Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2005/06 / Commentary

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh Test Series - 2nd Test

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

12.1

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, 1 run, on the pads, turned away off the back-foot to the fine leg region

12.2

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

12.3

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, no run, flat delivery on the stumps, defended watchfully

12.4

Muralitharan to Nafees Iqbal, OUT, and Murali strikes straightaway! tossed up and turning in from wide outside the off stump, Nafees Iqbal makes the cardinal mistake of trying to play Murali on the back-foot, ball turns in sharply, beats the bat and Iqbal is trapped plumb in front of the wicket, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Bangladesh one down!

Nafees Iqbal lbw b Muralitharan 26 (57m 45b 5x4 0x6) SR: 57.77

12.5

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, top-spinner, edged away well in front of point, off the mark first ball

12.6

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, 1 run, played down to fine leg, end of a successful over

Bangladesh 54/1   M Muralitharan 1-0-3-1

14.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up on the off and middle, of the pad to short fine leg.

14.2

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, good turn, waits for the ball and defends to the on side.

14.3

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, good ball tossed up outside off stump, turns away, beats the outside edge.

14.4

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, pushes back down the track.

14.5

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up outside off stump, tries to work it to the on side, spins, beats the bat, hits the pad.

14.6

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended to the on side to end the over.

Bangladesh 58/1   M Muralitharan 2-1-3-1

16.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, pushes forward, gets an inside edge past the short leg.

16.2

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, played to square leg for a single.

16.3

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, bit slower in the air, pushed to extra-cover.

16.4

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, 1 run, waits for the ball and plays late to short thirdman for a single.

16.5

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, tossed up bit full outside off stump, moves forward and drives well wide of mid off, ball races to the fence, GOOD SHOT!

16.6

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended on the track.

Bangladesh 64/1   M Muralitharan 3-1-9-1

18.1

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, good ball outside off stump, comes forward and defends to the off side.

18.2

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, turns away, comes forward and defends to the off side.

18.3

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, good ball, plays forward, spins, beats the bat.

18.4

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, good ball on the off stump, the doosra, turns away, does not pick it, off the pad to first slip.

18.5

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

18.6

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, 1 leg bye, tossed up outside off stump, comes forward and defends, off the pad to the off side, poor fielding allows a leg bye.

Bangladesh 76/1   M Muralitharan 4-2-9-1

20.1

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, defended to the off side.

20.2

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, good ball tossed up outside off stump, for some reason the batsman goes back and defends, of the pad to the off side, loud shout turned down.

20.3

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, good ball once again, this time an edge, just past the silly-point.

20.4

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, defended to the on side.

20.5

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, comes forward and defends.

20.6

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, tossed up outside off stump, comes forward and defends.

Bangladesh 77/1   M Muralitharan 5-3-9-1

22.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, comes down the track to the pitch of the ball and plays to midwicket for a single.

22.2

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, 1 run, played to fine leg for a single

22.3

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 2 leg byes, tossed up outside off stump, comes forward and drives, gets an inside edge to fine leg.

22.4

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, of the pad to the off side.

22.5

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, works it nicely behind square leg for a single.

22.6

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, defended

Bangladesh 83/1   M Muralitharan 6-3-12-1

24.1

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, tossed up outside off stump, good turn, of the pad to the on side.

24.2

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, quicker delivery outside off stump, comes forward and defends.

24.3

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, again good turn, plays forward, off the pad to the off side.

24.4

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, no run, comes forward and defends on the track.

24.5

Muralitharan to Javed Omar, OUT, GONE! Muralitharan strikes for the second time, quicker delivery outside off stump, Javed Omar goes back and tries to defend, the spin beats the bat and hits the pad, loud shout, given by Umpire Hariharan.

Javed Omar lbw b Muralitharan 35 (104m 78b 5x4 0x6) SR: 44.87

24.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good ball tossed up on the leg stump, the doosra, of the pad.

Bangladesh 85/2   M Muralitharan 7-4-12-2

26.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, swept to fine leg for a single.

