Kitply Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Kitply Cup - 3rd match

Bangladesh v India

India won by 7 wickets (with 89 balls remaining)

Hi there. Welcome to the Bangladesh v India game.

Pitch report: It's a pretty dry track. Ishant Sharma says ,"it's a tough wicket and you have to hit the short of length on these tracks. After 17-18 overs the ball starts to reverse swing". Hold your mails, I have changed the 'years' to 'overs'! Imagine 17 years for reverse swing!

Toss: Ashraful has won the toss and will bat first.

Not much crowd turnout today. Not yet at least. George Binoy, our man at the ground, is amazed. "At least half the stadium was full before the start of Bangladesh's first match. It's not even quarter full today."

And George sends us update about the weather: "There's a grey cloud over the stadium now. but the sky is otherwise blue with scattered clouds.The sun's out and it's quite hot. No immediate chance of rain, not for a few hours at least."

India's massive win on Tuesday means that only a big defeat by more than 218 runs will stop them from making the title clash. The Banglacricket.com site is discussing the permutations and combinations of how the hosts can get through to the final and about the role of the coach Jamie Siddons.

Also have a look at an Indian forum Indiancricketfans.com. I haven't seen much of the site but I hear that, like that Pakistan site I plugged the other day, this one is also good. I am Sriram Veera and will be bringing you the action today along with my scorer Srinivas Raju.

Of course the mother of all cricket forums is still the old usenet group rec.sport.cricket .You can discuss about whether Bradman got yellow while facing Bodyline, about whether Sydney Barnes is the greatest bowler ever and of course rant about the current international cricket. Get your self a newsreader with kill file capabilities and you are set.

More from George: "The Indians are lining up for a photo opportunity as the umpires walk out. Not very often you see the batsmen in the middle before the fielding team. And now, after the customary huddle, the Indians are ready to take the field."

Praveen Kumar to bowl the first over.

0.1

Kumar to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shout for lbw but missing leg stump. It curved in towards middle and leg, hint of inswing to the left-hand batsman, and he fell over a touch trying to flick to the on side

0.2

Kumar to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this one moves towards off and middle, pushed to the off side

0.3

Kumar to Tamim Iqbal, no run, swings away from the batsman who lets it go through.

0.4

Kumar to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten outside off. It curved away from short of length and Tamim went in search of it. Praveen Kumar's strength is the inswing to the right-hand batsmen which obviously leaves the LHB

0.5

Kumar to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, That line works for Praveen. Tamim is gone, fishing outside off stump. Pretty similar to the last delivery and Tamim went for a drive away from the body and nicked it behind.

Tamim Iqbal c †Dhoni b Kumar 0 (2m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, beaten on the forward prod. This one straightened outside off and he pushes inside the line

According to former India opener Aakash Chopra, Praveen's strength is that he gets to swing into the RHB from very close to the stumps and that angle is difficult to handle.

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 0/1 (RR: 0.00)
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (1b)      P Kumar    1-1-0-1
Shahriar Nafees    0* (0b)     

1.1

Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, strays on to the pads and clipped behind square leg for a single.

The first slip is standing wide and there is an second slip in as well

1.2

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, angled well outside off stump, moving further away and it's a wide

1.2

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the off and middle line, straightening a touch, jabbed to the off side

1.3

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full, well outside off, searches out for the ball, goes for a big drive and edges it to Yusuf Pathan at third man

Second slip as moved into short square leg.

1.4

Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, in the zone outside off stump, full in length, holds its line and is left alone

1.5

Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, edged to third man. Probing delivery coming in towards middle before straightening a touch and Nafees pushed inside the line, got squared up a s the ball straightened and got a leading edge

1.6

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slanted across the batsman who shoulders arms

End of over 2 (4 runs) Bangladesh 4/1 (RR: 2.00)
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (4b)      RP Singh    1-0-4-0
Shahriar Nafees    2* (3b)      P Kumar    1-1-0-1

2.1

Kumar to Shahriar Nafees, no run, a tad short in length ,cutting away from Nafees who cuts hard to Yuvraj at backward point

2.2

Kumar to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on the middle and leg, wristed to square leg

2.3

Kumar to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on the off stump line, no room given and Nafees defends to the off side.

2.4

Kumar to Shahriar Nafees, no run, lands on the leg stump on a length, moves towards middle and dabbed to the leg side and Praveen Kumar picks the ball up, turns and walks back to the top of his mark.

Praveen now goes round the stumps. Two slips in place.

2.5

Kumar to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, around that off stump, Nafees leans across, opens the bat-face and guides it to third man for a single

Two staggered slips in place for Ashraful

2.6

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, drifting towards the pads, turned just behind square leg for a single

Chandramauli: "If P.Kumar can bowl like this match in match out, he will soon be heading India's test bowling attack. Fitness is the key."

End of over 3 (2 runs) Bangladesh 6/1 (RR: 2.00)
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (5b)      P Kumar    2-1-2-1
Shahriar Nafees    3* (8b)      RP Singh    1-0-4-0

3.1

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, edged between the slips standing wide apart from each other. Short of length, angling outside off stump, Ash slashed at the width offered and got a thick healthy edge

3.2

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, a tad fuller, on a length, and moving away from Ashraful who shoulders arms this time

3.3

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, again testing him out with a delivery well outside off and angling away, left alone

3.4

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, closer to the off stump, Ash is a touch late in leaning forward to defend and edges it, along the ground, past a diving Rohit Sharma at second slip

3.5

Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, just outside the off stump, shaping in a touch, Nafees looked like he would go for the cut shot but changed his mind and let the ball go through to the 'keeper

3.6

Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, shout for lbw as it slants in towards leg and middle and bobs off the pad to the leg side. There must have been some inside edge as Ashoka de Silva gives it a run

End of over 4 (6 runs) Bangladesh 12/1 (RR: 3.00)
Shahriar Nafees    4* (10b)      RP Singh    2-0-10-0
Mohammad Ashraful    7* (9b 1x4)      P Kumar    2-1-2-1

4.1

Kumar to Shahriar Nafees, no run, just outside off stump line, full in length and Nafees taps it to covers. It's quite and hot and humid day

4.2

Kumar to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short in length, on the off and middle, Nafees mistimes his pull to mid-on. Praveen smiles and has a chat with a team-mate

4.3

Kumar to Shahriar Nafees, no run, beaten outside off stump by a peach. It landed back of length, around middle and off and moved past the outside edge. Late movement and the batsman was done in by that.

