Asia Cup - 6th match

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

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

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

14.2

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

14.4

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

14.6

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

Bangladesh 81/3   MF Maharoof 1-0-4-0

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

16.3

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

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   MF Maharoof 2-0-15-0

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

18.3

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

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   MF Maharoof 3-0-25-0

26.1

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, reaches out and drives along the ground to sweeper cover

26.2

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, no run, punched to point from the crease

26.3

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, no run, bends forward and defends on to the off side

26.4

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, no run, misses the cut off the slower one, goes on the bounce to the keeper

26.5

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, well played, swivels and pulls the short ball in the air over midwicket

26.6

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, that is a quite needless shot, he made a lot of room to a pitched up ball and ended up slicing it high to sweeper cover, but it falls just short of Malinga running to his right

Bangladesh 149/5   MF Maharoof 4-0-30-0

28.1

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, "almost delicious" shot, says Ramiz Raja on air, Nasir bends his back leg, pushes at a length ball and squeezes it in the air to the left of third man

28.2

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, no run, played out towards point

28.3

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, more stuff on the pads, he gets outside the line and tucks it to fine leg

28.4

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, no run, keeps a back of a length ball down close to the pitch on the leg side

28.5

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, no run, bends forward and smothers a pitched up ball

28.6

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, no run, straightens outside off stump, met with a calm and resolute block

Bangladesh 166/5   MF Maharoof 5-0-35-0

32.1

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, pushes it wide of point to bring up the 50 of the partnership

32.2

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, 3 runs, cut away into the ground, over point, almost runs into the rope, sweeper cover scrambles across, manages to pull it back

32.3

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, swung behind square leg, they even come back for the second, the crowd roars with glee

32.4

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, no run, pushes a very full one from the stumps to mid on, Mahela looks out of ideas

32.5

Maharoof to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, reaches forward and pushes the slower one down to long off for an easy single

32.6

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, FOUR, another four, Bangladesh doing it coolly, shortish ball, Mahmudullah swivels, and pulls through square leg, fine leg was around, it was too quick for him

Bangladesh 195/5   MF Maharoof 6-0-46-0
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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