26.2

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, tossed up outside off stump, drives, gets an edge past the diving slip to thirdman, comes back for the second run.

26.3

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

26.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good ball comes forward and plays, just out of the reach of short leg.

26.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended to the off side.

26.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 2 byes, a touch short down the leg side, misses everything, Sangakkara fails to collect it, goes for two byes.

Bangladesh 91/2   M Muralitharan 8-4-15-2

28.1

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

28.2

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good ball comes forward and defends, beats the outside edge.

28.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, moves back and lets the ball go.

28.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, flighted delivery on the middle and leg, plays inside out to mid off.

28.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good ball the doosra, plays forward, misses and gets hit on the pad.

28.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defends well to short leg.

Bangladesh 93/2   M Muralitharan 9-5-15-2

30.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, comes to the pitch of the ball and drives to mid on for a single.

30.2

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

30.3

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

30.4

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended to the on side.

30.5

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

30.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side.

Bangladesh 95/2   M Muralitharan 10-5-16-2

32.1

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 3 runs, tossed up outside off stump, gets the outside edge, past the slip to thirdman.

32.2

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, cut to point.

32.3

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

32.4

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended to the on side.

32.5

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, comes forward and plays behind square leg.

32.6

Muralitharan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, the doosra tossed up on the middle and leg, waits for the ball and plays to deep square leg for the single.

Bangladesh 105/2   M Muralitharan 11-5-21-2

34.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, GOOD SHOT! sweeps well behind square leg, ball races to the fence, well played.

34.2

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up outside off stump, comes forward and defends well.

34.3

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended to the on side.

34.4

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, played to short leg.

34.5

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 2 runs, the doosra outside off stump, shorter in length, drives off the back foot to sweeper cover.

34.6

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended to the on side.

Bangladesh 113/3   M Muralitharan 12-5-27-2

36.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up on the off stump, defends to short leg.

36.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, comes forward and defends down the track.

36.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, comes to the pitch of the ball and drives to mid off, cannot beat the fielder.

36.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended to the on side.

36.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended to the off side.

36.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, comes to the pitch of the ball and drives to mid off.

Bangladesh 118/3   M Muralitharan 13-6-27-2

38.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, tossed up, sweeps from outside off stump in front of square leg to the deep.

38.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up outside off stump, moves forward and drives, hit hard at silly-point.
defended to the off side.

38.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, waits for the ball and plays to short leg.

38.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

38.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, bad ball tossed up outside leg stump, paddles it around, ball races to fine leg fence, well played.

38.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 3 runs, tossed up outside off stump, moves forward and drives well to deep extra-cover.

Bangladesh 131/3   M Muralitharan 14-6-35-2

40.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up outside off stump, comes forward, of the glove to the on side.

40.2

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up outside off stump, comes forward and pushes back to the bowler.

40.3

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, a touch short, moves back and punches to extra-cover for a single.

40.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted delivery on the off stump, defends to the on side.

40.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up outside off stump, reverse sweeps, not well timed, ball goes to point, thinks of a single, sent back.

40.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, lovely shot! tossed up outside leg stump, paddles it around to fine leg fence.

Bangladesh 140/3   M Muralitharan 15-6-40-2

42.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, good ball outside off stump, moves half forward and takes it on the pad, stiffled appeal.

42.2

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, comes down the track and mistimes the drive back to the bowler.

42.3

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, comes to the pitch of the ball and works it to deep midwicket for a single.

42.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 leg bye, flat delivery pitched outside off stump, turning into Ashraful, off the pad to short fine leg for a leg bye.

42.5

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, played to short leg.

42.6

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, comes to the pitch of the ball and drives wide of mid on for a quick single.

Bangladesh 148/3   M Muralitharan 16-6-42-2

48.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, drives, gets an edge on the pads and lobs just wide of short leg.

48.2

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, off the mark, a touch short, worked to fine leg, comes back for the second run.

48.3

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, turns down the leg side, left alone.

48.4

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, moves forward and defends to silly-point.

