Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2005/06 / Commentary

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets

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71.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, inside edge and the ball rolls away on the off side

Bangladesh 248/6   Mohammad Rafique 0* (1b)

72.2

Bandara to Mohammad Rafique, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, kept a bit low, defended carefully

72.3

Bandara to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, turned away to long-leg, easy single and Rafique is off the mark

Bangladesh 250/6   Mohammad Rafique 1* (3b)

73.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, hit on the pad, appeal turned down

73.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, drifting down the leg side, Rafique looking to work it away on the leg side fails to make contact

73.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, defended back to the bowler

73.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, left alone outside the off stump

73.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, defended outside the off stump

73.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, doosra, Rafique is hit on the pad trying to defend, another confident appeal for lbw turned down by umpire Bucknor - worth a shout

Bangladesh 264/6   Mohammad Rafique 1* (9b)

74.4

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, bowled from round the wicket, driven away towards cover

74.5

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, coming in with the angle, defended stretching well forward

74.6

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

Bangladesh 265/6   Mohammad Rafique 1* (12b)

76.3

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, defended outside the off stump

76.4

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Rafique rocks back, gets into a good position and carves it away through cover point, fielder in the deep had no chance of cutting it off

76.5

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, forced away towards gully

76.6

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, FOUR, lofted down to long-on, once bounce and over the rope she goes - good clean hit that

Bangladesh 279/6   Mohammad Rafique 9* (16b 2x4)

77.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, FOUR, width offered outside the off stump, Rafique leans back and thumps it away right through the narrow gap between cover and mid-off, excellent placement

77.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, no stroke offered, ball hits the pad and rolls away on the off side

Bangladesh 284/6   Mohammad Rafique 13* (18b 3x4)

78.3

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

78.4

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good length delivery outside off, angling across the left hander, slashes at it and is beaten

78.5

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good length delivery outside off, driven away on the up to the man at cover

78.6

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, full delivery outside off, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it to mid-off

Bangladesh 285/6   Mohammad Rafique 13* (22b 3x4)

79.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good length delivery, Rafique pads up to it

79.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, big turning off-break, Mohammad Rafique goes for the expansive off-drive, ball takes the inside edge of the bat and runs down to mid-on, enough time there for a single

Bangladesh 289/6   Mohammad Rafique 14* (24b 3x4)

80.1

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, 1 no ball, no-ball, oversteps trying to bowl full, Rafique goes for the square-cut but doesnt make contact, is beaten

80.1

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, driven down to mid-off

80.2

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, 2 runs, full delivery from Fernando, its nicely driven through extra cover, take two runs before the fielder can come and cut it off

80.3

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, full delivery on the pads, its defended off the front-foot

80.4

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, short of a good length, outside leg and straightening, keeps low just a bit, its defended awkwardly

80.5

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, full delivery on the pads, its flicked away to deep square-leg for a single

Bangladesh 293/6   Mohammad Rafique 17* (30b 3x4)

81.1

Malinga to Mohammad Rafique, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Rafique gets behind the line and defends, ball pops up on the off side

81.2

Malinga to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good bouncer, Rafique leaves it through to the keeper

81.3

Malinga to Mohammad Rafique, OUT, bowled'm! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, this one held its line after hitting the deck, Rafique plays all over it and the off stump is pegged back, Malinga strikes with the new ball - Bangladesh seven down

Mohammad Rafique b Malinga 17 (41m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 51.51

Bangladesh 293/7   Mohammad Rafique 17 (33b 3x4)
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Photos

Mar 3, 2006

Sri Lanka fans celebrate victory, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chittagong, 4th day, March 3 2006

Sri Lanka fans celebrate victory

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Mar 3, 2006

Mohammad Ashraful with the man-of-the-match trophy for his 136, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chittagong, 4th day, March 3 2006

Mohammad Ashraful with the Man-of-the-Match trophy

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