result
3rd Match, Group A (N), Lahore, Jun 25 2008, Asia Cup
(50 ov, target 358)226/7
Sri Lanka won by 131 runs
player of the match
12y
• The Bulletin by Nagraj Gollapudi

Sri Lanka prove too strong for Bangladesh

Mohammad Ashraful was left to rue his decision at the toss - on the sort of pitch where they had piled 300-plus the previous day, Bangladesh decided to field first and paid a heavy price

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka357/9(50 overs)
Bangladesh226/7(50 overs)
end of over 507 runs
BDESH: 226/7CRR: 4.52 
Mashrafe Mortaza34 (55)
Abdur Razzak22 (23)
Nuwan Kulasekara7-0-33-1
Dilhara Fernando8-0-53-1

Sri Lanka have won by 131 runs and make a pretty picture

Ashraful says " 357 was too large a target to be chased down " and " bowlers did not bowl well". He is hopeful that they can do well in the matches to come

Sangakkara is the Man of match and says "It's nothing new to open as I have played pretty much from 1 to 9"

Jayawardene is happy to have got things right in the first match and is happy that youngsters have performed

Thanks for following our coverage and it's good night from all of us here

49.6
Kulasekara to Mortaza, no run

full toss on the middle stump, Mashrafe drives it to cover

49.5
1
Kulasekara to Razzak, 1 run

fuller on the leg stump, flicks it to fine leg for a single

49.4
4
Kulasekara to Razzak, FOUR runs

short outside the off stump, pulls it away to deep midwicket for a boundary

49.3
1
Kulasekara to Mortaza, 1 run

full toss outside off, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

49.2
1lb
Kulasekara to Razzak, 1 leg bye

outside the leg stump, off the pads to cover for a leg bye

49.1
Kulasekara to Razzak, no run

on the middle stump, pushes it back to the bowler

end of over 497 runs
BDESH: 219/7CRR: 4.46 • RRR: 139.00 • Need 139 from 6b
Mashrafe Mortaza33 (53)
Abdur Razzak17 (19)
Dilhara Fernando8-0-53-1
Muttiah Muralitharan10-0-37-2
48.6
4
Fernando to Mortaza, FOUR runs

full outside the off stump, Mortaza lofts it away to cover fence

48.5
1
Fernando to Razzak, 1 run

short on the leg stump, Razzak fends it to midwicket

48.5
1w
Fernando to Razzak, 1 wide

wide down the leg side

48.4
1
Fernando to Mortaza, 1 run

fuller outside the off stump, Mashrafe drives and gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single

48.3
Fernando to Mortaza, no run

outside the off stump, swings and misses

48.2
Fernando to Mortaza, no run

outside the off stump, defends on the frontfoot

48.1
Fernando to Mortaza, no run

outside the off stump, Mortaza pushes it to point

end of over 487 runs
BDESH: 212/7CRR: 4.41 • RRR: 73.00 • Need 146 from 12b
Abdur Razzak16 (18)
Mashrafe Mortaza28 (48)
Muttiah Muralitharan10-0-37-2
Dilhara Fernando7-0-46-1
47.6
6
Murali to Razzak, SIX runs

outside the off stump, Razzak gets down on his knees and lofts it over midwicket for a huge six

47.5
Murali to Razzak, no run

short outside the off stump, Razzak looks to cut it away but is beaten

47.4
1
Murali to Mortaza, 1 run

fuller on the off stump, Mashrafe drives it to long on for a single

47.3
Murali to Mortaza, no run

beats the outside edge

47.2
Murali to Mortaza, no run

outside the off stump, Mashrafe looks to loft it away but is beaten

47.1
Murali to Mortaza, no run

on the off stump, guides it to short fine leg

end of over 478 runs
BDESH: 205/7CRR: 4.36 • RRR: 51.00 • Need 153 from 18b
Mashrafe Mortaza27 (44)
Abdur Razzak10 (16)
Dilhara Fernando7-0-46-1
Muttiah Muralitharan9-0-30-2
46.6
1
Fernando to Mortaza, 1 run

outside the off stump, cuts it past point for a single

Best performances - batsmen
Kumar Sangakkara portrait
KC Sangakkara
101 runs (91)
16 fours
0 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
leg glance
50 runs
8 fours
0 sixes
220227191678
Chamara Kapugedera portrait
CK Kapugedera
74 runs (67)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
leg glance
24 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Abdur Razzak player portrait
Abdur Razzak
O
10
M
0
R
55
W
3
ECO
5.5
Muttiah Muralitharan portrait
M Muralitharan
O
10
M
0
R
37
W
2
ECO
3.7
Match details
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossBangladesh, elected to field first
SeriesAsia Cup
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara
Match numberODI no. 2715
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-19.30 Interval 19.30-20.15, Second Session 20.15-23.45
Match days25 June 2008 - night match (50-over match)
Umpires
England Image
Ian Gould
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Zameer Haider
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Ahsan Raza
Match Referee
South Africa Image
Mike Procter
PointsSri Lanka 2, Bangladesh 0