Pallekele T20I: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 17 runs

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 18:30

Zeenews Sports Bureau

====================================================================================

Sri Lanka won by 17 runs and held on to the top spot in the ICC T20I rankings. Kusal Perera is adjudged Man of the Match for his knock of 64 runs off 44 deliveries.

====================================================================================

SCORECARD» I COMMENTARY»

====================================================================================

BANGLADESH Overs: 19 II Score: 181/7 (Haque: 26*, Razzak: 6*)

Malinga to bowl the last over with 25 runs required. A single and a couple of runs off the first two balls.Haque gets 3 runs off the fifth ball. A single taken off the last ball.

====================================================================================

BANGLADESH Overs: 19 II Score: 174/7 (Haque: 21*, Razzak: 4*)

Bangladesh have lost another wicket in pursuit of quick runs and now they are all but out of the match.

Sohag Gazi c Mathews b Malinga 9 (7b 1x4 0x6)

====================================================================================

BANGLADESH Overs: 17 II Score: 155/6 (Haque: 8*, Gazi: 9*)

Haque gets a much needed boundary off the third ball from Mathews. He tries to get a bit too cheeky in the next delivery and the ball goes just over the stumps. Gazi carves one over third man for another boundary.

Senanayake gets one to hit the pads and the batsmen scamper through for a single. A drive to long on gets them another single. Another single off the next ball. Gazi steps aout and tries to loft it but cannot make proper contact and the batsmen get a single. A couple of runs off the last ball.

====================================================================================

BANGLADESH Overs: 15 II Score: 137/6 (Haque: 0*, Gazi: 0*)

Bangladesh were going well but they have now lost two important wickets and Sri Lanka are on top once again.

Mahmudullah run out 29 (17b 3x4 1x6)

Mushfiqur Rahim c Eranga b Senanayake 39 (29b 3x4 1x6)

====================================================================================

BANGLADESH Overs: 12 II Score: 105/4 (Rahim: 30*, Mahmudullah: 8*)

Jeevan Mendis is into the attack now. Mahmudullah steps out and smashes one over the bowler's head for a four. JUst six runs off the over.

Eranga is back into the attack. He starts off with a full toss and Rahim smacks it over mid on for a SIX. This time he sweeps it to the man at deep mid wicket for a single. This ball is outside the off stump and the ball gets the edge but the ball goes on the bounce to Chandimal. This time he chips it in the air for two runs. Gets a top edge to an attempted pull and the batsmen get a single.

====================================================================================

BANGLADESH Overs: 10 II Score: 88/4 (Rahim: 21*, Mahmudullah: 0*)

After two consecutive singles Rahim gets a much needed boundary off Senanayake. NIcely guided by Nasir Hossain wide off the man at short third man for a boundary. This time he flicks the ball for a couple of runs. Thirteen runs off the over.

Perera continues. Rahim squeezes out a yorker to get a single. The next ball is a wide outside off stump. Hossain hits this one to long on for a single. Another full toss and the batsmen gets an inside but the ball is gathered nicely on the bounce by Chandimal. Nasir Hossain gets a yorker down to third man but the fielder takes a brilliant low diving catch to dismiss the batsman. Mahmudullah is the new batsman but the batsmen had crossed and Rahim is on strike. Perera bowls another wide ball outside off stump. Rahim smashes it on the leg side for a couple of runs.

Nasir Hossain c AK Perera b NLTC Perera 8 (5b 1x4 0x6)

====================================================================================

BANGLADESH Overs: 8 II Score: 68/3 (Rahim: 11*)

Thisara Perera is into the attack now. Rahim backs away and hits the ball to deep mid wicket for a single. Thisara beats Ashraful outside off stump this time. This one was on the leg side and Ashraful moves towards the off stump and smacks it towards fine leg where the fielder puts in a dive but the ball beats him to go for a SIX. Ashraful gets the next one away for another SIX. This time Ashraful paddle sweeps a full toss towards fine leg and this time the ball goes for a boundary. Perera changing his line of attack. Goes round the wicket but the ball is pitched outside off stump and goes further away. The next ball is a full toss but Ashraful misses the line of the ball and is given out leg before wicket.

