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Malinga’s last walk with the bat

  • Published at 02:53 am July 27th, 2019
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Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga is given a standing ovation by his teammates during their first ODI against Bangladesh in Colombo Friday AFP

As the 35-year old walked in front of the packed stands, the R Premadasa crowd erupted in joy, cheering his name, while Malinga got accompanied by a supporter carrying the Sri Lanka flag

Sri Lanka lost their eighth wicket for 309 that saw pace legend Lasith Malinga with the willow for the one last time in ODIs. 

As the 35-year old walked in front of the packed stands, the R Premadasa crowd erupted in joy, cheering his name, while Malinga got accompanied by a supporter carrying the Sri Lanka flag.

The individual had an accreditation hanging as he walked Malinga to the middle and no security personnel were concerned as the man took his time to get out of the field. 

The Sri Lanka batters in the middle were in laughter while a few of the Bangladesh fielders had hinted him to run off since he had kept the game at a standstill.

1ST ODI

SRI LANKA INNINGS            R    B

Fernando c Soumya b Shafiul         7    13

Karunaratne c Mustafizur b Miraz    36    37

Kusal c Mustafizur b Soumya         111    99

Mendis c Mushfiq b Rubel         43    49

Mathews c Sabbir b Mustafizur     48    52

Thirimanne c Soumya b Mustafizur     25    30

Thisara c Soumya b Shafiul         2    3

De Silva c Sabbir b Shafiul         18    12

Malinga not out            6    6

Pradeep not out            0    0    

Extras (lb 1, nb 1, w 16)        18 

Total (50 Overs)            314/8 

Fall Of Wickets

1-10 (Fernando), 2-107 (Karunaratne), 3-207 (Kusal), 4-212 (Mendis), 5-272 (Thirimanne), 6-276 (Thisara), 7-302 (Mathews), 8-309 (De Silva)

Bowling

Shafiul 9-0-62-3, Miraz 9-0-56-1, Rubel 9-0-54-1, Mosaddek 7-0-45-0, Mustafizur 10-0-75-2, Soumya 5-0-17-1, Mahmudullah 1-0-4-0

BANGLADESH INNINGS        R    B

Tamim b Malinga            0    5

Soumya b Malinga            15    22

Mithun lbw b Pradeep        10    21

Mushfiq c Mendis b Pradeep        67    86

Mahmudullah    c sub b Kumara    3    10

Sabbir c Fernando b De Silva        60    56

Mosaddek run out (Mendis)        12    16

Miraz c Mendis b De Silva        2    5

Shafiul b Pradeep            2    9

Rubel not out                6    6

Mustafizur c Thisara b Malinga    18    14

Extras (lb 4, w 24)            28 

Total (41.4 Overs)            223 all out 

Fall Of Wickets

1-1 (Tamim), 2-30 (Mithun), 3-30 (Soumya), 4-39 (Mahmudullah), 5-150 (Sabbir), 6-182 (Mosaddek), 7-187 (Miraz), 8-199 (Mushfiq), 9-200 (Shafiul), 10-223 (Mustafizur)

Bowling

Malinga 9.4-2-38-3, Pradeep 9-1-51-3, Thisara 6-0-36-0, Kumara 7-0-45-1, De Silva 10-0-49-2

Sri Lanka won by 91 runs