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)

Sri Lanka are unchanged. Rubel Hossain makes his debut and Mahmudullah replaces Mehrab

Pitch There is a bit of moisture on the surface. It's a fresh pitch and there is a bit of grass as well.

Toss: Alright folks this is a 31 overs-a-side game and Bangladesh will field first after winning the toss. We understand play will start at 12.15 local time (06.15 GMT), which is 10 minutes from now.

11.45 Apparently the game is going to start at 12.10 local time. Still waiting to hear more. Sorry for the confusion.

11.40: The stubborn fog refuses to depart and in the meantime we're forced to watch highlights of the series gone by. Many of you would have smashed the refresh button to smithereens.

11.15: This delay is stretching further. Plenty of you in the western hemisphere seem terribly sleep deprived. I wish I had an update though. It should come soon.

Chetiya, from Canada: "The fog picked a bad day to stick around. The Ice Hockey team I cheer for is losing and I don't want to follow it any more."

Dank: "I never have waited this long to watch a match so impatiently once after the WC final 2007. Come on FOG take a break."

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11.05 Still, waiting. Reminds me of the movie Terminal's catch line - "Life is waiting." Speaking of airport terminals, Naimul Karim is stuck in one of them.

"Looks like the cricket match isn't the only thing that got delayed! I am at the Dhaka airport and every morning flights are being delayed ! I was praying for a delay, so that i could get to watch the match ! but alas ! even the cricket got delayed ! Anyway hope it starts soon!"

Mamum from UK: "Slept for less than one hour to watch the cricket match,its 5.11 am.Blimy!!"

10.35: Still no updates. That's more than an hour and a half of play lost.

Ananda: "Just finished my dinner with my wife; had some spicy chicken, veggies and rice and came back to see the game still hasn't started. Now I am gonna go and have some dessert." Not a bad idea at all.

Mehran: "Well, I agree with u Tajwar on everything u said. i like to add something too. Sanath Jayasuriya is included. He looks like he is in form. That's a plus point for Sri Lanka if he can perform the way he always does."

10.10: The covers are off but the delay continues. The umpires are yet to decide when to start. The fog has cleared just a bit. We've already lost close to an hour and 15 minutes of play.

Tajwar: "Just imagine if this turns out to be a 20/20 match. It will be a good test for both sides. Bangladesh batsmen love to hit everything so it will be the perfect scenario for them. Plus, Murali and Mendis will have less overs which is also good for BD."

10.00: Still no updates. It's past 11pm in the Bahamas and Ravi doesn't know whether to hit the sack or not. It won't be a bad idea to catch an hour of sleep and check for updates. Apart from the fog, the covers were also on due to the excess moisture.

9.30 No updates yet. Till then you might want to read Peter English's piece on Matthew Hayden.

Masud: "It is always difficult to manage good weather in Bangladesh during this time. If you make it day/Night, night fog may be an issue."

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8.55 I hate to start with bad news but there's very thick fog over Mirpur. The visibility is very poor and it looks like the start will be delayed for a while. We'll keep you informed as and when we get updates.

It was a little foggy at the start on Monday but the light was just good enough to start the game on time. It would have made sense to stage day-night games if the weather patterns are such at this time of the year. I'm not aware of any logistical issues though.

8.45: Good morning and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the final league match of the tri-series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Mirpur. It's a must-win game for Bangladesh and they've to pick themselves up against the toughest opposition in the tournament.

So if Bangladesh win, they will get four points anyway and tie with Zimbabwe but crucially, their net run rate is better than Zimbabwe's. Having said that, there's the small matter of Murali and Mendis to deal with. We'll give you news of the toss and teams shortly.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, appeal straightaway, lands it in line with middle and the bal hits him high on the pad, can't give that out

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, lands it on a length outside off and there's good carry to the keeper

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, OUT, Mortaza strikes! He gets lovely inswing in to the left hander and lands it on a full length, he shuffles to work it across to the on side, exposes his legstump and he's trapped in front

WU Tharanga lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, fires in a full delivery outside off and he gets his bat down and digs it out, Mortaza gets good pace here

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, gets good pace again, he fires it outside off and Sangakkara pokes forward and he's beaten all ends up

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, bowls him another jaffa outside off and he brings it much closer to the offstump, he did everything possible to try and induce an edge

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 0/1 (RR: 0.00)
KC Sangakkara    0* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-1-0-1
ST Jayasuriya    0* (0b)     

