Archive for the ‘Bangladesh cricket’ Category

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Ugly Scenes Mar Exciting End to Bangla-Lanka Match in Nidahas Trophy

March 20, 2018

Andrew Fidel Fernando in ESPNcricinfo, 15 March 2018

Bangladesh 160 for 8 (Tamim 50, Mahmudullah 43*) beat Sri Lanka 159 for 7 (Kusal Perera 61, Thisara 58) by two wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Mahmudullah, sublimely poised while chaos roiled around him, hoisted an Isuru Udana ball over the square leg boundary when six runs were required off the last two balls, propelling Bangladesh to victory in scintillating fashion. It is difficult to overstate the importance of his innings, though the numbers – 43 off 18 balls – bear witness to its quality. Incensed by several mistakes from his team-mates, maintaining his focus even through an ugly final over in which a Bangladesh sub was given a shove by a Sri Lanka player and Shakib Al Hasan seemed intent on bringing his batsmen off the field, Mahmudullah completed the chase of 160 with No. 10 batsman Rubel Hossain at the other end.

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The Groundsmen and Tactical Thinkers behind Sri Lanka’s recent Success

February 21, 2018

Rex Clementine, in ISLAND, 21 February 2018, where the title is Mendis was used as opener for tactical reasons – Samaraweera

Sri Lanka’s Batting Coach Tilan Samaraweera shedding light into the decision to open the batting with young Kusal Mendis during the just concluded tour of Bangladesh said that it was more a tactical decision and wasn’t sure whether Sri Lanka would stick to the same strategy moving forward.

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Being Inside Bangla: Hathurusingha’s Experience sharpened Sri Lanka’s Capacities

February 19, 2018

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Oddities in the Lanka Bangla T 20 Match at

February 16, 2018

  Kusal plays ramp shot

* In the  hectic high scoring match Sri Lanka bowled 15 WIDES... and Bangladesh nearly matched them

* Kusal Mendis beat Thisara Perera by a whisker perhaps — for Man of the Match though his scoring rate was less and he did not take any wickets [he did not bowl]

* Allrounder Dasun Shanaka did not bowl but rendered yeoman service at No. 4 with 42 runs in 25 balls at the rate of 175.00

* Shanaka and Udana marched in ahead of Thisara Perera and all three left Chandimal to bite his fingers in the dressing room. SO: who took that meaningful and effective decision to shuffle the order? Chandimal? OR….. Hathuru? … OR … Think-tank?

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Akila The Hun … in Hunanjaya!!

February 10, 2018

“Debutant Akila Dananjaya was prime destroyer. He scythed rapidly through the Bangladesh lower-middle order, taking 5 for 24 to make it eight wickets on debut – the best performance by a Sri Lankan on debut” … Andrew Fidel Fernando …. http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/18527/report/1130745/day/3/

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Bangladesh strangled in Three Days

February 10, 2018

Andrew Fidel Fernando, in ESPNcricinfo, 10 February 2018, where the title is “Dananjaya takes five as Sri Lanka clinch series”

Bangladesh plunged, Sri Lanka’s spinners soared and the Mirpur Test tore to its conclusion midway through day three, the visitors triumphing by 215 runs. Debutant Akila Dananjaya was prime destroyer. He scythed rapidly through the Bangladesh lower-middle order, taking 5 for 24 to make it eight wickets on debut – the best performance by a Sri Lankan on debut. The charge to victory was also sweet for Rangana Herath, who claimed 4 for 49 and in doing so, became the most successful left-arm bowler in Test history.

Sri Lanka’s cricketer Roshen Silva plays a shot during the first day of the second cricket Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium in Dhaka on February 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / –

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Several Hands place Sri Lanka in the Box seat at Dhaka

February 9, 2018

Andrew Fidel Fernando, courtesy of ESPNcricinfo,  9 February 2018, where the title is “Roshen Silva’s fifty puts SL in firm control” ….. with highlighting emphasis being the Work of The editor, cricketique

Debutant Akila Dananjaya ransacked Bangladesh’s lower middle order in the morning, and Roshen Silva compiled a second high-quality fifty in the match, as Sri Lanka claimed a 312-run lead and took iron-grip of the Test. That the surface is a spinners’ paradise is plain, but Bangladesh’s meekness in the first innings has put them on the brink of a series loss. In the most dramatic period of play on day two, the hosts lost their last five wickets for five runs. Not even an inspired Mustafizur Rahman spell late in the day could undo the damage sustained before lunch.

Dimuth Karunaratne steers one through the off side Associated Press Read the rest of this entry ?