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  1. Sri Lanka win by 92 runs
  2. Bangladesh bowled out for 240
  3. Sri Lanka make 332-1 from 50 overs
  4. Dilshan 161* and Sangakkara 105*
  5. Click live audio icon for TMS commentary
  6. Afghanistan beat Scotland by one wicket

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes, Marc Higginson and Sam Sheringham

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That is all from us for today. Be sure to join us tomorrow for the South Africa v West Indies match, which gets under way at 03:30 GMT. Goodbye.

  2. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    On England's next game against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Sunday: "Sri Lanka have an incredible record against England in Sri Lanka - outside Sri Lanka, they don't travel particularly well. But after today, I'm rather concerned for England - Dilshan batted very well, Sangakkara's in great nick so I'm worried about how many runs Sri Lanka will get, and I'm worried England haven't adopted a more aggressive approach."

  3. Captain's view

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews: "Dilshan and Sangakkara were brilliant, they batted us through, took calculated risks and it was a great effort by the three batters. We were slightly sloppy in the field and could have done better, but once you've got 300 on the board your bowlers can take chances. We're all ready for the England game."

  4. Captain's view

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza: "Our bowlers weren't up to the mark and hopefully in the next match we will improve. They [Sri Lanka batsmen Dilshan and Sangakkara] played well and showed their character today. I hope our next game will be our best in the tournament."

  5. Final scorecard

    Sri Lanka win by 92 runs

    Bangladesh 240 all out (40 overs)

    Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Tamim 0), 40-2 (Sarkar 25), 41-3 (Mominul Haque 1), 84-4 (Anamul Haque 29), 100-5 (Mahmudullah 28), 164-6 (Shakib Al Hasan 46), 7-208 (Mushfiqur 36), 228-8 (Mortaza 7), 240-9 (Rahman 53), 240-10 (Taskin 0)

    Bowling figures: Malinga 9-0-35-3, Lakmal 8-0-49-2, Mathews 5.4-0-36-1, Herath 10-0-43-0, Perera 6.2-0-33-1, Dilshan 8-0-35-2

    Sri Lanka 332-1 (50 overs): Dilshan 161*, Sangakkara 105*

    Sri Lanka won toss


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  6. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I was quite caught up in all the hype about the game - Bangladesh's record against Sri Lanka is poor but I thought they might do better. This game has followed the other two played at the MCG - teams batting first have piled on the runs and won by a country mile. When you're chasing 300, you either get very close or nowhere near, and when their only firecracker batsman Tamim Iqbal was back in the hutch after two balls of the innings, it was all over."

  7. Man of the match

    Tillakaratne Dilshan has been named man of the match for his 161 not out and 2-35. Here is what he has just had to say about his side's win: "I am really happy with today's innings after getting out first ball in the last game.

    "I am enjoying my cricket and when I cross the line I don't think about my age.

    "I dropped a catch and it is all a part of the game. But I am happy with our performance and we are getting back to a rhythm. This was a good game for us before we move on to the bigger games."

  8. Post update

    Bryce McGain

    Ex-Australia leg-spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sri Lanka have a very experienced line-up, they set a good blueprint with the bat to keep wickets in hand and accelerate in the last few overs. It was an emphatic batting performance - some of the guys didn't get a hit, but if the batters at the top keep doing the job, so be it."

  9. Post update

    Bryce McGain

    Ex-Australia leg-spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sabbir's wringing his hand, looking at his finger - the last thing you want is to lose a player to a hand injury, but it was a brute of a delivery. Malinga's release point is so difficult to pick up, but it was a good catch by Sangakkara. He's been an amazing cricketer."

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  10. WICKET

    Ahmed lbw Malinga 0 (Ban 240 all out)

    Malinga quickly wraps things up by trapping Taskin Ahmed bang in front with a full ball. The finger goes straight up and a review - more out of hope than belief - cannot save Ahmed or his team. It is a 92-run victory for Sri Lanka, who have dominated this game from start to finish. England beware.

    Lasith Malinga
  11. WICKET

    Sabbir c Sangakkara b Malinga 53

    Just two balls after bringing up his 50, courtesy of a flick down leg for four, Sabbir goes as the bowler digs one in a bit shorter and catches the batsmen on the gloves before Sangakkara claims.

  12. Post update

    Alison Mitchell

    BBC Test Match Special

    "After that stumping, Dilshan has 99 one-day international wickets, to go with his 9,586 ODI runs."

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  13. Ban 234-8 (Sabbir 47, Rubel 0)

    Dilshan continues and a pulled single gives new man Rubel Hossain a chance to show what he can do. And this consists of knocking back the four deliveries he faces.

  14. Ban 233-8 (runs required 100)

    The game is gone but Sabbir offers at least one moment of genuine positivity during Mathews' over, courtesy of a launched drive past mid-off for four. Other than that it was all very conservative.

    Sabbir Rahman
  15. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It's always disappointing when a one-day match pootles out like this because a side thinks they can add 0.001 to their net run rate or something."

  16. Post update

    Bryce McGain

    Ex-Australia leg-spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Dilshan bowled the most horrendous delivery in international cricket which flew down the leg side - he could bowl left-arm better than that - and then he gets a wicket next ball."

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  17. WICKET

    Mortaza st Sangakkara b Dilshan 7 (Ban 228-8)

    Dilshan claims the wicket of Mortaza, who is beaten by the ball and stumped by Sangakkara, in the middle of a crazy over that featured an awful mis-field at point to concede four runs, a reviewed stumping (given not out) and possibly the worst ball you'll see at this tournament, which Dilshan planted near his own feet.


  18. Ban 222-7 (Sabbir 36, Mortaza 7)

    Perera is back on, but his return lasts just two balls (the second of which is pummelled through mid-on for four by Mortaza) before he signals an injury (in his back it would seem) and leaves the field. Mathews takes over and prevents any further boundaries, with both batsmen claiming a single apiece.

  19. Ban 216-7 (Mortaza 1, Sabbir 35)

    Herath delivers a neat over to end his spell for the concession of just one further run, courtesy of a turn to leg from Mortaza. The spinner ends with 0-43 from his 10 overs.

  20. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "He always looks a friendly chap, Herath. I've never had the pleasure of meeting him, but he looks like he could be a village postmaster."

  21. Ban 215-7 (runs required 118)

    This is a thankless task for Mashrafe Mortaza, who comes in to join Sabbir at the crease. Sabbir takes responsibility by getting inside a short ball and pulling for four before guiding one down to third man for two. It's all going to be in vain, though.

  22. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "We've increasingly seen some of the better teams take their powerplays earlier, when they're in good positions, so the opposition have to burn up their good bowlers and they've got nowhere to go later on. I rather like that."

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  23. WICKET

    Mushfiqur b Lakmal 36 (Ban 208-7)

    Mushfiqur slices Lakmal's first ball for four but the bowler gets immediate revenge with a slower ball that totally outfoxes the batsman and sets the stumps flashing red and the Sri Lankan fans to their feet.


    Mushfiqur Rahim bowled out
  24. Scorecard update

    Bangladesh 204-6 (40 overs)

    Not out batsmen: Mushfiqur Rahim 32, Sabbir Rahman 29

    Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Tamim 0), 40-2 (Sarkar 25), 41-3 (Mominul Haque 1), 84-4 (Anamul Haque 29), 100-5 (Mahmudullah 28), 164-6 (Shakib Al Hasan 46)

    Bowling figures: Malinga 8-0-29-1, Lakmal 7-0-38-1, Mathews 4-0-29-1, Herath 9-0-42-0, Perera 6-0-29-1, Dilshan 6-0-28-1

    Sri Lanka 332-1 (50 overs): Dilshan 161*, Sangakkara 105*

    Sri Lanka won toss


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  25. Ban 204-6 (Mushfiqur 32, Sabbir 29)

    Mushfiqur knocks one to leg for a single that brings up 200 for Bangladesh from Malinga's third ball, before Sabbir finally records a powerplay boundary by guiding one down through third man. 10 overs remain, 129 runs to score.

  26. Ban 199-6 (runs required 134)

    We've now had four overs of the batting powerplay and we've not had a boundary. If Bangladesh were to pull this off, this was their window to try and do it in. Lakmal's seventh over, which goes for just two singles, is another nail in their coffin.

  27. Ban 197-6 (Sabbir 24, Mushfiqur 30)

    Both of these batsmen are set now and should be primed to accelerate. Easier said than done against Malinga, who pounds in and delivers at pace to give Sabbir nothing to swing at. The Bangladesh batsman steers another ball down to third man for two and flicks one to leg for a single to retain strike. Bangladesh creep toward 200 but remain well short of their target.

  28. Ban 193-6 (runs required 140)

    Lakmal is back and rattles through his sixth over for the concession of seven runs thanks mainly to a Sabbir pull to mid-wicket and a steer to third man by the same batsman, both of which brought a couple of runs apiece.

  29. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I was on tour once with England in India with Samit Patel, who was quite a portly chap but somehow thought he was Usain Bolt. He said he'd race anyone for money, so we put him up against Ravi Bopara, who really was quick. We set up a 100-yard dash in Indore, Samit lost by about 42 yards and couldn't really understand it."

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  30. Ban 186-6 (need 147 off 84 balls)

    Malinga is back for the powerplay and tries one of his slower, dipping yorkers, which beats Sabbir but is a few inches wide of off stump. It is the closest he gets to a wicket as the Bangladesh pair claim four singles from the over. That doesn't help either side in their immediate goal.

    Lasith Malinga bowling
  31. Ban 182-6 (Mushfiqur 26, Sabbir 14)

    Herath pins Bangladesh down again until Sabbir takes a stride down the track and powerfully drives one through cover that beats the diving Chandimal near the rope. They are going to need a few more of those in the next few overs to resurrect their challenge. They've got 151 runs to get and 15 overs to get them in. My basic maths ability tells me that is just a smidge over 10 an over.

  32. Ban 176-6 (Sabbir 9, Mushfiqur 25)

    We're back in single territory as Mushfiqur and Sabbir work the ball around the circle to claim three of them, with Dilshan helping them out by angling a ball down the leg side for a wide. However, the required run-rate is now very close to 10 an over.

  33. Ban 171-6 (runs required 162)

    Mathews return is short-lived as Herath come back for some more spin. Sabbir looks to keep up the momentum established by Shakib with a sweep for four off the last ball of the over.

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    Bryce McGain

    Ex-Australia leg-spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Long-off and long-on had gone back, Shakib went to chip it dead straight and didn't get it as precise as he wanted to. Maybe his bat's too good - it came off the middle and it went straight to long-on. They need maybe 10 an over, but it's not as daunting now they play so much T20. But the boundaries here at the MCG are more vast then maybe they're used to."

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  35. Ban 165-6 (Sabbir 1, Mushfiqur 23)

    Dilshan removes the danger man to further boost his man of the match credentials. The new man is Sabbir Rahman, who gets off the mark with push to cover for one.

  36. WICKET

    Shakib c Malinga b Dilshan 46 (Ban 164-6)

    Malinga makes no mistake this time as he steadies himself to successfully claim a catch offered by Shakib's chip to mid-on off Dilshan. Briefly, Bangladesh had hopes of pulling off a miracle, but that is surely now a line drawn under such lofty optimistic aspirations.


    Lasith Malinga catches Shakib
  37. Dropped catch

    Mushfiqur has a go at Dilshan, who he launches back down the ground. Malinga is under it but he is right on the boundary rope and he cannot claim the catch. To rub salt in the wound he drops it over the rope for six.

  38. Ban 157-5 (Shakib 46, Mushfiqur 15)

    Mathews brings himself back into the attack to try and halt Bangladesh's mini-revival. Shakib's assualt continues, though, as he slices the first ball over the keeper for four before cutting one to the boundary through backward point. A single takes him to 46. We've already seen one team come back from a losing position to win today. Can Bangladesh do an Afghanistan here?

  39. Scorecard update

    Bangladesh 145-5 (30 overs)

    Not out batsmen: Shakib Al Hasan 35, Mushfiqur Rahim 15

    Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Tamim 0), 40-2 (Sarkar 25), 41-3 (Mominul Haque 1), 84-4 (Anamul Haque 29), 100-5 (Mahmudullah 28)

    Bowling figures: Malinga 5-0-16-1, Lakmal 5-0-29-1, Mathews 3-0-17-1, Herath 7-0-30-0, Perera 6-0-29-1

    Sri Lanka 332-1 (50 overs): Dilshan 161*, Sangakkara 105*

    Sri Lanka won toss


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  40. Ban 145-5 (runs required 188)

    Shakib has clearly decided he's had enough of singles. He suddenly looks far more aggressive in his intent. And it rubs off on Mushfiqur, who pulls a short one from Dilshan through mid-wicket for four. It is good to see but surely it has come too late?

  41. Post update

    One line from the England camp today. Fast bowler Steven Finn has welcomed plans for a Big Bash-style franchise Twenty20 league in English cricket.

    "I think that for a while now we've been a bit behind the times when it's come to T20 cricket," he told BBC Sport. "I think it would been a great step in the right direction for us if it did happen."

    Read more from Finn here.

  42. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ian: ‏Hate to say this but it would be best for England if Sri Lanka gave Bangladesh a real thrashing today.

  43. Ban 138-5 (Mushfiqur 10, Shakib 34)

    That's more like it from Bangladesh. Shakib plants his right boot down the track and launches the first ball of Herath's seventh over back over the bowlers head and over the rope for six. A few balls later he drives on the floor to the mid-off boundary before hammering one a bit wider all the way to the rope. Finally, some intent. 16 from the over.

