Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2008/09 / Commentary

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 107 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

50.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, on the middle stump, Samaraweera comes to the pitch of the delivery and defends

50.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, short on the leg stump, Samaraweera gets onto the back foot and pulls it onto the wrist of the short leg fielder, who is grimacing in pain

50.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Samaraweera comes down the track and flicks it to fine leg for a single

50.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, outside off, comes forward and defends

50.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, outside off, pushes it to mid-off

50.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Dilshan cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 51 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 144/4
TM Dilshan    4* (17b)      Shakib Al Hasan    15-3-38-2
TT Samaraweera    11* (23b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    10-2-25-1

51.1

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, Dilshan stands tall and defends it back onto the pitch

51.2

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, 2 runs, outside the off stump, Dilshan moves back and forces it on the off side for a couple

51.3

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, no run, wide outside the off stump and left alone by Dilshan

51.4

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, FOUR, fuller on the off stump, Dilshan takes the front foot out of the way and creams it past the bowler for a boundary

51.5

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Dilshan stands tall and cuts it to third man for his second boundary of the over

51.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Dilshan gets an inside edge back onto the pitch

End of over 52 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 154/4
TM Dilshan    14* (23b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    11-2-35-1
TT Samaraweera    11* (23b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    15-3-38-2

52.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Samaraweera

52.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera comes forward and defends

52.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera steers it to third man for a single

52.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, OUT, gone! this time the straight delivery does the trick as he has Dilshan groping for the spin. Dilshan like his captain earlier is bowled lock, stock and barrel. Well Shakib has these batsmen in a spin now

TM Dilshan b Shakib Al Hasan 14 (28m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Prassana comes into join Samaraweera

52.5

Shakib Al Hasan to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it to fine leg for a single

52.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, short outside the off stump, Samaraweera rocks back and drives it to cover

End of over 53 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 156/5
TT Samaraweera    12* (27b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    16-3-40-3
HAPW Jayawardene    1* (1b)      Shahadat Hossain    11-2-35-1

53.1

Shahadat Hossain to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, short on the leg stump, pulls it to fine leg

53.2

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, no run, wide outside the off stump and coming in slightly, Shahadat goes up in appeal and it's an appeal wasted

53.3

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, 1 run, short on the middle and leg, Samaraweera turns it to fine leg for a single

53.4

Shahadat Hossain to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump, Prassana comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

53.5

Shahadat Hossain to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 wide, too wide outside the off stump, and Bucknor signals that one

53.5

Shahadat Hossain to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, fuller on the off stump, Prasanna moves across and flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

53.6

Shahadat Hossain to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it to fine leg for a single

End of over 54 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 162/5
HAPW Jayawardene    5* (5b)      Shahadat Hossain    12-2-41-1
TT Samaraweera    13* (29b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    16-3-40-3

54.1

Shakib Al Hasan to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, outside the leg stump, Prassana gets rapped on the pads and runs across for a leg-bye

54.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, and left alone

54.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run

54.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, on leg stump, turns it to deep midwicket for a single

54.5

Shakib Al Hasan to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and defends it to silly point

54.6

Shakib Al Hasan to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump, Prassana defends it back onto the pitch

End of over 55 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 164/5
HAPW Jayawardene    5* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    17-3-41-3
TT Samaraweera    14* (32b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    12-2-41-1

55.1

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, no run, for the first time low bounce in evidence as Shahadat pitches it on the good length and Samaraweera adjusts well to the low bounce and defends it

55.2

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Samaraweera

55.3

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, FOUR, fuller on the off stump, Samaraweera gets to the pitch of the delivery and flicks it past mid-on for a boundary

55.4

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump and short in length, Samaraweera defends it

55.5

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, no run, on the leg stump and short in length, Samaraweera ducks under it comfortably

55.6

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, 1 run, on the leg stump, Samaraweera turns it to fine leg for a single

End of over 56 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 169/5
TT Samaraweera    19* (38b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    13-2-46-1
HAPW Jayawardene    5* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    17-3-41-3

56.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, fuller in length , drives it to mid-off

