Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.1 Harpered? fuller length delivery down the leg side, a gentle loosener. Javed Omar has a waft at it and the ball goes through to the keeper, not sure if he got a touch on it, the appeal is loud and confident and umpire Harper had no doubt that there was wood involved. Javed walks back shaking his head. 0/1
    3.5 RP joins the party! short of a good length delivery, pitched in line with the stumps and drifting down the leg side. Nafees stands his grounds and looks to run it down to fine leg but fails miserably, ball clips the edge and goes behind. Dhoni moves across to his right, dives full length and comes up with a brilliant catch. Bangladesh three down - India need just seven more to warp this up. 10/3
    2.5 Bashar departs. Short ball, angling across the right-hander. Bit of a surprise delivery and Bashar falls for it, it was a nothing pull to say the least and the ball lobs up straight to the Indian captain Rahul Dravid at midwicket. 10/2
    19.6 five down! tossed up delivery on the stumps, Saleh comes down the track and lofts it straight down the throat of Ganguly at deep midwicket 135/5
    12.6 Viv is still the king! on the middle and leg stump line, Ashraful goes for the drive but fails to keep it down. Tendulkar at midwicket dives forward and takes a good low catch. End of an entertaining innings from the young man - we are back to square one 91/4
    33.5 gone! bowled from round the stumps, tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, drifting in with the arm and turning across after hitting the deck. Hasan stays back and defends it with a straight bat, ball turns just enough to clip the outside edge and Dravid at first slip makes no mistake. Classic off-spinner's dismissal 150/6
    35.3 Mashud 'the departed'! well flighted delivery on the stumps, Mashud steps forward and hits it straight to Tendulkar at short midwicket. Wonder where the party is. 154/7
    57.3 there it is! tossed up on the stumps, Mortaza goes down on one knee and sweeps across the line, ball clips the top edge and balloons up behind the stumps on the leg side, Dhoni calls for it and safely pouches it - India win by and Innings and 239 runs 253/10
    50.3 and gone! fuller in length, Sharif is sucked forward in to the drive and is foxed by the googly, ball clips the inner half of the bat and pops back, Kumble dives forward and across and holds on well to the fairly hard chance 208/8
    53.4 fulltoss on the stumps, Rafique goes down on one knee and tries to paddle it down to fine leg but fails to make contact, Billy is convinced and up goes the finger. Bangladesh nine down 223/9
    not out
    13 (lb 1, nb 9, w 3)
    253 all out (f/o) (57.3 Overs, RR: 4.40)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Javed Omar, 0.1 ov), 2-10 (Habibul Bashar, 2.5 ov), 3-10 (Shahriar Nafees, 3.5 ov), 4-91 (Mohammad Ashraful, 12.6 ov), 5-135 (Rajin Saleh, 19.6 ov), 6-150 (Shakib Al Hasan, 33.5 ov), 7-154 (Khaled Mashud, 35.3 ov), 8-208 (Mohammad Sharif, 50.3 ov), 9-223 (Mohammad Rafique, 53.4 ov), 10-253 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 57.3 ov)
    Z Khan8.015426.7504
    RP Singh6.012814.6600
    I Sharma6.013005.0001
    A Kumble15.017224.8004
    RR Powar16.043332.0610
    SR Tendulkar6.313525.3800

Close of Play

  • Fri, 25 May - day 1 - India 1st innings 326/0 (R Dravid 88*, SR Tendulkar 9*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 26 May - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 58/5 (Shakib Al Hasan 30*, Mohammad Sharif 0*, 16 ov)
  • Sun, 27 May - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 253 (57.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • A spark of hope

    Ashraful was determined, maybe even angry. He took it all out on what it was meant to be directed against in the first place: the ball