Sri Lanka in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by an innings and 248 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Tamim to face Lakmal

The start is five minutes away. You may read the preview.

Sachit: "Can't believe Mahmudullah missed out in playing 11. Not sure what 3 seamers are going to do here."

Toss: Sri Lanka have won the toss and they will bowl first.

For Bangladesh, Shamsur Rehman will make his debut. Dilruwan Perera will play, ahead of Ajantha Mendis and Shaminda Eranga and Suranga Lakmal are the frontline seamers.

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Robiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Al Amin Hossain

Sri Lanka: 1 Kaushal Silva, 2 Dimuth Karunaratne, 3 Kumar Sangakkara, 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Kithuruwan Vithanage, 6 Angelo Mathews (capt), 7 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 8 Dilruwan Perera, 9 Shaminda Eranga, 10 Rangana Herath, 11 Suranga Lakmal

Before we get to that, there's news that Prasanna Jayawardene is returning home because his father is ill. Apologies for the misinformation earlier. There was some confusion.

8.45am: Good day everyone and welcome to the coverage of the first Test of this series, between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Mirpur. The toss is in 15 minutes.

Till some time back, there were doubts as to whether this series would happen, due to security issues. But thankfully, everything's in place. This is the first of three big series the country will host over the next few months.

It's a slightly chilly morning, sunny, says Andrew Fernando, who's at the ground with Mohammad Isam.

Khondkar A Sale: "Acid test for Bangladesh. Playing to the full potential Bangladesh must give a fitting response to all off the field developments. Bangladesh test playing opportunities can not be put in doubt ."

Sakeeb Ferdous: "Bangladesh's demand is for a sporting wicket. A referral to the past experience, however, proves that one cannot be sure if that desire will be fulfilled. It will be better for them to put aside the pitch issue and unleash a determined performance that brings back memories of the Galle Test."

0.1

Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, off the mark straightaway, he stays on the back foot and pushes it softly towards cover and sets off

0.2

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, on target, moving back in and he stays back and pushes it towards mid-on

0.3

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, hits a good length outside off and he stays back and punches it towards point and tells his partner to stay back

0.4

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, Lakmal gets this ball to move back in and and Rehman does well to leave it alone

0.5

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, 2 runs, goes for the pull but he miscues it, too early on it and it landed safely wide of midwicket

0.6

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, on target on the stumps and he does well to come forward and defend

End of over 1 (3 runs) Bangladesh 3/0
Shamsur Rahman    2* (5b)      RAS Lakmal    1-0-3-0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (1b)     

1.1

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he leaves this alone to the keeper

1.2

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he gets nicely behind the line and defends down the track

1.3

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run

1.4

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length and moves across him, he safely leaves it alone

1.5

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nicely driven off the front foot but straight to mid-off

1.6

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, stays on the back foot and clips it to short leg, the fielder gathers and flings it towards the stumps

End of over 2 (maiden) Bangladesh 3/0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (7b)      RMS Eranga    1-1-0-0
Shamsur Rahman    2* (5b)      RAS Lakmal    1-0-3-0

2.1

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, edged to third man, not very convincing, moves away and the ball drops just short of gully and beats the fielder and races away

2.2

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, he gets on the back foot and defends

2.3

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, he gets on the back foot and punches it to the off side and decides against the single

2.4

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, nicely punched off the back foot and he can't beat mid-off

2.5

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run, hits a good length just outside off and Shamsur is neat with his defence, hits the middle of the bat

2.6

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, over the slips! He really flayed at that one, it was shorter and rising and he carved it over second slip, streaky

End of over 3 (8 runs) Bangladesh 11/0
Shamsur Rahman    10* (11b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    2-0-11-0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (7b)      RMS Eranga    1-1-0-0

3.1

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full on the off stump and pushed to back ward point

3.2

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he gets on the front foot and drives him down the ground, hits the stumps at the other end

3.3

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, quite stylish! This was fullish outside the off stump and he gets on his knee and plays a neat square drive wide of backward point

3.4

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he gets on the back foot and clips it towards short leg

3.5

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, that leaves him outside the off stump, gentle away movement and he does well to leave it alone

3.6

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, that was neatly driven on the front foot but straight back to the bowler

End of over 4 (4 runs) Bangladesh 15/0
Tamim Iqbal    5* (13b 1x4)      RMS Eranga    2-1-4-0
Shamsur Rahman    10* (11b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    2-0-11-0

4.1

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, smashed over point! This was short and wide and spanked away over the off side, a lot more convincing than the one that cleared third slip

4.2

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run

4.3

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run

4.4

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run

4.5

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, no run

4.6

Lakmal to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, Lovely cover drive! This was a half volley outside off and he crashes it past mid-off and cover off the front foot

End of over 5 (8 runs) Bangladesh 23/0
Shamsur Rahman    18* (17b 4x4)      RAS Lakmal    3-0-19-0
Tamim Iqbal    5* (13b 1x4)      RMS Eranga    2-1-4-0

5.1

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he bangs it in short and he safely ducks under the bouncer

5.2

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he gets on the front foot and drives down the track

5.3

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, another short ball and he ducks under this early

2 slips and a gully. silly mid-off in place

5.4

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Eranga comes round the wicket and he gets forward and defends

