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3rd ODI (D/N), Colombo, Jul 31 2019, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
(36/50 ov, target 295)172
Sri Lanka won by 122 runs
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka star as Sri Lanka complete sweep

The pair first powered Sri Lanka to an imposing total before Shanaka's 3 for 27 derailed Bangladesh's chase

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka294/8(50 overs)
Bangladesh172/10(36 overs)
end of over 366 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 172/10CRR: 4.77 • RRR: 8.79 • Need 123 from 14 overs
Taijul Islam39 (28)
PWH de Silva4-1-16-1
Shehan Jayasuriya6-0-40-0

That was a fabulous presentation ceremony. Frank quotes from Tamim, heartfelt gratitude from Karunaratne, pure, raw emotions from Kulasekara and relief from Angelo Mathews. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. There's lots more to follow on ESPNcricinfo, as always. Hope to see you back when New Zealand square off against Sri Lanka with the first Test beginning August 14. Before that, we'll have India playing West Indies in Florida this weekend. Do join us then. For now, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye on behalf of my colleague Hemant Brar. Many thanks again, cheers. Be well

Dimuth Karunaratne comes forward to collect the trophy. Remember, this is Sri Lanka's first ODI series win at home in 44 months. "After the World Cup, the older players wanted to do well. Even the youngsters did really well, some of them got chances and did a good job, hope they keep up the good work." he says. "We wanted to stick to the basics. The bowlers kept taking wickets, batsmen who got off to starts capitalised. We don't need to worry about fancy things, just do the basics. I'm still learning with the captaincy, have many more things to learn. The seniors and juniors are supporting me. All of us are keen to win matches, they have the hunger. Hopefully we'll do well with the New Zealand tour as well. We have to switch on, after the white ball to the red-ball cricket. It's part of the Test championship. All the boys are ready, they're all in a good mindset. I would like to thank Bangladesh Cricket Board for coming here and giving us a chance to play a lovely series. Also want to thank New Zealand for coming next month, and also the supporters for turning up. We'd like to see them come back. Thank you very much."

Angelo Mathews is the Player of the Match for his 87. He is also the Player of the Series. Walks away with a scooter as well as a swanky bike. Nice. "Want to thank Kula for his wonderful services, he's been a silent hero for Sri Lanka for many, many years," he says. "I wanted to do what I'm capable of. In the middle period, when the fielders were out, had to run a lot. Scraped my way through for the team. The wickets we played on were slow, when boundaries are big and wickets slow, you have to hit the gaps, run hard. My approach will be to try and be positive, depending on the wickets. Each and every player has to go through these pressures, senior players go through it. That's what we're trained for. Use your experience to get over it, trust your ability. You should never doubt yourself. We've had a disappointing 12-16 months, but fortunately the boys turned up really well against a strong Bangladesh line-up. Hopefully we can start from now, and looking forward to the New Zealand series."

Nuwan Kulasekara has been given the mic. He's a bit emotional, but from whatever little I can guess of the sinhala, he speaks of the role his family has played. Points to Lasith Malinga, who is having a laugh with the Bangladesh players. His wife and kids are standing besides him as he speaks to the fans. He pulls his sons into the frame too. The Sri Lankan players are listening intently. He thanks his parents. He's thanking Marvan Atapattu ayya among others - physios, trainers and coaches. He also says a big thank you to Champaka Ramanayake, currently bowling consultant of Bangladesh. The crowd gives him a massive roar as he walks back. Ramanayake embraces him in a big hug as he's presented with his autographed jersey number 92, which is framed quite nicely. All smiles as the cameramen click away.

Tamim Iqbal: Tajul Islam was a real positive, the way he bowled in the last two games was somethings we needed. There are a lot of negatives, starting from myself to the team. We have to hold it tight and come back strong. From day one I've been saying responsibility is key. I've played for 12 years, others have also played for a long-long time. Disappointing that we aren't taking responsibility when the team needs us. We need to think and come back strong. I just let myself down, starting from the World Cup. It's not that I didn't try. I tried my best, probably I wasn't good enough. I need to go back, reflect, work on my weaknesses and come back strong.

Nuwan Kulasekara gets a guard of honour from his Sri Lankan team mates. Smiles all around. His family is out on the field with him, as are his wife and kids. Percy, Sri Lanka's Super Fan, gives him a big hug as he joins the presentation party.

Dasun Shanaka: I worked hard after getting dropped from the side. I was confident with my batting, helped me perform well. We're all relieved as a team because we performed together.

9.25pm Four years after they last lifted an ODI series at home, Sri Lanka will lay their hands on the cup again. They have been utterly dominant in their quest for a reboot post the World Cup disappointment. Bangladesh, who finished that tournament eighth - many felt they didn't deserve to be there - have played very poorly and the results speak for themselves. As such, the series had little context. This was a great chance for their batsmen to emerge from Shakib's shadows, but that wasn't to be.

