Match Over - Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Bangladesh, who chose to bat
  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 04 Apr 2017, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sri Lanka
  • Man of the Match: MDKJ Perera


  • Umpire1: RR Wimalasiri
  • Umpire2: REJ Martinesz
  • Third Umpire: RSA Palliyaguruge



Overs: 18.5 / 20.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0


11.10pm Sri Lanka have been clinical again. First with the ball, and then they made the chase look easy. It wasn't. The result ensures Bangladesh won't win a series on this tour. Chasing a middling 156, Sri Lanka were given a fantastic start by their openers after which Kusal carried on to take Sri Lanka very close. Bangladesh, it seemed, were atleast 20 runs short, maybe more, allowing Sri Lanka to time their chase.

Presentation time.

Kusal Perera is the Man of the Match: "I tried to finish the game. Had a couple of injuries, but recovered well. Every player has a couple of bad patches, have to get over it, do the hardwork and get out of bad patches."

Mashrafe Mortaza: "The way we batted in the first 6 overs was brilliant, but lost too many wickets in the middle. 6-12 overs, we lost four wickets. On this, you have to score 175-180. Need to be more calculative while batting. We have to show our character again, like the Tests."

Upul Tharanga: "We've been playing well in this format in the last two series'. Malinga is one of the best bowlers in the world. He's sharing all the information with the guys, in the batting as well. It's a plus-point for me too."

18.5Taskin Ahmed to NLTC Perera, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, that's that. A low full toss from Taskin, Thisara watches the ball onto his bat and punches a lofted drive over mid-on for four. Sri Lanka take an unassailable lead in the T20 series. .
18.4Taskin Ahmed to S Prasanna, 1 run, a slower delivery outside off, hammered past the bowler. The mid-off fielder dives to his right to delay the conclusion.
18.3Taskin Ahmed to S Prasanna, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, how? how? How did he get so much power on that? Wow. A low full toss, Prasanna just lifts the ball over long-on. 87 metres. Sublime hitting.
18.2Taskin Ahmed to S Prasanna, No run, full delivery outside off, in the arc. Prasanna misses his swing..
18.1Taskin Ahmed to MDKJ Perera, OUT, No run, taken. Good bowling from Taskin. Back o a length on middle, Kusal backs away, looks to hit the ball straight but can only lob the ball to Soumya at mid-off. One of a very few deliveries Kusal has mis-timed. A special innings from Kusal..
End of over 18. 8 runs this over. 147/3 after 108 balls.
S Prasanna 15 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-24-0
MDKJ Perera 77 (52b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 17. 12 runs this over. 139/3 after 102 balls.
S Prasanna 8 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-32-2
MDKJ Perera 76 (51b 9x4 1x6 ) more

Mustafizur still has two overs left. He'll bowl 18 and 20

End of over 16. 8 runs this over. 127/3 after 96 balls.
S Prasanna 2 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Saifuddin 3-0-23-0
MDKJ Perera 70 (48b 8x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 15. 9 runs this over. 119/2 after 90 balls.
MDKJ Perera 64 (44b 7x4 1x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-29-0
DAS Gunaratne 17 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 110/2 after 84 balls.
MDKJ Perera 60 (40b 7x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Saifuddin 2-0-15-0
DAS Gunaratne 12 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 105/2 after 78 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 10 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-20-0
MDKJ Perera 57 (37b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 9 runs this over. 101/2 after 72 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 8 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) Taskin Ahmed 2-0-22-0
MDKJ Perera 55 (35b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 92/2 after 66 balls.
MDKJ Perera 50 (32b 6x4 1x6 ) Mosaddek Hossain 1-0-7-0
DAS Gunaratne 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 85/2 after 60 balls.
MDKJ Perera 45 (28b 5x4 1x6 ) Mahmudullah 2-0-6-0
DAS Gunaratne 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Qaaid: "Amazing that Mashrafe, the old workhorse with the hobbled knees, is the one who keeps taking wickets while the young colts are waywardly leaking runs without any wickets. Mash will be missed."

End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 81/2 after 54 balls.
MDKJ Perera 43 (24b 5x4 1x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-20-2
DAS Gunaratne 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 76/1 after 48 balls.
EMDY Munaweera 7 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Saifuddin 1-0-10-0
MDKJ Perera 40 (21b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 9 runs this over. 66/1 after 42 balls.
EMDY Munaweera 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-15-1
MDKJ Perera 36 (18b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 11 runs this over. 57/0 after 36 balls.
MDKJ Perera 29 (15b 4x4 1x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 2-0-16-0
WU Tharanga 23 (21b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 16 runs this over. 46/0 after 30 balls.
MDKJ Perera 20 (12b 2x4 1x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-16-0
WU Tharanga 21 (18b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 30/0 after 24 balls.
MDKJ Perera 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 1-0-5-0
WU Tharanga 20 (17b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Hasan: "Have we really matured? BD should not have wasted such a start. And look at the way Sabbir got run out. Aren't we taught at schools to run in a straight line!"

End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 24/0 after 18 balls.
WU Tharanga 18 (14b 4x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-6-0
MDKJ Perera 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Qaaid: "Kusal Perera has been one of the most frustrating players in the last couple of years, but what's undeniable is that he's a high impact player if he gets going. Can he deliver here? "

SarfBD: "Taskin again wayward in first spell. It has become a pattern. I hope Walsh will find a cure. Can't let this happen in shorter formats."

End of over 2. 14 runs this over. 16/0 after 10 balls.
WU Tharanga 13 (8b 3x4 0x6 ) Taskin Ahmed 0-0-14-0
MDKJ Perera 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
MDKJ Perera 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Mahmudullah 1-0-2-0
WU Tharanga 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
MDKJ PereraC Soumya Sarkar B Taskin Ahmed775391145.28
WU TharangaC Mustafizur Rahman B Mashrafe Mortaza242340104.35
EMDY MunaweeraC Mashrafe Mortaza B Mashrafe Mortaza8610133.33
DAS GunaratneRun out Sabbir Rahman 17181094.44
S Prasannanot out 221212183.33
NLTC Pereranot out 4110400
CK Kapugedera -
TAM Siriwardana -
KMDN Kulasekara -
SL Malinga -
JRMVB Sanjaya -
Total 158/4
Taskin Ahmed2.5033111.65
Mashrafe Mortaza4.003228
Mustafizur Rahman3.002408
Shakib Al Hasan3.002909.67
Mohammad Saifuddin3.002307.67
Mosaddek Hossain1.00707