Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh, 1st Match: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 4, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
4 January 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
12.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a good length outside off, at 125 kmph, leaves it alone to the keeper

Bangladesh 65/1   Mohammad Ashraful 0* (1b)
15.1

Welegedara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full on the off, pushed off the front foot towards mid-off

15.2

Welegedara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, landed on a good length on the off, defended between point and cover for a single

15.6

Welegedara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short and wide, bowled at 78.7 mph, opts out of a cut, leaves it to the keeper

Bangladesh 73/3   Mohammad Ashraful 1* (4b)
16.6

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, bouncer but a touch too high, given a wide

16.6

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended off the back foot towards cover

Bangladesh 76/4   Mohammad Ashraful 1* (5b)
17.3

Welegedara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pushed it full on middle, drove it wide of mid-on for one more

Bangladesh 78/4   Mohammad Ashraful 2* (6b)
19.1

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, tossed up outside off, square-driven past point for a single

19.5

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, that one didn't turn and beat the outside edge, Ashrafu, expecting it to turn in tried to open the face and was fortunate not to nick it

19.6

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, quicker through the air, flattish, on the off, defended wide of the pitch

Bangladesh 85/4   Mohammad Ashraful 3* (9b)
21.6

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lands on a good length on middle, steps forward and tucks it to midwicket

Bangladesh 92/4   Mohammad Ashraful 3* (10b)
22.5

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, banged in short on the off, makes way and allows it through

22.6

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, bowls it on a good length outside off, guided down to third man for a single

Bangladesh 99/4   Mohammad Ashraful 4* (12b)
23.1

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted on middle, turned towards midwicket on the front foot

23.2

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, shortish on the off, jabs it in front of cover to complete a single and raise the 100

23.5

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, flatter, on middle and leg, tickled towards fine leg for one more

Bangladesh 102/4   Mohammad Ashraful 6* (15b)
24.3

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up on the off, played watchfully to cover

24.4

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, flatter, bowled short on middle, nudged towards midwicket and rushed through for a quick single

Bangladesh 105/4   Mohammad Ashraful 7* (17b)
25.2

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets forward and defends it towards extra cover

25.3

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turning in from a good length outside off, defended towards extra cover

25.4

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, plenty of air, took it on the half-volley and drove it hard wide of deep cover for a couple of runs

25.5

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, attempts the reverse-paddle and plays it straight to short third

25.6

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, quicker through the air, defended wide of cover for a single

Bangladesh 112/4   Mohammad Ashraful 10* (22b)
26.1

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted outside off, mistimes a drive towards point

26.2

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a length on the off, dabs it towards point from the crease

26.3

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, flighted on middle, drives it inside out past extra cover for a single

26.5

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted outside off, mistimes a drive again, straight to extra cover

26.6

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, shortish on the off, defended towards point

Bangladesh 114/4   Mohammad Ashraful 11* (27b)
27.4

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, flighted on the off, driven down the ground towards long-off for one more

27.6

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, turns back in from a good length outside off, drops it on the pitch

Bangladesh 117/4   Mohammad Ashraful 12* (29b)
28.3

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bowled flat from wide of the crease, turning away, tries to dab it behind point, misses

28.4

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lunges forward and plays it back to the bowler

28.5

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, hurled it short on middle, turned behind square for one more

Bangladesh 121/4   Mohammad Ashraful 13* (32b)
29.1

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pushed through towards long-on for a single

29.3

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, went straight on, played for the spin, and like earlier in the innings he was beaten

29.4

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pushed off the front foot between point and cover for a single

Bangladesh 124/4   Mohammad Ashraful 15* (35b)
30.1

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted, lands on a length and defended to cover

30.2

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, that's Ashraful's first boundary in 37 balls, amazing. Gives himself room, and goes with the spin over extra cover, clean shot

30.3

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, got the width here, but doesn't connect well with the cut

30.4

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller delivery, played towards midwicket

30.5

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets the width again, and cuts it towards sweeper-cover for one

Bangladesh 129/4   Mohammad Ashraful 20* (40b 1x4)
31.2

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full delivery, just outside off, defended to cover

31.3

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, strays on the pads, worked away to short fine for a quick single

Bangladesh 132/4   Mohammad Ashraful 21* (42b 1x4)
32.1

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, drives inside-out, along the ground this time, and gets a single

32.5

Kandamby to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, too full, too straight, and worked away off the pads

Bangladesh 137/5   Mohammad Ashraful 23* (44b 1x4)
33.2

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, shorter, flatter, and he takes a single to short third

33.6

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, sharp single, risky one actually, straight to short third. Kandamby's throw is over the stumps, but Sangakkara spends an extra half second to take the bails off, which is time enough for Mahmud to dive in full length and save his wicket

Bangladesh 142/5   Mohammad Ashraful 25* (46b 1x4)
34.1

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short and wide, and dabbed away for a single to deep point

Bangladesh 143/5   Mohammad Ashraful 26* (47b 1x4)
35.1

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler

35.2

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, this time Ashraful is beaten while trying to dab one to third man

35.3

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the pads, turned away to short fine leg for a single

35.6

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, another short delivery, spinning in towards middle, and Ashraful makes room and cuts it to the left of sweeper-cover for two

Bangladesh 151/5   Mohammad Ashraful 29* (51b 1x4)
36.3

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, yorker, leg-stump line, and played towards midwicket

