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

0.1

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, good length delivery, hint of away moment, no shot offered, good carry to the keeper

0.2

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, lovely delivery, this one squared up Javed Omar, missed the outside edge by a whisker

0.3

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, and again, another ripper of a delivery and Javed Omar is beaten outside the off stump

0.4

Malinga to Javed Omar, FOUR, on the middle and leg stump line, clipped away to the midwicket fence, good shot under pressure and Javed Omar is off the mark in style

0.5

Malinga to Javed Omar, OUT, first strike! short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and swinging away, excellent line and length and Omar had no option but to play at it, edge is produced and the ball goes straight Samaraweera at first slip - Bangladesh one down

Javed Omar c Samaraweera b Malinga 4 (3m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

0.6

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump off stump, Bashar has a loose dab at it and the ball flies off the edge, up and over the slip cordon and down she goes to the third man fence

Bangladesh 8/1   SL Malinga 1-0-8-1

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   SL Malinga 2-0-12-1

4.1

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, slanting away from the right-hander, Bashar pulls away late

4.2

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away towards cover

4.3

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, punched away towards cover

4.4

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, driven to mid-off

4.5

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, cut away behind point

4.6

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Bashar leans back and cuts hard but fails to beat the fielder at gully

Bangladesh 19/1   SL Malinga 3-1-12-1

6.1

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven just wide of the cover fielder

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

6.4

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, turned away towards the vacant square leg region, 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   SL Malinga 4-1-15-1

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

8.4

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, full and on the pads, Iqbal fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the boot - that hurts!

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   SL Malinga 5-1-19-1

10.1

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 1 wide

10.1

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 1 run

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   SL Malinga 6-1-21-1

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

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   SL Malinga 7-1-23-1

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

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   SL Malinga 8-1-30-1

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   SL Malinga 9-1-34-1

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   SL Malinga 10-1-38-1

68.1

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

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

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   SL Malinga 11-1-49-1

81.1

Malinga to Mohammad Rafique, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Rafique gets behind the line and defends, ball pops up on the off side

81.2

Malinga to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good bouncer, Rafique leaves it through to the keeper

81.3

Malinga to Mohammad Rafique, OUT, bowled'm! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, this one held its line after hitting the deck, Rafique plays all over it and the off stump is pegged back, Malinga strikes with the new ball - Bangladesh seven down

Mohammad Rafique b Malinga 17 (41m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 51.51

81.4

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, pitched up close to the off stump line, defended on the front-foot

81.5

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, 1 leg bye, short delivery, this one just skidded across and Hossain gets hit on shoulder, ball rolls down to short fine leg and an easy single is added to the total

81.6

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

Bangladesh 294/7   SL Malinga 12-2-49-2

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   SL Malinga 13-3-49-2

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   SL Malinga 14-3-50-2

87.1

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

87.2

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Hossain pulls but gets nowhere with the shot

87.3

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, defended

87.4

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, FOUR, pitched up on the pads, Hossain skips back and clips it away through midwicket

87.5

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, short delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Hossain makes room and leaves it through to the keeper

87.6

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, well directed bouncer, Hossain fends on the back-foot and the ball lobs up towards point, Samaraweera moves in quickly but the ball falls well short

Bangladesh 313/8   SL Malinga 15-3-54-2

89.1

Malinga to Syed Rasel, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Rasel pokes at it and gets beaten by a long way

89.2

Malinga to Syed Rasel, no run, another quick delivery on the stumps, Rasel fends it away cleanly

89.3

Malinga to Syed Rasel, no run, left alone outside the off stump

89.4

Malinga to Syed Rasel, OUT, pacey delivery on the middle and off stump line, Syed Rasel is beaten comprehensively and the ball crashes into the woodwork - Malinga continues to impress

Syed Rasel b Malinga 1 (14m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

89.5

Malinga to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, another quick delivery on the stumps, defended well in the end

89.6

Malinga to Enamul Haque jnr, 1 run, short delivery directed at the rip-cage, Haque fends it away behind square and an easy single is added to the total

Bangladesh 315/9   SL Malinga 16-3-55-3

91.1

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, Malinga Bandara to bowl, banged in short left alone.

91.2

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, bouncer ducks under it.

91.3

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, pitched on the stumps, drives in the air on the up to long off for a single.

91.4

Malinga to Enamul Haque jnr, 1 run, good yorker on the stumps, digs it out to long leg, single taken, just gets his bat down, loud appeal turned down by Umpire Bucknor.

91.5

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, GONE! fuller length ball on the legs, flicks it high in the air to deep backward square leg, where Tharanga runs in and takes a good catch.

Shahadat Hossain c Tharanga b Malinga 13 (52m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 44.82

Bangladesh 319/10   SL Malinga 16.5-3-57-4
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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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