Asia Cup - 6th match

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

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

1.1

Kulasekara to Nazimuddin, no run, defends a length ball that comes back in

1.2

Kulasekara to Nazimuddin, no run, tries to force a similar delivery down the ground, mishits it to the bowler

1.3

Kulasekara to Nazimuddin, no run, he has been in the same area for all the three deliveries, another one moves in just outside off, bounces too, beats Nazimuddin who tries to slap it through the off side

1.4

Kulasekara to Nazimuddin, OUT, he was not looking comfortable with the one coming in, and it has got him on the fourth attempt, Kula gets it to jag back in from a good length, Nazimuddin still wants to force it through the off side, ends up playing a loose stroke from the crease, and inside-edges onto the stumps

Nazimuddin b Kulasekara 6 (6m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

1.5

Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, 1 run, slightly widish as it comes back in again, cut away to third man

1.6

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

Bangladesh 9/1   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-1-1

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

3.6

Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, no run, length ball nipping in to the right-hander, defended

Bangladesh 20/1   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-6-1

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

5.4

Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, 1 run, widish one cut away to third man

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   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-20-1

7.1

Kulasekara to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, massive strike, Kula has bowled Rahim, superb delivery, fullish enough to make him go for the off-drive, and swings in late to go past the bat and hit off

Mushfiqur Rahim b Kulasekara 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-21-2

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

9.4

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-26-2

29.1

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, 4 leg byes, all of a sudden, the preferred length seems to be down the leg side, Kula gets it to move in but it was ending up on the pads, and it put away past a diving Sanga

29.2

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, no run, stays in the crease and pushes to point

29.3

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, no run, plays out a length ball to extra cover

29.4

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, no run, played out without intent of scoring to covers, they can afford these quiet deliveries

29.5

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, nothing working for Sri Lanka, Nasir gets a top edge off an attempted pull that flies over Sanga, Kula has hands on his hips

29.6

Kulasekara to Nasir Hossain, no run, comes back in and is played out on the leg side

Bangladesh 174/5   KMDN Kulasekara 6-0-30-2
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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