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)

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

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   MF Maharoof 1-0-5-0

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   MF Maharoof 2-0-9-0

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

11.6

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets his front pad across and defends to the on side

Bangladesh 34/3   MF Maharoof 3-0-13-1

13.1

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes over the wicket, he lands it outside off and he defends back to the bowler

13.2

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, brilliant shot, Maharoof errs by giving him width outside off and he drags it too short, he rocks back, gets his elbows high and cuts it hard past the arc between backward point and cover

13.3

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back of a length, he defends back to the bowler

13.4

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, beats him on the forward prod, he gets a bit of lift on that delivery

13.5

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, taps it with soft hands and Tamim thinks of single but darts back to his crease on seeing the bowler sprint across and pick it up

13.6

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shoulders arms outside off

Bangladesh 38/3   MF Maharoof 4-0-17-1

15.1

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, tries to shoulder arms and the ball nips back in sharply, he shows the periscope and the ball hits his elbow and rolls to slip

15.2

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets it to lift off a good length and Raqibul does well to offer no shot

15.3

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, comes back in from just a shade outside off and he gets his bat nicely behind the line to defend

15.4

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, loses his radar and strays down the leg side

15.4

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, angles it wide outside the off stump and he gets behind and pushes it to the off side

15.5

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lands it on a length outside off, he shoulders arms

15.6

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, strays on the body and he shuffles and glance it down to fine leg

Bangladesh 45/4   MF Maharoof 5-0-19-1

17.1

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, shuffles and clips it towards midwicket

17.2

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, the extra bounce tucks him up and he uneasily fends it off to square leg

17.3

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

17.4

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, bowls a good length outside off and the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

17.5

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, loses his direction and strays wide outside off

17.5

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, angles it wide of the offstump again and another wide called

17.5

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, much better, adjusts the line closer to the off stump and he shoulders arms

17.6

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets it to nip back in and he tucks it to the on side

Bangladesh 52/4   MF Maharoof 6-0-21-1

19.1

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he clips it away to fine leg, who's fielding square

19.2

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

19.3

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, nearly gets his man, he gets it to nip back in and rear up alarmingly, he hops at the crease and fends it off his gloves and Jayasuriya falls forward at leg slip and nearly takes the catch

19.4

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

19.5

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets a half stride forward and pushes it to the off side

19.6

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets it to nip back in and he defends to the on side

Bangladesh 58/5   MF Maharoof 7-0-25-1

21.1

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and he pushes it softly to the covers

21.2

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, angles across him and he opens the face of the bat and steers it down to third man

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

21.6

Maharoof to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets forward to a full ball and defends to the off side

Bangladesh 66/5   MF Maharoof 8-0-33-1
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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