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

1.1

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, fulla and straight, tapped back

1.2

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, outside off and moving away, left alone that time

1.3

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, full and straight, 136 kph that time, puts his bat down in the last minute and gets it to the leg side, direct hit from the fielder but Omar is safe

1.4

Malinga to Javed Omar, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps that time, Malinga had this problem in the previous Test too, Omar punches it in the off-side gap for a single

1.4

Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, That's a ripper from Malinga, 140kph, full and swinging from middle to leg, Nafees gets his front foot too far across and can't make allowance for the exxagerated swing. Huge appeal as the ball strikes the pad and Asad Rauf has no hesitation. That was probably clipping leg stump. Malinga strikes in his first over.

Shahriar Nafees lbw b Malinga 0 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   SL Malinga 1-0-3-1

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   SL Malinga 2-0-4-1

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

5.6

Malinga to Javed Omar, FOUR, down leg side that time and Omar flicks his wrists to pick up the first boundary of the innings.

Bangladesh 12/1   SL Malinga 3-0-9-1

7.1

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

7.2

Malinga to Javed Omar, no run, short, Omar seemed to be expecting that one, waiting on his back foot, jumps up and blocks it assuredly

7.3

Malinga to Javed Omar, OUT, That's a jaffa! Full and swinging away just a bit, Omar half-cock - not fully forward or back - and fishes at it tentatively. The speedy delivery kisses the outside edge and whizzes to Prasanna Jayawardene behind the stumps. Malinga running red hot after the dismissal. Omar has to go

Javed Omar c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga 8 (36m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.78

7.4

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, starts off in style with a boundary, Malinga is off line, full and on the pads and Bashar flicks it away in front of square for a four

7.5

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side again, Bashar tries to flick again but can only get a rap on the pads and scramble a leg bye

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   SL Malinga 4-0-14-2

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

9.3

Malinga to Habibul Bashar, OUT, Got 'em! Good length from Malinga, speedy and moving slightly away, Bashar goes for the drive towards the covers but can only manage the edge that flies to Mahela Jayawardene at second slip. Comfortable catch for the skipper and Bangladesh on a serious wobble. Malinga on fire

Habibul Bashar c DPMD Jayawardene b Malinga 5 (10m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

9.4

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full outside off, driven confidently to mid-off

9.5

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short and outside off, Ashraful drops his bat and lets it go

9.6

Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Gone. What a catch at short leg! Malinga fires it on the pads, Ashraful flicks it from the meat of the bat but Malinda Warnapura, at short leg, shows amazing reflex, lunging to his left and pulling off an instinctive blinder. What a catch! Malinga can do nothing wrong here.

Mohammad Ashraful c Warnapura b Malinga 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 22/4   SL Malinga 5-0-15-4

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   SL Malinga 6-0-17-4

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   SL Malinga 7-1-17-4

22.1

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

22.2

Malinga to Mohammad Sharif, no run, short and on leg, gloved to the leg side

22.3

Malinga to Mohammad Sharif, no run, short and outside off, rising disconcertingly, lets it go

22.4

Malinga to Mohammad Sharif, 1 run, tapped to the leg side, back of a length nd eased away

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   SL Malinga 8-1-22-4

24.1

Malinga to Mohammad Sharif, no run, Short and moving outside off, left alone

24.2

Malinga to Mohammad Sharif, 1 run, full and outside off, driven to cover

24.3

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, full and outside leg, off target yorker that time, can't make contact, through to the keeper

24.4

Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, full and outside off, driven through the gap in cover, single that time

24.5

Malinga to Mohammad Sharif, 1 wide, slow ball attempted but that was all over the shop. Malinga suffering a bit from the Harmison disease it looks like, way, way, outside leg and almost a beamer length. Wide called

24.5

Malinga to Mohammad Sharif, no run, full and straight, almost a yorker, pacy from Malinga, batsman digs it out well

24.6

Malinga to Mohammad Sharif, no run, full again, yorker almost but the batsman picks it out and pushes it back to the bowler

Bangladesh 62/9   SL Malinga 9-1-25-4
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Series Results
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Sri Lanka won by an innings and 193 runs
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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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