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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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

Bangladesh 3/1   Javed Omar 2* (6b)   SL Malinga 0.4-0-2-1

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

Bangladesh 14/2   Rajin Saleh 3* (20b)   SL Malinga 3.3-0-10-2

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

Bangladesh 22/3   Rajin Saleh 5* (27b)   SL Malinga 4.3-0-15-3

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   Rajin Saleh 5* (27b)   SL Malinga 5-0-15-4

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   Rajin Saleh 10* (41b)   CRD Fernando 2.5-1-9-1

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   Rajin Saleh 12* (51b)   M Muralitharan 2-0-9-1

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

Bangladesh 48/7   Rajin Saleh 15* (52b)   CRD Fernando 4.3-1-15-2

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   Rajin Saleh 16* (53b)   M Muralitharan 3-0-12-2

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

Bangladesh 59/9   Mohammad Sharif 3* (13b)   M Muralitharan 4.4-0-14-3

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   Mohammad Sharif 4* (17b)   M Muralitharan 5.2-1-14-4
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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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