Lanka. And it's the priced wicket of Mahmudullah. A perfect finish to a perfect debut. This one's at a short of good length. Mahmudullah backs himself to clear the in-field with this slap but chips it off the splice to extra cover 142/10
    28.1 chipped straight back. Sri Lanka owe Bangladesh a free catching practice session. Pitched right up, closes the face looking for a flick but checks his stroke and chips it straight back to the bowler. Half the side gone but effectively six down 90/5
    36.3 is that a run out? And more importantly is Gunaratne alright? Saifuddin nudges this one to midwicket and there is total chaos on the single. In the end, Saifuddin sacrifices his wicket but Gunaratne had only one stump to aim at so he charges forward with ball in hand,dives forward and shatters the stumps, hits into the fielder backing up, and then the knee of the batsman, running in at full tilt, strikes the side of his head. But he's alright 127/6
    39.5 that's another dismissal to a poor shot. They might just check for the no ball. Has the bowler overstepped? There just might be a small, small portion of the foot behind the line. Benefit of the doubt might go to the bowler. And yes, given. First international wicket for Madushanka. A full toss that's been swatted straight into the hands of midwicket 141/7
    39.6 he's on a hat-trick on debut. What a memorable one he's having! His team is cruising to a big win and he's hastening their push. An extremely full delivery, the perfect one to the tailender. Rubel swings without getting underneath or behind it and the ball curves in to clatter the stumps 141/8
    not out
    absent hurt
    11 (b 1, lb 4, w 6)
    142 all out (41.1 Overs, RR: 3.44)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Tamim Iqbal, 5.3 ov), 2-17 (Mohammad Mithun, 8.1 ov), 3-22 (Sabbir Rahman, 9.2 ov), 4-80 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 22.4 ov), 5-90 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 28.1 ov), 6-127 (Mohammad Saifuddin, 36.3 ov), 7-141 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 39.5 ov), 8-141 (Rubel Hossain, 39.6 ov), 9-142 (Mahmudullah, 41.1 ov)
    RAS Lakmal922903.22391200
    PVD Chameera811722.12351010
    NLTC Perera703104.42233000
    DSK Madushanka6.112634.21232020
    A Dananjaya903023.33370220
    MD Gunathilaka21402.0090010

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 2017/18 Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

12:00 start, First Session 12.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45

Match days

27 January 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st11Tamim IqbalMohammad Mithun
2nd6Mohammad MithunSabbir Rahman
3rd5Mushfiqur RahimSabbir Rahman
4th58MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
5th10MahmudullahMehidy Hasan Miraz
6th37MahmudullahMohammad Saifuddin
7th14Mashrafe MortazaMahmudullah
8th0MahmudullahRubel Hossain
9th1MahmudullahMustafizur Rahman