2nd T20I (N), Colombo (RPS), April 06, 2017, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
(18/20 ov, T:177) 131

Bangladesh won by 45 runs

Player Of The Match
38 (31) & 3/24
Player Of The Series
5 wkts
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end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 131/10CRR: 7.27 RRR: 23.00
Nuwan Kulasekara2 (5b)
Mohammad Saifuddin 3-0-24-1
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-21-4

11pm Tharanga and Mashrafe share the trophy. Hope you enjoyed this series as much as we did bringing it yo you. I'll leave you with when an old cricketer leaves the crease....Goodbye and good night

10.45pm Presentation:

Shakib, Man of the Match: I thought it was a very good wicket,and upfront we bowled really well. We took pace off the ball and took early wickets. We don't play much T20s with the national team, there are areas to improve with the bat, ball, and even in the field. It has been a fantastic series for the team. The boys put their hands up and showed a lot of character. Mashrafe is very special, I can't explain in words how important he was to his team. Obviously, he will playing a big role in the ODI team.

Malinga, Man of the series: First three overs I did not get wickets but I realised the slower balls would be useful in the end. I am not that fit and because of the knee injury don't know about playing longer formats in the future.

Mashrafe: The series has been fantastic. The one-dayers and T20s have been fantastic. Big thanks to the boys. I think to finish up with a win is a great thing. I am feeling proud to have played with these boys and the support staff. Big thanks to my cricket board and my family.

Tharanga: It is disappointing. We did not get a good start and unfortunately lost five wickets in the first six overs. Shakib bowled really well and used his variations. He has played around T20 leagues and used his experience well. We have to be consistent to win more games.

10.30pm Mashrafe leads his team off the field for the last time in T20 internationals. His side has ended a eight-match losing streak in T20Is. Mashrafe bagged a golden duck, dropped a catch, missed a run-out chance, but still has the happy ending. Shakib and Mustafiz, though, stepped up with the ball, claiming seven wickets between them to derail Sri Lanka's 177 chase. Sri Lanka lost five wickets in the Powerplay, and from thereon it was always going to be difficult. The Bangladesh bowlers were backed up by some sharp fielding. Malinga's hat-trick - his first in T20Is and fourth in international cricket - was another highlight in the match. So, the T20I series ends 1-1, like the Test and ODI series did.

Joel: "7 matches in 3 different formats and they couldn't be separated, what a great series for the neutral!"

Yasser Arafat: "a gift for Mash! What a player for Bangladesh."

Saifuddin to Sanjaya, OUT

Bangladesh send-off Mashrafe with a series-levelling victory. Mashrafe takes his cap off and takes hugs from his team-mates. Another sliced hit and long-off gets under this. Saifuddin, meanwhile, does the star man pose à la Afridi

Vikum Sanjaya c Mahmudullah b Mohammad Saifuddin 6 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) SR: 200
Saifuddin to Sanjaya, 2 runs

full on off, another sliced hit over extra cover

Saifuddin to Sanjaya, FOUR runs

short and wide outside off, Sanjaya carves it over extra cover and gets a four

Saifuddin to Kulasekara, 1 run

off-stump yorker, driven to long-off

Saifuddin to Kulasekara, no run
Saifuddin to Kulasekara, no run

full and angling into the leg stump, hits the pad, sliding down leg

end of over 175 runs • 2 wickets
SL: 124/9CRR: 7.29 RRR: 17.66
Nuwan Kulasekara1 (2b)
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-21-4
Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-30-1
Mustafizur to Malinga, OUT

Mustafizur gives Malinga a taste of his own medicine. This was full and quick on middle, Malinga swings with no feet. Misses and the middle stump is rattled

Lasith Malinga b Mustafizur Rahman 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) SR: 0
Mustafizur to Malinga, no run

back of a length and angling across off, Malinga swings wildly with no feet and misses again

Mustafizur to Malinga, no run

Malinga's feet went nowhere. He just swished and missed outside off

Mustafizur to Kulasekara, 1 run

full on middle, driven down to long-on

Mustafizur to Kapugedera, OUT

Mustafiz gets Kapu and shuts out the chase. Rolls his fingers across another offcutter. Kapu swings at it but can't manufacture his own pace. Holes out to Mehedi at long-on

Chamara Kapugedera c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Mustafizur Rahman 50 (35b 5x4 1x6 ) SR: 142.85
Mustafizur to Kapugedera, FOUR runs

slower offcutter, Kapu attempts a slog-sweep and ends up top-edging it over the keeper's head. He brings up his maiden T20I fifty

end of over 168 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 119/7CRR: 7.43 RRR: 14.50
Nuwan Kulasekara0 (1b)
Chamara Kapugedera46 (33b 4x4 1x6)
Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-30-1
Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-24-3
Mortaza to Kulasekara, no run

short of a length and outside off, played back to the bowler. Mashrafe finishes as Bangladesh's highest wicket-takers among seamers in T20Is

Mashrafe's last ball in T20I cricket

Mortaza to Prasanna, OUT

bowled'em. Mashrafe strikes with his penultimate ball in T20I cricket. Good length on middle, right in the slot for the big blow. But Prasanna can't connect with the leg-side slog. Mashrafe hits middle. No real celebrations from the captain

Seekkuge Prasanna b Mashrafe Mortaza 11 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) SR: 100
Mortaza to Prasanna, 2 runs

half-volley outside off, drilled down to the right of long-off

Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run

full on middle and off, opens the bat-face and drives to sweeper cover

Mortaza to Kapugedera, FOUR runs

back of a length and outside off, Kapu latches onto the width, flat-batting the ball over extra cover

Mortaza to Prasanna, 1 run

length ball outside off, cracked away to cover

end of over 155 runs
SL: 111/6CRR: 7.40 RRR: 13.20
Seekkuge Prasanna8 (8b)
Chamara Kapugedera41 (31b 3x4 1x6)
Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-24-3
Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-22-0

Narayanan: "so Mashrafe, duck, catch drop, run out miss, no wkts. What an anti climax !!"

Shakib to Prasanna, 1 run

worked to midwicket for one

Shakib to Kapugedera, 1 leg bye

arm-ball, glances the pad, they chance a leg bye. Mushfiq can't throw the stumps down

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