Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
105(129) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
3 0 6 2 3 2 2 1
Shakib Al Hasan
67(107) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 0 5 5 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

MF Maharoof
O7.0
M0
R47
W3
Eco6.71
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Razzak
O10.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco4.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 265/9

  • 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

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
105(129) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
3 0 6 2 3 2 2 1
Shakib Al Hasan
67(107) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 0 5 5 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

MF Maharoof
O7.0
M0
R47
W3
Eco6.71
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Razzak
O10.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco4.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.052
BDESH31103.000-0.666
AUS30102.000-0.082
NZ30201.000-0.606
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.360
PAK32104.000-0.666
SA31202.0000.168
SL31202.000-0.803