The MCG match became very crucial for the teams.
On an easy paced wicket it started very well for the Sri Lankans being lucky with the spin of the coin. Bangladesh appeared with unchanged team. Angelo without any hesitation opted to bat. Mashrafe bowled on right line and length and put the Sri Lanka openers in spot of bother.
Unfortunately his lion-hearted efforts was not backed up in the field as catches started passing through butter fingers. The poor fielding could be highlighted by three dropped catches and a missed stumping. Sangakkara was dropped on 23 and 60: Taskin Ahmed fumbled a low return catch, and Mominul Haque dropped a sitter at point. Anamul Haque dropped a dolly at slip in the first over to give Thirimanne a life, before the batsman was reprieved through the missed stumping. Anamul also had a chance to run-out Dilshan who was halfway down the pitch after a mix-up, but without a back-up, his throw at the striker's end was hesitant and ultimately, futile.
Teenager Taskin finding lively pace and bounce put all his energy in generating pace .He lost control over line and length .He was bowling at either side of the wicket. At least, 50 runs were gifted to the Lanka batsmen. Bangladesh bowled 87 per cent balls in the wrong channels and consequently got hammered all around the park by Dilshan and Sangrakkara. It could be appropriate if the team think tank and senior players could guide him a bit.
The field setting also could be much better. In my opinion, slip fielders were a bit deeper and the wicketkeeper and first slip was standing wider apart. Few half chances sneaked through that.