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)

8.50
Toss: Sri Lanka have won the toss and they will field first. The good news is that the weather is fine.

Team changes: For Sri Lanka, Farveez Maharoof replaces Angelo Mathews. For Bangladesh, Nazmul Hossain replaces Mahbubul Alam.

8.45: Good morning and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the tri-series final in Mirpur between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. At this moment I have no idea yet about the weather. We lost more than three and a half hours of play on Wednesday due to fog.

Bangladesh's victory has added a nice twist to this tournament and it only adds to the anticipation in the final. Sri Lanka were jolted no doubt and that means they will approach this game with more caution.

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

End of over 1 (5 runs) Bangladesh 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
Tamim Iqbal    4* (7b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-5-0
Junaid Siddique    0* (0b)     

1.1

Thushara to Junaid Siddique, no run, nice delivery to begin with, he bangs it in back of a length and has Junaid fishing outside off

1.2

Thushara to Junaid Siddique, no run, back of a length again, hits the deck hard and gets it to climb on Junaid who meets the ball high on the pad

1.3

Thushara to Junaid Siddique, no run

1.4

Thushara to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, sticks to the same length and Junaid turns the face of the bat and clips it to square leg, Maharoof doesn't time his slide well

1.5

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, very dangerous leave there, the ball cuts back in sharply off the seam and nearly shaves the offstump

1.6

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, wide and angling further away frm the offstump, he reaches out and slashes it down to third man

End of over 2 (2 runs) Bangladesh 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
Tamim Iqbal    5* (9b 1x4)      T Thushara    1-0-2-0
Junaid Siddique    1* (4b)      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

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End of over 3 (1 run) Bangladesh 8/1 (RR: 2.66)
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (3b)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-6-1
Tamim Iqbal    6* (11b 1x4)      T Thushara    1-0-2-0

3.1

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bowls a slightly fuller length, he watchfully shoulders arms

3.2

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets a bit of width to crack it through the off side but he succeeds in getting a thick inside edge to the keeper

3.3

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bit if width again and he cuts to backward point

3.4

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands just a shade outside off and comes back in, it clips his pads just outside the line of the legstump

3.5

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, keeps low and skids through very sharply, he just about manages to defend it

3.6

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes back in off a good length and he clips it to the on side

End of over 4 (maiden) Bangladesh 8/1 (RR: 2.00)
Tamim Iqbal    6* (17b 1x4)      T Thushara    2-1-2-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (3b)      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

End of over 5 (5 runs) Bangladesh 13/2 (RR: 2.60)
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (1b)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-11-2
Tamim Iqbal    6* (17b 1x4)      T Thushara    2-1-2-0

5.1

Thushara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, hits a good length outside off, he defends with soft hands and tells his partner to hang on

5.2

Thushara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, this one really kicks up on him and he can't resist a wild swing outside off, not the best shot in this scenario

5.3

Thushara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, much better, the delivery is angled across him and he safely shoulders arms

5.4

Thushara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he tucks it just wide of square leg

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

5.6

Thushara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nice comeback by Thushara as he gets this one to jag back in sharply, he shoulders arms very close to the off stump

End of over 6 (5 runs) Bangladesh 18/2 (RR: 3.00)
Tamim Iqbal    10* (19b 2x4)      T Thushara    3-1-7-0
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (5b)      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

End of over 7 (1 run) Bangladesh 19/2 (RR: 2.71)
Tamim Iqbal    10* (23b 2x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-12-2
Mohammad Ashraful    3* (7b)      T Thushara    3-1-7-0

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

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

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End of over 8 (5 runs) Bangladesh 24/2 (RR: 3.00)
Tamim Iqbal    10* (26b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-5-0
Mohammad Ashraful    8* (10b 1x4)      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

End of over 9 (1 run) Bangladesh 25/2 (RR: 2.77)
Mohammad Ashraful    8* (16b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    5-0-13-2
Tamim Iqbal    10* (26b 2x4)      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

Second slip goes out and there's a short cover

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

End of over 10 (4 runs) Bangladesh 29/2 (RR: 2.90)
Tamim Iqbal    14* (32b 3x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-9-0
Mohammad Ashraful    8* (16b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    5-0-13-2

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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

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End of over 11 (1 run) Bangladesh 30/2 (RR: 2.72)
Tamim Iqbal    14* (34b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    6-0-14-2
Mohammad Ashraful    9* (20b 1x4)      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

Here's Shakib Al Hasan. Can he bail Bangladesh out again?

