Tilakaratne Dilshan has played an excellent innings so far © Getty Images
Tilakaratne Dilshan has played an excellent innings so far © Getty Images

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Man of the match: Tilakaratne Dilshan for his excellent all round performance

Live Score Bangladesh 240/8| Overs 47

Lasith Malinga has bowled well today so far and he looks to finish on a high. A FOUR of Lasith Malinga down the leg side brings Sabbir Rahman’s half-century. He is immediately dismissed caught behind for a fighting half-century. Malinga then follows it up with the wicket of Rubel Hossain to wrap things up for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka win by 92 runs. Here’s the match report by Shiamak Unwalla

Sabbir Rahman st Sangakkara b Dilshan 53 (62), Taskin Ahmed LBW b Malinga 0 (1)

Live Score Bangladesh 234/8| Overs 46

BATTING:  Sabbir Rahman 47 (57), Rubel Hossain 0 (5)

Tilakaratne Dilshan searches for his 100th ODI wicket and is getting through his overs very quickly. The batsmen now just look to playing the remaining overs and survuve till the 50th over.

Live Score Bangladesh 228/8| Overs 44

BATTING:  Sabbir Rahman 46 (45), Rubel Hossain (0)

Tilakaratne Dilshan bowls a WIDE couple of feet away from the batsmen, even umpire Aleem Dar is amused by it. But he finally manages to get rid of Mushrafe Mortaza out stumped. Sri Lanka just two wickets away from victory.

Mushrafe Mortaza st Sangakkara b Dilshan

Live Score Bangladesh 222/7| Overs 43

BATTING:  Sabbir Rahman 46 (45), Mushrafe Mortaza  7 (6)

Thisara Perera comes on to bowl for a fresh spell. FOUR! Skipper Mushrafe Mortaza charges down the track and clears the man at mid on and gets a boundary. ONE run down to square leg

Live Score Bangladesh 215/7| Overs 41

BATTING:  Sabbir Rahman 29 (35), Mushrafe Mortaza 1 (1)

OUT!  Mushfiqur Rahim is out bowled for 36 off 39 deliveries. The ball took the outside edge and crashes into his wicket. Mushrafe Mortaza is the new batsman. Rahman pulls Lakmal for FOUR towards square leg. He then follows it up with a couple of runs down to third man. DOT off the next delivery

Mushfiqur rahim b Lakmal 36 (39)

Live Score Bangladesh 204/6| Overs 40

BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 32 (37), Sabbir Rahman 29 (35)

200 up for Bangladesh in the 40th over. Finally a FOUR for Bangladesh as Rahman guides the ball down to third man for a boundary. Final delivery is a DOT to end the over.

Live Score Bangladesh 199/6| Overs 39

BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 31 (34), Sabbir Rahman 25 (32)

Sri Lanka are well on course to a big win. Bangladesh players are folding without giving much fight. All the performers have performed very well so far and don’t look like letting go of their advantage.

Live Score Bangladesh 197/6| Overs 38

BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 30 (33), Sabbir Rahman 24 (27)

Lasith Malinga bowls yet another good over and Bangladesh are almost out of this match and Sri Lanka are on the verge of a big win.

Live Score Bangladesh 186/6| Overs 36

BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 28 (30), Sabbit Rahman 16 (18)

Lasith Malinga bowls an excellent over and keeps it down to just four runs in the over. Bangladesh do not seem like they are looking to chase down the total. They will try to get as close as possible to Sri Lanka’s total for the sake of net run rate.

Live Score Bangladesh 182/6| Overs 35

BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 26 (28), Sabbir Rahman 14 (14)

Rangana Herath bowls a good over but unfortunately concedes a boundary off the final ball of the over. Players will take drinks at this moment, with Sri Lanka having a firm hand on this match.

Live Score Bangladesh 172/6| Overs 33

BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 23 (23), Sabbir Rahman 7 (7)

FOUR off the final delivery and a couple of runs in between gives Bangladesh SIX runs from that over.Bangladesh need a lot of boundaries to have a chance of winning the game.

Live Score Bangladesh 165/6| Overs 32

BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 23 (23), Sabbir Rahman 1 (1)

SIX off the very first ball of the over. It goes over the fence after it slips through Malinga’s hands in the deep. But Shakib picks Malinga in the deep and he perishes for a well made 46. It’s curtains for Bangladesh now. ONE off the final delivery.

Shakib-al-Hasan c Malinga b Dilshan 46 (59)

Live Score Bangladesh 157/5| Overs 31

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 46 (56), Mushfiqur Rahim 16 (21)

FOUR! Angelo Mathews first ball four a boundary. ANOTHER FOUR! Shakib is at it again as he smashes the ball into the square leg fence. Rahim then punches the ball into the off side and gets a couple of runs. ONE off the final ball of the over.

