Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Javed Omar
62(118) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 7 0 0 3
Shakib Al Hasan
16(16) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 4 4 0 0 0 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahadat Hossain
O18.0
M0
R102
W2
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O17.0
M2
R80
W4
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Five wickets have fallen in just about 30 minutes this morning. Malinga and Murali were simply too much for the tailenders to handle. Sri Lanka win by an innings and 234 runs.

Muttiah Muralitharan is the Man of the Match for his haul of 9 for 102. No surprises there for it was his spell in the first innings that won the game for Sri Lanka. He's 26 away from Shane Warne's record for most Test wickets.

Thank you for tuning in to Cricinfo's coverage of the first Test. The second Test begins on July 3. Do join us for that. This is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

87.1
W
Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, that's the end of the Test! Murali bowls the big-spinning offbreak outside off stump, Shahadat lunges forward at it and drags his back leg outside the crease, the ball spins between bat and pad to Prasanna Jayawardene who whips of the bails and heads towards the dressing-room

END OF OVER:
87 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | BDESH: 254/9

  • Abdur Razzak0 (1b)
  • Shahadat Hossain1 (2b)
  • SL Malinga16.5-2-80-4
  • M Muralitharan36-12-87-3
86.6
0
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, no run, Malinga delivers another full toss on off stump, defended back to the bowler
86.6
1nb
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, 1 no ball, Malinga oversteps in his attempt to find the blockhole, Razzak defends the full toss towards cover

Razzak is the last man.

Just one more to get for the Sri Lankans.

86.5
W
Malinga to Mohammad Rafique, OUT, bowled him, Malinga beats Rafique all ends up with the slower yorker, that dipped sharply and Rafique had left all stumps exposed and lost middle stump
86.4
1
Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, another yorker, Shahadat jams his bat down on it and plays it over forward short leg
86.3
0
Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, yes he does, full, fast and swinging into Shahadat who gets hit on the pad, Malinga stifles his appeal, the ball was slipping down leg side

Shahadat Hossain is the next man in. Will Malinga give him the yorker?

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Javed Omar
62(118) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 7 0 0 3
Shakib Al Hasan
16(16) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 4 4 0 0 0 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahadat Hossain
O18.0
M0
R102
W2
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O17.0
M2
R80
W4
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF