Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka, 2007 / Commentary

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka Test Series - 2nd Test

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

Sri Lanka won by an innings and 90 runs

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1.5

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, full and swinging again, touching 140kph, moving away from the right-hander, Saleh lets it go

1.6

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, 1 no ball, over-steps again, full and outside off, Saleh flirts at it but can't get bat to ball. Malinga needs to rebowl that one

1.6

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, that's full and straight and speedy again, Saleh gets behind the line and defends it confidently

Bangladesh 4/1   Rajin Saleh 0* (3b)

3.1

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, Speedy and short of a length from Malinga, good bounce from the pitch too, left alone by Saleh

3.2

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, full this time, swinging away, 140kph again, Saleh has nothing to do with it

3.3

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length and just outside off, Saleh in two minds about to play that or not, pushing his bat tentatively, beaten all ends up.

3.4

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, 1 no ball, another no-ball from Malinga, he's not been able to sort the problem, it seems. Good speedy delivery, though, beating Saleh outside off

3.4

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, short of a good length, pitching outside off and moving away, Saleh leaves it alone, that's around 140kph again.

3.5

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, full, straight, swinging, Malinga trying to move it from leg to off, Saleh waits till the last moment and drives it down the ground confidently

3.6

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, short of a good length, starting outside off and moving away, Saleh doesn't need to bother about that one. Malinga cranking up a fiery pace here, though

Bangladesh 7/1   Rajin Saleh 0* (10b)

5.1

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, full to start with, in the off-side corridor, Saleh punches it to the off side

5.2

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, back of a length this time, swinging away from the right-hander, Saleh doesn't need to play at those

5.3

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, he bent his back for that one, short and fired into the leg side, Saleh ducks, Prasanna Jayawardene, behind the stumps, takes off to catch that one.

5.4

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, similar delivery, 142kph this time, short but not that well directed, Saleh ducks.

5.5

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, That was lucky! Swinging, full ball from leg to middle, Saleh tries to drive it to the leg side but manages a leading edge that pops up towards mid-off, Dilhara Fernando runs back to catch it but can't reach, the batsmen scamper a single and Fernando's throw nearly had Saleh napping

Bangladesh 8/1   Rajin Saleh 1* (15b)

6.1

Vaas to Rajin Saleh, no run, short again from Vaas, he's trying to keep them on the back foot and then swing them out with the fuller ball, Saleh ducks under this one comfortable

6.2

Vaas to Rajin Saleh, no run, that's what he was looking to do, following a short delivery with a swinging in-dipper, full and swinging late, Saleh is lucky to get some bat on ball, otherwise he was gone

6.3

Vaas to Rajin Saleh, no run, full and wide of the stumps, angling across the right-hander, Saleh watches it through to the keeper

6.4

Vaas to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, full and swinging again, Vaas still struggling to crank up his pace, Saleh tucks it away comfortably for a single behind square

Bangladesh 13/1   Rajin Saleh 2* (19b)

7.1

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, full and on off, punched confidently through the covers for a single

7.6

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, good ball to finish, short of a length and lifting after pitching. Saleh gets behind the line and negotiates it well, though

Bangladesh 19/2   Rajin Saleh 3* (21b)

8.2

Vaas to Rajin Saleh, no run, angling away, tentative prod by Saleh but takes his bat away in the last moment, that's a probing line from Vaas

8.3

Vaas to Rajin Saleh, no run, too straight this time, on the pads, pushed to short leg

8.4

Vaas to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length ball on off, tapped to the off side

8.5

Vaas to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, short of a length but too wide outside off, Saleh follows the ball that was angled across him and pokes to the left of gully for a single

Bangladesh 21/2   Rajin Saleh 4* (25b)

9.1

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, short and outside off, good bounce off the pitch, Saleh lets it go but had that been straight he would have had problems

9.2

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, straighter ball, good length and rising, Saleh pushes it and manages a quick single to the covers

Bangladesh 22/2   Rajin Saleh 5* (27b)

10.1

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, no run, starts off with a yorker-length delivery, swinging in the last moment, Saleh digs it out well

10.2

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, no run, short of a length, on off, Saleh on the back foot and punching it down the ground

10.3

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, no run, short ball, Saleh taken by surprise but weaves away in the last minute, ball flies to the keeper

10.4

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, no run, Fernando coming in from wide of the crease, full and outside off, left alone

10.5

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, no run, that's a beauty from Fernando, short of a length and seam movement off the pitch, Saleh pokes a most tentative poke, away from the body. That was a few inches away from the edge.