One bowler can bowl a max of 7 overs and four bowlers can bowl a maximum of 6 each

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

The Powerplay split is as follows - 6,3,3

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

End of over 2 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 4/1 (RR: 2.00)
ST Jayasuriya    4* (6b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    1-0-4-0
KC Sangakkara    0* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-1-0-1

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, gets good away movement off the pitch and he offers no shot

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, OUT, Mortaza's on fire! Mortaza gets that late inward movement again and cranks up the pace as well, he lands it on a yorker length and Sangakkara is very late in getting his bat down to keep it out and the ball crashes on to the off and middle stumps, the delivery is very similar to the one which claimed Tharanga

KC Sangakkara b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Jayawardene walks in

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, 1 run, forces him to play straightway and a defensive push is enough to beat the bowler and mid-off

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, shuffles across his stumps just a touch and taps it back to the bowler

3 slips in place

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, gets across his stumps and clips it away close to his pads to square leg

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, 1 wide, slips this one slightly wide down the legside and the keeper has to move across quickly to save it

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets well forward to chase a delivery which shapes away and the ball lobs off the full face of the bat and beats third slip, gully would have taken that easily

End of over 3 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 8/2 (RR: 2.66)
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-1-4-2
ST Jayasuriya    5* (8b 1x4)      Mahbubul Alam    1-0-4-0

Two slips in place

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

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End of over 4 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 15/2 (RR: 3.75)
ST Jayasuriya    9* (11b 2x4)      Mahbubul Alam    2-0-11-0
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-1-4-2

The Powerplay split is 6ov,3 and 3

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, 1 run, this one comes back in and hurries on him but he does well to clip it away wide of square leg

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, hits a good length on the offstump and he taps it away firmly towards cover

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, just holds the length back and he gets very encouraging carry to the keeper, the ball fizzes past the batsman's glove

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, this time he hangs his bat out and plays a very tentative shot and the extra bounce and movement beats him completely

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, bangs it in short of a length and it climbs on Jayasuriya, he steers it to point

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, slower in place and a tentative Jayasuriya shuffles across and shoulders arms

End of over 5 (1 run) Sri Lanka 16/2 (RR: 3.20)
ST Jayasuriya    9* (16b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-1-5-2
DPMD Jayawardene    6* (6b)      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

End of over 6 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 27/2 (RR: 4.50)
ST Jayasuriya    19* (21b 4x4)      Mahbubul Alam    3-0-22-0
DPMD Jayawardene    7* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-1-5-2

That's the end of the first Powerplay. They take the second

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, cuts back in and shoots up, clips his pads and rolls away

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, 1 run, plays a good length ball with an angled bat and comfortably steers it away wide of backward point

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, good running, he taps it away with soft hands towards mid-off, the ball deflects off Jayasuriya after the fielder takes aim but they dont't take the overthrow

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, lands it on a full length outside off and he gets his pad across and shoulders arms

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 2 wides, slides it wide down the legside and he offers no shot

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, squares him up outside the offstump with a superb away swinging delivery

End of over 7 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 32/2 (RR: 4.57)
DPMD Jayawardene    9* (11b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-10-2
ST Jayasuriya    20* (23b 4x4)      Mahbubul Alam    3-0-22-0

Here's Rubel Hossain. He bowls with a sling action. I;d like to see his pace

7.1

Rubel Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, not a bad delivery to start off with, bangs it on a good length on the offstump and cramps him for room, he defends back to the bowler

7.2

Rubel Hossain to Jayasuriya, FOUR, shot, he bangs it in fractionally short, he swivels and clubs it well wide of mid-on

7.3

Rubel Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, that's a cracker of a deliverym he swings it in sharply and fires that on a yorker length, he gets a thick inside edge on to his pads

7.4

Rubel Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, gives him a bit of width outside off, swing and a miss

7.5

Rubel Hossain to Jayasuriya, FOUR, full and wide outside off, it's an invitation for Jayasuriya as he smashes it on the front foot and comfortably clears backward point and cover

7.6

Rubel Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, slightly short and wide outside off and he mistimes the cut to backward point

End of over 8 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 40/2 (RR: 5.00)
ST Jayasuriya    28* (29b 6x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-8-0
DPMD Jayawardene    9* (11b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-10-2

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, 1 run, rocks on the backfoot and taps it with soft hands and Jayasuriya pushes the single

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Dropped Jayasuriya is squared up by the bounce and he tries to fend it away but the ball lobs off the top of the bat and dips towards Raqibul who runs forward from point, dives and fails to get to it

