Player of the Match
Player of the Match
239dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Clinical Sri Lanka storm into final

As birthday bashes go, this was pretty special, with Sanath Jayasuriya bludgeoning Bangladesh into submission as Sri Lanka sauntered into the Asia Cup final

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ST Jayasuriya
130(88) 16x4 - 6x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 34 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
1 4 14 8 47 12 16 28
KC Sangakkara
KC Sangakkara
121(128) 16x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 28 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
5 0 12 9 32 33 15 15

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O10
M1
R31
W5
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BAW Mendis
O7.3
M0
R29
W2
Eco3.86
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Ashraful: Sanath and Sanga played really well. The bowlers came back well after that, Our top order played well but we didn't carry on. I am batting well but need to carry on for some time. Murali is difficult to handle if you don't read the wrong un."

Man of the Match : Sanath Jayasuriya. "Since the IPL, I have come back to my form and I need to continue like this. What I can do is with do my stuff with bat and ball and people will realise that what they did was wrong [those who dropped him]. I feel good to be called a entertainer but what's most important to me is to make my team win. Individual performances are nice but Winning is the most important for me. Kumar is in good form, the bowlers are doing well and we need to continue.

Mahela : "We have played some good cricket in this tournament and we need to continue. We made a few mistakes today after that great start. Other than that we played very well. We might rest key players for the India game and the guys can get a longer break. Very disappointed with my performance. I am hitting well but not carrying on."

That's it from us. Good bye and Good luck.

38.3
W
Mendis to Farhad Reza, OUT, All over. Charges down the track, has a heave and edges it to Mahela at first slip. Emphatic win for Sri Lanka. Murali and Mendis. What a potent combo. The latter half of Bangladesh couldn't handle the spicy combination. Double Jeopardy.

Farhad Reza c Jayawardene b Mendis 5 (20m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

38.2
0
Mendis to Farhad Reza, no run, breaks back in from middle stump and jabbed to the on side
38.1
2
Mendis to Farhad Reza, 2 runs, leans forward to squeeze a delivery cutting into him past slip

END OF OVER:
38 | (wicket maiden) | BDESH: 172/9 (161 runs required from 11.3 overs, RR: 4.52, RRR: 13.41)

  • Farhad Reza3 (13b)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan10-1-31-5
  • Ajantha Mendis7-0-27-1
37.6
W
Muralitharan to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, Murali bags the five-for. Mortaza top edged a sweep to Silva at short fine leg.Murali waits for the catch to be taken, claps in delight and turns back to take the cap from Taufel who breaks into a smile himself. Completely mesmerizing stuff from the magician.

Mashrafe Mortaza c Silva b Muralitharan 2 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

37.5
0
Muralitharan to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flatter, quicker off break, defended to silly point
37.4
0
Muralitharan to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, loopy delivery on the leg and middle, doesn't connect with the sweep and jabs it to on side

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10NazimuddinTamim Iqbal
2nd43Mohammad AshrafulNazimuddin
3rd43NazimuddinRaqibul Hasan
4th20Mushfiqur RahimRaqibul Hasan
5th19Alok KapaliRaqibul Hasan
6th23MahmudullahRaqibul Hasan
7th4Abdur RazzakMahmudullah
8th6Abdur RazzakFarhad Reza
9th4Mashrafe MortazaFarhad Reza
10th2Shahadat HossainFarhad Reza