4.4

Kumar to Shahriar Nafees, no run, straightens on the middle stump line and defended to the on side.

Praveen goes round the stumps now

4.5

Kumar to Shahriar Nafees, no run, and once again beaten outside off. Not much room but Nafees goes for an ambitious cut

Nipun Sohanlal: "This was an ideal platform for giving Manpreet Gony a debut with Bangladesh under pressure to qualify and beat India by a unlikely margin of 218 runs... Now playing a untested 20-20 player in the finals is out of the question!"

4.6

Kumar to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, sprints in, lands it on a length outside off and is steered past point for a single

End of over 5 (1 run) Bangladesh 13/1 (RR: 2.60)
Shahriar Nafees    5* (16b)      P Kumar    3-1-3-1
Mohammad Ashraful    7* (9b 1x4)      RP Singh    2-0-10-0

5.1

Singh to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, fullish, on the legs and Nafees picked it up cleanly over square leg. A very wristy stroke. That would do him good.

5.2

Singh to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, No, evidently not as RP has cleaned him up with an in cutter. It landed just outside off stump, on a length and Nafees was caught at the crease, the bat came across the line and the middle stump was pegged back. He was trying to move back instead of coming forward there.

Shahriar Nafees b Singh 9 (25m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Three slips in place.

5.3

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lands outside off stump and moves further away, easily left alone.

Pankaj Kathuria: "Including some one in the squad does not mean he is in playing eleven. Manpreet Gony would definitely benefit by being squad being part of dressing room conversations."

5.4

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, gets off the mark with a single down to third man

5.5

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, stretches across to defend a full delivery outside off stump

Rajiv: "In reply to Nipun Sohanlal, dont forget how Yousuf Pathan debuted in T20 Worldcup against Pakistan. Dhoni might be keeping him as a surprise attack option. Ashish : "When Dhoni can put Chawla against Ausiees directly in Final, why not Gony..."

Wags: "I think the kind of captain Dhoni is, Gony will be included in the XI for the finals."

5.6

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full and outside off stump, squeezed to wide third man for a single

End of over 6 (6 runs) Bangladesh 19/2 (RR: 3.16)
Mohammad Ashraful    8* (11b 1x4)      RP Singh    3-0-16-1
Raqibul Hasan    1* (2b)      P Kumar    3-1-3-1

6.1

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fullish, driven to mid-off

George Binoy is observing the game closely: "Bangladesh haven't scored a single run in front of the wicket so far, check the wagon wheels if you don't believe me."

6.2

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward to dead-bat a length delivery. Ash ties his shoe laces, adjusts his gloves, his helmet and is ready now

6.3

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, homing in on the off stump, he gets his bat in front of the pad to defend to the off side

6.4

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, hurls across a bouncer and Ash ducks to evade it

6.5

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another sharp lifter, around the off stump and Ash is surprised but adjusts well by taking out the bottom-hand of the handle and fends it to the off side, behind his wicket

6.6

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, follows two short-pitched deliveries with a fuller one, driven to mid-off

End of over 7 (maiden) Bangladesh 19/2 (RR: 2.71)
Mohammad Ashraful    8* (17b 1x4)      P Kumar    4-2-3-1
Raqibul Hasan    1* (2b)      RP Singh    3-0-16-1

7.1

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, cutting away from the batsman who lets it go through to Dhoni. Bangladesh wobbling a touch at 19 for 2.

7.2

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, width offered outside off and slashed to third man

7.3

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slanting across Ashraful who continues to remain patient and watches it sail into Dhoni's gloves. The all new Ash.

7.4

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets his front foot forward and across, moves closer to the line of a length delivery moving away from him and square drives to point

7.5

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, closer to the off stump and Ashraful leans across, head over the ball, and defends to the off side. He does some gardening down the track, looks about at the field set and gets ready to face the next ball

7.6

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short in length, angling away, Ashraful goes back and steers to third man for a single

End of over 8 (2 runs) Bangladesh 21/2 (RR: 2.62)
Mohammad Ashraful    9* (21b 1x4)      RP Singh    4-0-18-1
Raqibul Hasan    2* (4b)      P Kumar    4-2-3-1

One wide slip and a short straight mid-off in place

8.1

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off stump, dabbed to point

8.2

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller, on the off stump line, Ashraful is struck at the crease - should have got forward - and pushes it past the diving Rohit Sharma at short straight mid-off but there is a man behind him to cover up. George drawls, "ah that was so nearly the first run in front of the wicket."

8.3

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, The all new ash goes back to an old edition. He moves towards off stump and tries to paddle sweep a length delivery just around leg stump line and misses it

8.4

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, turned to long leg for a single

8.5

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, no run, bouncer and Raqibul ducks

8.6

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned to long leg where Irfan Pathan makes the stop

End of over 9 (2 runs) Bangladesh 23/2 (RR: 2.55)
Raqibul Hasan    3* (6b)      P Kumar    5-2-5-1
Mohammad Ashraful    10* (25b 1x4)      RP Singh    4-0-18-1

9.1

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, leans across to drive a full delivery to covers.