10.6

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, no run, fuller, seaming away again, Saleh on the front foot and trying ti drive but can't make contact. This is an edge waiting to happen.

Bangladesh 22/4   Rajin Saleh 5* (33b)

12.1

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, 2 runs, driven square for a couple

12.2

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, 3 runs, full and outside off, punched away off the front foot through the covers for another quick two

Bangladesh 29/4   Rajin Saleh 10* (35b)

13.1

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, full and straight, on middle stump, punched back to the bowler

13.2

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, slow ball, deceived a bit by the low full toss but pushes it to the off side

13.3

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone outside off

13.4

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, on the back foot and tapped away down the ground

13.5

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, slow ball again, loopy low full toss, wonderful bowling from Malinga, mixing it up well, Saleh doesn't pick it initially but gets his bat down well and taps it down the ground

13.6

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, clipped away off the pads but straight to the square leg fielder

Bangladesh 29/4   Rajin Saleh 10* (41b)

15.1

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, no run, tossed up delivery to start with, slow loopy one, driven back to the bowler

15.2

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, no run, doosra straight away, beting the outside edge of Saleh's bat

15.3

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, no run, offbreak this time, defended back to the bowler

15.4

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, no run, tossed up ball, goes off pad and appears to have got the top part of the bat, pops up to short leg but Jayawardene puts it down. Might have been out that.

15.5

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended watchfully

15.6

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, 1 no ball, oversteps that time

15.6

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, no run, tapped away to the leg side

Bangladesh 34/5   Rajin Saleh 10* (48b)

16.4

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, no run, short of a length, just on adn outside off, tapped back to the bowler

16.5

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, 2 runs, full but too straight this time, clipped through the covers for a quick two. Saleh growing in confidence now. At least someone is

16.6

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, no run, short and outside off, ducked under it comfortably

Bangladesh 37/5   Rajin Saleh 12* (51b)

18.1

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, 3 runs, full and outside off, driven sweetly down the ground for three, heavy outfield there holding the ball back

Bangladesh 48/6   Rajin Saleh 15* (52b)

19.1

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, tossed up liberally, Murali seems to be having some fun here, driven down the ground to mid-off for a single

Bangladesh 49/7   Rajin Saleh 16* (53b)

20.6

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, no run

Bangladesh 52/8   Rajin Saleh 16* (54b)

21.2

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, tossed up outside off, drives through the covers

Bangladesh 54/8   Rajin Saleh 17* (55b)

22.1

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, full and straight, punched to the leg side

22.5

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, no run, full and outside off, swinging in, low full toss driven back to the bowler

22.6

Malinga to Rajin Saleh, 3 runs, low full toss again and it's flicked away through midwicket. As wickets fall at the other end, Saleh grows in stature

Bangladesh 59/8   Rajin Saleh 21* (58b)

23.1

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, no run, flighted outside off, lunges forward and defends it confidently

23.2

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, no run, full on middle and leg, tries to sweep but misses, appeal goes up but that was probably missing leg

23.3

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, no run, nudged to the off side

23.4

Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, OUT, Another doosra and yet another wicket. No.9 now. Tossed up outside off, turning away, Saleh angles his bat towards gully and present the simplest of edges to Mahela Jayawardene at first slip. Saleh goes for a gritty 21. Bangladesh in line to be bowled out before lunch on the first day of a Test

Rajin Saleh c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralitharan 21 (107m 62b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.87

Bangladesh 59/9   Rajin Saleh 21 (62b)
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Photos

Jul 5, 2007

Mohammad Ashraful chats with Kumar Sangakkara at the post-match presentation, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, July 5, 2007

Mohammad Ashraful chats with Kumar Sangakkara at the post-match presentation

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Jul 5, 2007

Mohammad Ashraful kisses the turf after reaching the three-figure mark, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Colombo, July 5, 2007

Mohammad Ashraful kisses the turf after reaching the three-figure mark

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