Live Score Bangladesh 138/5| Overs 29

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 34 (48), Mushfiqur Rahim 10 (17)

A SIX and a couple of FOURS from Shakib  ensures that 16 runs have come off that over. Bangladesh will need many more overs like these to get close to Sri Lanka’s target.

Live Score Bangladesh 122/5| Overs 28

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 18 (42), Mushfiqur Rahim 10 (17)

Dilshan manages to get through his over quickly and he and gives absolutely nthing away in the process. This is good stuff from Sri Lanka. Bangladesh are more or less out of this contest.

Live Score Bangladesh 120/5| Overs 27

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 14 (30), Mushfiqur Rahim 7 (11)

Lasith Malinga steams in to bowl yet another over. He is not looking as deadly as he was in the first spell. He managest to end tha over well, but the Bangladesh batsmen have not started to get going in this innings.

Live Score Bangladesh 115/5| Overs 25

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 14 (30), Mushfiqur Rahim 7 (11)

Lasith Malinga is back into the attack after his successful first spell. He gives away just TWO runs off his over. Malinga will look to clean up the Bangladesh innings as early as they can

Live Score Bangladesh 113/5| Overs 24

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 13 (27), Mushfiqur Rahim 6 (8)

Tilakaratne Dilshan is the new bowler, he starts well as he concedes just three runs from that over. Dilshan scored a big century earlier and hopes that he can have an impact with the ball as well.

Live Score Bangladesh 110/5| Overs 23

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 11 (22), Mushfiqur Rahim 5 (7)

Thisara Perera gives away five runs in that over, but Sri Lanka will not mind it as the required run rate is well past seven runs an over. Bangkadesh need smoething special if they are to win this match from here.

Live Score Bangladesh 105/5| Overs 22

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 7 (18), Mushfiqur Rahim 4 (5)

Rangana Herath continues, he has done an excellent job for his team so far. He strays down leg side to Mushfiqur Rahim and he just taps it around trhe corner to pick up TWO runs. ONE down to long off to end the over.

Live Score Bangladesh 101/5| Overs 21

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 6 (17), Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (0)

OUT! After hitting the first delivery for a boundary, Mahmudullah is finally dismissed for 28 off 46 deliveries right at the stroke of 100. Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman. He and Shakib will be entrusted to get Bangladesh close to the target.

Mahmudullah 29 (46) c Herath b Perera

Live Score Bangladesh 95/4| Overs 20

BATTING: Mahmudullah 24 (42), Shakib-al-Hasan 6 (15)

Rangana Herah continues. Shakib and Mahmudullah have some misunderstanding, but no damage done eventually. Fantastic over from Herath as he concedes just a THREE from that over.

Live Score Bangladesh 92/4| Overs 19

BATTING: Mahmudullah 22 (38), Shakib-al-Hasan 5 (13)

Thisara Perera continues and just concedes two runs from his over. Sri Lanka are still on top but they will feel the need wrap things up soon. This is great stuff from Sri Lanka at the moment. They seem to be at ease.

Live Score Bangladesh 90/4| Overs 18

BATTING: Mahmudullah 21 (36), Shakib-al-Hasan 4 (9)

DOT! No run off the first two delivery as Rangana Herath continues. Shakib is beaten outside off stump off the next delivery. ONE! Shakib plays the ball to deep point for a single. DOT off the last delivery as excellent fielding from Herath prevents a single.

Live Score Bangladesh 86/4| Overs 16

BATTING: Mahmudullah 19 (27), Shakib-al-Hasan 1 (2)

OUT! Anamul Haque is run out, courtesy of a direct hit by skipper Angelo Mathew for 29. He had gotten off to a good start. Shakib-al-Hasan is the new batsman for Bangladesh. Just TWO runs and a wicket off that over.

Anamul Haque run out Mathews 29 (43)

Live Score Bangladesh 84/3 | Overs 15

BATTING: Anamul haque 29 (43), Mahmudullah 19 (27)

Easy run out missed, the fielding of both teams has been poor in this match. The next delivery is dispatched for FOUR, courtesy of some more poor fielding. Sri Lanka manage to hit the wickets directly but it seems like the batsman will survive and he does.

Live Score Bangladesh 75/3 | Overs 13

BATTING: Anamul haque 26 (35), Mahmudullah 13 (23)

Tisara Perera is introduced into the attack for the very first time in the innings. He keeps it tight and yet concedes SIX runs from that over. Sri Lanka are very much on top at the moment.

