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 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

Warnapura and Vandort out in the middle. Mashrafe Mortaza is ready with the new ball

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 3 no balls, oversteps to start with, down the leg side, raps the bats and trickles away towards fine leg for a couple

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, outside off, short of a length, Vandort flirts but can't get bat onto it, there was some good movement that time

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, down leg again, passes by harmless

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, this one comes back into him a fraction, Omar waits on the back foot and defends

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 1 run, driven through the covers for a single

Warnapura to take strike. he was out for a duck in the first Test

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, FOUR, drifting down the pads and he gets off the mark in style, flicked away through square for a glorious four

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, straight and full, driven back to the bowler

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, short of a length, pitched outside leg and going straight, Warnapura tries to work it to the leg side but is rapped on the pads. Big appeal but that pitched outside leg and can't be given

End of over 1 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 8/0
SM Warnapura    4* (3b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-8-0
MG Vandort    1* (4b)     

Shahadat "Sharapova" Hossain is into the attack. Jayawardene had complained about Shahadat's grunting in the previous match.

"It is hard to continue my natural aggressive bowling if I am not able to make the sound because my pace depends on it," Shahadat said after that match. "It is my only desire that they will allow me to do that. I can't understand why they felt bad when other teams never complain about it."

1.1

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, down leg side, batsman lets it go

1.2

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side again, struck on the pads

1.3

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, yorker-length ball, chopped away to the on-side. Good pacy start

1.4

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, short ball, pitched on leg and angling across, 129.1kph that time, Warnapura tries to pull but it's a bit quick for him, struck on the body

1.5

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, 1 run, short ball on the body again, Warnapura on his toes and turns it away behind square for a single

1.6

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, full ball on off, driven to mid-on. Shahadat went through the over surprisingly quietly, not much grunting there. Maybe that's why his pace wasn't upto the levels t reached in the first Test

End of over 2 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 10/0
MG Vandort    1* (7b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-1-0
SM Warnapura    5* (6b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-8-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, way down the leg side, Mortaza hasn't yet found his direction yet, good diving take by Rahim behind the stumps

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, down leg side again, Mortaza angry with himself, there's a bit of movement with the new ball there but it's being wasted with some wayward bowling.

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 1 leg bye, straight and swinging in, from middle to leg, strikes the batsman on the pads and there's a big appeal. Rauf can't give those, that was missing leg

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, full and on off, defending to the off side

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 1 no ball, over-steps this time, Mortaza struggling with both no-balls and line. Staight and full ball, defended to the leg side

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, short and angling across the left-hander, sways out of the way

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 1 run, well-directed short ball that time, pitching on middle and angling away, Vandort gets behind the line and plays it down well to the off side, scampering a quick single

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 13/0
MG Vandort    2* (11b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-10-0
SM Warnapura    5* (9b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-1-0

3.1

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, full ball angling across the right-hander, left alone by Vandort

3.2

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, 1 run, defended to the off side, finds the gap in the covers and runs a quick single

3.3

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, 2 runs, full and outside off, Warnapura laces a smooth drive through the covers, Ashraful fumbles and they complete a simple two

3.4

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, short and outside off, shoulders arms

3.5

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, 1 run, short and pulled away with ease. There is a fielder at deep square leg and does the mopping up

3.6

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, full length ball, batsman attempts the drive but is beaten by the one that moves away. Good way to end the over

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 17/0
MG Vandort    3* (14b)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-5-0
SM Warnapura    8* (12b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-10-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 1 run, turned away off the pads, well in front of square leg and they stroll across for an easy single

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, forward defense to cover

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, left alone outside off

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run

4.7

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run

End of over 5 (1 run) Sri Lanka 18/0
MG Vandort    3* (20b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-11-0
SM Warnapura    9* (13b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-5-0

5.1

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, pull shot not timed well, edged to short midwicket

5.2

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, forward defence to cover

5.3

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, similar shot, pushing to cover

5.4

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, attempted pull shot missed by the batsman

5.5

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, swung away from the batsman, wanted to play through the off side but can't make contact

5.6

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, FOUR, slightly short and outside off, cut away savagely past point for a boundary

End of over 6 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 22/0
SM Warnapura    13* (19b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-9-0
MG Vandort    3* (20b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-11-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, full outside off, driven to cover confidently

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, full and outside off, left alone by the batsman

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, full outswinger left alone by Vandort

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, full and outside off, Vandort has nothing to do with it

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, short of a length, outside off, Vandort shoulders arms

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 1 run, short of a length, drifting on the pads, tucked away off his hips for a single

