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)

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   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-5-0

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

2.3

Kulasekara to Junaid Siddique, OUT, this time Sangakkara hangs on and shows brilliant reflexes, Junaid pokes forward at a delivery which shapes away from him and gets a thick outside edge, Sangakkara flings himself to his left and takes it one-handed in front of first slip, one for the album

Junaid Siddique c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 1 (11m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

2.4

Kulasekara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lands it outside off and he decides to shoulders arms

2.5

Kulasekara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, once again drags it wide outside off and Mushfiqur isn't interested in chasing that

2.6

Kulasekara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets the angle closer to the offstump and he gets across and shoulders arms

Bangladesh 8/1   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-6-1

4.1

Kulasekara to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, lovely shot, he overpitches outside the offstump, he gets nicely behind the line and drives on the front foot between mid-off and cover

4.2

Kulasekara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, holds the length back and gets the ball to nip back in sharply, he clips it with the movement to square leg

4.3

Kulasekara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, keeps it on the offstump and he pushes it to the off side

4.4

Kulasekara to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

4.5

Kulasekara to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, and Mushfiqur's miserable tri-series continues, he prods forward to defend but the ball comes back in from outside off, he manages a thick inside edge which cannons on to his off and middle stumps

Mushfiqur Rahim b Kulasekara 4 (8m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

4.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets forward and tucks it towards mid-on

Bangladesh 13/2   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-11-2

6.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets this one to jag back in and clip his pad as he to clip it to the on side, not a bad shout for leg before

6.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, angles it on the body and he shuffles and works it down to fine leg

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   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-12-2

8.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushes it towards cover with soft hands and thinks of a single

8.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, commits to the front foot and pushes it in front of mid-on this time and once again tells his partner to hold fire

8.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, bangs it in short and it's a bouncer which sails over ashraful, the umpire calls it a wide

8.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets it to an angle in sharply through the air and he chips it on the up towards cover

8.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goes on the walk and taps it away softly to mid-off

8.5

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets a half stride forward and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads

8.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lands it outside the offstump, he prods forward, opens the face of the bat and glides it away towards slip

Bangladesh 25/2   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-13-2

10.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, cuts back in off a good length, he gets behind the line and defends

10.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, thrusts forward to a delivery which shapes back in and he defends forward

10.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, comes back in with the angle, he gets forward, turns the face of the bat and clips it to square leg

10.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets a bit of inward movement and he pushes it through the line to midwicket

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   KMDN Kulasekara 6-0-14-2

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   KMDN Kulasekara 7-1-14-2

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

14.3

Kulasekara to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, gets forward to an incoming delivery and pushes it in front of mid-on

14.4

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angles across him and he defends back to the bowler

14.5

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes round the wicket, he covers the late away movement and defends it away

14.6

Kulasekara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes in to the left-hander this time and he clips it to the on side

Bangladesh 43/4   KMDN Kulasekara 8-1-19-3
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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