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6th match (D/N), Dhaka, Jan 25 2018, Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series
(11.5/50 ov)83/0
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets (with 229 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka dismantle Bangladesh for 82 and storm into final

Suranga Lakmal decked the Bangladesh top order, Thisara Perera struck blows in the middle, before Dushmantha Chameera and Lakshan Sandakan wiped out the tail and a hail of sixes carried Sri Lanka's openers to a paltry target of 83

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Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh82/10(24 overs)
Sri Lanka83/0(11.5 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 !!"

11.5
1
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

11.4
Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, no run

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

11.3
1
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

11.2
Mustafizur to Upul Tharanga, no run

dug in on middle, ducks under it

11.1
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 (33)
Upul Tharanga38 (34)
Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-10-0
Mustafizur Rahman 1-0-12-0
10.6
Shakib to Gunathilaka, no run

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

10.5
Shakib to Gunathilaka, no run

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

10.4
1
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

10.3
4
Shakib to Upul Tharanga, FOUR runs

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

10.2
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

10.2
5w
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"

10.1
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 (30)
Danushka Gunathilaka34 (31)
Mustafizur Rahman 1-0-12-0
Nasir Hossain 3-0-19-0
9.6
1
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..."

9.5
1
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. "

9.4
1
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! "

9.4
1w
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.."

9.3
1
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"

9.3
1w
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!"

9.2
6
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!

9.1
Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, no run

deflected off the hips to short fine leg

Mustafiz

Best performances - batters
Upul Tharanga portrait
WU Tharanga SL
39 runs (37)
1 four
3 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
off drive
6 runs
0 four
1 six
075141273
Danushka Gunathilaka portrait
MD Gunathilaka SL
35 runs (35)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
2 fours
1 six
00359981
Best performances - bowlers
Suranga Lakmal portrait
RAS Lakmal SL
O
7
M
1
R
21
W
3
ECO
3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Dushmantha Chameera portrait
PVD Chameera SL
O
5
M
1
R
6
W
2
ECO
1.2
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Tri-Nation SeriesSri Lanka tour of Bangladesh
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Suranga Lakmal
Suranga Lakmal
Match numberODI no. 3965
Hours of play (local time)12:00 start, First Session 12.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45
Match days25 January 2018 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Anisur Rahman
Australia Image
Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpire
India Image
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Masudur Rahman
Match Referee
Australia Image
David Boon
PointsSri Lanka 5, Bangladesh 0