End of over 7 (1 run) Sri Lanka 23/0
MG Vandort    4* (26b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-12-0
SM Warnapura    13* (19b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-9-0

7.1

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, good length ball, on off, defended confidently to the off side

7.2

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, on-drives a full ball to mid-on

7.3

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, short ball outside off, left alone

7.4

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, full and straight, driven back down the ground

7.5

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, no run, good length delivery on off stump, defended to the off side

7.6

Shahadat Hossain to Vandort, 1 run, short and pulled, cries of 'catch' but the ball was well short of deep fine leg

End of over 8 (1 run) Sri Lanka 24/0
MG Vandort    5* (32b)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-10-0
SM Warnapura    13* (19b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-12-0

Mohammad Sharif comes on

8.1

Mohammad Sharif to Vandort, 1 run, tucked away to mid on quick single, quick single taken, the batsman just about makes it on time at the bowlers end

8.2

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, FOUR, short of a length and pulled away with ease, no fielder could have got to that one

8.3

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, 1 run

8.4

Mohammad Sharif to Vandort, no run

8.5

Mohammad Sharif to Vandort, 1 run, drifting on the pads and Vandort tucks it away to the vacant deep square leg region, after the earlier boundary, Sharif has more protection

8.6

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, overpitched and driven straight to mid-off

End of over 9 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 31/0
SM Warnapura    18* (22b 3x4)      Mohammad Sharif    1-0-7-0
MG Vandort    7* (35b)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-10-0

9.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, full and straight, not that much swing, defended to the off side

9.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, FOUR, good length ball, down the leg side, turned away to fine-leg for an easy four. Wrong direction again from Mortaza

9.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, full outside off, Vandort shoulders arms

9.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, tapped to the leg side

9.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, full and outside off, nice flowing drive but it's straight to the cover fielder

9.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, short and outside off, left alone yet again

End of over 10 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 35/0
MG Vandort    11* (41b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-16-0
SM Warnapura    18* (22b 3x4)      Mohammad Sharif    1-0-7-0

10.1

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, Sharif keeps the ball up, invites the on-drive, fields it well on the follow-through

10.2

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, front foot comes forward and taps it to the off side

10.3

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, down the leg side, can't make contact

10.4

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, driven to cover

10.5

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run

10.6

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, 1 run, full on the pads and flicked away confidently to square leg

End of over 11 (1 run) Sri Lanka 36/0
SM Warnapura    19* (28b 3x4)      Mohammad Sharif    2-0-8-0
MG Vandort    11* (41b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-16-0

11.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone by the batsman

11.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 1 run, swinging full delivery, moving from middle to leg, Warnapura gets an inside edge while trying to flay it to the leg side, edge flies to fine leg

11.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, bit of width, rocked back in the crease and drives it to cover

11.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, good length ball, pitched on off and defended watchfully

11.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, no run, stodgy defence with the front foot to the pitch of the ball

11.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, 1 run, bit of width, square driven confidently by Vandort, not that well timed but good enough for a single

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 38/0
MG Vandort    12* (45b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-18-0
SM Warnapura    20* (30b 3x4)      Mohammad Sharif    2-0-8-0

12.1

Mohammad Sharif to Vandort, 2 runs, full ball outside off, driven majestically through the covers, again not that well timed as they pick up two. Gets to the pitch as always

12.2

Mohammad Sharif to Vandort, no run, defended watchfully down the ground

12.3

Mohammad Sharif to Vandort, no run, good length ball that's straight, tapped to the off side

12.4

Mohammad Sharif to Vandort, no run, similar ball, military medium pace of 76mph, Vandort not taking any chances, pushing it to the off side

12.5

Mohammad Sharif to Vandort, no run, full and on off, patted back to the bowler

12.6

Mohammad Sharif to Vandort, no run, driven easily to cover, Vandort looks to be pitching his tent for a long innings.

End of over 13 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 40/0
MG Vandort    14* (51b 1x4)      Mohammad Sharif    3-0-10-0
SM Warnapura    20* (30b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-18-0

13.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 1 run, short of a length, square-drives it past point for a single

13.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Vandort, OUT, castled, that's all over for Vandort. Mortaza rewarded for keeping the ball full and straight. Seam is upright and it's full on off and swinging in, Vandort gets his front foot forward and tries to defend but the ball squeezes past the bat and pad to rattle off stump. Beauty of a delivery from Mortaza and Vandort has to go

MG Vandort b Mashrafe Mortaza 14 (66m 52b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.92

Kumar Sangakkara walks in

13.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball outside off, patted away to the off side

13.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, slightly short and Sangakkara is on the back foot and pushes to short midwicketto get off the mark

