Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh, Final: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
16 January 2009 (50-over match)
0.1

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bang on target first up and Tamim does well to get right behind the line to defend

0.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 no ball, he oversteps, he strays wide of the offstump and he cuts to point

0.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Dropped: Irresponsible shot there, he makes room to a full delivery and tries to carve it over the off side, he gets a thick outside edge which flies to Tharanga at first slip, he gets a hand to it but his reflexes aren't sharp enough, the ball runs away for four

0.3

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets a good stride forward and defends it solidly

0.4

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, another chance! He gets a stride forward and the thin outside edge just falls short of Sangakkara, it didn't carry

0.5

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets his front pad across and the inside edge rolls to the on side

0.6

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lunges forward early and defends a good length ball back to the bowler

Bangladesh 5/0   Tamim Iqbal 4* (7b 1x4)
1.5

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, very dangerous leave there, the ball cuts back in sharply off the seam and nearly shaves the offstump

1.6

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, wide and angling further away frm the offstump, he reaches out and slashes it down to third man

Bangladesh 7/0   Tamim Iqbal 5* (9b 1x4)
2.1

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, continues over the wicket, lands outside off and he shoulders arms

2.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, moves away from the left-hander off the pitch and he gets across his stumps and slashes it down to third man

Bangladesh 8/0   Tamim Iqbal 6* (11b 1x4)
3.1

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bowls a slightly fuller length, he watchfully shoulders arms

3.2

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets a bit of width to crack it through the off side but he succeeds in getting a thick inside edge to the keeper

3.3

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bit if width again and he cuts to backward point

3.4

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands just a shade outside off and comes back in, it clips his pads just outside the line of the legstump

3.5

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, keeps low and skids through very sharply, he just about manages to defend it

3.6

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes back in off a good length and he clips it to the on side

Bangladesh 8/1   Tamim Iqbal 6* (17b 1x4)
5.5

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, that's a cracker of a shot, he pitches it up full and wide of the offstump, Tamim gets on his knee and executes a cover drive to die for, he's a treat to watch when he gets going

5.6

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nice comeback by Thushara as he gets this one to jag back in sharply, he shoulders arms very close to the off stump

Bangladesh 18/2   Tamim Iqbal 10* (19b 2x4)
6.3

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets his front pad across and watchfully shoulders arms

6.4

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands it just outside off and angles away from the left-hander before reaching the keeper

6.5

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, that's a jaffa, he pitches it on the legstump and gets it to move away sharply off the seam, poor Tamim was completely squared up

6.6

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets across his stumps and covers the line properly this time as he defends

Bangladesh 19/2   Tamim Iqbal 10* (23b 2x4)
7.4

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets it to land outside off and he shoulders arms

7.5

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shapes to punch it through the off side but he mistimes the shot and chops it down to cover

7.6

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands it outside off and the ball goes through low to the keeper

Bangladesh 24/2   Tamim Iqbal 10* (26b 2x4)
9.1

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, no run

9.2

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, he pitches it too short and wide outside off, he rides the bounce and carves it over cover, looked a little risky at first but he was well in control of it

9.3

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller in length, he pushes it to the off side

9.4

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands it on a full length outside off and he shoulders arms

9.5

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, no run, sticks to the same full length outside off and Tamim exercises caution again

9.6

Maharoof to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tempts him to go for a very flashy off drive and Tamim nearly falls for the bait

Bangladesh 29/2   Tamim Iqbal 14* (32b 3x4)
10.5

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tries to fire in a yorker on the stumps and Tamim does well to dig it out

10.6

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes round the wicket this time, pitches it outside off and gets it to move away off the pitch, he shoulders arms

Bangladesh 30/2   Tamim Iqbal 14* (34b 3x4)
12.1

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shoulders arms outside the offstump

12.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets it to angle across him sharply again and he prods forward and is beaten

12.3

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes round the wicket, pitches outside off and moves away after pitching

12.4

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands it outside off and the ball holds its line this time before reaching the keeper

12.5

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, drives on the front foot back to the bowler, he gets his right hand out to intercept it

12.6

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shoulders arms outside off

Bangladesh 34/3   Tamim Iqbal 14* (40b 3x4)
14.1

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, not the most convincing of boundaries, he charges down the track to presumably swing him across the line to the on side but he miscues it over mid-off, the fielder dives in despair before the rope, strange shot

14.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, Tamim tries to repeat the shot off the previous ball and pays the penalty, he makes room, gives him the charge and tries to mow him over the on side but the ball clips the toe edge of the bat and Sangakkara takes his second brilliant catch of the morning, he flings to his left and takes it one handed in front of slip

Tamim Iqbal c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 18 (64m 42b 4x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Bangladesh 42/4   Tamim Iqbal 18 (42b 4x4)
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