Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 1st Test: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Feb 28-Mar 3, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
28 February, 1,2,3 March 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
28.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended

28.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 3 runs, driven wide of the cover fielder, Malinga moving in from the deep fails to collect it cleanly and two extra runs are added to the total

Bangladesh 84/3   Mohammad Ashraful 3* (2b)
29.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up and turning away, turned away off the back-foot, short leg moves across and fields

29.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful leans well forward and turns it away on the leg side for an easy single

29.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goes for the reverse sweep and gets it away towards gully

Bangladesh 86/3   Mohammad Ashraful 4* (5b)
30.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump and turning away from the right-hander, Ashraful gets a good stride forward and drives it away through the gap between the cover fielder, there is protection in the deep

Bangladesh 92/3   Mohammad Ashraful 5* (6b)
31.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, quicker delivery on the pads, driven straight to the fielder at short midwicket

31.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, slightly short and turning in, Ashraful goes right back and tucks it away behind square on the leg side, easy single

Bangladesh 93/3   Mohammad Ashraful 6* (8b)
32.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, flat trajectory and Ashraful turns it away well wide of the fielder at short leg, runs hard and comfortably comes back for the second

32.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended outside the off stump

32.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended stretching well forwards, ball rolls away towards cover

32.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed back to the bowler

32.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, bit wide outside the off stump, Ashraful leans well forward and forces it away well wide of the fielder at mid-off

Bangladesh 96/3   Mohammad Ashraful 9* (13b)
33.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, played away with the spin to the third man region

Bangladesh 97/3   Mohammad Ashraful 10* (14b)
34.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, slightly short and close to the off stump line, Ashraful goes low down and cuts late, ball races away to the third man fence - fantastic shot!

34.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful gets forward and drives it with the break, ball races away to deep cover

34.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, tossed up outside the off stump, driven away opening the face of the bat and the ball goes through cover point, had to rush back for the second but in the end makes it across safely

34.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended straight back to the bowler

34.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

Bangladesh 105/3   Mohammad Ashraful 17* (19b 1x4)
36.1

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, (no ball) 1 run, strats off with a no-ball, short of a good length, Ashraful goes onto the backfoot and works it away wide of the man at squareleg,. pinches a quick single

Bangladesh 107/3   Mohammad Ashraful 18* (20b 1x4)
37.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Murali bowls from round the stumps, Ashraful picks the Doosra and defends it to gully, opens teh face of the bat at the last moment

37.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, good length delivery on the pads, Ashraful glances it fine, bisecting the wicketkeeper and leg gully to near perfection, the ball races awayu to the fine-leg boundary

37.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

37.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, defended off the frontfoot

37.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length offbreak, turning into Ashraful, comes forward and defends with pad as first line of defence, stifled appeal from the Sri Lankans

37.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery again, its worked away to the on-side

Bangladesh 111/3   Mohammad Ashraful 22* (26b 2x4)
38.2

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full length delivery outside off, its left through to the wicketkeeper

38.3

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery outside off, Ashraful comes forward and defends it

38.4

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, good length delivery on the off and moving away just a bit, Ashraful has a flash at it, the ball takes the outside edge of the bat and runs away to the thirdman boundary between slip and gully, lucky boundary for Ashraful there

38.5

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, moving away just a bit, Ashraful has a wild swing at it and is beaten all ends up, that was a rank bad shot!

38.6

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, Ashraful plays it away with soft hands to the off-side and looks for a quick single, loud call of 'No' by the non-striker

Bangladesh 118/3   Mohammad Ashraful 26* (31b 3x4)
39.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, tossed up off-break, Ashraful works it away backward of square and takes a quick single, a hesitant start on that occasion, but they comfortably make it to their ends

Bangladesh 129/3   Mohammad Ashraful 27* (32b 3x4)
40.1

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full delivery outside off, left through to the wicket-keeper

40.2

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short delivery banged in, Ashraful has a good look at it and lets it through to the wicketkeeper

40.3

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full delivery on the stumps, its driven back down the ground to the bowler

40.4

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, full delivery outside off, a lot of width on offer there, Ashraful drives it handsomely through exrtra cover - that boundary brings up the fifty partnership between these two

40.5

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full delivery again, driven back to the bowler

40.6

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, yet another full delivery from Malinga, its driven back down the ground, Malinga fields it on his follow through and has a underarm flick at the non-striker's stumps, Nafees is well within his ground

Bangladesh 133/3   Mohammad Ashraful 31* (38b 4x4)
41.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, down the leg side this time, Ashraful tries to glance it down the fine leg, doesnt make contact, the bat brushes the ground, there's a huge appeal from the Sri Lankans, but Umpire Bucknor is unmoved

