Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 9th match, Super Four

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 158 runs

Pitch: Experts reckon it's another good batting surface. Spinners will come into play. Win toss bat first, they say.

Toss: Sri Lanka have chosen to bat. Both teams are unchanged.

Mashrafe Mortaza, who likes swimming and hates cell phones, says it's going to be a tough game. "Sanath, Sanga are all in good form."

Sidharth Monga wrote on Mortaza when he toured Bangladesh some while back. Click here. "His team-mates and friends call him pagla, an affectionate term loosely translated as madman. "Maybe I am a bit like that", he acknowledges. When he was young - he's 23 now - he was a veritable circus on the road. "I did a lot of tricks with my bike." When he was younger still, he would jump 20 feet off a bridge and on to moving trucks. "I used to do it everyday. Not now," he says. "I have stopped the bike antics too. My father doesn't like it. He thinks as a player I shouldn't be doing all this." More interesting stuff in that link.

Another reminder to the folks living in US of A. You can now watch all matches in the Asia Cup live - and for free - on ESPN 360. You can also watch daily match highlights on Cricinfo TV. Click here.

Back to cricket and we got mail. Samir, from Bangladesh, doesn't like the selection. "There was no reason to pick Nazimuddin who was failure for consecutive 3 matches and does not have any bright past history, Shahriar could be picked instead."

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, What a start. Short. wide. Fierce cut. The ball crashed into point boundary. Why do you bowl there?

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, and lands on the pads, tucked behind square leg

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, good delivery cutting in from the middle, Sanga didn't expect it to shape in, tries to stab it and is struck high on the pad. There might have been some inside edge as well

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 wide, swings down leg side, wide

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller, on the off stump line, drawing sangakkara forward who squeezes it out of the outer edge to third man

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 2 wides, he is trying hard not to give Sanath any room outside off, tried to bring this one back in to the left-hander but ended up slipping it down leg and Rahim makes a half stop

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, pushes this one across Sangakkara who lets it go past him

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, beaten outside off stump. In the zone, shaping away, Sangakkara pushes at it but inside the line and doesn't get the edge

End of over 1 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
KC Sangakkara    1* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-9-0
ST Jayasuriya    5* (2b 1x4)     

I am Sriram Veera and Raghav is on the scoring duties today

1.1

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, grunts at release, serves a real full delivery on the off and middle, jabbed down the track

Slip and shortish backward point in place

1.2

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, on the middle, full in length, Sanga turns it to the on side

1.3

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, well outside the off stump, left alone

1.4

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, pushes it across Sanath who comes forward and decides to leave it alone

1.5

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, in the channel again, left alone again.

1.6

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, short in length, on the middle, turned to square leg. End of the tight over

End of over 2 (maiden) Sri Lanka 9/0 (RR: 4.50)
ST Jayasuriya    5* (8b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-1-0-0
KC Sangakkara    1* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-9-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, FOUR, drifts to the pads, clipped to deep backward square leg . Easy pickings.

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward to defend a length delivery on the off stump

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to square leg

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, moves forward to defend to covers

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, just outside the off stump, left alone

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, cutting away from Sangakkara who shoulders arms

End of over 3 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 13/0 (RR: 4.33)
KC Sangakkara    5* (10b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-13-0
ST Jayasuriya    5* (8b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-1-0-0

3.1

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, 1 run, leans across, stabs a length delivery uppishly to covers

3.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, on a length, angling outside off and Sanga goes back and across to punch it to covers

3.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, FOUR, full in length on the middle and off, Sangakkara eases towards the line and caresses it straight down the track. He timed that beautifully

short mid-off and short backward point in place now. No slips.

3.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, slanted across Sangakkara who lets it go to Rahim

3.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, tad wide outside the off stump, left alone

3.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery on the middle and off, pushed to short mid-off

End of over 4 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 18/0 (RR: 4.50)
KC Sangakkara    9* (15b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-1-5-0
ST Jayasuriya    6* (9b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-13-0

Quite of a few of you have mailed in agreeing with the earlier comment on Nazimuddin from Samir. And Shane, from New Zealand, says, "The veteran Sanath Jayasuriya turned 39 today and i would like to wish him all the best and hope he comes out big today. Happy Birthday Sana!"

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, leans forward to push a slower one to the off side

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, another slower one, pushed to left of mid-off

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, yet another slow off cutter and Sangakkara times it beautifully and straight but it crashes into the stumps at the other end

Short mid-off and short extra cover in .

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to push a full delivery to short extra cover

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, off cutter and it cuts past the outside edge. Sangakkara was looking to defend.

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, another off cutter, pushed to left of mid-on

End of over 5 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 20/0 (RR: 4.00)
KC Sangakkara    10* (19b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-15-0
ST Jayasuriya    7* (11b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-1-5-0

5.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, FOUR, carved over backward point. He went deliberately up and over the fielder there.

