Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Hasaranga’s heroics go in vain as Mehidy Hasan spins Sri Lanka, hosts register a 33-run win

The series was thrown into jeopardy on Sunday morning when three members from Sri Lanka's contingent tested positive for Covid-19 in Dhaka.

Umang SinghAuthor

Updated - 15 July 2021 12:42 AM

Bangladesh won by 33 runs

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Bangladesh elected to bat after winning the toss but they lost two important early wickets under 50 runs. Tamim and Rahim took some pressure off after a 50-run partnership but soon opener Tamim fell by an LBW appeal off De Silva. Mithun was also sent back on the very next ball by Silva for a duck. However, After Rahim's score of 84 and Mahmudullah contribution of 54, helped Bangladesh put on a respectable target of 260.

When Sri Lanka started the chase, they looked confident but lost 2 wickets under 10 overs. Skipper Kusal Perera try to put some fight with his cautious batting, but Hasan Miraz got the better of him and dismissed him for a score of 30. In under 30 overs, Mehidy had 4 wickets under his belt. Hasaranga displayed some courage in the middle overs with a score of 74 at a strike rate of 123.33; Udana was also hanging around to assist him. Still, Saifuddin and Mustafizur spoilt their effort and removed them before the end of 45th over. The tailenders try to move the scoreboard a little bit yet failed to take their team home. In the end, Sri Lanka lost by 33 runs against Bangladesh.


8:31 PM: That's the end! Mustafizur wins it for Bangladesh as Sri Lanka gets bowled out for 224. 

8:30 PM: After 48 overs, it's 224-9, just a single coming off Taskin's over

8:26 PM: After 47 overs, it's 223-9, the required rate has spiked to 11.66.

The tailenders of Sri Lanka are keeping the match alive. Sandakan hit four off the last ball.

8:23 PM: After 46 overs, it's 217-9, Sri Lanka still requires 41 to win from 25 balls.

44.1 overs: Wicketttt!!!!

Udana went after scoring 21. It's Mustafizur who has come after going out of the field, he's bowling with a short run-up and takes a wicket on the very first ball.

8:13 PM: After 44 overs, Hasaranga out at the last ball of the over.

6 runs came off the over but most importantly Saifuddin broke the partnership between Udana and Hasaranga.

8:08 PM: After 43 overs, it is 205-7, 53 needed in 42 balls.

7 runs came off Shakib's over who ends his figures at 1-44(10). The required rate is still over 7.

8:00 PM: After 41 overs, it is 195-7, 63 needed in 9 overs.

The required rate moves up to 7.20.

7:56 PM: After 40 overs, it is 191 for 7, 67 needed in 10 overs.

10 runs from the over required rate is 6.70.

7:52 PM: 39.1 overs, Sixxx!!!!!

Hasaranga has decided to go after Taskin and hits 5th six of his innings and moves onto 62.

7:50 PM: 38.5 overs, Mahmudullah to bowl the last ball as Mustafizur is out of the game

7:45 PM: Mutafizur is down on the ground after bowling the second last ball of the 39th over. It seems like it is his lower calf that pulled during the jump.

7:42 PM: Mustafizur comes back into the attack to find a breakthrough

7:39 PM: After 38 overs, it is 176 for 7 and 82 runs needed off 72 balls.

7:33 PM: Four!!!! Udana hits Taskin for a brilliant boundary.

7:31 PM: After 37 overs, its 170 for 7, the required rate is 6.77

7:23 PM: 36 overs, 165-7 

8 runs coming off  Taskin's over, Hasaranga is frustrating the bowlers by hitting boundaries at regular intervals.

