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As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20


Cricketnext Staff
Feb 14, 2014 at 09:39pm IST

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Sri Lanka won the 1st T20 beating Bangladesh in last-ball thriller. Bangladesh finished on 166 for 7 in reply to Sri Lanka's 168 for 7.

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In the first match, Bangladesh's openers made a decent start of 52 in 7 overs but Sri Lanka's bowling was disciplined. Haque top-scored with 58 off 45 balls, including seven boundaries.

As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20

Perera made 34 off 28 balls as he took Sri Lanka home along with Sachithra Senanayake, who ended the game with a four.

Commentary (Sri Lanka 1st Innings)

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Nuwan Kulasekara bags the Player of the Series award! Says that both games were very close and it's a pleasure to win both of them. However, he admits that there are a few areas to be addressed. Adds that he is looking forward for the ODIs.

Thisara Perera is named the Man of the Match. Says that once six wickets fell, he had the chance to show his talent. Says that, he needed to support Sangakkara when he walked in.

Dinesh Chandimal says that he is really happy with the win and credits his bowlers for setting it up nicely. He praises Sangakkara and Perera for their partnership. Also adds that it was a good preparation leading to the World Cup and it's an advantage for them to know the conditions. He also thanks the Sri Lankan supporters for coming in large numbers.

Mashrafe Mortaza says that he is disappointed with the batting but at the same time bowling and fielding were outstanding. Adds that there are so many things to learn from this series. He signs off by thanking the crowd for their support!

Bangladesh were poor with the bat but once again they were excellent in the field. Mashrafe Mortaza led them well and made some smart bowling changes. As far as their preparation for the upcoming mega event is concerned, they need to work on their batting.

It was a pretty low total which Sri Lanka was chasing but they made a mountain out of a molehill. Kusal Perera provided the brisk start but the wickets continued to tumble and the sanity prevailed when Sangakkara joined forces with Thisara Perera. Together the duo resurrected the chase and brought it back on track with a 46-run stand for the seventh wicket. The wicket of Sangakkara made it interesting but Perera along with Senanayake see Sri Lanka to a 2-0 series win.

Heart break for Bangladesh again! So near and yet so far in consecutive matches. Once again they gave Sri Lanka a good run for their money but failed to cross the final hurdle. The visitors, who are also the number one T20I side, won't be too impressed with their batting in both games and that's one area they will look to brush up before the T20 World Cup.

19.6 F Reza to S Senanayake, FOUR! SRI LANKA WIN BY 3 WICKETS! Reza, what have you done buddy? After bowling so well in the over, he serves a short ball on middle and leg, Senanayake got on top of the bounce and pulled it through square leg for the winning runs. 123/7

2 needed off 1! Super over?

19.5 F Reza to T Perera, Full length delivery outside off, Perera hits it across the line through mid-wicket for a single. 119/7

19.4 F Reza to S Senanayake, Spears in a full ball, on middle and off, Senanayake heaves it down to long on and this time they take only a single. 3 off 2! 118/7

Shakib has a chat with Mortaza but no change in the field.

19.3 F Reza to S Senanayake, Bowls the yorker, around off, Sachithra whips it through mid-wicket, places it well enough for another couple. 4 needed off 3! 117/7

19.2 F Reza to S Senanayake, Full length delivery outside off, Senanayake latches onto it and drills it through extra cover for a couple. 6 needed off 4! 115/7

19.1 F Reza to T Perera, Full length delivery outside off, Perera shuffles across the stumps and chips it over mid-wicket for a run. 113/7

9 runs needed off the last over! Farhad Reza to bowl the pressure over...

18.6 R Hossain to T Perera, Very full delivery outside off, Perera clubs it down to long off for a single. 112/7

18.5 R Hossain to T Perera, Once again Perera tries to repeat the shot he played a ball before but fails to connect. It missed the stumps by a whisker. Unlucky for the bowler! 111/7

18.4 R Hossain to T Perera, A wide yorker outside off, Perera squeezes it out to covers and looks for a single. Slight hesitation but Shakib misfields and they not only complete the single but took an extra run as well. 111/7

18.3 R Hossain to T Perera, FOUR! A very cute shot by Perera! Full length ball in the line of the stumps, Perera walks across the stumps, uses the pace of the bowler and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary. 12 needed off 98! 109/7

18.2 R Hossain to S Senanayake, Fetches a length ball from outside off and heaves it down to long on for a single. 105/7

18.1 R Hossain to T Perera, Bowls it in the blockhole, Perera digs it out to long off for a run. 104/7

Rubel Hossain to bowl the penultimate over. This is interesting!

