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    Taskin Ahmed becomes 5th Bangladesh bowler to take ODI hat-trick; 41st overall

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    Taskin Ahmed becomes 5th Bangladesh bowler to take ODI hat-trick; 41st overall

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    Start of second innings has been delayed due to rain.

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    SRI LANKA end innings on 311 . Tough ask for Bangladesh to chase down. Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis were the for Sri Lanka today. Tharanga made his 31st ODI half-century while Kusal recorded his maiden ODI ton. None of the Bangladesh bowlers were spared in the middle with everyone going above 5 RPO. Taskin Ahmed became fifth Bangladesh bowler to pick up a hat-trick in an ODI.

  • 6:04 PM IST

    OUT! Thisara Perera perishes trying to go for a existing single. Up to Asela Gunaratne to get Sri Lanka past the 300-run mark. Milinda Siriwardana got out against Mehedi Hasan trying to slog sweep him. Siriwardana made a 30-ball 30.

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    Important that Siriwardana and Gunaratne get a crack on in the middle. The last few overs were ice cold when it came to runs. Sri Lanka will be eyeing around 300+ score if they want to be safe. The pair have added 39 off 36 so far.

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    OUT! Kusal Mendis is dismissed for 102. Taskin Ahmed’s quick reflexes did the trick after the ball got ricocheted from his shoulder. Earlier, well set Dinesh Chandimal got dismissed for 24 runs. Mustafiqur Rahman took the wicket after Dinesh tried the paddle shot and got hit on the pads.

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    Superb innings by Kusal Mendis, apart from that one chance he has been chance less. This is also his maiden ODI ton, beating his previous best of 98 against SA. Dinesh Chandimal will be under pressure to up the ante in the final 14 overs.

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    The lights at Dambulla have taken effect with gloomy conditions above the ground. Kusal Mendis looks well set for his maiden ODI century. Dinesh Chandimal needs to get going with final leg of innings nearing. The pair has so far added 65 runs for the third wicket.

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    Good knock by Kusal Mendis just when the team ordered. Kusal brought up his ninth ODI fifty in 63-balls, with a smacking four down the ground. Onus, will be on him to guide his team to a big score along side Dinesh Chandimal, who struck form in the last ODI.

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    RUNOUT! Poor running by Upul Tharanga in the middle. He was slow and lazy to sneak a run. This day has been all about silly run out’s; first in NZ v SA , second in IND v AUS. Dinesh Chandimal is out in the middle.

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    FIFTY! – Playing his 200th ODI for Sri Lanka, Tharanga has showed no nerves in the middle. Tharanga played out a fierce spell by Mashrafe Mortaza and Mehedi Hasan in the start then eased into his innings. His fifty came off 67 balls.
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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog post of the second of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. We will bring to you the live cricket scores and updates from the match. The second ODI will also be played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. The first ODI went in favour of Bangladesh, where they thrashed Sri Lanka by 90 runs. This was also Bangladesh’s second ever win against Sri Lanka in their own backyard. This is a do-or-die match for the home side, with only one game remaining after this. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI at Dambulla

Bangladesh displayed all-around cricket in the first Test as all the departments clicked in unison during their routing of Sri Lanka. Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan gelled well together guiding the Bangla Tigers to a mammoth score of 324. Sri Lanka on the other hand, looked sloppy in the middle and did not show much heart. The bowling was a major let down, as none of their spinner could make any impact. Fielding was also a letdown with many errors being scored off.

Bangladesh, in their bowling, were on the money from the word go, with Mashrafe Mortaza and Mehedi Hasan making the life tough for the Sri Lankan top order. Interestingly, Mehedi was specially called in for the ODI series after he was sent home post the Test series. BCB President made a call to the chief selectors and asked him to rope in Mehedi right away.

Sri Lanka have now lost two of their previous matches against Bangladesh and they will be up for criticism if their performances do not improve. Sri Lanka had lost in the final Test before the first ODI. The hosts will be under pressure right from the first ball as Bangladesh know their ways around these lanes, that is, playing limited-overs cricket in the Indian subcontinent.

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga (c), Niroshan Dickwella, 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, 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.