    Shakib and Herath
  44. Ban 122-5 (Shakib 18, Mushfiqur 10)

    Another Dilshan over, another two runs conceded. Sri Lanka don't need to be out of first gear to maintain their control on the match here.

  45. Ban 120-5 (runs required 213)

    Even the previously staunch and defiant Bangladesh fans are a bit subdued now. Malinga mixes his length in search of another breakthrough, which does not come but not at the cost of anything significant. A flicked single to leg from each batsmen is all that comes off the over. You have to wonder what (if any) game plan Bangladesh are exercising now?

  46. Ban 118-5 (Shakib 16, Mushfuqir 8)

    The Bangladesh pair are struggling to get the ball off the square at the moment. Dilshan concedes just three singles from his second over and this match is slowly fizzling out to nothing. Shame.

  47. Post update

    Russel Arnold

    Ex-Sri Lanka all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "These are two quality players who can do a lot of damage at the end. The last thing Sri Lanka want is any pressure."

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  48. Ban 115-5 (Shakib 14, Mushfiqur 7)

    Mathews is going for the jugular as he recalls Malinga to the attack. They would love to get this wrapped up quickly now so they can turn their attention to England on Sunday. The pace bowler beats the outside edge three times during the over as Bangladesh survive to add two runs to their total.

    Malinga bowls
  49. Ban 113-5 (Mushfiqur 6, Shakib 13)

    Not content with batting all 50 overs of the Sri Lankan innings, Dilshan wants a go with the ball. His man of the match hopes are almost boosted further when he catches the outside edge of Shakib's bat but it is too far wide for Sangakkara to snare. Later in the over, Dilshan somehow fails to hit the stumps after angling a ball through the attempted back-foot drive of the Bangladeshi batsman.

  50. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Bibhash Dash: ‏Have Bangladesh heard of promotion? Shakib has come out on 84-4. Does he attack, does he build? Damned either way.

  51. Ban 110-5 (Perera 1-29 off 6)

    Shakib has over 4000 ODI runs to his name and has scored six 100s in his 142 matches. He has a top score of 134 and it is going to need a repeat of that if his team are to pull off the near impossible here. He and Mushfiqur claim five more runs off Perera's sixth over.

  52. Ban 105-5 (Mushfiqur 4, Shakib 7)

    Herath continues bowling duty following his role in the dismissal of Mahmudullah. Bangladesh claim five from it. Just the 228 runs needed now at 8.14 an over!

    Herath catch
  53. Ban 100-5 (Mushfiqur 1, Shakib 6)

    The over started poorly from Sri Lanka's point of view with a boundary and a wide, but ended well as Bangladesh's hopes of resurrecting a challenge was all but snubbed out. Mushfiqur Rahim has joined Shakib at the crease. A miracle is the request from his team-mates.

  54. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "He went down on his knees, caught it crocodile-fashion and ended up in a big heap on the floor. Even Herath knows what a pickle he made of it, as he just lay on the ground."

  55. WICKET

    Mahmudullah c Herath b Perera 28 (Ban 100-5)

    A boundary does come as Mahmudullah pulls over mid-wicket to bring up the Bangladesh 100. But any momentum that might have sparked is halted as the same batsmen misjudges a pull and top-edges skyward for Herath to scamper in from fine leg and catch. The spinner almost misjudged the catch badly but recovered just in time to claim it. Bangladesh are sinking without trace.


  56. Scorecard update

    Bangladesh 94-4 (20 overs)

    Not out batsmen: Mahmudullah 24, Shakib 6

    Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Tamim 0), 40-2 (Sarkar 25), 41-3 (Mominul Haque 1), 84-4 (Anamul Haque 29)

    Bowling figures: Malinga 3-0-12-1, Lakmal 5-0-29-1, Mathews 3-0-17-1, Herath 5-0-9-0, Perera 4-0-19-0

    Sri Lanka 332-1 (50 overs): Dilshan 161*, Sangakkara 105*

    Sri Lanka won toss


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  57. Cricket catch-up

    In case you missed it earlier, Afghanistan sealed a historic first World Cup win by beating Scotland by one wicket. But that only tells a fraction of what was a truly dramatic story in Dunedin. With Afghanistan at 144-8 chasing a total of 210, it looked like Scotland were set to record their own first ever World Cup win. However, Samiullah Shenwari's 96 put Andy Moles's team within sight of victory before he was out with 19 still needed. Last man Shapoor Zadran joined Hamid Hassan at the crease and the two saw their team home with three balls to go, with the former hitting the winning runs.

  58. Ban 95-4 (Mahmudullah 24, Shakib 6)

    Mahmudullah burgles another single through mid-on off Herath before Shakib does likewise with a prod to leg. The over ends with another single from a back-foot drive from the right-hander. These two are picking up singles well but they desperately need boundaries.

  59. Ban 92-4 (runs required 241)

    The overs are ticking by and Bangladesh are not making inroads into that imposing Sri Lankan score. Shakib runs a single down to third man and Mahmudullah chips one to leg for another one but it is nowhere near enough when there's over 240 runs still to get. There is only one way this game is going and it does not end well for the team batting second.

  60. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Herath isn't a big spinner of the ball - he's difficult to get away as he doesn't get many revolutions on the ball, but the odd one will turn and it gets in your head. But that's a great bit of fielding off his own bowling."

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  61. Ban 90-4 (Shakib 4, Mahmudullah 21)

    Bangladesh are getting bogged down now. Herath varies his length and his pace to keep Shakib and Mahmudullah guessing and the pair do not have the answers and are only able to claim a single from the over.

  62. Ban 89-4 (Shakib 3, Mahmudullah 21)

    There are some glum faces on the Bangladesh bench. They have come looking to be positive but have been met with a rejuvenated Sri Lanka side. Perera continues the assault and restricts the Bangladesh batsmen to a trio of singles.

  63. Post update

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  64. Ban 86-4 (Mahmudullah 20, Shakib 1)

    After a drinks break, new man Shakib Al Hasan settles in to try and provide some resistance to the Sri Lankan tide. He is an experienced player but he arrives with his team in a dire situation. He gets off the mark with a single, one of two from the Herath over.

  65. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think this is Mahmudullah's fault. He's turned it onto the leg side and the non-striker went sprinting down before being sent back. But Mahmudullah is down on his haunches like the most guilty man in the world, so I can only assume he called 'yes' straight away."

  66. WICKET

    Anamul run out (Mathews) 29 (Ban 84-4)

    Well, they tried to run themselves out twice in the previous over unsuccessfully, but this time they manage it as Anamul is sent back by his partner after attempting a single but fails to make his ground at the non-striker's end as Mathews' throw takes out middle stump. Madness.


