Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh, Final: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
16 January 2009 (50-over match)
  Bangladesh innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 18 64 42 4 0 42.85
14.2 Tamim tries to repeat the shot off the previous ball and pays the penalty, he makes room, gives him the charge and tries to mow him over the on side but the ball clips the toe edge of the bat and Sangakkara takes his second brilliant catch of the morning, he flings to his left and takes it one handed in front of slip 42/4
View dismissal Junaid Siddique c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 1 11 5 0 0 20.00
2.3 this time Sangakkara hangs on and shows brilliant reflexes, Junaid pokes forward at a delivery which shapes away from him and gets a thick outside edge, Sangakkara flings himself to his left and takes it one-handed in front of first slip, one for the album 8/1
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim b Kulasekara 4 8 8 1 0 50.00
4.5 and Mushfiqur's miserable tri-series continues, he prods forward to defend but the ball comes back in from outside off, he manages a thick inside edge which cannons on to his off and middle stumps 12/2
View dismissal Mohammad Ashraful* c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 13 30 25 2 0 52.00
11.5 Maharoof gets his reward after squaring up the batsman just a couple of balls before, he pitches it on a good length and gets it to shape away from the offstump, Ashraful hangs his bat out to steer it away but only succeeds it getting a thick edge to Sangakkara 34/3
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan c †Sangakkara b Thushara 9 37 16 2 0 56.25
18.5 and Bangladesh slide further, Thushara gets it to curve in through the air, Shakib shapes to slash it square of the wicket and plays away from the body, he gets a thick edge to Sangakkara, he tried the same shot a couple of balls earlier 54/5
Raqibul Hasan not out 43 127 107 1 0 40.18
View dismissal Mahmudullah b Muralitharan 26 46 36 2 1 72.22
32.2 fires it flat and quick from round the wicket and the ball really skid through, he's cramped for room to defend it away and a thick inside edge rolls on to the stumps 98/6
View dismissal Naeem Islam c Mubarak b Mendis 21 46 50 2 0 42.00
47.4 decides to give him the charge but this time he fails to check his stroke and ends up chipping it tamely to mid-off, he didn't get the elevation either, that ends Naeem's stubborn resistance, he dives to his right and takes it neatly 151/7
View dismissal Mashrafe Mortaza c Kapugedera b Mendis 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
47.6 pitches it up on middle and leg, Mortaza helps himself to a slog sweep but he fails to clear deep square leg, it goes down Kapugedera's throat 151/8
View dismissal Nazmul Hossain lbw b Muralitharan 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
48.2 fires that quicker through the air, he gets down to heave him across the line too early and the ball turns and hits his thigh plumb in front, Enamul Haque gives him out 151/9
View dismissal Rubel Hossain c Kapugedera b Mendis 0 3 6 0 0 0.00
49.4 flights it on middle and off, he slogs him across the line but fails to get the desired elevation, he finds Kapugedera at deep square-leg 152/10
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 10, nb 1) 17
  Total (all out; 49.4 overs) 152 (3.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets KMDN Kulasekara 8 1 19 3 2.37 40 3 0 (1nb, 1w)
2.3 to Junaid Siddique, this time Sangakkara hangs on and shows brilliant reflexes, Junaid pokes forward at a delivery which shapes away from him and gets a thick outside edge, Sangakkara flings himself to his left and takes it one-handed in front of first slip, one for the album 8/1
4.5 to Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mushfiqur's miserable tri-series continues, he prods forward to defend but the ball comes back in from outside off, he manages a thick inside edge which cannons on to his off and middle stumps 12/2
14.2 to Tamim Iqbal, Tamim tries to repeat the shot off the previous ball and pays the penalty, he makes room, gives him the charge and tries to mow him over the on side but the ball clips the toe edge of the bat and Sangakkara takes his second brilliant catch of the morning, he flings to his left and takes it one handed in front of slip 42/4
View wicket T Thushara 7 2 20 1 2.85 31 3 0
18.5 to Shakib Al Hasan, and Bangladesh slide further, Thushara gets it to curve in through the air, Shakib shapes to slash it square of the wicket and plays away from the body, he gets a thick edge to Sangakkara, he tried the same shot a couple of balls earlier 54/5
View wicket MF Maharoof 8 0 33 1 4.12 35 4 1 (3w)
11.5 to Mohammad Ashraful, Maharoof gets his reward after squaring up the batsman just a couple of balls before, he pitches it on a good length and gets it to shape away from the offstump, Ashraful hangs his bat out to steer it away but only succeeds it getting a thick edge to Sangakkara 34/3
View wickets BAW Mendis 9.4 0 24 3 2.48 40 1 0 (1w)
47.4 to Naeem Islam, decides to give him the charge but this time he fails to check his stroke and ends up chipping it tamely to mid-off, he didn't get the elevation either, that ends Naeem's stubborn resistance, he dives to his right and takes it neatly 151/7
47.6 to Mashrafe Mortaza, pitches it up on middle and leg, Mortaza helps himself to a slog sweep but he fails to clear deep square leg, it goes down Kapugedera's throat 151/8
49.4 to Rubel Hossain, flights it on middle and off, he slogs him across the line but fails to get the desired elevation, he finds Kapugedera at deep square-leg 152/10
View wickets M Muralitharan 10 1 33 2 3.30 41 3 0 (5w)
32.2 to Mahmudullah, fires it flat and quick from round the wicket and the ball really skid through, he's cramped for room to defend it away and a thick inside edge rolls on to the stumps 98/6
48.2 to Nazmul Hossain, fires that quicker through the air, he gets down to heave him across the line too early and the ball turns and hits his thigh plumb in front, Enamul Haque gives him out 151/9
  ST Jayasuriya 7 1 17 0 2.42 26 0 0
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 153 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Nazmul Hossain 2 25 16 0 0 12.50
5.1 Tharanga loses his patience and gives it all away, Nazmul sprays it wide outside off and tempts the batsman to have a wild swing at it, he stays rooted to the crease and gets a thick outside edge to the keeper, the crowd has gone wild and why not 4/2
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya run out (Shakib Al Hasan) 0 1 0 0 0 -
0.1 Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, what a start! He taps it softly towards extra cover and there;s plenty of hesitation in the running, Jayasuriya starts then he's sent back and Shakib flings himself to his left, gathers the ball and hits the target, the batsman was nowhere in the picture 0/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c & b Shakib Al Hasan 59 189 133 6 0 44.36
43.1 it's THAT man Shakib again! Sangakkara shapes to work him through the on side but plays too early, the leading edge nearly clears the bowler but Shakib leaps up and takes it with his right hand 114/7
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Nazmul Hossain 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
5.3 Mahela's nightmare continues, Nazmul hits a good length outsiede off and gets it to shape away late, a very circumspect Jaywardene pokes at it very lazily and the outside edge flies to Mushfiqur who flings himself to his right and takes it brilliantly 4/3
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c Junaid Siddique b Mashrafe Mortaza 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
6.2 it's 5 for 4 and Mortaza is ecstatic! He pitches it up outside off and gets it to move away, Kapugedera is drawn forward and he ends up tamely edging it to Junaid second slip, Sri Lanka are wobbling and they desperately need some damage control 5/4
View dismissal T Thushara b Nazmul Hossain 1 8 9 0 0 11.11
7.6 he hits the timber and noise across the stadium is deafening, Nazmul lands it on a good length just a shade outside off, Thushara shapes to push at it but it is a half-hearted shot and he manages a thick inside edge onto his stumps 6/5
View dismissal J Mubarak run out (Mohammad Ashraful) 16 65 32 2 0 50.00
22.2 from Rubel Hossain, suicidal single and Mubarak pays the price, he taps it with soft hands to mid-off and sets off for a very risky run, Naeem Islam gathers the ball and finds Mubarak well short of his ground with a direct hit 51/6
MF Maharoof not out 38 106 76 0 2 50.00
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara b Shakib Al Hasan 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
43.3 that's a double strike! Shakib lands it just outside off and Kulasekara shapes to cut, he plays a loose drive without moving his feet and the inside edge trickles on to the stumps 114/8
M Muralitharan not out 33 21 16 4 2 206.25
Extras (lb 2, w 1) 3
  Total (8 wickets; 48.1 overs) 153 (3.17 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Mashrafe Mortaza 10 1 18 1 1.80 45 0 0 (1w)
6.2 to Kapugedera, it's 5 for 4 and Mortaza is ecstatic! He pitches it up outside off and gets it to move away, Kapugedera is drawn forward and he ends up tamely edging it to Junaid second slip, Sri Lanka are wobbling and they desperately need some damage control 5/4
View wickets Nazmul Hossain 10 3 30 3 3.00 45 4 0
5.1 to Tharanga, Tharanga loses his patience and gives it all away, Nazmul sprays it wide outside off and tempts the batsman to have a wild swing at it, he stays rooted to the crease and gets a thick outside edge to the keeper, the crowd has gone wild and why not 4/2
5.3 to Jayawardene, Mahela's nightmare continues, Nazmul hits a good length outsiede off and gets it to shape away late, a very circumspect Jaywardene pokes at it very lazily and the outside edge flies to Mushfiqur who flings himself to his right and takes it brilliantly 4/3
7.6 to Thushara, he hits the timber and noise across the stadium is deafening, Nazmul lands it on a good length just a shade outside off, Thushara shapes to push at it but it is a half-hearted shot and he manages a thick inside edge onto his stumps 6/5
View wickets Shakib Al Hasan 10 2 22 2 2.20 47 0 1
43.1 to Sangakkara, it's THAT man Shakib again! Sangakkara shapes to work him through the on side but plays too early, the leading edge nearly clears the bowler but Shakib leaps up and takes it with his right hand 114/7
43.3 to Kulasekara, that's a double strike! Shakib lands it just outside off and Kulasekara shapes to cut, he plays a loose drive without moving his feet and the inside edge trickles on to the stumps 114/8
  Rubel Hossain 9 2 52 0 5.77 34 7 2
  Naeem Islam 9.1 2 29 0 3.16 34 1 1

