Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan,
gone! Ambitious shot when you're not yet off the mark. Dilshan tries to play the over-the-shoulder scoop to Mash, but the bowler has slowed it down. It pitches around middle, Dilshan misjudges the pace, and it crashes into middle and off. Big strike first over. The crowd is delirious.
TM Dilshan b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Shakib Al Hasan to Chandimal,
he hadn't played a decent shot after I talked him up, and he now perishes, holing out to long off. Chandimal ran down the pitch and tried to smash it for six, but he didn't have enough power in the shot. Fielder at long on leaps and takes it just inside the ropes.
LD Chandimal c Farhad Reza b Shakib Al Hasan 18 (24m 15b 2x4 1x6) SR: 120.00
Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara,
oh what a catch! It takes something special to dismiss Sanga at this ground, and Nasir Hossain provides just that. Sanga rocks back and plays that straight-ish pull that brought him about a billion runs in the Test match here. But this time, Shakib has got a man out there and Nasir sprints full tilt to his right about seven metres in from the fence, then throws himself to intercept the ball mid air.
KC Sangakkara c Nasir Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 11 (7m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 183.33
Arafat Sunny to Prasanna,
gone, Nasir gets another catch and Sunny gets a wicket in his first over. Sri Lanka sliding here after such a good start. Sunny gives it some air and pitches on middle and leg. Prasanna goes for a big slog sweep, but can't get enough elevation. Nasir is waiting for it at deep-backward square. Swallows it with ease.
S Prasanna c Nasir Hossain b Arafat Sunny 4 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Arafat Sunny to MDKJ Perera,
what a catch again. Anamul Haque this time, and it's a huge one for Bangladesh. Kusal dances down and tries to slap Sunny over the midwicket fence, but Anamul jumps high, intercepts the ball above his head and keeps his balance, on one leg, just a few inches from the rope.
MDKJ Perera c Anamul Haque b Arafat Sunny 64 (61m 44b 7x4 1x6) SR: 145.45
Rubel Hossain to Mathews,
massive mix up. Mathews is lost somewhere near the non-strikers end. There might be a difficult word or two in the dressing room after this. Mathews drives it to midwicket and sets off straight away, calling Thisara through. But though Thisara responds in the affirmative and takes a few strides down the pitch, he suddenly decides against it and turns back. Only, by now, Mathews is almost at the non-striker's end. He is easily run out and leaves the field, shaking his head
AD Mathews run out 11 (23m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Mashrafe Mortaza to Kulasekara,
slower ball does him in. That's short-of-a-length on the stumps, Kule tries to pull it away but ends up hitting it high, not hard. Man at deep square leg settles nicely under it.
KMDN Kulasekara c Shamsur Rahman b Mashrafe Mortaza 31 (21m 21b 1x4 2x6) SR: 147.61