    Anamul Haque walks
  67. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "A wonderful bit of fielding, though he could have thrown it to the bowler's end - it was classic schoolboy running as the batsman middled the ball and ran, while the non-striker was ball-watching."

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  68. Ban 84-3 (Mahmuduallah 19, Anamul 29)

    Oh, so close to a run out. There is a huge mix-up between the batsmen after Mahmudullah taps one to cover and is then almost run out at the striker's end from Chandimal's throw. Mahmudullah rubs salt in the wound by charging and slogging a boundary through midwicket. Finally, a second potential run out sees Anamul slide in to beat a direct throw on the stumps. After a little lull, it is all action again.

  69. Ban 76-3 (run-rate 5.42, required 7.13)

    Herath rattles through his second over and it is a very good one as well. Only a flick through midwicket from Anamul for one prevents it being the first maiden of the innings.

  70. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ben Thapa: Malinga looks several pounds lighter than the last game he played. Good bit of fitness work!

  71. Ban 75-3 (Mahmudullah 13, Anamul 26)

    Mathews is mixing it up. On comes Thisara Perera to put down some medium pace. It doesn't disrupt the Bangladeshi pair, though, who continue to rotate the strike and patiently construct a partnership.

  72. Ban 69-3 (runs required 264)

    Mathews opts for some spin by introducing Rangana Herath. It is typically tidy stuff, with just a single and a couple of leg byes conceded.

    Rangana Herath appeals for LBW
  73. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I've just recovered from dinner, where I was with two of the real chatterboxes of Victorian cricket - Damien Fleming and Dean Jones. I didn't get many words in."

  74. Ban 65-3 (Anamul 21, Mahmudullah 10)

    Lakmal continues and the Bangladesh pair work him around the ground in efficient fashion to add five to their total. It is a very lively atmosphere in the stands. The Bangladesh fans may be watching their side struggle but they are still having fun.

  75. Post update

    Bryce McGain

    Ex-Australia leg-spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Mathews just hasn't got his line right, that flicked Mahmudullah's pad and Malinga didn't have a hope at fine leg. Then, it was a terrific chase from Chandimal at point to keep the scoring to two, he moves like lightning."

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  76. Scorecard update

    Bangladesh 60-3 (10 overs)

    Not out batsmen: Anamul Haque 17, Mahmudullah 9

    Fall of wickets: 0-1 (Tamim 0), 40-2 (Sarkar 25), 41-3 (Mominul Haque 1)

    Bowling figures: Malinga 3-0-12-1, Lakmal 4-0-24-1, Mathews 3-0-17-1

    Sri Lanka 332-1 (50 overs): Dilshan 161*, Sangakkara 105*

    Sri Lanka won toss


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  77. Ban 60-3 (Anamul 17, Mahmudullah 9)

    There is still life in Bangladesh. Mahmudullah claims his first boundary with a flick through square leg off Mathews. He then claims four leg byes courtesy of a loose ball down leg. Regarding the Sri Lanka referral earlier, apparently there was a technical problem with Snicko, meaning it could not be used, and so their referral has been restored.

  78. Vaas and Atapattu honoured

    A bit of Sri Lanka news - former captain (and current coach) Marvan Atapattu and ex-seam bowler Chaminda Vaas have both been handed honorary life membership of MCC in recognition of their playing achievements.

    They will be donning their stripy ties alongside 11 other Sri Lankan honorary members, including Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan.

  79. Ban 49-3 (Mahmudullah 3, Anamul 16)

    Bangladesh have had the wind completely taken out of their sails. It could have got even worse for them as well as Anamul pokes a drive just a yard over the outstretched hand of Dilshan at point. Then, in the final ball the same batsman looks to push a shot over mid-off but doesn't catch it and is only rescued by a drop from Mathews.

    Anamul Haque
  80. Post update

    In case you've just joined us, you've missed a batting masterclass from two Sri Lankan old-timers. Tillakaratne Dilshan posted his highest ODI score with an unbeaten 161, while Kumar Sangakkara scored a sublime 105 not out off 76 balls in his 400th one-day international.

    Kumar Sangakkara
  81. Ban 46-3 (runs required 287)

    Mathews continues, trying to press home Sri Lanka's advantage. It is another tidy over that goes for just two runs, from the first ball. Interesting to see Mahmudullah come out at five. Usually, Shakib Al Hasan fills that spot, but he is still to appear.

  82. Ban 44-3 (Mahmudullah 1, Anamul 13)

    You can't take your eyes off this match for a minute. Boundaries, dropped catches, bizarre referrals and wickets; we've had it all in the seven overs so far. Bangladesh need to consolidate here. Not that they've got much time to do so. They still need 289 runs. Mahmudullah is the new man and he is quickly off the mark with a single.

  83. WICKET

    Monimul c Jayawardene b Lakmal 1 (Ban 41-3)

    Who needs a referral? Monimul goes next ball as he slices a short ball straight to Mahela Jayawardene at slip. Bangladesh are falling apart.


  84. Umpire review

    Lakmal returns in place of Malinga and sparks a referral with his first ball, which Sri Lanka believe Monimul Haque nicked with the bottom of his bat. Snicko is not shown and it is given not out, much to the bemusement and frustration of the Sri Lankan players.

  85. WICKET

    Sarkar c Sangakkara b Mathews 25 (Ban 40-2)

    Angelo Mathews takes an executive decision to remove Lakmal from the attack and bring himself on. It doesn't stem the boundaries, though as Anamul pulls a short delivery for six over backward point. Mathews hits back, though, as Sarkar chases a fullish, wide delivery - the fifth of the over - and edges to Sangakkara. It brings an end to a promising partnership and ushers Mominul Haque to the crease.


  86. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Jon Benger: Swann's comment at 07:48 shows how out of touch the #ECB are. We wanted good attacking cricket, not huddles!!

  87. Ban 33-1 (Anamul 6, Sarkar 25)

    Malinga starts round the wicket to the left-handed Sarkar before switching back to over two balls in. It almost has an immediate impact with the batsman chipping the ball just a yard over the outstretched hand of a diving Lahiru Thirimanne at short midwicket. It results in one of the two singles taken off the over.

  88. Ban 31-1 (Sarkar 24, Anamul 5)

    Bangladesh continue to attack with Sarkar punching a drive through cover for four off Lakmal before lofting a drive past mid-off for another boundary. He makes it a hat-trick with a superb checked drive, much to the delight of the Bangladesh fans in the rapidly-filling MCG stands. Bangladesh have responded very well to the early wicket.

  89. Ban 17-1 (Sarkar 11, Anamul 5)

    Malinga bounds in for his second over, keeping it full and economical early on before a short delivery is dispatched through square leg for four by Anamul for the only runs of the over.

  90. Ban 13-1 (Anamul 1, Sarkar 11)

    Well, Bangladesh are trying to take the game to Sri Lanka. They have no choice really, with the total they have to chase down. Sarkar drives through point for four before picking up a single.