5.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, moving through the channel outside off, left alone

5.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, gets behind the line of short-of-length delivery and works it to midwicket

5.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, just outside the off stump, dabbed to backward point

5.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish, outside off stump, Sangakkara who has been concentrating on timing his strokes so far, went hard at the off drive this time, the bat face shut and the ball rolled down the track, to right of mid-on

5.6

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, SIX, Birthday gift. Short. Jayasuriya unfurls the pull shot. The white ball sails over midwicket boundary. Actually, Sanath didn't quite middle it. Wonder where it would have gone had he done so. What a batsman.

End of over 6 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 31/0 (RR: 5.16)
ST Jayasuriya    13* (12b 1x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    3-1-16-0
KC Sangakkara    15* (24b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-15-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, pushes a length delivery to short extra cover

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, FOUR, classy shot. It was a touch short in length, the off cutter and Sanga waited for it and cut it to left of backward point on a bent knee. Looked good.

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, FOUR, full pitched one outside off and Sanga creams it to cover boundary

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle and off stump line, pushed to covers

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, short in length, around off stump, defended to short extra cover. There is a short mid-off too in place.

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, short in length, moving towards off, Sangakkara goes back to defend to the on side of the pitch

End of over 7 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 39/0 (RR: 5.57)
KC Sangakkara    23* (30b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-23-0
ST Jayasuriya    13* (12b 1x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    3-1-16-0

7.1

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, SIX, Yet another short delivery, this time on the leg stump line and Sanath short-arm pulls it over deep square leg boundary.

7.2

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, leans forward to defend a full delivery to covers

7.3

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, on the off stump line, gets forward to defend to the off side

7.4

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket

7.5

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, 1 run, lands on a length, outside leg, moves in towards middle and leg, flicked to long leg

7.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, full pitched around off, driven to short mid-off

End of over 8 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 46/0 (RR: 5.75)
KC Sangakkara    23* (31b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-1-23-0
ST Jayasuriya    20* (17b 1x4 2x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-23-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, steps down the track and smashes a short of length delivery through extra cover

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, off cutter that moves towards off stump, Sanath stays back to defend to the off side

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, skips down the track, moves outside leg to create room and blasts a short-of-length delivery outside off over extra cover.

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller, on the middle and leg, Sanath was again trying to make room and force it through extra cover but sees the length and pushes it to the off side.

Short cover and short extra cover are in place, very close to each other, and Sanath is going over them

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, comes down the track again, Mortaza follows him and Sanath mistimes a pull to the leg side

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushes the last ball of the over towards mid-off for a single.

End of over 9 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 55/0 (RR: 6.11)
ST Jayasuriya    29* (23b 3x4 2x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-32-0
KC Sangakkara    23* (31b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-1-23-0

Short fine leg and deep cover in place

9.1

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, FOUR, And Jayasuriya swings it the on side. What do you do? Shahadat bowled it outside off which was good but he hurled it short and Jayasuriya cashed in

9.2

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, FOUR, threatens to jump out before staying at his original stance and swings a slower one on the off stump line over square leg

9.3

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, 1 run, charges down the track, moves outside leg and tries to loft over the off side field and it flies off the outer edge to third man

9.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, hands the strike back right over with a push to mid-on

deep square leg and third man out

9.5

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, on a length, around off, defended to covers

9.6

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, FOUR, He has decided to celebrate his birthday in style. Moves outside leg even as he goes down the track and drills a fullish delivery through wide mid-off region.

End of over 10 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 69/0 (RR: 6.90)
ST Jayasuriya    42* (28b 6x4 2x6)      Shahadat Hossain    5-1-37-0
KC Sangakkara    24* (32b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-32-0

Powerplay 2 on

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara does his job. Another single, a push to mid-off region and he can stand and admire Jayasuriya's fury now.

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, SIX, This is murder and the security guards sitting in the stands are just mute witness to the carnage. Full delivery on the legs, a mere flick and the ball sails over midwicket

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, on the middle stump line, Sanath stays beside the line to push it to point

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, SIX, six over backward point and he has reached his fifty. What a champion. He moved down the track, made room and carved a short-of-length delivery over the off side field.

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, he is making things look ridiculously easy. Another jump down the track, again outside leg to create room and carves another short of length delivery over extra cover. Last ball coming up. Bet you, it will be a single

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, And it is, a tickle to long leg

End of over 11 (18 runs) Sri Lanka 87/0 (RR: 7.90)
ST Jayasuriya    59* (33b 7x4 4x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-50-0
KC Sangakkara    25* (33b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-1-37-0

deep midwicket and long-off are out

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, (no ball) 1 run, floated on leg and middle, turned to deep midwicket for a single. Oh its a no ball. Free hit coming up. What has he done.

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, fires in a yorker and Sangakkara tried to swing it to the leg side and got a bottom edge. But hold on it's another no ball. Ah

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, fires in another yorker and Sangakkara stabs it to midwicket

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, slower , on a length, outside off, driven to mid-off. Long on is in place for Sanga

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, tries to push it to long-on for a single but the bowler intervenes

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, FOUR, Neat shot. He went across and swept a full delivery turning into him to deep backward square leg

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, turns in towards middle and off, punched to long-on for a single.

