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

Overs 0-50

0.1

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, Full ball on middle stump, middled straight back to the bowler, always nice to get the ball in the meat of the bat straight away

0.2

Vaas to Javed Omar, 1 run, full again, this time swinging into the pads, Omar waits for the ball to swing and tucks it away past short leg for a single.

0.2

Vaas to Javed Omar, 1 run, outside off, short of a length, Van Dort flirts but can't get bat onto it, there was some good mevement that time

0.3

Vaas to Shahriar Nafees, no run, outside off, swinging away, nice shape to the ball, that typical Vaas swerve, Nafees lets it go watchfully

0.4

Vaas to Shahriar Nafees, no run, straighter this time, same full length, Nafees puts his front foot forward and taps it close on the leg side

0.5

Vaas to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Vaas touching 76mph, loosening up surely, he's a little quicker than that, good length ball on middle and off, tapped away to the off side

0.6

Vaas to Shahriar Nafees, no run, that's a good finish to the over, starting from off and moving away, appreciable movement from Vaas. Nafees thinks of gliding it towards third man but lets it go in the end

Bangladesh 1/0   WPUJC Vaas 1-0-1-0

2.1

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, short one that time, angling away from the right-hander, Omar swerves out of the way

2.2

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, slightly short again, Vaas still hovering around the 120kph mark, Omar defends watchfully

2.3

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, full ball, outside off, trying to move it into the right-hander, Omar lets it go

2.4

Vaas to Javed Omar, 2 runs, driven confidently through the off side for a couple

2.5

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, slightly short, outside off, left alone

2.6

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, straight that time, probing away, Omar fiddles outside off and is beaten

Bangladesh 6/1   WPUJC Vaas 2-0-3-0

4.1

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, sightly short, angling into the right-hander's body, Omar gets behind the line and taps it to the leg side

4.2

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, short of a length and trying to move it in from outside off to off, not much of bounce then, Omar leaves it but it clips the pad on it's way to a keeper. Slower ball too and the fielders let out a muted appeal, but that was missing off

4.3

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, left alone outside off

4.4

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, slightly on the short side, Omar on his toes and keeping it down cautiously

4.5

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, similar short length, taps it back to the bowler

4.6

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, full this time, swinging into the right-hander, Omar reads it well and drives it back down the ground. Vaas still in the 120kph range, Bangladesh having all the speed problems at the other end

Bangladesh 7/1   WPUJC Vaas 3-1-3-0

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

6.5

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, angling across the right-hander, no swing, Omar fishes outside off and is beaten, tough one to negotiate

6.6

Vaas to Javed Omar, no run, full and on the pads, tapped towards short midwicket

Bangladesh 13/1   WPUJC Vaas 4-1-4-0

8.1

Vaas to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, full and swinging into Bashar, tucked away in front of square for a single

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

8.6

Vaas to Habibul Bashar, no run, full and outside off, batsman simply has to shoulder arms

Bangladesh 21/2   WPUJC Vaas 5-1-6-0
Overs 0-50
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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