11.6

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

Warun: "Why don't Shakib & Ashraful play at 3 and 4?"

End of over 12 (4 runs) Bangladesh 34/3 (RR: 2.83)
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (1b)      MF Maharoof    3-0-13-1
Tamim Iqbal    14* (34b 3x4)      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

End of over 13 (maiden) Bangladesh 34/3 (RR: 2.61)
Tamim Iqbal    14* (40b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    7-1-14-2
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (1b)      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

End of over 14 (4 runs) Bangladesh 38/3 (RR: 2.71)
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (7b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    4-0-17-1
Tamim Iqbal    14* (40b 3x4)      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

End of over 15 (5 runs) Bangladesh 43/4 (RR: 2.86)
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (10b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    8-1-19-3
Raqibul Hasan    1* (1b)      MF Maharoof    4-0-17-1

Just one slip in place

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

Raqibul gets his elbow treated. Meanwhile they will take drinks

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

End of over 16 (2 runs) Bangladesh 45/4 (RR: 2.81)
Raqibul Hasan    2* (7b)      MF Maharoof    5-0-19-1
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (10b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    8-1-19-3

16.1

Thushara to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lands it on a full length outside off and the ball holds its line, he defends

16.2

Thushara to Raqibul Hasan, no run

16.3

Thushara to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, shapes to drive straight and he takes a chance with Murali stationed at mid-off, the throw was just wide of the stumps, a direct hit and he was gone

16.4

Thushara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flashes hard away from the body and nearly edges it

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

16.6

Thushara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shoulders arms outside off this time

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End of over 17 (5 runs) Bangladesh 50/4 (RR: 2.94)
Shakib Al Hasan    8* (13b 2x4)      T Thushara    4-1-12-0
Raqibul Hasan    3* (10b)      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

End of over 18 (2 runs) Bangladesh 52/4 (RR: 2.88)
Raqibul Hasan    3* (16b)      MF Maharoof    6-0-21-1
Shakib Al Hasan    8* (13b 2x4)      T Thushara    4-1-12-0

18.1

Thushara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes for a very flashy drive through he covers off the backfoot and misses it completely, very poor shot from a man in form

18.2

Thushara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, angles it on the body and he waits for the ball to come onto him before glancing it fine

18.3

Thushara to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and he defends

18.4

Thushara to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and steers it down to third man

18.5

Thushara to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, and Bangladesh slide further, Thushara gets it to curve in through the air, Shakib shapes to slash it square of the wicket and plays away from the body, he gets a thick edge to Sangakkara, he tried the same shot a couple of balls earlier

Shakib Al Hasan c †Sangakkara b Thushara 9 (37m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

Here's Mahmudullah Riyad

18.6

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends

End of over 19 (2 runs) Bangladesh 54/5 (RR: 2.84)
Mahmudullah    0* (1b)      T Thushara    5-1-14-1
Raqibul Hasan    4* (18b)      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

End of over 20 (4 runs) Bangladesh 58/5 (RR: 2.90)
Raqibul Hasan    6* (22b)      MF Maharoof    7-0-25-1
Mahmudullah    2* (3b)      T Thushara    5-1-14-1

20.1

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, thrusts his pad across and shoulders arms

20.2

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, gets across to a good length ball and defends

20.3

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, bowls it a fraction shorter and the ball fizzes past his helmet

20.4

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, gets across and shoulders arms

20.5

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, same result, the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

20.6

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, opens the face of the bat and steers it away towards backward point, that's a maiden

End of over 21 (maiden) Bangladesh 58/5 (RR: 2.76)
Mahmudullah    2* (9b)      T Thushara    6-2-14-1
Raqibul Hasan    6* (22b)      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

End of over 22 (8 runs) Bangladesh 66/5 (RR: 3.00)
Raqibul Hasan    7* (25b)      MF Maharoof    8-0-33-1
Mahmudullah    9* (12b 1x6)      T Thushara    6-2-14-1

22.1

Thushara to Mahmudullah, no run, gets across his stumps and taps it down to point

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

22.3

Thushara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, drags it from outside the offstump and he pulls on one leg to Jayasuriya at deep midwicket

22.4

Thushara to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lands outside off and the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

22.5

Thushara to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets well forward to a full ball and defends back to the bowler

22.6

Thushara to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, gets well forward to a full ball and works it away wide of midwicket

End of over 23 (6 runs) Bangladesh 72/5 (RR: 3.13)
Raqibul Hasan    8* (28b)      T Thushara    7-2-20-1
Mahmudullah    14* (15b 1x4 1x6)      MF Maharoof    8-0-33-1

Here's Ajantha Mendis. Slip and a leg gully in place

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

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End of over 24 (1 run) Bangladesh 73/5 (RR: 3.04)
Raqibul Hasan    9* (34b)      BAW Mendis    1-0-1-0
Mahmudullah    14* (15b 1x4 1x6)      T Thushara    7-2-20-1

Here's Murali

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

End of over 25 (8 runs) Bangladesh 81/5 (RR: 3.24)
Mahmudullah    19* (18b 2x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    1-0-8-0
Raqibul Hasan    11* (37b)      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

Mahmudullah looks quite solid out there

End of over 26 (2 runs) Bangladesh 83/5 (RR: 3.19)
Mahmudullah    20* (19b 2x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    2-0-3-0
Raqibul Hasan    12* (42b)      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

End of over 27 (2 runs) Bangladesh 85/5 (RR: 3.14)
Mahmudullah    21* (24b 2x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    2-0-10-0
Raqibul Hasan    13* (43b)      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

End of over 28 (3 runs) Bangladesh 88/5 (RR: 3.14)
Raqibul Hasan    15* (48b)      BAW Mendis    3-0-6-0
Mahmudullah    22* (25b 2x4 1x6)      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

End of over 29 (1 run) Bangladesh 89/5 (RR: 3.06)
Raqibul Hasan    16* (54b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-11-0
Mahmudullah    22* (25b 2x4 1x6)      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

End of over 30 (3 runs) Bangladesh 92/5 (RR: 3.06)
Mahmudullah    24* (30b 2x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    4-0-9-0
Raqibul Hasan    17* (55b)      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

End of over 31 (1 run) Bangladesh 93/5 (RR: 3.00)
Mahmudullah    24* (31b 2x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    4-0-12-0
Raqibul Hasan    18* (60b)      BAW Mendis    4-0-9-0

Here's Sanath Jayasuriya. We've hardly seen him bowl on this tour. No slip in place

31.1

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fires it outside off, he fails to dig out the yorker

31.2

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, skids through and comes in to him, he defends to the off side

31.3

Jayasuriya to Mahmudullah, no run, slower through the air and he defends forward

31.4

Jayasuriya to Mahmudullah, 1 run, comes in to him with the angle and he works it to the onside

31.5

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, gives him width outside off and he cuts

31.6

Jayasuriya to Mahmudullah, 1 run, similar delivery, he cuts to sweeper cover

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End of over 32 (4 runs) Bangladesh 97/5 (RR: 3.03)
Mahmudullah    26* (34b 2x4 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-4-0
Raqibul Hasan    20* (63b)      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

Here's Naeem Islam

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

End of over 33 (2 runs) Bangladesh 99/6 (RR: 3.00)
Raqibul Hasan    20* (65b)      M Muralitharan    5-0-14-1
Naeem Islam    1* (2b)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-4-0

33.1

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, flighted outside off, he defends forward

33.2

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, slower through the air, he defends forward

33.3

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, slow through the air again and he defends

33.4

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, defends on the front foot

33.5

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, no variation, same shot

33.6

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, and once again softly tapped back to the bowler

End of over 34 (maiden) Bangladesh 99/6 (RR: 2.91)
Naeem Islam    1* (8b)      ST Jayasuriya    2-1-4-0
Raqibul Hasan    20* (65b)      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

End of over 35 (1 run) Bangladesh 100/6 (RR: 2.85)
Naeem Islam    1* (9b)      M Muralitharan    6-0-15-1
Raqibul Hasan    21* (70b)      ST Jayasuriya    2-1-4-0

35.1

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets on the front foot and punches it firmly and just beats shorrt cover

35.2

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, knocks it back to the bowler

35.3

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, pushed to the on side

35.4

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, makes a bit of room and he steers it to the off side

35.5

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, pushed back to the bowler

35.6

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

End of over 36 (1 run) Bangladesh 101/6 (RR: 2.80)
Naeem Islam    1* (13b)      ST Jayasuriya    3-1-5-0
Raqibul Hasan    22* (72b)      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

End of over 37 (12 runs) Bangladesh 113/6 (RR: 3.05)
Raqibul Hasan    28* (76b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    7-0-23-1
Naeem Islam    2* (15b)      ST Jayasuriya    3-1-5-0

37.1

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, attempts the paddle scoop and he clears the keeper

37.2

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, no run, thrusts his pad forward and he's beaten

