8.3 Sangakkara goes airbourne to his left to take a brilliant catch. Nafees, who had looked edgy in the middle, perishes. It was fullish delivery outside off stump, swinging away and Nafees had a stab at it, got an outer edge and it would have flown between the keeper and the first slip if not for an acrobatic effort from Sangakkara. A dive he would be hoping that some photographer has captured. Would make for a nice poster. 22/1
    13.3 Ashraful decides to walk... short and on the hips, Ashraful tries to tickle it fine, gets a thin edge and Sangakkara pouches it moving smartly to his left. They go up in an appeal but Ashraful doesn't wait for the decision, walks back to the pavilion. 55/2
    18.1 Big blow for Bangladesh. Aftab Ahmed falls. Sri Lanka gets another important breakthrough. It was banged in short on the middle and leg and Aftab shaped up to pull. The line and the length demanded that shot but he was bit late in his stroke, top-edged a simple catch to Sangakkara. 78/3
    not out
    18.3 The captain falls and now the ship is really rocking. It was a length delivery on the off, kicked up more than what Bashar anticipated. He ends up steering it to second slip to the opposing skipper. 78/4
    27.4 stumped! Tossed up on middle and leg, he gives him the charge, comes out a good three feet, the ball dips on him, he swings and misses, ball rolls to Sangakarra who in a flash has the bails off, Reza tries to get his back foot in rather than the bat, but thats out by some distance, Bangladesh are five down 141/5
    30.3 run out! Six down! Tossed up outside off again, he gets into his stride and taps that in front of point, calls for the run and they set off, but Jayawardene swoops in, picks and throws and hits the nonstriker's end, Mashud knows he's gone and carries on his way to the pavillion 155/6
    36.2 and Rafique perishes to his preferred shot! Flighted outside off, he gets down and picks that up, sweeps it flatter this time all the way down Vaas's throat at wide long-on, he judged it well and held it a couple feet inside the ropes, Bangladesh slip further towards defeat 177/7
    44.6 cleaned up with a yorker! Thats experience, son, says Vaas, who spears one in a tad slower in the blockhole, Mortaza makes room and exposes the stumps, ball shatters the base of middle, Sri Lanka strike again 226/8
    49.4 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! 264/9
    not out
    36 (b 4, lb 3, nb 8, w 21)
    265/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.30)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Shahriar Nafees, 8.3 ov), 2-55 (Mohammad Ashraful, 13.3 ov), 3-78 (Aftab Ahmed, 18.1 ov), 4-78 (Habibul Bashar, 18.3 ov), 5-141 (Farhad Reza, 27.4 ov), 6-155 (Khaled Mashud, 30.3 ov), 7-177 (Mohammad Rafique, 36.2 ov), 8-226 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 44.6 ov), 9-264 (Abdur Razzak, 49.4 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas10.024624.60354030
    SL Malinga10.013503.50403040
    CRD Fernando5.003917.80203134
    MF Maharoof7.004736.71258100
    M Muralitharan10.004514.50313022
    ST Jayasuriya8.004615.75203110

Match Details

  • Punjab Cricket Association, PCA Cricket Stadium, Sector - 63, SAS Nagar, Mohali - 160059 (Phone: 0172 - 2232300/1/2)


Bangladesh , elected to field first

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Match days

7 October 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Sri Lanka 2, Bangladesh 0

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