Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka, 2007 / Commentary

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

Sri Lanka won by 70 runs

9.58 The players are out in the middle. Jayasuriya and Tharanga to open for Sri Lanka. Mortaza has the new ball, he's bowling from over the wicket with two slips in place. Tharanga will take strike.

Toss, 9.55 am Mohammad Ashraful has won the toss and Bangladesh will field. Mahela Jayawardene said he would have bowled too, so that's one thing in Bangladesh's favour.

Jehan Mubarak gets a game, after Russel Arnold's retirement, and he'll bat at No 7. Sanath Jayasuriya is back at the top of the order.

9.45 am It's a sunny day in Colombo, for the moment at least. There was heavy rain last night though. The forecast is for scattered showers later in the day but we'll worry about that when we need to.

The pitch has some moisture and there will be something for the new-ball bowlers. After that wears off, however, it'll settle down and be good for batting.

9.15 am Hello everybody and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the first of three ODIs between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium in Colombo. I'm George Binoy and I'll be your commentator for the day.

Bangladesh will want to forget the recent three-Test series quickly, after learning their lessons of course,and the one-day format is more suited to their game. They've added firepower to their line-up by calling up Tamim Iqbal and Aftab Ahmed, who struck an unbeaten 92 off 91 balls to lead Bangladesh to a three-wicket victory in a warm-up match against Sri Lanka A.

Sri Lanka have also been strengthened in the batting department, with the return of Sanath Jayasuriya, who's been playing for Lancashire. Their bowling, however, is weaker with Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan, who is currently spinning his magic for Lancashire, being rested for this series.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, excellent start, Mortaza hits a good length outside off stump and seams away from the left-hander, Tharanga fishes on the front foot but gets beaten

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, this one pitches closer to off stump and angles across Tharanga who gets drawn into a front-foot defence and gets beaten once again

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, shorter length and wider outside the off stump, Tharanga lets it go this time

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, wide outside the off stump once again, left alone by the batsman

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 wide, once again Mortaza pitches wide outside off stump and angles it further away, Rudi Koertzen calls it wide

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, dropped, Mortaza induces the outside edge with a perfectly pitched delivery that seams a fraction away from Tharanga who pushed forward at it, Mushfiqur Rahim dives to his left with one hand and drops a regulation chance

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside the off stump

The physio is out there attending to Mushfiqur who's bleeding from the mouth. The last ball of the over burst through the glove and hit him on the face.

End of over 1 (1 run) Sri Lanka 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
WU Tharanga    0* (6b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-1-0
ST Jayasuriya    0* (0b)     

He's okay now and we're ready to continue. Syed Rasel will share the new ball. He's bowling left-arm ovr the wicket to Jayasuriya.

1.1

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, pitches on a good length on off stump and holds its line, Jayasuriya moves across his stumps and defends

Mushfiqur's wearing a helmet and standing up to the stumps.

1.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Rasel strays on to middle and leg stump and Jayasuriya flicks it off his pads for the first runs off the bat

1.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, FOUR, too short and too wide outside the off stump, Tharanga waits for it and cuts off the back foot through cover point for four

1.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, good length delivery on middle stump, Tharanga dabs it off his pads to Tushar Imran at mid-on and sets off for a risky single

1.5

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the front foot towards point

1.6

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, good length outside the off stump, Jayasuriya moves back and across and drives towards cover

End of over 2 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
ST Jayasuriya    1* (4b)      Syed Rasel    1-0-6-0
WU Tharanga    5* (8b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-1-0

Here's Mortaza to Tharanga. Remember Tharanga was dropped in Mortaza's first over.

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery pitches on off stump and seams away from Tharanga off the pitch, he lets it go through to Mushfiqur, 131 kmh that was

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 2 runs, Tharanga pushes forward and a ball that slants across him and gets an outside edge that runs wide of second slip and down to third man

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, short of a length on middle stump, Tharanga moves on the back foot and defends

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, fuller delivery wide outside the off stump, Tharanga takes a stride forward and shoulders arms, Koertzen is inspecting the pitch after Mortaza's follow through

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, tight line and length around off stump, Tharanga comes forward and defends

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga tries to drive through cover on the back foot but the ball bounces more than he expects and the outside edge goes towards point

Sedate start by Sri Lanka so far.

End of over 3 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 9/0 (RR: 3.00)
WU Tharanga    7* (14b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-3-0
ST Jayasuriya    1* (4b)      Syed Rasel    1-0-6-0

3.1

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, FOUR, trademark Jayasuriya, he flicks a full delivery on leg stump off his pads to the square-leg fence, he can play that shot in his sleep

3.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, width offered outside the off stump this time, Jayasuriya cuts hard off the back foot to Aftab Ahmed at point

3.3

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, good length on off stump from Rasel, Jayasuriya moves back and defends with a straight bat

3.4

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, pitches outside the off stump and cuts back into Jayasuriya who steps forward and defends

3.5

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller length wide outside the off stump, Jayasuriya lets it go through to Mushfiqur who is standing up to the stumps

3.6

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, good length outside the off stump, Jayasuriya drives to cover on the back foot

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 13/0 (RR: 3.25)
ST Jayasuriya    5* (10b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-10-0
WU Tharanga    7* (14b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-3-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, pitches on middle stump and angles across Tharanga, he opens the face of the bat to angle the ball towards third man

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, pitches on middle and leg stump and angles into Jayasuriya who gets on to the front foot and is hit high on the front pad

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Jayasuriya moves back and lets it go

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, Mortaza is keeping it tight aroudn the off stump, Jayasuriya takes half a step forward and defends to cover

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Mortaza offers Jayasuriya some width outside the off stump and thats all he needs to jump on to the back foot and drive it through cover, he's so strong square of the wicket

