• BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    2.5 first blood to Malinga, short of a length on middle stump, straightens after pitching, Omar stays on the backfoot, trapped at the crease, the ball would have hit middle and leg 10/1
    25.6 Nafees gets frustrated, tossed up outside off stump, Nafees's left foot is rooted to the crease while his right foot was stretched across pointing towards mid-on, he tries to hoick it over mid-off, Sujeeva de Silva takes it with ease 64/4
    12.4 that just sliced him in half! Maharoof fired that one in on a good length on off stump, the ball jagged back in at a good pace, Bashar just withdrew his bat and the umpire was convinced that the ball nicked his glove en route to the keeper 50/2
    21.4 it's that doosra again, Muralitharan lands it on the right length outside off stump, Saleh gets forward to defend, the ball gets a thick outside edge and Jayawardene at slip takes it low, comfortably taken 61/3
    39.5 Ashraful falls for the trap, de Silva pitches it on off stump on a good length, Ashraful goes for the cover drive and a thick outside edge is taken by Prasanna Jayawardene, no doubt about that one 111/6
    35.2 de Silva is rewarded for keeping it outside off, pitched up, moving away, Imran goes for the drive but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, the thick outside edge is pouched by Jayawardene at second slip 98/5
    not out
    11
    46
    1
    0
    23.91
    42.4 that was worth driving miles to see! tossed up on off stump, Mortaza indide edges it onto the pads, scoops it back to Murali who runs to his left with his outstretched left arm, dives and takes it one handed 118/7
    46.1 that was a give-away, on off stump, Rafique goes for a wild slog sweep against the turn, gets the top-edge and Murali takes the easiest of return catches 130/8
    46.5 tossed up on off stump, Shahadat gets forward to defend, gets a thick inside edge onto his pads, easy take for forward short leg (Dilshan) 131/9
    48.5 the change of attack works, tossed up on off stump, Rasel gets forward to defend, another inside edge strikes the pad and is picked up by Chamara Silva at silly point 131/10
    Extras
    12 (b 4, lb 2, nb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    131 all out (48.5 Overs, 201 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SL Malinga10.024114.1014
    WRS de Silva12.032922.4100
    MF Maharoof8.042112.6201
    M Muralitharan14.562861.8800
    TM Dilshan4.01601.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-10 (Javed Omar, 2.5 ov), 2-50 (Habibul Bashar, 12.4 ov), 3-61 (Rajin Saleh, 21.4 ov), 4-64 (Shahriar Nafees, 25.6 ov), 5-98 (Tushar Imran, 35.2 ov), 6-111 (Mohammad Ashraful, 39.5 ov), 7-118 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 42.4 ov), 8-130 (Mohammad Rafique, 46.1 ov), 9-131 (Shahadat Hossain, 46.5 ov), 10-131 (Syed Rasel, 48.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    21.5 bowled him! Rasel pitches it on a good length outside the off stump, Vandort drives a little away from his body off the front foot leaving a gap between bat and pad, the ball cuts in through the bat-pad gap and grazes the top of the bail, it just about touched the bail but the impact was just enough to dislodge it 74/2
    13.2 pitches on off stump and angles into Tharanga who gets on to the front foot and offers no shot, the ball hits the pad on the knee roll and that's an easy decision for umpire Shastri to make 47/1
    not out
    222
    277
    28
    0
    80.14
    87.2 caught! Would you believe it, finally Bangladesh get a wicket. Jayawardene tries to hit Rasel through the line over mid off, the ball hits the high part of the bat and spoons up to Ashraful who takes an easy catch at mid off, a wicket falls totally against the run of play 385/3
    98.4 dropped but run out! Sangakkara comes down the track and smashes it in the air back at Ashraful who sticks his right hand out at it, he doesn't manage to hold on to the catch but manages to deflect it on to the stumps at the non-striker's end with Silva just short of his crease 445/4
