Result
10th Match (D/N), Dhaka, Mar 6 2014, Asia Cup
204/9
(49/50 ov, target 205)
208/7
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: S Balasubramanian
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh204/9(50 overs)
Sri Lanka208/7(49 overs)
end of over 4912 runs
SL: 208/7CRR: 4.24 
Angelo Mathews74 (103)
Sachithra Senanayake7 (6)
Arafat Sunny7-0-46-1
Al-Amin Hossain10-2-42-2

The big final on Saturday remains in this Asia Cup. Pakistan v Sri Lanka. Join us for that. Good bye.

Mathews is the Man of the Match. Mathews: "I was under a little bit of pressure to be honest. We were losing wickets and had to consolidate. Chaturanga batted beautifully. It is a good problem for us (when Malinga comes back). All the bowlers did well. We wanted to try out a few things (v Bangladesh), wanted to chase and see how we go about it. It was not easy once we lost a few wickets. (Mahela) is a big match player and I am sure he will come good for us."

Mushfiqur: "All four games we fought well apart from Afghanistan. We dropped couple of catches, batsmen got in and got out. We have couple of areas to work on. Missed the injured players, it is not an excuse. We had a chat and said what we showed against Afghanistan was not good enough for international cricket, and was disappointing for the fans. Hopefully we will come hard in the World T20, thanks for supporting us."

Sri Lanka will play the final with four wins in four, and Bangladesh end with their fourth loss in as many games. Sri Lanka were 75 for 5 but they had their calm captain to guide them through on a difficult pitch

Kashif Muneer: "@Arslan Satti - I don't think anyone besides Matthews can gain any confidence from such a batting performance. Matthews hardly needs any more confidence to be honest."

Uwaisul Karnain: "Just about 42 hours left for my nails to grow up before the final. What a series this has been!"

jazeel: "What a turnaround from SL... From losing all the matches in Asia Cup 2012 in BD to winning all the matches in Asia Cup 2014"

Nonymous: "Really deserves a 100 does Angelo. Captain's innings yet again!"

48.6
4
Arafat Sunny to Mathews, FOUR runs
having painstakingly piloted the ship ashore, Mathews allows himself some release, seals the win with a slog over midwicket, and with an over to spare
48.5
1
Arafat Sunny to Senanayake, 1 run
flatter delivery worked wide of mid on for a single to level the scores
48.4
1
Arafat Sunny to Mathews, 1 run
overpitched ball drilled down to long off
48.3
1
Arafat Sunny to Senanayake, 1 run
goes for it again, but it is a thick inside edge this time that runs to long on
48.2
4
Arafat Sunny to Senanayake, FOUR runs
Senanayake has found the boundary, tossed up around off and middle, and he smears it straight down the ground, beats long on comfortably

Arslan Satti: "Losing in form Sanga early today could be blessing in disguise. This chase would give SL middle oder confidence for final."

48.1
1
Arafat Sunny to Mathews, 1 run
full toss but Mathews only taps it through square leg for one
end of over 483 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 196/7CRR: 4.08 • RRR: 4.50 • Need 9 from 12b
Angelo Mathews68 (100)
Sachithra Senanayake1 (3)
Al-Amin Hossain10-2-42-2
Mahmudullah6-1-30-1
47.6
1
Al-Amin Hossain to Mathews, 1 run
Mathews calmly keeps strike with a push in the gap past cover
47.5
1
Al-Amin Hossain to Senanayake, 1 run
a full toss hit to mid off, he has a go at the non-striker's end, and misses, but Senanayake would have made it anyway
47.4
Al-Amin Hossain to Senanayake, no run
angled in to off stump now, pushed back to the bowler
47.3
Al-Amin Hossain to Senanayake, no run
leans forward to a pitched up ball outside off and pushes to point
47.2
1
Al-Amin Hossain to Mathews, 1 run
short and wide now, but Mathews can slap it away only for a single to the sweeper
47.1
w
Al-Amin Hossain to NLTC Perera, OUT
confusion between the batsmen, and Bangladesh make the most of it, Perera smashed a full one back to the bowler, it hit his hands and went to mid off, they wanted to take the single, then hesitated, then scrambled for it, a direct hit was needed and a direct hit was produced by Rubel, catching Perera way short
NLTC Perera run out (Rubel Hossain) 15 (33m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 65.21
end of over 478 runs
SL: 193/6CRR: 4.1 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Thisara Perera15 (22)
Angelo Mathews66 (98)
Mahmudullah6-1-30-1
Al-Amin Hossain9-2-39-2
46.6
1
Mahmudullah to NLTC Perera, 1 run
pulled down to long on for a single
46.5
2
Mahmudullah to NLTC Perera, 2 runs
almost got him, he tried to force this length ball, it looped in the air but wide of extra cover
46.4
1
Mahmudullah to Mathews, 1 run
worked out to deep midwicket, they settle for one in the end
46.3
1
Mahmudullah to NLTC Perera, 1 run
gets some room and cuts hard to the sweeper
46.2
1
Mahmudullah to Mathews, 1 run
still just nudging it around, behind square leg for one more
46.2
1w
Mahmudullah to Mathews, 1 wide
swivels and tries to pull this one as it heads down the leg side, misses
Best performances - batsmen
AD Mathews
74 runs (103)
7 fours
1 sixes
Control95%
Productive shot
leg glance
28 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
841312117217
Anamul Haque
49 runs (86)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
0012667108
Best performances - bowlers
SMA Priyanjan
O
3
M
0
R
11
W
2
Eco
3.66
NLTC Perera
O
8
M
0
R
29
W
2
Eco
3.62
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh , elected to bat first
SeriesAsia Cup 2014
Player Of The Match
Angelo Mathews
Match numberODI no. 3485
Season2013/14
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days6 March 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Billy Bowden
Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpire
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 4, Bangladesh 0