Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh - 3rd match

Bangladesh v India

India won by 6 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

Ashish Nehra ready to bowl. Tamim Iqbal to face. Two slips in place

Aasife comments on Shakib's decision to bat first: "Shakib must be a huge fan of Ricky Ponting !!!"

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2pm Shakib Al Hasan has won the toss, is beaming, and throws a bombshell. Bangladesh will bat first, despite all the dew around. Yes you heard it right! They will field when the outfield is soaking wet with dew. And they have four spinners in their side! They must be onto something we don't know.

Shakib says he likes the looks of the track, which seems good for batting. MS Dhoni doesn't mind Shakib's decision, he wants his spinners to get a good grip around the ball, and not try and bowl slippery oranges.

Oh by the way, Syed Rasel replaces Shafiul Islam for Bangladesh, and India are unchanged.

0.1

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, no run, starts off with a swinging delivery, late swing, pitches around off, moves away, beats a defensive poke

0.2

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, more swing, gets too straight this time, Tamim doesn't look to hit hard, just presents it the open face, and in typical Nehra fashion he doesn't gets down to field and also takes his left leg out of the way and lets it go for four

0.3

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length this time, defended back to Nehra, this time he fields

0.4

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, back of a length, into the pads, and gently helped away to square leg for two

0.5

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this time he makes a one-handed save off his own bowling, don't worry it wasn't powerfully hit

0.6

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full, swinging delivery, starting outside off, shoulders arms to it

End of over 1 (6 runs) Bangladesh 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
Tamim Iqbal    6* (6b 1x4)      A Nehra    1-0-6-0
Imrul Kayes    0* (0b)     

Sreesanth gets the new ball ahead of Zaheer Khan

1.1

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, pitches it up, just outside off, the ball moves away with the angle, and is allowed to go through to Dhoni

1.2

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, full delivery again, Kayes is enticed into the drive and is beaten by the angle

1.3

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, and he beats him again, just short of the driving length, but he throws his bat at it again

1.4

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, he has shouldered arms for a single, is looking to drive, then at the last moment tries to pull the bat away and the ball runs off the face of the bat, past the second slip

1.5

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he gets the outwinger this time, swinging into the left-hand batsman, stifled appeal too, but it's going down the leg side

1.6

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, overpitched, he can drive despite the swing, but straight to mid-on

End of over 2 (1 run) Bangladesh 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
Tamim Iqbal    6* (8b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    1-0-1-0
Imrul Kayes    1* (4b)      A Nehra    1-0-6-0

2.1

Nehra to Imrul Kayes, no run, straight delivery, around the middle stump, defended back to the bowler

2.2

Nehra to Imrul Kayes, no run, lands outside off and he shoulders arms to the keeper

2.3

Nehra to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, he bangs it in short and he goes for the hook, the ball balloons off his glove and Dhoni tries his best to sprint to his right and catch it

2.4

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, no run, timed well and hit hard on the ground, Raina times his jump well at extra cover and fields it

2.5

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nearly pops a leading edge back to the bowler, keeps it down

2.6

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, 1 no ball, he oversteps, the ball is pushed to mid-on

2.6

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, SIX, Free Hit Makes the best use of it! He punishes Nehra for a poor delivery, short and sits up nicely, backs away and clubs it over deep midwicket

End of over 3 (8 runs) Bangladesh 15/0 (RR: 5.00)
Tamim Iqbal    12* (12b 1x4 1x6)      A Nehra    2-0-14-0
Imrul Kayes    2* (7b)      S Sreesanth    1-0-1-0

3.1

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, just opens the face of the bat and glides it to third man

3.2

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good defense, just outside the off stump and pushed away

3.3

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, fuller in length and he works it past the gap between mid-on and midwicket, not well timed, Gambhir manages to pull it back

3.4

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, gets forward to a full delivery and taps it to cover

3.5

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, the shorter and quicker one, swishes hard and meets thin air, not far from the edge

3.6

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, good delivery to end the over, just shapes away and beats the left-hander's prod forward

End of over 4 (4 runs) Bangladesh 19/0 (RR: 4.75)
Imrul Kayes    3* (11b)      S Sreesanth    2-0-5-0
Tamim Iqbal    15* (14b 1x4 1x6)      A Nehra    2-0-14-0

4.1

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, full and wide and spanked away, he bends his knee slightly and unfurls a smart square drive past backward point

4.2

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, take that! Nehra bowls it short this time and Tamim picks the length earlym swivels and pulls over square leg on one leg

leg gully and short cover in place

4.3

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fullish outside off and defended to the off side

4.4

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, drifts on the pads and the ball clips his thigh and rolls away

4.5

Nehra to Imrul Kayes, no run, good delivery and well left, gets good carry to the keeper off a good length

4.6

Nehra to Imrul Kayes, no run, Dropped! the bug hasn't escaped them it seems, Kayes goes for a full blooded pull and gets a thick top edge, the ball swirls in the air and Harbhajan fluffs it at midwicket

End of over 5 (9 runs) Bangladesh 28/0 (RR: 5.60)
Imrul Kayes    3* (13b)      A Nehra    3-0-23-0
Tamim Iqbal    24* (18b 3x4 1x6)      S Sreesanth    2-0-5-0

5.1

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, bowls it full and Tamim gets underneath the bounce and scoops him over mid-on, good elevation

5.2

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, solid defence, back to the bowler