    not out
    17
    24
    2
    0
    70.83
    Extras
    16 (b 4, lb 2, nb 8, w 2)
    TOTAL
    500/4d (107 Overs, 467 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mashrafe Mortaza24.0212505.2021
    Syed Rasel31.0110433.3505
    Shahadat Hossain16.017104.4301
    Mohammad Rafique14.017205.1401
    Mohammad Ashraful12.007406.1600
    Tushar Imran10.004804.8000
    Fall of wickets:1-47 (WU Tharanga, 13.2 ov), 2-74 (MG Vandort, 21.5 ov), 3-385 (DPMD Jayawardene, 87.2 ov), 4-445 (LPC Silva, 98.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    15.6 caught! Malinga bangs it in short on off stump, Omar is surprised by the bounce and is caught on the back foot, he fends at it awkwardly and edges it to Sangakkara at first slip who dives to his left and takes a tumbling catch 47/1
    36.4 quicker and flatter through the air, Nafees gets stuck on the crease when he should have played forward, the ball pitches on middle and spins sharply away from the left-hander, Nafees tries to defend but the outside edge flies to Jayawardene at first slip 123/3
    26.2 bowled him! Bashar charges down the pitch and tries to slog Murali over midwicket, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and it keeps low as well, he misses the shot completely and gets bowled, Murali pickes up wicket number 695 98/2
    42.5 Murali gets number 697! Murali bowls it quicker on off stump, the ball fizzes off the pitch and spins back into Ashraful who is caught on the crease, the balls hits him a fraction above the knee roll and Rudi Koertzen slowly raises the finger 138/4
    43.4 another one falls, de Silva bowls it full and a little wide outside the off stump, Mushfiqur reaches out for it and drives away from his body, the outside edge flies to Tharanga at point who takes a simple catch 138/5
    55.2 caught! Malinga aims for the yorker on middle and leg stump, he didn't quite find the right length but Imran tries to flick it through midwicket and hits it straight to Mahela Jayawardene who takes a sharp catch at head height at short midwicket 167/8
    45.1 edged and gone! Another one bites the dust! Sujeewa keeps it in that corridor outside off stump, tempting him to drive and the batsman does just that, chasing it and edging low into Jayawardene's palms at second slip and walks off for a duck 142/6
    52.6 Murali has wicket number 698, he tosses it up to Mortaza who has been trying to smash it everywhere in this innings, he lofts it down the ground but hasn't got enough on it to clear the boundary, Warnapura takes a simple catch at long on 166/7
    not out
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0.00
    58.4 that's number 699! Murali tosses one up outside off stump, Shahadat tries to play the slog sweep but misses it completely, the balls spins sharply into the right-hander and rattles the stumps 172/9
    58.6 that's wicket number 700 and that's the end of the Test match as well, Murali gives it some air on off and middle stump, Rasel tries to hit it down the ground but spoons it in the air towards Maharoof at mid off who runs to his right and takes the catch, the Sri Lankans mob Murali and the crowd cheer and cheer, what a champion the man is 176/10
    Extras
    21 (b 4, lb 1, nb 13, w 3)
    TOTAL
    176 all out (59 Overs, 258 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SL Malinga10.004624.6016
    WRS de Silva12.043422.8324
    MF Maharoof16.073702.3103
    M Muralitharan21.055462.5700
    Fall of wickets:1-47 (Javed Omar, 15.6 ov), 2-98 (Habibul Bashar, 26.2 ov), 3-123 (Shahriar Nafees, 36.4 ov), 4-138 (Mohammad Ashraful, 42.5 ov), 5-138 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 43.4 ov), 6-142 (Rajin Saleh, 45.1 ov), 7-166 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 52.6 ov), 8-167 (Tushar Imran, 55.2 ov), 9-172 (Shahadat Hossain, 58.4 ov), 10-176 (Syed Rasel, 58.6 ov)

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