7:23 PM: 35.5 overs- Six by Hasaranga over mid-wicket

7:17 PM: Udana comes at number 8

7:16 PM:  34.1 overs-  Wicket!!!!! Shanaka out for 14(25)

7:13 PM: After 34 overs, it is 149-6 and Sri Lanka needs 109 from 96 balls

6:56 PM: Score after 30 overs, 119-6

8 runs from the over, Hasaranga smashes a much-needed MAXIMUM for Sri Lanka

6:50 PM: Score after 28 overs, SL are 110-6

Two back to back boundaries from the new batsman Wanindu Hasaranga, after the dismissal of Ashen Bandara

Wanindu Hasaranga, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Mehidy Hasan on fire. Takes a 4-wicket hall

6:48 PM: WICKET! Ashen Bandara BOWLED! Ashen Bandara b Mehidy Hasan 3(24)

6:46 PM: Score after 27 overs, SL are- 102-5

The two new batsmen- Dasun Shanaka and Ashen Bandara are trying to settle in

6:40 PM: 100 up for Sri Lanka

At the end of 25 overs, Sri Lanka have managed to reached 100, at the loss of 5 wickets.


6:37 PM: Score after 24 overs, SL are- 98-2

3-wicket haul for Mehidy Hasan

Mehidy Hasan turns tables for Sri Lanka, gives crucial breakthroughs.

Dasun Shanaka is the next batsman in

6:34 PM: WICKET! Dhananjay de Silva CLEAN BOWLED.  Dhananjaya de Silva b Mehidy Hasan 9(15) [4s-1]

6:33 PM: Score after 23 overs, SL are 97/4

The new bastman Ashen Bandara tries to settle in, alongside de Silva

6:30 PM: Score after 22 over, SL are 94/4

Wicket-maiden for Mehidy Hasan

Ashen Banadara is the next man in

6:27 PM: BIG WICKET! Kusal Perera BOWLED. Kusal Perera b Mehidy Hasan 30(50) [4s-1]

Sri Lankan skipper Kusal Perera departs at 30.

6:26 PM: Score after 21 overs, SL are 94-2

7 runs from the over, brilliant shot from de Silva, smashes over deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

6:22 PM: Score after 20 overs, SL are 87-3

20 overs into the second innings. Sri Lanka have scored 87 at the loss of 3 wickets. At this stage, BAN were 79-2.

Mehidy Hasan is back into the attack

6:18 PM: Score after 19 overs, SL are 85-3

BAN takes REVIEW- Bangladesh takes review for LBW for Kusal Perera.

Ultra EDGE: no bat involved. Ball Tracking: Impact outside leg. Bangladesh loses its 2nd review too.

Dhananjay de Silva comes in to bat

The Sri Lankan all-rounder took  a three wicket haul to limit Bangladesh's innings. Can he contribute with the bat to take his side to victory?

6:13 PM: WICKET! Kusal Mendis OUT.  Kusal Mendis c Mehidy Hasan b Shakib 24(36) [4s-2]

Set batsman Kusal Mendis has to depart, as Shakib gets him in his second over.

6:12 PM: Score after 18 overs, SL are 82-2

8 runs from the over. Kusal Mendia, Kusal Perera find momentum to progress their partnership.

6:07 PM: Score after 17 overs, SL are 75-2

Was that a catch? Shakib's dive falls short, as the third umpire gives it a clear NOT OUT.

Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack


With the partnership between Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera reaching 31, the Lankans look at a comfortable position now, after losing 2 early wickets in the powerplay. Bangladesh would want to pick quick wickets and break the partnership.

6:00 PM: Score after 16 overs, SL are 72-2

Right-arm pacer Taskim Ahmed is back into the attack

5:54 PM: Score after 15 overs, SL are 69-2

The two batsmen look set to stitch a strong 3rd wicket partnership

5:50 PM: Score after 14 overs, SL are 65-2

Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis are stabilising the chase for Sri Lanka after two early wickets in the powerplay.

5:45 PM: Score after 13 overs, SL are  63-2

Kusal Medis looks set as he smashes two boundaries right over the mid-wicket in the 13th over.

5:41 PM: Score after 12 overs, SL are 54-2

The run rate stands just in control. However, Perera and Mendis need to uphill a bit, along with keeping the wickets intact.

SL are 5:37 PM: Score after 11 overs, SL are 52-2

50 up for Sri Lanka.

