ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 1st match, Qualifying Group

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 37 runs

Toss Bangladesh have won the toss and chosen to field. Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka's captain, said that he would have liked to bat had he won the toss. So everyone is happy as we head into the first of the qualifying matches in the Champions Trophy.

I am Sriram Veera, and along with Jamie Alter, will bring you the live commentary for the day.

Pitch: There is a lot of grass on the track albeit dry. The curator, Daljit Singh, was of the opinion that "the ball will carry through to the batsmen and seamers will be able to extract height, though it might be tough for the spinners as the ball may skid."

Dav Whatmore, Bangladesh's coach on the eve of the match: "I still believe that realistically we have a chance to win the match. My boys are very much confident to push the opponents hard. Our two injured bowlers (Mashrafee Bin Mortuza and Syed Rasel) are now okay. Most importantly the young side are improving well."

Habibul Bashar, Bangladesh's captain: "In February, we proved that we could beat Sri Lanka. If we could do it in Bogra, then why not here?"

Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka's captain: "We are totally aware of that loss, so we'll play as hard as we played against the other teams. Our main target is to make a winning start in the competition and then qualify to the main stage"

There has been talk about the dew factor at the Mohali ground. Bashar doesn't share the concern though. "I don't think that the dew would worry us much, even though we are playing a day-night match after almost a year. We didn't face any dew last night till 8pm. It will go out of play for the team batting second, if they see off the first few overs safely."

The players are in the middle, all set then, for what would hopefully be a very competitive encounter.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, Mashrafee Mortaza starts off the proceedings with a delivery on the hips and Upul Tharanga shuffles in to tuck it behind square-leg. Sanath Jayasuriya will be on strike.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, No surprise. He starts off trying to murder a delivery outside off. Too wide to reach.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya decides to respect the line this time. Close to the off stump. Left alone.

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, Mortaza announces himself with a delivery that landed on a length outside off, skidded on the grass and moved away. Jayasuriya poked at it and is beaten

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya makes up for his lack of feet movement in the previous delivery by moving well across to another length delivery outside off and defends watchfully

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, Another swing and a miss. Well outside off, invited a drive.

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, Steve Bucknor shows his presence. Appeal was made for a catch down the leg side, loud appeal mind you and Bucknor stares for some time, tilts his head to his left, and then extends his arms. Great start.

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, On the off, Jayasuriya moves towards the ball to dead-bat it away calmly to the off side.

End of over 1 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
ST Jayasuriya    0* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-3-0
WU Tharanga    1* (1b)     

Syed Rasel will share the new ball. Left-arm medium fast. Two slips and a point. No gully.

1.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, bad ball, not a well-timed shot, almost a good stop at mid-on. It was a short delivery, should have been spanked away, Tharanga half-pulls, half -swats it to the mid-on

1.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, on the off, slightly fuller this time, pushed to point

1.3

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, much better ball by Rasel, On a length, around the off and middle, Jayasuriya stretches, made to stretch, forward at the last minute to tackle the away swing.

1.4

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, Rasel repeats the ball, Jayasuriya reproduces his forward defensive stroke

1.5

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 1 run, dabbed to third man. Another nice one in the channel outside off

1.6

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, Line and length perfect. Just outside off and Good length. Upul Tharanga respects both and shoulders arms.

End of over 2 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 5/0 (RR: 2.50)
WU Tharanga    2* (3b)      Syed Rasel    1-0-2-0
ST Jayasuriya    1* (9b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-3-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, Mortaza beats Jayasuriya with a slanted delivery outside off. Jayasuriya pushes across a bit late and ends up poking inside the line.

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, Appeal for lbw. If the previous went away this one jagged back in after landing on the seam on a length around the middle and leg. Jayasuriya is caught in his shuffle and hops a bit. Close call. It appeared as if it would have hit the leg stump. Maybe the height was the concern.

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 wide

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, Another wide where Mortaza appeals for a catch and Bucknor declares a wide. Nice try Mortaza , It could have worked in the club level.

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, Just outside off, angling away, and Jayasuriya lets it go through

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 8/0 (RR: 2.66)
WU Tharanga    2* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-6-0
ST Jayasuriya    2* (13b)      Syed Rasel    1-0-2-0

3.1

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, Apart from the long-hop first ball, Rasel has been impressive so far. This one was full on the middle and off and swung away late. Jayasuriya pushed forward and covered the swing well to push it away to covers.

3.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Jayasuriya definitely agreed with me I think about Rasel's bowling. But he reacts in a different way. Thats why he is playing International cricket and I am doing ball by ball commentary. He runds down the track , upsets the rhythm of the bowler and carves one flat and fast over point

3.3

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run

Wicketkeeper comes up the stumps.

3.4

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, FOUR, What does he do? Doesn't charge, lets the ball to come to him - it was just outside off- and with deft use of his wrists sends it behind point. Four more.

3.5

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run

3.6

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Good delivery that kicked from a length and caught Jayasuriya by surprise. He jabbed at it and the ball hit the gloves enroute to shortish fine-leg

End of over 4 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 17/0 (RR: 4.25)
ST Jayasuriya    11* (19b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-11-0
WU Tharanga    2* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-6-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Jayasuriya wants the strike badly. A dab to third man, just a run you would think but Jayasuriya hares down the track and turns for the possible second run if the fielder had buckled under pressure. he doesn't and it will be just a single.

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, Lands on a length on the middle, straightens and Tharanga pushes at it calmly

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, again it comes in after pitching on the middle and off, Tharanga is unable to force it away for a run

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, this one not only straightens but also kicks up and raps Tharanga on his pads. Going down.