5.5

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, quick single taken, he softly pushes it towards cover and sets off quickly

5.6

Eranga to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR

End of over 6 (5 runs) Bangladesh 28/0
Shamsur Rahman    22* (18b 5x4)      RMS Eranga    3-1-9-0
Tamim Iqbal    6* (18b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    3-0-19-0

Prasanna Jayawardene is not playing this game because he is flying home for family reasons. Chandimal is keeping

6.1

Mathews to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets it to swing back in and hits the pads, looked like an inside edge and there's an appeal

6.2

Mathews to Tamim Iqbal, no run, moves towards the stumps and covers the line just in time, outside edge to the off side

6.3

Mathews to Tamim Iqbal, no run

6.4

Mathews to Tamim Iqbal, no run, This was fuller and moving away and he safely leaves it alone

6.5

Mathews to Tamim Iqbal, no run

6.6

Mathews to Tamim Iqbal, no run, appeal for a caught behind! He moves forward and across and he pushes at it, didnt look like an edge

End of over 7 (maiden) Bangladesh 28/0
Tamim Iqbal    6* (24b 1x4)      AD Mathews    1-1-0-0
Shamsur Rahman    22* (18b 5x4)      RMS Eranga    3-1-9-0

7.1

Eranga to Shamsur Rahman, no run

7.2

Eranga to Shamsur Rahman, no run

7.3

Eranga to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run

7.4

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dropped at short leg! It was a bouncer which he tried to fend off, and Silva can't hang on

7.5

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run

7.6

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, no run

End of over 8 (1 run) Bangladesh 29/0
Tamim Iqbal    6* (27b 1x4)      RMS Eranga    4-1-10-0
Shamsur Rahman    23* (21b 5x4)      AD Mathews    1-1-0-0

8.1

Mathews to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, this was pitched up outside off and he drives this neatly wide of mid-off

8.2

Mathews to Shamsur Rahman, no run

8.3

Mathews to Shamsur Rahman, no run

8.4

Mathews to Shamsur Rahman, no run

8.5

Mathews to Shamsur Rahman, no run

8.6

Mathews to Shamsur Rahman, 2 runs, he gets forward and drives it wide of midwicket

End of over 9 (6 runs) Bangladesh 35/0
Shamsur Rahman    29* (27b 6x4)      AD Mathews    2-1-6-0
Tamim Iqbal    6* (27b 1x4)      RMS Eranga    4-1-10-0

9.1

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, caught at fine leg! It was short and pulled away, the fielder Lakmal was very close to the rope and he juggled it and caught it, judged it well in the end

Tamim Iqbal c Lakmal b Eranga 6 (40m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.42

9.2

Eranga to Marshall Ayub, no run

9.3

Eranga to Marshall Ayub, 1 run

9.4

Eranga to Shamsur Rahman, no run

9.5

Eranga to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, short ball to Shamsur, but this doesn't get much higher than waist high and it's murdered to the square leg fence by Shamsur, who has no qualms about playing the pull

9.6

Eranga to Shamsur Rahman, no run, bouncer again, Shamsur hooks but misses the ball

End of over 10 (5 runs) Bangladesh 40/1
Shamsur Rahman    33* (30b 7x4)      RMS Eranga    5-1-15-1
Marshall Ayub    1* (2b)      AD Mathews    2-1-6-0

10.1

Mathews to Marshall Ayub, no run, short of a length ball on off stump, defended

10.2

Mathews to Marshall Ayub, no run, short of a length on the stumps, defended again

10.3

Mathews to Marshall Ayub, no run, Marshall lets another back-of-length ball through to the keeper, this one was a little wide of off stump

10.4

Mathews to Marshall Ayub, OUT, gone! Mathews has one now. He pitched this one on a length and got the ball to dart in markedly off the seam. Marshall brings his bat down but way down the wrong line. The ball strikes him around the knee roll on the front foot and the umpire raises his finger. That came in a long way, out of nowhere.

Marshall Ayub lbw b Mathews 1 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Odd decision by Mathews to field first with only two frontline seamers, but he's doing his best to justify it

10.5

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run, full ball, pitching outside the left-hander's off stump. Mominul drives at it but misses the ball

10.6

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run, fullish, closer into the stumps. Defended.

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 40/2
Mominul Haque    0* (2b)      AD Mathews    3-2-6-1
Shamsur Rahman    33* (30b 7x4)      RMS Eranga    5-1-15-1

11.1

Eranga to Shamsur Rahman, no run, this was a bouncer and he sways back and evades it

We apologise for the loss of commentary for a few overs due to technical issues

11.2

Eranga to Shamsur Rahman, no run, good length ball kicks up and he stays back and knocks it to the on side

11.3

Eranga to Shamsur Rahman, no run, he continues to bang it in short and he bends down to evade it

11.4

Eranga to Shamsur Rahman, OUT, caught at gully and Bangladesh have lost their third! Shamsur playing away from the body, Eranga pitched this one up and got it to move away, Shamsur went for the drive, big outside edge and Vithanage judges it well diving to his right at gully, clever change of length by Eranga who had peppered him with the short stuff before this

Shamsur Rahman c Perera b Eranga 33 (60m 34b 7x4 0x6) SR: 97.05

It's drinks. Shamsur fritters away a promising start

11.5

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib gets across and softly pushes it to the off side

Cma: "Just joined. Can someone tell me if this is a ODI?"

