Jahurul and Anamul are in the middle now. Kula has the ball. Two slips in place

0.1
0
Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, no run, starts off with a gentle delivery on a length outside off, the batsman comes forward and lets it go
0.2
1lb
Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, 1 leg bye, brings it in after pitching on off stump, the batsman clips it towards square leg
0.3
0
Kulasekara to Anamul Haque, no run, length delivery wide outside off, the batsman watches it go through to the keeper
0.4
1
Kulasekara to Anamul Haque, 1 run, bowls an inswinger, but it's slightly on the shorter side, easily tucked away to fine leg for a single
0.5
0
Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, no run, bowls an outswinger at a fuller length outside off stump, the batsman comes forward and lets it go
0.6
0
Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, no run, another one in the channel outside off, left alone again

Mark: "The interesting thing is that Bangladesh have the attacking batsmen who could score fast enough to make Sri Lanka nervous if they got a fast start. I don't think that there will be a serious attempt to get the runs, but..."

END OF OVER:
1 | 2 Runs | BDESH: 2/0

  • Jahurul Islam0 (4b)
  • Anamul Haque1 (2b)
  • KMDN Kulasekara1-0-1-0

Eranga to start from the other end. three slips in place

1.1
0
Eranga to Anamul Haque, no run, bowls a quick yorker on the middle and leg line, loud appeal for lbw, but it was going way down the leg side
1.2
W
Eranga to Anamul Haque, OUT, he is chopped it on! It was a good length delivery that darted in and the batsman tried to defend from the crease, he hits the ball off the face of the bat, but the pace on the ball takes it back to hit the off stump. Jittery start by Bangladesh

Anamul Haque b Eranga 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

SpitFire: "Mark starts it this time... if BD is all out, Mark is to be blamed..."

1.3
0
Eranga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, attempts another yorker and it is way down the leg side, Chandimal does well to dive full length to gather that
1.4
0
Eranga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller length delivery on off stump, the batsman comes forward to drive it to mid-off
1.5
0
Eranga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, length delivery, accurate around off stump, the batsman defends it solidly
1.6
0
Eranga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller delivery on off, 140 kph, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover off the front foot

END OF OVER:
2 | (wicket maiden) | BDESH: 2/1

  • Mohammad Ashraful0 (4b)
  • Jahurul Islam0 (4b)
  • RMS Eranga1-1-0-1
  • KMDN Kulasekara1-0-1-0
2.1
0
Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, no run, length delivery a touch wide outside off, the batsman watches it carefully go through to the keeper
2.2
0
Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman comes forward and defends it back to the bowler
2.3
0
Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, no run, fuller length outside off, the batsman goes for a drive, but the ball comes in a bit and hits the inside half of the bat, pushed back to the bowler
2.4
0
Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, no run, slightly slower, on a full length outside off, the batsman gets solidly behind that one
2.5
0
Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, no run, stays on the back foot and guides the length delivery to point
2.6
0
Kulasekara to Jahurul Islam, no run, another fuller length delivery on off, it is punched back to the bowler off the front foot

END OF OVER:
3 | (maiden) | BDESH: 2/1

  • Jahurul Islam0 (10b)
  • Mohammad Ashraful0 (4b)
  • KMDN Kulasekara2-1-1-0
  • RMS Eranga1-1-0-1
3.1
0
Eranga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bowls a fuller length delivery with a bit of shape on it, defended back to the bowler
3.2
0
Eranga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good teasing line outside off, Ashraful comes forward and patiently takes his bat out of the way
3.3
0
Eranga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, length delivery angling in to the right hander, solidly defended towards the cover fielder
3.4
1
Eranga to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller length delivery, swinging away a touch, the batsman moves forward, covers the swing and dabs it to the left of cover fielder for a single
3.5
0
Eranga to Jahurul Islam, no run, a play and a miss and the bowler and the keeper go up in appeal, but there was nothing on it. The batsman, though, played a loose drive on that outswinger
3.6
0
Eranga to Jahurul Islam, no run, attempts a yorker but bowls it down the leg side

END OF OVER:
4 | 1 Run | BDESH: 3/1

  • Jahurul Islam0 (12b)
  • Mohammad Ashraful1 (8b)
  • RMS Eranga2-1-1-1
  • KMDN Kulasekara2-1-1-0

Pronoy: "@Spitfire : given that i've always imagined the cricinfo commentary cockpit to be a place where seven handed robots constantly sift through millions of mails per minute (an educated guess based on the number of mails I send, and my estimate of the total number of people who would be interested in following test matches and who have internet) which say everything that can be said about the match in progress, and these seven handed robots select which ones to publish, I would think its unfair to single out Mark for blame. If you have to, blame the aforementioned seven handed robots." - It's just a two-handed one.

4.1
1
Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, pushed to cover off the front foot for a quick single