5.3

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, dealing in boundaries here, Sreesanth comes round the wicket but drifts on the pads with the fine leg up, easily worked away past that fielder

5.4

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Appeal! The ball bent back in from round the wicket and sliced him in half, the ball appeared to clip something before reaching Dhoni who took it really well one-handed falling to his right

5.5

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, (no ball) 1 run, he oversteps, Tamim angles it to square third man

5.5

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, Free Hit Fires in the yorker outside off, Kayes fails to dig it out

5.6

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, tries to work it away to the on side but the ball clips his pads and rolls away

End of over 6 (10 runs) Bangladesh 38/0 (RR: 6.33)
Imrul Kayes    3* (15b)      S Sreesanth    3-0-15-0
Tamim Iqbal    33* (23b 5x4 1x6)      A Nehra    3-0-23-0

Here's Zaheer Khan

6.1

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, swinging in on the pads and clipped away down to deep square leg

6.2

Khan to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, worked away to the on side and leg gully runs across to pick it up

6.3

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, he gives him the charge early as a sign of intent, gets to the pitch of the ball and whacks it over midwicket

6.4

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets across his stumps and whips him over square leg, there;s protection there, zaheer glares at Tamim after the two collide, nothing terribly serious

6.5

Khan to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, worked away down to deep square leg

6.6

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, tries to work it away over square leg again but he mistimes it

End of over 7 (9 runs) Bangladesh 47/0 (RR: 6.71)
Tamim Iqbal    40* (27b 6x4 1x6)      Z Khan    1-0-9-0
Imrul Kayes    5* (17b)      S Sreesanth    3-0-15-0

Harbhajan introduced early. He has amends to make

7.1

Harbhajan Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, makes him drive, towards short cover, along the ground

7.2

Harbhajan Singh to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, inviting a drive again, pushed down to long-off, gets a single

bowling round the stumps to lefties, with a slip in place

7.3

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, flighted again, gets a some break away, left alone

7.4

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, 3 runs, smart shot, the ball jumps a bit, but he opens the face late, past point, the timing is superb, the outfield quick, and Jadeja's chase and dive in vain. Wait a minute, he has not signalled a four here... clearly Jadeja was in contact with the rope while pushing the ball back in. Funny thing is, they consulted the third umpire...

7.5

Harbhajan Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run

7.6

Harbhajan Singh to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, this one one four all right, no doubt about that, swept powerfully between fine leg and square leg, superb shot

End of over 8 (8 runs) Bangladesh 55/0 (RR: 6.87)
Tamim Iqbal    45* (31b 7x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-8-0
Imrul Kayes    8* (19b)      Z Khan    1-0-9-0

8.1

Khan to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, poor delivery, lovely shot, with a leg gully up, he angles into the hips and is lofted over the fieldsman without fuss

8.2

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, fuller and outside off this time, pushed to cover

8.3

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length, just outside off, defended back to the bowler

8.4

Khan to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, on the pads, flicked away to square leg

8.5

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, length ball on the pads, and smartly and deliberately lofted in front of square to beat Yuvraj at deep square leg

now we have two boundary fielders on the leg side

8.6

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, and he works it away to square leg for a 33-ball 50, well played Tamim

End of over 9 (10 runs) Bangladesh 65/0 (RR: 7.22)
Tamim Iqbal    50* (33b 8x4 1x6)      Z Khan    2-0-19-0
Imrul Kayes    13* (23b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-8-0

What a start for Bangladesh, they have stunned India, who haven't helped themselves either - poor fielding and ordinary bowling continues. But the best part of the onslaught is, it's not mindless power hitting, it's smart batting

9.1

Harbhajan Singh to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, short, wide, "cut me," it says, and it is cut away, mercilessly, through the gap

9.2

Harbhajan Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full, on the stumps, swept, but straight towards short fine

9.3

Harbhajan Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes for the big straight loft, the ball doesn't turn, and tales the inside half of the bat, towards midwicket

9.4

Harbhajan Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the pads, slight turn, played back to Harbhajan

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, jumps out of the crease, gets too close to the pitch of the ball, and doesn't get power into the straight shot

9.6

Harbhajan Singh to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, flat, fast, full, into the pads, and punched away wide of mid-on, Tamim is making India pay for every small error

End of over 10 (8 runs) Bangladesh 73/0 (RR: 7.30)
Tamim Iqbal    58* (39b 10x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-16-0
Imrul Kayes    13* (23b 1x4)      Z Khan    2-0-19-0

Sreesanth comes back now. Bowling Powerplay not taken

10.1

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, driven wide of mid-off, takes a sharp single, and gets Tamim on strike

10.2

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, (no ball) 1 run, bouncer, gets a false pull from Tamim, but it's a no-ball

Sree hit, free hit rather, coming up

10.2

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, is that harsh? full and wide, yorker, beats him, the ball lands on the white indicator for wides, and is called wide

10.2

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, makes room again, this time makes contact and gets a single to sweeper-cover

10.3

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, drops and runs, soft hands, quick feet

This is now the highest opening partnership for Bangladesh against India

10.4

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length, onto the pads, and defended to leg

10.5

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, opens the face, gets a single to third man

10.6

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, the short ball works and Gambhir takes a blinder by India's recent standards! Tamim's weight is forward as he pulls and can't keep it down, Gambhir has to go about two feet to his left. It's an easy catch, but going by the way India have been fielding, no catch is easy. But what an innings from Tamim, he has set it up for his side; they need to make sure they don't waste this start

