34.1 plumb! Perhaps one of the simplest lbw decisions an umpire has had to make, Malinga bowls a fast and inswinging yorker on middle stump, Omar is late in bringing his bat down and gets struck flush on the back boot, that would have crashed into middle stump 126/2
    21.2 caught and bowled! Murali tossed it up on off stump, Nafees made a little room and tried to smash it back over the bowler's head, he didn't get enough elevation but he hit that pretty hard, Murali takes a sharp catch at head height 86/1
    78.5 caught! That was flighted through the air outside the off stump, Saleh pushes forward and plays a half-hearted drive, the ball hits the outside edge to Mahela Jayawardene who's as safe as they come at first slip, Sri Lanka have broken a frustrating partnership 227/4
    43.2 excellent catch! Vaas draws Bashar forward with one that pitches on a good length and slants away, the ball hits the outside edge but starts dipping on it's way to the wicketkeeper, Prasanna Jayawardene dives forward to complete a sharp catch 160/3
    81.6 what has Ashraful done? He uses his feet to step down the pitch intending to hit it over midwicket, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and mis-hits it straight to Vaas at long on, what a way to end a patient and determined innings 231/5
    86.2 another one falls, Malinga bowls it just short of a length outside the off stump, it bounces higher that Shakib expected, he went on the back foot and played a punch in the air towards Warnapura at short cover, his feet were in no position to play the shot and he was early on the shot because the ball stopped on him 252/8
    84.1 bowled him! Malinga hits the spot with the yorker, it swings in to Mashud and he's very late in getting his bat down it time, the ball goes between bat and pad and crashed into off and middle 238/6
    85.5 that was plumb! Murali pitches the doosra on middle and leg stump, Mortaza gets half a stride in and plays for the offspin, the ball turns across him and hits him plumb in front of middle stump 250/7
    86.5 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 253/9
    87.1 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 254/10
    not out
    30 (b 2, lb 10, nb 17, w 1)
    254 all out (87.1 Overs, 373 minutes)
    WPUJC Vaas12.033613.0005
    SL Malinga17.028044.70111
    M Muralitharan36.1128742.4000
    CRD Fernando15.052801.8601
    TM Dilshan7.031111.5700
    Fall of wickets:1-86 (Shahriar Nafees, 21.2 ov), 2-126 (Javed Omar, 34.1 ov), 3-160 (Habibul Bashar, 43.2 ov), 4-227 (Rajin Saleh, 78.5 ov), 5-231 (Mohammad Ashraful, 81.6 ov), 6-238 (Khaled Mashud, 84.1 ov), 7-250 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 85.5 ov), 8-252 (Shakib Al Hasan, 86.2 ov), 9-253 (Mohammad Rafique, 86.5 ov), 10-254 (Shahadat Hossain, 87.1 ov)

Close of Play

  • Mon, 25 Jun - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 227/3 (MG Vandort 87*, TM Dilshan 27*, 51 ov)
  • Tue, 26 Jun - day 2 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 3/0 (Javed Omar 3*, Shahriar Nafees 0*, 3 ov)
  • Wed, 27 Jun - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 233/5 (Shakib Al Hasan 4*, Khaled Mashud 0*, 82.3 ov)
  • Thu, 28 Jun - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 254 (87.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes