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.

Toss:

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.