Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 3rd ODI: Bangladesh win thriller to level series

Bangladesh chase down rain revised target of 183

Bangladesh chased down a rain revised target of 183 with six balls to spare making 184 for seven in 26 overs to win by three wickets under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain affect third one-day international against Sri Lanka at Pallekelle on Thursday.

They were 78-1 in 13.4 overs when a lengthy rain delay caused a revision of the original target of 303.

The three-match was tied 1-1 after Sri Lanka won the first match in Hambantotal while the second was abandoned because of rain.

It was only the second time they have shared a series.

Nasir Hossain steered Bangladesh to their first ODI win in Sri Lanka in 16 attempts remaining unbeaten on 33 off 27 balls with six boundaries.

There some anxious moments for Bangladesh when Malinga struck twice in three balls in the third last over.

But Hossain smashed three boundaries off Thisara Perera in the penultimate over.

Kulasekera denied Hossain from hitting the winning stroke pulling back a shot which was going over the ropes with a remarkable piece of fielding.

Gazi sealed victory by top edging a short pitched delivery over the wicket keeper for a boundary.

"It's a huge win for us, it was a challenge for us to do well against big teams, so very happy with the effort. We have not been in such situations before and that's why the boys were panicking, but we pulled it off," said A proud Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could not conceal his disappointment: "We were disappointed as we had runs on the board. The bowling let us down today, we batted brilliantly even though we lost out way in the middle."

Dilshan was equally disappointed with the result after being adjudged Man of the Match and the Man of the Series.

"I am in great form since the Test matches, but today being in the losing side has hurt. I like this pitch, I think this is the best wicket in Sri Lanka," after scoring his fourth ODI century in seven matches at the venue.

Sri Lanka looked to be in control when they ran up an impressive 302 for nine after choosing to bat first.

But Bangladesh whose run chase was interrupted in the 14th over when they were 78-1, were then set a revised target of 183 to win off 27 overs.

They were given a splendid start by Anamul Haque (40) and Mohammad Ashraful (29) who posted 77 at a run-a-ball.

Despite losing wickets at regular intervals Bangladesh were taken over the line with an over to spare by Nasir Hossain who struck Thisara Perera for four fours in the penultimate over. Nasir made 33 not out as Bangladesh finished on 184-7.

Earlier man-of-the-match and man-of-the-series Dilshan with 125 off 128 balls, including 12 fours, and Kusal Perera provided Sri Lanka with a fine launchpad, putting together an opening stand of 116 off 127 balls.

Perera's contribution in the partnership was 56, his maiden one-day half-century.

Kumar Sangakkara helped Dilshan add a further 87 for the second wicket by scoring 48. During his knock Sangakkara became the first Sri Lankan and seventh batsman overall to pass 11,000 runs in one-day international cricket.

There was also a milestone for Bangladesh left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak who ran through the Sri Lanka middle order to take five for 62 and become the first bowler from his country to take 200 one-day wickets.

Bangladesh complete their five-week tour of Sri Lanka on Sunday when they take on the hosts in a one-off Twenty20 international at the same venue.

Scoreboard in the third and final one-day international between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Pallekele on Thursday.

Sri Lanka innings

K. Perera c Nasir b Mahmudullah       56
T. Dilshan c Nasir b Shahadat        125
K. Sangakkara c Anamul b Razzak       48
T. Perera b Razzak                     4
A. Mathews st Mushfiqur b Razzak       6
J. Mendis b Gazi                       5
D. Chandimal b Ziaur                   0
L. Thirimanne not out                 25
N. Kulasekara lbw b Razzak            11
S. Senanayake b Razzak                 0
S. Malinga not out                     5
Extras (lb-2 nb-1 w-14)               17
Total (for nine wickets, 50 overs)   302

Fall of wickets: 1-116 2-203 3-212 4-228 5-233 6-238 7-263 8-291 9-291.

