Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017
Bangladesh won by 4 wickets
15,16,17,18,19 March 2017 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne c Mehedi Hasan Miraz b Mustafizur Rahman 7 42 32 1 0 21.87
8.4 78.3 mph, this was on the cards. Mehedi has taken a stunner at gully. Loose drive again from Dimuth; has paid the price for playing well away from the body with an angled bat. It flew off the thick outside edge. Got sucked into a shot he could have well not attempted. Mehedi held on as he landed on his back. Persistence has paid off this morning for Bangladesh. 13/1
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Soumya Sarkar b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 11 77 40 1 0 27.50
15.2 54.7 mph, edged and taken at first slip. He slowed it down beautifully, imparted plenty of revs. The ball dipped on him, spun away to square him up. Tharanga made the mistake of jabbing at that with hard hands, got a thick edge that flew low to Soumya, who got his hands properly underneath the ball to take the catch. Bangladesh on a roll 35/3
View dismissal BKG Mendis st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 5 18 6 1 0 83.33
11.5 51.3 mph, the drift has done the trick. The ball dipped on Kusal as he lunged a long way forward but this one held its line. Mushfiqur rode the bounce, collected it cleanly and whipped the bails off. He was a long way forward and foxed by a beauty. Mehedi is pumped. This is a fabulous start by Bangladesh. 24/2
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Mosaddek Hossain b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 138 413 300 10 1 46.00
105.6 53.6 mph, looks to swing this over midwicket, but holes out to the man at the edge of the ring. Didn't get the elevation because he didn't get underneath the flight and only managed to toe-end it. End of a super knock from Chandimal. Walks off to a standing ovation. Mehedi is pumped, but he'd later realise this should have come much earlier. 305/9
View dismissal DAS Gunaratne lbw b Subashis Roy 13 41 39 1 0 33.33
27.4 84.5 mph, big, big wicket at the stroke of lunch. This is angled in full from wide of the crease at 136 clicks, Gunaratne makes the cardinal sin of playing all around it rather than try and ease it to mid-on. He knew the moment he was hit on the pad that it was plumb. He didn't even bother referring it upstairs. Moments of inspiration like these can lift an entire side. 70/4
View dismissal DM de Silva b Taijul Islam 34 92 54 5 0 62.96
47.2 56.0 mph, relief for Bangladesh! Looked to pull but this wasn't all that short for him to attempt that stroke. The ball kept a touch low and he ended up playing all over it. Beaten on the length, I'd say. The ball skidded through as well and in the end hit middle and leg. Wicket against the run of play, Bangladesh really needed that. 136/5
View dismissal N Dickwella b Shakib Al Hasan 34 53 37 4 0 91.89
59.1 50.1 mph, what a poor shot that is. What was he trying to do? Shakib bowls this full on leg stump from around the stumps, Dickwella tries to be too cheeky and looks to reverse sweep that past point. Played too early, missed it completely and saw the ball cannon into the stumps. 180/6
View dismissal MDK Perera c Soumya Sarkar b Mustafizur Rahman 9 22 20 0 1 45.00
64.4 79.8 mph, edged and taken. Mustafizur is all smiles now and why not? Perera chased a wide delivery. It was too full as well, the bat came down at an angle and flew off the edge to second slip. Soumya took it with over his head. Pouched really well 195/7
View dismissal HMRKB Herath* c Soumya Sarkar b Shakib Al Hasan 25 117 91 2 0 27.47
91.1 57.0 mph, there's the first of them. Couple of juggles and a fine take by Soumya at slip. Shakib bowls this full outside off, the ball drifts away a touch. Herath doesn't account for that, looks to drive and gets a thick edge that is pouched nicely. Relief for Bangladesh 250/8
View dismissal RAS Lakmal c Soumya Sarkar b Subashis Roy 35 101 45 2 1 77.77
113.3 82.3 mph, went for a pull but played too early. Was through with the swing as the ball lobbed to third man off the back of the bat. Simple catch completed and a frustrating morning for Bangladesh has come to an end. He was never in control of that pull. Dug in really short but the ball seemed to stop on the batsman. What a recovery this has been, Lakmal walks off after getting to his best Test score. That will be lunch. 338/10
PADLR Sandakan not out 5 31 19 0 0 26.31
Extras (b 1, lb 13, w 6, nb 2) 22
  Total (all out; 113.3 overs) 338 (2.97 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mustafizur Rahman 21 6 50 2 2.38 104 4 1 (1w)
8.4 to Karunaratne, 78.3 mph, this was on the cards. Mehedi has taken a stunner at gully. Loose drive again from Dimuth; has paid the price for playing well away from the body with an angled bat. It flew off the thick outside edge. Got sucked into a shot he could have well not attempted. Mehedi held on as he landed on his back. Persistence has paid off this morning for Bangladesh. 13/1
64.4 to Perera, 79.8 mph, edged and taken. Mustafizur is all smiles now and why not? Perera chased a wide delivery. It was too full as well, the bat came down at an angle and flew off the edge to second slip. Soumya took it with over his head. Pouched really well 195/7
View wickets Subashis Roy 17.3 2 53 2 3.02 80 7 0 (2nb, 1w)
