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

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   HMCM Bandara 1-0-4-1

28.1

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, OUT, quick and full on the stumps, probably straightened a bit, Habibul Bashar pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the finger - Bandara on a hat-trick here!

Habibul Bashar lbw b Bandara 29 (112m 52b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.76

28.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended

28.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 3 runs, driven wide of the cover fielder, Malinga moving in from the deep fails to collect it cleanly and two extra runs are added to the total

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   HMCM Bandara 2-0-7-2

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

30.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump and turning away from the right-hander, Ashraful gets a good stride forward and drives it away through the gap between the cover fielder, there is protection in the deep

Bangladesh 92/3   HMCM Bandara 3-0-13-2

32.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, flat trajectory and Ashraful turns it away well wide of the fielder at short leg, runs hard and comfortably comes back for the second

32.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended outside the off stump

32.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended stretching well forwards, ball rolls away towards cover

32.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed back to the bowler

32.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, bit wide outside the off stump, Ashraful leans well forward and forces it away well wide of the fielder at mid-off

32.6

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

Bangladesh 96/3   HMCM Bandara 4-0-16-2

34.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, slightly short and close to the off stump line, Ashraful goes low down and cuts late, ball races away to the third man fence - fantastic shot!

34.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful gets forward and drives it with the break, ball races away to deep cover

34.3

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

34.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, tossed up outside the off stump, driven away opening the face of the bat and the ball goes through cover point, had to rush back for the second but in the end makes it across safely

34.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended straight back to the bowler

34.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

Bangladesh 105/3   HMCM Bandara 5-0-24-2

43.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Tossed up delivery from Bandara, its cut away backward of point, cant get it past the fielder there

43.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, has a wild swing at it, gets the outer half of the bat and baloons up in the air, but thankfully for Ashraful, it lands in a no-man zone and he gets a single for that

43.3

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

43.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

43.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full delivery outside off, Ashraful leans into a good looking cover drive and picks up a single

43.6

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

Bangladesh 143/3   HMCM Bandara 6-0-27-2

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

45.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, fulltoss on the pads, Ashraful leans forwards and clips it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

45.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended stretching well forwards, defended straight back to the bowler

45.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed straight back down the carpet

45.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, in the slot outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at cover

Bangladesh 146/3   HMCM Bandara 7-0-30-2

47.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder

47.2

Bandara to Khaled Mashud, no run, full and on the stumps, driven straight back to the bowler

47.3

Bandara to Khaled Mashud, no run, punched straight to the fielder at silly point

47.4

Bandara to Khaled Mashud, no run, ouch! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, in the slot and that's crashed straight into fielder at silly point

47.5

Bandara to Khaled Mashud, no run, flat delivery, turning away from the right-hander, Mashud gets well forward and defends it down on the off side

47.6

Bandara to Khaled Mashud, no run, driven back to the bowler

Bangladesh 148/4   HMCM Bandara 8-0-31-2

49.1

Bandara to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, inside edge and the ball rolls away behind the stumps on the leg side, easy single

49.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, quicker delivery, again on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

49.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, Bandara strays on to the pads and Ashraful drives it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, easy two

49.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended outside the off stump, presented the full face of the bat

49.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turning in from outside the leg stump, Ashraful gets forward and defends it down on the leg side

49.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful swings across and the ball rolls away towards mid-on, probably came off the inner half of the bat

Bangladesh 158/4   HMCM Bandara 9-0-34-2

51.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended outside the off stump

51.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, slightly short and turning away from the right-hander, Ashraful rocks back and cuts it away behind point - top shot

51.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turned away on the leg side

51.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, SIX, take that! flighted delivery on the stumps, Ashraful comes down the track, makes room and thulps it over the long-on fence, clean hit

51.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, cut away towards gully

51.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller length delivery, driven hard but straight back to the bowler

Bangladesh 176/4   HMCM Bandara 10-0-42-2

53.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turning in from outside the leg stump, bowled from round the stumps, Ashraful gets behind the line and defends it back to the bowler

53.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 4 byes, quicker delivery down the leg side, Ashraful looking to slap it away fine makes no contact and the ball races away well wide of the keeper

53.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, again drifting down the leg side, Ashraful fails to get bat on bat

53.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, drifting away, punched to point

53.5

Bandara to Khaled Mashud, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

53.6

Bandara to Khaled Mashud, no run, turning in from middle and leg, eased away on the leg side - no room for a single there

Bangladesh 181/4   HMCM Bandara 11-0-43-2

70.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended watchfully

70.2

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, driven away towards cover

70.3

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turning away, forced away towards cover

70.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven down to long-off, Murali is the fielder in the deep

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   HMCM Bandara 12-0-45-2

72.1

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller length delivery, driven wide of the cover fielder

72.2

Bandara to Mohammad Rafique, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, kept a bit low, defended carefully

72.3

Bandara to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, turned away to long-leg, easy single and Rafique is off the mark

72.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Ashraful gets well forward and lofts it away to the midwicket fence

72.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, SIX, another flighted delivery, Ashraful goes for the slog sweep and gets it on the middle, ball sails over the midwicket fence

72.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Bandara being taken apart here! low fulltoss and that's swpet away to the fine leg fence, easy runs

Bangladesh 264/6   HMCM Bandara 13-0-61-2
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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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