Player of the Match
Player of the Match
107dThe report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Shakib, Mustafizur deliver 45-run win for Bangladesh

A thundering start with bat, and an incisive turn with the new ball ball set Bangladesh on track to a series-leveling victory, and provided a happy T20 swansong for Mashrafe Mortaza

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Chamara Kapugedera
50(35) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 5 1 11 16 5 7 2
Shakib Al Hasan
38(31) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 6 7 6 7 6

Best performances - Bowlers

Mustafizur Rahman
O3
M0
R21
W4
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Shakib Al Hasan
O4
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

Match days

06 April 2017 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 131/10 (46 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.27, RRR: 23.00)

  • Nuwan Kulasekara2 (5b)
  • Mohammad Saifuddin3-0-24-1
  • Mustafizur Rahman3-0-21-4

11pm Tharanga and Mashrafe share the trophy. Hope you enjoyed this series as much as we did bringing it yo you. I'll leave you with when an old cricketer leaves the crease....Goodbye and good night

10.45pm Presentation:

Shakib, Man of the Match: I thought it was a very good wicket,and upfront we bowled really well. We took pace off the ball and took early wickets. We don't play much T20s with the national team, there are areas to improve with the bat, ball, and even in the field. It has been a fantastic series for the team. The boys put their hands up and showed a lot of character. Mashrafe is very special, I can't explain in words how important he was to his team. Obviously, he will playing a big role in the ODI team.

Malinga, Man of the series: First three overs I did not get wickets but I realised the slower balls would be useful in the end. I am not that fit and because of the knee injury don't know about playing longer formats in the future.

Mashrafe: The series has been fantastic. The one-dayers and T20s have been fantastic. Big thanks to the boys. I think to finish up with a win is a great thing. I am feeling proud to have played with these boys and the support staff. Big thanks to my cricket board and my family.

Tharanga: It is disappointing. We did not get a good start and unfortunately lost five wickets in the first six overs. Shakib bowled really well and used his variations. He has played around T20 leagues and used his experience well. We have to be consistent to win more games.

10.30pm Mashrafe leads his team off the field for the last time in T20 internationals. His side has ended a eight-match losing streak in T20Is. Mashrafe bagged a golden duck, dropped a catch, missed a run-out chance, but still has the happy ending. Shakib and Mustafiz, though, stepped up with the ball, claiming seven wickets between them to derail Sri Lanka's 177 chase. Sri Lanka lost five wickets in the Powerplay, and from thereon it was always going to be difficult. The Bangladesh bowlers were backed up by some sharp fielding. Malinga's hat-trick - his first in T20Is and fourth in international cricket - was another highlight in the match. So, the T20I series ends 1-1, like the Test and ODI series did.

Joel: "7 matches in 3 different formats and they couldn't be separated, what a great series for the neutral!"

Yasser Arafat: "a gift for Mash! What a player for Bangladesh."

17.6
W
Mohammad Saifuddin to Sanjaya, OUT, Bangladesh send-off Mashrafe with a series-levelling victory. Mashrafe takes his cap off and takes hugs from his team-mates. Another sliced hit and long-off gets under this. Saifuddin, meanwhile, does the star man pose à la Afridi

JRMVB Sanjaya c Mahmudullah b Mohammad Saifuddin 6 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

17.5
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Sanjaya, 2 runs, full on off, another sliced hit over extra cover
17.4
4
Mohammad Saifuddin to Sanjaya, FOUR runs, short and wide outside off, Sanjaya carves it over extra cover and gets a four
17.3
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kulasekara, 1 run, off-stump yorker, driven to long-off
17.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kulasekara, no run,
17.1
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kulasekara, no run, full and angling into the leg stump, hits the pad, sliding down leg

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4MDKJ PereraEMDY Munaweera
2nd15WU TharangaEMDY Munaweera
3rd21WU TharangaCK Kapugedera
4th0CK KapugederaDAS Gunaratne
5th0CK KapugederaTAM Siriwardana
6th58CK KapugederaNLTC Perera
7th21CK KapugederaS Prasanna
8th4KMDN KulasekaraCK Kapugedera
9th1SL MalingaKMDN Kulasekara
10th7KMDN KulasekaraJRMVB Sanjaya