27.4 to Gunaratne, 84.5 mph, big, big wicket at the stroke of lunch. This is angled in full from wide of the crease at 136 clicks, Gunaratne makes the cardinal sin of playing all around it rather than try and ease it to mid-on. He knew the moment he was hit on the pad that it was plumb. He didn't even bother referring it upstairs. Moments of inspiration like these can lift an entire side. 70/4
113.3 to Lakmal, 82.3 mph, went for a pull but played too early. Was through with the swing as the ball lobbed to third man off the back of the bat. Simple catch completed and a frustrating morning for Bangladesh has come to an end. He was never in control of that pull. Dug in really short but the ball seemed to stop on the batsman. What a recovery this has been, Lakmal walks off after getting to his best Test score. That will be lunch. 338/10
View wickets Mehedi Hasan Miraz 21 2 90 3 4.28 79 9 1
11.5 to Mendis, 51.3 mph, the drift has done the trick. The ball dipped on Kusal as he lunged a long way forward but this one held its line. Mushfiqur rode the bounce, collected it cleanly and whipped the bails off. He was a long way forward and foxed by a beauty. Mehedi is pumped. This is a fabulous start by Bangladesh. 24/2
15.2 to Tharanga, 54.7 mph, edged and taken at first slip. He slowed it down beautifully, imparted plenty of revs. The ball dipped on him, spun away to square him up. Tharanga made the mistake of jabbing at that with hard hands, got a thick edge that flew low to Soumya, who got his hands properly underneath the ball to take the catch. Bangladesh on a roll 35/3
105.6 to Chandimal, 53.6 mph, looks to swing this over midwicket, but holes out to the man at the edge of the ring. Didn't get the elevation because he didn't get underneath the flight and only managed to toe-end it. End of a super knock from Chandimal. Walks off to a standing ovation. Mehedi is pumped, but he'd later realise this should have come much earlier. 305/9
View wicket Taijul Islam 17 2 40 1 2.35 76 2 1
47.2 to de Silva, 56.0 mph, relief for Bangladesh! Looked to pull but this wasn't all that short for him to attempt that stroke. The ball kept a touch low and he ended up playing all over it. Beaten on the length, I'd say. The ball skidded through as well and in the end hit middle and leg. Wicket against the run of play, Bangladesh really needed that. 136/5
View wickets Shakib Al Hasan 33 4 80 2 2.42 143 5 0
59.1 to Dickwella, 50.1 mph, what a poor shot that is. What was he trying to do? Shakib bowls this full on leg stump from around the stumps, Dickwella tries to be too cheeky and looks to reverse sweep that past point. Played too early, missed it completely and saw the ball cannon into the stumps. 180/6
91.1 to Herath, 57.0 mph, there's the first of them. Couple of juggles and a fine take by Soumya at slip. Shakib bowls this full outside off, the ball drifts away a touch. Herath doesn't account for that, looks to drive and gets a thick edge that is pouched nicely. Relief for Bangladesh 250/8
  Mosaddek Hossain 4 0 11 0 2.75 13 0 0
  Bangladesh 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal lbw b Herath 49 106 91 6 0 53.84
27.4 56.4 mph, fired full on middle from wide of the crease, Tamim plays all around the delivery. There is sound as ball goes past the bat; that's perhaps the bat hitting the ground. Nothing to suggest there's an inside-edge. The next question is was it hitting the stumps? Remember, since the onfield decision is not out, more than half the delivery should hit the stumps. Herath doesn't have to worry this time as the ball is crashing into middle and leg. Aleem Dar's decision is overturned again. They got two reviews wrong, finally Sri Lanka get one spot on. 95/1
View dismissal Soumya Sarkar b Sandakan 61 154 121 6 0 50.41
41.3 46.9 mph, the wrong'un has done the trick. What a comeback! Looped this up nicely, the ball breaks back in a wee bit. Soumya was deceived in flight and was sucked into the drive and so didn't account for the turn. The ball beat the inside edge by sneaking through the big gap between bat and pad and cannon into the stumps. 130/2
View dismissal Imrul Kayes lbw b Sandakan 34 120 78 4 0 43.58
56.4 50.2 mph, poor, poor shot this. This is the wrong'un that fizzes off the deck on middle, kept a touch low as well. Imrul went for a short-arm jab but was hurried into the stroke, missed it completely and was trapped plumb in front of off stump. 192/3
View dismissal Sabbir Rahman c de Silva b Lakmal 42 82 54 5 0 77.77
57.4 79.8 mph, gloves a short ball to leg gully. Inspired field placement that. Well thought out too and Sabbir has fallen to the trap. Dug in short from wide of the crease, this one gets big on him and raps him on the glove and lobs to Dhananjaya, who dives low to take it at leg gully. Completely beaten for pace. Now, then?Oh, how this game has turned! 198/5
View dismissal Taijul Islam lbw b Sandakan 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
56.5 48.4 mph, this is pushed through quicker, lands on off and spins back in sharply to beat Taijul's forward push.There is clearly no inside-edge. The only question then was it it would have hit the stumps. Ball tracking clearly shows it would have hit middle and leg. Bangladesh are crumbling late in the day after putting up an admirable fight for most parts. S Ravi's decision has been overturned, not for the first time in the game. Sandakan on a hat-trick. The nightwatchman experiment fails. 192/4
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan c Chandimal b Sandakan 116 251 159 10 0 72.95
