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

50.1

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, edged away behind square leg, easy single

50.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, tossed up and turning in, Ashraful gets well forward to the pitch of the delivery and drives it through the gap between the cover fielders, excellent shot to bring up his half-century, crowd loves it!

50.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended on the front-foot

50.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed down the track to silly mid-on

50.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, reverse sweep makes perfect contact and the ball races away to the third man fence, cheeky but effective

50.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, eased away on the leg side

End of over 51 (10 runs) Bangladesh 168/4
Mohammad Ashraful    58* (74b 7x4)      M Muralitharan    16-3-53-0
Khaled Mashud    2* (10b)      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

End of over 52 (8 runs) Bangladesh 176/4
Mohammad Ashraful    66* (80b 7x4 1x6)      HMCM Bandara    10-0-42-2
Khaled Mashud    2* (10b)      M Muralitharan    16-3-53-0

52.1

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Mashud drives off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover point

52.2

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, no run, line and length, Mashud lets it go past, fielded by Sangakkara

52.3

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, ball stayed bit low after hitting the deck and Mashud leaves it through to the keeper, ball died on its way to the keeper

52.4

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, no run, defended on the back-foot

52.5

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left through to the keeper

52.6

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Mashud gets behind the line and forces it away towards point

Bandara to continue., slip, silly point and a short-leg in place

End of over 53 (maiden) Bangladesh 176/4
Khaled Mashud    2* (16b)      CRD Fernando    8-3-12-0
Mohammad Ashraful    66* (80b 7x4 1x6)      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

End of over 54 (5 runs) Bangladesh 181/4
Khaled Mashud    2* (18b)      HMCM Bandara    11-0-43-2
Mohammad Ashraful    67* (84b 7x4 1x6)      CRD Fernando    8-3-12-0

54.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

54.2

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful leans back and pulls hard but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

54.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, defended towards cover point

54.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short delivery, close to the off stump line, Ashraful goes through with the cut shot and the ball rolls away off the bottom edge, almost chopped it back into the stumps

54.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful leaves it through to the keeper

54.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short rising delivery, too close for comfort, Ashraful leans back and avoids it well - good effort ball to end the over

End of over 55 (maiden) Bangladesh 181/4
Mohammad Ashraful    67* (90b 7x4 1x6)      CRD Fernando    9-4-12-0
Khaled Mashud    2* (18b)      HMCM Bandara    11-0-43-2

55.1

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, defended outside the off stump

55.2

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, turned away to short fine leg, bit of a mix-up going for the single and in the end they decide not to go for it

55.3

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, defended

55.4

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, fuller and on the stumps, driven straight back down the track

55.5

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, edged away to the short fine leg region, fielder moves across quickly and negates the chance of a single

55.6

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, defended outside the off stump

End of over 56 (maiden) Bangladesh 181/4
Khaled Mashud    2* (24b)      M Muralitharan    17-4-53-0
Mohammad Ashraful    67* (90b 7x4 1x6)      CRD Fernando    9-4-12-0

56.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful is early into the pull shot, misses the target by a long way

56.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, again short of a good length and close to the off stump line, Ashraful moves back and across and punches it away towards cover point

56.2

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, another short delivery, on the middle and leg stump line on this occasion, Ashraful rocks back and pulls it away to deep midwicket, was in the air for sometime but the ball fell well short of the fielder in the deep

56.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside the off stump

56.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, probing delivery outside the off stump, defended with a straight bat

56.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another tight delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful gets right behind the line and defends it down on the off side, solid defensive shot

56.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, SIX, width offered outside the off stump and Ashraful comes down hard on it, ball sails over the backward point fence - excellent shot!

End of over 57 (9 runs) Bangladesh 190/4
Mohammad Ashraful    75* (97b 7x4 2x6)      CRD Fernando    10-4-21-0
Khaled Mashud    2* (24b)      M Muralitharan    17-4-53-0

57.1

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, turning in from outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

57.2

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, ball falls dead on the track after hitting the pad, Mashud was looking to work it away on the leg side

57.3

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, down the leg side, no shot offered

57.4

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away on the off side

57.5

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, swept away to fine leg, easy single

57.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, quicker delivery down the leg side, Ashraful looking to paddle it away fails to make contact, Sangakkara moves across quickly and saves runs - that's tea on day one.