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, strays down the leg side and he shuffles and works it to fine leg

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, clips it with soft hands to the on side and charges off

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets nicely behind the line and then angles it away down to third man

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, gets his front pad across, turns the face of the bat and clips it behind square on the on side

End of over 9 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 45/2 (RR: 5.00)
ST Jayasuriya    30* (32b 6x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-14-2
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (14b)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-8-0

9.1

Rubel Hossain to Jayawardene, 1 run, angles it towards the pads, he shuffles and clips it away towards fine leg

9.2

Rubel Hossain to Jayasuriya, 1 run, rocks back to a delivery which kicks up off a good length and he steers it just wide of point, he calls for the run quickly

9.3

Rubel Hossain to Jayawardene, 2 runs, inswinging full toss on the pads and he nudges it just wide of fine leg, he sprints and cuts it off just before the rope

9.4

Rubel Hossain to Jayawardene, no run, bit of aggression there from Rubel as he bangs it in short and Mahela swings and misses it as he tries to hook

9.5

Rubel Hossain to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, full in length on the body and he shuffles and clips it away off his pads

9.6

Rubel Hossain to Jayasuriya, no run, jams in a very quick bouncer outside and hurries the batsman as he just manages to dig it out

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End of over 10 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 50/2 (RR: 5.00)
ST Jayasuriya    31* (34b 6x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-12-0
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (18b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-14-2

Shakib comes on

10.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, stays at the crease and the ball doesnt turn much, he tucks it to the on side

10.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, gets behind the line and steers it to the off side

10.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, tries ti pull but the ball rolls off his pads

10.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, thinks of taking a single to midwicket but Jayasuriya wisely sends him bac, Ashraful does well to dive and fire the throw to the keeper

10.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, rocks back and cuts to point

10.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, stays back at the crease, waits for the turn and tucks it wide of square leg

End of over 11 (1 run) Sri Lanka 51/2 (RR: 4.63)
DPMD Jayawardene    15* (24b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0
ST Jayasuriya    31* (34b 6x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-12-0

Here's Naeem Islam

11.1

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, 1 run, strays wide down the legside, he pulls on the front foot but fails to beat short fine leg

11.2

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, 1 run, skids on to him, he shuffles and clips an arm ball to short fine-leg

11.3

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and wide outside off and he gets on his knee and drives to deep cover

11.4

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, 1 run, shuffles and works it to the on side

11.5

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, no run, gets sharp turn inwards and he gets hit high on the pads

11.6

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets sharp turn inwards and he clips it away to fine leg

End of over 12 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 56/2 (RR: 4.66)
DPMD Jayawardene    18* (28b)      Naeem Islam    1-0-5-0
ST Jayasuriya    33* (36b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0

12.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets on his knee early and paddles it away down to fine leg on seeing the movement

12.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, no run, gets forward and defends

12.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, no run, fires that much quicker, he gets forward and defends

12.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, no run, gets his pad forward and defends to the on side

12.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, flights it outside off, he gets beside the line and taps it down to backward point

12.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, shuffles at his crease and clips it away to fine leg

End of over 13 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 59/2 (RR: 4.53)
DPMD Jayawardene    20* (30b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-4-0
ST Jayasuriya    34* (40b 6x4)      Naeem Islam    1-0-5-0

13.1

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, 1 run, flights it on the pads and he gets behind the line and pushes it down to long-on

13.2

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, 1 run, shuffles at the crease and clips it away late to the on side

13.3

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, 1 run, lets the ball come on to him before pushing it to long-on

13.4

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, no run, bowls it quicker, he gets well forward and defends

13.5

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, 1 run

13.6

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward to work it to the on side but he plays too early and nearly chips it on the full to midwicket

End of over 14 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 63/2 (RR: 4.50)
DPMD Jayawardene    22* (33b)      Naeem Islam    2-0-9-0
ST Jayasuriya    36* (43b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-4-0

Bangladesh don't necessarily need a bonus point to make the final. They need to have a superior net run rate than Zimbabwe. They need to win this game first.