113.2 52.6 mph, this is a superb catch and Shakib has fallen at the stroke of tea to a shot he could yet regret. This is nicely tossed up but Shakib can't resist temptation to go over the top. Looked to clear mid-on but ended up being a flat hit there to Chandimal, who took it really well - hands facing the sky and then fell backwards along with the momentum. This was drilled hard, and credit to the catcher. Shakib has to drag himself off the field, he knows the timing of this dismissal was very poor. 421/7
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim*† b Lakmal 52 101 81 6 0 64.19
81.1 80.2 mph, through the gate! The new ball has done the trick. This one is floated a touch ahead of length outside off, Mushfiqur goes for an expansive drive but this one nips back in off the seam and takes the thinnest of inside-edges before pegging back the off stump. That should rejuvenate Sri Lanka. Bangaldesh were on the ascendancy 290/6
View dismissal Mosaddek Hossain st †Dickwella b Herath 75 221 155 7 2 48.38
134.1 48.2 mph, that's the end of that. Mosaddek just ran out of patience. Lured by the flight, stepped out to swing across the line over long-on but didn't get to the pitch, missed it completely and saw the bails whipped off even as he turned back. Regulation stumping for Dickwella. 467/10
View dismissal Mehedi Hasan Miraz lbw b Herath 24 53 50 2 0 48.00
128.1 50.5 mph, magical delivery from the skipper. Big, big wicket. The ball drifted in to middle and spun away sharply to hit him on the back leg. He was completely squared up and the ball didn't have a great deal to travel from the point of impact. Looked pretty plumb to the naked eye. Mehedi immediately reviewed. The third umpire confirms there was no bat involved. On to the ball tracker: would have crashed into the off stump. S Ravi's onfield decision upheld. This is Herath's 999th wicket in first-class cricket 454/8
View dismissal Mustafizur Rahman lbw b Herath 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
128.2 49.2 mph, 1000th first-class wicket for Herath. The Fizz doesn't bother reviewing. This one spins back in sharply from outside off to beat Mustafizur's feeble forward push. Struck on middle, a part of the leg stump was visible too. Hawkeye indicates the ball would have just missed leg stump. 454/9
Subashis Roy not out 0 26 14 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 2) 14
  Total (all out; 134.1 overs) 467 (3.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RAS Lakmal 25 3 90 2 3.60 99 10 0 (1w)
57.4 to Sabbir Rahman, 79.8 mph, gloves a short ball to leg gully. Inspired field placement that. Well thought out too and Sabbir has fallen to the trap. Dug in short from wide of the crease, this one gets big on him and raps him on the glove and lobs to Dhananjaya, who dives low to take it at leg gully. Completely beaten for pace. Now, then?Oh, how this game has turned! 198/5
81.1 to Mushfiqur Rahim, 80.2 mph, through the gate! The new ball has done the trick. This one is floated a touch ahead of length outside off, Mushfiqur goes for an expansive drive but this one nips back in off the seam and takes the thinnest of inside-edges before pegging back the off stump. That should rejuvenate Sri Lanka. Bangaldesh were on the ascendancy 290/6
  MDK Perera 33 5 100 0 3.03 140 9 1
View wickets HMRKB Herath 34.1 6 82 4 2.40 156 8 1
27.4 to Tamim Iqbal, 56.4 mph, fired full on middle from wide of the crease, Tamim plays all around the delivery. There is sound as ball goes past the bat; that's perhaps the bat hitting the ground. Nothing to suggest there's an inside-edge. The next question is was it hitting the stumps? Remember, since the onfield decision is not out, more than half the delivery should hit the stumps. Herath doesn't have to worry this time as the ball is crashing into middle and leg. Aleem Dar's decision is overturned again. They got two reviews wrong, finally Sri Lanka get one spot on. 95/1
128.1 to Mehedi Hasan Miraz, 50.5 mph, magical delivery from the skipper. Big, big wicket. The ball drifted in to middle and spun away sharply to hit him on the back leg. He was completely squared up and the ball didn't have a great deal to travel from the point of impact. Looked pretty plumb to the naked eye. Mehedi immediately reviewed. The third umpire confirms there was no bat involved. On to the ball tracker: would have crashed into the off stump. S Ravi's onfield decision upheld. This is Herath's 999th wicket in first-class cricket 454/8
128.2 to Mustafizur Rahman, 49.2 mph, 1000th first-class wicket for Herath. The Fizz doesn't bother reviewing. This one spins back in sharply from outside off to beat Mustafizur's feeble forward push. Struck on middle, a part of the leg stump was visible too. Hawkeye indicates the ball would have just missed leg stump. 454/9
134.1 to Mosaddek Hossain, 48.2 mph, that's the end of that. Mosaddek just ran out of patience. Lured by the flight, stepped out to swing across the line over long-on but didn't get to the pitch, missed it completely and saw the bails whipped off even as he turned back. Regulation stumping for Dickwella. 467/10
  DAS Gunaratne 7 0 38 0 5.42 26 5 0 (1w)
View wickets PADLR Sandakan 33 2 140 4 4.24 116 14 0
41.3 to Soumya Sarkar, 46.9 mph, the wrong'un has done the trick. What a comeback! Looped this up nicely, the ball breaks back in a wee bit. Soumya was deceived in flight and was sucked into the drive and so didn't account for the turn. The ball beat the inside edge by sneaking through the big gap between bat and pad and cannon into the stumps. 130/2
56.4 to Imrul Kayes, 50.2 mph, poor, poor shot this. This is the wrong'un that fizzes off the deck on middle, kept a touch low as well. Imrul went for a short-arm jab but was hurried into the stroke, missed it completely and was trapped plumb in front of off stump. 192/3
