Result
2nd ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Jul 28 2019, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
238/8
(44.4/50 ov, target 239)
242/3
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Avishka Fernando, Angelo Mathews star as Sri Lanka wrap up series win

Mushfiqur Rahim kept the game competitive, scoring an unbeaten 98 to rescue Bangladesh after they had slipped to 117 for 6

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Ankur Dhawan
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh238/8(50 overs)
Sri Lanka242/3(44.4 overs)

That's all from us. Thanks for joining, good night.

Dimuth Karunaratne: We've done very well, we heard we've won after 44 months at home. Bowlers did a great job, the spinners in particular, Akila and Dananjaya. Akila was coming back after a long time, he did a great job. Avishka went for it in the beginning, unfortunately missed his hundred.

Tamim Iqbal: We won an important toss, we knew the wicket was going to spin. We needed to start well, 50 for four doesn't help but the way we bowled even 300 would not have been enough. We had our moments, can't go back to the players we don't have. We just weren't ready to do the hard work, we chose the easy option.

Avishka Fernando is the man of the match: I don't mind opening or batting at No.3, whatever the team requires. Disappointed to miss out on hundred but hope to correct it in future.

Mathews: Yeah, I mean, we haven't played very good cricket for the past two years, we have disappointed the fans. The wicket wasn't easy, thought Kusal played brilliantly after Avishka's brilliant knock.

Not the easiest pitch, as the work-man like innings of Mushfiqur confirmed but Bangladesh bowlers made it easier for Sri Lanka and weren't helped by their fielders' shoddy show. Young Avishka Fernando, however, made a mockery of whatever difficulties he was faced with. In imperious form, he capitalised on inconsistent bowling and made the world take note every time he struck a boundary or six. His rapid 82, replete with carefree drives and glorious pulls - although he fell to the stroke - set the chase up, and Mathews and Mendis ensured the good work wasn't wasted, to help Sri Lanka seal the series, their first in ODIs at home in 44 months.

44.4
4
Sabbir Rahman to Mathews, FOUR runs
full on middle, lofts it over mid-on, gets to fifty, a very composed fifty, and helps Sri Lanka seal the series, their maiden ODI series win at home in 44 months
44.3
Sabbir Rahman to Mathews, no run
length on off, pushed to mid-off
44.2
4
Sabbir Rahman to Mathews, FOUR runs
short on middle, Mathews pulls it away to the deep midwicket fence
44.1
Sabbir Rahman to Mathews, no run
full on off, pushed back to the bowler
end of over 442 runs
SL: 234/3CRR: 5.31 • RRR: 0.83 • Need 5 from 36b
Kusal Mendis41 (74)
Angelo Mathews44 (53)
Mosaddek Hossain7-0-32-0
Sabbir Rahman2-0-12-0
43.6
Mosaddek Hossain to Mendis, no run
full on the pads, pushed to midwicket
43.5
Mosaddek Hossain to Mendis, no run
full on off, comes forward and defends
43.4
Mosaddek Hossain to Mendis, no run
full on middle, pushed to midwicket
43.3
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Mathews, 1 run
length outside off, pushed to deep cover-point for one
43.2
Mosaddek Hossain to Mathews, no run
full on middle, pushed to midwicket
43.1
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Mendis, 1 run
end of over 435 runs
SL: 232/3CRR: 5.39 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 7 from 42b
Angelo Mathews43 (51)
Kusal Mendis40 (70)
Sabbir Rahman2-0-12-0
Mosaddek Hossain6-0-30-0
42.6
Sabbir Rahman to Mathews, no run
pushed through on middle, he goes back and tucks it away to deep square leg
42.5
4
Sabbir Rahman to Mathews, FOUR runs
just manages to clear mid-on! Full toss on middle, was dipping, he got it off the bottom of the bat but had enough elevation to clear mid-on
42.4
Sabbir Rahman to Mathews, no run
Mathews looks to go big, gets an outside edge that spoons up towards short third-man but falls short
42.3
Sabbir Rahman to Mathews, no run
full on middle, pushed to long-on
42.2
1
Sabbir Rahman to Mendis, 1 run
short outside off, cut away to deep cover
42.1
Sabbir Rahman to Mendis, no run
length on middle, turned towards midwicket
end of over 422 runs
SL: 227/3CRR: 5.4 • RRR: 1.50 • Need 12 from 48b
Kusal Mendis39 (68)
Angelo Mathews39 (47)
Mosaddek Hossain6-0-30-0
Mehidy Hasan10-0-51-1
41.6
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Mendis, 1 run
length outside off, turn back in as he looks to cut, gets one to point
41.5
Mosaddek Hossain to Mendis, no run
quicker one outside off, goes back and defends
Best performances - batsmen
Mushfiqur Rahim
98 runs (110)
6 fours
1 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
1772215159310
WIA Fernando
82 runs (75)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
14 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
2101441471120
Best performances - bowlers
A Dananjaya
O
10
M
0
R
39
W
2
Eco
3.90
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Mustafizur Rahman
O
8
M
0
R
50
W
2
Eco
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossBangladesh , elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Avishka Fernando
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 4194
Season2019
Match days28 July 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Lyndon Hannibal
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
Chris Broad