Asia Cup - 3rd match

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

Sri Lanka won by 126 runs

Okay here we go. Overcast and windy. Tharanga will face Mashrafe. One slip in place. Play

2pm and time for toss Hello and welcome to this match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. If we are to have a close match, we need a better show from the batsmen following the Bangladeshi openers. Meanwhile, Kumar Sangakkara has won the toss and decided to bat first. "Probably not the greatest lights, towers are not tall, but the pitch freshens up a bit in the evening and makes it difficult to bat." They have got Chanaka Welegedara in for Farveez Maharoof.

Shakib Al Hasan says he would have batted first too. "If we restrict them to under 240, we have a good chance. Under lights it is difficult to chase more than that." Bangladesh have made one change too, dropping Shuvo for Junaid Siddique. We start the match in about 25 minutes.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 3 runs, and Tharanga has nonchalantly leant into the first ball and driven it past extra cover. Not much power, just met it, and superb placement

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan has no time for niceties, he stands tall and absolutely smashes this past extra cover. Top start

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, no run, pulls the length back a bit, also gets some seam in, beats Dilshan but it is heading down the leg side

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, no run, misses out, nice juicy length ball on the pads, but the late movement finds the pad instead of the bat

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan on fire, lovely wrists, just back of a length, not much room, but he squeezes it past point, the whole power comes from the wrists in this shot

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, 1 run, slower ball, makes room and cuts it, gets a single to third man

End of over 1 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 12/0 (RR: 12.00)
TM Dilshan    9* (5b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-12-0
WU Tharanga    3* (1b)     

Sun comes out, Syed Rasel to bowl now

1.1

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, FOUR, poor bowling, with fine leg up, he bowls a nice juicy long hop on the pads, Dilshan does the rest

1.2

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, 2 runs, on the pads again, worked square of short fine leg for two

short midwicket in

1.3

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, 1 run, slower ball, Dilshan plays away from the body, but it goes safely to third man along the ground

1.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, hint of swing away from Tharanga who respectfully defends it towards mid-off

1.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, looks to run this down to third man but it is too close to him, and he gets an underside edge onto his boot

1.6

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, charges at him but is not quite there to the pitch of the ball and plays a defensive stroke

End of over 2 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 19/0 (RR: 9.50)
WU Tharanga    3* (4b)      Syed Rasel    1-0-7-0
TM Dilshan    16* (8b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-12-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, FOUR, slower ball, 128.2ks, but too full, a nice half-volley and he murders it through the covers. Sanga, in the balcony, applauds. "Shot," he says

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, no run

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, 2 runs, shot again! whipped away from outside off, wide of mid-on, gets a couple

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, SIX, Dilshan you beauty! Short ball, into the body, and just like that he pulls it for six over square leg. Also hits on the half-volley that boundary board that gets him US$ 1500. Superb placement I say

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, 1 run, slower ball, makes room and guides it to third man

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, looks to cut, it's too close to him, the bottom edge goes fine of keeper who gets one hand to it

End of over 3 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 33/0 (RR: 11.00)
WU Tharanga    4* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-26-0
TM Dilshan    29* (13b 4x4 1x6)      Syed Rasel    1-0-7-0

keeper comes up for Rasel

3.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, nice drive on the up, would have been four but for the full-length dive from extra cover

3.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, FOUR, double-barrel attack! Full delivery, and elegantly driven through a crowded cover field, between extra cover and mid-off

3.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, underside edge again, third time for Tharanga today, and again he manages a single

3.4

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, no run, defended to cover, was the slower ball so he checks the shot

3.5

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, 1 run, slower ball again, guides it past cover for one

3.6

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, slower ball again, played straight to point

End of over 4 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 39/0 (RR: 9.75)
WU Tharanga    9* (9b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-13-0
TM Dilshan    30* (15b 4x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-26-0

Shafiul Islam being introduced into the attack. No slip. Leg gully and short midwicket catching men

4.1

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, no run, full, nearly a yorker, gets in inside edge onto the pad

4.2

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, no run, full and straight again, Dilshan can't squeeze it past cover

Karthik: "Did the Sri Lankans hear 440? All Shakib meant was a 240 being a good score at the start."