56.5 to Taijul Islam, 48.4 mph, this is pushed through quicker, lands on off and spins back in sharply to beat Taijul's forward push.There is clearly no inside-edge. The only question then was it it would have hit the stumps. Ball tracking clearly shows it would have hit middle and leg. Bangladesh are crumbling late in the day after putting up an admirable fight for most parts. S Ravi's decision has been overturned, not for the first time in the game. Sandakan on a hat-trick. The nightwatchman experiment fails. 192/4
113.2 to Shakib Al Hasan, 52.6 mph, this is a superb catch and Shakib has fallen at the stroke of tea to a shot he could yet regret. This is nicely tossed up but Shakib can't resist temptation to go over the top. Looked to clear mid-on but ended up being a flat hit there to Chandimal, who took it really well - hands facing the sky and then fell backwards along with the momentum. This was drilled hard, and credit to the catcher. Shakib has to drag himself off the field, he knows the timing of this dismissal was very poor. 421/7
  DM de Silva 2 0 5 0 2.50 8 0 0
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne c Soumya Sarkar b Shakib Al Hasan 126 352 244 10 1 51.63
81.3 47.5 mph, edged and taken. And it is the big wicket of Dimuth Karunaratne. Bangladesh's overjoyed celebrations tell the story. Shakib pitches it up outside off and tempts the batsman. Karunaratne comes forward and the ball does not turn into him as expected. Comes on straight and takes the outside edge before going to first slip. New ball does the trick for Bangladesh as Karunaratne's stoic resistance comes to an end 217/7
View dismissal WU Tharanga b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 26 62 40 3 0 65.00
14.1 53.4 mph, oh, what a delivery. That's a beauty from Mehedi to begin the fourth day. Dream start for Mehedi and you can't do much as a batsman when you receive that kind of a delivery first up. On a length, pitches on middle and leg, spins sharply to beat the outside edge of the batsman and takes out off-stump. The batsman was playing the angle and does not account for the turn 57/1
View dismissal BKG Mendis c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman 36 127 91 2 0 39.56
44.6 80.0 mph, oh, beauty! The bowler goes up in a late appeal, after seeing the fielders behind excited. They have asked for a review for a caught-behind. Fuller ball, angling in, Mendis plays the angle but the ball straightens after pitching and goes to the wicketkeeper as the batsman sticks the blade out. The third umpire has a long hard look and deduces that there is a noise. It still seems touch and go but the on-field decision has been overturned. Not entirely sure if it is conclusive evidence, however 143/2
View dismissal LD Chandimal c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman 5 23 13 1 0 38.46
50.2 78.7 mph, chases one wide outside off, that's a loose shot and he has edged it behind to the wicketkeeper. It is full and outside off and further shaping away from him. Chandimal reaches out and gets a healthy edge for his troubles, Rahim behind the stumps dives to his right to take it 165/3
View dismissal DAS Gunaratne lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 7 15 15 1 0 46.66
53.4 50.1 mph, oh that's mighty close and given. Oh, that's flirting with danger. He offers no stroke and gets rapped on the pads. It is slightly sliding in, around off and middle, but there really is not enough turn on this pitch to so confidently offer the pad to that. Aleem Dar needs little time to adjudge that. Seemed like a goner from the moment he was struck. Impact was outside off but he needed to be playing at it. Had he offered a shot, impact would have saved him 176/4
View dismissal DM de Silva c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman 0 9 7 0 0 0.00
54.6 73.4 mph, gone! Mustafizur has struck for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in some trouble here. Another batsman falls to a wide delivery outside off. Caught in two minds, not really sure if he should go after it, ends up making a very tentative, very feeble attempt at pushing it through the off side. Gets an outside edge and it is a simple catch to Mushfiqur 177/5
View dismissal N Dickwella c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 5 22 15 0 0 33.33
59.1 51.7 mph, what a catch that is by Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps. He anticipated that so well. Dickwella was getting down to paddle it fine and he moves across early so he can get in position. Dickwella lobs it up and Mushfiqur is ready. Short leg too is watching the batsman and moves across to get in position. Mushfiqur snaffles it easily in the end 190/6
View dismissal MDK Perera run out (Subashis Roy/Mehedi Hasan Miraz) 50 239 174 6 0 28.73
112.4 from Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Run-out off a misfield. Dilruwan departs for an even 50 with dirt splattered all over his shirt. Potentially match-turning innings, though. Dilruwan works this length-ball offbreak just wide of Roy at short square leg. He fumbles, which lures Dilruwan into chancing a single. There is a mix-up between the wickets. Roy recovers and throws it to the non-striker's end. Mehedi smartly collects the wide-ish, off-target, throw and breaks the stumps. Dilruwan is caught short despite a full-length dive. The 80-run stand ends 318/9
View dismissal HMRKB Herath* lbw b Taijul Islam 9 53 32 0 0 28.12
