Asia Cup - 6th match

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

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

0.1

Malinga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, swinging in full for the off stump, Tamim gets forward and pushes to mid off

0.2

Malinga to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, this time it ends up as a low full toss as it swerves into towards the pads, tucked fine but not wide enough of fine leg

0.4

Malinga to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, sharp single, comes forward and across and nudges the length ball in front of midwicket

Bangladesh 3/0   Tamim Iqbal 2* (3b)

1.6

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, moves forward and pushes towards cover, immediately sends back the advancing non-striker

Bangladesh 9/1   Tamim Iqbal 2* (4b)

3.1

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, superb delivery, there is lots of movement for Kula, Tamim tries to follow this one zipping across him, and is beaten

3.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 4 leg byes, tickled fine past the keeper, poor line on the pads

3.3

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, supreme drive from Tamim, he got forward so soon and walloped this length ball, extra cover cuts off the four

3.4

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, so he goes over extra cover now, delays his stroke for an instant to get the elevation, Kula going widish outside off

3.5

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, Kula gets it right this time, starts it on leg, Tamim wants to clip it through midwicket, but the ball swerves away to take the leading edge behind point

Bangladesh 20/1   Tamim Iqbal 7* (9b 1x4)

4.1

Malinga to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, incredible striking from Tamim, wide from Malinga, he gets front foot across and clatters it past point with a dismissive swing of the bat

4.2

Malinga to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, takes a single in front of mid on with a push off a length ball

Bangladesh 25/1   Tamim Iqbal 12* (11b 2x4)

5.1

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, more aggression from Tamim, he has the crowd roaring its approval, picks up this length ball going across him and lofts it cleanly over the non-striker

5.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed towards point

5.3

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, worked off the pads wide of fine leg

5.5

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, another boundary, Tamim gets another one on leg stump, and leans across to tuck it past a diving midwicket

5.6

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, once more, Kula sends in another one towards Tamim's pads, this time he goes squarer with his tuck, giving midwicket no chance at all

Bangladesh 39/1   Tamim Iqbal 25* (16b 5x4)

6.6

Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets on his toes and defends a rising back of a length ball

Bangladesh 40/2   Tamim Iqbal 25* (17b 5x4)

7.4

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, loose, he goes for a drive to a widish one going across him, beaten

7.5

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball pushed to Malinga at mid on

7.6

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, punched to extra cover, Tamim takes a start, Shakib follows him, Tamim stops as he sees the fielder has got to the ball, Shakib makes it back just in time

Bangladesh 41/3   Tamim Iqbal 25* (20b 5x4)

8.2

Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, nudged off the pads fine down leg, Sanga goes after it

8.6

Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes for the punch to this slowish length ball, mistimed to point

Bangladesh 50/3   Tamim Iqbal 25* (22b 5x4)

9.4

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, withdraws out of the line of a short ball dug in really short outside off

9.4

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, driven off the front foot to mid on

9.5

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, uses the changed angle to tuck the length ball to deep square

Bangladesh 55/3   Tamim Iqbal 26* (24b 5x4)

10.1

Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, they have provided lots of width outside off, the Sri Lankans, he stays in the crease, and punches past point

10.2

Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, punched off the back foot to short extra cover

10.3

Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, reaches forward and across and pushes to point, a needless shy from the fielder hits the non-striker's stumps, Shakib was comfortably in his crease, an overthrow conceded

Bangladesh 58/3   Tamim Iqbal 29* (27b 5x4)

11.1

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended off the front foot

11.2

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, nudged towards square leg from middle and leg

Bangladesh 71/3   Tamim Iqbal 30* (29b 5x4)

12.1

Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended down the track

12.2

Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, driven off the front foot to mid off, decides not to go for the single after taking some steps out of the crease, rightly so

12.3

Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, driven hard to sweeper cover

Bangladesh 72/3   Tamim Iqbal 31* (32b 5x4)

13.1

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, no run, don';t ask how that missed! Straightened and sneaked past the pad and bat and off stump

13.2

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

13.3

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, collision! He pushes it to the off side and scamper a single, Tamim collides with the bowler, the throw was wide

13.6

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to the on side

Bangladesh 77/3   Tamim Iqbal 33* (36b 5x4)

14.1

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, and is met with a quick cut that races past point, third man is squarish and cuts it off

14.4

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he charges out and tries to slog Maharoof out of sight, chops it into the pitch

14.5

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, safely worked away to deep midwicket

Bangladesh 80/3   Tamim Iqbal 35* (39b 5x4)

15.2

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bat in front of pad as he smothers a tossed up ball

15.3

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, here comes Tamim, he is not quite close to the pitch, but adjusts to swing it over midwicket

15.4

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, allows the tossed up ball to come on and punches it to sweeper cover off the front foot

15.6

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, smack! finds sweeper cover with a forcing cut as he backs away

Bangladesh 91/3   Tamim Iqbal 41* (43b 6x4)

16.1

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, bat gets down just in time in front of pad as he drives through midwicket, Maharoof holds his head as he knows how close that was, but the stroke has been timed so well that it beats midwicket's dive and runs into the boundary

16.2

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, Dilshan gets his hand to a screaming cut as he dives to his left, it rolls away to sweeper cover

16.4

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, another one, confidence oozing in Tamim Iqbal's drive as he sends the full delivery racing through the non-striker's legs with a big followthrough, mid off has no chance, that is also 50 for Tamim, to think that he was left out of the original squad for the tournament

16.5

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed towards cover

16.6

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pushed to mid off for one

Bangladesh 102/3   Tamim Iqbal 51* (48b 8x4)

17.1

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim has been dropped, Senanayake has put down a sitter, he drove well away from his body as this flighted ball dipped on him, it was at a decent height close to Senanayake's left, but popped out

17.2

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended off the front foot safely this time

17.3

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, nudged towards midwicket off the pad

17.5

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, forcefully punched wide of sweeper cover, 'keeper, keeper' is the shout for the throw from Sanga, which is at the non-striker's end unfortunately for Sri Lanka, Tamim was struggling a shade to make his ground

17.6

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, no run, driven back to the bowler, what a miss that could prove to be, for India

Bangladesh 106/3   Tamim Iqbal 54* (53b 8x4)

18.3

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, emphatic, dismissive, the pull shot is on to the short ball, it is picked over midwicket with authority

18.4

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, lovely to watch, he arches back as the shortish one bounces on him and guides it crisply to third man

Bangladesh 114/3   Tamim Iqbal 59* (55b 9x4)

19.1

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, no run, appeal for leg before as he misses the tossed up full ball, looked close

19.2

Senanayake to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, he is gone this time, big wicket, Tamim has cut this shortish ball in the air and point has held on to a sharp catch, tumbling low to his right, still a long way to go for Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal c Thirimanne b Senanayake 59 (89m 57b 9x4 0x6) SR: 103.50

Bangladesh 116/4   Tamim Iqbal 59 (57b 9x4)
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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