Tamim Iqbal c Gambhir b Sreesanth 60 (52m 42b 10x4 1x6) SR: 142.85

End of over 11 (7 runs) Bangladesh 80/1 (RR: 7.27)
     S Sreesanth    4-0-22-1
Imrul Kayes    16* (27b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-16-0

Bowling Powerplay taken now. One slip in

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, and deliberately played past slip, he is slightly beaten by the sharp turn, but then opens the face, keeps the grip soft, and gets four, all along the ground

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, full ball, on the pads, played to midwicket

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, angling into the pads again, and worked away for a single

Ashraful to face. No slip for him

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets onto the front foot, flicks it back to the bowler

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, nicely tossed up, draws Ashraful into a drive, against the spin, and he ends up wafting inside the line of the ball

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, into the pads, bunted towards midwicket

End of over 12 (5 runs) Bangladesh 85/1 (RR: 7.08)
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-21-0
Imrul Kayes    21* (30b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    4-0-22-1

12.1

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, big drive and miss, the ball stays low too, and bounces in front of Dhoni

12.2

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, opens his face, gets a single down to third man

square leg back, slip in

12.3

Sreesanth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tries the short ball, outside off, played towards point

12.4

Sreesanth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, stays back of a length, Ashraful shoulders arms

12.5

Sreesanth to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller ball this time, Ashraful drives, gets a thick outside edge for one

12.6

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, gets another single through third man

End of over 13 (3 runs) Bangladesh 88/1 (RR: 6.76)
Imrul Kayes    23* (33b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    5-0-25-1
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (6b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-21-0

13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, teasing him outside off, he resists the big drive and presses forward and defends

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, flatter, on the pads, works it away for one into the on side

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, turning into the pads, helped away for one

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, lures him into the drive this time, not much turn and played along the ground towards cover

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, this time he gets forward and defends watchfully

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, superb stop by Kohli at cover-point, the rare bright spot about India's fielding, it was cut fiercely by Kayes and he flung himself at it

End of over 14 (3 runs) Bangladesh 91/1 (RR: 6.50)
Imrul Kayes    25* (38b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-24-0
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (7b)      S Sreesanth    5-0-25-1

goes back over the wickets

14.1

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, poor delivery on the pads, deflected away smartly, and the fine leg is too square

14.2

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, this one angles across him, and is defended towards cover

14.3

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, stops at the batsman who is looking to run it down to third man, gets a thick edge but it flies wide of point

14.4

Sreesanth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, length ball outside off, defended back to the bowler

14.5

Sreesanth to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full, into the pads, gets a single to wide of mid-on

14.6

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, slower ball, down the leg side, misses the line big time, Dhoni does well to collect it on the second bounce

14.6

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, driving length outside off, throws his bat at it, gets the inside half of it and straight into the ground

End of over 15 (7 runs) Bangladesh 98/1 (RR: 6.53)
Imrul Kayes    30* (42b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    6-0-32-1
Mohammad Ashraful    3* (9b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-24-0

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 wides, sloppy cricket al around, pitched outside leg, turning away, and Sehwag is lazy at short fine and gives away the extra run by not bending properly

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, and a zipper to follow it up, turn and bounce, lots of revs, and beats the defensive poke

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, flighted again, defended this time

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, pitched outside leg, turning towards the stumps, worked away for one

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up outside off, defended on the front foot

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, worked away off the pads, Raina fumbles at square leg, but they decide against running on the misfield

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, shot, not big but smart, sees the flat ball towards his pads, and sweeps and beats short fine and square leg

Harbhajajn has tended to finish off overs with flat deliveries, while he has looked to flight early on

End of over 16 (7 runs) Bangladesh 105/1 (RR: 6.56)
Mohammad Ashraful    7* (12b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-31-0
Imrul Kayes    31* (45b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    6-0-32-1

Powerplay over. Yuvraj replaces Sreesanth. Round the wicket to left-hand batsman

16.1

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, bowled slowly, really slowly, takes ages to come on, and is defended towards point

16.2

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, Ashraful is inches off getting out unfortunately, Kayes hits back towards the bowler who gets a finger onto the stumps, but Ashraful is safely back

16.3

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, driven down the ground, takes a single

16.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 leg bye, looks to paddle, misses gets a leg-bye

16.5

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, short and wide, misses the cut, and brings the umpire into play

16.5

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, fuller, straighter, played towards midwicket

16.6

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, generously flighted again, makes him wait for the ball, driven back to the bowler

End of over 17 (3 runs) Bangladesh 108/1 (RR: 6.35)
Imrul Kayes    32* (50b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-2-0
Mohammad Ashraful    7* (13b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-31-0

Jadeja on now

17.1

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flat straight delivery, defended back to the bowler

17.2

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended to cover

17.3

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, lovely shot, one of the best to watch, makes room, goes inside out, perfect length for the shot, gets under it and clears the infield easily

17.4

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended to cover again, wants the single, is sent back

17.5

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flatter and quicker, hurried into the cut shot, is safe

17.6

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, opens the fac e of the bat and gets it through covers for one

End of over 18 (5 runs) Bangladesh 113/1 (RR: 6.27)
Mohammad Ashraful    12* (19b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-5-0
Imrul Kayes    32* (50b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-2-0

Krishna writes in, "I was born in 75, when people used to say things like "its been a year since India have played a match". A few days ago I heard this on a pre-match discussion on TV ' "its been more than 7 days since India have played. Do you think they have enough practice" '!!! What is happening? Can we all come together as fans, players, officials, media and ensure that we dont drive our players laughing to their grave via their bank?"