14.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, 1 run

14.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, works it to the on side

14.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run

14.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, shuffles at the crease and turns it to the on side

14.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, shuffles at the crease and and clips it away to deep square-leg

14.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, no run, flighted on the pads, he shuffles and works it to midwicket

End of over 15 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 67/2 (RR: 4.46)
ST Jayasuriya    38* (46b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-8-0
DPMD Jayawardene    24* (36b)      Naeem Islam    2-0-9-0

15.1

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, 1 run, flights it on the pads, he shuffles and clips it away behind square leg

15.2

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, 1 run, commits to the front foot early and steers it just wide of point

15.3

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, no run, tries to force it past the bowler but Naeem slides to his right and cuts it off

15.4

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, 2 runs, gives him the charge and lofts him high over midwicket, two fielders converge and the ball just stops a bit before the rope

15.5

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, no run, makes room, waits for the turn and cuts to the offside

15.6

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, no run, angles it on the pads, he nudges it to the on side

End of over 16 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 71/2 (RR: 4.43)
DPMD Jayawardene    27* (41b)      Naeem Islam    3-0-13-0
ST Jayasuriya    39* (47b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-8-0

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, no run, defended to the off side

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, taps it in front of cover, they go through with a risky single and Naeem fires his thow just wide of the stumps, Mushfiqur dives to gather it and whips off the bails and the third umpire takes a look, he's made it home

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, waits for the turn and clips it towards short fine-leg

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, no run, flighted on middle, he gets forward and defends

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, 1 run

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, flighted on middle, he gets forward and defends

End of over 17 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 74/2 (RR: 4.35)
DPMD Jayawardene    28* (43b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-11-0
ST Jayasuriya    41* (51b 6x4)      Naeem Islam    3-0-13-0

17.1

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, no run, clips him on the pads down the leg side as he tries to whip it away, he appeals

17.2

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, 1 run, fires a full delivery on the offstump and he digs it out to point

17.3

Naeem Islam to Jayawardene, OUT, slower through the air and he gives it a lot of flight, Jayawardene bends his knee and slogs him with the turn down to Rubel at deep midwicket

DPMD Jayawardene c Rubel Hossain b Naeem Islam 28 (44b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

17.4

Naeem Islam to Kapugedera, 1 run, lands it on a good length and gets the ball to skid through, he shows the full face of the bat and forces it to long-on

17.5

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, slides down the legside, he shapes to sweep and misses

17.5

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, misses another sweep, another wide down the leg side

17.5

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, cuts it down to the sweeper cover fielder, Mushfiqur yells 'keeper' but the throw is very wide and Jayasuriya nearly collides with him on completing the second run

17.6

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, no run, shuffles and tucks it to the on side

End of over 18 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 80/3 (RR: 4.44)
ST Jayasuriya    44* (55b 6x4)      Naeem Islam    4-0-19-1
CK Kapugedera    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-11-0

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kapugedera, no run

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Kapugedera, FOUR, gets a couple of paces down the track and crashes it past extra cover, the ball scorches through the turf and beats both fielders in the deep

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Kapugedera, 1 run, gets his pad across the stumps and clips it wide of midwicket

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, pushes it down towards long-off and Mushfiqur again pleads with the fielder to throw it to him

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, no run, gets forward and taps it to the off side

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, shuffles and works it with the turn to the on side

End of over 19 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 88/3 (RR: 4.63)
ST Jayasuriya    47* (58b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-19-0
CK Kapugedera    6* (4b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    4-0-19-1

19.1

Naeem Islam to Jayasuriya, 1 run, makes room and cuts to the offside hut he fails to beat short third man

19.2

Naeem Islam to Kapugedera, no run, gets behind the line and defends to the off side

19.3

Naeem Islam to Kapugedera, no run, clips it with soft hands to the off side

19.4

Naeem Islam to Kapugedera, no run, gets forward and defends back down the pitch

19.5

Naeem Islam to Kapugedera, no run, takes a few paces down the pitch and pushes it to the covers

19.6

Naeem Islam to Kapugedera, no run, gets his pad across his stumps and pushes it to the on side

End of over 20 (1 run) Sri Lanka 89/3 (RR: 4.45)
CK Kapugedera    6* (9b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    5-0-20-1
ST Jayasuriya    48* (59b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-19-0

Mortaza returns. He has only 2 overs left

20.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, lands it on a good length on the offstump and he forces it back down the pitch

20.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, angles it on the pads and he clips it behind square on the on side for his fifty, it's his 67th in ODIs, he has already passed 1000 runs against Bangladesh

20.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, appeal! he shapes to pull but the ball doesn't bounce as much and hits him high on the pad, Doctrove shakes his head

20.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, he picks the short length early this time, gets on top of the bounce and pulls it past square leg on one leg,he tried the same shot the previous ball