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, pitches on a good length on leg and middle stump, Jayasuriya moves towards off and plays it to midwicket

End of over 5 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 18/0 (RR: 3.60)
ST Jayasuriya    9* (15b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-8-0
WU Tharanga    8* (15b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-10-0

5.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, Rasel pitches it just outside the off stump and angles it into Tharanga who gets on to the front foot and is hit on the pad, that was missing leg and maybe too high as well

5.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front foot back to Rasel

5.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, Rasel is getting it to nip back into Tharanga off the pitch, once again he hits him on the pad but it's too high

5.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, fuller length outside the off stump at 122 kmh, defended on the front foot to cover

5.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, short of a length outside the off stump, Tharanga moves back and across and defends to the off side

5.6

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Tharanga comes forward and has to wait for the ball before playing it towards cover

Rasel finishes a maiden over.

End of over 6 (maiden) Sri Lanka 18/0 (RR: 3.00)
WU Tharanga    8* (21b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    3-1-10-0
ST Jayasuriya    9* (15b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-8-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, pitches just short of a length on middle and off stump, Jayasuriya waits on the back foot and defends to cover

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, just a bit too straight from Mortaza on leg and middle stump, Jayasuriya moves across and nudges it down to fine leg

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, 131 kmh, full and straight on middle and off stump, Tharanga was late on the shot and hurriedly played it back towards the bowler on the front foot

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, once again Mortaza beats the outside edge, that was pitched on off stump and seamed away from Tharanga who pushed forward at it

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, Mortaza bowls it wide outside the off stump and Tharanga cuts it crisply off the back foot, Aftab dives to his right at point to save the boundary

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, Mortaza strays down leg side, excellent take by Mushfiqur who has to dive at full stretch to his right

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Jayasuriya gets squared up by one that angles across him after pitching on middle stump, the outside edge flies down to third man

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 22/0 (RR: 3.14)
ST Jayasuriya    11* (18b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-12-0
WU Tharanga    9* (24b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    3-1-10-0

7.1

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, Jayasuriya tires to whip Rasel through midwicket but gets an inside edge that runs down to fine leg

7.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, (no ball) 2 runs, Rasel over-steps and bowls a fuller delivery on off and middle stump, Jayasuriya frees his arms and lofts it over mid-on, he got more height than distance on the shot and it will pull up inside the ropes

7.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, SIX, this time he gets it right, Jayasuriya takes it from off stump and flicks it high and far over midwicket, the ball went extremely high and had enough on it to clear the ropes

7.3

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, width offered outside the off stump, Jayasuriya cuts it off the back foot to cover point

7.4

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, OUT, bowled him, Rasel pitches one outside off stump and cuts it back into Jayasuriya who pushes away from his body with a gap between bat and pad, the ball bats the inside edge of Jayasuriya's bat and crashes into off stump, that moves a fair bit off the pitch into the left-hander, huge wicket for Bangladesh

ST Jayasuriya b Syed Rasel 21 (38m 23b 2x4 1x6) SR: 91.30

Kumar Sangakkara is the new batsman. He scored 428 runs with back-to-back double hundreds in the Test series and was dismissed only once.

7.5

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length outside the off stump, Sangakkara moves back and across and drives to cover point

7.6

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, fuller delivery on off stump, Sangakkara leans forward and defends to the off side

End of over 8 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 33/1 (RR: 4.12)
KC Sangakkara    0* (2b)      Syed Rasel    4-1-21-1
WU Tharanga    9* (24b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-12-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, good length ball on middle and off stump, Tharanga moves forward and pushes the ball wide of the fielder at mid-off

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, pitches on off stump and moves a long way away from Sangakkara who pulls his bat away from the ball, Koertzen has another look at Mortaza's follow through

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball pitches on off stump and slants across Sangakkara who moves forward and lifts his bat out of the way, that carried through at a good height to Mushfiqur

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara stands on the back foot and tries to drive through cover, the movement away from him induces the outside edge that runs to third man

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, once again Mortaza beats Tharanga outside the off stump, the movement across him is troubling him

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, pitches just outside leg stump and hits Tharanga on the pad, Tharanga was caught on the crease but it was nevrr going to be out once it pitched outside leg stump

End of over 9 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 35/1 (RR: 3.88)
WU Tharanga    10* (27b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-14-0
KC Sangakkara    1* (5b)      Syed Rasel    4-1-21-1

9.1

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, fuller delivery around the off stump, defended on the front foot

9.2

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara moves back in his crease and punches a good-length delivery past Rasel and gets a single

9.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run

9.4

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 2 runs, dropped again, Sangakkara tries to cut a good length delivery outside the off stump, the ball moved away from the left-hander and bounced a little more too, the outside edge flew to the right of Nafees at first slip, he got one hand on it but couldn't hold on

9.5

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

9.6

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 10 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 39/1 (RR: 3.90)
KC Sangakkara    4* (10b)      Syed Rasel    5-1-25-1
WU Tharanga    11* (28b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-14-0

Ashraful takes the second Powerplay.