17.6 M Mortaza to S Senanayake, Slower length ball moving back into the batsman, Sachithra plays it down to covers. Dot ball to end a superb over. 18 needed off 12 balls! 103/7

17.5 M Mortaza to T Perera, Reaches out for a very full ball wide outside off and hits it to extra cover for another run. 103/7

17.4 M Mortaza to S Senanayake, Good length ball in the line of the stumps, Senanayake makes some room and drives past point for a single. 102/7

17.3 M Mortaza to T Perera, Full toss outside off, Perera carves it to extra cover for one. 101/7

17.2 M Mortaza to S Senanayake, Full length ball sliding down the leg side, Senanayake flicks it off his pads to deep square leg for a single. 100 up for Sri Lanka! 100/7

17.1 M Mortaza to T Perera, A very full ball on off, Perera hits it firmly back past the stumps at the non-striker's end for a single. 99/7

Mashrafe Mortaza into his last over.

16.6 R Hossain to T Perera, Straighter ball, Perera works it in the gap at mid-wicket and keeps strike with a single. 98/7

16.5 R Hossain to S Senanayake, Length delivery angling down the leg side, Senanayake fails to flick it and they cross for a leg bye. 97/7

Sachithra Senanayake walks in next.

16.4 R Hossain to K Sangakkara, OUT! Is there any more twist in the tale left? Back of a length delivery outside off, Sangakkara goes back with the cut shot but fails to keep it down and more importantly he fails to place it well. Ends up gifting a straight catch to Tamim at short third man. 25 needed off 20 balls! 96/7

16.3 R Hossain to K Sangakkara, Full and straight, Sangakkara forces it back past the bowler for a couple. 96/6

16.2 R Hossain to T Perera, Full length ball on the leg stump line, cramping the batsman for room who was looking to clear his front leg. The ball takes the inside edge and rolls wide of the keeper. Sangakkara calls his partner through for a quick single. 94/6

16.1 R Hossain to K Sangakkara, Slower full delivery on off, Sangakkara taps it down to point and pinches a run. 93/6

16.1 R Hossain to K Sangakkara, FOUR! And it's called a no-ball for a waist high full toss. Sangakkara gets on top of the delivery and thrashes it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 92/6

Rubel Hossain is back on.

15.6 F Reza to K Sangakkara, Full length ball on middle, Sanga lofts it over mid on for a single. 34 needed off 24 balls! 87/6

15.5 F Reza to T Perera, Fullish outside off, squeezed through covers for one. 86/6

15.4 F Reza to T Perera, Full on off, driven to mid off and there is a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Sangakkara was safely in though. 85/6

15.3 F Reza to K Sangakkara, Plays it softly to mid off for a run. 85/6

15.2 F Reza to T Perera, Good length delivery outside off, Perera heaves it down to long on for a run. The crowd is back to being silent. This partnership is taking the match away from the home team. 84/6

15.1 F Reza to K Sangakkara, Comes down the track and plays it past the bowler for a single. 83/6

Farhad Reza into the attack now.

14.6 N Hossain to K Sangakkara, Stands tall in his crease and punches it down to long off for a run. 82/6

14.5 N Hossain to T Perera, Full on middle and leg, drilled down to long on for a run. 81/6

14.4 N Hossain to T Perera, Full floated ball on the pads, Perera flicks it gently to deep mid-wicket and takes a couple. Fine running! 80/6

14.4 N Hossain to T Perera, Wide! Full and very wide outside off, Perera leaves it alone. 78/6

14.3 N Hossain to T Perera, Oh, beautiful delivery. Slider around off, skidding on with the angle, Perera was beaten off the pitch and just manages to keep it out off the inside edge. Sangakkara walks up and has a chat with Thisara! 77/6

14.2 N Hossain to T Perera, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 77/6

14.1 N Hossain to T Perera, Gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side. 77/6

Nasir Hossain to bowl now...