13.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 1 run, short of a length and straight. It's a good line from Mortaza this over, Warnapura on the back-foot and tapping it to the leg side for a single

13.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, driven down the ground but decide against the quick single

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 43/1
KC Sangakkara    1* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-21-1
SM Warnapura    22* (32b 3x4)      Mohammad Sharif    3-0-10-0

14.1

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, short and rising, Warnapura on the back foot and punching by standing upright, straight to mid-off

14.2

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, full ball this time, again it's straight, driven down the ground

14.3

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, 2 runs, short and slightly wide, Warnapura flays it to square leg but the ball slows down as it nears the ropes, slow outfield there, they complete a couple

14.4

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, full and wide, left alone

14.5

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, good shape from Sharif, full ball on leg and moving away from the left-hander, defended to point

14.6

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, full ball on middle and leg, driven to mid-on

End of over 15 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 45/1
SM Warnapura    24* (38b 3x4)      Mohammad Sharif    4-0-12-0
KC Sangakkara    1* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-21-1

15.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, played back down the ground

15.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, straight and full, tapped straight to mid-on

15.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, short of a length and outside off, Warnapura on the crease and drives off the back foot to cover

15.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 1 run, good length ball that's on middle and leg, whipped away to the leg side, trying to drive but only manages a thick inside edge

15.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, full and straight, Sangakkara on the back foot and tapping it to the leg side, they think of a single but decide against it

15.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the back foot again, angling it behind square but still can't find the gap

End of over 16 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 47/1
KC Sangakkara    2* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-23-1
SM Warnapura    25* (40b 3x4)      Mohammad Sharif    4-0-12-0

16.1

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, FOUR, too wide and Warnapura latches on, on the back foot and drives it with ease behind square for a stylish four

16.2

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, back-foot drive down the ground

16.3

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, drives off the front foot, straight to cover

16.4

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, down leg side, Warnapura tries to flick but can't make contact

16.5

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, 1 run, dug it in short, pitched on middle and moving towards leg, pulled away square of the wicket

16.6

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven wide of short midwicket for a quick single

End of over 17 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 53/1
KC Sangakkara    3* (8b)      Mohammad Sharif    5-0-18-0
SM Warnapura    30* (45b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-23-1

17.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, wanted to turn it to the leg-side but was rapped on the pads

17.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run

17.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, full and outside off, Sangakkara on the abck foot and driving down the ground

17.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, dangled the full delivery outside off, Sangakkara drives uppishly and the plan nearly worked but the ball fell short of the fielder at point

17.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, nudged towards midwicket and complete a quick single

17.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, on the back foot and driven straight to mid-off

End of over 18 (1 run) Sri Lanka 54/1
SM Warnapura    30* (46b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-24-1
KC Sangakkara    4* (13b)      Mohammad Sharif    5-0-18-0

Mohammad Rafque comes into the attack

18.1

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, quick ball on off, bat comes down quick and trickles to the off side

18.2

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, full ball, checked off drive to covers

18.3

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, down the leg side, Sangakkara tries to flick it but can't make contact

18.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, down the track and drives it to mid-on for a single

18.5

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 2 runs, full ball, swept away by Warnapura towards fine leg for a couple

18.6

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, on the back foot and defended to the off side

End of over 19 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 57/1
SM Warnapura    32* (48b 4x4)      Mohammad Rafique    1-0-3-0
KC Sangakkara    5* (17b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-24-1

19.1

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, down leg side, Sharif gets his line wrong, Sangakkara can't make contact

19.2

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, wide outside off that time, shoulders arms this time

19.3

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball outside off, on the back foot and driven back to the bowler

19.4

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, good probing ball outside off, Sangakkara plays inside the line and lets it go

19.5

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, defended to the off side, Sangakkara biding his time here

19.6

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball, on the back foot and punched back down the ground

End of over 20 (maiden) Sri Lanka 57/1
KC Sangakkara    5* (23b)      Mohammad Sharif    6-1-18-0
SM Warnapura    32* (48b 4x4)      Mohammad Rafique    1-0-3-0

20.1

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, straight ball on the pads, pushed to the leg side

20.2

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, outside off, good bounce, Warnapura tries to cut but can't account for the bounce

20.3

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, plays dor the spin but there is not much of it, leading edge trickles to the off side

20.4

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 1 run, slightly short, Warnapura rocks back and cuts it away

20.5

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, quicker, flatter ball, Sangakkara down the ground and patted it to the off side

20.6

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, a bit short again, Sangakkara defends it off the back foot

