digs out a yorker around leg down the ground
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..."
Bangladesh's highest score in a T20 chase
swung away through midwicket, pulled back just inside
swinging away, just inside the marker, very full, and he misses again
can't connect with a one in the blockhole widish outside off
widish full toss eased down to the sweeper
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
gets maximum off the last ball with a swing over deep midwicket to a full delivery
goes down and tumbles as he fails to connect with the scoop
straight and wide down leg
slashed down to third man
very full, he comes out, it becomes a yorker, and he digs it to third man
heaves a full delivery on leg down to deep square
full toss hit to midwicket
pitches outside leg and hits him on the thigh pad, and it rolls to off for them to scamper a single
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 :("
full now, flicked off the pad to deep square
hits him on the glove with a shortish delivery even as Razzak tries to get out of the way
moves away from a length and bounces to beat the edge
full toss on middle, he backs away and has a go, sends it sailing tamely to midwicket
drives a full delivery to mid off
|Pallekele International Cricket Stadium|
|Toss||Bangladesh, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||T20I 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 days||31 March 2013 - day (20-over match)|