If Sri Lanka sent off Lasith Malinga in style in the first ODI, they will now say thank you to Nuwan Kulasekara, who finishes with 199 wickets. He would've loved to say goodbye on the field, but he can still walk away a proud man. He was watching every minute of the chase from the stands with Lasith Malinga, and will now get his time under the spotlight for a farewell speech. The presentation is coming up very shortly.

35.6
W
PWH de Silva to Taijul, OUT

run out at the striker's end. Turned wide of short fine but the fielder swoops in and fires a rocket throw on the bounce to Kusal Perera who does the rest. Bangladesh have been whitewashed 3-0.

Rubel Hossain run out (Karunaratne/†Perera) 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
35.5
PWH de Silva to Taijul, no run

swept straight to short fine leg

35.4
2
PWH de Silva to Taijul, 2 runs

paddled round the corner past short fine leg

35.3
PWH de Silva to Taijul, no run

gets well forward and blocks

35.2
4
PWH de Silva to Taijul, FOUR runs

heaved into the gap in style, deep midwicket had no chance as the ball gathered pace as it bounced into the acres of open space. Bisected long-on and deep midwicket to perfection.

35.1
PWH de Silva to Taijul, no run

appeal for lbw, but this pitched way outside leg. Through with the sweep of this wrong'un even before it arrived. They don't review.

end of over 3517 runs
BDESH: 166/9CRR: 4.74 • RRR: 8.60 • Need 129 from 15 overs
Rubel Hossain2 (6)
Taijul Islam33 (22)
Shehan Jayasuriya6-0-40-0
PWH de Silva3-1-10-1
34.6
2
Jayasuriya to Rubel, 2 runs

uppish but worked to deep square, they hare back for the second

34.5
1
Jayasuriya to Taijul, 1 run

works this against the turn to midwicket

34.4
4
Jayasuriya to Taijul, FOUR runs

heaved, no long-on and this trickles away to the ropes even as two fielders chased it, but only managed to crash into the advertising triangles.

34.3
4
Jayasuriya to Taijul, FOUR runs

it's the reverse sweep this time, timed outstandingly well

34.2
6
Jayasuriya to Taijul, SIX runs

big heave, hit very, very far. Down on one knee, underneath the flight and boom, sailed over deep midwicket

34.1
Jayasuriya to Taijul, no run

gets besides the line as he defends

end of over 34Wicket maiden
BDESH: 149/9CRR: 4.38 • RRR: 9.13 • Need 146 from 16 overs
Rubel Hossain0 (5)
Taijul Islam18 (17)
PWH de Silva3-1-10-1
Lahiru Kumara5-0-26-2
33.6
PWH de Silva to Rubel, no run

sharp turn, squared up but manages to block

33.5
PWH de Silva to Rubel, no run

works this full toss to midwicket

33.4
PWH de Silva to Rubel, no run

skids one through, the flipper this time. Hits pad, but was off the bat. The bowler thought otherwise, they don't review

33.3
PWH de Silva to Rubel, no run

looks to flick but the bat is late to come down, somehow he's saved by an inside edge

33.2
PWH de Silva to Rubel, no run

googly, spins back in a long way to hit him high on the pad

33.1
W
PWH de Silva to Shafiul, OUT

has a big swipe at this, but misses. In doing so, he dragged his back foot outside the crease and Kusal Perera whipped the bails off MS Dhoni style. The third umpire decided to go upstairs but Kusal gave it out and confidently high-fived the bowler. Replays confirm he was right

Shafiul Islam st †Perera b de Silva 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20
end of over 336 runs
BDESH: 149/8CRR: 4.51 • RRR: 8.59 • Need 146 from 17 overs
Taijul Islam18 (17)
Shafiul Islam1 (4)
Lahiru Kumara5-0-26-2
Akila Dananjaya10-0-44-1
32.6
4
Lahiru Kumara to Taijul, FOUR runs

lofted over the bowler's head. Length ball, just used his hand-eye coordination to hit it back over with pristine timing.

32.5
Lahiru Kumara to Taijul, no run

short ball on the body, he somehow manages to get behind the line and defend

Best performances - batsmen
Angelo Mathews portrait
AD Mathews
87 runs (90)
8 fours
1 six
Control82%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
1 four
0 sixes
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Soumya Sarkar portrait
Soumya Sarkar
69 runs (86)
5 fours
1 six
Control79%
Productive shot
cut shot
19 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Dasun Shanaka portrait
MD Shanaka
O
6
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Soumya Sarkar portrait
Soumya Sarkar
O
9
M
0
R
56
W
3
ECO
6.22
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews
Player Of The Series
Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 4195
Match days31 July 2019 - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Nitin Menon
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Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
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Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee
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Chris Broad