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)

24.1

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, comes round the wicket and he strays wide down the leg side

24.1

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets forward and taps it just wide of the bowler

24.2

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, picks the doosra early and dabs it away very late past backward point

24.3

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

24.4

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, quicker through the air, he gets forward and tucks it with the turn to the on side

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   M Muralitharan 1-0-8-0

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

26.5

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, full on middle and leg and worked to the on side

26.6

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

Bangladesh 85/5   M Muralitharan 2-0-10-0

28.1

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, continues round the wicket, he defends forward

28.2

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defends on the front foot again

28.3

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, not much turn and he defends on the front foot

28.4

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, comes through slow and straight and he defends softly

28.5

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, angles it on the pads and he works it away softly towards short fine leg

28.6

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, full on the pads and pushed through the line to long-on

Bangladesh 89/5   M Muralitharan 3-0-11-0

30.1

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, commits to the front foot and defends

30.2

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, slower through the air, no turn again and he defends

30.3

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets his front foot across and softly taps t to the on side

30.4

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, slower through the air and defended to the off side

30.5

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, takes a couple of paces forward and works it with the angle to long-on

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   M Muralitharan 4-0-12-0

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

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

32.5

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, comes through straight from outside off and he defends

32.6

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, continues round the wicket, he softly nudges it back to the bowler

Bangladesh 99/6   M Muralitharan 5-0-14-1

34.1

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, comes round the wicket, he gets well forward and defends

34.2

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, thrusts forward and pushes it towards mid-on

34.3

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run

34.4

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets a few paces down the pitch and checks his shot

34.5

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, nudged towards short square leg and the fielder darts across and fires the throw to the keeper who whips off the bails, he was home

34.6

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

Bangladesh 100/6   M Muralitharan 6-0-15-1

36.1

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, shuffles and works it with the turn to square leg

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

36.4

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, fires it quicker and slides down the leg side, wide called

36.4

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 4 byes, the ball skids through and beats the off stump and squirts between Sangakkara's legs

36.5

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, strays on the pads and he clips it away wide of short fine-leg who slides and cuts it off

36.6

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run

Bangladesh 113/6   M Muralitharan 7-0-23-1

44.1

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pushed in flat and slow, he turns it to short midwicket

44.2

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, tries to reverse sweep him but misses

44.3

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, strays just wide down the leg side

44.3

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, chips down the track and checks his drive

44.4

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, chips down the track and works it to the on side

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

44.6

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, tries to reverse sweep him but misses, he strays down the leg side

44.6

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run

Bangladesh 138/6   M Muralitharan 8-0-27-1

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

46.3

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, tries to paddle scoop him but he fails to clear shirt fine leg

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

46.6

Muralitharan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, tries to slog sweep him but the ball clips his elbow and rolls, too early on the shot

Bangladesh 149/6   M Muralitharan 9-0-33-1

48.1

Muralitharan to Nazmul Hossain, no run, gets well forward and defends

48.2

Muralitharan to Nazmul Hossain, OUT, fires that quicker through the air, he gets down to heave him across the line too early and the ball turns and hits his thigh plumb in front, Enamul Haque gives him out

Nazmul Hossain lbw b Muralitharan 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

48.3

Muralitharan to Rubel Hossain, no run, gets forward and steers it towards short cover

48.4

Muralitharan to Rubel Hossain, no run, this one straightens and beats Rubel

48.5

Muralitharan to Rubel Hossain, no run, cuts back in sharply and clips him high on the pad

48.6

Muralitharan to Rubel Hossain, no run, fires that quicker and he shows the full face of the bat and defends on the front foot

Bangladesh 151/9   M Muralitharan 10-1-33-2
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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