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Bangladesh A overcomes Sri Lanka A in thriller

Bangladesh ‘A’ tour of Sri Lanka 2019 | 2nd Unofficial ODI

Bangladesh A managed to record their first win on the tour as they clung to a thrilling 1 wicket win in the 2nd Unofficial ODI of the 3-match One-day series vs Sri Lanka A today (10) at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

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Bangladesh A skipper Mohammad Mithun called correct for the 2nd time and decided to field first after their disappointing loss yesterday (09) where they lost the game by 7 wickets.  The only replacement from Sri Lanka A was wicket-keeper batsman Lahiru Udara’s inclusion in the place of Sandun Weerakkody. 

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The Sri Lanka A innings was strengthened by two half centuries from Kamindu Mendis and Priyamal Perera who went on to score 61 and 52 respectively. Mendis who hit a brilliant 192 in the 2nd unofficial Test of the tour, coloured his fifty with 6 fours and 1 six. Meanwhile, Priyamal Perera, who was discarded from the national squad ahead of the World Cup, played a composed knock to accumulate a well-made half century before getting stumped by left arm spinner Sunzamul Islam.

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After this pair’s dismissals, the Sri Lanka A innings didn’t really get going as the lower order, except for Chamika Karunaratne, couldn’t add many to the scorecard as Sri Lanka A occupied the 50-over quota for the loss of 9 wickets. The all-rounder made a valuable 25 to guide the home team to a total of 226.

Chasing a modest target, Bangladesh A’s skipper Mohammad Mithun and opener Mohammed Naim put their hands up and took the burden from the rest of the batting unit as both delivered fifties to take the visitors to a comfortable position. Mohammed Naim particularly, made it hard for the Sri Lanka A bowlers as his stroke-filled 59-ball 68 took the run-rate pressure off his batting partners.

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Though the visitors were set up for an easy finish, a sudden collapse from 4-190 to 8-216 tested Bangladesh A tailenders’ temperament under pressure but they succeeded in the last ball of the game to register a 1-wicket win.

Off spinner Ramesh Mendis starred with the ball for the hosts as he picked up 3 wickets, though his last over (50th over) went for 9 runs which paved the way for Bangladesh A’s victory.

The series is now in the balance at 1-1 and the series decider will be played at the same ground on 12th October.


Sri Lanka A Team
226/9 (50)
Bangladesh A
227/9 (50)
Pathum Nissanka c Sunzamul Islam b Abu Hider15273055.56
Lahiru Udara c Niam Sheikh b Ebadat Hossain23401057.50
Kamindu Mendis c Ariful Haque b Afif Hossain61676191.04
Ashan Priyanjan c Nurul Hasan b Saif Hassan7170041.18
Priyamal Perera st Nurul Hasan b Sunzamul Islam52622183.87
Ashen Bandara c Afif Hossain b Sunzamul Islam18252072.00
Ramesh Mendis b Abu Hider2100020.00
Ishan Jayaratne c Nurul Hasan b Ebadat Hossain6110054.55
Chamika Karunarathne not out25271092.59
Amila Aponso b Abu Jayed3110027.27
Shiran Fernando not out130033.33
Extras13 (b 1 , lb 3 , nb 0, w 9, pen 0)
Total226/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.52)
Fall of Wickets 1-28 (7.3) Pathum Nissanka, 2-63 (14.6) Lahiru Udara, 3-80 (19.5) Ashan Priyanjan, 4-158 (34.3) Kamindu Mendis, 5-172 (37.2) Priyamal Perera, 6-189 (40.6) Ramesh Mendis, 7-191 (41.3) Ashen Bandara, 8-207 (45.4) Ishan Jayaratne, 9-216 (48.4) Amila Aponso,
Abu Jayed803914.88
Abu Hider1014224.20
Ebadat Hossain1004624.60
Saif Hassan1003913.90
Sunzamul Islam1004324.30
Afif Hossain201316.50

Saif Hassan c Ashen Bandara b Shiran Fernando5150033.33
Niam Sheikh c & b Ramesh Mendis685990115.25
Najmul Hossain c Lahiru Udara b Chamika Karunarathne21391053.85
Mohammad Mithun c Ashen Bandara b Ramesh Mendis52873159.77
Afif Hossain c Chamika Karunarathne b Shiran Fernando24310277.42
Nurul Hasan c Lahiru Udara b Chamika Karunarathne25433058.14
Ariful Haque c Priyamal Perera b Ashan Priyanjan7110063.64
Sunzamul Islam not out11910122.22
Ebadat Hossain c Ramesh Mendis b Ashan Priyanjan240050.00
Abu Jayed c Chamika Karunarathne b Ramesh Mendis130033.33
Abu Hider not out00000.00
Extras11 (b 1 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 8, pen 0)
Total227/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.54)
Fall of Wickets 1-15 (3.5) Saif Hassan, 2-74 (14.6) Najmul Hossain, 3-115 (25.3) Afif Hossain, 4-178 (40.3) Nurul Hasan, 5-190 (43.1) Mohammad Mithun, 6-209 (46.6) Ariful Haque, 7-211 (47.2) Niam Sheikh, 8-216 (48.4) Ebadat Hossain, 9-226 (49.5) Abu Jayed,
Ishan Jayaratne804105.12
Shiran Fernando603826.33
Ramesh Mendis904034.44
Chamika Karunarathne703525.00
Amila Aponso1023203.20
Ashan Priyanjan702924.14
Kamindu Mendis301003.33

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