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

Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh - Final

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

4.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets forward and tucks it towards mid-on

Bangladesh 13/2   Mohammad Ashraful 1* (1b)

5.1

Thushara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, hits a good length outside off, he defends with soft hands and tells his partner to hang on

5.2

Thushara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, this one really kicks up on him and he can't resist a wild swing outside off, not the best shot in this scenario

5.3

Thushara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, much better, the delivery is angled across him and he safely shoulders arms

5.4

Thushara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he tucks it just wide of square leg

Bangladesh 14/2   Mohammad Ashraful 2* (5b)

6.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets this one to jag back in and clip his pad as he to clip it to the on side, not a bad shout for leg before

6.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, angles it on the body and he shuffles and works it down to fine leg

Bangladesh 19/2   Mohammad Ashraful 3* (7b)

7.1

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, not the best start for Maharoof, he overpitches it outside off and gives Ashraful room, he bends his knee and places it easily in the gap between mid-off and cover

7.2

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets nicely behind the line and defends

7.3

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pokes forward to a delivery which moves away and he opens the face of the bat and angles it just wide of slip

Bangladesh 24/2   Mohammad Ashraful 8* (10b 1x4)

8.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushes it towards cover with soft hands and thinks of a single

8.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, commits to the front foot and pushes it in front of mid-on this time and once again tells his partner to hold fire

8.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, bangs it in short and it's a bouncer which sails over ashraful, the umpire calls it a wide

8.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets it to an angle in sharply through the air and he chips it on the up towards cover

8.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goes on the walk and taps it away softly to mid-off

8.5

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets a half stride forward and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads

8.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lands it outside the offstump, he prods forward, opens the face of the bat and glides it away towards slip

Bangladesh 25/2   Mohammad Ashraful 8* (16b 1x4)

10.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, cuts back in off a good length, he gets behind the line and defends

10.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, thrusts forward to a delivery which shapes back in and he defends forward

10.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, comes back in with the angle, he gets forward, turns the face of the bat and clips it to square leg

10.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets a bit of inward movement and he pushes it through the line to midwicket

Bangladesh 30/2   Mohammad Ashraful 9* (20b 1x4)

11.1

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, the length is a little too short for this pitch, Ashraful gives him the charge, makes use of the width and carves it over backward point

11.2

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bowls it fuller and draws the batsman forward

11.3

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bowls the legcutter this time and Ashraful is squared up outside the offstump

11.4

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets behind the line to a good length ball and taps it to the off side

11.5

Maharoof to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Maharoof gets his reward after squaring up the batsman just a couple of balls before, he pitches it on a good length and gets it to shape away from the offstump, Ashraful hangs his bat out to steer it away but only succeeds it getting a thick edge to Sangakkara

Mohammad Ashraful c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 13 (30m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.00

Bangladesh 34/3   Mohammad Ashraful 13 (25b 2x4)
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 16, 2009

Rubel Hossain bowls in the final, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-series, final, Mirpur, January 16, 2008

Rubel Hossain bowls in the final

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Jan 16, 2009

Raqibul Hasan propped up Bangladesh with an unbeaten 43, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-series, final, Mirpur, January 16, 2008

Raqibul Hasan propped up Bangladesh with an unbeaten 43

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