Live Score Bangladesh 69/3 | Overs 12

BATTING: Anamul haque 21 (28), Mahmudullah 10 (18)

Rangana Herath is introduced into the attack. bowls in good areas and keeps the batsmen guessing. Good start to his spell, he concedes just FOUR runs from that over.

Live Score Bangladesh 65/3 | Overs 11

BATTING: Anamul haque 21 (28), Mahmudullah 10 (18)

Bangladesh are off to a bad start and Suranga Lakmal keeps it tight as he lets only FIVE SINGLES in that over. Bangladesh are rocked after they lost three wickets early on. Although they are maintaining a good run rate, they are losing wickets in a hurry.

Live Score Bangladesh 60/3 | Overs 10

BATTING: Anamul haque 17 (25), Mahmudullah 9 (15)

Mahmudullah manages to get a boundary and release some pressure off his side. Angelo Mathews then strays down the leg side and gets four leg byes down to fine leg. Last ball of the over is crashed into the off side for a couple of runs.

Live Score Bangladesh 49/3 | Overs 9

BATTING: Anamul haque 16 (24), Mahmudullah 3 (10)

Anamul Haque plays an uppish shot over the point fielder to get a couple of runs. DROPPED! Angelo Mathews drops the catch of Anamul Haque. Mathews could not grab on to the ball as he tried to catch the ball over his head.

Live Score Bangladesh 46/3 | Overs 8

BATTING: Anamul haque 13 (18), Mahmudullah 3 (10)

Excellent over from Angelo Mathews he concedes just TWO runs from that over. After getting a wicket in the previous over, Mathews follows it up with an excellent over. Bangladesh in serious trouble now.

Live Score Bangladesh 44/3 | Overs 7

BATTING: Anamul haque 13 (18), Mahmudullah 1 (14)

Mominul Haque fishes for a ball outside off stump and it misses the bat by a whisker. Sri Lanka went for a review, but it was given not out. But the next delivery is hit straight to Mahela Jayawardene at first slip and Mominul Haque is out cheaply. Good catch by Jayawardene and Lakmal gets his first wicket. Mahmudullah is the new batsman.

Mominul Haque c Jayawardene b Lakmal 1 (4)

Live Score Bangladesh 41/2 | Overs 6

BATTING: Anamul haque 13 (18), Mominul Haque 1 (1)

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews is welcomed by Anamul Haque as he smashes a short delivery over the square leg fence for a huge six.ONE! He then sensibly gets a single. OUT! Soumya Sarkar plays a lose shot and is out caught behind. This ends a promising innings from Soumya Sarkar who’s out for 25 off just 15 deliveries.

Soumya Sarkar  c Sangakkara b Mathews 25 (15)

Live Score Bangladesh 33/1 | Overs 5

BATTING:Anamul haque 6 (14), Soumya Sarkar 25 (14)

Soumya Sarkar plays the full deliveries off Lasith Malinga carefully. The next delivery almost goes to Lahiru Thirimanne at short mid-wicket, but it goes just over his head. DOT! Anamul Haque defends the ball, no run. ONE! He then takes a single down to fine leg. Good over, just two runs from that over.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Live Score Bangladesh 31/1 | Overs 4

BATTING:Anamul haque 5 (12), Soumya Sarkar 24 (10)

FOUR! Soumya Sarkar looks good as he drives the ball to the cover boundary. WIDE! Suranga Lakmal bowls a wide on the off stump. FOUR! Sarkar smashes another boundary and is playing excellent counter-attacking cricket. FOUR AGAIN! Sarkar then drives the ball for yeta another drive. ONE! Sensible batting as Sarkar takes a single down to third man. DOT! No run off the final delivery, but an expensive over.

Live Score Bangladesh 17/1 | Overs 3

BATTING:Anamul haque 5 (10), Soumya Sarkar 11 (6)

FOUR! Anamul Haque pulls Lasith Malinga and picks up his first boundary. Malinga was bowling full and troubling the batsmen till now but the short ball backfired. That’s it, just FOUR runs from that over.

Live Score Bangladesh 13/1 | Overs 2

BATTING:Anamul haque 1 (4), Soumya Sarkar 11 (6)

Suranga Lakmal is set to bowl the second over. After two DOTS, he lobs the ball in the air and Tilakaratne Dilshan DROPS a sitter. Soumya Sarkar then plays an excellent square cut off the front foot and collects FOUR runs, and sensible gets a SINGLE off the next delivery. Leg Bye off the final delivery ends an eventful over.

