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

Right then, we have the umpires on the ground and players will troop in as they had to rush back after a few photographs were taken. There is a loud cheer from the local crowd for the Bangladesh players and it will be Mashrafe Mortaza it will be to open the bowling from the Press box end and he will be bowling to Vandort and Warnapura with three slips and a gully in place

Toss has been won by Sri Lanka and they are batting first. Well they have broken all the pre-match predictions. So much for the mantra. Well, Bangladesh have the golden opportunity to get a few wickets in

Kamal is an opinionated man. He says "Before every match, Ash says says same thing, "will do our best" , but forgets to "do our best". We, in this part of the glove keep awake to see Ash's "do our best". Let's see this time" Well, patience pays due dividends Kamal

Pitch has a layer of grass on it and prevailing conditions will aid the pace bowlers. The ball will zip away from the surface and will certainly aid the swing bowlers. Mashrafe, Shahadat, Vaas are you listening? Spinners also will have a say on the proceedings as the pitch is expected to deteriorate. Right then, win the toss and bowl first seems to be the mantra

Jinath from Sri Lanka reminds us that it is four years to the day that tsunami ravaged the country and would like the players to wear black bands in remembarance

Ripon asks "Bangladesh had missed many chances to win test match against any strong team. However, this time they won't miss any chance. What do you think? " Well, I would like to sit on the fence and watch

10:35 am The layer of fog has lifted and the sun is trying to make an appearance. Nice conditions to start the game but not nice if it has been delayed for over an hour. The good news is that the toss will happen at 10:55 am and the match will start at 11:15am, that is we will have start of play in about 35 minutes from now. Commendable job that by the ground staff, I would say

Mike presents his view from the opposite side as he says "If Bangladesh win the toss, the best thing for them is to bat first simply because they'll have a better bounce on the ball and keep rolling the first innings hopefully towards Tea on Day 2. Once they achieve that, who knows? They might be on good shape to have a competitive Day 3 and 4, and weather could also put them in a favourable position - as well as home ground advantage" True to the word

Hasitha replies to Tariq saying "Murali actually likes a fast and bouncy pitches where he can do wonders with the ball. he can spin the ball on any surface and the bounce will help him. so no problem for us" and Arul says "Well..Murali would love a pacy/bouncy wicket than a slow turner..hence if Bangladesh has done that, then they would have played into the hands of Murali because remember Sri Lanka has a better pace attack too" No wonder, where their allegiances are

Isnad is a true blue cricket fan as he says "Unfortunately, this kind of foggy weather might be visible every morning during the test match. But I hope that there is going to be good performances from both Bangladeshi and Srilankan players."

10:15 am Covers have come off and the ground staff are roping the outfield to rid it off the moisture and lawn mower is at work on the pitch. Toss does not seem to be long way away now

Tariq says "A Bangla newspaper said the pitch was made to have bounce and fast, instead of slow and low, to prevent Murali from becoming dangerous. lets see, how the pitch behave" Well, I would like to presume he has been reading The Independant

Meanwhile Ricky Ponting has marched his way to a century in Test at MCG against South Africa and Australia are 184/3 at the moment

Chris says "I take it this fog has came from India, such a shame too, as I was looking forward to this Test Match" Well, it's winter time in the sub-continent. These delays are imminent

10:00 am Good news here is that the thick layer seems to have lifted up and the visibility has certainly improved, but the sun in nowhere to be seen. It will take some more time before we can have the captains in the middle

Well Hasitha does seem to have some inside info as the reply is "Mendis is recovered from the injury and is on the way.... "

Yaseer asks "Where is Ajantha Mendis?" Well he is down with an injury and won't be playing this match. So no Carrom balls to worry about for sometime

09:30 am: Unfortunately, there has been no improvement in the weather and the ground is still blanketed by a thick layer of fog much to the disappointment of the holiday crowd

Hello all and seasons greetings from all of us at the outset. Welcome to the coverage of the first test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium, Dhaka

Bangladesh, as hosts would like to go a step further this time around by winning a test. They troubled South Africa and New Zealand in this year and could not quite reach the post. Ashraful, would so dearly like to notch up a win here

Sri Lanka, on the other hand would like to clear the air regarding them being complacent. Even though, they defeated Zimbabwe 5-0 in the ODI's, the way they did it, did not impress many and they would like to set the record straight here

09:05 am local time: The match won't be starting on time as the ground is blanketed with a thick layer of fog and we will have the toss and teams for you as soon as we have them

In the meantime, you can go through the preview by Kanishkaa

It has been a long time since a Test match had a rest day and this match will have one on 29th as the national elections are being held on that day

