Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, SL vs BAN 3rd ODI Highlights: Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to bat first in the third ODI on Wednesday. After losing opener Fernando so early (13/1), skipper Karunaratne and Kusal Parera took hold of the situation and made 83-run partnership for the second wicket. The same was followed by Kusal Medis and Angelo Mathews as both of they build a solid partnership of 101 runs. This took Sri Lanka towards a decent total. Kusal Medis got out for 54 off 58 balls. Angelo Mathews made 87 off 90 balls before he departed in the 50th over. A quick 14-ball 30 from Danus Shanaka also helped the team to reach close to 300.
Bangladesh faltered in their run chase yet again, with Soumya Sarkar (69) the only batsman to put up any sort of resistance. Taijul Islam (39) came up with a brave effort at the end, but it was too little too late as Sri Lanka won by 122 runs to claim a 3-0 series whitewash.
Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2019R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 25 August 2019
Sri Lanka 294/8 (50.0)
Bangladesh 172 (36.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 3rd ODI ) Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 122 runs
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, SL vs BAN 3rd ODI Highlights:
Bangladesh are all out for 172. Sri Lanka whitewash their southeast Asian neighbours 3-0 in this ODI series. Cap off the series win by winning the third match by a massive margin of 122 runs.
Soumya Sarkar is out
Soumya Sarkar is out after a 86-ball 69. The highest scorer in the Bangladesh team by a mile. Bangladesh eight wickets down. And soon after, the new man Shafiul is out stumped after a sharp piece of glovework by the keeper. He is out for 1, Bangladesh lose their 9th wicket.
Bangladesh collapse continues
7 wickets down now, Bangladesh are looking down the barrel of an inevitable third consecutive defeat here. Soumya Sarkar their lone crusader today, but has had no support. 133/7 after 31 overs. And they're not even halfway there to the target Sri Lanka set for them - 295.
Bangladesh 5 wickets down
Under pressure Bangladesh are 5 wickets down in their run chase 295. Shanaka to Mahmudullah, out Caught by Kusal Perera! That's a stunner from Perera. Third wicket for Shanaka and Bangladesh have lost half their side. Bangladesh 83/5 in 20 overs.
SL bowlers control the game
Chasing 295, Bangladesh have lost 4 wickets for 60 runs in 15.4 overs. Mohammad Mithun got out for 4 off 11 balls leaving his team in deap trouble as the required rate is mounting. They still need 229 runs with 6 wickets in hand.
Bangladesh 48/3 in 13 overs
Shanaka to Rahim, out Caught by Kusal Mendis!! Massive wicket! Shanaka gives a verbal send-off. Not sure that's necessary. Nevertheless, Bangladesh slip further as they lose another key man. Rahim c Kusal Mendis b Shanaka 10(15). Bangladesh 46/3
Bangladesh 12/1 in 5 overs
Chasing 295, Bangladesh are facing a tough time at the middle with Sri Lanka have deployed spinners on task. Snehan Jayasuriya is tough bowler to play against. Soumya Sarkar (6) and Anamul Haque (4), taking their time. Bangladesh 12/1 in 5 overs. need 283 runs.
First blow to Bangladesh
Rajitha to Tamim Iqbal, out Caught by Kusal Perera!! Edged and taken! Tamim c Kusal Perera b Rajitha 2(6) Bangladesh 4/1 in 1.3 overs
Sri Lanka put 294/8 on board
With Angelo Mathews'87 off 90 balls, Sri Lanka could not cross 300 but still they put 294/8 on board. A quick 14-ball 30 from Shanaka helped the team to change the gear. Now Bangladesh need 295 to win the match.
Two wickets off two balls
Dhananjaya departs for a duck after Angelo Mathews got out. SL's task of reaching 300 is an uphill task now.
Mathews falls for 87
Soumya Sarkar to Angelo Mathews, out Caught by Rahim!! The faintest of nicks and no-one picked it up except Mushfiqur Rahim who went up in appeal straightaway. Mathews c Rahim b Soumya Sarkar 87(90) SL 284/7 in 49.1 overs.
Sri Lanka 283/6 in 49 overs
With Angelo Mathews' heroics, Sri Lanka are in a commanding position as they managed to make it big in the death overs. Meanwhile, Shafiul got Jayasuriya out, caught by Tamim!! Attempts another big heave-ho against a full delivery outside off and this time he's sliced it off the toe-end towards extra cover where Tamim pouches the high ball. SL 283/6 in 49 overs.
Sabbir takes the catch now!