4.3

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, FOUR, and lovely shot again, similar delivery again and Dilshan doesn't want to hit to a fielder, opens the face and adjusts the shot accordingly to get it between extra cover and short cover

4.4

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, 1 wide, bouncer, too short, too high

4.4

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, FOUR, whoa! Dilshan is looking unstoppable. Not much wrong with this delivery, back of a length, around off, but Dilshan clears the front leg and punches it past cover-point

deep point placed now

4.5

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, no run, looking to go in front of square he charges at him, Shafiul bowls wide of off and beats him

4.6

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, 1 run, and he retains the strike too, with a single to short third man

End of over 5 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 49/0 (RR: 9.80)
TM Dilshan    39* (21b 6x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-10-0
WU Tharanga    9* (9b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-13-0

Shakib forced to bring himself on. Leg slip and short cover are two catching men

5.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, FOUR, too easy, at least Dilshan makes it look too easy. Full and flat delivery, and he drives it with an open face, past cover

leg slip moves to regulation slip

5.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, angling in, cramping Dilshan for room, extracting a rare defensive stroke

5.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, and again, he just pats a flighted delivery back to the bowler

5.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 2 runs, works this one with the angle, past short fine leg, soft hands mean he has enough time to come back for two

5.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, FOUR, poor bowling, full, on the pads, with short fine leg in, and he sweeps it past that man for another boundary

5.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, flat outside off, defended to point

End of over 6 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 59/0 (RR: 9.83)
TM Dilshan    49* (27b 8x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-10-0
WU Tharanga    9* (9b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-10-0

Tharanga has faced only 9 deliveries so far, out of six overs

6.1

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, back of a length, around off, defended

6.2

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, shortish, no room, can't get it past point

6.3

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, the rare play and miss, the second of the innings, pokes at it outside off, and it seams away to beat the bat

6.4

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, solidly defended, four dot balls in a row. Stop the press

6.5

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, FOUR, manufactures a shot, moves inside the line, and short-arm-pulls a length delivery over square leg

6.6

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, another defensive shot, around off, and played to cover

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 63/0 (RR: 9.00)
WU Tharanga    13* (15b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-14-0
TM Dilshan    49* (27b 8x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-10-0

7.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, stays low but Dilshan adjusts well to keep it out

7.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, angled into the pads, pushed to midwicket

7.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, superb fifty, comes with a nurdle to short fine leg

round the wicket to leftie

7.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, flighted around off, presses forward and defends

7.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, straighter, played to short midwicket with soft hands

7.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, SIX, enough of cute defending, Tharanga shimmies down the track and lofts him straight over his head. Lovely exhibition of batting here

End of over 8 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 70/0 (RR: 8.75)
WU Tharanga    19* (18b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-17-0
TM Dilshan    50* (30b 8x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-14-0

8.1

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, no run, powerful shot, straight towards extra cover who somehow gets his body behind it

8.2

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, FOUR, it only gets better here! half-volley on the pads, and he on-drives it between the bowler and mid-on. And doesn't even move, just admires his shot

8.3

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, 1 run, cut to deep point for one

8.4

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, bottom edge again as he looks to run it down to third man

8.5

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, 1 run, guides it past point for a single

goes round the wicket

8.6

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, no run, nearly a yorker across his body, still manages a crunchy hit that surprises extra cover but he does well to not let it go through

End of over 9 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 76/0 (RR: 8.44)
TM Dilshan    55* (34b 9x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-20-0
WU Tharanga    20* (20b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-17-0

Rasel to bowl now. Short midwicket and leg gully are the catchers

9.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, FOUR, and he bowls wide outside off with a strong leg-side field, lovely back-cut, between point and short third man

9.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, straighter this time, no room at all, defended back to Rasel

9.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, looks to create room and cuts it from in front of off stump, can't get it past point

9.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, slower ball on middle and leg, defended to midwicket

9.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, worked away off the pads this time, gets a single to square leg

9.6

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, 1 run, slower ball, on the pads, gets a single to deep square leg

End of over 10 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 82/0 (RR: 8.20)
TM Dilshan    56* (35b 9x4 1x6)      Syed Rasel    3-0-19-0
WU Tharanga    25* (25b 3x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-20-0

Ashraful to bowl now. Bowling Powerplay not taken

10.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Dilshan, 1 run, straying onto the pads, clipped away for one

bowling offbreaks as opposed to general legbreaks

10.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Tharanga, no run, flighted around off, pushed back to the bowler

10.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Tharanga, 1 run, another flighted delivery, gets single down the ground

10.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Dilshan, 1 run, drives inside-out, gets a single to sweeper-cover

10.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed down the ground for one

10.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Dilshan, FOUR, superb shot, back-cut, waits for it, makes room, and guides it past short third man

End of over 11 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 90/0 (RR: 8.18)
TM Dilshan    62* (38b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-8-0
WU Tharanga    27* (28b 3x4 1x6)      Syed Rasel    3-0-19-0

11.1

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, 1 run, drives away from the body, gets a thick edge to third man for one

