Asia Cup - 6th match

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

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

6.1

Lakmal to Jahurul Islam, no run, fullish one worked to midwicket

6.2

Lakmal to Jahurul Islam, OUT, and Jahurul has thrown it away, with Tamim in such supreme touch at the other end, saw Lakmal pitching it short, went for the pull belatedly, and ended up spooning it to squarish midwicket

Jahurul Islam c Kapugedera b Lakmal 2 (24m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.33

6.3

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets across to a back of a length ball and defends

6.4

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, worked away to midwicket

6.5

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, a cleaner pick-up from midwicket would have tested Rahim as he set off after tucking this one in that region, Kapu could not pick up the ball with a dive, though

6.6

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

Bangladesh 40/2   RAS Lakmal 1-0-1-1

8.1

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

8.2

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

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

8.6

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

Bangladesh 50/3   RAS Lakmal 2-0-9-1

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

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   RAS Lakmal 3-0-24-1

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

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   RAS Lakmal 4-0-25-1

24.1

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, gets beside the line and pushes it to the off side

24.2

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, no run, has him duckling under the bouncer

24.3

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, 1 run, swings it in, he clips it away very close to his pads and works it down to fine leg

24.4

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 wide, bangs it in really short and he ducks under that, he leaves it alone and wide called

24.4

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, fullish on the stumps and clipped away down to mid-on

24.5

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, squeezes out a full delivery back to the bowler

24.6

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 3 runs, makes a bit of room and punches it wide of diving short cover, Senanayake does well to slide at the deep cover boundary and save a four

Bangladesh 141/5   RAS Lakmal 5-0-30-1

27.1

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, moves across and defends a length ball down the track

27.2

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, another shot in the air, another one falling short, he arches back and makes room as he pulls, on the bounce to deep square

27.3

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, FOUR, low full toss on the pads, put away easily fine past the keeper

27.4

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, sprays it wide down the leg side now

27.4

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, 1 run, line going wrong again for Lakmal, batsman moves across and tucks off the pads to fine leg

27.5

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, sensibly dabs a slower one down to third man

27.6

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, 4 leg byes, oh dear, this is really poor stuff from Lakmal, he sends another length ball on to the pads, and is taken for four fine down leg

Bangladesh 161/5   RAS Lakmal 6-0-38-1

34.1

Lakmal to Mahmudullah, 1 run, he really had a crack at that pull as he arched back, straight to deep midwicket though

34.2

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, close call for Nasir, he is sent back after dabbing a slow one towards backward point, Dilshan lets the throw rip, it misses

34.3

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, yorker arrives just on off, Nasir digs it out to point

34.4

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, pushed off the front foot to mid off

34.5

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 wide, wide called, the short ball gets up, it gets up too much

34.5

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, drives a near-yorker back to the bowler, nothing happening for Sri Lanka, India's hopes nearly gone, Bangladesh wait eagerly

34.6

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, they keep going for yorker after yorker and Bangladesh continue to deny them, another very full one pushed hard to mid off

Bangladesh 199/5   RAS Lakmal 7-0-40-1

37.1

Lakmal to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, that will be it, Bangladesh are through to the final of the Asia Cup, mid on's dive cannot prevent the drive from rushing towards the straight boundary

Bangladesh 212/5   RAS Lakmal 7.1-0-44-1
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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