Player of the Match
Player of the Match
272dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka dismantle Bangladesh for 82 and storm into final

Suranga Lakmal decked the Bangladesh top order, Thisara Perera struck blows in the middle, before Dushmantha Chameera and Lakshan Sandakan wiped out the tail and a hail of sixes carried Sri Lanka's openers to a paltry target of 83

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
39(37) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 7 5 1 4 12 7 3
MD Gunathilaka
35(35) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 3 5 9 9 8 1

Best performances - Bowlers

RAS Lakmal
O7
M1
R21
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
PVD Chameera
O5
M1
R6
W2
Eco1.20
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 bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

12:00 start, First Session 12.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45

Match days

25 January 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sri Lanka 5, Bangladesh 0

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

3.11pm "After a long time, we played out A game," says Dickwella." We just stuck to our plan and executed it well."

There it is. Sri Lanka set up a final with the hosts. After having conceded 320 just six days ago, Sri Lanka, led by Lakmal, skittled Bangladesh for 82. They did not even need the services of Akila Dananjaya. Danushka and Tharanga then had some fun in the chase to close out the match.

Mashrafe: Tamim and Shakib have been scoring runs. Mushy did well but hopefully the others will come up with good knocks. They are working hard, so we can't complain. Hopefully, the boys will deliver in the final. All the batters said it was a good wicket to bat on. Maybe the application wasn't there. It was a bad day and hopefully it does not count in the final.

Chandimal: Before the game, we had gameplans, credit goes to the players. We got the energy in the bowling - especially Suranga. Upul and Danushka finished it off well. Credit to them also.

Lakmal is the Man of the Match

That's a wrap of this match. Done in just 35.5 overs. Until next time, goodbye.

Lakpj: "this 50 game and the NZ-Pak T20 match started at the same time. while the t20 game is still under way this game is done and dusted. "

Anver Azeez: "A strong comeback by SL !! wish this will boost their confident before the Final !!"

11.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Gunathilaka, 1 run, short and aimed at the body, shovelled away to the square-leg region, and SL secure a 10-wicket win. They have wrapped up the match in 35.5 overs
11.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Gunathilaka, no run, short on middle, cramps Danushka for room, beats the pull, and hits him on the body
11.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Tharanga, 1 run, back of a length and outside off, Tharanga employs the latest of late cuts and sends the ball to deep third man
11.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Tharanga, no run, dug in on middle, ducks under it
11.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Tharanga, no run, back of a length and nips in on off from around the wicket, cramps Tharanga for room, blocked back to the bowler

END OF OVER:
11 | 10 Runs | SL: 81/0 (2 runs required from 38.1 overs, RR: 7.36, RRR: 0.05)

  • MD Gunathilaka34 (33b)
  • WU Tharanga38 (34b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan1-0-10-0
  • Mustafizur Rahman1-0-12-0
10.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Gunathilaka, no run, Danushka attempts a wild reverse-swat and watches the ball slide past the leg stump