9.2

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run

9.3

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, short, wide, too wide for the batsman to play a shot at it

9.3

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, another short of length delivery, moving away again from well outside off stump.

George Binoy: "How can you not score in front of the wicket for nearly 60 balls? Indicative of the lengths India have bowled, nothing full."

9.3

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, And that's the first run in front of wicket. Almost didn't happen as Ash was ball watching after Raqibul had driven a full delivery to left of mid-off

9.4

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, short and outside off stump, wide called , RP and Dhoni don't look too pleased with the call. Very harsh call.

9.4

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the pads, flicked to long leg and Praveen bowls in his throw from the ropes

9.5

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, well outside off stump and yet another wide. Dhoni asks RP to change angles from round the stumps.

9.5

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, from round the stumps. full and on the off stump line, straightening a touch, driven to mid-off

9.6

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery coming in. And that's the end of the over. Finally. Phew.

End of over 10 (6 runs) Bangladesh 29/2 (RR: 2.90)
Raqibul Hasan    4* (11b)      RP Singh    5-0-24-1
Mohammad Ashraful    11* (26b 1x4)      P Kumar    5-2-5-1

Irfan to bowl. 2nd Powerplay on.

10.1

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, starts off with a wide outside off stump.

One wide slip in place

10.1

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Edge taken and the ball flies between Dhoni and Sehwag, standing wide. This is the second time the ball has flown through the gap at the cordon. It was full and angling away and the batsman went for a big drive outside off

10.2

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

10.3

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, another slash outside off and this time squeezed to right of Sehwag at wide first slip down to third man

Now two slips and in conventional positions. No gap left.

10.4

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, on the off and middle, jabbed to the off side

10.5

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, length delivery on the off stump, pushed to cover point

Three slips in now

10.6

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, lovely square drive from Raqibul. He leaned into his drive, got close to the line of full delivery outside off and found the gap perfectly.

End of over 11 (10 runs) Bangladesh 39/2 (RR: 3.54)
Raqibul Hasan    8* (14b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-10-0
Mohammad Ashraful    16* (29b 2x4)      RP Singh    5-0-24-1

Sajib from Bangladesh: "Siddons should have had a progressive view when he took the charge of Bangladesh. They should be playing their natural game rather than looking for consistency playing a different style of game."

11.1

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, from round the stumps, just outside off stump, nudged to backward point

11.2

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full pitched, driven to extra cover where Gambhir fields.

11.3

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on a length, around the off stump, again from that round-the-stumps angle, defended to the off side

11.4

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward to punch a length delivery on the up to covers

11.5

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of length, well outside off, Ash goes for the cut and misses

11.6

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, again well outside off, off a length, left alone

Over to Nishi for a short while.

11.6

Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, again well outside off, off a length, left alone

Over to Nishi for a short while.

End of over 12 (maiden) Bangladesh 39/2 (RR: 3.25)
Mohammad Ashraful    16* (35b 2x4)      RP Singh    6-1-24-1
Raqibul Hasan    8* (14b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-10-0

Hello all

12.1

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, pitched on leg and turned away to midwicket

12.2

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched on middle, Raqibul gets forward and defends

12.3

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, short and pitched on off, moving away, Raqibul sets up for the cut and plays to point

12.4

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, This time he finds the boundary. overpitched delivery driven through covers between fielders

12.5

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched on middle and off, pushed to point

12.6

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, played back to the bowler

End of over 13 (8 runs) Bangladesh 47/2 (RR: 3.61)
Raqibul Hasan    16* (20b 2x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-18-0
Mohammad Ashraful    16* (35b 2x4)      RP Singh    6-1-24-1

13.1

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short and outside off, but Ashraful doesn't get the middle of the bat trying to cut and the ball is up in the air for a while

13.2

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, pitched down the leg side

13.2

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched on off, turned away to leg

13.3

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched on off, driven back down the pitch

13.4

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched on off and Raqibul tries to make room for the cut shot but just bangs it down on the pitch instead

13.5

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched on off, moving in and defended on to the ground with a straight bat

13.6

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched on off and middle, defended to the off side

Drinks break

End of over 14 (2 runs) Bangladesh 49/2 (RR: 3.50)
Raqibul Hasan    16* (25b 2x4)      P Kumar    6-2-7-1
Mohammad Ashraful    17* (36b 2x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-18-0

14.1

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended on the back foot to the off side

14.2

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitched on leg and nudged away to short-leg area

14.3

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched on middle and Ashraful pushes it to point with a horizontal bat

14.4

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, nudged to leg and Raqibul wants to take a single but Irfan is quick on getting to the ball

14.5

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, driven to mid-off and this time they get a quick single

14.6

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, pitched outside off and moving away, Ashraful lifts it over the inside fielders to long-off

End of over 15 (4 runs) Bangladesh 53/2 (RR: 3.53)
Mohammad Ashraful    20* (40b 2x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-22-0
Raqibul Hasan    17* (27b 2x4)      P Kumar    6-2-7-1

15.1

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, yorker length on off, Raqibul scoops it out over the non-striker's head

15.2

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

15.3

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitched outside off ans seamed in to get the inside edge before hitting the pad. He was lucky it didn't hit the stumps

15.4

Kumar to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 leg bye, shorter delivery and Raqibul misses completely while trying to pull

15.5

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched on leg and going down, it brushes Raqibul's pads as he tries to flick

15.6

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, no run, slower ball outside off, Raqibul drives to point

End of over 16 (2 runs) Bangladesh 55/2 (RR: 3.43)
Raqibul Hasan    18* (30b 2x4)      P Kumar    7-2-8-1
Mohammad Ashraful    20* (43b 2x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-22-0