56.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, on the leg stump, comes forward and defends

56.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and drives it to the left of mid-off

56.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside off, Prassana comes forward and pushes it to cover

56.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, on the leg stump, Prasanna turns it to fine leg for a single

56.6

Shakib Al Hasan to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, on the leg stump, Samaraweera pushes it away on the leg side for a single

End of over 57 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 171/5
HAPW Jayawardene    6* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    18-3-43-3
TT Samaraweera    20* (43b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    13-2-46-1

57.1

Shahadat Hossain to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, short on the off stump, Prasanna can't resist the temptation to pull, which he does and gets a top edge to fine leg where Tamim Iqbal does no mistakes and takes the catch. Shahadat is pleased as a punch and why shouldn't he be ?

HAPW Jayawardene c Tamim Iqbal b Shahadat Hossain 6 (21m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

57.2

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, no run, outside the off stump and left all alone by Vaas

57.3

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, no run, outside the off stump, Vaas gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it

57.4

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, no run, outside the off stump and swinging away wildly, left alone by Vaas

Shahadat goes round the wicket now and has had two false starts and the right sock is almost out of the shoe

57.5

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, 1 no ball, short outside the off stump and Vaas weaves out of the way and it's signalled a no-ball

and thats it for the day as batsmen are offered light and they are glad to accept it. Good bowling, especially by Shakib-al-Hasan and Shahadat Hossain has put Bangladesh ahead in this match for now. All they would be looking for now is to wrap up things tomorrow and get the batsmen to do their job. At stumps on day 1, Sri Lanka are 172/6 and struggling. Weather permitting we will have an early start tomorrow. It will be a 09:00 am start (local time). Till then it's good night from us here at Cricinfo

Day 2 Hello and welcome to the coverage of Day 2. It will Shahadat resuming to Vaas

57.5

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Vaas, the first thing in morning

57.6

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, no run, delivers the chin music ball this time round and Vaas weaves out of the way

End of over 58 (1 run) Sri Lanka 172/6
WPUJC Vaas    0* (6b)      Shahadat Hossain    14-2-47-2
TT Samaraweera    20* (43b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    18-3-43-3

58.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and defends

58.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, left alone outside the off stump

58.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump, Samaraweera forces it to sweeper cover for a single

58.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, 1 run, on the leg stump, Vaas pushes it away to fine leg to hand the strike back to Samaraweera

58.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, comes forward and defends

58.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, comes forward and defends yet again

End of over 59 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 174/6
TT Samaraweera    21* (48b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    19-3-45-3
WPUJC Vaas    1* (7b)      Shahadat Hossain    14-2-47-2

59.1

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Vaas

59.2

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Vaas again

goes round the wicket now

59.3

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, FOUR, immediately gives him the width to work with as Vaas cuts it over gully for a boundary

59.4

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, no run, outside off, Vaas moves across and defends it back onto the pitch

59.5

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, no run, beaten by the away moving delivery

59.6

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, no run, outside the off satump and Vaas lets it go

End of over 60 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 178/6
WPUJC Vaas    5* (13b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    15-2-51-2
TT Samaraweera    21* (48b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    19-3-45-3

60.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

60.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, outside off, turns it to midwicket for a single

60.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, FOUR, short outside the off stump and Vaas cuts it away to point for a boundary

60.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, 1 run

60.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, off the outside edge to short third man through the first slip

60.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and defends

End of over 61 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 184/6
TT Samaraweera    22* (52b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    20-3-51-3
WPUJC Vaas    10* (15b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    15-2-51-2

61.1

Shahadat Hossain to Vaas, 5 leg byes, off the pads for leg byes but Shahadat was animated in his appeal

61.2

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, no run, outside off, Samaraweera covers the line and defends

61.3

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and defends yet again

61.4

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, no run

61.5

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, FOUR, short outside the off stump and width provided as Samaraweera frees his arms and cuts it away to point boundary

61.6

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, no run, on the off and middle this time around, Samaraweera gets to the pitch of the delivery and defends

