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)

32.3

Muralitharan to Naeem Islam, no run, thrusts his pad forward and shoulders arms

32.4

Muralitharan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, nudges it away towards short fine leg

Bangladesh 99/6   Naeem Islam 1* (2b)

33.1

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, flighted outside off, he defends forward

33.2

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, slower through the air, he defends forward

33.3

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, slow through the air again and he defends

33.4

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, defends on the front foot

33.5

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, no variation, same shot

33.6

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, and once again softly tapped back to the bowler

Bangladesh 99/6   Naeem Islam 1* (8b)

34.6

Muralitharan to Naeem Islam, no run, left alone to the keeper

Bangladesh 100/6   Naeem Islam 1* (9b)

35.3

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, pushed to the on side

35.4

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, makes a bit of room and he steers it to the off side

35.5

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, pushed back to the bowler

35.6

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, defended back to the bowler

Bangladesh 101/6   Naeem Islam 1* (13b)

36.2

Muralitharan to Naeem Islam, no run, gets well forward and pushes it towards cover

36.3

Muralitharan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, taps it in front of short cover with soft hands and sets off

Bangladesh 103/6   Naeem Islam 2* (15b)

37.4

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, slower through the air, he defends back to the bowler

37.5

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, 1 run, lands it on a full length on the pads, he pushes it to long-on

Bangladesh 117/6   Naeem Islam 3* (17b)

38.1

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, exposes his stumps and goes back, the ball spins on to him and he steers it to the off side

38.2

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 1 leg bye, full on the pads and nudged to short fine leg

Bangladesh 118/6   Naeem Islam 3* (19b)

39.2

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, thrusts forward and steers it to the off side

39.3

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, full outside off and he defends back to the bowler

39.4

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, 1 run, steers it to the off side

Bangladesh 121/6   Naeem Islam 4* (22b)

40.2

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, slower through the air and defended back to the bowler

40.3

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, slow through the air again and defended back to the bowler

40.4

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, gets forward and taps it to the on side

40.5

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, gets on the front foot and taps it to the on side

40.6

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, defended back to the bowler

Bangladesh 123/6   Naeem Islam 4* (27b)

41.2

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, 1 run, pushes it with sot hands wide of backward point and sets off

41.5

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, 1 run, pushes it t the off side for a single

Bangladesh 127/6   Naeem Islam 6* (29b)

42.1

Mendis to Naeem Islam, FOUR, super shot, Mendis drops it a fraction too short outside off, he rocks back and cuts hard between backward point and cover

42.2

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 1 run, gets well forward and places it to the off side

Bangladesh 132/6   Naeem Islam 11* (31b 1x4)

43.2

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, stays back and punches it to shot cover

43.3

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends

43.4

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, defends to the off side

43.5

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run

43.6

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, thrusts forward and defends back to the bowler

Bangladesh 134/6   Naeem Islam 11* (36b 1x4)

44.5

Muralitharan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, opens the face of the bat on seeing the doosra and taps it wide of short third man

Bangladesh 137/6   Naeem Islam 12* (37b 1x4)

45.1

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, Dropped He chips down the track and he tries to chip it over the bowler and he gets a leading edge to Thushara at mid-off as he dives forward, gets a hand to it and spills the catch

45.2

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 1 wide, strays wide down the leg side

45.2

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run

45.3

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, beats him with a leg break

45.4

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, pushed in quicker, he defends back to the bowler

45.5

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, gives him the charge and scoops it towards mid-off, no chance for Thushara to catch that

45.6

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 1 run, drives on the up again towards mid-off but Thusha is deep

Bangladesh 142/6   Naeem Islam 15* (43b 1x4)

46.1

Muralitharan to Naeem Islam, FOUR, charges down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and crashes it past the bowler and mid-on

46.2

Muralitharan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, nudges it to the on side and there's hesitation in the running, Sangakkara takes aim at the other end but Murali broke the stumps before gathering the ball

46.4

Muralitharan to Naeem Islam, no run, advances down the track, he changes his mind on the stroke and the ball nearly trickles back to the keeper, he could have been stumped

46.5

Muralitharan to Naeem Islam, 1 leg bye, nudged off the pads

Bangladesh 149/6   Naeem Islam 20* (47b 2x4)

47.1

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 1 run, tucked to midwicket

47.3

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run

47.4

Mendis to Naeem Islam, OUT, decides to give him the charge but this time he fails to check his stroke and ends up chipping it tamely to mid-off, he didn't get the elevation either, that ends Naeem's stubborn resistance, he dives to his right and takes it neatly

Naeem Islam c Mubarak b Mendis 21 (46m 50b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.00

Bangladesh 151/7   Naeem Islam 21 (50b 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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