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)

23.1

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, comes through straight, he taps it back to the bowler

23.2

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, shuffles and knocks it to leg gully

23.3

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets his pad forward and chips it in the air towards short midwicket

23.4

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, thrusts forward and defends close to the pad

23.5

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, comes on slower, he commits to the front foot and defends

23.6

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, full on middle and leg and defends

Bangladesh 73/5   BAW Mendis 1-0-1-0

25.1

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full on middle and off and defended on the front foot

25.2

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, thrusts forward and defends

25.3

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets well forward and defends on the front foot

25.4

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, thrusts forward again and defends

25.5

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, full on the pads and he works it away behind square on the on side

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   BAW Mendis 2-0-3-0

27.1

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full on the pads and pushed to the on side

27.2

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defended back to the bowler

27.3

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, floated on the pads and worked towards mid-on

27.4

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, pushed on the pads and clipped to the on side

27.5

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

27.6

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, takes a quick single to short cover, Mathews tries an under arm flick on the dive

Bangladesh 88/5   BAW Mendis 3-0-6-0

29.1

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, lands it just wide outside off and he makes room and cuts to deep point

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   BAW Mendis 4-0-9-0

38.1

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, exposes his stumps and goes back, the ball spins on to him and he steers it to the off side

38.2

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 1 leg bye, full on the pads and nudged to short fine leg

38.3

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, quicker through the air, he gets well forward and defends

38.4

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, stays on the backfoot and cuts to the off side

38.5

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full on the off stump and searches for a single to mid-off

38.6

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, drives on the front foot just wide of mid-off and he takes the single this time

Bangladesh 119/6   BAW Mendis 5-0-10-0

40.1

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, floated on the pads, he works it to the on side

40.2

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, slower through the air and defended back to the bowler

40.3

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, slow through the air again and defended back to the bowler

40.4

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, gets forward and taps it to the on side

40.5

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, gets on the front foot and taps it to the on side

40.6

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, defended back to the bowler

Bangladesh 123/6   BAW Mendis 6-0-11-0

42.1

Mendis to Naeem Islam, FOUR, super shot, Mendis drops it a fraction too short outside off, he rocks back and cuts hard between backward point and cover

42.2

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 1 run, gets well forward and places it to the off side

42.3

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pushed back to the bowler

42.4

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

42.5

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run

42.6

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, drops it a fraction short and he rocks back and cuts to sweeper over

Bangladesh 133/6   BAW Mendis 7-0-17-0

45.1

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, Dropped He chips down the track and he tries to chip it over the bowler and he gets a leading edge to Thushara at mid-off as he dives forward, gets a hand to it and spills the catch

45.2

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 1 wide, strays wide down the leg side

45.2

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run

45.3

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, beats him with a leg break

45.4

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, pushed in quicker, he defends back to the bowler

45.5

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run, gives him the charge and scoops it towards mid-off, no chance for Thushara to catch that

45.6

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 1 run, drives on the up again towards mid-off but Thusha is deep

Bangladesh 142/6   BAW Mendis 8-0-21-0

47.1

Mendis to Naeem Islam, 1 run, tucked to midwicket

47.2

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, gets on his knee and slogs him away down to deep midwicket

47.3

Mendis to Naeem Islam, no run

47.4

Mendis to Naeem Islam, OUT, decides to give him the charge but this time he fails to check his stroke and ends up chipping it tamely to mid-off, he didn't get the elevation either, that ends Naeem's stubborn resistance, he dives to his right and takes it neatly

Naeem Islam c Mubarak b Mendis 21 (46m 50b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.00

47.5

Mendis to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

47.6

Mendis to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, pitches it up on middle and leg, Mortaza helps himself to a slog sweep but he fails to clear deep square leg, it goes down Kapugedera's throat

Mashrafe Mortaza c Kapugedera b Mendis 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 151/8   BAW Mendis 9-0-23-2

49.1

Mendis to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets well forward and defends

49.2

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

49.3

Mendis to Rubel Hossain, no run

49.4

Mendis to Rubel Hossain, OUT, flights it on middle and off, he slogs him across the line but fails to get the desired elevation, he finds Kapugedera at deep square-leg

Rubel Hossain c Kapugedera b Mendis 0 (3m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 152/10   BAW Mendis 9.4-0-24-3
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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