Powerplay 2 begins. Now, a maximum of 4 players can be placed outside the circle till the 40th over

5:32 PM: Score after 10 overs, SL are 49-2

At the end of the 1st Powerplay, Sri Lanka have scored 49 runs at the loss of 2 wickets.

5:28 PM: Score after 9 overs, SL are 44-2

The new batsman Kusal Mendis is trying to settle in, and would be planning to build along a good partnership with along with skipper Kusal Perera

5:23 PM: Score after 7 overs, SL are 41-2

Mustafizur Rahman takes the wicket of Pathum Nissanka in his first over , giving second blow to Sri Lanka in the powerplay.

Kusal Mendis comes to bat at no.4

5:21 PM: WICKET!  Nissanka CAUGHT! Pathum Nissanka c Afif Hossain b Mustafizur 8(13) [4s-1]

Asif Hossain takes a simple catch to send of Pathum Nissanka to the dugout. Mustafizur Rahman  gets a wicket in his first over.

5:18 PM: Score after 7 overs, SL are 40-1

Mehidy Hasan bowls an economical over; the new batsman, Pathum Nissanka opens up a bit

5: 15 PM: Score after 6 overs, SL are 36-1.

23-year old Nissanka will be hoping to prove his worth here as he pulls Taskin Ahmed over midwicket for a four.

Pathum Nissanka is the new batsman in.

Score after 5 overs, SL are 30-1.

5: 10 PM: BIG WICKET! Gunathilaka c and b Mehidy Hasan 21(19) [4s-5]

Dangerous looking Gunathilaka has to depart as he offers a simple return catch to spinner Mehidy Hasan.

5: 02 PM: Score after 3 overs- SL 27-0

Hattrick of Fours by Gunathilaka! All three through off-side as pacer Taskin Ahmed errs in his line.

This is brilliant batting by the Sr Lankan all-rounder.

4: 55 PM: Score after 3 overs- SL 14-0

Sri Lanka openers have started cautiously. Both of them will be hoping to get a big score here.

We are back underway! Gunathilaka and Kusal Perera are at the crease for Sri Lanka


Mushfiqur Rahim (84), Tamim Iqbal (52) and Mahmudullah (54) struck half-centuries as Bangladesh posted a total of 257/6 on the board against Sri Lanka in the series-opener. After a jittery start, the experienced trio played valuable knocks to get their team to a respectable target. Spinner Dhananjaya de Silva was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped 3 crucial wickets and also bowled an economical spell.

4:15 PM: Score after 50 overs: 257/6

10 runs from the final over. Saifuddin smashes two boundaries in the last over to take Bangladesh's total to 257.

4:13 PM: 250 up for Bangladesh in the final over

4:11 PM: Score after 49 overs:247/6

14 runs from the over, a massive over for Bangladesh as they near 250. Afif Hossain improvises a good cricketing shot, over short third man for a boundary in the last ball of the over.

4:06 PM: Score after 48 overs: 233/6

Big over for Sri Lanka as de Silva gets Mahmadullah. Three wicket haul for the all-rounder.

4:01 PM: WICKET! Mahmadullah gets clean BOWLED by de Silva! 3-wicket haul for Dhananjay de Silva. Mahmudullah b Dhananjaya de Silva 54(76) [4s-2 6s-1]. Mohammad Saifuddin comes to bat.

3;59 PM: Score after 47 overs: 230/5

10 runs from the over for Bangladesh. Afif Hossain finally finds a boundary after struggling a bit.

3:54 PM: Score after 46 overs: 220/5

de Silva bowls yet another economical over for Sri Lanka

3:50 PM: Score after 45 overs: 215/5

Mahmadullah smashes his 24th ODI fifty. With 5 overs remaining in the game, Sri Lanka will look forward to limiting Bangladesh for a decent total.

3:47 PM: Half century up for Mahmudullah 50*(69)

3:45 PM: Score after 44 overs: 210/5

Big wicket for Sri Lanka as Lakshan Sandakan sends off in-form batsman Mushfiqur Rahim. An excellent innings by the Bangladeshi batsman comes to an end.

