Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka, 2007 / Commentary

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

Sri Lanka won by 39 runs

12.13 pm We're moments away from the start of play. Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga are the Sri Lankan openers. Syed Rasel will begin proceedings for Bangladesh, bowling from over the wicket with two slips in place. I'm George Binoy and I'll be your commentator for the day.

Here are the playing conditions once again. The match has been reduced to 40 overs a side with 16 overs of Powerplay. The third Powerplay has been reduced to one over. A bowler can bowl a maximum of eight overs. The lunch break has been shortened to 10 minutes.

Toss, 11.55 am Mohammad Ashraful has won the toss and Bangladesh will field.

11.50 am Play will begin at 12.15 pm. The match has been reduced to 40 overs per side with 16 overs of Powerplay. The lunch break has been reduced to 10 minutes.

Bangladesh have also made two changes to their XI. Shahriar Nafees and Tushar Imran were dropped and have been replaced by Javed Omar and Mahmudullah, who is making his ODI debut.

11.45 am Asoka de Silva and Rudi Koertzen are still inspecting the conditions.

11.00 am The outfield isn't fit for play yet. The umpires will take another look at 11.30 am. Meanwhile, we've got some news on the Sri Lankan team.

They have made three changes to the XI that clinched the series by winning the second ODI. Lasith Malinga, Chamara Silva and Malinga Bandara have been rested. They were replaced by Chamara Kapugedera, Upul Chandana and Nuwan Kulasekara

Sri Lanka 1 Sanath Jayasuriya, 2 Upul Tharanga, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene (capt), 5 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 6 Chamara Kapugedera, 7 Jehan Mubarak, 8 Farveez Maharoof, 9 Upul Chandana, 10 Dilhara Fernando, 11 Nuwan Kulasekera.

10.25 am The umpires, Asoka de Silva and Rudi Koertzen, will inspect the conditions at 11.00 am and take a decision on when play can start. You'll have the news as soon as I do ...

9.45 am Bad news I'm afraid. It rained last night and there were showers this morning as well. The good news is that it isn't raining at present but the start of the game will be delayed. There are no issues with the pitch and the square which are uncovered at the moment. The problem is the outfield which is still covered and there are a few large puddles on the plastic sheets.

9.25 am Hello everybody and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Sri Lanka have already won the series 2-0 with two sizable victories in the first two games. Bangladesh, who have had a torrid tour after losing the Test series 3-0, will strive to put in one last effort so that they can go home on a positive note.

0.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, Rasel pitches on middle stump and the ball angles towards middle and leg, Tharanga moves on to the front foot and gets hit high on the front pad

The sun's out now.

0.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, fuller delivery angling into the left-hander's off stump, Tharanga leans forward and defends

0.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, good length delivery on middle stump, Tharanga pushes the ball towards mid-on

0.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, short of a length on off and middle stump, Tharanga moves across his stumps and pushes the ball past Rasel for a quick single

0.5

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, pitches outside off stump, seams away from Jayasuriya off the pitch and beats the outside edge of Jayasuriya's forward defence

0.6

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller delivery closer to off stump, Jayasuriya waits in his crease and defends the ball towards cover

Disciplined start from Rasel.

End of over 1 (1 run) Sri Lanka 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
ST Jayasuriya    0* (2b)      Syed Rasel    1-0-1-0
WU Tharanga    1* (4b)     

Shahadat Hossain will share the new ball. He's bowling from over the wicket to the left-handers with two slips.

1.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tharanga, 1 wide, wayward start, Shahadat strays down leg side but the ball swung quite a bit as well

1.1

Shahadat Hossain to Tharanga, no run, full length delivery pitches outside off and slants across the left-hander, Tharanga lets it go through to Mushfiqur

1.2

Shahadat Hossain to Tharanga, 1 run, full length on off stump, Tharanga tries to drive through cover but gets a thick outside edge that runs wide of the slip cordon towards third man

1.3

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, 1 run, dropped, Jayasuriya drives a half-volley outside off stump to Shakib Al Hasan's right at cover, he dives to his right and gets both hands to it but doesn't hold on to a tough catch, that was struck very hard, how costly will that prove?

1.4

Shahadat Hossain to Tharanga, no run, defended off the pads on the leg side

1.5

Shahadat Hossain to Tharanga, FOUR, full and wide outside the off stump, Tharanga drives the ball with an open over point to the boundary, he scattered several crows that were feeding on this outfield

1.6

Shahadat Hossain to Tharanga, 4 leg byes, Shahadat drifts on to the pads and Tharanga tries to flick, the ball brushes the thigh pad and runs past Mushfiqur, who dives to his right and tries to make the save

End of over 2 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
WU Tharanga    6* (9b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-7-0
ST Jayasuriya    1* (3b)      Syed Rasel    1-0-1-0

2.1

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

2.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, good length delivery angling into off and middle stump, Jayasuriya moves on to the back foot and defends

