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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - 6th Match

Series: Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in Bangladesh Tri-Series, 2018
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Date: 25 January 2018

Sri Lanka 83/0 (11.5 Ovs) CRR: 7.01 | Sri Lanka won by 10 wkts

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Bangladesh were riding high with three emphatic wins, only to be smashed back to earth today. At least this hasn't come in the final, so that's a saving grace. If they were under any false assumptions about their competition, those have been ruthlessly blown away by Sri Lanka. We'll see if the hosts recover in time for the final. Join us on Saturday. Until then, it's a goodbye from Sagar Chawla, Raju Peethala, Varun Dixit and our scorer Sultan.

Suranga Lakmal, MoM: We've made some plans in the last few days as a bowling unit. Our team has done a lot of hard work too.

Chandimal, winning captain: This is what we're capable of. Boys executed well. Credit to all the players. We had gameplans before the start. We can control when we're fielding. Especially Suranga bowled really well at the start. Upul and Danushka finished it really well. Credit to Bangladesh also, they've played some outstanding cricket. We wanted to attack them. Gunathilaka made a fantastic run-out and took a brilliant catch. Credit to him also.

Mortaza, losing captain: I hope so (if this is a wake-up call). Good thing that our middle order has been exposed. Hopefully they'll find out their mistakes. Mushfiq had a good innings. Hopefully they will deliver in the final. They're working hard, can't complain. It's good it's happened before the final. All batters pointed it was a good wicket to bat on. Maybe the application wasn't there. Maybe we could have scored at least 180-200.

15:07 Local Time, 09:07 GMT, 14:37 IST: Bangladesh have had a shocker today, going down to their heaviest defeat against Sri Lanka in terms of balls left. It was a game where a win would have taken Sri Lanka to the final, and their body language showed how badly they wanted this. Suranga Lakmal set the tone with the ball, with appreciable help from Danushka Gunathilaka who was on fire in the field. Thisara Perera followed it up brilliantly, and then Bangladesh did the rest as they crumbled to 82 - their eighth lowest ODI total. The two Lankan openers had no problems in hammering the target down, thereby finishing it off with around half an hour left for the lunch break. Crazy..

11.5
1
Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, 1 run, early into the pull shot again, but this time the under-edge rolls away through square leg for a single. Sri Lanka decimate Bangladesh to set up the final on Saturday against them
11.4
0
Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, no run, early into the pull shot, it was an off-cutter which held up in the pitch. Gets an under-edge onto the body
11.3
1
Mustafizur to Tharanga, 1 run, short of length, cutting back in towards off, Tharanga hops to the leg-side and dabs it to third man. Scores level
11.2
0
Mustafizur to Tharanga, no run, sharp short delivery in line with the stumps, Tharanga gets under it
11.1
0
Mustafizur to Tharanga, no run, back of a length delivery at the stumps, blocked
10.6
0
Shakib to Gunathilaka, no run, looks for a reverse-sweep but misses it hideously. The length was too full for the shot and Gunathilaka is lucky that the ball spun past leg-stump
10.5
0
Shakib to Gunathilaka, no run, turning in on middle, tucked to square leg
10.4
1
Shakib to Tharanga, 1 run, driven to the right of mid-off
10.3
4
Shakib to Tharanga, FOUR, this time he does get it through. It was flighted outside off and Tharanga slotted it through the gap at cover-point
10.2
0
Shakib to Tharanga, no run, short ball outside off, Tharanga slaps it hard but can't get it past a valiant backward point
10.2
5
Shakib to Tharanga, 5 wides, dreadful delivery down the leg-side, gave no chance to the keeper. Sums up Bangladesh today
10.1
0
Shakib to Tharanga, no run, flat on off, defended from the crease

