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Yes! It is confirmed, Bangladesh has won their first bilateral series against Sri Lanka.
After winning the toss, Captain Tamim Iqbal chose to bat on a good looking track. Still, soon 'The Tigers' found themselves in trouble as Chameera struck twice and removed Tamim(13 off 6) and Shakib(duck) in the same over. Then Mr. dependable Mushfiqur came in and managed the innings well; soon in front of him, Bangladesh was reduced 4 for 74 in the 16th over.
Yet, Rahim was unaffected by this situation and scored his 8th century and made 125 runs off 127 balls. Mahmudullah(41) again contributed some crucial runs with the bat, which helped his team reach 246. To be honest, Sri Lanka was again shambolic in batting, but they can still take some positives from their bowling.
When Sri Lanka came to chase, their coach Mickey Arthur would not have thought they would lose this match by a margin of over 100+ runs. Sri Lanka lost their first wicket in the 6th over, and from there, that affair continued. Not a single batsmen managed to make a mere score of 30. Or we can say that Bangladeshi bowlers did not let Sri Lankan batters settle at all. It was an absolute fantastic bowling display by them. Hasan Miraz(3-28) and Mustafizur(3-16 from 6 overs) was their best performer with the ball today. Shakib did not have a perfect day with the bat, but he bowled well and picked 2 wickets.
9:28 PM: It's over!! Bangladesh has won the second ODI by 103 runs. An absolute embarrassing performance by the Sri Lankan team.
9:27 PM: Six! Udana hits the second six of the over, he's gonna go down with all guns blazing.
9:21 PM: Catch dropped! Captain Tamim Iqbal drops Chameera but it was a great effort. Sri Lanka is 128 for 9 after 39 overs.
9:19 PM: Match resumes and it has been reduced to 40 overs, Target is 245.
9:00 PM: Good news! Covers are coming off and play can start any moment.
8:38 PM: Play Stopped! Rain has been consistent today like Mehidy and Mustafizur. Bangladesh still needs 1 wicket to clinch their first series against Sri Lanka.
8:34 PM: It's 126 for 9 after 38 overs, 4 runs came off Shakib's over. And it looks impossible for the Lankans to win this game.
8:31 PM: Score does not move for Sri Lanka, after 37 overs they 122-9. A fabulous wicket maiden over by Rahman.
8:27 PM: Wicket!!! Mustafizur gets his third wicket of the match, Sandakan goes for 4(7), caught at mid-on.
Only a miracle can stop Bangladesh to win their first bilateral series against Sri Lanka. They need 1 wicket to win the series.
After 35 overs it's 118 for 8, 4 runs and a wicket coming off that over.
8:20 PM: Wicket! Mustafizur removes Bandara for 15 who is caught at mid-off by Mahmudullah.
After 34 overs it's 114 for 7. Mehidy finishes his quota of overs with brilliant figures of 3-28 with an economy rate of 2.80.
8:14 PM: Wicket! Sri Lanka loses the hero of their previous match. Hasaranga is out, he tries to take on Mehidy but completely missed the ball and was bowled on 8 runs.
8:11 PM: Sri Lanka takes their score to 112-6 after 33 overs, the required run rate has climbed to 7.94
8:08 PM: Mustafizur is brought back into the attack, Bangladesh is looking to finish this match early.
8:03 PM: After 32 overs it's 111-6, Mehidy's wicket to wicket bowling keeps it tight again, only 2 runs coming off the over.
8:00 PM: After 31 overs it's 109-6, Tasking again bowls an economical over. He has been excellent today.
7:55 PM: Just as I mentioned his name, Hasaranga is out in the middle. It's 106 for 6 after 30 overs.
7:51 PM: Wicket!!!! Shanaka tries to play a slog sweep but mistimed it and the ball went up in the air which is comfortably caught by Mahmudullah.
Bandara and Shanaka are trying to build a partnership here if they can keep the fight up. Hasaranga can give Sri Lanka a give chance to win who is yet to come at the crease.
7:45 PM: It's 102 for 5 after 28 overs, Mehidy again keeps it tight.
7:41 PM: After 27 overs, it's 99-5, 8 runs coming off Shakib's over including a six. The required rate has moved up to 6.43.