3:41 PM: WICKET! Mushafiqur Rahim departs after getting caught by Udana. Rahim c Udana b Sandakan 84(87) [4s-4 6s-1]. Afif Hossain comes to bat.

3:40 PM: Score after 43 overs: 208/4

9 runs from the over. Bangladesh reach 200. Rahman lifts over the covers for a lovely boundary .

3:38 PM: 200 runs up for Bangladesh

3:36 PM: Score after 42 overs: 199/4

3:35 PM: 100-run partnership for Bangladesh, 5th wicket partnership by Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah

Muahfiqur Rahim- 76*(82), Mahmudullah- 46*(64)

3:32 PM: Score after 41 overs: 194/4

Powerplay 3 begins. Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the circle till the end of first innings

3:29 PM: Score after 40 overs : 193/4

End of 2nd powerplay. Bangladesh look stable into the game with a steady 5th wicket partnership, having 193 runs on the board at the loss of 4 wickets.


3:24 PM: Score after 39 overs: 190/4

Mushfiqur Rahim reaches  70: Bangladesh move closer towards 200 runs.

3:20 PM: Score after 38 overs: 187/4

Mushfiqur and Mahmadullah are now set on the crease and are putting on a good partnership for Bangladesh

3:14 PM: Score after 37 overs: 182/4

Mushfiqur sweeps a brilliant boundary through square leg. Mahmudullah nears his half century

3:09 PM: Score after 36 overs: 174/4

12 runs from the over. Mahmadullah takes a big stride and lofts over mid off for a boundary.

3:05 PM: Score after 35 overs: 162/4

9 runs from the over for Bangladesh, right after the drinks break. Mahmudullah flicks over short fine leg for a four.


The two experienced batsman, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur have added 54 runs to the 5th wicket partnership for Bangladesh, after they lost 2 quick wickets in the 24th over.

2:58 PM: Score after 34 overs: 153/4

50-run partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah power Bangladesh to 150 runs, after quick two wickets by de Silva

2:57 PM: 150 runs up on the board for Bangladesh

2:55 PM: 50 run partnership up for Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur

2:50 PM: Score after 32 overs: 141/4

Mushfiqur Rahim scores his 20th ODI fifty in style, smashing a boundary over extra cover.

2:48 PM: 50 up for Mushfiqur Rahim 50*(52)

2:45 PM: Score after 31 overs: 132/4

8 runs from the over. Mushfiqur smashes a boundary over the mid-wicket, nears his half-century

2:41 PM: Score after 30 overs: 124/4

Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim look set to build a much needed partnership for Bangladesh

2:34 PM: Score after 27 overs : 117/4

Mahmudullah hits a whopping SIX over the long on, in tbe last ball of the over

2:25 PM: Score after 25 overs:  103-4

Mushfiqur Rahman looks set for Bangladesh from one end, as he reaches his 30

2:21 PM: Score after 24 overs:  100-4

100 up for Bangladesh at the end of 24 overs.

2:17 PM: Score after 23 overs  99/4

Dhananjay de Silva picks 2 wickets in 2 balls, provides crucial breakthrough to Sri Lanka by dismissing Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal, who just completed his half-century

2:15 PM WICKET!  Mohammad Mithun goes for a duck! TWO in TWO for Dhananjay de Silva. Mahmudullah, right handed batsman, comes to bat

2:11 PM: WICKET! Tamim Iqbal OUT LBW. De Silva gives crucial breakthrough. Tamim lbw b Dhananjaya de Silva 52(70) [4s-6 6s-1] Mohammad Mithun comes to the crease

2:10 PM: Score after 22 overs: 96-2

2:08 PM : 50-run partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim 

Tamim Iqbal 50* (66), Mushfiqur Rahim 23* (27)

2:07: 50 up for Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal 50* (66)

2:05 PM: Score after 21 overs: 88-2

Mushfiqur Rahim sweeps over the mid-wicket fence to hit the second 6 for Bangladesh. Captain Tamim Iqbal nears hit half century

2:02 PM: Score after 20 overs: 79-2

Tamim Iqbal smashes the first six of the innings, lofts it over the long on fence. At the end of 20 overs, Bangladesh are at 79 at the loss of 2 wickets.

