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  • 10:46 PM IST


    Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman and Mehedi Hasan dented the hosts’ hope by picking wickets at regular intervals. In his debut 50-over game, Mehedi, shined with the ball claiming figures of 2 for 43. It was only Dinesh Chandimal, who struck his heart out for the home side, which crumbled under the pressure of chasing 325 runs.
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  • 10:14 PM IST

    OUT! Suranga Lakmal’s small dash comes to an halting end. Lakmal trying to heave Mustafizur over the cover region ends up skying it to Sabbir Rahman in the circle. Thisara Perera, meanwhile has provided the fans with much funfair.

  • 9:53 PM IST

  • 9:47 PM IST

    It is looking difficult for Sri Lanka with every passing over. Sachith Pathirana has managed to play a good hand so far for his side. Milinda Siriwardana was looking good but one shot too many became his downfall.

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  • 9:13 PM IST

    OUT! Massive wicket for Bangladesh, Dinesh Chandimal departs for 59. Mehedi gets the big fish, Chandimal trying to sweep , only manages to lob the straight into the hands of Soumya Sarkar. Sachith Pathirana is out in the middle.

  • 9:01 PM IST

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  • 8:49 PM IST

    OUT! just what Bangladesh needed, Shakib Al Hasan strikes. Asela trying to up the scoring rate hands Mosaddek Hossain a superb diving catch. This could very well be Asela’s brainfade moment, playing the reverse sweep on the first ball was a big mistake.

  • 8:35 PM IST

    Bangladesh are on the attack with Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman bowling in tandem. Sri Lankan batsmen need to get a kick on if they have any chance of winning the game from here. Asela Gunaratne holds key for the home side, with Chandimal looking in dire straits.

  • 8:10 PM IST

    It is about time that Sri Lanka up the ante now with the required run-rate going past the 8.00 mark. Asela Gunaratne can be explosive as he showed in the ODI against South Africa at Centurion. Dinesh Chandimal on the other hand is looking as a played completely out of touch.

  • 7:55 PM IST

    OUT! Upul Tharanga goes for 19. This has been a poor show by Sri Lanka show far. Taskin Ahmed gets his first wicket in his first over. Tharanga went for the pull and his beaten for pace. Asela Gunaratne comes out in the middle.

  • 7:30 PM IST

  • 7:23 PM IST

    Upul Tharanga must feel lucky to survive in the middle, after inconclusive TV footage saved him from a close stumping dismissal. Pressure clearly on the homeside to get 325 runs. Mashrafe has so far bowled 2 maiden overs and looking charged up in the middle.

  • 7:04 PM IST

    Sri Lanka are off to a dreaded start losing Gunathilaka in the very first over. They are already under pressure to chase down a record target of 325 runs. Kusal Mendis will be under the scanner after having a poor run with the bat in the Test series. Upul Tharanga will need to anchor this innings well.

  • 7:01 PM IST

  • 6:32 PM IST

    THATS’ IT Sri Lanka are set a record chase of 325 runs to win. This will be the highest-ever run chase for any side in Sri Lanka. Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan, stared with the bat while it was Suranga Lakmal and Asela Gunaratne who provided some saving face to a poor show in the field by Sri Lanka.

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  • 6:00 PM IST

    We’re already past the regulation time for the first innings to end. Sri Lanka have been slow in the middle. Tamim and Shakib surely eye the 300-run mark with tired legs in the field.

  • 5:47 PM IST
    Tamim Iqbal has eloped his way to his eighth ODI ton in 127 balls that included 12 fours. Shakib followed suit with his 33rd ODI fifty in 61 balls; fourth against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh will now go on the rampage trying to hit everything out of the park.
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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog post of the first of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. I am Vishal Mehra and I will bring to you the live cricket scores and updates from the match. The first ODI will be played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. The two teams earlier played a two- Test series which ended in a draw. After this ODI series, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will also play a Twenty20 International (T20I) series consisting two matches. Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have lost their previous ODIs and will look forward to start off with a victory. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI

For Bangladesh, Mehedi Hasan has been brought into the squad and will make his ODI debut if picked. Mehedi has impressed one and all with his bowling so far in Tests. He made his debut against England at home and emerged as the highest wicket-taker with 19 wickets from two Tests. He maintained consistency in the following series in New Zealand and also in Sri Lanka, picking up wickets on a consistent basis. He also scored a half-century in India and later scored a handy 41 in Sri Lanka in the first Test which showed his skills with the bat.

For Sri Lanka, all eyes will be on Asela Gunaratne, who has become the hero for for the island nation in limited-overs. The middle-order batsman scored a century in his last ODI in South Africa and later guided his side to a historic T20I series win in Australia. He is also a handy medium pacer.


Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Suranga Lakmal, Asela Gunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Kumara, Vikum Sanjaya, Thisara Perera, Sachith Pathirana, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lakshan Sandakan

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Subashis Roy, Sanjamul Islam, Shuvagata Hom, Nurul Hasan, Mehedi Hasan.