Live Streaming: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Live Score 3rd ODI 2013
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Pallekele - Live Scorecard
The second-ODI washout may have disturbed the flow of the series, but for Bangladesh it has comes as a welcome opportunity. Bangladesh have never been alive in a series in Sri Lanka going into the third match, but this time they are just a win away from squaring it.
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They have batted well in patches, Tamim Iqbal's century and the excellent finish from Nasir Hossain being the bright spots. But this is a big game where the three senior batsmen - Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah - need to step up. Ashraful and Mushfiqur got out in the middle of a mini-collapse in the first ODI while Mahmudullah showed signs of some form . He gave it away after tickling one to the wicketkeeper, but till that point he had batted soundly.
Bowling is Bangladesh's main worry. The pace bowlers were clobbered in a confidence-sapping outing in the first ODI. They cut down on the number of seamers in the second ODI using allrounder Ziaur Rahman as a new-ball bowler. The spinners will give them the best chance of winning, although it goes against the grain at Pallekele.
For Sri Lanka, a win is of paramount importance given the circumstances surrounding the players. The team has so far fended off questions about their participation in the IPL, but it is a much talked-about issue. The only way to regain focus would be by winning the series. It is a test for captain Angelo Mathews to keep his eyes set on beating a lower-ranked side and Bangladesh's current improvement is likely to keep them honest to the job at hand.