Shafiul to Shanaka, out Caught by Sabbir Rahman!! Makes up for the drop in the previous over does Sabbir Rahman. Full and in the slot outside off for Shanaka, he looks to go straight and skies the loft off the toe-end towards long-off Shanaka c Sabbir Rahman b Shafiul 30(14). SL 251/5 in 46.1 overs.
Sabbir Rahman drops Mathews
Mehidy Hasan to Mathews, 2 runs, flatter on the stumps, gives himself some room and looks to go over the bowler's head. Mistimes and Sabbir charges in from long-on, reaches there in time but lets it go through his hands. Mathews is on a mission! SL 250/4 in 46 overs
Big over for Sri Lanka
With Shanaka is on fire and 20 runs have come off 6 balls in 45th over, taking Sri Lanka to 241/4 in 45 overs. Shanaka has made 28 off 11 balls.
Mathews hits fifty
After opener Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Parera and Kusal Mendis' crucial contributions, Angelo Mathews also his a half-century. First, he made a 101-run partnership with Mendis and then he reached his fifty. He is still a hope for his team to take them to a decent total
Kusal Mendis falls for 54
With his 54 off 58 balls, Kusal Mendis gave Sri Lanka the much needed boost as he alongwith Mathews made 101-run partnership before falling off Soumya Sarkar's ball. Kusal Mendis caught by Sabbir Rahman!! The slower ball does the trick. Kusal Mendis attempts a wild heave and he's hit that off the toe-end miles into the air, the fielder at long-on runs to his right and takes a well-judged catch on the move.SL 200/4 in 41.4 overs.
Kusal Mendis' superb form continues
Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews are taking Sri Lanka to a respectable total against Bangladesh as both are nearing a 100 run partnership with Mendis reached his 50 off 55 balls with a six and Mathews is also following his partner. SL 195/3 in 40.2 overs
260 on the cards?
Time for drinks as Sri Lanka appeared to have recovered from their twin blows. 260 is definitely on the cards. After 35 overs SL 162/3 with Mendis is on 37 and Mathews on 28.
Mendis-Mathews partnership grows
Soumya Sarkar is back into the attack. He has been impressive in his first five overs. Kusal Mendis (31) and Angelo Methews (20) building up a partnership slowly. Both have scored 50 runs off 70 balls taking the team's total to 147/3 in 33 overs.
Rubel Hossain comes back into the attack and takes the prized wicket of Kusal Perera. Bangladesh get two quick wickets. The two set batsmen are back to the pavillion. A wicket-maiden from Rubel. SL - 98/2 in 21.2 overs
Scoop gone wrong
An embarrassing dismissal for Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne. The Sri Lankan opener threw his wicket away trying to work the ball towards fine leg. The ball hit his pad and Mushfiqur Rahim completed an easy catch as Karunaratne looks on. The left-handed batsman departs for 41. A breakthrough wicket for Bangladesh. SL - 96/2 in 20.2 overs
The partnership for the second wicket between Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera crosses the 50-run mark in 64 deliveries. This is good recovery from the two Sri Lankan batsmen. They have laid a good foundation for Sri Lanka to build on and post a score similar to the one in the first ODI. SL - 74/1 in 16 overs
50 up for SL
50 up for Sri Lanka in the 13th over. The partnership between Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera is growing strong. Bangladesh are attacking, not giving them easy singles. On the other hand, the Sri Lankan duo have been patient, waiting for the bad ball to pounce on. SL - 53/1 in 13 overs
End of first powerplay
An impressive start from Bangladesh bowlers getting the wicket of in-form batsman Avishka Fernando. However, skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera have recovered well after the early wicket trying to stitch a partnership for the second wicket. Bangladesh need more wickets to push Sri Lanka on the back foot. SL - 36/1 in 10 overs
Finally, Bangladesh have got an early wicket in this ODI series. Shafiul Islam sets up Avishka Fernando beautifully, an outswinger followed by a sharp inswinger. That was plump, no doubts about it. In-form Fernando departs for 6 from 14 balls. SL - 13/1 in 4.3 overs
First innings underway
Dimuth Karunaratne gets a boundary off the last ball of the second over. Rubel Hossain and Shafiul Islam have opened the bowling for Bangladesh. Avishka Fernando has been in good form of late. Bangladesh need early wickets if they are to put pressure on Sri Lankan batsmen in the powerplay overs. SL - 7/0 in 2 overs
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (c), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Anamul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain
Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne wins the toss and elects to bat first in the final ODI of the series.
Bidding adieu to Nuwan Kulasekara
Hello and welcome to Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI live blog. Sri Lanka will bid adieu to recently retired Nuwan Kulasekara in the final ODI of the three-match series at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. They have a chance to whitewash the Tamim Iqbal-led side at home.