Bangladesh bowl out Sri Lanka for 196

July 25, 2007 (AFP) – Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzaq took three wickets as Bangladesh bowled out Sri Lanka for 196 in the rain-truncated third and final one-dayer here on Wednesday. Bangladesh, reeling from defeats in the first two one-dayers and the preceding Test series, would have restricted the home side further but for a butter-fingered display in the field.

The lone resistance for the hosts came from Jehan Mubarak who top-scored with an 82-ball 72 after Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraul elected to field in a match reduced to 40 overs a side due to a wet outfield.

The 26-year-old Mubarak lifted the team from a shaky 61-4 with a valuable 78-run stand for the fifth wicket with Tillakratne Dilshan (39).

Debutant Mohammad Mahmudullah chipped in with two wickets, including that of Upul Chandana who was caught brilliantly by Tamim Iqbal near the boundary, the only bright spot in an otherwise sloppy fielding show by the visitors.

Bangladesh dropped at least four catches and missed three run-out opportunities.

Sri Lanka were off to a tentative start, losing their top three wickets with 44 runs on the board.

Prolific left-handed opener Sanath Jayasuriya