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

0.1

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, right on the money straightaway, pitched close to the off stump line and moving away, Javed Omar beaten first ball

Two slips, a wide third slip and a gully in place.

0.2

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, pitched up and on the stumps, defended with a straight bat

0.3

Malinga to Javed Omar, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the pads, turned away on the leg side, Bangladesh and Omar off the mark with an easy single

0.4

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length delivery on the stumps, defended on the back-foot, watchfully played

0.5

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, Malinga drifts down the leg side, Iqbal gets well inside the line and plays it down to fine leg for an easy single

0.6

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, angling away from the right-hander, Omar leaves it through to the keeper.

Maharoof to share the new ball with Malinga

End of over 1 (2 runs) Bangladesh 2/0
Javed Omar    1* (4b)      SL Malinga    1-0-2-0
Nafees Iqbal    1* (2b)     

1.1

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, 1 no ball, starts off with a gentle loosener outside the off stump, no-ball called for overstepping.

1.1

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, much better line and length, Iqbal gets right behind the line and defends it down safely.

1.2

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, wayward delivery down the leg side, Maharoof struggling a bit here

1.3

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

1.4

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, FOUR, good length delivery, hint of swing and close to the off stump line, Iqbal gets into a good position and glides it through the gap between slip and gully, nicely opened the face of the bat to get the placement right and played it with soft hand to keep it down, excellent shot

1.5

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

1.6

Maharoof to Nafees Iqbal, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, Iqbal shoulders arms

End of over 2 (5 runs) Bangladesh 7/0
Nafees Iqbal    5* (9b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-5-0
Javed Omar    1* (4b)      SL Malinga    1-0-2-0

2.1

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, Omar goes for the cut and gets beaten by the extra bit of pace and bounce

2.2

Malinga to Javed Omar, FOUR, fulltoss, drifting down the leg side, Omar gets well inside the line and whips it away to the fine leg fence, made full use of the pace of the delivery there

2.3

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, good comeback delivery, Omar is beaten outside the off stump

2.4

Malinga to Javed Omar, 1 run, edged away towards the slip cordon, second slips dives across and cuts off a certain boundary but fails to prevent the single

2.5

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, sharp bouncer, pacey delivery, Iqbal nicely ducks under it

2.6

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Iqbal drops his shoulders and steers it through the gap between slip and gully, well played, Bangladesh off to the good start here

End of over 3 (9 runs) Bangladesh 16/0
Nafees Iqbal    9* (11b 2x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-11-0
Javed Omar    6* (8b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-5-0

3.1

Maharoof to Javed Omar, no run, wayward delivery down the leg side, no shot offered, Maharoof struggling here

3.2

Maharoof to Javed Omar, no run, much better, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

3.3

Maharoof to Javed Omar, FOUR, bit fuller and on the stumps, Omar gets forward and drives it straight past the bowler to the long-on fence, mid-on had no chance of cutting it off, excellent placement

3.4

Maharoof to Javed Omar, no run, defended on the front-foot

3.5

Maharoof to Javed Omar, no run, pitched up close to the off stump line, sliced away straight to the fielder at point

3.6

Maharoof to Javed Omar, FOUR, short rising delivery, coming in with the angle, Omar leans back and cuts hard and the ball flies over the slip cordon, bit of edge involved but a safe shot

End of over 4 (8 runs) Bangladesh 24/0
Javed Omar    14* (14b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-13-0
Nafees Iqbal    9* (11b 2x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-11-0

4.1

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

4.2

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, (no ball) FOUR, more runs! pitched up and drifting down the leg side, Iqbal moves across a bit and flicks it away to the fine leg fence, easy picking and it's a no-ball as well

4.2

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, 3 runs, another pitched up delivery on the legs, Iqbal waits for it and turns it away through the vacant midwicket region, takes on Murali and comfortably comes back for the third, Bangladesh racing away at this stage

4.3

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, beaten outside the off stump, well bowled Malinga

4.4

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Omar gets a good stride forward and gets hit on the pad, half hearted appeal for lbw turned down, impact was outside the line of the off stump

4.5

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, left alone outside the off stump

4.6

Malinga to Javed Omar, FOUR, four more! good length delivery outside the off stump, Omar gets well forward to the pitch of the delivery and nicely steers it past the gully fielder, there is no protection in the deep and the ball races away to the third man fence

End of over 5 (12 runs) Bangladesh 36/0
Javed Omar    18* (18b 4x4)      SL Malinga    3-0-23-0
Nafees Iqbal    16* (14b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-13-0

5.1

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

5.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, Iqbal moves forward and carves it away to the cover fence

5.3

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended watchfully

5.4

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended on the front-foot

5.5

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

5.6

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

End of over 6 (4 runs) Bangladesh 40/0
Nafees Iqbal    20* (20b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-4-0
Javed Omar    18* (18b 4x4)      SL Malinga    3-0-23-0

6.1

Malinga to Javed Omar, 1 no ball, on the stumps and drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rolls away on the leg side

6.1

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the cover fielder

6.2

Malinga to Javed Omar, 2 runs, once again Malinga strays on to the pads and Omar turns it away behind square on the leg side, Fernando moves across from fine leg and picks it up

6.3

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, line and length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

6.4

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, pitched wide and angling across, Omar goes after it and gets beaten by a long way

6.5

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, pitched up and drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rolls away behind the stumps, diving stop from Sangakkara saves runs, Omar was looking for a single but Iqbal was not interested

6.6

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, good delivery to end the over, Omar gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

End of over 7 (3 runs) Bangladesh 43/0
Javed Omar    20* (25b 4x4)      SL Malinga    4-0-26-0
Nafees Iqbal    20* (20b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-4-0

7.1

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery, hint of away swing, Iqbal leaves it through to the keeper

7.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length delivery, punched off the back-foot to the cover region

7.3

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

7.4

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, another line and length delivery outside the off stump, Iqbal shoulders arms and the ball goes through to the keeper

7.5

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a length, hint of away swing and Iqbal is beaten outside the off stump

7.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover, end of a good over

End of over 8 (maiden) Bangladesh 43/0
Nafees Iqbal    20* (26b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    2-1-4-0
Javed Omar    20* (25b 4x4)      SL Malinga    4-0-26-0

8.1

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Omar gets a good stride forward and leaves it through to the keeper

Just the two slips catching now.

8.2

Malinga to Javed Omar, 1 run, on the pads, turned away well in front of square leg, good shot for just the one run

8.3

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, tight delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot

8.4

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Iqbal stays back and tucks it away behind square on the leg side, easy single

8.5

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, probing delivery on the stumps, defended on the front-foot

8.6

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended away towards short cover, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

End of over 9 (2 runs) Bangladesh 45/0
Javed Omar    21* (29b 4x4)      SL Malinga    5-0-28-0
Nafees Iqbal    21* (28b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    2-1-4-0

9.1

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

9.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length delivery, angling in from outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls back to the bowler

9.3

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, coming in with the angle, defended on the back-foot

9.4

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

9.5

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, bouncer outside the off stump, Iqbal leaves it through to the keeper

9.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, another bouncer, this one came in with the angle, Iqbal comfortably ducks under it

End of over 10 (maiden) Bangladesh 45/0
Nafees Iqbal    21* (34b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    3-2-4-0
Javed Omar    21* (29b 4x4)      SL Malinga    5-0-28-0

10.1

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, punched off the front-foot to the cover region

10.2

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

10.3

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, forced away towards point

10.4

Malinga to Javed Omar, 1 run, short and angling down the leg side, Omar moves across, gets well inside the line and plays it down fine leg for a single

10.5

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, no run, defended on the back-foot towards point, fielder sprints in and cuts off the single

10.6

Malinga to Nafees Iqbal, 1 run, steered down to third man for an easy single

End of over 11 (2 runs) Bangladesh 47/0
Nafees Iqbal    22* (36b 4x4)      SL Malinga    6-0-30-0
Javed Omar    22* (33b 4x4)      CRD Fernando    3-2-4-0

11.1

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump and that's drilled through the gap between the cover fielders, fantastic shot, 50 comes up for Bangladesh!

11.2

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length delivery, defended on the back-foot with an angled bat and the ball rolls away straight to the gully fielder

11.3

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, wayward delivery outside the off stump, Iqbal not interested

11.4

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short rising delivery on the middle and off stump line, Iqbal leans back and avoids it well

11.5

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, good length delivery, defensively played away towards cover

11.6

Fernando to Nafees Iqbal, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Iqbal stands tall on the back-foot and defends it towards cover

End of over 12 (4 runs) Bangladesh 51/0
Nafees Iqbal    26* (42b 5x4)      CRD Fernando    4-2-8-0
Javed Omar    22* (33b 4x4)      SL Malinga    6-0-30-0

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

slip and a short leg in place

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

End of over 13 (3 runs) Bangladesh 54/1
Javed Omar    24* (35b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-3-1
Habibul Bashar    1* (1b)      CRD Fernando    4-2-8-0

13.1

Fernando to Javed Omar, no run, short of length outside off stump, stands tall and defends to backward-point

13.2

Fernando to Javed Omar, no run, mistimes the drive to mid off.

13.3

Fernando to Javed Omar, no run, defended to the off side, not fully forward.

13.4

Fernando to Javed Omar, no run, fuller length delivery, pushes to cover.

13.5

Fernando to Javed Omar, no run, banged in short, ducks under it.

13.6

Fernando to Javed Omar, FOUR, short and down the leg side, gets behind it and plays it fine to the fence, well played.

End of over 14 (4 runs) Bangladesh 58/1
Javed Omar    28* (41b 5x4)      CRD Fernando    5-2-12-0
Habibul Bashar    1* (1b)      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.

End of over 15 (maiden) Bangladesh 58/1
Habibul Bashar    1* (7b)      M Muralitharan    2-1-3-1
Javed Omar    28* (41b 5x4)      CRD Fernando    5-2-12-0

15.1

Fernando to Javed Omar, no run, short and wide outside off stump, plays a nothing shot, stands in the crease and slashes at a wide one.

15.2

Fernando to Javed Omar, no run, defended on the back foot to the on side.

15.3

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

15.4

Fernando to Javed Omar, no run, short of length outside off stump, stands tall and defends to point.

15.5

Fernando to Javed Omar, no run, short ball outside off stump, stands tall and defends with a straight bat down the track.

15.6

Fernando to Javed Omar, no run, short rising delivery outside off stump, tries to play and gets beaten.

End of over 16 (maiden) Bangladesh 58/1
Javed Omar    28* (47b 5x4)      CRD Fernando    6-3-12-0
Habibul Bashar    1* (7b)      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.

End of over 17 (6 runs) Bangladesh 64/1
Habibul Bashar    6* (11b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    3-1-9-1
Javed Omar    29* (49b 5x4)      CRD Fernando    6-3-12-0

17.1

Fernando to Javed Omar, 2 runs, short of length on the middle and leg, worked nicely in front of square leg, comes back easily for the second run.

17.2

Fernando to Javed Omar, no run, short ball, moves back and defends to point.

17.3

Fernando to Javed Omar, 1 run, short down the leg side, fends it way, of the glove to fine leg for a single.

17.4

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, 2 runs, slower full toss, Bashar pushes to deep mid on, comes back for the second run.

17.5

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, short ball, Bashar hooks, gets a top edge, one bounce into the fine leg fence.

17.6

Fernando to Habibul Bashar, 2 runs, short again, this Bashar pulls along the ground to deep midwicket, comes back for the second run.

End of over 18 (11 runs) Bangladesh 75/1
Habibul Bashar    14* (14b 2x4)      CRD Fernando    7-3-23-0
Javed Omar    32* (52b 5x4)      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.

Bandara comes into the attack.

End of over 19 (1 run, maiden) Bangladesh 76/1
Javed Omar    32* (58b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    4-2-9-1
Habibul Bashar    14* (14b 2x4)      CRD Fernando    7-3-23-0

19.1

Bandara to Javed Omar, no run, good ball first stump, comes forward and defends on the track.

19.2

Bandara to Javed Omar, no run, turning away, cuts and misses outside off stump.

19.3

Bandara to Javed Omar, no run, good ball on the off stump, comes forward and defends, Bandara fields the ball.

19.4

Bandara to Javed Omar, no run, good ball tossed up a bit short, comes forward and defends to the off side.

19.4

Bandara to Javed Omar, no run, good ball tossed up a bit short, comes forward and defends to the off side.

19.5

Bandara to Javed Omar, 1 run, tossed up on the off stump, comes to the pitch of the ball and drives to deep extra-cover for a single.

19.5

Bandara to Javed Omar, 1 run, tossed up on the off stump, comes to the pitch of the ball and drives to deep extra-cover for a single.

19.6

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, on the middle and leg, tries to play to the on side, gets hit on the pad, loud shout, turned down by the Umpire.

End of over 20 (1 run) Bangladesh 77/1
Habibul Bashar    14* (15b 2x4)      HMCM Bandara    1-0-1-0
Javed Omar    33* (63b 5x4)      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.

End of over 21 (maiden) Bangladesh 77/1
Javed Omar    33* (69b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    5-3-9-1
Habibul Bashar    14* (15b 2x4)      HMCM Bandara    1-0-1-0

21.1

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run

21.2

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run

21.3

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, full toss, driven back to the bowler.

21.4

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up on the leg stump, pushes to mid on.

21.5

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, cuts well to the sweeper cover.

21.6

Bandara to Javed Omar, no run, flighted delivery on the off stump, comes forward and defends to the off side.

End of over 22 (1 run) Bangladesh 78/1
Javed Omar    33* (70b 5x4)      HMCM Bandara    2-0-2-0
Habibul Bashar    15* (20b 2x4)      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

End of over 23 (5 runs) Bangladesh 83/1
Javed Omar    34* (72b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    6-3-12-1
Habibul Bashar    17* (24b 2x4)      HMCM Bandara    2-0-2-0

23.1

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, left alone outside off stump

23.2

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, left alone once again

23.3

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run

23.4

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, a touch short, cut to sweeper cover for a single.

23.5

Bandara to Javed Omar, 1 run, pushes to mid on for a single.

23.6

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended back to the bowler.

End of over 24 (2 runs) Bangladesh 85/1
Habibul Bashar    18* (29b 2x4)      HMCM Bandara    3-0-4-0
Javed Omar    35* (73b 5x4)      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.

adjustments with the sight screen.

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

Shahariar Nafees comes into bat.

24.6

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

End of over 25 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 85/2
Shahriar Nafees    0* (1b)      M Muralitharan    7-4-12-2
Habibul Bashar    18* (29b 2x4)      HMCM Bandara    3-0-4-0

25.1

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

25.2

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, good ball on the stumps, moves back and defends to midwicket.

25.3

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run

25.4

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up on the middle stump, pushes back to the bowler.

25.5

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, pushes to mid off and takes off for a quick single, shy at the stumps, misses.

25.6

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short ball, plays of the back foot past the short leg to midwicket.

End of over 26 (1 run) Bangladesh 86/2
Shahriar Nafees    0* (2b)      HMCM Bandara    4-0-5-0
Habibul Bashar    19* (34b 2x4)      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.

