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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11.1

Malinga to Mehrab Hossain jnr, 2 runs, full and outside off, driven superbly by Mehrab through the covers for a couple. Now that's an aggressive way to start your Test career

11.2

Malinga to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short of a length, outside off, tapped watchfully towards cover, they think of a single but decide agaisnt it

11.3

Malinga to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, on the shorter side, outside off, Mehrab gets behind the line and taps it towards gully.

11.4

Malinga to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, full and outside off, not much swing, Mahrab tries to glide it wide of the slips but the gully fielder, Van Dort, stops any runs

11.5

Malinga to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, nasty short one, well directed too, straight and towards Mehrab's head, but the batsman leaves it well, swaying out of the way

11.6

Malinga to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, Short again, ducked under it easily. Drinks come on to the field

Bangladesh 24/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 2* (6b)

12.3

Fernando to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, straight and back of a length, tapped back to the bowler watchfully

12.4

Fernando to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short and staight, strikes Mehrab on the body, good delivery to soften up the batsman

12.5

Fernando to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, full and on the pads, deflected away to the leg-side

12.6

Fernando to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, full and straight on off, tapped away straight to cover. Mehrab looking confident on debut

Bangladesh 29/4   Mehrab Hossain jnr 2* (10b)

14.1

Fernando to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short ball, gloved away to the leg side

14.2

Fernando to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short again, angled outside off, Mehrab tries to leave but is struck a painful blow on the leg shoulder, deflects towards third slip but falls short. That would have hurt

14.3

Fernando to Mehrab Hossain jnr, no run, short of a length, straight ball, upright and defending it confidently

14.4

Fernando to Mehrab Hossain jnr, FOUR, outside off and Mehrab simply has to use the pace of the ball, gliding it behind square for a four.

14.5

Fernando to Mehrab Hossain jnr, OUT, cleaned him up! That's the end of Mehrab's first innings in Test cricket. Full ball this time and he's caught in two minds. No feel movement there and the ball strikes the inside edge and rattles the stumps. He was impressive on his Test debut but couldn't last long enough

Mehrab Hossain jnr b Fernando 6 (24m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Bangladesh 33/5   Mehrab Hossain jnr 6 (15b 1x4)
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Kandy - Jul 11-14, 2007
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 193 runs
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS) - Jul 3-5, 2007
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 90 runs
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC) - Jun 25-28, 2007
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 234 runs
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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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