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga hops back to a back of length delivery to push it to the off side

End of over 5 (1 run) Sri Lanka 18/0 (RR: 3.60)
WU Tharanga    2* (10b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-7-0
ST Jayasuriya    12* (20b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-11-0

5.1

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, Wicketkeeper is still up to the stumps. Fullish on the off and middle, pushed down the track

5.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, Rasel is not giving away anything for free. another length delivery that lands on the off stump line and comes in a touch. No room for any cut or drive. patted back quietly

5.3

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, FOUR, yeah right. There you go. Here I am trying to praise him and then he goes on to bowl a short one. Not to Jayasuriya son. Biffed away over midwicket.

Fine leg has moved up into the circle, long-leg moves square.

5.4

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Outside off, kicks up a bit and Jayasuriya wrists it over backward point

5.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 3 runs, Three runs and Rasel continues to bleed whenever he drags back the length. This was not all that short and was on the off stump line but Rasel's lack of pace meant Tharanga could stand up tall and punch it past covers

5.6

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, slightly fuller, punched to cover.

End of over 6 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 26/0 (RR: 4.33)
ST Jayasuriya    17* (25b 3x4)      Syed Rasel    3-0-19-0
WU Tharanga    5* (11b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-7-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, bad ball, good shot and great stop at short cover. It was wide, Tharanga drives it on the up and Ashraful dives to his right to make the stop.

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, better from Mortaza. On the off, pushed to Ashraful at short cover

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, FOUR, Bucknor is not sure whether its a four or a six, signals four in the end. It was a slower ball, fullish off and Tharanga simply went through the line, over mid-off and almost over long-off.

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, Into his drive a bit early and the ball spoons up but falls short of mid-off

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga likes that long-off boundary. Pings it again with another stroke that was hit cleanly through the line. Hit on the up.

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, beaten.... in the corridor of the uncertainity and Tharanga was uncertain on that occasion

End of over 7 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 34/0 (RR: 4.85)
WU Tharanga    13* (17b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-15-0
ST Jayasuriya    17* (25b 3x4)      Syed Rasel    3-0-19-0

7.1

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, Wide down the leg side. Happens when you are worried about the batsmen going after you.

7.1

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, Hmm... should have put that shortish delivery outside off for a four but the bottom-hand comes into that cut shot a bit too much and the ball rolls towards cover

7.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya is bit too early into his drive but luckily for him the ball falls short of mid-on

7.3

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on the middle and leg, tucked away behind square-leg

7.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, FOUR, once again Rasel hits the back of length area and outside off as well. Tharanga forces it past point. Good shot but not a great ball.

7.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 3 runs, Three runs but it was almost caught at short midwicket. Farhad dives to his right but is unable to get a hand to it. It was fullish on the middle and leg, Tharanga flicks aerially.

7.6

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller in length. Good. On the middle and off. Great. Jayasuriya just pushes it back quietly.

End of over 8 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 43/0 (RR: 5.37)
ST Jayasuriya    18* (29b 3x4)      Syed Rasel    4-0-28-0
WU Tharanga    20* (19b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-15-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, Angling across, left alone. Mortaza has had Tharanga in trouble whenever he has managed to bring the ball back or straighten. Will he try again this over?

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, beaten... It landed on a length , on the off and shaped away and Tharanga, no foot movement whatsover, pushes at it

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, If you are the sorts who believes in moral victory you will judge that Mortaza won that round. It was fullish on the off and straightened slightly, Tharanga drove it away from his body and gets an inside edge that takes the ball to fine-leg

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short outside off, even Jayasuriya's mom puts away those. Actually, not all that wide but the length allowed Jayasuriya to short-arm jab at it.

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, on the legs, Jayasuriya attempts to work it to the on side, doesn't connect and the ball rolls to the keeper' off the pads.

End of over 9 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 48/0 (RR: 5.33)
ST Jayasuriya    22* (32b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-20-0
WU Tharanga    21* (22b 3x4)      Syed Rasel    4-0-28-0

The wicketkeeper has gone back. No longer standing up to the stumps

9.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga charges down the track, Rasel holds back the length and the inside-edge takes the ball to midwicket

9.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, Rasel is again unlucky. He caught the leading edge of Tharanga but it lands in the no man's land in front of third man. It was fullish on the leg and came in after pitching. Tharanga tries to swing it over the on side and is beaten by the movement

9.3

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run

9.4

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 1 run

9.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run

9.6

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, Hmm... Rasel continues to pull his hair out his head. Tharanga runs down the track and goes for a lofted drive. All fine but where is the ball? safely in the palms of the wicketkeeper.

End of over 10 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 50/0 (RR: 5.00)
WU Tharanga    22* (26b 3x4)      Syed Rasel    5-0-30-0
ST Jayasuriya    23* (34b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-20-0

Powerplay 2 on.

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, Angled across Jayasuriya who pushes it straight to point.

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, length-delivery on the middle and leg, Jayasuriya doesn't go across the line, instead just leans forward and offers the full-face of the bat in defense.

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, Last time Mortaza tried a slower one it disappeared in the long-on area. this time, Jayasuriya tries to fetch it from outside off in an effort to swing it over midwicket, doesn't time it well and the ball rolls over to the on side

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, on the off, angling across, Jayasuriya pushes forward and plays it towards cover

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, Another appeal for a catch down the leg side. No, Bucknor didn't signal a no-ball, as it had brushed Jayasuriya's hips on the way

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, No hip this time but just the middle of the bat. Short again and Jayasuriya pulled it off his front foot.

End of over 11 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 54/0 (RR: 4.90)
ST Jayasuriya    27* (40b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-24-0
WU Tharanga    22* (26b 3x4)      Syed Rasel    5-0-30-0

11.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, on the legs, Tharanga decides to hand over the strike to Jayasuriya and tucks it to fine leg, Must have got tired of charging down only to meet air.

11.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 1 run

11.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, fullish on the off stump line, Tharanga offers the full face of the bat in defense

11.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, Again Rasel has Tharanga respecting him. Yes it was the full-length delivery on the stumps.

11.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, And again. They take a single but only because the timing of that off drive was awry that the ball rolled slowly to the right of mid-off and that gave them time to cross over

11.6

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full in length but outside off, and Jayasuriya dabs it behind point .

End of over 12 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 58/0 (RR: 4.83)
ST Jayasuriya    29* (42b 5x4)      Syed Rasel    6-0-34-0
WU Tharanga    24* (30b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-24-0

First bowling change. Farhad Reza. RIght arm medium fast. No slips.

12.1

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, no run, fullish on the stumps, Jayasuriya pushes it back down the track

12.2

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, On the off, Tharanga is hurried in to his defensive stroke, gets an inside edge that takes the ball to square-leg

12.3

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, FOUR, Farhad errs on length. Overpitches outside off and Tharanga goes for his favourite lofted off drive over the infield

12.4

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, 1 run, on the legs, tucked behind square-leg, Tharanga wants a second, Jayasuriya doesn't

12.5

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, slips in a wide down the leg side. Ball bounds of the keeper's gloves and rolls to his right.

12.5

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, smart take by Khaled Mashud. Down the leg side. Bucknor not only extends his arms but also warns the bowler for running on to the danger area.

12.5

Farhad Reza to Jayasuriya, 1 run

12.6

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, appeal for a lbw but going down leg. It was full and definitely a hint of late swing. Raza is bowling from around the stumps. Tharanga is beaten on his drive

End of over 13 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 67/0 (RR: 5.15)
WU Tharanga    29* (33b 4x4)      Farhad Reza    1-0-9-0
ST Jayasuriya    31* (45b 5x4)      Syed Rasel    6-0-34-0

13.1

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, OUT, Harper froze into a statue before suddenly coming alive to raise his finger. Bangladesh get rid of the danger man Jayasuriya. It was a full-length delivery on the off stump line that moved in late. It was that late movement that trapped Jayasuriya. He pushed at it, front foot across and forward, but the ball moved back in to trap him in front of middle.

ST Jayasuriya lbw b Syed Rasel 31 (61m 46b 5x4 0x6) SR: 67.39

13.2

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye

13.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, This one straightens after landing on a length outside off, punched to point

13.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, FOUR, Edged but no slip in place.

13.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run

13.6

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, fullish on the off, pushed to covers

End of over 14 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 72/1 (RR: 5.14)
WU Tharanga    33* (37b 5x4)      Syed Rasel    7-0-38-1
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (1b)      Farhad Reza    1-0-9-0

14.1

Farhad Reza to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, attempted flick shot and the ball rolls off the pads

14.2

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, another crashes into the pads but going down the leg side

14.3

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, FOUR, Again Tharanga gets an edge, and there is no slip in place.

14.4

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, fullish on the middle, pushed back down the track

14.5

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, Slower one. just outside off and Tharanga pushes at it early. Just manages to steer it to point

14.6

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run

End of over 15 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 77/1 (RR: 5.13)
WU Tharanga    37* (42b 6x4)      Farhad Reza    2-0-13-0
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (2b)      Syed Rasel    7-0-38-1

Third Powerplay on

15.1

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Rasel swings this one in from the middle, Jayawardene flicks it past square-leg

15.2

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene charges down the track and flicks a fullish delivery effortlessly over square-leg. He is such an elegant batsmen. Especially his inside out drives against the spinners are worth thier weight in gold.

15.3

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, no run

15.4

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, FOUR, bit of width outside off and Jayawardene square-drives off his front foot. Lovely to watch.

15.5

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, no run, slanted across, pushed to cover

15.6

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, no run, slightly slower, on the off, Jayawardene has to wait for the ball to arrive and tries to dab it down to third man but can't beat point

End of over 16 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 87/1 (RR: 5.43)
DPMD Jayawardene    10* (8b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    8-0-48-1
WU Tharanga    37* (42b 6x4)      Farhad Reza    2-0-13-0

16.1

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, smart work by Khaled Mashud. Tharanga misses an intended drive and Mashud, standing up, had the bails off in a flash. Tharanga has his back foot planted inside his crease though.

16.2

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, 1 run, square-driven past point

16.3

Farhad Reza to Jayawardene, no run, length delivery on the off and middle, pushed back towards mid-on, Farhad tries to get across to reach the ball, even dives but doesn't stop. Not that the batsmen were looking for a run.

16.4

Farhad Reza to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene tries to force off his front foot, misses

16.5

Farhad Reza to Jayawardene, FOUR, catch it catch it was Khaled Mashud's call but Jayawardene had found the gap in the cover region. It was hit in the air, hence the agonised cry from behind the stumps, but through the gap.

16.6

Farhad Reza to Jayawardene, no run, driven to mid-off

End of over 17 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 92/1 (RR: 5.41)
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (12b 3x4)      Farhad Reza    3-0-18-0
WU Tharanga    38* (44b 6x4)      Syed Rasel    8-0-48-1

Finally Syed Rasel is rested and Abdul Razzaq, the left-arm spinner is on. 3 overs of Powerplay left.