Shakib Al Hasan, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

9.6
1
Mustafizur to Tharanga, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, off-cutter, Tharanga nurdles it round the corner
9.5
1
Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, steered behind backward point
9.4
1
Mustafizur to Tharanga, 1 run, tucked into the mid-wicket region
9.4
1
Mustafizur to Tharanga, wide, short ball on leg-stump, given as a wide again
9.3
1
Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, heaved away wide of deep square leg. Shakib does well to cut it off
9.3
1
Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, wide, too short, loopy bounce, and it's leg-sidish. Wide called
9.2
6
Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, SIX, swivels across and heaves it away for six more. They're clobbering this total down
9.1
0
Mustafizur to Gunathilaka, no run, good length slower ball on leg, deflects off Gunathilaka's thigh towards square leg

Mustafizur Rahman, comes into the attack

8.6
6
Nasir Hossain to Tharanga, SIX, gallops down the pitch and tonks it over mid-on. It's cleared the ropes too
8.5
1
Nasir Hossain to Gunathilaka, 1 run, sliding in at the stumps, nudged into the mid-wicket region
8.4
1
Nasir Hossain to Tharanga, 1 run, backs away to open up the off-side, the ball slides on and takes a thick inside edge to mid-on
8.3
0
Nasir Hossain to Tharanga, no run, gets forward and defends
8.2
1
Nasir Hossain to Gunathilaka, 1 run, on the shorter side, Gunathilaka makes some room and slaps it wide of long-off
8.1
0
Nasir Hossain to Gunathilaka, no run, flat length ball on off, defended
7.6
6
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, SIX, picks the slower ball and lofts it comfortably over long-on. Sri Lanka rattling home
7.5
0
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, no run, slower ball on off, defended towards point
7.4
1
Abul Hasan to Gunathilaka, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, steered to third man
7.3
1
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, back of a length on off, patted in front of cover for a quick single
7.2
0
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, no run, excellent stop from Rahim. He showed quick reflexes to dive across and prevent this under-edge from Tharanga from running away
7.1
0
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, no run, short and wide, Tharanga slashes and misses
6.6
0
Nasir Hossain to Gunathilaka, no run, defended off the back foot
6.5
0
Nasir Hossain to Gunathilaka, no run, leading edge rolls away to cover. Gunathilaka was looking to flick against the turn. He used his feet and got pretty close to the pitch of it, but there is significant turn
6.4
0
Nasir Hossain to Gunathilaka, no run, off-break on a length, there's decent purchase, Gunathilaka defends carefully
6.3
1
Nasir Hossain to Tharanga, 1 run, dances down, makes some room and lofts it towards long-off. It was a miscue from Tharanga and it goes on the bounce
6.2
0
Nasir Hossain to Tharanga, no run, forward and defended
6.1
0
Nasir Hossain to Tharanga, no run, sliding in on off, defended to short cover
5.6
0
Abul Hasan to Gunathilaka, no run, leg-cutter on a length, grips the pitch and hits Gunathilaka on the pad. He was completely deceived by the lack of pace there
5.5
0
Abul Hasan to Gunathilaka, no run, short ball down leg, hurries Gunathilaka's pull shot and raps him on the gloves before rolling to short fine
5.4
0
Abul Hasan to Gunathilaka, no run, tucked to mid-wicket
5.3
6
Abul Hasan to Gunathilaka, SIX, shimmies out and lofts it over the ropes. This is clean hitting from the Lankan openers. Just swings through the line and gets good meat on it
5.2
0
Abul Hasan to Gunathilaka, no run, yorker length delivery outside off, squeezed to short cover
5.1
1
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, flings his hands on the up, sends a thick edge to third man
4.6
0
Nasir Hossain to Gunathilaka, no run, sliding in on leg, deflects off his pad behind square
4.5
1
Nasir Hossain to Tharanga, 1 run, tough chance put down. This was hit hard by Tharanga as he went inside-out. Couldn't quite get the elevation he was looking for, giving Tamim a chance at cover. Tamim jumps, stretches his right hand but can't hold on
4.4
2
Nasir Hossain to Tharanga, 2 runs, turning away from off, takes a thick inside edge and rolls away past slip
4.3
6
Nasir Hossain to Tharanga, SIX, all the way down the ground. Flighted ball on off, Tharanga launches into it. He took on the fielder at long-off and got it to sail over him comfortably
4.2
0
Nasir Hossain to Tharanga, no run, uses his feet and drills the ball to cover
4.1
0
Nasir Hossain to Tharanga, no run, drifted in on off, pushed to short cover