11.6

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib gets forward and pushes it towards mid-ff and sets off but he's wisely sent back

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 40/3
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (2b)      RMS Eranga    6-2-15-2
Mominul Haque    0* (2b)      AD Mathews    3-2-6-1

12.1

Mathews to Mominul Haque, FOUR, well played by Mominul, this was fullish outside off and he plays wide of the off stump and comfortably beats gully

12.2

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

12.3

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run, he stays beside the line and punches it back to the bowler

12.4

Mathews to Mominul Haque, FOUR, this was not so convincing! This was full and pitched up, Mominul went for the drive and got an outside edge that just about beat Dilruwan at gully, a bit streaky

12.5

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run, gets on the back foot and defends back to the bowler

12.6

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run, moves away from him and he stays back and leaves it alone

End of over 13 (8 runs) Bangladesh 48/3
Mominul Haque    8* (8b 2x4)      AD Mathews    4-2-14-1
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (2b)      RMS Eranga    6-2-15-2

13.1

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slightly short and wide outside off and he stays back and punches it to backward point

13.2

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length and he goes back and defends to cover

13.3

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib pounces at that one, this was short and he rocks back and slaps it in front of square wide of midwicket

13.4

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, he stays behind the line and punches it towards cover

13.5

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, he comes round the wicket and punches it away down to point

13.6

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

End of over 14 (4 runs) Bangladesh 52/3
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (8b 1x4)      RMS Eranga    7-2-19-2
Mominul Haque    8* (8b 2x4)      AD Mathews    4-2-14-1

14.1

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run, Softly pushed it towards gully and two fielders converge to stop it

14.2

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run, This one moves away slightly and he doesn't offer a shot

14.3

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run

14.4

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run

14.5

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run, bangs it in short and Mominul doesn't play at it

14.6

Mathews to Mominul Haque, no run, Mathews comes round the wicket and he doesn't offer a shot

End of over 15 (maiden) Bangladesh 52/3
Mominul Haque    8* (14b 2x4)      AD Mathews    5-3-14-1
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (8b 1x4)      RMS Eranga    7-2-19-2

15.1

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on the off stump and he stays back and defends

15.2

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, a bit too close to cut, hardly had any room outside off and he ended up chopping it to the off side

Zawmy Shifran: "Somebody remind Bangladesh, they have 5 days to play not 50 overs."

15.3

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, this was well timed, outside off and punched off the back foot and he beats cover point

15.4

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, this was fuller in length outside the off stump and he drives him wide of mid-off

15.5

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, moves it away and Shakib quickly gets on the back foot and pushes it to mid-off, didn't time it

15.6

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, excellent running! He pushed it softly towards mid-off and the calling and understanding was fine, set off quickly and completed it comfortably

End of over 16 (3 runs) Bangladesh 55/3
Shakib Al Hasan    7* (14b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    4-0-22-0
Mominul Haque    8* (14b 2x4)      AD Mathews    5-3-14-1

16.1

Mathews to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Mathews bangs this one short down the leg side, he doesn't offer a shot

16.2

Mathews to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, that was well placed! This was banged in short again, Shakib brought his bat down and placed it comfortably wide of deep square leg, in front of square and there was enough power behind the shot to beat the man in the deep

16.3

Mathews to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

16.4

Mathews to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fullish in length outside off and pushed towards the off side

16.5

Mathews to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, this was a touch fuller but he chose to stay on the back foot, managed to push it away softly to the off side

16.6

Mathews to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fullish and angling across and he leaves it alone to the keeper

Guljar Ahmed: "@Zawmy Shifran, Shakib & Mominul are now on the crease who has proved themselves as our most successful batsman so far. So,why don't you calm down & watch what happens next?"

End of over 17 (4 runs) Bangladesh 59/3
Shakib Al Hasan    11* (20b 2x4)      AD Mathews    6-3-18-1
Mominul Haque    8* (14b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    4-0-22-0

17.1

Lakmal to Mominul Haque, no run, bowls this one short of a length and Mominul stays on the back foot and defends

17.2

Lakmal to Mominul Haque, OUT, soft dismissal for Mominul! Lakmal bangs it in short, Mominul was hurried onto the pull, he didn't look in good position to play it, ended up miscuing the shot to short square leg where the fielder actually had to dive forward to take it, the ball dipped before reaching Vithanage

Mominul Haque c Vithanage b Lakmal 8 (31m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

17.3

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, he stays back at the crease and fends it off

17.4

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, keeps it short of a length and he stays back to defend

17.5

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, moves away from him slightly and he safely leaves it alone

17.6

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, he gets across the stumps and defends to the off side

Sach: "@Guljar Ahmed: Well, that happened."

