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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI, SL vs Ban Highlights: Sri Lanka win by 7 wickets

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, SL vs Ban 2nd ODI Highlights: Sri Lanka have won the ODI series against Bangladesh.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 28, 2019 10:10:01 pm
SL vs Ban 2nd ODI Highlights: Sri Lanka have won the 3-match ODI series by winning the first two matches.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, SL vs Ban 2nd ODI Highlights: Sri Lanka chased down 239 for victory in the second ODI of the three-match series against Bangladesh at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Bangladesh put up 238/8 in 50 overs, courtesy Mushfiqur Rahim’s unbeaten 98 and a 84-run stand shared between him and Mehidy Hasan. In reply, Sri Lanka got off to the most perfect start possible, with 21-year-old Avishka Fernando taking the visiting side’s bowlers to the cleaners. After his 82, the rest of the Lankan batsmen chipped in with responsible knocks to take the home side to victory with 5.2 overs to spare.

With this win, Sri Lanka have clinched the three-match series, their first ODI series win at home in 44 months. Sri Lanka earlier beat Bangladesh by 91 runs on Friday. Kusal Perera’s century led the way for Sri Lanka to put 314 on the board in the first ODI while Lasith Malinga claimed three wickets later, helping the hosts bowl Bangladesh out for 223 in the 42nd over.

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2019R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 09 April 2020

Sri Lanka 242/3 (44.4)


Bangladesh 238/8 (50.0)

Match Ended ( Day - 2nd ODI ) Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets

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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, SL vs Ban 2nd ODI Highlights:

22:05 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Mathews thanks the crowd

"We haven't been playing very good cricket over the past couple of years. It's been disappointing, we have disappointed the fans. But, they have turned out in numbers, thank them for backing us all the way and coming to watch us play," says Angelo Mathews. What a time to be a Sri Lankan fan! Avishka Fernando's emergence and these back-to-back victories against Bangladesh must be filling them with rare joy. A home ODI series win after 44 months has come today. For Bangladesh, they will be thinking how they can set their house right after being swatted away by Sri Lanka in consecutive matches.

21:54 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka win

Mathews hits the winning runs. The veteran smashes the last ball of the match for a four to bring up his 39th ODI half-ton. Sri Lanka win by 7 wickets with 5.2 overs to spare.
Avishka Fernando is named the Man of the Match.

21:40 (IST)28 Jul 2019
SL need 14 more runs

Victory in sight now for the home team. This has been over as a contest for a while now though. Both Mathews and Mendis on 38, both 12 short of a landmark. Most probably neither will get to the mark. From the home team's perspective though, it will be heartening how every batsman in this team has chipped in with runs. Avishka Fernando's 82-run blitzkrieg at the top of the order set the stage for the non-contest that followed afterwards, for sure, but how Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews have carried on the good work without trying anything too flashy will be a positive sign for Sri Lanka.

21:28 (IST)28 Jul 2019
SL need 36 off 13 overs

Mathews and Mendis are stroking the ball through for singles at will. Fifty partnership has come up between the two of them. Mustafizur is welcomed into his 8th over with a four by Mathews off the first ball. Tamim has his face buried in his hands. None of his trump cards have worked today. The only bright spots for Bangladesh today wa the partnership between Mushfiqur and Mehidy. Taijul gave the Lankan batters some problems, but it was still too little to bother the home team. Another beautiful shot from Mathews produces another four runs. BAN 213/3 after 38 overs.

21:13 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka on course for first home ODI series win since 2015

It has been 44 months since Sri Lanka last won an ODI series at home. In 2015, when they beat West Indies. It has been a long long wait but it seems they are on course to breaking that jinx today. Bangladesh are scraping the barrell here - Soumya Sarkar has the ball now. Sabbir Rahman has bowled one over too. It is true Bangladesh have many of these batsmen who can competetively roll their arms around, but surely going to them at this stage signals that they are hoping for a breakthrough instead of planning one. And anyway, if Tamim thinks he needs 10 overs from his fifth bowling option today, he's surely mistaken. This match will get over with at least 5-6 overs to spare, going by how the match is proceeding.

21:00 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka's rate spikes again

15 runs have come off the last 11 balls between Mathews and Mendis. Bangladesh sometimes guilty of trying too many things too quickly today. For instance, they are bowling short balls, but without any pace. Mathews pounces on one such ball to swat it away for four on the on side. One has to wonder, if only Shakib al Hasan had been present in this side, the pressure applied on the batsmen could have been so much more.

20:45 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Slump in scoring rate

After those two wickets of the two set batsmen, there has been a dip in the scoring rate. Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis are taking their time to get their eyes set in. There have been 11 runs and one wicket in the last 5 overs. With the start Avishka's 82 has given the home team, they can afford to take all the time in the world. 91 runs needed off the next 23 overs. So, despite all the new energy Bangladesh are showing on the field at the moment, Sri Lanka are still well poised.

