Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 9 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 280/9 | RR: 5.60

  • Suranga Lakmal2 (1b)
  • Nuwan Kulasekara1 (1b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza10-0-65-3
  • Mustafizur Rahman10-0-55-2

2.05pm Right then, who's on top? Honestly, I'm not sure. Sri Lanka started really well, and it looked like they'd get close to 300, maybe more. But then Bangladesh fought their way back in the middle. So well that SL would have been happy with 270. But Thisara's sublime cameo took SL to 280, a score they'll have to defend to avoid losing the series. Shashank will be back with you for the resumption.

Mashrafe Mortaza to Lakmal, 2 runs, pulled away to deep midwicket. A slow bouncer on middle, pulled to deep midwicket on the bounce. Lakmal hurries back for the second, does excellently well to make it with a dive.
Mashrafe Mortaza to Lakmal, 1 wide, full, and wide yorker outside off. Just outside the tramline says the umpire. Hmm. Right on the line


Mashrafe Mortaza to NLTC Perera, OUT, and taken by short fine leg. Not sure he needed to do that, especially with his power. It's a good full delivery way outside off, Thisara gets right across and scoops the ball to short fine leg. End of a superb innings through.

NLTC Perera c Taskin Ahmed b Mashrafe Mortaza 52 (40b 4x4 1x6) SR: 130.00

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kulasekara, 1 run, good stuff from Kulasekara. Just bat on ball to get one and get Thisara back on strike.
Mashrafe Mortaza to NLTC Perera, 1 run, full delivery outside off, hammered down to long-off for one. Kulasekara should have been more aware and looked to come back for two
Mashrafe Mortaza to MDK Perera, OUT, juggled but taken. Full delivery on off, Dilruwan goes after it but can only mis-time a slog into the hands of Tamim at cover. Juggled, but taken at second attempt. To be honest, that isn't great bowling either. Right in the hitting arc, a better batsman would have done more

MDK Perera c Tamim Iqbal b Mashrafe Mortaza 15 (11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 136.36

Chathura kumara: "With this batting form if someone can tell Thisara there exists a delivery called yorker, he can be a great asset to SL "

Mashrafe Mortaza to MDK Perera, FOUR runs, a wild heave. Full and straight from Mortaza, Dilruwan loses all his shape but gets some bat on that. Clears short third man for four. Pathetic bowling.

Mortaza will finish. A superb stand this. Has brought SL close to 280. Around the wicket

49 | 6 Runs | SL: 271/7 | RR: 5.53

  • Dilruwan Perera11 (9b)
  • Thisara Perera51 (38b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman10-0-55-2
  • Mashrafe Mortaza9-0-56-1
Mustafizur Rahman to MDK Perera, 1 run, good length delivery on off, swatted to midwicket for one. Good comeback from Mustafizur, 10-0-55-2
Mustafizur Rahman to MDK Perera, no run, full and wide outside off, a yorker. Dilruwan fails to make contact

Shams: "Bangladeshi batting line up is experienced enough to chase out 280+ runs on this pitch against these SriLankan bowling lineup .. "

Mustafizur Rahman to NLTC Perera, 1 run, another good yorker. Not much Thisara can do but push to long-off
Mustafizur Rahman to NLTC Perera, 2 runs, a low full toss outside off. Thisara gets underneath the delivery and chips the ball over cover for a couple to get to fifty. Fantastic effort
Mustafizur Rahman to MDK Perera, 1 run, out with a direct hit. But Mosaddek misses. Good length outside off, pushed to cover and Dilruwan sets off.

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4Tamim IqbalSoumya Sarkar
2nd6Sabbir RahmanSoumya Sarkar
3rd1Mushfiqur RahimSoumya Sarkar
4th77Shakib Al HasanSoumya Sarkar
5th23Shakib Al HasanMosaddek Hossain
6th7MahmudullahShakib Al Hasan
7th9MahmudullahMehidy Hasan Miraz
8th28Mashrafe MortazaMehidy Hasan Miraz
9th54Taskin AhmedMehidy Hasan Miraz
10th1Mustafizur RahmanTaskin Ahmed