16.1

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitched on middle and driven back to the bowler

The third Powerplay is on by the way

16.2

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitched on off and pushed to point

16.3

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, yorker length and Raqibul digs it out just in time as it pitched right at his toes on middle stump

16.4

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched on middle and turned away to mid-on for a quick single

16.5

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched on middle and leg and defended off the front foot

16.6

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, overpitched outside off, Raqibul gets forward and drives through cover

End of over 17 (2 runs) Bangladesh 57/2 (RR: 3.35)
Raqibul Hasan    19* (32b 2x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-24-0
Mohammad Ashraful    21* (47b 2x4)      P Kumar    7-2-8-1

Piyush Chawla comes on

17.1

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched on middle and defended off the front foot

17.2

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched on middle and Raqibul looks for a run but the ball drops on the pitch

17.3

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, hit to cover uppishly

17.4

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, edged to behind point trying to cut

17.5

Chawla to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

17.6

Chawla to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, played to extra cover for single

End of over 18 (2 runs) Bangladesh 59/2 (RR: 3.27)
Mohammad Ashraful    22* (49b 2x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-2-0
Raqibul Hasan    20* (36b 2x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-24-0

18.1

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, flicked to square leg

18.2

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, slower ball pitched on middle, Raqibul waited on it and cut it to point despite being cramped for room

18.3

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched outside off and moving awat, Raqibul drives it through extra cover with ease

18.4

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitched short but moves in to the batsman who turns it to leg side

18.5

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, slightly over-pitched now, round the wicket delivery, played behind point

18.6

IK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a length outside off, driven to cover

End of over 19 (4 runs) Bangladesh 63/2 (RR: 3.31)
Mohammad Ashraful    24* (52b 2x4)      IK Pathan    5-0-28-0
Raqibul Hasan    22* (39b 2x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-2-0

19.1

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 3 runs, Raqibul plays it on the full to kill the turn and sweeps to fine leg where Irfan makes a fine save

19.2

Chawla to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Ashraful tries to sweep as well and gets hit on the pad

19.3

Chawla to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, googly. pitched outside off and comes in to Ashrful who is pushed towards leg on the crease in trying to drive the ball to the off

19.4

Chawla to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, cut to point for single

19.5

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defended off the front foot to leg side

19.6

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, driven to sweeper cover

back to Sriram Veera

End of over 20 (5 runs) Bangladesh 68/2 (RR: 3.40)
Raqibul Hasan    26* (42b 2x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-7-0
Mohammad Ashraful    25* (55b 2x4)      IK Pathan    5-0-28-0

Thanks Nishi

20.1

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, floated on the middle and leg, turned past square leg

20.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller, on driven for a single

20.3

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-on

20.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, outside off stump, punched through cover point

Russell: "To Sajib: Bangladesh has played enough natural game over the years!!! And what have they achieved? Let Siddons do his job... I believe we will see a strong team in near future."

20.5

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, turned to square leg for yet another single

20.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, waits for the ball to come to him before pushing it to cover point for a single.

End of over 21 (6 runs) Bangladesh 74/2 (RR: 3.52)
Mohammad Ashraful    28* (58b 2x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-6-0
Raqibul Hasan    29* (45b 2x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-7-0

21.1

Chawla to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, leans forward to drive to covers

21.2

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, flighted one on the off and middle, worked to midwicket region

21.3

Chawla to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up full outside off, mistimes a drive to mid-off

21.4

Chawla to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, leans across, pushed to cover point for a quick single

21.5

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short delivery outside off stump, cut to covers

21.6

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, flighted one outside off, turns slightly, driven towards mid-off

End of over 22 (4 runs) Bangladesh 78/2 (RR: 3.54)
Raqibul Hasan    31* (48b 2x4)      PP Chawla    3-0-11-0
Mohammad Ashraful    30* (61b 2x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-6-0

22.1

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, coming in with the arm on the middle stump line, jabbed off the inside edge to the on side

22.2

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, goes down on his knee to paddle a delivery on the middle and off to fine leg

22.3

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, quicker, on the middle and leg, dabbed past square leg for a single

22.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, slower, shorter, outside off, cut to deep point

22.5

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fuller, bit more air, driven back to Yuvi

22.6

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, on the middle, goes on straight, pushed to off side and there is no chance of a single

End of over 23 (4 runs) Bangladesh 82/2 (RR: 3.56)
Raqibul Hasan    34* (53b 2x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-10-0
Mohammad Ashraful    31* (62b 2x4)      PP Chawla    3-0-11-0

23.1

Chawla to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, driven inside-out over extra cover for couple of runs.

23.2

Chawla to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the middle and off, turning in, nudged to square leg

23.3

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, flighted really full on the middle, driven to extra cover

23.4

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, width offered outside off stump and crashed to right of sweeper cover where Yusuf Pathan makes a fine diving stop

23.5

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lands on a length outside off and spins away, Raqibul is unsure, has a poke and is beaten

23.6

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, fuller, on the middle and leg, driven to long-on for a single

End of over 24 (6 runs) Bangladesh 88/2 (RR: 3.66)
Raqibul Hasan    37* (57b 2x4)      PP Chawla    4-0-17-0
Mohammad Ashraful    34* (64b 2x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-10-0

Yusuf Pathan, the offspinner, replaces Yuvraj

24.1

YK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, turning in to middle and off, punched to long-on

24.2

YK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, leans forward to steer to cover point

24.3

YK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, fuller and they will pick up a single with a drive to long on

24.4

YK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, turns in ever so slightly from outside off, late cut to left of Gambhir at short third man

24.5

YK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, this time to right of Gambhir for yet another single

24.6

YK Pathan to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, soft dismissal. Bit more air, fuller and Ash drives straight back to the bowler who picks it inches off the turf. Yusuf's first ODI wicket.