91.2 48.0 mph, spinning back in even more sharply this time and he is rapped on the pads. Given by the umpire and Herath has asked for a review. That has spun a long way in from a length and Herath is caught on the backfoot. The amount of turn could be the only thing that can save him. There is no bat involved as he misses the attempted tuck. And ball-tracking shows that the impact is in line and it would have taken out middle stump 238/8
View dismissal RAS Lakmal c Mosaddek Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 42 99 48 4 0 87.50
113.2 50.8 mph, Lakmal hares down the track. This is tossed up and drifts in on leg stump. The ball dips. He aims a loft and ends up mis-hitting it to long-off 319/10
PADLR Sandakan not out 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 1) 13
  Total (all out; 113.2 overs) 319 (2.81 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Subashis Roy 16 4 36 0 2.25 75 4 0 (1w)
View wicket Mehedi Hasan Miraz 24 0 71 1 2.95 97 5 0
14.1 to Tharanga, 53.4 mph, oh, what a delivery. That's a beauty from Mehedi to begin the fourth day. Dream start for Mehedi and you can't do much as a batsman when you receive that kind of a delivery first up. On a length, pitches on middle and leg, spins sharply to beat the outside edge of the batsman and takes out off-stump. The batsman was playing the angle and does not account for the turn 57/1
View wickets Mustafizur Rahman 23 3 78 3 3.39 98 11 0
44.6 to Mendis, 80.0 mph, oh, beauty! The bowler goes up in a late appeal, after seeing the fielders behind excited. They have asked for a review for a caught-behind. Fuller ball, angling in, Mendis plays the angle but the ball straightens after pitching and goes to the wicketkeeper as the batsman sticks the blade out. The third umpire has a long hard look and deduces that there is a noise. It still seems touch and go but the on-field decision has been overturned. Not entirely sure if it is conclusive evidence, however 143/2
50.2 to Chandimal, 78.7 mph, chases one wide outside off, that's a loose shot and he has edged it behind to the wicketkeeper. It is full and outside off and further shaping away from him. Chandimal reaches out and gets a healthy edge for his troubles, Rahim behind the stumps dives to his right to take it 165/3
54.6 to de Silva, 73.4 mph, gone! Mustafizur has struck for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in some trouble here. Another batsman falls to a wide delivery outside off. Caught in two minds, not really sure if he should go after it, ends up making a very tentative, very feeble attempt at pushing it through the off side. Gets an outside edge and it is a simple catch to Mushfiqur 177/5
View wickets Shakib Al Hasan 36.2 9 74 4 2.03 164 3 1
53.4 to Gunaratne, 50.1 mph, oh that's mighty close and given. Oh, that's flirting with danger. He offers no stroke and gets rapped on the pads. It is slightly sliding in, around off and middle, but there really is not enough turn on this pitch to so confidently offer the pad to that. Aleem Dar needs little time to adjudge that. Seemed like a goner from the moment he was struck. Impact was outside off but he needed to be playing at it. Had he offered a shot, impact would have saved him 176/4
59.1 to Dickwella, 51.7 mph, what a catch that is by Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps. He anticipated that so well. Dickwella was getting down to paddle it fine and he moves across early so he can get in position. Dickwella lobs it up and Mushfiqur is ready. Short leg too is watching the batsman and moves across to get in position. Mushfiqur snaffles it easily in the end 190/6
81.3 to Karunaratne, 47.5 mph, edged and taken. And it is the big wicket of Dimuth Karunaratne. Bangladesh's overjoyed celebrations tell the story. Shakib pitches it up outside off and tempts the batsman. Karunaratne comes forward and the ball does not turn into him as expected. Comes on straight and takes the outside edge before going to first slip. New ball does the trick for Bangladesh as Karunaratne's stoic resistance comes to an end 217/7
113.2 to Lakmal, 50.8 mph, Lakmal hares down the track. This is tossed up and drifts in on leg stump. The ball dips. He aims a loft and ends up mis-hitting it to long-off 319/10
  Mosaddek Hossain 3 0 10 0 3.33 12 1 0
View wicket Taijul Islam 11 1 38 1 3.45 41 3 0
91.2 to Herath, 48.0 mph, spinning back in even more sharply this time and he is rapped on the pads. Given by the umpire and Herath has asked for a review. That has spun a long way in from a length and Herath is caught on the backfoot. The amount of turn could be the only thing that can save him. There is no bat involved as he misses the attempted tuck. And ball-tracking shows that the impact is in line and it would have taken out middle stump 238/8
  Bangladesh 2nd innings (target: 191 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal c Chandimal b Perera 82 137 125 7 1 65.60
36.5 49.6 mph, Chandimal pulls off a cracking catch and sends back Tamim. He runs back, then to his right from deep mid-on, and snaffles it, tumbling onto the ground. Tamim dances down the track, Dilruwan tosses it on leg. Tamim looks to go big, probably square on the leg side. He simply skies it straighter to Chandimal off the toe end. In hindsight, Had Tamim taken the single off the previous ball, he wouldn't have been on strike for this. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha loses his cool. He is peeved. He, perhaps, gestures Tamim should have taken the single. Can Sri Lanka barge through this opening? 131/3
