Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 1st Test: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Dec 26-31, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 107 runs
26,27,28,30,31 December 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

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

Sri Lanka 24/1   MG Vandort 4* (24b 1x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 5-1-17-1

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

Sri Lanka 119/2   MG Vandort 42* (115b 5x4 1x6)   Shakib Al Hasan 9.3-1-30-1

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

Sri Lanka 121/3   DPMD Jayawardene 0* (7b)   Shahadat Hossain 7.1-2-18-1

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

Sri Lanka 135/4   TT Samaraweera 6* (12b 1x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 12.2-2-35-2

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

Sri Lanka 155/5   TT Samaraweera 12* (26b 2x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 15.4-3-39-3

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

Sri Lanka 171/6   TT Samaraweera 20* (43b 3x4)   Shahadat Hossain 13.1-2-46-2

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

Sri Lanka 270/7   TT Samaraweera 75* (120b 11x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 14.4-1-51-2

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

Sri Lanka 285/8   TT Samaraweera 84* (132b 12x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 27.2-4-68-4

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

Sri Lanka 291/9   TT Samaraweera 89* (136b 13x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 17.3-2-65-2

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 293/10   M Muralitharan 0* (3b)   Shakib Al Hasan 28.4-4-70-5
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