Mohammad Ashraful c & b YK Pathan 36 (108m 67b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.73

End of over 25 (5 runs) Bangladesh 93/3 (RR: 3.72)
     YK Pathan    1-0-5-1
Raqibul Hasan    40* (60b 2x4)      PP Chawla    4-0-17-0

25.1

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, turns from the off stump line, punched to extra cover

25.2

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, driven through mid-off for a run.

One slip in

25.3

Chawla to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, leans across to tap a full delivery to cover point with the turn for a quick single

25.4

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, tossed up outside off and driven uppishly to long-off

25.5

Chawla to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flighted on the middle stump line, driven back to the bowler

25.6

Chawla to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, slower in the air, fuller, driven to long-off

End of over 26 (4 runs) Bangladesh 97/3 (RR: 3.73)
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (3b)      PP Chawla    5-0-21-0
Raqibul Hasan    42* (63b 2x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-5-1

26.1

YK Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full outside off, not much turn, driven to long-off for another run

26.2

YK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, flighted outside off, driven hard to covers

26.3

YK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, stretches across, taps the ball to the vacant leg side infield and rushes across for a quick single. Yousuf had run to pick the ball

26.4

YK Pathan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short and is cut to deep point region. 100 up for Bangladesh.

26.5

YK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, driven to left of Yousuf who makes a diving stop

26.6

YK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, well outside off stump, driven to deep cover.

End of over 27 (4 runs) Bangladesh 101/3 (RR: 3.74)
Raqibul Hasan    44* (67b 2x4)      YK Pathan    2-0-9-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (5b)      PP Chawla    5-0-21-0

27.1

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, outside off stump, goes on straight, a topspinner and mistimes a drive back to the bowler

27.2

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, steered to backward point

27.3

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, short and cut to sweeper cover

27.4

Chawla to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run

27.5

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

27.6

Chawla to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

End of over 28 (3 runs) Bangladesh 104/3 (RR: 3.71)
Mushfiqur Rahim    5* (7b)      PP Chawla    6-0-24-0
Raqibul Hasan    46* (71b 2x4)      YK Pathan    2-0-9-1

28.1

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, no run, floated outside off, no turn, dabbed to backward point

28.2

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, no run, turned to midwicket

28.3

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, leans forward to drive a full delivery to long-on

28.4

Sehwag to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, turns in from outside off stump, defended on the front foot

28.5

Sehwag to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, steps down the track, the ball dips rapidly on him and he pushes it to the on side

28.6

Sehwag to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, slower through the air, he is made to wait and drives to the off side

End of over 29 (2 runs) Bangladesh 106/3 (RR: 3.65)
Mushfiqur Rahim    6* (10b)      V Sehwag    1-0-2-0
Raqibul Hasan    47* (74b 2x4)      PP Chawla    6-0-24-0

29.1

Chawla to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Rahim tries to slog sweep a delivery turning away from him and top edges it straight up to the off side and Raina comes in from covers to take the catch.

Mushfiqur Rahim c Raina b Chawla 6 (12m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

29.2

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, turns past the lame poke

29.3

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, low dipping full toss on the middle stump, paddled to fine leg

29.4

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, shapes to paddle, Chawla gets it to turn from outside off and he paddles it on to his pad

29.5

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, cut to right of point where Yousuf fumbles a touch and misses a run out chance. Fifty for Raqibul. The lone man fighting.

29.6

Chawla to Alok Kapali, 1 run, short and cut to sweeper cover

End of over 30 (4 runs) Bangladesh 110/4 (RR: 3.66)
Alok Kapali    1* (1b)      PP Chawla    7-0-28-1
Raqibul Hasan    50* (78b 2x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-2-0

30.1

Sehwag to Alok Kapali, no run, turns in from outside off stump, defended down the track

30.2

Sehwag to Alok Kapali, 1 run, a touch short and punched to deep cover for a single

30.3

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, no run, flighted loopy delivery outside off, turned to midwicket

30.4

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, no run, slower, well outside off, he is made to wait on the stroke and pushes it to covers

30.5

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, gets forward to drive to long-on

30.6

Sehwag to Alok Kapali, no run, fuller, on the middle, he stays back instead of going forward and manages to jab it to the leg side

End of over 31 (2 runs) Bangladesh 112/4 (RR: 3.61)
Alok Kapali    2* (4b)      V Sehwag    2-0-4-0
Raqibul Hasan    51* (81b 2x4)      PP Chawla    7-0-28-1

31.1

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, long hop and he rocks back to pull it to deep midwicket boundary

31.2

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, now picks up a single down to long-on

31.3

Chawla to Alok Kapali, 2 runs, short of length, turns away outside off, cut to left of backward point where Yousuf makes a diving half-stop

short straight extra cover in

31.4

Chawla to Alok Kapali, no run, googly from well outside off, left alone

31.5

Chawla to Alok Kapali, no run, flighted delivery on the middle, driven down the pitch

31.6

Chawla to Alok Kapali, no run, over spinner outside off stump, bit more bounce, cut down to backward point

End of over 32 (7 runs) Bangladesh 119/4 (RR: 3.71)
Alok Kapali    4* (8b)      PP Chawla    8-0-35-1
Raqibul Hasan    56* (83b 3x4)      V Sehwag    2-0-4-0

32.1

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, no run

32.2

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, short and unlike the previous delivery which was cut to backward point, he hits this one to deep point

32.3

Sehwag to Alok Kapali, no run, fuller, turned to midwicket

32.4

Sehwag to Alok Kapali, 1 run, goes back to punch to long-on

32.5

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, takes the pace off the ball, floated full on the off, driven again to long-on

