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5th Match (N), Dhaka, Feb 28 2016, Asia Cup
(20 ov, target 148)124/8
Bangladesh won by 23 runs
player of the match
Sabbir Rahman
Bangladesh
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Sabbir's one-man act too much for Sri Lanka

After they ran into early trouble, Sabbir Rahman scored more than half of Bangladesh's runs. Their bowlers followed it up by squeezing Sri Lanka in the 148-run chase, eventually picking up their second win in the Asia Cup by 23 runs

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Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh147/7(20 overs)
Sri Lanka124/8(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs • 2 wickets
SL: 124/8CRR: 6.20 
Chamara Kapugedera12 (7)
Dushmantha Chameera1 (1)
Al-Amin Hossain4-0-34-3
Mustafizur Rahman4-0-19-1

11.15pm And that is that. Bangladesh join India with two wins, and a good, solid chance of getting into the final. An outstanding performance from them today. Tomorrow's game sees Pakistan taking on UAE. Do join us for that, and keep sending in your feedback. Until then, goodbye!

Mashrafe Mortaza: "T20 we have always struggled a bit. This was a good win for us, going forward. The wicket was pretty good to bat on, 147 you can still fight it out. After a couple of catches missed, we stood up and did our best. Wicket was on the slow side today. Shakib played a big role along with Mahmudullah, but Sabbir was brilliant."

Sabbir Rahman is the man of the match: "It was a good opportunity to come in early. I just rotated the strike and played to my strengths."

Angelo Mathews: "We could have just milked it around after we got the initial start. We just lost our way, and once we hit that 12-runs-an-over mark, we just kept losing wickets. Credit to Bangladesh for bowling and fielding well. We could have taken better options, but we kept losing wickets through the middle section. We have to be patient, it's a learning curve for all of us. It will be hard work, we'll need to beat India and Pakistan to qualify for the final, and we'll try our best."

Dinesh: "Bangladesh 2016 is like Sri Lanka 1996. Full of gutsy players whom the other teams cannot underestimate anymore.."

11.03pm This is the first time Bangladesh have beaten Sri Lanka in T20Is. This was the fifth meeting between the sides.

Mahmudullah says he needs to "talk with Mash", and get to bowl more regularly. He also credits the Sabbir-Shakib partnership for digging partnership out of a difficult situation. "Mustafiz really came good, because it was sticking up a bit, and with the new ball Al-Amin and Taskin were outstanding."

10.57pm What a performance this was from Bangladesh. They lost a heap of wickets at the top of the order, but Sabbir Rahman kept counterattacking, and made an outstanding 80 full of crisp cricketing shots. Still, 147 was only a par score, as Shakib Al Hasan admitted, but the bowlers were brilliant in defending it. Mustafizur wasn't just landing everything exactly where he wanted to, he also seemed to know exactly what the batsman's intentions were, every time. Al-Amin, Taskin and Mashrafe backed him up perfectly, and the spinners were outstanding on a slow deck, slowing it up, making the batsmen create all the power themselves. A disappointing batting display from Sri Lanka, it has to be said.

19.6
Al-Amin to Kapugedera, no run

slower bouncer outside off, Kapugedera misses the pull, and all of Bangladesh celebrates

19.5
6
Al-Amin to Kapugedera, SIX runs

full on off stump, and that's a clean strike from Kapugedera. All too late, but a good shot nonetheless, clears his front leg and swings through the line to hit straight back over the bowler, to the right of long-off

19.4
1
Al-Amin to Chameera, 1 run

dug in short outside off, pulled to deep midwicket

love - cricket : "There was a time Bangladesh used to depend heavily on spinners and there were not enough quality pacers. Things have changed!"

Mark: "It comes to something in T20 when you think that you can defend 100, 120 is a good target and 140 is just about impossible to chase. This is T20, but not as we know it, Jim."

Samia: "Best match of the tournament so far, don't you agree?"