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, on the good length first up, comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, good length delivery again outside the off stump and moving away a little. Vandort feels for it and is beaten as the ball thuds into the gloves of the keeper

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump and moving away a touch and left alone by Vandort

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 1 no ball, outside the off stump and short in length left alone by Vandort but Mashrafe oversteps

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, there we go, the first appeal of the day but the ball pitches outside the leg stump

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, again an appeal as this time the ball looks to be in line of the stumps and looks pretty good height wise too but umpire Llong does not give it and Vandort is still lucky to be in

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, outside off and left alone

End of over 1 (1 run) Sri Lanka 1/0
MG Vandort    0* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-1-0
SM Warnapura    0* (0b)     

Alam comes in to bowl with two slips and a gully in place

1.1

Mahbubul Alam to Warnapura, no run, outside the off stump and moving away a touch, left alone by the batsman

1.2

Mahbubul Alam to Warnapura, no run, on the good length around off stump, Warnapura comes forward and punches it to mid-off

1.3

Mahbubul Alam to Warnapura, no run, short delivery on the middle stump, Warnapura stands tall and pushes it to point

1.4

Mahbubul Alam to Warnapura, 1 run, first runs on the board as Alam drifts down the leg side and Warnapura flicks it to fine-leg for a single

1.5

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, beaten! Alam pitches it on the off stump and on a good length. Vandort hangs his bat out to dry and somehow the ball misses the outside edge and the keeper takes it

1.6

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump and the ball thuds onto the pads and Alam lets out a huge appeal but these can't be given

End of over 2 (1 run) Sri Lanka 2/0
MG Vandort    0* (9b)      Mahbubul Alam    1-0-1-0
SM Warnapura    1* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-1-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, outside off and left alone

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 2 runs, pitches it closer to the batsman on the middle stump and Warnapura conveniently flicks it away on the leg side for a couple

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, outside the off stump and moving away a little. Warnapura, lets it go to the keeper

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, on the middle and leg and going further down as Warnapura is rapped on the pads. Llong calls it rightly this time

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 1 run, good length delivery coming onto the bat, Warnapura pushes it to cover and runs across for a single

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, on the off stump and defends on the back foot

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 5/0
MG Vandort    0* (10b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-4-0
SM Warnapura    4* (9b)      Mahbubul Alam    1-0-1-0

3.1

Mahbubul Alam to Warnapura, no run, outside off and left all alone

3.2

Mahbubul Alam to Warnapura, no run, outside off, comes forward and pushes it to cover

3.3

Mahbubul Alam to Warnapura, no run, rapped on the pads outside the off stump again and lets out a huge appeal. The ball was moving away too, so can't be given

3.4

Mahbubul Alam to Warnapura, no run, outside the off stump and moving away, Warnapura comes to the pitch of the delivery and lets it go to the keeper

3.5

Mahbubul Alam to Warnapura, no run, comes forward and punches it to mid-off

3.6

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

End of over 4 (maiden) Sri Lanka 5/0
SM Warnapura    4* (15b)      Mahbubul Alam    2-1-1-0
MG Vandort    0* (10b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-4-0

4.1

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

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 1 leg bye, Vandort gets away from the firing line by flicking it to fine leg for a single

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, outside the off stump and moving away a touch as Warnapura looks to defend it but decides otherwise and lets the ball go to the keeper at the last moment

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 1 run, on the leg stump, Warnapura flicks it deep square leg for a single

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, FOUR, on the leg stump and Vandort has to just get his bat onto the ball to get the ball coasting to the boundary, which he does. Not the way to bowl after you have him in a tight corner

4.6

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

End of over 5 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 11/0
MG Vandort    4* (14b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-9-0
SM Warnapura    5* (17b)      Mahbubul Alam    2-1-1-0

5.1

Mahbubul Alam to Warnapura, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, Warnapura stands tall and punches it to mid-off

5.2

Mahbubul Alam to Warnapura, 1 run, short on the middle and leg, Warnapura stands tall and pushes it to mid-on for a single

5.3

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump, comes well forward and defends it back onto the pitch

5.4

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

5.5

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run

5.6

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and punches it to cover

End of over 6 (1 run) Sri Lanka 12/0
MG Vandort    4* (18b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    3-1-2-0
SM Warnapura    6* (19b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-9-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, good length outside off, Warnapura withdraws at the last moment as Rahim collects it

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, a snorter now as Warnapura spots it and weaves out of the way pretty early

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, FOUR, full delivery on the off stump, Warnapura puts it away with some power to mid-on for a boundary

