• BATSMEN
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    5.6 and Dammika has a wicket in his first over! It's stack overflow, the blue screen of death, core dump.. as they say it! Anamul played that lovely shot earlier in the over, then started playing loose shots. This one was short of length and rising outside off, the batsman plays a nothing poke away from his body and the outside edge flies waist high to the keeper. Can't say I didn't see it coming.. 17/1
    16.2 Dammika strikes again! It's a short ball, the first one of the day.. And it was quick too. The batsman was sucked into playing a hook shot and was no way in control of that.. A deep square leg was placed for that exact shot and it just settles into his hands.. He didn't have to move an inch.. It's good when a plan comes together..Shamsur's scratchy stay ends. 62/2
    run out (Vithanage)
    60
    60
    8
    0
    100.00
    28.4 and Dammika strikes again! And now Rahim is gone! This was short and wide and asking to be hit. Rahim does that part of the job well, but he hits it straight to the man at point. Maybe he wasn't able to control that extra bounce, but unlucky that he found the fielder there. Sena does well to hold on to that as it was hit pretty hard. Another wicket from nowhere. There is an air of unpredictability about how these wickets are falling when you least expect them 130/4
    39.6 and there is a wicket off the last ball of the Powerplay! They had done everything right - not too many runs, but they didn't lose a wicket - but Naeem decides to make the most of the last ball. he charges down the pitch and tries to clear mid-off, but fails to do so. Easy catch in the end 184/5
    44.4 another wicket! This is the big one. Nasir Hossain hits the full toss straight to midwicket. It's all falling apart. There had been so many full tosses from Lakmal that Naeem had failed to get away. This time, Nasir shows the right intent, but doesn't manage to beat the midwicket fielder, who takes a head high catch. Some luck with those full tosses for Lakmal, but I guess, you make your own luck by bowling well. That 250-run target is distant now 201/7
    44.1 Lakmal finally gets something in that last column of his bowling figures! The one time Mahmudullah throws his bat at the length ball, he hits it straight to long on. That pressure was building for a while and it has consumed the batsman. There is a strange uneasy buzz around the ground because the runs have been hard to come by. Mahmudullah tries to break it with one shot and perishes 200/6
    48.5 it's the end of Gazi! He tries to play a dilscoop as the fine leg is up, but he exposes his middle and leg stump. This was straight and quick and once he missed it, it was all over. The arrangement of stumps is disturbed 232/8
    not out
    15
    18
    2
    0
    83.33
    not out
    1
    2
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    9 (w 7, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    240/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.8)
    Did not bat: Rubel Hossain
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    RAS Lakmal10.032422.40810
    NLTC Perera9.003914.33800
    KTGD Prasad10.004934.90610
    SMSM Senanayake9.004615.11302
    SMA Priyanjan6.004207.00110
    AK Perera3.001705.66110
    AD Mathews3.002107.00410
    Fall of wickets:1-17 (Anamul Haque, 5.6 ov), 2-62 (Shamsur Rahman, 16.2 ov), 3-108 (Mominul Haque, 23.5 ov), 4-130 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 28.4 ov), 5-184 (Naeem Islam, 39.6 ov), 6-200 (Mahmudullah, 44.1 ov), 7-201 (Nasir Hossain, 44.4 ov), 8-232 (Sohag Gazi, 48.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    39.2 oh he runs out of luck this time! Possibly he was just tired as he throws his bat at the length ball - played completely across the line - and misses it completely. The off stump takes a beating. But what an innings this has been. He got his maiden hundred on a day his team needed extra responsibility. Well played KJP 198/3
    10.1 a soft dismissal first ball! The crowd roars. He comes round the wicket and Thirimanne just spoons it to short cover. It possibly stopped in the pitch a bit. But a big breakthrough for Bangladesh 44/1
    16.1 Mahmudullah strikes again! Lovely delivery this one - flighted and on the middle stump line.. But an equally suicidal shot - he has been going for those slog sweeps and he goes for it again but misses it completely. The middle stump has been flattened. 60/2
    41.1 and Rubel gets another one! This was quick, this was pacy, this had extra zip and extra bounce. the batsman wanted to guide it to third man but is surprised by the pace on that, it takes a thick outside edge straight to the keeper. Anamul doesn't show any reaction at all first.. but I guess it was because he was confident that it was out, not the other way 205/4
    not out
    20
    26
    0
    1
    76.92
    not out
    22
    19
    4
    0
    115.78
    Extras
    7 (w 3, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    246/4 (47.3 Overs, RR: 5.17)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    Shafiul Islam4.002706.75500
    Sohag Gazi9.014705.22212
    Rubel Hossain10.006926.90220
    Mahmudullah10.003823.80100
    Nasir Hossain4.011203.00710
    Arafat Sunny10.004204.20510
    Naeem Islam0.307014.00101
    Fall of wickets:1-44 (HDRL Thirimanne, 10.1 ov), 2-60 (KDK Vithanage, 16.1 ov), 3-198 (MDKJ Perera, 39.2 ov), 4-205 (LD Chandimal, 41.1 ov)