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Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh

March 20, 2012 by staff 

Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh, In a decider match in the Asia Cup Cricket 2012, put into bat by host Bangladesh, Sri Lanka has started the play in a disappointing way, losing three important wickets within 33 runs.

In a halfway stage, Sri Lanka are 100/3 (28 overs)

Wicket Highlights :

Nazmul Hossain to Dilshan, out Bowled!! Nazmul is on fire here, he has netted the third big fish. This was short and just outside off, Dilshan stayed rooted to his crease as he attempted a flashy cut, he was cramped up for room and only manages a thickish inside edge back onto his stumps. Nazmul is thrilled as he is surrounded by his jubilant mates. He is turning out to be an inspired selection. Dilshan b Nazmul Hossain 19(22) [4s-3]

7.2 29/2 Nazmul Hossain to Sangakkara, out Caught by Nazimuddin!! Big strike by Nazmul Hossain. This was full and outside off, Sangakkara stays rooted to his crease and plays the square drive in the air straight to the fielder at cover. The Bangladeshis are fired up as they celebrate the exit of yet another big fish. Sangakkara c Nazimuddin b Nazmul Hossain 6(14)

4 19/1 Nazmul Hossain to Mahela Jayawardene, out Bowled!! Superb bowling by Nazmul Hossain. This was a fuller length delivery that nipped back in from outside off, MJ took a step down the track and looks to work it towards the onside, misses it and the off-pole is knocked out of the ground. Great start by Bangladesh, but a loose shot by Mahela. Mahela Jayawardene b Nazmul Hossain 5(12)

Fan face-off:

Gokul who is confident that SL will leave with a win and Sid V who is fervently hoping for Bdesh to play in the finals face-off.

Gokul: Bangladesh may have handled the Indian bowling line-up pretty easily. But do they have it in them to go up against Lasith Malinga?

Sid V: The potent Malinga is a thing of the past. He is not getting the yorker right and so he is easy to handle. Malinga is still dangerous, but he is nowhere close to his best. He is only good in the IPL, where his yorkers are surprisingly on target. The rest of the bowling line-up? The less said about them the better. No variety and no consistency. It is like the SL team can bat but they can’t bowl and field well.

Gokul: Bangladesh have exceeded expectations with their performance in this Asia Cup, no doubting that. But how long can they sustain it?

Sid V: There have been a lot of starts and stops in Bangladesh’s cricketing journey. If a team like Bangladesh gets on a roll, they are very difficult to beat. They showed it in the 2007 World Cup, where they defeated some big nations along the way. Similarly in the 2011 World Cup, they defeated England. They were on a roll when they whitewashed New Zealand 4-0 as well as defeated Zimbabwe 3-1. Looking at their recent thrashing of India, they look like emerging out of a defeatist attitude and putting in a consistent show.

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