End of over 18 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 59/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (4b)      RAS Lakmal    5-1-22-1
Shakib Al Hasan    11* (20b 2x4)      AD Mathews    6-3-18-1

18.1

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes round the wicket and he gets across and drives to the off side

18.2

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, plays away from the body and gets an inside edge to the on side

18.3

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this was a sharp bouncer and he ducked just in time

Three slips and a short leg in place

18.4

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, he lands it on a good length on the stumps and he stays back to defend

18.5

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, keeps it on the stumps and he stays behind the line to defend

18.6

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, very similar delivery and he stays nicely behind the line and defends

mk49: "He has already talked the talk - but time for Mushfiqur Rahim to walk and walk and show with the bat that Bangla does not deserve to be relegated to a second tier nation. "

End of over 19 (1 run) Bangladesh 60/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (8b)      RMS Eranga    8-2-20-2
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (22b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    5-1-22-1

19.1

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, (no ball) 1 run, comes round the wicket and bowls the bouncer, he oversteps, pulls but importantly he keeps it down

19.1

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mushfiqur has been quite solid in defence, it was straighter and he goes back and defends

19.2

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, he stays beside the line and knocks it to the off side

19.3

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this time he stays beside the line and knocks it to the off side

19.4

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this was a touch fuller and he gets forward and knocks it towards backward point

19.5

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this was fuller in length and he defends it to the off side

19.6

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, teased him with a fuller length and he shuffled across and left it alone

Charbel: "A far cry from the Bangladesh of 2013. But Shakib and Mushfiqur are the 2 players you'd pick for a situation like this. Need to keep believing"

End of over 20 (2 runs) Bangladesh 62/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (14b)      RAS Lakmal    6-1-24-1
Shakib Al Hasan    13* (23b 2x4)      RMS Eranga    8-2-20-2

20.1

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fullish in length and he pushes it towards the off side

Eusha: "Shamsur Rahman and co. were never going to last too long. There might be a few flamboyant boundaries but if your feet are not moving, you cannot expect to play innings which are worthy of being called test innings."

Sight screen trouble. The sponsor logo on the boundary board is distracting Shakib. Hope the said sponsors aren't watching this!

20.2

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tucks it away with the angle down to square leg and they can't take the second run

20.3

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this was a length ball on the stumps and he stays back and defends

20.4

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, goes back at the crease and defends solidly

Two slips, a gully and a short mid-off now for Mushfiqur

20.5

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Eranga bowls this one fuller looking for the chipped drive but the batsman defends well

20.6

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, brings him on the front foot again and he squirts it past short mid-off

End of over 21 (1 run) Bangladesh 63/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (18b)      RMS Eranga    9-2-21-2
Shakib Al Hasan    14* (25b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    6-1-24-1

21.1

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, punches it to the off side and decides against the single

21.2

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tucks him up for room and he does well to stay back and defend

21.3

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, solid in defence again, Bangladesh should focus on settling down now, not worry about runs

21.4

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, leading edge and drops short! Shakib was looking to play it to the on side, was too late on the shot and the ball popped up and dropped on the pitch, Lakmal couldn't get there for the catch

21.5

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, he gets forward and defends to cover

21.6

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, he pitches it up and he pushes it to mid-off

Kamsy: "Battling so hard for wickets with Pakistan, SL seamers should feel this as a picnic on sunny day."

End of over 22 (1 run) Bangladesh 64/4
Shakib Al Hasan    15* (31b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    7-1-25-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (18b)      RMS Eranga    9-2-21-2

Slip and short leg

22.1

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up and he comes forward and defends

22.2

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, he stays back and defends down the track

22.3

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up and he comes forward to defend

22.4

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gives it more air and he comes forward to defend

22.5

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, softly pushed down the track

22.6

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, quicker through the air and he defends

End of over 23 (maiden) Bangladesh 64/4
Shakib Al Hasan    15* (37b 2x4)      MDK Perera    1-1-0-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (18b)      RAS Lakmal    7-1-25-1

Herath to bowl possibly the last over before lunch

23.1

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up outside off and he comes forward and blocks

23.2

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, lovely drive! He tossed it up a bit more, Mushfiqur made room and stepped forward and drove it wide of mid-off and cover

23.3

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

23.4

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up and he gets forward and defends

23.5

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, beats Herath! Tossed up and Mushfiqur gets forward and behind the line and pushes it towards the bowler, driven firmly but Herath should have stopped that, down to long-off

23.6

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, he comes well forward and defends

End of over 24 (8 runs) Bangladesh 72/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (24b 2x4)      HMRKB Herath    1-0-8-0
Shakib Al Hasan    15* (37b 2x4)      MDK Perera    1-1-0-0

24.1

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up and he gets forward to defend

24.2

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes forward and drives back to the bowler

24.3

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, keeps a touch low and he softly pushes it to the off side

Two slips now

24.4

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, he goes back at the crease and punches it to the off side

24.5

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up and he stays back to defend

24.6

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, softly pushes it to the off side and that's lunch

11.30am: A session Bangladesh won't be happy with because they lost four wickets. Poor shot selection in three of those dismissals. The top order perishing going for their shots. Fortunately, Shakib and Mushfiqur have looked fairly solid. Sri Lanka will be pleased with the way their seamers have bowled. Join us at 12.10pm.

