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)

18.6

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends

Bangladesh 54/5   Mahmudullah 0* (1b)

19.2

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gives him width outside off and he slashes it away to third man

19.4

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, 1 run, open the face of the bat and angles it to third man

Bangladesh 58/5   Mahmudullah 2* (3b)

20.1

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, thrusts his pad across and shoulders arms

20.2

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, gets across to a good length ball and defends

20.3

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, bowls it a fraction shorter and the ball fizzes past his helmet

20.4

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, gets across and shoulders arms

20.5

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, same result, the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

20.6

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, opens the face of the bat and steers it away towards backward point, that's a maiden

Bangladesh 58/5   Mahmudullah 2* (9b)

21.3

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, SIX, breaks the shackles, Maharoof bangs it in short and Mahmudullah decides to take him on by swiveling and hooking with power over long leg

21.4

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, no run, good comeback by Maharoof as he gets one to kick up and the batsman fends it away well by dropping his bat

21.5

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, 1 run, bowls a leg cutter and he pushes it away with soft hands to mid-off

Bangladesh 66/5   Mahmudullah 9* (12b 1x6)

22.1

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, gets across his stumps and taps it down to point

22.2

Thushara to Mahmudullah, FOUR, poor ball and dispatched well, he strays on the pads and he shuffles and chips it high off the pads over midwicket and square leg

22.3

Thushara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, drags it from outside the offstump and he pulls on one leg to Jayasuriya at deep midwicket

Bangladesh 71/5   Mahmudullah 14* (15b 1x4 1x6)

24.3

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gets forward and a leading edge luckily falls safe of cover

24.5

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, FOUR, strays on the pads, he closes the face of the bat and softly glances it past short fine leg, well placed

24.6

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, no run, angles it outside off and he taps it to the off side

Bangladesh 81/5   Mahmudullah 19* (18b 2x4 1x6)

25.6

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slower through the air, he lunges forward and steers it to the vacant point region for a single

Bangladesh 83/5   Mahmudullah 20* (19b 2x4 1x6)

26.1

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, no run, pushes it quicker, the outside edge just beats Mahela at slip

26.2

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, no run, quick again, he gets well forward and defends

26.3

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, no run, continues round the wicket, he gets well forward and smothers the spin

26.4

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, a little slower, he angles it to backward point and pushes for the second run but he's sent back

26.6

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, no run, turns the face of the bat and works it with the turn to midwicket

Bangladesh 85/5   Mahmudullah 21* (24b 2x4 1x6)

27.5

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full on the pads and worked towards midwicket

Bangladesh 87/5   Mahmudullah 22* (25b 2x4 1x6)

29.2

Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, slow through the air and comes on straight, he defends

29.3

Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, gets well forward and smothers the spin again

29.4

Mendis to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, rank long hop and he pulls off the front foot but he cant bisect the gap between deep midwicket and deep square leg

29.5

Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, defends on the front foot

29.6

Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, gets well forward and smothers the spin

Bangladesh 92/5   Mahmudullah 24* (30b 2x4 1x6)

30.6

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, no run, slower through the air, he opens the face of the bat and steers it down to backward point

Bangladesh 93/5   Mahmudullah 24* (31b 2x4 1x6)

31.3

Jayasuriya to Mahmudullah, no run, slower through the air and he defends forward

31.4

Jayasuriya to Mahmudullah, 1 run, comes in to him with the angle and he works it to the onside

31.6

Jayasuriya to Mahmudullah, 1 run, similar delivery, he cuts to sweeper cover

Bangladesh 97/5   Mahmudullah 26* (34b 2x4 1x6)

32.1

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, no run, gets well forward and defends

32.2

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, just strays down the leg side and he fails to glance it away

32.2

Muralitharan to Mahmudullah, OUT, fires it flat and quick from round the wicket and the ball really skid through, he's cramped for room to defend it away and a thick inside edge rolls on to the stumps

Mahmudullah b Muralitharan 26 (46m 36b 2x4 1x6) SR: 72.22

Bangladesh 98/6   Mahmudullah 26 (36b 2x4 1x6)
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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