330dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Dilshan, Sangakkara tons set up big win

Sri Lanka have finally made themselves heard, twelve days into the World Cup. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara did most of the talking through their bats, hammering centuries that set up a 92-run win over Bangladesh at the MCG

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan
161(146) 22x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 31 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
7 9 25 20 32 21 12 35
KC Sangakkara
KC Sangakkara
105(76) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 25 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
2 9 3 13 25 7 14 32

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
SL Malinga
O9
M0
R35
W3
Eco3.88
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan
O8
M0
R35
W2
Eco4.37
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

END OF OVER:
47 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | BDESH: 240/10 (93 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.10, RRR: 31.00)

  • Rubel Hossain0 (5b)
  • Lasith Malinga9-0-35-3
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan8-0-35-2

22.07pm This match belonged to the Sri Lankan top order and the bowlers complemented the effort very well, winning the match by 92 runs. Bangladesh do have a strong batting order but Mushfiqur and Shakib came out pretty late and the RRR had climbed up a lot by then. Soumya tried initially, Sabbir chipped in with a fighting fifty at No. 8, but it wasn't enough.

Dilshan is the Man of the Match: Really happy today because in last game I got out on first ball. I'm enjoying every single moment in the middle and try to enjoy every ball there with the youngsters. Sanga is a great man, no doubt. With him I've had more than 14-15 hundred partnerships. With him I discussed how to build the partnership and the Powerplay. I also dropped one catch and it's part of the game, but I'm very happy how we came back and Malinga bowled well. We bowled and fielded well.

Mashrafe Mortaza: Fielding cost us but our bowlers were up to the mark and next match we will try to come up with good things. Dilshan and Sangakkara are great players, they showed us today. Without a win you can't think anything and I hope this is our worst game in the tournament.

Angelo Mathews: They [Dilshan and Sangakkara] were brilliant, they batted us through and Dilshan was amazing. It was a calculated effort and it was a clinical performance. I won't say clinical because we were slightly sloppy on the field, we could have done better. But once we got the runs bowlers got to bowl freely. It's important to peak at the right time and when it comes to the QFs, we'll take it one match at a time.

Sir Lanka go to second place in the points table now, just behind New Zealand. They should feel better about that. And that's the end of our coverage here, do join us for South Africa v West Indies tomorrow at 1430 Sydney time, 0330 GMT. It's goodbye and good luck from Vishal and Sidharth Monga, ciao!

46.6
W
Malinga to Taskin Ahmed, OUT, he's finished it off with a yorker on middle and gets him lbw! Oh hang on, Taskin asks for a review. Taskin, a left-hander, tried to tuck the ball to leg but got his bat nowhere close to the ball and was trapped low and right in front of middle stump. The decision stays

Taskin Ahmed lbw b Malinga 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

46.5
W
Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, OUT, bangs in the short ball, makes Sabbir uncomfortable who gets a glove to it while trying to cover his chin and Sanga runs to his right to complete a good, low catch. Malinga gets his second wicket

Sabbir Rahman c †Sangakkara b Malinga 53 (63m 62b 7x4 0x6) SR: 85.48

46.4
0
Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, no run, bouncer now on the leg stump line, Sabbir ducks under it
46.3
4
Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR runs, errs down the leg side and Sabbir helps it along the way fine down leg for four to bring up his fifty
46.2
2
Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, full on middle and leg and this one is flicked in the air nicely to deep midwicket for two
46.1
0
Malinga to Sabbir Rahman, no run, back of length outside off, helps it to point

Back comes Malinga, he has two overs left

Ahmed: "where is Mominul?" In the dressing room, He came at No. 4 today

Landmark behind the wicket

50

Dismissals Sangakkara has in the World Cup - only the second wicketkeeper after Adam Gilchrist to collect 50 or more.

Highest at No. 8

37

Highest score by a No. 8 Bangladesh batsman in the World Cup. Sabbir Rahman has beaten that.

Tough opposition

1

Fifties Mushifqur Rahim has hit against Sri Lanka in 18 ODI innings before this. He has averaged only 17.61 against them.

Shakib v Angelo

28

Runs Shakib has hit off 13 balls from Angelo Mathews in ODIs before this one, including two sixes and three fours.

catch stat

16

Number of catches by Jayawardene in the World Cup. Only Ponting (28) and Jayasuriya (18) have more.

Parsimonious

3.35

Lakmal's economy in the mandatory Powerplays since 2014 - the best among bowlers from the Test teams.

Tall order?

0

No. of times targets of 300 or more have been chased successfully at the MCG out of 10 instances.

SL Opening high

3

Number of centuries Dilshan has in the World Cup - most by a Sri Lanka opener equalling Jayasuriya

Bangladesh at the MCG

1

Number of ODIs that Bangladesh have played at the MCG; this is their first. Each of the other Test nations have played here.

Opening stat

5

No. of 100 opening partnerships by Sri Lanka in the World Cup - two of them have come against Bangladesh.

Club 400

4

No. players to play 400 or more ODIs - Kumar Sangakkara becomes the 4th after Tendulkar, Jayasuriya and Jayawardene.