End of over 25 (maiden) Bangladesh 72/4
Shakib Al Hasan    15* (43b 2x4)      MDK Perera    2-2-0-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (24b 2x4)      HMRKB Herath    1-0-8-0

Welcome back. Lakmal to bowl

25.1

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, starts off with a fuller one and Mushfiqur drives well but straight to mid-off

25.2

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, almost an edge! Lakmal teased him by pitching it up outside off and getting it to move away, Mushfiqur chased it and nearly feathered an edge

25.3

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good ball! This one nips back in and nearly shaves that off stump

25.4

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, neatly driven down the track and back to the bowler, Lakmal nearly flings it back

25.5

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, his driving down the ground has been super! Lakmal overpitches and he makes a little bit of room and merely pushes it with little effort, down to long-off

25.6

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, comes back in and he gets an inside edge down to deep midwicket

End of over 26 (6 runs) Bangladesh 78/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    14* (30b 3x4)      RAS Lakmal    8-1-31-1
Shakib Al Hasan    15* (43b 2x4)      MDK Perera    2-2-0-0

26.1

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gives it a lot of air and he gets forward and drives

26.2

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, comes forward and gets an inside edge to the leg side

26.3

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, 4 leg byes, that one sneaked through! Spun back in from outside off, went through the gap between bat and pad and sneaked between Chandimal's legs, he was appealing for a lbw I suppose

26.4

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

26.5

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, shuffled and struck on the pads as he pads up, stifled appeal

26.6

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up and he gets forward and defends

End of over 27 (5 runs) Bangladesh 83/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    14* (34b 3x4)      MDK Perera    3-2-1-0
Shakib Al Hasan    16* (45b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    8-1-31-1

27.1

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length and he stays back and defends

27.2

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on middle and off and he stays back and defends

27.3

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller in length and he looks to take a single to the on side but decides against it

27.4

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, manages to get a single this time to midwicket, bit too straight from Lakmal

27.5

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pitched up and in the slot to drive, pushes it wide of the bowler but can't beat mid-on

27.6

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, gives him a hint of width and looks to slice it away but can't beat backward point

Ayoob: "Bangladesh dealing in boundaries here. of the runds scores 60 of them have been in bounderies and of course not forgetting the 4 byes..... just small matter of the 4 wickets which is keeping them from dominating total proceeding here."

End of over 28 (2 runs) Bangladesh 85/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    15* (36b 3x4)      RAS Lakmal    9-1-33-1
Shakib Al Hasan    17* (49b 2x4)      MDK Perera    3-2-1-0

28.1

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, he stays back and clips it with the turn to midwicket

28.2

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, works it behind square on the on side

28.3

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up a bit more and he drills it down the track

28.4

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, nicely tossed up and he lunges forward and drives him down to mid-off and sets off quickly

28.5

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, slightly shorter, goes back and cuts against the turn and pierces the gap at cover

28.6

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up and he comes forward and defends

End of over 29 (4 runs) Bangladesh 89/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    18* (40b 3x4)      MDK Perera    4-2-5-0
Shakib Al Hasan    18* (51b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    9-1-33-1

29.1

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

29.2

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, effortless! This was a half volley outside the off stump and punched away off the front foot wide of cover, fielders didn't have to move

29.3

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on the off stump and he stays back and defends, should have come forward

29.4

Lakmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tucked away off the pads down to fine leg and he jogs the single

Chandimal is keeping because Prasanna Jayawardene has gone home because of a family emergency

29.5

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, keeps it straight and he stays back and defends

29.6

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, little shorter in length and he goes back to defend again

Dave Edmond: "No DRS for this ?" No there isn't. The umpire's decision stands

End of over 30 (5 runs) Bangladesh 94/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    18* (42b 3x4)      RAS Lakmal    10-1-38-1
Shakib Al Hasan    23* (55b 3x4)      MDK Perera    4-2-5-0

30.1

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, outside edge! Shakib squared up by one that straightened, stabbed at it and the edge beat first slip

30.2

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up and he comes forward and defends

2 slips in place now

30.3

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, stays back and clips against the spin wide of square leg

30.4

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

30.5

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, poor delivery, tossed up on the pads and easily whipped away wide of midwicket

30.6

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, ends the over with convincing boundaries, another poor ball, dropped too short outside off, he goes back and cuts wide of point

The crowd's very excited now

End of over 31 (14 runs) Bangladesh 108/4
Shakib Al Hasan    37* (61b 6x4)      MDK Perera    5-2-19-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    18* (42b 3x4)      RAS Lakmal    10-1-38-1

31.1

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, bowls a fuller ball and he comes forward and defends

31.2

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, crack! Could have heard the sound far away, this was too wide and on a hittable length, Mushfiqur bent forward and played an exquisite square drive, sped away, these two have already passed 50 together

31.3

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, swings in and he gets an inside edge to the pads, stifled appeal

That stung the batsman and he gets attention from the physio. Struck him above the knee roll.