48.5

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, down the leg side, plays and misses.

48.6

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends to the off side.

Bangladesh 170/4   M Muralitharan 17-6-45-2

50.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, good turn from outside off stump, waits and defends on the back foot to the on side.

50.2

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up, bat and pad together, defends down the track.

50.3

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, sweeps from outside off stump to deep backward square leg for a single.

50.4

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, quicker delivery outside off stump, of the pad to short leg.

50.5

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, comes forward and defends on the track.

50.6

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, GONE! excellent delivery, the doosra tossed up on the off stump, Rahim plays for the spin into him, the ball leaves him, hits the pad in line with the stumps, loud shout, given by Umpire Hariharan.

Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Muralitharan 2 (19m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

Bangladesh 172/5   M Muralitharan 18-6-46-3

52.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, dropped! good turn, moves back and plays to the on side, Dilshan drops the catch at short leg.

52.2

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, no run, comes down the track and drives to mid off.

52.3

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, swept to fine leg for a single.

52.4

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, quicker delivery outside off stump, off the pad to the off side.

52.5

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, driven to mid off.

52.6

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, good turn from outside off stump, gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single.

Bangladesh 177/5   M Muralitharan 19-6-48-3

54.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, worked to fine leg for a single.

54.2

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, 2 runs, tossed up outside off stump, moves to the pitch of the ball and hits to deep extra-cover.

54.3

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, down the leg side, plays and misses.

54.4

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, 1 leg bye, good ball the doosra, completely beaten, playing for the spin into him, hits the pad outside off stump, appeal turned down.

54.5

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, swept to fine leg for a single.

54.6

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, played to deep square leg for a single.

Bangladesh 186/5   M Muralitharan 20-6-53-3

56.1

Muralitharan to Habibul Bashar, OUT, GONE! Muralitharan strikes for the fourth time, tossed up outside off stump, comes down the track and tries to play to the on side, gets an inside edge onto the pad, ball lobs up to the off side, Tharanga dives forward and takes a good catch.

Habibul Bashar c Tharanga b Muralitharan 69 (172m 120b 7x4 0x6) SR: 57.50

56.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good ball first up, doosra on the leg stump, off the pad and ball lobs up.

56.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, sweeps, gets a top edge to fine leg.

56.4

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, on the leg stump, swept well to fine leg for a single.

56.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good ball on the stumps, Rafique plays forward, hit on the pad, loud shout, not given.

56.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, sweeps and misses.

Bangladesh 188/6   M Muralitharan 21-6-55-4

58.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run

58.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, defended to the off-side

58.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, tossed uip delivery on the legs, Rafique sweeps, but there's a man at short fine-leg and there's no chance of a run there

58.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, topspinner from Murali, Rafique does not read the ball, offers his pad as first line of defence, brushes the pad and goes down to short-fine leg

58.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, tossed up off break from Murali, Rafique comes forward and defends, comes off the pad and balloons to the man at forward short leg, appeal for catch is turned down

58.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, tossed up delivery, fuller in length, Rafique swings acros the line, sends the ball crashing into the fielder at short-leg

Bangladesh 188/6   M Muralitharan 22-7-55-4

60.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, swept to square leg for a single.

60.2

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, pushes to the on side.

60.3

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, good ball on the stumps, the doosra, watchfully played.

60.4

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, good ball outside off stump, defended to silly-point.

60.5

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, drives upishly to mid on.

60.6

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, defended on the track.

Bangladesh 193/6   M Muralitharan 23-7-56-4

62.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good ball on the stumps, moves forward and defends to the off side.

62.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, down the leg side, swept to fine leg, Malinga misfields, they do not take the extra run.

62.3

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, tossed up outside off stump, moves to the off side and plays to the short leg.

62.4

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, sweeps well behind square leg to the deep, Fernando does well.

62.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, defended to the off side.

62.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, driven to the deep extra-cover.

Bangladesh 197/6   M Muralitharan 24-7-59-4

64.1

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, good turn, plays to leg slip on the bounce.