End of over 62 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 193/6
TT Samaraweera    26* (57b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    16-2-55-2
WPUJC Vaas    10* (16b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    20-3-51-3

62.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, on the leg stump, turns it to short fine leg

62.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and pushes it to cover

62.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, on the middle stump and fuller in length, Vaas punches it to mid-on

62.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, 2 runs, short outside off, Vaas forces it to sweeper cover for a couple

62.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run

62.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, on the off stump, Vaas comes to the pitch of the delivery and turns it to midwicket

End of over 63 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 195/6
WPUJC Vaas    12* (22b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    21-3-53-3
TT Samaraweera    26* (57b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    16-2-55-2

Alam replaces Shahadat now

63.1

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, and bowls a good length delivery in the corridor. Alam seems to be highly impressive but then does not have figures to show for it

63.2

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, 1 wide, outside the off stump, Samaraweera moves across and lets it go to the keeper and is called a wide

63.2

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run

Sorry for the minimal comms, we have been having some problems which are sorted now

63.3

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run

63.4

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Samaraweera shifts the weight onto his back foot and punches a drivce through covers for a boundary. Not a fielder moved there

63.5

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, 3 runs, on the leg stump, Samaraweera clips it off his pads to deep square leg for three runs

63.6

Mahbubul Alam to Vaas, no run, on the leg stump, Vaas turns it to midwicket

End of over 64 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 203/6
WPUJC Vaas    12* (23b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    14-4-31-0
TT Samaraweera    33* (62b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    21-3-53-3

64.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, slips a faster one in and Samaraweera surprised by the pace pushes it to silly point

64.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

64.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, defends back onto the pitch

64.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera comes forward and pushes it to mid-on

64.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, straight delivery on the off stump, Samaraweera picks it late and pushes it to midwicket. He looked highly uncomfortable but did manage to pick it up

64.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, on the leg stump, moves across and clips it to fine leg for a single

End of over 65 (1 run) Sri Lanka 204/6
TT Samaraweera    34* (68b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    22-3-54-3
WPUJC Vaas    12* (23b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    14-4-31-0

65.1

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, FOUR, width outside off, Samaraweera plays the cut shot close from the body as he gets a boundary

65.2

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, FOUR, fuller on the off stump, Samarweera gets in line of the delivery and punches it to mid-on for another boundary

65.3

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, down the leg side

65.4

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Samaraweera comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

65.5

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, on the leg stump, Samaraweera comes forward and pushes it to the right of mid-on fielder but he timed it well as the ball travelled fast to him, preventing the single

65.6

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, drives it to cover

End of over 66 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 212/6
TT Samaraweera    42* (74b 7x4)      Mahbubul Alam    15-4-39-0
WPUJC Vaas    12* (23b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    22-3-54-3

Thanks Raghav

66.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, flighted outside off and defended close to the body

66.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, once again defends very close to the pad and Mushfiqur gets excited

66.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, lunges forward and pushes it towards point

66.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, drifts on the thighs and he gets a little too early to flick it away and the ball lobs off his legs and rolls towards the slips, Mushfiqur thinks there's bat involved

66.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, FOUR, tosses it up outside off and he steps down the track and lofts it very smoothly over mid-on, it was quite premeditated

66.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, continues over the wicket and this time he gets well forward and defends

End of over 67 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 216/6
WPUJC Vaas    16* (29b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    23-3-58-3
TT Samaraweera    42* (74b 7x4)      Mahbubul Alam    15-4-39-0

Ashraful has a chat with Mahbubul, just the one slip

67.1

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, lands it on a good length on off and middle and he defends solidly on the walk

67.2

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, 2 runs, strays a bit on the pads and there's gentle swing in the air, he works it wide of mid-on and they push the second but decide against the third run

67.3

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, much better line and length, lands just a shade outside off and he gets across his stumps and softly taps it down towards cover

67.4

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, fuller in length and drifting on middle, he turns the face of the bat and tucks it softly towards mid-on, he turns down a run

67.5

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, pitches it full and searches for that inswing, samaraweera does well to lunge forward and smother the movement