18.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, worked off the pads for a single

18.2

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short, across him, and cut away for one

18.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up, defended towards cover

18.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, comes on the front foot and defends with an open face

18.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets too full this time, goes for an easy single down to long-of

18.6

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, angling across him, drops his wrists on it and steals a single to short third man

End of over 19 (4 runs) Bangladesh 117/1 (RR: 6.15)
Imrul Kayes    34* (52b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-6-0
Mohammad Ashraful    14* (23b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-5-0

19.1

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length, flicked towards midwicket

19.2

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, no run, rushing him with a quicker one, pushed to midwicket

19.3

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, worked away off the pads for one

19.4

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, looks to manufacture a shot and almost pays for it, shapes up for the lap shot, Jadeja fires it in flat, and he then opens his face on it and almost edges it

19.5

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, full and fast, almost a yorker, and very smartly he gets slightly inside the line and opens the bat face, finding the gap between point and short third

19.6

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted around middle, defended back to the bowler

End of over 20 (5 runs) Bangladesh 122/1 (RR: 6.10)
Mohammad Ashraful    18* (26b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-10-0
Imrul Kayes    35* (55b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-6-0

20.1

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, drives down to long-on for an easy single

20.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, comes down the track, can't beat cover

20.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, looks for the arm ball, Ashraful opens the face and gets a single short third

20.4

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, angling across him, he looks for the cut and is beaten

20.5

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, flighted delivery, driven down the ground

20.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, a floater around off, defended to cover

End of over 21 (3 runs) Bangladesh 125/1 (RR: 5.95)
Mohammad Ashraful    19* (29b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-9-0
Imrul Kayes    37* (58b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-10-0

21.1

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, no run, flighted just outside off, defended towards mid-on

21.2

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, worked off the hips for a quick single

21.3

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on the pads and he helps himself to a single

21.4

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, flat, punched down the ground for one

21.5

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full and flat, opens the face, plays towards cover and comes through for one

21.6

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, soft hands again, gets a single to short third, the partnership is now worth 50

End of over 22 (5 runs) Bangladesh 130/1 (RR: 5.90)
Imrul Kayes    40* (62b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-15-0
Mohammad Ashraful    21* (31b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-9-0

22.1

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, stays low, from a length, beats the attempt at pushing it down the ground for one

22.2

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, full ball on the pads, gets a single to long-on

22.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fulltoss, makes room to go inside out, Raina makes a diving save at extra cover

22.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, arm ball, the bat comes down in time, stifled excitement around

22.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, driven with an open face, straight to Raina at extra cover

22.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, and Raina saves another one here, it's pushed towards long-off, Raina hares across from extra cover and dives and saves one run

End of over 23 (1 run) Bangladesh 131/1 (RR: 5.69)
Mohammad Ashraful    21* (35b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-10-0
Imrul Kayes    41* (64b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-15-0

23.1

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, no run, on the pads, but hits straight towards square leg

23.2

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, no run, flat into the pads, misses out on the offering

23.3

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, this time goes back and finds the gap on the on side

23.4

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, cut powerfully, to the left of sweeper-cover, gets two

23.5

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, presses forward and defends

23.6

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, looks to run it down to third man, but it's too close to him

End of over 24 (3 runs) Bangladesh 134/1 (RR: 5.58)
Mohammad Ashraful    23* (38b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-18-0
Imrul Kayes    42* (67b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-10-0

Pradeep Kumar: "i completely agree with krishna....india must have to take a break from this excess cricket.....and should work on their weakneses before world cup.....this will definitely refersh them a lot."

24.1

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, soft hands at work again, gets a single to short third man

Ashraf: "Sun shinning hotter than the last 2 days. Dew might not be on tonight and taht's what tempted sakib to take gamble I think!!!"

24.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pushed down to long-off for one

24.3

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, angled across him, and forced through the covers for one

24.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven to sweeper-cover for one

24.5

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, beats the open face of the bat, nothing shot really

24.6

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, looks for a sharp single to square leg, but Kohli is alert

End of over 25 (4 runs) Bangladesh 138/1 (RR: 5.52)
Imrul Kayes    44* (71b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-14-0
Mohammad Ashraful    25* (40b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-18-0

Saleque Sufi: "Ash and Kayes must keep rotating strikes.Occasional boundaries will come .They must not get bogged down.Bangladesh will need 300+ to create any impact on the match."

