2nd Test: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Feb 4-8, 2014
4,5,6,7,8 February 2014 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200

9.25 am It's almost time for the first ball. Sri Lanka's openers are out there now, Dimuth Karunaratne to take strike as Al-Amin Hossain marks his run-up

9.20 am A hefty batting line-up in fine form will take guard once again. Bangladesh have bolstered their spin department and will hope the pitch has a little assistance for them, if not now then going forward

Mahbub: "In the recent past Bangladesh has been playing wonderful cricket against all the big opponents e.g., NZ, WI so this time why not against Sri Lanka... Good luck"

Stephen: "Why is the first morning of a Test Match so exciting, even when the result is virtually a foregone conclusion and my own team isn't even playing?" There's just something in the air, I guess

9.05 am Sri Lanka have won the toss and elect to bat Bangladesh have three changes: Imrul Kayes is making a comeback after more than two years in exile, Mahmudullah and Abdul Razzak replace Robiul Islam and Rubel Hossain.

Senaka: "Hello all. Srilanka's replacements , Ajantha Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep are very good bowlers. If you haven't faced Mendis , he will make life very tough for you with his variations on helpful surfaces. Nuwan Pradeep with his extra speed with be a tricky customer with new cherry. Good match to watch."

8.55 am The toss is just about to go up, but in the meantime you can treat yourself to the preview and have a wander through the mind of of Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who urges batting prudence

kalpurush: "Bangladesh should stand up and play this Test with utmost devotion and try to play a Test rather a T20! All the best."

Daniel Alexander: "Dilruwan Perera: 95 on debut, 5 wicket haul in the second test and now the leading spinners in his third test. "

8.50 am Sri Lanka's young batsmen have been touted to possess immense potential and that has shown through in patches, but there needs to be more consistency. We look at Dinesh Chandimal, who seems the best out of the lot especially in whites, on the spot before this second Test in Chittagong

Neville de Silv: "SL team without Eranga and Herath has even similar or better, experienced replacements! The team has emerged so well it will still be a tough match,again for BGL. Good luck to both teams for an exciting match."

Daniel Alexander: "Happy Independence Day, Sri Lanka!"

8.40 am It's time to step up for Bangladesh. The home side were given a mauling in Mirpur on all four days of the first Test and most of the XI and the support staff would have been eyeing this one even as they recorded their fourth-worst defeat in history for retribution. Sri Lanka have a couple of unforeseen problems due to injury: Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath have been sidelined. So they'll have to pitch up with a different attack. How will that affect them?

0.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, starts off on the channel outside off as he leaves

0.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, back of a length and a lot straighter as he goes for the flick, can't connect

0.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, nicely bowler, seeks a good length outside off and gets some movement away from the bat

0.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, pushes it across the left-hander as he leaves again

0.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, 1 run, oh, he's edged it but it doesn't carry. Imrul Kayes, playing in whites for the first time since 2011, was at first slip but it bounces short of him. Sri Lanka are off the mark

0.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Silva, no run, good length just outside off as he leaves it

End of over 1 (1 run) Sri Lanka 1/0

    • JK Silva 0 (1b)
    • FDM Karunaratne 1 (5b)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 1-0-1-0

starts with a slip and short leg

1.1

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, oh! good turn straight away, Pitches this on a length outside off and turns it away from the bat

1.2

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, pitched up close to Dimuth, who knocks it back to the bowler

1.3

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, pitched up again, driven to mid on

1.4

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, pitched up again, driven

1.5

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, 1 run, a little shorter, and pitched on leg, Dimuth goes back and turns it square on the leg side

1.6

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, pitched up, defended

End of over 2 (1 run) Sri Lanka 2/0

    • JK Silva 0 (2b)
    • FDM Karunaratne 2 (10b)
    • Sohag Gazi 1-0-1-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 1-0-1-0
2.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, full outside off stump, left alone

2.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, length outside off stump, batsman shoulders arms again

2.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, a little fuller, very low bounce. Dimuth leaves this one as well

2.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, Al-Amin can't make him play. Outside the off stump, a little seam movement back into the leftie, but he has no qualms about leaving

2.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, another leave, this one is even wider of the off stump, but there is a bit of bounce

2.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, finally pitches it close enough to draw a stroke. Length on off stump, Karunaratne defends with confidence

End of over 3 (maiden) Sri Lanka 2/0

    • FDM Karunaratne 2 (16b)
    • JK Silva 0 (2b)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 2-1-1-0
    • Sohag Gazi 1-0-1-0
3.1

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, flattish length ball on off stump, Silva takes a stride and defends

3.2

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, full outside off again, Silva defends and gets a thick outside edge, but it's straight to ground

3.3

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, this one is on leg stump and it hits the pad and goes to leg slip, the fielders make a muted appeal but there's nothing in it

3.4

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, outside off turning in, defended

3.5

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, a little bit wider so Silva tries to get it square on the off side but can't get a run

3.6

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, full and on off stump again, Silva is secure in defence

End of over 4 (maiden) Sri Lanka 2/0

    • JK Silva 0 (8b)
    • FDM Karunaratne 2 (16b)
    • Sohag Gazi 2-1-1-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 2-1-1-0
4.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, length ball pitched on middle. Dimuth flicks that to midwicket

4.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, 1 no ball, Al-Amin oversteps as he bowls one wide of off stump, which is left

Uwaisul Karnain: "Usually Karunaratne does all the hard work to see off the new ball & then throws it away. Hope he will make it big today!"

