Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh, Final: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
16 January 2009 (50-over match)

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

Bangladesh 8/1   Tamim Iqbal 6* (11b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 1.3-0-6-1

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

Bangladesh 12/2   Tamim Iqbal 6* (17b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.5-0-10-2

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

Bangladesh 34/3   Tamim Iqbal 14* (34b 3x4)   MF Maharoof 2.5-0-13-1

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

Bangladesh 42/4   Shakib Al Hasan 4* (7b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 7.2-1-18-3

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

Bangladesh 54/5   Raqibul Hasan 4* (18b)   T Thushara 4.5-1-14-1

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

Bangladesh 98/6   Raqibul Hasan 20* (63b)   M Muralitharan 4.2-0-13-1

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

Bangladesh 151/7   Raqibul Hasan 42* (105b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 8.4-0-23-1

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   Raqibul Hasan 42* (105b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 9-0-23-2

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

Bangladesh 151/9   Raqibul Hasan 42* (105b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 9.2-0-33-2

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   Raqibul Hasan 43* (107b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 9.4-0-24-3





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