After 25 overs, Sri Lanka is 90 for 5 with 157 runs required to win.
7:33 PM: Wicket!! Shakib bowls an arm-ball as Dhananjaya is found plumb in front of the wicket. He goes after making 10 runs.
7:30 PM: It's 87 for 4 after 24 overs, Mehidy is not giving any room to the batsmen to go for a big shot.
7:27 PM: After 23 overs it's 86 for 4, 5 runs coming off this over.
Sri Lanka needs a good partnership right now, Every batter is getting into double figures but failing to capitalize on that.
7:23 PM: Review Lost! Mehidy gets his first wicket of the match, Mendis tries to flick the turning ball towards the leg-side but missed it completely and found himself trapped in front of the stumps.
7:20 PM: Wicket!! Mendis out LBW but he decides to refer it upstairs and takes the DRS.
7:18 PM: After 21 overs, it's 76 for 3, The required rate 5.89 which is slowly moving up at the moment.
7:14 PM: It's 73 for 3 after 20 overs, 2 runs came off Taskin's bowling.
7:10 PM: Wickett!!!!! Shakib's bowled a length ball, Nissanka tries to go for a biggie but the ball went high in the air and into the hands of Captain Tamim who juggled it twice before getting the hold of it.
7:06 PM: After 18 overs, Taskin disciplined bowling keeps it tight and gave away only 3 runs. It's 70 for 2.
7:03 PM: After 17 overs, Sri Lanka moves their score to 67-2, 8 runs coming off that over.
7:00 PM: Six!!!!! Kusal Mendis pounces on a full-toss by Shakib and gets six runs.
06:54 PM: After 15 overs, Sri Lanka moves their score to 55-2. The current run rate is 3.66.
06:52 PM: Shakib Al Hasan comes into the attack, who'll try to keep up the pressure with his spin.
06:50 PM: After 14 overs, it's 53 for 2, 2 runs and a wicket coming off Rahman's over.
06:48 PM: Wicket!!!! Mustafizur bowls a wide short delivery to Gunathilaka who found the sole fielder in the off-side at deep point.
06:43 PM: Big appeal for LBW but the umpire does not move nods indicating a no. It's 51 for 1 after 13 overs
06:40 PM: Mustafizur keeps it tight in the 12th over with his cutters, it's 48-1.
06:34 PM: It's 45-1 after 11 overs, Mehidy gave away runs 7 in the over including a boundary.
06:30 PM: It's 38-1 after 10 overs, 6 runs coming off Mustafizur's first over. The required rate is under 6.
06:28 PM: Four!!! Mustafizur comes into the attack and bowls his first delivery drifting away from the legs of Nissanka who just helped the ball on its way.
06:25 PM: It's 32-1 after 9 overs, 5 runs coming off Taskin's over.
Four!!! Taskin's bowls a wide delivery and Nissanka was quick with hands to clear the point fielder.
06:20 PM: After 8 overs it's 27 for 1, 2 runs coming off left-arm pacer.
Shoriful is troubling the Sri Lankan batters by pitching the ball just outside the off-stump.
06:17 PM: After 7 overs it's 25 for 1, 7 runs coming off Taskin's over. He's keeping it tight by bowling good length balls.
Sri Lanka are 24/1 after 6 overs. Captain Kusal Perera has departed for 14 runs off 15 balls.
After 4 overs, Sri Lanka are 16 without loss.
After 3 overs, it's 10 for no loss, 4 runs coming off Taskin's over.
Taskin replaces Saifuddin as a concussion sub. He will bowl the third over.
2 Overs- Score is 6 for no loss, 4 runs coming off Shoriful.
After a few showers, the pace off the pitch has improved. Bangladeshi pacers are moving the ball quite well.
After 1st over, Sri Lanka is 2/0, Mehidy keeps it tight against Perera.
05:42 PM: A surprise call by Tamim as Mehidy who is an off-spinner is bowling the first over.
05:40 PM: Sri Lankan openers are out in the middle and the second innings is about to start.
