Bangladesh ‘A’ registered a 98-run win on DLS method in the 3rd and series-deciding Unofficial ODI against Sri Lanka ‘A’ today at the R. Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo.
Bangladesh A managed to record their first win on the tour as they clung to a thrilling 1 wicket win in the…..
Sri Lanka were given a mammoth target of 323 after they opted to chase and were in all sorts of trouble when the skies got gloomy and play was stopped due to bad light. With 6 wickets down after 24.4 overs with just 130 runs on the board, Sri Lanka was well short of the DLS par score, 229 when the umpires decided to call off the game.
Their top-scorer Kamindu Mendis was dismissed just 2 balls before the interruption for 55 runs leaving a daunting task for all-rounders Chamika Karunaratne and Ramesh Mendis. Apart from the 64-run 3rd wicket stand between Kamindu and Captain Ashan Priyanjan, Sri Lanka struggled to get their run-chase going.
Early in the day Bangladeshi openers started brilliantly after they were put in to bat as they amassed 120 runs for the first wicket. In-form Mohammad Naim scored yet another half-century while Saif Hassan went on to score a century.
Apart from skipper Mohammad Mithun, the rest of the Bangladeshi batsmen didn’t quite get going as seamers Vishwa Fernando and Shiran Fernando, both from Moratuwa, struck regularly towards the end of the innings. Left-arm Vishwa finished with 3 scalps while Shiran picked up 4.
|Saif Hassan||c Ashan Priyanjan b Shiran Fernando||117||110||12||3||106.36|
|Niam Sheikh||obstructing the field b||66||76||5||2||86.84|
|Najmul Hossain||c Kamindu Mendis b Amila Aponso||2||12||0||0||16.67|
|Anamul Haque||c Ashan Priyanjan b Vishwa Fernando||15||21||2||0||71.43|
|Mohammad Mithun||c Ramesh Mendis b Shiran Fernando||32||35||1||2||91.43|
|Afif Hossain||c Amila Aponso b Shiran Fernando||12||13||1||0||92.31|
|Nurul Hasan||lbw b Vishwa Fernando||17||12||1||1||141.67|
|Ariful Haque||c Ramesh Mendis b Shiran Fernando||6||5||1||0||120.00|
|Abu Hider||c Amila Aponso b Vishwa Fernando||8||7||1||0||114.29|
|Sunzamul Islam||not out||12||7||1||0||171.43|
|Ebadat Hossain||not out||3||3||0||0||100.00|
|Extras||32 (b 1 , lb 7 , nb 1, w 23, pen 0)|
|Total||322/9 (50 Overs, RR: 6.44)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-120 (22.2) Niam Sheikh, 2-131 (25.1) Najmul Hossain, 3-156 (30.2) Anamul Haque, 4-255 (41.1) Saif Hassan, 5-267 (43.1) Mohammad Mithun, 6-288 (45.5) Afif Hossain, 7-295 (46.4) Nurul Hasan, 8-299 (47.3) Ariful Haque, 9-307 (48.4) Abu Hider,|
|Pathum Nissanka||c Abu Hider b Afif Hossain||6||7||1||0||85.71|
|Sandun Weerakkody||b Abu Hider||18||13||2||1||138.46|
|Kamindu Mendis||c Saif Hassan b Ebadat Hossain||55||65||2||3||84.62|
|Ashan Priyanjan||c Rishad Hossain b Saif Hassan||34||35||4||0||97.14|
|Priyamal Perera||c Nurul Hasan b Saif Hassan||7||10||0||0||70.00|
|Ashen Bandara||c Ariful Haque b Ebadat Hossain||6||12||0||0||50.00|
|Chamika Karunarathne||not out||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|Ramesh Mendis||not out||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Extras||2 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 2, pen 0)|
|Total||130/6 (24.4 Overs, RR: 5.27)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-11 (1.5) Pathum Nissanka, 2-27 (4.4) Sandun Weerakkody, 3-91 (15.6) Ashan Priyanjan, 4-103 (19.2) Priyamal Perera, 5-120 (22.6) Ashen Bandara, 6-129 (24.2) Kamindu Mendis,|
With the 2-match Unofficial Test series ending in a draw, Bangladesh will leave the island with major honours of the tour having clinched the Unofficial ODI series 2-1. Nevertheless the hosts can be happy about individual performances of certain players as identifying players who should be promoted to the next level is the sole motive of these unofficial matches.
Star performers for SL A
- Kamindu Mendis – 139 runs (Avg 46.33)
- Ashan Priyanjan – 91 runs (Avg 45.50) & 6 wickets (Econ 3.88)
- Priyamal Perera – 83 runs (Avg 41.50)
- Shiran Fernando – 7 wickets (Econ 5.14)
- Ramesh Mendis – 5 wickets (Econ 4.20)