Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Pallekele March 28, 2013

Bangladesh level series with tight win

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Bangladesh 184 for 7 (Anamul 40) beat Sri Lanka 302 for 9 (Dilshan 125, Kusal 56, Razzak 5-62) by 3 wickets (D/L method)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Bangladesh scampered to a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI, in Pallekele, winning by three wickets in a rain-hit encounter. They were helped along by Nasir Hossain's composed 33 off 27 balls late in the chase, the visitors showing nerves as they neared the victory - their first in 15 completed games against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

Overall it was a fine occasion for the visitors, who had left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak becoming the first Bangladesh bowler to aggregate 200 ODI wickets, as he picked up a five-wicket haul that helped drag them back into the game after Sri Lanka's openers had built a fine platform. The hosts didn't build appropriately on that excellent start, ending up at 302 for 9 in their 50 overs when they looked on course for much more.

Bangladesh began their innings in an equally good manner, with Mohammad Ashraful and Anamul Haque adding 77 runs for the first wicket. But rain delayed the chase for more than two hours, with the score at 78 for 1 in 13.4 overs. As play restarted at 10.20pm local time, as per Duckworth-Lewis calculations, the visitors needed to score another 105 runs to win in the next 13.2 overs, and they did.

But things could have been different had Bangladesh wilted after Lasith Malinga's final over. The two wickets he claimed in that over all but sealed the series for the home side but Nasir charged at Thisara Perera in the next, the penultimate over. He took 14 out of the 18 runs required in that over, playing an easy square-cut and two proper slogs over midwicket to snatch back the momentum. With two runs to win off seven balls, Sohag Gazi top-edged one over wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara, before turning and giving his batting partner a hug.

Promoted up to No. 5, Nasir witnessed madness at the other end as the batsmen gave a chance to the calm Sri Lankan fielders and bowlers almost every over. But he minded his own end, ensuring he was there when the business end of the game came about.

The madness began when Jahurul tried to slog or take off for a suicidal single every other ball, and it contributed to his dismissal. He was batting well when not charging at the bowlers, but he thought it was a situation that called for a change from first to fifth gear. The same can be said about captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who was run out after Nasir had pushed the ball towards the bowler Perera. His deputy Mahmudullah was stringing together an important partnership with Nasir when he decided to play a reverse-sweep off Sachithra Senanayake when the team needed just 39 off 33 balls.

But the home side waited far too long to bring on the offspinner Senanayake after the rain break, and that probably cost them. Senanayake's angle from around the wicket gave the Bangladesh batsmen too much to think about, and there were several moments when wickets were just inches away. He took 2 for 26 from his six overs. Jeevan Mendis hasn't bowled an over in the series and given the visitors' weakness against legspinners, Mathews missed a trick there too.

It was a completely different game than the one played earlier in the afternoon under brilliant sunshine. Sri Lanka posted a formidable target with Tillakaratne Dilshan scoring his 16th ODI hundred, and second of the series. Along with Kusal Perera, he added 116 for the first wicket but the Bangladesh spinners gained some footing and it ultimately held Sri Lanka back in the final ten overs too.

Perera scored his first ODI fifty in the typical manner that everyone has been awed by so far in his short career. He went after the bowling from the third over when he hit a straight six, and then continued to pelt the pace bowlers who went for plenty in the first seven overs.

Dilshan went after the bowling in the two Powerplays but remained the anchor through most of the innings. However, he found little support at the other end.

The middle-order shuffle didn't help the hosts as none of Thisara Perera, Mathews or Mendis could contribute as they were expected to. It was left to Lahiru Thirimanne, who was pushed down the order, to bang out two sixes in his quickfire 25, which took them past the 300-run mark.

Razzak's five wickets apart, Mahmudullah and Sohag Gazi tightened things up whenever they were asked to bowl. Mahmudullah made up for his poor run of form with the bat, bowling his ten overs for 50 runs while Gazi was once again accurate during most parts of his spell. And in the end, it all added up to victory for Bangladesh.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • POSTED BY WonkyBail on | March 31, 2013, 20:28 GMT

    Bahar Hossain on (March 30, 2013, 9:13 GMT) Interesting point that BD now 2nd best team (presumably in ODI's) after India, not sure how you come to this conclusion as it is not based on results/ranking points. Possibly you are better than Zimbabwe and Ireland but not by much, good luck for the future.

  • POSTED BY on | March 31, 2013, 12:38 GMT

    its really hilarious to see some of the comments made by BD supporters. True they are a good side for future. but they have long way to be equal Srilankans. Srilanka are one time world champions in 50 over cricket. 2 times runner ups. 2 times t20 world cup runner ups. Made semis in 2003. And in 2008/9 we were ranked no 2 in test cricket, and current no 1 in T20s. So we dont need D/L, rain or to loose major BD players to beat a team like BD. Its true u played well in 3rd onedayer. Dats how cricket is. But if we play 10 games we will fancy our chances to beat u at least 8 times. But we wanna see a improved BD side as ur an Asian brother of ours. But lets speak about the game with proper grounds mates.

  • POSTED BY on | March 31, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    Obviously, Sri-lanka team is better than BD. Bangladesh is a newcomer in ICC family. They have to learn more. India came in ICC test doubt in 1932 and after 20 years, India won their first test in 1952, after 60 years India got their first white-wash sereis win in test in 1992, after 50 years India got their first white-wash sereis win in ODI in1982 and after 51 years India won the ICC world cup. Bangladesh came in ICC test boubt in 2000 and did so much batter expect ICC world cup. Then I say and agree India team is so much batter then BD. BD is a child, just have got birth.

  • POSTED BY on | March 31, 2013, 4:08 GMT

    I have seen many Sri Lanka's fan talking about word cup winning team !! According to their theory they ware never better than Australia and India as they have won more world cup then Sri Lanka. Also South Africa is never better than Sri Lanka ???. I suggest Sri Lankan's fan to avoid logic from game. it is for fun and entertainment. you dont need to bring statistics when you loose against BD.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 30, 2013, 21:27 GMT

    Saw some BD fans commented that BD are #8 in ODI rankings ahead of NZ. But it's not. BD still #9. Check the ICC rankings. One rare win doesn't make a big difference.

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | March 30, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    we lost the match but remember we never lost the series....it is just 4 matches for BD while SL has won 33 i guess..It says who are better ...But as world champions we should play more well.We shoild not loose these type of matches..I admit that we will win easily if 50 overs were played but In any challenge given by D/L method even though it is advantagable or not we should cope with that as world class team...that is why we are infront of Bd and wC champions ...So i say it is a big loss for us ..This is very bad for our standards .. we should not give a slightest of chance to any minnow at any time...I know this type of rare losses can come but we should take responsibility and not let this happen anymore...well played BD ..We are not excusing our team it is our fault and a big draw back for us ..we will make sure we will never let any future game slip from us in any case ..even in worst scenarios...that is how World class teams and fans do..Accept the defeat and move on for win.

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | March 30, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    I feel bad for those Bangladesh critics fans, experts, journalists etc that Bangladesh for once are producing a lot of young talents and are finally going in the right direction and add that to its huge fanbase and they cannot swallow it well :) our Tamim and Shakib are still young men and in addition we have new very young talented players i.e. bat - Anamul who was the top run scorer at the under-19 world cup by a distance and had a great start to his International career scoring a 120 against the West Indies, Mominul, Shamsur and of course Nasir Hossain who will most likely become the best batsman of Bangladesh. With the ball, we found for once a very good young off spinner Sohag Gazi who can also bat a bit and a 17 year old fast bowler Taskin Ahmed. So much promise for Bangladesh Cricket now and long may it continue so good luck haters :)

  • POSTED BY on | March 30, 2013, 12:10 GMT

    Nice team with lots of young players......this could become a +ve point when they get experience and sufficient amount of exposure......all the best ;)

  • POSTED BY hystericalnaive on | March 30, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    Guys I still see, BD winning matches once in a while, not consistently. Yes there were two winnings against WI (3-2) and NZ (4-0) where they fielded their second string team as almost all the team members were injured, under spinning conditions. But truly speaking the odds are heavily against the team for critical matches. Least to say in Test Matches. Given the performance of NZ beating SA , ICC should check why they are below BD.

  • POSTED BY on | March 30, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    Bangladesh is now the best team after India.Look at the last one year's record you will get prove.Rather BD is now disciplined and balanced team. Bangladesh just beat srilanka by 60% team.Our main players are injured.If they come Bangladesh might be world champion or runners up on coming worldcup.It's not only my emotional talking,statics also saying this.GOOD LUCK BANGLADESH.

  • POSTED BY WonkyBail on | March 31, 2013, 20:28 GMT

    Bahar Hossain on (March 30, 2013, 9:13 GMT) Interesting point that BD now 2nd best team (presumably in ODI's) after India, not sure how you come to this conclusion as it is not based on results/ranking points. Possibly you are better than Zimbabwe and Ireland but not by much, good luck for the future.

  • POSTED BY on | March 31, 2013, 12:38 GMT

    its really hilarious to see some of the comments made by BD supporters. True they are a good side for future. but they have long way to be equal Srilankans. Srilanka are one time world champions in 50 over cricket. 2 times runner ups. 2 times t20 world cup runner ups. Made semis in 2003. And in 2008/9 we were ranked no 2 in test cricket, and current no 1 in T20s. So we dont need D/L, rain or to loose major BD players to beat a team like BD. Its true u played well in 3rd onedayer. Dats how cricket is. But if we play 10 games we will fancy our chances to beat u at least 8 times. But we wanna see a improved BD side as ur an Asian brother of ours. But lets speak about the game with proper grounds mates.

  • POSTED BY on | March 31, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    Obviously, Sri-lanka team is better than BD. Bangladesh is a newcomer in ICC family. They have to learn more. India came in ICC test doubt in 1932 and after 20 years, India won their first test in 1952, after 60 years India got their first white-wash sereis win in test in 1992, after 50 years India got their first white-wash sereis win in ODI in1982 and after 51 years India won the ICC world cup. Bangladesh came in ICC test boubt in 2000 and did so much batter expect ICC world cup. Then I say and agree India team is so much batter then BD. BD is a child, just have got birth.

  • POSTED BY on | March 31, 2013, 4:08 GMT

    I have seen many Sri Lanka's fan talking about word cup winning team !! According to their theory they ware never better than Australia and India as they have won more world cup then Sri Lanka. Also South Africa is never better than Sri Lanka ???. I suggest Sri Lankan's fan to avoid logic from game. it is for fun and entertainment. you dont need to bring statistics when you loose against BD.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 30, 2013, 21:27 GMT

    Saw some BD fans commented that BD are #8 in ODI rankings ahead of NZ. But it's not. BD still #9. Check the ICC rankings. One rare win doesn't make a big difference.

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | March 30, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    we lost the match but remember we never lost the series....it is just 4 matches for BD while SL has won 33 i guess..It says who are better ...But as world champions we should play more well.We shoild not loose these type of matches..I admit that we will win easily if 50 overs were played but In any challenge given by D/L method even though it is advantagable or not we should cope with that as world class team...that is why we are infront of Bd and wC champions ...So i say it is a big loss for us ..This is very bad for our standards .. we should not give a slightest of chance to any minnow at any time...I know this type of rare losses can come but we should take responsibility and not let this happen anymore...well played BD ..We are not excusing our team it is our fault and a big draw back for us ..we will make sure we will never let any future game slip from us in any case ..even in worst scenarios...that is how World class teams and fans do..Accept the defeat and move on for win.

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | March 30, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    I feel bad for those Bangladesh critics fans, experts, journalists etc that Bangladesh for once are producing a lot of young talents and are finally going in the right direction and add that to its huge fanbase and they cannot swallow it well :) our Tamim and Shakib are still young men and in addition we have new very young talented players i.e. bat - Anamul who was the top run scorer at the under-19 world cup by a distance and had a great start to his International career scoring a 120 against the West Indies, Mominul, Shamsur and of course Nasir Hossain who will most likely become the best batsman of Bangladesh. With the ball, we found for once a very good young off spinner Sohag Gazi who can also bat a bit and a 17 year old fast bowler Taskin Ahmed. So much promise for Bangladesh Cricket now and long may it continue so good luck haters :)

  • POSTED BY on | March 30, 2013, 12:10 GMT

    Nice team with lots of young players......this could become a +ve point when they get experience and sufficient amount of exposure......all the best ;)

  • POSTED BY hystericalnaive on | March 30, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    Guys I still see, BD winning matches once in a while, not consistently. Yes there were two winnings against WI (3-2) and NZ (4-0) where they fielded their second string team as almost all the team members were injured, under spinning conditions. But truly speaking the odds are heavily against the team for critical matches. Least to say in Test Matches. Given the performance of NZ beating SA , ICC should check why they are below BD.

  • POSTED BY on | March 30, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    Bangladesh is now the best team after India.Look at the last one year's record you will get prove.Rather BD is now disciplined and balanced team. Bangladesh just beat srilanka by 60% team.Our main players are injured.If they come Bangladesh might be world champion or runners up on coming worldcup.It's not only my emotional talking,statics also saying this.GOOD LUCK BANGLADESH.

  • POSTED BY on | March 30, 2013, 6:00 GMT

    in Asia cup BD beat India , Srilanka & tight finish but lucky win pak. then won the series 3-2 against . then in srilankan soil drawn a test scoring more than 600 runs then beat a ODI match in their condition .now in ODI ranking Bangladesh is above of Newzeland . so how long you people will tell BD is not improving. i think if BD now play a 5 match ODI against AUS BD can win if tamim,sakib,nasir play.

  • POSTED BY on | March 30, 2013, 4:31 GMT

    BD team has proven that they are the team that can seriously damage any team in the world cricket by their consistent performance. Many people questioned about the ABILITY of BD team which is no longer valid. BD team got enough potential player like Nasir, Mushfiq, Mahmudullah, Razzaq, Anamul, Shohag Gazi and so on to destroy the momentum of any game!!!! CONGRATS for SL Tour n advanced CONGRATS for Zimbabwe tour......

  • POSTED BY on | March 30, 2013, 2:22 GMT

    Banglades has won the match without their main 3 players Sakib, Tamim, Mashrafi. So their is no question about their ability, & who knows the could have done the same if there wasn't any rain or D/L cause the really started the play in a respective way. We have to give them all the credit about this winning not to the rain.

  • POSTED BY TIGER_THE_KILLER on | March 30, 2013, 2:02 GMT

    DINITH85: Bd actually chase 184 in just 26 overs and one over to spare..if their target as u recommend should be 200 runs in 27 overs. though Bd can win...u forget in Asia cup bd chase 293 in just 48.2 overs.their highest run chase against zim is 313 in just 47 overs..i think u guys think Bd minnows thatswhy dont know our capability. i think Bd bowled really well specially Abdur Razzak. they restrict SL just 302..i think its a 340 pitch as binu.emiliya(from an indian) mentioned.

  • POSTED BY reyme on | March 30, 2013, 0:02 GMT

    @ Surajdon9: No BD fans dont need to wait another 2 years for a win. BD has been winning consistently and hence they are now ranked ahead of New Zealand in ODI ranking. At some point they were ahead of West Indies as well in the ranking. In 2 years I see BD ranks within top 6. I know it will be hard for you to swallow, but what can you do..just get used to it.

