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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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   CRD Fernando 1-1-0-0

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

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   CRD Fernando 2-1-5-0

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

14.6

Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Full and on off, driving to the off side

Bangladesh 33/5   CRD Fernando 3-1-9-1

16.1

Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, nasty short one, rising upto the body, flinching but getting behind the line, pops up close to the batsman but there's no fielder there

16.2

Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short again, Rahim reads it well and pushes it to the leg side

16.3

Fernando to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, slightly short again, on the pads, pushing it behind square for a single

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   CRD Fernando 4-1-12-1

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

18.2

Fernando to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside off, back of a length, left alone by Mortaza

18.3

Fernando to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, As easy as it gets. Full, cutting in late, Mortaza pushes without a clue and the ball deviates off the outside edge. It goes low to second slip, where Mahela Jayawardene picks off a relatively straight-forward catch.

Mashrafe Mortaza c DPMD Jayawardene b Fernando 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.4

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, snorter of a delivery to get first up, superbly-directed bouncer that kept coming at his body. Rafique sways away in the last moment

18.5

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, full this time and almost nailed him. Speedy and on off, Rafique pokes and gets an inside edge that richochets onto the pads

18.6

Fernando to Mohammad Rafique, no run, back of a length, on middle and leg, tapped away to the off side

Bangladesh 48/7   CRD Fernando 5-1-15-2

20.1

Fernando to Mohammad Sharif, no run, short of a length, defended to the off side

20.2

Fernando to Mohammad Sharif, no run, straight and back of a length, defended watchfully

20.3

Fernando to Mohammad Sharif, no run, short, on middle and rising, tapped away to backward square

20.4

Fernando to Mohammad Sharif, no run, outside off, left alone, cranking up good pace here, 82mph

20.5

Fernando to Mohammad Sharif, 1 run, turned away to leg side

20.6

Fernando to Rajin Saleh, no run

Bangladesh 52/8   CRD Fernando 6-1-16-2
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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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