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, no run, flatter, outside off stump, defended to covers

End of over 12 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 95/0 (RR: 7.91)
ST Jayasuriya    60* (35b 7x4 4x6)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-8-0
KC Sangakkara    30* (39b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-50-0

12.1

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 1 run, length delivery on the leg and middle, Sangakkara checks his drive to left of mid-on for a single.

12.2

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, goes for the yorker but it falls short of the blockhole, Jayasuriya drove it hard past the diving mid-on fielder who got a hand to it but couldn't cut it off. 100 up.

12.3

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, full toss outside off stump, Jayasuriya wanted to carve it over point but edged it through the vacant slip region

12.4

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, no run, yorker length and well outside off, left alone and Rahim, standing up to the stumps, collects

12.5

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, no run, further outside off stump, left alone and Sanath reckons it should be a wide, umpire doesn't agree and Rahim gathers it neatly

12.6

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, no run, another really full delivery outside off, left alone. The three deliveries have landed just in front of Rahim who has done well to collect them

End of over 13 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 104/0 (RR: 8.00)
ST Jayasuriya    68* (40b 9x4 4x6)      Farhad Reza    1-0-9-0
KC Sangakkara    31* (40b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-8-0

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Sangakkara shuffles to off to work it to deep midwicket

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, no run, turning into the pads, misses the flick and it rolls over to the leg side off the pad

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, FOUR, not all that short but Jayasuriya goes right back and plays his short-arm pull over square leg.

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, FOUR, thrust his front leg across to the off side and swings a full delivery to deep square leg boundary.

Now a deep backward square leg is in place

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, SIX, And so Sanath goes down town. He skips down the track and heaves it over long-on.

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, FOUR, of all the balls to bowl, Razzak slips in a full toss well outside off and Sanath smashes to cover boundary.

End of over 14 (19 runs) Sri Lanka 123/0 (RR: 8.78)
ST Jayasuriya    86* (45b 12x4 5x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-27-0
KC Sangakkara    32* (41b 6x4)      Farhad Reza    1-0-9-0

14.1

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, punched to mid-off

14.2

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, full and outside off, carved away to gully, can't beat the gap, fine diving stop there

14.3

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, on off, punched to cover, three dots in a row and that's something we may not remember by the end of it

14.4

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, driven to cover, smoothly done but no runs, he's biding his time here

14.5

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, full and outside off, yorker length almost, pushed to cover, jabbed that one out almost

14.6

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, walks down the track but Reza read that, full length, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 15 (maiden) Sri Lanka 123/0 (RR: 8.20)
KC Sangakkara    32* (47b 6x4)      Farhad Reza    2-1-9-0
ST Jayasuriya    86* (45b 12x4 5x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-27-0

15.1

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, 1 run, flicked away past short fine leg, fielder goes for the football style stop but misses

15.2

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed to mid-on, confidently done

15.3

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, no run, tossed up, defended watchfully to the off side

15.4

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, 1 run, quicker one on middle and leg, tucked towards square leg

15.5

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, quicker one outside off, fetches it from outside of to mid-on

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, 1 run, flatter, bit of turn into the left-hander, turned towards square leg

End of over 16 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 128/0 (RR: 8.00)
ST Jayasuriya    89* (49b 12x4 5x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-32-0
KC Sangakkara    34* (49b 6x4)      Farhad Reza    2-1-9-0

16.1

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, As Prakhar, a feedbacker, said now, this has been some birthday bash(ing). There he goes again. Full pitched, outside off and creamed over extra cover.

16.2

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Wallop. Low full toss outside off stump, Jayasuriya pings the deep cover point boundary.

16.3

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, lands outside the leg stump, moves towards leg, Jayasuriya turns it to long leg for a single

16.4

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to drive back to the bowler

16.5

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed to the off side for a single

16.6

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, no run, square drives a length delivery and it's fielded well at point

End of over 17 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 138/0 (RR: 8.11)
ST Jayasuriya    98* (53b 14x4 5x6)      Farhad Reza    3-1-19-0
KC Sangakkara    35* (51b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-32-0

17.1

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run

17.2

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, 1 run, turns in from outside off, goes back to work it to deep midwicket.

17.3

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to turn to square leg

17.4

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, 1 run, And he reaches the hundred with a push to long leg. 55-ball ton. What a champion. Sixth fastest hundred in ODI history

17.5

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

17.6

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, no run, dropped by Rahim. It was floated outside off, Sanath edges a cover drive and Rahim clangs it. Razzak was jumping in anticipation and he had come back to earth in disappointment.

End of over 18 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 143/0 (RR: 7.94)
ST Jayasuriya    100* (56b 14x4 5x6)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-37-0
KC Sangakkara    38* (54b 6x4)      Farhad Reza    3-1-19-0

18.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, full delivery, driven to long-on

18.2

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, no run, pushed to midwicket

18.3

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, 1 run, goes back to turn it behind square leg

18.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to defend

Sanath Jayasuriya is the second oldest player to score a one-day hundred after Geoffrey Boycott, who scored 105 against Australia in sydney when he was 39 years and 51 days old.

