Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 3rd ODI
Sri Lanka's confidence will be sky-high after they finally won a series at home after 44 months, following their unassailable 2-0 lead against Bangladesh.
Batting first in the second ODI, both Bangladesh openers were dismissed within the first 10 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim then tried to stabilize the innings with an unbeaten 98 but wickets kept falling around him.
At 117 for six in the 32nd over, it looked like Bangladesh would not able to bat out their complete quota, however Mehidy Hasan's 49-ball 43 in the lower order ensured that Bangladesh did that, but could only score 238.
Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana and Nuwan Pradeep picked up two wickets each.
Avishka Fernando gave Sri Lanka a headstart with a quick 82-run knock. Substantial contributions from Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews then saw Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory with more than five overs remaining.
The venue for the third and the final match of the series will also be the R Premadasa stadium. Having won both their last two matches here, Sri Lanka's confidence will be sky-high and it would be very difficult for Bangladesh to bounce back.
All their bowlers have done the job well, with Mustafizur Rahman and Shafiul Islam standing out in the second and first match respectively. Bangladesh's batting is looking quite thin in the absence of Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das and a series whitewash for them is likely.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Sri Lanka- Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara
Bangladesh- Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka
Who will win? – Sri Lanka
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Avishka Fernando (Sri Lanka), Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Nuwan Pradeep (Sri Lanka), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
Most Sixes – Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), Mahmudullah (Bangladesh)
Man of the Match – Kusal Perera
Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 290+, Bangladesh 260+
Match Handicap Sri Lanka
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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