Moon Cricket – 2nd Test – Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

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2ND TEST MATCH AT THE SHERE BANGLA STADIUM, DHAKA, BANGLADESH

Sri Lanka 222 & 226 (Silva 70*)

Bangladesh 110 (Hasan 38*) & 123 (Dananjaya 5-24)

SRI LANKA WIN BY 215 RUNS

SRI LANKA WIN THE SERIES 1-0

There was no second escape as in the first test for Bangladesh as Sri Lanka won the match and two game series in Dhaka. Bangladesh’s terrible batting was there downfall failing to make more than 130 in either innings. Sri Lanka’s first innings was nothing special either with Kusal Mendis (68) and Roshen Silva (58) top scoring in a total of 222 with Abdur Razzak and Tajul Islam taking four wickets each for the hosts. However Sri Lanka had a handy first innings lead after skittling Bangladesh all out for 110 with Mehidy Hasan’s 38 Not Out the only score of note, but his partners just kept falling giving him no support.

Sri Lanka added another 226 in the second innings with Silva’s 70 the highest score of the whole match and setting Bangladesh an unlikely 339 to win. They got nowhere near with nobody getting a half century as the hosts were again dismal with the bat being bowled all out for 123. Akila Dananjaya ended with figures of 5-24 with the ball with Rangana Herath also taking 4 wickets as the visitors dominated. Bangladesh held on well for a shock draw in the first game, they never came close this time as Sri Lanka deserved the victory. The experience of Sri Lanka, who also won the Dhaka one day Tri-Series earlier in the year, told and they have some momentum going into more difficult contests ahead.

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Akila Dananjaya (Sri Lanka)

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Moon Cricket – Tri Series Final – Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

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Dhaka Tri-Series Cricket Final

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DHAKA TRI-SERIES FINAL AT THE SHERE BANGLA NATIONAL STADIUM, DHAKA, BANGLADESH

Sri Lanka 221 (50) (Tharanga 56 Hossain 4-46)

Bangladesh 142 (41.1) (Mahmudullah 76 Madushanka 3-26)

SRI LANKA WIN BY 79 RUNS

SRI LANKA WIN THE DHAKA TRI-SERIES

They started very slowly but in the end Sri Lanka’s experience came through as they claimed victory in the Dhaka Tri-Series. The final proved uninspiring with neither side playing particularly well. Upul Tharanga top scored with 56 as Sri Lanka batted first. Sri Lanka also had solid but not spectacular contributions from Dinesh Chandimal (45) and Niroshan Dickwella (42) Wickets did fall though with Rubel Hossain taking four wickets with the ball restricting Sri Lanka to 221

In reply Bangladesh were never close to making a game of it. Mahmudullah with 76 offered resistance and was the highest scorer in the whole game, but he had little support and needed some if the hosts were to pull off the victory. It didn’t happen as Mehan Madushanka took 3 wickets in three balls for a hat-trick including the wicket of Mahmudullah helping Sri Lanka bowl Bangladesh all out for just 142. A poor final which sees Sri Lanka the Champions, but looking ahead to the World Cup, neither of these sides look capable of challenging the best on the form they have show in this series.

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Mahan Madushanka (Sri Lanka)

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Moon Cricket – Tri Series Cricket – Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

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Dhaka Tri-Series

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DHAKA TRI SERIES GAME 6 AT THE SHERE BANGLA NATIONAL STADIUM, DHAKA, BANGLADESH

Bangladesh 82 (24) (Lakmal 3-21)

Sri Lanka 83-0 (11.5) (Tharanga 39* Gunathilaka 35*)

SRI LANKA WIN BY 10 WICKETS

Sri Lanka secured their place in the Dhaka Tri-Series final thrashing the hosts Bangladesh in the last of the group stage games. Bangladesh offered nothing batting first with only Mushfiqur Rahim (26) scoring more than 10. The wickets were shared around with Suranga Lakmal taking 3 wickets for the loss of just 21 runs and Dushmantha Chameera taking 2 wickets for the concession of just 6 runs. Bangladesh were all out for a hopeless 82.

To add insult to injury Sri Lanka wasted no time finishing this off. Upul Tharanga hit 3 sixes in his 39 Not Out and Danushka Gunathilaka hotting 2 sixes for 35 Not Out. It took merely 11.5 Overs for Sri Lanka to romp home without losing a single wicket. It means these two sides will meet again in the final and Zimbabwe are eliminated. Sri Lanka will now go in big favourites as the momentum is entirely with them after this one sided affair.