Live Score Bangladesh 6/1 | Overs 1

BATTING:Anamul haque 0 (0), Soumya Sarkar 6 (4)

DOT! Lasith Malinga starts proceedings for Sri Lanka and Tamim Iqbal leaves the ball alone outside off stump. OUT! Malinga strikes off the second delivery as he cleans up Tamim for a duck. Poor shot selection by Tamim. Bangladesh have gotten off to the worst possible start. DOT! Soumya Sarkar is the new batsman and he starts off with a defensive stroke. DOT! Brilliant delivery from Malinga as he bowls a full delivery on the pads. Sarkar survives! FOUR! Soumya Sarkar is off the mark with a beautiful straight drive, which goes towards the long on fence. TWO! Another full delivery, but Sarkar just aout manages to dig it out and get a couple of runs.

Tamim Iqbal b Malinga 0 (2)

Sri Lanka finish on a high courtesy of a 210-run stand between Kumar Sangakkra and Tilakaratne Dilshan for the second wicket. Bangladesh need 333 runs to win the match. Read Shiamak Unwalla’s innings report here

Live Score Sri Lanka 332/1 | Overs 50

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 161 (146), Kumar Sangakkara 105 (76)

ONE! Sangakkara goes to his 22nd ODI century with a single off 73 deliveries. This is Sangakkara’s 400th match in ODIs as well. FOUR! Taskin strays down leg stump and Dilshan smashes it to the fine leg fence for a boundary. WIDE! Taskin bowls a short ball over Dilshan’s head and is called a wide by the square leg umpire. ONE! Dilshan takes a single to get to his highest ODI score. DOT! Sangakkara tries to scoop one over fine leg, but fails to connect. FOUR! Sangakkara smashes the ball towards the mid-wicket boundary for another four. ONE! Sangakkra plays it to deep cover to finish the innings off with a single.

Live Score Sri Lanka 320/1 | Overs 49

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 156 (144), Kumar Sangakkara 99 (72)

ONE! Sangakkara plays it down the ground for a single. DOT! Excellent yorker from Rubel Hossain, but Dilshan scampers for a single. ONE! Sangakkara plays it to deep cover for another single. FOUR! 150 up for Dilshan as he goes over the mid-wicket fence for a boundary. THREE! yorker length, but it’s squeezed out to third man for three runs. ONE! Sangakkra plays it to covers for a single.

Live Score Sri Lanka 309/1 | Overs 48

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 148 (141), Kumar Sangakkara 95 (68)

ONE! Shakib-al-Hasan is into the attack and Sangakkara plays him to deep square leg for a single. FOUR! Dilshan sweeps Shakib to the fine leg booundary. 30 up for Sri Lanka. DOT! Dilshan plays and misses. FOUR! Reverse sweep and a boundary into the third man fence. DOT! Played and missed. FOUR! Boundary in the square leg area to end another excellent over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 296/1 | Overs 47

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 136 (136), Kumar Sangakkara 95 (68)

FOUR! First two deliveries from Mushrafe Mortaza disappears four a boundary. ONE! He then takes a single off the next delivery. FOUR! Kumar Sangakkara then gracefully lifts the ball over covers for another boundary. 14 RUNS from that over

Live Score Sri Lanka 282/1 | Overs 46

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 127 (132), Kumar Sangakkara 90 (66)

FOUR! Kumar Sangakkara now joins the act as he smashes Mahmudullah inside out over covers for a boundary. Another expensive over and Sri Lanka are cashing in on some poor bowling. EIGHT runs from that over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 274/1 | Overs 45

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 127 (131), Kumar Sangakkara 83 (61)

Dilshan smashes four FOURS in that over and Taskin Ahmed is at the receiving end. He has often missed out on the yorker and ended up bowling at length areas, which Dilshan has punished

Live Score Sri Lanka 258/1 | Overs 44

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 111 (125), Kumar Sangakkara 83 (61)

Another expensive over for Bangladesh and as 11 runs have come from that over. Sri Lanka have managed to do well but bangladesh will want to pick up a coupe of wicket quickly to have some sort of momntum going into the innings break.

Live Score Sri Lanka 247/1 | Overs 43

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 110 (122), Kumar Sangakkara 74 (58)

Another run out opportunity missed. Tilakaratne Dilshan plays the ball towards covers and looks for a single. He is stranded in the middle of the pitch and a direct hit would have had him. But the fielder misses and Dilshan survives again. ONE! Dilshan takes a single and gets Sangakkara on strike for the last ball of the over. Sangakkara scoops the ball from outside off stump and plays it to long leg and collects TWO.