19.3
W
Al-Amin to Kulasekara, OUT

full on off stump. Kulasekara plays a whippy lofted hit down the ground, picks out long-on

Nuwan Kulasekara c Soumya Sarkar b Al-Amin Hossain 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
19.2
1
Al-Amin to Kapugedera, 1 run

yorker on off stump, squeezed back past the bowler, down to long-on

19.1
W
Al-Amin to Shanaka, OUT

low full-toss close to off stump, Shanaka slogs, and the ball hits high on the outside half of the bat, loops up in the air, and straight into short cover's hands

Dasun Shanaka c Mushfiqur Rahim b Al-Amin Hossain 14 (19m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100

Mustafizur has been absolutely magnificent. Only 19 off his four overs. It leaves Sri Lanka 32 to get from the final over. It's still possible, mathematically... Here's Al-Amin.

end of over 195 runs
SL: 116/6CRR: 6.10 • RRR: 32.00 • Need 32 from 6b
Dasun Shanaka14 (13)
Chamara Kapugedera5 (4)
Mustafizur Rahman4-0-19-1
Al-Amin Hossain3-0-26-1
18.6
1
Mustafizur to Shanaka, 1 run

full-toss on middle stump, at thigh height. Slogs across the line, misses, and it hits his thigh pad and rolls into the covers

18.5
Mustafizur to Shanaka, no run

ha. Shanaka steps across his stumps this time, shaping for the scoop over short fine leg. Mustafizur sees it, follows him with the yorker, and slides it between his legs

18.4
1
Mustafizur to Kapugedera, 1 run

wide yorker. Looks to squeeze it through the covers, ends up jabbing it back to the bowler off the bottom of the bat

18.3
2
Mustafizur to Kapugedera, 2 runs

fullish outside off, and he brings his bottom hand into play to whip that to the right of deep midwicket

18.2
1
Mustafizur to Shanaka, 1 run

low full-toss on off stump, swiped to long-on

18.1
Mustafizur to Shanaka, no run

oh, Mustafiz, superb. Fired full outside off, and Shanaka, looking to make himself room, falls over as he tries to jam his bat down on it. It's past him too quickly

end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 111/6CRR: 6.16 • RRR: 18.50 • Need 37 from 12b
Chamara Kapugedera2 (2)
Dasun Shanaka12 (9)
Al-Amin Hossain3-0-26-1
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-14-1
17.6
Al-Amin to Kapugedera, no run

yorker on middle stump, hits the bottom of the bat on the full as Kapugedera jams down to dig it out, back towards the bowler

17.5
2
Al-Amin to Kapugedera, 2 runs

length ball outside off. Kapugedera plants his front leg across and swats it away through square leg

17.4
1
Al-Amin to Shanaka, 1 run

this one skids through a bit quicker, and he pulls it along the ground, towards long-on

17.3
6
Al-Amin to Shanaka, SIX runs

shot, Shanaka! Another shortish ball, this one just sat up, and he pulled it off the front foot, high over the wide long-on boundary

17.2
Al-Amin to Shanaka, no run

back of a length outside off, not short enough to pull. Misses it, and the keeper goes up for a caught behind appeal. No bat on that at all, and they missed an opportunity to sneak a bye, because Nurul threw that ball high in the air

Here, finally, is Kapugedera, but the batsmen crossed over

17.1
W
Al-Amin to Angelo Mathews, OUT

length ball wide of off, it leaves the batsman a touch off the pitch. Mathews goes for the big hit over the covers, ends up slicing it high over point. Shakib moves towards the boundary, with the ball dropping down from behind him. Juggles it once, but catches it on the second attempt

Angelo Mathews c Shakib Al Hasan b Al-Amin Hossain 12 (32m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60

Excellent over from Fizzy Mustafiz. Al-Amin comes on now.

end of over 174 runs
SL: 102/5CRR: 6.00 • RRR: 15.33 • Need 46 from 18b
Angelo Mathews12 (19)
Dasun Shanaka5 (6)
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-14-1
Shakib Al Hasan4-0-21-2
16.6
1
Mustafizur to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

makes a bit of room to a full ball on off stump, jabs it down to long-off

16.5
Mustafizur to Angelo Mathews, no run

this one's full and quick, angling away wide of off stump. Saw Mathews step down the pitch and fires it wide of him. Reaches out to it, can't make contact

The last four came in the seventh over. The last six in the eleventh.

Best performances - batsmen
Sabbir Rahman portrait
Sabbir Rahman
80 runs (54)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
pull
21 runs
3 fours
1 six
102111441731
Dinesh Chandimal portrait
LD Chandimal
37 runs (37)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
steered
13 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
184272112
Best performances - bowlers
Dushmantha Chameera portrait
PVD Chameera
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
7.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Al-Amin Hossain portrait
Al-Amin Hossain
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
3
ECO
8.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesAsia CupSri Lanka tour of India and Bangladesh
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Sabbir Rahman
Sabbir Rahman
Match numberT20I no. 513
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40
Match days28 February 2016 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
India Image
Anil Chaudhary
Pakistan Image
Shozab Raza
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Anisur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Enamul Haque
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe
PointsBangladesh 2, Sri Lanka 0