• BATSMEN
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    7.3 That's a jaffa! Full and swinging away just a bit, Omar half-cock - not fully forward or back - and fishes at it tentatively. The speedy delivery kisses the outside edge and whizzes to Prasanna Jayawardene behind the stumps. Malinga running red hot after the dismissal. Omar has to go 14/2
    1.4 That's a ripper from Malinga, 140kph, full and swinging from middle to leg, Nafees gets his front foot too far across and can't make allowance for the exxagerated swing. Huge appeal as the ball strikes the pad and Asad Rauf has no hesitation. That was probably clipping leg stump. Malinga strikes in his first over. 3/1
    23.4 Another doosra and yet another wicket. No.9 now. Tossed up outside off, turning away, Saleh angles his bat towards gully and present the simplest of edges to Mahela Jayawardene at first slip. Saleh goes for a gritty 21. Bangladesh in line to be bowled out before lunch on the first day of a Test 59/9
    9.3 Got 'em! Good length from Malinga, speedy and moving slightly away, Bashar goes for the drive towards the covers but can only manage the edge that flies to Mahela Jayawardene at second slip. Comfortable catch for the skipper and Bangladesh on a serious wobble. Malinga on fire 22/3
    9.6 Gone. What a catch at short leg! Malinga fires it on the pads, Ashraful flicks it from the meat of the bat but Malinda Warnapura, at short leg, shows amazing reflex, lunging to his left and pulling off an instinctive blinder. What a catch! Malinga can do nothing wrong here. 22/4
    14.5 cleaned him up! That's the end of Mehrab's first innings in Test cricket. Full ball this time and he's caught in two minds. No feel movement there and the ball strikes the inside edge and rattles the stumps. He was impressive on his Test debut but couldn't last long enough 33/5
    17.6 That's why Murali's the master. Two fours but the doosra followed and teased him out. Rahim expected the offbreak and poked defensively but the doosra kissed the outside edge and was well pouched by Prasanna Jayawardene behind the stumps. Another promising start is cut short. Murali strikes in his second over 45/6
    18.3 As easy as it gets. Full, cutting in late, Mortaza pushes without a clue and the ball deviates off the outside edge. It goes low to second slip, where Mahela Jayawardene picks off a relatively straight-forward catch. 48/7
    19.6 That's a dolly! Offbreak turning from leg to middle, Rafique takes a mighty swipe at it but picks out the fielder at deep square leg. Vaas waiting there and snaps up the simplest of catches. Poor stroke considering the field setting 51/8
    not out
    4
    17
    0
    0
    23.52
    25.2 And that is that. Doosra comes out and Shahadat plays for the offbreak. Misses it completely and the ball rattles the stumps. Bangladesh cleaned up for 62, the lowest total on Sri Lankan soil. 62/10
    Extras
    6 (w 1, nb 4, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    62 all out (25.2 Overs, 126 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    WPUJC Vaas5.01601.20
    SL Malinga9.012542.77
    CRD Fernando6.011622.66
    M Muralitharan5.211442.62
    Fall of wickets:1-3 (Shahriar Nafees, 1.4 ov), 2-14 (Javed Omar, 7.3 ov), 3-22 (Habibul Bashar, 9.3 ov), 4-22 (Mohammad Ashraful, 9.6 ov), 5-33 (Mehrab Hossain jnr, 14.5 ov), 6-45 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 17.6 ov), 7-48 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 18.3 ov), 8-51 (Mohammad Rafique, 19.6 ov), 9-59 (Rajin Saleh, 23.4 ov), 10-62 (Shahadat Hossain, 25.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    13.2 castled, that's all over for Vandort. Mortaza rewarded for keeping the ball full and straight. Seam is upright and it's full on off and swinging in, Vandort gets his front foot forward and tries to defend but the ball squeezes past the bat and pad to rattle off stump. Beauty of a delivery from Mortaza and Vandort has to go 41/1
    52.4 And Shahadat strikes with his bouncer. Warnapura back in the hutch. Short, straight, on the middle line and Warnapura tries to pull, is cramped up a touch, gets under the ball and ends up playing a weak pull shot straight to midwicket. Bangladesh taste first blood on day 2. 169/2
    not out
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    325
    20
    2
    61.53
    82.1 Shahadat gets his man. And how? With a bouncer of course. Dug in short, outside off stump, chest high, and Mahela went for a pull; ended up ballooning a simple catch at square leg. Sharapova is chuffed and screams, "Yes Yes Yes!" as he continues to stare at the departed batsman. As you know, the two have a bit of history. 267/3