Bowling: Shahadat 10-0-71-1 (3w 1nb), Ziaur 10-0-65-1 (1w), Gazi 10-1-52-1 (3w), Razzak 10-0-62-5 (7w), Mahmudullah 10-0-50-1.

Bangladesh innings

Anamul Haque c Chandimal b Mathews      40
Mohammad Ashraful lbw b Senanayake      29
Jaharul Islam c Sangakkara b Mathews    26
Mushfiqur Rahim run out                  9
Nasir Hossain not out                   33
Mahmudullah lbw b Senanayake             6
Mominul Haque c Sangakkara b Malinga    11
Ziaur Rahman c T Perera b Malinga        0
Sohag Gazi not out                       4
Extras (b-4 lb-13 w-9)                  26
Total (for seven wickets, 26 overs)    184

Fall of wickets: 1-77 2-97 3-119 4-126 5-144 6-166 7-166.

Did not bat: Shahadat Hossain, Abdur Razzak.

Bowling: Kulasekara 4-1-29-0 (5w), Malinga 6-0-29-2 (2w), Mathews 5-0-39-2, Senanayake 6-0-26-2 (1w), T. Perera 5-0-44-0 (1w).

Result: Bangladesh won on Duckworth/Lewis system.

Series drawn 1-1 with one no-result.

BANGLADESH INNINGS

Sohag Gazi hit the winning boundary top edging Thisara Perera over the keeper.

Bangladesh 166-7 in 25 overs chasing a revised target of 183 after a rain delay in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka at Pallekelle on Thursday.

Bangladesh are on the brink of victory as Nasir Hossain smashes Thisara for his third boundary in the 49th over.

Nasir Hossain clobbers Thisara over mid on as Bangladesh race to victory.

Nasir Hossain cracks the first ball of the 49th over from Thisara to the boundary.

Malinga strikes within the space of three balls as Ziaur Rahman cuts straight to Thisara at extra cover.

Ziaur Rahman c Thisara Perera b Malinga 0
 
Malinga strikes as Mominul Haque is caught behind by Sangakkara off a faint edge in the 48th over.

Mominul Haque c Sangakkara b Malinga 11
 
Nasir Hossain has given himself room and edged Malinga to third man in the 25th over.

Mominul Haque blasts a boundary through mid wicket off Perera as Bangladesh are in sight of a series levelling victory.

Bangladesh are faltering in their run chase losing their fifth wicket as Mahmudullah is adjudged leg before off Senanayake attempting a reverse sweep.

Mahmudullah lbw b Senanayake 6
 
Bangladesh get a couple of boundaries in the 21st over from Kulasekera as Nasir Hossain cuts past backward point followed by leg byes to fine leg.

Mushfiqur Rahim is run out by a brilliant direct hit from Thisara Perera.

Mushfiqur Rahim run out 9

Bangladesh reached their 100 off 96 balls.

Jahurul Islam c Sangakkara b Mathews 26

Anamul Haque c Chandimal b Mathews 40

Ashraful is the batsman out trapped leg before by Senanayake.

Anamul Haque is unbeaten on 37 off 42 balls having hit five boundaries.

Senanayake struck in his third over with Ashraful being adjudged leg before in the 13th over of the innings.

Mohammad Ashraful lbw b Senanayake 29

Ashraful struck five boundaries in his 38-ball 29 giving Bangladesh a sound start posting 77 in 12.5 overs.

The 50 of the Bangladesh innings comes off 43 balls with Anamul on 24 and Ashraful on 15 as they make a positive start in chasing a target of 303.

Ashraful has got into his stride smashing Mathews through the covers for his third boundary in the seventh over.

Ashraful has punched Malinga through the covers for his second boundary in the sixth over as Bangladesh are off to a solid start.

Ashraful hits his first boundary in the fifth over of the innings cracking Mathews through the covers.

Anamul Haque edges Mathews past first slip to third man off Mathews in the fifth over.