View dismissal Soumya Sarkar c Tharanga b Herath 10 26 26 2 0 38.46
7.5 49.1 mph, sensational bowling. Herath has used the 1-2 to get rid of Sarkar. The previous one he was undone in flight and loop. So he thinks he needs to attack. He runs down to a flatter delivery. Sarkar isn't close to the pitch because Herath is wily enough to realise that the length needs to be shorter. Sarkar goes through with the shot and gets a leading edge which is well held by long-off running in. SL draw blood, Herath using all his experience 22/1
View dismissal Imrul Kayes c Gunaratne b Herath 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
7.6 49.6 mph, edged and gone. Herath is on fire. What a display of spin bowling. Just terrific. This one is flat and quick outside off. Kayes, sitting in the pavilion would have been seeing the ball turn. So he gets forward and plays for some, but there is none. He gets a thick outside edge which is sharply taken by slip to his right. Another beautifully executed trick of spin bowling. 22/2
View dismissal Sabbir Rahman lbw b Perera 41 124 76 5 0 53.94
40.5 54.2 mph, an appeal for lbw, not given by umpire S Ravi. Heading past the leg stump? Sri Lanka challenge the decision. Tossed up on the leg stump, non-turning offbreak. Sabbir attempts a sweep and misses the line. He is pinned on the front pad. Pitching in line, impact in line and hitting leg. Ball-tracking returns three reds. Sabbir has to go. TV umpire Erasmus reverses the on-field decision 143/4
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan b Perera 15 44 43 1 0 34.88
48.1 57.1 mph, The off bail is tipped off. Looks like Shakib has played on. Or did the bail get dislodged via a deflection off Dickwella's pad? The on-field umpires refer it to the TV umpire. Drama at the P Sara. Short but this is too close to off to cut. Shakib attempts a forcing cut and chops it back onto the off stump off the bottom edge. The bail falls. The ball grazes the pad of Dickwella and rolls behind. Can Sri Lanka pull off a Houdini act? 162/5
Mushfiqur Rahim*† not out 22 63 45 1 0 48.88
View dismissal Mosaddek Hossain c †Dickwella b Herath 13 31 28 2 0 46.42
57.2 47.5 mph, turn and bounce out of the rough. Nicked behind. Umpire Dar raises his finger. Lobbed up outside off, turns away, kicks from the rough, glances the batsman's glove and settles into Dickwella's glove. Bangladesh have to wait for the celebrations 189/6
Mehedi Hasan Miraz not out 2 2 3 0 0 66.66
Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 1) 6
  Total (6 wickets; 57.5 overs) 191 (3.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MDK Perera 22 1 59 3 2.68 96 5 0
36.5 to Tamim Iqbal, 49.6 mph, Chandimal pulls off a cracking catch and sends back Tamim. He runs back, then to his right from deep mid-on, and snaffles it, tumbling onto the ground. Tamim dances down the track, Dilruwan tosses it on leg. Tamim looks to go big, probably square on the leg side. He simply skies it straighter to Chandimal off the toe end. In hindsight, Had Tamim taken the single off the previous ball, he wouldn't have been on strike for this. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha loses his cool. He is peeved. He, perhaps, gestures Tamim should have taken the single. Can Sri Lanka barge through this opening? 131/3
40.5 to Sabbir Rahman, 54.2 mph, an appeal for lbw, not given by umpire S Ravi. Heading past the leg stump? Sri Lanka challenge the decision. Tossed up on the leg stump, non-turning offbreak. Sabbir attempts a sweep and misses the line. He is pinned on the front pad. Pitching in line, impact in line and hitting leg. Ball-tracking returns three reds. Sabbir has to go. TV umpire Erasmus reverses the on-field decision 143/4
48.1 to Shakib Al Hasan, 57.1 mph, The off bail is tipped off. Looks like Shakib has played on. Or did the bail get dislodged via a deflection off Dickwella's pad? The on-field umpires refer it to the TV umpire. Drama at the P Sara. Short but this is too close to off to cut. Shakib attempts a forcing cut and chops it back onto the off stump off the bottom edge. The bail falls. The ball grazes the pad of Dickwella and rolls behind. Can Sri Lanka pull off a Houdini act? 162/5
View wickets HMRKB Herath 24.5 2 75 3 3.02 105 8 0
7.5 to Soumya Sarkar, 49.1 mph, sensational bowling. Herath has used the 1-2 to get rid of Sarkar. The previous one he was undone in flight and loop. So he thinks he needs to attack. He runs down to a flatter delivery. Sarkar isn't close to the pitch because Herath is wily enough to realise that the length needs to be shorter. Sarkar goes through with the shot and gets a leading edge which is well held by long-off running in. SL draw blood, Herath using all his experience 22/1
7.6 to Imrul Kayes, 49.6 mph, edged and gone. Herath is on fire. What a display of spin bowling. Just terrific. This one is flat and quick outside off. Kayes, sitting in the pavilion would have been seeing the ball turn. So he gets forward and plays for some, but there is none. He gets a thick outside edge which is sharply taken by slip to his right. Another beautifully executed trick of spin bowling. 22/2
57.2 to Mosaddek Hossain, 47.5 mph, turn and bounce out of the rough. Nicked behind. Umpire Dar raises his finger. Lobbed up outside off, turns away, kicks from the rough, glances the batsman's glove and settles into Dickwella's glove. Bangladesh have to wait for the celebrations 189/6
  DM de Silva 2 0 7 0 3.50 8 1 0
  PADLR Sandakan 6 1 34 0 5.66 23 3 1