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 2 runs, edged! and lucky that it does not carry. Warnapura is looking to draw the bat in but the ball finds the outside edge and traverses between the keeper and the first alip as they take a couple

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, outside off and left alone

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 2 runs, dropped! a difficult chance though as Warnapura with his feet stuck looks to cut it away but manages only an outside edge which is in front of Rahim's face. He gets the gloves to cover his face but the ball hits him on the face on the way to fine leg for a couple

Rahim is getting medical attention and with physio's advice trudges off the field

End of over 7 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 20/0
SM Warnapura    14* (25b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-17-0
MG Vandort    4* (18b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    3-1-2-0

Junaid Siddique will keep the wickets in place of Rahim now

7.1

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump and moving away. Vandort is looking to cut it away but withdraws at the last moment

7.2

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside off and left alone

7.3

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, on the fuller length as Vandort punches it back to the bowler, who does well to field it on his follow through

7.4

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump, guides it to point with soft hands

7.5

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Vandort comes forward and punches it to cover

7.6

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Vandort comes forward and pushes it to mid-off thus covering the arc in front of the wicket on the off side

End of over 8 (maiden) Sri Lanka 20/0
MG Vandort    4* (24b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    4-2-2-0
SM Warnapura    14* (25b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-17-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 4 byes, outside off and a late movement in, Warnapura shoulders arms as Junaid is expecting it to swing away and goes to the wrong side and ends up conceding four byes

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, on the off stump and short in length, Warnapura stands tall and looks to cut it away but gets a bottom edge back onto the pitch. Vandort wants a single but it is refused by Warnapura

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, struck on the pads outside the leg stump

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, outside the off stump, Warnapura moves across and defends it back to the bowler

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, OUT, first blood. Mashrafe pitches the ball on the off stump and gets the ball to jag back in slightly as Warnapura is caught unaware and just shoulders arms. The ball thuds onto the back foot and Mashrafe, lets the appeal rip. Llong has no objection in giving it and rightly so

SM Warnapura lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 14 (44m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.16

End of over 9 (4 runs, wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 24/1
     Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-17-1
MG Vandort    4* (24b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    4-2-2-0

Sangakkara comes in to join Vandort

9.1

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside off, comes forward and pushes it to cover

9.2

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, on the middle stump, Vandort flicks it to mid wicket

9.3

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run

9.4

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside off, comes forward and guides it to point

9.5

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, appeal again but this time it's too high to be given. Pitches on the middle and leg as Vandort gets a forward stride in and is rapped on the pads

9.6

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside off, Vandort comes forward and punches it to cover

End of over 10 (maiden) Sri Lanka 24/1
MG Vandort    4* (30b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    5-3-2-0
KC Sangakkara    0* (0b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-17-1

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and moving away a touch, Sangakkara draws the bat back in at the last moment eliciting a few cries of anguish from the close in fielders

10.2

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

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, fuller on the middle and leg, Sangakkara gets onto the back foot immediately and defends it back onto the pitch

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, Mashrafe oversteps and bowls one on the leg stump again as Sangakkara gets forward and defends

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and short in length as Sangakkara stands tall and guides it to point

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and left well alone by Sangakkara

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and short in length, Sangakkara stands tall and defends it to mid-off

End of over 11 (1 run) Sri Lanka 25/1
KC Sangakkara    0* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-18-1
MG Vandort    4* (30b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    5-3-2-0

11.1

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump and moving away ever so slightly, Alam has his hands up in frustration as he does not get Vandort to play that one

11.2

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, on the leg stump and raps him on the pads. It would have been going down the leg stump

11.3

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, 1 run, on the leg stump and only120.7 kmph in pace as Vandort pushes it to midwicket and runs across for a single

11.4

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the leg stump yet again as Sangakkara guides it to fine leg for a single

11.5

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

11.6

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, on the off stump and a good length delivery. Vandort, comes forward and drives it to cover and throws his head back as he feels he hasn't placed it properly and misses out on a boundary

Meanwhile Anthony makes a cheeky comment " Come on boys, just ten more runs for a defendable first innings total " Sorry for making you the villain Anthony

Mussabir supports the Bangladesh team by saying"Bangladeshis, home and abroad, get frustrated with every loss for obvious reasons. However, if we keep in mind that what we see in the field is an outcome of a long chain of efforts - cricket infrustructure, administration, domestic league, patronization, cricket education and so on. Before holding BD players to same standard as NZ or SL, those facts need to be considered."

