25 Mar 2013

Power failure, bees and centuries all play their part

11:00 am on 25 March 2013

A power failure, an invasion of bees and an unbeaten century from Tillakaratne Dilshan all played a part a Sri Lanka's eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first one cricket international in Sri Lanka.

Chasing a revised target of 238 in 41 overs following the pwer outage, Sri Lanka won the match with more than five overs to spare to go 1-0 up in the best of three series.

Tamim Iqbal scored 112 for the visitors.

Play was held up for more than 90 minutes due to the power failure, first during the Bangladeshi innings and then before the start of Sri Lanka's chase.

A swarm of bees also invaded the pitch forcing players to lie on the ground at one stage.