  91. Dropped catch

    Suranga Lakmal is Malinga's opening partner with the ball for Sri Lanka. And in his second delivery he tempts a loose shot from Anamul to sky the ball inside the circle. Dilshan gets under it but doesn't even get a finger on it as the ball goes down. Not even tiredness can excuse that.

    Lasith Malinga
  92. Ban 6-1 (Anamul 0, Sarkar 6)

    The left-handed Soumya Sarkar is the new man and he is greeted to the crease with a nasty swinging delivery from Malinga that smacks him on the toes. Sarkar gets his revenge, though, with a straight drive past the bowler for four to get himself and his team on the board before taking the last ball for two.

  93. WICKET

    Tamim b Malinga 0 (Ban 0-1)

    Lasith Malinga starts for Sri Lanka and starts in the best possible way with a ball of decent length that nips through the defence of Tamim Iqbal and cleans him up second ball. Bangladesh's task has just gone from big to massive.


  94. Post update

    The Sri Lankans are huddled up on the pitch as Angelo Mathews delivers some motivational words. Here come the Bangladesh openers, Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque.

  95. Post update

    A good spell from Sam Sheringham there, taking care of the late-innings fireworks from Sri Lanka. I'm Phil Dawkes and I'll be seeing you through Bangladesh's reply at the MCG. Hopefully, it'll be just as exciting. Bangladesh have got their work cut out if they are to summon up as much drama as the Afghanistan v Scotland game. But you never know...

  96. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Madhavan Raman: Ok #SL made 115 in last 10 but with just 1 wicket down? Could have got another 40-50. And @KumarSanga2 what a player.

  97. Post update

    Afghanistan coach Andy Moles: "I just kept saying to the guys to drag it right to the end. It is all about the players. They are so passionate and I am just glad they can have this success. I desperately feel sorry for Scotland but it just shows the game is never over. It is never nice to lose like that and we need to understand that. Inside I am very proud and pleased but we must win with humility.

    "What you saw today is the typical thing you see in associate cricket; when they are good they are very good. The more cricket we play against full member nations the more we will get better and more consistent.

    "I am not happy with the way we played today but we play Australia, New Zealand and England next. We have some immense hard work to do before those fixtures. We will learn from this experience."

  98. Afghanistan seal historic win over Scotland

    Afghanistan batsmen Hamid Hassan (left) and Shapoor Zadran (centre) celebrate as Scotland"s Richie Berrington (right) reacts

    In case you missed it earlier, Afghanistan sealed a historic first World Cup win by beating Scotland by one wicket. But that only tells a fraction of what was a truly dramatic story in Dunedin. With Afghanistan at 144-8 chasing a total of 210, it looked like Scotland were set to record their own first ever World Cup win. However, Samiullah Shenwari's 96 put Andy Moles's team within sight of victory before he was out with 19 still needed. Last man Shapoor Zadran joined Hamid Hassan at the crease and the two saw their team home with three balls to go, with the former hitting the winning runs.

  99. Sri Lanka scorecard

    Sri Lanka 332-1 from 50 overs

    Not out batsmen: Dilshan 161 from 146, Sangakkara 105 from 76

    Fall of wickets: 122-1 (Thirimanne 52)

    Bowling figures: Mortaza 10-0-53-0, Hossain 9-0-62-1, Ahmed 10-1-82-0, Al Hasan 10-0-55-0, Mahmudullah 7-0-49-0, 4-0-26-0

    Sri Lanka won toss


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  100. Post update

    Kumar Sangakkara

    Kumar Sangakkara: "The boys were wishing me luck for my 400th games so it was nice to get the hundred. You have to evolve with the game. I've tried to keep pace with the guys and innovate."

  101. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The crowd have witnessed a magnificent couple of innings. Dilshan and Sangakkara have carved up on this MCG pitch. Without even seeing Bangladesh face a ball, it is going to be a huge task for them to win this."

  102. SL 332-1

    Dilshan 161, Sangakkara 105

    Dilshan whips a low full toss away for four. Sanga misses a scoop shot but makes amends by clouting one through the leg side for four. The last ball finds a fielder for a single to take us to 332-1. That's quite some total. Bangladesh need 333 to win. I can't see it, can you?

  103. Sangakkara 100

    Sagakkara is on strike for the last over and he wastes no time in bringing up his 22nd ODI century with a chip into the off side. 73 balls faced. What a player. What a career.

  104. SL 320-1

    Sri Lanka fans

    There's a feverish air to the Sri Lankan support as they anticipate Kumar's three figures. Two singles take him to 98, then Dilshan clubs one off his toes through midwicket to bring up his 150. A wide yorker is squeezed away for three. Is this Sanga's moment? No, a single, for 99 not out.

  105. SL 309-1

    And so it goes on. Dilshan brings up the SL 300 with a sweep, then reverse sweeps Shakib for another four. The last ball of the over brings the third boundary as Dilshan heaves a length ball past square leg to reach 148 big ones.

  106. SL 296-1

    Dilshan 136, Sangakkara 95

    Batsman Kumar Sangakkara

    Anything you can do, says Dilshan to his partner as he hammers Mortaza for successive fours. Sangakkara chips one over cover for four then guides one into space to reach 95 before Dilshan picks out a fielder for a rare dot ball.

  107. SL 282-1

    Boy will I miss Sangakkara when he lays his willow wand to rest. Here's a special shot as he goes inside-out and clatters Mahmudullah for four.

  108. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It is incredible how the lack of fielder out in the deep at the death makes it so easy to bat. There are so many open spaces in a field as big as this. It has made it less of a speciality. It used to be a Lance Klusener who would specialise at doing well in these situations. Now anyone can do it."

  109. SL 274-1

    No let-up in this assault. Painful viewing for anyone of a Bangladeshi persuasion as Dilshan smashes four fours from Taskin's latest over. They a racking up an ... er ... cricket score.

  110. Post update

    SL 258-1

    Sangakkara is steaming towards what would be his 22nd one-day hundred here. A pull and a sweep take his four tally to 10 and his score to 83 off 61 balls.

  111. Text 81111

    Afghanistan seal historic World Cup win

    Shapoor Zadran celebrates after hitting the winning runs to defeat Scotland

    Sam, Liverpool: Best game of the WC, so happy for Afghanistan! Perfectly illustrates why associates deserve to be in the 2019 competition. ICC take note.

  112. Post update

    SL 247-1

    Taskin curbs the free-scoring Sri Lankans to an extent with an over of yorkers. It's ones and twos all the way, but we are looking at a total way in excess of 300 here.

  113. Dropped catch

    SL 239-1 (Dilshan 106, Sangakkara 70)

    Another howler as Sangakkara is dropped at backward point. Dreadful from the Bangladeshis. And the master craftsman rubs their noses in it with a superb spank down the ground for six.