17.1

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, pushed to point

17.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, beaten outside off and Mashud whips off the bails and appeals for a stumping. Bucknor turns it down. It was just outside off, didn't spin in and Tharanga was playing for the turn

17.3

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, SIX, Tharanga again pings the long-off fence. He hits that lofted drive pretty well. Through the line and over the infield. It was tossed up on the off and he creamed it over long-off

17.4

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run

17.5

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, pushed to point

17.6

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, FOUR, 10 runs off the over. Slightly short and outside off, carved past point. No butchering that time, just placement.

End of over 18 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 102/1 (RR: 5.66)
WU Tharanga    48* (50b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-10-0
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (12b 3x4)      Farhad Reza    3-0-18-0

18.1

Farhad Reza to Jayawardene, no run, beaten outside off as Jayawardene attempts to run that one to third man

18.2

Farhad Reza to Jayawardene, FOUR, hmm.. Jayawardene decides to take a bit of risk and pulls it off. He backs away to a short of length delivery just outside off and cuts it over point

18.3

Farhad Reza to Jayawardene, FOUR, Powerplay on in more ways than one. He plants his front foot forward and goes through the line. Over mid-off.

18.4

Farhad Reza to Jayawardene, no run, outside off, full in length, Mahela goes for a square-drive but misses.

18.5

Farhad Reza to Jayawardene, SIX, Caught at fine-leg but by the ball-boy standing behind the ropes. Jayawardene walks across his stumps and tries to heave across the line, gets a top-edge.

18.6

Farhad Reza to Jayawardene, FOUR, Bangladesh continue to bleed at Mohali. Caressed past the bowler, past the mid-off and into the fence

End of over 19 (18 runs) Sri Lanka 120/1 (RR: 6.31)
DPMD Jayawardene    32* (18b 6x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    4-0-36-0
WU Tharanga    48* (50b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-10-0

19.1

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run

19.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 5 wides, wide down the leg side, Mashud fails to gather it cleanly. No use blaming him as he was clearly unsighted by the batsman.

19.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, on the middle and leg, punched down the ground

19.3

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run, dropped was it? It was an arm ball outside off, Jayawardene tries to cut, not sure whether he got an bottom-edge to it , Mashud fails to take it. Not sure whether he nicked that one. TV replays inconclusive.

19.4

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, 1 run

19.5

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, fired in flat on the middle, turned to square-leg

19.6

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, flighted on a length around the off, pushed to cover

End of over 20 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 127/1 (RR: 6.35)
WU Tharanga    49* (54b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-17-0
DPMD Jayawardene    33* (20b 6x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    4-0-36-0

End of the Powerplay. Mohammad Rafique, the veteran left-arm spinner, will have a bowl now.

20.1

Mohammad Rafique to Jayawardene, 1 run, turned to short fine leg and they run with the stroke.

20.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, flighted outside off, driven to cover

20.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, much slower on the off and middle, dead-batted away

20.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, slightly quicker and flatter this time, pushed back down the track

20.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, comes down the track but can't quite get to the pitch, pushes it back to the bowler

20.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, Rafique keeps him on 49. This one was slower and on the off, Tharanga doesn't find any pace to work with, just pushes it towards midwicket

End of over 21 (1 run) Sri Lanka 128/1 (RR: 6.09)
WU Tharanga    49* (59b 7x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    1-0-1-0
DPMD Jayawardene    34* (21b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-17-0

21.1

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene again takes the single off the first ball.

Tharanga has 4 100s and 3 50s in his ODI career.

21.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, cant get it off this one. pushes it to midwicket

21.3

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, tossed up outside off, Tharanga goes for a drive, gets an inside edge onto his pads.

Mahela walks across to have a chat with Tharanga. Must be about the lunch on offer.

21.4

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, brings up his fifty - his fourth in ODIs- with a push down the ground.

21.5

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run

21.6

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, OUT, Mahela's nice little cameo ends. Razzaq floats one outside off and Mahela sweeps it but straight into the waiting palms at short midwicket.

DPMD Jayawardene c Aftab Ahmed b Abdur Razzak 35 (39m 24b 6x4 1x6) SR: 145.83

End of over 22 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 130/2 (RR: 5.90)
     Abdur Razzak    3-0-19-1
WU Tharanga    50* (62b 7x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    1-0-1-0

22.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, comes down the track, Rafique holds back the length and just pushed back down the track

22.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, driven down the ground.

22.3

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run

22.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the leg and middle, worked past midwicket

22.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run

22.6

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 23 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 133/2 (RR: 5.78)
KC Sangakkara    1* (3b)      Mohammad Rafique    2-0-4-0
WU Tharanga    52* (65b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-19-1

23.1

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, overpitched outside off, driven to cover

23.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed to mid-off

23.3

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, fired in flat on the middle, Sangakkara tries to work it to on side but cant beat the short midwicket

23.4

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, manages to beat that fielder this time. But then this delivery was on the leg and middle line, easy to turn it away&

23.5

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run

23.6

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, on the legs, should have been put away for atleast a single but Tharanga can't beat the short fine-leg fielder

End of over 24 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 135/2 (RR: 5.62)
WU Tharanga    53* (69b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-21-1
KC Sangakkara    2* (5b)      Mohammad Rafique    2-0-4-0

24.1

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara is contend to milk the spinner for singles. Sri Lanka are well placed as we approach the half-way mark.

24.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, full, driven to mid-on

24.3

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, sharp turn, lands on the off and spins past Sangakkara.

24.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven down to long-on

24.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run

24.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, comes down the track, Rafique holds back the length and he ends up flicking it across past midwicket.

Jamie Alter will take over now.