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, Mortaza pitches it on a good length outside off stump and slants it away from the left-hander

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, pitches on leg stump and moves across Tharanga who closes the face too early and gets a leading edge that lobs over cover

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sangakkara comes down the track and tries to hit over the off side, he gets more of an outside edge that runs towards third man

End of over 11 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 42/1 (RR: 3.81)
KC Sangakkara    6* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-17-0
WU Tharanga    12* (32b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    5-1-25-1

11.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, good length ball angles into Tharanga from outside off stump, he leans forward and defends towards midwicket and gets a single

11.2

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, FOUR, a little shorter in length on off and middle stump, pretty good delivery but Sangakkara moves deep in his crease and punches off the back foot straight past the bowler, he's timed that superbly and will get four

11.3

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, FOUR, another one but this time Sangakkara drives wide of the fielder at mid-on for four, he uses the depth of the crease to maximum advantage

11.4

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot towards point

11.5

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, once again Rasel drops it a little short but Sangakkara has so much time to go back and punch it towards cover

11.6

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Rasel bowls it wide outside the off stump and Sangakkara's ready with the cut, he places it wide of Mortaza at third man and will get two

End of over 12 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 53/1 (RR: 4.41)
KC Sangakkara    16* (17b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    6-1-36-1
WU Tharanga    13* (33b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-17-0

12.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, FOUR, good length ball on off stump, nothing wrong with the delivery but Tharanga waits until the last moment before cutting it, more of a slice actually, past point for four

12.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed off the front foot to mid off for one more

12.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, pitches outside off stump and moves away from Sangakkara with the angle of the arm, he lets it go

12.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, OUT, caught, Mortaza pitches it on middle stump and seams it away from Sangakkara who is caught on the crease, he gets squared up and tries to defend, the seam movement induces the outside edge to Mushfiqur who makes no mistake this time

KC Sangakkara c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 16 (22m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.21

Mahela Jayawardene strides out to the middle. Bangladesh have made an encouraging start to this first one-dayer. Two dangerous Sri Lankan batsmen have fallen cheaply.

12.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, pitches on a good length around the off stump, Jayawardene waits on the back foot and defends towards point

12.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, defended with a straight bat on the front foot

End of over 13 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 58/2 (RR: 4.46)
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-22-1
WU Tharanga    18* (35b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    6-1-36-1

13.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, Rasel gets it to bounce sharply outside Tharanga's off stump, he defends it awkwardly on the back foot

13.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, played to point off the back foot

13.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery angling into Tharanga from over the wicket, he defends on the back foot to Rasel

13.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, shorter and wide outside the off stump, Tharanga cuts hard off the back foot but hits it straight to the fielder

13.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed off the front foot to midwicket, Shakib moves quickly to his right, picks up and shies at the non-striker's end, had he hit Tharanga would have been out

13.6

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, 1 run, played with an open face to third man

End of over 14 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 60/2 (RR: 4.28)
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (3b)      Syed Rasel    7-1-38-1
WU Tharanga    19* (40b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-22-1

14.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front foot towards point, Mortaza is bowling on a good length around off stump

14.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, pitches on off stump and angles into the right-hander, Jayawardene plays it to midwicket

14.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, Mortaza bowls it full on off stump, the ball seams away from Jayawardene off the pitch, Jayawardene doesn't move his feet and pushes at it, the outside edge falls short of first slip

14.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, driven on the up to point

14.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, fuller length on off and middle stump, Jayawardene moves forward and drives to mid-on

14.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Jayawardene strides forward and pushes towards mid-off

The umpires have called for drinks. Bangladesh have bowled a tight line and length so far. Mortaza, in particular, has been impressive. He's induced several outside edges and consistently troubled the left-handers with the seam movement across them.

End of over 15 (maiden) Sri Lanka 60/2 (RR: 4.00)
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (9b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-22-1
WU Tharanga    19* (40b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    7-1-38-1

Ashraful takes the final Powerplay. Just 60 runs have come off the first two.

15.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 2 runs, full delivery outside the off stump, Tharanga leans forward and drives elegantly to the man on the cover fence

15.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, good-length delivery outside the off stump, Tharanga waits on the back foot and defends to the off side

15.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, Rasel is getting the ball to skid off the pitch on to Tharanga who moves forward and defends back to the bowler

15.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, fuller and wider outside the off stump, Tharanga tries to play the big drive through covers but the ball bounced higher than usual and beat the bat, Mushfiqur had a tough time collecting that

15.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, Rasel bowls the slower ball that cuts into Tharanga, he tried to drive at first but had to stop his shot

15.6

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front foot to cover

End of over 16 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 62/2 (RR: 3.87)
WU Tharanga    21* (46b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    8-1-40-1
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (9b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-22-1

Abdur Razzak replaces Mortaza. He'll be bowling left-arm orthodox from round the wicket. One slip in place.

16.1

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run, quick and flat delivery on off stump, defended back to the bowler

16.2

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run, Razzak strays on to middle and leg stump, Jayawardene tries to flick but misses

16.3

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene pushes a quick delivery on off stump to mid-off for a single, Farhad Reza fumbled or that could have been close

Over the wicket to the left-hander.

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, fired in fast towards middle stump, defended to midwicket

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga uses his feet to come down the pitch and play it to mid-on, he immediately set off for the single

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run, dropped!, Jayawardene skips down the pitch and hits one straight back at Razzak who drops a straight forward caught and bowled chance, that's the third catch that they've dropped this morning, Jayawardene's would have been a massive wicket

End of over 17 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 64/2 (RR: 3.76)
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (13b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0
WU Tharanga    22* (48b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    8-1-40-1

17.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 2 runs, played to third man off the back foot

17.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, driven on the back foot to cover

17.3

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, no run, width offered outside the off stump, Jayawardene waits on the back foot and steers it to point

17.4

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, OUT, caught! Rasel slants one across Jayawardene who moves on to the front foot and spoons the cover drive to Shakib at cover, that was a simple catch, lazy shot from Jayawardene, the length wasn't there for the drive and he played away from his body, a soft dismissal

DPMD Jayawardene c Shakib Al Hasan b Syed Rasel 2 (25m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.33

Bangladesh have taken the three biggest Sri Lankan wickets. Excellent effort so far.