64.2

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, sweeps, hits the arm and lobs up on the off side, Tharanga takes it, loud shout, turned down.

64.3

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, driven to mid on.

64.4

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, no run, played to short leg.

64.5

Muralitharan to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, doosra on the legs, swept to fine leg in the air.

64.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, down the leg side, played to short fine leg.

Bangladesh 206/6   M Muralitharan 25-7-60-4

66.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, sweeps to short fine leg, not well timed, Dilshan fields the ball.

66.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 2 runs, tossed up on the leg stump, sweeps well behind square leg to the deep, excellent diving stop by Maharoof in the deep, wonderful stuff.

66.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 4 runs, doosra tossed up too wide outside off stump, Rafique cuts well to deep point, comes quickly for the third run, fielder throws from the deep, Muralitharan fails to collect the ball cleanly, they take an extra run, four runs completed.

66.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, defended on the track.

66.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run

66.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, played to deep point.

Bangladesh 215/7   M Muralitharan 26-7-67-4

68.1

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, comes forward and defends on the track.

68.2

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, of the pad to the on side.

68.3

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, tossed up outside off stump, comes forward and defends, inside edge onto the pads.

68.4

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, comes forward and defends to silly-point.

68.5

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, good ball tossed up outside off stump, defended.

68.6

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, defended to short thirdman.

Bangladesh 217/7   M Muralitharan 27-8-67-4

70.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Rafique slogs to deep mid on on the bounce.

70.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, moves forward and covers the line and defends to the off side.

70.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 2 runs, swept to deep square leg, fielder does well.

70.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, swept to long leg for a single.

70.5

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, defended to silly-point.

70.6

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, tossed up outside off stump, tries to drive to the off side, gets an edge back to the bowler.

Bangladesh 221/7   M Muralitharan 28-8-70-4

72.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, appeal turned down for an lbw

72.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, swept to fine leg for a single.

72.3

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, quicker delivery outside off stump, moves forward and defends back to the bowler.

72.4

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, FOUR, DROPPED! chipped in the air to deep mid on, Bandara runs backwards and tries to take the catch, drops it, ball rolls into the fence.

72.5

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, played to short fine leg for a single.

72.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, swept to deep square leg for a single.

Bangladesh 231/7   M Muralitharan 29-8-77-4

74.1

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

74.2

Muralitharan to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, comes forward and defends back to the bowler.

74.3

Muralitharan to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, quicker delivery outside off stump, just keeps it out to leg slip.

74.4

Muralitharan to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, good ball outside off stump, moves forward and defends to the on side.

74.5

Muralitharan to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, mistimes the drive to mid on.

74.6

Muralitharan to Enamul Haque jnr, 1 run, flighted delivery on the leg stump, swept to fine leg for a single.

Bangladesh 232/8   M Muralitharan 30-8-78-4

76.1

Muralitharan to Enamul Haque jnr, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, driven upishly in the air to mid off, on the bounce to the fielder.

76.2

Muralitharan to Enamul Haque jnr, 1 run, swept to deep backward square leg for a single.

76.3

Muralitharan to Syed Rasel, no run, doosra outside off stump, of the pad to the on side.

76.4

Muralitharan to Syed Rasel, no run, good ball outside off stump, beats the outside edge.

76.5

Muralitharan to Syed Rasel, OUT, GONE! Muralitharan picks up his 598th wicket, 50th five wicket haul for him, tossed up outside off stump, mistimes the drive in the air to mid on, where Bandara takes the catch.

Syed Rasel c Bandara b Muralitharan 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 234/10   M Muralitharan 30.5-8-79-5
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Mar 11, 2006

Muttiah Muralitharan with the Man-of-the-Series trophy, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Bogra, 4th day, March 11 2006

Muttiah Muralitharan with the Man-of-the-Series trophy

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Mar 11, 2006

The victorious Sri Lankans pose for a team photo, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Bogra, 4th day, March 11 2006

The victorious Sri Lankans pose for a team photo

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