Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.4 edged and gone! Malinga responds with a short of a length, moving delivery outside off stump that kicks off the surface, Tamim stands leaden-footed and fishes at it, and Sangakkara snaps up the regulation edge 7/2
    0.5 gone! As expected, Vaas works closer and closer to off stump, getting one to land just in line with the stumps, full and jagging back in, Nafees is caught deep in the crease, in front of off, and the umpire has little hesitation in giving that out! 1/1
    11.1 and he's gone, freeing the arms and cutting a pretty poor, wide delivery hard to Dilshan at backward point, who moves to his left and holds the catch above his head! 26/4
    7.3 gone! Malinga drops short, at a lively pace, Aftab takes his eyes off it as he has a go, pulling off the splice of the bat, the ball goes up in the air and comes down near square leg, two men converge on it, Jayasuriya says dont touch it, thats mine, keeps his eyes on it the entire time and dives forward to pluck it! Not bad for a 37-year-old, eh? 20/3
    16.4 the doosra pegs back leg stump! This one was ripped up, landing on middle and spinning in past a clueless, leaden-footed Saqibul to rerrange the furniture 41/5
    25.3 good fielding ! Tossed up on leg stump, Ashraful works it to short fine leg again, sets off for the single, Jayawardene swoops in and flips the ball back onto the stumps, a direct hit, and Bashar is gone! 66/6
    not out
    29.4 yeah, he's not wasting time! Again he goes after one outside off stump, but the leading edge splices off the edge of the bat and goes up towards backward point, where Tharanga judges it well and takes in behind him as he runs back, no more biffs for Mortaza as Arnold gets a wicket 80/7
    34.4 short and a fraction wide of off stump, Rafique stands rooted and swings across the line, doesnt time it all and the ball soars up in the air and comes down near the deep midwicket ropes, Murali and Maharoof converge, Maharoof calls for it, Murali wants it, they both collide...looks like Murali really wants to take the catch...but in the end it settles in Maharoof's hands and neither fielder is injured..would've been ugly had they collided hard though 101/8
    35.5 edged and gone! Malinga lands one on a shortish length around off stump, ball rears and takes the outer edge of the bat through to Sangakkara! Malinga strikes for his third 111/9
    36.6 all over! Tossed up on leg stump, Ashraful just drops it at his feet and calls Rasel for the run, a good throw comes in from Dilshan at midwicket and Sangakkara takes it on the first bounce and whips off the bails in one swift movement and Rasel is just short of the crease, despite the full stretch of the bat forward... 112/10
    7 (lb 2, nb 1, w 4)
    112 all out (37 Overs, RR: 3.02)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Shahriar Nafees, 0.5 ov), 2-7 (Tamim Iqbal, 3.4 ov), 3-20 (Aftab Ahmed, 7.3 ov), 4-26 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 11.1 ov), 5-41 (Shakib Al Hasan, 16.4 ov), 6-66 (Habibul Bashar, 25.3 ov), 7-80 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 29.4 ov), 8-101 (Mohammad Rafique, 34.4 ov), 9-111 (Abdur Razzak, 35.5 ov), 10-112 (Syed Rasel, 36.6 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas7.041111.57372000
    SL Malinga6.002734.50265010
    MF Maharoof7.012613.71303011
    M Muralitharan9.001511.66441020
    ST Jayasuriya1.50201.0990000
    RP Arnold3.101715.36101100
    TM Dilshan3.001214.0070000

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