End of over 25 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 139/2 (RR: 5.56)
WU Tharanga    55* (72b 7x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    3-0-8-0
KC Sangakkara    4* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-21-1

Thanks, Sriram.

25.1

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on off, swept to backward square leg

25.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, flatter on middle and off, driven to mid-on

25.3

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up outside off, defends with soft hands and they steal a run in front of point

25.4

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, middle and leg, flatter, turned in front of midwicket

25.5

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, again middle and leg, this time he steps forward and drives it to midwicket's left

25.6

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 wide, bad ball, spins from middle way down leg, Sangkarra takes it

25.6

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, width offered outside off, goes for a cut, mistimes it but they still get one to point

End of over 26 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 145/2 (RR: 5.57)
WU Tharanga    58* (76b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-27-1
KC Sangakkara    6* (10b)      Mohammad Rafique    3-0-8-0

26.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on off, forward defense back to the bowler

26.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on middle and off, swept around the corner

26.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, FOUR, middle and leg, steps across the stumps and tickles it around the corner for four, good shot there

26.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, sweeps from outside off right to square leg

26.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, lands outside off and spins in sharply, looks to run it fine but cant time it well enough

26.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, tossed up on off, advances down the track and firmly drives to mid-off for one, thats the 150 for Sri Lanka, in good time too

End of over 27 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 150/2 (RR: 5.55)
WU Tharanga    63* (82b 8x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    4-0-13-0
KC Sangakkara    6* (10b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-27-1

Upul Tharanga has now made 1000 runs in ODIs at an average of 37.14

27.1

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, flatter on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

27.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 2 runs, width offered, cut down to the sweeper

27.3

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, flighted into middle and leg, advances, looks to flick, doesnt make good contact and the ball trickles to square leg where the fielder hurls in and throws but they make it

27.4

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, ditto same ball, this time they manage to beat the fielder and steal a very sharp run

27.5

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, spins from outside off, he goes to sweep, ball raps him high on the front pad, everyone goes up in appeal but that would have gone over the stumps

27.6

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, worked from middle and leg past square leg again

End of over 28 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 155/2 (RR: 5.53)
WU Tharanga    66* (87b 8x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-31-1
KC Sangakkara    7* (11b)      Mohammad Rafique    4-0-13-0

28.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, flatter on off stump, walks across and tucks it to square leg

28.2

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up on off, pushed into the covers to the left of the fielder there

28.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, spins in from outside off, but he makes room and glides that past point

28.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter on middle and off, he walks into that shot and drives down to long-on

28.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, faster one with some bounce there, catches him by surprise as he goes back to turn it fine, ball pops up into the covers but the man is too far back

28.6

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, FOUR, flighted outside off, he goes to defend, ball kisses the edge and spins away past Mashud's gloves and races away for four, lucky again!

End of over 29 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 164/2 (RR: 5.65)
KC Sangakkara    13* (14b 1x4)      Mohammad Rafique    5-0-22-0
WU Tharanga    69* (90b 8x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-31-1

Bowling change: Saqibul Hasan's brand of left-arm spin

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, FOUR, bad ball, lands way down leg, firmly swept fine for four

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, 3 runs, he moves around the wicket but again fires it way down leg, batsman goes to sweep and again paddles it down, fielder gives chase and hauls it in

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, bad ball, some spin on this one but it carried on too far down leg

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, better, more middle and leg, but he works it through square and they harry through for two, well run but was aided by some sloppy work in the deep

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter on middle and off, worked down to long-on

29.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, FOUR, shot! Banged in short, he's on to it in a flash and pulls that with disdain in the gap at midwicket, four runs

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, faster on middle and leg, he looks to turn it fine but mistimes it

End of over 30 (15 runs) Sri Lanka 179/2 (RR: 5.96)
WU Tharanga    80* (94b 10x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-15-0
KC Sangakkara    16* (16b 1x4)      Mohammad Rafique    5-0-22-0

30.1

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up on off, Sangakarra gets forward and turns it around the corner, they run through for a sharp single, the fielder at square leg does good work and fires in a throw, Mashud does the work, the appeal is referred but in the end he was comfortably home

50 up now between these two lefties

30.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, flighted on off, works it into midwicket with ease

30.3

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, short outside off, cracks that off the backfoot to the cover sweeper

30.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, tossed up on off, steps forward and drives towards mid-on

30.5

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, its raining singles, works this with utmost ease from outside off to square leg

30.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, the quicker one, gets on top of it and pushes wide of cover for...yep, you guessed it, a single

End of over 31 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 185/2 (RR: 5.96)
WU Tharanga    83* (97b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    6-0-28-0
KC Sangakkara    19* (19b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-15-0

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, 3 runs, short again, nicely placed in the gap at cover, ball speeds away but Ashraful covers good ground, dives, and saves four just on the ropes, well done

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up on off, he gives charge and heaves that over midwicket and down to Rafique in the deep on the bounce who does duty

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter on off, pushed back past the bowler

31.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, worked from middle to square leg

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sangakkara, 1 run, flighted outside off, gets forward and pushes with soft hands in front of cover

End of over 32 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 193/2 (RR: 6.03)
KC Sangakkara    22* (22b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-23-0
WU Tharanga    88* (100b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    6-0-28-0

32.1

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, OUT, gone! Delivered from around the wicket, good loop there on off stump and Sangakarra looks to chip it over the infield, advances but mistimes the shot and it sails high, high in the air down towards Mortaza who makes good ground at wide long-on to safely pouch it, end of Sangakkara and a breakthrough for Bangladesh after a good partnership

KC Sangakkara c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mohammad Rafique 22 (32m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 95.65