32.6

Sehwag to Alok Kapali, 1 run, Kapali again stays back to a full delivery but wrists it to square leg

End of over 33 (4 runs) Bangladesh 123/4 (RR: 3.72)
Alok Kapali    6* (11b)      V Sehwag    3-0-8-0
Raqibul Hasan    58* (86b 3x4)      PP Chawla    8-0-35-1

Irfan to bowl now

33.1

IK Pathan to Alok Kapali, 1 run, fullish, outside off stump, angling away, driven to long-off

33.2

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, holds it across the seam and bowls a off cutter on the off stump line, swatted to his right and he misfields

33.3

IK Pathan to Alok Kapali, 1 run, on the off stump line, cutting away a touch, pushed to the off side for a quick single

33.4

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, a touch wide outside off stump, cut off the front foot past the lunging Yuvraj Singh at point

33.5

IK Pathan to Alok Kapali, no run, off cutter around that off stump, pushed down the track

33.6

IK Pathan to Alok Kapali, no run, from round the stumps now, a length delivery homing in on the off stump and defended to the off side. Drinks break.

End of over 34 (4 runs) Bangladesh 127/4 (RR: 3.73)
Alok Kapali    8* (15b)      IK Pathan    6-0-32-0
Raqibul Hasan    60* (88b 3x4)      V Sehwag    3-0-8-0

34.1

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run

34.2

Sehwag to Alok Kapali, FOUR, flighted delivery on the off stump line and Kapali chips it to cow corner - between deep midwicket and long-on

34.3

Sehwag to Alok Kapali, 1 run, rotates the strike with a drive to long-on

34.4

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full and on the off and middle, turned to midwicket

34.5

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, no run, stretches across to push to covers, wants a single but Kapali sends him back

34.6

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, on the pads, turned past short fine leg

End of over 35 (7 runs) Bangladesh 134/4 (RR: 3.82)
Raqibul Hasan    62* (92b 3x4)      V Sehwag    4-0-15-0
Alok Kapali    13* (17b 1x4)      IK Pathan    6-0-32-0

35.1

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, slower one from round the stumps, full, driven to short extra cover

35.2

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, banged in short, on the middle and leg line, pulled to long leg

35.3

IK Pathan to Alok Kapali, no run, well outside off stump, holding its line, Kapali has a swing and a miss

35.4

IK Pathan to Alok Kapali, 1 wide, short-pitched delivery down the leg side

35.4

IK Pathan to Alok Kapali, 1 run, coming in just outside off stump, cut to third man

35.5

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, full pitched delivery on the middle and off, driven past mid-on and the long-off fielder comes across to make the stop

35.6

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, goes over the wickets and hurls a length delivery outside off which is slashed off the front foot to deep cover

End of over 36 (6 runs) Bangladesh 140/4 (RR: 3.88)
Raqibul Hasan    66* (96b 3x4)      IK Pathan    7-0-38-0
Alok Kapali    14* (19b 1x4)      V Sehwag    4-0-15-0

36.1

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, RP starts with round-the-stumps attack. Homing in on the off stump, shoveled to midwicket

36.2

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, short of length, punched in the air to right of extra cover where Raina makes a flying half-stop

36.3

Singh to Alok Kapali, no run, fuller, misses the waft across the line and hits him on the pad. It was going down the leg side

36.4

Singh to Alok Kapali, no run, curves in to the off stump, pushed back to RP

36.5

Singh to Alok Kapali, no run, short of length, just outside off, cut to covers

36.6

Singh to Alok Kapali, FOUR, goes for the yorker, serves a low full toss on the legs which is flicked to fine leg for a boundary. 13 overs to go.

End of over 37 (5 runs) Bangladesh 145/4 (RR: 3.91)
Alok Kapali    18* (23b 2x4)      RP Singh    7-1-29-1
Raqibul Hasan    67* (98b 3x4)      IK Pathan    7-0-38-0

37.1

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, Raqibul is cutting loose. It was banged in short outside off and he pulled it to wide long-on

37.2

IK Pathan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, goes hard into his drive to a fullish delivery outside off and mistimes it to extra cover for a single

37.3

IK Pathan to Alok Kapali, no run, lands it on a length, on the off and middle, pushed back to the bowler

37.4

IK Pathan to Alok Kapali, 2 runs, slightly slower in pace, on a length outside off and is flat-batted to right of long-off

37.5

IK Pathan to Alok Kapali, OUT, cleaned him up. It landed on a length, on the middle and leg, straightened and Kapali went across the line and missed it completely.

Alok Kapali b IK Pathan 20 (35m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

37.6

IK Pathan to Mahmudullah, no run, full and outside off, pushed to cover, slip in place, by the way

End of over 38 (7 runs) Bangladesh 152/5 (RR: 4.00)
Mahmudullah    0* (1b)      IK Pathan    8-0-45-1
Raqibul Hasan    72* (100b 4x4)      RP Singh    7-1-29-1

38.1

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, tossed up well outside off, turning away, tries to slog sweep but slaps it down the ground to long-off

38.2

Chawla to Mahmudullah, no run, quicker one, tapped to the off side

38.3

Chawla to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flat and fast again, outside off, cut away off the back foot towards deep point

38.4

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, little step down the ground and pushed towards wide long-off

38.5

Chawla to Mahmudullah, no run, quicker again, straight too, knocked towards cover off the back foot

38.6

Chawla to Mahmudullah, no run, tossed up on middle, defended off the front foot

End of over 39 (3 runs) Bangladesh 155/5 (RR: 3.97)
Mahmudullah    1* (5b)      PP Chawla    9-0-38-1
Raqibul Hasan    74* (102b 4x4)      IK Pathan    8-0-45-1

Praveen is back. He currently has the eighth most economical spell by an Indian bowler.