Mohammad Ashraful lbw b NLTC Perera 43 (27b 4x4 2x6)

====================================================================================

BANGLADESH Overs: 7 II Score: 50/2 (Ashraful: 27*, Rahim: 10*)

Lasith Malinga is into the attack now. He starts off with a full toss which Ashraful flicks towards deep square leg for a single. Malinga bowls his classic fuller delivery and Rahim tries to heave it on the leg side but misses it completely. Takes a single off the next ball. Ashraful hits the next ball straight but the bowler gets his foot in the way and stops the ball from going for runs. Another low full toss which Ashraful flicks to deep mid wicket for a couple of runs.

Senanayake into the attack now. Rahim gets a single off the first ball. Ashraful gets another risky single off the second ball. Rahim plays this one on the leg side for another single. Ashraful not comfortable with his bat and calls for a change as the fielders get together for a wuick chat as well. Ashraful sweeps for a single. Rahim gets another single. FIve singles from this over.

====================================================================================

BANGLADESH Overs: 5 II Score: 41/2 (Ashraful: 22*, Rahim: 6*)

Mushfiqur Rahim comes to the middle now. Eranga continues as Ashraful gets an inside edge to a good length delivery and the ball goes for a boundary. This time Ashraful tries to make some room for himself but can't get the ball past the fielder. This time he hoiks the ball on the on side but the ball hits the bottom half of the bat and the batsmen take a single. Mushfiqur gets an outside edge to a ball he tried to play on the on side and the batsmen take another single. This one is much fuller and Ashraful puts his bat down just in time to stop the ball from going on to hit the stumps. A quick single taken off the last ball.

====================================================================================

BANGLADESH Overs: 3 II Score: 27/2 (Ashraful: 9*)

Eranga to bowl the second over. Ashraful gets a single off the first ball. Islam gets a single off the fourth ball. This one is short and Ashraful pulls it and gets the ball in the gap for three runs. This one is a slower ball yorker and Islam gets it away for a single to deep square leg.

Islam flicks one from his pads through to fine leg for a four. This time he picks tha ball from around middle stump and gets it away for a boundary towards mid wicket. This one is driven through covers for a single. Ashraful flicks the ball to fine leg and takes a single. This time the ball takes Islam's pads and goes past the fielder at fine leg and the batsmen get two runs. Angelo Mathews strikes this time. This was a peach of a delivery and beat Islam all ends up as the ball crashes on to the stumps.

Jahurul Islam b Mathews 11 (9b 2x4 0x6)

====================================================================================

BANGLADESH Overs: 1 II Score: 9/1 (Ashraful: 9* )

Good beginning for Bangladesh as Ashraful hits two back to back boundaries. Rahman is wrapped on the pads in his first ball in international cricket and the umpire gives him out lbw.

Shamsur Rahman lbw b Mathews 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 20 II Score: 198/5 ( Mathews: 30*,T Perera: 22* )

Rubel Hossain to bowl the last over. Mathews gets a single off the first bal. Perera gets another single off the second ball. This is a very good yorker and the batsman digs it out and takes a single. This is a slower one and Perera gets an inside edge to it and the batsmen take only a single. This one is short and Mathews hits it over the top of the bowler for a couple of runs. The last ball is hit for a single straight past the bowler.

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 19 II Score: 190/5 ( Mathews: 24*, J Mendis: 20* )

Shahadat to bowl the second last over. Starts off with a full toss that is heaved away by Mathews to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Opens tha face of the bat to the next ball and guides the ball through point for a single. Thisara Perera pulls this one for a boundary. The next one is a slower ball and a short one too and Perera pulls it off the front foot this time and this one goes for a SIX. The next one is wide outside off stump and Perera gets some bat on it and the ball goes above the man at short third man for another boundary. This one is further wide outside off stump and this time Perera cannot get his bat to it. This one is fuller and its heaved away for another SIX. 24 runs off the over.

