13.6 But his lack of restraint has cost him here, had already committed himself to that shot as he charged down the track, Dilshan held back the length just a hint and Tamim tried to launch him over mid-off, got plenty of elevation but not the distance as he didn't connect it well, Lakmal ran back a few steps and judged it to perfection 71/2
    12.5 gone! Short on the off and was drawn into playing the pull, was targeting square leg but ended up getting a top edge, landed straight into the hands of Samaraweera at fine leg 65/1
    48.3 Ashraful is gone, big blow, even though only nine balls are to go, Naeem goes for the big heave, misses, Sanga fumbles as it bounces in front of him, Ashraful wants the bye, but Sanga recovers well and hits the stumps direct to find Ashraful inches short 238/7
    14.6 brilliantly taken by Samaraweera, rose up after landing short on the off, tried to play off the back foot with an angled bat, got a thick edge and it was flying past a widish slip but he hurled himself to his right and plucked it one-handed 71/3
    16.4 another one goes! Lakmal strikes again, short and wide, goes for the cut and slashes hard while doing it, flies off the outside edge and Welegedara at third man judges it superbly, running forward, diving and taking an excellent low catch 74/4
    31.4 he has given him, the sweep proves to be Rahim's downfall. He has premeditated the shot, is too far across, and fails to connect. Randiv gets him full on the toe, and the umpire has no doubts regarding this 132/5
    47.3 literally down and out as another man falls to the sweep. Decides belatedly to sweep, the ball dips and misses the bat as he falls over and is hit on the back pad in front of the stumps (down). The umpire has no choice but to lift the finger to this plumb lbw (out) 227/6
    not out
    not out
    18 (lb 3, w 15)
    260/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.20)
    KMDN Kulasekara10.014614.60282010
    UWMBCA Welegedara8.003904.87275010
    TM Dilshan3.001615.33111010
    RAS Lakmal9.016327.00328250
    S Randiv10.005125.10283120
    SHT Kandamby5.002104.20151000
    M Pushpakumara5.002104.20120010
    Fall of wickets:1-65 (Imrul Kayes, 12.5 ov), 2-71 (Tamim Iqbal, 13.6 ov), 3-71 (Raqibul Hasan, 14.6 ov), 4-74 (Shakib Al Hasan, 16.4 ov), 5-132 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 31.4 ov), 6-227 (Mahmudullah, 47.3 ov), 7-238 (Mohammad Ashraful, 48.3 ov)

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