39.1

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, no run, wide of the stumps but he's missed out, cuts straight to Yuvraj at gully

39.2

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, slower one, ends up as a loopy full toss, driven to deep point, he was a bit confused with that

39.3

Kumar to Mahmudullah, no run, 124.7kph, straight and on off, not much room to play with, patted back to the bowler

39.4

Kumar to Mahmudullah, 1 run, tucked back towards long-on

39.5

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, backs away and rattles that through extra cover, gets the gap and that's racing away, Raqibul is holding forte now

round the wicket now. That was the first four struck off Praveen today.

39.6

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, on the pads, clipped behind square for a quick one

End of over 40 (7 runs) Bangladesh 162/5 (RR: 4.05)
Raqibul Hasan    80* (106b 5x4)      P Kumar    8-2-15-1
Mahmudullah    2* (7b)      PP Chawla    9-0-38-1

40.1

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, cut behind point

40.2

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, a bit short again, backs away and cuts gently towards deep point

40.3

Chawla to Mahmudullah, 1 run, quicker one, pitches back of a length and turns a bit, tucked away towards midwicket

40.4

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, no run, down the track, takes it on the full and crashes to Yuvraj, good stop there

40.5

Chawla to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, slower one again, thinks of a slog sweep but ends up slapping to deep extra cover

40.6

Chawla to Mahmudullah, 1 run, pushed to mid-on

End of over 41 (4 runs) Bangladesh 166/5 (RR: 4.04)
Mahmudullah    4* (9b)      PP Chawla    10-0-42-1
Raqibul Hasan    82* (110b 5x4)      P Kumar    8-2-15-1

41.1

Kumar to Mahmudullah, 1 run, walks across a bit and turns it towards deep square leg

41.2

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, slapped towards point, they hurry through for a quick one

41.3

Kumar to Mahmudullah, 1 run, patted past the off-side ring towards the deep point fielder, lots of work for him today

41.4

Kumar to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, slower one this time, he saw the batsman walking down the track, bowls that short and keeps the pace down, glided towards short third man

41.5

Kumar to Mahmudullah, FOUR, punched through cover, mid-off puts in a dive but can't get to it, Irfan Pathan should have stopped that, runs away for four

shortened run-up for Praveen

41.6

Kumar to Mahmudullah, no run, yorker outside off, batsman leaves it alone

End of over 42 (8 runs) Bangladesh 174/5 (RR: 4.14)
Mahmudullah    10* (13b 1x4)      P Kumar    9-2-23-1
Raqibul Hasan    84* (112b 5x4)      PP Chawla    10-0-42-1

42.1

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, charges down the track , Sehwag slows up the pace of the flighted delivery and he is into his lofted shot early, got under a bit too much and skied it in the gap between long-on and deep midwicket. It looks like he is cramping up

42.2

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, swept to short fine leg where Gambhir fails to pick it up cleanly and Raqibul hobbles across. Definite cramps.

42.3

Sehwag to Mahmudullah, 1 run, another tight single to Gambhir and Raqibul scrambles across and dives to make in to the crease. Cramps set in again. The physio is out there. Hot and humid day.

42.4

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, turns in to the pad, turned to short fine leg. Kapali had come to the arena to act as a byerunner but Raqibul sent him back

42.5

Sehwag to Mahmudullah, no run, spinning in, turned to short fine leg

42.6

Sehwag to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on that middle and leg line again, worked behind square leg for a single

End of over 43 (6 runs) Bangladesh 180/5 (RR: 4.18)
Mahmudullah    12* (16b 1x4)      V Sehwag    5-0-21-0
Raqibul Hasan    88* (115b 5x4)      P Kumar    9-2-23-1

The physio is out there again, Raqibul is really struggling but he will carry on

43.1

Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, a touch short in length, pulled to midwicket

43.2

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, just short of the blockhole, driven to left of mid-on and he limps across. Now he gets cramps in his hands.

43.3

Singh to Mahmudullah, FOUR, good clean hit. He heaves a length delivery to wide long-on boundary and the crowd cheer as the ball races to the ropes

43.4

Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, fuller, outside off, on driven to long-on for a single

Adnan: "It seems that, Siddons strategy is working. 181/5 in 42 overs (not bad at all despite of the slow start). Lot's of international players start slow (Yusuf, Inzamam) like how Ash and Raqibul did today.

43.5

Singh to Raqibul Hasan, OUT, Raqibul won't get to his hundred. Pity about the cramps. He pulled a short -pitched delivery straight to mid-on. But this has been a very valuable knock from him.

Raqibul Hasan c Kumar b Singh 89 (165m 117b 5x4 0x6) SR: 76.06

43.6

Singh to Farhad Reza, no run, outside the off stump and moves past the outside edge

End of over 44 (7 runs) Bangladesh 187/6 (RR: 4.25)
Farhad Reza    0* (1b)      RP Singh    8-1-36-2
Mahmudullah    18* (19b 2x4)      V Sehwag    5-0-21-0

44.1

Sehwag to Mahmudullah, no run, spinning into the middle and leg line, turned to short fine leg

44.2

Sehwag to Mahmudullah, 1 run, around off and middle, driven to long leg

44.3

Sehwag to Farhad Reza, 1 run, steered to short third man for a single and Praveen's throw crashes into Dhoni's ankles

44.4

Sehwag to Mahmudullah, no run, shortish, turning in, swatted to midwicket

44.5

Sehwag to Mahmudullah, 1 run

44.6

Sehwag to Farhad Reza, no run, leans forward to defend a flighted delivery just outside off stump

End of over 45 (3 runs) Bangladesh 190/6 (RR: 4.22)
Farhad Reza    1* (3b)      V Sehwag    6-0-24-0
Mahmudullah    20* (23b 2x4)      RP Singh    8-1-36-2

45.1

Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, from round the stumps, lands it on a length, moves it towards middle stump line, worked to the on side for a single

45.2

Singh to Farhad Reza, 1 run, fuller, on the middle and leg, shoveled in the air to the right of Praveen at mid-on

45.3

Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, back of length, just outside off stump, dabbed to right of backward point

45.4

Singh to Farhad Reza, 1 run, lands on a length on the middle and off, straightens, pushed through covers for a single

45.5

Singh to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, full pitched and driven hard to left of long-off where Praveen makes a tumbling stop

45.6

Singh to Mahmudullah, OUT, Short of length, he top edges a pull and Raina and Sehwag almost collide in the mid-on region but Sehwag takes it in the end even as Raina manages to move away just in time.