4.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, 1 run, this is closer into the stumps and in the channel, but no seam movement at all. Dimuth drives it back past the bowler on the up with just enough power to get a single

Two slips and a gully in

4.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Silva, 1 run, full on middle stump, Silva plays a checked drive that goes wide enough of midwicket to get another single

Coming around the wicket now

4.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, decent ball. This is angled in to Dimuth and moves in slightly off the seam. The batsman defends and gets a big inside edge onto his pads

4.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, full, angled in and pitched outside off stump. Karunaratne drives to cover

4.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, fullish, angled in but not close enough to make the batsman play. Slight seam movement will encourage the bowler though.

End of over 5 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 5/0

    • FDM Karunaratne 3 (22b)
    • JK Silva 1 (9b)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 3-1-4-0
    • Sohag Gazi 2-1-1-0

Daniel Alexande: "Playing three spinners against SL is not a smart move, likes of Mahela and Sanga play spin in their sleep"

5.1

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, full and on off stump. Defended

5.2

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, Sohag gives this a little bit of flight, but can't tempt Silva into anything more than a defence

5.3

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, a flatter ball on leg stump, pushed into the leg side

5.4

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, a little flight again, Silva comes forward and checks an aggressive shot into the off side

5.5

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, flatter and on leg stump, knocked to short leg

5.6

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, full, flighted, turning and defended

End of over 6 (maiden) Sri Lanka 5/0

    • JK Silva 1 (15b)
    • FDM Karunaratne 3 (22b)
    • Sohag Gazi 3-2-1-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 3-1-4-0
6.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, full outside off stump, driven to mid off

6.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, 2 runs, short of a length at the body, but there's not enough pace or bounce in this surface to bother Dimuth. He goes back and turns it square to beat midwicket for a couple

6.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, 1 run, the ball is keeping very low. Length ball on the sumps is turned square again, this time for only a single

6.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Silva, no run, bouncer attempted, but again it doesn't get up that high, though Silva is small enough to duck well underneath

6.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Silva, no run, full outside off stump, driven, but mistimed to mid off

6.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Silva, no run, beats him with a decent back-of-a-length ball. This was pitched on off but gets past the outside edge of Silva's defensive stroke

End of over 7 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 8/0

    • JK Silva 1 (18b)
    • FDM Karunaratne 6 (25b)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 4-1-7-0
    • Sohag Gazi 3-2-1-0

Arif: "I think that is a very good start by the BD bowler. It will be best if they make a breakthrough as early as possible."

7.1

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, length ball on middle and turning away, defended into the leg side

7.2

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, full and on off stump, Dimuth gets big stride in and defends

7.3

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, fullish on leg stump this time, batsman hops down the crease but can't get it past mid on

7.4

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, flatter on off stump, defended into the off side

7.5

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, similar ball, almost the same shot. Straight to cover

7.6

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, Sohag flights this one a bit but Karunaratne defends solidly

End of over 8 (maiden) Sri Lanka 8/0

    • FDM Karunaratne 6 (31b)
    • JK Silva 1 (18b)
    • Sohag Gazi 4-3-1-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 4-1-7-0

Kusal: "Happy independence day Srilanka!!! & Happy birthday Mahmudullah :) :)"

8.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Silva, no run, full length ball outside off stump, Silva shoulders arms

8.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Silva, no run, a short ball on middle stump draws Silva's first proper aggressive stroke of the day, but he hits it straight to a deep-ish midwicket. Had loads of time to play it.

8.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Silva, 1 run, even shorter this time, around chest-high for Silva. This is on leg stump though, so he gets inside the line and pulls it to fine leg

irs: "@Daniel Alexande: its not about 3 pacer or spinners, it about your best available be bowlers. At the moment, BD lacks quality pace options therefore not option but to go with spinners. Moreover, with 3 pacers what happened in Dhaka we all know… "

8.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, keeps very low, which almost does the batsman in. It's pitched outside off stump and Karunaratne plays at that one. Goes under his slanted bat

8.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, wider of off stump this time, left alone

Mohammad Isam says: "Security is too heavy for even ticket-holders to come through."

8.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, fuller and angled in towards off stump, Dimuth steps forward and pushes it wide of mid off

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka 9/0

    • FDM Karunaratne 6 (34b)
    • JK Silva 2 (21b)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 5-1-8-0
    • Sohag Gazi 4-3-1-0
9.1

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, length ball, turning in towards the stumps, Silva defends

9.2

Sohag Gazi to Silva, 1 run, pitches on a length but turns more than Silva expects. It takes the top of his pad and loops over leg slip, so the batsmen can take a leg bye

9.3

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, pitched wider of off stump and straightening, Dimuth pushes this back

9.4

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, 1 run, full and on middle stump, driven wide enough of mid on for a single

9.5

Sohag Gazi to Silva, 1 run, full again, and SIlva drives wide of mid on as well

9.6

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, FOUR, first boundary of the Test comes from a sweep shot. How often do you say that? Sohag pitces on leg stump, and Dimuth gets down to hit it behind square

End of over 10 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 16/0

    • FDM Karunaratne 11 (37b 1x4)
    • JK Silva 4 (24b)
    • Sohag Gazi 5-3-8-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 5-1-8-0
10.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Silva, 1 run, keeps trying the short ball to Silva, but the batsman has plenty of time again and turns it to fine leg for one

10.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, this is interesting. On most tracks that probably would have gone through at chest height or higher, but it doesn't get above Dimuth's waist. He tries to pull it but can't really connect

Senaka: "Looks like this wicket is already playing tricks with in first 45 minutes of play. If it is going to keep low as your commentry team say , anything over 275 in first innings will be a very good score. " Only some balls are keeping low.

