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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI at Kandy, , Mar 28 2013 - Ball by Ball Commentary

RESULT
3rd ODI (D/N), Pallekele, March 28, 2013, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
(26/27 ov, T:183) 184/7

Bangladesh won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
125 (128)
tillakaratne-dilshan
Player Of The Series
248 runs
tillakaratne-dilshan
New
BAN
Full commentary
end of over 2618 runs
BAN: 184/7CRR: 7.07 
Sohag Gazi4 (1b 1x4)
Nasir Hossain33 (27b 6x4)
Thisara Perera 5-0-44-0
Lasith Malinga 6-0-29-2

The two captains share the ODI trophy. Mohammad Isam and Andrew Fernando will dissect the match in their post-match pieces, but I am done with my duty. It's been a pleasure. Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao ciao.


Presentation

Mushfiqur Rahim: "It's a huge win for us, it was a challenge for us to do well against big teams, so very happy with the effort. We have not been in such situations before and that's why the boys were panicking, but we pulled it off. Nasir is one for the future and he showed it again."

Angelo Mathews: "We were disappointed as we had runs on the board. The bowling let us down today, we batted brilliantly even though we lost out way in the middle. Senanayake has been brilliant, Kula had an off day today, but he is a great bowler for Sri Lanka."

Dilshan is also the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series:"I am in great form since the Test matches, but today being in the losing side has hurt. I like this pitch, I think this is the best wicket in Sri Lanka. Marvan has helped me tweak some issues in my batting and that has helped me in my batting."

Thirimanne gets an award for hitting two sixes, Dilshan gets a prize for fastest fifty, Abdul Razzak wins a smartphone for being a smart player, Nasir wins an award for being Bangladesh's MVP


What a thriller here! If not for Nasir, I think this match was going very quickly towards Sri Lanka. Bangladesh have won the match by three wickets and this is their best result in a bilateral series in Sri Lanka. It didn't look like it was going to get this close an hour ago when they needed 105 off 80 balls. Bangladesh started frantically and then, they started giving it all away. But for Nasir's 33, it could have been a very different story. So Bangladesh share the ODI trophy after the second match was washed out. All in all, that rain-break actually spiced up the contest and I was shaking here while watching it, so apologies if I had got carried away..Stick around for the presentation ceremony please.

Shad: "a very pakistan-esque victory there. taking a commanding position and turning it into a heart stopping, mad, nonsensical display of panic. glad they came up winners though."

zak: "I am recommending Nasir as BD batting coach!!"

uza fazzy: "Tissara Perera is well tested under pressure with his bowling and we witnessss.. :("

Orko: "Congrats BD!! Doesn't matter how you win so long as you win right? Still I feel most of us would have preferred for this win to be cleaner. This alone says how much BD has improved, we fans now want them not just to win but win well!"

chaminda: "Credits to Pallekele grounds staff not Thisara, remember B'desh !"

Mahtab Alam: "Funny how good things happen to BD team when Tamim is left out. First test drawn and this match won with the exclusion of Tamim. Either Tamim is bad luck or Mominul is good luck."

Omer: "Took late lunch at NY to watch what happens after the rain..totally worth it !!!"

Ron: "See why I was so happy to see you Devashish, you commentated in two Tournaments(ODI) and BD did wonders in both... thanks buddy"


25.6
4
Perera to Sohag Gazi, FOUR runs

short of length delivery on off, the batsman tries to play a tennis forehand, gets a top edge over the keeper's head

25.5
1
Perera to Nasir, 1 run

oh my god, he cuts this short of length delivery straight to third-man, where Kula takes a catch jumping towards the boundary, he realises he is going out of the playing area, so he lobs it back, tries to get back to catch it, but it's too far. Umpires checking if Kula has touched the rope, but i think it's a great effort. But a bit too late

25.4
4
Perera to Nasir, FOUR runs

short of length on the stump, he moves outside leg and slaps it to that gap at cow corner again, one bounce and four..

AJ: "Nasir Hossain for BD President!"

