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)

0.2

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

Bangladesh 5/0   Tamim Iqbal 4* (3b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 0.2-0-5-0

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

Bangladesh 12/1   Mushfiqur Rahim 4* (4b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.1-0-10-1

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

Bangladesh 18/2   Tamim Iqbal 10* (18b 2x4)   T Thushara 2.5-1-7-0

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

Bangladesh 23/2   Mohammad Ashraful 7* (8b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 0.1-0-4-0

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

Bangladesh 29/2   Tamim Iqbal 14* (28b 3x4)   MF Maharoof 1.2-0-9-0

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

Bangladesh 34/2   Mohammad Ashraful 13* (21b 2x4)   MF Maharoof 2.1-0-13-0

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

Bangladesh 38/3   Shakib Al Hasan 4* (3b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 3.2-0-17-1

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

Bangladesh 42/3   Tamim Iqbal 18* (41b 4x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 7.1-1-18-2

16.5

Thushara to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, very streaky, Thushara lands it just a shade outside off and he's cramped for room to cut and the inside edge beats the stumps and the keeper and rolls away for four

Bangladesh 50/4   Shakib Al Hasan 8* (12b 2x4)   T Thushara 3.5-1-12-0

22.2

Thushara to Mahmudullah, FOUR, poor ball and dispatched well, he strays on the pads and he shuffles and chips it high off the pads over midwicket and square leg

Bangladesh 70/5   Mahmudullah 13* (14b 1x4 1x6)   T Thushara 6.2-2-18-1

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

Bangladesh 81/5   Mahmudullah 19* (17b 2x4 1x6)   M Muralitharan 0.5-0-8-0

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

Bangladesh 112/6   Raqibul Hasan 27* (75b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 6.5-0-22-1

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

Bangladesh 131/6   Naeem Islam 10* (30b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 6.1-0-15-0

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

Bangladesh 146/6   Naeem Islam 19* (44b 2x4)   M Muralitharan 8.1-0-31-1
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
More results »

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

© AFP

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

© AFP

All photos for this match | Galleries