Raj asks "Why is there no Fantasy Game for the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka series ?" Well you have us stumped there

Right then, it's lunch on Day 1 here at Dhaka and Bangladesh have got a wicket in the first session and would have got one more had only Llong gave Vandort out in what looked to be a straight forward decision . Vandort, looks troubled over there in the middle and Sangakkara is just in. Enough temptation to be waiting for the second session then. Join us in about thirty five minutes from now for the post lunch session

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 27/1
MG Vandort    5* (35b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    6-3-4-0
KC Sangakkara    1* (8b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-18-1

12.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump, gets behind the line of the delivery and guides it to point

12.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump, Sangakkara gets behind the line and defends it to point

12.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and moves away a touch, left alone by Sangakkara

Mashrafe goes round the wicket now

12.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 2 no balls, oversteps immediately and Sangakkara flicks it to midwicket for a single

Mashrafe goes back to over the wicket

12.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, fuller on the off stump. Vandort jams the bat in time to push it to mid-on

12.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, fuller on the off stump, Vandort comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

12.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, a cheer goes up from the crowd for a catch taken behind the wickets but it comes off the pad

And Rahim is back on the field. Brave lad

End of over 13 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 29/1
MG Vandort    5* (38b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-20-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (12b)      Mahbubul Alam    6-3-4-0

13.1

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, no run, so nearly there. Alam finds the outside edge of Sangakkara's bat but is unlucky that it does not carry to the second slip

13.2

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, 1 run, smart batting by Sangakkara as he punches a fuller delivery to mid-off for a single

13.3

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, FOUR, short on the leg stump, Vandort gets onto the back foot and turns it to fine leg for a boundary

13.4

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run

13.5

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump and Vandort, comes forward in defense and gets an inside edge onto the pads

13.6

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump, Vandort is early into the drive as he gets an inside edge to cover this time

End of over 14 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 34/1
MG Vandort    9* (42b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    7-3-9-0
KC Sangakkara    2* (14b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-20-1

14.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, ripper from Mashrafe again as he squares up Sangakkara with a ball pitched on the off stump and getting it to move away a little

14.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the leg and middle, Sangakkara closes the face of the bat and turns it to midwicket

14.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle stump, Sangakkara comes forward and defends

14.4

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

My apologies for calling the LBW appeal wrong in the last over, it hit Vandort's pads first but it was anyways outside the off stump. My sincere apologies again

14.5

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

14.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length outside the off stump, Sangakkara pushes it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 15 (1 run) Sri Lanka 35/1
KC Sangakkara    3* (20b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-21-1
MG Vandort    9* (42b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    7-3-9-0

15.1

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, no run, short outside the off stump, Sangakkara is waiting as he plays it down with soft hands to cover

15.2

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, no run, excellent judgement there by Sangakkara as he lets a ball outside the off stump go to the keeper

15.3

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, FOUR, width provided and Sangakkara goes after it as he gets a thick outside edge past gully for a boundary

15.4

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump, Sangakkara gets behind the line of the delivery and lets it go to the keeper

15.5

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, no run

15.6

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

End of over 16 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 39/1
KC Sangakkara    7* (26b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    8-3-13-0
MG Vandort    9* (42b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-21-1

16.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 5 wides, short ball that sails over Vandort and Rahim's head obviously to the boundary and it's a wide too

16.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run

16.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, on the off and middle, Vandort comes forward and defends it

16.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 1 run, on the leg stump, Vandort stands tall and allows the ball to come to him as he turns it away to fine leg for a single

16.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and width given outside the off stump as Sangakkara moves back and rockets that in the gap between point and gully for a boundary

16.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and pushes it to point

16.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, short outside the off stump, Sangakkara lets the ball come to him as he stands tall and pushes it to point

End of over 17 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 49/1
KC Sangakkara    11* (29b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-31-1
MG Vandort    10* (45b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    8-3-13-0

17.1

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, beaten again as Vandort comes forward in defence and the away swing beats the outside edge

17.2

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

17.3

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Vandort comes forward and is looking to drive but gets an inside edge to mid-off

17.4

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

17.5

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, 1 run, on the leg stump, Vandort turns it to deep square leg for a single

17.6

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump, Sangakkara is getting his seasons gifts from Rahim as he fails to hold on to an inside edge. It was difficult but catchable

And for those who are following this game, we have a tie in the T20 match between New Zealand and West Indies, the second time they have been involved in a tie and it will be resolved by a super over

End of over 18 (1 run) Sri Lanka 50/1
KC Sangakkara    11* (30b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    9-3-14-0
MG Vandort    11* (50b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-31-1

Shahadat Hossain into the attack with wild cheers from the crowd

18.1

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, outside off and left alone

