Asia Cup, 6th Match: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 20, 2012
Asia Cup - 6th match
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining) (D/L method)
20 March 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

Malinga to Nazimuddin, FOUR, shot! superbly done, Malinga straying full onto middle and leg, Nazimuddin could not be bothered as he flicks elegantly between midwicket and mid on

Bangladesh 7/0   Nazimuddin 5* (2b 1x4)   SL Malinga 0.5-0-7-0

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

Bangladesh 19/1   Tamim Iqbal 6* (8b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 1.4-0-5-1

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

Bangladesh 24/1   Tamim Iqbal 11* (10b 2x4)   SL Malinga 2.1-0-14-0

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

Bangladesh 29/1   Tamim Iqbal 16* (12b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.1-0-10-1

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

Bangladesh 35/1   Tamim Iqbal 21* (15b 4x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.5-0-16-1

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)   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-20-1

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

Bangladesh 47/3   Shakib Al Hasan 6* (4b 1x4)   RAS Lakmal 1.3-0-6-1

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

Bangladesh 62/3   Shakib Al Hasan 16* (11b 2x4)   RAS Lakmal 2.4-0-16-1

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

Bangladesh 66/3   Shakib Al Hasan 20* (12b 3x4)   RAS Lakmal 2.5-0-20-1

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)   RAS Lakmal 3-0-24-1

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

Bangladesh 88/3   Tamim Iqbal 39* (41b 6x4)   SMSM Senanayake 2.3-0-13-0

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

Bangladesh 95/3   Tamim Iqbal 45* (44b 7x4)   MF Maharoof 1.1-0-8-0

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

Bangladesh 101/3   Tamim Iqbal 50* (46b 8x4)   MF Maharoof 1.4-0-14-0

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

Bangladesh 113/3   Tamim Iqbal 58* (54b 9x4)   MF Maharoof 2.3-0-22-0

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

Bangladesh 125/4   Shakib Al Hasan 47* (41b 5x4)   SMSM Senanayake 5.4-0-26-1

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)   SMSM Senanayake 6-0-30-1

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

Bangladesh 135/4   Shakib Al Hasan 56* (45b 7x4)   SMSM Senanayake 6.1-0-34-1

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

Bangladesh 154/5   Mahmudullah 10* (12b 1x4)   RAS Lakmal 5.3-0-35-1

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

Bangladesh 165/5   Nasir Hossain 16* (26b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 4.1-0-34-0

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

Bangladesh 174/5   Nasir Hossain 21* (33b 2x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 5.5-0-30-2

Dilshan to Mahmudullah, FOUR, lunges for the sweep, and belts it through square leg, past the man in the deep, four more, they get closer

Bangladesh 182/5   Mahmudullah 17* (21b 2x4)   TM Dilshan 0.2-0-4-0

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   Mahmudullah 25* (24b 3x4)   MF Maharoof 6-0-46-0

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   Nasir Hossain 36* (61b 3x4)   RAS Lakmal 7.1-0-44-1





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