  • POSTED BY binu.emiliya on | March 29, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    As a nutral fan ( i am from India) that pitch was not 302 pitch the score should have been 340, abur Razzak bowled well and some SL middle order not clicked well exept Thiriamanne he should come 2nd down and BD batted well with the help of DL and luck well played BD

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 18:45 GMT

    Bangladesh is best team

  • POSTED BY Energetic. on | March 29, 2013, 18:23 GMT

    @Surajdon9 - No!! but these players something we can all agree on are definitely much much better than you my friend but no worries, must be hard to swallow Bangladesh recent success all the best :)

  • POSTED BY indiancricketfan12 on | March 29, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh. They have done this without their superstar Shakib!!! Gr8 and now move in positive direction forward. Srilankan's also played well but some strong batting at the end sealed the match for BD

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 29, 2013, 17:53 GMT

    Tiger and lion share the same piece of meat. Ever seen this in reality? Its only possible in cricket. #Respect

  • POSTED BY Sadequl on | March 29, 2013, 17:43 GMT

    @ DINITH85 yes true if anyone says BD is the best atm then we all know that isn't the whole truth but no reason to make such harsh & hate speech or turn your self against an up growing team either. U can laugh or ignore what ever U prefer but U can't hide the real truth which BD's young boys performed very recently who has lesser history to be in this arena compare to other ODI standard countries. As fyi, this young BD team very recently defeated Kiwis with 4-0 & after a while WI by 3-2 & if that wasn't enough as consistency then reaching final of Asia cup by beating India & SL could be another prove that these all are sign of their progress of performance & that isn't only a fluke for sure. As far as it goes with SL team believe me or not we as Bangladeshi most of us were always behind your team & will remain the same as a close friendly relation to support you compare to other sub-continental WC champs we have.

  • POSTED BY DilumSL on | March 29, 2013, 17:43 GMT

    Congratz BD... They played better that day. can't really blame the rain because who knows the would have done the same without the rain. This SL bowling is huge concern. We really need to find some young bowlers specially fast bowlers. Whats Jeewan's role in this squad??? If he is there as a batsman then there are plenty of other players who can do better. but his profile says he is an all rounder and so is Dilshan. We should have used them for at least for two three overs. It's really hilarious that Sachithra the spinner is the best bowler for SL and the other 2 spinners didn't even get a chance to bowl.

  • POSTED BY Pickpocket on | March 29, 2013, 17:39 GMT

    Stop crying Lankan fans. U loose not for D/L but for ur lacking of good bowler. U have no Murali or Vass in the team to any fear of bd player. Tigers r roaring continuously in the world from now. They have a lot of talents who r wondered the world cricket.

  • POSTED BY Legend_of_All_Times on | March 29, 2013, 16:57 GMT

    I am a Bangladeshi and I always support Sri Lanka in all their matches against india and pakistan. According to my Honest view, Sri Lanka is the mostly Brightened, Talented, Hard Working and Iconic team within South Asian cricket far far ahead of india and pakistan. The memory of watching Sri Lanka's unforgettable triumph in World Cup 1996 was a delightful memory of my childhood as like as many other people here in BD. Sri Lanka is Bangladesh's very Friendly Nation and Bangladesh is a rapidly growing cricket nation with immense love & passion for cricket along with crores of madly devoted fans. BD fans always wishes best for Sri Lankan team and hopes Sri Lankan cricket as well as their courtly fans always beside Bangladesh cricket and its intent fans. Love and Respect for Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Cricket from a BD Fan. Tigers and Lions: Friends Forever. :)

  • POSTED BY hamza893 on | March 29, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    For those who are saying that BAN is a better ODI team than SRILANKA than let me remind you that BAN has lost 24 consective matches from PAK whereas SRILANKA has been always a tough opponent for us,so please.Wait for the time when you are better than us than thought of others .I am a Pakistani.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 16:39 GMT

    DINITH85 we beat full strength Srilanka in Asia cup. In this srilanka tour Jayawardene not playing for injure but do u know how Bangladeshi Player injured who play the asia cup 1) Masrafi 2) sakib 3) Nazul 4)Tamim. So comparing this Bangladesh is better than them. Plz open ur eye, out of lats three match we won two. we beat them in Bangladesh and also in Srilanka.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 16:28 GMT

    Bangladesh,u beauty.......

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 14:58 GMT

    and c'mon guys!! do you really think BD would have gone all guns blazing if it was a 50 over match?!!! BD has been improving for some time now! they've showed it, and 303 wasn't impossible given the start! but i am not saying they are the best team in the world or anything, but they ARE new and improving.. And at the end of the day, that frantic batting made the match exciting!! :D

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 14:38 GMT

    to all my Sri Lankan fans! the target was revised considering the situation of the match.. BD made a great start like SL did,so they were on their course! and with 9 wickets in hand, 7 of which were batsmen, i think they could've done it anyway.. ALLLL this without SHAKIB, TAMIM AND MASHRAFE!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 14:34 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi, I found no reason to say that Bangladeshi is better ODI Team than Srilanka. Bangladesh is doing well and can beat any team now but I also know Bangladesh is Ranked Number 8 in ODI ranking. So, other 7 teams are better than BD now. and talking about Srilanka, Srilanka has been always a friendly nation to Bangladesh and also Bangladesh Cricket. I really respect the attitude of Srilankan Players shown to Bangladesh cricket. I request to my Country-mates to stay away from bilateral conflict with Srilankans. ***********Good Luck Bangladesh Cricket**********

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | March 29, 2013, 14:18 GMT

    @DINITH85 We were about to win our first triangular series beating Sri Lanka in 2008 but Murali took 32 runs in the last 2 overs of the newcomer Rubel Hossain.We almost won the Asia Cup last year.Do not say West Indies is mediocre team when they beat you in your soil to win the T20 world cup.And you have good records against Pakistan? Well, they are called unpredictable.Bangladesh also almost beat them in 2003, Multan but extremely unfortunately loosed by 1 wicket.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 13:37 GMT

    Bangladesh won 2 of the last 3 ODI's between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka! This proves that Bangladesh, even without its star players, is currently a better ODI side than Sri Lanka! I don't know'why people are calling it a fluke. FYI Bangladesh has been consistently winning ODI series against the large sides in the past couple of years; almost won the Asia cup too!

  • POSTED BY King_Ravanaa on | March 29, 2013, 13:19 GMT

    People were treating a opponent as a winner only if it was a proper game with equal benefit to both the side. SL played a 50 over game and BD played a T20 game when they came to play, in a situation where it actually favors the team batting second with wet outfield and slippery ball to bowl. Kudos to SL for their brilliant fielding under the unhealthy circumstances, and also for the bowlers apart from Kule & Thissara. BD lost 7 wickets and only 1 batsman in entire BD to take them home. reason why BD do not get full credit for this win is simple, it's really not a proper game by any mean, and i know some immolational BD fans may get pissed, but that is the truth. this will be a off game for SL. but SL is a amazing team, when other giant from SC India only playing well in their home SL doing it's opposite, they perform well in foreign soil rather than playing in SL condition.

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | March 29, 2013, 13:12 GMT

    DINITH85 It was our credit that we had 9 wickets.We could lose3 -4 wickets in first 13 overs, couldn't we? This was another reason D/L method was achievable for us.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 13:08 GMT

    The reason Bangladesh got such an easy target is because they batted so well to start with. Scoring at nearly the run rate and losing only 1 wicket is well over par in a one day game. D/L doesn't know that Bangladesh normally don't win matches and probably would have lost from that position. It just applies a formula based on the results of an enormous quantities of games to predict how likely a team is to win based on the score they have and number of wickets they have lost. Then the team are given a target they are are equally likely to achieve.

  • POSTED BY hasib9 on | March 29, 2013, 13:07 GMT

    When Bangladesh hired Saqlain Mushtaq as a spin bowling coach, a bowler like Gazi emerged out of nowhere. We need to hire Waqar Yunis or Wasim Akram for about 6 months and see what happens to our fast bowling. Another Mashrafe is due now in BD cricket.

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | March 29, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    @Bond_007 that makes no sense at all. When have BD ever chased down 300 +. Just face it SL would have won this game without DL. Don't get me wrong BD did well in chasing the target set but chasing a target in a small number of overs is always easier than over longer periods of time. Sri Lanka would have won this game. Fact

  • POSTED BY Fuad_bs on | March 29, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    @DINITH85: It may not go down well to your throat but Bangladesh is now a way better team than Sri Lanka. First of all, the calculation method used has two sides of equal benefits and problem. You can't blame the calculation method just your team could not win. You team has also been beaten by Bangladesh in the olast Asia cup so don't be so over proud in mouth just show the statistics that favor Bangladesh. Also the fact is that BD won the match on your condition without the most valuable players like "Sakib Al Hasan" Mashrafi Bin Mortaza" and "Tamim Iqbal" if they were in the squad, your team you would have been beaten so brutally that you would not stand straight to comment here. I can understand your frustration but prove your word on the ground rather than babbling out on a forum. Don't find any excuses to advertise your ignorance!!

  • POSTED BY borhans on | March 29, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    Bangladesh haters should know that Bagnaldesh already whites washed New zealand in 4-0 defeat & recently won odi series aganst west indies ..so don't underestamate Bangladesh on the basis of 10 year old data that you have ..This is not half of the team which bangladesh is capable of ..Its more like a bangladesh A team ..Yes luck helped Bd lot in this series but full strength side could mean a real challenge from Bd ..So instead bashing BD (who was also runner up of asia cup) you guys should show some respect .Even big teams get white wash in foreign pitch but BD actually did lot better in srilankan pitches all credit to these young BD teams ..we are proud of you boys ..keep doing your good works

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    Well played BD !! Again we proved we have many more match winners other than shakib, tamim and mash ! :D 8 top players injured, it was almost BD A team playing with the SLnational side. Anyways Hats off to sl for their hard work ! Best of luck to both teams for the T20 .. :))

  • POSTED BY SILVERSANGA on | March 29, 2013, 12:11 GMT

    Obviously it was a fluke. Before rain they needed 225 from 36:2 overs (220 balls ) with 9 wickets in hand. After the rain break they needed 105 more runs from 82 balls with 9 wickets in hand! Not even half of the previous score! Scoring 100 more with NINE wickets in hand in less than 8 runs per over is something pretty gettable for a team like Bangladesh which has batsmen capable of scoring quick 20's and 30's. And that was what they exactly did! The innings highest score was 40! And they lost freaking 7 wickets in the chase too!

    225 from 36:2 would have been far more difficult where you needed over 200 with more than runner ball. So Bangladeshi victory was pathetic and an absolute fluke! The rain and D/L assisted them big time.

    The D/L reversed target should have been something like 200 in 27 overs, not 180 from 27. So this was a real fluke.

    303 from 50 is far difficult than scoring 180 from 27 if a team has 9 wickets in tact in both occasions.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 12:06 GMT

    Not to take away credit from the bangladeshies but it is quite right that if you have to score 100 odd runs in 80 odd balls and u have 9 wickets in the hands...it is easier to score rather then chasing down 230 in 40 overs because in between those 40 overs if 2 wickets fall within the quick succesion, then the batting side goes back in the shell for the next few overs which piles up additional pressure...

    But still credit goes to Bangladeshi batsmen for still showing composure which is usually not associated with them

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 29, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    @jb633: Listen up ! If a team can score 183 within 27 overs ,then it can also score 300 in 50 overs. Now dont tell me that the way Bangladesh were losing wickets, they couldn't have chased 300 down. Man,it is two different mind-setups in two different chase. BD would not hurry if the original target was on. Bottom line: Rain did not bat for us and win the match. We have done it ourselves.

  • POSTED BY Pickpocket on | March 29, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    The guys who r blaming rain I'm just differ with u. This is ur lackings u r not use ur spinner & u have no Murali or Vass at present. All credit goes bd players. I always support Srilanka team but their supporters are too much crazy here lossing a game against a confident Bangladesh B team. Days r coming when SL try to win against bd team but can'nt. Bcoz Bagla Tiger have not any fear about Murali & Vass. When Sakib, Tamim, Mashrafee, Shafiul, Shahriar join into the team we invite u to loose every single game. So stop crying for rain u Lankan crazy supporter.

  • POSTED BY alesana85 on | March 29, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    Good win to Bangladesh. Sri Lanka unlucky to lose especially under the circumstances. This game shows what a lottery limited overs cricket can be. The big test for Bangladesh is if they can perform under the white hot intensity of a test match against a top eight test nation or in a world cup with the lights on bright.

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | March 29, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    Absolute joke the D/L method in this game. As if BD would ever have got near chasing 300+. Sri Lanka must have felt really hard done by because they would have 100% won this game. It is for this reason why the D/L method is so floored. It always favours one side greatly. On this occasion it was BD who were the beneficaries. You guys are very lucky that D/L saved you from yet another loss in international cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    it was a remarkable TESTs and ODI's for BD . hope T20 will be enjoyable for the viewers..

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | March 29, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    as i said before congrats to the BD on a well deserved vicotry..we shouldn't make any excuses, the target was set for BD and they achieved it, simple as that.. For all those who are putting SL down, yes it was a bad result for us not winning the series but remember, we are a team in transition with a new captian, vice captain and a few new players. Some of the decisions that Angie made were proved to be wrong but he will improve in time...The important thing for me is that i see we have talented youngsters in the fold and we will be back to where we belong soon..always proud to be a sri lankan...

  • POSTED BY Sadequl on | March 29, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    This is true yes we do have seen some new up coming talents in recent BPL & NCL like Taskin, Muktar Ali, Shamsur etc & BCB should have given those players a bit of match practice chances to prove them selves rather testing Ziaur Rahman, Abul & brining back Shahadat Hossain with a drama.

  • POSTED BY Sadequl on | March 29, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    @ Sidath thanks for your such true vision & once again with all due respect to all SL fans we know what your team is capable enough to do as a world champ but by the opposite side you should also admire this young & weaker BD team has done well enough against SL's present team too. If this ODI series would have went 3-0 without any rain destruction guess BD would have not mind cause, matter of fact is this is the worst stage for BD team now perhaps within last 3/4 years by missing all major key players like Shakib, Tamim, Mashrafee, Sharier, Shafiul, Nazmul etc at once & on other hand SL is missing only Mahela as their potential players list too. The thing which we all observed through out the series is BD's weakness in pace bowling attack which makes SL a bit upper hand in here too with their classical world standard batsmen like Dilshan & Sanga. Actually this weakness issue for BD team is an old one & hard truth is except Mashrafee BCB has failed to produce a genuine pace bowler yet.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    i think D/l method should be change for modern cricket game In 15 overs 100 runs must be gettable for an any team.in Suriyawawa wehave to get 230 pluse in 41 overs and 30 runs and7 overs have cut off by playing condition. So 260 was better to chase for sri lankans

  • POSTED BY priceless1 on | March 29, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    Well played Bangladesh! , deserving winners of this game ,and for the SL its high time that they dropp Thisara Perera from the ODI team for good.... ,guy Scores 50+ runs or take few wickets once in a blue moon but keeping a permanent place in the team is very wrong and injustice for the younger & talented players who are just waiting for an opportunity to play for the national team

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    good job boys...nasir is driving himself to such a position that other bd batsman should be jealous and follow him

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 8:08 GMT

    I will urge selectors to give more chances to new comers like Marshal Ayub, Taskin Ahmed, Milon and many more who already have performed consistently in domestic circuits as well different age's level. It does not matter how much young they are! just look at Nasir, Mominul, Anamul Bijoy, Gazi, Abul they all are giving their best and learning very quickly beside being very young and inexperienced. players like sahadat hossain is been given lots of opportunity but no results. So now it is time to give priorities to new, hungry, brave and young bloods.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 7:59 GMT

    Remarkable victory for the Bangladesh and to be honest this team had proved that they are not anymore a team to be taken as granted. Even though they lost the test series but the have achieved much more then the SL team. Well I hope it will be heartening for the ICC to see the overall improvement of the BD team especially in recent test series against SL. And this results in allocation of more trips for the BD team to other test playing countries. Until and unless ICC doesn't give support to the Bangladesh team in the field of test matches, they will again fall behind. I seriously hope in near future too we will all share our joy much more in BD's victory. Love from a Fan from India

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 7:54 GMT

    why Marshal Ayub is not getting chance while being a prolific batsman in last few seasons of BD's first class tournaments? He is the most prolific newcomer in BD domestic circuit. Surely he should get his debut in first test against Zimbabwe. Who knows he can be a great asset in BDs middle order for the test squad right now. As Tamim and Anamul is out so we definitely need batsman like Marshal to come out and perform for BD.