18.2

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, outside off, comes forward and defends

18.3

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, short outside the off stump, Vandort comes forward and pushes it to point

18.4

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

18.5

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

18.6

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump and moving away a touch. Rahim fails to collect it and the first slip does the cleaning up job

End of over 19 (maiden) Sri Lanka 50/1
MG Vandort    11* (56b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-1-0-0
KC Sangakkara    11* (30b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    9-3-14-0

19.1

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

19.2

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump, Sangakkara covers the line of the delivery and lets it go to the keeper

19.3

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, FOUR, fuller and wider outside the off stump, Sangakkara has a go at it and dispatches it to the cover boundary

19.4

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, left alone by Sangakkara

19.5

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara presents a dead face as he defends it back onto the pitch

19.6

Mahbubul Alam to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left well alone by Sangakkara

End of over 20 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 54/1
KC Sangakkara    15* (36b 3x4)      Mahbubul Alam    10-3-18-0
MG Vandort    11* (56b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-1-0-0

20.1

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump, Vandort comes forward and guides it to point

20.2

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

20.3

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump, Vandort comes forward and pushes it to point

20.4

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, once again beats the outside edge and it is becoming pretty regular for Vandort

20.5

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, 2 runs, this is what has to be avoided as he bowls one short on the leg stump, and Vandort turns it to fine leg for a couple

20.6

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

End of over 21 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 56/1
MG Vandort    13* (62b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-1-2-0
KC Sangakkara    15* (36b 3x4)      Mahbubul Alam    10-3-18-0

Right, Shakib-al-Hasan is into the attack now

21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle stump, Sangakkara defends it to short leg

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and punches it to covers

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller delivery on the middle stump, Sangakkara comes forward and pushes it to mid-on for a single

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, comes forward and turns it to midwicket

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, on the off stump, Vandort comes down the track and defends

End of over 22 (1 run) Sri Lanka 57/1
MG Vandort    13* (64b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0
KC Sangakkara    16* (40b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-1-2-0

22.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, on the off and middle. Sangakkara gets onto the back foot and defends

22.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle stump, Sangakkara defends it to mid-on

22.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, short on the middle and off, Sangakkara closes the face of the bat and turns it to square leg with soft hands

22.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left all alone by Sangakkara

22.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and moving away, left all alone by Sangakkara yet again

22.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, fuller on the off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and punches it to mid-on and walks a couple of steps down the pitch in anticipation of a single

End of over 23 (maiden) Sri Lanka 57/1
KC Sangakkara    16* (46b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-2-2-0
MG Vandort    13* (64b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0

23.1

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

23.2

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

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, outside the leg stump and left alone

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, Vandort comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, on the off stump, Vandort is looking to turn it away but gets a leading edge to cover

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, 2 runs, outside the off stump, Vandort opens the face of the bat at the last moment and guides it to third man and runs across for a couple

End of over 24 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 59/1
MG Vandort    15* (70b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-3-0
KC Sangakkara    16* (46b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-2-2-0

24.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle stump. Sangakkara comes forward and pushes it to mid-on for a single

24.2

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

24.3

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

24.4

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, Vandort gets his front foot across to the pitch of the delivery and pushes it to mid-off

24.5

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Vandort stands tall and guides the ball away over gully for a boundary

24.6

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, 1 run, short on the off stump, Vandort stands tall and plays the ball down with soft hands for a single

End of over 25 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 65/1
MG Vandort    20* (75b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-2-8-0
KC Sangakkara    17* (47b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-3-0

25.1

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

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, outside the off stump, Sangakkara guides it to point with soft hands to point and runs across for a quick single

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Vandort comes forward and defends

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, 1 run, outside the off stump, Vandort comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

25.6

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

End of over 26 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 68/1
KC Sangakkara    18* (49b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-6-0
MG Vandort    22* (79b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-2-8-0

26.1

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, 2 runs, on the leg stump, Vandort turns it to deep square leg for a couple

26.2

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump, Vandort drives it to sweeper cover for a couple again

26.3

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, down the leg side and Rahim does well to collect it

26.4

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone by Vandort

26.5

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and drives it to mid-off

26.6

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, outside off and left alone by Vandort

End of over 27 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 72/1
MG Vandort    26* (85b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-2-12-0
KC Sangakkara    18* (49b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-6-0

27.1

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

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 28 (maiden) Sri Lanka 72/1
KC Sangakkara    18* (55b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-1-6-0
MG Vandort    26* (85b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-2-12-0

28.1

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, 1 run, short outside off, Vandort stands tall and pushes it to mid-off for a quick single