18.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run

18.6

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, driven to extra cover

btw it was Sanath who was dropped in the last over, not Sanga as I had orginally typed.

End of over 19 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 145/0 (RR: 7.63)
KC Sangakkara    39* (58b 6x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-2-0
ST Jayasuriya    101* (58b 14x4 5x6)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-37-0

19.1

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, 1 run, goes back to work a delivery from outside off to wide midwicket

19.2

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, punches to long-on

19.3

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, no run, goes right back to defend to the bowler

19.4

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, no run, stretches across to defend a flighted delivery outside off to covers

19.5

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short in length, flatter, turning into middle and leg, worked to long leg

19.6

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower through the air, full and outside off, Sangakkara checks his drive and will pick up a single to long-on

End of over 20 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 149/0 (RR: 7.45)
KC Sangakkara    41* (60b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-41-0
ST Jayasuriya    103* (62b 14x4 5x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-2-0

20.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, on the off stump line, pushed back to the bowler

20.2

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller, driven to long-on

Wahid: "I think Ashraful should declare the game now and rest his bowlers in the team hotel swimming pool rather than facing further trouble from the Birthday Boy!"

20.3

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, no run, leans forward to push it back to the bowler

20.4

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, no run, on the pads, nudged to the on side

20.5

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, no run, flighted outside off stump, pushed to covers

20.6

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, 1 run, stays back to punch a flatter delivery to sweeper cover

End of over 21 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 151/0 (RR: 7.19)
ST Jayasuriya    104* (66b 14x4 5x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-4-0
KC Sangakkara    42* (62b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-41-0

21.1

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, no run, comes down the track, Razzak shortens the length and defended to the on side

21.2

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, no run, turns into the off stump, pushed to covers

21.3

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, 1 run, quicker but drifting towards middle and leg, turned past square leg

21.4

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven to long-on

The bad news for Bangladesh is that Jayasuriya seems to intent on batting on. He is not throwing his bat wildly after his ton; has started to pick singles.

21.5

Abdur Razzak to Jayasuriya, 1 run, stays back to punch a delivery on off and middle to long-on

21.6

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, floated well outside off stump, swept to deep midwicket

End of over 22 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 155/0 (RR: 7.04)
KC Sangakkara    44* (64b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-45-0
ST Jayasuriya    106* (70b 14x4 5x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-4-0

22.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, full delivery, dug out back to the bowler

22.2

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, steps down the track and drives to long-on for a single

22.3

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, no run, flighted outside off, driven to covers

22.4

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, 1 run, slower, shorter, just outside off and Sanath moves back and across to tap it to left of midwicket

22.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, flighted full, slower, Sangakkara reaches out to drive to sweeper cover

22.6

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, no run, short in length, quicker, cut to backward point

End of over 23 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 158/0 (RR: 6.86)
ST Jayasuriya    107* (73b 14x4 5x6)      Mahmudullah    3-0-7-0
KC Sangakkara    46* (67b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-45-0

23.1

Alok Kapali to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to drive back to the bowler

23.2

Alok Kapali to Sangakkara, 1 run, comes down, takes it on the full but drives straight to long-on.

23.3

Alok Kapali to Jayasuriya, SIX, Storm after the brief calm. Down he went on his knee and slog swept a flighted delivery from outside over midwicket

23.4

Alok Kapali to Jayasuriya, no run, just outside off, pushed back to the bowler

23.5

Alok Kapali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, punches a googly to sweeper cover

23.6

Alok Kapali to Sangakkara, 1 run, steps down the track and turns a delivery from middle and off to midwicket region

End of over 24 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 167/0 (RR: 6.95)
KC Sangakkara    48* (70b 6x4)      Alok Kapali    1-0-9-0
ST Jayasuriya    114* (76b 14x4 6x6)      Mahmudullah    3-0-7-0

24.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to drive back to the bowlet

24.2

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 2 runs, reaches his fifty with a whip to right of deep midwicket fielder. Quiet and efficient. He could feature in a AC ad.

24.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to defend

24.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, couple of steps and he lunges across to place it to extra cover

24.5

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, FOUR, 11 men don't seem enough on the field. Sanath went back to a slow delivery and deliberately hit it over extra cover

24.6

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off, Sanath wanted to come back for the second run but Sanga was not interested

End of over 25 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 175/0 (RR: 7.00)
ST Jayasuriya    119* (78b 15x4 6x6)      Mahmudullah    4-0-15-0
KC Sangakkara    51* (74b 6x4)      Alok Kapali    1-0-9-0

25.1

Alok Kapali to Jayasuriya, no run, loopy delivery outside off stump, Jayasuriya went for a big lofted drive over extra cover and misses

25.2

Alok Kapali to Jayasuriya, no run, outside off, squeezed to short third man

25.3

Alok Kapali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, well outside off stump, full, driven to sweeper cover

25.4

Alok Kapali to Sangakkara, 1 run, dropped by Kapali. Sangakkara came down the track, got too close to the ball and drove it just over head-high and Kapali couldn't hold on. They dropped a few catches against India, it has not improved today.

25.5

Alok Kapali to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, cut through backward point

25.6

Alok Kapali to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, moves outside leg and punches a googly just over the extra cover fielder

End of over 26 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 181/0 (RR: 6.96)
ST Jayasuriya    124* (83b 15x4 6x6)      Alok Kapali    2-0-15-0
KC Sangakkara    52* (75b 6x4)      Mahmudullah    4-0-15-0

26.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, outside the off stump, misses the paddle shot and it rolls off the pads to short third man region

26.2

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, FOUR, again he moves outside leg, the ball is full and on the off stump line and Jayasuriya hits it inside--out over extra cover.

26.3

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, 1 run, goes back to work a delivery turning from leg and middle to backward square leg

26.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, FOUR, advances down the track and lofts a flighted delivery over the bowler's head.

26.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, well outside off stump, short and flat, cut to sweeper cover.

26.6

Mahmudullah to Jayasuriya, no run, similar delivery, Jayasuriya fails to connect with the cut and Rahim doesn't gather cleanly.

End of over 27 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 192/0 (RR: 7.11)
ST Jayasuriya    129* (86b 16x4 6x6)      Mahmudullah    5-0-25-0
KC Sangakkara    57* (78b 7x4)      Alok Kapali    2-0-15-0

27.1

Alok Kapali to Sangakkara, SIX, Sangakkara has decided to go for his strokes. He goes down on his knee and slog sweeps it over midwicket. Double jeopardy for Bangladesh

27.2

Alok Kapali to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven to long-off

27.3

Alok Kapali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, brings the 200 with a drive to long-on

27.4

Alok Kapali to Sangakkara, 1 run, flighted full outside off stump, driven to long-off

27.5

Alok Kapali to Jayasuriya, OUT, Caught at deep cover. It was the short of length slider and Sanath carved it to the fielder. Out for a furious 130. Legend.

ST Jayasuriya c Tamim Iqbal b Alok Kapali 130 (119m 88b 16x4 6x6) SR: 147.72

27.6

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, 1 run, goes back to turn a short-of-length delivery behind square leg

End of over 28 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 202/1 (RR: 7.21)
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (1b)      Alok Kapali    3-0-25-1
KC Sangakkara    65* (81b 7x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    5-0-25-0

28.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, wristed past the diving short fine-leg fielder. Kapali fumbles and gives away some extra runs

28.2

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to flick a delivery from well outside off past square leg

28.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, goes back to tap a delivery turning into middle to midwicket

28.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, FOUR, long hop and Sangakkara pulls it to left of long-on where another fumble is made

28.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, on a length, on the off stump, driven to right of bowler

28.6

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, goes back to punch a full delivery to covers

End of over 29 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 209/1 (RR: 7.20)
KC Sangakkara    69* (85b 8x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    6-0-32-0
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (3b)      Alok Kapali    3-0-25-1

29.1

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, FOUR, another long hop, pulled to wide midwicket boundary

29.2

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend

29.3

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward to work a flighted delivery to midwicket

29.4

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to sweeper cover

29.5

Alok Kapali to Sangakkara, no run, stretches forward to defend

29.6

Alok Kapali to Sangakkara, 1 run, edges a on drive to fine leg region

End of over 30 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 215/1 (RR: 7.16)
KC Sangakkara    70* (87b 8x4 1x6)      Alok Kapali    4-0-31-1
DPMD Jayawardene    9* (7b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    6-0-32-0

30.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, FOUR, what's happening out there, Another long hop. Another pull. Another boundary

30.2

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-on

30.3

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to push to the off side

30.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, guided to cover point

30.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run

30.6

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to dab it past square leg

End of over 31 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 223/1 (RR: 7.19)
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (9b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    7-0-40-0
KC Sangakkara    76* (91b 9x4 1x6)      Alok Kapali    4-0-31-1

31.1

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, 1 run, goes back to work to long leg

31.2

Alok Kapali to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes right back to punch a short of length delivery to deep midwicket

31.3

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, 1 run

31.4

Alok Kapali to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes back to punch a short of length delivery to long-on

31.5

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, no run

31.6

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, 1 run, just outside off stump, cut to point

End of over 32 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 228/1 (RR: 7.12)
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (13b 1x4)      Alok Kapali    5-0-36-1
KC Sangakkara    78* (93b 9x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    7-0-40-0

32.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, driven to extra cover

32.2

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, turns in towards middle, short of length, punched to deep midwicket

32.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, keeps low after landing on a length, pushed back to the bowler

32.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, eases it to long-on for yet another single

32.5

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, on the leg and middle, tickled to short fine leg

32.6

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, leans across to work a delivery outside off to deep square leg

End of over 33 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 231/1 (RR: 7.00)
DPMD Jayawardene    16* (17b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    8-0-43-0
KC Sangakkara    79* (95b 9x4 1x6)      Alok Kapali    5-0-36-1