  • POSTED BY Sidath346 on | March 29, 2013, 7:47 GMT

    As Sri Lankans we cannot blame the conditions or the D/L method. When it rains, the D/L method will tend to favour one particular side but that is part and parcel of the game. If SL were favoured we wouldn't be complaining likewise we cannot complain when it favours the opposition. B'desh played superbly and they are many times better than they were more than 5 years back and its proven by their wins against NZ and WI recently and the fact that they made their way to the Asia Cup finals. Congrats to Bangladesh. Now for the T20 and that should be exciting. Hope our dismal bowlers can put up some sort of show.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 7:41 GMT

    Getting closer to age. But if you watched the chase we still have a long way to go to get to full maturity. We need a good tactician in the team. Who plays according to what the situation demands and obviously a few decent pacers.. Nevertheless, great win without full BD side!

  • POSTED BY Kashif.Anwar on | March 29, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    It was a great win for bangla....... their target should always be 50% against any team... that way they would win more.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    Congrats Bangladesh...You Guyz proved that even in pressure can put up good fight and win :)

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    What happened to the Srilankan fans? Honestly, I thought they were better dan dis, but I would still say dat they r a lot better fans dan indian fans. Anyways, I still have high respect for the SL fans, dey have always been honest and I am not going 2 judge dem based on this match. I understand their frustration, since the match probably was SL's to win & BD fans should realize the fact that, we probably wouldn't win the match if it wasn't 4 the rain. But having said that, SL fans shud also realize dat, BD has been improving 4 the last 4 years & in the last 2 years da improvement has been rather significant. And moreover, some BD fans r reacting only because people r still bashing BD 4 their win when all dey want is 2 see some acknowledgement on da improvement. But at da same time, that does't give BD fans da right to demean SL's cricket. Because lets face, BD team has still a long way 2 go. But winning more matches on a regular basis should shut the critics mouth for good.

  • POSTED BY an_alcoholic on | March 29, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    Hmmm...BD wins though hard luck 4 lankans.....bt dis win iz nt nt gonna change nything...fact remains d same...dis dosnt make lanka ny weaker....dey r still d best in dere den.... i feel bd fans should enjoy dis moment....evrybody knew dey can beat ny team dey dont lack potential bt dey lack consistency....nobody dare to treat them minnows....dey had prooved it already...dey r in route of becomin a tean tof 2 fight...cheerz 4m an indian die hard fan.

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | March 29, 2013, 6:45 GMT

    Jeyan Parthasarathy and other SL fans, can you just recall how lucky SL was in 2003 world cup? They knocked out South Africa from 2003 world cup just by a 1 run and that was because Mark Boucher did not know the exact calculation of D/L.

  • POSTED BY RK204 on | March 29, 2013, 6:44 GMT

    This is a C grade bangladesh team(without skahib.tamim.mash etc etc..) plus playing in SL(away).. And look at the sl side...Only mahela is missing and a new captain ...But still no one(except bd people) is actually noticed that!!!! that shows how strong our c graded players are....feel sorry for SL :( :P i wonder what could have happened to them if it was in bd's home.... ;(

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 6:36 GMT

    I can bet Mosarraf rubel, a left arm spinner can do much better than sahadat if he has been pick in t20. Our left arm spinners are very accurate and one of the world best. While they can check the run as well they can take wickets. Team management should think about that. please do not want to see Sahadat Hossain. Please relief us.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 6:35 GMT

    I am very happy today for banglaladesh crt team win srilngka odi and many many thanks for Nasir hossain.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 6:30 GMT

    congratulation tigers for a great victory over srilanka.every body congrate nasir hossain for this win but i think enamul and asraful also worthy for congrate because they made foundation with good start of batting.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 6:28 GMT

    Now BCB realizes that strong and proper first class cricket can bring a solid base and fast results for the favor of BD team. Hope BCB will do the right things as always. This time they are very much in right direction to organize First class cricket, BCL and BPL. BD coach Shane Jurgenson is a awesome coach. Under his coaching BD is just becoming a fighting team day by day. If i am not wrong under is coaching BD have performed well in every series. Now we just have to look at our bowling department and needs a full time bowling coach, and a special spin coach. I hope BD will as always give priority to our main strength spinners. Why not take more specialist spinners if Seamers are not up to the mark? I hope they will pic left arm spinner Mosaraf Rubel in place of sahadat in t20. Musfiq should use his part time bowlers like Nasir, Mominul intelligently as well according to situations.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 6:27 GMT

    Bangladesh beat New Zeland 4-0 in ODI series! In Asia cup 2012, reached finale beating India, Sri Lanka and lost only by 2 runs in finale! Next, Bangladesh beat west Indies 3-2 in ODI Series and now level Lankan ODI series! Bangladesh is an inconsistent team!!!? @ tearshan thank you friend. I personally like Sri Lankan team and Sri Lankan cricket board.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 6:23 GMT

    GO TIGERS!!! The Bangla boys have been playing well off late and they truly deserve this victory. Looking forward to more wins from them. Congrats Bangladesh

  • POSTED BY an_alcoholic on | March 29, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    BD gonna win d nxt world cup...dey can even beat S.A. in tests with innings...n dey r already d t20 champions (it really doesnt matter id dey don hv ny title by dere side )... with dis win one can easily say d golden era hs arrived...dey gonna rock d cricket world for years.... n believe me i m oll in ma sense..

  • POSTED BY gnanzcupid on | March 29, 2013, 6:20 GMT

    @sinhaya when lankans lost most wickets while chasing 70+ runs against australia in the one dayers this year,it was the lankan fans who were claiming that lankans were trying to chase the target soon and hence it was justifiable to lose many wickets. But if bd team loses wickets while chasing faster,they will be termed minnows,right? Amazing double standards that the lankan s maintain. Hahaha. Accept the fact that the current bd team even without its stars is almost equal to lankan team in strength. I dont understand why many lankans blame d/l method when they had already won many games due to this method(including the 1st odi of this series). This tour is another old story of the seniors saving the face of the lankan team.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 6:20 GMT

    Congrats Bangladesh team to win against Srilanka in Srilanka. Hope it will continue. Wish u all the best in future........

  • POSTED BY supercrick on | March 29, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    sl fans should not forget that bd team world's 9th best cricketing team they r not such a team which has never been defeated! u guys r talking like u r playing golf n bd's r street boys watching u and never can play that. so funny. u shoul remind bd r playing with their 70% strength whereas sl are in their 100%.

  • POSTED BY d_d_bd on | March 29, 2013, 6:05 GMT

    184 in 27overs was not difficult and also not a favor for any team, but too much wickets lost in the particular situation is the problems of Bangladesh specially the way of losing it. I can mark Bangladesh 7 out of 10 for appraisal of playing cricket considering all formats. Sometimes 8 out of 10 but not consistently (if 8 is for excellent team).

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 6:05 GMT

    for srilanka guys,,this ur not happy with dl method,,but last time 2003 world cup south africa were eleminated playing against you..can u remember that matc

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 6:02 GMT

    BD just got lucky with the rain,they would never in the world have chased down 300 plus score. they had good start, but no way would they have gone at that rate till the end of the match, couple of wickets and they'd be left wanting. Already Ashraful got out before the the rain.

    There so much more improvement left to be even considered a decent side. They beat beat Australia some years back and talked about rise of the nation, is it still on the rise..it's just the odd win, they still Minnows i.m.o and should be kept away from tests.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 6:01 GMT

    Some people find BD wins are funny. Some people still see BD wins here and there and conveniently forget that just a couple of months ago they won a OCI series against WI.

  • POSTED BY MAK123 on | March 29, 2013, 5:52 GMT

    If Bangladesh can produce produce two bowlers of Yasir Arafat's quality, forget about Gul, Junaid or Irfan, they can produce better results than Pakistan. Their batting is good enough to survive 50 overs or chase down around 250 in difficult situations. It's their bowling that is letting them down.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 5:41 GMT

    Winning is now too mainstream for BD. I wish BD could chase that 302 target bt unfortunately weather favored the Srilankan.However, The Luck was there side from the very beginning, so much injuries and then weather not only in the 3rd ODI but 2nd ODI as well.

  • POSTED BY bishalbhandari on | March 29, 2013, 5:40 GMT

    u crazy fans,,,,the team who played Asia cups final and defeated by 2 run,,,who have beaten full strength INDIA and SRI LANKA at the same tournament,,,,and recently they captured a ODI series against West Indies and with in this series they par score of 1st inning in 1st test...........how could u blamed for rain for the loss,,,,,come on grow up,,,,, tigers progressing rapidly these day and accept the fact my frns....

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 5:33 GMT

    @ criclover_at_cricinfo: India lost 4-0 in Australia and same scoreline in England, Pakistan were thrashed 3-0 by S Africa, England were decimated by Pakistan 3-0 in Abu Dhabi, W Indies have become perennial losers in Test Cricket, Australia were just 'Brownwashed' in India. Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka 1-0 after drawing the first test. New Zealand took decades to win their first Test match. By these yardsticks every test playing nation should be stripped of the status to play Tests and Ireland, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, et al should be promoted to the higher ranks.

  • POSTED BY PPL11 on | March 29, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    Ok what ever people say but at the end 1-1 againts SL and that too in SL is a brillant performance by BD, they are doing well at home and now good to see them doing well on away series, I hope BD will get more home and away series with good teams so they can keep on improving... Job well done. From True Cricket Fan From India

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 5:30 GMT

    Do not forget that BD did not play in the last match with their full strength. Their best 3 players Shakib, Tamim and Mushrafee did not play in the last match. Nevertheless, they managed to win the match. Bravo BD!

  • POSTED BY FaysalKabir on | March 29, 2013, 5:28 GMT

    Wow Bangladesh is becoming the most followed country on ESPNCricinfo. I mean every time we win or lose there is a huge number of fans from around the world reminding us how each of our wins are due to luck and how each of our loses are due to lack of skill/class. Anyway as I posted in my previous comments Bangladesh is our country and we are genetically tuned to follow and support them - it doesn't really matter to us if we win or lose.So rest of the countries should just stop following Bangladesh and get a life. I mean if your teams are so good you really shouldn't waste your time following and commenting on so called 'minnows' like us. Just remember the next time we win against your country it will be only because of 'luck'. P.S. God must be really sweet on us now a days as we are getting lucky quit often.

  • POSTED BY smukhles on | March 29, 2013, 5:28 GMT

    @criclover_at_cricinfo, I want to ask you how ordinary Sri Lanka team has to be to loose against such an ordinary Bangladesh Team as well as how ordinary and street class teams are all those full member teams of ICC as BD has won against all of them already? Get a life yourself Bro! We are used to see such meaningless comments agaist BD whenever they win a match. Those comments are not gonna change the fact.

  • POSTED BY veerakannadiga on | March 29, 2013, 5:26 GMT

    congrats BD. I saw the last part of the match after coming from office and must say that i am deeply impressed with this young man - Nasir Hossain. This guy was so cool even under extreme pressure. The way he played Malinga's last over, speaks volumes of his talent. We the cricket loving public will hear a lot about this guy in the future. Good Luck Nasir...God Bless Us All. from a loyal Dravid fan.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 5:25 GMT

    Its a great news to win against srilanka for bangladesh. And everybody knows that its always difficult to bat after rain bowler's get advantages. Out field becomes slower and afterall mind it, its not so easy to chase 184 in 27 overs. So keep talking but respectfully otherwise people wont respect u......

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 5:19 GMT

    Looks like bd's victory has set fire on some indian and srilankan's bone. bd is clearly stronger like you in odi side right now. try to live with it.and about test, don't forget what the hell you guys did in abroad at bouncy tracks. congratulation bd.

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 29, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    I would like to thank sl groundstaff for being profressional. They did a great job covering up the entire outfield. Thanks guys..

  • POSTED BY indirockz on | March 29, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    Now we have to listen this about this one win for next 2-3 yrs

  • POSTED BY criclover_at_cricinfo on | March 29, 2013, 4:44 GMT

    Give me a break, every year there is a win here and there for BD and they start jumping up and down as if they have won the world cup, regardless and with no bad intentions, i never like watching bangladesh match simply because they play like street cricketers and think like world champions, get a life BD fans and cricketers, its been almost 14 years that they are "improving", not sure how many decades more it will take them to come at par with other cricketing nations. i believe ICC should let BD play ODI's or T20's but surely not test cricket, come on its a serious format and BD is no way near to its demands. please invest more in zimbabwe, ireland and other associate nations. BD should play more tests with associate nations to gain some experience and caliber.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 4:43 GMT

    well, Bangaldesh were lucky enough to get a reduced target in 27 overs at less than 7 runs per overthey wouldn't chase 300 probably. Anyway win is a win and under given circumstances Bangladesh managed to win fairly

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 29, 2013, 4:34 GMT

    Looks like some people cant tolerate that Bangladesh is improving rapidly. Ha,haa. Because they are afraid to see Bangladesh become a strong one. Now they are saying,rain favored BD to this match. oh Come on ! The match was still won by playing real cricket in the field not by verbal words. Rain did not bat for us to win . Its our young players won the match for us. So accept this. Dont find satisfaction in finding fault of something

  • POSTED BY srcric on | March 29, 2013, 4:25 GMT

    well played BD team.cant blame mathews,as this was his first time as a captain and with young guys.and even the conditions didnt help bawlers,may be that is why he didnt go for spinners.but no excuses like rain or anything else for the loosing the matches,as experienced sri lankan team which is in top rank they cant depend on the conditions or cant find excuses like BD team used to do in last few matches after defeat.it was some wrong decisions,mistakes and Bangladesh team's fine effort overcame Sri lankan team. congratulations BD team and they should get more chances not only them but also other teams like ireland.as many new players are playing in T20 game it will be much easier to BD team.but it doesnt matter even SL team loose this T20,because these new guys who are going to start are going to win the next T20 and ICC world cup.that is why preparing form now on.good luck SL team.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 3:58 GMT

    This is a perfect example for the madness of DL method. It could have been better to use a Toss to decide the winning team rather than this funny DL. Poor Bangla team wasn't imagine the target of 303 at a time. Absolute funny.....!!!

  • POSTED BY gyusuf6 on | March 29, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    @Posted by ----LoveTheWayLionsPlay--- on (March 28, 2013, 18:22 GMT), Thanks for your true comments and I like the comment about the Aussie Ground stuff. Funny and true.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 3:31 GMT

    Very good win by BD albeit with help of rain. However, BD is still a pretty ordinary side and there is no reason for big celebrations for one win after a while. BD need to find consistency to win to gain respect among international teams.

  • POSTED BY Stat1977 on | March 29, 2013, 3:18 GMT

    @Wasel Bin Shadat.Dont just get carried away and thanks the rain! If you had to chase 300 Plus score? It would have been another pathetic display like what happened in fisrt ODI. You got walloped! Same thing would have happened in second ODI! Thank you very much rain and DL..BD won a match!

  • POSTED BY gyusuf6 on | March 29, 2013, 3:10 GMT

    @Posted by NeverGvUp on (March 28, 2013, 18:29 GMT), Please read my last thread. In Asia Cup Sl vs Bangla game D/L method really gave advantage to Sri Lanka but they lost the game by 5 wkts. D/l method reduced only 20 runs but took away 9.5 overs(SL scored 232 all out in 49.5 overs and Bangla team required 212 runs in 40 overs to win which they did it in 37.1 overs). What I am saying is that some days advantage goes in favor of one team and another time goes to other team. Today both team's pace bowlers bowled terribly and club cricket standard and the spinners did a decent job. Congratulations to Dilshan, Razzak and Nasir Hussein. Other than that everyone played like a club cricketers. Bangla team will not, I repeat, will not survive in international cricket with pace bowlers like Shahadat Hossein playing in the national team.

