Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
50 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 265/9 (38 runs required, RR: 5.30)

  • Syed Rasel1 (2b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan67 (107b)
  • MF Maharoof7-0-47-3
  • WPUJC Vaas10-2-46-2

So, after Sri Lanka racked up 302, thanks to a fine fifth ODI hundred from Upul Tharanga, Bangladesh were always going to be under the gun. It was heartening to see that they didn't give in easily, though. They lost some early wickets, then Aftab Ahmed took the attack back to them but couldnt curb his enthusiasm. Saqibul Hasan hung around for a maiden ODI fifty, an unbeaten 67, but he was sluggish and couldnt really for the pace. In the end, Sri Lanka's spinners and medium pacers did a good job to restrict Bangladesh to 265.

Do check out S Rajesh's spiffing bulletin for an in-depth account of today's proceedings.

That's all we have for you this evening. I hope you've enjoyed our coverage of this match, the first of the 2006 Champions Trophy. Do join us tomorrow, Sunday, for the match between West Indies and Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad from 9.00 GMT (2.00pm IST). It will be myself, Jamie Alter, and Sriram Veera, to take you through the action. It's been a pleasure. Cheers, and good night!

49.6
1
Maharoof to Syed Rasel, 1 run, yorker again, on middle and leg, Rasel works it to midwicket for one, Sri Lanka end up victors by 37 runs, a good win for them in the opening qualifying match

one ball to go....

49.5
0
Maharoof to Syed Rasel, no run, strives for that yorker, not done too well, a low full toss outside off that Rasel fails to get a bat on

Last man, Syed Rasel, comes in

49.4
W
Maharoof to Abdur Razzak, OUT, leg stump is flattened this time! Fires one in on leg, a yorker again, Razzak once more gets cheeky and walks across his stumps, fails to make contact this tump and Maharoof cleans up his leg stump, one wicket to go now!
49.3
2
Maharoof to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, slower ball, not as full either, Razzak goes for some sort of dandy swipe in the air down to long-on, ball falls short though

41 from 4...

49.2
4
Maharoof to Abdur Razzak, FOUR runs, superb shot! Full in the zone again, he takes it on the full and smokes that dead straight down the ground with some power, four runs
49.1
1
Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full in the zone, dug out back to the bowler who threatens to have a throw back, doesnt gather it as he does so

46 runs needed...its going to be Maharoof to do duty

END OF OVER:
49 | 12 Runs | BDESH: 257/8 (46 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.24, RRR: 46.00)

  • Shakib Al Hasan66 (106b)
  • Abdur Razzak15 (15b)
  • WPUJC Vaas10-2-46-2
  • SL Malinga10-1-35-0

One over to go

48.6
1
Vaas to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, this time he makes room to crash that through the off side, but the balls too slow and all he can do is keep it out to cover
48.5
4
Vaas to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, and again he unleashes that cheeky step across the stumps and turns a full toss past square leg for four, ooooh!
48.4
1
Vaas to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, slower ball, in the zone, he goes for the slog, gets it down to long-on
48.3
1
Vaas to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, identical ball and Saqibul drives that wide of mid-on this time
48.2
1
Vaas to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, fired in the blockhole, Razzak drives to mid-on, thats the 250 up
48.1
4
Vaas to Abdur Razzak, FOUR runs, drifts onto middle and leg, he moves across and cheekily paddles that around the corner for four, good shot

Last over for Vaas

END OF OVER:
48 | 11 Runs | BDESH: 245/8 (58 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.10, RRR: 29.00)

  • Shakib Al Hasan60 (103b)
  • Abdur Razzak9 (12b)
  • SL Malinga10-1-35-0
  • WPUJC Vaas9-2-34-2
47.6
4
Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, shot! Short and wide, Saqibul stands tall and cuts in the air past Dilshan at point, ball fairly speeds away for four
47.5
1
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, good length ball on middle stump, hustles to defend, works that to the onside, Malinga does the fielding himself, gets to it but ends up kicking it away, allows the run
47.4
1
Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, drifts to leg stump, he stands tall and turns that in front of square leg, calls for the run
47.3
2
Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, fuller again, he exposes all the stumps and drives that in the gap at cover, Vaas covers good ground and fields
47.2
1
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, fires in the yorker, well dug out in the end
47.1
2
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, a good length on middle and off, chipped over Jayasuriya at deep extra cover

END OF OVER:
47 | 6 Runs | BDESH: 234/8 (69 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.97, RRR: 23.00)

  • Abdur Razzak5 (9b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan53 (100b)
  • WPUJC Vaas9-2-34-2
  • SL Malinga9-1-24-0

Ball change now. Here comes Billy Bowden, recently married, with a box of assorted balls. He's smiling as he runs onto the ground. "Anyone for some balls?" The umpires inspect them, feel them, pick one and say thanks. Bye, Billy. There he goes.

46.6
1
Vaas to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, shorter and its hit across the line, he's mistimed it but will get one down to long-on

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st22Mohammad AshrafulShahriar Nafees
2nd33Mohammad AshrafulAftab Ahmed
3rd23Aftab AhmedShakib Al Hasan
4th0Habibul BasharShakib Al Hasan
5th63Shakib Al HasanFarhad Reza
6th14Khaled MashudShakib Al Hasan
7th22Mohammad RafiqueShakib Al Hasan
8th49Mashrafe MortazaShakib Al Hasan
9th38Abdur RazzakShakib Al Hasan
10th1Syed RaselShakib Al Hasan

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130.000
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.370
PAK3214-0.680
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798