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

End of a successful first over from Malinga - Maharoof to share the new ball.

End of over 1 (8 runs) Bangladesh 8/1
Habibul Bashar    4* (1b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-8-1
Nafees Iqbal    0* (0b)     

1.1

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, left alone outside the off stump, watchfully played

1.2

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, another probing delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

1.3

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length, hint of away swing, Nafees Iqbal pokes at it away from his body and gets beaten by a long way

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

1.5

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended outside the off stump

1.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, forced away well wide of the fielder at cover, easy single to end the over

End of over 2 (5 runs) Bangladesh 13/1
Nafees Iqbal    5* (6b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-5-0
Habibul Bashar    4* (1b 1x4)      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

End of over 3 (4 runs) Bangladesh 17/1
Nafees Iqbal    8* (13b 1x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-12-1
Habibul Bashar    4* (1b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-5-0

3.1

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

3.2

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, another tight delivery outside the off stump, watchfully defended

3.3

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, 2 runs, slightly short and outside the off stump, Iqbal gets behind the line and punches it away through the gap between the cover fielders - solid shot

3.4

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended outside the off stump

3.5

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Iqbal nicely ducks under it

3.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

End of over 4 (2 runs) Bangladesh 19/1
Nafees Iqbal    10* (19b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-7-0
Habibul Bashar    4* (1b 1x4)      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

End of over 5 (maiden) Bangladesh 19/1
Habibul Bashar    4* (7b 1x4)      SL Malinga    3-1-12-1
Nafees Iqbal    10* (19b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-7-0

5.1

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

5.2

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, left alone outside the off stump

5.3

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended outside the off stump

5.4

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, driven off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards mid-off, big mix-up going for the single and both the batsmen are stranded but Murali there at mid-off fails to capitalize - 'the great escape' as they call it

5.5

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, turned away on the leg side, no room for a single there

5.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, fuller length delivery, driven straigh to Murali at mid-off

End of over 6 (maiden) Bangladesh 19/1
Nafees Iqbal    10* (25b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    3-1-7-0
Habibul Bashar    4* (7b 1x4)      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

End of over 7 (3 runs) Bangladesh 22/1
Nafees Iqbal    11* (29b 1x4)      SL Malinga    4-1-15-1
Habibul Bashar    6* (9b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    3-1-7-0

7.1

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Bashar cuts off the back-foot but misses the target by miles

7.2

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended outside the off stump, not a well timed shot

7.3

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, bit of width outside the off stump, cut away towards point

7.4

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, 2 leg byes, full and drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rolls away to fine leg

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

7.6

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended

End of over 8 (6 runs) Bangladesh 28/1
Habibul Bashar    10* (15b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    4-1-11-0
Nafees Iqbal    11* (29b 1x4)      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

End of over 9 (4 runs) Bangladesh 32/1
Nafees Iqbal    13* (35b 1x4)      SL Malinga    5-1-19-1
Habibul Bashar    11* (16b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    4-1-11-0

9.1

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

9.2

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, another tight delivery outside the off stump, Iqbal watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

9.3

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back to the bowler

9.4

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery, bit of width offered and Iqbal goes for the big booming drive but fails to make contact

9.5

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

9.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run

End of over 10 (maiden) Bangladesh 32/1
Nafees Iqbal    13* (41b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    5-2-11-0
Habibul Bashar    11* (16b 2x4)      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

End of over 11 (2 runs) Bangladesh 34/1
Nafees Iqbal    13* (46b 1x4)      SL Malinga    6-1-21-1
Habibul Bashar    12* (17b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    5-2-11-0

11.1

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, 2 runs

11.2

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run

11.3

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run

11.4

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, 1 run

11.5

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run

11.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run

End of over 12 (4 runs) Bangladesh 38/1
Nafees Iqbal    14* (48b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    6-2-15-0
Habibul Bashar    15* (21b 2x4)      SL Malinga    6-1-21-1

12.1

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run

12.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good line and length delivery, Iqbal leaves the ball

12.3

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run

12.4

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run

12.5

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run

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

Murali playing in his 100th Test, being introduced into the attack now

End of over 13 (4 runs) Bangladesh 42/1
Nafees Iqbal    18* (54b 2x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-4-0
Habibul Bashar    15* (21b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    6-2-15-0

13.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up and turning in, Bashar gets forward to drive but makes no contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the off side

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

13.3

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, driven down to mid-on, quick single taken - this is good cricket from the captain

13.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended stretching well forward

13.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, played down safely

13.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, swept away to fine leg for a single

Time for Drinks

End of over 14 (6 runs) Bangladesh 48/1
Nafees Iqbal    19* (57b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-6-0
Habibul Bashar    20* (24b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-4-0

14.1

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, on the middle and leg, played away on the leg side

14.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

14.3

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, 1 bye, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Bashar leaves it through to the keeper but Sangakkara fails to collect it cleanly

14.4

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, 50 comes up for Bangladesh!

14.5

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, cut away straight to Dilshan at point

14.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Iqbal defends on the back-foot with soft hands and the ball rolls away towards cover, well judged quick single added to the total

End of over 15 (3 runs) Bangladesh 51/1
Nafees Iqbal    20* (62b 2x4)      CRD Fernando    2-0-6-0
Habibul Bashar    21* (25b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-6-0

15.1

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, tossed up and turning in, ball clips the pad and pops up on the leg side, falls short of the fielder at short leg

15.2

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, padded away

15.3

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, fuller and turning in, defended on the back-foot

15.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, this one went the other way, the doosra and Iqbal is beaten all ends up - well bowled

15.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended on the back-foot

15.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, 2 runs, edged past the slip fielder, runs hard and comfortably comes back for the second

End of over 16 (2 runs) Bangladesh 53/1
Nafees Iqbal    22* (68b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-8-0
Habibul Bashar    21* (25b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    2-0-6-0

16.1

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, good length delivery on the pads, turned away through the vacant square leg region for an easy single

16.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, left alone outside the off stump

16.3

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

16.4

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

16.5

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and Iqbal leaves it through to the keeper

16.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, on the pads, turned away to fine leg for an easy single

End of over 17 (2 runs) Bangladesh 55/1
Nafees Iqbal    23* (73b 2x4)      CRD Fernando    3-0-8-0
Habibul Bashar    22* (26b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-8-0

17.1

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, flat delivery, pitched outside the off stump and turning in, Iqbal stays back and works it away on the leg side

17.2

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away behind square on the leg side

17.3

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, quicker delivery, Iqbal goes right back and tucks it away towards midwicket

17.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, tossed up and turning in, defended stretching well forward

17.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit but Iqbal finds Dilshan at point - missed out there

17.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended down on the leg side

End of over 18 (maiden) Bangladesh 55/1
Nafees Iqbal    23* (79b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    3-1-8-0
Habibul Bashar    22* (26b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    3-0-8-0

18.1

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, short rising delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, Bashar comfortably ducks under it

18.2

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover point

18.3

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no real width, defended towards cover

18.4

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, slightly short and Bashar pulls it away straight to the fielder at midwicket, not a well timed shot and the ball came off the inner half of the bat

18.5

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended outside the off stump

18.6

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot and the ball rolls back to the bowler

End of over 19 (maiden) Bangladesh 55/1
Habibul Bashar    22* (32b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    4-1-8-0
Nafees Iqbal    23* (79b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    3-1-8-0

19.1

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended outside the off stump

19.2

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, turned away on the leg side

19.3

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, off the pad and the ball pops up on the leg side, Iqbal was looking to work it away on the back-foot

19.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run

19.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended straight to the fielder at short leg

19.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, doosra, the one that turns away from the right-hander, Iqbal gets right back behind the line and defends it down on the off side

End of over 20 (maiden) Bangladesh 55/1
Nafees Iqbal    23* (85b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    4-2-8-0
Habibul Bashar    22* (32b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    4-1-8-0

20.1

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, short of a good length delivery, ball stopped a bit after hitting the deck and Bashar fends it away on the off side

20.2

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, another tight delivery, punched down to mid-off

20.3

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

20.4

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, short of a length and bit wide outside the off stump, Bashar cuts off the back-foot but the shot is not timed well enouhg and the ball rolls away straight to Dilshan at point

20.5

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Bashar once again goes after it but this time misses the target by a long way

20.6

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Bashar ducks under it

End of over 21 (maiden) Bangladesh 55/1
Habibul Bashar    22* (38b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    5-2-8-0
Nafees Iqbal    23* (85b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    4-2-8-0

21.1

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, 4 byes, drifting down the leg side, Sangakkara fails to collect it cleanly

21.2

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, turned away on the leg side

21.3

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended straight to the fielder at silly point

21.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, 2 runs, edged away to the vacant third man region

21.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run

21.6

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

End of over 22 (10 runs) Bangladesh 65/1
Nafees Iqbal    29* (91b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    5-2-14-0
Habibul Bashar    22* (38b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    5-2-8-0

22.1

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended back down the track

22.2

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, 2 runs, short ball, Bashar rocks back and pulls it away well in front of point, nicely rolled his wrists over to keep it down

22.3

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at cover

22.4

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Bashar skips forward and forces it away towards point

22.5

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, angling in from outside the off stump, Bashar moves back and across and turns it away on the leg side for an easy single

22.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Iqbal leaves it through to the keeper

End of over 23 (3 runs) Bangladesh 68/1
Nafees Iqbal    29* (92b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    6-2-11-0
Habibul Bashar    25* (43b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    5-2-14-0

23.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, driven back down the track, Murali moves across and cuts off the single

23.2

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, driven down to long-on

23.3

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, driven straight back to the bowler

23.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, forced away towards point

23.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended stretching well forward

23.6

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, sliced away behind point

End of over 24 (1 run) Bangladesh 69/1
Nafees Iqbal    29* (96b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    6-2-15-0
Habibul Bashar    26* (45b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    6-2-11-0

24.1

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder, mis-field helps the batsmen to cross over

24.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length delivery, defended on the back-foot

24.3

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short rising delivery, no shot offered

24.4

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, left alone to the keeper

24.5

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, bouncer on the middle and off stump line, Iqbal ducks under it

24.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at gully

End of over 25 (1 run) Bangladesh 70/1
Nafees Iqbal    29* (101b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    7-2-12-0
Habibul Bashar    27* (46b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    6-2-15-0

25.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, sharp turn, Bashar offers no shot and the ball rolls away off the pad, dead ball signalled

25.2

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Bashar goes for the sweep but makes no contact, ball hits the pad and falls dead on the track, appeal for lbw turned down

25.3

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

25.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended straight back to the bowler

25.5

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, again worked away wide of the fielder at midwicket, easy single

25.6

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended straight to the fielder at short leg

Spin from both ends, Bandara into the attack now.

End of over 26 (2 runs) Bangladesh 72/1
Habibul Bashar    28* (50b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    7-2-17-0
Nafees Iqbal    30* (103b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    7-2-12-0

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

End of over 27 (4 runs) Bangladesh 76/2
     HMCM Bandara    1-0-4-1
Habibul Bashar    28* (50b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    7-2-17-0

27.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, played down to mid-on, quick single taken

27.2

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, forced away towards gully

27.3

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

27.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, doosra, defended on the back-foot

27.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, goes for the sweep and gets hit on the pad

27.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, another well bowled doosra and Nafees is hit on the pad, loud appeal turned down - close call

End of over 28 (5 runs) Bangladesh 81/2
Shahriar Nafees    4* (5b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    8-2-22-0
Habibul Bashar    29* (51b 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

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

And that's lunch on day one.

End of over 29 (3 runs) Bangladesh 84/3
Shahriar Nafees    4* (8b 1x4)      HMCM Bandara    2-0-7-2
Mohammad Ashraful    3* (2b)      M Muralitharan    8-2-22-0

29.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up and turning away, turned away off the back-foot, short leg moves across and fields

silly point and a short leg in pace, mid-off and mid-on are up in the circle

29.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Ashraful leans well forward and turns it away on the leg side for an easy single

29.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, line and length, Nafees defends it, fielded by Vandort

29.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side

29.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, bit of width outside the off stump, eased away behind point for a single

29.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goes for the reverse sweep and gets it away towards gully

Bandara to continue from the other end.

End of over 30 (2 runs) Bangladesh 86/3
Mohammad Ashraful    4* (5b)      M Muralitharan    9-2-24-0
Shahriar Nafees    5* (11b 1x4)      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

End of over 31 (6 runs) Bangladesh 92/3
Mohammad Ashraful    5* (6b)      HMCM Bandara    3-0-13-2
Shahriar Nafees    10* (16b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    9-2-24-0

31.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, quicker delivery on the pads, driven straight to the fielder at short midwicket

31.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, slightly short and turning in, Ashraful goes right back and tucks it away behind square on the leg side, easy single

31.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, left alone outside the off stump

31.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, driven down to mid-off

31.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, doosra, the one that turns back into the left-hander, Nafees goes right back and defends it down carefully, well played in the end

31.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, off-break outside the off stump, no shot offered

End of over 32 (1 run) Bangladesh 93/3
Shahriar Nafees    10* (20b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    10-2-25-0
Mohammad Ashraful    6* (8b)      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

End of over 33 (3 runs) Bangladesh 96/3
Shahriar Nafees    10* (21b 2x4)      HMCM Bandara    4-0-16-2
Mohammad Ashraful    9* (13b)      M Muralitharan    10-2-25-0

33.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, played away with the spin to the third man region

33.2

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, flat delivery, touch outside the off stump and that's defended with a straight bat

33.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, Nafees drives but fails to make contact

33.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended outside the off stump, ball rolls away towards cover

33.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended

33.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, hit on the pad trying to defend, loud appeal for lbw turned down, missing leg

End of over 34 (1 run) Bangladesh 97/3
Shahriar Nafees    10* (26b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    11-2-26-0
Mohammad Ashraful    10* (14b)      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

End of over 35 (8 runs) Bangladesh 105/3
Mohammad Ashraful    17* (19b 1x4)      HMCM Bandara    5-0-24-2
Shahriar Nafees    11* (27b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    11-2-26-0

35.1

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowled from round the stumps, defended down on the leg side

35.2

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Nafees goes for the booming sweep and gets hit on the pad, impact was well outside the line of the off stumps and the appeal is turned down

35.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, off-break and Nafees is beaten outside the off stump, excellent line and length

35.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, hit on the pad trying to sweep, appeal turned down

35.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

35.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

Change in bowling now, Jayawardene brings back Lasith Malinga into the attack. Malinga bowled well early on in the innings and picked up the wicket of Javed Omar in the very first over of the match

End of over 36 (maiden) Bangladesh 105/3
Shahriar Nafees    11* (33b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    12-3-26-0
Mohammad Ashraful    17* (19b 1x4)      HMCM Bandara    5-0-24-2

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

End of over 37 (2 runs) Bangladesh 107/3
Shahriar Nafees    11* (39b 2x4)      SL Malinga    7-1-23-1
Mohammad Ashraful    18* (20b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    12-3-26-0

37.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Murali bowls from round the stumps, Ashraful picks the Doosra and defends it to gully, opens teh face of the bat at the last moment

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

37.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

37.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, defended off the frontfoot

37.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length offbreak, turning into Ashraful, comes forward and defends with pad as first line of defence, stifled appeal from the Sri Lankans

37.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery again, its worked away to the on-side

End of over 38 (4 runs) Bangladesh 111/3
Mohammad Ashraful    22* (26b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    13-3-30-0
Shahriar Nafees    11* (39b 2x4)      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

End of over 39 (7 runs) Bangladesh 118/3
Mohammad Ashraful    26* (31b 3x4)      SL Malinga    8-1-30-1
Shahriar Nafees    14* (40b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    13-3-30-0

39.1

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, big turning off-break from Murali, left alone outside off

39.2

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length delivery, a doosra this time, Nafees picks it well and plays it away to the square-leg region, cant get a run for that shot

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

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

39.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 no ball

39.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, driven away in the gap between cover point and cover for a single

39.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, tossed up off-break, Ashraful works it away backward of square and takes a quick single, a hesitant start on that occasion, but they comfortably make it to their ends

End of over 40 (11 runs) Bangladesh 129/3
Mohammad Ashraful    27* (32b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    14-3-41-0
Shahriar Nafees    23* (46b 4x4)      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

End of over 41 (4 runs) Bangladesh 133/3
Mohammad Ashraful    31* (38b 4x4)      SL Malinga    9-1-34-1
Shahriar Nafees    23* (46b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    14-3-41-0

41.1

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, just a bit short on length this time, Nafees goes onto his backfoot and works it away to the mid-wicket region

41.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, down the leg side this time, Ashraful tries to glance it down the fine leg, doesnt make contact, the bat brushes the ground, there's a huge appeal from the Sri Lankans, but Umpire Bucknor is unmoved

41.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Opens the face of the bat and runs it down to thirdman for a single

41.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

41.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, picks the offbreak and lets it through to the wicketkeeper

41.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length delivery, turning across Nafees from leg stump, defended to the offside

End of over 42 (2 runs) Bangladesh 135/3
Shahriar Nafees    24* (50b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    15-3-43-0
Mohammad Ashraful    32* (40b 4x4)      SL Malinga    9-1-34-1

Bowling change here, Maharoof is handed the ball now

42.1

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 3 runs, starts off with a full delivery on the legs, its duly put away to the deep mid wicket region, take three quick runs before Fernando can field the bal and return it to the wicketkeeper

42.2

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run

42.3

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short delivery outside off, angling across the left hander too, its cut away to gully

42.4

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended to the offside

42.5

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short delivery outside off, its cut away between point and gully, there's a man at the deep thirdman boundary, and he keeps it down the a single

42.6

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, good length delivery outside off to the right hander, Ashraful plays it away to the offside and takes a quick single

End of over 43 (5 runs) Bangladesh 140/3
Mohammad Ashraful    36* (42b 4x4)      MF Maharoof    7-2-20-0
Shahriar Nafees    25* (54b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    15-3-43-0

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

End of over 44 (3 runs) Bangladesh 143/3
Shahriar Nafees    26* (56b 4x4)      HMCM Bandara    6-0-27-2
Mohammad Ashraful    38* (46b 4x4)      MF Maharoof    7-2-20-0

44.1

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery outside off, Ashraful gets right behind the line of the ball and defends with a straight bat

44.2

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another good length delivery outside off, Ashraful this time comes forward and defends

44.3

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery on the pads this time, its worked away to the onside, straight to the man at short mid-wicket

44.4

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, its defended off the frontfoot, Maharoof can field it on his followthrough

44.5

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, defended off the frontfoot

44.6

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery outside off, Ashraful gets back and defends with a straight bat

It's time for the drinks trolley to come on to the field now - the player's get a much deserved break now

End of over 45 (maiden) Bangladesh 143/3
Mohammad Ashraful    38* (52b 4x4)      MF Maharoof    8-3-20-0
Shahriar Nafees    26* (56b 4x4)      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

End of over 46 (3 runs) Bangladesh 146/3
Mohammad Ashraful    40* (56b 4x4)      HMCM Bandara    7-0-30-2
Shahriar Nafees    27* (58b 4x4)      MF Maharoof    8-3-20-0

46.1

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Nafees gets right behind the line and

46.2

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length delivery, Nafees cuts on the front foot, fielded by Dilshan

46.3

Maharoof to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away well in front of point

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

Khaled Mashud is the next man in

46.5

Maharoof to Khaled Mashud, no run, bouncer outside the off stump, good delivery first up, Mashud ducks under it

46.6

Maharoof to Khaled Mashud, 1 no ball, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Mashud was looking to shoulder arms but leaves his bat hanging, ball clips the edge and rolls away behind the stumps

46.6

Maharoof to Khaled Mashud, no run, turned away just wide of the fielder at short leg, almost played it straight to the fielder - hard chance

End of over 47 (1 run) Bangladesh 147/4
Khaled Mashud    0* (3b)      MF Maharoof    9-3-21-1
Mohammad Ashraful    40* (56b 4x4)      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

Magic spray comes out - play held up

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

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End of over 48 (1 run) Bangladesh 148/4
Khaled Mashud    0* (8b)      HMCM Bandara    8-0-31-2
Mohammad Ashraful    41* (57b 4x4)      MF Maharoof    9-3-21-1

48.1

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, left alone outside the off stump

48.1

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended to the off side

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

48.3

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended to covers

48.4

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, forced away square on the off side

48.5

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, pitched up outside the off stump, driven wide of the diving fielder at backward point, nicely opened the face of the bat to get the placement right

48.6

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

Bandara to continue

End of over 49 (7 runs) Bangladesh 155/4
Mohammad Ashraful    47* (64b 5x4)      MF Maharoof    10-3-28-1
Khaled Mashud    0* (8b)      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

Murali is back.

End of over 50 (3 runs) Bangladesh 158/4
Mohammad Ashraful    49* (69b 5x4)      HMCM Bandara    9-0-34-2
Khaled Mashud    1* (9b)      MF Maharoof    10-3-28-1
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