  • POSTED BY lukecannon on | March 29, 2013, 3:07 GMT

    @dulabari- How in god's name did they "earn" it? Rain doesn't take sides mate. You got so lucky. But BAN have improved. They are finally showing what they can do. It took a long time. But still nice to see . They can become another Asian powerhouse in the next 2 years if they keep this up.

  • POSTED BY satishchandar on | March 29, 2013, 3:03 GMT

    BD are a different team while chasing these days.. Probably credit can be given to T20 and BPL too.. You always know with wickets in hand, 8-9 an over is easily gettable.. They had done it more often in recent times.. Nasir is much valued addition to the team and when Shakib returns back in the place of Mahmud, it will complete a team which will have capability to challenge teams while chasing.. When BD will get one or two good pacers atleast of caliber of Mashrafe if not Malinga, they can defend too.. Very good win for BD..

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 2:57 GMT

    Hey hey, Tigers are roaring again! Now they are roaring in the Lion's den! This is simply amazing result without their main 6/7 players (who are injured)! BD-4:NZ-0, Asia cup: beat India, beat SL and came up as runners up (missed the trophy only by 2 runs), BD-2: WI-1 and now BD-1: SL-1 (and drawn one of the test match and gave tough fight in another in the Sl soil against them) ! How amazing inconsistent this BD team is? Isn't it right to some of the funny Ind, Pak & Sl supporters! :) So I think now ICC should withdraw the one day & test status from BD and give it to the Ireland, Netherland, Afghanistan, Kenya, aren't u telling this things consistently for this amazingly inconsistent (!) BD team! Then go and knock the door of ICC. Our Bangla Tigers don't care at all; they just give reply with the bat & ball in the field!

  • POSTED BY tearshan on | March 29, 2013, 2:55 GMT

    Congrats Bangladesh! i am a sri lankan but love to see BD win. bcz it is time for them to rise up in the cricketing world. SL too was a minor side before 1996. then SL became so impressive in the cricket arena. so BD go for win against all other countries. heartiest congrats!

  • POSTED BY SittingTiger on | March 29, 2013, 2:55 GMT

    wow Dhutugemunu complains a lot haha. Ok brother take it from me: BD fans accept SL is a much better side than us. Happy? But credit must be given to us for this victory because no matter what, we outplayed SL in one way or another because we WON. If SL truly deserved to win, they would have found a way to win, but they couldn't. End of the day, SL is obviously more experienced and a better side overall, but BD is doing very well also, especially without our two finest, Tamim and Shakib.

  • POSTED BY JohnKJ on | March 29, 2013, 2:54 GMT

    Congratulations to B'desh. Sorry Sri Lanka, Angelo Mathews is not a captain - let's face it. He cannot handle pressure, he didn't make the right bowling decisions and his own performance is pathetic. He may be having the leadership qualities but his cricketing acumen is lacking big time. Wasn't he watching when people such as Arjuna and Mahela captained Sri Lanka? Will he learn over time? - well time shall tell. VERY ORDINARY CAPTAINCY INDEED SO FAR. Good leaders make their teams win as a result of the proactive and insightful decision making which forces the opposition to make errors rather than relying on the mistakes of the opposition.

    If this is what B'desh can do, SL must be prepared for many surprises when they meet quality sides such as England, SA, Pak etc. Sri Lanka needs a proper captain and a wicket keeper if they are to compete with good sides. If SL persists with Angelo (on the pretext that he needs time to learn), there will be many losses in the horizon.

  • POSTED BY lukecannon on | March 29, 2013, 2:51 GMT

    Luckiest win ever. Still they lost 7 wickets and plenty of boundaries off edges. I am extremely happy with the SL bowlers' effort (except Kula) because of dew and the pitch not aiding them. Nasir Hossain is a very good finisher. He should stick around for a while for BAN. Congratz BAN. Mathews, Mathews , Mathews... where do i begin mate? This guy may be new to captaincy but he's been in SL team since 2008. What is he doing giving the ball to Kula when Hossain was at the crease? Senanayake being a spinner brought us into the game getting wickets and bowling dots. We had 2 other spinners . Mendis and Dilshan. Why didn't he use them to chip off a couple of overs? Especially the ones that went to Thisara and Kula. First of all never should have batted first. The record at the stadium said bat 2nd. Mathews took it on and i feared SL bowlers won't be able to hang on to the ball because of dew and rain. Gotta say this again. Luckiest win ever. I want better captaincy from Mathews.

  • POSTED BY Lakpj on | March 29, 2013, 2:47 GMT

    It was SL who tried to be over smart when batting, when they were given a good start they should have kept on scoring. Instead they allowed the 5th bowler of Bangladesh to bowl 10 overs for less than 5 runs an over. if they had attacked him then Bangladesh had no option to but to call Gazi and Razzak much earlier than they already did. Instead SL looked to score lot of runs in the last 20 overs, which didn't go all that well due to loss of wickets. Can't see any fault in sending Thisara early because if he had come off, then it would had made a big difference. If SL are to more dominant in ODIS, then Thisara should be more consistent with both bat and ball. Hard to understand what Jeewan is doing here, he isn't playing either as a batsman nor as a bowler.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 2:45 GMT

    I thought it was messed by mathews. first he did a good move by sending perera. it didn;t worked and then he should have send chandimal or thirimmanne. tumbling wickets cost extra 30 runs they should have got. then he missed a trick by not using either dilshan or jeevan mendis. hope T20 go our way

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 2:34 GMT

    Bangladesh now can challenge with Australia & South Africa in ODI. No joking see the recent their performance. Once sakib, tamim, Masrafee & Nazmul recover from their injuries. Now BD team like B-Team display excellent performance without best players. They give us proud. Even oversees tour. So guys near future BD team would be going to more stronger in ODI no doubt. Many peoples could not imagine. So pls do not speak minnow BD team again because Minnow team could not beat frequently Test nation team. So change your word & help to support BD team & inspire motivate them to most strong & competitive. Good luck BD teams, we are always with you.

  • POSTED BY SportyKid97 on | March 29, 2013, 2:30 GMT

    Mahmudullah will definitely make a good comeback for a missed oppurtunity here in the Zimbabwe series :D .... He is a great player... Remember, he played a great part in our win vs WI

  • POSTED BY Pickpocket on | March 29, 2013, 2:24 GMT

    Bangladesh shows their character that they can win a match in the pressure. Critics says why batsman play some madness shot in the fifth gear. I think they r playing with right gear. If they loose they u questioned about this. They r batted madly to control the run rate. If they batted cautiously then run & ball difference will be 30-40 then they could not win the match. Congrats bd team showing everything right & a good win at the end.

  • POSTED BY NIPPY_89 on | March 29, 2013, 2:13 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh. Well deserved. As a Sri Lankan fan I dont feel that bad because I think we played well too 300 was a good score. Looking forward to the t20 game.

  • POSTED BY TIGER_THE_KILLER on | March 29, 2013, 2:10 GMT

    I want ro say if this match could be 50 overs then surely Bd won comfortably of equation 302 from 300 balls.Yesterday i said Bd will bounce back and my prediction comes true.I am very happy as a Bd fan.This team is like Without shakib,tamim,mashrafee,nazmul etc is a great performance i say.In zim series we will be full strength. Remember in Asia cup sachin's hundreath hundread nobody could imagine Bd could chase 293 in 48.2 overs exact.Their highest chasing record is 313 in 47 overs against zim.Those who r saying Bd lost 7 wkts, mate its our t20 reharsal before t20 in SL.The mindset could be different if the match could hold full 50 overs, they one stage 78/1 in 13 overs.so dont say this type of comments.You should have applaud for Bd win 184 in just 26 overs which is not easy for any team, also credit to SL they fought hard but they lost. Good luck for both team in t20..cricinfo plzz publish.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 2:10 GMT

    Bangladesh played and win the match with 5 key player absence. Bangladesh didn't get tamim, sakib, masrafee and other match winning player. Shame to srilanka they are just talk too much. Remember about asia cup, how bd knocked out srilanka. Also pray..

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 2:01 GMT

    Congrats, Bangladesh! Well played.

  • POSTED BY Tal_Botvinnik on | March 29, 2013, 1:49 GMT

    Very Poor captaincy from mathews. he should have brought dilshan, jeewan early on given that the bd spinners got so much of the wicket. Thissara is a match winner no doubt but he must be dropped for few games until he find his feet

  • POSTED BY fr600 on | March 29, 2013, 1:01 GMT

    Nasir should placed in the ranks of with Shakib, Mushfiq, and Tamim now. He deserves it. Bangladesh still needs real fast bowlers who can bowl atleast 145 kmph all the time.

  • POSTED BY Sinhaya on | March 29, 2013, 0:51 GMT

    @Warm_Coffee, wrong. Forgot how Thirimanne and Chandimal posted centuries in the tests along with how Vithanage excelled with a fifty on debut? Kushal Perera too excelled. We have good youngsters and no one can deny that.

  • POSTED BY Sinhaya on | March 29, 2013, 0:48 GMT

    We no doubt have the greatest groundstaff in the world. We should have done the same what Aussies did to us in Sydney by calling off play due to conditions being "unfair" for us, but we did not do so. With more rain falling than what fell in Sydney, it was a great act to get play under way. We dont fear losing to visitors like how Aussies feared losing to us in the 3rd ODI this year forcing the series into a 2-2 draw.

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 0:46 GMT

    congrats BD. There are considerable faults in D/L system and Mathew's captaincy..

  • POSTED BY on | March 29, 2013, 0:32 GMT

    Congratulations for Bangladesh for winning this game, it definitely is the highlight of the tour for them, and it's great for BD cricket. For one thing for sure that the matches involving BD is no longer one sided and it's definitely best for the sport itself. Cricket needs more countries and the countries who plays cricket needs to be competitive.

  • POSTED BY Jadejafan on | March 29, 2013, 0:13 GMT

    Sri Lanka are an ordinary team even we beat them all the time like we did in Sri Lanka last year when our team toured.

  • POSTED BY tfjones1978 on | March 29, 2013, 0:13 GMT

    This is a remarkable performance and shows that there is more competition in international cricket then ever before. Its about time that the ICC threw out the FTP and gave regular matches for the bottom teams against the middle teams and the top associate teams. There should be a tiered system for each format, in tests being two tiers of six teams with four tests per series (two home, two away) against each team in tier. Every two years swopping should occur to the 6th/7th teams. Second tier should link in with ICup with ICup winner swopping between 12th & Icup winner every two years. ODI and T20I should have their own similar tiered system, just more teams in each tier, and them used as qualifiers for their respective world cups. Warm up matches should be scrapped and replaced with "friendlies" that have no baring on tiered matches and no effect on world rankings.

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | March 29, 2013, 0:09 GMT

    Thanks Cricinfo and to the writers for covering this game we appreciate the hard work you guys solely put in. As for this match, I can only see how devastating Bangladesh will be at least in ODIs if we had all our key players and add to that our reserves. This is my main 11 for ODIs - Tamim, Anamul/Shamsur, Shahriar/Ashraful, Shakib, Nasir, Rahim, Mahmudullah, Gazi, Mashrafe, Razzak and Rubel/Nazmul/Shafiul/Taskin etc. I agree Nasir should bat no less than 5 such an important player for Bangladesh now and probably second in importance to Shakib when it comes to relying on someone. I'm sure Bangladesh can compete with almost anyone in ODIs now.

  • POSTED BY KajuWaththaEksath on | March 29, 2013, 0:06 GMT

    Congratulations for BD team for winning the match. I think it's not appropriate to downgrade the win by BD considering the fact of rain. Still they won the match. As a SL fan I noticed BD team improving well and they need to win matches. Other than losing a match with good performance. Keep the winning as a habit. Best of luck for both the teams for the final match.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 23:52 GMT

    All credit goes to BD Team. Mathew has to go long way and learn from Captains like Mahela and Snaga. DL Syetem is not a great system. ICC need to consider about coming up with more effective system that fair to all teams.

  • POSTED BY azirqusa on | March 28, 2013, 23:51 GMT

    Well said dulabari "…183 is small, then it is earned by BD…. " . As I understand D/L method include many factors but never favours, neither Favour factor nor the LUCK factor. Congratulation to Bangladeshi Team for earning a WIN. It is a change in attitude in you, a positive one. We are proud of you.

  • POSTED BY Shajadul on | March 28, 2013, 23:43 GMT

    Congrats BD Tigers. Show up good fight in T20 match. Wishing you good luck....

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | March 28, 2013, 23:38 GMT

    @AK47_pk: Yup it was by sheer luck BD won More than 50% (that is half the games, if you need a count) against top opposition in the past year in ODIs. Won 2 and lost 2 in Asia cup, won 3 and lost 2 against WI, and won 1 and lost 1 against SL. That is 6 wins against 5 losses between March 2012 and March 2013. So, I guess you will be hearing about BD wins for a very, very, very long time!:-) Some luck BD has, I wish I was that lucky! LOL.

  • POSTED BY nilb on | March 28, 2013, 22:57 GMT

    Congrats to Bangladesh on the great win! Now what the hell are the captains of Sri Lanka (Mahela and Angelo) are doing with Jeewan Mendis in the team? In Aus and now here.. He doesn't get to bat much. But is his bowling that bad so that it's not worth to give it a shot then the pacers are going 7, 8 an over? Can't Angelo take a hint from the economy rate of Senanayake and Sohag Gazi?

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | March 28, 2013, 22:50 GMT

    I remember Sri Lanka fans saying before these series even started how Nuwan will tear through our batting line-up but seems Bangladesh are making him look way too ordinary in this entire series :)

    The final game the T20 is interesting as it will give us a much clearer picture of the 2 set of youngsters can't wait hopefully no rain.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 22:44 GMT

    if there was no rain..SL were winner of this game simply..bad luck for SL..SL team standard is very higher than BD team.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 22:37 GMT

    Shuffling middle order for SL wasn't a success. Anyway SL reached 300 which is a more than a good score. To defend that score not utilizing allrounder spinners, Dilshan or J.Mendis is another mystery. Over utilization of Malinga (5) within first 13 overs another weakness. Mathews as a captain should learn more. SL missed Mahela a lot in that department.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 22:28 GMT

    Guys. Guys. Guys. Forget about this minnow label. I have seen some comments during other series SL involved that some Fans of other countries comment on SL labeling as minnows. After winning an ODI World Cup and sharing Championship Trophy, becoming runners up twice in ODI WC and twice in T20I WC, reaching #2 in Test Championships still they call SL as minnows.

  • POSTED BY Energetic. on | March 28, 2013, 22:28 GMT

    Its pretty funny some Sri Lanka fans and fans of other teams are saying Bangladesh lost 7 wickets in the process yes but what are the Bangladesh batsman Strike Rates??? there's your answer in a chase of more than a 100 in less than 14 overs :P

  • POSTED BY SapnerJadukar on | March 28, 2013, 22:17 GMT

    Congratulations to Bangladesh Cricket Team to win over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka for the first time... :) Watch it out..the snowball has already started rolling.

  • POSTED BY trav696 on | March 28, 2013, 22:11 GMT

    This is a joke, it can't even be considered a win for BD, because they had 27 overs to chase down 183 at about 7RR. They took it as a T20 when they came back out, and lost 6 wickets in the process for just 105. Thought the RRR for this chase was 7, and 302 in 50 is at 6RR, they would not have lasted till about the 40-45 over in a chase of 302 because they would have been all out. SL's batting, excluding thirimanne, sanga, dilshan and kusal, was appalling. It was disgraceful to watch and they should not have lost that many wickets, going for slog sweeps over and over. Don't brag about this win because BD's overs basically cut in half when they were 78-1, with 9 batsmen in the shed and only needed 105 runs in 13.2. That is an easy chase for most international teams.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 22:04 GMT

    This game shows all the flaws in the Duckworth Lewis system. At 7 wickets down there is no way they would have overhauled SL's full total of 300 plus. I think the result should be determined not at a target but the state of the game at a certain point. If you've lost too many wickets then the logical conclusion is an SL win.

