Tamim falls down, again
Bangladesh’s interim skipper Tamim Iqbal is finding it hard to get a proper footing as a batsman lately, both figuratively and literally, as the left-hander found himself lying in the ground while negotiating a toe crushing yorker for the second match in a row. In the second over, pacer Nuwan Pradeep bowled a brilliant in-swinging yorker to Tamim, very similar to the one that Lasith Malinga bowled in the 1st ODI which shattered Tamim’s stumps and left him collapsed to the ground. This time Tamim managed to barely to keep it out but couldn’t maintain his balance and fell down. Sri Lanka appealed for a leg-before and upon rejection reviewed the decision but Tamim survived due to an inside-edge.
Danajaya’s costly miss
Mushfiqur Rahim made a valiant 98 against Sri Lanka to give the Bangladesh innings some respectability. But the scenario could have been very different had Akila Dananjaya held onto Mushfiq’s catch of his own bowling in the 25th over. Mushfiq, who was batting on 24, struck the ball straight to the bowler but Dananjaya couldn’t hold onto the chance. Mushfiq went onto score 74 more runs to push Bangladesh’s score over 200.
Mushfiq’s no-ball spat
In the penultimate over of the Bangladesh innings, Mushfiqur Rahim started a verbal tussle with on-field umpire Marais Erasmus for an over the waist no-ball call. Mushfiq hooked a full toss off Isuru Udana for a six and though that the ball was over the waist, but the umpires disagreed. Disgruntled Mushfiq wanted to review that decision, but then umpire Erasmus explained to him that a no-ball decision cannot be challenged. Mushfiq didn’t look too happy with the decision and had a lengthy discussion with the umpire.