Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka, Only T20I: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele, Mar 31, 2013

All set to go in the hills outside Kandy. Munaweera and Kusal Perera to open, against Shahadat

The last, and only time, these two sides met in a T20, the global financial crisis was still a bubble, albeit a massive one

Sazzad: "I don't understand this Shahadat fantasy. Rather we should give Zia another chance."

Fahim Quader: "hopefully a cricket team will win this match! not rain or electricity!" As you send this in, I am informed that clouds were setting in around Pallekele

6.30 pm Bangladesh have won the toss and will field

Mushfiqur Rahim: "You never know what is a good total, we would like to restrict them to a modest total, something around 160."

Dinesh Chandimal, leading Sri Lanka for the first time: "We were also looking to bowl. 150-160 might be a good chance to win the game. Good opportunity for all the youngsters."

Angelo Perera debuts for SL, Shamsur Rahman for Bangladesh, and Rubel Hossain is back. So much for an inexperienced Sri Lanka then, have a look at the attack - Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Senanayake, Eranga

Last game of a tour that Bangladesh will possibly look back upon years later and say, 'this is where we finally showed, consistently, what we were capable of, away from Bangladesh.' Here is the preview, by Andrew Fernando, whose ability to apparate between Colombo and Kandy has now attained the stuff of legend

0.1

Shahadat Hossain to MDKJ Perera, no run, he's hit the pads first ball and has had a pretty big shout for lbw, that pitched in line with leg, and straightened and bounced into the pad above the knee roll, not given, and not a bad shout either

0.2

Shahadat Hossain to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, similar line, a fuller length, and he;s smacked it behind square leg, the Sri Lanka chairman of selectors would have been proud of that stroke

0.3

Shahadat Hossain to MDKJ Perera, no run, holds its line on a good length, and is pushed awkwardly to midwicket

0.4

Shahadat Hossain to MDKJ Perera, no run, good one, yorker at 134 kph on the stumps, some inswing into the left hander, who jams bat down in time

0.5

Shahadat Hossain to MDKJ Perera, SIX, that has disappeared into the grass banks beyond deep midwicket, you would be pardoned for thinking this is Jayasuriya of the late 90s and early 2000s, picks up a pitched up delivery and hammers it with a full-blooded swing

0.6

Shahadat Hossain to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, too short, too wide, and he reaches out to cut it, thick edge flies to third man, and through his hands, and Sri Lanka are racing away

End of over 1 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 14/0 (RR: 14.00)

    • MDKJ Perera 14 (6b 2x4 1x6)
    • EMDY Munaweera 0 (0b)
    • Shahadat Hossain 1-0-14-0

Rubel from the other end

1.1

Rubel Hossain to Munaweera, no run, neat start, length ball on off, quietly pushed down the pitch

1.2

Rubel Hossain to Munaweera, no run, good length, angled in, played out to midwicket

1.3

Rubel Hossain to Munaweera, 5 wides, swinging in, from wide of the crease, and no chance for the keeper-captain down the leg side

Daniel Alexander: "Sanath is back.."

1.3

Rubel Hossain to Munaweera, 1 run, can;t do much with a length ball off the pads, balloons towards square leg off the pad, given as runs, might have been a thin inside edge

1.4

Rubel Hossain to MDKJ Perera, no run, pushed towards point

1.5

Rubel Hossain to MDKJ Perera, 1 leg bye, hit on the pads outside leg stump with a length ball, it scoots behind square

1.6

Rubel Hossain to Munaweera, FOUR, makes room and has a huge swing, thick edge flies to the fine third man rope

End of over 2 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 25/0 (RR: 12.50)

    • EMDY Munaweera 5 (4b 1x4)
    • MDKJ Perera 14 (8b 2x4 1x6)
    • Rubel Hossain 1-0-10-0
    • Shahadat Hossain 1-0-14-0

Gazi called up again, and in early

2.1

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, SIX, didn't make too much difference to him, he sees a fullish delivery on off, and lunges down on a knee to wallop a slog sweep over midwicket

2.2

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, no run, defended off the front foot

