Asia Cup 2016: Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 23 runs in Mirpur

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 23 runs in the Asia Cup 2016 contest in Mirpur on Sunday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: February 29, 2016 12:13 am
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Bangladesh ride on Sabbir Rahman’s 80 and good show by the bowlers to beat Sri Lanka by 23 runs in the Asia Cup 2016 contest in Mirpur on Sunday. Batting first, Sabbir powered helped Bangladesh recover and post 147/7. In reply, Sri Lanka never get going and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The islanders fell short of the target by 23 runs.

SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh

The match, as it happened

AL OVER! Bangladesh score big win over Sri Lanka. Beat the islanders by 23 runs in Mirpur on Sunday

2223 hrs IST: WICKET! Kulasekara swings but finds the fielder in the deep. No.3 for Al-Amin

2221 hrs IST: WICKET! Shanaka goes big, but fails to even clear the circle. Al-Amin picks his second

Asia Cup 2016: Bangladesh Outplay Defending Champions

2218 hrs IST: Only a miracle can help Sri Lanka avoid defeat. Bangladesh seamers have been brilliant and they were backed by some exceptional fielding, and catching

2214 hrs IST: Sri Lanka trying harder but the runs are too many

2212 hrs IST: WICKET! Mathews is caught at point! Is it all over for Sri Lanka?

2200 hrs IST: WICKET! One more down. Siriwardana hits one straight to deep square-leg and Sabbir takes an easy catch

2152 hrs IST: WICKET! Mustafizur Rahman has got Perera LBW! Big wicket for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in trouble here

2141 hrs IST: WICKET! And the second settled batsman Jayasuriya is stumped. Shakib gets the wicket

2138 hrs IST: WICKET! Bangladesh finally have a wicket! Mahmudullah gets Chandimal

2118 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have been stable after the Dilshan wicket. Chandimal and Jayasuriya taking things easily

2102 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib strikes on his first ball! Tilakaratne Dilshan skies one and Saoumya Sarkar, who dropped a sitter before, takes a brilliant catch

2059 hrs IST: Three overs gone and Sri Lanka are 20/0

2050 hrs IST: Sri Lanka begin cautiously. Bangladesh have already dropped Chandimal

2030 hrs IST: Bangladesh have done a good recovery to post 147/7 on the board

2022 hrs IST: Bangladesh still going at a decent rate. Is 150 a possibility?

2015 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib undone by a Chameera bouncer! Edges it to the wicket-keeper

2008 hrs IST: WICKET! After making 80 runs out of Bangladesh’s 108, Sabbir gone. Holes out in the deep

1958 hrs IST: Sabbir has made majority of Bangladesh’s runs and Shakib has given him good support

1950 hrs IST: FIFTY! Sabbir Rahman has single-handedly taken Bangladesh out of trouble with an incredible fifty

1923 hrs IST: WICKET! Big mix-up between Musfiqur Rahim and Sabbir. Mushfiqur sets out for the run immediately but Sabbir hesistates. Mathews runs up and breaks the stumps at the striker’s end

1916 hrs IST: And Sabbir continues to punish Kulasekara. Four more

1915 hrs IST: Sabbir smashes the first four of the match and follows it with a six

1914 hrs IST: The pitch once again not easy one to bat on. Bangladesh are 6/2 after 3 overs

1907 hrs IST: WICKET! Kulasekara has given Sri Lanka another wicket. Soumya Sarkar tries to play it on the on-side but it goes in the air on the off and a simple catch by Mathews. Bangladesh 2/2

1905 hrs IST: Kulaserkara will share the new ball

1900 hrs IST: WICKET! Second ball of the innings and Mathews has trapped Mithun in front of the wickets

1858 hrs IST: All set for the first ball! Mathews with the new ball

1830 hrs IST: Toss! Bangladesh elect to bat, unfit Lasith Malinga misses out for Sri Lanka. Angelo Mathews to lead in his absence

# Elsewhere, Virat Kohli has been fined 30% match-fee for showing dissent on Saturday

# Wishes for Sri Lanka from Kumar Sangakkara

# Bangladesh players warming up

# Congratulations to Tamim Iqbal and his wife

# The home crowd is filling up the stands

Sri Lanka commence 2016 campaign with win over UAE

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Sri Lanka, after an ordinary performance with the bat, were clinical with the ball in their 14-run win over UAE.

Lanka lack spin threat

Sri Lanka would lack the spin element as they commence their Asia Cup campaign against the qualifying team on February 25.

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