67.6

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, FOUR, well he tries a little too hard to swing it and as a result dishes out a meaty half volley outside off, Samaraweera gets well forward and just pushes it in the gap between mid-off and cover

End of over 68 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 222/6
TT Samaraweera    48* (80b 8x4)      Mahbubul Alam    16-4-45-0
WPUJC Vaas    16* (29b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    23-3-58-3

68.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, floated on middle and leg, he gets forward and works it to midwicket

68.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, tossed up outside off and he defends

68.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, works it to the on side

68.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, defends close to the pads and mushfiqur gets optimistic again

68.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, defends forward but gets some solid wood on it this time

68.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, transfers on the backfoot this time and he defends softly

End of over 69 (maiden) Sri Lanka 222/6
WPUJC Vaas    16* (35b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    24-4-58-3
TT Samaraweera    48* (80b 8x4)      Mahbubul Alam    16-4-45-0

Nice start by SL this morning. Now it's Mehrab Hossain jnr to bowl his left-arm spin

69.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, 1 run, lands it on a good length on off and middle and he shuffles and works it to the on side

69.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, 1 run, comes over the wicket to the left-hander and he pushes a full delivery wide of the covers

69.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, no run, round the wicket to the right hander, defended on the front foot

69.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, 1 run, drives a full delivery down to Ashraful at cover and Samaraweera gets to his fifty, a crucial one given the state of the innings

69.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, FOUR, nice shot, he lands full outside off and Vaas gets well forward to the pitch of the ball and caresses it wide of mid-off and cover

69.6

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, slightly shorter in length and vaas gets on the backfoot and waits for the turn, it comes in sharply and Vaas chops it softly wide of slip

End of over 70 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 229/6
WPUJC Vaas    21* (38b 4x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    1-0-7-0
TT Samaraweera    50* (83b 8x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    24-4-58-3

70.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, FOUR, ovrpitches on middle and leg from round the wicket, Samaraweera gets down the pitch and gives himself room and whips it with ease wide of midwicket

70.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and defends a full delivery

70.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, pushes it firmly back to the bowler

70.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, lunges forward and pushes it to cover

70.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, drives on the up wide of the bowler and the chirpy Mushfiqur yells 'catch'

70.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, pushes it faster and flatter, he makes room to cut but does well to get behind the line and defend

End of over 71 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 233/6
TT Samaraweera    54* (89b 9x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    25-4-62-3
WPUJC Vaas    21* (38b 4x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    1-0-7-0

71.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, 1 run, floated on middle and leg and worked to the on side

71.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, no run, flighted on middle and leg, worked to the on side

71.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, no run, searches for a cheeky single towards midwicket but he's sent back

71.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, 1 run, pushed to the on side and he picks the single this time

71.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, Appeal! Comes round the wicket and fires it on the pads, he tries to work it to the on side but the ball gets a leading edge off the pads, a little too optimistic on the appeal

71.6

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, 1 run, defended on the front foot

End of over 72 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 236/6
WPUJC Vaas    23* (41b 4x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    2-0-10-0
TT Samaraweera    55* (92b 9x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    25-4-62-3

72.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, comes over the wicket, he gets forward and defends

72.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, makes room and tries to cut but the ball skids through and he pushes it wide of slip

72.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run, tries to slash it again, same result

72.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, no run

72.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vaas, FOUR, floated on middle and leg and he gets on his knee early and sweeps powerfully, nobody patrolling fine leg to cut that off

72.6

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

End of over 73 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 240/6
WPUJC Vaas    27* (47b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    26-4-66-3
TT Samaraweera    55* (92b 9x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    2-0-10-0

73.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets forward and steers it to the off side and gets a single

73.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, cuts it down to cover and contemplates a single

73.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, floated on middle and leg and he defends forward

73.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, 1 run, comes round the wicket, he pushes a single off his pads wide of midwicket

73.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, no run, flighted outside off and defended forward

73.6

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, 1 run, pushes it wide of point and he keeps the strike

End of over 74 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 243/6
TT Samaraweera    57* (95b 9x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    3-0-13-0
WPUJC Vaas    28* (50b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    26-4-66-3