33.1

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, FOUR, drags it short and Mahela rocks back to pull it to wide midwicket region

33.2

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to drive to extra cover

33.3

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, no run, on the stumps, dabbed down the pitch

33.4

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, no run, taps to left of covers, thinks about a single but changes his mind

33.5

Alok Kapali to Jayawardene, OUT, Caught at midwicket. Mahela pulled a short delivery low but straight to Ashraful. Not a great delivery but he picks up a wicket

DPMD Jayawardene c Mohammad Ashraful b Alok Kapali 20 (19m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

Sometimes you dont need a good delivery to get a good batsman out and sometime a good delivery is not enough to get a bad batsman out.

33.6

Alok Kapali to Kapugedera, no run, worked away towards midwicket - no room for a single there

Mortaza is back - he has gone for a few, lets see if he can come back in this spell. PowerPlay 3 has been taken here

End of over 34 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 235/2 (RR: 6.91)
CK Kapugedera    0* (1b)      Alok Kapali    6-0-40-2
KC Sangakkara    79* (95b 9x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    8-0-43-0

34.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara gets forward and taps it away towards cover

34.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, forced away wide of the fielder at cover, quick single added to the total

34.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, driven off the back-foot to deep cover for an easy single

34.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, FOUR, short delivery outside the off stump, did not rise as expected. Sangakkara picked it up early and flat batted it over the fielder at mid-on. Clean shot and the ball raced away to the fence

34.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, worked away on the off side for a qick single - excellent batting

34.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Kapugedera stays back and puches it down to mid-on. Seven from the over

End of over 35 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 242/2 (RR: 6.91)
CK Kapugedera    1* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-57-0
KC Sangakkara    85* (99b 10x4 1x6)      Alok Kapali    6-0-40-2

35.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side, Sangakkara tries to flick it away on the leg side but fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad

35.2

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, better line and length - Kapugedera only manages to taps it back to the bowler

35.3

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, OUT, gone! line and length delivery on the stumps, Kapugedera tires to work it away on the leg side but only manages to chip it towards short midwicket. Kapali moves across quickly, drive low towards his left and takes it cleanly

CK Kapugedera c Alok Kapali b Shahadat Hossain 1 (11m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

35.4

Shahadat Hossain to Silva, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

35.5

Shahadat Hossain to Silva, 1 run, pushed towards cover for a single

35.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, again wroked away for a single

End of over 36 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 245/3 (RR: 6.80)
KC Sangakkara    86* (101b 10x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    6-1-39-1
LPC Silva    1* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-57-0

The third powerplay was taken at 34.01

36.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

36.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, stays back to wrist a length delivery to square leg

36.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes back to punch a length delivery to deep point region for a single

36.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, no run, leans forward to dead-bat a full length delivery around the off stump

36.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, no run, just outside the off stump, tries to run it down to third man but can't beat the backward point fielder

36.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, no run, turns a length delivery to midwicket

End of over 37 (1 run) Sri Lanka 246/3 (RR: 6.64)
LPC Silva    1* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-58-0
KC Sangakkara    87* (104b 10x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    6-1-39-1

37.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, FOUR, full and wide, Sanga gets down on his knee to thrash it through wide mid-off region

37.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 wide, and wide down leg side.

37.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, on a length, on the middle, defended to the on side

37.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 wide, well down the leg side

37.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, again down leg and this time runs off the thigh pad and Rahim makes a diving half-stop and the ball rolls over towards backward square leg

37.4

Shahadat Hossain to Silva, no run, full pitched outside off, driven to mid-on

37.5

Shahadat Hossain to Silva, 1 run, punched past point for a single

37.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, he comes down the track and mistimes a heave to mid-on

End of over 38 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 254/3 (RR: 6.68)
KC Sangakkara    91* (108b 11x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    7-1-46-1
LPC Silva    2* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-58-0

Razzak to bowl some left-arm spin

38.1

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, arm ball on the off stump, cut to point

38.2

Abdur Razzak to Silva, 1 run, short in length again, turns this time, cut to right of point where a diving half-stop is made

38.3

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, FOUR, slips down leg side and Sanga sweeps it to the fine-leg boundary

38.4

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, takes a step down the track and taps a flighted delivery outside off to midwicket

38.5

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, short and Sangakkara rocks back to pull it but hits it straight to long leg.

38.6

Abdur Razzak to Silva, 1 run, arm-ball on the middle, turned past square leg for a single. 11 overs to go.

End of over 39 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 261/3 (RR: 6.69)
LPC Silva    4* (10b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-52-0
KC Sangakkara    96* (111b 12x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    7-1-46-1

39.1

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, back of length outside off, mistimes a cut to backward point. Three men inside the ring on the off side and just the midwicket on the leg side

39.2

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, fullish, just short of the yorker length, driven back to the bowler

39.3

Farhad Reza to Silva, 1 run, slower one, outside off, dabbed to right of Rahim who gets some hand on it. It bounced well before him

39.4

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to drive a full delivery to mid-off

39.5

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 1 run, just outside off stump and square driven to deep point region

39.6

Farhad Reza to Silva, OUT, trapped by the yorker. It swung in to crash into the left boot. The bat came down a second later. Plumb.