25.1

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, turn, and he goes for it, and gets a single to short third man

25.2

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, no run, looks to work it to leg for one, can't beat square leg

25.3

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, no run, short delivery, hit straight to midwicket

25.4

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, short-arm pull, this is not a bad delivery, he just creates the length by rocking back and pulls it convincingly

25.5

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, no run, tossed up slower in the air, defended to cover

25.6

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, no run, full delivery again, and defended with soft hands

End of over 26 (5 runs) Bangladesh 143/1 (RR: 5.50)
Imrul Kayes    48* (76b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    5-0-23-0
Mohammad Ashraful    26* (41b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-14-0

26.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted just outside off, gets onto the front foot and defends

26.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, goes for the inside-out shot again, doesn't connect well, gets just one to long-off

26.3

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, worked away off the pads, can't beat midwicket

26.4

Yuvraj Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, another quick single, hit straight to Harbhajan at short third; Kayes at non-striker's end would have been gone but it was a difficult throw to make with the batsman obstructing his view

26.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flat on the stumps, defended back

26.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, powerful drive, Raina does back at extra cover

End of over 27 (2 runs) Bangladesh 145/1 (RR: 5.37)
Mohammad Ashraful    27* (45b 3x4)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-16-0
Imrul Kayes    49* (78b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    5-0-23-0

27.1

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, no run, into the pads, played towards square leg

27.2

Jadeja to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, maiden fifty for Kayes, smartly played innings too, the crowd goes wild, works this one away to fine leg

27.3

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, good running, played with soft hands towards sweeper-cover, Kayes always knows he wants two and gets it

27.4

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended with an open face

27.5

Jadeja to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, soft dismissal, against the run of play, Ashraful looks to run it down to third man, but the ball is pitched within the stumps and is going on with the arm, bowled him!

Mohammad Ashraful b Jadeja 29 (56m 48b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.41

Shakib is the new batsman

27.6

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, looks for the big expansive sweep first ball, and misses, going down

End of over 28 (3 runs) Bangladesh 148/2 (RR: 5.28)
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (1b)      RA Jadeja    6-0-26-1
Imrul Kayes    50* (80b 4x4)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-16-0

Sehwag to bowl now

28.1

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, way down the leg side, Kayes gets some bat on the fine sweep

28.2

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, no run, flighted outside off, defended towards point

28.3

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, no run, another straight delivery on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

28.4

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, no run, cut powerfully, straight to Raina at cover

28.5

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, no run, drives this time, finds the same fielder

28.6

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, strays outside leg, and is swept away

End of over 29 (3 runs) Bangladesh 151/2 (RR: 5.20)
Imrul Kayes    53* (86b 4x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-3-0
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (1b)      RA Jadeja    6-0-26-1

Harbhajan comes and back

29.1

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, no run, turn and bounce, from a length outside off, beats him

29.2

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, his response is an immaculately placed sweep shot, uppish all right, but right between deep midwicket and deep square leg

29.3

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, OUT, run-out! direct hit! that's unfortunate because it's coming from an Indian fielder, and from the deep! But on a serious note, Shakib is too keen too early. Kayes stays back in the crease and pushes down the ground, Shakib wants two to long-on because Zaheer has to run in as it has been hit with soft hands, but Zaheer hits them direct and finds him inches short

Shakib Al Hasan run out 0 (6m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

29.4

Harbhajan Singh to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, flighted outside off, worked away to square leg for one

Raqibul is the new man in

29.5

Harbhajan Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, topspinner, and almost another run-out, Raqib plays with an open face, wants two, and Dhoni gets the throw wide and on a half-volley, would have been a close call had the throw been spot on

29.6

Harbhajan Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, turn and bounce again, but too much into the pads and he keeps it down

End of over 30 (8 runs) Bangladesh 159/3 (RR: 5.30)
Raqibul Hasan    2* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-39-0
Imrul Kayes    59* (90b 5x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-3-0

30.1

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, no run, back of a length, punched back to the bowler

30.2

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, no run, flighted this time, and defended again

30.3

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, arm ball, he plays for the turn, and gets an inside edge for a single

30.4

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, 2 wides, looks for the paddle-sweep/scoop, goes too far across the stumps, and almost loses his leg stump

30.4

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, SIX, superb shot, goes inside-out, and the ball goes out of the playing area, lovely extension of the arms and timing

30.5

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, 1 run

30.6

Sehwag to Raqibul Hasan, 4 wides, goes across again, Sehwag goes too straight, and bowls wides again

30.6

Sehwag to Imrul Kayes, no run, played with an open face towards point

End of over 31 (14 runs) Bangladesh 173/3 (RR: 5.58)
Imrul Kayes    67* (96b 5x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    2-0-17-0
Raqibul Hasan    2* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-39-0

Zaheer is back, bowling round the stumps

31.1

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, length ball, outside off, played with an open face towards cover

31.2

Khan to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, dropped by Dhoni, a tough chance down the leg side, angled into the hips, Kayes gets glove onto it, Dhoni dives, reaches with one hand, gets there but can't hold onto it

31.3

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, length ball, on the off line, played back to the bowler

31.4

Khan to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, almost holes out to fine leg, good effort ball, dug in short, he pulls, gets a top edge that falls agonisingly (for India) short of fine leg

31.5

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, tries another short one, but this is way down the leg side

31.5

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, driven on the up, but straight to Raina at extra cover

31.6

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, guided down to third man for a single

End of over 32 (6 runs) Bangladesh 179/3 (RR: 5.59)
Raqibul Hasan    4* (5b)      Z Khan    3-0-25-0
Imrul Kayes    70* (99b 5x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    2-0-17-0

Nehra comes back

32.1

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, back of a length, across him, defended

32.2

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, looks to run it down to third man, can't beat backward point

32.3

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, SIX, good hit, he has taken the risk, out of nowhere comes the big hit, sees the mid-on up and gets under a length delivery and goes over the fielder

mid-on goes back, Nehra goes round the stumps

32.4

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, straightening a touch after the angle, defended back

32.5

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, short and wide down the leg side

32.5

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good bouncer this time, goes over the middle stump, Raqibul sways out of the line