  RAS Lakmal 2 0 7 0 3.50 9 1 0 (1w)
  DAS Gunaratne 1 0 4 0 4.00 2 0 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka
Series - 2-match series drawn 1-1
Test debut - Mosaddek Hossain (Bangladesh)
Player of the match - Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)
Player of the series - Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and S Ravi (India)
TV umpire - M Erasmus (South Africa)
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge
Close of play
  • Wed, 15 Mar - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 238/7 (LD Chandimal 86*, HMRKB Herath 18*, 83.1 ov)
  • Thu, 16 Mar - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 214/5 (Shakib Al Hasan 18*, Mushfiqur Rahim 2*, 60 ov)
  • Fri, 17 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 54/0 (FDM Karunaratne 25*, WU Tharanga 25*, 13 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Mar - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 268/8 (MDK Perera 26*, RAS Lakmal 16*, 100 ov)
  • Sun, 19 Mar - day 5 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 191/6 (57.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Over 10.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - WU Tharanga (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 24/2 in 11.5 overs (WU Tharanga 7)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 21.1 overs (127 balls), Extras 5
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 70/4 in 27.4 overs (LD Chandimal 27)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 37.1 overs (224 balls), Extras 12
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 37.4 overs (227 balls), Extras 8
    • Over 38.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - LD Chandimal (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 113/4 in 41.0 overs (LD Chandimal 43, DM de Silva 22)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (LD Chandimal 17, DM de Silva 28, Ex 5)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (LD Chandimal 19, DM de Silva 29, Ex 3)
    • LD Chandimal: 50 off 110 balls (3 x 4)
    • Over 52.3: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - N Dickwella (Struck down)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 149/5 in 54.0 overs (LD Chandimal 54, N Dickwella 11)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 54.2 overs (327 balls), Extras 14
    • Over 67.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - HMRKB Herath (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 199/7 in 69.0 overs (LD Chandimal 69, HMRKB Herath 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 69.2 overs (418 balls), Extras 16
    • Reviews remaining after 80 overs: Sri Lanka 2 (3 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Bangladesh 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • New ball taken after 80.2 overs
    • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 238/7 in 83.1 overs (LD Chandimal 86, HMRKB Herath 18)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 238/7 in 83.1 overs (LD Chandimal 86, HMRKB Herath 18)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 138 balls (LD Chandimal 22, HMRKB Herath 22, Ex 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 90.5 overs (547 balls), Extras 22
    • LD Chandimal: 100 off 244 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 269/8 in 99.0 overs (LD Chandimal 108, RAS Lakmal 1)
    • Over 100.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - LD Chandimal (Upheld)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 104.5 overs (631 balls), Extras 22
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (LD Chandimal 44, RAS Lakmal 6, Ex 0)
    • Over 106.5: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - RAS Lakmal (Struck down)
    • Bangladesh 1st innings
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 39/0 in 14.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 20, Soumya Sarkar 15)
    • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 17.4 overs (106 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 106 balls (Tamim Iqbal 23, Soumya Sarkar 23, Ex 4)
    • Tea: Bangladesh - 95/1 in 27.4 overs (Soumya Sarkar 40)
    • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 29.4 overs (178 balls), Extras 6
    • Soumya Sarkar: 50 off 96 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 144/2 in 45.0 overs (Imrul Kayes 20, Sabbir Rahman 8)
    • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 45.5 overs (275 balls), Extras 6
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (Imrul Kayes 13, Sabbir Rahman 38, Ex 0)
    • Over 54.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Sabbir Rahman (Struck down)
    • Over 56.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Taijul Islam (Upheld)
    • Bangladesh: 200 runs in 58.1 overs (349 balls), Extras 8
    • End Of Day: Bangladesh - 214/5 in 60.0 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 18, Mushfiqur Rahim 2)
    • Lunch: Bangladesh - 0/0
    • Bangladesh: 250 runs in 69.3 overs (417 balls), Extras 8
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (Shakib Al Hasan 27, Mushfiqur Rahim 25, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 275/5 in 75.0 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 39, Mushfiqur Rahim 42)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim: 50 off 66 balls (6 x 4)
    • Over 79.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - Mushfiqur Rahim (Struck down)
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Bangladesh 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Sri Lanka 0 (2 successful, 2 unsuccessful)
