The repeat offender

Soumya Sarkar dropped Dinesh Chandimal at slip off Taskin Ahmed. It was not the first time Soumya had made such an error this Asia Cup. In the last match against the UAE, Soumya had dropped both Rohan Mustafa and Mohammad Naveed at slip off Taskin. Taskin would be forgiven for hoping that catches start falling to his team-mates' hands.

The atonement

Soumya eventually made up for his squandered chance, running back at least 30 yards from mid-off to take a diving catch off Tillakaratne Dilshan. The whole team ran to him with Mashrafe Mortaza reaching first and jumping on him in celebration. To have kept the ball in his grasp as he completed the catch was a brilliant effort; to have avoided injury as his captain pounced on him, even more so.

The replacement

Before the game, Bangladesh were sweating over Lasith Malinga's yorkers. However, Malinga was deemed unfit, so Angelo Mathews replaced him as the captain at the toss and, a bit later, to open the bowling. After sending down a gentle outswinger first ball, Mathews brought the next ball into Mohammad Mithun, who reacted a bit late. The leg-before decision was easy for the umpire to make.

The local seal of approval

After striking three fours and a six, Sabbir Rahman defended the fifth ball of Nuwan Kulasekara's over. The fours and six were greeted with roars, but the defensive shot earned an appreciative round of applause. Having delighted the crowd with his hitting, Sabbir had impressed them with his cool head.

The run-out committee

When Mushfiqur Rahim fended the ball into the offside and tore down the pitch in search of a cheeky single, Sri Lanka sent a whole delegation to run him out. Mushfiqur had been lured by Sabbir creeping forward at the non-striker's end, but, halfway down the pitch, found that the bowler Mathews was running past him to collect the ball. So many of Sri Lanka's fielders were converging, though, that any one of the offside fielders could have picked up the ball, and run Mushfiqur out. When Mathews took the bails off at the striker's end, five Sri Lanka players had already gathered around the wicket. Both Bangladesh batsmen were at the other end.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent.