that's the winning runs. An outside edge goes through the vacant first-slip region. Fuller on the stumps and Asalanka backs away and looks to push at it. A genuine edge that runs away for four
That's all from our side for this game. Now let's head over to India vs Pakistan in Dubai.
Mahneel: "Had the catch been taken off of Afif, the gamble would've worked and the captaincy would have been lauded. Fine margins, this game. Chin up boys, onto the next one."
Dasun Shanaka: It was not the easiest targets to chase but once batsmen are set, any target can be chased. It was an outstanding innings from Asalanka. It's very important that youngsters step up at this stage, it was really nice to see that.
Mahmudullah: I thought 171 could be defended. Liton and Naim gave us a very good start. Naim held the innings. Mushfiq played a brilliant innings. We were in the game till the tenth over. But things went wrong for us after that. We will correct that in the next game. We watched the IPL games and thought an extra spinner would help. The spinners bowled well but we missed a couple of chances. This game will boost up our batting unit and we are looking forward to the next game.
Azweer: "Bangladesh could be criticised today for poor fielding and moderate captaincy."
Charith Asalanka is the Player of the Match: It's happy to score a winning knock for my country. I am very happy right now. My friends back home will be very happy right now, they always back. When I faced the first ball, it looked like a good pitch and I backed myself to play my natural game. Rajapaksa played a brilliant knock and he changed the momentum. I want to keep it up and look forward to do the same for my country in the upcoming games.
5.35pm A thumping victory in the end for Sri Lanka, with five wickets and seven balls to spare. At one stage, with Sri Lanka needing 82 from eight overs, it looked like Bangladesh had the game in their grasp, especially with three overs from Mustafizur and two from Shakib in hand. But it all went awry from thereon, Sri Lanka took 31 from two overs to bring the asking rate down and then Saifuddin conceded 22 from the 16th. Bangladesh's fielders, mainly Liton, let them down as well.
down the track but gets a thick outside edge towards deep-backward point. Picks up two more
Over the wicket to the left-hander
a length ball around off, cuts it towards sweeper cover
Shanaka is the new batter. Around the wicket to him
Faique: "I believe Liton is done for the tournament, it's high time U19 winning Captain Akhbar should be given a chance. He is a big match player."
bowled 'im! Backs away early and exposes his stumps, allowing the bowler slow it down. Goes for the cut but fails to connect and the ball clatters into the stumps
fuller on the stumps and this one has been reverse-swept towards deep-backward point
Nine required from last 12 balls. Nasum to bowl
another wide yorker. Fails to put bat onto that
a low full toss, digs it out back towards the bowler who fumbles and that's one more to the total
a length all outside off. Steered past the diving short third man and Rajapaksa is coming back for the second. Mushfiqur collects the throw and flicks it onto the stumps but Rajapaksa is safe. That's fifty for him, off just 28 balls. On birthday too
a wide yorker. Rajapaksa jams his bat but cannot connect
digs out this fuller delivery outside off towards point
length ball on the stumps, flicked towards square leg
down the track, isn't to the pitch of the ball but checks his shot and sends it over the long-off boundary
length ball on the stumps, defended down the ground
length ball on the pads, flicked behind square leg
down the track and slogged towards deep midwicket. That's the longer boundary. Naim makes an excellent stop near the boundary, takes the catch but gets rid of the ball just before stepping on to the boundary cushion. Third umpire is having a close look at it but is happy with the end
down the track but Shakib slows it down. Asalanka adjusts and nudges it in front of square leg
Saif: "Worst captaincy. Leaving Shakib spare is clueless. BD needed wicket first, so bowl Shakib." --- Finally, here's Shakib. 24 needed from 24 balls
Dr. Alam: "Bad bowling selection. Sakib should be bowled out his quotas. "
another full toss and this has been helped over extra cover. No one in the deep and that's another boundary for Rajapaksa
a full toss outside off, chipped over the bowler's head
gives the charge and drags it towards deep midwicket