End of over 21 (1 run) Sri Lanka 58/1
KC Sangakkara    5* (25b)      Mohammad Rafique    2-0-4-0
SM Warnapura    33* (52b 4x4)      Mohammad Sharif    6-1-18-0

21.1

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, no run, full ball, driven to the off side

21.2

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, 3 runs, silken drive from Warnapura, full ball outside off and he leans into it majestically, creaming it through the covers for three. The outfield is on the slower side, otherwise that was four all the way

21.3

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, defended off the back foot, Sangakkara being watchful here

21.4

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, defended to cover

21.5

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery on the pads, bit of swing? nah - Sangakkara stays back and tucks it away towards midwicket

21.6

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, FOUR, take that! slightly short and angled in from wide outside the leg stump, Sangakkara gets all the time in the world to pull that away to the midwicket fence

End of over 22 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 65/1
KC Sangakkara    9* (29b 1x4)      Mohammad Sharif    7-1-25-0
SM Warnapura    36* (54b 4x4)      Mohammad Rafique    2-0-4-0

22.1

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, starts off with a quick delivery outside the off stump, Warnapura has a flash at it and gets beaten by a long way

22.2

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, came in with the arm, Warnapura stays back and defends it down on the track

22.3

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, Warnapura gets a good stride in, gets close to the line and defends it down on the off side

22.4

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, defended outside the off stump

22.5

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, again beaten by the quicker one, not much turn there and Warnapura was looking for some

22.6

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, defended outside the off stump and that's tea on day one

Two sessions into the test and the writing is on the wall. All that is to be seen is how many of the Sri Lankan batsmen can get to three figures, one? two? three?

We will be back in 20 minutes time with the final session of the day, be sure to join us then

End of over 23 (maiden) Sri Lanka 65/1
SM Warnapura    36* (60b 4x4)      Mohammad Rafique    3-1-4-0
KC Sangakkara    9* (29b 1x4)      Mohammad Sharif    7-1-25-0

Shahadat to start proceedings after the tea interval. The players are out in the middle and ready to resume. Sangakkara to take strike

23.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, cut away to point but can't find the gap

23.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, full ball outside off, defended confidently to mid-off

23.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, yorker-length delivery and that surprised Sangakkara, tried to glide it towards third man but beat him all ends up. Appeal goes up but Rudi Koertzen is unmoved

23.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, shoulders arms, lets it go outside off

23.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, full outside off, patted firmly to mid-off

23.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, straighter this time, full and on middle, pushes back to the bowler. End of a good over from Shahadat, probing and pacy. Bangladesh need more of these

End of over 24 (maiden) Sri Lanka 65/1
KC Sangakkara    9* (35b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-1-10-0
SM Warnapura    36* (60b 4x4)      Mohammad Rafique    3-1-4-0

24.1

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, fired in on off, slightly short, Warnapura on the back foot and punching it to mid-off

24.2

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 1 run, full ball and crisply driven to cover, batsmen complete a quick single

24.3

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, full ball, starting around off, Sangakkara gets across and tries to sweep it but can't make contact, hit on the pad and a big appeal goes up but the point of contact was outside off and Asad Rauf declines the appeal

24.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, defended back to the bowler off the front foot

24.5

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, fastish ball, straight too, patted back watchfully

24.6

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, slightly short, Sangakkara on the back foot and driving to mid-on. End of another good over

End of over 25 (1 run) Sri Lanka 66/1
KC Sangakkara    9* (39b 1x4)      Mohammad Rafique    4-1-5-0
SM Warnapura    37* (62b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-1-10-0

25.1

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, full and outside off, Warnapura trying to go for the strokes, drives through the line but straight to mid-off. He's looking a bit more positive now compared to the earlier session

25.2

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, good length this time, full face of the bat is presented and tapped down the ground

25.3

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, FOUR, that's a silken drive, full and outside off, gives Warnapura the space to free his arms and he lets rip a gorgeous cover-drive through the gap in the cover. Fine shot

25.4

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, FOUR, Slapped that forcefully. Short of a good length, slightly wide and he slaps it behind point for another four. On a roll now

25.5

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, FOUR, that's a hat-trick of fours for Warnapura, short of a good length, outside off, intentionally glided away wide of the slips for four. Cheeky that time but it's four all the same

25.6

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, 1 run, pulled away confidently to bring up his maiden Test fifty. Warnapura lifts his bat and acknowledges the cheers. His uncle, Bandula, was Sri Lanka's first captain and will no doubt be cheering wherever he is

End of over 26 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 79/1
SM Warnapura    50* (68b 7x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-1-23-0
KC Sangakkara    9* (39b 1x4)      Mohammad Rafique    4-1-5-0

26.1

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, fastish and straight, defended back to the bowler

26.2

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 1 leg bye, down the track but Rafique read that and fired it down the pads. Warnapura gets a pad to it and deflects it away. He's in an aggressive mood now

26.3

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, defended to the leg side

26.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, FOUR, Crisp sweep from Sangakkara, goes across and whips it sweetly behind square for a four behind square

26.5

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, fastish and straight, Sangakkara on the back foot and patting it back

26.6

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, outside off, left alone

End of over 27 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 84/1
KC Sangakkara    13* (43b 2x4)      Mohammad Rafique    5-1-9-0
SM Warnapura    50* (70b 7x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-1-23-0

27.1

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, 1 run, short ball, Warnapura goes for the pull and gets it away for a single

27.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, good length, closer to off stump and Sangakkara sholders arms

27.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, Shahadat fires that in from wide of the crease, angles it across, Sangakkara gets forward and defends it to mid-on

We've seen a bit of urgency from the Sri Lankans so far in this session

27.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, good length on off stump, Sangakkara shpaes to drive past mid-off but can't find the gap, contemplates a single but decides against it

27.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, shoulders arms, left alone to the keeper

27.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, Shahadat strays on the hips and Sangakkara helps himself to a single down to fine leg

End of over 28 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 86/1
KC Sangakkara    14* (48b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-1-25-0
SM Warnapura    51* (71b 7x4)      Mohammad Rafique    5-1-9-0

28.1

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, bowled flat on middle and leg, swept straight to deep square leg

28.2

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, flighted on middle, pushed back to the bowler

28.3

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, flatter trajectory on off stump, Warnapura defends back to Rafique

28.4

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, warnapura tries to drive on the off side, mistimes it and ends up underedging it back to Rafique

28.5

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, defended towards forward short leg, sounds of 'catch it', no chance of anyone getting to it

28.6

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 1 run, swept to fine leg, Warnapura slips after playing the stroke

End of over 29 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 88/1
SM Warnapura    52* (76b 7x4)      Mohammad Rafique    6-1-11-0
KC Sangakkara    15* (49b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-1-25-0

29.1

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, pushed back to the bowler, Shahadat feels a rush of blood and hurls it back at the stumps, misses by a mile

29.2

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, 1 run, short and smartly pulled away, too bad for Warnapura that he can;t fetch a boundary, the bowler has protection in the deep

29.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length and pulled, this time along the ground, picks up a single

29.4

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, fuller in length, Warnapura shapes to drive, can't find the gap between mid-off and cover

29.5

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, 1 run, short, pulled, same old story folks! only one run for that

Fifty partnership up. How much will they make? Actually, let's not start guessing now....

29.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, tucked away towards square leg for a single

End of over 30 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 92/1
KC Sangakkara    17* (51b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    8-1-29-0
SM Warnapura    54* (80b 7x4)      Mohammad Rafique    6-1-11-0

30.1

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, steps down and..... drives back to the bowler

30.2

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 2 runs, on leg stump, gets on his knees and sweeps

30.3

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, quicker delivery, Sangakkara gets his bat down on time and defends

30.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, oho! on off stump, attempted sweep, misses it completely

30.5

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, much better, on off stump, defends and plays the ball on its merits

30.6

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, on middle and leg, turned towards midwicket

End of over 31 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 94/1
KC Sangakkara    19* (57b 2x4)      Mohammad Rafique    7-1-13-0
SM Warnapura    54* (80b 7x4)      Shahadat Hossain    8-1-29-0

The lead's now 32. Plenty of time..plenty...

31.1

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, tucked off the hips for a single

31.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, fuller, Shahadat varies his length, Sangakkara isn't interested in that, leaves it

31.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, overpitched, driven towards covers and Ashraful does well to fling himself to his right and cut it off, good work from the captain

31.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 3 runs, class! but not a boundary... overpitched and driven past mid-off, the ball just slows down towards the ropes

31.5

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, 2 runs, another neat drive past mid-off but still no boundary, this stroke was dug out and played with more force,

31.6

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, short, attempted pull, Sangakkara swings and misses, the ball flies through to Rahim, a few optimistic appeals follow

End of over 32 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 100/1
SM Warnapura    57* (83b 7x4)      Shahadat Hossain    9-1-35-0
KC Sangakkara    22* (60b 2x4)      Mohammad Rafique    7-1-13-0

32.1

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, swept and ouch! forward short leg takes a blow