LPC Silva lbw b Farhad Reza 5 (23m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

End of over 40 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 263/4 (RR: 6.57)
     Farhad Reza    4-1-21-1
KC Sangakkara    97* (113b 12x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-52-0

Dilshan joins Sangakkara.

40.1

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, turns into Sangakkara who punches it to long-on

40.2

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, no run, arm ball on the off stump line, dabbed to backward point

40.3

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted full on the leg stump line, driven to long-off

40.4

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves to 99 with a well-placed single to wide midwicket

40.5

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, wristed past square leg for a single. Sangakkara on strike now

40.6

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, OUT, Dilshan is run out trying to get Sangakkara the hundred. Sanga looks very disappointed. It was pushed towards midwicket, Raqibul rushes forward to under arm a direct hit at the striker's end.

TM Dilshan run out 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 41 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 267/5 (RR: 6.51)
KC Sangakkara    99* (116b 12x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-56-0
     Farhad Reza    4-1-21-1

41.1

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 1 run, now he gets his ton as he drives a full toss to long-off. Vaas gets across to shake his hand. Tenth ODI ton.

41.2

Farhad Reza to Vaas, no run, drives a length delivery on the up to covers

41.3

Farhad Reza to Vaas, 1 run, width offered outside off, driven to sweeper cover

41.4

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 2 runs, walks towards off stump, tries to whip a full delivery to the on side and gets a leading edge over extra cover. Ash back pedalled, jumped back but couldn't reach it

41.5

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, driven back to the bowler

41.6

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, FOUR, slower one, full and outside off, Sangakkara crashes it uppishly between extra cover and mid-off

End of over 42 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 275/5 (RR: 6.54)
KC Sangakkara    106* (120b 13x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    5-1-29-1
WPUJC Vaas    1* (2b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-56-0

42.1

Abdur Razzak to Vaas, no run, outside off, going on straight, wanted to dab it to short third man region but misses

42.2

Abdur Razzak to Vaas, 1 run, fuller, slower, driven to long-off

42.3

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, FOUR, skips down the track and hammers a flighted delivery over the bowler's head.

42.4

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, sweeps but straight to short fine leg. He then asks the umpire how many balls left in the over.

42.5

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, takes the single off the fifth with a punch-drive to long-on

42.6

Abdur Razzak to Vaas, no run, quicker, full, on the off and middle, stabbed to on side

End of over 43 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 281/5 (RR: 6.53)
WPUJC Vaas    2* (5b)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-62-0
KC Sangakkara    111* (123b 14x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    5-1-29-1

43.1

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 1 run, picks up a single of the first ball with a drive to sweeper cover.

43.2

Farhad Reza to Vaas, no run, short in length, mistimes a drive on the up to mid-off

43.3

Farhad Reza to Vaas, 1 run, full pitched outside off stump, driven to sweeper cover

43.4

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven through the off side

43.5

Farhad Reza to Vaas, no run, comes down the track, Reza hurls it full and outside off, Vaas reaches out and jabs it to mid-off

43.6

Farhad Reza to Vaas, no run, fullish, outside off, driven to covers

End of over 44 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 284/5 (RR: 6.45)
WPUJC Vaas    3* (9b)      Farhad Reza    6-1-32-1
KC Sangakkara    113* (125b 14x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-62-0

44.1

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, FOUR, he moves back and across, opens his stance and pulls to left of deep midwicket. Razzak reckons his fielder could have got to it.

44.2

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara swings a length delivery outside off to the cow corner. SL gallop to 292

44.3

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, OUT, oh he has bowled him. Sangakkara went for a pull shot but played all around it. But another ton from Mr Consistent.

KC Sangakkara b Abdur Razzak 121 (193m 128b 16x4 1x6) SR: 94.53

44.4

Abdur Razzak to Thushara, no run, outside off stump, cut uppishly towards short third man

44.5

Abdur Razzak to Thushara, 1 run, outside off, fuller, squeezed to short third man for a quick single

44.6

Abdur Razzak to Vaas, no run, flat and quick, turned to short fine-leg

End of over 45 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 293/6 (RR: 6.51)
WPUJC Vaas    3* (10b)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-71-1
T Thushara    1* (2b)      Farhad Reza    6-1-32-1

45.1

Farhad Reza to Thushara, 2 runs, full pitched outside off stump, sliced to left of sweeper cover

45.2

Farhad Reza to Thushara, no run, swing and a miss. Good old slog across the line.

45.3

Farhad Reza to Thushara, 1 run, low full toss outside off, carved to sweeper cover. Slight fumble there but quick recovery.