2.3

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and swept fine, man at 45 cuts it off to his left

2.4

Sohag Gazi to Munaweera, OUT, uh oh, shortish, flat delivery, he's gone back for the pull, gone through with the stroke, but has missed, and the ball has hit middle, not the kind of delivery you get bowled off, but Bangladesh will take it

EMDY Munaweera b Sohag Gazi 5 (13m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Captain walks in

2.5

Sohag Gazi to Chandimal, 1 run, massive mix-up, Chandimal almost did Perera in there in his haste to get off the mark, pushes forward towards cover, and takes off, yes and no, but he keeps running, non-striker makes a very late start, the throw comes in, he's almost gone, but a big dive saves him

2.6

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs

End of over 3 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 35/1 (RR: 11.66)

    • MDKJ Perera 22 (12b 2x4 2x6)
    • LD Chandimal 1 (1b)
    • Sohag Gazi 1-0-9-1
    • Rubel Hossain 1-0-10-0
3.1

Rubel Hossain to Chandimal, no run, comes forward and drives to mid off

3.2

Rubel Hossain to Chandimal, 3 wides, second time Rubel goes miles down leg, and gives Mushfiqur more grief, and some pain too it seems this time, as the captain sits on the ground and takes off his left glove

Treatment comes on for Mushfiqur but he's ready without it

3.2

Rubel Hossain to Chandimal, no run, full on the stumps, pushed down the track

3.3

Rubel Hossain to Chandimal, 1 run, nearly driven straight to mid on, drops just short, and they squeeze in a tight single

3.4

Rubel Hossain to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, pitched up, and pushed down the pitch, mid off runs around and dives to field

3.5

Rubel Hossain to Chandimal, 1 run, full and into the pads, whipped hard through square, there is a man in the deep

3.6

Rubel Hossain to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, gets width outside off, and cracks it over cover

End of over 4 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 45/1 (RR: 11.25)

    • MDKJ Perera 27 (14b 3x4 2x6)
    • LD Chandimal 3 (5b)
    • Rubel Hossain 2-0-20-0
    • Sohag Gazi 1-0-9-1
4.1

Sohag Gazi to Chandimal, 1 run, pushed down to long on

4.2

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, 1 leg bye, comes down, stops, and attempts a sweep, takes a run as the ball rolls to off, keeper is after it, and seems to have hurt himself again as he falls over while trying to throw

4.3

Sohag Gazi to Chandimal, no run

4.4

Sohag Gazi to Chandimal, 1 run, walks out and eases it past midwicket, long on keeps them to one

4.5

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, dances out and slams a full one angled in over mid on now

4.6

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, no run, quick and outside off, good length, defended

End of over 5 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 52/1 (RR: 10.40)

    • MDKJ Perera 31 (17b 4x4 2x6)
    • LD Chandimal 5 (8b)
    • Sohag Gazi 2-0-15-1
    • Rubel Hossain 2-0-20-0

Razzak comes on

5.1

Abdur Razzak to Chandimal, 1 run, width for the cut, but hit on the bounce into point, more hesitation but they finally go through for the run

5.2

Abdur Razzak to MDKJ Perera, no run, outside leg, he misses the sweep, Razzak appeals, just in case

5.3

Abdur Razzak to MDKJ Perera, SIX, down he comes, and shovels another maximum over deep midwicket, swinging furiously from off stump

5.4

Abdur Razzak to MDKJ Perera, no run, steps out again, gets too close to the pitch and digs it out to cover

5.5

Abdur Razzak to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, threatened to come out again, Razzak saw that and fired it fast and full across the left-hander, he adjusted well to steer it past point

5.6

Abdur Razzak to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, skips out, it is angled across quick, he eases it to point

End of over 6 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 62/1 (RR: 10.33)

    • MDKJ Perera 40 (22b 4x4 3x6)
    • LD Chandimal 6 (9b)
    • Abdur Razzak 1-0-10-0
    • Sohag Gazi 2-0-15-1

Mushfiq wanted his bowlers to overcome their shortcomings in the Powerplay ...