32.2

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, defended to the on side

32.3

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, down the track and Sangakkara just about checks his stroke, good cricket all round, from Rafique as well

32.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 2 runs, lands on middle and leg, played away to the on side

32.5

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, swept with intent, however, fine leg runs across and cuts it off

32.6

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, flighted on off stump, defended back to Rafique

End of over 33 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 103/1
SM Warnapura    57* (84b 7x4)      Mohammad Rafique    8-1-16-0
KC Sangakkara    25* (65b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    9-1-35-0

Well the hundred is up. Seems like the SSC Test. Well it is getting a little dark. Let''s hope the rain stays away

33.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Mortaza starys on the pads, worked across to the on side for a couple

33.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, FOUR, clipped away and wow! on the hips and Sangakkara just turns his wrists and clips it off the meat of the bat, finds the square leg fence

33.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, fuller in length, outside off, left alone

33.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, full and closer to the off stump, Sangakkara gets forward and defends

33.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, Mortaza not making him play on that occasion, once again he just lets the ball go to the keeper

33.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, good length on off stump, angling across, glided to point

End of over 34 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 109/1
KC Sangakkara    31* (71b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-0-30-1
SM Warnapura    57* (84b 7x4)      Mohammad Rafique    8-1-16-0

34.1

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, short and wide outside off, big turn, tries to cut doesnt time it well

34.2

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, defended back to Rafique

34.3

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 1 run, full and driven hard to the off side, mid-on is more to the right so he cuts it off

34.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, attempted sweep, the ball gets the top edge, hits his helmet, the ball lobs towards short leg, cries of 'catch it', close but not enough

34.5

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run

34.6

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, defended to the on side

End of over 35 (1 run) Sri Lanka 110/1
KC Sangakkara    31* (74b 3x4)      Mohammad Rafique    9-1-17-0
SM Warnapura    58* (87b 7x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-0-30-1

35.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, tries to drive it straight, mistimed by Warnapura as the ball gets the bottom half of the bat and rolls back to the bowler

35.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, good length outside off ,left alone

35.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, 1 run, wide outside off, driven on the up but perfectly safe, third man picks it up

35.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, full in length, Sangakkara gets forward and defends off the full face of the bat

35.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, full outside off stump, inviting the drive, left alone

35.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, full again, this time Sangakkara connects, just pushed to mid-off

End of over 36 (1 run) Sri Lanka 111/1
KC Sangakkara    31* (77b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    11-0-31-1
SM Warnapura    59* (90b 7x4)      Mohammad Rafique    9-1-17-0

36.1

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, on the front foot and tapped to the off side

36.2

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, driven straight to cover off the front foot

36.3

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, played away to the off side

36.4

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, FOUR, that was dropped short and Warnapura quick to latch on to it, pulled away to square leg for a four. Lead goes beyond 50.

36.5

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, Super ball from Rafique, tossed up outside off, spinning between bat and pad and misses the stumps by a whisker, an appeal goes up but that's more out of optimism rather than anything else

36.6

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, (no ball) FOUR, over-steps this time and Warnapura on his knees and sweeping it crisply in front of square for another four. Warnapura on a roll

36.6

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 37 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 120/1
SM Warnapura    67* (97b 9x4)      Mohammad Rafique    10-1-26-0
KC Sangakkara    31* (77b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    11-0-31-1

37.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, outside off, Sangakkara tries to push away from the body but only manages an inside edge onto his pads

37.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, cut away to point, can't find the gap

37.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the front foot and confidently driven to cover, well fielded by Nafees to stop the single

37.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, full ball driven back to the bowler

37.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, left alone outside off

37.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, short delivery outside off, cut straight to cover

End of over 38 (maiden) Sri Lanka 120/1
KC Sangakkara    31* (83b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    12-1-31-1
SM Warnapura    67* (97b 9x4)      Mohammad Rafique    10-1-26-0

38.1

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 1 run, turned behind square for a quick single

38.2

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, flighted outside off, Sangakkara moves across to sweep but can't get hold of it, huge appeal for caught behind but Asad Rauf is unomoved. Appears as if it clipped his hip

38.3

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, oversteps this time, Sangakkara pushes to short midwicket

38.3

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, FOUR, this time he gets the sweep right, spanked away to square leg, in the huge gap there, for a four. The lead grows

38.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, full ball again, shuffles across and angles it to fine leg for a single

38.5

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 1 no ball, another no-ball from Rafique, beats Warnapura in the spin and he gets a leading edge to mid-off

38.5

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, tossed up, some turn for Rafique, patted back to the bowler

38.6

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 2 runs, cute, very cute. Full ball on middle and leg and Warnapura paddles it behind square to scamper a quick two