41.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Opens the face of the bat and runs it down to thirdman for a single

Bangladesh 135/3   Mohammad Ashraful 32* (40b 4x4)
42.1

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 3 runs, starts off with a full delivery on the legs, its duly put away to the deep mid wicket region, take three quick runs before Fernando can field the bal and return it to the wicketkeeper

42.6

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, good length delivery outside off to the right hander, Ashraful plays it away to the offside and takes a quick single

Bangladesh 140/3   Mohammad Ashraful 36* (42b 4x4)
43.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Tossed up delivery from Bandara, its cut away backward of point, cant get it past the fielder there

43.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, has a wild swing at it, gets the outer half of the bat and baloons up in the air, but thankfully for Ashraful, it lands in a no-man zone and he gets a single for that

43.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

43.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full delivery outside off, Ashraful leans into a good looking cover drive and picks up a single

Bangladesh 143/3   Mohammad Ashraful 38* (46b 4x4)
44.1

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery outside off, Ashraful gets right behind the line of the ball and defends with a straight bat

44.2

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another good length delivery outside off, Ashraful this time comes forward and defends

44.3

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery on the pads this time, its worked away to the onside, straight to the man at short mid-wicket

44.4

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, its defended off the frontfoot, Maharoof can field it on his followthrough

44.5

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, defended off the frontfoot

44.6

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery outside off, Ashraful gets back and defends with a straight bat

Bangladesh 143/3   Mohammad Ashraful 38* (52b 4x4)
45.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, fulltoss on the pads, Ashraful leans forwards and clips it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

45.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended stretching well forwards, defended straight back to the bowler

45.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed straight back down the carpet

45.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, in the slot outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at cover

Bangladesh 146/3   Mohammad Ashraful 40* (56b 4x4)
47.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder

Bangladesh 148/4   Mohammad Ashraful 41* (57b 4x4)
48.1

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, left alone outside the off stump

48.1

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended to the off side

48.2

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, fraction short, Ashraful quickly gets into position and jabs it away through midwicket, powerful shot that - short arm jab as they call it

48.3

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended to covers

48.4

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, forced away square on the off side

48.5

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, pitched up outside the off stump, driven wide of the diving fielder at backward point, nicely opened the face of the bat to get the placement right

48.6

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside the off stump

Bangladesh 155/4   Mohammad Ashraful 47* (64b 5x4)
49.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, quicker delivery, again on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

49.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, Bandara strays on to the pads and Ashraful drives it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, easy two

49.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended outside the off stump, presented the full face of the bat

49.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turning in from outside the leg stump, Ashraful gets forward and defends it down on the leg side

49.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful swings across and the ball rolls away towards mid-on, probably came off the inner half of the bat

Bangladesh 158/4   Mohammad Ashraful 49* (69b 5x4)
50.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, tossed up and turning in, Ashraful gets well forward to the pitch of the delivery and drives it through the gap between the cover fielders, excellent shot to bring up his half-century, crowd loves it!

50.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended on the front-foot

50.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed down the track to silly mid-on

50.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, reverse sweep makes perfect contact and the ball races away to the third man fence, cheeky but effective

50.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, eased away on the leg side

Bangladesh 168/4   Mohammad Ashraful 58* (74b 7x4)
51.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended outside the off stump

51.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, slightly short and turning away from the right-hander, Ashraful rocks back and cuts it away behind point - top shot

51.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turned away on the leg side

51.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, SIX, take that! flighted delivery on the stumps, Ashraful comes down the track, makes room and thulps it over the long-on fence, clean hit

51.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, cut away towards gully

51.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller length delivery, driven hard but straight back to the bowler

Bangladesh 176/4   Mohammad Ashraful 66* (80b 7x4 1x6)
53.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turning in from outside the leg stump, bowled from round the stumps, Ashraful gets behind the line and defends it back to the bowler

53.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 4 byes, quicker delivery down the leg side, Ashraful looking to slap it away fine makes no contact and the ball races away well wide of the keeper

53.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, again drifting down the leg side, Ashraful fails to get bat on bat

53.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, drifting away, punched to point

Bangladesh 181/4   Mohammad Ashraful 67* (84b 7x4 1x6)
54.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

54.2

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful leans back and pulls hard but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

54.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, defended towards cover point

54.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short delivery, close to the off stump line, Ashraful goes through with the cut shot and the ball rolls away off the bottom edge, almost chopped it back into the stumps

54.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful leaves it through to the keeper

