Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Sri Lanka scores another last ball win over Bangladesh  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 15/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN -Arab News) CHITTAGONG: Sachithra Senanakaye hit a boundary off the last ball as Sri Lanka secured a dramatic three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second Twenty20 match in Chittagong on Friday to win the series 2-0

Having bowled the hosts out for a paltry 120, Sri Lanka stuttered in their reply to lose six wickets for 50 runs by the 12th over at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium

Veteran Kumar Sangakkara and Thisara Perera rebuilt for the world’s top-ranked Twenty20 side with a 46-run partnership for the seventh wicket

But when Sangakkara was snapped up at point off Rubel Hossain for 37, Sri Lanka still needed 25 to win off the last 20 balls. Senanayake helped Perera (35 not out) inch closer to the target and then sealed the exciting win by pulling medium-pacer Farhad Reza for a boundary off the final delivery of the match

Sri Lanka had also clinched a last-ball win in the first match at the same venue on Wednesday, leaving the hosts heartbroken for the second time in three days

The series served as a warm-up for the World Twenty20, which opens in Bangladesh on March 16

Earlier, sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga grabbed three wickets and seamer Nuwan Kulasekara and Senanayake chipped in with two wickets each to skittle Bangladesh in 19.5 overs

Sabbir Rahman, a 22-year-old debutant, top-scored for Bangladesh with 26 before he was last man to be out. Anamul Haque made 24

Left-handed Kusal Perera hit 21 of the 23-run opening stand with Tillakaratne Dilshan for Sri Lanka when he was leg-before trying to reverse sweep Shakib Al Hasan

Dilshan was bowled by Arafat Sunny three balls later and Dinesh Chandimal fell leg-before to Mohammad Mahmudullah

The hosts wrested the initiative as skipper Mashrafe Mortaza bowled Angelo Perera and had Angelo Mathews caught behind in one over to make it 46-5 at the half-way mark

Nuwan Kulasekara ran himself out for tw attempting a non-existant single, before Sangakkara and Thisara Perera joined hands to begin the rescue act

Bangladesh’s batting never recovered after losing openers Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman in the first two overs

Senanayake broke Bangladesh’s back with the wickets of Shakib (12) and Anamul in successive overs to reduce the hosts to 41-4 in the sixth

It soon became 59-6 as Ajantha Mendis removed Nasir Hossain and Mahmudullah was run out

Sabbir and Mortaza, who hit 17 off 10 balls, took Bangladesh past the 100-run mark

The two teams will begin a three-match one-day series in Dhaka on Monday


Bangladesh innings

T. Iqbal c Mendis b Kulasekara

S. Rahman c Chandimal b Dilshan

A. Haque c K. Perera b Senanayake 2

S. Al Hasan c Kulasekara b Senanayake 1

N. Hossain c Chandimal b Mendis

S. Rahman c Kulasekara b Malinga 2

M. Mahmudullah run out

F. Reza c Chandimal b Kulasekara

M. Mortaza b Malinga 1

A. Sunny c Chandimal b Malinga

R. Hossain not out


Total: (19.5 overs) 12

Fall of wkts: 1-3, 2-3, 3-35, 4-41, 5-47, 6-59, 7-80, 8-101, 9-120, 10-120.

Bowling: Dilshan 2-0-23-1, Kulasekara 4-0-32-2 (w1), Senanayake 4-0-11-2, Malinga 3.5-0-20-3 (w1), Mathews 2-0-9-0, Mendis 4-0-21-1 (w1)

Sri Lanka innings

K. Perera lbw Shakib 2

T. Dilshan b Sunny

D. Chandimal lbw b Mahmudullah

K. Sangakkara c Tamim b Rubel 37

A. Perera b Mortaza

A. Mathews c Anamul b Mortaza

N. Kulasekara run out

T. Perera not out 3

S. Senanayake not out 12


Total: (for 7 wkts, 20 overs) 123

Fall of wkts: 1-23, 2-25, 3-32, 4-42, 5-46, 6-50, 7-96.

Bowling: Sunny 2-0-8-1, Mortaza 4-0-29-2, Rubel 4-0-34-1 (nb1), Shakib 2-0-8-1, Mahmudullah 4-0-16-1 (w1), Nasir 2-0-11-0 (w1), Reza 2-0-16-0.


Arab News

  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 24 2015 - China home-price recovery slows in OctoberGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) China's home-price recovery slowed in October, as a supply glut in less-prosperous cities challenges the authorities' efforts to revive the residential market with interest-rate ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Devaluation may force China to pay premium on Dim Sum debtGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) China is set to pay more to sell sovereign bonds in Hong Kong than in the onshore market for the first time, as investors brace for the possibility of another yuan ...

 Nov 24 2015 - PetroChina, CNPC plan pipeline, refinery salesGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) PetroChina Co and its state-owned parent are planning to sell assets before the end of the year that may include stakes in pipelines and refineries as the country's biggest oil ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Saudi Arabia ready to work with others to stabilise crude marketGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Saudi Arabia's cabinet said yesterday it was ready to cooperate with Opec and non-Opec countries to achieve market stability, days before Opec meets to review its year-long ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Issa Abu Issa on TAKREEM 2015 juryGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Prominent Qatari entrepreneur and Salam International chairman and CEO, Issa Abdul Salam Abu Issa was on the eminent panel of jury of 'TAKREEM 2015.' Established in 2010, ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Joyalukkas raises AED500mn to 'refinance and reduce borrowing costs'Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf TimesDubai-headquartered leading jewellery retail chain Joyalukkas has raised a total amount of AED500mn through multiple banking arrangements. Part of this is a $80mn term loan with a ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Qatar Airways named the Best Mideast Airline serving ChinaGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar Airways has been named the Best Middle East Airline serving China, at the 2015 Business Traveller China Awards, picking up the award for the fourth consecutive year."To be ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Qatar banks' loan-deposit ratio hits 115% in October QCB targets 100%Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar's banking sector witnessed loan-deposit ratio increase to 115% in October against 112% in the previous month; even as the Qatar Central Bank is aiming to limit the ratio ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Qatar brokers reconciliation deal between Libyan tribesGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Libyan tribes of the Tuareg and Tebu yesterday signed a comprehensive reconciliation agreement under the auspices of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to put an ...

 Nov 24 2015 - Suicide vest found on Paris street: Did Belgian suspect Abdeslam get cold feetAsia Times
(MENAFN - Asia Times) Salah Abdeslam In Washington the US State Departmentissued a global alert on Monday for Americans planning to travel following the deadly militant attacks in France and ...




Click to Apply


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help