Nasir Hossain, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

3.6
1
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, clips the ball off his pads into the vacant spaces at mid-wicket, easy single
3.5
0
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, no run, pokes at an away swinger and gets beaten all ends up
3.4
0
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, no run, short ball, past Tharanga's attempted pull. Should have been a wide that considering the line of the delivery, wasn't to be
3.3
1
Abul Hasan to Gunathilaka, 1 run, hammers a short ball into the leg-side for a single
3.2
4
Abul Hasan to Gunathilaka, FOUR, clobbered away. Makes sure his weight is firmly planted on the back foot and swats it back over the bowler's head
3.1
1
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, angling away from the left hander, Tharanga toe-ends the cut to the right of third man
2.6
0
Mortaza to Gunathilaka, no run, too straight, should have been put away, but Gunathilaka's flick finds short fine
2.5
0
Mortaza to Gunathilaka, no run, cuts the pace and keeps it tight on the stumps, Gunathilaka drops it with dead hands into the leg-side
2.4
1
Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, back of a length, well wide of off, steered away to third man
2.3
0
Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, stays a touch low this one, Tharanga pushes the ball with soft hands into the off-side
2.2
1
Mortaza to Gunathilaka, 1 run, back of a length, 127ks, at the hip, tucked round the corner
2.1
1
Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, full on middle and leg, clipped away wide of mid-wicket
1.6
1
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, hops in his crease, drops the ball towards point and completes an easy single
1.5
1
Abul Hasan to Gunathilaka, 1 run, slower ball outside off, Gunathilaka picks that early and manoeuvres it past the slip cordon
1.4
0
Abul Hasan to Gunathilaka, no run, angles into the pads, turned to short fine
1.3
1
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, the ball climbs up yet again, Tharanga looks to block, the ball hits him on the splice and deflects wide of backward point
1.2
0
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, no run, rears up from short of length with great pace, Tharanga looks to pull, but does well to abort his instincts at the last possible moment
1.1
0
Abul Hasan to Tharanga, no run, 126ks, back of a length on leg-stump, tucked into the leg-side

Abul Hasan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
4
Mortaza to Gunathilaka, FOUR, tries the short ball, but there's no venom, Gunathilaka shuffles and muscles the pull over mid-wicket. No-chance for the fielder running in from square leg
0.5
4
Mortaza to Gunathilaka, FOUR, tries for the yorker and ends up spilling a full toss, Gunathilaka clears his front leg and smears it back over the bowler's head
0.5
1
Mortaza to Gunathilaka, wide, slings it way outside off stump, Gunathilaka lets it be. Wided. Free hit stays
0.5
1
Mortaza to Gunathilaka, no ball, oversteps. Free hit coming up. Gunathilaka got across and bunted this length ball into the on-side
0.4
2
Mortaza to Gunathilaka, 2 runs, width on offer, Gunathilaka flat-bats the drive past the diving mid-off and is off the mark with a couple
0.3
0
Mortaza to Gunathilaka, no run, touch fuller just outside off, Gunathilaka is happy to tap it into the off-side
0.2
0
Mortaza to Gunathilaka, no run, seams back in from a length, Gunathilaka plonks into the off-side
0.1
0
Mortaza to Gunathilaka, no run, good length outside off, pushed into the off-side

Gunathilaka and Tharanga are at the crease. Gunathilaka is on strike. Mortaza will open the attack