20:30 (IST)28 Jul 2019

Kusal Perera now falls in Mustafizur's trap. Soumya Sarkar this time pouches the catch. Another soft dismissal after a positive start. Sri Lanka now three down and senior pro Angelo Mathews comes out at No.5.

20:15 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Avishka out for 82

Avishka Fernando is gone for 82 off 75 balls. What a gem of an innings from the young opener! Was living on the edge throughout his innings, even had a near-catch opportunity that was let go off in the last over. Against Mustafizur, he tries to go big again, but Tamim pouches the catch. 

20:00 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka coasting

Despite the relative decrease in the scoring rate, Sri Lanka are still going about this chase at a strike rate in excess of 6. Kusal Perera, who has come in at No.3 is complementing Avishka Fernando well, taking some off the pressure off him. Avishka's strike rate has never dropped below 100 and Perera is also scoring at an almost run-a-ball rate. SRI LANKA 111/1 after 18 overs. Don't we all miss David Shepherd on these days!

19:49 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Avishka still lording over Bangladesh

Bangladesh cannot find a way past Avishka's bat. The boundary count has gone down a bit after the end of the powerplay overs, but the runs are keeping on coming. Bangladesh need to ensure their shoulders do not drop. At the moment though, Sri Lanka look well set to clinch the match and the series in quick time.

19:35 (IST)28 Jul 2019

First breakthrough for Sri Lanka. Mehidy Hasan, brought back into the attack, gets the wicket immediately. Dimuth Karunaratne departs for 15. Sri Lanka 71/1 after 11.3 overs. The danger man is Avishka Fernando though. There was a 'COME ON!' from Mehidy after that wicket, but a long as Avishka is in the middle, Bangladesh have no respite.

19:26 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Avishka blasts off

If it was Malinga who the crowd had come to see in the last match, it is young Avishka Fernando who is making them dance to his tune today. Batting at a strike of around 150, he is looking like he will get this chase over in no time. On 46 now. Even Mustafizur, who has just been brought on, is leaking runs and wides as Bangladesh find themselves under huge pressure early on.

19:09 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Avishka launches an assault

Avishka Fernando has got the crowd chanting his name. Smashes three consecutive fours in the 6th over! 16 runs come ff that over and the shackles are off! SL move to 33/0 after 6 overs. That one over changes the complexion of the innings. There were five tight overs before this. And that over forces a bowling change. Taijul Islam brought on. Still, no Mustafizur.

18:57 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Steady start from the openers

Avishka and Dimuth have seen the first few overs off. One has to think though - shouldn't Bangladesh have opened with Mustafizur? Shafiul Islam and Mehidy Hasan sharing new ball duties here. But shouldn't they be looking for an early wicket or two and start with their strike bowler?

18:45 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Chase begins

Avishka Fernando and Dimuth Karunaratne are opening the batting for the home team. Bangladesh are starting with off spin. Mehidy Hasan bowls the first over. Mushfiqur Rahim has not taken the field after that titanic innings from him with the bat. Enamul Haque the substitute keeper on the field.

18:33 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Stat attack

Mushfiqur Rahim becomes the 3rd Bangladeshi batsman to score 6,000+ ODI runs; joining Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan

18:18 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka to chase 239 for victory

At one stage, Bangladesh were 117-6 today. At that stage, with 18 overs to play and no specialist batsman to bat with him, Mushfiqur Rahim came up with a batting masterclass today. Needed someone to stick with him for a while, and what a hand Mehidy Hasan played. And after some incredible drama in the 50th over in the quest to get Mushfiqur on strike, Bangladesh get to 238.

18:11 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Incredible incredible 50th over!

Overthrows! Runs outs! A century nearing! This over has everything. The ball missed Mustafizur's bat but yet again Mushfiqur was ready with one glove off to scamper through for the single. This time his partner does make his ground. However, in an attempt to get another run out wicket, Sri Lanka concede two ovethrows!

Mushfiqur on strike on 97 with two balls to go. And oh! Again, he can only manage a single. So, he will finish on 98. Mustafizur gets two off the last ball. Bangladesh finish their innings at 238/8. Mushfiqur's 98* the highest score. But don't forget Mehidy Hasan's 43. It was his entry into the match that gave new life into this innings. Had looked at one stge that The Tigers would struggle to reach 200.

18:08 (IST)28 Jul 2019
Run out!

Incredible stuff in the 50th over! Batsmen scamper through for an attempted single. Mushfiqur, who is desperate to get on strike, makes his ground. His partner, Taijul, however, too focussed on ensuring that Mushfiqur gets on strike, forgets to protect his own wicket and is run out. Bangladesh 231/8 after 49.2 overs
And the irony of it all! Mushfiqur can only get a single off the next ball. To move to 97. Mustafizur now on strike. Three balls left.


Sri Lanka (From): Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w), Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya, Shehan Jayasuriya, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Isuru Udana, Dasun Shanaka

Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal(c), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Farhad Reza, Anamul Haque, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed