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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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

Bangladesh 4/0   Javed Omar 4* (4b 1x4)   SL Malinga 0.4-0-4-0

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   Habibul Bashar 4* (1b 1x4)   SL Malinga 1-0-8-1

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

Bangladesh 12/1   Nafees Iqbal 4* (4b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 0.4-0-4-0

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

Bangladesh 28/1   Habibul Bashar 10* (14b 2x4)   MF Maharoof 3.5-1-11-0

12.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, FOUR, shot! pitched up in the slot outside the off stump and Iqbal drives it right through the narrow gap between the cover fielders, excellent timing and placement

Bangladesh 42/1   Nafees Iqbal 18* (54b 2x4)   CRD Fernando 1-0-4-0

13.2

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it away to the wide long-on fence, good positive shot that

Bangladesh 46/1   Habibul Bashar 19* (23b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 0.2-0-4-0

21.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, FOUR, on the pads, Iqbal gets forward and slaps it away to the midwicket fence, well played

Bangladesh 65/1   Nafees Iqbal 29* (91b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 5-2-14-0

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

Bangladesh 76/1   Nafees Iqbal 34* (106b 4x4)   HMCM Bandara 0.3-0-4-0

27.3

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

Bangladesh 81/2   Shahriar Nafees 4* (2b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 7.3-2-22-0

30.2

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

Bangladesh 90/3   Shahriar Nafees 9* (13b 2x4)   HMCM Bandara 2.2-0-11-2

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!

Bangladesh 101/3   Mohammad Ashraful 14* (15b 1x4)   HMCM Bandara 4.1-0-20-2

37.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, good length delivery on the pads, Ashraful glances it fine, bisecting the wicketkeeper and leg gully to near perfection, the ball races awayu to the fine-leg boundary

Bangladesh 111/3   Mohammad Ashraful 22* (22b 2x4)   M Muralitharan 12.2-3-30-0

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

Bangladesh 118/3   Mohammad Ashraful 26* (29b 3x4)   SL Malinga 7.4-1-30-1

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

Bangladesh 122/3   Shahriar Nafees 18* (43b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 13.3-3-34-0

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

Bangladesh 126/3   Shahriar Nafees 22* (44b 4x4)   M Muralitharan 13.4-3-38-0

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

Bangladesh 133/3   Mohammad Ashraful 31* (36b 4x4)   SL Malinga 8.4-1-34-1

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

Bangladesh 153/4   Mohammad Ashraful 45* (60b 5x4)   MF Maharoof 9.2-3-26-1

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!

Bangladesh 163/4   Mohammad Ashraful 53* (70b 6x4)   M Muralitharan 15.2-3-48-0

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

Bangladesh 167/4   Mohammad Ashraful 57* (73b 7x4)   M Muralitharan 15.5-3-52-0

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

Bangladesh 197/4   Mohammad Ashraful 79* (103b 8x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 18.4-4-59-0

60.1

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

Bangladesh 202/4   Mohammad Ashraful 84* (105b 9x4 2x6)   CRD Fernando 11.1-4-26-0

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

Bangladesh 207/4   Mohammad Ashraful 88* (109b 10x4 2x6)   CRD Fernando 11.5-4-31-0

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

Bangladesh 214/5   Mohammad Ashraful 92* (117b 11x4 2x6)   CRD Fernando 13.3-4-36-0

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!

Bangladesh 223/5   Mohammad Ashraful 97* (123b 12x4 2x6)   SL Malinga 9.1-1-38-1

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

Bangladesh 232/5   Alok Kapali 6* (10b 1x4)   SL Malinga 10.2-1-43-1

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   Mohammad Ashraful 103* (135b 13x4 2x6)   SL Malinga 11-1-49-1

71.4

Muralitharan to Alok Kapali, FOUR, again nicely swept away to the fine leg fence, easy runs

Bangladesh 248/5   Alok Kapali 16* (24b 2x4)   M Muralitharan 24.4-7-71-1

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

Bangladesh 254/6   Mohammad Ashraful 109* (141b 14x4 2x6)   HMCM Bandara 12.4-0-51-2

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   Mohammad Ashraful 119* (143b 15x4 3x6)   HMCM Bandara 13-0-61-2

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

Bangladesh 275/6   Mohammad Rafique 5* (14b 1x4)   TM Dilshan 1.4-0-8-0

76.6

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

Bangladesh 279/6   Mohammad Rafique 9* (16b 2x4)   TM Dilshan 2-0-12-0

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

Bangladesh 284/6   Mohammad Rafique 13* (17b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 27.5-8-79-2

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

Bangladesh 307/7   Shahadat Hossain 6* (11b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 10.5-3-37-1

87.4

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

Bangladesh 313/8   Shahadat Hossain 11* (20b 2x4)   SL Malinga 14.4-3-54-2
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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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