11.2

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, FOUR, short and wide, cut away, thanks for coming

11.3

Shafiul Islam to Dilshan, 1 run, back of a length, pushed down the ground for one

Clifford Landers: "Can somebody kindly send a message to Dilshan that he is in a ideal position to break the world record of Sachin Tendulkar." Now that you have said it, watch him get out

11.4

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, back of a length, pushed to extra cover

11.5

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, on the pads, can't get it past midwicket

11.6

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, FOUR, shot! Deft touch. No room here but he opens the face at the last moment, and gets it past the keeper, very fine

End of over 12 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 100/0 (RR: 8.33)
WU Tharanga    32* (32b 4x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-30-0
TM Dilshan    67* (40b 11x4 1x6)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-8-0

12.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Dilshan, 1 run, worked away for one to square leg

12.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Tharanga, no run, looks to run this down too, can't get it past short third

12.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Tharanga, 1 run, driven to long-off for another single

12.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Dilshan, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it down to long-on for one

12.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Tharanga, 1 run, again a single down the ground

12.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Dilshan, no run, looks for a single to long-on, but ends up playing it towards midwicket

End of over 13 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 104/0 (RR: 8.00)
TM Dilshan    69* (43b 11x4 1x6)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-12-0
WU Tharanga    34* (35b 4x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-30-0

Shakib comes back

13.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, single taken down the ground

13.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, looks to sweep, too slow, and he slips while trying to play the shot

13.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, played with an open face, can't get it past extra cover

13.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, flighted around off, played back to the bowler

13.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room to hit this down to long-on for one

13.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, goes back to try and work this to on side but finds midwicket

So finally they have bowled an over without a boundary. two actually. Ashrafu's 13th was the first

End of over 14 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 106/0 (RR: 7.57)
WU Tharanga    35* (37b 4x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-19-0
TM Dilshan    70* (47b 11x4 1x6)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-12-0

14.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Dilshan, no run, looks for the late cut but it is too full for it and he can't place it wide enough of short third

14.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Dilshan, no run, tries the same shot, to same effect

14.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Dilshan, 1 run, gets a single into the on side, just working it around now

14.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Tharanga, no run, presses forward to pat a flighted delivery back to the bowler

14.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Tharanga, no run, defended with an open face, towards point this time

14.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Tharanga, 1 run, flicked away towards deep midwicket, thinks of two but takes only one

End of over 15 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 108/0 (RR: 7.20)
WU Tharanga    36* (40b 4x4 1x6)      Mohammad Ashraful    3-0-14-0
TM Dilshan    71* (50b 11x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-19-0

15.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, 2 runs, makes room, cuts this from in front of stumps, wide of deep point, runs hard to come back for two

15.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, flighted around the pads, defended to midwicket

15.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, driven inside-out, but can't get it past extra cover

15.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, full, gets a single to deep point

15.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan is gone! Leading edge as he looks to work this back-of-a-length delivery into the on side. Simple return catch for Shakib, tame way to end a superb innings

TM Dilshan c & b Shakib Al Hasan 71 (63m 51b 11x4 1x6) SR: 139.21

Still this opening combination has been averaging around 65, the best for any ODI openers who have opened together at least 10 times

So respite for Bangladesh. But out comes Sanga

15.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, flighted delivery, looks for a single to long-on, hits towards midckwet

End of over 16 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 111/1 (RR: 6.93)
KC Sangakkara    0* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-22-1
WU Tharanga    39* (44b 4x4 1x6)      Mohammad Ashraful    3-0-14-0

Bowling Powerplay taken now. Clouds are back. So is Shafiul

16.1

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, 1 wide, big wide down the leg side

16.1

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, back of a length, around off, played with an open face, can't beat point

16.2

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, almost another leading edge as he looks to work this into the on side, this one, though, dies there only

16.3

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, length ball, around off, defended

16.4

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, shorter, around off, pushed back to the bowler

16.5

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, on the pads, can't get into a gap on the leg side, ends up playing it back to the bowler

16.6

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, finds mid-on this time, only the wide from this over

End of over 17 (1 run) Sri Lanka 112/1 (RR: 6.58)
WU Tharanga    39* (50b 4x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-31-0
KC Sangakkara    0* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-22-1

Rasel comes back

17.1

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, off-stump line, Sanga gets nicely behind it and defends

17.2

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, into the pads, played towards midwicket

keeper is up, by the way

17.3

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, square-drives this one, but finds point

17.4

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 1 run, into the pads, worked away for one

17.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, too full, driven back, Rasel gets a hand to it, saves four runs

17.6

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, gets a single to wide of mid-on