05:30 PM: Bangladesh had the worst possible start to their innings when they lost their 2 important batsmen in a single over. Then it was a similar story just like in the previous game, Rahim stepping up and played a smart inning of 125(127) which helped Bangladesh put a competitive total of 246. Chameera was the one who pushed 'The Tigers' on the backfoot by dismissing Tamim Iqbal and Shakib in the 2nd over.
05:17 PM: Wicket!! Mushfiqur Rahim caught at the cover point by Bandara. He played a terrific inning of 125 off 127 deliveries.
05:15 PM: 48 overs- Bangladesh's score moves to 246/9, 9 runs and a wicket coming off Udana's over.
05:12 PM: Wicket!!! Udana dismisses Islam with a quick short-pitched delivery, Perera takes a simple catch behind the stumps.
05:10 PM: Two back-to-back boundaries for Mushfiqur who is going after the bowlers in full force.
05:06 PM: After 47 overs it's 237 for 8, 6 runs off this over
After a runout on the second ball of the over, Rahim managed to hit a boundary on the second last ball and then took a single to keep the strike.
05:03 PM: Run out!!!! Saifuddin tries to sneak a single but fell short of his crease.
05:01 PM: After 46 overs, it's 231 for 7.
Rahim is playing fearlessly now and has moved his score to 111 off 119 deliveries.
04:58 PM: After 45 overs, it's 228 for 7, 11 runs coming off this over.
04:55 PM: After restart of the play Mushfiqur Rahim hits his 8th century in ODI.
04:44 PM: Positive news, covers are coming off, weather conditions have improved.
04:36 PM: It seems that it is going to be a long break before play resumes, why don't you go have a beverage or some snack till then.
04:13 PM: Play stopped!!! Again there is heavy pouring at the ground. Score 213-7 after 43.3 overs
Mushfiqur is only 4 runs short of his hundred
04:12 PM: Nine runs coming in 43rd over, score moves to 212/7
Message clear from the coach to go hard at the bowlers in the last phase.
04:07 PM: After 42 overs, score moves to 203 for 7, Rahim hits a boundary in the over and gets closer to a hundred
04:04 PM: Match resumes
04:02 PM: All the covers have been removed, the atmosphere also looks clear. Waiting for the official confirmation
04:00 PM: Good News!! Covers have started to come off, some grey clouds are still there but play might start in a while.
Bangladesh wouldn't mind this break as Sri Lanka has been in a commanding position in the last few overs.
03:39 PM: Rain has stopped the play, covers are coming on and there are dark clouds all over the ground.
03:37 PM: After 41 overs it's 195 for 7
7 runs coming off the over with a boundary
03:33 PM: 40 Overs, 3 runs added to the score, it's 188-7
03:30 PM: After 39 overs, it's 185 for 7
Only 1 run coming off Udana
03:25 PM: Bangg!!! Hasaranga bowled Mehidy for a duck. Score 184 for 7 after 38 overs
He bowled a googly which finds the gap between the bat and pad and clips the off stump.
03:23 PM: Four... Mushfiqur steps down and hits it over mid-on
03:22 PM: It's 179 for 6 after 37 overs, Mehidy comes at the crease
03:20 PM: Afif out!!!! he tries to chip over mid-on but failed and was caught by Nissanka
03:16 PM: After 36 overs it's 175 for 5, 3 runs coming off Hasaranga
03:13 PM: After 35 overs the score moves on to 172-5
Rahim is still at the crease and looking good; a century is in contention
03:11 PM: Afif is wasting no time and struck his second boundary in 5 balls
03:09 PM: After 34 overs it's 165 for 5
7 runs coming off that over and an important wicket.
03:07 PM: Wicketttttt! Mahmudullah is Gone for 41 after trying a cheeky shot over the wicketkeeper.
03:05 PM: Chameera comes with another full toss delivery. BANG: 158/4 after 33 overs
03:02 PM: 6 runs coming from the next over. BANG: 155/4 from 32 overs
Mushfiqur Rahim 59* & Mahmudullah 38* keep the visitors in full control
2:56: Drinks break after 31 overs. Bangladesh steady on the crease at 149/4.
2:53 PM: Sixxxxxx!! Another six by Mahmudullah
He moves his score to 36 off 50 deliveries.