  114. Dilshan 100

    SL 224-1

    Tillakaratne Dilshan

    The MCG crowd rises in unison to applaud Dilshan after an inside-edge trickles down to fine leg to bring up his 21st one-day century. He looks absolutely knackered as he removes his helmet to reveal his trademark blue bandana. Sri Lankan flags are flying everywhere. There's a big Sri Lankan community in Melbourne and they are loving every minute of this.

  115. Sangakkara 50

    SL 217-1 (Dilshan 98, Sangakkara 56)

    Hello everyone. I arrive with news of a half-century for Kumar Sangakkara in his 400th ODI. He's got there very quickly, off just 45 balls. At the other end, Dilshan is doing a textbook job of anchoring the innings, moving to within two runs of a century as we enter the final 10 overs of the innings.

  116. Post update

    Taksin Ahmed

    Right then... let's hand over to Sam Sheringham who is keeping across all the action in Melbourne where Sri Lanka are playing Bangladesh.

  117. Post update

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "No team winning a World Cup match batting second has had a collapse where they lost five wickets for 12 or fewer runs before Afghanistan today (85-2 to 97-7)

    "The worst previous five-wicket collapse by a team batting second and going on to win a World Cup game was 14 by Bangladesh v England at Chittagong in 2011. They lost 5-14 (155-3 to 169-8) before reaching 227 to win."

  118. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is where the World Cup can come into its own. This has not been the highest quality match we have ever seen but it really mattered to both teams and it created the tension and the drama. When you get a match that really matters like this you are drawn into the drama. Whether you are from Afghanistan, Scotland or Dunedin, everybody here was drawn into it."

  119. Post update

    So, Scotland remain bottom of Pool A but Afghanistan now have two points and draw level with England and Sri Lanka.

  120. Captain's view

    Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi: "Shenwari batted brilliantly. It was a good learning curve on how to handle pressure. We have three games left now and it's good to put points on the board. This is our first win in the World Cup and everyone will enjoy it. Hopefully we'll win one more game."

  121. Post update

    So, if you're just waking up and wondering why I'm getting so excited... let me fill you in on the details.

    Afghanistan won the toss and put Scotland in. They then reduced Preston Mommsen's side to 144-8, but Majid Haq and Alasdair Evans put on 62 for the ninth wicket to help their side to 210 all out.

    In reply, Afghanistan slipped from 42-0 to 97-7 but Samiullah Shenwari made the most of being dropped at slip on 20 to hit 96 and see his side to a dramatic one-wicket victory with three balls to spare.

  122. Post update

    And Samiullah Shenwari is one of my new favourite cricketers. What a hero. He wore his heart on his sleeve and was a one-man batting juggernaut towards the end.

  123. Sri Lanka v Bangladesh update

    SL 179-1 (35 overs)

    Kumar Sangakkara

    It's all a bit more sedate at the MCG and right now, this game is only going one way. Bangladesh are their own worst enemies, mind you. Another dropped catch has let off Sangakkara. He got a leading edge but bowler Taskin Ahmed could not hold on to the chance as he dived forward. Dilshan has 92, Sangakkara is on 28.

  124. Post update

    Game of the World Cup so far? It's got my vote.

  125. Man of the match

    No surprises here... the award goes to Shenwari, who hit 96 off 147 balls: "There was a lot of pressure because we lost five early wickets and I had to stay there until the end. I did my job and I'm happy. It was a poor shot to get out but I wanted another six. I middled it but I don't know why it didn't cross the boundary. We are looking to get another win now so we can reach the quarter-finals."

  126. Final scorecard

    Afghanistan 211-9 from 49.3 overs won by one wicket

    Not out batsmen: Hassan 15 from 39, Shapoor 12 from 10

    Fall of wickets: 42-1 (Mangal 6), 46-2 (Stanikzai 4), 85-3 (Ahmadi 51), 88-4 (Nabi 1), 89-5 (Zazai 0), 96-6 (Najibullah 4), 97-7 (Naib 0) 132-8 (Dawlat 9), 192-9 (Shenwari 96)

    Bowling figures: Wardlaw 9.3-0-61-0, Davey 10-1-34-2, Evans 10-1-30-2, Haq 10-0-45-1, Berrington 10-0-40-4

    Scotland 210 all out (50 overs): Machan 31, Haq 31, Shapoor 4-38, Dawlat 3-29

    Afghanistan won toss


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  127. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Andrew Morris: What a match. But Scotland had numerous opportunities and just couldn't get it done. It'll come. Just not this year.

    Matthew Vernon: I don't think I've ever been happier for a cricket team than I am for Afghanistan right now!! Superb grit and determination.

  128. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That is an amazing game of cricket. Not the highest quality but as dramatic as I have seen in a long time. Afghanistan, against all the odds have triumphed. Scotland are desolate."

  129. Post update

    Afghanistan were 97-7 after 23.4 overs. How have they pulled this one around? Scotland look crestfallen. They can barely believe it.

  130. Post update

    What an incredible game! The ball hadn't even crossed the boundary and Shapoor was running around the outfield indiscriminately, whipping off his helmet and diving to the turf in sheer disbelief.

  131. Champagne moment

    Shapoor hits it for four down to fine leg and Afghanistan have beaten Scotland by one wicket with three balls to spare.

  132. Afg 207-9 (need 4 from 4 balls)

    Run out chance... hit and Scotland win. But Machan misses. This is tense with a capital T.

  133. Afg 207-9 (need 4 from 5)

    Iain Wardlaw to bowl the final over. His first ball is dug out for a single.

  134. Post update

    Let's go ball by ball. The maths are simple. Scotland need one wicket, Afghanistan need five runs. The prize? A historic first World Cup victory for either side.

  135. Afg 206-9 (need 5 from 6)

    So, we're heading for the final over. A Richie Berrington wide proves costly and that extra delivery is paddled for four by Shapoor.

  136. Afg 200-9 (need 11 from 8)

    We'll get them in singles declare the Afghanistan number 10 and 11. One more chipped from the target.

  137. Afg 199-9 (need 12 from 10)

    A single for Shapoor, then Hamid Hassan is cheered as he also turns over the strike.

  138. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Shenwari's 147 balls is the longest innings for Afghanistan in ODIs.

    It was 143 balls by Usman Ghani in his 118 v Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2014.

  139. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "What a game. It has been a slow burner, but this has been special. There has been a lot of unspectacular cricket and mistakes but the outcome is still uncertain, there is a lot of tension and for us watching a lot of excitement. It is now about who can hold their nerve."

  140. Post update

    Richie Berrington, who has 4-32 from 9 overs, comes on to try and prise out that all-important final wicket.

  141. Afg 197-9 (need 14 off 12 balls)

    Could we be on for a tie here? Five from the over.