2.3

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, Rasel swings a full delivery away from Jayasuriya's off stump, he leans forward and punches the ball through covers, the outfield is on the slower side after all the rain and the ball doesn't reach the boundary

2.4

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

2.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, FOUR, too full on middle and leg stump, Tharanga hardly moves his feet but lofts the ball cleanly over mid-on for four more, excellent timing and a lovely free swing of the arms

2.6

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, FOUR, a little shorter in length on off stump, Tharanga waits for the ball to come to him and then drives in front of point for four more, Sri Lanka are picking up momentum

End of over 3 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 23/0 (RR: 7.66)
WU Tharanga    14* (12b 3x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-12-0
ST Jayasuriya    4* (6b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-7-0

3.1

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Shahadat tries to bounce Jayasuriya who gets into position quickly by swivelling on the back foot and pulls the ball to the square leg boundary

3.2

Shahadat Hossain to Jayasuriya, OUT, caught! Shahadat pitches the ball full outside off stump and angles the ball away from the left-hander, Jayasuriya tries to play the cover drive away from his body but gets an edge through to Mushfiqur who takes an easy catch, the Bangladeshis are understandably delighted

ST Jayasuriya c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shahadat Hossain 8 (17m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

So Shakib's dropped catch didn't prove costly. Sangakkara is the new batsman.

3.3

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, run-out missed, Sangakkara pushes the ball towards cover point and calls for a single, Aftab runs in from point and throws at the non-striker's end, Sangakkara would have been out had he hit

3.4

Shahadat Hossain to Tharanga, no run, full and wide outside off stump, Tharanga lets the ball go

3.5

Shahadat Hossain to Tharanga, no run, Shahadat bangs the ball in short outside off stump, Tharanga lets Mushfiqur collect it once again

3.6

Shahadat Hossain to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, short of a length outside leg stump, Tharanga tries to flick but gets hit on the pad for a leg bye behind square

End of over 4 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 29/1 (RR: 7.25)
WU Tharanga    14* (15b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-12-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (1b)      Syed Rasel    2-0-12-0

Just one slip in place now, and a short cover. Mushfiqur stands up to the stumps.

4.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, defended on the back foot towards short cover

4.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, good length ball angles into Tharanga's off stump, he tries to close the face of the bat and play the ball through midwicket but mis-times the shot

4.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, Rasel thinks he has a case for lbw, the ball pitched outside off stump and angled down leg side, Tharanga moved across and was hit on the pad after he missed the flick, that was missing leg stump

4.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, OUT, lbw! The ball was nearly identical to the previous one, it pitched outside off stump and angled into the left-hander, Tharanga moved across his stumps and tried to flick, he missed and the ball thudded into the pad in front of middle , it would have clipped leg stump

WU Tharanga lbw b Syed Rasel 14 (25m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

Chamara Kapugedera is the new batsman, ahead of Mahela Jayawardene.

4.5

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, the ball bounces sharply off a good length and angles across the right-hander, Kapugedera gets caught on the crease and is squared up, the ball hits the outside edge but it's too thick an edge for Mushfiqur to take while standing up to the stumps

Mushfiqur moves further back now.

4.6

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, 1 run, pushed towards point for a single, Kapugedera is off the mark

End of over 5 (1 run) Sri Lanka 30/2 (RR: 6.00)
CK Kapugedera    1* (2b)      Syed Rasel    3-0-13-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (1b)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-12-1

5.1

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, good length delivery pitches outside off stump and holds its line through to Mushfiqur, Kapugedera tries to defend with his bat away from his body but gets beaten

5.2

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, short of a length angling into the right-hander's off stump, defended on the back foot towards cover point

5.3

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, Shahadat bowls the bouncer and Kapugedera ducks under it

5.4

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, once again Kapugedera tries to defend on the back foot with his bat away from his body, Shahadat pitches the ball on a good length, seams the ball away from the right-hander and beats the edge

5.5

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, 1 run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Kapugedera plays the ball with an open face towards third man

5.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length on leg and middle stump, Sangakkara plays the ball off his hips towards midwicket

End of over 6 (1 run) Sri Lanka 31/2 (RR: 5.16)
KC Sangakkara    1* (2b)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-13-1
CK Kapugedera    2* (7b)      Syed Rasel    3-0-13-1

Bangladesh have made an encouraging start. Can they sustain it?

