Player of the Match
Player of the Match
258dThe Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Jayawardene and Tharanga script thumping win

Bangladesh, under immense pressure to defend a modest 250, found themselves at the receiving end of an annihilation by Sri Lanka, led by openers Mahela Jayawardene and Upul Tharanga

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
WU Tharanga
118(126) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 32 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
8 11 36 4 13 6 9 31
DPMD Jayawardene
DPMD Jayawardene
108(117) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 37 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 4 11 18 8 5 19 39

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
NLTC Perera
O10
M0
R32
W2
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Randiv
O10
M1
R40
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

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 days

8 January 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sri Lanka 4, Bangladesh 0

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Presentation
Upul Tharanga, Man of the Match
"It's been a good season for one. I came back to the side after 18 months. I wasn't under much pressure, Sanga and others told me you are playing all games so I haven't been under pressure."

Kumar Sangakkara "Lucky with the toss, enjoyed ourselves, especially the bowling effort. The wicket was a little slow to start off with, so it helped us. Mahela did a fantastic job today, he has done great jobs in the past."

Shakib Al Hasan "We should have scored at least 30 more runs. We had a very good foundation, but we lost too many wickets in the Powerplay. Hopefully we'll do better next time."

So a facile win for Sri Lanka. It was always going to be the case when Bangladesh lost their way in the middle overs. Hang on for the presentation

42.5
4
Tamim Iqbal to Tharanga, FOUR runs, there's the win, and fittingly through a cut through covers from Tharanga
42.4
0
Tamim Iqbal to Tharanga, no run, pushed to midwicket, another dot
42.3
0
Tamim Iqbal to Tharanga, no run, pushed wide of Tamim, doesn't take the risky single, wants to see the asterisk next to his name, and why not?
42.3
1w
Tamim Iqbal to Tharanga, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, Bangladesh helping SL out in hurrying up
42.2
1
Tamim Iqbal to Sangakkara, 1 run, another stroll for a single
42.1
1
Tamim Iqbal to Tharanga, 1 run, offbreak, around leg, bunted for a single

one hit away from a comprehensive win. Tamim to bowl

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    Bangladesh, under immense pressure to defend a modest 250, found themselves at the receiving end of an annihilation by Sri Lanka, led by openers Mahela Jayawardene and Upul Tharanga