  142. Not out

    Afg 193-9

    Nah, it just hit the thigh pad. Shapoor is fine to continue.

  143. Umpire review

    Afg 193-9

    What a game this has been. Both sides have given it their all. Hamid Hassan takes a single from the first ball of Alasdair Evans' last over. The number 11, Shapoor, has a play and miss then wafts at one down the leg side. Not out says the umpire, but the Scots use their review.

  144. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Andrew Walker: Even as a Scotland supporter, Shenwari batted with a Braveheart

    Scott Lennon: Could be the most important catch in Scotland's cricketing history

  145. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There are enough balls left there to do it, but is there enough batting know-how? Hassan played very well alongside Shenwani, but now he is the senior partner. Scotland will want to get Shapoor on strike."

  146. Afg 192-9 (need 19 off 18 balls)

    Over to you, Shapoor and Hamid.

    Shenwari still hasn't taken his helmet off. The guy is distraught. What a hero.

  147. Post update

    Yep, he's out. Shenwari is disconsolate as he sits on the sidelines with his gloves and helmet still on.

  148. Post update

    Hang on... the umpires are checking. Shenwari might not be out because the umpires want to check there were the requisite number of fielders inside the circle. Drama.

  149. Sri Lanka v Bangladesh update

    SL 147-1 (30 overs)

    Sri Lanka are priming themselves for an absolute monster of a total at the MCG, with Sangakkara straight into his groove and Dilshan seeing it like a football.

    Sri Lanka 147-1 from 30 overs

    Batsmen: Dilshan 73, Sangakkara 15

    Fall of wickets: 122-1 (Thirimanne 52)

    Bowling figures: Mortaza 7-0-25-0, Hossain 7-0-36-1, Ahmed 5-1-33-0, Al Hasan 5-0-16-0, Mahmudullah 4-0-24-0, Rahman 2-0-12-0

    Sri Lanka won toss


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  150. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "What a dramatic over. What a topsy-turvy day for Haq. He dropped Sherwani, went for over 18 in this over and now has the vital wicket. What an innings from the Afghanistan batsman, though."

  151. WICKET

    Shenwari c Davey b Haq 96 (Afg 192-9)

    Three sixes and out! Shenwari cannot believe it... he's holed out to Josh Davey at deep mid-wicket.

  152. Six

    Afg 192-8

    Majid Haq is coming round the wicket and Shenwari plants another maximum over mid-wicket.

  153. Six

    Afg 186-8

    A wide and then make that two sixes for Shenwari, who just about gets the ball over the diving fielder at backward square leg.

  154. Six

    Afg 179-8

    Majid Haq trundles in to begin his final over and Shenwari hammers a six over mid-wicket.

  155. Afg 173-8 (need 38 runs off 24 balls)

    Fans and officials from both sides are biting their nails, almost praying for something to go their way in these tense closing overs. The run-rate is mounting as Hamid Hassan uses up three balls without scoring, then takes a single to third man. Shenwari keeps the strike with a single to cover.

  156. Afg 170-8 (need 41 runs off 30 balls)

    Majid Haq and Hamid Hassan

    Scotland won't need reminding that Majid Haq dropped a straightforward slip catch to get rid of Shenwari when he was on 20. In fact, Haq is having a mare... the spinner missing a chance to run out Hamid Hassan with the batsman stranded mid-pitch when he can't get the ball out of his hands in time from the non-striker's end. Two more chipped from the ever-decreasing target.

  157. Afg 168-8 (need 43 runs off 36 balls)

    Whatever happens now, Shenwari does not deserve to finish on the losing side. He's really worn his heart on his sleeve during this innings, it clearly means so much. Scotland bring in two slips for Hamid Hassan and test him with a short one which is pulled to the boundary for four. A yorker is then dug out for a single meaning he retains the strike.

  158. Afg 161-8 (need 50 runs off 42 balls)

    Samiullah Shenwari

    Four dot balls and then Shenwari goes for broke - planting Majid Haq onto the pavilion roof. He's giving everything here, kneeling as the ball sails over the boundary. It's probably due to sheer mental exhaustion.

  159. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It has been gallant effort from Shenwari as he has seen mayhem happen at the other end. At some point Hassan is going to have to contribute here because he is going to be on strike. He can take his time but he is going to have to go beyond blocking."

  160. Afg 155-8 (target 211)

    This is Scotland's Edgbaston 05. Who will be their Steve Harmison? Evans runs his fingers across the seam and beats Hamid Hassan on the outside edge, then pulls up in his delivery stride to try and unsettle the nervy number 10. Shenwari has words... this could get sparky. Hamid Hassan is trying to restrain himself and watches one go past him, then Matt Cross saves four leg byes with some athletic keeping. This is turning into a cracker. I did tell you so at 21:30 GMT yesterday!

  161. Post update

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Bangladesh have now conceded a 100 run opening partnership in 39 of their 296 ODIs. At 13.17% of their games this is the highest of any team that has played 20 or more ODIs. 2nd are Zimbabwe with 11.36%. By comparison Australia have also conceded 39 opening partnerships over 100, but in 849 ODIs."

  162. WICKET

    Thirimanne c Taskin b Rubel 52 (SL 122-1)


    Breakthrough for Bangladesh in Melbourne. Thirimanne's luck finally runs out as he guides Rubel Hossain straight into the hands of Taskin at third man.

    Kumar Sangakkara receives a great reception as he strides out for his 400th one-day international.

  163. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Kishin Mahtani: From my crystal ball where I predicted Gayle's double century, I am now predicting Scotland and Afghanistan will be a tie

  164. Afg 154-8 (Shenwari 67, Hassan 3)

    Davey bowls his last and bowls it well, with a good line. Shenwari takes a single off the second ball and Hassan takes no risks and no runs from the remaining four. Scotland are still favourites here but they could really do with a wicket to ease their nerves and bring in the Afghanistan number 11.

  165. Scorecard update

    Afghanistan 153-8 from 40 overs (target 211)

    Batsmen: Shenwari 66, Hassan 3

    Fall of wickets: 42-1 (Mangal 6), 46-2 (Stanikzai 4), 85-3 (Ahmadi 51), 88-4 (Nabi 1), 89-5 (Zazai 0), 96-6 (Najibullah 4), 97-7 (Naib 0) 132-8 (Dawlat 9)

    Bowling figures: Wardlaw 7-0-46-0, Davey 9-1-33-2, Evans 8-1-24-2, Haq 7-0-18-0, Berrington 9-0-32-4

    Scotland 210 all out (50 overs): Machan 31, Haq 31, Shapoor 4-38, Dawlat 3-29

    Afghanistan won toss


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  166. Afg 153-8 (need 58 runs off 60 balls)

    Majid Haq's off-spin to close out the powerplay. Just a sweeped single for Shenwari, but Hamid Hassan gets off the mark in nice style by opening the face and angling three down to third man.

