A swinger of the new ball both ways, Nuwan Kulasekara ended his Sri Lanka career as the third-highest ODI wicket-taker among seamers, behind Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga
Sri Lanka Cricket dedicated the game to its right-arm pacer Nuwan Kulasekara.
The 37-year old had announced his retirement last Thursday while the Lankans were preparing to host Bangladesh for the three-match ODI series.
The SLC and the team decided to give Kulasekara the send-off through the game. despite him being a non-member of the current squad.
As it was in the previous game, Taijul Islam missed a partner at the other end to make use of the crunch situation that he had created.https://t.co/eLxHVGHm8X#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESHCRICKET #CRICKET #BANGLADESH #TAIJULISLAM #TAIJUL #ISLAM #BANGLADESHTEAM #SRILANKA— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) July 31, 2019
A swinger of the new ball both ways, Kulasekara ended his Sri Lanka career as the third-highest ODI wicket-taker among seamers, behind Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga.
Kulasekara is the joint second-highest wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in T20Is, with 66 wickets in 58 matches and since his international debut in 2003 he has played 184 ODIs and picked up 199 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 4.9.
He also played 58 T20Is and finished with 66 wickets.
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)
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)
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