10.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, short of a length wide of off stump, left alone by Dimuth

10.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, FOUR, lovely shot. It was full on off stump, doing nothing off the seam. Karunaratne off drives all the way to the fence, but really it wasn't much more than a pull

10.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, full, wide of off stump, left alone

10.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, full, angled in towards off. Karunaratne cover-drives but doesn't time it. Straight to cover

End of over 11 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 21/0

    • FDM Karunaratne 15 (42b 2x4)
    • JK Silva 5 (25b)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 6-1-13-0
    • Sohag Gazi 5-3-8-0
11.1

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, fuller, defended into the leg side

11.2

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run

11.3

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, a bit of intent from Silva, who skips down the track, but the pitch is so slow it almost goes wrong for him. Lobs it back towards the bowler, but it doesn't carry

11.4

Sohag Gazi to Silva, 1 run, steps back to stroke a length ball through the covers

11.5

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, flighted length ball, this one is defended

11.6

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, 1 run, turned behind square leg for one

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 23/0

    • FDM Karunaratne 16 (44b 2x4)
    • JK Silva 6 (29b)
    • Sohag Gazi 6-3-10-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 6-1-13-0
12.1

Abdur Razzak to Karunaratne, 1 run, Razzak starts with a full toss, Dimuth steps out to whip this through the leg side, where deep midwicket cleans up

12.2

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, wide ball, Silva cuts, but not powerfully enough to beat the field

12.3

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run

12.4

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run

12.5

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run

12.6

Abdur Razzak to Silva, 1 run, comes forward to defend a flat ball on the stumps, but gets an inside edge and the ball goes into space

End of over 13 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 25/0

    • JK Silva 7 (34b)
    • FDM Karunaratne 17 (45b 2x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 1-0-2-0
    • Sohag Gazi 6-3-10-0
13.1

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, flighted on the stumps, defended nicely

13.2

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, flighted on the stumps again, defended

13.3

Sohag Gazi to Silva, no run, too early into the shot. You feel this is going to be a theme in this match. He tries to defend but edges it safely

13.4

Sohag Gazi to Silva, 1 run, fuller from Sohag, so Silva sweeps this one

13.5

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, FOUR, another good shot from Dimuth. This is short and sits up. He goes back and cuts, but it's so slow it almost goes through cover, for four

13.6

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, flatter and on the stumps, Karunaratne defends this onto the leg side

End of over 14 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 30/0

    • FDM Karunaratne 21 (47b 3x4)
    • JK Silva 8 (38b)
    • Sohag Gazi 7-3-15-0
    • Abdur Razzak 1-0-2-0

Brendan: "I hope for Razzak's sake he bowls well. He has been a little too predictable in Test cricket in the past. I hope that changes, because he's a mighty impressive ODI bowler ! *Crosses fingers*"

14.1

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, fullish ball, defended on the front foot

Razzak coming from around the wicket

14.2

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, fullish outside off stump, pushed away safely

14.3

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, this one had a little bite. Pitches on leg stump and turns away from Silva, who does well to adjust to the extra turn

14.4

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, big appeal. He hits the batsman on the front pad, but it didn't turn enough to threaten the stumps. Probably going down leg

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, full and flat, pushed away comfortably

14.6

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, this was not much higher than the ankle. Length ball turning away, and Silva gets a toe-end on it.

That's drinks.

End of over 15 (maiden) Sri Lanka 30/0

    • JK Silva 8 (44b)
    • FDM Karunaratne 21 (47b 3x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 2-1-2-0
    • Sohag Gazi 7-3-15-0

Very rarely do you see a pitch this slow in the first session. Scoring opportunities and wicket-taking chances were both limited.

15.1

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, FOUR, flights it right up, and Dimuth can't resist having a go at this. Drives powerfully past mid on for four. No one moves.

15.2

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, floated up again, whipped straight to midwicket

15.3

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, 1 run, a little shorter, but pitched outside leg and turning in. Dimuth goes back to turn this behind square leg

15.4

Sohag Gazi to Silva, 3 runs, floated up once more, and Silva gets a stride in and drives it square to beat the field. Two men chase and reel it in on the cover-point fence

15.5

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, 1 run, flighted again, pushed into the leg side

15.6

Sohag Gazi to Silva, OUT, Boom! Gazi strikes, Having flighted everything in the over, he pitches this one short and gets it to turn into Silva. The batsman tries to sweep but the ball goes below the bat and hits him in front of off stump. Would have hit middle and leg probably. A clever change of length by Gazi, and the pitch did the rest.

