Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.6 he's been given leg before, after a shout from Perera that went on and on and on, Ashraful swung and missed a full toss, but did that strike him outside leg? yes, it has, that is seriously poor from the umpire, at a crucial stage in the chase, against a batsman who's just hit three successive boundaries, the umpire has just caved into Thisara's long appeal 68/3
    0.6 he's gone first ball, walking across to a length ball on the stumps, misses the nudge to leg, and is caught in front, nothing wrong with the line of the delivery, height could have been an issue, he was struck high above the knee roll, and was also quite some way outside the crease 9/1
    2.6 Mathews strikes again, catches him on the crease with an incoming length delivery, and Jahurul plays on off an inside edge 27/2
    14.4 heaves a high full toss high and down into deep midwicket's hands 135/5
    9.5 he's picked out third man, full and wide, he's thrown bat at it, and sent it sailing to the man in the deep 85/4
    14.5 what a gift, Mahmudullah did well to paddle a low full toss past short fine, Malinga hauled it in, threw it back to the keeper, Mominul wanted the third, Mahmudullah responded, Mominul stopped, yes and no, both ended up mid-pitch in the end, Mominul started walking back right away, but replays showed batsmen hadn't crossed over, and Mahmudullah has to go 137/6
    not out
    17.2 full toss on middle, he backs away and has a go, sends it sailing tamely to midwicket 156/7
    not out
    8 (lb 3, w 5)
    181/7 (20 Overs, RR: 9.05)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Shamsur Rahman, 0.6 ov), 2-27 (Jahurul Islam, 2.6 ov), 3-68 (Mohammad Ashraful, 7.6 ov), 4-85 (Nasir Hossain, 9.5 ov), 5-135 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 14.4 ov), 6-137 (Mahmudullah, 14.5 ov), 7-156 (Sohag Gazi, 17.2 ov)
    AD Mathews403729.2587000
    RMS Eranga403709.2551220
    SL Malinga402716.7592000
    SMSM Senanayake402917.2542000
    NLTC Perera2025212.5041230
    BMAJ Mendis10606.0031000
    AK Perera1017017.0012100

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka won the one-off match

Match number


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 days

31 March 2013 (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Mushfiqur blames seamers for defeat

    After conceding the high-scoring one-off Twenty20 in Pallekele, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim criticised his bowlers' work ethic, and said it was time the country takes a proper look at the state of fast bowling

  • 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

  • Time for the old Ashraful

    Mohammad Ashraful has shown a new solidity to his batting on this tour, but the one-off T20I is an ideal time for him to utilise his old strengths and range of strokeplay

  • Pressure on SL to end on high - Chandimal

    Sri Lanka's new Twenty20 captain Dinesh Chandimal has admitted there is significant pressure on the hosts to finish the home series against Bangladesh on a high note

  • Want to end tour with another win - Mushfiqur

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim wants to utilize the tour-ending Twenty20 against Sri Lanka to cure a number of ills that prevail in his side

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st9Mohammad AshrafulShamsur Rahman
2nd18Mohammad AshrafulJahurul Islam
3rd41Mohammad AshrafulMushfiqur Rahim
4th17Mushfiqur RahimNasir Hossain
5th50MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
6th2MahmudullahMominul Haque
7th19Mominul HaqueSohag Gazi
8th25Abdur RazzakMominul Haque