6.1

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, good length outside Kapugedera's off stump, he defends on the back foot to point

6.2

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, fuller length from Rasel on middle stump, Kapugedera leans forward and drives to midwicket

6.3

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, a fraction short and the angle across the right-hander gives Kapugedera the room to play the cut, he hit that firmly but straight to point

6.4

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, 2 runs, Kapugedera moves forward to a fuller delivery and pushes the ball through the gap at cover point

6.5

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, the ball seams away from Kapugedera after pitching on a full length around off stump, he moves forward and tries to play the off drive but gets beaten

6.6

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, 1 run, Kapugedera gets a single off the last ball courtesy an edge to third man, he tried to defend that towards cover

End of over 7 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 34/2 (RR: 4.85)
CK Kapugedera    5* (13b)      Syed Rasel    4-0-16-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (2b)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-13-1

7.1

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, dropped again, what a sitter, Kapugedera pushed tentatively away from his body at a good length ball outside the off stump, the edge flew at waist height to Farhad Reza at second slip who grassed the easiest of chances, Shahadat is visibly upset

7.2

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, Shahadat replies with a bouncer, Kapugedera ducks under it

7.3

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, another short ball outside off stump, Kapugedera lets it go once again

7.4

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, a fraction short on off stump, Kapugedera tries to pull through midwicket but mis-times the ball towards mid-on

7.5

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, 1 run, short of a length on off and middle stump, Kapugedera plays the ball with soft hands towards midwicket and calls for the single

7.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, Shahadat bowls the bouncer again, Rudi Koertzen gives Shahadat a warning, what's that for?

7.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, no run, flicked off the hips towards midwicket, it's been an eventful over

End of over 8 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 36/2 (RR: 4.50)
KC Sangakkara    1* (4b)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-15-1
CK Kapugedera    6* (18b)      Syed Rasel    4-0-16-1

After that dropped catch at slip, Sangakkara walked down the track to have a word with Kapugedera, and Ashraful, believing the ball had not been called 'dead', collected the fielder's throw back at the nonstriker's end and tried to run Sangakkara out. The batsman didnt take too kindly too that, and had words with Ashraful, who in turn let fly at Sangakkara. It was a pretty heated moment, calmed only by the umpire's intervention.

8.1

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, Kapugedera once again drives loosely away from his body at one that seams away from him, Rasel once again beats the edge

8.2

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, pitches outside off stump and moves away from the right-hander, left alone by Kapugedera

8.3

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, Kapugedera walks down the pitch and tries to slog Rasel back over his head, the ball swung away from him and he wasn't close to hitting that

8.4

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, the edge flies wide of the wicketkeeper and falls short of first slip, Kapugedera pushed hard at the ball outside the off stump, the seam movement induced the outside edge, Mushfiqur dived full stretch towards his right but couldn't reach it

8.5

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, Kapugedera gets beaten outside the off stump once again

8.6

Syed Rasel to Kapugedera, no run, this is becoming a habit now, for the umpteenth time Kapugedera fishes outside the off stump and the ball once again beats the outside edge

End of over 9 (maiden) Sri Lanka 36/2 (RR: 4.00)
CK Kapugedera    6* (24b)      Syed Rasel    5-1-16-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (4b)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-15-1

Kapugedera is really struggling but Sangakkara will take strike now.

9.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, FOUR, classy cover drive, Sangakkara moves forward to a full delivery outside off stump and drives between cover and mid-off, that was superbly timed

9.2

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, played off his hips with soft hands towards midwicket, Sangakkara sprints for the single

9.3

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, too wide outside the off stump for Kapugedera to be interested in playing a shot

9.4

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, good length outside the off stump, Kapugedera waits in his crease and lifts his bat out of the way

9.5

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, 1 wide, full and wide outside the off stump, Kapugedera gets down on one knee and tries to drive through cover, he's beaten once again, the umpire calls the ball wide but Kapugedera hasn't looked comfortable at all

9.5

Shahadat Hossain to Kapugedera, 1 run, Kapugedera tries through cover once again but gets a thick outside edge that flies behind point

9.6

Shahadat Hossain to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length delivery pitches on leg and middle stump, Sangakkara moves on to the back foot and flicks off his hips through square leg to retain strike

End of over 10 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 44/2 (RR: 4.40)
KC Sangakkara    7* (7b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-23-1
CK Kapugedera    7* (27b)      Syed Rasel    5-1-16-1

Ashraful has taken the second Powerplay.

10.1

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery on off and middle, defended on the front foot to mid-on

10.2

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, good length on off stump, Sangakkara moves back and across and drives towards mid-on

10.3

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, the ball pitches on a good length outside off stump and seams away from Sangakkara who moves on to the back foot and pushes the ball towards cover

10.4

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara gets behind the line of the ball by moving back and across towards the off side and punches the ball to mid-off

10.5

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery angling into off and middle stump, defended on the front foot towards midwicket

10.6

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara leans forward and defends towards midwicket

Refreshments on the field now.