Prasanna Jayawardene has lost his father. Hence the black arm-bands

31.4

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this was fuller in length on the pads and he works it away down to mid-on

31.5

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, he stays behind the line and punches to the off side

31.6

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run

End of over 32 (5 runs) Bangladesh 113/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    23* (48b 4x4)      RMS Eranga    10-2-26-2
Shakib Al Hasan    37* (61b 6x4)      MDK Perera    5-2-19-0

32.1

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full on the pads and worked to mid-on

32.2

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gives it more air and he plonks forward and defends

32.3

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets forward and drives a full ball to mid-off

32.4

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, not afraid to toss it up, he invites the drive again and finds mid-off

32.5

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets forward and defends

32.6

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fullish on the pads and he works it to the on side

End of over 33 (2 runs) Bangladesh 115/4
Shakib Al Hasan    38* (66b 6x4)      MDK Perera    6-2-21-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    24* (49b 4x4)      RMS Eranga    10-2-26-2

33.1

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length outside the off stump and he punches it to the off side

33.2

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes round the wicket and moves it back in and he mistimes the drive to cover

upul chandana: "Too many 4-balls. Already 80 of the 112 has come off boundaries. Angelo will have to think of an in-out field soon. Bowlers need to stop trying and just sending down a few maidens and wickets will come."

33.3

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, keeps it on the stumps and he shuffles slightly and knocks it to mid-on

Uditha: "I don't understand why they are not using DRS in proper way, I mean for some matches they use DRS and some they are not. A game must have standard."

It's up to the home cricket board to finance it.

33.4

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, streaky! And it would have been a brilliant catch, this was full and wide and Shakib shaped to play a square drive, on his knee and he scooped it and Vithanage made a good attempt at backward point to leap and attempt it one-handed

33.5

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 no ball, he oversteps this time

33.5

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, nothing streaky about this one! A rank half volley wide outside off and he gets on his knee and plays a scorching cover drive, found the gap with ease

33.6

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets across and pushes it to the off side

End of over 34 (9 runs) Bangladesh 124/4
Shakib Al Hasan    46* (73b 8x4)      RMS Eranga    11-2-35-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    24* (49b 4x4)      MDK Perera    6-2-21-0

34.1

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, straightens and he stays at the crease and defends

34.2

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, stays back and softly tucks it to short leg

34.3

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, lovely drive! The boundaries are flowing since lunch, tossed up wide outside off and he gets forward and easily works it wide of cover

34.4

Perera to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full on middle and leg and he works it to mid-on

still 2 slips

34.5

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, quicker and flatter and defended

34.6

Perera to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays back and tucks it away to the on side

Shehan: "fully agree with Uditha. The ICC must have a standard rule for all countries. The cricket game is having so many rules country wise"

Kamrul: "This partnership is vital for Bangladesh and one among this pair has to score a hundred. What more important is that one of them has to carry on for a longer period of time. "

End of over 35 (5 runs) Bangladesh 129/4
Shakib Al Hasan    46* (75b 8x4)      MDK Perera    7-2-26-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    29* (53b 5x4)      RMS Eranga    11-2-35-2

35.1

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this was a half volley outside the off side and he plays the square drive on the up to point

35.2

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, on the pads and he clips it wide of midwicket for a couple

Wahid59: "Heartfelt condolences to P Jayawardene on the demise of his father."

35.3

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, driven off the middle of the bat down the track and Eranga nearly flings it back

35.4

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, he comes round the wicket this time and bangs it in short, easily ducks under it

35.5

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, another bouncer and Rahim is happy to duck under it

35.6

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this bouncer was better directed as it had Rahim arch backwards to get out of the way, could easily have taken his glove

End of over 36 (2 runs) Bangladesh 131/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    31* (59b 5x4)      RMS Eranga    12-2-37-2
Shakib Al Hasan    46* (75b 8x4)      MDK Perera    7-2-26-0

Herath back into the attack

36.1

Herath to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flatter delivery and he stays back to defend

Short midwicket in place

36.2

Herath to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, works it straight to Karunaratne at short midwicket

36.3

Herath to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, flatter one and clipped towards mid-on

amal coata: "I'm a SL fan I need us to win this test, at the same time I would like Bangladesh to give a decent fight to show those 'Three Musketeers' Bangladesh has all the reasons to stay at the top. So pls. Shakib or Mushifiqur or both it's right time to give your country 'centuries'. Good luck guys."

36.4

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up and he comes forward and defends

36.5

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, shuffles and clips it behind short leg

36.6

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, puts away a poor ball! Slower through the air but too short, also gave Mushfiqur ample time to rock back into position and slap it wide of point

End of over 37 (5 runs) Bangladesh 136/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    35* (62b 6x4)      HMRKB Herath    2-0-13-0
Shakib Al Hasan    47* (78b 8x4)      RMS Eranga    12-2-37-2

37.1

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Eranga bangs this one short and Shakib wisely stays away from that bouncer

37.2

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, nudged away towards the keeper and Chandimal hits the stumps

Second slip goes to forward short leg

37.3

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, close call! This was expectedly short and Shakib went for the pull rather half-heartedly, checked his shot and it saved him as the ball dropped short of midwicket

37.4

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, well played by Mushfiqur as he fends off a bouncer with ease, plays with soft hands

Kaspar Larsen: "I'd support full DRS for every test series, provided snicko and hot-spot are put through the same rigorous testing as Hawkeye was. The fewer excuses for not implementing it, the better."

Two gullys in place now

37.5

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length on middle and leg and he softly pushes it to the on side

37.6

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, ends the over with a short one and he does well to get out of the way

Mushariar: "@amal coata, Thanks Buddy.... The best comment i have ever read. be a Bangladeshi fan I even want to win the test, atleast draw. We want the Three Musketeers down."