36.4

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length, defended towards cover

36.5

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, digs this one in short, pulled away elegantly, but gets just a single to fine leg

Bangladesh 153/5   Mohammad Ashraful 30* (54b 1x4)
37.2

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full, almost yorks him, Ashraful is looking to play to leg, gets a leading edge back towards the bowler

37.3

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets forward, turns the bat face, and plays it straight towards midwicket

37.4

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another dot, looks to run it to third man but this is not nearly short enough

37.5

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, this time he dabs it successfully to get a single

Bangladesh 157/5   Mohammad Ashraful 31* (58b 1x4)
38.2

Welegedara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, angling across him, and he shoulders arms to it

38.3

Welegedara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, just back of a length, middle-stump line, no room, and defended back to the bowler

38.4

Welegedara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets the width, but is beaten on the cut by the low bounce and lack of feet movement. the ball bounces in front of Sanga

38.5

Welegedara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, gets a half-volley, drives it to wide of long-off, and buys himself time to get a couple

38.6

Welegedara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, dabs this one down, with the angle, to third man for a single

Bangladesh 162/5   Mohammad Ashraful 34* (63b 1x4)
39.1

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, full and wide down down the leg side

39.1

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, looks to reverse-sweep and almost plays it on to the stumps. High-risk shot anyway, because there is a short third man

39.2

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, goes down the ground this time, and gets a plain vanilla single, risk free

39.4

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, runs it down to short third, with soft hands, and Mahmud is alert when running to the danger end

39.6

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, lofts inside-out, it's a chip shot really, and gets him a single, one bounce to sweeper-cover

Bangladesh 168/5   Mohammad Ashraful 37* (67b 1x4)
40.1

Welegedara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, smacked away, long hop asking to be pulled, but he finds deep midwicket, so it's just a single

40.3

Welegedara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, takes a chance on Dilshan's arms, runs fast, and the throw misses by inches at the non-striker's end. Would have just made it anyway

Bangladesh 171/5   Mohammad Ashraful 39* (69b 1x4)
41.1

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, starts with a gentle offbreak, which is worked around the corner for one

41.4

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, superb shot, goes inside-out, always good to watch, gets a length delivery, and gets under it, clearing extra cover with ease

41.5

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, follows it up with a shot not so good, goes for the reverse sweep again and misses again. At least thrice it has happened today

Bangladesh 178/5   Mohammad Ashraful 45* (72b 2x4)
42.1

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, Ashraful looking to turn it on now, steps out and goes straight down the ground, wide of long-off and gets two

42.2

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, and the ill-advised reverse-sweep again, connects but hits straight to short third

42.3

Pushpakumara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Worked away with soft hands to short fine leg this time

Bangladesh 181/5   Mohammad Ashraful 48* (75b 2x4)
43.2

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back of a length, tucks Ashraful up, and he can't get it off the square

43.3

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Ashraful finds the boundary again, and gets to his 20th ODI fifty. Short, and at 120ks, it's a gentle bouncer and is pulled away safely to the midwicket boundary. An uncharacteristic, hard-working fifty

43.4

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, another bouncer, this is sharper, but too high

43.4

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, this is in the Ashraful region, length ball, perfect length for him to play his pick-up shot over the on-side field. He is looking purposeful now

43.5

Lakmal to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, low fulltoss on the pads, he will get just a single to long-on, off the toe end of the bat

Bangladesh 193/5   Mohammad Ashraful 57* (79b 4x4)
44.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, starts off round the wicket, angling across the batsman, Ashraful gets a single to cover

44.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Ashraful waits and waits and before opening the face of the bat, but third man is there

44.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, goes back to the plan, full and wide of off, and a driven single to sweeper-cover

Bangladesh 205/5   Mohammad Ashraful 60* (82b 4x4)
45.1

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, he tries that, looks to make room, but Randiv follows him, an inside edge gets the batsman a single

45.5

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, looks to cramp him up again, and bowls a wide down the leg side

45.5

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goes for the big heave and misses

45.6

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 leg bye, goes for the sweep, misses the ball rolls off the pad and he gets a single

Bangladesh 215/5   Mohammad Ashraful 61* (85b 4x4)
46.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, looks for the paddle/scoop over short fine, but this is too far outside off for him to connect. Smart bowling

46.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven powerfully, but straight to sweeper-cover. Kula won't mind that, he is having the batsmen play where he wants them to

46.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, and again, powerful drive, but straight to long-off

46.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, and again, full and wide outside off, and played straight to the deep fielder at cover. Good bowling, just five off

Bangladesh 220/5   Mohammad Ashraful 64* (89b 4x4)
47.1

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, this is a wide down the leg side, but Ashraful sweeps and finds the short fine leg

47.5

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, good shot, goood shot, the leg-side field is strong, so he makes room crashes it through the extra-cover gap, all along the ground

47.6

Randiv to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, makes room again, but can;t go over extra this time, and gets a single to mid-off

Bangladesh 233/6   Mohammad Ashraful 70* (92b 5x4)
48.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, nice shot, this time he breaches the on-side field, gets across, and scoops a length delivery short fine

48.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, corrects his mistake, doesn't get close to the stumps, bowls wide, and Ashraful drives straight to sweeper-cover

Bangladesh 238/6   Mohammad Ashraful 75* (94b 6x4)
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