  167. Afg 148-8 (target 211)

    Just waking up? First of all... good morning. Now, before you put the kettle on, let me tell you Scotland are two wickets away from their first ever Cricket World Cup victory. However, Afghanistan are putting up a late fight - Shenwari clouting Josh Davey for six over mid-wicket and then four through the off side. The comparison between the two sides is almost identical now. Who will prevail?

  168. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Samiullah Shenwari's 113-ball fifty is the slowest for Afghanistan in ODIs.

    It was 95 by Asghar Stanikzai v Australia in Sharjah in 2012 and 95 Samiullah Shenwari v Ireland in Dubai in 2015

    There have only been two slower 50s in all ODIs since 1 January, 2008:

    119 balls Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka v Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2009 and 119 balls Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan v West Indies in Providence in 2013

  169. Afg 137-8 (need 74 runs off 72 balls)

    Adjacent to the University Ovals, a large group of rugby players have arrived for training and are just beginning their warm-ups. They love the oval ball in New Zealand. Back to the cricket, Shenwari nails a pull shot to the boundary sweeper but declines to takes the single so early in the over. He eventually takes the one to put Hamid Hassan on strike. Three dots. Scotland turning the screw.

  170. Sri Lanka v Bangladesh update

    SL 90-0 (20 overs)

    Tillakaratne Dilshan bats

    Bangladesh are working hard to tie down the Sri Lankan openers, but still they can't take a wickets. Dilshan breaks the shackles by smacking the last ball of the 20th over through the covers for four.

    Sri Lanka: 90-0 off 20 overs

    Not out batsman: Thirimanne 42, Dilshan 41

    Bowling figures: Mortaza 6-0-20-0, Hossain 3-0-20-0, Taskin 3-1-16-0, Al Hasan 5-0-16-0, Mahmudullah 3-0-17-0


  171. 50 for Shenwari

    Afg 136-8

    Shenwari brings up his ninth ODI fifty with two into the leg side. He then takes a single to put Hamid Hassan on strike. Rambo is given a few instructions... but will Rambo listen? Yes he does. He safely sees out two dot balls.

  172. Afg 133-8 (target 211)

    Shenwari was livid with Zadran after that dismissal. Replays showed him hitting the turf with his bat, crouching to the floor in disappointment and then rising to his feet to have words with his batting partner as he sloped off. Has Zadran cost his side the game? One from the over.

  173. WICKET

    D Zadran c Mommsen b Berrington 9 (Afg 132-8)

    Richie Berrington

    Golden-arm Berrington strikes again. And what is Zadran doing? His batting partner Shenwari, who is well set on 48, gives a bit more responsibility to the tailender who responds by hoicking a catch high into the air and Preston Mommsen does the honours at mid-off.

  174. Afg 126-7 (need 85 runs off 96 balls)

    The field is spread as Scotland try and tempt Shenwari into turning over the strike. It's like a game of chess now. The right-hander eventually obliges and Dawlat Zadran is given three balls to deal with. He takes a single from the second one, and Shenwari can't retain the strike. Is this Scotland's chance to break this partnership?

  175. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at the World Cup

    A sign at the University Oval

    "New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was born in Dunedin. Not that they like to go on about it."

  176. Afg 124-7 (Berrington 7-0-23-3)

    There's a touch of the Paul Collingwoods about Scotland's canny medium pacer Richie Berrington. Twelve steps before he delivers the ball, he gets in close to the wicket and tries to bowl wicket to wicket. The singles are there for Shenwari, but the Afghan batsman would rather wait for the boundaries as he farms the strike. Another seven from the over.

  177. Bangladesh v Sri Lanka update

    SL 71-0 (15 overs)

    Mushfiqur Rahim and Anamul Haque

    Tillakaratne Dilshan is just starting to go through the gears at the MCG, punching Mahmudullah through the covers for his fourth four. The sting has been taken out of the Bangladeshi attack and Sri Lanka are setting themselves up for a big total. Thirimanne has 34, Dilshan has 31.

  178. Afg 117-7 (target 211)

    Shenwari's change in tack prompts Scotland to bring on Majid Haq. Not a bad move to get the spinner to serve up some tempters. Just one from the over.

  179. Afg 116-7 (Shenwari 38, Zadran 2)

    Samiullah Shenwari

    Samiullah Shenwari is a useful player for Afghanistan to rely on. He has over 1,100 ODI runs and eight half-centuries. In this innings, he has also become the leading run-scorer for Afghanistan in ODIs. The right-hander clips Iain Wardlaw for four through the leg side to keep the scoreboard ticking, then carves another boundary over mid-off. Go hard or go home.

  180. Scorecard update

    Afghanistan 107-7 from 30 overs (target 211)

    Not out batsman: Shenwari 29, Dawlat 2

    Fall of wickets: 42-1 (Mangal 6), 46-2 (Stanikzai 4), 85-3 (Ahmadi 51), 88-4 (Nabi 1), 89-5 (Zazai 0), 96-6 (Najibullah 4), 97-7 (Naib 0)

    Bowling figures: Wardlaw 6-0-37-0, Davey 8-1-22-2, Evans 7-1-23-2, Haq 3-0-9-0, Berrington 6-0-16-3

    Scotland 210 all out (50 overs): Machan 31, Haq 31, Shapoor 4-38, Dawlat 3-29

    Afghanistan won toss


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  181. Afg 107-7 (Evans 7-1-23-2)

    The runs have really dried up now. Shenwari is shouldering the burden of the strike, which he retains with a push into the off side. Another good, aggressive over from Evans.

  182. Afg 105-7 (required run-rate: 5.04)

    The Afghanistan batsmen have red helmets. Considering they are wearing blue kits, they look a little odd. It's like they've had to borrow their headwear. In the Scotland dug-out, Paul Collingwood looks a little more pink than the last time we saw him on camera. Four from the over.

  183. Sri Lanka v Bangladesh update

    SL 51-0 (10 overs)

    Shabbir Rahaman

    Another big let-off for Thirimanne in Melbourne as he dissects the gap between keeper and slip. Bowler Mortaza looks absolutely devastated. No fireworks yet, and just two boundaries, but Sri Lanka are building a handy old platform here.

    Sri Lanka 51-0 from 10 overs

    Not out batsmen: Thirimanne 29, Dilshan 16

    Bowling figures: Mortaza 5-0-14-0, Hossain 3-0-20-0, Taskin Ahmed 1-0-12-0, Al Hasan 1-0-5-0


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  184. Afg 101-7 (target 211)

    Alasdair Evans

    The tall, rangy and flame-haired Alasdair Evans started this Afghanistan collapse with two wickets in an over, and he's comfortably been Scotland's quickest bowler. He's back for a second spell and he's probing away from back of a length. Afghanistan are content to survive for now - much like Scotland's lower order did. Then, the runs will eventually come.

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