2:51 PM: After 30 overs it's 141 for 4, 7 runs coming off Sandakan
2:49 PM: Fifty for Mushfiqur Rahim, it's his 41st half-century in ODI cricket and third consecutive on home soil.
2:43 PM: SIXXXX!!!
Mahmudullah goes big over mid-wicket against Dhananjaya and gets six runs
2:42 PM: After 28 overs, it's 122 for 4, 3 run coming off this over
2:39 PM: After 27 overs score is 119 for 4.
8 runs coming from the last 2 overs
2:33 PM: 25 overs bowled, it's 111-4, 8 runs coming off Udana's over
2:29 PM: 24 overs- Score doesn't move, Hasaranga bowls a maiden over
2:25 PM: After 23 overs, the score has moved to 103-4, the current run rate is 4.47
2:21 PM: After 22 overs, it's 98-4, Rahim is trying to increase the tempo of the game
2:18 PM: 21 overs, it's 93-4, only 2 runs coming off that over
2:15 PM: After the end 20th over, Bangladesh moves their score to 91 for 4
Dark clouds have started to loom over the stadium and there is a little drizzle.
2:10 PM: After 19 overs it's 88-4, Shanaka gave away 7 runs in the over
Mushfiqur is batting brilliantly at the moment and if rain does not disrupt the play, he can score big today.
2:06 PM: Four!!!! Mushfiqur freed his arms against Shanaka and got 4 runs
2:04 PM: After 18 overs it's 81 for 4, 5 runs off Sandakan's over
2:01 PM: 17 overs- Score 75 for 4, only 1 run coming off Shanaka
In the last ODI Bangladesh lost 4 wickets in the 23rd over but today they lost it in 16.
1:57 PM: After 16 overs, it's 74-4, 5 runs and a wicket coming off that over.
1:52 PM: 15.4 overs- Wicketttt!!!! Mosaddek gone caught behind off Sandakan, it's 74-4
In the last ODI Bangladesh lost 4 wickets in 23rd over but today they
01:51 PM: After 15 overs it's 69-3
01:41 PM: 14 overs - Mosaddek goes big on the free hit and hits four over mid-off, drinks have been called. Score 66-3
01:40 PM 13 overs, it's 58-3, 6 runs coming off Shanaka
Mushfiqur again has taken the responsibility to play an anchor role just like he did in the last game.
01:36 PM: After 12 overs, it's 52-3, 3 runs and a wicket coming off that over.
01:33 PM: Mosaddek comes in the middle who is playing his first match since 2019
01:31 PM: 11.1 overs- Wickeett!!!! Sandakan comes into the attack and dismisses Das on his very first ball, caught at point.
01:29 PM: 11 overs, 49 for 2, Shakanka gives away 5 in his first over.
01:27 PM: 10 overs, After the end of the Powerplay it's 44-2, 6 runs coming off this over.
01:17 PM: After 8 overs, it's 35 for 2, 6 runs coming off Chameera's over
01:08 PM: Sri Lanka makes a change in the bowling, Hasaranga comes into the attack
01:07 PM: After 6 overs, it's 26 for 2, 5 runs off this over.
Liton just taking his time to settle in and waiting for the bad deliveries.
01:03 PM: After 5 overs the score moves to 21 for 2, 5 runs coming off Udana.
12:57 PM: After 4 overs it's 16-2, Maiden Over by Chameera!
He's really able to move the new ball well and unsettle the Bangladeshi batters
12:51 PM: After 3 overs it's 16-2, One run coming off Udana
12:47 PM: After 2 overs it's 15-2, Chameera struck twice in the over and looks in a great rhythm
12:45 PM: Wickettt!!! Shakib is gone for a duck.
Chameera bowls a similar delivery and he gets his reward again.
12:41 PM: Overs 1.1- Wickettt!!!! Captain Tamim is out for 13(6) after a flying start. Score 15-1
Chameera bowled a good delivery which just nipped back in and trapped Tamim in front of the stumps.
12:40 PM: Sri Lanka takes a review against Tamim for an LBW appeal.
12:39 PM: After 1 over, it's 15 without any loss, Bangladesh getting onto a great start.
12:35 PM: 0.2 overs FOUR Again!! Tamim looks in a hurry.
