Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.1 taken! Shakib strikes in his comeback. It's flat and straight, Gunathilaka backs away, looking to hit the ball straight. But his timing is off, and all he can do is chip the ball to the fielder at long-on, who runs to his right and takes a smart catch. 15/1
    3.6 taken at midwicket! A short delivery from Mustafizur, short and hurrying Kusal Mendis on the pull. He can't quite time his pull, picks out the fielder. A fantastic over from Mustafizur, culminates with a wicket. 22/2
    18.2 caught on the deep midwicket boundary. Full, quick and accurate down leg. Kusal struggles to time his flick, the ball takes the leading edge and travels all the way to Mehidy. Sensational counter-attacking innings from Kusal, bided his time early and then launched. 138/6
    5.2 run-out! Good awareness from the bowler and the midwicket fielder. Sri Lanka are now tottering. A back of a length delivery, nudged away towards midwicket with soft hands. Kusal comes down a few steps, Tharanga is indecisive and in the end, that's what costs him. He eventually runs and sacrifices himself. The fielder ran towards the stumps, then lobbed the ball to the bowler who took off the bails. 31/3
    5.4 edged and gone! Sri Lanka are now four down for 32 in a semi-final. Stunning delivery, it's the same offcutter that has made him the bowler he is today. Pitches outside off, lulls the batsman into a stroke and then rips away. Shanaka prods, gets a thick outside edge and it's caught behind. Big trouble for Sri Lanka. 32/4
    8.1 taken at short fine leg. Sri Lanka continue to go nowhere. It's another attempted sweep, the ball flies to short fine leg via the leading edge and SL sink further. Tried to roll his wrists on the ball and hit it behind square, failed to do so. 41/5
    19.2 a juggled catch by Tamim. A slower ball around off, Thisara swings but the ball takes the leading edge towards cover. Tamim runs forward, towards mid-off, and juggles the catch. 154/7
    not out
    not out
    9 (lb 4, w 5)
    159/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 2.1 ov), 2-22 (Kusal Mendis, 3.6 ov), 3-31 (Upul Tharanga, 5.2 ov), 4-32 (Dasun Shanaka, 5.4 ov), 5-41 (Jeevan Mendis, 8.1 ov), 6-138 (Kusal Perera, 18.2 ov), 7-154 (Thisara Perera, 19.2 ov)
    Shakib Al Hasan20914.5071010
    Rubel Hossain4041110.2556000
    Mustafizur Rahman413929.75112320
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz401614.00121000
    Soumya Sarkar2021110.5031110
    13.6 edged and taken! Sri Lanka are fighting back. Tamim comes down, looking to drive over cover but the ball is quicker.A thick edge, a big deflection, the ball bounces off the glove into the air. Kusal keeps his composure and takes the catch. 105/4
    1.4 tossed up wider than normal, full and wide outside off, Liton chips a catch to mid-off. He had to reach out for that and so was in no control of that shot. All he can do is bunt his catch away. 11/1
    3.5 stumped! Beautiful bowling, you could sense panic from Kusal Perera keeps his composure. Slow outside off, the ball finds a big gap between bat and pad, and goes through to Kusal. The ball snakes around in his lap, then his arm. Eventually, it sticks in his left arm. And he whips off the bails with his right hand. Don't think the umpires are checking. Nothing wrong with the bowling though, lulled him forward with that loop and found a big gap between bat and pad. 33/2
    12.3 straight to cover! Mushfiqur runs down to the pitch, looks to go over cover but the ball is slightly quicker than he expected, all he can do is muscle the ball straight to cover 97/3
    14.5 inside edge into the pad, and to Kusal Perera. A googly outside off, clipped into the pad, the ball then somehow lobs back to Kusal off the top of the pad. And the keeper keeps his eyes on the ball and takes another juggled catch. Bangladesh collapsing here. 109/5
    not out
    17.6 Shakib picks out fine leg. No one can believe that, Shakib is in disbelief, Udana is relieved. Full down leg, all Shakib can do is flick the ball straight to fine leg. Out comes the snake dance celebration from Dananjaya, this rivalry is heating up. 137/6
    18.6 full and wide outside off, hit away towards mid-off. The fielder runs in, picks up and throws the stumps down at the bowler's end. More wild cheers. That means Mahmudullah won't have strike for the last over. 148/7
    19.2 another short ball, another bouncer, Mustafizur misses and Mahmudullah runs and he makes his crease. Has Mustafizur made his? No he hasn't. Run out at the bowler's end. Was that also above his shoulder? 148/8
    not out
    9 (w 9)
    160/8 (19.5 Overs, RR: 8.06)
    Did not bat: Nazmul Islam
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Liton Das, 1.4 ov), 2-33 (Sabbir Rahman, 3.5 ov), 3-97 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 12.3 ov), 4-105 (Tamim Iqbal, 13.6 ov), 5-109 (Soumya Sarkar, 14.5 ov), 6-137 (Shakib Al Hasan, 17.6 ov), 7-148 (Mehidy Hasan, 18.6 ov), 8-148 (Mustafizur Rahman, 19.2 ov)
    N Pradeep1010010.0032010
    A Dananjaya403729.2593210
    MA Aponso301916.3362000
    NLTC Perera2020010.0032000
    MD Gunathilaka302418.0061030
    BMAJ Mendis402416.0080100
    I Udana2.502619.1742100

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10

Match days

16 March 2018 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Bangladesh 2, Sri Lanka 0

Match Notes

  • How Mahmudullah became Bangladesh's big hitter

    Asked to take on the role of a T20 finisher, he transformed his game and his team's performances with it

  • Shakib, Nurul fined for breaching code of conduct

    They have also received one demerit point each for separate incidents during their side's T20I match against Sri Lanka in Colombo

  • Pereras alleviate Sri Lanka's pain

    Thisara joined Kusal with Sri Lanka 41 for 5, and both batsmen tempered their naturally aggressive styles in a partnership that propelled their side to a total that came close to match-winning

  • Bangladesh exorcise ghosts of Bengaluru

    Two years ago, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah were the chief protagonists in an unbelievable final-over meltdown in a crucial World T20 game. Now, in successive chases against Sri Lanka, both batsmen have shown they have learned the lessons

  • Bangladesh's dressing room door damaged in Colombo

    Aggressive bodily contact, shoving, agitated yelling, pointed fingers and a shattered dressing room door, all marred the rancorous finish and the immediate aftermath, of the Nidahas Trophy match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

11Tamim IqbalLiton Das
22Tamim IqbalSabbir Rahman
64Mushfiqur RahimTamim Iqbal
8Tamim IqbalSoumya Sarkar
4MahmudullahSoumya Sarkar
28MahmudullahShakib Al Hasan
11MahmudullahMehidy Hasan Miraz
0MahmudullahMustafizur Rahman
12MahmudullahRubel Hossain