Drinks on for the players

Marvan Atapattu is back after a long lay-off due to a back injury. His last game was against Pakistan more than six months ago

32.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, middle and leg, tries to work it to midwicket

32.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, sharper on on middle and leg, goes to sweep but misses, bowler appeals but in vain

32.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, middle and leg again, works it to midwicket

32.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, flighted on middle and off, Tharanga walks into the shot and drives to wide of mid-on

Atapattu on strike now

32.6

Mohammad Rafique to Atapattu, no run, good ball outside off, Atapattu tamely defends, the ball hits the pads outside the line, a stifled appeal there from Rafique but thats not even going to be considered, a good over for him though

End of over 33 (1 run) Sri Lanka 194/3 (RR: 5.87)
MS Atapattu    0* (1b)      Mohammad Rafique    7-0-29-1
WU Tharanga    89* (104b 10x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-23-0

Farhad Reza called upon for another spell, four men in the circle for him

33.1

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, good ball outside off, driven to cover

33.2

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, good, straight ball on middle and off, tucked to Reza's left and he covers it well

33.3

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, 1 run, slightly fuller and its well pushed into the gap at cover

33.4

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, no run, slower and fuller outside off, Atapattu leans into it and drives straight to cover

33.5

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, FOUR, dropped in shorter, Atapattu gives him the charge, sees it and at that slow pace has no problem in pulling it past square leg for four, off the mark in style

33.6

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, no run, better ball, fuller outside off, pushed to cover again

End of over 34 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 199/3 (RR: 5.85)
MS Atapattu    4* (4b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    5-0-41-0
WU Tharanga    90* (107b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    7-0-29-1

34.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, middle and off, tucks it past square leg&

200 up now for Sri Lanka who are well placed here

34.2

Mohammad Rafique to Atapattu, no run, flighted on middle and off, pushed into the covers

34.3

Mohammad Rafique to Atapattu, no run, flatter on middle and off, steps down and pushes it back towards the bowler's right

34.4

Mohammad Rafique to Atapattu, no run, spins in from outside off, he goes to cut but misses as the ball keeps low

34.5

Mohammad Rafique to Atapattu, 1 run, tossed up on off, drives down to long-off

34.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, tucks this from middle and off right to square leg

End of over 35 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 201/3 (RR: 5.74)
WU Tharanga    91* (109b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    8-0-31-1
MS Atapattu    5* (8b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    5-0-41-0

35.1

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, no run, full delivery outside off, driven to cover

35.2

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, 2 runs, drifts down middle and leg, Atapattu coolly tucks that around the corner for a well-run two down to fine leg

35.3

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, FOUR, glorious! Width offered outside off, Atapattu goes back and just slaps that past point and cover for his second four, good stroke

35.4

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, no run, this ball does alot as it nips back from outside off and raps him, but well outside the line and high over the stumps

35.5

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, no run, good ball again, quicker on off and he's well on top of it with defense

35.6

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, no run, fuller and dipping in from outside off, almost a low full toss but all he can do is drive it to cover

End of over 36 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 207/3 (RR: 5.75)
MS Atapattu    11* (14b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    6-0-47-0
WU Tharanga    91* (109b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    8-0-31-1

Tharanga nine short of another ODI hundred

36.1

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, middle and leg, goes to turn it but mistimes the stroke

36.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, flatter on middle and off, worked to midwicket but no run

36.3

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, 1 run, identical ball, this time he drives well past mid-on and down to Mortaza at long-on

36.4

Mohammad Rafique to Atapattu, no run, sharp spin there from outside off, cut to cover

36.5

Mohammad Rafique to Atapattu, FOUR, bang! Flighted outside off, Atapattu gets a foot forward and sweeps that hard over midwicket for four more

36.6

Mohammad Rafique to Atapattu, no run, good ball, slower and he holds it back a tad, Atapattu advances and drives it airily to cover

End of over 37 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 212/3 (RR: 5.72)
MS Atapattu    15* (17b 3x4)      Mohammad Rafique    9-0-36-1
WU Tharanga    92* (112b 10x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    6-0-47-0

37.1

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller outside off, he drives that into the covers where the fielder dives and stops runs

37.2

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, no run, short and moving in from off, he goes back and pushes back to the bowler's left

37.3

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, no run, aggression here, short ball again, Atapattu advances down the track but gets struck on the pads, ball pops up very close to the bowler

37.4

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, 1 run, width is there, he goes back and glides that down to third man

37.5

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, 1 run, good-length ball outside off, punches with a high arm to mid-off

37.6

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, 1 run, slower delivery, on middle and off, worked with a flick of the wrists past square leg

End of over 38 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 216/3 (RR: 5.68)
MS Atapattu    17* (21b 3x4)      Farhad Reza    7-0-51-0
WU Tharanga    94* (114b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    9-0-36-1

38.1

Mohammad Rafique to Atapattu, no run, flatter on off, he gives charge again and can only drive back to Rafique

38.2

Mohammad Rafique to Atapattu, no run, flighted on off, sweeps hard but right to square leg

38.3

Mohammad Rafique to Atapattu, 1 run, just a touch shorter and he's on top of it but mistimes the pull in the gap at mid-on

hold-up as a huge aircraft passes overheard

38.4

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, good ball, flatter on off, pushed back to Rafique

38.5

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, middle and off, he goes back and just drops that at his feet

38.6

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, no run, tossed up outside off, Tharanga goes for a very expansive drive but fails to make contact, end of a very good spell from the veteran left-arm spinner