12:33 PM: 0.1 overs FOUR on the free hit. Back to back boundaries
12:32 PM: 0.1 overs FOUR!!! No Ball!! Tamil Smashes hard
12:30 PM: Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das are out in the middle to open the innings for Bangladesh. Isuru Udana will bowl the first over.
12:19 PM: Even after facing a loss in the first ODI Sri Lanka decided to go with the same XI
12:15 PM: The team sheets are out and it is confirmed that Mosaddek Hossain is making a comeback for Bangladesh after 2 years and there is a debutant Shoriful Islam who replaces Taskin Ahmed.
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In the second ODI of Sri Lanka’s tour of Bangladesh, the hosts must be having added confidence. Bangladesh displayed a dominant brand of cricket in the 1st ODI and beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs. The Tigers certainly have the upper hand heading into the second contest and Sri Lanka will have to punch above their weight in order to win the game. The match is slated to begin at 12:30 PM (IST).
12:02 PM: Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat first. Debut for Shoriful Islam.
11:57 AM: Minutes away from the toss and Team News! STAY TUNED!
11:10 AM: Bangladesh are unlikely to mess with their winning XI and it's difficult to foresee a change in their team. On the other hand, Sri Lanka can look to include Niroshan Dickwella who was impressive in the intra squad practice match.
10:55 AM: Sri Lanka are clearly trusting the youth and building a team for the future. But they desperately need wins under their belt in the short term as well. As of now they are 12th out of 12 in the ODI Super League, having lost all four matches so far. Will they find a hero today?
10:40 AM: Meanwhile, although Bangladesh were able to clinch a win in the end, they would look to address the cluster of wickets that fall during their innings and have cost them in the past. Even in the first game of the series, the hosts were reeling at 99/4 at one stage in 23 overs but thanks to Mushfiqur Rahim's knock, they managed to post a competitive total and later defend it successfully. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan was not too impressed with the side's shot selection. "There’s no point bringing a good coach if this is their shot selection," he was quoted as saying.
10:25 AM: For Sri Lanka, the onus is definitely on the openers Kusal Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka to try and bat deep into the innings especially when they seem to be struggling in the middle overs. In addition, Wanindu Hasaranga, the only real positive for the visitors from the opening ODI as far as their batting is concerned, can be trusted to come ahead in the batting order for this crunch game.
10:10 AM: It's Match Day (25th May)
We are hours away from Live Action at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. While Bangladesh would be pumped to seal the series with a win, its a must-win game for Sri Lanka to stay alive in the series.
09:40 PM: Will weather spoil the party in Dhaka?
The weather forecast for the 2nd ODI is not very ideal. There is a prediction of scattered thunderstorms throughout the day in Dhaka and there are 50% chances of rain as well. It could well turn out to be a rain-affected contest on Tuesday and there is a possibility of DLS coming into play.
08:30 PM - Saifuddin reflects on his performance in the 1st ODI
Bangladesh's all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin had a good outing with both bat and ball in Dhaka on Sunday. After playing an unbeaten 13-run knock in the first innings, the 24-year-old registered figures of 2/49 while bowling.
Reflecting on his performance, he said, "I wasn't getting games against West Indies and New Zealand. I was desperate to come back and I wanted to play right from the beginning. I had already set a goal back home. The first ODI went well. I will try to continue this in the next games."
05:48 PM - Have a look at what Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal said after winning the game on Sunday.
04:55 PM - What about Mustafizur Rahman's injury?
Here is the update:
Bangladesh, having leapfrogged into the 4th position of the Super League table, are a serious force to reckon with. Skipper Tamim Iqbal was elated at the post-match presentation as he highlighted the fact that Bangladesh won a game after 10 losses across formats. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 84 and his handy knock bode well for the team. Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan was the pick of the bowlers as he took 4 wickets.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s refurbished side did not deliver on the expectations of new captain, Kusal Perera. Wanindu Hasaranga’s heroic knock of 74 (60) went in vain as Bangladesh bowlers sent shivers down the spine of the Sri Lankan batsmen. Meanwhile, Dhananjaya de Silva was the standout bowler for the island nation in the first game.
Probable Playing XI:
Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun/Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera (C/W), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ashen Bandara