6.1

Shahadat Hossain to MDKJ Perera, no run, goes for the cut as he sees some width, but there is bounce too, and he chops it on the bounce to the keeper

6.2

Shahadat Hossain to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, lovely, finesse now from Kusal Perera, overpitched outside off, he gets half forward and drives it right between mid off and extra cover

round the stumps

6.3

Shahadat Hossain to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, uses the angle now to work it from middle to vacant midwicket, and comes back for two

6.4

Shahadat Hossain to MDKJ Perera, no run, short, outside off, he sways away this time, and drops his wrists, he wants to go on

6.5

Shahadat Hossain to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, comes forward and runs a length ball wide of cover for one more

6.6

Shahadat Hossain to Chandimal, 2 runs, works off the pad behind square leg

End of over 7 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 71/1 (RR: 10.14)

    • LD Chandimal 8 (10b)
    • MDKJ Perera 47 (27b 5x4 3x6)
    • Shahadat Hossain 2-0-23-0
    • Abdur Razzak 1-0-10-0

Daniel Alexander: "Just want Janith Perera to bat 20 overs.."

7.1

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, no run, tossed, full and quick, pushes forward to defend down the pitch

7.2

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, flighted slower, he lunges forward to slog sweep, does not quite time it, through square leg

7.3

Mahmudullah to Chandimal, 1 run, comes out, takes it on the full and eases it to long on, who runs hard to his left to keep them to one

7.4

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, on the full again, through midwicket now, and that is a maiden fifty for Kusal Janith Perera, cheers ring around the grass banks

7.5

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, Chandimal in trouble with the running again, wants the second after a tuck to midwicket, man in the deep runs in and throws, Chandimal has to dive back, and settle for one

7.6

Mahmudullah to Chandimal, 1 leg bye, how did that miss leg stump, Mushfiqur appeals loudly for leg before, bowler not so convinced, Chanidmal playing around this full one, headed down leg

End of over 8 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 77/1 (RR: 9.62)

    • LD Chandimal 9 (12b)
    • MDKJ Perera 51 (31b 5x4 3x6)
    • Mahmudullah 1-0-5-0
    • Shahadat Hossain 2-0-23-0

Daniel: "No drizzles yet today?"

8.1

Abdur Razzak to Chandimal, OUT, Chandimal tries to clear long on now, comes out, he's not to the pitch, has a heave and finds the man on the boundary, he's not comfortable in this format, Chandimal

LD Chandimal c Jahurul Islam b Abdur Razzak 9 (26m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

8.2

Abdur Razzak to Thirimanne, 1 run, thick outside edge off a full ball on the stumps, tight single to short third

8.3

Abdur Razzak to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, flat, shortish, he goes down in a powerful sweep, but there is a man at deep square

8.4

Abdur Razzak to Thirimanne, no run, pushed down the track

8.5

Abdur Razzak to Thirimanne, 1 run, very fast and angled across, guided through point

8.6

Abdur Razzak to MDKJ Perera, no run, tries to sweep and misses, Mushfiqur puts in a series of quick shouts, but that pitched outside leg

End of over 9 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 80/2 (RR: 8.88)

    • MDKJ Perera 52 (33b 5x4 3x6)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 2 (3b)
    • Abdur Razzak 2-0-13-1
    • Mahmudullah 1-0-5-0
9.1

Mahmudullah to Thirimanne, 1 run, angled in short and flat from round the stumps, punched to sweeper cover

9.2

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, comes down, and nudges through vacant midwicket for a tight couple, sensible stuff from Kusal

9.3

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, 1 leg bye, full into the pads, turned square, keeper after it

9.4

Mahmudullah to Thirimanne, 2 runs, wide, and cut in the gap wide of the sweeper for two more

9.5

Mahmudullah to Thirimanne, no run, hit on the pads once again, and another appeal turned down, clearly headed down leg with so much angle

9.6

Mahmudullah to Thirimanne, OUT, waste of a wicket, Thirimanne turns a fast one off the pads to short fine, somehow thinks it is worth a single, and is caught a few feet in no-way-back land as the throw arrives at the striker's end

