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1st ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), July 26, 2019, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
(41.4/50 ov, T:315) 223

Sri Lanka won by 91 runs

Player Of The Match
111 (99)
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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 314/8(50 overs)
Bangladesh 223/10(41.4 overs)

11:10pm Lasith Malinga is back for an encore. Yanks the mic from Roshan Abeysinghe's hand, takes the spotlight and addresses the home crowd in the local language. They're listening. they're clapping. They're celebrating. A true rockstar. Thanks for joining us tonight. We hope you enjoyed it.

Dimuth Karunaratne: All the boys are supporting me in the last few months. World Cup and upto here, they've given me their 100%. We're in the right path. We need to improve a few things. I think the World Cup we were quite behind batting-wise, but after the first few games we put our hands up and batted really well. Even today we batted really well. This is the best thing we can give him [Malinga]. Told the boys to give 200% for Mali and they did a great job. Every time we needed Mali, he would take wickets. We need to find the bowler to replace him. I think they will put their hands up and do their job. He's a legend. He's done really well for Sri Lanka. The World Cup, even today, he did a great job. If I gave him the ball, he did the job for me. We'll miss Mali. He's still playing T20s and I think he will lift the World Cup for Sri Lanka.

Tamim Iqbal: I've been struggling a bit. When I'm the captain, I need to start performing well, lead from the front. Today the boys showed character. At one point it looked like 350-360 would be the target. We need to regroup ourselves. Two games to go. Hopefully we can do better. The 15 I have, I'm very happy with them. We just have to keep on trusting them. They have the ability, just have to take responsibility. The good thing is we're still in the competition.

Kusal Perera, Man of the Match:
Feeling much better now. My back was a little stiff. Worked with the pysio. It's getting better now. In the World Cup I played as an opening batsman, but here I played no. 3. Different situations. I always back myself. Sometimes I took calculated risks. Sometimes we have to take some risks. [Malinga] is a legend. He taught us good lessons and is always telling us what we have to do.

Lasith Malinga: I think it's the correct time to retire. I've played last 15 years for Sri Lanka. Really honoured and happy to play with the crowd belong. I feel it's the right time to move [on] because we have to look forward to 2023. That's when I knew my time is over. Winning is very important because we're a young team and we're looking to win. The captain expected me to take a wicket throughout my career [...] I tried my best that's why I succeeded. You have to be yourself. These young bowlers have to now get match-winning performances. People should say, "he is a match winner".

Chamila: "He's a true LEGEND... Thank You Mali...<3"

Aman: "Wicket on last ball of his ODI career. WHAT A LEGEND."

NavrajUpadhyaya: "Mallinga finishing in style. What a way to say goodbye"

Aayush Pathak: "The crowd loud is high but deep inside they are emotional. Love you maali!"

Niraj: "Salute to Malinga, I remember him forever due to his unique bowling action and cute smile..Love from Nepal"

RiwajAdhikari: "A big man with golden curly hair comes hustling around with number 99 and MALINGA written on his back, The toe crushing yorker. Goes underneath the bat. Leg stump goes for the toss. An absolute sight to watch. You will be missed legend. #ThankYouMalinga"

10:38pm Holds up his hands. Lasith Malinga: 226 matches, 338 wickets at 28.87. Finishes ahead of Anil Kumble. Hugs from his team-mates and hugs as he walks through Bangladesh's guard of honour. End of a chase, and warmth all around. It cannot get more Malinga than this. What a career. Even as he goes out 35 years of age, he goes out having been Sri Lanka's best bowler in the innings. Gave Bangladesh NOTHING at the start. On his last day, he still shows the way. A top performance from Sri Lanka otherwise too. Lost their way at the back end of the innings, but the start was sublime. Kusal Perera turned it on yet again. Bangladesh had a short period of recovery, but nothing more.