54.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short rising delivery, too close for comfort, Ashraful leans back and avoids it well - good effort ball to end the over

Bangladesh 181/4   Mohammad Ashraful 67* (90b 7x4 1x6)
56.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful is early into the pull shot, misses the target by a long way

56.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, again short of a good length and close to the off stump line, Ashraful moves back and across and punches it away towards cover point

56.2

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, another short delivery, on the middle and leg stump line on this occasion, Ashraful rocks back and pulls it away to deep midwicket, was in the air for sometime but the ball fell well short of the fielder in the deep

56.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside the off stump

56.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, probing delivery outside the off stump, defended with a straight bat

56.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another tight delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful gets right behind the line and defends it down on the off side, solid defensive shot

56.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, SIX, width offered outside the off stump and Ashraful comes down hard on it, ball sails over the backward point fence - excellent shot!

Bangladesh 190/4   Mohammad Ashraful 75* (97b 7x4 2x6)
57.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, quicker delivery down the leg side, Ashraful looking to paddle it away fails to make contact, Sangakkara moves across quickly and saves runs - that's tea on day one.

Bangladesh 191/4   Mohammad Ashraful 75* (98b 7x4 2x6)
58.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended straight back down the track, Fernando moves across on his follow through and picks it up

58.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, defended on the back-foot

Bangladesh 192/4   Mohammad Ashraful 75* (100b 7x4 2x6)
59.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended straight to the man at short leg

59.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, chipped in the air and over the bowler, ball falls well short of the fielder moving in from mid-off, lucky escape

59.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, tossed up and turning away, Ashraful gets well forward and drives against the break, ball beats the fielder at cover and races away to the fence, that's a classy shot

59.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, turned away behind square for an easy single - good cricket this from the young man

Bangladesh 198/4   Mohammad Ashraful 80* (104b 8x4 2x6)
60.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump and Ashraful drills it through extra cover for yet another boundary

60.2

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, driven back to the bowler

60.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Ashraful sways away late

60.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, another good effort ball, Ashraful once again keeps his cool and leaves it through to the keeper

60.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another short delivery and this time Ashraful goes after it, a nothing shot and the ball lobs down to mid-on, luckily for Ashraful ball falls well short of the fielder sprinting in from mid-on

60.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Fernando overpitches outside the off stump and that's crashed through covers for a boundary - good aggressive cricket

60.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slower delivery, defended back to the bowler

Bangladesh 207/4   Mohammad Ashraful 88* (110b 10x4 2x6)
62.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside the off stump, well left

62.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, pushed to midwicket

62.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, again Fernando strays on to middle and leg, Ashraful leans forward and turns it away just wide of the fielder at mid-on, they think about a single but in the end decides not to go for it

62.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

Bangladesh 210/4   Mohammad Ashraful 88* (114b 10x4 2x6)
64.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Ashraful ducks under it

64.2

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside the off stump

64.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, bit of width offered outside the off stump and that's pounded to the backward point fence, just picked up the length and hit through the line

64.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, driven straight back to the bowler

64.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short delivery, angling in from outside the off stump, Ashraful quickly picks up the length and ducks under it

64.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, forced away on the leg side

64.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, played down to fine leg, easy single

64.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another short ball, uplishly played back

Bangladesh 219/5   Mohammad Ashraful 93* (122b 11x4 2x6)
66.1

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, starts off with a low fulltoss down the leg side, Ashraful gets well inside the line and flicks it away to the fine leg fence and the boundary takes him to 97!

66.2

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, watchfully defended and the ball rolls away towards cover

66.3

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, well bowled bouncer on the stumps, Ashraful comfortably ducks under it - well bowled and well played

66.4

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, well disguised slower delivery, Ashraful is bit early into the shot and the ball lobs on the leg side but falls well wide of the fielder moving across from mid-on - close call

66.5

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside the off stump

66.6

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, forced away towards cover point

Bangladesh 223/5   Mohammad Ashraful 97* (128b 12x4 2x6)
67.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goes for the reverse sweep and gets it down to short third man, dangerous shot

67.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, down the leg side, no shot offered

67.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 bye, quicker delivery down the leg side, Ashraful once again goes for the reverse sweep but this time makes no contact, ball hits Sangakkara's pad and rolls away on the off side

67.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven through cover point and that will keep him on strike

Bangladesh 227/5   Mohammad Ashraful 98* (132b 12x4 2x6)
68.1

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on, easy single and he moves to 99!

