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Game dedicated to Kulasekara

  • Published at 06:06 pm July 31st, 2019
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Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara receives an ovation from teammates in Colombo Wednesday AFP

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. 

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.

3RD ODI

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)  

Bowling

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)

Bowling

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

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