Good Evening, Subho Sandhya, suba sændǣvak! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 5 of the Asia Cup T20 2016 between hosts Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. I am Ayush Gupta, and I will be bringing to you all the live updates from tonight’s action. Bangaldesh, who suffered opening loss to India, bounced back to win good against UAE on Friday, and would aim for another win here, while Sri Lanka, who won their opening tie against UAE, too would aim to repeat their heroics of the last game against the hosts. Full Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup T20 2016 Match 5 at Dhaka

Man of the Match: Sabbir Rahman (Bangladesh)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 124/8 in 20 Overs. BATTING: Chamara Kapugedara 12 (7), Dushmantha Chameera 1 (1) — Al-Amin starts gthe final over with the wiket of Shanak, who hands it staright to Mushfiqur at cover, followed by a single off Kapugedara, while the next ball is another wicket in the form of Kulasekara, who hands it to Soumya Sarkar at long on. The fourth ball is a single by Chameera towards square leg, followed by a six by straight down the ground by Kapugedara, as the over ends with a dot, while Bangladesh beat the Lankans by 23 runs. Read our match report by Shiamak Unwalla here

OUT! Dasun Shanaka c Mushfiqur Rahim b Al-Amin Hossain 14 (14), Nuwan Kulasekara c Soumya Sarka b Al-Amin Hossain 0 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 116/6 in 19 Overs. BATTING: Dasun Shanaka 14 (13), Chamara Kapugedara 5 (4) — Mustafizur continues, and starts off with a dot, followed by a single by Shanaka towards long on, while the next ball is played for a couple by Kapugedara. The fourth ball results in a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a single off Shanaka.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 111/6 in 18 Overs. BATTING: Dasun Shanaka 12 (9), Chamara Kapugedara 2 (2) — Al-amin continues, and starts off with a wicket of Mathews, who is caught by Shakib at covers, followed by a dot, as Shanak hits the next over mid-wicket for a six. The fourth delivery is a single, followed by a couple, as the over ends in a dot.

OUT! Angelo Mathews c Shakib Al Hasan b Al-Amin Hossain 12 (20)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 102/5 in 17 Overs. BATTING: Angelo Mathews 12 (19), Dasun Shanaka 5 (6) — Mustafizur continues, as Shanak takes a single towards deep mid-wicket, followed by another quick single by Mathews, while the next ball results in a dot. The fourth ball is a single by Shanaka towards cover, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a single by Mathews.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 97/5 in 16 Overs. BATTING: Angelo Mathews 10 (16), Dasun Shanaka 3 (3) — Shakib continues, and starts off with a single by Mathews, followed by another off Dasun Shanaka with another single, and another, as the fifth ball to results in the same, while the over ends with another single. Six runs in the over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 92/5 in 15 Overs. BATTING: Angelo Mathews 7 (13), Dasun Shanaka 0 (0) — Mortaza starts off with a single towards third man by Siriwardana, followed by a single by Mathews, while the next delivery is a single towards square leg, and could have been a run out, had it not been a poor throw. The fourth ball is a swing and a miss by Mathews, followed by another single, as the over ends with the wicket of Siriwardana, as he is caught by Sabbir Rahman at deep mid-wicket.

OUT! Milinda Siriwardana c Sabbir Rahman b Mashrafe Mortaza 3 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 88/4 in 14 Overs. BATTING: Angelo Mathews 5 (10), Milinda Siriwardana 1 (1) — Mustafizur back into the attack, and starts off with a quick single off Mathews, followed by the wicket of Perera, who is trapped leg-before off a yorker length ball, while the next ball is played for a single by Milinda Siriwardana. The fourth ball results in a couple towards square leg, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

OUT! Thisara Perera lbw b Mustafizur Rahman 4 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 83/3 in 13 Overs. BATTING: Angelo Mathews 2 (6), Thisara Perera 4 (5)Mashrafe Mortaza continues with another over. He is not at his best, so Sri Lanka could look to target this over. Mortaza starts well, does not give away any freebies. Sends down a wide ball, but this has been an excellent over. Nothing much off this over so far. IS THIS ANOTHER? Dropped! Oh dear, the fielder runs around but it was swirling away. Taskin drops it!

