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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1.1

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, left alone outside the off stump, watchfully played

1.2

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, another probing delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

1.3

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length, hint of away swing, Nafees Iqbal pokes at it away from his body and gets beaten by a long way

1.4

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, FOUR, off the mark ! Maharoof strays on to middle and leg, wrong line and length and Nafees Iqbal flicks it away to the fine leg fence

1.5

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended outside the off stump

1.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, forced away well wide of the fielder at cover, easy single to end the over

Bangladesh 13/1   Nafees Iqbal 5* (6b 1x4)

2.1

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, fuller and on the pads, Iqbal looking to work it away on the leg side ends up with a leading edge and the ball rolls away towards point

2.2

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Iqbal shoulders arms

2.3

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short delivery down the leg side, Iqbal gets well inside the line and leaves it through to the keeper

2.4

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, 1 no ball, pitched up on the middle and leg stump line, defended to the leg side

2.4

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, 2 runs, drifting down the leg side, Iqbal gets well inside the line and works it away to deep backward square leg for a couple

2.5

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length delivery on the stumps, with Malinga's sling action this one slants away from the right-hander, Iqbal gets behind the line and forces it away towards gully, well played in the end

2.6

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, punched wide of the cover fielder for an easy single

Bangladesh 17/1   Nafees Iqbal 8* (13b 1x4)

3.1

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

3.2

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, another tight delivery outside the off stump, watchfully defended

3.3

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, 2 runs, slightly short and outside the off stump, Iqbal gets behind the line and punches it away through the gap between the cover fielders - solid shot

3.4

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended outside the off stump

3.5

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Iqbal nicely ducks under it

3.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

Bangladesh 19/1   Nafees Iqbal 10* (19b 1x4)

5.1

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

5.2

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, left alone outside the off stump

5.3

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended outside the off stump

5.4

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, driven off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards mid-off, big mix-up going for the single and both the batsmen are stranded but Murali there at mid-off fails to capitalize - 'the great escape' as they call it

5.5

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, turned away on the leg side, no room for a single there

5.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, fuller length delivery, driven straigh to Murali at mid-off

Bangladesh 19/1   Nafees Iqbal 10* (25b 1x4)

6.2

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, full and on the stumps, defended

6.3

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, another fuller length delivery, again slanting away from the right-hander, Iqbal moves across a bit and drives it away wide of the fielder at cover, easy single

6.5

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, on the pads, turned away on the leg side

6.6

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, fulltoss, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

Bangladesh 22/1   Nafees Iqbal 11* (29b 1x4)

8.1

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, edged and dropped! quick short delivery on the middle and off stump line, Iqbal tries to play it down with soft hands but the ball files off the edge, Jayawardene at second slip fails to hold on to a fairly easy chance

8.2

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, on the pads, turned away through square leg

8.3

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, pulled away in the air to the fine leg region for a single

8.5

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, 1 no ball, defended to the leg side

8.5

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended

8.6

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, played down to mid-on

Bangladesh 32/1   Nafees Iqbal 13* (35b 1x4)

9.1

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

9.2

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, another tight delivery outside the off stump, Iqbal watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

9.3

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back to the bowler

9.4

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery, bit of width offered and Iqbal goes for the big booming drive but fails to make contact

9.5

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

9.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run

Bangladesh 32/1   Nafees Iqbal 13* (41b 1x4)

10.2

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run

10.2

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run

10.3

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run

10.4

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run

10.5

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run

Bangladesh 34/1   Nafees Iqbal 13* (46b 1x4)

11.5

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run

11.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run

Bangladesh 38/1   Nafees Iqbal 14* (48b 1x4)

12.1

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run

12.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good line and length delivery, Iqbal leaves the ball

12.3

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run

12.4

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run

12.5

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run

12.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, FOUR, shot! pitched up in the slot outside the off stump and Iqbal drives it right through the narrow gap between the cover fielders, excellent timing and placement

Bangladesh 42/1   Nafees Iqbal 18* (54b 2x4)

13.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended stretching well forward

13.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, played down safely

13.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, swept away to fine leg for a single

Bangladesh 48/1   Nafees Iqbal 19* (57b 2x4)

14.1

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, on the middle and leg, played away on the leg side

14.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

14.3

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, 1 bye, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Bashar leaves it through to the keeper but Sangakkara fails to collect it cleanly

