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Sangakkara clinched the 2nd ODI vs. Bangladesh

Zia Rana February 20, 2014

Sri Lanka 6-289 (Kumar Sangakkara 128, Ashan Priyanjan 60, Angelo Mathews 56*, Rubel Hossain 3-76) beat Bangladesh 228 (Mushfiqur Rahim 79, Anamul Haque 42, Sachithra Senanayake 2-33) by 61 runs.

A commanding ton from one of the most prominent batsmen in the world, Kumar Sangakkara, and the hostile bowling by the Islanders won them another game vs. Bangladesh.

The Lankan Lions hammered 289 runs for the loss of six wickets in 50 overs and the Bengal Tigers were restricted to 228 with seven overs to spare.

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) was announced ‘Player of the match’ for his fabulous hundred.

The second One Day International of the three game series was played on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

Kumar Sangakkara - A match winning hundred

Kumar Sangakkara – A match winning hundred

Earlier, Angelo Mathews, the captain of Sri Lanka won the toss, he opted to bat but lost his openers at 38 and the third wicket was gone at 63. Kumar Sangakkara along with Ashan Priyanjan steadied the innings with perfection and the first attained his fifty in the 21st over. The run rate was picked up by the two batsmen and Priyanjan got his second ODI half century in the process. He was declared leg before wicket at 177 for 60 and was replaced by Angelo Mathews.

Kumar Sangakkara kept on cruising, he blasted his 17th ODI century with a four and became the next victim for 128 off 115 balls with 14 fours. Mathews remained unbeaten for 56 as the visitors piled up 289 with four wickets in hand after 50 overs.

Rubel Hossain was the highest wicket taker with three whereas Sohag Gazi, Shakib Al Hasan and Arafat Sunny shared one wicket each.

Bangladesh went down with their first wicket at just two whereas Anamul Haque kept on creeping and was the third batsman who went back to the pavilion for 63. The skipper of the home side, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan tried to stabilise the innings in a critical situation. The pair tried to attack and lifted the score to 116 in 21.2 overs when the latter surrendered his wicket for 24. The rival bowlers penetrated through the middle and lower order batting of the hosts and were reeling at 7-170. Mushfiqur Rahim attained his 13th ODI fifty and shared a 47 runs partnership with Mashrafe Mortaza who was dismissed for 22. The first was finally removed for 79 and the entire Bangladeshi side was bowled out for 228 in 43 overs.

Lasith Malinga, Sachithra Senanayake, Thisara Perera and Ajantha Mendis were the top wicket takers with two each whereas Ashan Priyanjan claimed one wicket.

Sri Lanka grabbed the one sided encounter by a clear margin of 61 runs and leads the series at 2-0.

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