Live Score Sri Lanka 239/1 | Overs 42

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 106 (119), Kumar Sangakkara 70 (55)

DROPPED! Kumar Sangakkara hits the ball straight into the hands of backward point, who drops a sitter. To add insult to injury there are three overthrows as well. FOUR! Tilakaratne Dilshan then sweeps Rubel Hossain over fine leg for a boundary. SIX! Sangakkara lofts the ball over long on for a huge six. These are ominous signs for Bangladesh. ONE! Sangakkara then follows it up with a single. 15 from that over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 224/1 | Overs 41

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 101 (116), Kumar Sangakkara 60 (52)

Tilakaratne Dilshan  gets to his century off 115 deliveries after he inside edges a ball to the fine leg fence and he picks up TWO in the process. Huge appeal off the final delivery but no damage done.

Live Score Sri Lanka 210/1 | Overs 39

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 97 (110), Kumar Sangakkara 52 (46)

50 for Kumar Sangakkara as he brings up his milestone in just 45 deliveries. Sangakkara is looking dangerous and looks set for a huge score. Tilakaratne Dilshan is just three runs short of his century now.

Live Score Sri Lanka 204/1 | Overs 38

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 96 (109), Kumar Sangakkara 47 (41)

Sabbir Rahman bowls the final over of the batting powerplay and Kumar Sangakkara smashes the ball to the fence to bring up 200 for Sri Lanka. Sangakkara is just a blow away from reaching his half-century

Live Score Sri Lanka 196/1 | Overs 37

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 94 (107), Kumar Sangakkara 42 (37)

Skipper Mushrafe Mortaza continues. FOUR! Excellent smash by Kumar Sangakkara as he clears the front leg and smashes the ball over the bowler’s head for a boundary. TEN runs coming off that over. Sri Lanka are doing well in the powerplay overs.

Live Score Sri Lanka 186/1 | Overs 36

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 92 (103), Kyumar Sangakkara 28 (29)

Shakib-al-Hasan continues. FOUR! Kumar Sangakkara sweeps the fourth ball off the over to the mid-wicket fence and follows it up with a SINGLE off the very next delivery. Again seven runs coming from that over. Tilakaratne Dilshan approaches another century.

Live Score Sri Lanka 179/1 | Overs 35

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 92 (103), Kyumar Sangakkara 28 (29)

Mushrafe Mortaza has bowled well but has not been able to pick up a single wicket in this innings so far. Sri Lanka are happy to take the ones and twos with the occasional boundary now and then. Just FOUR runs from that over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 175/1 | Overs 34

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 88 (97), Kyumar Sangakkara 28 (29)

Shakib-al-Hasan bowls a good over but the last ball off the over is smashed down the ground by Kumar Sangakkara for a boundary. As a result, seven runs have come off that over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 168/1 | Overs 33

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 86 (95), Kyumar Sangakkara 23 (25)

Sri Lanka have taken the batting powerplay in the 33rd over. Taskin Ahmed has bowled very fast but has failed to be economical. ONE! A quick single brings Dilshan back on strike. ONE! to bring Sangakkara back on strike, who smashes it for a boundary. Taskin fails to hang on to a return catch from Sangakkara. Another one goes begging.

Live Score Sri Lanka 162/1 | Overs 32

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 85 (94), Kyumar Sangakkara 18 (20)

FOUR! Tilakaratne Dilshan gets another boundary, this time through covers. Mahmudullah bowls a short ball outside off stump and Dilshan thrashes the ball through covers. EIGHT runs have come off that over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 154/1 | Overs 31

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 79 (90), Kyumar Sangakkara 16 (18)

FOUR! Tilakaratne Dilshan cuts the ball over the third man for a boundary. He uses the pace of the bowler and guides the ball into the fence, which brings up the 150 for Sri Lanka. Good doing by Sri Lanka.

Live Score Sri Lanka 147/1 | Overs 30

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 73 (86), Kyumar Sangakkara 15 (16)

Some poor fielding by Anamul Haque gives Sri Lanka four runs. This is not good cricket by Bangladesh and they must make sure that they don’t lose momentum.

Live Score Sri Lanka 140/1 | Overs 29

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 71 (84), Kyumar Sangakkara 10 (12)

Rubel Hossain bowls another excellent over. Sri Lanka look to rebuild after losing Thirimanne earlier are taking things slow in the middle overs. Bangladesh will want to make use of this opportunity and get a wicket or two.

Live Score Sri Lanka 137/1 | Overs 28

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 69 (79), Kyumar Sangakkara 9 (11)

Taskin Ahmed continues and Sri Lanka are looking to consolidate. Taskin does a good job and bowls an excellent over and concedes just FOUR runs from that over. Bangladesh in of pursuit of some quick wickets at the moment.