Anamul Haque manages to dig out a slow yorker from Malinga for a boundary to mid off.

Anamul Haque hits a couple of boundaries in the third over from Kulasekera through point.

Sri Lanka amassed 302-9 in 50 overs having elected to bat in the third one-day international against Bangladesh at Pallekelle on Thursday.

Sri Lanka powered by opener Tillakaratne Dilshan's 16th ODI century recovered after stuttering in the middle order to finish with a flourish.

Dilshan paced his innings beautifully to make 125 off 128 with 12 fours.

Sri Lanka got off to a flying start propelled by a maiden ODI half century by Kusal Perera (56 off 66 balls) who smashed five boundaries and a six during a 116-run opening stand.

Kumar Sangakkara (48) completed 11,000 ODI runs during an 87-run stand for the second wicket with Dilshan.

Sangakkara hit five boundaries in his run a ball knock as Sri Lanka taking the batting Powerplay in the 30th over made 45 runs without loss.

Bangladesh pegged them back as Sri Lanka lost five wickets for 35 runs in eight overs as they collapsed to 238 for six in the 44th over.

Dilshan perished in the 47th over hitting out as Thirimanne held the tail together during the last five overs which yielded 55 runs remaining unbeaten on 25 off 15 balls with two sixes and one boundary.

Razzak became the first Bangladesh player to claim 200 ODI wickets finishing with a rich haul of five 62 off his 10 overs.

SRI LANKA INNINGS

Malinga smashes a boundary off Razzak to long off while Thirimanne blasts the last ball of the innings for a six over midwicket.

Malinga denies Razzak a hat-trick as he shuffles forward and survives a run-out attempt as he scrambles back after Thirimanne turned down a single.

Razzak claims his 200th ODI becoming the first Bangladesh player to do so as he bowls Senanayake for a first ball duck.

Sachithra Senanayake b Abdur Razzak 0

Razzak claims his fourth wicket trapping Kulasekera leg before in the final.

Nuwan Kulasekara lbw b Abdur Razzak 11

Thirimanne hammers consecutive boundaries off Shahadat beginning with a six to the long-off fence as Sri Lanka go for maximum in the last two overs.

Kulasekera thumps Gazi with a straight-driven six in the 48th over.

Dilshan has swatted another one from Shahadat back past the bowler but is gone next ball as Nasir Hossain takes a brilliant catch leaping at midwicket.

Tillakaratne Dilshan c Nasir Hossain b Shahadat Hossain 125

Dilshan made his century off 128 balls with his knock contained 12 fours before being held by  Hossain who timed his jump perfectly.

Dilshan has driven Shahadat through the covers for his 10th boundary in the 46th over to bring up the 250 of the Sri Lanka innings.

Ziaur Rahman claims his first ODI wicket bowling Dinesh Chandimal for a duck after facing just five balls.

Dinesh Chandimal b Ziaur Rahman 0

Chandimal attempts to drive Ziaur Rahman through the covers but drags the ball onto his stumps as Sri Lanka lose their sixth wicket.

Sri Lanka have lost four wickets for 20 runs in eight overs as Bangladesh fight back.

Gazi strikes as Jeewan Mendis is beaten and bowled through the gate in the 43rd over which is a maiden, the first of the innings.

Jeewan Mendis b Sohag Gazi 5

Mendis lasted seven balls as Bangladesh bounce back.

Jeewan Mendis opens his account with a reverse sweep to the fence off Razzak.

Razzak strikes again as Mathew is stumped by Mushfiqur Rahim in the 42nd over.

Angelo Mathews st Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak 6

Mathews steps out and tries to hoist Razzak over long on but is beaten in the flight to be stumped by Rahim.

Dilshan completes his 16th ODI century and third against Bangladesh which came off 110 balls and contained eight boundaries.

Razzak strikes bowling Thisara Perera in the 38th over as Bangladesh hit back.

