Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Avishka Fernando hit a snappy half-century as Sri Lanka facilitated to a seven-wicket prevail upon Bangladesh in the second one-day worldwide to seal the three-match series in Colombo on Sunday.
Opener Fernando made 82 off 75 balls, helping Sri Lanka achieve 242-3 in 44.4 overs after Bangladesh were confined to 238-8, in spite of wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim making an unbeaten 98 runs.
Fernando and captain Dimuth Karunaratne set the pace for Sri Lanka’s run pursue with a 71-run remain before Bangladesh had their first accomplishment through off-spinner Mehidy Hasan.
Mehidy bowled Karunaratne for 15 however Fernando and Kusal Perera proceeded with the hosts’ attack to put Sri Lanka, who won Friday’s opening game by 91 runs, immovably in charge.
Mustafizur Rahman expelled Fernando and Perera, who made 30 off 34 balls, one after another to resuscitate Bangladesh’s expectations yet Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews denied them further achievement.
Mathews struck infrequent leg-spinner Sabbir Rahman for a four to finish Sri Lanka’s success. He was unbeaten on 52 runs confronting 57 balls.
He was very much upheld by Mendis, 41 not out, in a whole 96-run fourth wicket stand.
“I am frustrated to not get to the three-figure mark and ideally I can change over my begins greater thumps later on,” said man-of-the-match Fernando.
“The track was somewhat moderate and furthermore spun a bit. I am happy that I had the option to make a commitment,” he included.
Mustafizur completed with 2-50 for Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Mushfiqur misses the mark
Bangladesh had Mushfiqur to thank for furnishing them something to battle with after their top-request disintegrated for the second time in the series.
Mushfiqur hammered six fours and a six out of a 110-ball innings to rescue Bangladesh who lost their initial six wickets for 117 runs.
Mushfiqur and number eight Mehidy shared 84 runs, a seventh-wicket record for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka to give the guests’ innings some decency.
Mehidy made 43 off 46 balls with six limits before he was gotten by Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne at mid off Nuwan Pradeep.
Pradeep, individual pace bowler Isuru Udana and leg-spinner Akila Dananjaya asserted two wickets each for Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh were in a tough situation not long after captain Tamim Iqbal won the hurl and chose for bat at the R. Premadasa Stadium.
Pradeep caught opener Soumya Sarkar leg-before for 11 preceding Tamim hauled a Udana conveyance onto his stump in the wake of making 19.
Dananjaya evacuated Mohammad Mithun for 12 and bowled Mahmudullah Riyad for six preceding Sabbir Rahman’s run out for 11 intensified Bangladesh’s misfortunes.
Mushfiqur started his battle back with Mehidy after Udana had Mosaddek Hossain gotten by Kusal Perera for 13.
Mushfiqur went off the strike in the fifth wad of the last over to pass up his eighth ODI hundred by only two runs.
The third and last match of the series will be held at a similar setting on Wednesday.