Malinga to Mustafizur, OUT

goes in style! Lasith Malinga seals the win in another chase. Seals it with a dipping slower ball. Mustafizur backs away and manages to connect again, but he's hit it high and to the right of Thisara at mid-off who does it for everyone in the stadium after some serious balancing

Mustafizur Rahman c NLTC Perera b Malinga 18 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) SR: 128.57

Goes around the wicket

Malinga to Rubel, 1 run

an absolute video game glitch of a forward defence from Rubel. Slower length ball. He's down expecting a yorker, but is forced to get bat on this. Pushes it wide of first slip

Back over the wicket now

Malinga to Rubel, no run

yorker at off stump, watchfully jammed out to cover

Malinga to Rubel, FOUR runs

clubbed to the midwicket boundary. Ten and 11 having the time of their lives! Slower ball at a length on middle stump, clears the front leg and connects on the slog

Malinga's last over in ODI cricket coming up. "Mali! Mali! Mali!" It just doesn't stop. He's around the wicket. Leg gully and slip in place.

end of over 4114 runs
BAN: 218/9CRR: 5.31 RRR: 10.77
Mustafizur Rahman18 (13b 3x4)
Rubel Hossain1 (3b)
Nuwan Pradeep 9-1-51-3
Lasith Malinga 9-2-33-2
Pradeep to Mustafizur, FOUR runs

wide of third slip this time! Mustafiz keeps exposing the stumps and miraculously getting bat at full balls aimed at middle. One more down at third man. His highest ODI score

Pradeep to Mustafizur, 2 runs

falls safely between deep point, who is running fast at this, and Malinga at third man, who isn't quite interested. Full ball at the stumps, backs away and scythes it high off the outside edge

Pradeep to Mustafizur, no run

past the head. Short ball honing in at him. He gets on the floor and manages to let it go

Pradeep to Mustafizur, no run

full toss wide outside off. Mustafiz walks into the leg side, shows all three stumps...and leaves

Pradeep to Mustafizur, FOUR runs

outside edge is past second slip's dive to the left. Length ball in at middle stump, gets the front leg up in protection and flamingo edges this

Pradeep to Mustafizur, FOUR runs

drilled! That's vicious. Full ball outside off, gets his front leg into the leg side and clubs this from underneath to the extra cover boundary

Pradeep, around the wicket with two slips and a gully

end of over 401 run
BAN: 204/9CRR: 5.10 RRR: 11.10
Rubel Hossain1 (3b)
Mustafizur Rahman4 (7b)
Lasith Malinga 9-2-33-2
Nuwan Pradeep 8-1-37-3
Malinga to Rubel, no run

he keeps it out! Slower, dipping yorker on off stump. Rubel with the whirlwind out again...or so it seems until he stops and jams the bat down on this

Malinga to Rubel, no run

length outside off, whirlwind batswing nails the drive. Can't get it wide of mid-off

Malinga to Mustafizur, 1 run

slower ball at a length on middle stump, squares him up as he gets on the back foot to defend. Thick outisde edge to point's right

"Maali! Maali! Maali!" Clap. Clap. Clap.

Malinga to Mustafizur, no run

beaten. Slower ball at a length in the corridor. Looks to slug this to Mirpur, misses by a long way

Flashlights up from one section of the crowd

Malinga to Mustafizur, no run

low full toss just outside off. Looks to crash it through the off side, gets it to mid-on off the inside part of the toe-end

Malinga to Mustafizur, no run

beaten. Offcutter at a length outside off, ripping past the outside edge as he hangs the bat out

Two slips. Malinga.

end of over 394 runs • 2 wickets
BAN: 203/9CRR: 5.20 RRR: 10.18
Mustafizur Rahman3 (3b)
Rubel Hossain1 (1b)
Nuwan Pradeep 8-1-37-3
Lasith Malinga 8-2-32-2
Pradeep to Mustafizur, 3 runs

swatted over point who gives chase and pulls this in. Short ball in the corridor, looks to pull and has no intention of getting the ball there. He doesn't have a say in this

Pradeep to Mustafizur, no run

past the edge and over the stumps. Short of a length and angled in at the body. Squared up. Mendis appeals! Can you believe him!

Pradeep to Mustafizur, no run

length ball in the corridor, straightens after angling in and beats the outside edge

Around the wicket, two slips in

Pradeep to Shafiul, OUT

top of off! Pradeep is swarmed by his team-mates who are no doubt telling him to leave on for Malinga. Regulation length ball aimed for top of off. Shafiul defends inside the line and is beaten on the outside edge

Shafiul Islam b Pradeep 2 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) SR: 22.22
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Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Kusal Perera
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4193
Match days26 July 2019 - daynight (50-over match)
Nitin Menon
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee
Chris Broad
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