68.5

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, forced away towards point - crowd waits in anticipation

68.6

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, there it is! 3rd Test hundred! short ball on the stumps, Ashraful rocks back and nicely pulls it away to the vacant square leg fence - brilliant shot and the crowd erupts

Bangladesh 238/5   Mohammad Ashraful 103* (135b 13x4 2x6)
70.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended watchfully

70.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, driven away towards cover

70.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turning away, forced away towards cover

70.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven down to long-off, Murali is the fielder in the deep

Bangladesh 239/5   Mohammad Ashraful 104* (139b 13x4 2x6)
72.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller length delivery, driven wide of the cover fielder

72.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Ashraful gets well forward and lofts it away to the midwicket fence

72.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, SIX, another flighted delivery, Ashraful goes for the slog sweep and gets it on the middle, ball sails over the midwicket fence

72.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Bandara being taken apart here! low fulltoss and that's swpet away to the fine leg fence, easy runs

Bangladesh 264/6   Mohammad Ashraful 119* (143b 15x4 3x6)
74.1

Dilshan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended back to the bowler

74.2

Dilshan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

74.3

Dilshan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, cut away to deep point

Bangladesh 265/6   Mohammad Ashraful 120* (146b 15x4 3x6)
75.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turned away on the leg side

75.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, steps forward and swings across, misses the target by miles

75.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended straight into the track

75.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up and turning in, Ashraful gets a good stride forward and defends it with a straight bat

75.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, width offered outside the off stump, Ashraful rocks back and cuts it away through cover point

75.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, turned away wide of the midwicket fielder

Bangladesh 268/6   Mohammad Ashraful 123* (152b 15x4 3x6)
76.1

Dilshan to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, cut away off the back-foot to deep point, runs hard and makes it back safely for the second, better throw would have made things interesting

76.2

Dilshan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pushed wide of the cover fielder

Bangladesh 271/6   Mohammad Ashraful 126* (154b 15x4 3x6)
77.1

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

77.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended stretching well forward

77.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, forced back to the bowler

77.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, cut away off the back-foot to the third man region

Bangladesh 280/6   Mohammad Ashraful 127* (158b 15x4 3x6)
78.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short delivery down the leg side, Ashraful fails to get bat on ball

78.2

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, punched down to long-off for an easy single

Bangladesh 285/6   Mohammad Ashraful 128* (160b 15x4 3x6)
79.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, pushes it to wide long off and takes two runs

79.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full length delivery on the stumps, sweeps it to fine leg

79.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the leg stump, tries to glance it down to fine leg, doesnt make contact, ball brushes the pad and runs away to fine-leg

79.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, Ashraful stays back and late cuts it

Bangladesh 288/6   Mohammad Ashraful 131* (164b 15x4 3x6)
80.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery outside off, Ashraful gets forward and defends it, ball rolls away to the man at gully

Bangladesh 293/6   Mohammad Ashraful 131* (165b 15x4 3x6)
81.6

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, way outside the off stump, no shot offered

Bangladesh 294/7   Mohammad Ashraful 131* (166b 15x4 3x6)
82.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Ashraful stays back and pulls it away to fine leg for a single

Bangladesh 297/7   Mohammad Ashraful 132* (167b 15x4 3x6)
83.1

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, beaten for pace outside the off stump, well bowled

83.2

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, steered down to third man for an easy single

83.3

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, driven straight to the fielder at point

83.4

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended outside the off stump

83.5

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, forced away towards cover

83.6

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bouncer and that will keep Ashraful away from the strike

Bangladesh 298/7   Mohammad Ashraful 132* (173b 15x4 3x6)
84.2

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, yet another no-ball and 300 comes up for Bangladesh - well played

84.2

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, pitched up on the middle and leg stump line and that's turned away through midwicket for a brace

84.3

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended outside the off stump, cover fielder moves in and fields

84.4

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, played wide of the fielder at mid-on

Bangladesh 303/7   Mohammad Ashraful 135* (177b 15x4 3x6)
85.1

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful sways back and avoids it well

85.2

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitched up on the pads, turned away behind square

85.3

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down

85.4

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

85.5

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

85.6

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, sharp bouncer, Ashraful fends at it awkwardly and the ball flies off the glove, easy single down to third man

Bangladesh 308/7   Mohammad Ashraful 136* (183b 15x4 3x6)
86.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, tossed up on the stumps, Ashraful quickly goes down on one knee and slogs with the break, fails to time it properly and the ball flies off the top edge to the deep midwicket region, Tharanga in the deep judges it to perfection - end of an epic innings!

Mohammad Ashraful c Tharanga b Muralitharan 136 (250m 184b 15x4 3x6) SR: 73.91

Bangladesh 308/8   Mohammad Ashraful 136 (184b 15x4 3x6)
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