End of over 39 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 130/1
SM Warnapura    70* (101b 9x4)      Mohammad Rafique    11-1-36-0
KC Sangakkara    36* (87b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    12-1-31-1

Mohammad Ashraful, the captain, into the attack

39.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, no run, starts off with a full toss, patted back to mid-on

39.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up, forward defensive that results in an inside edge onto his pads

39.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, no run, on his back foot and driven back to the bowler

39.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, no run, defended to short leg, very cautious

39.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up, not much spin, Sangakkara on the back foot and tapping it down the ground

39.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned away to midwicket for a single

End of over 40 (1 run) Sri Lanka 131/1
KC Sangakkara    37* (93b 4x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-1-0
SM Warnapura    70* (101b 9x4)      Mohammad Rafique    11-1-36-0

40.1

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, full and on middle, Sangakkara gets his front foot down the ground and turns it close to the wicket

40.2

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, full face of the bat allows the ball to roll to mid-on for a single

40.3

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, slightly on the short side, outside off, cut away but straight to the fielder

40.4

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, quick and flat as usual, defended on the back-foot, back to the bowler

40.5

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 2 runs, too short and Warnapura slaps it confidently between cover and point for a couple, the slow outfield allows them only two

40.6

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, turned to forward short leg, goes to the catcher on the first bounce

End of over 41 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 134/1
SM Warnapura    72* (105b 9x4)      Mohammad Rafique    12-1-39-0
KC Sangakkara    38* (95b 4x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-1-0

41.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 2 runs, loopy from Ashraful, on the pads and Sangakkara pushes forward, the ball deflects off the bat and pad but it's in the gap towards fine leg

41.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, no run, cut away straight to cover

41.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the front foot and driven to mid-on, they're milking it easily here

41.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Warnapura, 2 runs, tossed up outside leg, Warnapura paddles it easily towards fine leg for a brace

41.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Warnapura, no run, over-pitched, ends up as a full toss, Warnapura flays it but straight to cover, can't find the gap and he'll be disappointed

41.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Warnapura, 1 run, another lap shot from Warnapura, easily works it round the corner

End of over 42 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 140/1
SM Warnapura    75* (108b 9x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-7-0
KC Sangakkara    41* (98b 4x4)      Mohammad Rafique    12-1-39-0

42.1

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, flighted outside off, defended on the front foot

42.2

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, turned away to mid-on

42.3

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 1 run, turned away to in front of square for a single. The 100 partnership comes up for Warnapura and Sangakkara

42.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, quick ball outside off, left alone

42.5

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, full ball outside off, Sangakkara thinks of the sweep but ends up paddling it away to square leg for a single. Field spread now, chances for many singles

42.6

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, no run, on middle and leg, defended to the leg side

End of over 43 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 142/1
SM Warnapura    76* (112b 9x4)      Mohammad Rafique    13-1-41-0
KC Sangakkara    42* (100b 4x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-7-0

43.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 run, short ball from Ashraful, Sangakkara picks it early, rocks back and pulls it away to the fielder at deep midwicket

43.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Warnapura, 1 run, full and on leg stump, tapped away to the on side for a single

43.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 2 runs, on the short side, Sangakkara on the back foot and cuts it fiercely for a couple of runs. Ashraful either too full or too short

43.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on the pads and swept away to square leg

43.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Warnapura, no run, legbreak pitching on off and turning with bounce, Warnapura struck on the thigh-pad but that was too high to give lbw

43.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Warnapura, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 44 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 147/1
SM Warnapura    77* (115b 9x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    3-0-12-0
KC Sangakkara    46* (103b 4x4)      Mohammad Rafique    13-1-41-0

44.1

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, full ball on middle, turned to midwicket

44.2

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, FOUR, smash, stepped down and lifted it over mid-on for a boundary. Brings up his fifty in style and it also brings up the 150 for Sri Lanka

44.3

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, pushed to the leg side

44.4

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, 1 run, scooped to the leg side, can't get to the pitch but manages a single

44.5

Mohammad Rafique to Warnapura, 1 run, fired in on the pads, Warnapura working it away towards square leg for another single. Runs coming easily now

44.6

Mohammad Rafique to Sangakkara, no run, flighted ball, defended watchfully

End of over 45 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 153/1
KC Sangakkara    51* (108b 5x4)      Mohammad Rafique    14-1-47-0
SM Warnapura    78* (116b 9x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    3-0-12-0

Mohammad Sharif comes back into the attack

45.1

Mohammad Sharif to Warnapura, 1 run, full and on the pads, glided away to the on-side for a single

45.2

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, pushed to mid-on, Sangakkara watchful as usual

45.3

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball, on middle and off, patted back

Update: Game called off for today. It's pouring out there. It's really pelting down. The official word is in; no more play today. Join us tomorrow. Play is scheduled to start early, at 10:00am local time.