JK Silva lbw b Sohag Gazi 11 (66m 46b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.91

End of over 16 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 39/1

    • FDM Karunaratne 27 (51b 4x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 8-3-24-1
    • Abdur Razzak 2-1-2-0
16.1

Abdur Razzak to Karunaratne, no run, skips down some way to try and get it through the leg side, but can't beat the field

16.2

Abdur Razzak to Karunaratne, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, this time the batsman finds the gap wide of midwicket

A slip and short leg for Sanga

16.3

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, this is down the leg side and turning away, misses pad and cleaned up by Mushfiq

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, angled into the pads again, pushed into the leg side off the front foot

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, turning down leg. Sangakkara defends

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, fuller on leg stump, draws a drive from the batsman but it's straight to mid on

End of over 17 (1 run) Sri Lanka 40/1

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (4b)
    • FDM Karunaratne 28 (53b 4x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 3-1-3-0
    • Sohag Gazi 8-3-24-1
17.1

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, 1 run, length outside off stump, pushed square on the off side for one

17.2

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, 2 runs, floated up to leg stump and Sanga gets his first runs by clipping it square on the leg side

Gazi is coming around the wicket

17.3

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, full on middle stump, pushed defensively

17.4

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, gives this one some flight, but it doesn't turn after it pitches and it goes down leg

17.5

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, 1 run, another full-ish ball. Pushed into a gap on the off side

17.6

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, pushed through quicker on the stumps, defended by Dimuth

End of over 18 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 44/1

    • FDM Karunaratne 29 (55b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 3 (8b)
    • Sohag Gazi 9-3-28-1
    • Abdur Razzak 3-1-3-0

Al-Amin is back, and he has a slip and two gullies for Sanga. May be trying to tempt that cover drive.

18.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, first ball is full and angled across the leftie, but it's wide of off stump and Sanga leaves it alone

18.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, oh boy. Still keeping low. Length ball outside off stump. Left alone and it goes through on the bounce to the keeper

18.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, another leave, this time the ball is fuller but still about half a metre outside off stump

LoveLanka: "1st session of the 1st day of a test match. first hour, 16 Overs bowled and out of the 16 overs 11 overs by spinners... how often we see that?"

18.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, short ball attempted, and again, it doesn't really rise that high. It's down the leg side too, so Sanga doesn't bother with it.

Coming around the wicket to Sanga now.

18.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, Sanga clips it to the leg side. Mominul misfields it in front of square and allows the batsmen to take two

18.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, back-of-a-length delivery angled in towards the stumps. Pushed defensively into the leg side.

End of over 19 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 46/1

    • KC Sangakkara 5 (14b)
    • FDM Karunaratne 29 (55b 4x4)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 7-1-15-0
    • Sohag Gazi 9-3-28-1
19.1

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, 1 run, full on middle stump, driven straight to mid on.

19.2

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, full on off stump this time, Sanga cover drives to the fielder

19.3

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, length ball that keeps really low. Sanga tries to go back and drive but, the low bounce surprises him and there's no timing in the stroke

19.4

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, 1 run, length angled in on the pads, the batsman steps back and turns it behind square

19.5

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, no run, length ball, pushed through quickly and straightening on the stumps. Defended.

19.6

Sohag Gazi to Karunaratne, 1 run, full on leg stump again, and Dimuth drives it wide of mid on for another single

End of over 20 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 49/1

    • FDM Karunaratne 31 (58b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 6 (17b)
    • Sohag Gazi 10-3-31-1
    • Al-Amin Hossain 7-1-15-0

Keith: "While I do understand that Bangladesh have a right to produce tracks for home ground advantage, I do wonder how this type of pitch and game plan in general will benefit their game in the long run. When genuinely promising players like Robiul aren't given an opportunity to develop, how are they expecting to get any better? They don't need to play 3 seamers when their spinners are better, but surely at least 2 are worth a go?"

Al-Amin is coming back over the wicket for Dimuth

20.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, length ball down the leg side, but suddenly that one takes off from the surface. Mushfiq gets it in front of his face.

20.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, no run, back-of-a-length ball on off stump, defended

20.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Karunaratne, OUT, what has the batsman done? That is an awful ball to get out to, after he had looked so good. Al-Amin pitches short and wide. Dimuth has been letting these go all morning, but on this occasion he cuts and fails to keep the shot down. Point didn't have to move, and he swallows it around thigh-height. Another promising start for Dimuth, but that big score still eludes him. The slowness of the pitch might have played a part as well.

FDM Karunaratne c Mahmudullah b Al-Amin Hossain 31 (86m 61b 4x4 0x6) SR: 50.81

20.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, length ball on off stump, and new man Mahela gets nicely behind that one.

20.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, I still can't believe how low this ball is staying. That is back of a length outside off stump. Mahela tries to pull but the lack of bounce doesn't allow him to get a good connection

20.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off stump, passes through at around shin-height

End of over 21 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 49/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (3b)
    • KC Sangakkara 6 (17b)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 8-2-15-1
    • Sohag Gazi 10-3-31-1

A long conference at the bowler's end, before it is decided that Shakib will come into the attack. Starts from over the wicket with a slip and a short leg. Deep midwicket is also there.

21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, flights his first ball on middle stump, Sanga defends

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, drifting down leg, it takes the pad and evades the keeper

short cover in for Mahela

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, full on off stump, Mahela defends

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, back-of-a-length on leg stump, turned fine with ease

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, angled at the pads, the batsman defends

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, FOUR, lovely paddle sweep. Another one on leg stump and Mahela plays that beautifully fine, past the keeper. Dribbles over the rope at fine leg.

End of over 22 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 54/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 4 (7b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 6 (19b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-4-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 8-2-15-1
22.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside off, defended from the crease

22.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, and there's that cover-drive. Bowler floats one up outside off stump, and Sanga bends his knees to drive. It bursts through the hands of cover and they get one.

