Player of the Match
Player of the Match

6.00pm So Bangladesh will have to wait longer to record their first bilateral ODI series win over Sri Lanka. The difference tonight, I reckon, is that blistering half-century from Thisara Perera. Lifted Sri Lanka to 280 after two horrendous run outs. Then with the new ball, Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Kulasekara were outstanding. The damage upfront gave enough cushion for the spinners even when Shakib and Soumya briefly threatened to take the game away from them through a fine counter-attack. The old adage of 'one brings two' held true again as Sri Lanka kept chipping away at the wickets to put this beyond the visitors. Credit to Mehedi for a gutsy half-century but he was simply delaying the inevitable. Over to the two T20Is on April 4 and 6 then to round-off what has been a cracking tour so far. Level in the Tests, Level in the ODIs.

"We lost the match in the first 10 overs, both with the bat and ball. 280 was definitely chaseable," says Mashrafe Mortaza. "There wasn't much pressure on us coming today. We've to sit together and come with plans for the next series in Ireland."

Kusal Mendis is the Player of the Series for scoring 160 runs, including a sublime century in the second ODI.

"Really happy with the way I'm batting," says Man of the Match Thisara Perera. "I'm returning to the side after six months. I've done well at training, I just want to keep this going."

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Kulasekara to Taskin Ahmed, OUT, this is a length ball on middle which Taskin looks to mow over wide long-on but ends up getting it on the top half of his bat, which means there's more elevation than distance. The man coming in from the boundary had enough time to stop, settle underneath, then again run forward to complete the catch on the move. Sri Lanka's first win in eight ODIs. Series ends 1-1

Taskin Ahmed c Gunaratne b Kulasekara 14 (27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.85

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4Tamim IqbalSoumya Sarkar
2nd6Sabbir RahmanSoumya Sarkar
3rd1Mushfiqur RahimSoumya Sarkar
4th77Shakib Al HasanSoumya Sarkar
5th23Shakib Al HasanMosaddek Hossain
6th7MahmudullahShakib Al Hasan
7th9MahmudullahMehidy Hasan Miraz
8th28Mashrafe MortazaMehidy Hasan Miraz
9th54Taskin AhmedMehidy Hasan Miraz
10th1Mustafizur RahmanTaskin Ahmed