    101.4 Mortaza takes a sharp diving catch at first slip. But did Chamara get an edge? It was a flighted delivery from round the stumps. It landed outside the off stump and Chamara went for a square drive. The bat, it appears, hit the ground and the ball spun away to left of Mortaza who took a neat diving catch. 359/4
    101.6 But Dilshan combusts spontaneously. Adrenalin rush. He charged down the track and attempted a wild heave; the head went up, the left hand came off the bat-handle and that combo meant he missed the ball completely. The off stump was pegged back. Mehrab has struck twice. 359/5
    109.5 caught! That's a soft dimissal. Mortaza banged it short outside the off stump, Jayawardene goes for the pull, the ball hits the high part of the bat and lobs tamely towards Javed Omar at mid on who takes one of the simplest catches you could hope to get 395/6
    not out
    30
    61
    4
    1
    49.18
    Extras
    29 (b 6, w 3, nb 13, lb 7)
    TOTAL
    451/6d (124.5 Overs, 538 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    Mashrafe Mortaza30.077722.56
    Shahadat Hossain21.038123.85
    Mohammad Sharif24.048603.58
    Mohammad Rafique35.0313403.82
    Mohammad Ashraful7.003104.42
    Mehrab Hossain jnr7.502923.70
    Fall of wickets:1-41 (MG Vandort, 13.2 ov), 2-169 (SM Warnapura, 52.4 ov), 3-267 (DPMD Jayawardene, 82.1 ov), 4-359 (LPC Silva, 101.4 ov), 5-359 (TM Dilshan, 101.6 ov), 6-395 (HAPW Jayawardene, 109.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    8.5 Vaas gets another one! He pitches it on off and middle and the ball cuts into Omar who gets half forward and is hit on the top of the pad in front of middle stump, Asad Rauf quickly raises his finger, Bangladesh are struggling after an enterprising start 55/3
    6.5 that's the first wicket! Needless shot really, Vaas pitches it on a good length outside off stump and moves it away from Nafees, who sees the width on offer and tries to smash it down the ground, he ends up nicking a straightforward catch to Prasanna Jayawardene 48/1
    7.5 spectacular catch! Fernando bowls the heavy ball on off stump, it goes straight through to Saleh who pushes hard at it, the ball hits the outside edge and flies towards Sangakkara at first slip, before the ball reaches Sangakkara, Jayawardene flies across from second slip, diving to his left and pulls off a blinder 51/2
    9.4 Bangladesh lose another one, Fernando hits a good length outside off stump and angles it into Mehrab who pushes forward, there's a sizable gap between bat and pad, the ball hits the inside edge of the bat and cannons into off stump 59/4
    17.5 Fernando follows up the bouncer with a fast and full-length ball on middle and off stump, Bashar hardly moved his feet, was beaten for pace, and heard the ball crash into middle stump, that's the first wicket of the morning 78/5
    not out
    129
    236
    18
    0
    54.66
    77.1 gone! Finally Sri Lanka make the breakthrough! Murali tossed it up on off stump, inviting the drive, Mushfiqur went on to the front foot and tried to drive towards mid off, he didn't get to the pitch of the ball and got a thick inside edge and chipped it straight back to Murali who gleefully accepted a simple catch 269/6
    80.1 and he strikes with his first ball! That pitched on middle and off stump, Sharif thought it would angle away from him and moved back in his crease and offered no shot, the ball nipped back into him and rapped him on the pads plumb in front of middle and leg 276/7
    80.2 and another! Vaas pitches it on a similar off and middle stump line, Mortaza thinks it's going to leave him and once he sees it nipping back into his pads he tries to bring his bat down and play it it, he's very late on the shot and the ball strikes him flush on the pad, plumb in front 276/8
    run out (Silva/†Jayawardene)
    3
    3
    0
    0
    100.00
    run out (Vandort/Vaas)
    2
    10
    0
    0
    20.00
    Extras
    15 (b 2, w 2, nb 9, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    299 all out (86.2 Overs, 362 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    WPUJC Vaas20.285542.70
    SL Malinga15.018605.73
    CRD Fernando17.026033.52
    M Muralitharan28.068413.00
    TM Dilshan6.011001.66
    Fall of wickets:1-48 (Shahriar Nafees, 6.5 ov), 2-51 (Rajin Saleh, 7.5 ov), 3-55 (Javed Omar, 8.5 ov), 4-59 (Mehrab Hossain jnr, 9.4 ov), 5-78 (Habibul Bashar, 17.5 ov), 6-269 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 77.1 ov), 7-276 (Mohammad Sharif, 80.1 ov), 8-276 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 80.2 ov), 9-286 (Mohammad Rafique, 82.2 ov), 10-299 (Shahadat Hossain, 86.2 ov)
  • Bangladesh sink to a new low

    After Bangladesh's capitulation of 62 the situation went from bad to worse as Malinda Warnapura, on 79 and Kumar Sangakkara, on 51, piled on the runs and extended Sri Lanka's lead to 92 with nine