Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh, 2008/09 / Commentary

Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh - 3rd match

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)

1.1

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and he taps it back to the bowler

1.2

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, no run, strays on the pads and he shuffles and tucks it away to short fine leg

1.3

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, no run, walks across his stumps and decides to shoulder arms on seeing the extra bounce

1.4

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, FOUR, all too easy for the batsman, he slides it wide down the leg side and bowls it short, he has a wild swing at it and gets just enough bat to beat the keeper

1.5

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, no run, gets a bit of late inward movement, he gets forward and forces it down to mid-on

1.6

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, no run, gets across his stumps again and shoulders arms, this time the ball keeps a little low

Sri Lanka 4/1   Mahbubul Alam 1-0-4-0

3.1

Mahbubul Alam to Jayawardene, no run, gives him width outside off to free his arms and he mistimes the cut to backward point

3.2

Mahbubul Alam to Jayawardene, 2 runs, gets forward early and merely pushes it past the arc between cover and point, Raqibul gives the chase and he does well to slide and cut it off

3.3

Mahbubul Alam to Jayawardene, 1 run, shuffles and tucks it in front of square leg with soft hands, Jayasuriya scampers home

3.4

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, no run, fires a yorker outside off and he fails to dig it out

3.5

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, FOUR, pitches it up outside off and gives him plenty of room, he gets under it and scoops it high over mid-off, that's typical Jayasuriya

3.6

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, no run, full outside off again but he bangs it straight towards mid-off

Sri Lanka 15/2   Mahbubul Alam 2-0-11-0

5.1

Mahbubul Alam to Jayawardene, 1 run, swings it on the pads, he moves across and whips it on the up down to fine leg

5.2

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, no run, continues over the wicket, he fires it on a fullish length outside off and he thrusts his pad forward and watches it to the keeper

5.3

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, FOUR, he errs by overpitching it outside off and Jayasuriya gets a big stride forward and smacks it over extra cover, that's not the length to bowl to him

5.4

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, no run, angles it on the pads, he's cramped for room

5.5

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, FOUR, grants him width again and the length and away movement is enough for Jayasuriya to get across and cut square of the wicket on the off side

5.6

Mahbubul Alam to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, he errs by overpitching outside off again and Jayasuriya reaches out to slam it over point but ends up scooping it squarer, third man mops up

Sri Lanka 27/2   Mahbubul Alam 3-0-22-0

27.1

Mahbubul Alam to Kapugedera, 2 runs, angles it outside off and he glides it to third man, Mortaza does well to slide and cut it off

27.2

Mahbubul Alam to Kapugedera, no run, bangs it in short and he keeps him quiet

27.3

Mahbubul Alam to Kapugedera, OUT, the ball skids through and cramps him for room, he tries to cheekily dab it away but gets a thick inside edge on to his stumps, Bangladesh are doing well to restrict Sri Lanka here

CK Kapugedera b Mahbubul Alam 28 (30b 2x4 1x6) SR: 93.33

27.4

Mahbubul Alam to Kulasekara, 1 run, hits a good length outside off, he steers it down to long-off

27.5

Mahbubul Alam to Thushara, no run, funny looking shot, he bangs it in short and the ball comes on really quickly to thushara, he shapes to hook and changes his mind, he hangs the periscope out and tamely plays it back to the bowler

27.6

Mahbubul Alam to Thushara, no run, repeats the same ball and he shapes to mow it away across the line but misses

Sri Lanka 131/7   Mahbubul Alam 4-0-25-1
Tournament Results
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Jan 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Jan 14, 2009
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Dhaka - Jan 12, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 130 runs
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka - Jan 10, 2009
Zimbabwe won by 38 runs
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Photos

Jan 14, 2009

Shakib Al Hasan with the Man-of-the-Match award, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Bangladesh Tri-Series, Dhaka, January 14, 2009

Shakib Al Hasan with the Man-of-the-Match award

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Jan 14, 2009

Naeem Islam and Shakib Al Hasan are ecstatic after beating Sri Lanka, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Bangladesh Tri-Series, Dhaka, January 14, 2009

Naeem Islam and Shakib Al Hasan are ecstatic after beating Sri Lanka

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