32.6

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, slower ball on the pads, gets a leg-bye

End of over 33 (8 runs) Bangladesh 187/3 (RR: 5.66)
Raqibul Hasan    11* (11b 1x6)      A Nehra    4-0-31-0
Imrul Kayes    70* (99b 5x4 1x6)      Z Khan    3-0-25-0

33.1

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, back of a length, punched to point

33.2

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, another wide, goes for the effort ball, and goes down the leg side

33.2

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short, stays on the front foot, played towards extra cover, where Raina has been good

33.3

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, tucks him up with a back-of-a-length delivery, on the stumps

33.4

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, impatient Raqib looks, looks to clear mid-on again, this one hurries onto him, escapes one-bounce

33.5

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good bouncer this time, shoulder high, over middle stump, plays a lame pull shot and is beaten

goes over the wicket

33.6

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pitches full, is driven, but not past Raina at extra cover

End of over 34 (1 run) Bangladesh 188/3 (RR: 5.52)
Raqibul Hasan    11* (17b 1x6)      Z Khan    4-0-26-0
Imrul Kayes    70* (99b 5x4 1x6)      A Nehra    4-0-31-0

34.1

Nehra to Imrul Kayes, OUT, the bouncer works now, the plan works, short into the ribs, Kayes pulls, gets a top edge, and straight to Kohli at deep square leg - India pulling their way back slowly

Imrul Kayes c Kohli b Nehra 70 (140m 100b 5x4 1x6) SR: 70.00

The bouncer has been the plan in the recent few overs. Raqibul hasn't been comfortable, and Kayes almost holed out once before this

Kartikeya: "This short bowling is going to be too much for Bangladesh. It's the ultimate expression of a fast bowler's frustration with the flatness of the wicket - a rejection of the idea that the bat can be beaten and the stumps can be attacked. They ought to develop this further as a tactic."

34.2

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, looks to run it down to third man, is beaten

34.3

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, sharp bouncer again, just a bit too high, though

34.3

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, 2 leg byes, goes full this time, big shout for lbw, pitching just outside leg, marginally

34.4

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, bunts it down to mid-off and takes a single

34.5

Nehra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leaves this one alone outside off

34.6

Nehra to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 no ball, oversteps, free hit coming up, back of a length and defended towards cover

34.6

Nehra to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, goes for the slog over midwicket, doesn't get enough bat into the shot, but it chips over the infield and gives them enough time for a couple

End of over 35 (7 runs) Bangladesh 195/4 (RR: 5.57)
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (3b)      A Nehra    5-0-36-1
Raqibul Hasan    12* (20b 1x6)      Z Khan    4-0-26-0

Yuvraj to bowl now

35.1

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, slow, making him wait, just stops at him, and he turns it around the corner for one

35.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, arm ball, he plays for the spin, gets the inside half of the bat for a single

35.3

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, flat this time, pushed down the ground for one

35.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, nicely tossed up, comes forward and defends

35.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, arm ball again, Mushfiq drops and runs, is sent back and just about makes it back

35.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, fuller this time, driven down the ground for one

End of over 36 (4 runs) Bangladesh 199/4 (RR: 5.52)
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (7b)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-20-0
Raqibul Hasan    14* (22b 1x6)      A Nehra    5-0-36-1

Zaheer replaces Nehra. Round the stumps

36.1

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, around the off line, fullish, defended to cover

36.2

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, back of a length, walks across the stumps and works it to the on side for one

36.3

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, back of a length, gets big on him, but he manges to keep it down and hits wide enough of third man to come back for two

36.4

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, soft hands at work again, no man inside the circle on the leg side, and he just pushes it and comes back for two

over the stumps now

36.5

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fuller, and defended back to the bowler

36.6

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short, looks for the cut shot, but is beaten by the low bounce

End of over 37 (5 runs) Bangladesh 204/4 (RR: 5.51)
Raqibul Hasan    18* (26b 1x6)      Z Khan    5-0-31-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    5* (9b)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-20-0

37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slow in the air, around off, defended back to the bowler

37.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, paddled away from outside off

37.3

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, no run, plays with an open face, doesn't go wide of point

37.4

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, the normal sweep this time, towards square leg

37.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, looks to cut, but it is too full to cut

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, and the pressure from Yuvraj gets him a wicket, this time Mushfiq looks to cut again and the extra bounce turns it into an uppish shot, and Jadeja holds on to a safe catch at cover-point

Mushfiqur Rahim c Jadeja b Yuvraj Singh 6 (18m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

Yuvraj has been the best bowler on display, eight overs without a boundary and an economy rate half the rest of the team

End of over 38 (2 runs) Bangladesh 206/5 (RR: 5.42)
     Yuvraj Singh    8-0-22-1
Raqibul Hasan    19* (28b 1x6)      Z Khan    5-0-31-0

Jadeja to bowl now

38.1

Jadeja to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, drives a full ball down the ground

Mahumdullah is the new man in

38.2

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, defends a straight and fullish delivery back to the bowler

38.3

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, looks to cut but it's too full, and he almost chops it on

38.4

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller delivery, defended back to the bowler

38.5

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, slows it up this time, gets on the front foot and defends

38.6

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, again looks to cut a delivery that is too full and again nearly chops it on

End of over 39 (1 run) Bangladesh 207/5 (RR: 5.30)
Mahmudullah    0* (5b)      RA Jadeja    7-0-27-1
Raqibul Hasan    20* (29b 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-22-1