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End of over 58 (1 run) Bangladesh 191/4
Mohammad Ashraful    75* (98b 7x4 2x6)      M Muralitharan    18-4-54-0
Khaled Mashud    3* (29b)      CRD Fernando    10-4-21-0

58.1

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, no run, short delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, Mashud gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

58.2

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, no run, line and length delivery, defended straight back to the bowler

58.3

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, this one nipped back in a touch, Mashud drives off the back-foot but fails to make contact, ball goes through to the keeper

58.4

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Mashud stays back and steers it down to third man for an easy single

58.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended straight back down the track, Fernando moves across on his follow through and picks it up

58.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, defended on the back-foot

End of over 59 (1 run) Bangladesh 192/4
Mohammad Ashraful    75* (100b 7x4 2x6)      CRD Fernando    11-4-22-0
Khaled Mashud    4* (33b)      M Muralitharan    18-4-54-0

59.1

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, driven down to mid-on

59.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended straight to the man at short leg

59.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, chipped in the air and over the bowler, ball falls well short of the fielder moving in from mid-off, lucky escape

59.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, tossed up and turning away, Ashraful gets well forward and drives against the break, ball beats the fielder at cover and races away to the fence, that's a classy shot

59.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, turned away behind square for an easy single - good cricket this from the young man

59.6

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, down the leg side

End of over 60 (6 runs) Bangladesh 198/4
Khaled Mashud    5* (35b)      M Muralitharan    19-4-60-0
Mohammad Ashraful    80* (104b 8x4 2x6)      CRD Fernando    11-4-22-0

60.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump and Ashraful drills it through extra cover for yet another boundary

60.2

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, driven back to the bowler

60.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Ashraful sways away late

60.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, another good effort ball, Ashraful once again keeps his cool and leaves it through to the keeper

60.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another short delivery and this time Ashraful goes after it, a nothing shot and the ball lobs down to mid-on, luckily for Ashraful ball falls well short of the fielder sprinting in from mid-on

60.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Fernando overpitches outside the off stump and that's crashed through covers for a boundary - good aggressive cricket

60.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slower delivery, defended back to the bowler

End of over 61 (9 runs) Bangladesh 207/4
Mohammad Ashraful    88* (110b 10x4 2x6)      CRD Fernando    12-4-31-0
Khaled Mashud    5* (35b)      M Muralitharan    19-4-60-0

61.1

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, defended on the back-foot

61.2

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, turned away on the leg side

61.3

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, pushed back to the bowler

61.4

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away on the leg side

61.5

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, doosra, Mashud never picked it up - ball clips the edge and rolls away to the short third man region

61.6

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, edged away on the leg side, easy single to end the over - Bangladesh moving along nicely here

End of over 62 (1 run) Bangladesh 208/4
Khaled Mashud    6* (41b)      M Muralitharan    20-4-61-0
Mohammad Ashraful    88* (110b 10x4 2x6)      CRD Fernando    12-4-31-0

62.1

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Mashud watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

62.2

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, 1 no ball, called for overstepping, on the stumps and Mashud defends it on the back-foot

62.2

Fernando to Khaled Mashud, 1 bye, wayward delivery down the leg side, Sangakkara dives across and half stops but fails to prevent the single

62.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside the off stump, well left

62.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, pushed to midwicket

62.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, again Fernando strays on to middle and leg, Ashraful leans forward and turns it away just wide of the fielder at mid-on, they think about a single but in the end decides not to go for it

62.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

End of over 63 (2 runs) Bangladesh 210/4
Mohammad Ashraful    88* (114b 10x4 2x6)      CRD Fernando    13-4-32-0
Khaled Mashud    6* (44b)      M Muralitharan    20-4-61-0

63.1

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, quicker delivery down the leg side, bowled from round the stumps, no shot offered

63.2

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, pitched close to the leg stump line and turning down the leg side, Mashud leaves it through to the keeper

63.3

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, on the stumps, defended on the front-foot

63.4

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, fuller and down the leg side, Mashud shoulders arms, ball hits the pad and rolls away behind square on the leg side

63.5

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, forced away wide of the fielder at short leg

63.6

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, OUT, gone! bowled from round the stumps, Murali fires it in at a fuller length, Mashud moves right across his stumps and is beaten by the extra pace, ball turns in just enough to beat the bat and Mashud is trapped plumb in front of the stumps, umpire Bucknor took his time and in the end adjudicated in favour of the bowler

Khaled Mashud lbw b Muralitharan 6 (75m 50b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.00