HDRL Thirimanne run out 5 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

End of over 10 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 86/3 (RR: 8.60)

    • MDKJ Perera 54 (35b 5x4 3x6)
    • Mahmudullah 2-0-10-0
    • Abdur Razzak 2-0-13-1
10.1

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, flighted slowly, he walks out and pushes to cover

10.2

Sohag Gazi to Mathews, 1 run, leans out and turns a full one to long on

10.3

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, eases another full one to long on

10.4

Sohag Gazi to Mathews, 1 run, flighted full, he waits for it to come on, and pushes to leg for one more

10.5

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, no run, flat and down the pads, swept down to short fine leg

10.6

Sohag Gazi to MDKJ Perera, no run, chops a cut into the ground, it rolls to point

End of over 11 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 90/3 (RR: 8.18)

    • MDKJ Perera 56 (39b 5x4 3x6)
    • AD Mathews 2 (2b)
    • Sohag Gazi 3-0-19-1
    • Mahmudullah 2-0-10-0
11.1

Mahmudullah to Mathews, 1 run, spins down the pads, but his nudge finds short fine, a fumble concedes one

11.2

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, 1 wide, fires a rocket down leg from round the stumps

11.2

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, SIX, that kept soaring, would have kept deep midwicket interested for a while, but it was timed so well it sailed well over the boundary, Kusal stepping out and lofting, exuding calm in everything

11.3

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, now walls out and picks up two more with a push through midwicket

11.4

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, no run, comes out again, and takes it on the pad as he tries to defend

11.5

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, no run

11.6

Mahmudullah to MDKJ Perera, OUT, he's gone this time, on the cut, backed away to a flat and widish one, but ended up getting a healthy edge through to Mushfiqur

MDKJ Perera c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mahmudullah 64 (53m 44b 5x4 4x6) SR: 145.45

Sri Lanka have stalled big time, although Kusal Perera provided them with quite a base

End of over 12 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 100/4 (RR: 8.33)

    • AD Mathews 3 (3b)
    • Mahmudullah 3-0-20-1
    • Sohag Gazi 3-0-19-1
12.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mathews, no run, some late outswing, he checks the drive to extra cover

12.2

Shahadat Hossain to Mathews, no run, mistimes a punch to the bowler off a length ball, did not quite come on, bowler tumbles and fields

12.3

Shahadat Hossain to Mathews, 1 run, some more away shape, Angelo drives, extra cover dives, and only a single is conceded

sampath: "I'm at the ground..atmosphere here is electrifying..that's because of kusal..now what??"

12.4

Shahadat Hossain to Mendis, FOUR, short, and widish, he hops in the air and thrashes a cut high over point

12.5

Shahadat Hossain to Mendis, 1 run

12.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mathews, 1 run, slow at 117 kph outside off, he nudges it to leg for one

End of over 13 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 107/4 (RR: 8.23)

    • AD Mathews 5 (7b)
    • BMAJ Mendis 5 (2b 1x4)
    • Shahadat Hossain 3-0-30-0
    • Mahmudullah 3-0-20-1
13.1

Mahmudullah to Mathews, 1 run, punched down to long on

13.2

Mahmudullah to Mendis, no run, walks across, gets one tossed up slowly, comes forward to defend

13.3

Mahmudullah to Mendis, 1 run, comes out and turns it in front of square leg

13.4

Mahmudullah to Mathews, 2 runs, flat, on off, punched past a running midwicket, and they come back for two

13.5

Mahmudullah to Mathews, 1 wide, tosses it up and sends it down leg with the angle

13.5

Mahmudullah to Mathews, 1 run, short and fast at 95 kph, he adjusts to punch off the back foot to long on

13.6

Mahmudullah to Mendis, 2 runs, he is already outside off, it comes wide outside, and he cracks it wide of the sweeper

End of over 14 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 115/4 (RR: 8.21)

    • BMAJ Mendis 8 (5b 1x4)
    • AD Mathews 9 (10b)
    • Mahmudullah 4-0-28-1
    • Shahadat Hossain 3-0-30-0

Thilina: "This is why SL still needs Sanga to hold the batting lineup together during the overs in the middle of the innings! more so in ODIs but even in T20s!"

