Suprabhat! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, 3rd place play-off game between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Staurday. I am Shruti Hariharan, and I will be bringing you all the live updates from this tie, which promises to be an absolute thriller. Both the teams are at this stage for only one cause, and that’s because they failed to make it to the final of this mega event. However, all is not lost for both the teams as they look to seize the opportunity at this game, and emerge the third best in the tournament.

Mehedi Hasan Miraz wins ‘Man of the Match’ for his splendid 3 for 28 in bowling and 53 from 67 in batting

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 218/7 in 49.3 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Jaker Ali 31 (45), Mehedin Hasan Rana 1 (1): Last over of the match a win win situation for Bangladesh. Bangladesh need four from last over. Two runs in that last over and scores are leveled up. One run to win from four balls and that wraps the innings for Bangladesh with a huge SIX to end the innings. Bangladesh seal the third position. Jaker Ali does it for his team and what a return. Sri Lanka were striving until the end to win this game but were unable to reach that level with Bangladesh gaining comfortably with third position. Bangladesh future is bright with this new bunch.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 211/7 in 49 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Jaker Ali 25 (43): This match is getting better and Jaker Ali is smashing the ball for boundaries. Saifuddin and Ali taking quick runs and just require and a no ball in the 49th over. Fernando is under attack for Sri Lanka. Last spell to go and a run out appeal made and off goes Shaifuddin for run out.

OUT! Mohammad Saifuddin run out 19

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 200/6 in 48 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Mohammad Saifuddin 11 (24), Jaker Ali 19 (39): Three runs from that 48th over, Asalanka chases the ball and gives a boon to SL by stopping the ball from boundary. Another boundary in the next ball, poor bowling from Ashan and brings 200 up from Bangladesh. Mossabek Hossain goes for another half-century. Can Bangladesh do this, one last spell to go. Mosabbek Hossain wanted to go for a big one and gets caught at full on off. Jaker Ali comes back. What a dramatic change.

OUT! Mosabbek Hossain c Mendis b Ashan 11

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 188/5 in 47 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Mohammad Saifuddin 11 (24), Mosabbek Hossain 4 (5): Aslanka is back and three singles from this 47th over. Not enough at the moment when Bangladesh require huge runs on board. Yorkers from Asalanka is making Bangladesh fizzle. Just 4 runs from that 47th over. Three more to go, can Bangladesh win this or will Sri Lanka pick more wickets.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 184/5 in 46 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Mohammad Saifuddin 9 (21), Mosabbek Hossain 2 (2): Sri Lanka giving extras nervousness catching up for Sri Lanka. and boundary after a while for Bangladesh. Will they manage to seal the third position. Two runs more to add the icing on the cake. Bangladesh striving themselves. Shammu Ashan comes into attack for 46th over. Singles are not going to help Bangladesh in this innings especially with just 4 overs remaining and Sri Lanka are attacking until the end with a wicket down of Shafiul Hayet. Bangladesh need some magical runs on board to win this game. Mosabbek Hossain comes in crease. Just 5 runs from that over.

OUT! Shafiul Hayet c Pereira b Ashan 21

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 172/4 in 44 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Shafiul Hayet 14 (30), Mohammad Saifuddin 7 (18): Bangladesh is moving slow once again. Looks like Sri Lanka is hovering over Bangladesh at the moment. Just 1 run per over with the run rate moving. In 41st over just one single run from that over. Bangladesh are making the whole match look impossible to win. Bangladesh maybe heading for tight finish with 47 runs from 34 balls. 44th over in process and just 5 runs from it.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 155/4 in 38 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Shafiul Hayet 5 (11), Mohammad Saifuddin 0 (3): Shammu Ashan comes into bowling attack and off goes Shanto with a run out. Both batsmen running towards same direction and an easy run out. Mohammad Saifuddin comes into attack with no helmet. All charged up for the innings. Bowling towards mid-on pushed to mid-off with no runs and last spell no runs once again.

OUT! Nazmul Hossain Shanto run out 40

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 155/3 in 37 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Nazmul Hossain Shanto 40 (56), Shafiul Hayet 5 (9): Asalanka looks uncomfortable and falls of the ground once again cramps at the moment. Meanwhile, Jaker Ali might come back to bat after being moved out due to cramps. Asalanka is up and Just two runs after a major wicket. Shanto needs to stay back in crease for Bangladesh after the fall of wicket. Mendis into attack and a wide in that over with 5 runs and that wraps the 37 over.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 147/3 in 35.1 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Mehedi Hasan 53 (66), Nazmul Hossain Shanto 38 (52): And half-century up for the captain. He has done his job today with bat and bowl for Bangladesh proving to be the perfect captain. This is his fourth successive half-century in the tournament. Kamindu Mendis had bowled the 35th over and now comes into attack is Asalanka. Still 15 overs to go and 68 runs to win. This match is turning to be interesting. And unfortunately, the captain has to go with Asalanka getting an important one. That was massive run with wicket keeper stumping at the right moment. Shafiul Hayet comes to bat.

