Photo story; Snakes and things – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka fiasco

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Nothing tells a story it like pictures.  Some captures at the Nidahas Trophy game between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka which ended in a brawl.

1. Not all heroes wear capes!

Knowing Kusal Perera won’t make it to the non-striker’s end in time, Tharanga halted mid-way and returned on a suicidal mission unselfishly saving the man in form.

2. Perera & Sons steadied the ship

After Sri Lanka were 41-5, the two Perera’s Kusal and Thisara took Sri Lanka to a formidable score  adding 97 runs for the 6th wicket.

3. KJP in sublime form!

The little emulator Kusal Janith Perera was in fine form. 4 matches, 204 runs, the highest run getter in the tournament.  Keeps taking us on a nostalgic run to a time when the great Sanath Jayasuriya smashed the bowlers of the world all around the park.

4.  Fighting maiden 50 for Captain Thisara

What better time to bring up your first 50 in t20 internationals! Captain Thisara Perera (Sri Lankan hero now for more reasons than one)amassed a 37-ball 58 last night after coming in when the team was five down for 41.

5. Udana outruns Mushfiqur

The match winner from the record run-chase couldn’t get past Isuru Udana who was quick enough to run last-match hero Raheem out without scoring a run.

6. “The lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep”In his singular appearance on the field, Bangladeshl water-boy roused tensions on the field after match umpire reversed a no-ball delivery, trying to agitate the Lankan skipper who calmly held his stance.
7. Mahmudullah breaks the Lankan hearts!

With six needed in the last two deliveries, Mahmudullah flicks Isuru Udana’s fifth ball in the 20th over backward square to take Bangladesh to the final of the Nidahas Trophy throwing hosts Sri Lanka out.

8. Kusal Perera lost it!

Clearly there was something wrong when the most humble lad on the team lost his cool. Sporty of Tamim Iqbal to come in as a mediator to reason out before things got dirty!

9. Well earned victory marred by unsportsmanlike gestureMahmudullah should have got the appreciation he deserved for taking his team over after Sri Lanka were in the driving seat during the last few overs. Unfortunately the incidents overshadowed the Bangladeshi performance at Khettarama.