Sri Lanka restricted to 212 by Bangladesh

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Bogra:Opener Sanath Jayasuriya struck a fighting 96 but Sri Lanka were restricted to 212 by Bangladesh in the second One-day international here.

Jayasuriya missed out on what would have been his 20th One-day international century as other batsmen failed to apply themselves on a slow pitch after being put in to bat on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka were bowled out on the last ball of their alloted 49 overs after a delayed start due to fog forced the match to be reduced by one over per side.

New-ball bowler Syed Rasel struck the first two blows for Bangladesh before spinners Alok Kapali and Mohammad Rafique tore through the middle-order with a couple of scalps each.

Left-armer Rasel, who bowled his 10 overs on the trot, had left-hander Jehan Mubarak (two) caught behind by Khaled Mashud in his second over.

Rasel then broke a crucial second wicket partnership when he had Kumar Sangakkara (23) caught down the leg side by Mashud in his last over to finish with 2-28.

Sri Lanka lost their way from a comfortable 72-1 in the 20th over after Sangakkara was associated in a 67-run stand with Jayasuriya.

Jayasuriya made a slow start scoring just eight runs off the first 26 deliveries faced by him but reached his 50 off 61 deliveries.

He slammed eight fours and a six off left-armer Rafique during his 110-ball knock before falling lbw to the same bowler while trying to play a pull shot.

Farveez Maharoof (21), Malinga Bandara (18) and Dilhara Fernando (13) chipped in with useful knocks down the order to push the score past the 200-run mark.

Sri Lanka lead the three-match series 1-0 after having won the first match here on Monday by five wickets.

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