Bangladesh put Sri Lanka under pressure after posted a total of 320/7. After the good from the batsmen, Bangladesh bowlers picked up three early wickets to push back Sri Lanka. Nasir Hossain removed Kusal Perera while Mashrafe Mortaza picked up the wicket of Upul Tharanga. Kusal Mendis became Mortaza’s second victim. This is after Bangladesh saw Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim score half centuries and lead their team to a good total. This is a must win game for Sri Lanka as they have already lost to Zimbabwe in their first game. Bangladesh had beaten Zimbabwe in their first game so a win here would push their case for the a final’s spot. Against Zimbabwe, Shakib-Al-Hasan was brilliant with bat and ball. Sri Lanka lost to Zimbabwe in their first ODI of the year and the series. This their third straight loss to Zimbabwe after losing the final two ODIs to the same team in the five-match series last year at home. The bowling hasn’t clicked and sloppy fielding has not helped either.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Tri-Series ODI Highlights:
1809 hrs IST: GONE! Done and dusted. Sri Lanka all out for 157, win the match by 163 runs – their highest margin of victory in ODI cricket.
1801 hrs IST: OUT! Suranga Lakmal unable to deal with a yorker and the stumps behind him go flying. Sri Lanka down to their last man
1755 hrs IST: GONE! Thisara Perera. And with that goes any chance Sri Lanka imagined themselves to be having. It is an incredible collapse for this team. Beating them in subcontinental conditions used to be a difficult task at one point but first Zimbabwe did it like cakewalk and now Bangladesh seem to be doing the same
1748 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan is denied a hat-trick byt the Sri Lankans are absolutely tottering now. They need 200 to win off 132 balls and Shakib recently got a maiden over.
1740 hrs IST: GONE! Wanindu Hasaringa and Asela Gunaratne follow Dinesh Chandimal back to the pavilion, Shakib Al Hasan is now on a hat-trick
1730 hrs IST: GONE! Dinesh Chandimal dismissed and Sri Lanka are now five fown. Thisara Perera now in the middle, Sri Lanka tottering at 110/5
1705 hrs IST: Chandimal and Dickwella out in the middle doing the hard work for Sri Lanka. This pair holds a lot of importance for Sri Lanka if they want to win the game
1651 hrs IST: WICKET! Mashrafe Mortaza gets Kusal Mendis. This is the third wicket to fall for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are right on top here
1640 hrs IST: Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella have done well to not lose their wickets. But Bangladesh haven’t let them socre big runs as well. Pressure building.
1630 hrs IST: WICKET! Big wicket of Tharanga as he mistimes it to mid-off. He was nowhere close to the pitch of the ball and ended up lobing it to the fielder
1615 hrs IST: Bangladesh bowlers have not let Sri Lanka run away in the first 10 overs. But no wickets for a long time will make Sri Lanka confident of a win. Bangladesh need to break partnerships.
1555 hrs IST: WICKET! Nasir Hossain give Bangladesh an early wicket. Kusal Perera is gone. A straight delivery to which Perera tried a big shot. He is bowled.
1550 hrs IST: Mashrafe Mortaza almost had Tharanga LBW. The umpire had raised his finger but Tharanga reviewed the decision and survived. Would have been a big wicket
1540 hrs IST: Sri Lanka openers are out in the middle for the chase. Kusal Perera and Upul Tharanga out in the middle for them
1515 hrs IST: 19 runs off the final over for Bangladesh. Lakmal could not control the runs. Sabbir Rahman taking 14 off the final three balls. Bangladesh finish with 320 for 7 and this will be a challenging total for Sri Lanka.
1504 hrs IST: Another wicket! Perera bowls another yorker and Nasir Hossain is hit on the pads. Perera takes a review after umpires says not out. Hits on the pad first and it is in line. Hitting middle of middle stump. Bangladesh lose 7th
1501 hrs IST: Gone! Mashrafe Mortaza is gone as well. Bangladesh won’t like this. It looked like a six but the deep square leg fielder picks it up nicely to take the catch!
1454 hrs IST: WICKET! This is not good for Bangladesh. Mushfiqur has been dismissed by Perera. A yorker and he bowled!
1448 hrs IST: WICKET! Mahmudullah gone. Pradeep bowls a slower, low delivery which the batsman lobs towards long-on. Perera has to run in from long-on and dive in front to take the a very good catch.
1445 hrs IST: 45 overs bowled in the Bangladesh innings and they are 276 for the loss of three wickets. They need to go out for an all out attack here with wickets in hand
1435 hrs IST: FIFTY! Mushfiqur Rahim is the latest to get to a half-century. Good innings from him for Bangladesh but he has to stay there till the end to help his team to a big total
1415 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib Al Hasan falls. Gunaratne balls a loose short delivery to which Shakib moves back and slaps it. He hits straight back to the bowler.
1400 hrs IST: Mushfiqur and Shakib have laid a good platform for Bangladesh to post a big total. This has been a very inspiring batting effort from the team
1350 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan continues his good form as well. Reaches his fifty. Bangladesh are going strong against Sri Lanka in Dhaka
1300 hrs IST: FIFTY! Tamim Iqbal reaches his 40th ODI fifty. Continues his good run of form from the last innings. If he stays at the crease then Bangladesh look well on course to reach somewhere around 300.
1245 hrs IST: Tamim Iqbal is nearing yet another well-deserved half-century as Bangladesh go past the 100-run mark for the loss of one wicket.
1205 hrs IST: Bangladesh have reached 36 for no loss after eight overs. A cautious start but a good one. They have not lost a wicket and that helps a lot.
1140 hrs IST: Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque with some cautious batting. But they are stready in the first three overs of the Bangladesh innings.
1130 hrs IST: Bangladesh openers walking out to the middle for the match against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh will take a big step towards the final if they win this game
1110 hrs IST: Bangladesh have made a change to their team from the last game. Mohammad Saifuddin has replaced Sunzamul Islam. Home fans also backing them
1100 hrs IST: Bangladesh win the toss and they have elected to bat against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. Both teams playing their second game of hte Tri-Series. Bangladesh have won their first game while Sri Lanka have lost theirs
Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in what promises to be thrilling contest. A confident Bangladesh are playing at home while Sri Lanka are hurt after the loss to Zimbabwe. Follow for live coverage of this match.