End of over 11 (maiden) Sri Lanka 44/2 (RR: 4.00)
KC Sangakkara    7* (13b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    6-2-16-1
CK Kapugedera    7* (27b)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-23-1

Here's Ferhad Reza

11.1

Farhad Reza to Kapugedera, no run, back of a length outside off stump, cut into the covers but cant beat anyone

11.2

Farhad Reza to Kapugedera, no run, back of a length again, this time he stands his ground and flashes a back-foot drive, missing all ends up

11.3

Farhad Reza to Kapugedera, no run, back of a length once again, now he gets in line and pushes it back

11.4

Farhad Reza to Kapugedera, no run, room offered this time but he mistimes it again, cutting into the ground and point fields with little hassle

11.5

Farhad Reza to Kapugedera, no run, better shot, getting forward to the pitch of a fuller delivery and driving to mid-off

11.6

Farhad Reza to Kapugedera, OUT, and Kapugedera's sluggish innings comes to an end as he gets half-forward and plays across the line, looking to flick a full delivery but chipping a simple chance to Mehrab Hossain jnr at mid-on

CK Kapugedera c sub (Mehrab Hossain jnr) b Farhad Reza 7 (39m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.21

Reza strikes in his first over. Kapugedera looked out of sorts. He couldnt force the pace or find the gaps.

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 44/3 (RR: 3.66)
     Farhad Reza    1-1-0-1
KC Sangakkara    7* (13b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    6-2-16-1

This pitch is sluggish

12.1

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, good length, he comes forward and defends

12.2

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, good length on off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and defends

12.3

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, he gets across and pushes straight to point

12.4

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, pitching outside off and moving away, Sangakkara leaves

12.5

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off stump, Sangakkara watchfully leaves

12.6

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 2 runs, strays onto leg stump and he flicks to deep backward square for two

End of over 13 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 46/3 (RR: 3.53)
KC Sangakkara    9* (19b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    7-2-18-1
J Mubarak    0* (0b)      Farhad Reza    1-1-0-1

13.1

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, no run, pitches on a good length outside off stump and holds its line, Mubarak moves forward and shoulders arms

13.2

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, no run, the ball pitches outside off stump and jags back sharply into Mubarak who was caught on the crease as he tried to defend, that was close but maybe a fraction too high on the pad

13.3

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, no run, Mubarak tries to defend but gets an edge that bounces well short of slip

13.4

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, no run, short of a length outside off, Mubarak lets it go

13.5

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, 1 run, fuller delivery on off stump, Mubarak moves forward and pushes to mid-off for a single to get off the mark

13.6

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 1 wide, Reza bowls a bouncer but it's too high and Koertzen calls it wide

13.6

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside the off stump, Sangakkara moves on to the front foot and drives to cover

End of over 14 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 48/3 (RR: 3.42)
KC Sangakkara    9* (20b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    2-1-2-1
J Mubarak    1* (5b)      Syed Rasel    7-2-18-1

Rasel begins his final over.

14.1

Syed Rasel to Mubarak, no run, good length delivery angling into Mubarak's off stump, he leans on to the front foot and blocks

14.2

Syed Rasel to Mubarak, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and seams away from the left-hander, Mubarak strides forward and lets the ball go through to the wicketkeeper

14.3

Syed Rasel to Mubarak, no run, again Rasel keeps it around off stump and seams away from Mubarak, he lets it go

14.4

Syed Rasel to Mubarak, no run, short of a length outside off stump and this time the ball angles into Mubarak instead of seaming away, defended on the front foot

14.5

Syed Rasel to Mubarak, no run, fuller length outside the off stump, Mubarak comes on to the front foot but drives to mid-off

14.6

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

Rasel finishes his spell and he's been outstanding today. He deserved more success than his 1 for 18 off eight overs.

End of over 15 (maiden) Sri Lanka 48/3 (RR: 3.20)
J Mubarak    1* (11b)      Syed Rasel    8-3-18-1
KC Sangakkara    9* (20b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    2-1-2-1

Ashraful takes the final Powerplay which consists of only one over.

15.1

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, punched off the back foot towards Reza

15.2

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, FOUR, Reza drops a fraction short on middle and leg stump, Sangakkara moves towards the off side, swivels and pulls the ball toward the long-leg boundary, that brings up Sri Lanka's 50, it's taken a while and a lot of effort

15.3

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 1 run, played through point off the back foot for a single

15.4

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, 1 run, Mubarak tries to play the ball through the off side but gets an inside edge past leg stump for a single

15.5

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara gets behind the line and defends towards cover with a straight bat

Sangakkara has looked at complete ease while all the other batsmen have struggled.

15.6

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed towards extra cover on the front foot for a sharp single to end the over

End of over 16 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 55/3 (RR: 3.43)
KC Sangakkara    15* (25b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    3-1-9-1
J Mubarak    2* (12b)      Syed Rasel    8-3-18-1

Bangaldesh have finished with their Powerplays and Abdur Razzak comes into the attack to bowl left-arm spin from over the wicket.