22.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, length ball on leg stump, turned fine

22.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, length ball again, defended

22.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, Al-Amin tries the bouncer from around the wicket. Sanga ducks that one.

22.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, floated up wide, and Sanga has a flash at that one. Misses though, as the ball moves slightly away off the seam. Mushfiq has hands on his head.

End of over 23 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 56/2

    • KC Sangakkara 7 (24b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 4 (8b 1x4)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 9-2-16-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-4-0
23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, fullish on off stump and straightening, Mahela defends

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, length ball on the legs,Mahela defends it to the leg side

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 bye, this is way down leg and what's more, does not rise above shin height. Tha ball takes a deflection off Mushfiq's pad and they take one

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish, driven wide of mid off for one

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela is early on that shot as he goes back to slot a shortish ball through midwicket. He hits it in the air, but there's no close fielder.

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short-of-a-length again. Looks like Bangladesh want the batsmen to play cross-batted strokes. Sanga obliges this time, cutting it in front of square.

End of over 24 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 61/2

    • KC Sangakkara 10 (26b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 5 (12b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-8-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 9-2-16-1

Tanvir Arjel: "Two best batsmen in the world against spin now at the crease..........Its very good to see how bangladeshi spinners do against them??" Not sure if that is true of Sanga, but Mahela should like the conditions

24.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, fullish outside off stump, Mahela slinks forward and defends

24.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, Length ball on the stumps, Mahela comes forward to defend, but ti keeps lower than expected and he has to adjust at the last moment. I don't think a batsman can really feel in on this track, the way it's playing.

24.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, fullish ball on off stump, defended again

24.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, 2 runs, bouncer this time, but again the batsman has an eon to get on top of that one. Mahlea hooks powerfully, and deep square leg runs around to reel that one in

24.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, full outside off stump, defended solidly towards cover

24.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, well wide of off stump this time, and Mahela lets it through

End of over 25 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 63/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 7 (18b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 10 (26b)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 10-2-18-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-8-0

Shakib is still coming around the wicket

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, pushed through quicker and pitching on middle, Sanga plays it towards leg

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, a bit more air on this one, but a similar defensive stroke from Sangakkara

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, pushed off the back foot to midwicket

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, full again, Sanga hits wide of mid on and they set off for a run, before quickly deciding against it

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, pitching on middle again, and defended on the front foot

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, this one is floated up on off stump. Sanga cover-drives straight to the fielder

End of over 26 (maiden) Sri Lanka 63/2

    • KC Sangakkara 10 (32b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 7 (18b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-1-8-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 10-2-18-1

Shashy: "Sanga may not be the best against spin, but definitely the best left-handed batsman against spin. Boy.. how well he has handled Ajmal over the years. "

26.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, pitched on off stump and straightening, but Mahela gets inside the line and turns that square on the leg side. That one kept low too.

26.2

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, fuller, and on middle stump. Sanga defends towards midwicket

26.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, full again, flatter and quicker. This one is defended to mid on.

26.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, similar ball, full and flat, same shot as well.

26.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, fullish ball, outside off stump this time. Sanga drives and doesn't beat the field

26.6

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, again on off stump. Driven to cover

End of over 27 (1 run) Sri Lanka 64/2

    • KC Sangakkara 10 (37b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 8 (19b 1x4)
    • Mahmudullah 1-0-1-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-1-8-0
27.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, full ball from wide out, around the wicket. Defended into the leg side.

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, fullish again, but this is down leg side. Mahela lets it hit the pad and dribble out behind him

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, full, but flat. Pushed away comfortably.

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, skips down the track and gets it wide of midwicket for one

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, full ball again, Sanga defends

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, FOUR, now he goes down the track and drives to mid on. The fielder should have stopped it but it was lazy work and he lets it through for a boundary

End of over 28 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 69/2

    • KC Sangakkara 14 (39b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 9 (23b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-1-13-0
    • Mahmudullah 1-0-1-0
28.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, angled in towards leg stump, Mahela gets it behind square

28.2

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, full and outside off stump, defended

28.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward to defend this full ball on the front foot

28.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, slightly flatter. Sangakkara drives on the up, but straight to cover

28.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, full and straight, Sanga tries to defend but gets a thick inside edge that squirts square on the leg side

Last ball before lunch

28.6

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, this is pushed through quickly, but Sanga manages to get a drive away. It's wide enough of mid off for the batsmen to sneak one.

So that's lunch. Interesting first session of a Test match. There's a strain of thought that the residual moisture on the surface is what is causing the low bounce, and that the bounce will increase as the pitch dries out. We'll see what happens after the break.

End of over 29 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 71/2

    • KC Sangakkara 15 (44b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 10 (24b 1x4)
    • Mahmudullah 2-0-3-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-1-13-0

12.05 pm Sri Lanka have the benefit of their two most experienced batsmen out there but Bangladesh will be buoyed by dismissing the openers rather cheaply. One or two more wickets and they'll sneak into the middle order and who knows? Shakib to kick things off after lunch.

Senaka: "Two batsmen with average over 50 per an inning and over 23000 test runs between them are struggling to score in this wicket means this will definetly be a low scoring match. SL have that added advantage of batting first."

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up just outside off as he leans forward to block

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, chips down the track and though Shakib refused to allow him much room, Sanga pushes it down towards mid-on and runs with the shot

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, FOUR, loses his length that time, terribly short and Mahela has ample time to go on the back foot and pull it over midwicket.