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 79/3 in 12 Overs. BATTING: Angelo Mathews 1 (3), Thisara Perera 1 (2) Shakib starts off with a single to Mathews towards long on, followed by a dot and the wicket of Jayasuriya off wide, who is stumped, while the next ball results in a dot. The fourth ball is played for a single towards square leg, followed by a dot, while the over ends with a dot again. OUT! Shehan Jayasuriya st Nurul Hasan b Shakib Al Hasan 26 (22)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 76/2 in 11 Overs. BATTING: Shehan Jayasuriya 26 (20), Angelo Mathews 0 (0) Mahmudullah continues, and starts off with a single by Chandimal at long leg, followed by six over mid-wicket by Jayasuriya, while the third ball is a dot. The fourth ball is another single, followed by a couple behind the keeper, after Chandimal went for a reverse sweep, as the over ends with a wicket, as Chandimal; goes for a big, but is taken by Taskin at deep point. OUT! Dinesh Chandimal c Taskin Ahmed b Mahmudullah 37 (37)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 66/1 in 10 Overs. BATTING: Dinesh Chandimal 33 (34), Shehan Jayasuriya 19 (17)Shakib into the attack again, starts off with a single to Jayasuriya towards square leg, followed by another by Chandimal, over the point, while the third ball results in another single towards fine leg, The fourth ball is played for a single towards short leg, followed by a dot, while the over ends with a single behind the keeper.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 60/1 in 9 Overs. BATTING: Dinesh Chandimal 30 (30), Shehan Jayasuriya 17 (15) Mahmudullah into the attck, and e starts off with a dot, followed by a couple towards covers, while the third ball is another single. The fourth ball results in another single towards point, followed by a dot, as the over ends with another dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 56/1 in 8 Overs. BATTING: Dinesh Chandimal 27 (25), Shehan Jayasuriya 16 (13) Taskin is back and starts off with a single towards third man off Jayasuriya, followed by another off Chandimal is the same region, while the third delivery is another single, as the fourth one results in a dot towards point by Chandimal, while the fifth ball is another single towards third man, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 52/1 in 7 Overs. BATTING: Dinesh Chandimal 25 (22), Shehan Jayasuriya 14 (11) Mortaza into the attack, and is smashed for four towards third man by Chandimal, followed by a single towards square leg, while the third ball is a single again towards third man, and the same follows for the fourth delivery. The fifth ball is a dot, as the over ends with a single, with the fifty up for SL.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 44/1 in 6 Overs. BATTING: Dinesh Chandimal 19 (19), Shehan Jayasuriya 12 (8) Mustafizur into the attack, and starts off with a dot, followed by a four by Chandimal towards third man, while the next ball is another dot, wiith a close call of a caught behind. The fourth ball is a dot as well, followed by another, as the next ball is a wide, while the over ends with a single towards third man.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 38/1 in 5 Overs. BATTING: Dinesh Chandimal 14 (13), Shehan Jayasuriya 12 (8) Al-Amin is back, as he starts off with a dot, followed by a six staright down the ground, while the next ball is a dot. The fourth ball is a dot, stright down the ground again, followed by a boundary after Chandimal plays it late past the keeper, as the over ends with a single.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 26/1 in 4 Overs. BATTING: Dinesh Chandimal 9 (11), Shehan Jayasuriya 5 (3) Shakib into the attack, and starts off with a wicket, as Dilshan hits it high in the air, only to be taken brilliantly by Soumya Sarkar, who ran in from the cover region. The second ball is a single by Chandimal, followed by a dot off Jayasuriya, while the next ball is smashed for four through the covers. The fifth ball is a dot again, as the overs ends with a single towards long on.

OUT! Tillakaratne Dilshan c Soumya Sarkar b Shakib Al Hasan 12 (9)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 20/0 in 3 Overs. BATTING: Dinesh Chandimal 8 (10), Tillakaratne Dilshan 12 (8) Taskin continues and is smashed for four by Dilshan towards long on. followed by a single towards third man, while the third ball is a quickj and risky single by Chandimal. The fourth ball is played for four by Dilshan through covers, followed by a quick single in the same region, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 9/0 in 2 Overs. BATTING: Dinesh Chandimal 7 (8), Tillakaratne Dilshan 2 (4) Al-Amin Hossain into the attack, as he starts off with a dot to Dilshan, followed by a single towards cover, while the third ball goes for a couple towards mid-on. The fourth ball is another single towards third man, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a single towards third man, as Dilshan is dropped at first slip by Mahmudullah.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SL 4/0 in 1 Over. BATTING: Dinesh Chandimal 4 (6), Tillakaratne Dilshan 0 (0)Taskin Ahmed starts off with a dot to Chandimal, and the very next delivery, he is dropped by Soumya Sarkar in the second slip. The third ball is another dot, followed by another couple of dots, as the over ends with a boundary off Chandimal towards third man.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 147/7 in 20 Overs. BATTING: Mahmudullah 23 (12) Chameera bowls the last over, and starts off with a single by Mahmudullah, in what could have been a run out, while the next delivery is the fall off Nurul Hasan, who is acaught by Mathews, after he launched the ball high in the air. Mashrafe Mortaza is the new man, as the next delivery to Mahmudullah is a wide, follwed by a single towards long on, followed by a couple towards third man. The fourth ball is anothe single off a bye, as the over ends with a couple, while Mortaza is run out. Read our innings report by Shiamak Unwalla here