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 22:03 GMT

    I love SL's one commentator. The man is Russell Arnold. Such a great personality! His commentary has always been supportive to BD. Thanks RA.... From a BD fan

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 22:00 GMT

    It seems that some people can't take it easily that Bangladesh has won. ha ha ha. The truth is Bangladesh has won, and if anybody checks last few months ODI records, s/he can find out the visible improvement of Tigers. They are capable to beat now any team, in any condition. If you want to get consolation blaming D/L method or any other thing, you can do that but that does not change the truth. Grow up guys and give credit where it is due (I don't want to name anybody, there are few among the above commentators). Appreciate the truth. Don't say anything what would be difficult to acknowledge later. Also if you can acknowledge the truth that Bangladesh is now a formidable power in ODI cricket, it wont be too sour to swallow the defeat to Tigers.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 21:53 GMT

    Bravo guys! You have made it...

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | March 28, 2013, 21:52 GMT

    Fact! our youngster Nasir Hossain is better than any Sri Lanka youngster he can bat, he's quick, top fielder and can bowl some spin and seam :P

  • POSTED BY The_Ashes on | March 28, 2013, 21:44 GMT

    Like it or hate it Bangladesh Cricket team is improving. May not be a top team but no doubt an improving one and that's all that matters for now. Our fan support for our team is enough to carry our team forward and our players know they have our backs and support. The only decent young players from Sri Lanka in this series is Dinesh Chandimal and possibly Thiramanne but the others look way too ordinary for me. That new Sanath guy is a good prospect but too early to judge him but the main difference between the sides in the whole series so far were the Sri Lanka trio of Dilshan, Sanga and Herath otherwise Bangladesh young team are far too strong for the Sri Lanka youngsters hopefully the T20 match will give everyone a clearer idea. We missed a dangerous batsman Tamim, the best all-rounder in the world and our best pace bowlers but yet we still beat you and who knows what this Bangladesh team would've done to Sri Lanka had we had our best 11 in ODIs.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 21:43 GMT

    @Ruchiralk: "May I ask you what your team would've been if Nasir Hussain wasn't there??", We are already without Tamim, Shakib, Nafees and Mashrafee, you wanna play with Bangladesh D team?

  • POSTED BY AJ_KHAN on | March 28, 2013, 21:41 GMT

    bangladeshi played some awesome shots today specially the opners, i think they would chase 302 anyways thy r improving day by day good luck hope they win th final game, from afghani fan

  • POSTED BY dulabari on | March 28, 2013, 21:34 GMT

    Posted by Avin De Silva "............. even though all the factors where in favor for them they lost 7 wickets in a small chase of 183......."

    It is small because BD bowlers took 9 wickets and batting only lost 1 wicket before the rain. If SL was 302/5 and BD was 72/3, it would be higher. If you think 183 is small,then it is earned by BD. In other words SL failed to provide a larger target. Now factors were in BD's favour?

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 21:33 GMT

    Congrats to BD and also high appreciation for SL team and their fans for being supportive to us. Tigers and lions share a bread !

  • POSTED BY ca2ca on | March 28, 2013, 21:30 GMT

    So Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in SL even after putting 300 plus (OK D/L method). Much blame go to Mattews and on ground team management. First he changed the batting order. Putting T.Perera and himself before better batters so early in the SL inning. Then he must have observed BD spinners taking 7 out of 9 wickets and still was shy to employ Dilshan and Jeevan Mendis. Lastly he gave the final over to the worst bowler today. Its not only "bowling let us down" but how he used the bowlers. only excuse I have for him is the learning procedure.

  • POSTED BY crazycricketfan4life on | March 28, 2013, 21:28 GMT

    Thanks to the SL fans for the sporting comments, I dunno but whenever we win it seems to scratch the back of fans belonging to a certain country (BD Fans you know who I am talking about) the wrong way. Well without them ruining it, this series showed two things, that we can win consistently in ODIs without Sakib and/or Tamim and one can imagine how strong we will be when they are both fit again....Seems Nasir is delivering as usual and Mominul has been the find of the tour. Gazi was great and I am sure he will be much stronger in a supporting role for Shakib (for now). And who can forget Mr. 200 (Razzak), congrats on that. Anyways congrats Tigers, you have made your country proud by roaring in the lion's den (as Ten Cricket put it)....cheers

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 21:25 GMT

    Many people are asking what this team would be without Nasir Hossain. Well, I ask you what if Sri Lanka did not have sanga or Dilshan. Without either one of the two the middle order is exposed and I think i'm right in saying that the middle order was no match for the WEAKENED bangladeshi bowling.

  • POSTED BY rajcan on | March 28, 2013, 21:24 GMT

    I think Mathew have long way to go and learn to be a good captain. There were run on board, he should have tried sneaking some hours for less runs. Thisara's overs were expensive. Have no idea why Mathew persisted with Thisara.

    Senanayake had very economic overs, that tells Bangadesh was not still good in batting against spin. Couple of overs from Dilshan minus Thissara overs would have made difference

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 21:23 GMT

    @Criticizers of BD team- l don't understand why you people always discover a reason when BD win!! BD won against NZ, you said kiwis were off form; BD won against India and SL in Asia Cup, you said they had mad home support; then BD got defeated by only 2 runs by PK, you said BD is still minnow not to continue their form; BD won against WI, you said they are minnow not to beat WI in test series; now BD has defeated SL, you're saying rain supported them!! COME ON!! When momentum criticism is continued against a team only because of winning, it has to be understood that there has been at least "SOME" improvement. Though, l would like to give more importance here on BD's pacers weakness than the absence of Shakib, Tamim, Mashrafee and Nazmul. Winning is always winning, it doesn't matter how easily or toughly a team wins. Keep in mind, history only remembers which team won on what day, neither the reason that helped them to win nor what l and you're typing here!

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 21:19 GMT

    i will agree . if the rain had not come . Bangladesh would not had been able to chase this score

  • POSTED BY AK47_pk on | March 28, 2013, 21:18 GMT

    Now we, ll have to listen about this win for next 3/4 years till they win another match by LUCK Lol.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 21:06 GMT

    Bangladesh were without 4-5 of their main players. Considering that, a big achievement no doubt. and finally it's Bangladesh 1 : Sri Lanka 1 : Rain 1

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 21:00 GMT

    want to see taskin and mashrafe in the pace bowling attack against zimbabwe. pace bowling is a worry for bd.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 20:57 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh . Congratulations for winning. Like everyone say " the better team wins" , that is the truth. I'm a Sri Lankan fan. There is lot more Mathew will have to learn. When Sri Lankan were having a flying start, slowed down considerably when the spinners were brought . Mathew could have tried at least 2 to 4 overs with Jeevan or Dilshan.

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 20:56 GMT

    You have no control over nature. Simply Accept this. So dont try to overshadow bd win bringing up rain issue. Respect to both bd and sl fans. Chill

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | March 28, 2013, 20:51 GMT

    AK47_pk: Did you even watch the match? 184/7 is a good score for T20, and that is essentially what this game became after the rain delay. BD lost more wickets becuse they had about 12 overs to score more than a 100 runs. Why is everyone so hell bent on making a ridiculous statement that BD has not improved, they minnows, blah blah blah! BD started out with a flier, they were keeping pace with SL on run rate till the rain interruption. How can anyone logically conclude "BD has not improved because they scored 184/7" based on a rain interrupted revised target is beyond me. BD did what it needed to do win. We did not invent the D/L method, we just play by it like everyone else. Why is it so hard for people to give credit to BD when they win, and not to take into consideration BD was fielding a very inexperienced team!

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 20:47 GMT

    Nasir is the MAN. He is becoming more reliable than Tamim (who misfires often); is as reliable as Sakib. I can't wait to see what our score is when both Nasir and sakib are in song. The batting has been greatly strengthened by Nasir. Mahmudullah has forgotten how to bat. Asraful is always Mr.Unreliable. Jahurul should be told that u need brains too to be a good batsman. Mushy will score a good score often. So all in all, we have a strong batting side.

  • POSTED BY SaadRocx on | March 28, 2013, 20:46 GMT

    Bangladesh clearly got Lucky....their pathetic batting line up could never cross 230 against Sri Lanka..Thanks to Rain and DL that Bangladesh escaped with a victory...there was no chance for Bangladesh to score 302...How unfair this DL rule is..Got to feel for SL fans..:(...Plz Publish!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 20:42 GMT

    Rain,D\L,revised target whatever it may be.......The Fact is Bangladesh have WON and levelled the series. The other good thing is BD is consistently putting up good performances since Asia Cup Well done Tigers.......

  • POSTED BY RK204 on | March 28, 2013, 20:36 GMT

    This is a C grade bangladesh team(without skahib.tamim.mash etc etc..) plus playing in SL(away).. And look at the sl side...Only mahela is missing and a new captain ...But still no one(except bd people) is actually noticed that!!!! that shows how strong our c graded players....feel sorry for SL :( :P i wonder what could have happened to them if it was in bd's home.... ;(

  • POSTED BY Nayel_19 on | March 28, 2013, 20:35 GMT

    I dont understand why some of u guys are taking it on BD.....they batted really well before the rain thatsy they had to chase a small target...and still 105 from 80 balls had to be scored and they did....just think once if BD had scored about 50 runs before the rain then the equation wud have been much tougher...speaking about luck guys?? well " Fortune favours the brave..." stop giving xcuses and accept that BD won and SL lost...cricket has its rules for this situation so it was applied....lets see what u got for T20...hope rain and ypour xcuses stays away...

  • POSTED BY Tweety20 on | March 28, 2013, 20:35 GMT

    Congrats to BD.u did well but really wanted see BD chase the 302,that was the real test.Anyways,keep on improving.Good luck for the t20.-SL fan

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 20:34 GMT

    Some people will always find fault of Bangladesh's performance no matter how well BD plays. We dont care what rest of the world say. BD fans are the craziest and most passionate about cricket fans in the world. BD rockz!!!

  • POSTED BY hasib9 on | March 28, 2013, 20:33 GMT

    I've seen plenty of cricket in my life, but I have never seen a professional cricket team selecting only 2 genuine bowlers as Bangladesh did today (Razzak & Gazi). It was a terrible decision and BD selectors once again reminded us how unprofessional they are. We were lucky to win today that is for sure. But in the future, if Shakib if injured, replace him with a bowling allrounder, like Musharraf, Elias, etc., and not with Anamul. What were we thinking trying to restrict Dilshan with a whole bunch of part-time bowlers? Sometimes education and common sense is more important than past cricket experience in a losing side. Congratulations Nasir, you are my hero.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 20:25 GMT

    Our best Batsman is Tamim, Best Bowler Mashrafee, Best all-rounder Shakib ! without all these top class players(including Shafiul, Nazmul, Nafees) we did it !

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 20:22 GMT

    ha ha ... srl fans! You need 300 runs to defend? If not dilshan, what Srl team would have posted is anybody's imagination. Also if your team was that better than tigers, should have proved defending 187 in 27 overs. Lots of runs to defend. Lots of overs to make a all out. No?

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 20:21 GMT

    in a cricket game some one will win. after all its a game. sports means learning how to celebrate a win and accept a failure. Srilanka is a better side but BD is improving

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 20:17 GMT

    good luck Bangladesh....... without sakib , tamim, masrafi........bd can win the match ......with any top team now.......didn't no why india... ausi.....south Africa don't want to play with bd.????????........now we realize.........

  • POSTED BY Legend_of_All_Times on | March 28, 2013, 20:12 GMT

    1. Bangladesh lost only 1 wicket within 13 overs while match was assumed to have 50 overs. So, How can You claim that Bangladesh would be same at 184/7 in 26 overs even if the match was intact to 50 overs? Neutral Perception says that Bangladesh would be at 135+ for at best 2 wickets within 27 overs if it was intact to 50 overs, After rain interruptions 6 more wickets were fallen only due to the pressure of quick chasing in D/L target. If there were no pressure then no those wickets would have fallen. 2. About the issues with big chase of 303? Look around and find yourself. Almost all the runs of Sri Lanka all over the series scored by SL senior Key Players like Dilshan and Sangakara where Bangladesh lacks of its senior Key Players like Shakib, Tamim, Mashrafee, Shafiul, Nazmul etc. Dare to acknowledge it or not, but this is Bangladesh A team. So, If compare then compare it fairly. This comment goes for some disguised ind/pak fans here. Love and Respect for Sri Lanka from a BD Fan.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 20:09 GMT

    last 12 matches, (WI, pak, India and Shrilanka), BD has won 6 of them, lost 5 of them. even many of the loses was quite close. even before that in the previous few years. Bangladesh defeated England, WI and whitewashed NZ. Still people cannot accept they BD has improved.

  • POSTED BY Yoker111 on | March 28, 2013, 20:07 GMT

    Good game BD, although D/L did favor you guys, neverthless a win is a win. We shall wait for the only T20 and then the champions trophy to evaluate the growth of this young BD team. Only then BD will be acknowledged as a strong opponent. Until BD arrives in the top 3 rankings of one of the three formats or win a world cup everybody will look down on u guys. Therefore train hard and achieve a great win rather than rain affected games or once in a while ODI's.. i wish BD all the best and plenty of blue skies. by a Cricket fan...

  • POSTED BY TheRisingTeam on | March 28, 2013, 20:04 GMT

    I think Nasir Hossain should bat at number 4/5 in ODIs. He definitely has capabilities to score big and is very fit to occupy the crease actively for 50 overs and more.

    When Bangladesh play their next ODI series, this should be the 11 - Shamsur, Shahriar, Ashraful, Shakib, Nasir, Rahim, Mahmudullah, Zia, Gazi, Mashrafe and Razzak.

    Please no more Shahadat he was a bit lucky today especially with that wicket but still expensive.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | March 28, 2013, 20:03 GMT

    Aah forgot to say what I actually wanted to say after seeing all the comment from SL fans lol. A big Thanks to SL groundsmen. Have done a great job which enable us to resume the match after rain. Thank You :)

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 20:03 GMT

    @Avin De Silva, it is true all last 3 matches was interrupted by rain but not mislead people with that- last on in Asia cup SL was all out 232 in 50 overs revised target was 212 in 40 overs BD won by 5 wicket (who could be lucky??) and in the previous one SL was all out 147 in 30.3 overs, BD won by 5 wicket, even in this one BD was 78/1 in 13 over, plz don't put lame excuses, definitely SL away better team than BD, that does not mean they always win.

  • POSTED BY Pinarsh255 on | March 28, 2013, 19:57 GMT

    Nasser Hussain, here is a different Bangladesh player. He is performing better under pressure, very good start to his career, keep going. He has the potential to play the kind of role the Rainas, the Morgans, the Duminies do. I am not sure why he is not bowling now.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:55 GMT

    It looked like a Baseball match when Bangladesh came to bat after the rain extremely risky they way the Bangladesh batsman played going after every ball but good entertainment for the fans.

  • POSTED BY yohandf1984 on | March 28, 2013, 19:53 GMT

    Congrats BD . As i mentioned before series started BD s best chance was in ODI . they prooved that and showed the world that they r improving . Duckworth lewis is accepted by all countries it has nothing do with this result . (BD fans also cannot argue that regards to 1st match) . As Sri Lankans this is a knock on the back .so we need to wake up and find remedies to team issues . Over dependancy of seniors and inability of middle order to maintain momentum and lack of discipline of fast bowlers . Still it far better to loose coz we can eradicate issues before Champions trophy .

