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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64.6

Fernando to Alok Kapali, (no ball) 1 run, called for overstepping and that's the third no-ball of the over, short in length and drifting down the leg side, Kapali gets well inside the line and plays it down to fine leg

Bangladesh 219/5   Alok Kapali 1* (1b)

65.1

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, way down the leg side

65.2

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, defended straight to the fielder at short leg

65.3

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, fraction short, turned away off the back-foot to short fine leg

65.4

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, defended on the back-foot

65.5

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, defended on the leg side

65.6

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, defended down to mid-on

Bangladesh 219/5   Alok Kapali 1* (7b)

67.1

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, 1 run, down the leg side, Kapali stays back and forces it away well wide of the fielder at short fine leg, single brings Ashraful to the fore

67.5

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the fine leg region

Bangladesh 226/5   Alok Kapali 2* (9b)

68.2

Malinga to Alok Kapali, FOUR, pitched up on the pads, was the quicker one but Kapali effortlessly clips it away to the square leg fence

68.3

Malinga to Alok Kapali, no run, defended outside the off stump

68.4

Malinga to Alok Kapali, 1 wide, bouncer on the stumps, too high and that's rightly called a wide

68.4

Malinga to Alok Kapali, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the stumps, Kapali pushes forward and tucks it away behind square

Bangladesh 234/5   Alok Kapali 7* (12b 1x4)

69.1

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, defended down on the leg side

69.2

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, turned away off the pads, straight to the fielder at short fine leg

69.3

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, goes on to the back-foot and defensively plays it away on the leg side

69.4

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, doosra on the stumps, Kapali gets right behind the line and defends it down safely

69.5

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, defended on the back-foot

69.6

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

Bangladesh 238/5   Alok Kapali 7* (18b 1x4)

70.5

Bandara to Alok Kapali, no run, fuller length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and turning away, Kapali gets right behind the line and defends it down watchfully

70.6

Bandara to Alok Kapali, 1 run, turned away behind square, easy single added to the total

Bangladesh 240/5   Alok Kapali 8* (20b 1x4)

71.1

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run, forced away in the air and wide of the fielder at short leg

71.2

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, 4 runs, full and drifting down the leg side, Kapali paddles it down to fine leg, overthrow gives away two extra runs

71.3

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, no run

71.4

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, FOUR, again nicely swept away to the fine leg fence, easy runs

71.5

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, OUT, and Murali strikes back! tossed up and turning in, Kapali pushes forward to defend and ends up with a faint edge onto the pad and the ball pops up straight to Tharanga at short leg, loud appeal and up goes the finger - that was a surprisingly quick decision from umpire Bucknor

Alok Kapali c Tharanga b Muralitharan 16 (36m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.00

Bangladesh 248/6   Alok Kapali 16 (25b 2x4)
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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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