Live Score Sri Lanka 133/1 | Overs 27

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 68 (77), Kyumar Sangakkara 6 (7)

FOUR! Kumar Sangakkara gets his first boundary of his innings. He cuts the ball over the keeper’s left. A bit ippish, but it was safe in the end. SEVEN runs from that over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 126/1 | Overs 26

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 67 (74), Kyumar Sangakkara 1 (4)

Skipper Mushrafe Mortaza brings himself back into the attack. He’s in pursuit of a few more wickets after the dismissal of Thirimanne. ONE! Kumar Sangakkara is off the mark. Good over fro Bangladesh, just FOUR runs from that over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 122/1 | Overs 25

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 63 (69), Kyumar Sangakkara 0 (3)

OUT! Lahiru Thirimanne is finally dismissed for 52. Sri Lanka finally lose their first wicket after a wonderful opening partnership. Taskin Ahmed takes a good low catch at long on. Good over by Rubel Hossain. Just TWO runs off that over.

Lahiru Thirimanne c Taskin Ahmed b Rubel 52(78)

Live Score Sri Lanka 120/0 | Overs 24

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 51 (76), Tilakaratne Dilshan 62 (68)

Sabbir Rahman manages to keep it tight.  Lahiru Thirimanne brings up his HALF CENTURY. Rahman is pitching the ball in the right areas, but concedes six runs in that over. Bangladesh need to think about picking up a couple of wickets at the earliest.

Live Score Sri Lanka 114/0 | Overs 23

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 49 (73), Tilakaratne Dilshan 59 (66)

Rubel Hossain is hit on the leg by a straight drive by Dilshan, but he’s alright. There was a small delay to cater to it though. Another excellent over for Bangladesh as they search for their first wicket.

Live Score Sri Lanka 109/0 | Overs 22

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 48 (71), Tilakaratne Dilshan 54 (61)

Leg-spinner Sabbir Rahman is now into the attack for the first time. MISSED! Thirimanne charges down the track and misses, but the wicket keeper fails to hang on to the ball and it’s a missed stumong. Poor cricket by Bangladesh. FOUR! To add insult to injury, the last ball is hit for a boundary.

Live Score Sri Lanka 103/0 | Overs 21

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 43 (67), Tilakaratne Dilshan 53 (59)

FOUR! Excellent shot by Tilakaratne Dilshan as he drives the ball beautifully to the long on fence for a boundary. Taskin had bowled a maiden in his previous over and conceded his first run in eight balls in the second ball off the over. FOUR MORE! Beautiful cover drive fetches him another boundary. FOUR! This time Dilshan pulls the ball towards the mid-wicket boundary and brings up his HALF-CENTURY and Sri Lanka bring up their 100 in the process.

Live Score Sri Lanka 90/0 | Overs 20

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 42 (65), Tilakaratne Dilshan 41 (55)

Mahmudullah is into the attack now. Tilakaratne Dilshan loses patience after some quiet overs as he tries to reverse sweep him but misses. Thirimanne is looking more and more cinfident after making a shaky start. FOUR! last ball off the over is pulled towards deep mid wicket for another boundary from Dilshan.

Live Score Sri Lanka 83/0 | Overs 19

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 40 (61), Tilakaratne Dilshan 37 (53)

Taskin Ahmed continues. He has made a good comeback after a wayward start ends bowls an excellent MAIDEN over. This is good stuff by Bangladesh

Live Score Sri Lanka 83/0 | Overs 18

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 40 (61), Tilakaratne Dilshan 37 (47)

Sri Lanka look to play Shakib cautiously and are not taking any risks when he is bowling. This opening partnership is slowly starting to threaten Bangladesh and they must look to pick up a couple of wickets at the earliest.

Live Score Sri Lanka 80/0 | Overs 17

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 39 (58), Tilakaratne Dilshan 35 (44)

Taskin Ahmed is now back into the attack and Thirimanne plays the ball down to third man for ONE! TWO! Good running from Sri Lanka as Dilshan plays the ball to square leg with soft hands and collects a couple of runs. DOT! Inside edge, on to the pads, no run. DOT! Dilshan plays it to mid off, no run. ONE! Quick single towards covers. DOT off the final delivery, which means FOUR runs have come off that over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 76/0 | Overs 16

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 38 (56), Tilakaratne Dilshan 32 (40)

Shakib is bowling at good areas at the moment and both the set batsmen are finding it difficult to score off his bowling. Thirimanne goes inside out and edges the ball over covers and collects TWO runs. ONE! Dilshan takes a single off the last delivery

Live Score Sri Lanka 71/0 | Overs 15

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 34 (53), Tilakaratne Dilshan 31 (37)

FOUR! Excellent shot by Tilakaratne Dilshan as he manages to drive the ball into the cover frnce. ONE! He follows it up with a single, smart cricket. ONE! off the final delivery, which gives Sri Lanka nine runs from that over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 62/0 | Overs 14

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 31 (50), Tilakaratne Dilshan 25 (34)

Shakib continues and he manages to keep it extremely tight. Both batsmen are unable to put him way and manage to get just TWO runs from that over. Good stuff from Bangladesh.