16.1

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara tries to sweep from wide outside the off stump and gets beaten

16.2

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, a fraction short on off and middle stump, Sangakkara moves across and pulls the ball off his hips through midwicket

16.3

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, driven to point

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, Mubarak tries to drive through cover but the ball beats the outside edge

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, driven to long-on for one more

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara goes down on one knee and plays the paddle sweep in the air towards the vacant short fine-leg region

End of over 17 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 58/3 (RR: 3.41)
KC Sangakkara    17* (28b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-3-0
J Mubarak    3* (15b)      Farhad Reza    3-1-9-1

17.1

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 1 bye, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara moves across and tries to run it down to third man, he gets beaten and Mushfiqur, who is standing up to the stumps, can't collect the ball cleanly

17.2

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, no run, short and wide outside off stump, Mubarak mis-times the cut to point

17.3

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover, Mubarak wants the single but Sangakkara says no

17.4

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, no run, short of a length outside off, Mubarak moves forward and across and opens the face to angle the bat to point

17.5

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, Mubarak moves back and cuts through cover point for a single

17.6

Farhad Reza to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller delivery angling into Sangakkara's pads, flicked towards fine leg for a single

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End of over 18 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 61/3 (RR: 3.38)
KC Sangakkara    18* (30b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    4-1-11-1
J Mubarak    4* (19b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-3-0

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18.1

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara walks across his stumps and drives to midwicket

18.2

Abdur Razzak to Sangakkara, OUT, a soft dismissal, Razzak flights the ball outside off stump, Sangakkara doesn't use his feet and drives away from his body, he hits the ball with the bottom of the bat and spoons a comfortable catch to Tamim Iqbal at mid-off, Sangakkara was in good nick and he's given it away

KC Sangakkara c Tamim Iqbal b Abdur Razzak 18 (71m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

Still no Jayawardene, Dilshan is the new batsman.

18.3

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, he's off the mark right away with a sweep towards fine leg

18.4

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Mubarak moves forward and defends to midwicket

18.5

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, FOUR, a bit too wide outside the off stump, Mubarak tries to cut but gets an outside edge that runs past Mushfiqur towards the third-man boundary

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, Mubarak leans forward and defends back to the bowler

End of over 19 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 66/4 (RR: 3.47)
J Mubarak    8* (22b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-8-1
TM Dilshan    1* (1b)      Farhad Reza    4-1-11-1

19.1

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, no run, full length delivery angling into off stump, Dilshan moves forward and drives to mid-off

19.2

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery on off and middle stump, Dilshan waits on the back foot and drives towards point

19.3

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, 1 run, Reza strays on to middle and leg but his length is still good, Dilshan moves back and pushes the ball through midwicket

19.4

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, 1 run, Mubarak steps down the pitch and tries to hit Reza down the ground, he gets an inside edge on to pad for a single

19.5

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, the ball cuts back into Dilshan who waits on the back foot and drives towards point inspite of the lack of room

19.6

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, 2 runs, banged in short and Mubarak takes his eyes off the ball as he tries to hook, he gets a top edge towards fine leg

End of over 20 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 71/4 (RR: 3.55)
J Mubarak    11* (24b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    5-1-16-1
TM Dilshan    3* (5b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-8-1

We're at the halfway mark with Bangladesh on top in this match which has been reduced to 40 overs a side.

20.1

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 2 runs, driven off the front foot through midwicket

20.2

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

20.3

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, this time Dilshan plays the ball wide of the man at cover and calls for the single

20.4

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, played with an open face towards short third man

20.5

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, Mubarak gets down on one knee and tries to sweep, he gets more of a bottom edge towards fine leg

20.6

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, bowled flat and quick on middle and off stump, Dilshan moves back in his crease, makes room and cuts through cover point

End of over 21 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 76/4 (RR: 3.61)
TM Dilshan    7* (9b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-13-1
J Mubarak    12* (26b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    5-1-16-1

21.1

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, FOUR, full length delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan moves on to the front foot and places the cover drive perfectly between cover and extra cover, he's timed that well enough to beat the man on the sweeper boundary

21.2

Farhad Reza to Dilshan, 1 run, dropped, Dilshan tried to cut a delivery that pitched outside off stump and cut back into him, he was cramped for room and got an outside edge, Mushfiqur dived towards his right with one hand but couldn't hold on, Bangladesh have been poor in the field today

21.3

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

21.4

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, FOUR, Mubarak lofts a full ball over mid-on for four, he timed that very well

21.5

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, 2 runs, another dropped chance, Mubarak tries to repeat the loft over mid-on but mis-times the shot, he ends up lofting the ball high in the air back over the bowler's head, Razzak runs towards his right at mid-on but drops another simple catch, terrible fielding

21.6

Farhad Reza to Mubarak, 1 run, driven off the front foot through cover

End of over 22 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 88/4 (RR: 4.00)
J Mubarak    19* (30b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    6-1-28-1
TM Dilshan    12* (11b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-13-1

22.1

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, cut off the back foot to short third man

22.2

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, bowled flat and fast into the left-hander, defended back to the bowler

22.3

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, FOUR, Mubarak moves towards the off side and slog sweeps Razzak over midwicket, that was hit with a lot of power and in the gap as well

22.4

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 2 runs, tossed up outside the off stump, Mubarak uses his long reach to sweep the ball from outside off towards deep backward square leg

22.5

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 2 runs, tossed up outside the off stump, Mubarak moves forward and drives to long-on, Dilshan sprints back to the non-striker's end for the second run, that man is fast

22.6

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, played off the pads towards short fine leg for one more

End of over 23 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 97/4 (RR: 4.21)
J Mubarak    28* (36b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-22-1
TM Dilshan    12* (11b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    6-1-28-1

Shakib Al Hasan replaces Reza. Left-arm spin from over the wicket.