Thisara Perera b Abdur Razzak 4

Perera lasted eight balls before swinging and missing to see his stumps castled by Razzak.

Sri Lanka lose their second wicket caught a midwicket by Anamul Haque off Razzak.

Kumar Sangakkara c Anamul Haque b Abdur Razzak 48

Sangakkara made 48 off 49 balls with five boundaries and added 87 runs for the second wicket with Dilshan who is on 92.

Sangakkara dances down the track and slams Razzak back past the bowler to bring up the 200 of the Sri Lanka innings in the 36th over.

Sri Lanka added 45 runs in five overs during the batting Powerplay.

Sangakkara has taken the aerial route going over extra cover off Gazi for another boundary.

Sangakkara is stepping up the tempo sweeping Razzak for his second boundary in the 32nd over.

The 50 partnership for the second wicket between Dilshan and Sangakkara comes up in 57 balls.

Sangakkara swings Gazi for his first boundary to fine leg to bring up 11,000 ODI runs.

Dilshan cracks Mahmudullah for his seventh boundary square of the wicket as he moves to 80.

Sri Lanka have taken the batting Powerplay from the 30th over with the total 167-1 after 31 overs with Dilshan and Sangakkara on strike.

Dilshan gets out of his shell with his trademark scoop to backward square leg off Ziaur Rahman in the 29th over.

Nasir Hossain takes a good catch at point off Mahmudullah as Kusal went for a cut.

Kusal made 56 off 66 balls with five boundaries and a six adding 116 runs for the opening wicket Dilshan (58).

Dilshan has finally broken the shackles thanks to a sloppy attempt to prevent the boundary by Ashraful which comes after 74 balls of Ziaur Rahman.

Dilshan completes his 30th ODI half century and third against Bangladesh off 53 balls.

It has contained four boundaries.

Kusal completes his maiden ODI fifty off 56 balls with a single.

It contained five boundaries and a six.

The 100 of the Sri Lanka innings comes in 17.4 overs off 106 balls without any loss of wickets with Dilshan and Kusal on 49 each.

The spin trio of Gazi, Razzak and Mahmudullah have put the brakes on the free scoring Sri Lanka opening pair who scored 55 runs in the first seven overs.

Sri Lanka have hammered nine boundaries and a six in the first 10 Powerplay overs scoring 63 for no loss as Dilshan (29) and Kusal (34) give the hosts a flying start.

Bangladesh cannot stop leaking boundaries as Kusal punches Razzak for another boundary in the ninth over.

Left arm spinner Abdur Razzak comes on at the other end as Ghazi gives away just one run in his first over.

Spin has been introduced in the eighth over with Sohag Gazi into the attack as Sri Lanka are off to a flying start having scored 54 in seven overs.

Kusal brings up the 50 of the Sri Lanka innings off just 40 balls with a lovely cover drive off Shahadat in the seventh over followed up by another boundary past point in consecutive deliveries.

Kusal Perera survives after nearly being bowled off an inside edge which goes to the boundary off Shahadat in the seventh over.

Kusal paddles Shahadat past short fine leg for another boundary in the fifth over.

Dilshan glances Ziaur Rahman to fine leg for another boundary in the fourth over.

Kusal Perera hits the first six of the match in the third over hoisting Shahadat Hossain over long on.

Dilshan has got into his stride early cracking successive boundaries off Ziaur Rahman in the second over to move into double figures.

Dilshan hit the first boundary of the match driving Shahadat Hossain past mid off in the fourth ball of the first over.

Sri Lanka are unchanged while Bangladesh made one change with Shahadat Hossain coming in for Rubel Hossain.

Teams

Sri Lanka - Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wicket keeper), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews (captain), Ajantha Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga

Bangladesh - Jahurul Islam, Anamul Haque, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain and wicket keeper), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Sohag Gazi, Shahadat Hossain, Abdur Razzak
 

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