short and aimed at the body, shovelled away to the square-leg region, and SL secure a 10-wicket win. They have wrapped up the match in 35.5 overs
3.11pm "After a long time, we played out A game," says Dickwella." We just stuck to our plan and executed it well."
There it is. Sri Lanka set up a final with the hosts. After having conceded 320 just six days ago, Sri Lanka, led by Lakmal, skittled Bangladesh for 82. They did not even need the services of Akila Dananjaya. Danushka and Tharanga then had some fun in the chase to close out the match.
Mashrafe: Tamim and Shakib have been scoring runs. Mushy did well but hopefully the others will come up with good knocks. They are working hard, so we can't complain. Hopefully, the boys will deliver in the final. All the batters said it was a good wicket to bat on. Maybe the application wasn't there. It was a bad day and hopefully it does not count in the final.
Chandimal: Before the game, we had gameplans, credit goes to the players. We got the energy in the bowling - especially Suranga. Upul and Danushka finished it off well. Credit to them also.
Lakmal is the Man of the Match
That's a wrap of this match. Done in just 35.5 overs. Until next time, goodbye.
Lakpj: "this 50 game and the NZ-Pak T20 match started at the same time. while the t20 game is still under way this game is done and dusted. "
Anver Azeez: "A strong comeback by SL !! wish this will boost their confident before the Final !!"
short on middle, cramps Danushka for room, beats the pull, and hits him on the body
back of a length and outside off, Tharanga employs the latest of late cuts and sends the ball to deep third man
dug in on middle, ducks under it
back of a length and nips in on off from around the wicket, cramps Tharanga for room, blocked back to the bowler
Danushka attempts a wild reverse-swat and watches the ball slide past the leg stump
Danushka gets inside the line of this length ball and works it to square leg
tossed on middle, Tharanga stays leg-side of the ball and belts it away to the right of mid-off
floated up outside off, he leans into it, caressing the ball through the covers. What a smooth shot
dropped short and wide outside off, Tharanga rocks back and cracks it past backward point, where the fielder throws himself to his right to stop the ball
fired outside leg, slips past the bat, slips past the keeper and into the boundary
Sandeep: "@Showkat Khan. As a Sri Lankan fan who lived through 2017, i'd gladly take this one game"
slid through on off stump, played back to the bowler
Shakib comes on
clipped off the pads to square leg for another single
anver azeez: "T20 like start by SL !! raining sixes here..."
tip and run to backward point. SL closing in on the final spot
Showkat Khan: "@Udara - Any team can have a good day or even a bad one. Judgement should be based upon over a period of games rather than just one game. "
back of a length and skids in on middle, nurdled to midwicket off the back foot
Kamsy: "Tharanga really is making a point here, once Kusal Perera his back there will be a huge competition for opening slots. Tharanga is showing here he can be aggressive too. Brilliant stroke making! "
another bouncer over the shoulder, zings through to the keeper for another wide
Madusha olupath: "Hopefully this will be the turning point for Sri Lanka cricket.."
just short of a good length and outside off, muscled across the line to the right of deep midwicket
Pasan: "Remember the name... Sri Lanka it is... You never know when they hit you right in your face. Australia had a bit of it. Pakistan had bit of it. South Africa had a bit of it. India had bit of it .Now Bangladesh is having the same in their own back yard"
bouncer outside leg, ducks under it, wide
Ramitha: "When was the last time you saw Tharanga hit 3 sixes and no fours!"
hip-high short ball on the off stump, Danushka lines it up and swats it powerfully over square leg. Bam!
deflected off the hips to short fine leg