Rain delays start of the Bangladesh innings in Asia Cup 2012

Groundstaff cover the pitch as rain halts the Asia Cup match between between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Tuesday AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mirpur: Mar 20, 2012

Rain delayed the start of the Bangladesh chase during their Asia Cup 2012 encounter against Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Bangladesh have been set a revised target of 212 in 40 overs. The three Powerplays will be cut down to eight, four and four overs. Each bowler will be allowed a maximum of eight overs.

If the second innings doesn’t go beyond 20 overs then the match will continue on Wednesday, which is termed as the reserve day. If it does go beyond 20 overs then the result will be decided by duckworth-lewis.

Earlier, Sri Lanka started off on the wrong note losing three quick wickets. They were then helped by a solid partnership between Chamara Kapugedara and Lahiru Thirimanne.

Tharanga played a good cameo but at the end of it no one really capitalised on their starts and Bangladesh restricted their opposition to nothing more than a chaseable score of 232.