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 19:48 GMT

    @alivan; if your memory is still fresh,then listen, in Asia cup Rain favored srilanka highly. BD had to score 233 in 50 overs but after rain ,revised target was 212 in 40 overs,reducing 68 run- ball difference to 28 . So dont comment like fool

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 19:48 GMT

    See the double standard from BD fans. 1st ODI - They said that, if SL had to score 260 in 50 overs (not 238 in 41), BD would have win. 3rd ODI - They say that, if the target was 303 in 50 overs (not 183 in 27) still BD could have win.

  • POSTED BY Sadequl on | March 28, 2013, 19:47 GMT

    Hello boy's n guys what are we arguing here for & we all should know our limitations too. SL team is a world cup champ & they have a long history behind them to be in this position now, we as Bangladeshi do know that too. Believe me or not if you ask it to mass people of our country we do support & respect SL team for that more then any other sub continental teams too. As far as it goes with Bangladesh's team, we also should agree that, this team is improving a lot as new comer within recent years or so & it's just the beginning for them until they can be tough potential enough to dominate in world cricket sooner. For that it would be very best for both of our countries to keep continuing such friendly atmosphere among two of our friendly nations to organize such bilateral serious more as regular basis. We hope and believe this will only lead & help us to take our cricket team to strengthen more in world cricket arena.

  • POSTED BY HatersAreOrdinary on | March 28, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    @cricket316 the way you talking it just meant icc should have made SL winner of the odis n the series without even playing a ball. just pathetic man. i bet you didnt watch the game. the commentators n our captain in the end mentioned the reason why bd were loosing wickets or batsmen panicked. bd players is never or dont often put in this kinda situation n even the game was played in Sl where bd's past record is really really poor. grow up man

  • POSTED BY AzAb12754 on | March 28, 2013, 19:43 GMT

    Sri Lanka cannot even beat a Bangladesh C team. Lucky they had their senior guys in a series which was supposed to be about the youngsters otherwise there would've been real problems for them in both the test and one-day series. Definitely not a successful whole series for Sri Lanka as they drew the first test and failed to win by an innings and lost an ODI game now hopefully Bangladesh will polish things off and win the T20 game and come home with happy faces :)

    Also Nasir who is a better young player than any Sri Lanka youngsters (check the stats) has played 4 times against Sri Lanka so far in ODIs and they still cannot get him out. Also Bangladesh won in Pallekele a place where they performed badly in the World T20 if you can recall :P

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:42 GMT

    Great to see Sri Lankan supporters have to now hide behind the D/L excuse. The fact of the matter is you lost - fair and square, according to the rules of the game against a side that is missing Shakib, Tamim, Mashrafe and Nazmul because of injuries. This is a second-string Bangladesh side but big girls don't cry.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:42 GMT

    c'mon guys!!! Bangladesh has won fare and square... although rain intervened, overs were cut short, the run rate also gone up hugely. And you must admit that higher run rate is not favorable situation.

    Lastly I would like to say... please learn to admire winners. Be sporty and be gentle :)

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:41 GMT

    Sri Lankan fans should take this win with grace. There is no shame in losing to a side that is rising fast and making their mark in intl cricket. We were meant to win series' at some point & this draw on foreign soil is certainly the right step after we won the ODI series against WI at home last Dec. Just because we won tonight doesn't make SL any worse or us any better. It simply means Bangladesh is becoming a competitive formidable side.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:39 GMT

    AK47_pk we are talking about ODI here not T20. Im not sure if you understand ODI cricket at all. Scoring 184 in 26 overs is a very tough task, especially in a rain effected match cuz the rain pauses the momentum. As you are a paki! its hurting you to see that we are emerging as a new power. Its all good though! your hatred will make us perform even better. Cheers

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | March 28, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    @ Dhutugemunu, Yes observation are indeed interesting. Flat track was your excuse for not beating BD in first test. Outfield grass was condemned by all in the second test. 1st ODI interruptions helped SL but you said that should not be used as an excuse and now rain is being used as an excuse by you and your friends. Your observations are skewed but interesting alright. I am planning to sit and read funny comments by BD haters and enjoy myself.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    To those who think Bangladesh were the beneficiary of D/L method today , look what happened the last time when Bangladesh chased against Srilanka:

    Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Mar 20, 2012 Sri Lanka 232 (49.5 ov); Bangladesh 212/5 (37.1/40 ov) Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining) (D/L method)

    Please tell me which team was favored in that match? Please don't blame D/L when it doesn't go your way !

  • POSTED BY Nur_nsu on | March 28, 2013, 19:37 GMT

    There is no reason to compare SL team with BD team. SL is much better team - without any question. However, BD has played pretty good cricket too throughout the series. They couldn't really outshine SL but they showed good signs of improvements and threatened SL in many occasions. I appreciate both the teams for giving us some good times. That's what sport is all about.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:36 GMT

    @Ain_EL_Sabet, bro, thanks for your concern with the football team.... But u ask any commentator either from Sri lanka or from any part of the world, Which fans are the most crazy in cricket? 90% of them will say Bangladesh....and you say we dont hae cricket culture as yours!!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:36 GMT

    well played by Bangladesh and congratulations to all cricketers. specially to Nasir .bangla can win this match easy way if they played hole 50 over although rain make its difficult to us .anyway end of the night we win this and we make series level .I seen a regular thing all time when bangla play . every match umpire at least once make decisions against us .see out of ash its clearly seen that ball in of stumps but umpire just ready to give out to Bangladesh players.

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 19:30 GMT

    Whatever the target is or whatever the situation is,the game was still won by playing cricket on the field. There is nothing to do with rain. Rain did not bat for us and won the match.its Our players won the match for us. Show some aspect of your being best creature in the world rather than finding fault of something.

  • POSTED BY Sid-LDN on | March 28, 2013, 19:30 GMT

    Nasir is BD's Michael Bevan.... What a star finisher this guy is. Senior players learn from him how to cope in pressure, not to throw wicket away and finish the game and...

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:30 GMT

    @Avin De Silva, bro sure you dont track any BD cricket. Bangladesh has won 6 out of the last 11 matches and all against stronger opponents!

  • POSTED BY smukhles on | March 28, 2013, 19:29 GMT

    If a team doesn't know how to play cricket, how to hit a ball with a bat, how to bowl, then D/ L method, Pallekelle ground staff nothing would help and all would be needed is 10 ball to bowl that team out. I am talking basics. Guys! Stop trying to talk down Bnagladesh Team every single time and accept the fact that we have learnt how to play cricket and we are getting better. We have won against every test playing nation and we gonna continue to do so.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:27 GMT

    Bangladesh Played really well with almost a handicap team.Can't imagine a team with out Tamim Shakib Mashrafee . Coming to bat after the rain and the new target batsman where bit panicked and was trying to score boundary from every ball. That is may be because of inexperience . Player did not face this sort of condition more often . But you can see on the chase Bangladesh never let Srilanka take the upper hand .Either it was 50/50 or in favor of Bd. Finally Nasir omit all tension and wins it for bd. Bd recent performance has improved a lot. I think they will learn well from their mistakes and win more game in future.

  • POSTED BY SyedAreYouDumb on | March 28, 2013, 19:24 GMT

    Rain happens in cricket (and always in SL Lol!) , no-one has control over these things. There are completely different mindsets for different chases. Im pretty sure with the start Bangladesh had they would have chased 300. Also remember that if Bangladesh lost more wickets and had a lower score before rain, then the d/l target would have been higher.... So SL fans stop complaining!!

  • POSTED BY SL_Boy on | March 28, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    Congrad DB, Mathews showed lack of leader ship, few thing bowling Malinga 5 overs ... not bowling Dilshan & Jeevan Mendis when one spinner doing well and going last over's with Tissara and Mathew should not bat up in the order

  • POSTED BY AK47_pk on | March 28, 2013, 19:21 GMT

    DL won this game as there was absolutly no chance for bangladesh to score 302. 184/7 shows how unlucky lankan team was in this match. 184/7 means bangladesh hasnt improved a bit.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:20 GMT

    Hey hey Tigers are roaring again! Amazing result without their main 6/7 players (who are injured)! BD-4:NZ-0, Asia cup: beat India, beat SL and came up as runners up (missed the trophy only by 2 runs), BD-2: WI-1 now BD-1: SL-1 (and drawn one of the test match and gave tough fight in another in the Sl soil against them) ! How amazing inconsistent this BD team is? isn't it right to some of the the funny Ind, Pak & Sl supporters! :) So I think now ICC should withdraw the one day & test status from BD and give it to the Ireland, Netherland, Afganistan, Kenya, aren't u telling this things consistently for this amazingly inconsistent (!) BD team! then go and knock the door of ICC. Our Bangla tigers don't care at all, they just give replies with the bat & ball in the field!

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | March 28, 2013, 19:20 GMT

    Avin De Silva It is 4 not 3.Why are u so confident?Almost all of your runs in the series are scored by either Sangakara or Dilshan while we played without Shakib,Tamim,Mashrafe,Nazmul.

  • POSTED BY Ain_EL_Sabet on | March 28, 2013, 19:20 GMT

    Bd fan here , If not for balling, I would have said SL and BD are more or less the same strength but No , to me SL is still better becuz although BD batting is okay but balling is crap. I really think BD is very close to being a decent team - I mean once BD find some decent ballers it will be consistently competitive against any top team. By the way, BD football team seems to be improving under the dutch coach, hope BD become a strong football nation soon, after all, Bd had a football culture but never have had a cricket culture which sri-lanka has.

  • POSTED BY Baseball-Sucks on | March 28, 2013, 19:17 GMT

    Had BD chased down the target of 302 (which would have been difficult for even a top team against SL), we would have given full credits to BD. But if they seek credits for playing lollipop Cricket with the help of rain interruption, they are sadly mistaken. SL played an ODI n BD played a T13 :)

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    I dont know why some people dont understand that if there was no rain and revised target Bangladesh's approach would have certainly been different. After the revised target,BD had to go for big shots as run rate was on the increase. So its pointless to say that Bangladesh could not have chased down 300 as they lost many wickets in chase of a easy one,183. Mushfiq would not have run himself out in that wild way if the original target was on. Two different mind-setups in different targets. Thanks

  • POSTED BY The_Ashes on | March 28, 2013, 19:15 GMT

    lool! Sri Lanka in which 2 of their players between them have well over 500 one-day matches under their belt and all in all much more experience team failed to beat a young inexperienced C team at HOME and struggled thus far on this whole series :)

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 19:12 GMT

    Interesting observations throughout the series. Thousands of excuses (missing players, if's) or blame other factors (pitch, outfield, umpiring decisions, floodlight, dew, D/L target) or bully SL players (Old, 35+, Flat track, Future of SL) when BD does bad. When BD wins, missing players are missing, rain is ok, D/L target is ok. But still bully SL players. :D

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:12 GMT

    Srilankan fans should keep one thing in mind that this BD team played without their key players like shakib al hasan, tamim iqbal, mashrafee mortoza and shofiul. So, before making any comment, please keep that in mind.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | March 28, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    @SL fans: It was a good match to watch. Both team played well. Bangladesh's required run rate was 6.06 but after rain it became 8 so I donno how DL really helped and they lost all those wicket because they Panicked and tried to score faster. Now stop whining and stop giving excuse mate not like it is gonna change the result :P. Someone said Bangladesh won in Asia cup because of rain. Ru serious??? Sri Lanka Scored 232 and we were supposed to score that in 50 over but after rain we had to score 212 in 40 over which we scored in 37 over with 5more wickets in hand. Can't believe how Pathetic some people can be.

  • POSTED BY gyusuf6 on | March 28, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    @Posted by Charaka Jayaratne on (March 28, 2013, 18:28 GMT) Sorry, my sincere appologies for my mistake on Asia Cup match between Bangla and SL. It did rain and used D/L method. But looking at the numbers Sl scored 232 all out in 49.5 overs and Bangla had to score 212 in 40 over( which they did in 37.1 overs by 5 wkts). In other words, Bangla lost 9.5 overs for 20 runs(advantage was for Sri lanka)!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | March 28, 2013, 19:07 GMT

    Baseball-Sucks When you will count after 20 years how many times BD won against SL, you would not keep in mind that one match was rain-interrupted.

  • POSTED BY IyoSym on | March 28, 2013, 19:05 GMT

    You should thank to God that the rain had come, SL...!! Our BD tigers were in great mood that they could win by cheasing 302 runs of SL..!! If that was really happened then what would you say? We are not an underdog now and our boys are in tremendous positions..!! Now, it's suitable for us even if we wish we will win the world cup In Sha Allah...!! :)

  • POSTED BY burnt_cow on | March 28, 2013, 19:04 GMT

    @ Cricket316 , for SL schoolboy cricket is enough. That's how BD boys played. Don't be panicked about BD future , just care about the your future team w/o Mahela, Kumar and Tilkaratne . We are here w/o Shakib , Tamim, Mashrafee and some other automatic choice players but with some asshole pacers. Our school boys Drew a test match and leveled the ODI series. We didn't forget about last Asia cup where SL lost all 3 matches. Let us decide how to develop BD cricket and we are on the right track :)

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:03 GMT

    come on guys.....all credits to Bangladesh......don't say if rain weren't there, there would be this or that......sometimes it's all about luck and polite remainder: "Fortune favors the BRAVE"

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 19:01 GMT

    Whenever Bangladesh win a game,losers across the world come to bash bangladesh. Whats wrong with you people? Cant we expect appreciation from you?

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 19:01 GMT

    If the target was 303 from 300 balls, I think Bangladesh could have won this game. Because first see Bangladesh`s run rate. 7.07 per over. D/L Method made this chase difficult for Bangladesh because 1st. They were under Huge Pressure. 2nd. They had to chase 105 from 80 balls. The rain made it difficult for them they lost the MOMENTUM. But in spite of these factors Bangladesh chased down 183 with 1 over in hand. If there was no rain, Bangladesh players could steadily steered their innings towards 303 with MUCH LESSER PRESSURE.

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | March 28, 2013, 19:00 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh on beating Sri Lanka. Congratulations to Abdur Razzak for becoming the 1st Bangladeshi bowler to notch up not only another 5 wicket haul but his 200th one-day wicket a proud achievement. But who really impresses me the most in this Bangladesh team right now is this sensational youngster Nasir Hossain who I feel as long as he continues to work hard will become the best batsman of Bangladesh one day. He had made his debut in 2011 and so far has been averaging well over 40 in one-day and tests and over 30 in T20 with the bat. Its not only his batting that attracts my eye but he can bowl a bit of spin and seam and is a fantastic fielder. Bangladesh have a special young player and they should cherish it because its not everyday you get a player of Nasir Hossain's quality well done for squaring the series and best of luck for the one and only T20 on Sunday.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:59 GMT

    It's cracking me up to see some of the lankan fans are blaming the rain for this loss. Bangladesh had a healthy run rate while they were chasing and then the umpire Long gave a bad call to get rid of Ashraful. Later the rain god took Lankan side but yet Lankans failed to deliver. Blame your bowling like Angelo! Bottomline is: The Tigers outshined the Lankan lions.