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Suranga Lakmal (Sri Lanka)

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Moon Cricket – Tri-Series Cricket – Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

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Dhaka Tri-Series

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DHAKA TRI-SERIES GAME 5 AT THE SHERE BANGLA NATIONAL STADIUM, DHAKA, BANGLADESH

Bangladesh 216/9 (50) (Iqbal 76 Al Hasan 51 Cremer 4-32)

Zimbabwe 125 (36.3) (Al Hasan 3-34)

BANGLADESH WIN BY 91 RUNS

Bangladesh ensured their place in the final of the Dhaka Tri-Series with an easy victory over Zimbabwe. Bangladesh’s emerging stars top scored with the bat yet again. Tamim Iqbal hit 76 and all rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored 51. The total posted was not especially strong however, four wickets from Graeme Cremer helped the Africans restrict the hosts to 216 for 9 from their 50 Overs.

As it proved however Zimbabwe collapsed in their reply and the victory for Bangladesh was never truly in doubt. Al Hasan took three wickets and none of the Zimbabwe batsmen got into the 40’s. the highest partnership was merely 34 as the home side kept the pressure on eventually bowling Zimbabwe all out for just 125. Ironically the result means Zimbabwe now will now need Bangladesh to score a big win over Sri Lanka in the final group game to have a chance of making the final.

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Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

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Moon Cricket – Tri-Series Cricket – Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka

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DHAKA TRI-SERIES CRICKET GAME 4 AT THE SHERE BANGLA NATIONAL STADIUM, DHAKA, BANGLADESH

Zimbabwe 198 (44) (Taylor 58 T Perera 4-33)

Sri Lanka 202/5 (44.5) (K Parera 49 T Parera 38* Muzarabani 3-53)

SRI LANKA WIN BY 5 WICKETS

Sri Lanka finally got a win on the board in the Dhaka Tri-Series against Zimbabwe. The African side batted first with Brendan Taylor top scoring with 58. He had little support though as Thisara Perera took 4 wickets for Sri Lanka who bowled Zimbabwe out for just 198. It never looked enough. Opener Kusal Perera fell just short of a half century with 49 but his innings put Sri Lanka in control. Fittingly it then fell to Thisara Perera to get Sri lanka home with 39 Not Out including 2 sixes. An excellent all round game from Perera which helps put Sri Lanka back in with a chance of reaching the final and ends a miserable run of defeats at last.

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Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka)

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Moon Cricket – Tri Series Cricket in Dhaka – Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

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Tri Series Cricket in Dhaka

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TRI SERIES GAME 3 AT THE SHERE BANGLA NATIONAL STADIUM, DHAKA, BANGLADESH

Bangladesh 320-7 (50) (Iqbal 84 Al Hasan 67 Rahim 62)

Sri Lanka 157 (32.2)

BANGLADESH WIN BY 163 RUNS

Hosts Bangladesh made it two wins out of two thrashing Sri Lanka in Dhaka. Tamim Iqbal top scored for Bangladesh for the second straight game with 84 cementing his position as a reliable opener and proving one of the stars of this Tri-Series. Shakib Al Hasan also contributed with 67. Wicket Keeper Mushfiqur Rahim also got a half century (62) in a total of 320 which was always going to be a tall order for a Sri Lankan side short on confidence to try and chase down.

As it proved the visitors got nowhere near the total. No Sri Lankan batsman got into the 30’s as wickets fell and the game fast moved away from their grasp. Al Hasan followed up his turn with the bat to be the pick of the bowlers too with 3 wickets. Sri Lanka were skittled out for just 157 leading to a 163 run win which is the biggest victory in Bangladesh cricket history. The hosts now only need to win one of their two remaining games to claim a place in the final.

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Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

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Moon Cricket – Tri Series Cricket – Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka

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Tri Series Cricket in Dhaka

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TRI-SERIES CRICKET GAME 2 AT THE SHERE BANGLA NATIONAL STADIUM, DHAKA, BANGLADESH

Zimbabwe 290-6 (50) (Raza 81* Masakadza 73)

Sri Lanka 278 (48.1) (K Perera 80 T Perera 64 Chatara 4-33)

ZIMBABWE WIN BY 12 RUNS

Zimbabwe got their first win in the Dhaka Tri-Series winning a tight contest against Sri Lanka. Zimbabwe batted first with opener Hamilton Masakadza scoring 73 to get the African side off to a good start. The star turn was Sikander Raza who scored an excellent 81 Not out as Zimbabwe hit 290. In reply Sri lanka’s own opener Kusal Parera who top scored with 80 put Sri Lanka in the hunt.

As wickets fell, it was down to Thisara Perera who got his half century to stay to the end for Sri Lanka to claim the win. However he fell to the bowling of Tendai Chatara for 64 with Sri Lanka 13 runs short with just one wicket left. Chatara took the final wicket in his next over, his 4th of the innings, to claim victory for Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka begin 2018 the same way most of 2017 went, with another loss on the board. For Zimbabwe this is something to build on for the rest of the series.

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Sikander Raza (Zimbabwe)

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