1:58 PM: Score after 19 overs: 71-2

5 runs from the over. Chance of a direct hit, but the fielder at the mid-off throws it at the wrong end. Misses!

1:54 PM: Score after 18 overs: 66-2

Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal hammers a boundary over mid-wicket

1:50 PM: Score after 17 overs: 58-2

Tamim Iqbal stands stable from one end for Bangladesh, reaches 30

1:38 PM: Score after 14 overs : 52-2

50 up for Bangladesh at the end of 14 overs

1:19 PM: Score after 10 overs: BAN 40-1

At the end of Powerplay 1, Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan give a stable start to Bangladesh with 40-1

1: 15 PM: Score after 9 overs: BAN 37-1

Tamim Iqbal gets going as he smashes consecutive boundaries to spur Bangladesh on.

1: 08 PM: Score after 7 overs: BAN 26-1

Brilliant stuff from Isuru Udana as he bowls a maiden over to Shakib Al Hasan

1: 01 PM: Score after 5 overs: BAN 18-1

12: 54 PM: Score after 4 overs: BAN 14-1

Both the senior players are taking their time in the middle to settle and find their rhythm.

12: 48 PM: Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal are in the middle looking to put on a good partnership together

Score after 3 overs: BAN 12-1

12: 43 PM: WICKET! Liton Das goes for a duck! Dushmantha Chameera provides the breakthrough. Liton goes for a drive but edges it to first slip. Sharp catch by Dhananjaya de Silva

Score after 2 overs: BAN 9-1

12: 41 PM: Score after 1 overs- BAN 5-0

Shaky Start by Tamim Iqbal as he looks short of confidence

12: 20 PM: Both the captains had their say during the toss.

Tamim Iqbal: "Looks a good wicket, batting first, need to keep the heat in concern as well. We are going with three seamers and two seamers. Any series' first game is very important, first ten overs important, need to set the tone and see where we are at. We've been playing some cricket last 3-4 months, training hard, need to put on a show. The situation is not ideal in the bubble and away from family, but passion of playing for country...can't get bigger than that. Need to play for fans, keep believing in ourselves and put on a better show. Recent results are not in our way, but we hope to change that."

Kusal Perera: "Honoured to captain Sri Lanka. It's a very good batting track, happy to chase. We would've bowled first anyway, we are playing an extra batters. Lot of young players this game, also seniors are not in the squad. Seniors want to give them chance to play internationals, hope the youngsters do well."

12: 15 PM: Lineups out for both teams.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal(c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Kusal Perera(w/c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera

12: 00 PM: TOSS UPDATE: Bangladesh win toss and elect to bat vs Sri Lanka

11: 37 AM: Sri Lanka are currently going through a transition phase in white-ball cricket as they made numerous changes to to their squad. They appointed Kusal Perera as new captain. While Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been dropped altogether. Senior players like Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal also failed to make the squad for this tour. Thisara Perera has retired from international cricket. As a result, the young players in the squad will have big shoes to fill.

11:19 AM: SL bowling coach Chaminda Vaas took to Twitter to confirm that his 2nd PCR test came negative. He also informed that the match will go ahead as planned.

10: 45 AM: According to BCB officials, the series opener is unlikely to be called off as everyone in the Sri Lanka contingent has had at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, which means that chance of serious illness should be low.

10: 30 AM: Both teams are currently awaiting results of second PCR test, which will determine whether the series will go ahead or not.

10:14 AM: It has been nearly three weeks since Sri Lanka and Bangladesh faced each other in Test series. Both cricketing nations are coming on the back of relatively contrasting fortunes behind them. Bangladesh have failed to register a single international win since their victory over West Indies in January 2021. On the other side Sri Lanka have continuously made changes to to their white-ball sides, have made Kusal Perera as their captain.

Hello and Welcome to the Live Blog for 1st ODI between Bangladesh v Sri Lanka. The series was thrown into jeopardy on Sunday morning when three members from Sri Lanka's contingent tested positive for Covid-19 in Dhaka.


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