result
2nd ODI (D/N), Colombo, Jul 28 2019, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
(44.4/50 ov, target 239)242/3
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
player of the match

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Dimuth Karunaratne: We've done very well, we heard we've won after 44 months at home. Bowlers did a great job, the spinners in particular, Akila and Dananjaya. Akila was coming back after a long time, he did a great job. Avishka went for it in the beginning, unfortunately missed his hundred.

Tamim Iqbal: We won an important toss, we knew the wicket was going to spin. We needed to start well, 50 for four doesn't help but the way we bowled even 300 would not have been enough. We had our moments, can't go back to the players we don't have. We just weren't ready to do the hard work, we chose the easy option.

Avishka Fernando is the man of the match: I don't mind opening or batting at No.3, whatever the team requires. Disappointed to miss out on hundred but hope to correct it in future.

Mathews: Yeah, I mean, we haven't played very good cricket for the past two years, we have disappointed the fans. The wicket wasn't easy, thought Kusal played brilliantly after Avishka's brilliant knock.

Not the easiest pitch, as the work-man like innings of Mushfiqur confirmed but Bangladesh bowlers made it easier for Sri Lanka and weren't helped by their fielders' shoddy show. Young Avishka Fernando, however, made a mockery of whatever difficulties he was faced with. In imperious form, he capitalised on inconsistent bowling and made the world take note every time he struck a boundary or six. His rapid 82, replete with carefree drives and glorious pulls - although he fell to the stroke - set the chase up, and Mathews and Mendis ensured the good work wasn't wasted, to help Sri Lanka seal the series, their first in ODIs at home in 44 months.

44.4
4
Sabbir to Angelo Mathews, FOUR runs

full on middle, lofts it over mid-on, gets to fifty, a very composed fifty, and helps Sri Lanka seal the series, their maiden ODI series win at home in 44 months

44.3
Sabbir to Angelo Mathews, no run

length on off, pushed to mid-off

44.2
4
Sabbir to Angelo Mathews, FOUR runs

short on middle, Mathews pulls it away to the deep midwicket fence

44.1
Sabbir to Angelo Mathews, no run

full on off, pushed back to the bowler

end of over 442 runs
SL: 234/3CRR: 5.31 RRR: 0.83 • Need 5 runs from 36b
Kusal Mendis41 (74)
Angelo Mathews44 (53)
Mosaddek Hossain7-0-32-0
Sabbir Rahman2-0-12-0
43.6
Mosaddek to Mendis, no run

full on the pads, pushed to midwicket

43.5
Mosaddek to Mendis, no run

full on off, comes forward and defends

43.4
Mosaddek to Mendis, no run

full on middle, pushed to midwicket

43.3
1
Mosaddek to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

length outside off, pushed to deep cover-point for one

43.2
Mosaddek to Angelo Mathews, no run

full on middle, pushed to midwicket

43.1
1
Mosaddek to Mendis, 1 run
end of over 435 runs
SL: 232/3CRR: 5.39 RRR: 1.00 • Need 7 runs from 42b
Angelo Mathews43 (51)
Kusal Mendis40 (70)
Sabbir Rahman2-0-12-0
Mosaddek Hossain6-0-30-0
42.6
Sabbir to Angelo Mathews, no run

pushed through on middle, he goes back and tucks it away to deep square leg

42.5
4
Sabbir to Angelo Mathews, FOUR runs

just manages to clear mid-on! Full toss on middle, was dipping, he got it off the bottom of the bat but had enough elevation to clear mid-on

42.4
Sabbir to Angelo Mathews, no run

Mathews looks to go big, gets an outside edge that spoons up towards short third-man but falls short

42.3
Sabbir to Angelo Mathews, no run

full on middle, pushed to long-on

42.2
1
Sabbir to Mendis, 1 run

short outside off, cut away to deep cover

42.1
Sabbir to Mendis, no run

length on middle, turned towards midwicket