2nd ODI was abandoned due to rain at Dambulla

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 | 0

After winning the first ODI match against Sri Lanka at Dambulla in 25th March, 2017, yesterday at the same ground the Tigers had the chance to confirm the series by defeating the Lions once again where the ODI series consists of three matches. But, due to the weather, team Bangladesh missed the chance. Yesterday at the 2nd day night match, Sri Lanka chose to bat by winning the toss and according to the field nature, the decision was completely correct. In 1st ODI the Lions decided to bowl first when the Tigers placed a ton of runs target in front of them and the Lions failed to chase that. So, their skipper Tharanga did not want to make the same mistake by bowling first. So, they came to bat and made an expected score of 311 runs which could be tough for the Tigers to chase in the ground. But, the Tigers did not get the chance to chase because of rain. At the meantime of the innings break, the rain started and did not stop.

According to the local time of 8.30 pm, the rain stopped for few times and the umpires entered the ground. The audiences were so happy to see that but just after five minutes, heavy rains started and the umpires did not have any choice but to abandon the match. At the time of 8;45 pm, the official announcement was made and so, the match finished with no result. Still now, the Tigers lead the series by 1 – 0 and the Lions has no other way to save the series but to win the 3rd as well as the last match. And if they will win, the series will end up with draw and if they will fail, the series will win by the Tigers. In last 2013, the second ODI was cancelled due to rain and the Tigers drawn the series by winning the 3rd ODI. The Lions has fallen into the same condition this time.

In the second ODI, the Lions started well but also this time Mashrafe stroke first time and his victim was Gunathilaka. But skipper Tharanga and Mendis stood well where Tharanga made hanf century and Mendis scored a brilliant century. This was his first ODI century and the match was 200th ODI matches. Due to their performance, Sri Lanka scored 311 runs though in the last over, the Tigers bowlers Taskin Ahmed achieved an amazing hat – trick by taking Gunaratne, Lakmal and Pradeep.

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