Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh, 6th Match: Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Jan 11, 2010
India won by 6 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)
11 January 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

14.00 The players are in the middle. Tyagi has the new ball again. Just one slip in place.

13.50 While we are waiting to begin the match, do read Sriram Veera's feature on Mohammad Rafique.

13.30 Hello and welcome to the final league match of this tri-series. It is an inconsequential game in that India are already in the final with Sri Lanka. There were few spectators at yesterday's game but I'd say we will get more today as Bangladesh are playing. The hosts have lost all three previous games. Can they win at least one ahead of the Tests? Let's find out.

The captains are down at the toss. Dhoni wins and opts to field. India have rested Zaheer and brought back Nehra. We will get the full team details in a couple minutes. Bangladesh are unchanged.

0.1

Tyagi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches it up on a length outside off and the batsman lets it go

0.2

Tyagi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length and seaming away and he shoulders arms

Fairly strong off-side field with four men inside the ring. A short cover hovers.

0.3

Tyagi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, chases one with no footwork at all, wafting at the ball as it sits up off a length and carries at a good height to Dhoni

0.4

Tyagi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, first bat on ball, as Tamim pushes at one a bit fuller on off stump

0.5

Tyagi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans into a drive and miscues the shot, the ball doesn't carry to mid-off, he was not to the pitch and went hard at the ball

0.6

Tyagi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches on a length and he drives hard to short cover who does well

Second game in a row that Tyagi has started off with a maiden, but no wicket today.

End of over 1 (maiden) Bangladesh 0/0 (RR: 0.00)

    • Tamim Iqbal 0 (6b)
    • Imrul Kayes 0 (0b)
    • S Tyagi 1-1-0-0

Sreesanth to bowl. Kayes marks his guard.

1.1

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, drives a full ball without much footwork and the late movement draws an inside edge onto his front boot, that was a very airy drive away from the body by Kayes

1.2

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, temps the drive again with a wider delivery but no dice

1.3

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, better length from Sree, not as full and it makes Kayes shoulder arms

1.4

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, pitches on a length but its too wide, so Kayes flays the bat on ball and slices a boundary over cover-point

1.5

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, see-ball-will-hit. Its a rather simple philosophy and at the moment its working for Kayes, who again sees room on offer and just throws the bat out, again slashing the ball over the off-side for four .. just too much width from Sreesanth

Sreesanth changes his angle now ...

1.6

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 no ball, better ball, short of a length and angling in, but he's overstepped, so while this time Kayes opts to shoulder arms, he can do something more aggressive against the free hit

1.6

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, well he tries to belt it but the ball hurries onto him and he's in no real position to pull, and the top edge goes nowhere far and drops in between the stumps and midwicket

Enterprising second over for Bangladesh. The few fans here are enjoying it.

End of over 2 (10 runs) Bangladesh 10/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • Imrul Kayes 9 (7b 2x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 0 (6b)
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-10-0
    • S Tyagi 1-1-0-0
2.1

Tyagi to Imrul Kayes, OUT, well who didn't see that one coming? Tyagi angles the length delivery across off stump and Kayes reaches out and slashes it in the air to the point fielder

Imrul Kayes c Kohli b Tyagi 9 (10m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Tyagi wasn't bowling it as wide as Sreesanth, and Kayes just wanted to hit every time he saw a bit of room. However, he failed to get to the pitch and keep the bat down. Easy catch for Kohli. In walks Ashraful.

2.2

Tyagi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, impressive shot first up, flicks a full ball on off stump to midwicket

2.3

Tyagi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a length on off stump and Ashraful defends

2.4

Tyagi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, shoulders arms to another good delivery just outside off

2.5

Tyagi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, takes a half step down the track and goes fishing and gets beaten

2.6

Tyagi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, sees this one off too and Tyagi finishes with two maidens

End of over 3 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 10/1 (RR: 3.33)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 0 (5b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 0 (6b)
    • S Tyagi 2-2-0-1
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-10-0
3.1

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short ball and he mistimes the pull to square leg

3.2

Sreesanth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, beaten! Hits a good length and sits up and beats the bat, well bowled

3.3

Sreesanth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller, he gets forward and keeps it out this time

3.4

Sreesanth to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, makes room and charges out, flaying the bat at a wider and shorter ball and gets a thick outside edge down to the vacant third man region

3.5

Sreesanth to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, loose shot! Ashraful again hops back to try and create room to go over the top but this ball is fuller and the booming drive results in an inside edge off his boots onto the base of off stump

Mohammad Ashraful b Sreesanth 4 (7m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

There was a sizeable distance between Ashraful and the stumps, in fact you could see well down the leg side, and even as he had made so much room the ball clipped his boots and rolled onto the stumps. Very soft dismissal. In walks Raqibul Hasan. Bangladesh again in a familiar wobble.

