1st ODI (D/N), Hambantota, Mar 23 2013, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
(35.4/41 ov, target 238)
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 32 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
• The Report by Mohammad Isam in Hambantota

Dilshan powers Sri Lanka towards victory

The 85-minute delay due to a power failure before the start of the chase in Hambantota seemed enough to rev up Sri Lanka, as they raced to 144 for 1 in 20 overs

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Devashish Fuloria
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh259/8(50 overs)
Sri Lanka238/2(35.4 overs)

Well I hope you all enjoyed the cricket today despite the breaks in between. I certainly did. Mohammad Isam's report will be ready soon and there be more analysis later. This is dreary-eyed Devashish Fuloria signing off. Good night

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Angelo Mathews: "We were a bit complacent on the field and a bit wayward with the ball, but we covered it up with our batting. Kushal is absolute pleasure to watch, he has no fear and is a player to watch in the future. We have a young team but we need to persist with the current team. Bangladesh batted brilliantly"

Mushfiqur Rahim: "We played half of the game really well, but we didn't bowl well in the right channel. We scored very well on a pitch that was not easy earlier, but didn't bowl well. Unfortunately, Tamim is out, but we will be ready for the next game."

Dilshan is the Man of the Match: "The ball was coming on really well on to the bat. The first eight overs, we had a great start and we capitalised on that. Young Kushal played a good hand. I have sorted some technical issues in the past few months and it is helping me now."

Nasir Hossain gets an award for hitting three sixes, Tamim Iqbal gets a smartphone for being the smart player of the match, Dilshan gets one award for fastest USB-drive fifty...

Sri Lanka take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with a very easy win set up by an exhilarating opening stand between Dilshan and Kushal Perera. Dilshan went on to complete his century and was well supported by Sanga, who scored yet another fifty. Bangladesh never appeared to have any control over the batsmen. They also have to now contend with the bad news of losing Tamim Iqbal, who is out of the series. Tamim was the main batsman today and his injury is a serious loss to Bangladesh's chances in the series.

Saimon: "What's the point of selecting genuine bowlers when your allrounders are way better than them? I say, from now on, drop the pacers and play 3 pace bowling allrouders in each game, alongside the two spinners. The idea of 9 effective batsmen doesn't sound bad either."

Karnain: "One Sangakkara or Dilshan should be rested for the next 2 matches. Having said that Sanga needs just 22 to reach 11000 runs in ODIs."

Zara: "Tamim - 112, Dilshan - 113 THAT'S the reason we won :D"

Sohag Gazi to Chandimal, 3 runs
flatter and shorter outside off, Chandimal goes back and slaps it through cover and runs three
Sohag Gazi to Chandimal, no run
full and flighted delivery on the middle, pushed to cover

And he doesn't release the ball again, takes the towel from the umpire and wipes it..

Sohag Gazi to Chandimal, no run
tossed up delivery on the leg stump, Chandimal pushes it to midwicket

Gazi comes round the wicket, a slip in place. He stops twice in his run-up, because the ball is too wet.

Sohag Gazi to Dilshan, 1 run
flighted delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to long-on for a single

Dinesh Chandimal joins Dilshan

end of over 359 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 234/2CRR: 6.68 • RRR: 0.66 • Need 4 from 36b
Tillakaratne Dilshan112 (107)
Rubel Hossain5-0-44-1
Ziaur Rahman8-0-26-0
Rubel Hossain to Sangakkara, OUT
caught at third-man! Sanga goes while playing an upper cut, he times it too well and straight into the hands of Ziaur. He falls on the doorstep of a win
KC Sangakkara c Ziaur Rahman b Rubel Hossain 63 (101m 68b 6x4 0x6) SR: 92.64
Rubel Hossain to Dilshan, 1 run
a strange shot by Dilshan. It was a short delivery wide outside off, the batsman was shaping for a pull, then decided to pull-out, but he was too late. The ball hits the bat and goes to third-man
Rubel Hossain to Dilshan, no run
short ball, comes in a bit quickly and messes with Dilshan's timing as he goes for the pull, it goes towards midwicket

jackthelad: "Bit pessimistic, Nazz - look at your bowlers, only four games between them; there's nothing wrong that a little experience won't fix."

Rubel Hossain to Sangakkara, 3 runs
and another one, this time it goes along the ground and through his favourite extra-cover area, the fielder slides and keeps the ball inside the field.
Rubel Hossain to Sangakkara, FOUR runs
fuller delivery outside off, Sanga goes down on his knee and drives it over mid-off, it bounces a couple of times before getting to the boundary
Rubel Hossain to Dilshan, 1 leg bye
full delivery on the pads, the batsman misses his flicks and it hits the pads on its way to short fine-leg fielder
end of over 345 runs
SL: 225/1CRR: 6.61 • RRR: 1.85 • Need 13 from 42b
Kumar Sangakkara56 (65)
Tillakaratne Dilshan111 (104)
Ziaur Rahman8-0-26-0
Abul Hasan5-0-52-0
Ziaur Rahman to Sangakkara, no run
slower delivery on off, pushed firmly off the front foot to mid-off
Ziaur Rahman to Dilshan, 1 run
slightly short of length outside off, the batsman punches it to deep point off the back foot
Ziaur Rahman to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye
fuller length delivery on the pads, it flicks the pads on its way to short fine leg

Nazz: "Since Tamim is out, Just take nasir and mushfiqur out of the team, this team will get tough time against Canada"

Ziaur Rahman to Dilshan, 1 run
full delivery on off, the batsman drills it to long-off
Ziaur Rahman to Dilshan, 2 runs
slower delivery, back of length on the pads, he works it to deep backward square leg for a couple
Ziaur Rahman to Dilshan, no run
comes down the track and goes for a wild swing, completely misses that one

The impressive Ziaur Rahman comes back into the attack

end of over 3310 runs
SL: 220/1CRR: 6.66 • RRR: 2.25 • Need 18 from 48b
Kumar Sangakkara56 (63)
Tillakaratne Dilshan107 (100)
Abul Hasan5-0-52-0
Abul Hasan to Sangakkara, no run
length delivery on off stump, Sanga drives it back to the bowler

Kartik: "And Bangladesh's chance of performing well in this ODI series have just slipped down 20%"

Abul Hasan to Sangakkara, FOUR runs
oh nicely played, it was just a good delivery on off and the batsman goes back and steers it to the boundary at deep backward point
Best performances - batsmen
TM Dilshan
113 runs (108)
11 fours
0 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
38 runs
6 fours
0 sixes
Tamim Iqbal
112 runs (136)
10 fours
1 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
43 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
AD Mathews
SL Malinga
Match details
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossSri Lanka , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3349
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days23 March 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Ziaur Rahman
Nigel Llong
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Tyron Wijewardene
Reserve Umpire
Nishan Dhanasinghe
Match Referee
David Boon