28.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and pushes it to point

28.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, on the leg stump, Sangakkara pushes it to square leg

28.4

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

28.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length outside the off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and pushes it to mid-off for a single

28.6

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

End of over 29 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 74/1
MG Vandort    27* (87b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-2-14-0
KC Sangakkara    19* (59b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-1-6-0

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, on the off stump, comes forward and defends

29.3

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

29.4

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

29.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump, comes forwards and defends it back to the bowler

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, FOUR, short outside off, Vandort cuts it late to third man for a boundary

End of over 30 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 79/1
MG Vandort    31* (90b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-1-11-0
KC Sangakkara    20* (62b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-2-14-0

30.1

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

30.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara presents the dead bat once again as he defends it back onto the pitch

30.3

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

30.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, FOUR, fuller on the leg stump, Sangakkara takes the front foot away ever so slightly and taps the ball to mid wicket for a boundary

30.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, there's some confusion there as Sangakkara turns the ball to mid wicket and wants a single but Vandort does not. Sangakkara, slips and manages to get in at the last moment as he had dropped his bat too

30.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, short on the off stump, Sangakkara ducks under it comfortably

and it's drinks

End of over 31 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 83/1
KC Sangakkara    24* (68b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-2-18-0
MG Vandort    31* (90b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-1-11-0

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, arm ball on the middle stump and hits Vandort high on the front foot

31.2

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

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run

31.4

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

31.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, arm ball on the off stump and Sangakkara moves across to adjust at the last moment but even then gets a thick outside edge

31.6

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

End of over 32 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 85/1
KC Sangakkara    25* (72b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-1-13-0
MG Vandort    32* (92b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-2-18-0

Mashrafe is back into the attack and comes round the wicket

32.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the leg stump, Vandort stands tall and pushes it to midwicket

32.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, fuller on the middle stump, Vandort lunges forward and defends it

32.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 1 no ball, oversteps and bowls one outside the off stump, Vandort stretches forward and defends it

32.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, on the off stump, Vandort comes forward and pushes it to mid-on

32.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump, Vandort comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

32.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, fuller on the off stump, Vandort stands tall and pushes it to mid-on

32.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, short outside the off stump, Vandort stands tall and cuts it to point

Late in the day, I would do the introductions. It will be Venkat Raghav on commentary and Pradeep, on scoring

End of over 33 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 87/1
MG Vandort    32* (98b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-1-33-1
KC Sangakkara    26* (73b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-1-13-0

33.1

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

33.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run

33.3

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

33.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, on the middle stump, Vandort comes forward and defends

33.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, fuller on the off stump, Vandort pushes it to cover

End of over 34 (1 run) Sri Lanka 88/1
MG Vandort    32* (101b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-1-14-0
KC Sangakkara    27* (76b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-1-33-1

34.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, short on the leg stump, Sangakkara gets onto the back foot and turns it to midwicket

34.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Sangakkara is looking to cut it away but for some strange reason withdraws from the stroke at the last moment

34.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

34.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, outside the off stump and Sangakkara, gets his front foot to the pitch of the delivery and lets it go to the keeper

34.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the leg stump, stands tall and pushes it to mid wicket for a single

34.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump, Vandort gets to the pitch of the delivery and lets go of an exquisite drive through covers for a boundary

End of over 35 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 93/1
MG Vandort    36* (102b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    11-1-38-1
KC Sangakkara    28* (81b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-1-14-0

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, outside off and defends it off the back foot

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, FOUR, borrowing a quote, it was elementary as Junaid fails to get his hands to a catch to his right at first slip off an outside edge and the ball flies away to third man for a boundary

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and defends it

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and cuts it past the point fielder for a boundary

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, short and Sangakkara gets onto the back foot and punches it to cover for a single

End of over 36 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 102/1
KC Sangakkara    37* (87b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-1-23-0
MG Vandort    36* (102b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    11-1-38-1

36.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara dead pans it to cover

36.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara lets it go to the keeper and shadow practices a shot

36.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle stump, Sangakkara stands tall and closes the face of the bat with soft hands and pushes it to mid wicket for a single

36.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, on the leg stump, Vandort comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

36.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 5 wides, short on the off stump, Vandort ducks under it and Rahim, too cant reach it as the ball flies away for four byes

36.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run

36.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, outside off and beats the outside edge

End of over 37 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 108/1
MG Vandort    36* (105b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    12-1-44-1
KC Sangakkara    38* (90b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-1-23-0

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, fuller on the off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and defends it

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Sangakkara turns it away to fine-leg for a single

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump, and fuller in length. Vandort pushes it back to the bowler