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 18 II Score: 166/5 ( Mathews: 21*, T Perera: 0* )

Rubel Hossain is into the attack now. He starts off with a short ball and Mendis pulls it for a SIX. Next ball is short again this time he smashes it on the off side for a four. Captain has a little chat with the bowler. Short again but this time it was bowled a bit slower and Mendis drives it through covers for a single. Mathews cramped for room and he gets the ball away for a single. This time Rubel Hossain has got his man. He tried another big heave on the on side but missed and the ball crashed on to the stumps. Ends the over with a bouncer.

BMAJ Mendis b Rubel Hossain 37 (17b 2x4 3x6)

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 17 II Score: 154/4 ( Mathews: 20*, J Mendis: 26* )

Gazi into the attack now. Batsmen take off for a single but the fielder pulls off a direct hit and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that the batsman was safe. Another one down the leg side and the batsmen take two runs. The next ball is hit high towards mid wicket but the two fielders make a mess of it and the ball goes for a boundary. Bangladesh have been terrible on the field today. Singles taken off the rest of the deliveries.

Razzak continues. Mendis pulls off a fantastic sweep shot and hits it for a SIX. This time he backs off a little and hits the ball on the off side this time for another SIX. Single taken off the next ball. Mathews attempts a sweep as well but the ball hits the pads and the batsmen scamper through for a single. Another wide ball from Razzak and the keeper gets some pad on it as the ball goes through for as boundary. 50 run partnership comes up. This time Mendis reverse sweeps the ball but gets only a single. A swing and a miss off the last ball.

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 15 II Score: 123/4 ( Mathews: 12*, J Mendis: 11* )

Sri Lanka need to bat sensibly here. Mendis uses his feet and takes a single off Mahmudullah. Poor fielding on display from Bangladesh and the batsmen taking advantage of it by sneaking in the extra run. The next one is bowled wide down the leg side. Mendis cuts a short one for a couple of runs. Eight runs off the over.

Razzak is back into the attack. Mathews takes a single off the first ball. BIg shout for lbw off the next ball as the batsmen go through for a single. Another appeal, this time to Mathews but there was an indide edge and the batsmen take another single. The next ball is a poor delivery and Mendis somehow gets his bat with a sweep shot and the batsmen get a couple of runs. Another wide down the leg side, poor bowling from Razzak. A single off the last ball.

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 13 II Score: 107/4 ( Mathews: 5*, J Mendis: 5* )

Bangladesh, relieved after dismissing Perera, are tightening the shackles on the batsmen here. Sri Lanka need to consolidate here and they have experienced batsmen in the middle to do that. Shahadat bowls a short one this time and Mendis jumps in the air as he cuts it over backward point for a boundary. Quick single taken off the next ball. Mendis was struggling there and a direct hit would have had him. Single taken off the last ball.

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 12 II Score: 100/4 ( Mathews: 3*, J Mendis: 0* )

Good bowling here from Bangladesh. Even Perera has been tied up and has not been able to hit boundaries at will. Sohag and Razzak have been very good with their line and length. Singles are coming frequently but Bangladesh won’t mind that. Its the boundaries that will bother them and they have managed to check that. Perera goes down the wicket and smashes it over deep mid wicket for a SIX. That will loosen the shackles a bit. Cuts one hard off the fifth ball but the ball goes straight to the fielder. Bangladesh have got the big wicket this time. Perera tries to cut one again and gets a thin edge which is taken well by the keeper.

MDKJ Perera c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mahmudullah 64 (44b 5x4 4x6)

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 10 II Score: 86/3 (Perera: 54*,)

Bangladesh have managed to pull the run rate down a little. Another wicket falls and its Thirimanne who falls short after being sent back by Perera. Sri Lanka will be glad to have Perera still in the middle .

HDRL Thirimanne run out 5 (7b 0x4 0x6)

====================================================================================

Chandimal perishes trying to hit Razzak out of the field. Presure had been telling on him and he has thrown his wicket away when he could just have played second fiddle to an on-fire Perera.

LD Chandimal c Jahurul Islam b Abdur Razzak 9 (13b 0x4 0x6)

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 8 II Score: 77/1 (Perera: 51*, Chandimal: 10* )

Shahdat Hossain comes back into the attack after conceding 14 runs in his first over. Starts off with a good ball which Perera nearly plays on to the stumps. The next ball is nice and juicy outside the off stump and Perera plays a perfect cover drive for a boundary. Strokes one on the leg side for a couple of runs off the next ball. Nine runs off the over.

Mahmudullah into the attack now. Perera gets to his fifty.Just singles and two’s off this over so a good over given the circumstances. Big appeal for lbw off the last over.

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 6 II Score: 62/1 (Perera: 40*, Chandimal: 6* )

Rubel Hossain strays down the leg side and the keeper misses again as the batsmen take three runs. The wicketkeeper is hurt and is in pain as the physio comes out to the middle. Uppish on drive from Chandimal but the ball falls just short of the fielder at mid on as the batsmen take a single. Perera slashes one on the off side for a boundary off the last ball.

Gazi continues as Chandimal strokes one straight for a single. Perera hits a classy four over mid on. Just seven runs off the over.

Razzak comes into the attack now. Chandimal gives Perera the strike with a single off the first ball. After missing a sweep Perera walks out and smashes the ball over mid on for a huge SIX. Picks a gap on the off side off the next delivery and the batsmen take two runs.

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 3 II Score: 35/1 (Perera: 22*, Chandimal: 1* )

Gazi is into the attack now and Perera welcomes him with a sweep to mid wicket for a SIX. Perera takes a single off the third delivery. Munaweera tries to pull a slightly shorter ball from Gazi but the batsman misses and is clean bowled. Captain Chandimal comes to the middle now. Misunderstanding off the first ball and the batsmen make it back just in time. Perera cuts the last ball for a boundary.

EMDY Munaweera b Sohag Gazi 5 (5b 1x4 0x6)

====================================================================================

SRI LANKA Overs: 2 II Score: 25/0 (Perera: 14*, Munaweera: 5* )

Shahdat Hossain starts off for Bangladesh. Big shout for lbw first ball. The ball was pitched just outside the leg stump and the height must have raised further doubts for the umpire who rules in the batsman’s favour. Perera flicks the second ball off his pads for a boundary. Glimpses of Jayasuriya in his stroke play. Hossain bowls a good Yorker which Perera digs out eventually. The fifth ball is flicked off the pads again and this time its longer and it goes for a SIX. The last ball is short and wide which he cuts and a mis-field gives the Lankans four more runs. 14 runs off the first over.

Rubel Hossain to bowl the second over to Munaweera. Bowls two decent bowls and no run is scored off both. The third ball is wide down the leg side and the keeper misses it too as the ball goes for a boundary. Munaweera tries to flick one off his hips on the leg side but the ball hurries on to the batsman who scamper through for a single. Perera plays the next ball straight to the fielder towards the off side. Shout for lbw off the fifth delivery but the ball was certainly going down the leg side. The batsmen take a single. Munaweera gives himself room and slashes hard at one that takes the edge and goes for a four.

====================================================================================

Bangladesh have won the toss and they have decided to field first.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Ashraful, Jahurul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Shahadat Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Kushal Janith Perera, Dilshan Munaweera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal(w/c), Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Angelo Perera, Thisara Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Lasith Malinga, Sachithra Senanayake

====================================================================================

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh face off in the only T20I to be played in Pallekele. Bangladesh will be high on confidence after their win in the last ODI played on Thursday. Sri Lanka will be looking to reinstate their dominance by beating Bangladesh in the only T20I to be played in the series.



First Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 - 00:11

comments powered by Disqus