End of over 64 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 210/5
     M Muralitharan    21-5-61-1
Mohammad Ashraful    88* (114b 10x4 2x6)      CRD Fernando    13-4-32-0

64.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Ashraful ducks under it

64.2

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside the off stump

64.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, bit of width offered outside the off stump and that's pounded to the backward point fence, just picked up the length and hit through the line

64.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, driven straight back to the bowler

64.4

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short delivery, angling in from outside the off stump, Ashraful quickly picks up the length and ducks under it

64.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, forced away on the leg side

64.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, played down to fine leg, easy single

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

64.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another short ball, uplishly played back

End of over 65 (9 runs) Bangladesh 219/5
Mohammad Ashraful    93* (122b 11x4 2x6)      CRD Fernando    14-4-41-0
Alok Kapali    1* (1b)      M Muralitharan    21-5-61-1

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

Malinga back into the attack now.

End of over 66 (maiden) Bangladesh 219/5
Alok Kapali    1* (7b)      M Muralitharan    22-6-61-1
Mohammad Ashraful    93* (122b 11x4 2x6)      CRD Fernando    14-4-41-0

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

End of over 67 (4 runs) Bangladesh 223/5
Mohammad Ashraful    97* (128b 12x4 2x6)      SL Malinga    10-1-38-1
Alok Kapali    1* (7b)      M Muralitharan    22-6-61-1

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

67.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goes for the reverse sweep and gets it down to short third man, dangerous shot

67.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, down the leg side, no shot offered

67.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 bye, quicker delivery down the leg side, Ashraful once again goes for the reverse sweep but this time makes no contact, ball hits Sangakkara's pad and rolls away on the off side

67.5

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

67.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven through cover point and that will keep him on strike

End of over 68 (4 runs) Bangladesh 227/5
Mohammad Ashraful    98* (132b 12x4 2x6)      M Muralitharan    23-6-63-1
Alok Kapali    2* (9b)      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

End of over 69 (11 runs) Bangladesh 238/5
Mohammad Ashraful    103* (135b 13x4 2x6)      SL Malinga    11-1-49-1
Alok Kapali    7* (12b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    23-6-63-1

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

End of over 70 (maiden) Bangladesh 238/5
Alok Kapali    7* (18b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    24-7-63-1
Mohammad Ashraful    103* (135b 13x4 2x6)      SL Malinga    11-1-49-1

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

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End of over 71 (2 runs) Bangladesh 240/5
Alok Kapali    8* (20b 1x4)      HMCM Bandara    12-0-45-2
Mohammad Ashraful    104* (139b 13x4 2x6)      M Muralitharan    24-7-63-1

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

71.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, inside edge and the ball rolls away on the off side

End of over 72 (8 runs) Bangladesh 248/6
Mohammad Rafique    0* (1b)      M Muralitharan    25-7-71-2
Mohammad Ashraful    104* (139b 13x4 2x6)      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

End of over 73 (16 runs) Bangladesh 264/6
Mohammad Ashraful    119* (143b 15x4 3x6)      HMCM Bandara    13-0-61-2
Mohammad Rafique    1* (3b)      M Muralitharan    25-7-71-2

73.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, hit on the pad, appeal turned down

73.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, drifting down the leg side, Rafique looking to work it away on the leg side fails to make contact

73.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, defended back to the bowler

73.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, left alone outside the off stump

73.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, defended outside the off stump

73.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, doosra, Rafique is hit on the pad trying to defend, another confident appeal for lbw turned down by umpire Bucknor - worth a shout

End of over 74 (maiden) Bangladesh 264/6
Mohammad Rafique    1* (9b)      M Muralitharan    26-8-71-2
Mohammad Ashraful    119* (143b 15x4 3x6)      HMCM Bandara    13-0-61-2

74.1

Dilshan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended back to the bowler

74.2

Dilshan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

74.3

Dilshan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, cut away to deep point

74.4

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, bowled from round the wicket, driven away towards cover

74.5

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, coming in with the angle, defended stretching well forward

74.6

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

End of over 75 (1 run) Bangladesh 265/6
Mohammad Rafique    1* (12b)      TM Dilshan    1-0-1-0
Mohammad Ashraful    120* (146b 15x4 3x6)      M Muralitharan    26-8-71-2

75.1

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

75.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, steps forward and swings across, misses the target by miles

75.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended straight into the track

75.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up and turning in, Ashraful gets a good stride forward and defends it with a straight bat