End of over 27 (5 runs) Bangladesh 91/2
Shahriar Nafees    2* (7b)      M Muralitharan    8-4-15-2
Habibul Bashar    20* (35b 2x4)      HMCM Bandara    4-0-5-0

27.1

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up outside off stump, comes forward and defends

27.2

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, tossed up outside off stump, comes forward and defends

27.3

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, driven back to the bowler, almost carried.

27.4

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, mistimes the drive to midwicket.

27.5

Bandara to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short ball, Bashar quickly pulls off the back foot straight on the helmet of the short leg, he is ok, ball goes to deep square leg.

27.6

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, driven to mid off, Muralitharan fields.

End of over 28 (2 runs) Bangladesh 93/2
Habibul Bashar    21* (40b 2x4)      HMCM Bandara    5-0-7-0
Shahriar Nafees    3* (8b)      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.

Last over before lunch.

End of over 29 (maiden) Bangladesh 93/2
Shahriar Nafees    3* (14b)      M Muralitharan    9-5-15-2
Habibul Bashar    21* (40b 2x4)      HMCM Bandara    5-0-7-0

Malinga comes into the attack.

29.1

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, short and quick on the stumps, gets out of the way, well left.

29.2

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, good ball on the stumps, gets behind it and works it nicely behind square leg for a single.

29.3

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short delivery on the body, moves back and plays with soft hands to backward-point.

29.4

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run, another short one on the body, well played, again plays with soft hands this time to the left of backward-point.

29.5

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short delivery on the stumps, gets right behind it and defends well to the off side.

29.6

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good ball on the stumps, defends well to mid off.

That is lunch on day 1. Bangladesh are 94 for the loss of two wickets. Muralitharan picked the two wickets. Please join us after the lunch break.

Welcome back after the lunch break. Players are making their way out into the centre.

End of over 30 (1 run) Bangladesh 94/2
Shahriar Nafees    3* (18b)      SL Malinga    7-0-31-0
Habibul Bashar    22* (42b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    9-5-15-2

It will be Muralitharan to bowl after lunch. A beautiful ground, wonderful setting, Here we go.

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

slip, gully and short leg in place.

30.6

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

End of over 31 (1 run) Bangladesh 95/2
Shahriar Nafees    3* (23b)      M Muralitharan    10-5-16-2
Habibul Bashar    23* (43b 2x4)      SL Malinga    7-0-31-0

31.1

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, left alone outside off stump.

31.2

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 2 no balls, oversteps, of the pad to square leg, they take a leg bye.

31.2

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good ball on the stumps, beats the outside edge.

31.3

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short of length, comes back in, closer to the body, one hand of the handle, plays wide of backward-point.

31.4

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, banged in short, Bashar looks to hook, but lets it go at the last moment.

31.5

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, short ball, Bashar pulls to deep square leg for a single.

31.6

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, plays to thirdman for a single.

End of over 32 (5 runs) Bangladesh 100/2
Shahriar Nafees    5* (26b)      SL Malinga    8-0-36-0
Habibul Bashar    24* (47b 2x4)      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.

End of over 33 (5 runs) Bangladesh 105/2
Shahriar Nafees    9* (28b)      M Muralitharan    11-5-21-2
Habibul Bashar    25* (51b 2x4)      SL Malinga    8-0-36-0

33.1

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run

33.2

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, 1 no ball, oversteps, plays to the on side, wants a single, sent back.

33.2

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run

33.3

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, no run

33.4

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, GONE! pitched outside off stump, Shahriar Nafees drives, gets an edge to Sangakkara behind the stumps, who takes the catch.

Shahriar Nafees c †Sangakkara b Malinga 9 (33m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

33.5

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 no ball, oversteps, short ball, defends to the on side.

33.5

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fast and pacy outside off stump, left alone.

33.6

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, banged in short, ducks under it.

End of over 34 (2 runs) Bangladesh 107/3
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (3b)      SL Malinga    9-0-38-1
Habibul Bashar    25* (51b 2x4)      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.

End of over 35 (6 runs) Bangladesh 113/3
Habibul Bashar    31* (57b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    12-5-27-2
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (3b)      SL Malinga    9-0-38-1

35.1

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched up delivery on the stumps, Ashraful plays to midwicket, Muralitharan quickly runs from mid on and has a shy at the stumps, misses it, was very close.

35.2

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, short of length, defends to the on side.

35.3

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended down the track.

35.4

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, short ball, Bashar looks to hook, but lets it go at the last moment.

35.5

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, short ball, GOOD SHOT! pulls well in the gap between the deep square leg and fine leg, well played.

35.6

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitched up outside off stump, mistimes the drive to the off side.

End of over 36 (5 runs) Bangladesh 118/3
Habibul Bashar    35* (62b 4x4)      SL Malinga    10-0-43-1
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (4b)      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.

End of over 37 (maiden) Bangladesh 118/3
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (10b)      M Muralitharan    13-6-27-2
Habibul Bashar    35* (62b 4x4)      SL Malinga    10-0-43-1

37.1

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, full on the legs, played to deep square leg for a single.

37.2

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside off stump.

37.3

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, good ball outside off stump, Ashraful drives with his foot struck in the crease, gets the edge between the slip and gully to thirdman.

37.4

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, no run, bouncer, Bashar ducks under it.

37.5

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, short delivery, fended to fine leg for a single.

37.6

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, pitched up delivery outside off stump, drives off the front foot wide of mid off, Fernando chases the ball and fields it.

End of over 38 (5 runs) Bangladesh 123/3
Mohammad Ashraful    4* (13b)      SL Malinga    11-0-48-1
Habibul Bashar    37* (65b 4x4)      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.

End of over 39 (8 runs) Bangladesh 131/3
Mohammad Ashraful    11* (18b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    14-6-35-2
Habibul Bashar    38* (66b 4x4)      SL Malinga    11-0-48-1

39.1

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended on the front foot to covers

39.2

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, banged in short, Ashraful ducks, ball hits the helmet.

39.3

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, played to fine leg for a single.

39.4

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, short ball, Bashar pulls well behind square leg to the deep, ball travels quickly, Bashar just rushes into the crease as the throw comes in.

39.5

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, driven to mid on.

39.6

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, driven down the ground to long on, comes back for the second run, Fernando from mid off runs and fields the ball.

End of over 40 (4 runs) Bangladesh 135/3
Mohammad Ashraful    14* (23b 1x4)      SL Malinga    12-0-52-1
Habibul Bashar    39* (67b 4x4)      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.

End of over 41 (5 runs) Bangladesh 140/3
Mohammad Ashraful    18* (26b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    15-6-40-2
Habibul Bashar    40* (70b 4x4)      SL Malinga    12-0-52-1

Bandara comes back

41.1

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, driven back to the bowler.

41.2

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, driven past the bowler to mid on.

41.3

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, driven to extra-cover for a single.

41.4

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, driven to extra-cover, this time no chance of a single.

41.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, flighted delivery, comes forward and takes it on the full and swings it long on fence.

41.6

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

End of over 42 (5 runs) Bangladesh 145/3
Mohammad Ashraful    22* (29b 3x4)      HMCM Bandara    6-0-12-0
Habibul Bashar    41* (73b 4x4)      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.

adjusting the sight screen

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.

End of over 43 (3 runs) Bangladesh 148/3
Habibul Bashar    43* (78b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    16-6-42-2
Mohammad Ashraful    22* (30b 3x4)      HMCM Bandara    6-0-12-0

43.1

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket, Kapugedera fields the ball.

43.2

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, down the leg side, plays and misses.

43.3

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, lucky shot! a touch short and bit wide, Bashar cuts, gets an edge past the slip to thirdman fence.

43.4

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, comes forward and defends in front of square leg.

43.5

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, moves forward and drives to mid off, a risky single taken.

43.6

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, flighted delivery outside off stump, drives in air to deep extra-cover, not well timed though.

Change in bowling, Maharoof comes into the attack.

End of over 44 (7 runs) Bangladesh 155/3
Mohammad Ashraful    24* (31b 3x4)      HMCM Bandara    7-0-19-0
Habibul Bashar    48* (83b 5x4)      M Muralitharan    16-6-42-2

44.1

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, turns it around to square leg.

44.2

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, good ball on the stumps, works to midwicket.

44.3

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitched outside off stump, moves back and pushes to cover.

crowd getting excited, Bashar nearing his 50.

44.4

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended to the off side.

44.5

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked nicely behind square leg to the deep.

44.6

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

End of over 45 (1 run) Bangladesh 156/3
Mohammad Ashraful    24* (32b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    3-0-14-0
Habibul Bashar    49* (88b 5x4)      HMCM Bandara    7-0-19-0

The drinks trolley going off the field. Welcome back after the drinks break. Bandara to continue. Some problems with the sight screen, Umpire Rauf going and having a chat with the official. Now we should get underway.

45.1

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, down the leg side, plays and misses, well collected by Sangakkara.

45.2

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, pushed back to the bowler.

45.3

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run

45.4

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, 50! for Bashar, plays to square leg for a single.

45.5

Bandara to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Bandara Strikes! excellent delivery, the googly bit quick, plays forward, goes between bat and pad, hits the stumps, what a blow for Bangladesh.

Mohammad Ashraful b Bandara 24 (52m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Rahim comes into bat.

45.6

Bandara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, defended to the on side.

End of over 46 (1 run) Bangladesh 157/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (1b)      HMCM Bandara    8-0-20-1
Habibul Bashar    50* (92b 5x4)      MF Maharoof    3-0-14-0

46.1

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, short of length outside off stump, pushes to the off side.

46.2

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, BOUNDARY! width outside off stump, cuts well wide of thirdman, ball races to the fence, well played.

46.3

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, short of length outside off stump, forces off the back foot to mid off.

46.4

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, fuller length delivery outside off stump, driven back to the bowler, fielded on his follow-through.

46.5

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitched up outside off stump, drives well to extra-cover, cannot find the gap.

46.6

Maharoof to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, well timed, pitched on the legs, worked nicely to the on side, ball races to midwicket fence.

End of over 47 (8 runs) Bangladesh 165/4
Habibul Bashar    58* (98b 7x4)      MF Maharoof    4-0-22-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (1b)      HMCM Bandara    8-0-20-1

47.1

Bandara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

47.2

Bandara to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 bye, tossed up outside off stump, lets it go, Sangakkara fails to collect it, they take a bye.

47.3

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, no run, on the stumps, pushed back on the track.

47.4

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked to fine leg for a single.

47.5

Bandara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, blocked back on the track.

47.6

Bandara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good ball, the googly, moves forward and defends on the track.

End of over 48 (2 runs) Bangladesh 167/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (5b)      HMCM Bandara    9-0-21-1
Habibul Bashar    59* (100b 7x4)      MF Maharoof    4-0-22-0

Muralitharan comes back

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.

End of over 49 (3 runs) Bangladesh 170/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (10b)      M Muralitharan    17-6-45-2
Habibul Bashar    60* (101b 7x4)      HMCM Bandara    9-0-21-1

49.1

Bandara to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, pushes past the short cover to the deep for a single.

slip and short leg in place.

49.2

Bandara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, a touch short, pushes to cover.

49.3

Bandara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, comes forward and defends to cover.

49.4

Bandara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, defends with a straight bat.

49.5

Bandara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, quicker delivery on the middle and leg, defended to short leg.

49.6

Bandara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good ball outside off stump, comes forward and defends to cover.

End of over 50 (1 run) Bangladesh 171/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (15b)      HMCM Bandara    10-0-22-1
Habibul Bashar    61* (102b 7x4)      M Muralitharan    17-6-45-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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

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