A match to let slip from memory for Bangladesh
A little complacent Bangladesh might be as the hosts have had nothing to gain in this particular match against Sri Lanka, but the opponent seized the hosts with a most distressing way in the last match before the final of the tri-nation series.
The match lasted only 35.5 overs to complete the 10 wicket haul; 24 overs they used to bundle the Bangladeshi batsmen and the rest of the overs were used to quick finish chasing.
That was, however, the biggest win for Sri Lanka in wickets and in consideration of spare overs. The island nation touched the winning target with 229 balls left to play. Previously Sri Lanka’s largest win in terms of wickets was against England. In 2003, the Lankans won with 217 balls to spare.
82 is the fifth lowest total ever made by Bangladesh at home. The previous lowest score against the same opposition was 118, scored in 1998 in Dhaka.
Opener Anamul Haque Bijoy made his position shaken in the team getting out before opening up his account. Dependable Mushfiqur Rahim played 56 deliveries to score 26 runs and Sabbir Rahman made a 12 ball 10 runs.
Nine out of total eleven batsmen in Bangladesh side lost their wickets before reaching double digits.
Bangladesh scored 76 runs against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2002. A storm of sixes got Sri Lanka past to the winning total in just 11.5 overs.
Bangladesh confirmed their place in the final after first two matches of the series.