Live Score Sri Lanka 60/0 | Overs 13

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 31 (50), Tilakaratne Dilshan 23 (28)

Mahmudullah is the new bowler and Lahiru Thirimanne takes a ONE off the first delivery. DOT! Dilshan plays him out cautiusly asnd the gets a SINGLE towards mid wicket. DOT! Played towards mid off. DOT AGAIN! This time played towards point. Just TWO runs from that over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 58/0 | Overs 12

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 30 (46), Tilakaratne Dilshan 22 (26)

Shakib-al-Hasan continues and starts with a DOT! DOT AGAIN! Lahiru Thirimanne plays it towards covers, no run. DOT! Played towards mid on. ONE! Thirimanne gets a single down to mid on. DOT! Dilshan charges down the track, plays a defensive shot. DOT to finish the over. JUST ONE RUN from that over.

Live Score Sri Lanka 57/0 | Overs 11

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 29 (42), Tilakaratne Dilshan 22 (24)

DOT! A misunderstanding between the batsmen leaves Tilakaratne stranded, but he’s back in time. After a DOT off the next delivery, Dilshan drives the ball towards covers for a couple of runs. DOT! Dilshan plays the ball towards mid off, no run. DOT! Same shot, same result. FOUR! Dilshan pulls the ball to the square leg boundary for another boundary.

Live Score Sri Lanka 51/0 | Overs 10

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 29 (42), Tilakaratne Dilshan 16 (18)

Shakib-al-Hasan comes into the attack. after a DOT off the first delivery,Tilakaratne Dilshan plays the ball towards long on for a  SINGLE. Lahiru Thirimanne edges the ball past first slip and collects THREE RUNS. DOT! 50 up for Sri Lanka! Dilshan plays it out carefully. ONE! A misfield gives Sri Lanka a single. DOT off the final delivery.

Live Score Sri Lanka 46/0 | Overs 9

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 26 (40), Tilakaratne Dilshan 14 (14)

Mushrafe Mortaza has been bowling in good areas and starts the over with a couple of DOTS! Thirimanne again plays the ball towards covers for a DOT! TWO! Poor running from Sri Lanka after thirimanne mistimes the ball over mid off, but manage just a couple of runs. FOUR! Thirimanne tries to drive the ball on the up, but the ball squeezes in between wicket keeper and first slip. DOT! Thirimanne leaves the last ball outside leg stump. Eventful over!

Live Score Sri Lanka 40/0 | Overs 8

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 20 (34), Tilakaratne Dilshan 14 (14)

ONE! Taskin Ahmed replaces Rubel Hossain and Thirimanne clips him down to fine leg for a single. WIDE! Tilakaratne Dilshan flashes at a delivery outside off stump but fails to connect, umpire Aleem Dar calls it a wide. FOUR! Over-pitched delivery from Taskin and Dilshan smashes it to the cover boundary. First boundary to Dilshan. DOT! Dilshan plays the ball back to the bowler. FOUR! Dilshan then smashes the ball towards the square leg fence for another boundary. DOT! Dilshan then smashes the ball hard, but it goes straight to the cover fielder. TWO! Dilshan plays the ball towards mid off and scampers for a single. A deflection after a direct hit gifts Sri Lanka another run.

Live Score Sri Lanka 28/0 | Overs 7

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 19 (33), Tilakaratne Dilshan 4 (9)

DOT! Lahiry Thirimanne plays the ball cautiously back to the bowler. DOT! He then leaves the ball alone outside off stump. DOT! Thirimanne charges down the track and flashes outside off stump, but he misses it and the ball goes straight into the hands of the wicket keeper. THREE! On the pads and the ball is dispatched towards deep mid wicket for another three runs. DOT! Tilakaratne Dilshan plays the ball towards mid wicket. DOT! ends another good over for Bangladesh.

