Result
Only T20I, Pallekele, Mar 31 2013, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
198/5
(20 ov, target 199)
181/7
Sri Lanka won by 17 runs
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
1y
• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Kusal Perera sets up Sri Lanka's win

A marauding Kusal Perera set the platform for Sri Lanka's 198 for 5, which proved 17 runs too many for the valiant Bangladesh batsmen, in the one-off Twenty20 in Pallekele

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka198/5(20 overs)
Bangladesh181/7(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs
BDESH: 181/7CRR: 9.05 
Abdur Razzak6 (8)
Mominul Haque26 (16)
Lasith Malinga4-0-27-1
Shaminda Eranga4-0-37-0

That ends Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka, and that is time for us to say good bye. Good bye.

Dinesh Chandimal: "As captain, I am happy about my first win. Kusal Perera gave us the start and we continued after that. We put up a good total, that is why we won. Malinga and Mathews gave me a lot of advice. I could not come up with a good performance but I am happy with the win as captain."

Mushfiqur Rahim: "We gave 20 runs more. That makes a difference. We achieved a lot of positives in the Test and ODIs, but still lot of scope of improvement. One of our goals was to play consistent cricket."

Kusal Perera is the Man of the Match. Kusal: "Enjoyed my knock. Little pace and bounce earlier, after that it came on very nicely. I am not copying anyone, but people say I bat a bit similar to Sanath Jayasuriya. First six overs, I am always trying to hit boundaries with the field restrictions."

Bangladesh falling short by 17 runs. They conceded 19 wides to Sri Lanka's five, leaked 56 runs from overs 17 to 19 in Sri Lanka's innings, and Ashraful got a poor decision.

Sri Lanka stay at the top of the ICC T20 rankings. Victory for Chandimal in his first game as captain. He has Kusal Perera, Jeevan Mendis and Thisara Perera to thank

Orko: "Well they never gave up, must give that to the BD team... I liked the fighting spirit... The pace attack needs to improve drastically; it's all that this comes down to..."

19.6
1
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, 1 run
digs out a yorker around leg down the ground

Bangladesh's highest score in a T20 chase

19.5
3
Malinga to Mominul Haque, 3 runs
swung away through midwicket, pulled back just inside
19.4
Malinga to Mominul Haque, no run
swinging away, just inside the marker, very full, and he misses again
19.3
Malinga to Mominul Haque, no run
can't connect with a one in the blockhole widish outside off
19.2
2
Malinga to Mominul Haque, 2 runs
widish full toss eased down to the sweeper
19.1
1
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, 1 run
makes some room and drives a full one hard, but straight to extra cover on the edge of the circle

Bangladesh have come reasonably close in the end

end of over 1913 runs
BDESH: 174/7CRR: 9.15 • RRR: 25.00
Mominul Haque21 (12)
Abdur Razzak4 (6)
Shaminda Eranga4-0-37-0
Lasith Malinga3-0-20-1
18.6
6
Eranga to Mominul Haque, SIX runs
gets maximum off the last ball with a swing over deep midwicket to a full delivery
18.6
1w
Eranga to Mominul Haque, 1 wide
goes down and tumbles as he fails to connect with the scoop
18.6
1w
Eranga to Mominul Haque, 1 wide
straight and wide down leg
18.5
1
Eranga to Abdur Razzak, 1 run
slashed down to third man
18.4
1
Eranga to Mominul Haque, 1 run
very full, he comes out, it becomes a yorker, and he digs it to third man
18.3
1
Eranga to Abdur Razzak, 1 run
heaves a full delivery on leg down to deep square
18.2
1
Eranga to Mominul Haque, 1 run
full toss hit to midwicket
18.1
1
Eranga to Abdur Razzak, 1 run
pitches outside leg and hits him on the thigh pad, and it rolls to off for them to scamper a single
end of over 186 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 161/7CRR: 8.94 • RRR: 19.00
Mominul Haque13 (9)
Abdur Razzak1 (3)
Lasith Malinga3-0-20-1
Sachithra Senanayake4-0-29-1
17.6
4
Malinga to Mominul Haque, FOUR runs
takes on the bounce outside off and upper-cuts it into the short third man boundary

rahman: "Good bye, dear chase; it was nice knowing you :("

17.5
1
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, 1 run
full now, flicked off the pad to deep square
17.4
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, no run
hits him on the glove with a shortish delivery even as Razzak tries to get out of the way
17.3
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, no run
moves away from a length and bounces to beat the edge
Best performances - batsmen
MDKJ Perera
64 runs (44)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
leg glance
30 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
0075301048
Mohammad Ashraful
43 runs (27)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
0413044117
Best performances - bowlers
NLTC Perera
O
2
M
0
R
25
W
2
Eco
12.50
AD Mathews
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
2
Eco
9.25
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossBangladesh , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Kusal Perera
Series resultSri Lanka won the one-off match
Match numberT20I no. 312
Season2012/13
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45
Match days31 March 2013 (20-over match)
T20I debut
Angelo Perera
Shamsur Rahman
Umpires
Ranmore Martinesz
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Tyron Wijewardene
Reserve Umpire
Sena Nandiweera
Match Referee
David Boon