Bangladesh were 45-1 at stumps in their second innings after they bowled out Australia for 217 on day two of the opening Test in Dhaka on Monday.
Tamim Iqbal was on 30 with nightwatchman Taijul Islam (0) after Ashton Agar dismissed Soumya Sarkar for 15.
Earlier, spinners Shakib Al Hasan (5-68) and Mehedi Hasan (3-62) helped Bangladesh claim a 43-run first innings lead.
Matt Renshaw top-scored with 45 and Agar hit an unbeaten 41.
After finally showing some fighting spirit in the previous match at Pallekele, Sri Lanka displayed some again on Sunday in the third ODI of the five-match series at Kandy.
Once again, it wasn’t enough to make a significant dent on the in-form men of Virat Kohli as the visitors romped home to a six-wicket win to take an unassailable 3-0 lead after being set a modest target of 218 by the islanders.
Chamara Kapugedera had become the latest Sri Lankan ODI captain after regular skipper Upul Tharanga was given a two-match ban for his side’s slow over rate in Dambulla.
The stand-in skipper had the rub of the luck in the toss and chose to bat first on a Kandy pitch which offered some assistance to seamers and spinners alike.
While the crowd trouble towards the end was not a pretty sight, we take a look at the three key talking points on another frustrating day for the hosts.
Bumrah had been outstanding in Pallekele where he garnered four wickets in an impressive display of subtle variations in pace. He continued in the same vein on Sunday as he wrecked havoc in his first spell, accounting for both Sri Lankan openers.
He first had Niroshan Dickwella with a searing yorker on leg-stump which wrapped the batsman on the pads. The Indian pacer’s vociferous appeal was denied by the umpire but a confident Bumrah had no hesitation in asking Kohli to opt for the review.
His instincts turned out to be right and off went Dickwella. The 23-year-old seamer then had Kusal Mendis edging to a beautiful out-swinger as Rohit Sharma at second-slip pulled off an outstanding diving catch.
The death-overs specialist returned in the fag-end to remove the dangerous looking Lahiru Thirimanne with a clever slower-delivery after the batsman had made a valuable 80.
The youngster then sent the stumps of Akila Dananjaya and Milinda Siriwardana flying with his deadly accuracy to claim his first ever five-wicket haul in ODI’s and becoming only the first Indian to do so in the last three years as he finished with brilliant figures of 5-27.
After the young Sri Lankan spinner’s destruction of the Indian batting-order in Pallekele, Kohli had remarked that they were a bit surprised by the variations in Danajaya’s kitty, especially the googly.
The Indian skipper had added that they would study the unknown youngster more in detail and be much better prepared for Sunday’s clash.
It turns out that the Indians still have a lot to study about the 23-year-old spinner. After losing opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Kohli cheaply, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma had slowly started to re-take the initiative with a solid-looking partnership.
However, Dananjaya put the brakes on the Indians as Rahul could only swat a long-hop from the spinner straight into the hands of Thirimanne at deep midwicket. While Rahul had gifted his wicket to a poor delivery, there was no doubt about the quality of Dananjaya’s dismissal of Kedar Jadhav in his very next over.
Jhadav was trapped on the pads trying to sweep a leg-break from the Sri Lankan to be dismissed by the same bowler twice in succession. From 2-61, all of a sudden India were reduced to 4-61, handing the initiative to the islanders.
With India just eight runs away from victory, some of the Sri Lankan supporters had had enough of the team’s woeful performance in recent times and let emotions get the better of them.
Plastic bottles were thrown in abundance into the field from a couple of stands. When the situation did not resolve, the umpires stopped play and took both sets of players off the field.
Ok, so there are silly people everywhere. But we need to get a move on. Security just watching people throw bottles. Doing nothing.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 27, 2017
It was a scene reminiscent of India’s loss to the islanders in the 1996 World Cup though it was the hosts’ turn this time to face the wrath of the angry crowd.
In the end, play was interrupted by over half an hour before the umpires bought both set of players back to the field. After the protests in front of the Sri Lankan team bus in Dambulla, the crowd disruption on Sunday will not be a happy sight for a Sri Lanka struggling with transitional issues.
The first ever player draft for South Africa’s inaugural T20 Global League got underway on Sunday in Cape Town. The T20 Global League is Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) answer to the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash T20 competitions.
Eight franchisees have been spread out across South Africa after a tedious process in which over 150 applications were received. CSA unveiled the owners which include five Indians in an event in London on 19 June.
Each franchisee had been assigned two marquee players ahead of the auction – one South African international while the other a global star.
A total of 116 players had thrown their hat into the ring for the draft held on Sunday. The marquee players had been drafted to their respective teams on Saturday while Sunday saw eight rounds of the players draft. Below are how the teams have stacked up so far after the player draft.
Owner: Javed Afridi
Home ground: Willowmoore Park
Coach: Graeme Smith
South African marquee player: Quinton de Kock
International marquee player: Jason Roy (England)
Squad so far: Albie Morkel, Wahab Riaz, Umar Akmal, Lungi Ndidi, David Wiese, Eddie Leie, Pite van Biljon, Leus du Plooy.
Owner: Sushil Kumar
Home ground: Mangaung Oval
Coach: Phil Simmons
South African marquee player: David Miller
International marquee player: Keiron Pollard
Squad so far: Dane Peterson, Chris Jordan, Dwayne Smith, Shaun von Burg, Aaron Phangiso, Morne Van Wyk, Beuran Hendricks, Theunis de Bruyn
Owner: Shahrukh Khan
Home ground: Newlands
Coach: Jacques Kallis
South African marquee player: JP Duminy
International marquee player: Chris Gayle
Squad so far: Dale Steyn, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Rassie van der Dussen, James Vince, Dwaine Pretorius, Jason Smith, Rudi Second
Owner: Fawad Rana
Home ground: Kingsmead Oval
Coach: Paddy Upton
South African marquee player: Hashim Amla
International marquee player: Eoin Morgan
Squad so far: Chris Morris, Sam Billings, Mitchell McClenaghan, Bjorn Fortuin, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Junior Dala, Qaasim Adams
Owner: GMR Group
Home ground: Wanderers
Coach: S Sriram
South African marquee player: Kagiso Rabada
International marquee player: Brendon McCullum
Squad so far: Colin Ingram, Vernon Philander, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Jonker, Temba Bavuma, Patrick Kruger, Yasir Shah, Nicholas Pooran
Owner: Ajay Sethi
Home ground: St. George’s Park
Coach: Mark Boucher
South African marquee player: Imran Tahir
International marquee player: Kevin Pietersen
Squad so far: JJ Smuts, Aiden Markram, Anwar Ali, Heinrich Klassen, Junaid Khan, Dawid Malan,Sisanga Magala, Heino Kuhn
Owner: Osman Osman
Home ground: SuperSport Park
Coach: Russell Domingo
South African marquee player: AB de Villiers
International marquee player: Dwayne Bravo
Squad so far: Morne Morkel, Farhaan Behardien, Dane Vilas, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Johan Botha, Vaughn van Jaarsveld
Owner: Cricket South Africa
Home ground: Boland Park
Coach: Stepehen Fleming
South African marquee player: Faf du Plessis
International marquee player: Lasith Malinga
Squad so far: Alex Hales, Tabaiz Shamsi, Wayne Parnell, Imad Wasim, Henry Davids, Mangaliso Moshele, Willem Mulder, Justin Ontong