that's the end of that. Mustafiz goes full, rolls his fingers over the seam. The ball wobbles away a bit, he looks to heave across the line but ends up getting a leading edge which Saifuddin pouches safely running to his left at backward point. Bangladesh lead the series 1-0.
Right. That brings us to the end of our coverage for today. On behalf of Sreshth and Thilak, this is Shashank saying goodbye.
Tamim Iqbal: "Happy with the way we fought. Mushfiqur, Mahmudullah were superb. Young Afif batted superbly. We did a decent job scoring 250 because it was two-paced. Definitely good to get back to winning ways. Losing is no fun, we lost 10 games across formats in a row. Winning is happiness. Still got two games, hope to continue this."
Mushfiqur Rahim is Player of the Match for his 84 off 87 balls. "It wasn't an easy wicket to bat on. When Shakib, Liton got out early, there was pressure. Tamim batted well, allowed me to take my time. And then Riyad bhai was superb. I am not a big guy, not a Pollard or Russell, I stuck to my strengths, took my time. I had to keep one end safe and that's what I did. The finishing touch from Riyad and Afif was superb. These conditions aren't ideal to play, it's not just hot, the humidity takes a lot out of you but credit to our players."
Kusal Perera: "Not good to end on the losing side, but there are a lot of positives. Wanindu was superb. We bowled well. Bangladesh are a good side, our bowlers aren't experienced but they did well to restrict them to 257. Hasaranga is highly-rated, he backs his strength and to bowl 10 overs in these conditions was a great effort. The top-order batsmen need to bat at least 30-35 overs. Isuru and Wanindu gave us a chance, but credit to their bowlers. We have two games and we have to come back strongly."
9.00pm Three wickets for Mustafizur, but it was Mehidy who broke the back of Sri Lanka's chase with key strikes in the middle. Wanindu Hasaranga threatened to pull off a coup but had little support at the other end.
Where did Bangladesh turn it around? It was in the middle overs, when Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah put on a 107-run fifth-wicket partnership to help raise Bangladesh to 257 for 6. It was a proper exhibition of risk-free cricket: the pair only hit six fours and two sixes between them, preferring to accumulate safely against the spinners through the middle overs, after having come together with the team in mild trouble.
Mushfiqur put together the more impressive individual innings of the two, hitting 84 off 87, while Mahmudullah made 54 off 76. Earlier, Tamim, the captain, led the way with a half-century off his own.
beaten by a slower length ball as he backs away to slap this over cover
slow, dipping yorker on middle, exposes all three stumps and swings at this but gets the toe end of the bat, rolls to the off side
right into the blockhole outside off, beaten as he has a wild swing at that
hint of width outside off, cut away to deep point
looks to clear the bowler's head but toe-ends it back to the bowler
right into the blockhole, kept out
low full toss and he just about eludes mid-off, trickles away to the boundary
full toss outside off, flayed to mid-off for a single
through with the shot even before the ball arrived, beaten
yorker-length, goes for a hoick across the line, beaten
whips this length ball to deep square, one bounce to the fielder
The Fizz off a shorter run-up
driven hard but good stop at extra cover
bunts this full toss down to long-on
struck on the pad as this slower delivery angles in, huge shout for lbw but the umpire reckons this would've missed leg
short on middle and leg, helped along to fine leg
skiddy length ball on off, cramped for room as he bunts it down the ground
in the slot, looks to go down town but gets a thickish inside edge to long-on
full toss on middle, pushed back to the bowler who stops on his followthrough
Thanks, Sreshth. Enjoy your evening. Hello all
Time for change in commentary, here's Shashank to see the game off
full outside leg, and worked to deep midwicket.
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|Toss||Bangladesh, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Bangladesh led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 4290|
|Hours of play (local time)||13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45|
|Match days||23 May 2021 - daynight (50-over match)|
|Points||Bangladesh 10, Sri Lanka 0|