Player of the Match
Player of the Match
107dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando at the Premadasa

Mushfiqur pulls off record Bangladesh chase

Uncowed by their recent history, a blazing Bangladesh top order ran down a target of 215, the wicketkeeper-batsman's audacious 72 off 35 balls building upon terrific work from openers Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MDKJ Perera
74(48) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 6 8 0 22 13 8 12
Mushfiqur Rahim
72(35) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
4 6 9 21 11 1 10 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Mustafizur Rahman
O4
M0
R48
W3
Eco12.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
1W
Mahmudullah
O2
M0
R15
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10

Match days

10 March 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Bangladesh 2, Sri Lanka 0

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

11.03pm What.a.game. What.an.innings from Mushfiqur. What celebrations from him. Mushfiqur was suffering from cramps but he overcame it and manipulated the field expertly in his 72 off 35 balls at a strike-rate of 205.71. It was Liton Das who had set the early tempo for the chase with an equally punchy 43. A shocked Sri Lanka will try to make sense of how they let this game slip after piling on 214 for 6 - the highest T20I score at this venue.

Bangladesh's stunning turnaround sets up the Nidahas Trophy nicely: all three teams are locked with one win each. Do come back on Monday for Sri Lanka v India. This is Deivarayan Muthu saying phew.

11.10pm Presentations:

Mushfiq (who else?) is the Player of the Match: Really, we badly needed that win. Credit goes to the batsmen for holding their nerve. The way Liton and Tamim set it up for us was outstanding. It was a nice track to bat on. I dedicate this knock to my son; he's just 35 days old. At the end of the day, winning is the most important. I was just having a cramp, and hopefully I will recover for the next match.

Chandimal: It was a really good game of cricket and credit to the batsmen. It was a really good wicket but as a bowling unit we did not execute well. I am sure they will come back in the next game. We tried but the wicket was too good to bat. The Kusals are in good form and it really gives the batting unit confidence. So, looking forward to the next game.

Mahmudullah: I think it was a game of quite a bit of nerves. The bowlers did try in the first innings but it was a really good wicket to bat on. It was great the result came in our way. To be honest, from the beginning we thought we could win. Tamim and Liton gave us a good start. Then Mushy was outstanding. It was amazing to see and good inspiration for us. We knew they might bowl Akila Dananjaya in the first or second over, and that's why we sent Liton at the top of the order.

Ruchit: "Mushfiqur Rahim is currently the best wicketkeeper batsman from the subcontinent.. Even better than my favorite MSD !! He is a massive contributor at the moment to Bangladesh's fortunes.. He may end being a legend like MSD !"

Vijay: "This time Mushfiqur started the celebrations only after hitting the winning runs unlike he did against India in world cup...#lessons learnt"

SYED AL NURAIN: "What did Chandimal thought?! Mushi would do another 2016? so keep the midwicket open?"

SudarshanaSL: "Not taking anything away what SL achieved recently. Though batting clicks, it's a long way to go for SL bowling. Still couldn't find a half replacement of Malinga. Hathurusinghe has more work in bowling department"

Seth Miller: "4th highest T20 chase ever! Good job Tigers!"

Delwar Hossain: "Bangladesh did it will less wickets and less balls!!!! What a knock!!"

ashik: "It required something special to beat Hathuru's new Sri Lanka. At last, BD delivered that special ...."

Junaied: "Yes BD did deliver that something special. But I still feel that inclusion of Sabbir and Taskin was their mistake. "

Vivek: "Takes you back to Ind vs Bang, doesn't it? This was much better effort to finish the match with so much thought with conviction and sensibility."

19.4
1
NLTC Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, a limping Mushfiqur pulls off a record chase for Bangladesh! He buries the ghost of Bangalore 2016. Look at him celebrating like a madman. Scenes at the Premadasa, He swipes his bat in the air and screams right in the face of Thisara. Mushfiq then brings out the nagin celebration, a la Nazmul Islam. How did he win it for Bangladesh? Low full-toss, angling in at off stump, he coolly flicks it away through the vacant spaces at midwicket. Heartbreak for Thisara and Sri Lanka

Bangladesh's players line up by the edge of the boundary to begin the celebrations

19.3
2
NLTC Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, off-stump yorker, excellent ball on off, jabbed down to long-on. Danushka goes for the ball with just one hand and drops the ball. Sloppy stuff. Pressure can make you do strange things
19.2
4
NLTC Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR runs, full and wide outside off, Mushfiq reaches out for the ball with his hands and deliberately slices it up and over backward point. Beats deep third man to his right. He punches gloves with Mehidy. What a boss. Great awareness of the field

Surjithbhaskar: "Chandimal is too often having this conversation just after the batsman has hit a boundary. Just trying to slow things but too often for it to be a good thing"

19.1
2
NLTC Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, off-stump yorker, Mushfiqur carves a drive to sweeper cover and hobbles across for the second

Bangladesh need nine of the last over. It's all down to a limping Mushfiq v Thisara. Sit tight. Mushfiq has a word with Mehidy.

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 206/5 (9 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 10.84, RRR: 9.00)

  • Mushfiqur Rahim63 (31b)
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz0 (1b)
  • N Pradeep4-0-37-2
  • PVD Chameera4-0-44-1
18.6
1
Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, Mushfiq hobbles across to the other end. Back of a length on the leg stump, cramps the batsman for room, the ball grazes the thigh pad and rolls to the leg side...or he might have got an inside edge there. Given as a run

Chandimal, Tharanga, and Pradeep converge

18.5
6
Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX runs, Pradeep aims for another yorker. This comes out as a full-toss on off stump. Mushfiq clears his front leg and launches it hiiiiigh over midwicket. Pinged off the middle of the bat and into the stands. Mushfiq powers Bangladesh past 200

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st74Tamim IqbalLiton Das
2nd26Tamim IqbalSoumya Sarkar
3rd51Mushfiqur RahimSoumya Sarkar
4th42MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
5th4Mushfiqur RahimSabbir Rahman
6th18Mushfiqur RahimMehidy Hasan Miraz