Chamara Silva is the new batsman. Bangladesh have the advantage at 67 for 3.

17.5

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, defended on the front foot toward Shakib at cover

17.6

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, fuller delivery on middle and off stump, Silva leans forward and defends

End of over 18 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 67/3 (RR: 3.72)
LPC Silva    0* (2b)      Syed Rasel    9-1-43-2
WU Tharanga    25* (50b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0

18.1

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, bowled flat and quick on off and middle stump, Tharanga defends to midwicket

18.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, slower delivery on off and middle stump, Tharanga pushes to mid-on but doesn't get the single this time

18.3

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, defended towards square leg on the back foot

18.4

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, pushed towards mid-on off the front foot

18.5

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga pushes forward at one that is angled into him and gets an inside edge to midwicket

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 wide, Razzak strays down leg side, wide called, sharp take by Mushfiqur moving to his right

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended on the front foot, just the one wide off the over

End of over 19 (1 run) Sri Lanka 68/3 (RR: 3.57)
WU Tharanga    25* (56b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-0
LPC Silva    0* (2b)      Syed Rasel    9-1-43-2

Rasel runs in for his last over.

19.1

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, pitches on a good length on middle and off stump, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

19.2

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, Rasel pitches outside leg stump, Silva moves across and plays it off his pads to square leg

19.3

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, Silva tries to cut one from outside the off stump, the length wasn't short enough for the cut and the ball beats the bat

19.4

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, defended on the front foot towards point

19.5

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, driven off the front foot to Shakib at cover

19.6

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, driven off the front foot to mid-off, Silva starts off for the single but decides against it

Rasel ends his spell with a maiden. He's bowled ten overs on the trot and taken 2 for 43, superb effort.

End of over 20 (maiden) Sri Lanka 68/3 (RR: 3.40)
LPC Silva    0* (8b)      Syed Rasel    10-2-43-2
WU Tharanga    25* (56b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-0

Bangladesh have finished with the Powerplays. Farhad Reza replaces Razzak. He'll bowl medium-pace from round the wicket to the left-hander.

20.1

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, pitches on off stump and angles into Tharanga who defends on the back foot to Reza

Just eight runs came off the third Powerplay.

20.2

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, Reza bowls it a little wider outside off stump, Tharanga uses the shorter length to move back and cut but can't get past Aftab at point

20.3

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, driven off the front foot to short cover

20.4

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, good length once again, the angle into Tharanga denies him room, he pushes to mid-on and looks for a single that isn't there

20.5

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, once again Tharanga cuts and once again he doesn't beat Tamaim Iqbal at cover point

20.6

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, 1 run, Reza completes an impressive first over with a slower ball, Tharanga drives through covers for a single

End of over 21 (1 run) Sri Lanka 69/3 (RR: 3.28)
WU Tharanga    26* (62b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    1-0-1-0
LPC Silva    0* (8b)      Syed Rasel    10-2-43-2

Abdur Razzak changes ends, replacing Rasel.

21.1

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, Tharanga leans forward and blocks

21.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, wide outside the off stump, Tharanga moves across and tries to pull the ball, misses it completely

21.3

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, driven on the front foot through covers

Adbur Razzak, at 25, is the oldest member of the Bangladesh team.

21.4

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, Razzak bowls it straight on middle and of stump, Silva defends on the front foot

21.5

Abdur Razzak to Silva, FOUR, Silva moves quickly on to the back foot and cuts a short ball outside the off stump past short third man, Sri Lanka finally find the fence, the first boundary for nine overs

21.6

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, defended on the front foot to midwicket

Without Bashar, Mashud, Javed Omar and Rafique, the average age of the Bangladesh team is 22 years.

End of over 22 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 74/3 (RR: 3.36)
LPC Silva    4* (11b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-8-0
WU Tharanga    27* (65b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    1-0-1-0

22.1

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga walks down the pitch and drives into the ground back at Reza, the bounce takes the ball over Reza's head and they scamper a quick single to mid-off

22.2

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, full-length delivery on off stump, Silva drives on the front foot to mid-off

22.3

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, tight length just outside the off stump, Silva strides forward and defends to point

22.4

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, a fraction shorter in length outside the off stump, Silva waits for it in his crease and cuts to point

22.5

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, Reza keeps it around the off stump, no room at all for Silva who defends to point once again

22.6

Farhad Reza to Silva, 1 run, Silva plays the last ball of the over with soft hands in front of cover and sets off for a single, Reza finishes another economical over

End of over 23 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 76/3 (RR: 3.30)
LPC Silva    5* (16b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    2-0-3-0
WU Tharanga    28* (66b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-8-0

23.1

Abdur Razzak to Silva, FOUR, Silva steps down the pitch and picks Razzak off his pads and lofts him over midwicket for four, that was a calculated risk from Silva

23.2

Abdur Razzak to Silva, 1 leg bye, Silva steps out of his crease and tries to sweep this time but misses

23.3

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, quicker delivery angles into Tharanga from over the wicket, defended on the front foot

23.4

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, Razzak offers Tharanga some width but he cuts straight to short third man

23.5

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, driven off the pads to Aftab at midwicket

23.6

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Razzak releases the pressure with a poor ball which Tharanga cuts to the backward-point fence

End of over 24 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 85/3 (RR: 3.54)
WU Tharanga    32* (70b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-16-0
LPC Silva    9* (18b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    2-0-3-0

24.1

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, Reza hits the pitch hard outside the off stump, Silva lans forward and pushes it to point

24.2

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, Silva lunges forward and opens the face to play it to backward point

24.3

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, fuller length on off stump, Silva leans forward and plays the off-drive to mid-off

24.4

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, Reza drifts on to middle and leg stump and Silva plays it off his pads to midwicket

24.5

Farhad Reza to Silva, 1 run, Reza bowls it wide outside the off stump, Silva plays late and dabs it towards short third man

24.6

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, Reza bangs in the bouncer from round the wicket, Tharanga sways out of the way

After 25 overs Sri Lanka are 85 for 3. Tharanga has batted since the start and is only on 32 off 71 balls.