39.1

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, floater outside off, pushed down the ground for one

39.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, arm ball, into the pads, defended towards midwicket

39.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, nicely tossed now, driven towards cover

39.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, gives it nice flight again, can't get it past midwicket

39.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, on target again, ninth dot ball for Mahmudullah, getting edgy

39.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, looks to drop and run, but it has hardly gone anywhere, and is sent back. Ten dot balls for Mahmudulla now

End of over 40 (1 run) Bangladesh 208/5 (RR: 5.20)
Mahmudullah    0* (10b)      Yuvraj Singh    9-0-23-1
Raqibul Hasan    21* (30b 1x6)      RA Jadeja    7-0-27-1

40.1

Jadeja to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, short, rocks back, makes room and gets a single to sweeper-cover

40.2

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, moves about in the crease, but Jadeja bowls another straight delivery and he is still looking for his first run

40.3

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, and he gets off the mark in a risky manner, goes a long way across and gets the bat down just in time to paddle it

40.4

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, almost sneaks through with the quick arm ball, 90ks, again he gets the bat just in time

40.5

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, worked away into the gap on the on side, with soft hands, hence comes back for two

40.6

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 1 run, into the pads, worked around for corner for one

End of over 41 (6 runs) Bangladesh 214/5 (RR: 5.21)
Mahmudullah    5* (15b)      RA Jadeja    8-0-33-1
Raqibul Hasan    22* (31b 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    9-0-23-1

41.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, steps out of the crease and chips him over extra cover

41.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, FOUR, sweeps, sweeps well, the first boundary off Yuvraj, all along the ground and bisecting the gap

41.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, reverse-paddle this time, fine of short third man

41.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, arm ball, 94ks, pushed down the ground

41.5

Yuvraj Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, goes back to tossing it up, and is driven down the ground for one

41.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, on the stumps, no room to work it away, played softly on the on side, end of a good spell from Yuvraj

Neelakantan: "Yuvraj has always been a very good stock bowler. He has that faster delivery without changing any action and that is difficult to identify. Dhoni has started using him more than any other past captains."

End of over 42 (10 runs) Bangladesh 224/5 (RR: 5.33)
Mahmudullah    14* (20b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    10-0-33-1
Raqibul Hasan    23* (32b 1x6)      RA Jadeja    8-0-33-1

Harbhajan Singh is back into the attack

42.1

Harbhajan Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, reverse-sweep, nearly lobs it to Nehra at short third, and runs in the line of the throw to complete the single

42.2

Harbhajan Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, just outside off, defended to cover

42.3

Harbhajan Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, tickled around the corner for one

42.4

Harbhajan Singh to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, swept away for one to deep square leg

42.5

Harbhajan Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, goes for the big sweep fine, misses, is saved by the turn taking it down the leg side

42.6

Harbhajan Singh to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, goes squarer with the sweep this time, gets two to wide of square leg

End of over 43 (5 runs) Bangladesh 229/5 (RR: 5.32)
Mahmudullah    17* (24b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    7-0-44-0
Raqibul Hasan    25* (34b 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    10-0-33-1

Sreesanth back

43.1

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, back of a length, just outside off, hit to cover

43.2

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full and wide, Raqibul - who has backed away - can't make contact

43.3

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, 3 runs, Harbhajan has messed up another catch, that's an ugly swipe, looking midwicket going long-off, Harbhajan doesn't judge well and doesn't run in fast enough, moreover he doesn't even field it on the first go

The gesture from Harbhajan says he didn't pick it

43.4

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, 1 run, limp pull, but chipped over mid-on

43.5

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, slower ball, fulltoss outside off, hit one bounce to cover

43.6

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, slower legcutter, another swipe, mis-hits again, but this one goes wide enough of long-on

End of over 44 (8 runs) Bangladesh 237/5 (RR: 5.38)
Raqibul Hasan    32* (39b 1x4 1x6)      S Sreesanth    7-0-40-1
Mahmudullah    18* (25b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    7-0-44-0

Still no Powerplay, that means the last five will be Powerplay overs

44.1

Harbhajan Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, floater outside off, runs it down to third man for a single

44.2

Harbhajan Singh to Raqibul Hasan, OUT, full, fast, furious, beats the reverse-sweep, takes the leg stump, both Bhajan and the umpire think it's lbw. Bhaj appeals, Ian Gould upholds it, then realises he is bowled, and starts scratching his hat. Quick thinking, ump

Raqibul Hasan b Harbhajan Singh 32 (65m 40b 1x4 1x6) SR: 80.00

Naeem is the new man

44.3

Harbhajan Singh to Naeem Islam, 1 run, pushes it wide of Harbhajan on the on side and gets off the mark

44.4

Harbhajan Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked away to fine leg

44.5

Harbhajan Singh to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, slows it down a touch, but drags the length back and is cut away in front of square for a couple

44.6

Harbhajan Singh to Naeem Islam, no run, goes for the cut in front of square again, and finds Kohli at extra cover

End of over 45 (5 runs) Bangladesh 242/6 (RR: 5.37)
Naeem Islam    3* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    8-0-49-1
Mahmudullah    20* (27b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    7-0-40-1

Since Bangladesh didn't opt for it so far, we have no choice but to go into Powerplay overs. Jadeja has the ball in hand