Mahmudullah c Sehwag b Singh 24 (36m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

End of over 46 (6 runs) Bangladesh 196/7 (RR: 4.26)
     RP Singh    9-1-42-3
Farhad Reza    3* (5b)      V Sehwag    6-0-24-0

46.1

Sehwag to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, turns in towards middle and off, pushed to extra cover

46.2

Sehwag to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye, shout for lbw but he was hit outside the off stump, trying to work it to the on side. The replays actually suggest he was hit on the line of off stump

46.3

Sehwag to Farhad Reza, 1 run, comes down the track, Sehwag drags back the length and he defends to the off side

46.4

Sehwag to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, comes down the track, and swings a slow loopy spinner on the leg stump to right of long leg where Gambhir makes a fine diving stop

46.5

Sehwag to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, Mortaza sends it to wide long-on boundary. The thrust of the front leg, the clean powerful swing of the bat and the ball went soaring into the stands

46.6

Sehwag to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller, swung to midwicket

End of over 47 (10 runs) Bangladesh 206/7 (RR: 4.38)
Mashrafe Mortaza    8* (5b 1x6)      V Sehwag    7-0-33-0
Farhad Reza    4* (6b)      RP Singh    9-1-42-3

47.1

Kumar to Farhad Reza, 1 wide, slips down the leg side and Ashoka de Silva extends his arms

47.1

Kumar to Farhad Reza, 1 run, steered to point region for a single

47.2

Kumar to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, OUT, Farhad Reza is run out. Really full, just short of the blockhole, driven through the off side for a single. The throw misses the stumps at non-striker's ends and the fielder backing up from long leg fires in a throw to Dhoni who breaks the stumps quickly.

Farhad Reza run out 5 (15m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

47.3

Kumar to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, comes in from round the stumps, worked to left of midwicket

47.4

Kumar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, low swinging full toss, outside off, driven hard but straight to covers

47.5

Kumar to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, tries to heave it to on side but will pick up just a single

47.6

Kumar to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, full and outside off stump and the left-handed batsman fetches it from there to swing it to cow corner

End of over 48 (9 runs) Bangladesh 215/8 (RR: 4.47)
Abdur Razzak    5* (2b 1x4)      P Kumar    10-2-32-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    10* (8b 1x6)      V Sehwag    7-0-33-0

48.1

Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, full pitched on the stumps, driven to extra cover

48.2

Singh to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, walks right across the stumps, clips a full delivery over square leg

48.3

Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, backs away to the leg side, RP follows him with a full delivery ,driven to long-on

48.4

Singh to Abdur Razzak, no run, moves outside leg stump, RP hurls a low full toss outside off and the batsman can't reach it

48.5

Singh to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, full again, mistimes a drive to midwicket.

48.6

Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside the off stump, swing and a miss

End of over 49 (4 runs) Bangladesh 219/8 (RR: 4.46)
Mashrafe Mortaza    12* (11b 1x6)      RP Singh    10-1-46-3
Abdur Razzak    7* (5b 1x4)      P Kumar    10-2-32-1

49.1

IK Pathan to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, walks outside off stump, Irfan follows him with a full delivery and its driven to long on

49.2

IK Pathan to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, off cutter outside off, Mortaza had opened his stance up and top edges a heave to mid-off and Gambhir cleans up running in from long-off

49.3

IK Pathan to Abdur Razzak, 1 wide, tries a slower one but hurls it well outside off stump and this time Razzak didn't walk across

49.3

IK Pathan to Abdur Razzak, no run, does so this time, tries to swing a full delivery from outside off over midwicket but misses it completely

49.4

IK Pathan to Abdur Razzak, OUT, again he walks outside off stump, again he misses his shot across the line and Dhoni underarms a direct hit to run out Mortaza

Mashrafe Mortaza run out 13 (17m 12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 108.33

49.5

IK Pathan to Dolar Mahmud, OUT, Bangladesh have been restricted to 222. Full delivery from round the stumps, heaved to Praveen Kumar at long-on

Dolar Mahmud c Kumar b IK Pathan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Indians look pretty pleased as they walk off. 223 to win. Piyush Chawla: "I am enjoying my bowling here, especially in the last game there was some spin. When you are playing for your country, there is pressure; every game is a big game. I am just bowling my normal deliveries; if its a good ball in Tests, it's a good ball in one-day also. It's a young side and all the time the boys are very energetic. Nothing much was happening on this wicket and the way we have been batting we should chase it comfortably. It's a slow track, no spin or seam."

Join us in a short while for the run chase.

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Jun 12, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni whips off the bails before Farhad Reza can dive in, Bangladesh v India, 3rd ODI, Kitply Cup, Mirpur, June 12, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni whips off the bails before Farhad Reza can dive in

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Jun 12, 2008

Yuvraj Singh congratulates Gautam Gambhir on his hundred, Bangladesh v India, 3rd ODI, Kitply Cup, Mirpur, June 12, 2008

Yuvraj Singh congratulates Gautam Gambhir on his hundred

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