14.5

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, cut away straight to Dilshan at point

14.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Iqbal defends on the back-foot with soft hands and the ball rolls away towards cover, well judged quick single added to the total

Bangladesh 51/1   Nafees Iqbal 20* (62b 2x4)

15.1

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, tossed up and turning in, ball clips the pad and pops up on the leg side, falls short of the fielder at short leg

15.2

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, padded away

15.3

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, fuller and turning in, defended on the back-foot

15.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, this one went the other way, the doosra and Iqbal is beaten all ends up - well bowled

15.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended on the back-foot

15.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, 2 runs, edged past the slip fielder, runs hard and comfortably comes back for the second

Bangladesh 53/1   Nafees Iqbal 22* (68b 2x4)

16.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, left alone outside the off stump

16.3

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

16.4

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

16.5

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and Iqbal leaves it through to the keeper

16.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, on the pads, turned away to fine leg for an easy single

Bangladesh 55/1   Nafees Iqbal 23* (73b 2x4)

17.1

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, flat delivery, pitched outside the off stump and turning in, Iqbal stays back and works it away on the leg side

17.2

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away behind square on the leg side

17.3

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, quicker delivery, Iqbal goes right back and tucks it away towards midwicket

17.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, tossed up and turning in, defended stretching well forward

17.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit but Iqbal finds Dilshan at point - missed out there

17.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended down on the leg side

Bangladesh 55/1   Nafees Iqbal 23* (79b 2x4)

19.1

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended outside the off stump

19.2

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, turned away on the leg side

19.3

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, off the pad and the ball pops up on the leg side, Iqbal was looking to work it away on the back-foot

19.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run

19.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended straight to the fielder at short leg

19.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, doosra, the one that turns away from the right-hander, Iqbal gets right back behind the line and defends it down on the off side

Bangladesh 55/1   Nafees Iqbal 23* (85b 2x4)

21.1

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, 4 byes, drifting down the leg side, Sangakkara fails to collect it cleanly

21.2

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, turned away on the leg side

21.3

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended straight to the fielder at silly point

21.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, 2 runs, edged away to the vacant third man region

21.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run

21.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, FOUR, on the pads, Iqbal gets forward and slaps it away to the midwicket fence, well played

Bangladesh 65/1   Nafees Iqbal 29* (91b 3x4)

22.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Iqbal leaves it through to the keeper

Bangladesh 68/1   Nafees Iqbal 29* (92b 3x4)

23.3

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, driven straight back to the bowler

23.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, forced away towards point

23.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended stretching well forward

23.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, sliced away behind point

Bangladesh 69/1   Nafees Iqbal 29* (96b 3x4)

24.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length delivery, defended on the back-foot

24.3

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short rising delivery, no shot offered

24.4

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, left alone to the keeper

24.5

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, bouncer on the middle and off stump line, Iqbal ducks under it

24.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at gully

Bangladesh 70/1   Nafees Iqbal 29* (101b 3x4)

25.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended straight back to the bowler

25.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, again worked away wide of the fielder at midwicket, easy single

Bangladesh 72/1   Nafees Iqbal 30* (103b 3x4)

26.1

Bandara to Nafees Iqbal, no run, tossed up on the stumps, good delivery first up, Iqbal gets well forward and defends it towards cover point

26.2

Bandara to Nafees Iqbal, no run, another well flighted delivery, driven straight back to the bowler

26.3

Bandara to Nafees Iqbal, FOUR, Bandara drifts on to middle and leg, Iqbal quickly goes down on one knee and sweeps it down to fine leg fence, sweetly timed

26.4

Bandara to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended watchfully

26.5

Bandara to Nafees Iqbal, no run, tossed up and turning away, defended stretching well forward

26.6

Bandara to Nafees Iqbal, OUT, Bandara strikes straightaway! flat delivery on the stumps, turning away from the right-hander, Iqbal goes down on one knee looking to slog it away through midwicket but gets nowhere with the wild swing and the off stump is pegged back - that was a bad choice of shot with just few minutes to go for lunch, bowling change works for Jayawardene!

Nafees Iqbal b Bandara 34 (109m 109b 4x4 0x6) SR: 31.19

Bangladesh 76/2   Nafees Iqbal 34 (109b 4x4)
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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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