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Series - Sri Lanka won the 2008/09 Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh
Player of the match - KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Player of the series - Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Umpires - BR Doctrove (West Indies) and Enamul Haque
TV umpire - AFM Akhtaruddin
Match referee - AG Hurst (Australia)
Reserve umpire - Sharfuddoula

Match Notes


    • Bangladesh innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 43/4 in 15.1 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 4, Raqibul Hasan 1)
    • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 16.5 overs (104 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 98/6 in 32.2 overs (Raqibul Hasan 20)
    • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 34.5 overs (216 balls), Extras 7
    • Power Play 3: Overs 44.1 - 49.0
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (Raqibul Hasan 21, Naeem Islam 20, Ex 9)
    • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 47.1 overs (294 balls), Extras 17
    • Innings Break: Bangladesh - 152/10 in 49.4 overs (Raqibul Hasan 43)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 31/5 in 15.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 14, J Mubarak 12)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 37/5 in 17.4 overs (KC Sangakkara 17, J Mubarak 15)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 20.5 overs (126 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 74/6 in 32.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 40, MF Maharoof 11)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 118 balls (5 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 39.6 overs (241 balls), Extras 3
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 107 balls (KC Sangakkara 22, MF Maharoof 28, Ex 0)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 47.6 overs (289 balls), Extras 3
 
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