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Only T20I, Pallekele, Mar 31 2013, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
(20 ov, target 199)181/7
Sri Lanka won by 17 runs
Player Of The Match
64 (44)
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Kusal Perera sets up Sri Lanka's win

A marauding Kusal Perera set the platform for Sri Lanka's 198 for 5, which proved 17 runs too many for the valiant Bangladesh batsmen, in the one-off Twenty20 in Pallekele

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Scores: Sanjay Murari
Comms: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka198/5(20 overs)
Bangladesh181/7(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs
BDESH: 181/7CRR: 9.05 
Abdur Razzak6 (8)
Mominul Haque26 (16)
Lasith Malinga 4-0-27-1
Shaminda Eranga 4-0-37-0

That ends Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka, and that is time for us to say good bye. Good bye.

Dinesh Chandimal: "As captain, I am happy about my first win. Kusal Perera gave us the start and we continued after that. We put up a good total, that is why we won. Malinga and Mathews gave me a lot of advice. I could not come up with a good performance but I am happy with the win as captain."

Mushfiqur Rahim: "We gave 20 runs more. That makes a difference. We achieved a lot of positives in the Test and ODIs, but still lot of scope of improvement. One of our goals was to play consistent cricket."

Kusal Perera is the Man of the Match. Kusal: "Enjoyed my knock. Little pace and bounce earlier, after that it came on very nicely. I am not copying anyone, but people say I bat a bit similar to Sanath Jayasuriya. First six overs, I am always trying to hit boundaries with the field restrictions."

Bangladesh falling short by 17 runs. They conceded 19 wides to Sri Lanka's five, leaked 56 runs from overs 17 to 19 in Sri Lanka's innings, and Ashraful got a poor decision.

Sri Lanka stay at the top of the ICC T20 rankings. Victory for Chandimal in his first game as captain. He has Kusal Perera, Jeevan Mendis and Thisara Perera to thank

Orko: "Well they never gave up, must give that to the BD team... I liked the fighting spirit... The pace attack needs to improve drastically; it's all that this comes down to..."

19.6
1
Malinga to Razzak, 1 run

digs out a yorker around leg down the ground

Bangladesh's highest score in a T20 chase

19.5
3
Malinga to Mominul, 3 runs

swung away through midwicket, pulled back just inside

19.4
Malinga to Mominul, no run

swinging away, just inside the marker, very full, and he misses again

19.3
Malinga to Mominul, no run

can't connect with a one in the blockhole widish outside off

19.2
2
Malinga to Mominul, 2 runs

widish full toss eased down to the sweeper

19.1
1
Malinga to Razzak, 1 run

makes some room and drives a full one hard, but straight to extra cover on the edge of the circle

Bangladesh have come reasonably close in the end

end of over 1913 runs
BDESH: 174/7CRR: 9.15 RRR: 25.00
Mominul Haque21 (12)
Abdur Razzak4 (6)
Shaminda Eranga 4-0-37-0
Lasith Malinga 3-0-20-1
18.6
6
Eranga to Mominul, SIX runs

gets maximum off the last ball with a swing over deep midwicket to a full delivery

18.6
1w
Eranga to Mominul, 1 wide

goes down and tumbles as he fails to connect with the scoop

18.6
1w
Eranga to Mominul, 1 wide

straight and wide down leg

18.5
1
Eranga to Razzak, 1 run

slashed down to third man

18.4
1
Eranga to Mominul, 1 run

very full, he comes out, it becomes a yorker, and he digs it to third man

18.3
1
Eranga to Razzak, 1 run

heaves a full delivery on leg down to deep square

18.2
1
Eranga to Mominul, 1 run

full toss hit to midwicket

18.1
1
Eranga to Razzak, 1 run

pitches outside leg and hits him on the thigh pad, and it rolls to off for them to scamper a single

end of over 186 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 161/7CRR: 8.94 RRR: 19.00
Mominul Haque13 (9)
Abdur Razzak1 (3)
Lasith Malinga 3-0-20-1
Sachithra Senanayake 4-0-29-1
17.6
4
Malinga to Mominul, FOUR runs

takes on the bounce outside off and upper-cuts it into the short third man boundary

rahman: "Good bye, dear chase; it was nice knowing you :("

17.5
1
Malinga to Razzak, 1 run

full now, flicked off the pad to deep square

17.4
Malinga to Razzak, no run

hits him on the glove with a shortish delivery even as Razzak tries to get out of the way

17.3
Malinga to Razzak, no run

moves away from a length and bounces to beat the edge

17.2
W
Malinga to Sohag Gazi, OUT

full toss on middle, he backs away and has a go, sends it sailing tamely to midwicket

Sohag Gazi c Mathews b Malinga 9 (12m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 128.57
17.1
1
Malinga to Mominul, 1 run

drives a full delivery to mid off

Best performances - batters
Kusal Perera portrait
MDKJ Perera SL
64 runs (44)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
leg glance
30 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
0075301048
Mohammad Ashraful portrait
Mohammad Ashraful BDESH
43 runs (27)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
2 fours
1 six
0413044117
Best performances - bowlers
Angelo Mathews portrait
AD Mathews SL
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
2
ECO
9.25
Thisara Perera portrait
NLTC Perera SL
O
2
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
12.5
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossBangladesh, elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
Season2012/13
Player Of The Match
Kusal Perera
Kusal Perera
Match numberT20I no. 312
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45
Match days31 March 2013 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Angelo Perera
Angelo Perera
Shamsur Rahman
Shamsur Rahman
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Ruchira Palliyaguruge
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Tyron Wijewardene
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Sena Nandiweera
Match Referee
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David Boon
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