Asia Cup - 6th match

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining) (D/L method)

7.2

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, looks to leave one moving away from him, it hits the outer part of the bat and rolls towards slips

7.3

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, turned behind square leg

Bangladesh 41/3   Shakib Al Hasan 1* (2b)

8.1

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, chops a straightening back of a length ball to third man

8.3

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, short ball just outside off, he goes for the pull, edge flies just over Sanga

8.4

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, they continue to go for their shots, Shakib goes for the lofted drive off the front foot, not in control at all as he manages to get it over cover

8.5

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, comes back in sharply, he is caught on the crease and inside-edges behind square leg

Bangladesh 50/3   Shakib Al Hasan 9* (6b 1x4)

9.1

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, worked through square leg off the pad for an easy couple

9.2

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, opens up and defends a length ball on middle and off

9.3

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, they keep going after the bowling, a charge down the track and a flail to a widish one, thick edge flies to third man

9.6

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays beside the line and plays his typical stroke, a quick-wristed slap to point

Bangladesh 55/3   Shakib Al Hasan 12* (10b 1x4)

10.4

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, thwack! another boundary, Bangladesh are not going to change their approach, Shakib gets across to the line of this pitched up delivery and belts it with a big followthrough past a diving cover

10.5

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, it makes no difference, Shakib goes wide of the deep fielder now, again he gets forward confidently, drives through extra cover this time, just beats the man running across near the rope

10.6

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, third four on the trot, they might win some, they might lose more, but are they entertaining to watch when in flow, now Shakib goes through point with a whiplash cut, third man runs hard to his left, dives, but the ball rolls into the rope

Bangladesh 70/3   Shakib Al Hasan 24* (13b 4x4)

11.3

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, he opens the face and runs this one from off to point with sharp wristwork

11.4

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, looks to cut from close to off, finds point

11.5

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets forward and pushes to short extra cover

11.6

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up, dips on him around off, he mistimes the drive

Bangladesh 71/3   Shakib Al Hasan 24* (17b 4x4)

12.4

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended towards cover, Tamim sends Shakib back as the fielder gets to the ball

12.5

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, misses as he looks to steer to third man

12.6

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, mistimes the forcing drive to mid off

Bangladesh 72/3   Shakib Al Hasan 24* (20b 4x4)

13.4

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

13.5

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, 3 runs, goes for the hoick and gets an outside edge that just about swirls over the keeper and slip and Maharoof manages to slide and pull it back at third man

Bangladesh 76/3   Shakib Al Hasan 27* (22b 4x4)

14.2

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, cannot swing the shortish ball off the pads, it rolls away on the off side

14.3

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, this will be close, Maharoof has got to the ball on the leg side and found the sutmps, Shakib dropped the ball and went for the run, Tamim has just managed to sneak his bat in at full stretch

14.6

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, another one worked to midwicket

Bangladesh 81/3   Shakib Al Hasan 29* (25b 4x4)

15.1

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, 3 runs, chops the cut from very close to off stump, gets it past short third man who gives chase and pulls it back

15.5

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, goes back and across and takes one with a nudge towards square leg, 50-run stand is up, they are right back into this

Bangladesh 90/3   Shakib Al Hasan 33* (27b 4x4)

16.3

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, this is frenetic, this is absorbing, a forcing punch goes through the infield wide of sweeper cover

Bangladesh 97/3   Shakib Al Hasan 34* (28b 4x4)

17.4

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, makes room and slaps this shortish one to sweeper cover

Bangladesh 104/3   Shakib Al Hasan 35* (29b 4x4)

18.1

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, slower one cutting across the left-hander on a length, he does well to open the face and run it fine wide of third man

18.2

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short-arm jab to a shortish delivery in front of square leg

18.5

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, too much on the pads, tucked fine, Malinga has to run across a long way from fine leg

18.6

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stands tall and drives hard but straight to mid off

Bangladesh 116/3   Shakib Al Hasan 40* (33b 4x4)

19.4

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

19.5

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, inside edge pops up towards midwicket as he pushes forward

Bangladesh 118/4   Shakib Al Hasan 41* (35b 4x4)

20.1

Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, runs a length ball to third man

20.4

Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, hangs in the crease to a length ball and crashes it to sweeper cover

Bangladesh 121/4   Shakib Al Hasan 43* (37b 4x4)

21.1

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, that was close, that would have been a dolly for cover, Shakib making room and almost spooning up this turning delivery, falls short

21.2

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, and another one, closer this time, gets a leading edge as he tries to work on the leg side, bowler dives forward but the ball falls just short

21.3

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended safely off the front foot now

21.4

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, he backs away, and takes the ball off the stumps, connects superbly with the cut and it races past backward point

21.5

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, appeal for lbw, Shakib staying in the crease to a length ball that came in, that was going down leg though

21.6

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, what an over, he could have been gone twice, but he gets to his fifty, moves down the track and lofts inside out over extra cover, totally in control of the shot

Bangladesh 129/4   Shakib Al Hasan 51* (43b 6x4)

22.4

Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full delivery driven hard into the pitch and over the bowler's head for a single

Bangladesh 131/4   Shakib Al Hasan 52* (44b 6x4)

23.1

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, he takes on the offspinner once again, skips out, and lofts it with the turn over extra cover, he took that from around leg stump

23.2

Senanayake to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, that is close, that is plumb, Shakib is gone, tosses it up, gets it to drift in, lands on middle, does not turn away, skids in with the angle, Shakib is caught on the crease and caught plumb in front, that was taking out leg

Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Senanayake 56 (72m 46b 7x4 0x6) SR: 121.73

Bangladesh 135/5   Shakib Al Hasan 56 (46b 7x4)
Tournament Results
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka - Mar 22, 2012
Pakistan won by 2 runs
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Mar 20, 2012
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining) (D/L method)
India v Pakistan at Dhaka - Mar 18, 2012
India won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Mar 16, 2012
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Mar 15, 2012
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 61 balls remaining)
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Photos

Mar 20, 2012

Nasir Hossain jumps in celebration of Bangladesh's win, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 20, 2012

Nasir Hossain jumps in celebration of Bangladesh's win

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Mar 20, 2012

Mahmudullah celebrates Bangladesh's victory, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 20, 2012

Mahmudullah celebrates Bangladesh's victory

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