75.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, width offered outside the off stump, Ashraful rocks back and cuts it away through cover point

75.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, turned away wide of the midwicket fielder

End of over 76 (3 runs) Bangladesh 268/6
Mohammad Ashraful    123* (152b 15x4 3x6)      M Muralitharan    27-8-74-2
Mohammad Rafique    1* (12b)      TM Dilshan    1-0-1-0

76.1

Dilshan to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, cut away off the back-foot to deep point, runs hard and makes it back safely for the second, better throw would have made things interesting

76.2

Dilshan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pushed wide of the cover fielder

76.3

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, defended outside the off stump

76.4

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Rafique rocks back, gets into a good position and carves it away through cover point, fielder in the deep had no chance of cutting it off

76.5

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, forced away towards gully

76.6

Dilshan to Mohammad Rafique, FOUR, lofted down to long-on, once bounce and over the rope she goes - good clean hit that

End of over 77 (11 runs) Bangladesh 279/6
Mohammad Rafique    9* (16b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    2-0-12-0
Mohammad Ashraful    126* (154b 15x4 3x6)      M Muralitharan    27-8-74-2

77.1

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

77.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended stretching well forward

77.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, forced back to the bowler

77.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, cut away off the back-foot to the third man region

77.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, FOUR, width offered outside the off stump, Rafique leans back and thumps it away right through the narrow gap between cover and mid-off, excellent placement

77.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, no stroke offered, ball hits the pad and rolls away on the off side

End of over 78 (5 runs) Bangladesh 284/6
Mohammad Rafique    13* (18b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    28-8-79-2
Mohammad Ashraful    127* (158b 15x4 3x6)      TM Dilshan    2-0-12-0

78.1

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short delivery down the leg side, Ashraful fails to get bat on ball

78.2

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, punched down to long-off for an easy single

78.3

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

78.4

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good length delivery outside off, angling across the left hander, slashes at it and is beaten

78.5

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good length delivery outside off, driven away on the up to the man at cover

78.6

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, full delivery outside off, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it to mid-off

End of over 79 (1 run) Bangladesh 285/6
Mohammad Rafique    13* (22b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    15-4-42-0
Mohammad Ashraful    128* (160b 15x4 3x6)      M Muralitharan    28-8-79-2

79.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, pushes it to wide long off and takes two runs

79.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full length delivery on the stumps, sweeps it to fine leg

79.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the leg stump, tries to glance it down to fine leg, doesnt make contact, ball brushes the pad and runs away to fine-leg

79.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, Ashraful stays back and late cuts it

79.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good length delivery, Rafique pads up to it

79.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, big turning off-break, Mohammad Rafique goes for the expansive off-drive, ball takes the inside edge of the bat and runs down to mid-on, enough time there for a single

End of over 80 (4 runs) Bangladesh 289/6
Mohammad Rafique    14* (24b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    29-8-83-2
Mohammad Ashraful    131* (164b 15x4 3x6)      CRD Fernando    15-4-42-0

80.1

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, 1 no ball, no-ball, oversteps trying to bowl full, Rafique goes for the square-cut but doesnt make contact, is beaten

80.1

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, driven down to mid-off

80.2

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, 2 runs, full delivery from Fernando, its nicely driven through extra cover, take two runs before the fielder can come and cut it off

80.3

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, full delivery on the pads, its defended off the front-foot

80.4

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, short of a good length, outside leg and straightening, keeps low just a bit, its defended awkwardly

80.5

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, full delivery on the pads, its flicked away to deep square-leg for a single

80.6

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery outside off, Ashraful gets forward and defends it, ball rolls away to the man at gully

End of over 81 (4 runs) Bangladesh 293/6
Mohammad Ashraful    131* (165b 15x4 3x6)      CRD Fernando    16-4-46-0
Mohammad Rafique    17* (30b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    29-8-83-2

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

Shahadat Hossain is the next man in.

