Sri Lankan cricketer Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera run between the wickets during the second ODI match of a three-match at R. Premadasa Stadium.(AFP)
Sri Lankan cricketer Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera run between the wickets during the second ODI match of a three-match at R. Premadasa Stadium.(AFP)

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Highlights, 2nd ODI in Colombo: Sri Lanka win by 7 wickets

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Highlights: 

Sri Lanka win by 7 wickets: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets with Angelo Mathews firing a boundary to bring up his half century. Sri Lanka take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.Sri Lanka closing in on win: Sri Lanka are on the verge of winning the match and sealing the three-match ODI series. Sri Lanka need 23 to win in the final 10 overs with 7 wickets in hand.Sri Lanka lose third wicket: Kusal Perera departs to the pavillion after scoring 30 runs for Sri Lanka. Bangladesh remove Avishka: Mustafizur Rehman has removed the dangerous Avishka Fernando, who was looking in magical touch as he scored 82 runs.The Avishka Storm: Avishka Fernando looks in amazing form as he has dismantled the Bangladeshi bowlers with his powerful striking. He looks set for a century in Colombo.Karunaratne departs: Sri Lankan Dimuth Karunaratne has fallen victim to the spin of Mehidy Hasan for a score of 15.Sri Lanka reach 50: The Sri Lankan openers have taken the Bangladeshi bowlers to the cleaners in the last few overs. Boundaries have been flowing out of Fernando as he is inching towards a fifty.Sri Lanka start cautiously: Avishka Fernando and Dimuth Karunaratne have started the Sri Lankan innings cautiously as they look to chase down Bangladesh’s target.Bangladesh score 238: Mushfiqur Rahim was the difference maker as he scored an unbeaten 98 runs to power Bangladesh to a score of 238 in 50 overs.Mehidy Hasan goes back: Mehidy played a useful knock of 43 runs for Bangladesh to help his team get past 200 runs. But he departed on the bowling of Nuwan Pradeep.Bangladesh stitching a partnership: Mehidy Hasan and Mushfiqur has stitched together an important partnership which has got them to a respectable score in the second ODI.Mushfiqur, lone warrior again: After the rescue act in the first ODI, Mushfiqur Rahim is the only batsmen standing up to the Sri Lankan bowlers as he has completed his second successive fifty in balls.6th wicket down: Mosaddek Hossain couldn’t stay on the crease for long as Udana got him back to the pavillion for 13 runs. Bangladeshi batsmen are crumbling quickly.Sabbir departs: Sabbir Rehman is run-out for 11 runs. Bangladesh reeling under Sri Lankan pressure.Akila strikes again: Mahmudullah has become the second victim of Akila as he failed to read the line of the ball and it castled his stumps.Another wicket falls for Bangladesh: Akila Dhananjaya brought back into the side, has picked up a wicket in his very first over. Mohammed Mithun is caught at short mid-wicket. Bangladesh look to rebuild: They have lost two early wickets in a must-win ODI against Sri Lanka and will now look to rebuild their innings otherwise they might be staring at another series defeat.Tamim Iqbal departs: After scoring 19 runs, captain Tamim Iqbal has dragged one from Isuru Udana onto his own stumps. Bangladesh again off to a bad start.Bangladesh lose first wicket: Soumya Sarkar was trapped plumb in front of the stumps as Nuwan Pradeep picks the wicket.Bangladesh start well: The openers have started well in the second ODI with both batsmen looking comfortable. Akila Dananjaya is back: Akila will be playing his first international since March 2019 after impressing the national selectors for Sri Lanka A in India.Toss update: Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first against Sri Lanka in the second ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Preview: After the emotional first ODI where veteran Sri Lankan star Lasith Malinga bid adieu to the 50-over format, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will lock horns against each other at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo in the 2nd ODI. Sri Lanka won the first ODI by 91 runs after a stupendous performance from Kusal Perera, who hit a 99-ball 111 runs to power them to a total of 314 runs. In reply, Bangladesh could only score 223 as they lost all their wickets. Lasith Malinga was their tormentor-in-chief as he picked up 3 wickets for just 28 runs in his last-ever ODI international. Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (capt), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur RahmanSri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 09:55 PM IST
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