Slip and silly point in place

74.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, flighted outside off and defended forward

74.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, fetches a full delivery slightly away from the body and works it to the on side

74.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and pushes a full delivery to the off side

74.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, defends close to the pad and he inside edge hits his boot

74.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and defends to the covers

74.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, pushes it towards point and takes the single

End of over 75 (1 run) Sri Lanka 244/6
TT Samaraweera    58* (101b 9x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    27-4-67-3
WPUJC Vaas    28* (50b 5x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    3-0-13-0

75.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, 1 run, floated outside off, he gets forward and takes a single to cover

75.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, 1 run, pushes it fuller and faster, he makes room and cuts wide of cover

75.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, no run, gets well forward and smothers the turn

75.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, no run, Chance! He gets on the backfoot to defend but the flat delivery straightens and takes the outside edge which just falls short of first slip

75.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, 1 run, drifts on the pads, he works it to the on side

75.6

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, 1 run, makes room and cuts hard and Ashraful does brilliantly at short cover to dive and save a couple of runs

End of over 76 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 248/6
WPUJC Vaas    30* (52b 5x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    4-0-17-0
TT Samaraweera    60* (105b 9x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    27-4-67-3

Speaking of Ashraful, he brings himself on

76.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Vaas, no run, bowls the offbreak, defends very close to the pads and the bowler belts out an appeal

76.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Vaas, no run, flighted outside off and defends close to the pads again

76.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Vaas, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

76.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Vaas, 1 run, slightly short of a length outside off, he makes room and cuts to sweeper cover

76.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Samaraweera, no run

76.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Samaraweera, 1 run, lands on a good length and he cuts wide of cover

End of over 77 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 250/6
TT Samaraweera    61* (107b 9x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-2-0
WPUJC Vaas    31* (56b 5x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    4-0-17-0

77.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Samaraweera, 1 run, tries to sweep but fails to make contact

77.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run

77.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, floated on the pads and defends softly

77.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, FOUR, poor ball and rightfully dispatched, lands it short of a length and fires it flat, Vaas has all the time in the world to make room and slam it wide of point and it runs to third man

77.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, good comeback, gives it a lot of air and lands on a yorker length, Vaas nearly falls over as he tries to dig it out

77.6

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, gets well forward and defends

So Sri Lanka claim the first hour. Vaas' calm presence here was just what Samaraweera needed

End of over 78 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 255/6
WPUJC Vaas    35* (61b 6x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    5-0-22-0
TT Samaraweera    62* (108b 9x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-2-0

Ashraful to continue, one slip in place

78.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Samaraweera, 1 run, just lands it short of a length, he transfers on the backfoot and pushes it to the on side

78.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Vaas, no run, beats him, well bowled, just trickles past the outside edge

78.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Vaas, 1 run

78.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Samaraweera, 1 run, pushes it wide of mid-on

78.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Vaas, 1 run, makes room and cuts to the offside wide of cover

78.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Samaraweera, no run, tries to bowl this one flat and samaraweera shapes to spank it back to Colombo but the ball keeps so .low that he just manages to push it back to the bowler

End of over 79 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 259/6
TT Samaraweera    64* (111b 9x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-6-0
WPUJC Vaas    37* (64b 6x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    5-0-22-0

79.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, gets forward and defends

79.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, gets forward and defends

79.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run

79.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, defends close to the pads and there's a half hearted appeal

79.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, defends on the backfoot

79.6

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Vaas, no run, comes round the wicket and he defends forward

End of over 80 (maiden) Sri Lanka 259/6
WPUJC Vaas    37* (70b 6x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    6-1-22-0
TT Samaraweera    64* (111b 9x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-6-0

Bangladesh have taken the new ball. Here's Mortaza. Two slips

80.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, no run, lands it outside off and he gets nice inward movement off the seam

80.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, 2 runs, lands it full outside off and Samaraweera opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of point, Shahadat runs across from third man and fumbles and nearly costs his team five runs as the ball rolls close to his cap which fell over on the turf