End of over 18 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 114/1 (RR: 6.33)
WU Tharanga    40* (52b 4x4 1x6)      Syed Rasel    4-0-21-0
KC Sangakkara    1* (5b)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-31-0

18.1

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, Mahmudullah makes a diving save at point, and for good measure shies at the non-striker's end to send Sanga back in

18.2

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, 1 run, runs it off the face to third man for a single

18.3

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, 1 run, shuffles across a bit to get inside the line and work this to deep square leg

18.4

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, misses out, this was down the leg side with the fine leg up, but he gets only a leg-bye

18.5

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, no run, nicely driven on the up, but again finds a fielder, mid-off this time

18.6

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, no run, another good-looking shot finds a fielder, a flick to midwicket this time

End of over 19 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 117/1 (RR: 6.15)
KC Sangakkara    2* (8b)      Shafiul Islam    6-0-33-0
WU Tharanga    41* (55b 4x4 1x6)      Syed Rasel    4-0-21-0

19.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, back of a length, around off, helped into the off side for one

19.2

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 2 runs, slipped off the pads, wide of square leg, comes back for two

19.3

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 2 runs, another clip off the pads, this time to the other side of square leg, gets another two

Abdul Qadir has clearly been watching too many India-Sri Lanka matches and knows every trend. He writes in: "Maybe I'm jumping the gun here, provided sri lanka beats bangladesha and pakistan beat india, then sri lanka have got a yet another chance of eliminating India out of another tournament !!!"

19.4

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, on the up, but straight to mid-on

19.5

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, FOUR, nice delivery, can't say that for too many deliveries from Bangladesh today. And even this one goes for four. lovely legcutter, moving away from Sanga, gets a thick edge that flies between point and short third man

19.6

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, flicked away for a single

End of over 20 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 127/1 (RR: 6.35)
KC Sangakkara    11* (13b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    5-0-31-0
WU Tharanga    42* (56b 4x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    6-0-33-0

20.1

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, 1 run, sneaks in a quick single to mid-off

20.2

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run

20.3

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, 1 run, runs this down to third man, from in front of off almost

20.4

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, no run, moves half forward and defends to extra cover

20.5

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, 1 run, pulled away nicely, gets only a single to deep square leg

20.6

Shafiul Islam to Tharanga, no run, full, driven, straight to mid-off

so good Powerplay for Bangladesh. They have done well to sneak in these five overs immediately after Dilshan got out

End of over 21 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 130/1 (RR: 6.19)
WU Tharanga    43* (59b 4x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    7-0-36-0
KC Sangakkara    13* (16b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    5-0-31-0

Naeem Islam being introduced now

21.1

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven inside-out for a single

21.2

Naeem Islam to Tharanga, no run, into the pads, looks for a single down the ground, but straight midwicket does well here

21.3

Naeem Islam to Tharanga, FOUR, short and wide and he is quick to rock back and play the back-cut, between point and short third. Top shot

21.4

Naeem Islam to Tharanga, 1 run, cut in front of square this time, gets just a single

21.5

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

21.5

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on the pads, worked away for an easy single

21.6

Naeem Islam to Tharanga, 2 runs, nicely played, into the pads again, delays the clip suitably to get it fine of fine leg for a couple of runs

End of over 22 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 140/1 (RR: 6.36)
WU Tharanga    50* (63b 5x4 1x6)      Naeem Islam    1-0-10-0
KC Sangakkara    15* (18b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    7-0-36-0

Mahmudullah introduced

22.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, flighted around off, pushed back to the bowler

22.2

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, looks for a sharp single but is rightly sent back as it has gone straight to midwicket

22.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, into the pads, defended towards midwicket

22.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, flighted delivery around off, another defensive shot

22.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, nicely driven inside-out, gets a single

22.6

Mahmudullah to Tharanga, no run, hit back down the ground, Mahmud dives to his right to field

End of over 23 (1 run) Sri Lanka 141/1 (RR: 6.13)
WU Tharanga    50* (64b 5x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-1-0
KC Sangakkara    16* (23b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    1-0-10-0

23.1

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, 1 run, clipped off the pads for one

23.2

Naeem Islam to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for a single

23.3

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, 2 runs, flicked away off the pads, between deep square and fine leg, comes back for two

23.4

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, 1 run, placed past cover for a single

23.5

Naeem Islam to Tharanga, 1 run, cut away, gets another single

ahh, forgot to mention Tharanga has reached his fifty

23.6

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, no run, flighted around off, watchfully defended