End of over 25 (1 run) Sri Lanka 86/3 (RR: 3.44)
WU Tharanga    32* (71b 3x4)      Farhad Reza    3-0-4-0
LPC Silva    10* (23b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-16-0

25.1

Abdur Razzak to Silva, 1 run, nudged to short third man for a single

25.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, Razzak offers Tharanga room outside off stump, Tharanga cuts to Mortaza who lets it slip past him at short third man and allows the single

25.3

Abdur Razzak to Silva, 1 run, Silva uses the room outside off stump to cut to deep point

25.4

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga walks across his stumps and closes the face to play it to midwicket

25.5

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, wide outside the off stump but the length isn't short enough to cut, Tharanga tries to play through point and gets beaten

25.6

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, driven on the front foot to cover

End of over 26 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 89/3 (RR: 3.42)
WU Tharanga    33* (75b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-19-0
LPC Silva    12* (25b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    3-0-4-0

26.1

Farhad Reza to Silva, FOUR, Reza drifts on to leg stump, a rare loose delivery from him, Silva moves across and flicks it off his pads to the fine-leg boundary

26.2

Farhad Reza to Silva, 1 run, Silva plays with soft hands in front of point and sprints though for the single, he was already out of his crease when he played the shot

26.3

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, pushed off the back foot towards mid-off

26.4

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, FOUR, Reza drops it short on off stump aand Tharanga hits it with a flat-bat with immense power past the bowler for four

26.5

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, 1 run, played through covers on the front foot, that's a more orthodox shot compared to the previous boundary

26.6

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, fuller delivery on off stump, defended on the front foot

End of over 27 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 99/3 (RR: 3.66)
LPC Silva    17* (28b 3x4)      Farhad Reza    4-0-14-0
WU Tharanga    38* (78b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-19-0

27.1

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, floated outside off stump and Tharanga is beaten on the sweep

27.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, turns in from just outside off, Tharanga goes back to work it to fine leg to bring up the 100 of Sri Lanka. It has been slow in coming.

27.3

Abdur Razzak to Silva, 1 run, slightly short, cut to deep point for a single.

27.4

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, tossed-up, outside off and driven to sweeper cover

27.5

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, fuller, on the middle and leg, Silva shaped to play it to the on side and got a leading edge down the track

27.6

Abdur Razzak to Silva, no run, slightly short in length, turning away, cut straight to point

End of over 28 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 102/3 (RR: 3.64)
LPC Silva    18* (31b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-22-0
WU Tharanga    40* (81b 4x4)      Farhad Reza    4-0-14-0

28.1

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, on a length, around the off stump, tapped to the on side

28.2

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, fullish, from round the stumps, on the off stump line, driven down the track

28.3

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, 1 run, drags this one short and offers width outside off, Tharanga cuts it to left of sweeper cover

28.4

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, Chamara getting itchy. Charges down the track and tries to swing a length delivery over midwicket but flicks it down the ground and straight to midwicket

28.5

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

28.6

Farhad Reza to Silva, 2 wides, high bouncer, wide called, Rahim had a shy at the striker's end (Silva is taking guard well outside the crease) and it richochets off to give an overthrow

28.6

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run

End of over 29 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 105/3 (RR: 3.62)
WU Tharanga    41* (85b 4x4)      Farhad Reza    5-0-17-0
LPC Silva    18* (33b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-22-0

Shakib Al Hasan comes on.

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, SIX, Thrilling inside-out cover drive from Silva. He took a step down the track, reached the pitch of a delivery on the stumps and lofted it inside-out for a six

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, no run

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, 1 run, sliding on to the middle and leg, turned past square leg

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, full and on the off and middle, worked to midwicket

29.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, FOUR, just outside off and cut to third man. Mortaza runs after it and just about manages to drag it back before rolling over the ropes. Then comes the mistake. His back foot was still outside the ropes when he swooped to pick the ball up! Four given

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, turning in from the off stump line, tapped to the on sisde

End of over 30 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 116/3 (RR: 3.86)
WU Tharanga    45* (88b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-11-0
LPC Silva    25* (36b 3x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    5-0-17-0

30.1

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, walks across, tries to swing a length delivery from outside off over midwicket but hits it straight to midwicket.

30.2

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, outside the off stump, on a length, guided to point

30.3

Farhad Reza to Silva, FOUR, Paddled away for a four. It landed back of length, on the off and middle and Silva lapped it around the corner.

30.4

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, Fuller this time, just outside off, driven to mid off

30.5

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run

30.6

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, full-pitched outside the off stump, Silva goes hard at it and can't connect with his intended square drive. Drinks break

End of over 31 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 120/3 (RR: 3.87)
LPC Silva    29* (42b 4x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    6-0-21-0
WU Tharanga    45* (88b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-11-0

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on off and middle, Tharanga leans forward and plays it to midwicket

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, played off the pads to short fine leg

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, driven to long-off on the front foot

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, no run, Shakib gives the ball air outside the off stump, defended towards point on the front foot

31.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, no run, Silva plays with soft hands towards point but doesn't get the single

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, 1 run, fuller delivery angling into the right-hander, Silva moves forward and drives to long-off

End of over 32 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 122/3 (RR: 3.81)
LPC Silva    30* (45b 4x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-13-0
WU Tharanga    46* (91b 5x4)      Farhad Reza    6-0-21-0