80.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, 1 run, moves away slightly off the seam and he opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of second slip

80.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, no run, gets across his stumps and nicely behind the line and defends

80.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, no run, lands outside off and there's quite a bit of seam movement through to Mushfiqur

80.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, no run, lands it slightly wide of the offstump and Vaas chooses not to play a shot

End of over 81 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 262/6
WPUJC Vaas    37* (73b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    14-1-51-1
TT Samaraweera    67* (114b 9x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    6-1-22-0

Here's Mahbubul Alam

81.1

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and there's movement off the seam away from the right hander

81.2

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, and Bangladesh nearly get their first strike! Pitches just a shade outside off and moves away and travels awfully close to that outside edge, the batsman had himself to blame for that choice of shot

81.3

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, FOUR, lovely comeback, Alam bowls a half volley and searches for that away swing, he merely drives through the line and pushes it wide of cover

81.4

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, holds the length back and he pushes straight to cover

81.5

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, FOUR, class, Alam pitches it a little too short outside off, Samaraweera rocks on the backfoot and crashes it wide of backward point

81.6

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, fuller in length and defended on the front foot

End of over 82 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 270/6
TT Samaraweera    75* (120b 11x4)      Mahbubul Alam    17-4-53-0
WPUJC Vaas    37* (73b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    14-1-51-1

82.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, no run, on the off stump, comes forward and defends

82.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, no run, outside the off stump and gets it move away a touch, just eluding the outside edge

82.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, no run, short ball outside the off stump, Vaas is looking to pull it away but withdraws at the last moment

82.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, OUT, now thats the wicket Bangladesh was searching for all day and is it late? Mashrafe pitches one on the off stump and gets it to move away a touch as Vaas feathers it to Rahim. Llong took a little time in giving it

WPUJC Vaas c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 37 (107m 77b 6x4 0x6) SR: 48.05

Dammika Prasad comes in now

82.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prasad, no run, Mashrafe has spring in his step now and bowls a fuller delivery, which Dammika manages to block

82.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prasad, no run, outside the off stump and moving away a touch. Dammika wants to defend it but the ball just misses kissing the outside edge

End of over 83 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 270/7
KTGD Prasad    0* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    15-2-51-2
TT Samaraweera    75* (120b 11x4)      Mahbubul Alam    17-4-53-0

83.1

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, 1 run

83.2

Mahbubul Alam to Prasad, no run, outside the off stump and rising, Dammika is lucky that the ball is moving and not finding the bat. It won't be long before it finds the outside edge if he bats like this

83.3

Mahbubul Alam to Prasad, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

83.4

Mahbubul Alam to Prasad, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dammika comes forward and pushes it to point

83.5

Mahbubul Alam to Prasad, no run, short delivery on the off stump, Dammika gets behind the ball nicely and punches it to mid-on

83.6

Mahbubul Alam to Prasad, no run, outside the off stump and moving away, left alone by Dammika

End of over 84 (1 run) Sri Lanka 271/7
KTGD Prasad    0* (7b)      Mahbubul Alam    18-4-54-0
TT Samaraweera    76* (121b 11x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    15-2-51-2

84.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery on the leg stump, Samaraweera comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

84.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, FOUR, fuller and wider outside the off stump, Samaraweera smashes it through the covers and walks away ala Issac Vivian Alexander Richards

84.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, 1 leg bye, on the middle and leg, Samaraweera, displays maturity by clipping it and taking the single

84.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prasad, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Dammika

84.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prasad, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Dammika steers it away to third man and runs across for a single, getting off the mark

84.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, no run, fuller in length outside the off stump, pitching just before the bat. The ball moves to the cover, which is fielded easily

End of over 85 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 277/7
TT Samaraweera    80* (125b 12x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    16-2-56-2
KTGD Prasad    1* (9b)      Mahbubul Alam    18-4-54-0

85.1

Mahbubul Alam to Prasad, no run, outside the off stump, Dammika comes forward and pushes it to cover

85.2

Mahbubul Alam to Prasad, no run, outside the off stump, guides it to point

85.3

Mahbubul Alam to Prasad, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dammika, opens the face of the bat at the last moment to steer it to third man for a single

