Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
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    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
    82.2 Vaas strays on to leg stump, Ashraful clips it off his pads to deep backward square leg and calls for two immediately, Rafique completes the first and blindly turns for the second which is fraught with danger for Chamara Silva had got to the ball quickly enough for Ashraful to change his mind, Rafique tries to make his ground but Prasanna Jayawardene whips off the bails with Rafique well short 286/9
    86.2 that the end of the Test! Vaas bowls a yorker which Ashraful digs out towards midwicket, he calls for two but there was never two in it, Hossain responds to his captain's call and runs back for the second but he was never going to make it, Vandort ran in from the deep and fired the throw into Vaas who broke the bails to seal the victory 299/10
    15 (b 2, lb 2, nb 9, w 2)
    299 all out (86.2 Overs, RR: 3.46, 362 minutes)
    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)
    WPUJC Vaas20.285542.7000
    SL Malinga15.018605.7327
    CRD Fernando17.026033.5202
    M Muralitharan28.068413.0000
    TM Dilshan6.011001.6600

Close of Play

  • Tue, 3 Jul - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 154/1 (SM Warnapura 79*, KC Sangakkara 51*, 45.3 ov)
  • Wed, 4 Jul - day 2 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 69/4 (Habibul Bashar 3*, Mohammad Ashraful 7*, 14 ov)
  • Thu, 5 Jul - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 299 (86.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 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