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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27.2

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, forced away towards gully

27.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, flighted delivery on the pads, swept away to the square leg fence, lovely shot

27.4

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

27.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, goes for the sweep and gets hit on the pad

27.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, another well bowled doosra and Nafees is hit on the pad, loud appeal turned down - close call

Bangladesh 81/2   Shahriar Nafees 4* (5b 1x4)

28.4

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, no run, turned away on the leg side

28.5

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on the stumps, defended stretching well forward, presented the full face of the blade and the ball rolls back to the bowler

28.6

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, no run, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

Bangladesh 84/3   Shahriar Nafees 4* (8b 1x4)

29.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, line and length, Nafees defends it, fielded by Vandort

29.4

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

29.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, bit of width outside the off stump, eased away behind point for a single

Bangladesh 86/3   Shahriar Nafees 5* (11b 1x4)

30.1

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up and turning in, defended on the front-foot

30.2

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, flighted delivery, in the slot and Nafees slogs it away to the midwicket fence, good clean hit

30.3

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fuller length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended stretching well forward

30.4

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, no run, forced away on the off side, cover fielder moves in quickly and cuts off the single

30.5

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, turned away behind square on the leg side, easy single

Bangladesh 91/3   Shahriar Nafees 10* (16b 2x4)

31.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, left alone outside the off stump

31.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, driven down to mid-off

31.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, doosra, the one that turns back into the left-hander, Nafees goes right back and defends it down carefully, well played in the end

31.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, off-break outside the off stump, no shot offered

Bangladesh 93/3   Shahriar Nafees 10* (20b 2x4)

32.6

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, no run, turned away behind square

Bangladesh 96/3   Shahriar Nafees 10* (21b 2x4)

33.2

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, flat delivery, touch outside the off stump and that's defended with a straight bat

33.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, Nafees drives but fails to make contact

33.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended outside the off stump, ball rolls away towards cover

33.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended

33.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, hit on the pad trying to defend, loud appeal for lbw turned down, missing leg

Bangladesh 97/3   Shahriar Nafees 10* (26b 2x4)

34.3

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, played down to fine leg for an easy single

Bangladesh 103/3   Shahriar Nafees 11* (27b 2x4)

35.1

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowled from round the stumps, defended down on the leg side

35.2

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Nafees goes for the booming sweep and gets hit on the pad, impact was well outside the line of the off stumps and the appeal is turned down

35.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, off-break and Nafees is beaten outside the off stump, excellent line and length

35.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, hit on the pad trying to sweep, appeal turned down

35.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

35.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

Bangladesh 105/3   Shahriar Nafees 11* (33b 2x4)

36.1

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fuller in length this time, Nafees shuffles and defends to the offside

36.2

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fuller length again, outside off, driven away to cover

36.3

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length delivery outside off, driven away to mid-off, straight to the man there

36.4

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short delivery from Malinga, Nafees sways and lets the ball through to the wicketkeeper

36.5

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended to the on-side

36.6

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full delivery on the pads, driven down to mid-on

Bangladesh 107/3   Shahriar Nafees 11* (39b 2x4)

38.1

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, 3 runs, Malinga starts off with a low full toss, its nicely driven away in the gap between cover and extra cover, the ball is pulled back into the field of play by Fernando

Bangladesh 114/3   Shahriar Nafees 14* (40b 2x4)

39.1

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, big turning off-break from Murali, left alone outside off

39.2

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length delivery, a doosra this time, Nafees picks it well and plays it away to the square-leg region, cant get a run for that shot

39.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, tossed up off-break from Murali, Nafees gets under it and sweep-pulls it away in the air, to the midwicket fence

39.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, elegant looking shot there!! that was a good length delivery, Nafees comes forward and sends the ball crashing through the gap between cover and mid-off, the ball races away to the fence

39.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 no ball

39.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, driven away in the gap between cover point and cover for a single

Bangladesh 128/3   Shahriar Nafees 23* (46b 4x4)

41.1

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, just a bit short on length this time, Nafees goes onto his backfoot and works it away to the mid-wicket region

41.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

41.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, picks the offbreak and lets it through to the wicketkeeper

41.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length delivery, turning across Nafees from leg stump, defended to the offside

Bangladesh 135/3   Shahriar Nafees 24* (50b 4x4)

42.2

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run

42.3

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short delivery outside off, angling across the left hander too, its cut away to gully

42.4

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended to the offside

42.5

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short delivery outside off, its cut away between point and gully, there's a man at the deep thirdman boundary, and he keeps it down the a single

Bangladesh 139/3   Shahriar Nafees 25* (54b 4x4)

43.3

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, flicked away to deep midwicket for a single

43.6

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up legbreak on the pads, Nafees pads it away

Bangladesh 143/3   Shahriar Nafees 26* (56b 4x4)

45.1

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, driven straight back to the bowler

45.2

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, driven wide of the fielder at mid-off, quick single taken

Bangladesh 144/3   Shahriar Nafees 27* (58b 4x4)

46.1

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Nafees gets right behind the line and

46.2

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length delivery, Nafees cuts on the front foot, fielded by Dilshan

46.3

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away well in front of point

46.4

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, got'm! short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, angling across the left-hander, Nafees is cramped for room but goes through with the cut shot, ball clips the inner half of the bat and crashes into the stumps, Maharoof with the breakthrough

Shahriar Nafees b Maharoof 27 (78m 62b 4x4 0x6) SR: 43.54

Bangladesh 146/4   Shahriar Nafees 27 (62b 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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