End of over 39 (1 run) Sri Lanka 217/3 (RR: 5.56)
WU Tharanga    94* (117b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    10-0-37-1
MS Atapattu    18* (24b 3x4)      Farhad Reza    7-0-51-0

39.1

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, FOUR, full outside off, Atapattu goes for a big drive, gets a thick edge past Mashud who's standing right upto the stumps, ball races away to the ropes

39.2

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, no run, good ball outside off again, pushed to covers

39.3

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, no run, shorter in length, turned straight to midwicket

39.4

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, FOUR, short and wide, bad ball, Atapattu goes for the cut, doesnt time it all that well but gets enough on it to beat Mortaza's dive down at third man for four more

39.5

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, no run

39.6

Farhad Reza to Atapattu, FOUR, powerful! Fuller in the zone outside off, Atapattu just tees off, golf-style,over the umpire's head for four more dead straight down the ground, good shot

End of over 40 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 229/3 (RR: 5.72)
MS Atapattu    30* (30b 6x4)      Farhad Reza    8-0-63-0
WU Tharanga    94* (117b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Rafique    10-0-37-1

Mortaza being brought on here at the home stretch

40.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, good ball, slower outside off, no room to cut but Tharanga tries and gets beaten

40.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, FOUR, shot! Dragged in short outside off and this time he places that superbly in the gap at point and gets closer to a hundred

40.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, moves around the wicket, drags it shorter on middle and leg, worked off the hips for a sharp single

back to Atapattu here

40.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Atapattu, 1 run, short on middle and off, stands tall and works it to square leg

Tharanga on 99

40.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, good length ball outside off, Tharanga keeps it down and the ball sort of stops at his feet, Mortaza moves in to collect

40.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, there it is! Fuller on middle and off, he coolly punches that between bowler and stumps, and Atapattu, for a quick run down towards long-on and gets his fifth ODI hundred, well-played

End of over 41 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 236/3 (RR: 5.75)
WU Tharanga    100* (122b 11x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-31-0
MS Atapattu    31* (31b 6x4)      Farhad Reza    8-0-63-0

28 innings, five hundreds for Tharanga, impressive conversion rate, good start to his career

41.1

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, middle and leg, worked to square leg

41.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, outside off, tries to swing across the line but misses

41.3

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, dropped shorter, he pulls down to the man at deep midwicket

41.4

Abdur Razzak to Atapattu, 1 run, good ball on off, stands up and pushes that to cover

41.5

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, chips that in the air to the bowler's left, he dives and cant get a hand to it, ball runs away to long-on

41.6

Abdur Razzak to Atapattu, no run

End of over 42 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 239/3 (RR: 5.69)
MS Atapattu    32* (33b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-34-1
WU Tharanga    102* (126b 11x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-31-0

42.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, fullish outside off, tries to slog but mistimes it to midwicket

42.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Atapattu, 1 wide, bad ball, swings down leg for wide

42.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Atapattu, no run, short and wide, stands tall and slaps that to Bashar in the covers

42.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Atapattu, 1 run, short again on off, he uses the wrists to steal one in front of midwicket, well run

42.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 2 runs, fuller outside off, he makes room and slams that past mid-off, calls for two and has to sprint back

42.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, OUT, cleaned up at the death! Mortaza finally gets his slower ball correct, lands on a good length on off, Tharanga has a weary slog across the line, misses, and loses his middle stump, well bowled but what a fine effort from Tharanga

WU Tharanga b Mashrafe Mortaza 105 (177m 129b 11x4 1x6) SR: 81.39

Dilshan's the new man in

42.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, no run, good, quick ball on the stumps, pushes back to Mortaza's left

End of over 43 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 244/4 (RR: 5.67)
TM Dilshan    0* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-36-1
MS Atapattu    33* (35b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-34-1

43.1

Abdur Razzak to Atapattu, FOUR, flighted outside off, spins away but Atapattu gets bat on that one, top-edges it away for four more

43.2

Abdur Razzak to Atapattu, no run, good comeback ball, spins past him, he goes to cut but is beaten

43.3

Abdur Razzak to Atapattu, no run, middle and off line, works it to midwicket, no chance of a run

43.4

Abdur Razzak to Atapattu, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, he goes for his sweep again, mistimes it down to square leg

43.5

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, FOUR, middle and leg, Dilshan goes for a lapshot, doesnt time it well at all but gets bat on it to send it down to backward square leg fence, 250 up for Sri Lanka

43.6

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 2 runs, short outside off, stands tall and punches that in the gap at cover-point and gets a brace

End of over 44 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 255/4 (RR: 5.79)
TM Dilshan    6* (3b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-45-1
MS Atapattu    38* (39b 7x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-36-1

Lights now taking effect here at Mohali, a much cooler evening now than it was earlier. Syed Rasel is back into the attack alongside Mortaza, Bangladesh need wickets

44.1

Syed Rasel to Atapattu, 1 run, slow and a driveable length outside off, Atapattu punches past cover

44.2

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, 1 run, slower outside off, he waits for it and works it to point

44.3

Syed Rasel to Atapattu, 1 run, shorter ball on middle and off, Atapattu walks down, tries to dab it to the off, mistimes an inside egde between his legs and the stumps for one to square leg

44.4

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, 1 wide, bad ball, way way outside off for the 16th wide of the innings

44.4

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, 1 run, good slower ball in the blockhole, a tip-and-run in front of mid-off for one more

44.5

Syed Rasel to Atapattu, OUT, got 'em! A fullish delivery on middle and off, another Sri Lankan batsman perishes trying to accelerate the run rate, Atapattu had the gap at midwicket in mind but only succeeds in mistiming his loose shot down to Reza at widish long-on, good catch and Bangladesh have a wicket