45.1

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 1 run, backs away, Jadeja follows him, it's a fulltoss outside leg, but he gets just a single to short fine

45.2

Jadeja to Naeem Islam, 1 run, flat outside off, gets a single to short third

45.3

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flat and full, just a single, almost yorker length

45.4

Jadeja to Naeem Islam, 1 run, slows it down, but the length is almost yorker again, just a single to short fine

45.5

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, FOUR, errs slightly in length, it's a low fulltoss, Mahmud gets under it and lofts him over midwicket

45.6

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, FOUR, smartly played, he is expecting a full and flat delivery, reverses his stance and gets it fine of short third man, the bowler's pace does the rest

End of over 46 (12 runs) Bangladesh 254/6 (RR: 5.52)
Mahmudullah    30* (31b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    9-0-45-1
Naeem Islam    5* (5b)      Harbhajan Singh    8-0-49-1

Zaheer Khan back to bowl. Over the wicket, third man is up

46.1

Khan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, low fulltoss, gets a single to mid-off

46.2

Khan to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, half-volley on the pads, helped away, but fine leg is back and fairly square - so it's neither one nor four

46.3

Khan to Mahmudullah, FOUR, digs it in short, and the pull shot evades a leaping Yuvraj at square leg, the crowd is having a ball

46.4

Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flicks a length ball to mid-on and comes through for a quick single

46.5

Khan to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, fulltoss on the pads, and he has missed out on it, hitting straight to deep midwicket

46.6

Khan to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, another fulltoss on the pads, and he beats mid-on and gets two before deep midwicket can come around

End of over 47 (12 runs) Bangladesh 266/6 (RR: 5.65)
Naeem Islam    10* (8b)      Z Khan    6-0-43-0
Mahmudullah    37* (34b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    9-0-45-1

Bangladesh's highest against a Test-playing team is 285, against Pakistan in Lahore. That record is clearly in danger. Harbhajan to bowl

47.1

Harbhajan Singh to Mahmudullah, 2 wides, full, fast, 106ks, and way down the leg side, the idea was to follow the batsman making room, but he went way down the leg side

47.1

Harbhajan Singh to Naeem Islam, 1 run, another fast delivery, just outside off, and he bunts it down for one

47.2

Harbhajan Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, angling into the pads, gets a single to short fine

47.3

Harbhajan Singh to Naeem Islam, 1 run, stays low, but the batsman manages to run it towards point and gets a single

47.4

Harbhajan Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, opens the face on a short delivery, but can't beat backward point

47.5

Harbhajan Singh to Naeem Islam, no run, full and fast again, on target this time, no room no leverage

47.6

Harbhajan Singh to Naeem Islam, 1 run, full and fast again, played with an open face for single to cover

End of over 48 (7 runs) Bangladesh 273/6 (RR: 5.68)
Naeem Islam    13* (12b)      Harbhajan Singh    9-0-56-1
Mahmudullah    39* (36b 4x4)      Z Khan    6-0-43-0

Nehra comes back

48.1

Nehra to Naeem Islam, 1 run, mis-hit towards midwicket for a single

48.2

Nehra to Mahmudullah, FOUR, top shot! crunchily pulled, seemed predictable, he was waiting for the bouncer, went back and across and deposited him to the square-leg boundary

48.3

Nehra to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, backs way, Nehra follows him, but it's a fulltoss, and is turned away fine of deep fine leg

48.4

Nehra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slightly short of a yorker length, gets a single to deep square leg

48.5

Nehra to Naeem Islam, no run, full, almost a yorker outside off, Naeem is backing away and can't make contact

48.6

Nehra to Naeem Islam, no run, bouncer, he has got him in helmet with that one, already on the front foot, he is late into the pull shot and gets one on the side of the head protection

End of over 49 (8 runs) Bangladesh 281/6 (RR: 5.73)
Naeem Islam    14* (15b)      A Nehra    6-0-44-1
Mahmudullah    46* (39b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    9-0-56-1

Harbhajan will bowl the last over. Change in plan, Sreesanth comes back

49.1

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, FOUR, swiped away, and Nehra at midwicket lets it through, diving in slow motion, poor fielding again. Mahmudulla reaches 50, Bangladesh equal their highest total against Test-playing nations

49.2

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, FOUR, and another four, moves across, rocks back, takes a low fulltoss and goes over Nehra

49.3

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, FOUR, he is not letting them get back to their seats in the stands, this time he gets on a knee and goes inside-out, over extra cover

49.4

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, no run, makes room, Sreesanth goes short and outside off, and he misses, the crowd goes quiet

49.5

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, yorker becomes low fulltoss, and he mis-hits this attempt over the on side but gets two to wide of long-on

49.6

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, 1 leg bye, goes for the big shot over leg side, Sreesanth bowls a slower ball but he gets a leg-bye

Bangladesh have got their highest total against a Test-playing nation. At one time they looked like the could cross 300, but they have done well to reach 296 after middle-order wickets. Tamim, Kayes, Mahmudullah were all good, and India's fielding poor. Join us for the chase

End of over 50 (15 runs) Bangladesh 296/6
Mahmudullah    60* (45b 8x4)      S Sreesanth    8-0-54-1
Naeem Islam    14* (15b)      A Nehra    6-0-44-1
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Jan 7, 2010

It was a majestic unbeaten hundred from MS Dhoni, Bangladesh v India, Tri-series, 3rd ODI, Mirpur, January 7, 2010

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