Thanks for joining us today. Bangladesh were asked to bat first and succumbed to their lowest Test score. Sri Lanka were in control throughout and ended the day 92 ahead. It promises to be another long day on the field for Bangladesh tomorrow. Goodbye and good luck

It's been gloomy for the last few overs and the umpires finally have offered the batsmen light. A medium-pacer is bowling and Sangakkara pretty much signalled to the umpire that he couldn't see the ball too well. Players are off the field.

Umpires are checking the readings on the light meter. It's unlikely that there will be any further play but nothing has been announced officially.

Covers are on now. It rained yesterday and the ground-staff may be expecting a similar situation today.

Hello and a warm welcome to day 2. I am Sriram Veera and will bring you the action today.

45.4

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Poor start. Full and down the leg side, Sangakkara eases it past square leg

45.5

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, better. On the off stump line, Sangakkara leans forward, pushes it carefully towards mid off

45.6

Mohammad Sharif to Sangakkara, no run, similar delivery, drives to mid off. End of the first over of the day

End of over 46 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 156/1
KC Sangakkara    53* (113b 5x4)      Mohammad Sharif    8-1-28-0
SM Warnapura    79* (117b 9x4)      Mohammad Rafique    14-1-47-0

46.1

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, fullish, on the off and middle, leans forward, pushes it back to the bowler.

46.2

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, 1 run, full and on the legs, attempted flick shot but it runs off the inside-edge,on to pad and to fine leg

The weather men have predicted heavy showers later on in the day

46.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 2 runs

46.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, Here comes the bouncer. On the middle and leg, Sangakkara ducks under that one

one slip in place

46.5

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, full-pitched on the middle, Sangakkara leans across, wrists it to right of midwicket where Shahriar Nafees makes a smart tumbling stop

46.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, ANother bouncer. Again on the middle and leg, egging Sangakkara to pull but he resists the urge.

End of over 47 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 159/1
KC Sangakkara    55* (117b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    10-1-38-0
SM Warnapura    80* (119b 9x4)      Mohammad Sharif    8-1-28-0

47.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, full and slanting across, left alone

47.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, beaten. Again slanting across Warnapura who is in a flirty mood. He has a slash and a miss.

47.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, This one slips down the leg side, Warnapura tries to glance but no wood on the ball.

47.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, full and straight, on the middle, tapped to the on side

47.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, leans forward, head over the ball and defends to the on side

47.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, defended to the on side

Richard McInnes is the frontrunner in the race to be the coach of Bangladesh. G M Bashar, of Banglacricket.com, had a chat with him. Here.

End of over 48 (maiden) Sri Lanka 159/1
SM Warnapura    80* (125b 9x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    13-2-31-1
KC Sangakkara    55* (117b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    10-1-38-0

48.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, full and on the middle, Sangakkara pushes at it and gets a leading to the off side

48.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, this time punches towards mid off and there is no chance of a run

48.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, Sharapova goes for another bouncer, Again on that middle and leg, again Sangakkara ducks under.

48.4

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, will pick up a single with a dab towards extra cover

48.5

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run, Almost got his man. Another bouncer, on the middle and leg, Warnapura goes for a hook and the ball buzzes past the blade and into the 'keeper's gloves

48.6

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, 1 no ball, follows it up with a fuller delivery, turned away to square leg

48.6

Shahadat Hossain to Warnapura, no run

End of over 49 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 161/1
SM Warnapura    80* (128b 9x4)      Shahadat Hossain    11-1-40-0
KC Sangakkara    56* (121b 5x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    13-2-31-1

49.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, just a hint of width outside off stump and Sangakkara has a wild swish at it

49.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length shaping away outside off stump, Sangakkara gets some bat on it and times it well, cover runs across and cuts it off

49.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, good length on middle stump, not much pace in it, Warnapura gets forward and pushes it to the on side

49.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, Warnapura flirts at one outside off stump, done in by the late away swing

49.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, Mortaza not really charging in, hardly any pace on that, Warnapura just defends to the off side

49.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Warnapura, no run, good length bang on middle, played staright back to Mortaza

End of over 50 (1 run) Sri Lanka 162/1
SM Warnapura    80* (132b 9x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    14-2-32-1
KC Sangakkara    57* (123b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    11-1-40-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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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