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, a bit round-armed there as this one slides down leg and Mahela nudges to fine leg

29.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, loads of excitement behind the wicket as this is pushed through on the pads. Mahela was looking to glance it down but doesn't make contact. Think it hit the pad on its way to the keeper who does well taking this down the leg side

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, leans far forward to defend the flighted delivery down the pitch

End of over 30 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 76/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 14 (28b 2x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 16 (46b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5-1-18-0
    • Mahmudullah 2-0-3-0
30.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball just outside off as Sanga lets it go calmly

30.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, goes fuller on that off stump channel as Sanga doesn't bother with this either

30.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, fullish and on off stump as he strides forward and punches to short extra cover

30.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, disciplined batting by Sanga as he judges this to be a length ball posing little threat to his off stump and lets it go

30.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, FOUR, switches to around the wicket but he presents an overpitched ball on off stump. Sanga pushed forward and drills it to the left of mid-off. Very little followthrough of the bat, but he's timed it superbly

30.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, pulls his length back and keeps it a bit wide of off, Sanga leaves it

End of over 31 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 80/2

    • KC Sangakkara 20 (52b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 14 (28b 2x4)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 11-2-22-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5-1-18-0
31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up and drifting in on middle and leg as Mahela strides down the track and looks to loft it over midwicket. Gets an inside edge onto pad. Beaten by the dip in flight

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, nicely flighted on middle and off as he reaches out and blocks

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed through on the pads as Mahela drives to mid-on

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on off stump and Sanga's solid on the front foot

31.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, straying down leg and Sanga is contend tickling it to the left of short fine leg.

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to this tossed up delivery on off stump, not quite in control though as this runs off the outside edge to third man

End of over 32 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 84/2

    • KC Sangakkara 23 (55b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 15 (31b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6-1-22-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 11-2-22-1
32.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, that cut back in just a touch as Al Amin keeps to a good length just outside off. The batsman moves back and across to block quite well

32.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, too full and too wide outside off to interest Sanga

32.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, very strong off side field for Sanga and that's to whom he bowls to as this is full and just outside off. Leans into one of his trademark cover drives

32.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball, tailing just the smallest bit in at him. Sanga's solidly behind it though

32.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, full and just outside off as he drives to mid-off. Doesn't time it too well though

32.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on off stump as Sanga keeps it out

End of over 33 (maiden) Sri Lanka 84/2

    • KC Sangakkara 23 (61b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 15 (31b 2x4)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 12-3-22-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6-1-22-0
33.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, drifting in on middle and leg as he looks to glance it to short fine leg.

33.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on middle as he presents a straight bat

33.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, defended to mid-on as this is flighted on middle and leg

33.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, not too much flight there as he delivers this on middle. Defended off the front foot

33.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, FOUR, fires this in on middle and leg and he doesn't get it full enough either. Mahela's excellent off the back foot as he clips it through vacant midwicket region and the man in the deep isn't quick enough

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, goes wide of the crease as he tosses this up outside off, Mahela is lured into pushing at it and is beaten

End of over 34 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 88/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 19 (37b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 23 (61b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 7-1-26-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 12-3-22-1
34.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, nips across to off stump as he tucks this length ball on off stump into midwicket

34.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, opens the face as this is back of a length and just outside off, can't beat gully though

34.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, seemed to straighten off the deck judging by how Mahela played that. Came forward and was looking to clip through the leg side first up but then adjusts his shot and defends

34.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, 2 runs, easily turned down to long leg as this is too short. Had a bit of room to free his arms and pull it down as well

34.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, pulls the bottom hand off the bat as he goes forward to defend the length ball angled in on off stump

34.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, good length just outside off, easily defended off the front foot

End of over 35 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 91/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 21 (42b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 24 (62b 2x4)
    • Al-Amin Hossain 13-3-25-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 7-1-26-0

Slip and silly mid-on for Sanga

Nuwan Piumal De: "Don't understand the strategy of pushing the ball harder than trying to flight it to get some purchase from the surface.True that these two players are better players of the spin. But on this surface I'd like to see them give some air to get the grip.."

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on off stump as he draws Sanga forward to defend

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed it past the man just to the left of the bowler. Flighted on middle as he drives down the ground

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed through on middle and leg as he looks for that arm ball. Mahela goes back and works it towards fine leg

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, nicely flighted this time on off stump but Sanga is just as good with his defence

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, FOUR, he's pierced the gap at cover. Shakib bowls one flat and gives just a bit of room but that seemed to be all the batsman needed as he rocked back and punched it to the right of the man inside the circle

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, much better ball to finish as this is tossed up on middle and Sanga defends with bat in front of pad

End of over 36 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 97/2

    • KC Sangakkara 29 (67b 3x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 22 (43b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 8-1-32-0
    • Al-Amin Hossain 13-3-25-1

Razzak takes over from Al Amin

Ahmar_Jami: "Priceless experience for Bangladesh bowlers to bowl to this duo of Sanga-Jayawardene, and equally priceless lesson for Bangladesh batsman how to grind an innings in a Test match rather than playing crowd pleasing shots "

36.1

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run, gets it to turn off middle but it was a touch flat and Mahela defends quite easily

36.2

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run, skids off the pitch and strikes him on the knee roll as he looked to pull, would have gone down leg though

36.3

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run, short and a touch wide too as Mahela guides straight to point

36.4

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run, oh, more room offered but Mahela misses out this time. Cuts but can't beat point

36.5

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run, flighted on middle as he pushes back to the bowler

36.6

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, 3 runs, plays it nice and late to raise the Sri Lankan hundred and their own fifty partnership. This one turns as well, but Mahela rides it as he opens the face and cuts the ball very late

End of over 37 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 100/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 25 (49b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 29 (67b 3x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 4-1-6-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 8-1-32-0

Double change as Sohag Gazi, after getting a little attention with the magic spray, comes on

Senaka: "I love the way these two greats milking the bowlers. This is batting on pure merit. No point of going for shots in anger as this wicket will not be condusive for stroke making."