End of over 38 (1 run) Bangladesh 137/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    35* (65b 6x4)      RMS Eranga    13-2-38-2
Shakib Al Hasan    48* (81b 8x4)      HMRKB Herath    2-0-13-0

38.1

Herath to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib comes down the track and works it to mid-on

38.2

Herath to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flatter one and he works it to midwicket

38.3

Herath to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, a let-off! Chandimal and Jayawardene ended up staring at each other as the ball passed between them, tossed up and he goes for the drive, outside edge passes between keeper and slip and that's a streaky way to get to a fifty

38.4

Herath to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, punches it wide of point

38.5

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, he comes well forward and defends

38.6

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, plonks forward and defends again

End of over 39 (5 runs) Bangladesh 142/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    35* (67b 6x4)      HMRKB Herath    3-0-18-0
Shakib Al Hasan    53* (85b 9x4)      RMS Eranga    13-2-38-2

39.1

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short one and the pull doesnt come off, swings too early and the ball hits his arm instead

39.2

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, a better bouncer this time, fizzed past the helmet as he looked to pull

39.3

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, another short one and he connects but can't beat two fielders close at square leg

Packed leg side field

39.4

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, continues with the short stuff and he pulls and beats the infield, the sweeper at deep square leg cuts it off

39.5

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump and he punches it wide of point

39.6

Eranga to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, this time it's short outside off and Shakib slaps it wide of point

BK95: "Wow that let-off reminded me of Ross Taylor being let off by Kamran Akmal and first slip in the WC 2011. Hope the end result won't be the same for SL. "

End of over 40 (3 runs) Bangladesh 145/4
Shakib Al Hasan    55* (90b 9x4)      RMS Eranga    14-2-41-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    36* (68b 6x4)      HMRKB Herath    3-0-18-0

40.1

Herath to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, trapped on the sweep! Flighted on off and middle, Shakib was early on the sweep, the ball hits the base of the pad and adjacent to the stumps, easy decision, Bangladesh lose a wicket against the run of play

Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Herath 55 (130m 91b 9x4 0x6) SR: 60.43

40.2

Herath to Nasir Hossain, no run

40.3

Herath to Nasir Hossain, no run

40.4

Herath to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, tossed up on middle and off and he comes forward and launches it just over the bowler's head and beats mid-off

40.5

Herath to Nasir Hossain, no run, gets forward and across and defends to the off side

40.6

Herath to Nasir Hossain, no run, he comes well forward and defends

End of over 41 (4 runs) Bangladesh 149/5
Nasir Hossain    4* (5b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    4-0-22-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    36* (68b 6x4)      RMS Eranga    14-2-41-2

41.1

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, swings it towards the pads and he tucks it away towards mid-on

41.2

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, bowls that fuller and wide outside off and driven to sweeper cover

Zia: "Just saw their profiles. Can't believe Shakib is turning 27 and Tamim is turning 25 in few weeks! Not so long ago they were just teenagers with prospect and high hopes. Now their careers are in danger! Life is fast! "

41.3

Eranga to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a length and left alone to the keeper

41.4

Eranga to Nasir Hossain, OUT, snorter of a delivery. Dug in short by Eranga, and though Nasir gets into a position to play it, he bails and tries to evade the ball instead. The ball collects glove as it passes through and Eranga is pretty chuffed with that one

Nasir Hossain c †Chandimal b Eranga 4 (6m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

41.5

Eranga to Sohag Gazi, no run

41.6

Eranga to Sohag Gazi, FOUR, full and outside off stump, Gazi drives and gets a thick outside edge which goes between gully and slips

End of over 42 (5 runs) Bangladesh 154/6
Sohag Gazi    4* (2b 1x4)      RMS Eranga    15-2-46-3
Mushfiqur Rahim    37* (70b 6x4)      HMRKB Herath    4-0-22-1

42.1

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

42.2

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and on off stump, defended

42.3

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, a little straighter on middle stump, defended

42.4

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

42.5

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

42.6

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

End of over 43 (maiden) Bangladesh 154/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    37* (76b 6x4)      HMRKB Herath    5-1-22-1
Sohag Gazi    4* (2b 1x4)      RMS Eranga    15-2-46-3

43.1

Eranga to Sohag Gazi, no run, slightly short and he stays back and defends

43.2

Eranga to Sohag Gazi, no run, another short one and he sways back and looks to slash that over slip but misses

43.3

Eranga to Sohag Gazi, no run, short ball again, Gazi manages to fend it to the leg side

43.4

Eranga to Sohag Gazi, 3 runs, had no idea about that one. Eranga bowling with real fire and as Gazi tries to duck, the ball collects the shoulder of the bat and flies over the slip cordon. Sanga chases and reels it in.

43.5

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, more short stuff, defended

43.6

Eranga to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, and another chest-high ball to finish the over. Eranga smelling blood here.