End of over 24 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 147/1 (RR: 6.12)
KC Sangakkara    20* (27b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    2-0-16-0
WU Tharanga    52* (66b 5x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-1-0

24.1

Mahmudullah to Tharanga, no run, inside edge onto the pad as he plays for the turn but this goes straight on

24.2

Mahmudullah to Tharanga, no run, connects well this time, but finds extra cover

24.3

Mahmudullah to Tharanga, no run, looks for the back-cut, but it is too full and too close for that shot, and is duly beaten

24.4

Mahmudullah to Tharanga, 1 run, full on the pads, easy single taken to long-on

24.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, dances down the track and pushes it down to long-on, another single

24.6

Mahmudullah to Tharanga, no run, pushed back to the bowler, who makes a diving save to his right

End of over 25 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 149/1 (RR: 5.96)
WU Tharanga    53* (71b 5x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-3-0
KC Sangakkara    21* (28b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    2-0-16-0

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25.1

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, 1 run, another single to sweeper-cover

25.2

Naeem Islam to Tharanga, 1 run, and again

25.3

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, 2 runs, into the pads, clipped away fine, gets two

25.4

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, no run, flighted around off, played with an open face towards point

25.5

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up generously, driven straight to extra cover

25.6

Naeem Islam to Sangakkara, 1 run, finds the gap with this one, gets a single to sweeper-cover again

End of over 26 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 154/1 (RR: 5.92)
KC Sangakkara    25* (33b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    3-0-21-0
WU Tharanga    54* (72b 5x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-3-0

26.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, drops and runs, gets a single to cover

Arshad: "As a Bangladeshi supporter, I am waiting for the moment when Srilanka's Run-rate will come-down 6, and here it is :) I know this is like finding something from a desert."

26.2

Mahmudullah to Tharanga, OUT, More to cheer for Bangladeshi supporters as Tharanga is stumped. This is angling down the leg side, and he looks to play it fine of fine leg and makes too fine a contact and Mushfiqur is quick to get down the leg side and take the catch. Instinctively he takes a step down the wicket, and Mushfiqur is quick with the stumping, just in case. I remember them taking at least one couple each over with this shot, and here it has got his wicket

WU Tharanga c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mahmudullah 54 (110m 73b 5x4 1x6) SR: 73.97

Mahela is the new batsman

26.3

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

26.3

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, defended back to the bowler

26.4

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, full ball, driven to wide long-on for one

26.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, pushed to extra cover

And he has called it over! Five-ball over. Bruce Oxenford is not having a good tournament. Missed two plumb lbws in Bangladesh innings against India. Now a five-ball over

End of over 27 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 157/2 (RR: 5.85)
KC Sangakkara    26* (35b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    2.5-0-6-1
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (2b)      Naeem Islam    3-0-21-0

Shakib comes back

27.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, length ball, played back to the bowler

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, played back to the bowler again

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, shortish and widish, cut away, can't get it wide enough of point, only a single

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on the pads, played to midwicket

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, chips down the track but finds the same fielder

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes long-off this time, and gets a single

End of over 28 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 159/2 (RR: 5.67)
KC Sangakkara    27* (38b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-24-1
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (5b)      Mahmudullah    2.5-0-6-1

28.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, run-out missed! played straight to cover and Sanga initiates the single and then sends Mahela back. Ashraful's throw misses

28.2

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short and wide, cut away wide of sweeper-cover

28.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and wide again, placed even better this time, will get four between the two deep fielders on the off side

28.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, angling into the pads, fails to make contact, the ball rolls off the pad

28.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, watchfully played back to the bowler

28.6

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, misses another delivery on the pads

End of over 29 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 165/2 (RR: 5.68)
KC Sangakkara    33* (44b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    4-0-12-1
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (5b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-24-1

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, FOUR, short, into the body, Mahela leans back and pulls it past midwicket

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, cut away off a length, gets a single to point

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, goes for the wild slog sweep from outside off, misses altogether

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, looks to pull, finds square leg in the circle

29.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes down the track, gets a single to long-on

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven inside-out, gets a single to sweeper-cover

End of over 30 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 172/2 (RR: 5.73)
DPMD Jayawardene    8* (8b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-31-1
KC Sangakkara    34* (47b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    4-0-12-1

30.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, FOUR, nicely played, waits for a flighted delivery outside off, lets it spin, then opens the face, past keeper and short third

30.2

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 2 runs, lapped away fine, gets two more

30.3

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, turning into the pads, played to midwicket

30.4

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, looks for the back-cut, too full for the shot, is beaten

30.5

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for one

30.6

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 2 leg byes, way down the leg side, doesn't get bat on it but gets two leg-byes. Ridiculous appeal from the bowler. This would have missed another set of stumps

