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

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

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   MF Maharoof 1-0-5-0

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   MF Maharoof 2-0-7-0

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   MF Maharoof 3-1-7-0

7.1

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Bashar cuts off the back-foot but misses the target by miles

7.2

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended outside the off stump, not a well timed shot

7.3

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, bit of width outside the off stump, cut away towards point

7.4

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, 2 leg byes, full and drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rolls away to fine leg

7.5

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Bashar cuts hard and the ball goes in the air towards point, Dilshan there only manages to get a touch on it and the ball races away to the point fence

7.6

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended

Bangladesh 28/1   MF Maharoof 4-1-11-0

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   MF Maharoof 5-2-11-0

11.1

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, 2 runs

11.2

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run

11.3

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run

11.4

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, 1 run

11.5

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run

11.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run

Bangladesh 38/1   MF Maharoof 6-2-15-0

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

42.2

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

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   MF Maharoof 7-2-20-0

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   MF Maharoof 8-3-20-0

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

46.5

Maharoof to Khaled Mashud, no run, bouncer outside the off stump, good delivery first up, Mashud ducks under it

46.6

Maharoof to Khaled Mashud, 1 no ball, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Mashud was looking to shoulder arms but leaves his bat hanging, ball clips the edge and rolls away behind the stumps

46.6

Maharoof to Khaled Mashud, no run, turned away just wide of the fielder at short leg, almost played it straight to the fielder - hard chance

Bangladesh 147/4   MF Maharoof 9-3-21-1

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   MF Maharoof 10-3-28-1

84.1

Maharoof to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Hossain opens the face of the blade and steers it past the fielder at gully

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

84.5

Maharoof to Shahadat Hossain, FOUR, pitched up on the pads, Hossain moves across and flicks it away to the vacant fine leg fence, bad ball put away in style

84.6

Maharoof to Shahadat Hossain, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

Bangladesh 307/7   MF Maharoof 11-3-37-1
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Series Results
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Bogra - Mar 8-11, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Feb 28-Mar 3, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
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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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