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 2 runs, bowled flat through the air on off stump, Mubarak moves forward and tries to drive, he gets an outside edge towards third man

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, flighted delivery on off and middle stump, Mubarak moves back in his crease and plays the ball to midwicket

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, pushed through midwicket on the front foot, the single brings up Sri Lanka's 100, they've lost four wickets in getting there and had Bangladesh held their catches, it could have been a few more

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, flat delivery angling into Dilshan who leans forward and paddles the ball towards fine leg

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, played off the pads through midwicket for one more

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan leans forward and tries to sweep once again, this time he gets a top edge towards fine leg

The umpires have called drinks on to the field. Bangladesh have had the better day so far but their fielding has been terrible. I've lost count of the number of dropped catches. Mubarak has had two let-offs so far and he's beginning to accelerate now.

End of over 24 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 103/4 (RR: 4.29)
TM Dilshan    14* (13b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-6-0
J Mubarak    32* (40b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-22-1

Mahmudullah, the debutant, comes into the attack. He's bowling offspin from over the wicket.

24.1

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, 2 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, cut to deep point off the back foot

24.2

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan quickly moves towards leg side to make room and drives through cover point for two more

24.3

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, 1 run, too short outside the off stump from Mahmudullah, Dilshan backs away and cuts hard to the fielder in the deep

24.4

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, 1 run, far too short once again, Mubarak waits for the ball to come to him and pushes it into the gap at cover

24.5

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, 1 run, fuller and closer to off stump, Dilshan plays the ball with soft hands towards cover for one more

24.6

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, no run, defended back to the bowler off the front foot

End of over 25 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 110/4 (RR: 4.40)
J Mubarak    33* (42b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-7-0
TM Dilshan    20* (17b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-6-0

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted delivery on off stump, Dilshan gets down on one knee and paddles the ball behind square leg for a single to bring up the 50 partnership

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, driven back to the bowler on the front foot

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, Mubarak uses his feet, comes down the track and drives wide of the fielder at mid-on

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan sweeps towards long-leg once again, he's picking off the ones and twos with ease

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, defended to midwicket on the front foot

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, Mubarak tries to sweep this time but can't beat the fielder at short fine leg

End of over 26 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 113/4 (RR: 4.34)
J Mubarak    34* (46b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-9-0
TM Dilshan    22* (19b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-7-0

26.1

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, 1 run, dropped short and wide outside the off stump, Dilshan moves on to the back foot and cuts through cover

26.2

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, no run, quick delivery angling into middle stump, flicked off the pads to midwicket

26.3

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, 1 run, swept towards deep backward square leg for one more

26.4

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, no run, pitches outside off stump and spins into Dilshan who backs away towards leg side and defends

26.5

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, 3 runs, driven off the back foot through covers, he's placed that well in the gap, the fielder has to run a long way to his right and dives to save the boundary

26.6

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, no run, Mubarak tries to sweep but doesn't make contact

End of over 27 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 118/4 (RR: 4.37)
J Mubarak    35* (49b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-12-0
TM Dilshan    26* (22b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-9-0

27.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, Dilshan drives firmly off the back foot through covers

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, full ball on middle stump, defended towards midwicket

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, played off the pads uppishly towards midwicket

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, Mubarak drives to long-on for one more, he uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, cut through covers off the back foot for another single

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, bowled quick and flat on middle stump, defended towards point on the front foot

End of over 28 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 121/4 (RR: 4.32)
J Mubarak    36* (53b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-12-0
TM Dilshan    28* (24b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-12-0

28.1

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, 1 run, played off the back foot to long off for a single

28.2

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, Mubarak gets down on one knee and sweeps towards short fine leg

28.3

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan leans forward to a full delivery and drives hard through covers, he ccalls Mubarak through for two when most batsmen would have settled for one

28.4

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

28.5

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, 2 runs, cut hard off the back foot to the fielder on the cover fence, two more

28.6

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan tries to drive but gets an edge to short third man

End of over 29 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 127/4 (RR: 4.37)
TM Dilshan    33* (29b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-18-0
J Mubarak    37* (54b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-12-0

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, Mubarak moves across his stumps and sweeps to short fine leg

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, FOUR, Mubarak steps down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and with a full swing of his long arms, lofts the ball in the gap between deep midwicket and long-on