Live Score Sri Lanka 25/0 | Overs 6

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 16 (29), Tilakaratne Dilshan 4 (7)

ONE! Dilshan gets a quick single. WIDE! Rubel Hossain bowls another one down the leg side. DOT! Thirimanne plays it well in front of his eyes. WIDE! Rubel comes around the wicket but bowls another wide down the leg side. ONE! Rubel again strays down the leg side, but Thirimanne plays it to fine leg for a single. DOT! Much better line from Rubel, he manages to bowl one on off stump. DOT! Thirimanne cuts the ball towards covers. THREE! Good short towards covers fetches Sri Lanka three runs

Live Score Sri Lanka 17/0 | Overs 5

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 11 (24), Tilakaratne Dilshan 3 (6)

DOT! Tilakaratne Dilshan plays it carefully. ONE! Dilshan scampers for a single after playing it to mid on. DOT! Lahiru Thirimanne plays leaves the ball alone. DOT! Thirimanne then defends the ball well. DOT! He hoes for a cover drive but the ball goes straight to the fielder at mid off. DOT! Thirimanne leaves the ball alone.

Live Score Sri Lanka 16/0 | Overs 4

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 11 (20), Tilakaratne Dilshan 2 (4)

ONE! Lahiru Thirimanne plays the ball safely to third man for a single. ONE! Dilshan too manages to get a single towards third man too. DOT! Short ball, keeper misses, but no run. That’s one for the over. DOT! Played back to the bowler. DOT! Thirimanne plays the ball safely towards mid off. WIDE! Rubel Hossain bowls down the leg side. TWO! Thirimanne flicks the ball in the air over square leg, manages to get a couple of runs

Live Score Sri Lanka 11/0 | Overs 3

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 8 (15), Tilakaratne Dilshan 1 (3)

DOT! Tilakaratne Dilshan plays it out cautiously. ONE! Dilshan is off the mark with a single towards fine leg. DOT! Thirimanne playes the next two deliveries carefully, he watches the ball till the last minute. DOT! Thirimanne leaves the ball alone outside off stump. ONE! Thirimanne edges the ball between first slip and gully, but safe again.

Live Score Sri Lanka 8/0 | Overs 2

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 6 (11), Tilakaratne Dilshan 0 (1)

WIDE! Rubel Hossain starts off the second over with a wide. DOT! The ball takes an inside edge, crashes into the pads and falls in front of the Thirimanne. WIDE! Another wayward wide down the leg side bu Rubel. DOT! Thirimanne plays it to mid on, no run. DOT! This time towards mid wicket. FOUR! Thirimanne thrashes the ball towards to pick up the first boundary of the match. ONE! Indide edge, but Thirimanne gets a single.

Live Score Sri Lanka 1/0 | Overs 1

BATING: Lahiru Thirimanne 1 (5), Tilakaratne Dilshan 0 (1)

We’re off and running at Melbourne Lahiru Thirimanne takes guard against Mushrafe Mortaza. DOT! played to mid on. DOT! Thirimanne attaempts to play a sot to fine leg, fails. DOT! Thirinamme plays and misses. DROPPED! Thirimanne flashes hard outside off stump, but Anamul Haque drops a sitter at first slip. ONE! Thirimanne finally gets a single down to third man to bring Tilakaratne Dilshan on strike for the first time. DOT to finish the over


 


Playing XI:

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman,  Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews(c), Tillekaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal

TOSS: Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first. Dinesh Chandimal comes in for Jeevan Mendis. Bangladesh have named an unchanged squad.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the 18th match in the Pool A in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This is Pramod Ananth, and I will be bringing you the over-by-over updates of the Bangladesh versus Sri Lanka match. PREVIEW: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Shaky lions take on confident tigers

Bangladesh have a fair chance of winning the match against Sri Lanka. The side under Angelo Mathews is not playing to the full potential and the Bangladesh, on the other hand, have been doing things right to make a good impact. Sri Lanka survived against Afghanistan, thanks to a brilliant century from Mahela Jayawardene after their top order was blown away by the spirited Afghanistan bowlers. Top 10 batsmen in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Bangladesh had made a winning start to their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 campaign when they trumped the Afghans in their World Cup opening match. Their second match, against Australia, was washed out due to Cyclone Marcia and they earned a much-needed point in a game which could have been a very tough one for them. Top 10 bowlers in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Sri Lanka too have played two matches. They scraped past Afghanistan and their opening match against New Zealand was a disappointing outing for them as the co-hosts of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 had emerged victorious. Sri Lanka will have to get their act together and play as a unit, as going ahead the journey will get tougher hereon. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Pool-wise Team Standing

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Squads:

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed, Anamul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lasith Malinga, Tillekaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Schithra Senanayake, Thisara Perera.

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Live Score Sri Lanka 204/1 | Overs 38

BATING: Tilakaratne Dilshan 96 (109), Kumar Sangakkara 47 (41)