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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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   M Muralitharan 1-0-1-0

17.1

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and flighted, Rahim gets his front foot forward and drives to mid-on

17.2

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, offbreak again, flatter this time, tapped away behind square. Good controlled defense

17.3

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, flighted outside leg, too far outside in fact and Rahim latches on quickly and sweeps past short fine leg for a four.

17.4

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, down the track and driving to the covers. Rahim looking to be aggressive against Murali.Promises to be an interesting battle

17.5

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, that's a super shot from Rahim, offbreak starting from outside off and he comes down the track and laces it through the covers for a smoking four. Superb balance and poise.

17.6

Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, That's why Murali's the master. Two fours but the doosra followed and teased him out. Rahim expected the offbreak and poked defensively but the doosra kissed the outside edge and was well pouched by Prasanna Jayawardene behind the stumps. Another promising start is cut short. Murali strikes in his second over

Mushfiqur Rahim c †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 9 (14m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Bangladesh 45/6   M Muralitharan 2-0-9-1

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

19.2

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, driven to mid-off

19.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 2 runs, offbreak, dangerous glide from Rafique and it's wide of slip. They complete two but it could have easily been another wicket

19.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, tapped down the ground back to the bowler

19.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, no run, doosra that time and he doesn't read it, lunges forward and pushes his bat, no clue about that one

19.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, OUT, That's a dolly! Offbreak turning from leg to middle, Rafique takes a mighty swipe at it but picks out the fielder at deep square leg. Vaas waiting there and snaps up the simplest of catches. Poor stroke considering the field setting

Mohammad Rafique c Vaas b Muralitharan 2 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Bangladesh 51/8   M Muralitharan 3-0-12-2

21.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Sharif, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, tapped to mid-on and runs a quick single, Fernando tries to under-arm a quick flick but no direct hit. Batsmen survive

21.2

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

21.3

Muralitharan to Mohammad Sharif, no run

21.4

Muralitharan to Mohammad Sharif, no run, doosra starting from outside leg, kicks it away

21.5

Muralitharan to Mohammad Sharif, no run, defended watchfully

21.6

Muralitharan to Mohammad Sharif, no run, around the wicket this time, straight on middle, turned away to the leg side

Bangladesh 54/8   M Muralitharan 4-0-14-2

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

23.5

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, around the wicket, tossed up from middle, defended watchfully

23.6

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, back to over the wicket, tossed up liberally again, defended

Bangladesh 59/9   M Muralitharan 5-1-14-3

25.1

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, tossed up, batsman comes forward and defends confidently

25.2

Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, And that is that. Doosra comes out and Shahadat plays for the offbreak. Misses it completely and the ball rattles the stumps. Bangladesh cleaned up for 62, the lowest total on Sri Lankan soil.

Shahadat Hossain b Muralitharan 1 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Bangladesh 62/10   M Muralitharan 5.2-1-14-4
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Series Results
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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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