25.3
Perera to Nasir, no run

tries to play a cute upper cut off a short of length delivery, gets beaten by the bounce

8 off 10... This is now in control, or at least this is what I think is in control. You never know what the batsmen are thinking

25.2
4
Perera to Nasir, FOUR runs

length delivery on off stump, he gives it one proper golf swing, he hasn't timed it too well, but it's in the gap at cow corner and it trickles to the boundary

12 off 11...

25.2
1w
Perera to Nasir, 1 wide

short of length deilvery, wide, wider, called a wide

25.1
4
Perera to Nasir, FOUR runs

bowls a length delivery wide outside off, Nasir murders it through extra cover, beats the man at sweeper

17 off 12, Nasir on strike, Gazi has joined him.. Thisara is the man

end of over 256 runs • 2 wickets
BAN: 166/7CRR: 6.64 RRR: 8.50
Nasir Hossain20 (22b 3x4)
Lasith Malinga 6-0-29-2
Sachithra Senanayake 6-0-26-2
24.6
W
Malinga to Ziaur, OUT

caught at extra cover! The procession continues. It was bowled quick on short of length right over the stumps, Zia moved outside leg stump and tries to slap it over extra cover, but the ball comes too quickly to him and he ends up giving a tame catch which the fielder takes diving forward

Ziaur Rahman c Perera b Malinga 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 3m) SR: 0

Last ball of the over, can he take out another one...?

Animesh Pai: "Malinga has bowled such an over that it has pushed both teams equally closer to a win."

24.5
Malinga to Ziaur, no run

another super delivery, a short one right over the stumps, the batsman gets out of the line right at the end

Two dot balls in the over. Ziaur takes strike

24.4
W
Malinga to Mominul, OUT

gone! it was a brute of a delivery, short of length keeps rising on the batsman and just moves a touch away too, the batsman tries to fend it off but gets a faint edge to the keeper, the fielder erupt.

Mominul Haque c †Sangakkara b Malinga 11 (9b 1x4 0x6 15m) SR: 122.22

Mid-on, mid-off up in the circle

naleef: "Spin is working for SL, Can some one tell Angelo to bring Jeven Mendis to the attack?"

24.3
1
Malinga to Nasir, 1 run

another short delivery, this time Nasir pulls it right in front of his face, to Mendis at deep square leg

24.2
Malinga to Nasir, no run

short of length delivery, gets up chest high, the batsman does well to defend it back down the pitch

24.2
1w
Malinga to Nasir, 1 wide

this one is way down the leg side, Sanga does well to stop that from going to the boundary

24.1
4
Malinga to Nasir, FOUR runs

short delivery, the batsman has moved outside the leg stump and the ball is wide outside off, he stretches for it and gets an outside edge to the third-man boundary

23 off the last three. One of which will be bowler by Malinga. Here comes Malinga now, this is a crucial over

Zakir: "Nasir, take my 1 year salary......"

end of over 245 runs
BAN: 160/5CRR: 6.66 RRR: 7.66
Nasir Hossain15 (19b 2x4)
Mominul Haque11 (8b 1x4)
Sachithra Senanayake 6-0-26-2
Thisara Perera 4-0-26-0
23.6
1
Senanayake to Nasir, 1 run

he moves outside leg, the bowler follows him, it is driven to cover

23.5
1
Senanayake to Mominul, 1 run

he comes out to a quicker one and gets an inside edge to backward square leg

23.4
1
Senanayake to Nasir, 1 run

bowls a low full toss on leg stump, Nasir doesn't get the placement right with his sweep, hits it to deep backward square

23.3
1
Senanayake to Mominul, 1 run

charges down the pitch and drives the full delivery down to long-off for a single

23.2
1
Senanayake to Nasir, 1 run

moves outside leg and chips the full delivery over the bowler's head for a single

23.1
Senanayake to Nasir, no run

he comes out of the track and takes the ball on the full, but drives it straight back to the bowler

Senanayake's last over