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

End of over 82 (1 run, wicket maiden) Bangladesh 294/7
Mohammad Ashraful    131* (166b 15x4 3x6)      SL Malinga    12-2-49-2
Shahadat Hossain    0* (2b)      CRD Fernando    16-4-46-0

82.1

Fernando to Shahadat Hossain, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Hossain watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

82.2

Fernando to Shahadat Hossain, no run, another short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, punched off the back-foot to mid-off, straight to the fielder and there is no room for a single

82.3

Fernando to Shahadat Hossain, (no ball) 1 run, good length delivery, driven down to third man for an easy single, nicely opened the face of the bat to get it past the fielder at gully

82.3

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Ashraful stays back and pulls it away to fine leg for a single

82.4

Fernando to Shahadat Hossain, 1 no ball, another no-ball! good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away well but fails to beat the fielder at cover

82.4

Fernando to Shahadat Hossain, no run, short of a good length delivery, hint of swing, Hossain pulls away late

82.5

Fernando to Shahadat Hossain, no run, full and angling in, forced away towards point, well played

82.6

Fernando to Shahadat Hossain, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, this one kept low after hitting the deck, Hossain leaves it through to the keeper and Sangakkara gets an awkward bounce

End of over 83 (4 runs) Bangladesh 298/7
Shahadat Hossain    1* (9b)      CRD Fernando    17-4-50-0
Mohammad Ashraful    132* (167b 15x4 3x6)      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

End of over 84 (maiden) Bangladesh 298/7
Mohammad Ashraful    132* (173b 15x4 3x6)      SL Malinga    13-3-49-2
Shahadat Hossain    1* (9b)      CRD Fernando    17-4-50-0

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

End of over 85 (9 runs) Bangladesh 307/7
Shahadat Hossain    6* (12b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    11-3-37-1
Mohammad Ashraful    135* (177b 15x4 3x6)      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

Murali into the attack now.

End of over 86 (1 run) Bangladesh 308/7
Mohammad Ashraful    136* (183b 15x4 3x6)      SL Malinga    14-3-50-2
Shahadat Hossain    6* (12b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    11-3-37-1

86.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, tossed up on the stumps, Ashraful quickly goes down on one knee and slogs with the break, fails to time it properly and the ball flies off the top edge to the deep midwicket region, Tharanga in the deep judges it to perfection - end of an epic innings!

Mohammad Ashraful c Tharanga b Muralitharan 136 (250m 184b 15x4 3x6) SR: 73.91

86.2

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, defended down to silly mid-off

86.3

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, pushed back down the track

86.4

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, swing and miss outside the off stump, too close for comfort

86.5

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, forced away well wide of the fielder at gully

86.6

Muralitharan to Syed Rasel, no run, pushed to gully

End of over 87 (1 run) Bangladesh 309/8
Syed Rasel    0* (1b)      M Muralitharan    30-8-84-3
Shahadat Hossain    7* (16b 1x4)      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

End of over 88 (4 runs) Bangladesh 313/8
Shahadat Hossain    11* (22b 2x4)      SL Malinga    15-3-54-2
Syed Rasel    0* (1b)      M Muralitharan    30-8-84-3

88.1

Muralitharan to Syed Rasel, no run, defended on the front-foot, carefully played

88.2

Muralitharan to Syed Rasel, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

88.3

Muralitharan to Syed Rasel, no run, defended to silly point

88.4

Muralitharan to Syed Rasel, no run, defended stretching well forward, playing for stumps now

88.5

Muralitharan to Syed Rasel, 1 run, doosra, played away towards square leg

88.6

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, defended stretching well forward, ball rolls back to the bowler

End of over 89 (1 run) Bangladesh 314/8
Shahadat Hossain    11* (23b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    31-8-85-3
Syed Rasel    1* (6b)      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

And that's stumps on day one, Ashraful was the star of the day and his brilliant hundred was a treat to watch - this is the first time ever Bangladesh have managed to score 300 plus runs in a single day. Be sure to join us tomorrow at 9:00 am local time for the live coverage of the second day's play - Cheers!

End of over 90 (1 run) Bangladesh 315/9
Enamul Haque jnr    1* (2b)      SL Malinga    16-3-55-3
Shahadat Hossain    11* (23b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    31-8-85-3

90.1

Muralitharan to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, off the pad to the on side.

90.2

Muralitharan to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, played to midwicket.

90.3

Muralitharan to Enamul Haque jnr, 1 run, played to deep midwicket for a single.

90.4

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, defended to the off side.

90.5

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, swings it away to the deep midwicket, Maharoof drops the catch.

90.6

Muralitharan to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, defended to the off side

End of over 91 (2 runs) Bangladesh 317/9
Enamul Haque jnr    2* (6b)      M Muralitharan    32-8-87-3
Shahadat Hossain    12* (25b 2x4)      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 end their innings on 319. It is upto Bangladesh bowlers to do their work now. If they could get some early wickets, it would be interesting. Please stay tuned. Join us after the break

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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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