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6th match (D/N), Mirpur, January 25, 2018, Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series
(11.5/50 ov, T:83) 83/0

Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets (with 229 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Full commentary

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 !!"

Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, 1 run

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

Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, no run

short on middle, cramps Danushka for room, beats the pull, and hits him on the body

Mustafizur to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, Tharanga employs the latest of late cuts and sends the ball to deep third man

Mustafizur to Upul Tharanga, no run

dug in on middle, ducks under it

Mustafizur to Upul Tharanga, no run

back of a length and nips in on off from around the wicket, cramps Tharanga for room, blocked back to the bowler

end of over 1110 runs
SL: 81/0CRR: 7.36 RRR: 0.05
Danushka Gunathilaka34 (33b 3x4 2x6)
Upul Tharanga38 (34b 1x4 3x6)
Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-10-0
Mustafizur Rahman 1-0-12-0
Shakib to Gunathilaka, no run

Danushka attempts a wild reverse-swat and watches the ball slide past the leg stump

Shakib to Gunathilaka, no run

Danushka gets inside the line of this length ball and works it to square leg

Shakib to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

tossed on middle, Tharanga stays leg-side of the ball and belts it away to the right of mid-off

Shakib to Upul Tharanga, FOUR runs

floated up outside off, he leans into it, caressing the ball through the covers. What a smooth shot

Shakib to Upul Tharanga, no run

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

Shakib to Upul Tharanga, 5 wide

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"

Shakib to Upul Tharanga, no run

slid through on off stump, played back to the bowler

Shakib comes on

end of over 1012 runs
SL: 71/0CRR: 7.10 RRR: 0.30
Upul Tharanga33 (30b 3x6)
Danushka Gunathilaka34 (31b 3x4 2x6)
Mustafizur Rahman 1-0-12-0
Nasir Hossain 3-0-19-0
Mustafizur to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

clipped off the pads to square leg for another single

anver azeez: "T20 like start by SL !! raining sixes here..."

Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, 1 run

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. "

Mustafizur to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

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! "

Mustafizur to Upul Tharanga, 1 wide

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.."

Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, 1 run

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"

Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, 1 wide

bouncer outside leg, ducks under it, wide

Ramitha: "When was the last time you saw Tharanga hit 3 sixes and no fours!"

Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, SIX runs

hip-high short ball on the off stump, Danushka lines it up and swats it powerfully over square leg. Bam!

Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, no run

deflected off the hips to short fine leg