20.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, OUT, nice reflexes from Mortaza, he cleverly bowls the slower ball which stops on the batsman, he shapes to work it past the bowler but only succeds in tamely chipping it back to him, he dives forward, tumbles and completes the catch

ST Jayasuriya c & b Mashrafe Mortaza 54 (64b 7x4 0x6) SR: 84.37

Mubarak faces

20.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and gets off the mark straightaway with a steer to third man

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End of over 21 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 96/4 (RR: 4.57)
J Mubarak    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-21-3
CK Kapugedera    6* (9b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    5-0-20-1

21.1

Naeem Islam to Mubarak, 1 run, lands it on a full length on the offstump and he pushes it through the line to long-off

21.2

Naeem Islam to Kapugedera, no run, pitched up outside off and scooped towards short third-man

21.3

Naeem Islam to Kapugedera, 1 run, Dropped he gives him the charge and lofts towards Tamim at long-off who makes a mess of it, the ball nearly dribbles to the rope

21.4

Naeem Islam to Mubarak, no run

21.5

Naeem Islam to Mubarak, 2 runs, floated on the pads and he works it with the turn to the on side

21.6

Naeem Islam to Mubarak, no run, tries to work it to the on side and the leading edge just falls short of cover

End of over 22 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 100/4 (RR: 4.54)
J Mubarak    4* (5b)      Naeem Islam    6-0-24-1
CK Kapugedera    7* (11b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-21-3

22.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, angles it on the pads, he shuffles and works it to the on side

22.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, 1 run, gives him width outside off and he chops it wide of point

22.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, no run, angles it on the pads, he shuffles and clips it to the on side

22.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 leg bye, close shout for an lew, lands just a shade outside off and comes back in, he's struck very close to the line of middle and leg

22.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, 1 run, waits for the ball to come on to him and tucks it away very late close to his pads

22.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kapugedera, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it away wide of mid-off for a single

End of over 23 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 105/4 (RR: 4.56)
CK Kapugedera    9* (15b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-25-3
J Mubarak    6* (7b)      Naeem Islam    6-0-24-1

Mahmudullah bowls offspin

23.1

Mahmudullah to Kapugedera, 1 run, gets forward to a full ball and pushes it through the line to long-off

23.2

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, no run, clips it away down to midwicket

23.3

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, no run, fires it quicker, he defends it hard back to the bowler

23.4

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, 1 run, pushes it quicker on the pads and he works it down to long-on

23.5

Mahmudullah to Kapugedera, no run, slower through the air, he works it towards mid-on

23.6

Mahmudullah to Kapugedera, 1 run, flighted on the pads, he gets across and places it wide of midwicket

End of over 24 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 108/4 (RR: 4.50)
CK Kapugedera    11* (18b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-3-0
J Mubarak    7* (10b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-25-3

Rubel returns

24.1

Rubel Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, and nearly gets a wicket, he fires it on a good length and Kapugedera shapes to cut but is cramped for room and nearly edges it to the keeper

24.2

Rubel Hossain to Kapugedera, 1 run, short again and he flashes hard and carves it towards third man

24.3

Rubel Hossain to Mubarak, 1 run, cranks up the pace, he fires that on a good length and he gets behind the line and defends

24.4

Rubel Hossain to Kapugedera, FOUR, angles it on the pads, he shuffles and clips it away down to fine leg, the fielder is too square to cut it off

24.5

Rubel Hossain to Kapugedera, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he clips it towards fine leg

24.6

Rubel Hossain to Mubarak, 1 run, nearly gets his first wicket, he bangs it in short and the miscued hook just lands in front of fine leg

End of over 25 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 116/4 (RR: 4.64)
J Mubarak    9* (12b)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-20-0
CK Kapugedera    17* (22b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-3-0

25.1

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, 1 run

25.2

Mahmudullah to Kapugedera, SIX, it's a very friendly full toss, angles it on the body and he bends his knee and clubs it over deep midwicket

25.3

Mahmudullah to Kapugedera, 1 run, gets well forward and steers it towards the covers

25.4

Mahmudullah to Mubarak, OUT, he tucks it softly towards short midwicket, pushes the single, he challenges Raqibul who slides to his left and in one motion fires the throw to Mahmudullah who whips off the bails, the third umpire takes a look

J Mubarak run out 10 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

25.5

Mahmudullah to Kapugedera, 1 run, rank long hop but the doesn't pull it well enough to find the boundary on the on side

