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    3.3 and Herath has struck for Sri Lanka as Tamim looks to hit this over midwicket, but instead gets a leading edge which spoons over to point, who takes a wonderful diving catch to hold onto it. A wicket quite early for Sri Lanka there, and Bangladeshi supporters will be wondering if they are still at the same ground they were sitting in just half an hour back 15/1
    9.2 he gets a snorter second ball! Roughed up by extra bounce outside the off stump, Shamsur couldn't get his bat out of the way, too quick from Eranga, Chandimal takes it in front of his face, very similar to Nasir Hossain's dismissal 35/2
    14.5 the short ball does the trick! Lakmal comes round the wicket and bangs it in short on the body, gives Ayub little option but to play to it, he tries to fend it off off the back foot and the ball lobs to Silva waiting at short leg, easy catch 50/3
    31.1 and Mominul's spirited knock comes to a rather innocuous end as he is caught on the pads in front of leg stump. This one looked to be going on to clip the top of leg, with the umpire raising the slow finger of death. Bangladesh now five down and in a world of trouble as they stare down the possibility of a heavy, heavy defeat 133/5
    23.5 raps him on the pads on middle and leg as Shakib looks to play this off the back foot, most likely towards mid-on, but ends up misreading the line as this one strikes him on the right pad, which is certainly in line of middle and leg. The umpire did not hesitate to give this one out straightaway, and Bangladesh are now four down, with still plenty left to do 102/4
    35.3 and Perera bamboozles him with one which turns into him from outside off as Mushfiqur is tempted to go for the drive, but leaves a huge gap between bat and pad to find his leg stump pegged back. You had a feeling that a wicket was going to go down soon, but I wouldn't have pegged Mushfiqur 150/6
    45.3 looks to force the issue with a hit down the ground, but ends up getting this off the bottom of the bat, with the ball spooning over to mid-off where Herath takes a safe catch to this steepler. Nasir Hossain gone for 29, and Bangladesh on their last legs 197/9
    40.3 length ball which seems to rise a bit as this one strikes the front pad in line of middle and leg as the Sri Lankans go up for an appeal, and it is given by the umpire. Gazi's eventful cameo comes to an end, and Bangladesh just three away from defeat 183/7
    44.3 low full toss on middle which strikes Robiul flush on the pads in line of the stumps as this one looked as good as gone, with the umpire not having to think too hard before giving this one out. Sri Lanka just two away from a massive, stupendous , enormous, gigantic innings victory 197/8
    51.5 gets this one outside off as Al-Amin continues to look to be positive, but it appears his luck may have ran out as the ball catches an edge of the bat before Silva snaps on to it from behind 250/10
    not out
    21 (b 9, lb 10, nb 2)
    250 all out (51.5 Overs, RR: 4.82, 220 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Tamim Iqbal, 3.3 ov), 2-35 (Shamsur Rahman, 9.2 ov), 3-50 (Marshall Ayub, 14.5 ov), 4-102 (Shakib Al Hasan, 23.5 ov), 5-133 (Mominul Haque, 31.1 ov), 6-150 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 35.3 ov), 7-183 (Sohag Gazi, 40.3 ov), 8-197 (Robiul Islam, 44.3 ov), 9-197 (Nasir Hossain, 45.3 ov), 10-250 (Rubel Hossain, 51.5 ov)
    RAS Lakmal14.043932.7802
    RMS Eranga6.012614.3300
    HMRKB Herath9.034715.2200
    MDK Perera19.5010955.4900
    AD Mathews3.001003.3300

Close of Play

  • Mon, 27 Jan - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 60/0 (FDM Karunaratne 28*, JK Silva 30*, 19 ov)
  • Tue, 28 Jan - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 375/5 (DPMD Jayawardene 42*, 108.2 ov)
  • Wed, 29 Jan - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 35/1 (Shamsur Rahman 9*, Marshall Ayub 11*, 9 ov)
  • Thu, 30 Jan - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 250 (51.5 ov) - end of match

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