Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh - 1st match

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)

0.1

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, ooh, appeared to nip back in there, lands on a good length outside off, gets outside the line to defend, gets an inside edge onto his pads

0.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, a touch too straight and he's off the mark, forcing it through the leg side in front of midwicket and wide of mid-on for three runs

0.3

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, no run, short of a good length on middle, rocks back and defends it watchfully into the off side

0.4

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, airy, fullish on middle and he presents the full face , driving it uppishly over the outstretched hands of the bowler, who doesn't get his fingers to it, and gets it to the boundary

0.5

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, full on the off, driven off the front foot wide of mid-off for a single

0.6

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, worked away down towards fine leg for a single to keep the strike

Bangladesh 9/0   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-9-0

2.1

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, no run, lands on a good length on the off, pushed into the off side

2.2

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, no run, gets forward and plays it in the direction of mid-off

2.3

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, no run

2.4

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, aggression, didn't time it as well as he would have liked, short of a good length outside off and he swung it past square leg, Welegedara covered a fair distance running to his right from fine leg and dragged it back

2.5

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short again, on middle this time, pulled away but straight to the same fielder at a squarish fine leg

2.6

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, bowls it on a good length on the off, pushed wide of mid-on and snatches a quick single

Bangladesh 16/0   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-13-0

4.1

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dropped, smacked hard on the wrists, full on middle and Tamim absolutely murdered it as he smashed it back to the bowler, Kulasekara tried to take it in front of his face but ended up palming it off towards midwicket, sharp chance

4.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bowls it on a good length on the off, defended towards extra cover

4.3

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length on the off, punched off the back foot towards mid-off, refuses the single

4.4

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bowling it on a good length on middle, turns the face and plays it towards midwicket

4.5

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, in the blockhole outside off, reaches and digs it out towards extra cover

4.6

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands on a good length on the off, pushed back to the bowler

Bangladesh 21/0   KMDN Kulasekara 3-1-13-0

6.1

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, no run, bowls it on a good length on middle, pushes it back firmly to the bowler

6.2

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, 2 leg byes, drifting on the pads and he walks across to tickle it fine, clips the pads down towards fine leg for a couple of runs

6.3

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, no run, short of a good length on the off, rock solid as he moves back and defends it to cover

6.4

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, no run, hurling it on the off stump, pushed back with a straight bat to the bowler

6.5

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, short outside off, pulled away over midwicket, mistimed but there's no one in the deep, a couple more to the score

6.6

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, no run, short of a length outside off, tries to force it off the back foot through cover, misses and is beaten

Bangladesh 28/0   KMDN Kulasekara 4-1-15-0

8.1

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, guides it with an open face wide of point for a single

8.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended in front of cover

8.3

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, hurls it short on middle, drops it into the leg side wide of square leg for a single

8.4

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, no run, targeting middle and off, gets on the back foot to defend, gets an inside edge onto the pads

8.5

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, no run

8.6

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, no run, pushed off the back foot towards cover

Bangladesh 46/0   KMDN Kulasekara 5-1-17-0

10.1

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a good length on middle, pushed towards midwicket

10.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, low full toss on the off, punched towards mid-off for a single to raise the fifty-stand

10.3

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short of a length outside off, guided down towards third man for a single

10.4

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, chipped towards deep square leg for one more

10.5

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, back of a length on middle, pulled away uppishly towards deep square leg, got it a little high on the bat, didn't time it well, just a single

10.6

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, attempted yorker on the off, dug out towards mid-off

Bangladesh 53/0   KMDN Kulasekara 6-1-21-0

12.1

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, short of a good length on middle, whipped off the back foot past midwicket into the deep for a well-run couple

12.2

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed it fuller on middle, turned the face and worked it firmly towards midwicket

12.3

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, short on middle and leg, worked away wide of short fine leg into the deep for a couple more

12.4

Kulasekara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, dabbed it behind point for one more, easily done

12.5

Kulasekara to Imrul Kayes, OUT, gone! Short on the off and was drawn into playing the pull, was targeting square leg but ended up getting a top edge, landed straight into the hands of Samaraweera at fine leg

Imrul Kayes c Samaraweera b Kulasekara 23 (52m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 62.16

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   KMDN Kulasekara 7-1-26-1

44.1

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

44.2

Kulasekara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, stays round the wicket, with a strong off-side field, and another single ensues, again to sweeper-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

44.4

Kulasekara to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, similar ploy, this time he looks to go in front of sweeper-cover, Silva at extra cover fumbles, and they get two

44.5

Kulasekara to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, strays off the plan, and bowls a wide down the leg side

44.5

Kulasekara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, looks to walk across and expose the leg-side field, connects but finds Kandamby at short fine leg

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   KMDN Kulasekara 8-1-34-1

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

46.3

Kulasekara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, goes for the big shot over the on side, gets an inside edge and takes a single to short fine

46.4

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

46.5

Kulasekara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, opens up, looks to go over on side, but Kula gets a perfect yorker in, outside 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   KMDN Kulasekara 9-1-39-1

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

48.3

Kulasekara to Naeem Islam, OUT, Ashraful is gone, big blow, even though only nine balls are to go, Naeem goes for the big heave, misses, Sanga fumbles as it bounces in front of him, Ashraful wants the bye, but Sanga recovers well and hits the stumps direct to find Ashraful inches short

Mohammad Ashraful run out 75 (148m 94b 6x4 0x6) SR: 79.78

48.4

Kulasekara to Abdur Razzak, no run, gets a dot ball with a bouncer, just outside off, and Razzak is late into the pull

48.5

Kulasekara to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, another bouncer, pulls unconvincingly, and gets a single to midwicket

48.6

Kulasekara to Naeem Islam, 1 run, goes back to the round-the-wicket plan to the right-hand batsman, and gives away just a single to long-off

Bangladesh 240/7   KMDN Kulasekara 10-1-46-1
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Photos

Jan 4, 2010

Tillakaratne Dilshan reaches his sixth ODI hundred, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, tri-nation tournament, 1st match, Mirpur, January 4, 2010

Tillakaratne Dilshan reaches his sixth ODI hundred

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Jan 4, 2010

Kumar Sangakkara milks the Bangladesh attack for runs, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, tri-nation tournament, 1st match, Mirpur, January 4, 2010

Kumar Sangakkara milks the Bangladesh attack for runs

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