• BATSMEN
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    19.2 and he is gone, immediately after having played that beautiful shot, and Dilshan has got the big wicket to go with his crazy fifty! Nicely flighted drew him out, enough turn to beat his attempt at an inside-out drive, and Sanga makes no mistake as his foot is dragged over the line 104/3
    2.5 and finally he has himself been netted! Finally that inevitable edge comes as he hangs his bat away from the body, and Mahela takes a neat low catch at second slip 20/1
    13.3 and it works immediately! Kula you beauty, what a lovely catch! Junaid sweeps, gets a top edge towards deep square leg, Kula runs in from fine leg, makes lovely ground, and then dives to get his fingers under it before it can hit the grass 77/2
    21.4 what a bizarre way to end a bizarre innings, but then again you come to expect it with Ashraful! Reverse-sweep, seriously? After not playing an intentful shot for two hours, he goes for a lame reverse sweep, and is beaten and is caught so plumb, Dilshan doesn't even appeal, and then perhaps the thought comes that match referees are not pleasant people to visit and he makes a formal appeal 110/4
    28.4 another nothing shot costs Bangladesh a wicket, goes back, plays with an angled bat, across the line, and ends up hitting outside the line of a slow offbreak. The off bail is tickled over 143/6
    25.1 Dilly is having a ball here! nicely tossed up on the pads, dipping, sucking him out of the crease, and then it turns down the leg side, and Sanga completes the stumping. Billy Bowden doesn't even need the TV umpire. Dilly dancing all over the place 126/5
    35.1 and gets a wicket right away, another gift really, charging at him and edging a shortish delivery through to Sangakkara. Anyway the innings was not going anywhere, so something had to be done 167/7
    36.4 toecrusher, good old toecrusher, Naeem can limp back to the pavilion, reverse swing, chasing that toe like a dog. Beautiful bowling 168/8
    39.1 nine down there, Mash heaves at one too many, making room, and gets a thick edge to a back-of-a-length delivery to the keeper 186/9
    40.2 finally it's all over, finally Malinga bowls one yorker on the middle-stump line, and Sri Lanka have registered a bonus point against Tamim and friends 186/10
    not out
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    Extras
    18 (b 1, lb 5, nb 1, w 11)
    TOTAL
    186 all out (40.2 Overs, RR: 4.61)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara6.003916.50217020
    SL Malinga8.203524.20313030
    TM Dilshan10.003733.70361030
    M Muralitharan8.003824.75262100
    UWMBCA Welegedara8.023123.87344021
    Fall of wickets:1-20 (Imrul Kayes, 2.5 ov), 2-77 (Junaid Siddique, 13.3 ov), 3-104 (Tamim Iqbal, 19.2 ov), 4-110 (Mohammad Ashraful, 21.4 ov), 5-126 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 25.1 ov), 6-143 (Shakib Al Hasan, 28.4 ov), 7-167 (Mahmudullah, 35.1 ov), 8-168 (Naeem Islam, 36.4 ov), 9-186 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 39.1 ov), 10-186 (Shafiul Islam, 40.2 ov)

Match Notes

  • Dilshan targets 1000 calendar runs

    Tillakaratne Dilshan has said the tri-series in Zimbabwe, in which he led Sri Lanka to victory as stand-in captain, helped him recover his lost form and carry it into the Asia Cup