OUT! Nurul Hasan c Angelo Mathews b Dushmantha Chameera 2 (5), Mashrafe Mortaza run out 2 (2)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 139/5 in 19 Overs. BATTING: Mahmudullah 19 (9), Nurul Hasan 2 (4) — Kulasekara starts off with a single off Nurul, while the next delivery is smashed for four by Mahmudullah towards square leg, followed by a couple off an overthrow. However, the fourth ball is smashed by Mamahmudullah staight down the ground for a six, followed by a single towards covers, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 125/5 in 18 Overs. BATTING: Mahmudullah 6 (5), Nurul Hasan 1 (2) Chameera starts with a four off Shakib through the covers, followed by his dismissal off the next delivery, as he is caught behind by Dinesh Chandimal. The third delivery is a dot, followed by a single. The fifth delivery is another dot and a single to end the over towards third man.

OUT! Shiakib Al Hasan c Dinesh Chandimal b Dushmantha Chameera 32 (34)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 119/4 in 17 Overs. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 28 (32), Mahmudullah 5 (3) Kulasekara is back and is welcomed by a boundary off Shakib through cover, followed by a couple of singles. The fourth ball isa another single by Shakib towards long on, while Mahmudullah flick the fifth for a four towards square leg, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 108/4 in 16 Overs. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 22 (29), Mahmudullah 0 (0) Chameera continues as the first ball is swinged hard by Shakib for a single towards third man, followed by a single towards mid-wicket by Rahman off a no ball, as the free hit results in a dot, while the third ball is a single, followed by a dot, and a wide, as the fifth ball is smashed for a six over mid-wicket, while the over ends with a wicket, with Rahman handing it to Jayasuriya at mid-wicket.

OUT! Sabbir Rahman c Shehan Jayasuriya b Dushmantha Chameera 80 (54)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 97/3 in 15 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 73 (50), Shakib Al Hasan 20 (26) Herath starts with a single by Shakib towards long off, followed by another single by Rahman towards long on, while the third ball is a dot. The fourth ball goes for a single towards long on by Shaib, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a boundary by Rahman, straight down the ground.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 90/3 in 14 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 68 (47), Shakib Al Hasan 18 (23) Dushmantha Chameera is the new bowler, as he is welcomed by a boundary through the covers by Rahman, followed by a dot, while the third ball is a single towards long on. The fourth ball is a single towards third man by Shakib, followed by a dot off a slower ball, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 84/3 in 13 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 63 (42), Shakib Al Hasan 17 (22) Jayasuriya continues, as Rahman hits it for a six over mid-wicket, with the fielder dropping it outside the boundary to bring up his half-century, followed by a boundary in the same region. The third ball is another boundary through the covers, followed by a couple towards mid-on, while the fifth delivery is a single by Rahman towards long on, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 66/3 in 12 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 46 (37), Shakib Al Hasan 17 (21) Hertah starts off with a couple of singles off Rahman and Shakib towards long on, followed by a dot, as the fourth ball is a single towards mid-wicket, while the fourth delivery is a single by Shakib towards long off, as the over ends with a single as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 62/3 in 11 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 43 (33), Shakib Al Hasan 15 (19) Tillakaratne Dilshan starts off with a single by Rahman towards fine leg, followed by a couple towards mid-off, while the third ball too has the same result, followed by another single, as the over ends with a couple of dots.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 57/3 in 10 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 40 (30), Shakib Al Hasan 12 (15) Herath starts off withg a dot, followed by a single by Shakib towards long on, while the third ball is another dot. The fourth ball is a single by Rahman, followed by another single by Shakib, as the over ends with another single towards mid-on.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 53/3 in 9 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 39 (28), Shakib Al Hasan 10 (12) — Jayasuriya starts off with a single, followed by three dots, while the fifth ball is an appeal for caught behind, but the bowler wasn’t interested, as the over ends with another dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 52/3 in 8 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 39 (24), Shakib Al Hasan 9 (10) Ranagna Herath comes in and starts off with a singkle off Rahman towards fine leg, followed by another towards square leg off Shakib. The third ball is a dot, followed by a single twoards long on, while the next delivery is played for boundary through point by Shakib, as the over ends with a single.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 44/3 in 7 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 37 (21), Shakib Al Hasan 3 (7) Sehan Jayasuriya into the attack, and starts off with a single towards mid-off by Rahman, followed by another towards long-on by Shakib. The third ball is a single off a bye, followed by three dots to end the over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 41/3 in 6 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 35 (19), Shakib Al Hasan 2 (3) Thisara Perera into the attack, and starts off with a dot to Shakib, followed by a single towards third man, while the fourth delivery is a short one, as Rahman tries to pull, but takes the top edge for a boundary over the keeper. The fourth ball was a full length one, just outside off, as Rahman just samshed iot through the covers for four, followed by another boundary towards mid-on off a short-ptched delivery that was pulled beautifully, as the over ends with a single.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 27/3 in 5 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 22 (15), Shakib Al Hasan 1 (1) Mathews contiunes, as he starts off with a single off Rahim, that is edged towards third man, followed by three dots. But the fifth delivery is a run out, as Rahim, who defended the ball stright back to Mathews had a confusion with Rahman at non strikers end, but ran too early into the middle of the pitch, with Mathews to dislodge the bails. As the over ends with a stright single.

OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim run out 4 (9)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 24/2 in 4 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 21 (14), Mushfiqur Rahim 3 (5) Kulasekara continues as the first ball is smashed for four towards mid-wicket, followed by a six over the same region. The third ball is another boundary through the covers, followed by another boundary through the point, towards third man. The fifth delivery is an improved one from Mathews, a yorker length that ends in a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well of a full toss, with 18 runs coming off the over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 6/2 in 3 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 3 (8), Mushfiqur Rahim 3 (5) Mathews starts off with three dot deliveries, followed by a single off Rahim towards third man, while the fourth ball is a single again towards square-leg, as the overs ends with a couple off rahim towards point.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 2/2 in 2 Overs. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 2 (7), Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (3) Nuwan Kulasekara starts the second over with a single off Mithun towards third man, followed by a dot off a good length delivery. However, the third ball got the Lankans their second breakthorugh, as Soumya plays a wrong shot against the turn off a good length delivery, as the ball pops up in the air to be taken by Mathews at mid-off. Nushfiqur Rahim comes in as he face three dot deliveries to end the over.

OUT! Soumya Sarkar c Angelo mathews b Nuwan Kulasekara 0 (7)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: BAN 1/1 in 1 Over. BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 0 (1), Sabbir Rahman 1 (3) Angelo Mathews starts the opening over to Mohammad Mithun with a dot, followed by a wicket-taking delivery onto the pads, off a good length delivery that turned in and was a plum for the umpire to raise his finger. Sabbir Rahman comes in and faces a dot delivery, which is almost a yorker length, followed by another dot, off a delivery that turned away from the right hander. The fourth ball is on to the pads again, but is drifted by Rahman onto the leg side for a single, as the over ends with a dot to Sarkar.

OUT! Mohammad Mithun lbw b Angelo Mathews 0 (2)

Teams:

Bangladesh: Nurul Hasan (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain.

Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews (c), Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedera, Dasun Shanaka, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Dushmantha Chameera.

Angelo Mathews to led Sri Lanka, as regular skipper Lasith Malinga misses out after being unfit, Thisara Perera replaces him.

Toss: Bangladesh (Bat)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sri Lanka are the defending champions, but without Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene their batting looks shaky. Dinesh Chandimal is turning into their best batsman across formats, and scored a half-century against UAE as well. He looked a class apart from his teammates in Sri Lanka’s recent T20I series in India. Unfortunately for Sri Lanka, they have virtually no backup for him. Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup T20 2016, Match 5 at Dhaka, Preview

As for Bangladesh, the absence of Tamim Iqbal at the top has been telling. Nevertheless, the hosts have a good batting line-up with the likes of Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Shakib Al Hasan in the side. Their batting has not peaked yet in the tournament, so the Sri Lankan bowlers will feel they are in with a chance to peg them back early.

Squads:

Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (c), Angelo Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Nurul Hasan, Abu Hider.

Full Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup T20 2016 Match 5 at Dhaka