32.1

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, Reza pitches it on a good length outside off stump and moves it away from the right-hander, Silva drives loosely away from his body and gets beaten

32.2

Farhad Reza to Silva, 1 wide, too wide outside the off stump, Koertzen calls it wide, that's only the eighth extra off the innings

32.2

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, defended off the front foot towards point

32.3

Farhad Reza to Silva, 1 run, Reza drags it short outside the off stump, Silva waits on the back foot and plays a whippy drive through covers for a single

32.4

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, 1 run, very wide outside the off stump, Tharanga reaches out and cuts to third man

32.5

Farhad Reza to Silva, 1 run, fuller length on of stump, Silva leans into a well-timed off drive to long-off for a single, he's playing confidently now

32.6

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, Reza ends the over with a bouncer, Tharanga gets out of the way

End of over 33 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 126/3 (RR: 3.81)
WU Tharanga    47* (93b 5x4)      Farhad Reza    7-0-25-0
LPC Silva    32* (49b 4x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-13-0

33.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, 1 run, tossed up on off and middle stump, Silva gets down on one knee and sweeps to deep backward square leg

33.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga plays the sweep this time, but can't beat short fine leg

33.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, FOUR, swept again and this time Tharanga places it superbly and has timed that equally well, the ball beats the fielder at deep backward square leg, he reaches 50, it's been a patient innings from Tharanga

33.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, defended on the back foot

33.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga waits on the back foot and opens the face to play it to short third man

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga uses his feet to skip down the pitch and drive to midwicket

End of over 34 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 131/3 (RR: 3.85)
WU Tharanga    51* (98b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-18-0
LPC Silva    33* (50b 4x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    7-0-25-0

34.1

Farhad Reza to Silva, 2 runs, full length and Reza gives Silva the width outside off stump to free his arms and drive through cover

34.2

Farhad Reza to Silva, FOUR, the outside edge flies wide of Mushfiqur and runs down to the fence, Silva tried to force one off the back foot through cover, he didn't move his feet and got a thick outside edge that flew too quickly for Mushfiqur

34.3

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, defended to point on the front foot

34.4

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, driven to mid-off on the front foot

34.5

Farhad Reza to Silva, 1 run, Reza drifts on to the pads and Silva flicks off his legs to fine leg

34.6

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, no run, Reza ends another over with a bouncer, Tharanga thought about pulling it but checked his shot

End of over 35 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 138/3 (RR: 3.94)
WU Tharanga    51* (99b 6x4)      Farhad Reza    8-0-32-0
LPC Silva    40* (55b 5x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-18-0

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, FOUR, Silva gets down on one knee and sweeps powerfully from outside the off stump, he splits the gap between the fielders at deep square leg and deep midwicket, superb placement

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, 1 run, driven on the front foot through covers for one more

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, no run, bowled quicker and flatter on the pads, Tharanga plays it to midwicket

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga tries to pull a ball that isn't short enough and hits it awkwardly towards mid-on

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, 1 run, driven to long-off for one more

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga moves across his stumps and flicks through square leg, eight runs off the over

End of over 36 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 146/3 (RR: 4.05)
WU Tharanga    53* (102b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-26-0
LPC Silva    46* (58b 6x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    8-0-32-0

The ball has acquired a dirty brown colour and it's being changed.

36.1

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Tharanga waits for it on the back foot and cuts it in front of point for four, cracking timing, that brings up Sri Lanka's 150

36.2

Farhad Reza to Tharanga, OUT, caught! Reza angles the ball into Tharanga from round the wicket and moves it away from the left-hander off the pitch, Tharanga moves forward and drives loosely at it and gets a thick edge to Mushfiqur who takes the simplest of catches

WU Tharanga c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Farhad Reza 57 (164m 104b 7x4 0x6) SR: 54.80

Tillakaratne Dilshan, who does everything with so much energy, is the next batsman.

36.3

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, no run, pitches outside the off stump and holds it's line through to Mushfiqur after Dilshan lets it go

36.4

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan tries to play a square drive to one that isn't short enough to drive, he gets beaten

36.5

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, no run, fuller length outside the off stump, Dilshan moves forward, gets his front foot closer to the ball and drives to cover

36.6

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, no run, good length outside the off stump, Dilshan stands rooted to the crease and tries to drive through covers, the ball beats the bat once again

End of over 37 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 150/4 (RR: 4.05)
TM Dilshan    0* (4b)      Farhad Reza    9-0-36-1
LPC Silva    46* (58b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-26-0

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, 1 run, Shakib angles the ball into Silva from round the wicket and Silva sweeps him to deep backward square leg

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, defended on the front foot back to Shakib

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 2 runs, Shakib drops it a fraction short outside the off stump, Dilshan moves back and cuts through point to get off the mark, these two run very quickly between the wickets

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, quicker delivery on middle stump, Dilshan drives inside out to cover

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan tries to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pad

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, once again Dilshan uses the room outside off to cut to the fielder on the point fence

End of over 38 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 154/4 (RR: 4.05)
TM Dilshan    3* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-30-0
LPC Silva    47* (59b 6x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    9-0-36-1

38.1

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan tries to drive Reza on the up through the offside but gets an inside edge towards midwicket

38.2

Farhad Reza to Silva, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Silva gets caught on the crease and pushes it to cover

38.3

Farhad Reza to Silva, 1 run, Reza bowls the slower ball on off stump, Silva drives off the front foot to long-off

38.4

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, no run, too wide outside the off stump and Dilshan will be disappointed that he cut that straight to point

38.5

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, 3 runs, Dilshan moves deep in his crease and waits for the ball to come to him before driving it wide of the fielder at mid-on, he gives chase and pulls it in just inside the ropes

38.6

Farhad Reza to Silva, 1 run, Silva tries to pull but gets a top edge that falls safely in front of the fielder at deep midwicket

End of over 39 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 160/4 (RR: 4.10)
LPC Silva    49* (62b 6x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    10-0-42-1
TM Dilshan    7* (12b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-30-0

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, 1 run, defended on the front foot towards point, he's played that with soft hands and calls for the single to take him to his half-century, it's been an excellent innings under pressure from Silva

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan nimbly skips down the pitch and drives Shakib inside out through extra cover

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, a little shorter in length and Dilshan backs away and drives to cover

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, swept behind square on the leg side for a single

Just short fine leg in the circle on the leg side, three men on the off side in the circle.