37.1

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, no run, flighted just outside off as he defends off the front foot

37.2

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, no run, touch short as goes back quite quickly and he guides it to point

37.3

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg as he drives down to mid-on

37.4

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes around the wicket to Sanga as he flights it on middle, he was looking to drive through the off side again but gets more an inside edge down past the bowler

37.5

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, 1 run, a bit flat on middle as he moves back in his crease and works it through midwicket

37.6

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, flighted just outside leg and Sanga was looking to glance it nice and fine, but doesn't connect

End of over 38 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 103/2

    • KC Sangakkara 30 (69b 3x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 27 (53b 3x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 11-3-34-1
    • Abdur Razzak 4-1-6-0

Mahmudullah picks up from Abdul Razzak, who is off the field, with slip and forward short leg

38.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, nicely clipped away to long leg as he goes deep in his crease. Straying a bit on the pads

38.2

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, around the wicket as this is tossed up on off stump, Sanga advances and can only defend back to the bowler. Change in flight to prevent the batsman from taking full advantage

38.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on middle as he defends off the front foot

38.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, chips down the track as Mahmudullah tosses it up outside off to try and defeat the batsman. Defended away

38.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, another foray down the pitch as he keeps bat and pad together while defending, seemed to go along with the arm and strike his front pad

38.6

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, nudged towards midwicket as he meets this flighted delivery having danced down the track

End of over 39 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 105/2

    • KC Sangakkara 31 (74b 3x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 28 (54b 3x4)
    • Mahmudullah 3-0-5-0
    • Sohag Gazi 11-3-34-1
39.1

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, 1 run, stayed low that ball as this is flat on off stump, Sanga goes back and flat-bats it to short cover. The fielder gets a hand to it and deflects towards long-off

39.2

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, no run, flighted on off stump as he draws Mahela forward to defend

39.3

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, 1 run, loopy ball outside off as Mahela goes forward, waits for it to dip on him and then drives to deepish mid-on

39.4

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on middle and leg as he comes forward to defend

39.5

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, FOUR, pushed through down the leg side and Sanga is too clever. Leaned forward as he glanced it very fine to the long leg boundary

39.6

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on middle and off as Sanga pushes down the pitch

End of over 40 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 111/2

    • KC Sangakkara 36 (78b 4x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 29 (56b 3x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 12-3-40-1
    • Mahmudullah 3-0-5-0
40.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up outside off as he leans forward to defend with bat and pad close together

40.2

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, goes back to work it behind square leg as this is flat and turning in on leg stump

40.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, pushed through down the pads as this is flat and doesn't turn. Goes for the flick, but doesn't connect

40.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 2 runs, clipped through midwicket as this is on a length and on leg stump

40.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, SIX, that's a gimme ball and boy did Sanga pounce! Short ball outside off and Sanga is on the back foot and slaps it over deep midwicket. Easy put away with no one there in the deep

40.6

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, touch short again but this is a bit quicker as this time Sanga prefers to cut into the covers

Both these batsmen average 80+ against Bangladesh. Look out!

End of over 41 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 120/2

    • KC Sangakkara 44 (82b 4x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 30 (58b 3x4)
    • Mahmudullah 4-0-14-0
    • Sohag Gazi 12-3-40-1
41.1

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, 1 run, short on leg stump as he half-pulls, half-sweeps through midwicket

41.2

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on off stump as he continues around the wicket to the left-hander. Driven to the man at short cover

41.3

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on off stump and it gets the smallest bit of turn as it gets the outside half of the bat as he defend

41.4

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, keeps it nice and tight on the stumps as Sanga defends

41.5

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, blocked down the ground

41.6

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 42 (1 run) Sri Lanka 121/2

    • KC Sangakkara 44 (87b 4x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 31 (59b 3x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 13-3-41-1
    • Mahmudullah 4-0-14-0
42.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length ball as he works it away behind square leg, nicely clipped off the back foot

42.2

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, hint of turn on this one as well, nothing too dangerous though as Sanga opens the face while defending off the front foot

42.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, SIX, reaches his fifty with a thump over deep midwicket! Another short ball with ample room to free his arms and get all the leverage he could possibly want. Solid strike

42.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, flighted just outside off as he strides forward to block

42.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed to mid-on and they scurry through for a quick single

42.6

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, nice line from the offspinner as he keeps it on off stump. Mahela was not quite sure whether he wanted to clip it away or just defend. Settles for the safer option as he turns it into the leg side

End of over 43 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 129/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 32 (61b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 51 (91b 4x4 2x6)
    • Mahmudullah 5-0-22-0
    • Sohag Gazi 13-3-41-1
43.1

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on off as Sanga leans forward to block

43.2

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, pushed through on off stump as he goes back and punches to short cover

43.3

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, covers his stumps as he defends this flatter, length delivery on leg stump