37.3

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, floated on the pads and he pushes it towards mid-on

37.4

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, slower through the air, he defends back to the bowler

37.5

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, 1 run, lands it on a full length on the pads, he pushes it to long-on

37.6

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

End of over 38 (4 runs) Bangladesh 117/6 (RR: 3.07)
Raqibul Hasan    31* (80b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    4-1-9-0
Naeem Islam    3* (17b)      M Muralitharan    7-0-23-1

Mendis returns

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

End of over 39 (2 runs) Bangladesh 119/6 (RR: 3.05)
Raqibul Hasan    32* (84b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    5-0-10-0
Naeem Islam    3* (19b)      ST Jayasuriya    4-1-9-0

39.1

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, floated on the pads, he works it away to square leg

39.2

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, thrusts forward and steers it to the off side

39.3

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, full outside off and he defends back to the bowler

39.4

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, 1 run, steers it to the off side

39.5

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, no run, tries to steer it away very close to the body and he nearly feathers an edge

39.6

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, shoots through low, he shuffles, waits for the turn and clips it to mid-on

End of over 40 (3 runs) Bangladesh 122/6 (RR: 3.05)
Raqibul Hasan    34* (87b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    5-1-12-0
Naeem Islam    4* (22b)      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

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End of over 41 (1 run) Bangladesh 123/6 (RR: 3.00)
Naeem Islam    4* (27b)      BAW Mendis    6-0-11-0
Raqibul Hasan    35* (88b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    5-1-12-0

41.1

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, stays back at the crease and punches it to long-on

41.2

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, 1 run, pushes it with sot hands wide of backward point and sets off

41.3

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, no run, thrusts forward and works it to the off side

41.4

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, pushes it towards cover and sets off, Mubarak has a shy at the stumps on the dive

41.5

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, 1 run, pushes it t the off side for a single

41.6

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

End of over 42 (4 runs) Bangladesh 127/6 (RR: 3.02)
Raqibul Hasan    37* (92b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    6-1-16-0
Naeem Islam    6* (29b)      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

End of over 43 (6 runs) Bangladesh 133/6 (RR: 3.09)
Raqibul Hasan    38* (96b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    7-0-17-0
Naeem Islam    11* (31b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    6-1-16-0

43.1

Jayasuriya to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, stays back and punches it to long-on

43.2

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, stays back and punches it to shot cover

43.3

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends

43.4

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, defends to the off side

43.5

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run

43.6

Jayasuriya to Naeem Islam, no run, thrusts forward and defends back to the bowler

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End of over 44 (1 run) Bangladesh 134/6 (RR: 3.04)
Naeem Islam    11* (36b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    7-1-17-0
Raqibul Hasan    39* (97b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    7-0-17-0

44.1

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

3rd Powerplay taken

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

End of over 45 (4 runs) Bangladesh 138/6 (RR: 3.06)
Raqibul Hasan    40* (102b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    8-0-27-1
Naeem Islam    12* (37b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    7-1-17-0

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

End of over 46 (4 runs) Bangladesh 142/6 (RR: 3.08)
Naeem Islam    15* (43b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    8-0-21-0
Raqibul Hasan    40* (102b 1x4)      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

End of over 47 (7 runs) Bangladesh 149/6 (RR: 3.17)
Raqibul Hasan    41* (104b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    9-0-33-1
Naeem Islam    20* (47b 2x4)      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

End of over 48 (2 runs) Bangladesh 151/8 (RR: 3.14)
     BAW Mendis    9-0-23-2
Raqibul Hasan    42* (105b 1x4)      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

End of over 49 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 151/9 (RR: 3.08)
Rubel Hossain    0* (4b)      M Muralitharan    10-1-33-2
Raqibul Hasan    42* (105b 1x4)      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

The best thing Bangladesh did was to play stretch the innings till the 50th over. It didn't seem likely earlier on. But 152 seems way below par and hardly challenging. Naeem, Mahmudullah and Raqibul were fighting against the tide and did well to keep Sri Lanka in check. But the pressure of those early wickets hindered their chances of hitting out and the top order will have to own up for this. Join us after about 40 minutes for the second session.

Moinul: "Though Naeem and Raqib did a great job after the disaster but i'm afraid just occupying the creeze is not just enough for one day cricket. I think BD need the batsman like Aftab and Alok be back to the team again. It seems like no one couldn't fill the gap of Aftab in top order and Kapali in middle order except Shakib. But you can't depend on one person all the time."

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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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