End of over 31 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 181/2 (RR: 5.83)
KC Sangakkara    34* (48b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    5-0-19-1
DPMD Jayawardene    15* (13b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-31-1

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, into the pads, worked away into the leg side for one

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, short delivery, played straight to midwicket

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, chips down the track, flicks it from leg-stump line for one

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 2 byes, looks for the late-cut again, beaten, and Mushfiqur doesn't collect cleanly

31.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, defended outside off

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, into the pads, gets an easy single

End of over 32 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 186/2 (RR: 5.81)
DPMD Jayawardene    17* (17b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-34-1
KC Sangakkara    35* (50b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    5-0-19-1

Clifford again: "Could umpire Bruce Oxenford be getting distracted and struggling to concentrate by any female reporters on the boundary line as the Spanish soccerites claimed during their 1-0 loss to Switzerland in the ongoing FIFA World Cup." No such touchline reporters in cricket sadly

32.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, defended into the on side

32.2

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 2 runs, connects with the late-cut, gets a couple

32.3

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, finds short third man with the late-cut this time

32.4

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, FOUR, lap sweep, over short fine leg, gets inside the line so that he can go over the on side

32.5

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, into the pads, worked away for one

32.6

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, into the pads again, worked away for a single

End of over 33 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 194/2 (RR: 5.87)
KC Sangakkara    36* (51b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    6-0-27-1
DPMD Jayawardene    24* (22b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-34-1

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33.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, no run, short and wide, cut away, straight to point

33.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets a single to sweeper-cover

33.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Jayawardene, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked away for one

33.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven inside-out for one

33.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Jayawardene, no run, sharp turn there as Mahela looks for the late-cut, ends up dropping his wrists to keep it down

33.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Jayawardene, 2 runs, driven inside-out

Time for ball change. Will they call for the Powerplay now?

End of over 34 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 199/2 (RR: 5.85)
DPMD Jayawardene    27* (25b 3x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    4-0-19-0
KC Sangakkara    38* (54b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    6-0-27-1

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34.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, pushed to extra cover

34.2

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, presses right forward to defend the flighted delivery

34.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, played with an open face to point

34.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, another dot, playing straight to extra cover

34.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, converts this into a low full toss by chipping down the track and takes a single to long-on

34.6

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, looks for the lap sweep, but misses, is hit on the toe outside the line of off

End of over 35 (1 run) Sri Lanka 200/2 (RR: 5.71)
DPMD Jayawardene    27* (26b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    7-0-28-1
KC Sangakkara    39* (59b 2x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    4-0-19-0

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35.1

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, FOUR, starts off with a nice full toss wide outside off and Sanga collects four for it, square of the deep cover

35.2

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, 1 run, low full toss again, gets a single to long-off

35.3

Shafiul Islam to Jayawardene, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, and again this one pitches way after the stump - three misdirected full tosses so far

35.3

Shafiul Islam to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets the yorker right this time, they still steal the single

goes round the wicket

35.4

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, 1 run, another full toss wide outside off, but this time deep cover comes around to field

over the wicket for the right-hand batsman

35.5

Shafiul Islam to Jayawardene, 1 run, low full toss, worked away to deep square leg for one

35.6

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, no run, another low full toss, Sanga misses out on this one

End of over 36 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 209/2 (RR: 5.80)
KC Sangakkara    45* (63b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    8-0-45-0
DPMD Jayawardene    29* (28b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    7-0-28-1

Rasel to bowl

36.1

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, no run, slower ball, low full toss, Mahela pushes it back, Rasel dives to his left to field

36.2

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, FOUR, top shot, makes room, gets another full toss and drives it between cover and extra cover

36.3

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, FOUR, even better! Makes room, goes inside-out, gets under the length ball, and over extra cover. Beautiful

Long-off and deep cover out now

36.4

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, 1 run, drops this towards cover for one

36.5

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

36.6

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, 1 run, late-cuts this one, but can't get it past short third man

End of over 37 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 220/2 (RR: 5.94)
DPMD Jayawardene    39* (33b 5x4)      Syed Rasel    6-0-42-0
KC Sangakkara    46* (64b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    8-0-45-0

37.1

Shafiul Islam to Jayawardene, FOUR, what a beautiful shot, another inside-out drive, all along the ground, between cover and extra cover. Lovely

37.2

Shafiul Islam to Jayawardene, OUT, gone! Goes for another inside-out shot, but he has followed him and cramped him, hence a weak shot to cover-point. While walking back, Mahela gestures to Sanga that he should have gone over midwicket with this one