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, played off the pads towards short fine leg for a quick single

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan moves towards the off side and paddles the ball behind square on the leg side

29.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, full ball angling into off and middle, Mubarak leans forward and flicks behind square leg

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, Dilshan backs away towards leg and drives through cover point for a single to end the over

End of over 30 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 135/4 (RR: 4.50)
TM Dilshan    35* (31b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-20-0
J Mubarak    43* (58b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-18-0

30.1

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, no run, pitches on off stump and spins into Dilshan who backs away to make room and drivs to cover

30.2

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan gets down on one knee and slog sweeps from off stump over midwicket, the ball bounces just inside the boundary, that was hit right out of the middle of the bat

30.3

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, OUT, bowled him, and how? Dilshan tries to play a cheeky reverse pull to a quick delivery on off stump, he didn't have the room, missed completely, and the ball crashed into off stump, Mahmudullah picks up his maiden ODI wicket

TM Dilshan b Mahmudullah 39 (43m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.70

Jayawardene finally comes out to bat.

30.4

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, he gets off the mark straightaway by moving across his stumps and flicking through square leg

30.5

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, no run, flighted delivery drifts into Mubarak's blockhole, dug out back towards the bowler

30.6

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

End of over 31 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 140/5 (RR: 4.51)
J Mubarak    43* (60b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    4-0-23-1
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-20-0

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long-off for a single

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, Mubarak sweeps from outside off stump through square leg

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, full delivery outside off stump, driven on the front foot through cover

31.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, Mubarak leans forward and closes the face of the bat to flick the ball to midwicket

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene pushes forward at one that stops on him outside the off stump, he gets an outside edge towards short third man

End of over 32 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 144/5 (RR: 4.50)
DPMD Jayawardene    3* (5b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-24-0
J Mubarak    45* (62b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    4-0-23-1

The ball is being changed. Abdur Razzak will have first use of the changed ball.

32.1

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, bowled flat outside the off stump, Mubarak moves toward the off side and lofts the ball towards long-on

32.2

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run, pitches on a good length on middle stump and bounces sharply on Jayawardene who defends on the back foot

32.3

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Jayawardene makes room by moving towards leg side and chips the ball inside out over extra cover

32.4

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, FOUR, Razzak drifts down leg side, Jayawardene moves towards the off and sweeps to the fine-leg boundary, perfectly executed

32.5

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene moves towards the leg side this time and delicately late cuts a flat delivery from off stump to the third-man boundary

32.6

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed towards midwicket on the front foot for a single, 12 runs off the over

End of over 33 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 156/5 (RR: 4.72)
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (10b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-34-1
J Mubarak    46* (63b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-24-0

33.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene moves forward and drives through cover for a single

33.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, Mubarak drives a full and flat delivery to long-on

33.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, Jayawardene moves forward and drives through cover

33.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, Mubarak comes forward and gently drives a full delivery to long on to move on to 48

33.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 3 runs, Jayawardene moves across his stumps and plays the paddle sweep past Mushfiqur, that's played very fine and he'll get three for it

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 2 runs, Mubarak moves on to the back foot and drives past midwicket, Mubarak reaches his half-century with that quick double, it's his third ODI fifty, well played

End of over 34 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 165/5 (RR: 4.85)
J Mubarak    50* (66b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-33-0
DPMD Jayawardene    19* (13b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-34-1

34.1

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, no run, short and wide outside off, Jayawardene backs away and cuts to point, he'll feel that he missed out

34.2

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, 1 run, cut to point for a quick single this time, Jayawardene was in danger at the bowler's end and a direct hit would have dismissed him

34.3

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, Mubarak tries to cut and gets beaten

34.4

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

34.5

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 2 runs, cut off the back foot to deep point for two more

34.6

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, driven to long-off on the front foot

End of over 35 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 169/5 (RR: 4.82)
J Mubarak    53* (70b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-38-1
DPMD Jayawardene    20* (15b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-33-0

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 wide, Shakib bowls a flat delivery down leg side, Mubarak stretches forward and tries to sweep, he misses the shot and Mushfiqur quickly whips off the bails, it's a very close call and replays show that Mubarak's foot was just back over the line

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, full delivery on off and middle stump, Mubarak sweeps to deep square leg on the front foot

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, OUT, finally they've caught one, Jayawardene tries to play the slog-sweep to deep midwicket from outside off stump, he gets a top-edge that goes high in the air, Mushfiqur runs towards midwicket and safely takes the catch

DPMD Jayawardene c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 20 (19m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

Maharoof is the new batsman.