Pavel is surprised: "Shahdat just bowled a 7 run over !!!"

14.1

Abdur Razzak to Mathews, 1 run, pushed in the air down to long on

14.2

Abdur Razzak to Mendis, 1 leg bye, loud shout for lbw, that hit him in front of off on a missed sweep, pitching in line with the stumps, did not straighten enough though

14.3

Abdur Razzak to Mathews, 1 run, one more lbw appeal, this time there is a thick inside edge onto pad

14.4

Abdur Razzak to Mendis, 2 runs, very wide down leg, he reaches for it and drags it one-handed through square leg, another fumble in the deep

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Mendis, 1 wide, fired full and straight down leg

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Mendis, 1 run, steered behind point

14.6

Abdur Razzak to Mathews, 1 run, good length on the pads, worked through midwicket

End of over 15 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 123/4 (RR: 8.20)

    • AD Mathews 12 (13b)
    • BMAJ Mendis 11 (8b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 3-0-20-1
    • Mahmudullah 4-0-28-1

Uwaisul Karnain: "Couldn't figure out the exact nature of this pitch. Kushal Perera made it look like a batting paradise, but all others are struggling"

15.1

Sohag Gazi to Mathews, 1 run, comes out and swings off a thick edge to short third, who throws it low to the keeper, he helps it on its way to the stumps, but the batsman is just in

15.2

Sohag Gazi to Mendis, 2 wides, slow and down the leg side, he is beaten, as is the keeper

15.2

Sohag Gazi to Mathews, FOUR, what a clanger, two men almost collide at deep midwicket, and concede the boundary, Angelo heaved it from outside leg, hadn't got hold of it, it stayed airborne for a long time, came down well inside the rope, but the two deep fielders ran towards it and almost into each other

15.3

Sohag Gazi to Mathews, 2 runs

15.4

Sohag Gazi to Mathews, no run, drills a very wide one to extra cover, would have been a wide

15.5

Sohag Gazi to Mathews, 1 run, turned off the pad through midwicket

15.6

Sohag Gazi to Mendis, 1 run, dabbed softly to cover

End of over 16 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 134/4 (RR: 8.37)

    • BMAJ Mendis 12 (9b 1x4)
    • AD Mathews 20 (18b 1x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 4-0-30-1
    • Abdur Razzak 3-0-20-1

jayasuriya: "No need to panic . We will score 190 .. we selected finishers too .. perera to come"

16.1

Abdur Razzak to Mendis, SIX, in the slot for the slog sweep, and he picks it wide of deep midwicket, carries all the way

16.2

Abdur Razzak to Mendis, SIX, nice, now he withdraws outside leg, takes up a flighted one and sends it screaming over deep extra cover for six more

16.3

Abdur Razzak to Mendis, 1 run, mistimes a sweep to square leg for a single

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Mathews, 1 leg bye, has a heave off the pad, misses, short fine cuts it off

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Mendis, 5 wides, way down the leg side, and that will beat the batsman's attempted sweep, the keeper's attempted take and the fielder's attempted chase

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Mendis, 1 run, a reverse sweep now, runs gently to short third man

Pavel Farhan: "Wow, looks like Bangladesh is in the mood to gift runs at the moment."

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Mathews, no run, Angelo heaves and misses once more, but fortunately his leg stump does not take a hit

End of over 17 (20 runs) Sri Lanka 154/4 (RR: 9.05)

    • AD Mathews 20 (20b 1x4)
    • BMAJ Mendis 26 (13b 1x4 2x6)
    • Abdur Razzak 4-0-39-1
    • Sohag Gazi 4-0-30-1
17.1

Rubel Hossain to Mendis, SIX, what a welcome back for Rubel, shortish across the left-hander, Jeevan shuffles and wallops it high and mighty over deep square leg, miles into the crowd

17.2

Rubel Hossain to Mendis, FOUR, short and wide outside off, and that has flown past the deep point boundary in an instant, it was cut so hard

Captain runs up to have a word with the bowler

gav: "And Bangladesh save their most expensive bowlers for the last 3 overs. Genius."