25.6

Mahmudullah to Mathews, 1 run

End of over 26 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 126/5 (RR: 4.84)
AD Mathews    1* (1b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-13-0
CK Kapugedera    25* (25b 2x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-20-0

The 3rd Powerplay is pending

26.1

Rubel Hossain to Mathews, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he shuffles and clips it away wide of square leg

26.2

Rubel Hossain to Kapugedera, no run, tests him out with a bouncer, he swings and misses

26.3

Rubel Hossain to Kapugedera, 1 run, clips it to the on side and sets off

26.4

Rubel Hossain to Mathews, no run, gets behind the line and clips it to midwicket

26.5

Rubel Hossain to Mathews, no run, taps it towards kid-on, sets off for the run and sends his partner back, Mortaza doesn't pick the ball up cleanly and he decides not to throw

26.6

Rubel Hossain to Mathews, OUT, he tries to pull a short ball straight over the bowler but it doesn't come off, he gets too early on the shot and the ball hits the top half of his bat and lobs tamely to Mortaza at mid=-on

AD Mathews c Mashrafe Mortaza b Rubel Hossain 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

End of over 27 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 128/6 (RR: 4.74)
     Rubel Hossain    4-0-22-1
CK Kapugedera    26* (27b 2x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-13-0

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

End of over 28 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 131/7 (RR: 4.67)
T Thushara    0* (2b)      Mahbubul Alam    4-0-25-1
KMDN Kulasekara    1* (1b)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-22-1

Third Powerplay taken, it's only for the last three overs

28.1

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and he pushes it towards mid-off

28.2

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, FOUR, he errs by slipping it down the leg side, he shuffles and places it just wide of short fine leg, he bowls the wrong line and Kulasekara makes him pay

28.3

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, no run, taps it towards short cover, he sets off but is later sent back

Rubel stops short twice as he runs in

28.4

Rubel Hossain to Kulasekara, OUT, 125 kph, he hits the deck hard and the batsman hooks him from the line of the offstump and tries to clear deep square leg, the ball seems to dip on Naeem but he falls forward and manages to hang on to it

KMDN Kulasekara c Naeem Islam b Rubel Hossain 5 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

28.5

Rubel Hossain to Thushara, 5 wides, gets carried away and bangs another one in short, this one really climbs and beats the keeper

28.5

Rubel Hossain to Thushara, 1 no ball, bangs in another bouncer and this one sails over the batsman, Doctrove warns the bowler

28.5

Rubel Hossain to Thushara, no run, persists with the short stuff and this time he fails to execute the pull properly

28.6

Rubel Hossain to Thushara, OUT, the bowler wins this battle, he bangs it in short of a length outside the offstump, he swivels and tries to hook and gets a thick edge to the keeper, seemed like a soft dismissal

T Thushara c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 29 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 141/9 (RR: 4.86)
     Rubel Hossain    5-0-32-3
M Muralitharan    0* (0b)      Mahbubul Alam    4-0-25-1

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Muralitharan, no run, angles it on the pads and he clips it to short fine leg

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Muralitharan, no run, he opts to defend, he;s in no hurry

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Muralitharan, no run, opens the face of the bat and steers it to short third man

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Muralitharan, no run, tries to mow it over the on side but fails to make contact

29.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Muralitharan, FOUR, poor delivery, full and wide outside off and he gets behind the line and crashes it past cover and extra cover

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Muralitharan, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of short third man

End of over 30 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 146/9 (RR: 4.86)
M Muralitharan    5* (6b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-24-0
BAW Mendis    0* (0b)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-32-3

30.1

Rubel Hossain to Muralitharan, no run, the slower bouncer, he hooks a little too early and the ball lobs off his shoulder and lobs to the keeper, they appeal for a catch

30.2

Rubel Hossain to Muralitharan, 1 run, full on middle and leg and mowed to long-on

30.3

Rubel Hossain to Mendis, OUT, he fires it on a full length on the offstump and Mendis shapes to smash that over the packed off side field but fails to get the desired elevation, he chips it to Ashraful who takes it over his head at short cover

BAW Mendis c Mohammad Ashraful b Rubel Hossain 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh have done well to restrict Sri Lanka to 147 and they should back themselves to win. Mortaza struck early and after a passage of domination from the Sri Lankans, Rubel hit back hard. He banged the ball short, made the batsmen hop and ensured Sri Lanka were bowled out. Join us very shortly for the chase.

Bangladesh will need to chase this down in around 25 overs for the bonus point. I will try and reconfirm that for you.

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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

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

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