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, no run, played towards point with an open face

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, no run, Silva comes down the track and tries to whip Shakib through midwicket, he misses and the ball hits the pad

End of over 40 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 164/4 (RR: 4.10)
LPC Silva    50* (65b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-34-0
TM Dilshan    10* (15b)      Farhad Reza    10-0-42-1

We're into the last ten overs of the Sri Lankan innings. Aftab Ahmed replaces Reza, bowling medium-pace from over the wicket.

40.1

Aftab Ahmed to Dilshan, 1 run, full and wide outside the off stump, Dilshan reaches out for the ball and drives through cover

40.2

Aftab Ahmed to Silva, 1 leg bye, Chamara Silva moves across his stumps and tries to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pad

40.3

Aftab Ahmed to Dilshan, no run, full delivery on off stump, Dilshan drives it hard back at Aftab who stops it with his boot

40.4

Aftab Ahmed to Dilshan, 2 runs, a fraction short on off and middle stump, Dilshan moves on to the back foot and pulls it in front of midwicket

40.5

Aftab Ahmed to Dilshan, no run, over-pitched outside the off stump, driven powerfully but straight to mid-off

40.6

Aftab Ahmed to Dilshan, no run, width offered outside the off stump, Dilshan goes back and cuts extremely hard but hits it to the fielder at cover

End of over 41 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 168/4 (RR: 4.09)
TM Dilshan    13* (20b)      Aftab Ahmed    1-0-3-0
LPC Silva    50* (66b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-34-0

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, no run, cut off the back foot to point

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, 2 runs, Silva steps down the track and forces the drive to long-on, there's a huge gap at midwicket

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, 2 runs, Shakib strays down leg side, Silva leans across and paddles to fine leg

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, FOUR, leg-stump line once again and Silva gets down on one knee and sweeps powerfully to deep backward square leg for four, excellent placement

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, no run, Silva moves across his stumps to play the sweep once more but this time he doesn't beat the fielder at short fine leg

End of over 42 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 176/4 (RR: 4.19)
LPC Silva    58* (72b 7x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-42-0
TM Dilshan    13* (20b)      Aftab Ahmed    1-0-3-0

42.1

Aftab Ahmed to Dilshan, 1 run, Aftab bowls it short outside the off stump, Dilshan moves back in his crease and drills the square drive past point

42.2

Aftab Ahmed to Silva, 1 run, fuller length outside off stump, Silva leans forward and opens the face of the bat to guide the ball to third man

42.3

Aftab Ahmed to Dilshan, FOUR, long hop on off stump, Dilshan waits on the back foot and pulls it with power in front of midwicket for four more

42.4

Aftab Ahmed to Dilshan, 1 run, played off the pads through midwicket

42.5

Aftab Ahmed to Silva, FOUR, Silva again gets down on one knee and times the sweep superbly to the square leg fence, he rolled his wrists to keep the ball along the ground

42.6

Aftab Ahmed to Silva, 2 runs, Silva moves across his stumps and chips the ball in the air towards fine leg, Sri Lanka are stepping up the pace now

End of over 43 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 189/4 (RR: 4.39)
LPC Silva    65* (75b 8x4 1x6)      Aftab Ahmed    2-0-16-0
TM Dilshan    19* (23b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-42-0

Abdur Razzak returns for a final spell.

43.1

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, no run, begins with a short ball on off stump, Dilshan cuts off the back foot to point

43.2

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, no run, played to point off the back foot once again

43.3

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, no run, pitches on off stump and spins away from Dilshan who prods tentatively at it, the ball beats the bat

43.4

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, driven inside out off the back foot through covers

43.5

Abdur Razzak to Silva, OUT, that's close and Asoka de Silva raises the finger! Razzak bowls a quicker ball on middle stump and it goes straight through to Silva who moves back and tries to flick, he misses and the ball hits him on the back pad plumb in front, big wicket for Bangladesh during the final overs

LPC Silva lbw b Abdur Razzak 65 (102m 76b 8x4 1x6) SR: 85.52

Jehan Mubarak is the new batsman. Jayawardene said that they were giving him a go to fill the vacancy left by Russel Arnold.