Kumar Sangakkara is the key here for Sri Lanka. He needs to held one end tight and we all know how dangerous Thisara can be in the end. Game not gone from their hands yet!

13.6 R Hossain to K Sangakkara, Full length delivery drifting down the leg side, Sangakkara eases it through backward square leg and collects a couple. 77/6

13.5 R Hossain to T Perera, A very full ball on off, Perera digs it out to cover-point and rotates the strike. 75/6

13.4 R Hossain to T Perera, FOUR! Slapped away! Short and wide outside off, Perera camps back and whacks it over backward point for a boundary. Useful boundary! 74/6

13.3 R Hossain to K Sangakkara, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 70/6

13.2 R Hossain to K Sangakkara, Edged but safe! Full length ball angling away from the batsman, cutting away a bit after landing, Sangakkara tries to drive it through covers but ends up edging it behind. Luckily for him and Sri Lanka, it doesn't carry to the keeper. 69/6

13.1 R Hossain to K Sangakkara, Fuller length delivery outside off, Sangakkara drives it straight to the extra cover fielder. 69/6

Rubel Hossain comes back into the attack.

The umpires are changing the ball now.

12.6 Mahmudullah to T Perera, Full and on middle, eased to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 7 runs off the over and they gathered it without taking any risk! 69/6

12.5 Mahmudullah to K Sangakkara, Turns it off his pads to mid-wicket and picks up a quick single. 67/6

12.4 Mahmudullah to K Sangakkara, Chips down the track and drives it to covers. 66/6

Mahmudullah is struggling to grip the ball. The seam of the ball has gone wet due to the dew and it's going to be another challenge for the Bangladeshi bowlers.

12.3 Mahmudullah to T Perera, Flatter delivery outside off, touch short, Perera goes back and punches it down to wide long on for one. 66/6

12.2 Mahmudullah to T Perera, Tossed up delivery on off, Perera helps it through mid-wicket and rushes back for the second run. 65/6

12.1 Mahmudullah to K Sangakkara, Knocks a full ball down to long on for a run. 63/6

11.6 M Mortaza to T Perera, FOUR! Short delivery on middle, Perera remains on the back foot and pummels it via a pull shot over mid-wicket. Perera is a dangerous batsman as far as Bangladesh are concerned. 62/6

11.5 M Mortaza to K Sangakkara, Full length ball on middle and leg, Sangakkara flicks it through square leg for a single. 58/6

11.4 M Mortaza to K Sangakkara, SIX! Effortless! Good length delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara walks down the track and lofts it cleanly over the bowler's head for a biggie. 57/6

11.3 M Mortaza to T Perera, Goes on the back foot and punches it to the off side where the cover fielder dives full length to stop the ball. However, he fails to keep the ball under his control and they cross for a run. 51/6

11.2 M Mortaza to T Perera, Fuller length delivery outside off, Perera tries to drive it but misses. 50/6

Thisara Perera walks in next.

11.1 M Mortaza to N Kulasekara, OUT! This is terrible for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are now right on top in this match. Full length delivery on off, Kulasekara drives it off his front foot to mid off and sets off for a single without looking at his partner who was not at all interested. He returns but the throw comes before him to the keeper and the bails are dislodged in a flash. 71 needed off 53 balls! 50/6

10.6 Mahmudullah to K Sangakkara, Too full in length again, around middle, Sangakkara defends it back to the bowler. 50/5

10.5 Mahmudullah to K Sangakkara, Floated ball on off, Sangakkara goes on the back foot and defends it down to the off side. 50/5

10.4 Mahmudullah to N Kulasekara, Full floated ball on off, Kula forces it down to long on for a run. 50 up for Sri Lanka! 50/5

10.3 Mahmudullah to K Sangakkara, Stays back and punches it through extra cover for one. 49/5

10.2 Mahmudullah to N Kulasekara, Taps it down to square leg and rushes to the other end after some early hesitation. 48/5

10.1 Mahmudullah to K Sangakkara, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 47/5

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