17.3

Rubel Hossain to Mendis, 1 run, good length, but provides width once more, crunched through extra cover, sweeper cuts it off

SL's highest fifth-wicket stand in T20s

17.4

Rubel Hossain to Mathews, 1 run, Angelo continues to struggle with timing, hits a pitched up delivery on leg to long on

17.5

Rubel Hossain to Mendis, OUT, gone this time, Jeevan tries to swing a length ball through midwicket, misses and Rubel hits

BMAJ Mendis b Rubel Hossain 37 (27m 17b 2x4 3x6) SR: 217.64

17.6

Rubel Hossain to NLTC Perera, no run, gets a bouncer first up, and ducks under it

End of over 18 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 166/5 (RR: 9.22)

    • NLTC Perera 0 (1b)
    • AD Mathews 21 (21b 1x4)
    • Rubel Hossain 3-0-32-1
    • Abdur Razzak 4-0-39-1
18.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mathews, 2 runs, Shahadat starts with a high full toss that is swung wide of deep midwicket, the fielder scrambles to his left to save the boundary

18.2

Shahadat Hossain to Mathews, 1 run, low full toss around off, Angelo opens the face to run it to deep point

18.3

Shahadat Hossain to NLTC Perera, FOUR, a Thisara thwack through midwicket, flat and powerful, bounces just before it brushes the rope

18.4

Shahadat Hossain to NLTC Perera, SIX, slow length ball on middle, and Thisara effortlessly picks it over deep square leg, off the front foot too

18.5

Shahadat Hossain to NLTC Perera, FOUR, oh dear, full and very wide with short third man up, four more over him with a thick edge after Thisara has a go at it

18.6

Shahadat Hossain to NLTC Perera, 1 wide, oh dear again, as he sends it wider outside off, Mishfiq takes it where first slip would have been

18.6

Shahadat Hossain to NLTC Perera, SIX, and the moment he lands it on a length around the stumps, Thisara is waiting to send it climbing into the Pallekele evening air, over deep square leg

Shahadat 4-0-54-0, what a gigantic flood of a run-leak

End of over 19 (24 runs) Sri Lanka 190/5 (RR: 10.00)

    • NLTC Perera 20 (5b 2x4 2x6)
    • AD Mathews 24 (23b 1x4)
    • Shahadat Hossain 4-0-54-0
    • Rubel Hossain 3-0-32-1
19.1

Rubel Hossain to Mathews, 1 run, full toss hit to long on

19.2

Rubel Hossain to NLTC Perera, 1 run, full and on the pads, can't swing it away to leg, it runs behind square

19.3

Rubel Hossain to Mathews, 1 run, yorker right on middle, he was backing away to leg, and jammed the bat down just in time

Kabir: "How often has Shahadat cost Bangladesh the match with his ridiculous death overs ... And yet they persist. Will they ever learn?"

19.4

Rubel Hossain to NLTC Perera, 1 run, full on leg stump, heaved off a thick inside edge to deep square, the throw needs Mushfiq to be six feet tall, he isn't, but no overthrow conceded

19.5

Rubel Hossain to Mathews, 2 runs, Bangladesh all over Pallekele, Angelo flat bats a heave from close to the toe end to long off, he fumbles and it almost runs into the rope before he recovers to put in a slide

19.6

Rubel Hossain to Mathews, 2 runs, overpitched, lofted on the bounce to long off, Angelo pushes for the second, and makes it

Overs 17-19 went for 56. Kusal Perera at the start, Jeevan Mendis in the middle, Thisara Perera at the end. Bangladesh a shambles in the field, and wayward with the ball, 19 wides in 20 overs

End of over 20 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 198/5

    • AD Mathews 30 (27b 1x4)
    • NLTC Perera 22 (7b 2x4 2x6)
    • Rubel Hossain 4-0-40-1
    • Shahadat Hossain 4-0-54-0
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