37.4

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

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump, Vandort pushes it back to the bowler

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, SIX, thats the first six of the day as Vandort comes down the track and launches it over long-on

End of over 38 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 115/1
MG Vandort    42* (109b 5x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-30-0
KC Sangakkara    39* (92b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    12-1-44-1

38.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and pushes it to mid-on

38.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara will have nothing to do with it as he lets it go to the keeper

38.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the leg stump, Sangakkara comes forward and pushes it to square leg

38.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle stump, Sangakkara comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

38.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, FOUR, fuller on the leg stump and it gets the punishment it deserves as he turns it away past the square leg for a boundary

38.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, fuller on the middle stump, Sangakkara comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

End of over 39 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 119/1
KC Sangakkara    43* (98b 7x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    13-1-48-1
MG Vandort    42* (109b 5x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-30-0

Mahbubul Alam is into the attack

39.1

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, outside the off stump. Vandort gets to the pitch of the delivery and lets it go to the keeper

39.2

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Vandort gets to the pitch of the delivery and does not pierce the off side field at cover

39.3

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Vandort does not bother about it

39.4

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone by Vandort again

39.5

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, fuller delivery on the off stump, Vandort defends it back onto the pitch

39.6

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, short outside the off stump, Vandort guides it to gully

End of over 40 (maiden) Sri Lanka 119/1
MG Vandort    42* (115b 5x4 1x6)      Mahbubul Alam    11-4-18-0
KC Sangakkara    43* (98b 7x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    13-1-48-1

Shakib changes ends now

40.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, no run, fuller on the off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

40.2

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

40.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, OUT, fuller on the off stump, Sangakkara comes down the track and can't time the lofted stroke properly as he forces it to Ashraful, who takes the catch above his head at midwicket and lets out a war cry. Timely wicket that

KC Sangakkara c Mohammad Ashraful b Shakib Al Hasan 43 (140m 101b 7x4 0x6) SR: 42.57

Captain Jayawardene strides in now

40.4

Shakib Al Hasan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle stump, Jayawardene comes forward and defends

40.5

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

40.6

Shakib Al Hasan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump, Mahela moves across and pushes it to the leg side

End of over 41 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 119/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-2-30-1
MG Vandort    42* (115b 5x4 1x6)      Mahbubul Alam    11-4-18-0

41.1

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

41.2

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, closer to the off stump this time but Vandort, who has his eye set shows good judgement and lets it go

41.3

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, no run, on the off stump, Vandort is looking to drive ity away but gets an inside edge to mid-on

41.4

Mahbubul Alam to Vandort, 1 run, on the leg stump, Vandort turns it to square leg and runs across for a quick single. Mahela, would have been gone if the throw was on target

41.5

Mahbubul Alam to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the middle stump and going down leg as Mahela is rapped on his pads

41.6

Mahbubul Alam to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone by Mahela

End of over 42 (1 run) Sri Lanka 120/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (5b)      Mahbubul Alam    12-4-19-0
MG Vandort    43* (119b 5x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-2-30-1

42.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, full toss on the off stump, Vandort, comes forward and defends it to cover

42.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run, fuller on the off stump again, Vandort comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

42.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vandort, no run

42.4

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

42.5

Shakib Al Hasan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller on the off stump, Mahela comes forward and drives it to cover

42.6

Shakib Al Hasan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the leg stump and off the pads to short leg but the crowd was pretty worked up there

End of over 43 (1 run) Sri Lanka 121/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (7b)      Shakib Al Hasan    11-2-31-1
MG Vandort    44* (123b 5x4 1x6)      Mahbubul Alam    12-4-19-0

Shahadat Hossain is back into the attack

43.1

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, OUT, and gets a wicket off the very first ball as he pitches it short. Vandort goes for the pull and does not time it and ends up getting a top edge to Shakib at mid wicket.

MG Vandort c Shakib Al Hasan b Shahadat Hossain 44 (196m 124b 5x4 1x6) SR: 35.48

Samaraweera is the new batsman in

43.2

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, 4 leg byes, now Shahadat has spring in his strides as he bowls a quick delivery on the leg stump and Samaraweera looks to flick it away but the ball brushes the pad on the way to fine leg for a boundary

43.3

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

43.4

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, no run, on the off stump, Samaraweera comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

43.5

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, 1 run, on the leg stump and short in length. Samaraweera stands tall and flicks it away to fine leg for a single

right then it's Mahela v Shahadat now

43.6

Shahadat Hossain to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short outside the off stump, Mahela lets the ball go to the keeper