43.4

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, almost a yorker outside off as Sanga leans forward to dig it out

43.5

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, flighted just outside off as he defends with a straight bat

43.6

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, pushes to short cover as this was tossed up outside off and that will be drinks

Uwaisul Karnain: "Kumar Sangakkara has now passed 50 in his last 6 innings against Bangladesh "

End of over 44 (maiden) Sri Lanka 129/2

    • KC Sangakkara 51 (97b 4x4 2x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 32 (61b 3x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 14-4-41-1
    • Mahmudullah 5-0-22-0

Shashy: "How nice of Mahmudullah, giving birthday treats to Sanga. Come on Sanga give him a nice gift, your wicket would be priceless. "

44.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, flat and down the leg side, Mahela was on the back foot and looked to pull very fine to long leg, but can't make contact

44.2

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, no intentions of flighting the ball just yet as this is turned away off the back foot behind square leg

44.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, full on middle and leg as Sanga comes forward to block

44.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, that time he does give it a bit more air as he lures Sanga forward to defend

44.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed to a deepish mid-on as he lunges forward

44.6

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up just outside off as Mahela blocks carefully

End of over 45 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 131/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 33 (64b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 52 (100b 4x4 2x6)
    • Mahmudullah 6-0-24-0
    • Sohag Gazi 14-4-41-1

Sohag Gazi comes back into the attack

45.1

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, probes away just outside off as Sanga lets it go

45.2

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, flat and fullish on off stump as he keeps it out

45.3

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, 1 run, strays a touch down leg as he flights it, Sanga turns it to long leg

45.4

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, no run, stays back as he plays this length ball off the pitch and defends

45.5

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, no run, nice and loopy offspinner which draws Mahela forward but he prefers to defend

45.6

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, 1 run, more flight as Mahela is forward and pushes it down to long-on. Batting looks far too easy with these two at the crease

Taufiq Reaz: "Give Nasir a chance to bowl. He is a partnership breaker. come on Musi....."

End of over 46 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 133/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 34 (67b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 53 (103b 4x4 2x6)
    • Sohag Gazi 15-4-43-1
    • Mahmudullah 6-0-24-0
46.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run

46.2

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted outside off as he turns it down towards long-on for a single

Abdur Razzak is still off the field.

46.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on and around the stumps as he blocks

46.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, FOUR, strides down the track and drills down the ground. Flighted on middle and he managed to reach to the pitch and times it perfectly

46.5

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, short and wide, Sanga had to reach so far across which was probably why he couldn't get the gap

46.6

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on middle as he leans forward to defend

End of over 47 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 138/2

    • KC Sangakkara 57 (107b 5x4 2x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 35 (69b 3x4)
    • Mahmudullah 7-0-29-0
    • Sohag Gazi 15-4-43-1
47.1

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, no run, lovely, loopy delivery on off stump as Mahela strides forward and drives towards long-on. The bowler invervenes

47.2

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, no run, keeps it nice and tight on off stump as he defends off the back foot

47.3

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, 1 run, plonks his front foot outside off and sweeps to long leg as Mahmudullah persists with a bit of flight outside off

47.4

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, fullish, flat and quick on middle as Sanga goes back to block. Seemed to keep a little low

47.5

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, driven back to the bowler as this is flighted outside off

47.6

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, 1 run, angles it in on middle and Sanga uses it to clip to behind square leg

End of over 48 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 140/2

    • KC Sangakkara 58 (110b 5x4 2x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 36 (72b 3x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 16-4-45-1
    • Mahmudullah 7-0-29-0
48.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and drifting down leg with the angle from around the wicket as Sanga clips it to deep backward square leg

48.2

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, nicely tossed up just outside off as Mahela reaches forward to block

48.3

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, flghted on off stump as he blocks with a dead, straight bat

48.4

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, not quite full that time and Mahela adjusts as he turns it behind square leg

48.5

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, full and just outside off as he blocks off the back foot

48.6

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed through on middle and leg as he turns it past the man at short fine to retain strike

sumon: "Do you guys think that BD bowlers will able to break this partnership today?"

John: "Bring al amin & give him & gazi 10overs partnership. Something can happen as these duo were very good in the morning. Think over it mushi."

End of over 49 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 142/2

    • DPMD Jayawardene 37 (77b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 59 (111b 5x4 2x6)
    • Mahmudullah 8-0-31-0
    • Sohag Gazi 16-4-45-1

MAB: "BD looks vulnerable when it comes to taking wickets, they removed openers cheaply but couldn't capitalize since then, i am wondering where is Murtaza? BD worked hard as batting unit, but their bowling unit still have some more work to do."

49.1

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, no run, bit of turn from outside off, but there is little flight on the ball as Mahela goes back and turns it to short leg

49.2

Sohag Gazi to Jayawardene, 1 run, good flight on this one as he drives to long-on

49.3

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off as Sanga doesn't bother with it

49.4

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, nudged to midwicket as this is tossed up on leg stump

49.5

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, defended down the pitch as this is on a good length on middle

49.6

Sohag Gazi to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up just outside off as he pushes into the covers

Nuwan Piumal De: "It seems really a flat wicket but this is a good passage of play for BD to gain some experience for their future.. "

End of over 50 (1 run) Sri Lanka 143/2

    • KC Sangakkara 59 (115b 5x4 2x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 38 (79b 3x4)
    • Sohag Gazi 17-4-46-1
    • Mahmudullah 8-0-31-0
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