OUT! Mehedi Hasan Miraz run out at 53 (66)

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 141/2 in 34 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Mehedi Hasan 48 (61), Nazmul Hossain Shanto 37 (50): 34th over in process now and Mehedi Hasan is still 2 runs away from his half-century. Just four runs from the 34th over. Shanto is on strike for the 35th over, chances for the captain to complete his half-century might be possible. Miraz recently mentioned he blames himself for not playing his best for Bangladesh against West Indies in semi-finals. Drinks break issues once again at the moment. Bangladesh require 74 runs to nail the third place.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 133/2 in 32 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Mehedi Hasan 46 (55), Nazmul Hossain Shanto 31 (44): Charith Asalanka and Lahiru Kumara have exchanged attacks and no luck with wickets for Sri Lanka, though Asalanka did have a good day with his bat. Kumara gave away just three runs in 31st over. Will Asalanka bowl the 32nd over or will a new bowler be experimented by Sri Lanka. It is Asalanka on attack with Shanto and Miraz exchanging strikes. Bangladesh is currently moving at 5 runs per over. The captain is approaching his half-century at the moment. Just 5 from it.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 121/2 in 29 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Mehedi Hasan 40 (44), Nazmul Hossain Shanto 25 (37): The captain is on the crease and Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Bangladesh key player joins along. They are already 100 plus now and Bangladesh looking confident with their game. Just two wickets down and this can be won easily. Kumara bowling the 29th over and two consecutive wide by Kumara. Sri Lanka look very nervous here. 8 runs out from this over yet. 62 runs partnership from these batsmen already. Last spell to go and no run.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 92/2 in 23.5 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Mehedi Hasan 24(28), Nazmul Hossain Shanto 14(23): Mehedi Hasan and Nazmul Hossain Shanto have started to score more freely in the last couple of overs. Asitha Fernando and Damitha Silva are bowling at the moment. Sri Lanka would want to pick up another wicket at this point of the match and bring Bangladesh under more pressure. Bangladesh now needs 123 more runs from here on from 157 balls. They have eight wickets in hand.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 70/2 in 20.1 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Mehedi Hasan 11(17), Nazmul Hossain Shanto 8(14): Bangladesh batsman Jaker Ali gets retired hurt for 19 off 38 deliveries. To make matters worse, they lose another wicket in the form of Joyraz Sheikh for 26. Both the batters wasted a lot of important balls. Mehedi Hasan and Nazmul Hossain Shanto are the new batsmen at the crease. Bangladesh now requires a good partnership from them to bail the team out of trouble. They are not chasing a big score but still cannot afford to lose another wicket. Also, their scoring rate needs to be increased or else things might get difficult for them after 35 overs. OUT! Joyraz Sheik c Pereira b Silva 26(54), OUT!  Jaker Ali retired hurt 19(38)

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 49/1 in 14.3 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Joyraz Sheik 21 (48), Jaker Ali 19 (38): Bangladesh are rather moving very slow with maiden overs being given away by Sri Lanka. Sheik and Ali need to maintain this momentum to reach the desired target and stay on crease. Kumara bowling his spell for 15th over now and Jakers tried for a fast run and but falls on the ground and catches cramps. Physio is on the field to attend him. This should not be a wrong time for Bangladesh ti face this issue. And drinks break has been issued.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh 33/1 in 7 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Joyraz Sheik 15 (23), Jaker Ali 10 (18): Though a wicket fell for Bangladesh, they have recovered from it well and Sheik and Ali are playing extremely well in this innings. 7th over in process and Bangladesh are eyeing for two to four runs in every over to keep the momentum on. While Sri Lankan bowlers are restricting runs as much as possible. Asitha Fernando and Wanidu Hasaranga are exchanging the bowling strikes. Joyrazx thinks he caught hold of Joyraz but a assumption for Sri Lanka. Joyraz continues the play and Joyraz goes for boundary in the second last spell. Last spell to go and two consecutive wides. Sir Lankan bowlers rather look nervous here. Just a single run from it.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh  12/1 in 2 overs | TARGET 215 | BATTING: Joyraz Sheik 6 (6), Jaker Ali 4 (5): The innings begin for Bangladesh and what a start. They lose their first wicket of Zakir Hasan. Though Jaker Ali bounced back and went all out for a boundary to give an heads up for Bangladesh. Asitha Fernanado got his first wicket for the innings. Bangladesh need to strive heard got earn the 3rd spot in this tournament. 2nd over is on and Lahiru Kumara comes into attack. Already a boundary in that over by Sheik this time. A run tucked off the pads through square leg leaving with two more spells to go. Kumara looks nervous and has given off a wide. A yorker and took too much time to play the right shot.