  • POSTED BY Perera32 on | March 28, 2013, 18:59 GMT

    To Bangla Fans/Team: Well done for winning the last ODI, especially to Nasir Hossain for keeping a cool head. Bangladesh have improved in the last year. However I Can't fault SL because their fielding and bowling were brilliant and on a good batting pitch and fast outfield, they nearly pulled out a win from no were. But lets be honest if it was 50 over game, then SL would've won and Bangladesh did get a chance from the rain and took the chance, so they deserve it.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:59 GMT

    NIce played both SL and BAN.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:59 GMT

    Congratulation BD! I Just love it! CONGRATS AS THE 8th ODI TEAM IN THE WORLD! We are Ahead of NZ now!! Lest win the Zim series and go to the 7th place!! :D

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:58 GMT

    For all these years bangladesh have won 3 matches against srilanka and even that in rain affected matches on all three occasions, even today their is no way bangladesh making 300 if it wasn't for the rain which gave them a easy target, and even though all the factors where in favor for them they lost 7 wickets in a small chase of 183, still i don't understand why some BD fans act like they won a world cup, i get it a win is big for you guys as they rarely comes by, but please don't compare SL team with yours coz you are no way near them. and i don't even feel disappointed about this lost coz everything was against our guys even that we gave a good fight.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:58 GMT

    But Definitely BD is more competitive than any other times and more they are now a fighting team. Making a draw in first test match where most of the big guns have struggled in past, making level in one day series and still t20 match is left! is already a great achievement for a touring team. Even India struggled in Srilanka in past.. i can say first one day match they are also a little but unlucky and obviously Sangakara and Dilshan was the main danger for BD in whole series. I still thing BD bowlers can do much better and obviously we should play with our strength like spin as always . I thing, it would be much better if another left arm spinner mosharaf was played in place of Sahadat!

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:58 GMT

    can you remember the world cup 2003 match against South Africa. wasn't it blessed by rain and d/l@Charaka Jayaratne

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:57 GMT

    Handsome Lions and Little Tigers shared the Series .Tiger Era is coming soon....

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | March 28, 2013, 18:56 GMT

    Would BD have chased down 300 is a moot point, isn't it? They chased down what was necessary with an over to spare. No one thought BD could chase down 290 against IN in Asia cup either, but they did that too. BD is improving as a side. No, they are not there yet but improving certainly. Some players did panic and made it worse than it should have been but in the end Nasir showed them how it is done. Now go win the T20 and end the tour on a high note. Go Tigers!

  • POSTED BY gyusuf6 on | March 28, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    @Posted by Charaka Jayaratne on (March 28, 2013, 18:28 GMT), Listen mate Be a man and accept the loss and move on. Frankly, Bangla has NO control on rain and they are the visitors. As far as i remember it was not raining when Bangla beat Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup!!!! Congrats to Dilshan for his 16th century and a good one. Also congrats to Razzak for his 200 ODI wickets. Ciao!!!

  • POSTED BY ram29387 on | March 28, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    This guy nasir has great talent, i definitely thnk he'll bcom the best bangladesh player ever...his class seperates him from other ordinary bang players including shakib...

  • POSTED BY Artificialintelligent1 on | March 28, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    Sri Lanka was unable to win their consecutive 2nd ODI series due to rain.In Aus, SL was cheated and now in SL, ground staff did a great and genuine job - SL lost their match.this is not a big win because they(BD) got some help from the D/L method but, to Bangladesh, this will be a good win, because they haven't won a single match in SL till yesterday, I saw it from their faces. again full Credits to Pallekele grounds staff, AUS should get some lessons from them - how to cover a ground. I have a question for Mathews, Jeewan Mendis is an Allrounder or a batsman ??????

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    @all: please ,come on guys! Lions and tigers share the same bread ! Thats it ! Liogers roar up. Chill

  • POSTED BY Baseball-Sucks on | March 28, 2013, 18:53 GMT

    Well, It was proven again that BD can only win by a fluke. SL had put such an imposing total which BD wouldn't have even dreamed to reach. At the end they were given the challenge of maintaining 7 an over for 13 over with 9 wkts in hand. Of course any team would succeed. The rain literary robed SL's victory. Now BD fans are over the moon rejoicing :) I wonder why they still can't win a clean fight.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    i was about to cry when nasir was hitting each four!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am the most happiest man in bd now.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:51 GMT

    1-1 draw.. not bad. I hope this is the new beginning. More milestones have to achieve. Lets enjoy the T20. Hail tigers!!!

  • POSTED BY HatersAreOrdinary on | March 28, 2013, 18:48 GMT

    i would like to thank bangladesh players for their series squaring win over sri lanka in their home soil which is very very tough for any teams. thanks to you for being consistent through out the last 15 months or so. Nasir my man what a brilliant knock you just played. excellent! we hope to see many more great finishes from you, i would like to thank Sri Lanka team as well for their great until the very end. it just shows how tough they are. so the win was special. Thanks both bd n sl fans for supporting cricket all the way :D

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 18:47 GMT

    @ BARFI; If you don't know the stats please don't make silly uneducated comments. SL won their 2nd ODI vs England after getting the Full Membership in 1982 and squared the series. Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/64185.html SL won their 13th Test vs India in 1985 and won the series too. Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/63410.html

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | March 28, 2013, 18:46 GMT

    @SL fans: It was a good match to watch. Both team played well. Bangladesh's required run rate was 6.06 but after rain it became 8 so I donno how DL really helped and they lost all those wicket because they Panicked and tried to score faster. Now stop whining and stop giving excuse mate not like it is gonna change the result :P. Someone said Bangladesh won in Asia cup because of rain. Ru serious??? Sri Lanka Scored 232 and we were supposed to score that in 50 over but after rain we had to score 212 in 40 over which we scored in 37 over with 5more wickets in hand. Can't believe how Pathetic some people can be.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:46 GMT

    No Shakib, No Mashrafee, No Tamim - you were saying?

  • POSTED BY DoraemonBangladesh on | March 28, 2013, 18:44 GMT

    If the target was 303 from 300 balls, I think Bangladesh could have won this game. Because first see Bangladesh`s run rate. 7.07 per over. D/L Method made this chase difficult for Bangladesh because 1st. They were under Huge Pressure. 2nd. They had to chase 105 from 80 balls. The rain made it difficult for them they lost the MOMENTUM. But in spite of these factors Bangladesh chased down 183 with 1 over in hand. If there was no rain, Bangladesh players could steadily steered their innings towards 303 with MUCH LESSER PRESSURE.

  • POSTED BY KallisTheGreatest on | March 28, 2013, 18:44 GMT

    Though Bangladesh manage to win the game, I must say this is one of the ugliest successful chases I have ever seen.Specially after resumption,except few classy hits by hossain they played like amature school boys.Going after every ball but rarely successful.Anyway win is a win, Congratz to Bangladeshi's for this much needed win.

  • POSTED BY Tokai69 on | March 28, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    End of the day the win counts, no matter it rains or shines! congrats tigers!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    Well Played Bangladesh, They deserve it! Stop Bulling BD ! Sri Lanka also got Advantage after rain interapt in 1st ODI, it was ez to bat after rain delay match,But indeed they made it home ! playing Asia cup Final, then beat West indies 3-2 and level series 1-1 , Good going for Bangladesh!

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    Bangladesh lost too many wickets because there was rush of blood and hurry. In the end its a great victory given the absence of key players. Tigers roar!

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | March 28, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    Charaka Jayaratne They beat Sri Lanka 4 times.2 of them are rain-curtailed but the one of Asia Cup actually helped SL.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    Mr. FLIPPER_99 , I just talk about a simple thing against you, if u do not have Sangakara and Dilsan in Ur side then think what can happen, but we dint have Tamim Iqbal and Sakib-Al-Hasan in our side...now u see u lost with a team whose one wing is already broken before fly..We played really well and u lost with our increadable skill..that is the very true fact..

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:41 GMT

    now BD team is the most powerful team in the world cricket , there is nothing to be proved......

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | March 28, 2013, 18:40 GMT

    The worlds best one-day all-rounder wasn't playing and Sri Lanka still lost to 'minnows' AGAIN :) good thing is Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will both be meeting eachother in Bangladesh early next year in a full series and once we have all our main players playing together Tamim, Shakib, Mashrafe, Nazmul, Shafiul, Shahriar and Naeem all who didn't play today and still beat them, we will surpass Sri Lanka. Had it not been for their OLDER guys, this 'young' Sri Lanka team wouldn't have stand a chance against our young team. I remember before the test series even started how it was all about the Sri Lankan 'youngsters' but it was their senior guys that saved them from embarrassment in both the test and one-day series just look and compare their stats on this tour so far but GOOD LUCK!!! :D

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:40 GMT

    Sri Lankan friends, you expected your country's 3-0 win, but its 1-1 now. We Bangladeshis supported your team in 1996 at Calcutta, Lahore. Please don't comment in such a way that hurts us. The fact is that we are up, support us, don't neglect.

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | March 28, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    Everyone is missing a point here.If Bangladesh were 77-3 instead of 77-1 before rain came, the D/L target would have been much bigger.It was their good performance in the first half of batting that kept the target low.If they did not lose Ashraful, the target could be something like 170.I hope now SL fans understand our pain regarding first ODI.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    Congratz Bangladesh. i do not why SL boast of its team so much. did they check their record on foreign soil. Bangladesh will very soon win regularly.

  • POSTED BY burnt_cow on | March 28, 2013, 18:38 GMT

    @ Cricket316 , for SL schoolboy cricket is enough. That's how BD boys played. Don't be panicked about BD future , just care about the your future team w/o Mahela, Kumar and Tilkaratne . We are here w/o Shakib , Tamim, Mashrafee and some other automatic choice players but with some asshole pacers. Our school boys Drew a test match and leveled the ODI series. We didn't forget about last Asia cup where SL lost all 3 matches. Let us decide how to develop BD cricket and we are on the right track :)

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:37 GMT

    I feel like not commenting in Cricinfo anymore! So many comments which are made without any cricketing knowledge! Anyways, i am no big expert too, but seriously, SL fans, if you think rain is the MAIN and ONLY reason, then i guess cricket should be banned in SL, cause every series gets effected by rain!! ahahahaha..........

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:36 GMT

    This is the beginning of the new giant of the Cricket World. Well done Bangladesh...

  • POSTED BY mmorshed2k on | March 28, 2013, 18:35 GMT

    I am a BD fan and I agree that rain has helped Bangladesh more than Sri Lanka. D/L was unfortunate, but so was the fact that Bangladesh played without top (Bangladeshi) players like Shakib, Tamim, Mashrafe, Shahriar, Shafiul, Nazmul due to injury. We were indeed lucky to have won this with a depleted team.

    Now Let's not throw dirt at each other and hope for a exciting T20 contest :)

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | March 28, 2013, 18:35 GMT

    FLIPPER_99 Do you want to say BD would hit every ball if it was a 50 over game? It was mental pressure that made them do it because if they loosed it, people would say BD is worse than Ireland, Afghanistan, etc.And it is not a fluke.They played well in Asia Cup, won the home series against West Indies now pulled that off.

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 18:34 GMT

    @SL fans; we admit we lost too many wickets in chase of a relatively easy target. But, Bangladesh has hardly been in this kind of situation. The nerve and panic was palpable on BD batsmen face. Thats why they thrown away wickets.You,being fans of strong one,are not supposed to come up with excuses and overshadow the performance lions and tigers roar !!

  • POSTED BY likeintcricket on | March 28, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    Congrats to Bangladesh but there is no comparision b/w a 300+ target and a 27 overs 170. In T20 170 score is common. I believe there should be some factors of difficulty added to the revised target if the score is 250 and so on. For example a 350+ target is nearly impossible to overhaul but a revised 20/160 is very achieable. But if we multiply it by 1.2 than we get 192 which is an equally difficult target. Still the second batting side has an advantage with the no of wickets. Any Afridi type of batsman can acheive 160/170 on their day but can never overhaul a good 300+ score.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    haha....well if it wasnt a smaller target then bd wont hav gone in an all attack mode.....if it was the original target the chase would have been in a different mindset...so those of you who think that as bd hav lost 7 wickets in the chase they would have lost the same or more in the main chase do get your head checked n dun watch cricket...coz u then dont understand cricket......newayz srilanka fought well n hattz off to em....n crgrtz to bd for winnin......dilshan n sanga wont b in the t2O.....who gonna score runz for lanka??

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | March 28, 2013, 18:32 GMT

    I have enough doubt about Mahmudullah's out.

  • POSTED BY amilag on | March 28, 2013, 18:32 GMT

    Unless the target was reduced they were never going to win it! 300 runs was impossible and they 7 wickets to get 187.wet conditions didn't help at all bowler as well.God held the Bangala...well palyed guys..LOL

  • POSTED BY Cricket316 on | March 28, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    @Three_Dumb_Selectors - Yeah,enjoy your Schoolboy Cricket. Which looked so Embarrassing. Hope that makes you feel good. You shouldn't be so proud. Lol. I would have applauded their effort,if they made 270 for a target of 300+. This win was so shallow. It was Schoolboy cricket. Losing 6 wickets for just 100 runs runs,not even a Target of 200 !! I honestly don't think they could have won,if it was above 200 !! Forget 300+. SL fans consider themselves unlucky,it had to be easy for any team,but BD looked almost blew it. Gotta feel for SL here.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    Luck charm of Srilankan team becomes their curse. Remember first match, that flood light issue was lucky for them. But not today. thanks to MR Darkworth luis. Keep rocking us with your valuable methods...:-)

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    To the all SL fans take the victory easily. Bd has changed. Though the match has been cut short, but Bd has managed to win finally. No one will remind that the match was cut short. Everyone will say that Bd has won. If there would be 50 over match BD had the chance to win as it is dreamland for the batsman. So, don't shout just keep quiet.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    This is well discussed failure in D/L target resetting. All the other days Sri Lanka benefited. But team batting 2nd have edge on this method.

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | March 28, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    They could win by at least 5 wickets but it as panic that caused many wickets to fall.It was a Afridi batting.

  • POSTED BY exynos on | March 28, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    @asaduz LOL you made my day..

  • POSTED BY NeverGvUp on | March 28, 2013, 18:29 GMT

    Definitely D/L calculations helped BD (like the asia cup match)...way they batted another 10 runs would have been more than enough...bt its not an excuse..we didnt bowl well ...and it can happen to any side,..so gd luck bd.! And ICC must consider about bring some modifications to D/L to bring equal benifits to the both teams acording to the modern cricket

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:28 GMT

    Bangla have defeated Sri Lanka 3 times all are rain shortened games....... otherwise would they chase 300 down? i dont think so.........

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 18:27 GMT

    @ BOND_OO7 ; Mate you BD guys did complaint about revised total on the 1st ODI after flood light delay. And the dew accumulation. When you point your finger towards another, other fingers pointing towards you. lol

  • POSTED BY supporter_of_minnows on | March 28, 2013, 18:27 GMT

    wat a match!!!! if it wasnt 4 the rain BD wouldnt have played like that (but ofc they wud have lost by small margin)... anyways lets wait 4 the t20!!! cmon tigers rockthe no1 t20 side :D

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:27 GMT

    Bangla have defeated Sri Lanka all are rain shortened games........ Rain always with Bangla's .......... bangla would never chase 300..........

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    Even Rain Couldn't help Srilanka to save the match...Nasir Hossein is really just Awesome

  • POSTED BY Classicplayer on | March 28, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    Guys seriously , BD needed 7 run per over ? or needed 8 run per over ? before ruin score was 78/1 13.4 over, after rain target becomes 183 run from 27 over. you guys very weak in maths , plz do some serious math practices.

  • POSTED BY gnanzcupid on | March 28, 2013, 18:25 GMT

    Lankan fans should stop complaining that they lost due to rain. Credit to bangla for the winning the match after being the underdogs.

  • POSTED BY fr600 on | March 28, 2013, 18:25 GMT

    During the second game, few Bangladesh supporters were complaining about the rain and Sri Lanka Supporters were pissed about that. Now, Sril Lanka supporters are complaining about the rain. This is called karma and it's a funny karma.

  • POSTED BY gnanzcupid on | March 28, 2013, 18:23 GMT

    Well played bd. You deserved to win this series,but unfortunately the second match was rain hit. Dilshan rescued lanka in both matches. Many lankan fans who predicted white wash will be wondering how to eat their words.

  • POSTED BY neazahmed on | March 28, 2013, 18:23 GMT

    congrats tiger , you level the series !

  • POSTED BY ----LoveTheWayLionsPlay--- on | March 28, 2013, 18:22 GMT

    Hats off to Nasir. Congratulations Bangladesh for levelling the series !!!Awesome effort from SL boys too..Most importantly this shows the difference between Sri Lankan & Australian ground staff.

