Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.4 premeditated sweep, from in front of the stumps, the ball straightens, Tamim misses, Randiv goes up for a spontaneous appeal, middle and leg stumps visible, Taufel upholds it, and spin has struck in the first over 44/1
    17.5 poor shot, asking for trouble, getting the front foot across and playing across the line, it's a straight delivery, bowled from close to the stumps, and Taufel has no hesitation in lifting his finger - he came too far across here 88/3
    13.1 two days in a row an ambitious second run has claimed a Bangladeshi wicket! and what a ripper of a throw from Thushara from third man! Ashraful opens the face and gets it wide of second slip, Thushara is pretty square and has to run around, Ashraful decides to come back, and Thushara hits the stumps direct on a half-volley, finding his diving bat past the line but in the air 73/2
    37.1 length ball, wide, looks like a four-ball, slapped away powerfully, and straight to Randiv at point, life's like that, and Bangladesh are four down 165/4
    42.1 and he is out first ball of the Powerplay, he walks into the trap, short ball, drags from outside off for the pull, gets under it and is caught nicely at the square-leg boundary 199/5
    43.2 superb bowling in a Powwerplay, still keeping it slow, and beating a dancing-down Mushfiq in flight, and because he is not close to the pitch of the ball he gets under it and the mid-off doesn't have too far back to run to catch this 211/6
    not out
    44.4 bowled him, yorker, on off stump, not many can get adventurous with it, he tries to run it down to third man and is beaten 223/7
    45.3 fourth wicket in the fourth over of Powerplays, he looks to work it past short fine, the ball sneaks under a diving Thirimanne and they run. Razzak wants the third, which is not on, especially when Kula's throw is right on the top of stumps and Sanga is quick in whipping the bails off 227/8
    46.4 that's five wickets in Powerplays, Kula bowls a bouncer, Rubel goes for the pull, gets afaint tickle on the way through to Kula 231/9
    not out
    14 (b 1, w 13)
    249/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.98)
    Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Tamim Iqbal, 7.4 ov), 2-73 (Mohammad Ashraful, 13.1 ov), 3-88 (Imrul Kayes, 17.5 ov), 4-165 (Raqibul Hasan, 37.1 ov), 5-199 (Shakib Al Hasan, 42.1 ov), 6-211 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 43.2 ov), 7-223 (Naeem Islam, 44.4 ov), 8-227 (Abdur Razzak, 45.3 ov), 9-231 (Rubel Hossain, 46.4 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara1014824.80397020
    T Thushara906717.44265250
    S Randiv1014024.00334000
    NLTC Perera1003223.20340010
    HMCM Bandara1004404.40271010
    TT Samaraweera1017017.0000200

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number


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


Sri Lanka 4, Bangladesh 0

Match Notes

  • Shakib hails 'real progress'

    Bangladesh cricket doesn't seem to be improving at the pace they, or the critics, want it to. But captain Shakib Al Hasan believes scores of more or near about 250 in three consecutive games points towards a bright future

  • 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