End of over 44 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 126/3
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (8b)      Shahadat Hossain    8-2-19-1
TT Samaraweera    1* (4b)      Shakib Al Hasan    11-2-31-1

44.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump and rapped on the pads

44.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera comes forward and gets an inside edge to short leg

44.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, FOUR, shot! fuller outside the off stump, Samaraweera splits the gap at cover and extra cover with precision for a boundary. Top class stuff that

44.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, Samaweera drives it to Ashraful at cover

44.5

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

44.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump, off the pads for a leg bye

End of over 45 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 131/3
TT Samaraweera    5* (10b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    12-2-35-1
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (8b)      Shahadat Hossain    8-2-19-1

45.1

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, 1 run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera plays it with soft hands to cover and sets off for a single

again the Mahela v Shahadat contest

45.2

Shahadat Hossain to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short outside the off stump, Mahela cuts it straight to point

45.3

Shahadat Hossain to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Mahela opens the face of the bat at the last moment to steer it wide of second slip to third man for a couple of runs

45.4

Shahadat Hossain to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery on the middle stump, Mahela moves across and pushes it to short leg

45.5

Shahadat Hossain to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump, Mahela pulls it to fine leg for a single

45.6

Shahadat Hossain to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera comes onto the front foot and drives it to cover

End of over 46 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 135/3
TT Samaraweera    6* (12b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    9-2-23-1
DPMD Jayawardene    3* (12b)      Shakib Al Hasan    12-2-35-1

46.1

Shakib Al Hasan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short outside the off stump, Mahela slices it to short third man

46.2

Shakib Al Hasan to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, arm ball does it for Shakib as Mahela is playing for the spin and is beaten neck and crop as the ball sneaks into the gap between bat and the pad to hit the top of off stump. Shakib is mighty happy as he yells in approval of the wicket

DPMD Jayawardene b Shakib Al Hasan 3 (27m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.42

Dilshan is the new batsman in

46.3

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

46.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, on the middle stump, Dilshan defends it back onto the pitch

46.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, on the leg stump, Dilshan sweeps it to short fine leg

46.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, on the off stump, comes forward and defends

End of over 47 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 135/4
TM Dilshan    0* (4b)      Shakib Al Hasan    13-3-35-2
TT Samaraweera    6* (12b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    9-2-23-1

Alam is back into the attack

47.1

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, outside off, comes forward and drives it to cover

47.2

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, short on the off stump, Samaraweera steers it to second slip

47.3

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, FOUR, fuller on the leg stump, Samaraweera comes forward and flicks it in the vacant area at mid wicket for a boundary

47.4

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

47.5

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run

47.6

Mahbubul Alam to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera gets behind the line and defends it

and thats Tea on the first day. Bangladesh can claim to have the bragging rights for this session too as they got Sangakkara, Vandort and Mahela in quick succession and look hungry for more. Shakib is their hero for the session

End of over 48 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 139/4
TT Samaraweera    10* (18b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    13-4-23-0
TM Dilshan    0* (4b)      Shakib Al Hasan    13-3-35-2

48.1

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

48.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, on the off stump, Dilshan comes forward and gets an inside edge onto the pads thus negating the appeal

48.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, outside the off stump, Dilshan comes forward and defends it yet again

48.4

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

48.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

48.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump, Samaraweera guides it to point

End of over 49 (1 run) Sri Lanka 140/4
TT Samaraweera    10* (20b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    14-3-36-2
TM Dilshan    1* (8b)      Mahbubul Alam    13-4-23-0

Shahadat is back into the attack

49.1

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump, Dilshan comes forward and drives it past the cover fielder for a couple

49.2

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery and slower in pace, coming in. Dilshan picks it up as he comes forward and defends

49.3

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery on the middle stump, Dilshan gets onto the back foot and pushes it to midwicket

49.4

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, no run, outside the off stump, Dilshan moves across and lets the ball thud into the gloves of Rahim

49.5

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, no run, outside the off stump and cutting away a little as Dilshan plays it across the line to midwicket

49.6

Shahadat Hossain to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone by Dilshan

End of over 50 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 142/4
TM Dilshan    3* (14b)      Shahadat Hossain    10-2-25-1
TT Samaraweera    10* (20b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    14-3-36-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Dec 31, 2008

Dammika Prasad bowls, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Dhaka, 5th day, December 31, 2008

Dammika Prasad bowls

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Dec 31, 2008

Shakib Al Hasan walks back dejectedly after being dismissed for 96 , Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Dhaka, 5th day, December 31, 2008

Shakib Al Hasan walks back dejectedly after being dismissed for 96

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