Match Over - Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Bangladesh, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 25 Jan 2018, 08:00 SAST
  • Winner: Sri Lanka
  • Man of the Match: RAS Lakmal


  • Umpire1: Anisur Rahman
  • Umpire2: BNJ Oxenford
  • Third Umpire: C Shamshuddin



Overs: 24.0 / 50.0




Overs: 11.5 / 50.0

Sri Lanka

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 !!"

11.5Mustafizur Rahman to MD 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.
11.4Mustafizur Rahman to MD Gunathilaka, No run, short on middle, cramps Danushka for room, beats the pull, and hits him on the body.
11.3Mustafizur Rahman to WU 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.
11.2Mustafizur Rahman to WU Tharanga, No run, dug in on middle, ducks under it.
11.1Mustafizur Rahman to WU 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 this over. 81/0 after 65 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 34 (32b 3x4 2x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-10-0
WU Tharanga 38 (34b 1x4 3x6 ) more

Sandeep: "@Showkat Khan. As a Sri Lankan fan who lived through 2017, i'd gladly take this one game"

End of over 10. 10 runs this over. 69/0 after 58 balls.
WU Tharanga 32 (29b 0x4 3x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 0-0-10-0
MD Gunathilaka 33 (30b 3x4 2x6 ) more

anver azeez: "T20 like start by SL !! raining sixes here..."

Kamsy: "Tharanga really is making a point here, once Kusal Perera his back there will be a huge competition for opening slots. Tharanga is showing here he can be aggressive too. Brilliant stroke making! "

Pasan: "Remember the name... Sri Lanka it is... You never know when they hit you right in your face. Australia had a bit of it. Pakistan had bit of it. South Africa had a bit of it. India had bit of it .Now Bangladesh is having the same in their own back yard"

End of over 9. 9 runs this over. 59/0 after 54 balls.
WU Tharanga 31 (28b 0x4 3x6 ) Nasir Hossain 3-0-19-0
MD Gunathilaka 26 (27b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Prabath: "Consider this as the first big step on climbing our ladder from our rock bottom situation . Very happy to see everyone performing very well . Best of luck on the long journey ahead boys . "

End of over 8. 8 runs this over. 50/0 after 48 balls.
WU Tharanga 24 (25b 0x4 2x6 ) Abul Hasan 4-0-25-0
MD Gunathilaka 24 (24b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 42/0 after 42 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 23 (23b 3x4 1x6 ) Nasir Hossain 2-0-10-0
WU Tharanga 17 (20b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Udara Ranasingh: "Savage indictment of a reality check for both teams. One is not as bad as they thought they were.. one is not as good.."

End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 41/0 after 36 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 23 (20b 3x4 1x6 ) Abul Hasan 3-0-17-0
WU Tharanga 16 (17b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Prem: "It looks like Danushka G has secured his place for the finals!"

End of over 5. 9 runs this over. 34/0 after 30 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 17 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) Nasir Hossain 1-0-9-0
WU Tharanga 15 (16b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 25/0 after 24 balls.
WU Tharanga 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) Abul Hasan 2-0-10-0
MD Gunathilaka 17 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 3 runs this over. 18/0 after 18 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-15-0
WU Tharanga 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 3 runs this over. 15/0 after 12 balls.
WU Tharanga 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Abul Hasan 1-0-3-0
MD Gunathilaka 11 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 4 runs this over. 4/0 after 4 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Mashrafe Mortaza 0-0-4-0
WU Tharanga 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
MD Gunathilakanot out 353532100
WU Tharanganot out 393713105.41
BKG Mendis -
LD Chandimal -
DAS Gunaratne -
N Dickwella -
NLTC Perera -
RAS Lakmal -
PADLR Sandakan -
A Dananjaya -
PVD Chameera -
Total 83/0
Mashrafe Mortaza2.001507.5
Abul Hasan4.002506.25
Nasir Hossain3.001906.33
Mustafizur Rahman1.501407.64
Shakib Al Hasan1.0010010