45.4

Farhad Reza to Vaas, 1 run, low dipping full toss, makes contact with the bottom-half of the bat and will pick up a single to long-off

45.5

Farhad Reza to Thushara, no run, slower one outside off stump, mistimes a drive back to the bowler

45.6

Farhad Reza to Thushara, 2 runs, just short of the yorker length outside off, sliced just over extra cover

End of over 46 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 299/6 (RR: 6.50)
T Thushara    6* (7b)      Farhad Reza    7-1-38-1
WPUJC Vaas    4* (11b)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-71-1

Mortaza to bowl. Expect quite a few off cutters

46.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, 1 run, full in length, on the leg and middle, flicked to long leg

46.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Thushara, FOUR, comes down the track and inside-edges a heave to fine leg boundary. It was the slower off cutter and the bowler had actually beaten the batsman with the change of pace but ...

46.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Thushara, OUT, super yorker. Tushara had moved towards off and was looking to swing it to the on side but the ball crashed into middle stump

T Thushara b Mashrafe Mortaza 10 (9m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

46.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kulasekara, 2 runs, full and outside off stump, chopped to wide third man

46.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kulasekara, 1 run, slower one, full, pushed to left of covers for a single

46.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, 1 run, tries to whip a full delivery to the on side, gets a leading edge through mid-off down to long-off

End of over 47 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 308/7 (RR: 6.55)
WPUJC Vaas    6* (13b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-67-1
KMDN Kulasekara    3* (2b)      Farhad Reza    7-1-38-1

47.1

Farhad Reza to Vaas, 1 run, moves down leg even as he charges down the track, the bowler hurls it outside off and he reaches out to drive to mid-off

47.2

Farhad Reza to Kulasekara, 1 run, full pitched on the middle and off, driven to long-on

47.3

Farhad Reza to Vaas, OUT, Vaas walked down the track, tried to ping the cowcorner but skied the lofted shot towards long-on where Raqibul stationed himself under the ball and pouched it.

WPUJC Vaas c Raqibul Hasan b Farhad Reza 7 (28m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

47.4

Farhad Reza to Kulasekara, 1 run, driven to midwicket region

47.5

Farhad Reza to Mendis, 1 run, just outside off stump, full, inside-edges a drive towards mid-on and the bowler scampers after it to make the stop.

47.6

Farhad Reza to Kulasekara, 1 run, slower one, on the middle, turned to midwicket region

End of over 48 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 313/8 (RR: 6.52)
KMDN Kulasekara    6* (5b)      Farhad Reza    8-1-43-2
BAW Mendis    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-67-1

Bangladesh have done well to pull back Sri Lanka. 350 looked easy at one point

48.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kulasekara, 1 run, dropped by Raqibul at backward point. Sitter, Sliced straight to him. He then missed a run out chance at the non-striker's ends as his throw missed the sticks

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mendis, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

48.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kulasekara, 1 run, slower one, on the middle, is early into his whip shot across the line, gets a leading edge to the off side

48.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mendis, 1 run, yet another slower off cutter, he is made to wait and dabs it to third man

48.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kulasekara, SIX, The big blow arrives. Very good hit. He rocked back to pull a length delivery over wide long-on. Very well timed.

48.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kulasekara, 1 run, squeezes a yorker on the off and middle to square leg

End of over 49 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 324/8 (RR: 6.61)
KMDN Kulasekara    15* (9b 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-0-78-1
BAW Mendis    3* (3b)      Farhad Reza    8-1-43-2

49.1

Farhad Reza to Kulasekara, no run, can't connect with this yorker length delivery outside off stump

49.2

Farhad Reza to Kulasekara, 1 run, driven to extra cover, the throw from Ash comes in and the bowler collects but doesn't break the stumps. Ash suggests he should have. It might have been a close thing

49.3

Farhad Reza to Mendis, no run, fullish and outside off stump, yorker length, Mendis shapes to drive and then just lets it go

49.4

Farhad Reza to Mendis, FOUR, Not caught in two minds this time. Down on his knee and carves a full delivery to cover boundary

49.5

Farhad Reza to Mendis, 1 run, outside off, slashed to third man

49.6

Farhad Reza to Kulasekara, 2 runs, goes back and across to swing a full delivery on the stumps to long-on , one bounce to Shahadat who fumbles and they get the second run

Jayasuriya indulged himself on his birthday, smashing a furious 130 and Sangakkara hit a hundred too but Bangladesh pulled things back at the end. But 332 is still a huge score. Let's see how Bangladesh go about their task. Join us in a short while.

End of over 50 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 332/8
KMDN Kulasekara    18* (12b 1x6)      Farhad Reza    9-1-51-2
BAW Mendis    8* (6b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-0-78-1
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Jun 30, 2008

Ajantha Mendis and his team-mates are all smiles after a Bangladesh wicket, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, June 30, 2008

Ajantha Mendis and his team-mates are all smiles after a Bangladesh wicket

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Jun 30, 2008

Abdur Razzak was bowled after his attempted swipe didn't connect with the ball, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, June 30, 2008

Abdur Razzak was bowled after his attempted swipe didn't connect with the ball

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