End of over 44 (3 runs) Bangladesh 157/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    37* (78b 6x4)      RMS Eranga    16-2-49-3
Sohag Gazi    7* (6b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    5-1-22-1

44.1

Herath to Sohag Gazi, no run, full on off stump, Gazi drives but the shot is stopped at short cover

44.2

Herath to Sohag Gazi, FOUR, down the pitch that time and Gazi launches it over mid on. Bangladesh have no plans to slow down, despite the scoreline

44.3

Herath to Sohag Gazi, no run, full on off stump, defended

44.4

Herath to Sohag Gazi, FOUR, so Herath pulls the length back and Gazi cashes in. This one is on leg stump, and Gazi goes back to glance it fine, to the boundary

44.5

Herath to Sohag Gazi, no run, comes forward to defend a length ball

44.6

Herath to Sohag Gazi, no run, hits it into the off side, where it's fielded by point

End of over 45 (8 runs) Bangladesh 165/6
Sohag Gazi    15* (12b 3x4)      HMRKB Herath    6-1-30-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    37* (78b 6x4)      RMS Eranga    16-2-49-3

45.1

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, length ball outside off stump, left alone

45.2

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length on the stumps and defended

45.3

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends very close to the pads and gets an inside edge

45.4

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tucks him up for room and he shuffles and punches it to the off side

45.5

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, stays back and cuts to third man

45.6

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, lovely square drive! Full and wide outside off and he spanks it wide of backward point

End of over 46 (8 runs) Bangladesh 173/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    45* (84b 8x4)      RAS Lakmal    11-1-46-1
Sohag Gazi    15* (12b 3x4)      HMRKB Herath    6-1-30-1

46.1

Herath to Sohag Gazi, no run

46.2

Herath to Sohag Gazi, no run

46.3

Herath to Sohag Gazi, no run

46.4

Herath to Sohag Gazi, FOUR, Gazi uses his feet, Herath tosses it up and he gives the charge and lofts inside out over cover

46.5

Herath to Sohag Gazi, no run, tossed up and he comes forward to defend

46.6

Herath to Sohag Gazi, no run, flatter one and defended again

End of over 47 (4 runs) Bangladesh 177/6
Sohag Gazi    19* (18b 4x4)      HMRKB Herath    7-1-34-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    45* (84b 8x4)      RAS Lakmal    11-1-46-1

47.1

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, keeps it on a good length and brings it back in, stays back and defends

47.2

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 no ball, he bangs it in short and he stays away from that bouncer and Lakmal is penalised for it

47.2

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

47.3

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

47.4

Lakmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, stays back and punches it just wide of point

47.5

Lakmal to Sohag Gazi, no run, Gazi couldn;t help go for the upper cut on seeing the short ball, missed it, had he connected it would have sailed over slip

47.6

Lakmal to Sohag Gazi, no run, slightly short but he doesn't offer a shot this time

MAB: "Mushfiqur doing the same job for BD as Misbah doing for Pak. These both captains has been really well since last couple of years, taking extra burden and pressure of their specialist batters failures, youngsters should learn as fast as they can from their captain, otherwise they couldn't control these type of collapses for the remaining games as well."

End of over 48 (2 runs) Bangladesh 179/6
Sohag Gazi    19* (20b 4x4)      RAS Lakmal    12-1-48-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    46* (89b 8x4)      HMRKB Herath    7-1-34-1

48.1

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up and he gets forward to defend

48.2

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, he lunges forward to defend

48.3

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, comes down the track and defends

48.4

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, pushes it in front of cover and Gazi had to hurry because they were ball-watching

48.5

Herath to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, quicker and flatter and worked to the on side

48.6

Herath to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, brings up his fifty! Gets innovative with a paddle scoop, down the leg side and he shuffles and scoops it to fine leg

End of over 49 (6 runs) Bangladesh 185/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    51* (94b 9x4)      HMRKB Herath    8-1-40-1
Sohag Gazi    20* (21b 4x4)      RAS Lakmal    12-1-48-1

49.1

Lakmal to Sohag Gazi, no run, bangs in the bouncer but it was down the leg side

49.2

Lakmal to Sohag Gazi, no run, a little short again and he does well to fend it off with soft hands

49.3

Lakmal to Sohag Gazi, no run, that's a very sharp bouncer from Lakmal, and Gazi did well to sway backwards and let the ball pass him

49.4

Lakmal to Sohag Gazi, no run, hits a good length outside off and he goes back and punches it towards cover

49.5

Lakmal to Sohag Gazi, no run, good little duel here, Lakmal peppers him with the bouncers and Gazi looks to hook but swishes at air

49.6

Lakmal to Sohag Gazi, no run, this was short again and he decides to play safe by punching it to cover

End of over 50 (maiden) Bangladesh 185/6
Sohag Gazi    20* (27b 4x4)      RAS Lakmal    13-2-48-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    51* (94b 9x4)      HMRKB Herath    8-1-40-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Feb 4-8, 2014
Match drawn
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Jan 27-30, 2014
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 248 runs
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Jan 30, 2014

Rubel Hossain digs one out successfully, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 4th day, January 30, 2014

Rubel Hossain digs one out successfully

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Jan 30, 2014

Angelo Mathews embraces Dilruwan Perera after the spinner took a wicket, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 4th day, January 30, 2014

Angelo Mathews embraces Dilruwan Perera after the spinner took a wicket

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