MS Atapattu c Farhad Reza b Syed Rasel 40 (47m 42b 7x4 0x6) SR: 95.23

Maharoof in now

44.6

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, 1 run, good-length ball on off, pushes with soft hands in front of point

End of over 45 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 261/5 (RR: 5.80)
TM Dilshan    9* (6b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    9-0-54-2
MF Maharoof    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-45-1

45.1

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, no run

45.2

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, short and wide, cut hard past point for one

45.3

Abdur Razzak to Maharoof, OUT, Another one goes! Flatter delivery on off, gets forward and defends, ball trickles in front of point, fielder swoops in, picks it cleanly and shies in at the nonstriker's end to get Maharoof just of the crease, good fielding there

MF Maharoof run out 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Vaas walks in

45.4

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, no run, tossed up on off, pushed to cover

45.5

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, no run, off stump line, pushed in front of point for one more

45.6

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run

End of over 46 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 263/6 (RR: 5.71)
TM Dilshan    11* (11b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-47-1
WPUJC Vaas    0* (0b)      Syed Rasel    9-0-54-2

46.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, 1 run, full on middle and off, pushed to mid-off

46.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, 1 run, good length ball on off, stands tall and works it to midwicket who moves in quickly

46.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, 3 runs, banged in short again outside off, Dilshan quickly moves into his hook shot, ball balloons high over midwicket and lands safely in the gap, and he runs hard for his runs

46.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, 2 runs, short outside off, Vaas stands up and chips that in the air over midwicket, calls for two and gets it, well run

46.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vaas, 1 run, good, slower ball on the stumps, cant work it away cleanly

46.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, no run, good, quicker ball outside off, adjusts his shot to try and pinch one in front of point, but cant

End of over 47 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 271/6 (RR: 5.76)
TM Dilshan    15* (14b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-44-1
WPUJC Vaas    4* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-47-1

47.1

Abdur Razzak to Vaas, no run, flatter outside off, some low bounce and its beats his attempt to cut

47.2

Abdur Razzak to Vaas, 1 leg bye, flighted on off, Vaas goes back to defend and gets rapped on the pads, Dilshan calls for one, they set off, fielder fires in a throw to the bowler who makes a hash of it, batsman was well short but Razzak couldnt take the throw well, a lucky break

47.3

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run

47.4

Abdur Razzak to Vaas, no run

47.5

Abdur Razzak to Vaas, OUT, gets his man! Tossed up on off, Vaas goes for a wild sweep but gets a top edge thats well held by Reza out at the deep midwicket ropes and he's got to go back as well

WPUJC Vaas c Farhad Reza b Abdur Razzak 4 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Sri Lanka are seven down

47.6

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, short on off, cut in the gap at cover

End of over 48 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 274/7 (RR: 5.70)
TM Dilshan    17* (16b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-49-2
M Muralitharan    0* (0b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-44-1

48.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, makes room and smacks it down to long-off

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Muralitharan, FOUR, this one's angling down leg, Murali moves across to off and cheekily paddles that high in the air and down to deep backward square leg for four

48.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Muralitharan, 1 bye, charges him, gives it the kitchen sink, makes zero contact but they steal a bye

48.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, FOUR, short and wide, Dilshan makes room and uppercuts that superbly over point's head for four, good shot at the death

48.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, 1 run, slower in the blockhole, he gets bat on that and swipes across the line past square leg

48.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Muralitharan, SIX, wow! Murali! Spears this one in full outside off, Murali just frees his arm and chips it high down the ground, at first it looks like it'll be held at long-off, but whats this? Murali's got enough on it to get maximum, good stroke from him!

End of over 49 (17 runs) Sri Lanka 291/7 (RR: 5.93)
M Muralitharan    10* (3b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-0-60-1
TM Dilshan    23* (19b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-49-2

A beaming grin on Murali's face after that shot

49.1

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, 1 run, fuller and slower in the zone, Dilshan dances down and drives towards mid-off for one, has no issues leaving strike for Murali

49.2

Syed Rasel to Muralitharan, 1 run, dropped! A slower ball, a half-tracker almost, Murali comes down and looks to smoke it over midwicket, gets a thick leading edge down to Reza at third man who gets to it but lets it go through his fingers

49.3

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, 2 runs, came down the wicket and swung it down to widish long-on for two

49.4

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, OUT, pushed into the covers, sets off the run, fielder moves in and fires the throw at the striker's end, Murali is actually almost in his crease but hops in the air to avoid being hit by the ball, the throw hits the stumps, he's airborn and is run out!

M Muralitharan run out 11 (8m 4b 1x4 1x6) SR: 275.00

Two balls to go here, Sri Lanka are eight down, Lasith Malinga strides in

49.5

Syed Rasel to Malinga, FOUR, good shot! Swings this from middle and off handsomely down to the deep midwicket fence, Ashraful there cuts it off just at the fence, but his foot is over the boundary and its given four

one to go...

49.6

Syed Rasel to Malinga, 3 runs, slower delivery on middle and off, slogged past square leg, ball speeds away down to the ropes, Dilshan calls for the third run, and poor thinking in the deep allows him to get it, 300 up for Sri Lanka

So, 302 is the final score for Sri Lanka, aided primarily by Tharanga's fifth ODI hundred and some decent efforts from the other main batsmen. Please stay with us for the Bangladesh reply. We'll bring you the action as and when it resumes. Cheers!

End of over 50 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 302/8
SL Malinga    7* (2b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    10-0-65-2
TM Dilshan    26* (22b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-0-60-1
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