43.6

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, Razzak bowls it wide outside the off stump, Mubarak lets it go

End of over 44 (1 run) Sri Lanka 190/5 (RR: 4.31)
J Mubarak    0* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-23-1
TM Dilshan    20* (27b 1x4)      Aftab Ahmed    2-0-16-0

44.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 2 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, Dilshan cuts off the back foot through covers for two more

44.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan pushes towards cover and puts pressure on the fielder by calling for the single, the mis-field allows them to complete it comfortably

44.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, Mubarak comes forward and plays it through point for a single, he's off the mark

44.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, no run, played back to the bowler on the back foot

44.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan pushes to long-on for a single

44.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 3 runs, Mubarak tries to cut and gets an outside edge to Rasel at short third man where another clumsy mis-field allows the batsman three runs

End of over 45 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 198/5 (RR: 4.40)
J Mubarak    4* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-50-0
TM Dilshan    24* (31b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-23-1

45.1

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, Mubarak plays it to Mortaza at short third man

45.2

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 2 runs, tossed up outside the off stump, Mubarak waits for it and opens the face of the bat to play the ball wide of Mortaza at short third man

45.3

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 2 runs, Razzak tosses it up on off and middle stump, Mubarak drives firmly past the bowler, Aftab runs across from long-on and drives full stretch to his right to save the boundary

45.4

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 2 runs, driven through cover for two more

45.5

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 2 runs, Mubarak goes back to a short delivery and cuts through point for two more, he's not letting Dilshan have the strike

45.6

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, Razzak bowls a quicker and fuller delivery on off and middle stump, Mubarak defends back to the bowler

End of over 46 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 206/5 (RR: 4.47)
J Mubarak    12* (9b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-31-1
TM Dilshan    24* (31b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-50-0

Mashrafe Mortaza returns for a final burst. He's got two overs left.

46.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, OUT, caught! Mortaza bangs it in short on off stump, Dilshan tries to pull and loses grip of his bat, the ball flies off the edge towards Ashraful at cover, who takes an easy catch, while the bat flies a fair distance towards Rasel at midwicket

TM Dilshan c Mohammad Ashraful b Mashrafe Mortaza 24 (36m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Farveez Maharoof is the new batsman.

46.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Maharoof, no run, that bounces sharply outside the off stump and Maharoof was beaten by the bounce

46.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Maharoof, no run, Maharoof doesn't move his feet and tries to drive through the off side, the ball beats the outside edge

46.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Maharoof, 1 run, this time Maharoof moves his front foot towards the ball and drives through cover

46.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, 2 runs, Mortaza pitches on leg stump and Mubarak flicks off his pads for his customary double through square leg

46.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, no run, Mortaza bangs in the bouncer that rises sharply from a good length, Malinga and Fernando will be watching with interest

End of over 47 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 209/6 (RR: 4.44)
J Mubarak    14* (11b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-25-2
MF Maharoof    1* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-31-1

47.1

Abdur Razzak to Maharoof, 1 run, played off the back foot through point for a single

47.2

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 leg bye, Mubarak tries to sweep and Mushfiqur appeals after the ball hits the pad, that was missing leg stump

47.3

Abdur Razzak to Maharoof, 1 run, Maharoof comes down the track and flicks off his pads through midwicket, Shakib charges in from the deep and keeps it down to just a single

47.4

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, Mubarak tries to cut off the back foot and gets beaten

47.5

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, driven through midwicket for a single

47.6

Abdur Razzak to Maharoof, 2 runs, fuller delivery on middle stump, Maharoof comes down the track and pushes towards wide mid-on, he calls Mubarak through for the second run

End of over 48 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 215/6 (RR: 4.47)
MF Maharoof    5* (6b)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-36-1
J Mubarak    15* (14b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-25-2

48.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, 1 leg bye, Mubarak tries to pull Mortaza through midwicket but is beaten for pace and gets hit on the thigh for leg byes to third man

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Maharoof, no run, Maharoof backs away towards the leg side to make room and tries to slog Mortaza through midwicket, he gets beaten by a slower ball

48.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Maharoof, 1 run, he backs away again and swats a short ball outside the off stump to long-off, like a tennis forehand

48.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, no run, Mortaza bowls the bouncer on middle and off stump, Mubarak is caught on the crease and has to get out of the way

48.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, FOUR, the slower delivery on middle stump, Mubarak spots it, gets his front pad out of the way, and lofts it into the gap between deep midwicket and long-on

48.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, 1 run, pulled to long-on for a single to end the over

End of over 49 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 222/6 (RR: 4.53)
J Mubarak    20* (18b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-1-31-2
MF Maharoof    6* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-36-1

Razzak is about to begin the final over.

49.1

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, width offered outside the off stump, Mubarak moves back and cuts to Shakib at cover

49.2

Abdur Razzak to Maharoof, 2 runs, Maharoof moves his front foot out of the way and tries to hit Razzak over midwicket, he gets a top edge that goes high in the direction of mid-off, Ashraful runs towards the catch from cover but can't make enough ground to reach it

49.3

Abdur Razzak to Maharoof, 1 run, driven on the front foot to long-on

49.4

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, driven off the back foot to long-off

49.5

Abdur Razzak to Maharoof, SIX, Maharoof makes room by moving towards the leg side and lofts Razzak cleanly over extra cover, he's timed that so well that it's cleared the fence, awesome hit

49.6

Abdur Razzak to Maharoof, 1 run, driven on the front foot to long-on for a single

1.38 pm Sri Lanka finish on 234 for 6. Ashraful said at the toss that he'd be happy if Bangladesh kept them to below 250. Well they've done that, thanks to some excellent new-ball bowling from Mortaza and Rasel.

I'll be back at 2.15 pm for the Bangladesh chase. They'll have to bat sensibly for the pitch isn't your typical one-day featherbed. Stay tuned ...

End of over 50 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 234/6
MF Maharoof    16* (12b 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-48-1
J Mubarak    22* (20b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-1-31-2
Series Results
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Sri Lanka won by 39 runs
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 23, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 113 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS) - Jul 20, 2007
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Jul 20, 2007

Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene are delighted at ending the 42-run resistance between Mushfiqur Rahim and Farhad Reza, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Colombo, July 20, 2007

Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene celebrate the fall of Farhad Reza

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Jul 20, 2007

Abdur Razzak gave the crowd something to cheer with some lusty blows, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Colombo, July 20, 2007

Abdur Razzak hit three sixes in his 28

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