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
    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
    21 (b 4, lb 1, nb 13, w 3)
    176 all out (59 Overs, RR: 2.98, 258 minutes)
    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)
    SL Malinga10.004624.6016
    WRS de Silva12.043422.8324
    MF Maharoof16.073702.3103
    M Muralitharan21.055462.5700

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 3-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm

Match days

11,12,13,14 July 2007 (5-day match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Wed, 11 Jul - day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 72/4 (Mohammad Ashraful 4*, Tushar Imran 6*, 29 ov)
  • Thu, 12 Jul - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 30/0 (MG Vandort 25*, WU Tharanga 4*, 8.4 ov)
  • Fri, 13 Jul - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 500/4 (KC Sangakkara 222*, TM Dilshan 17*, 107 ov)
  • Sat, 14 Jul - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 176 (59 ov) - end of match

Match Notes