85.4

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, swings it across but from a wrong line as he pitches it on the leg stump, Samaraweera, on the back foot defends it easily

85.5

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera moves across and defends it easily yet again

85.6

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, 1 run, outside the off atump and short in length. Samaraweera moves across and cuts it to deep point for a single

End of over 86 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 279/7
TT Samaraweera    81* (128b 12x4)      Mahbubul Alam    19-4-56-0
KTGD Prasad    2* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    16-2-56-2

86.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Samaraweera, cuts it to third man for a single

86.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prasad, no run, short on the off stump and rising. Dammika, leaps in the air and manages to get an outside edge, which falls just short of the gully fielder running in

86.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prasad, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

Mashrafe comes round the wicket

86.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prasad, no run, he immediately finds the angle as he gets Dammika to play a loose drive outside the off stump

86.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prasad, 1 no ball, Mashrafe is making Dammika hop as he bowls a no-ball but delivers some chin music

86.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Prasad, (no ball) 1 run

86.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

86.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, 1 run

End of over 87 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 284/7
TT Samaraweera    83* (131b 12x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    17-2-61-2
KTGD Prasad    3* (17b)      Mahbubul Alam    19-4-56-0

First day tormentor, Shakib is back into the attack

87.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, outside the off stump, gives Samaraweera the width to cut it to deep point for a single

87.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Prasad, OUT, there he is weaving his spell on the batsmen, bowls one on the leg and middle line and gets to straighten it a touch. Dammika, comes forward and gets rapped on the front foot, signing good bye to this innings. Bucknor, as usual took some time before lifting the hand

KTGD Prasad lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 3 (28m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Herath comes in to join Samaraweera

87.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Herath, 1 run, on the leg stump, Herath turns it to fine leg for a single

87.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Samaraweera cuts it to deep point for a single

leg slip on now

87.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Herath, no run, and the ball goes to him off the pads

87.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Herath, no run, outside the leg stump and Herath comfortably pads it

End of over 88 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 287/8
HMRKB Herath    1* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    28-4-70-4
TT Samaraweera    85* (133b 12x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    17-2-61-2

88.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Samaraweera, moves across and cuts it to point. Deep point fielder is unable to cut it off

88.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

88.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, OUT, on the leg stump and going down. Keeper Rahim dives and intercepts. He lets go of a powerful throw sensing Herath was backing up far down the stumps. Ashraful, is there at the bowlers end and relays the throw onto the stumps in time as it was a little wide of the stumps. It is referred to the third umpire who beams the red light and gives the marching orders to Herath

HMRKB Herath run out 1 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Murali comes in to join Samaraweera, who must be itching for his century now

88.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samaraweera, 1 run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera steers it to third man for a single

Mashrafe goes round the wicket to Murali

88.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Muralitharan, no run, outside the off stump and Murali shows good judgement in leaving it

88.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Muralitharan, 1 no ball, oversteps and bowls one outside off, left alone by Murali

88.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Muralitharan, no run, short ball on the middle stump, Murali ducks under it but slips. No worries there as he is back up immediately

End of over 89 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 293/9
M Muralitharan    0* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    18-2-67-2
TT Samaraweera    90* (137b 13x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    28-4-70-4

89.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, fires in a faster ball outside off

89.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run

89.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, beats the outside edge with a delivery pitched outside the off stump

89.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, OUT, and thats a five wicket haul for Shakib as he gets Samaraweera to fish at a delivery outside off and manages to elicit the outside edge to first slip, where Junaid fumbles but takes it on the second attempt. Finally the curtains are down on the Lankan innings

TT Samaraweera c Junaid Siddique b Shakib Al Hasan 90 (209m 141b 13x4 0x6) SR: 63.82

Sri Lanka, seem to have put up a good total on the board but a word for the bowlers though. They have done their job exceptionally well and it will be upto the batsmen to back up the good job done by their bowlers. Think it will be lunch then on Day 2 . Join us after 40 minutes for the Bangladesh batting

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