BAN 129/3 after 16.1 overs: OUT! Just as Bangladesh were starting to put together a string of big overs, the well-set Naim is out for 62. Fernando gets the wicket. Hits the deck hard, gets a caught and bowled as Naim mistimes a pull. A good innings by the Bangladesh opener.

BAN 129/2 after 16 overs: Another 11-run over for Bangladesh who are well on track for 160. Dasun comes on, a four past short third by Naim. It does feel like a better pitch than the ones we saw in IPL (Kohli called it too in the pre-match PC yesterday) but 160 will be a score Bangladesh will potentially be delighted with.

Overs 7-15: 77/1 for Bangladesh. Brilliant middle over phase for the Tigers.

BAN 118/2 after 15 overs: Hasaranga returns and is welcomed back by two fours by Rahim who is playing a little gem. Just three singles after that in the over as the spinner finishes alright. A 11-run over will do nicely for Bangladesh thought.

BAN 107/2 after 14 overs: Fifty for Mohammad Naim! The left-hander opened the innings for Bangladesh and is playing an important knock. He gets his half-century with a boundary straight over off Lahiru Kumara. Naim then ends the over with a cracking pull for four.

BAN 96/2 after 13 overs: Shot! Mushfiqur hits another six! This time Fernando drops one short and the right-hander pulls it over the fence.

BAN 87/2 after 12 overs: Skipper Shanaka brings himself into the attack and bowls a good over, just four runs come from it.

BAN 83/2 after 11 overs: SIX! First maximum of the match and it comes from Mushfiqur’s bat. Hasaranga tossed it up and the right-hander swept it over the short boundary.

BAN 65/2 after 9 overs: Hasaranga joins the attack and concedes seven runs in his first over. He’s a key bowler for Sri Lanka and will need to deliver a good spell here. Bangladesh have Naim and Mushfiqur at the crease now.

BAN 56/2 after 7.4 overs: OUT! Karunaratne gets the big wicket of Shakib! The left-hander was looking good but is clean bowled.

BAN 55/1 after 7 overs: Poor start from Asalanka. Shakib picks up two fours and Naim adds another. Classy strokes from the Bangladesh batters in that over.

BAN 40/1 after 5.5 overs: OUT! Liton Das gets caught at mid-off and Lahiru Kumara gets the wicket. The two players then get into a heated argument and are separated by the umpires and other players. That did not look good.

BAN 38/0 after 5 overs: Another expensive over from Chameera. This time Liton hits a square cut for four. He’s bowling with pace but has been erratic.

BAN 29/0 after 4 overs: Kumara bangs one in and Naim takes his front leg out of the way to pull it over mid-on for four. The right-arm pacer ends the over by collecting the ball in his follow through and throwing it just over Naim’s head. That was dangerous.

BAN 21/0 after 3 overs: Expensive start from Chameera. The right-arm pacer bowls consecutive no balls and Naim picks up a two and a four off the free hits.

BAN 9/0 after 2 overs: Fernando drifts onto the pads and Das clips it past short-fine for four. Seven runs come from the left-arm pacer’s first over.

BAN 2/0 after 1 over: Karunaratne with a tidy start. The right-arm pacer keeps a tight line and mixes his length up well. Bangladesh have Liton Das and Mohammad Naim at the crease.

3.30 pm: The national anthems are done and we’re ready for play in Sharjah. Here we go!

Playing XIs:

Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (w), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.

Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera (w), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara.


Dasun Shanaka has won the toss and Sri Lanka will bowl first.

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Super 12 Group 1 match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Sharjah.