Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs Srilanka 2013 3rd ODI SL vs BAN
Bangladesh will take on hosts Sri Lanka in the third and final One Day International (ODI) of Dhaka Bank three-match ODI series schedule to be held today (Thursday) at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka.
The day/night match kicks off at 3:00 pm (BST).
Here is few links to watch this match online.
The Bangladesh team are desperately hoping to bounce back in the last ODI as the Tigers already went down the series 0- 1. Bangladesh lost the first ODI by eight wickets while the second ODI was abandoned due to rain.
If Bangladesh are able to win the third ODI, the series will be 1-1 draw as Sri Lanka already took 1-0 lead. If the third match would meet the same fate like the second ODI, where the rain stopped the match then the result will go in favour of Sri Lanka.
So Bangladesh have no alternative but to win the third ODI to save the series.
Bangladesh was very much hopeful about their Sri Lanka tour following their impressive performance in the home series against West Indies and Asia Cup last year.
The team management had to bring repeated changes to the squad due to injury of the players in the beginning of the tour and it really bothered the team management.
However, Mushfiq & Co were able to dispel concern of the team management making a brilliant draw against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle.
Opener Tamim Iqbal, after missing the first Test, joined the second Test as well as the ODI series where he ended his ODI century drought in the first ODI.
But, unfortunately Tamim had to be back home as he received hand injury during fielding in the first ODI.
Keeping aside Tamim, Mashrafe, Shakib, Naeem, Shahriar, Nazmul and Enamul Jr. it will be a difficult easy task for Bangladesh to face a giant team like Sri Lanka.
Despite the big void, skipper Mushfiq is hopeful to bounce back in the series as he hopes that the young stars would be able to fill in the gap in the third match.
After the ODI series, the lone T20 between the two sides will be held on March 31 at the same venue.