DPMD Jayawardene c Shakib Al Hasan b Shafiul Islam 43 (46m 35b 6x4 0x6) SR: 122.85

Mathews is the new batsman

37.3

Shafiul Islam to Mathews, no run, defends the first ball he faces, length ball on the off stump

37.4

Shafiul Islam to Mathews, no run, yorker outside off, hit back to the bowler

37.5

Shafiul Islam to Mathews, 2 runs, short and wide, flayed away wide of deep cover for two

37.6

Shafiul Islam to Mathews, 1 run, into the pads, full, flicked away, gets a single to midwicket

End of over 38 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 227/3 (RR: 5.97)
AD Mathews    3* (4b)      Shafiul Islam    9-0-52-1
KC Sangakkara    46* (64b 3x4)      Syed Rasel    6-0-42-0

Mashrafe comes back

38.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, follows him as he looks to make room, gets a single into the on side

38.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, full, around off, gets a single to extra cover

38.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, FOUR, shot! Makes room, gets a length ball, and muscles it back past the bowler. Billy Bowden does well to get out of the way

38.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, no run, misses out, makes room, Mashrafe follows him with a juicy full toss on the pads, but he flicks it straight to short fine leg

38.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, follows him again, gets it to pitch this time, concedes a single to deep square leg

38.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, full toss, driven to mid-off for one

End of over 39 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 235/3 (RR: 6.02)
KC Sangakkara    48* (66b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-34-0
AD Mathews    9* (8b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    9-0-52-1

39.1

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, FOUR, wide full toss, Sanga gets to his fifty with a four to point

39.2

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, no run, full ball, driven nicely, but straight to extra cover

39.3

Shafiul Islam to Sangakkara, OUT, truth is stranger than fiction, that wide full toss gets Bangladesh a wicket! Sangakkara reaches out for it, and makes a weak contact, and finds cover-point

KC Sangakkara c Shakib Al Hasan b Shafiul Islam 52 (99m 69b 4x4 0x6) SR: 75.36

Kapugedara to face

39.4

Shafiul Islam to Kapugedera, no run, slower ball outside off, he leaves it alone

39.5

Shafiul Islam to Kapugedera, 2 runs, another slower ball, played softly towards deep midwicket, gets two

39.6

Shafiul Islam to Kapugedera, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, full toss again

39.6

Shafiul Islam to Kapugedera, no run, looks to play into the leg side, gets a leading edge towards extra cover, along the ground

End of over 40 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 242/4 (RR: 6.05)
CK Kapugedera    2* (3b)      Shafiul Islam    10-0-59-2
AD Mathews    9* (8b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-34-0

So 42 off the Powerplay for the loss of two set batsmen. The ball being changed for some reason

40.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, slower ball, gets a single to extra cover

Mid-off comes up

40.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, no run, back of a length, played straight to midwicket, sends Mathews back

40.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, worked away into the on side for one

40.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, no run, slower ball, around off, played back to the bowler

40.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, no run, another slower ball, played to point

40.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, no run, slower ball again, and hit straight to a cover fielder again

End of over 41 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 244/4 (RR: 5.95)
AD Mathews    10* (12b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-36-0
CK Kapugedera    3* (5b)      Shafiul Islam    10-0-59-2

Shakib comes back

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kapugedera, 1 run, comes down the track, pushes it into the on side for one

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, no run, inside edge as he looks to defend this outside off

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, 1 run, full ball, pushed down to long-on for one

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Kapugedera, 1 run, driven inside-out for a single

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, no run, looks to work into the on side, is hit on the pad

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, 1 run, full ball, worked into the on side for one

End of over 42 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 248/4 (RR: 5.90)
AD Mathews    12* (16b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-38-1
CK Kapugedera    5* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-36-0

42.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, no run, slower ball, defended back to the bowler

42.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 2 runs, another slower ball, worked past midwicket for two

42.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, slower ball again, guided past point for one

42.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, he is only bowling slower balls, another single to square leg

42.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, and again, and another single to cover

42.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, and he continues with his slower deliveries, driven to long-on for one

End of over 43 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 254/4 (RR: 5.90)
CK Kapugedera    7* (9b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-42-0
AD Mathews    16* (20b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-38-1

43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kapugedera, 1 run, pushed to cover for one

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, no run, looks to drop and run, Mushfiq is quick to prevent them from doing so

43.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, no run, looks to play square, can't beat point

43.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, no run, quicker ball, nearly a yorker, played back to the bowler

43.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, 2 runs, full ball, whipped wide of long-on for two

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, 2 runs, full toss, and again they take two wide of long-on

