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

0.5

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

Bangladesh 4/1   Nafees Iqbal 0* (0b)   SL Malinga 0.5-0-4-1

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   Habibul Bashar 28* (50b 3x4)   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

Bangladesh 81/3   Shahriar Nafees 4* (5b 1x4)   HMCM Bandara 1.1-0-4-2

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

Bangladesh 146/4   Mohammad Ashraful 40* (56b 4x4)   MF Maharoof 8.4-3-20-1

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

Bangladesh 210/5   Mohammad Ashraful 88* (114b 10x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 21-5-61-1

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

Bangladesh 248/6   Mohammad Ashraful 104* (139b 13x4 2x6)   M Muralitharan 24.5-7-71-2

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

Bangladesh 293/7   Mohammad Ashraful 131* (165b 15x4 3x6)   SL Malinga 11.3-1-49-2

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

Bangladesh 308/8   Shahadat Hossain 6* (12b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 29.1-8-83-3

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

Bangladesh 314/9   Shahadat Hossain 11* (23b 2x4)   SL Malinga 15.4-3-54-3

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   Enamul Haque jnr 3* (7b)   SL Malinga 16.5-3-57-4
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
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Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
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Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
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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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