    • Bangladesh: 300 runs in 85.1 overs (511 balls), Extras 9
    • Shakib Al Hasan: 50 off 69 balls (5 x 4)
    • Lunch: Bangladesh - 316/6 in 88.0 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 54, Mosaddek Hossain 15)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (Shakib Al Hasan 22, Mosaddek Hossain 27, Ex 2)
    • Bangladesh: 350 runs in 96.1 overs (577 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 370/6 in 102.0 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 74, Mosaddek Hossain 46)
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 152 balls (Shakib Al Hasan 45, Mosaddek Hossain 49, Ex 6)
    • Mosaddek Hossain: 50 off 84 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Bangladesh: 400 runs in 109.4 overs (658 balls), Extras 14
    • Shakib Al Hasan: 100 off 143 balls (9 x 4)
    • Tea: Bangladesh - 428/7 in 116.0 overs (Mosaddek Hossain 55, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 5)
    • Bangladesh: 450 runs in 125.1 overs (751 balls), Extras 14
    • Over 128.1: Review by Bangladesh (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Mehedi Hasan Miraz (Struck down)
    • Over 129.3: Review by Bangladesh (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - Mosaddek Hossain (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 465/9 in 132.0 overs (Mosaddek Hossain 73, Subashis Roy 0)
    • Innings Break: Bangladesh - 467/10 in 134.1 overs (Subashis Roy 0)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 11.6 overs (72 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (FDM Karunaratne 23, WU Tharanga 25, Ex 4)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 54/0 in 13.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 25, WU Tharanga 25)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 93/1 in 27.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 41, BKG Mendis 18)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 27.5 overs (167 balls), Extras 8
    • FDM Karunaratne: 50 off 92 balls (5 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 104 balls (FDM Karunaratne 26, BKG Mendis 22, Ex 2)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 137/1 in 43.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 67, BKG Mendis 36)
    • Over 44.6: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - BKG Mendis (Upheld)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 46.4 overs (280 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 177/5 in 55.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 95)
    • FDM Karunaratne: 100 off 168 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Over 57.3: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - N Dickwella (Struck down)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 199/6 in 69.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 110, MDK Perera 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 69.4 overs (418 balls), Extras 8
    • Over 75.4: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - MDK Perera (Struck down)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Sri Lanka 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Bangladesh 0 (1 successful, 2 unsuccessful)
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
    • Over 84.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - HMRKB Herath (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 223/7 in 85.0 overs (MDK Perera 6, HMRKB Herath 2)
    • Over 91.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - HMRKB Herath (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 94.2 overs (566 balls), Extras 12
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 268/8 in 100.0 overs (MDK Perera 26, RAS Lakmal 16)
    • Over 99.6: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - RAS Lakmal (Struck down)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (MDK Perera 23, RAS Lakmal 29, Ex 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 106.1 overs (637 balls), Extras 12
    • Over 106.2: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - MDK Perera (Struck down)
    • MDK Perera: 50 off 165 balls (6 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 319/10 in 113.2 overs (PADLR Sandakan 0)
    • Bangladesh 2nd innings
    • Lunch: Bangladesh - 38/2 in 15.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 22, Sabbir Rahman 6)
    • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 0
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (Tamim Iqbal 28, Sabbir Rahman 22, Ex 0)
    • Tamim Iqbal: 50 off 87 balls (3 x 4)
    • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 29.3 overs (177 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 115/2 in 32.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 73, Sabbir Rahman 31)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 162 balls (Tamim Iqbal 64, Sabbir Rahman 36, Ex 1)
    • Over 40.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Sabbir Rahman (Upheld)
    • Over 41.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - Shakib Al Hasan (Struck down)
    • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 43.5 overs (263 balls), Extras 5
    • Tea: Bangladesh - 156/4 in 46.0 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 12, Mushfiqur Rahim 6)
    • Over 52.4: Review by Bangladesh (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Mushfiqur Rahim (Upheld)
 
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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