  • POSTED BY fr600 on | March 28, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    Nasir Hossain, one hell of a batsman and a real match winner.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Sri Lankan fans, can we please not cry about the rain please?

  • POSTED BY BARFI on | March 28, 2013, 18:19 GMT

    @ Dhutugemunu, are you saying that rules are changes like T20 too. So are we having power plays. Stop bashing BD and you SL grow to accept smaller teams like BD. BD started well and was better position to win this match. How long it took you guys to beat a A class team when you graduated from associates to full members? How many match you played?

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:19 GMT

    You guys r talking about an easy target. Yes it was. But why it was so easy?? Because they batted really well before the rain came into play.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:18 GMT

    some will say bcoz of rain....i'll say srilanka lost to Bangladesh A team ... .....

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:18 GMT

    bangladesh play like hero see 26 over 184 run rate 7.08 wow after 50 over bangladeh score 354 .Bangladesh is improving past

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:18 GMT

    congratulation Bangladesh team

  • POSTED BY BDforever on | March 28, 2013, 18:17 GMT

    Wow we did it....!!!! Congrats tigers......

  • POSTED BY Zillurcc on | March 28, 2013, 18:16 GMT

    Congratulations to BD team. U have done great. I never thought that BD will loose today & disagreeing with some of the commentators opinions & some others. Pl look at the score before rain interruption.best luck BD team for the T20.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:16 GMT

    Congrats bangladesh cricket team and fans in good times and bad - for now for wining against SriLanka in SriLanka. This srilankan team is no joke, sanga, malinga, kula, dilshan.

  • POSTED BY FLIPPER_99 on | March 28, 2013, 18:15 GMT

    Well this win was nothing but a fluke and even the most ardent BD fan should accept this fact. If they lost 7 wickets chasing such a small total one can only imagine how far they could have gone to chasing 300 by slogging at everything like the way they did. But anyways a win is a win & we SL fans dont give excuses even though in this case its well apparent to even a toddler that who's game it was. Cricket is a cruel game & the D/L method has made it even more cruel in a way. hope to see a rain uninterrupted T20 match on sunday..

  • POSTED BY exynos on | March 28, 2013, 18:15 GMT

    Is this a cricket match or baseball match?

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 18:14 GMT

    @sl fans; now please dont come up with excuses like 'rains' 'revised less total ' blah blah... It was still won by playing cricket not verbal words. And remember , its youngsters who won the match for us. Look what your young blood have done . Just fell apart all through. Seniors like mushfiq and mahmudulla gone out but new ones took us home. So no way for blah...blah

  • POSTED BY BanglaBandhu on | March 28, 2013, 18:14 GMT

    Well, well, well... many many detractors from the SL fans towards Bangladesh. BD have doen the job and beat SL in their own country. I know this is not what you want to hear but It is true. SL fielding under pressure and they failed. So SL dwell on this, you have a transitional team and BD have had many injuries and many established players were not playing. Hmmmm..... that is an intersting point.... oh well good luck!

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    rain helped BD to win anyway SL players did well bt not enough..Miss ur Captency Mahela!!!!

    well done tigers

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    Well done Tigers...u r good at 50 over format...atleast last 15 months record will support that...

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    We own, thats enough... <3

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | March 28, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    well done to BD on a deserved win..no excuses from me they had a tough target to hit and they got it.. imho we failed becuase our bowlers failed to bowl wicket to wicket- a basic of cricket and we need to improve..

  • POSTED BY Sal_H on | March 28, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    The umpiring has been very poor in this series. Today Mominul Haque's 'out' was just too ridiculous. The gap between the ball and the bat could be seen so clearly in the replay that i felt embarrassed for the umpire.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    We did not even have many of our star players. Sri Lanka, welcome to the bottom of the table...you will be there soon

  • POSTED BY Cricket316 on | March 28, 2013, 18:09 GMT

    Just when you think BD are developing their talents and taking their cricket seriously, they show they are not. They almost blew it. Have to say, some Embarrassing Cricket from BD. Game turned on its head,almost. Wild swing of the bats,needless Runouts, No Temperament. If it wasnt for Naser,but well they leveled the series. So congrats. SLs might consider themselves unlucky. Washing out of the 2nd ODI and then a revised target of needing almost 100 of 80 balls,. Ispite of scoring 300+,the revised target was just not good enough to defend to begin with.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:09 GMT

    that's why i love rain, it's the 3rd time by Dirk lewis against Srilanka

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 18:09 GMT

    @ r0ketman ; I never made excuses. I sent this comment during the rain interruption to make fun of you guys. Anyway excellent firework by BD batsmen. Congratulations BD fans and players for squaring the series.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:07 GMT

    Great win by tigers.... Congrats

  • POSTED BY Quddus-Mamu on | March 28, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    @ Cricket316: Match is over and Bangladesh just won by playing Schoolboy Cricket.

  • POSTED BY SittingTiger on | March 28, 2013, 18:05 GMT

    @Dhutugemunu Bangladesh wins. Nasir is the hero. Sorry. Good luck to SL brothers next time.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 18:02 GMT

    Well, seems luck favored BD guys XD.

    If it wasn't for rain, I honestly don't think BD would get anywhere near that target, specially with how many wickets went down for chasing such a minor target(183 from 27 overs, seriously?).

    Grats Dilshan on the century and Abdur Razzak on his wickets.

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | March 28, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    @Dhutugemunu: Already out with excuses even before the match is over eh!:-) I seriously thought I was going to hear the "flat road" speech again! At least SL fans are full of imagination, they can come with a different excuse every time!:-)

  • POSTED BY Dil_Dil_Pakistan_1 on | March 28, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    Praying so that Bangladesh wins... Go go BD Tigers

  • POSTED BY Energetic. on | March 28, 2013, 17:25 GMT

    Embarrassing batting from BD for the revised target. The required rate was just over 7 but they have been going after every ball, deserve to lose this absolutely ridiculous I had high hopes now vanished.

  • POSTED BY Cricket316 on | March 28, 2013, 17:19 GMT

    From a neutral fans point of view, I have to say this is Schoolboy Cricket from BD really, needing like 7 RPO and Swinging their bats at every ball. Loosing two wickets by playing crazy shots. They have a shot at making History,surely rain might play its role. But without sensible batting,no chance. Should've been a mature approach. Good fightback by SL though,match still well poised.

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 16:51 GMT

    If it didn't rain SL would have won. Ashraful's wickets could have triggered the BD collapse. <Imagination patterns of BD fans simulated in SL fans brain>

  • POSTED BY appkhi on | March 28, 2013, 16:50 GMT

    @ Asif Bin Sabbir....Unlucky??? BD is playing only with luck...last time rain BD got advantage... this time rain...again BD got advantage... 183 from 27 overs....now they need to make 105 from 13 over...you still say unlucky????

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 16:43 GMT

    20 overs 128 to win..oh no its going easy to BD....

  • POSTED BY NeverGvUp on | March 28, 2013, 16:42 GMT

    Posted by deathstar01 on (March 28, 2013, 15:42 GMT) Cricket should be ban in Srilanka?? Haha ..really?? Then your only overseas matches will be against Zimbabwe..lol

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | March 28, 2013, 16:39 GMT

    BD friends ; Don't worry about the luck. This time you've got an easy target 183 in 27 overs. T20 stuff.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 16:21 GMT

    Bangladesh is too unlucky.They were playing like monster but rainnnnnnnnnnnn again :/

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 16:08 GMT

    No luck for BD throughout the whole series! Everything was against BD! First the injuries of 6/7 players, then the loss of tosses, umpires decisions, then the wet outfield & big grass on it, the power failure and now the rain! All these things hugely affected on BD mostly! So very very bad luck for BD! Considering these facts Bangladesh played brilliantly so far in each formats & the series!

  • POSTED BY srinideva on | March 28, 2013, 15:52 GMT

    Well done srilanka...you better tour Bangladesh for next two years..you too have the every rights to call the second ashes nation...everyone will get 100...

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | March 28, 2013, 15:51 GMT

    I agree with you there Bond_007. Things have not gone BD way this series. We can't control that but try to learn from the experience and develop our talents further.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | March 28, 2013, 15:46 GMT

    Really indirockz! If your team wins with D/L, its ok but if BD wins you complain. Not to mention you are dreading it even before it is decided. It seems you are afraid of BD or just hateful.

  • POSTED BY deathstar01 on | March 28, 2013, 15:42 GMT

    Cricket should be band in Srilanka or all the grounds should have roofs.

  • POSTED BY Zillurcc on | March 28, 2013, 15:38 GMT

    Dilshan, well done. Congratulation Razzak, but what about the pace attack? No line & length, no effecting swine. BD team management will have to think about pace attack but batsmen r doing great. Rain is once again destroying the game probably. otherwise BD have still good chance.

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    Bangladesh has been unlucky since the start of the series. Nothing goes BD way....

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | March 28, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    @Bond_007, It doesn't matter where the credit goes. SL TEAM scored 302 runs. Youngsters are being blended is nicely. As a BD supporter, I would want my team to focus on getting better and more accurate fast bowlers and restrict teams to a managable total. Fielding needs to improve as well. We do have decent batsmen who can compete now but batting alone doesn't translate to victories. We will hear a lot from some of our BD fans about if this and that, but it doesn't matter. We allowed 302 runs which would be difficult to overcome. I am hoping BD can make history but it is an uphill task. Go Tigers!

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    let the Downpour come !! The higher the better !! Bring on all the Clouds down to Pallekele...

  • POSTED BY tushar35 on | March 28, 2013, 15:17 GMT

    Sangakara and Dilshan made the difference between two teams both in test and one day series. Hat's off to those two. Even though I am a Bangladeshi, I really enjoyed their batting and I always do. Both Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan's youngsters; lot to learn from them. They are comfortable against any bowling attack in the cricketing world. The alarming thing is there were no consistence performence from young stars and others from Sri Lanka's team, what will happen when these two and Mahela will retire? I am sure they will come up with something, they have good trainers.

  • POSTED BY indirockz on | March 28, 2013, 15:15 GMT

    I just don't want rain to cut down the target. If it does, these bangla fans will again come out of their shelves and start telling how great they are to square the series. I am pretty sure they will never be able to chase 302

  • POSTED BY TheRisingTeam on | March 28, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    A good game spoiled by the rain oh well!...

  • POSTED BY SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on | March 28, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    and i want to knw 1 more thing is pallekele's drainage system is better than hambantota's ?

  • POSTED BY SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on | March 28, 2013, 15:09 GMT

    Just Woke up an hour ago to watch the match...now watching highlights of BD bowling and really bad fielding and ordinary bowling from Shahadat as usual but it was funny to see his angry expression at the fileders after bowling at the pads of sangakkara with fine leg up LOL

  • POSTED BY SL_Boy on | March 28, 2013, 15:05 GMT

    BD fans, SL have much faster bowlers we dont pick them b'cous they dont have the right line and length ... you guys should be doing the same, pick someone can bowl right areas rather then speed.

  • POSTED BY mush_shak_mash on | March 28, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    agree with WArm_coffe....they go and hang around there and thus the youngsters dont get that much opportunity to show something...olders should give some room to them to save the future...

  • POSTED BY Tweety20 on | March 28, 2013, 14:24 GMT

    Seniors did a good job but note that the younsters,kushal did well at the begining and lahiru finished it off well

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 14:17 GMT

    once again ! An exciting game distracted by rains...... HOPE rains will give over

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 13:28 GMT

    Abdur Razzak 10-0-62-5 My best player. Why he was missing in test squad i doubt .

  • POSTED BY saifur.raffael on | March 28, 2013, 13:02 GMT

    Congratzzz Razzak on ur 200 ....hope u will reach 350 before retirement.....

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    Had Banglaedesh picked up sanga and Dillu as early as possible,there was a great chance of restricting SL to below 230 runs. With due respect to SL fans ,If SL win this ,then credit goes to older ones. Good luck Bangladesh

  • POSTED BY BanglaBandhu on | March 28, 2013, 12:51 GMT

    @Mehdi Rahi ... Your worries about Shahadat Hossain were justified. Very expensive despite his Dilshan Wicket. Great Captaincy from Mushfiqur. The biggest question is why let Nasir Hossain not bowl. Mushi wants to keep him fresh for the big chase ahead. Abdul Razzak's bowling has been exceptional in this game and credit to him for his 200 ODI wickets. Bangladesh have a chance to win this now, NO shakib, No Tamim BUT a distinct unity in the BD team. However, BIG BIG BIG, question have to be asked of SL's batting collapse.

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | March 28, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    Just as I have thought, Sri Lanka seniors Dilshan, Sanga and Herath is what got over our very young inexperienced team and without them, this transitional Sri Lanka team are nothing compared to this new force Bangladesh team.

  • POSTED BY Yaadu on | March 28, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Sl & Bangladesh, the two most boring teams around

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    I wonder if Bangladesh can take a single wicket given such pathetic bowling. Ball nicely coming on to the bat and batsmen playing with ease. No hope

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    BD hardly needs a top bowling coach for full time. It is basic, all the fast bowlers can not just bowl in good line length, they put 1/2 bowl in right positions then 4/5 loose balls. BD can not win a match only with their batting. Bowling need to be focus heavily and bowlers should come out with strong performance. otherwise the match is already out of BD's hand

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    WHY Sahadat Hossain is playing , do not know, why he is been selected , confused, what selectors is doing , do not know..really frustrated with BCB and Current Selectors. It looks like , there is no fast bowlers in Bangladesh except Sahadat!.

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  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    WHY Sahadat Hossain is playing , do not know, why he is been selected , confused, what selectors is doing , do not know..really frustrated with BCB and Current Selectors. It looks like , there is no fast bowlers in Bangladesh except Sahadat!.

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    BD hardly needs a top bowling coach for full time. It is basic, all the fast bowlers can not just bowl in good line length, they put 1/2 bowl in right positions then 4/5 loose balls. BD can not win a match only with their batting. Bowling need to be focus heavily and bowlers should come out with strong performance. otherwise the match is already out of BD's hand

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    I wonder if Bangladesh can take a single wicket given such pathetic bowling. Ball nicely coming on to the bat and batsmen playing with ease. No hope

  • POSTED BY Yaadu on | March 28, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Sl & Bangladesh, the two most boring teams around

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | March 28, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    Just as I have thought, Sri Lanka seniors Dilshan, Sanga and Herath is what got over our very young inexperienced team and without them, this transitional Sri Lanka team are nothing compared to this new force Bangladesh team.

  • POSTED BY BanglaBandhu on | March 28, 2013, 12:51 GMT

    @Mehdi Rahi ... Your worries about Shahadat Hossain were justified. Very expensive despite his Dilshan Wicket. Great Captaincy from Mushfiqur. The biggest question is why let Nasir Hossain not bowl. Mushi wants to keep him fresh for the big chase ahead. Abdul Razzak's bowling has been exceptional in this game and credit to him for his 200 ODI wickets. Bangladesh have a chance to win this now, NO shakib, No Tamim BUT a distinct unity in the BD team. However, BIG BIG BIG, question have to be asked of SL's batting collapse.

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    Had Banglaedesh picked up sanga and Dillu as early as possible,there was a great chance of restricting SL to below 230 runs. With due respect to SL fans ,If SL win this ,then credit goes to older ones. Good luck Bangladesh

  • POSTED BY saifur.raffael on | March 28, 2013, 13:02 GMT

    Congratzzz Razzak on ur 200 ....hope u will reach 350 before retirement.....

  • POSTED BY on | March 28, 2013, 13:28 GMT

    Abdur Razzak 10-0-62-5 My best player. Why he was missing in test squad i doubt .

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | March 28, 2013, 14:17 GMT

    once again ! An exciting game distracted by rains...... HOPE rains will give over