OUT! Zakir Hasan b Asitha Fernando 0

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 214 in 48.5 overs | BATTING: Asitha Fernando 0 (0): Abdul Halim comes into attack and Asalanka wants to keep the strike and a boundary. And that ends the innings for Sri Lanka with Asalanka out. Halim gets his first wicket of the innings. Wonderful innings played by Asalanka who stayed until the end of the match to give that required for Sri Lanka. Asitha Fernando is the new batsman on crease. That completes the innings for Sri Lanka with final wicket down. Getting his second wicket in 49th over. That makes it a maiden wicket over for Abdul Halim.

OUT! Lahiru Kumara c Mohammad Saifuddin b Abdul Halim 3

OUT! Charith Asalanka c Zakir Hasan b Abdul Halim 76

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 210/8 in 48 overs | BATTING: Charith Asalanka 72 (96), Lahiru Kumara 3 (9): 48th over is on. Asalanka seems to be the bright future for Sri Lanka Under 19 with his batting skills. Single run and strike for Kumara. A perfect yorker from Saifuddin at outside off. And 7 runs from that over. Two more overs to go.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 187/8 in 44.2 overs | BATTING: Charith Asalanka 52 (83), Lahiru Kumara 1 (2): Asalanka completes his half-century, but unfortunately was unable to find the perfect person to support him until the end of the match. Still 6 overs left for Sri Lanka and not much runs on board. Saifuddin has bowled an excellent 43rd over picking two wickets from it of Jehan Daniel and Hasaranga from it. Bangladesh have bowled excellently restricting Sri Lanka at regular intervals. Jehan Daniel goes for a duck. While Hasaranga played a fine innings of striking 30 runs from his innings. Damitha Silva comes into crease. And the captain is on a roll with 4th wicket for him this innings. Damith Silva also goes for a duck. Lahiru Kumara comes into crease.

OUT! Damitha Silva run out 0

OUT! Jehan Daniel b Mohammad Saifuddin 0

OUT! Wanidu Hasaranga b Mohammad Saifuddin 30

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 141/5  in 35 overs | BATTING: Charith Asalanka 31 (58), Wanidu Hasaranga 5 (7): Shammu Ashan goes off the crease and yet Sri Lanka look in  control of the game. Saleh Ahmed Shawon picks his first wicket of Vishad Randika the new batsman who came in after Ashan was out. Now the new batsman in Wanidu Hasaranga Nazmul Hossain Shanto is the new bowlers for Bangladesh. Asalanka stands strong for his team.

OUT! Vishad Randika  lbw b Saleh Ahmed Shawon 10 (21)

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 109/3 in 26 overs | BATTING: Charith Asalanka 15 (37), Shammu Ashan 27 (29): That is 100 up for Sri Lanka with Asalanka and Ashan playing wonderfully in the innings. Mosabbek Hossain is the new bowler into attack, while Ashan is striking the bowl in all directions with double boundaries in every over. Could he be the man for today’s innings for Sri Lanka. Mosabbek Hossain plays the 26th over, huge SIX for Ashan and two runs from that over.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 73/3 in 20 overs | BATTING: Charith Asalanka 6 (23), Shammu Ashan 0 (7): The captain is on a roll with third wicket in his kitty. The wicket keeper seems equally excited to catch the second wicket. And that over turns to be a wicket maiden once again. Saleh Ahmed Shawon bowls his second spell and once again just a single run conceded from that 19th over. The 20th over to begin and Shammu Ashan is the new batsman on crease. A short ball from the captain and off it goes for two runs. Nice full outside off with no runs given.

OUT! Avishka Fernando c Jaker Ali b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 6 (14)

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 70/2 in 17 overs | BATTING: Avishka Fernando 6 (12), Charith Asalanka 3 (14): Saleh Ahmed Shawon who took the maximum wickets last match comes into attack for his first over. Just one run from 17th over. Fernando and Asalanka are struggling with bat after two opening batsmen gave the best start for Sri Lanka. An excellent over from Shawon, with just a single run conceded.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 67/2 in 15 overs | BATTING: Avishka Fernando 4 (9), Charith Asalanka 2 (5): And yet another opening batsman goes off the crease and the captain strikes once again. Charith Asalanka is the new batsman on crease to join with Fernando. Just two runs from 15th over, last spell to go. Miraz gave a wicket maiden in the 14th over. Bangladesh now taking the charge of the game. Just 4 runs from 15th over.