End of over 44 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 260/4 (RR: 5.90)
AD Mathews    20* (25b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-44-1
CK Kapugedera    8* (10b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-42-0

44.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, short, quicker one for a change, pulled away for one - hits the toe of the bat and the thing is broken down the middle

44.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, back to slower ones, flicked away to square leg

44.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, no run, full ball, hit to midwicket

44.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, charges down the track, yorks himself, gets a single to long-off

44.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, another slower ball, drags it from outside off to long-on

44.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, SIX, quicker one, length ball, hit over extra cover, lovely timing, gets six

End of over 45 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 270/4 (RR: 6.00)
CK Kapugedera    16* (14b 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-52-0
AD Mathews    22* (27b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-44-1

45.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, 1 run, back of a length, pushed to deep midwicket for one

45.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Kapugedera, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for another single

45.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven to long-off for one

45.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Kapugedera, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

45.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mathews, 1 run

45.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Kapugedera, no run, flighted outside off, defended to cover

End of over 46 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 275/4 (RR: 5.97)
CK Kapugedera    18* (17b 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-49-1
AD Mathews    25* (30b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-52-0

46.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, worked away to short fine for one

46.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, comes down the track and pulls the slower one for one

46.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, worked away to short fine for a single

46.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, gets an inside edge on the slower one, fine of keeper for one

46.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, slower ball again, single again

46.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, long hop, pulled for one

End of over 47 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 281/4 (RR: 5.97)
CK Kapugedera    21* (20b 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-58-0
AD Mathews    28* (33b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-49-1

Rasel to bowl now

47.1

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, slower ball again, sick of these slower ball,s played straight to point

47.2

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, looks for an inside-out hit and plays way inside the line

47.3

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, 1 run, another offcutter, worked off the pads for one

What an insipid end. These batsmen are not looking to do anything here. Poor advertisement for ODIs. In fact ever since Dilshan got out, only Mahela batted in an enterprising manner

47.4

Syed Rasel to Mathews, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

47.4

Syed Rasel to Mathews, SIX, finally something here, length ball, waited for it, and lofted it over long-on

47.5

Syed Rasel to Mathews, 1 run, takes a single to short third man

47.6

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, 1 run, another single to long-off

End of over 48 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 291/4 (RR: 6.06)
CK Kapugedera    23* (24b 1x6)      Syed Rasel    7-0-52-0
AD Mathews    35* (35b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-58-0

48.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 2 runs, looks to loft it, mis-hits to wide of long-on for two

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, SIX, too many slower balls, the batsmen are just waiting for them now, and Kapu this time goes over long-off, clean connection and gets six

48.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, into the pads, worked away for another single to bring up 300 at this ground for the first time

48.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, no run, yorker outside off, played back to the bowler

48.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 2 runs, length ball, drilled to long-off, they hustle through for two

48.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mathews, 1 run, yorker, dug out to long-off for one

End of over 49 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 303/4 (RR: 6.18)
AD Mathews    38* (38b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-70-0
CK Kapugedera    32* (27b 2x6)      Syed Rasel    7-0-52-0

49.1

Syed Rasel to Mathews, 2 runs, full delivery, worked wide of long-on, they come back for two

49.2

Syed Rasel to Mathews, 1 run, full again, hit to long-on for one

49.3

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, FOUR, poor delivery, gentle one on the pads with fine leg up, can't get more generous to batsmen

49.4

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, looks to go over long-off, beaten

49.5

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, 1 run, full, driven to long-off for one

49.6

Syed Rasel to Mathews, 1 run, worked into the on side for one - length ball it was

So the last 10 overs, which were actually played like the middle overs, yield only 70. There was almost a peace pact there: Bangladesh kept bowling slower deliveries, and neither of the the batsmen did anything to hit them off their pace. In fact, after Dilshan's wicket, this has been one long drag, except for Mahela's lovely knock. Bangladesh didn't go for wickets, Sri Lanka didn't take risks, and we have 312 on board. They need to restrict Bangladesh to 249 to get the bonus point. Do join us for the chase

End of over 50 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 312/4
AD Mathews    42* (41b 1x4 1x6)      Syed Rasel    8-0-61-0
CK Kapugedera    37* (30b 1x4 2x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-70-0
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Jun 18, 2010

Kandyan dancers add a touch of local flavour to the proceedings, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Asia Cup, Dambulla

Kandyan dancers add a touch of local flavour to the proceedings

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Jun 18, 2010

Naeem Islam is nailed by a Lasith Malinga yorker, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Asia Cup, Dambulla

Naeem Islam is nailed by a Lasith Malinga yorker

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