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Maharoof, no run, bowled quickly through the air on middle stump, Maharoof leans forward and defends

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Maharoof, no run, driven on the front foot to cover

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Maharoof, no run, Maharoof waits for the ball to come on to the bat on off stump before opening the face to guide it to short third man

End of over 36 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 172/6 (RR: 4.77)
MF Maharoof    0* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-36-1
J Mubarak    55* (72b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-38-1

36.1

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, FOUR, poor delivery, a long hop pn off and middle stump, Mubarak waits on the back foot and pulls powerfully into the gap between deep midwicket and long-on

36.2

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, defended on the front foot to the off side

36.3

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, driven to mid-off on the front foot for a single

36.4

Abdur Razzak to Maharoof, 1 run, Maharoof goes on to the back foot and pushes the ball off his pads through square leg

36.5

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, flicked off the pads through square leg

36.6

Abdur Razzak to Maharoof, OUT, that's plumb, Razzak tosses the ball up on middle stump, it goes straight through after pitching, Maharoof tries to sweep and misses, he gets hit on the back foot in front of middle stump, simple decision for Asoka de Silva to make

MF Maharoof lbw b Abdur Razzak 1 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

End of over 37 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 179/7 (RR: 4.83)
     Abdur Razzak    7-0-45-2
J Mubarak    61* (76b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-36-1

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, FOUR, Mubarak makes room by moving towards the leg side and lofts inside out over extra cover for four, lovely timings and placement

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 2 runs, flicked off the pads through midwicket, Chandana calls Mubarak through for two runs

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, flatter delivery on off stump, pushed towards point on the back foot

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chandana, no run, Chandana goes back in his crease and tries to flick through midwicket, he gets a leading edge towards cover

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Chandana, no run

37.6

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

End of over 38 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 186/7 (RR: 4.89)
UDU Chandana    0* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-43-1
J Mubarak    68* (79b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-45-2

38.1

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, 1 run, Mubarak comes down the track but isn't to the pitch of the ball, he pushes the ball gently through cover for a single

38.2

Mahmudullah to Chandana, 1 run, driven to long-on off the back foot for one more

38.3

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, 3 runs, Mubarak plays the reverse sweep, well more of a reverse paddle actually and runs the ball fine past the wicketkeeper

38.4

Mahmudullah to Chandana, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Chandana cuts firmly to short third man

38.5

Mahmudullah to Chandana, OUT, what a catch! Tamim takes a blinder on the boundary, Chandana lofts a full delivery on middle and leg stump towards long-on, Tamim is a fair distance inside the boundary, he runs back and once he realises the ball his flying over his head, he leaps backwards and catches the ball with one hand while at full stretch, outstanding catch, and after all the sitters Bangladesh have dropped today

UDU Chandana c Tamim Iqbal b Mahmudullah 1 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

38.6

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

End of over 39 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 191/8 (RR: 4.89)
J Mubarak    72* (82b 6x4)      Mahmudullah    5-0-28-2
KMDN Kulasekara    0* (0b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-43-1

The final over coming up.

39.1

Abdur Razzak to Kulasekara, OUT, Kulasekera tries to flick but misses, the ball hits the pad and Mubarak calls him through for a leg bye, Razzak sprints toward the ball, picks up and under-arms it back at the batsman's end, he hits the stumps with a direct hit and Mubarak is well short of his crease

J Mubarak run out 72 (105m 82b 6x4 0x6) SR: 87.80

Fernando is the new batsman.

39.2

Abdur Razzak to Fernando, 1 wide, fired quick and flat down leg side, wide called

39.2

Abdur Razzak to Fernando, no run, defended on teh front foot back to the bowler

39.3

Abdur Razzak to Fernando, 3 leg byes, Fernando tries to sweep across the line of the ball but gets hit on the pad outside off stump, they run three leg byes to third man

39.4

Abdur Razzak to Kulasekara, 1 run, Kulasekara lofts Razzak down the ground to long-off for a single

39.5

Abdur Razzak to Fernando, OUT, bowled him! Fernando tried to slog across the line, Razzak bowled it fast and straight and pegged middle stump back, Sri Lanka have been dismissed for 196

CRD Fernando b Abdur Razzak 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

This is the first time that Bangladesh have dismissed Sri Lanka on this tour. They have restricted them to 196 after choosing to bowl and they'll be satisfied with that effort. They could have kept Sri Lanka to a lot less had they held several regulation catches. Sri Lanka recovered through Mubarak and Dilshan and were heading for a total in excess of 200 before Bangladesh pulled up their socks towards the final overs.

I'll be back in ten minutes for Bangladesh's chase.

Series Results
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 25, 2007
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
Sri Lanka won by 70 runs
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Jul 25, 2007

Tillakaratne Dilshan walks back after being dismissed by Mahmudullah for 39, Colombo, 3rd ODI, July 25, 2007

Tillakaratne Dilshan walks back after being dismissed by Mahmudullah for 39

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Jul 25, 2007

Mahela Jayawardene takes the winner's cheque at the presentation ceremony as Sri Lanka complete series whitewash over Bangladesh, Colombo, 3rd ODI, July 25, 2007

Mahela Jayawardene takes the winner's cheque at the presentation ceremony as Sri Lanka complete series whitewash over Bangladesh

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