OUT! Kamindu Mendis lbw b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 26 (31)

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 63/1 in 13 overs | BATTING: Kamindu Mendis 26 (28), Avishka Fernando 2 (5): The captain gets a perfect wicket and breaks the 60 runs opening partnership comfortably with a brilliant catch by the wicket keeper Jacker Ali. Now comes in at No 3 is Avishka. Bangladesh will be very happy with this huge wicket. His World Cup began today and ended today as well. Abdul Halim the new bowler into attack now and three runs from 13th over already. Last spell to go

OUT! Salindu Ushan caught by Jacker Ali and bowled by Mehedi Hasan Miraz 34 (45)

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 53/0 in 10 overs | BATTING: Kamindu Mendis 19 (19), Salindu Ushan 33 (41): Dushan is looking to get to a grand total for Sri Lanka. Two boundaries from the 9th over as well on Hasan Rana’s spells. And that brings uo fastest fifty for Sri Lanka within 9 overs. The run rate is up by 5 per over now. Sri Lanka are charged up going at 11 runs in every over now. The captain comes into attack now. Good start for the captain with no runs given away yet. Ushan on strike and just single flick giving the strike to Mendis now, who is yet to show his talent with the bat. Ending the 10th over with a single.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 39/0 in 8 overs | BATTING: Kamindu Mendis 17 (17), Salindu Ushan 21 (31): The run rate is slowly going up from three per over to four per over now for Sri Lanka. Saifuddin and Hasan Rana are still bowling for Bangladesh. Ushan is seeing to it that a boundary is played in every over. Ushan goes for no run in the next ball of 8th over. And that is another boundary for Ushan. That was a short ball from Saifuddin. The last spell and just a single after that expensive over from Saifuddin.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 23/0 in 6 overs | BATTING: Kamindu Mendis 8 (14), Salindu Ushan 14 (22): The climate might give hindrance in the game as the floodlights are on. Saifuddin into attack once again for the 6th over. Bangladesh are going slow with Sri Lanka giving away just three to two runs per over. Mendis and Ushan are exchanging strikes which is required get command over the game. Ushan once again goes for a boundary. Last spell to go and just a single from it.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 14/0 in 4 overs | BATTING: Kamindu Mendis 5 (8), Salindu Ushan 8 (16): 4th over in process and Sri Lanka going very well with their innings. Though Bangladesh are also showing a tough side with just 2 runs from 3rd over. Ushan went for a boundary but a good stop by Bangladesh fielders giving away just three runs from it. Three runs back again to end the 4th over.

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka U19 6/0 in 2 overs | BATTING: Kamindu Mendis 1 (5), Salindu Ushan 4 (7): Mehedi Hasan Rana opens the attack for Bangladesh. A rather gloomy climate at Fatullah today. Sri Lanka have Kamindu Mendis and Salindu Ushan on crease. Since this is a fight for 3rd spot, Bangladesh will give their all after their loss against West Indies. First over done with just one run conceded from it. Mohammad Saifuddin comes into attack from pavilion end. Ushan goes for Sri Lanka’s first boundary. No run followed by that boundary. Last spell to go and no run from it.

Sri Lanka win the toss and elect to bat first against Bangladesh

Bangladesh lost their semi-final tie to West Indies by just three wickets, thus robbing them of a genuine chance to be crowened the champions for the first time ever on their home soil. While Sri Lanka, lost their semi-final tie to India, by a big margin of 97 runs, as they now aim to become the third best team in the tournament by taming the hosts in their own den.

Squads:

Bangladesh: Mehedi Hasan (c), Ariful Islam, Joyraz Sheik, Mohammad Saifuddin, Saeed Sarkar, Saleh Ahmed Shawon, Shafiul Hayet, Abdul Halim, Jaker Ali, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Saif Hassan, Sanjit Saha, Zakir Hasan (wk), Pinak Ghosh, Shaif hassan, Mosabbek Hossain.

Sri Lanka: Kaveen Bandara, Salindu Ushan, Shammu Ashan, Charith Asalanka (c), Avishka Fernando, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Vishad Randika (wk), Lahiru Samarakoon, Asitha Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Jehan Daniel, Damitha Silva, Thilan Nimesh, Charana Nanayakkara.