Mashrafe Mortaza to Jaffer,
Would you believe it? Mashrafe Mortaza cleans up Wasim Jaffer! First-ball duck! The off stump has gone for a jog. Super start from Bangladesh. It landed on a perfect length, outside the off stump and cut back in. Jaffer had planted his left foot across and shouldered his arms and looked in shock as the ball jagged back in and crashed into the off stump. Mortaza went on a celebratory run, the crowd cleared their throats and what a fab start for Bangladesh. Rahul Dravid walks in early. Yet again.
W Jaffer b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Mashrafe Mortaza to Karthik,
Mortaza gets the reward for persistence. He hit the deck short of length, just outside off stump and it shaped away a touch and Karthik tried to pull it from there and ended up ballooning it to mid-off. Karthik falls after a well-made fifty. Remember he is playing purely as a batsman. He would be a touch disappointed with the shot selection there but Mortaza won't be complaining. He has kept it on and around off stump this spell, at times cutting it back in, making it hold the line.
KD Karthik c Mohammad Ashraful b Mashrafe Mortaza 56 (146m 102b 8x4 0x6) SR: 54.90
Shahadat Hossain to Dravid,
And hello?! Shahadat strikes immediately. Dravid falls and Bangladeshi fielders go in a huddle. Done in by the extra bounce. Short of length, outside off stump and it kicks up, Dravid goes for a cut, is surprised by the extra bounce and nicks it behind to Masud, the wicketkeeper. Two quick wickets and Bangladesh are back into the game. Sourav Ganguly walks in.
R Dravid c †Khaled Mashud b Shahadat Hossain 61 (154m 99b 11x4 0x6) SR: 61.61
Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly,
And he is gone now! It landed short, moved across Ganguly who went for a pull shot from outside off and it ballooned up towards mid-off. It didn't kick up as much as Ganguly might have anticipated; It was below chest-high. More than the length, he was done in by the decision to go for a pull shot to a delivery outside the off stump.
SC Ganguly c Mohammad Rafique b Mashrafe Mortaza 100 (222m 165b 13x4 2x6) SR: 60.60
Shahadat Hossain to Tendulkar,
Like Ganguly, like Karthik, Tendulkar falls pulling a slightly short delivery that was going outside the off stump. Shahadat strikes. It was short in length and outside the off stump and Tendulkar tried to fetch it from there and presents a dolly at extra cover.
SR Tendulkar c Mohammad Ashraful b Shahadat Hossain 101 (274m 169b 9x4 0x6) SR: 59.76
Mohammad Rafique to Powar,
Powar is cleaned up. Ran down the track, had a wild heave at a delivery on the off stump, made no contact but the ball did with the off stump. India slip to 381 for 6.
RR Powar b Mohammad Rafique 7 (16m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33
Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni,
on the middle line, defended to the on side
A Kumble retired hurt 1 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11
Shahadat Hossain to Khan,
the faintest of edges... Shahadat holds the length back a little outside off, Zaheer is tempted to poke at it, catches the edge and an easy take for Mashud
Z Khan c †Khaled Mashud b Shahadat Hossain 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni,
slashed to point and that's also the declaration, wide outside off stump, Dhoni cuts hard off the open face of the bat, doesnt quite get the desired placement to whack it over point, easy catch on waist height to Javed Omar
MS Dhoni c Javed Omar b Mashrafe Mortaza 36 (81m 38b 6x4 0x6) SR: 94.73