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Fifties from Mathews, Mendis

  • Published at 01:27 am August 1st, 2019
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Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis plays a shot during their third ODI against Bangladesh in Colombo Wednesday AFP

Before perishing on 54 off 58 deliveries with five boundaries and an over boundary, Kusal Mendis played a starring role, putting on 101 with Angelo Mathews for the fourth wicket

Sri Lanka top-order batsman Kusal Mendis registered his 16th ODI half century and aided his side to a competitive total. 

Mendis came to the middle after host Sri Lanka lost opener Dimuth Karunaratne in the 21st over, and were reeling on 96 for two. 

Before perishing on 54 off 58 deliveries with five boundaries and an over boundary, Mendis played a starring role, putting on 101 with Angelo Mathews for the fourth wicket.

For Mendis, the half-century was the third in 11 ODIs against Bangladesh since his introduction to the format in 2017. 

However, it was the seniorman Mathews who made the most contribution for the host, scoring 87 off 90. 

Off the three partnerships he had in the middle, 52 with Dasun Shanaka for the fifth was crucial. 

The right-handed batsman departed in the first ball of the last over of the innings, having registered his 40th ODI half century, and fourth against Bangladesh.

3RD ODI

SRI LANKA INNINGS            R    B

Fernando lbw b Shafiul        6    14

Karunaratne c Mushfiqur b Taijul     46    60

Perera c Mushfiqur b Rubel         42    51

Mendis c Sabbir b Soumya         54    58

Mathews c Mushfiqur b Soumya     87    90

Shanaka c Sabbir b Shafiul         30    14

Jayasuriya c Tamim b Shafiul         13    7

Hasaranga not out             12    5

Dananjaya c Sabbir b Soumya     0    1

Rajitha not out            0    0

Extras (w4)                 4

Total (50 overs)             294/8

Fall Of Wickets

1-13 (Fernando), 2-96 (Karunaratne), 3-98 (Perera), 4-199 (Mendis), 5-251 (Shanaka), 6-280 (Jayasuriya), 7-284 (Mathews), 8-284 (Dananjaya)  

Bowling

Shafiul 10-2-68-3(w1), Rubel 9-1-55-1(w1), Taijul 10-1-34-1, Miraz 9-0-59-0, Soumya 9-0-56-3(w1), Mahmudullah 3-0-22-0 (w1)

BANGLADESH INNINGS        R    B

Anamul c Fernando b Rajitha         14    24

Tamim c Perera b Rajitha        2    6

Soumya b Dananjaya             69    86

Mushfiq c Mendis b Shanaka         10    15

Mithun c Kumara b Shanaka         4    11

Mahmudullah c Perera b Shanaka     9    12

Sabbir c sub b Kumara         7    17

Miraz c sub b Kumara             8    6

Taijul not out                 39    28

Shafiul c Perera b Hasaranga         1    5

Rubel run out                 2    6

Extras (lb 2, w5)             7

Total (36 overs)             172 all out

Fall Of Wickets

1-4 (Tamim), 2-29 (Anamul), 3-46 (Mushfiqur), 4-60 (Mithun), 5-83 (Mahmudullah), 6-105 (Sabbir), 7-117 (Miraz), 8-143 (Soumya), 9-149 (Shafiul), 10-172 ( Rubel)

Bowling

Jayasuria 6-0-40-0, Rajitha 5-0-17-2 (w3), Dananjaya 10-0-44-1, Shanaka 6-0-27-3 (w2), Hasaranga 3.5-1-16-1, Kumara 5-0-26-2

Sri Lanka won by 122 runs

MoM & MoS: Angelo Mathews