3.6

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short of a length, he looks to work it away as he hops back but gets a leading edge along the ground to the off side

End of over 4 (5 runs) Bangladesh 15/2 (RR: 3.75)

    • Raqibul Hasan 0 (1b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 1 (7b)
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-15-1
    • S Tyagi 2-2-0-1
4.1

Tyagi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, good shot but he can't get four, does well to get over the slightly short ball on off stump and cuts down into the ground, Kohli fumbles at backward point due to the odd bounce and allows a single

4.2

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good length half a foot outside off, some cut, he shoulders arms

4.3

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, short ball gets some extra bounce and slides into the body, Raqibul fends it off with one hand just wide of square leg for a single, the sweeper cuts it off

4.4

Tyagi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, just back of a length on off stump and he makes room but ends up chopping a cramped cut shot into the ground in front of Kohli

4.5

Tyagi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hops up and turns the ball off leg stump to midwicket

4.6

Tyagi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, loud appeal but not out, pitches full just outside leg stump and hits the pad as Tamim tries to on-drive, there's also a sound of some wood on it and so Taufel says no

"Im sick of hearing people talk about Ashraful as if hes a top quality player, he averages 24 and he usually gets out playing outrageous shots," says James Young from New Zealand. "I know people will jump on me saying this but surely he needs to reigned in, the ball after he gets a streaky boundary, he gets out charging up the pitch...Its just not good enough." You are not the only one, mate.

End of over 5 (2 runs) Bangladesh 17/2 (RR: 3.40)

    • Tamim Iqbal 2 (11b)
    • Raqibul Hasan 1 (3b)
    • S Tyagi 3-2-2-1
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-15-1
5.1

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, hits a good length on middle and off and he defends

5.2

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short ball over off and middle, 134ks, and he ducks under it

5.3

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good length on middle and off, no movement but he again defends

5.4

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fuller ball, which Raqibul drives well but straight to cover

Another email from New Zealand, and its from Mark: "As a Kiwi I accept that the Black Caps have some frustrating players but surely Mohammad Ashraful is the most frustrating batsman in world cricket. His poor test and ODI averages owe far more to poor temperament than lack of ability."

5.5

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pulls back the length this time, pitching short of a length on off with a hint of shape, Raqibul goes back and defends and gets an inside edge

5.6

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, this time he punches a pleasing drive to extra cover and calls early, Nehra runs around from mid-off and does the fielding

End of over 6 (1 run) Bangladesh 18/2 (RR: 3.00)

    • Raqibul Hasan 2 (9b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 2 (11b)
    • S Sreesanth 3-0-16-1
    • S Tyagi 3-2-2-1
6.1

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, ah, inside edge again, as Tyagi pitches full and Raqibul hesitantly pokes at it, then the ball rolls to square leg

6.2

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short ball, 131ks, down the pads, he looks to turn it away but the ball rides up off his thigh pad to midwicket

6.3

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good length this time and he drops his head while defending

6.4

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, another good length ball on middle and off which he defends

Sach: "The point to note here is Bangladesh have not many players left to select apart from ashraful given their current batting line up...., He may have been a good player in past, however past laurels should not be rested upon for future."

6.5

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, back of a length on middle and leg and he turns it to square leg

6.6

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short ball into the body, 129.5ks, Raqibul hops up and plays it down to midwicket

Ram from Chennai: "With all due respects to the Kiwis and Black caps, whoever it maybe, Bangaldesh and the players should be credited for brining their country upto a certain level. So give them some time and they will also play well like others. Read the article on Rafique on Cricinfo and you will know better about Bangladesh."

End of over 7 (2 runs) Bangladesh 20/2 (RR: 2.85)

    • Raqibul Hasan 4 (15b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 2 (11b)
    • S Tyagi 4-2-4-1
    • S Sreesanth 3-0-16-1

Sreesanth from around the stumps ...

7.1

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 no ball, oversteps, so a no-ball, short of a length outside off and Tamim chops it down to backward point, another free hit coming up, a very tight call however on replays, Sree won't like that at all and he has a word with the umpire

7.1

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, bangs it short outside off, Tamim pulls and gets a thick top edge that is taken at backward point but it doesn't count

Sree goes to over the stumps ...

7.2

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, good shot, just picks it up ala Michael Vaughan, one leg up as he swats the short ball over midwicket, pleasing little punch from Raqibul

7.3

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, short again, this one down the stumps, he again goes for the pull but this time gets an inside edge into the gap at square leg, so just two for Raqibul

Naveen: "In the interest of cricket, countries like Bangladesh and UAE should do well. However, I am not sure whether ICC is doing enough. U need to work on grassroot level and employ bowling academy and batting coaching quite early. If it is not done, we will continue to see the same Asharful and keep making the same comment."

7.4

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, ah, loose shot but safe, as he slices a wide length delivery in the air safely wide of backward point

Changes the angle again ...

7.5

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length just outside off and Tamim defends back to Sree

7.6

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, very loud and prolonged appeal from Sreesanth, as the fuller ball angles back in and hits the front leg with Tamim late on the flick, but there is no reaction from the umpire ... on replays and to the naked eye it looked a very good appeal, struck him in front of about leg stump ... yes, that looked out indeed so Sree has reason to feel robbed

End of over 8 (9 runs) Bangladesh 29/2 (RR: 3.62)

    • Tamim Iqbal 3 (15b)
    • Raqibul Hasan 11 (18b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 4-0-25-1
    • S Tyagi 4-2-4-1
8.1

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets back and works the ball to the fielder

8.2

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, and again, drags back the length and he plays it away

8.3

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, back of a length and he gets back in line to play it back

Yes, just going back to that last appeal. It was a harsh call. Looked out. Sree is unhappy.

8.4

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, lucky! Short ball, he pulls and makes a mess of it but the ball goes over all the fielders for four

8.5

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, that is a much better shot, as Raqibul gets into position and pulls a short ball over midwicket

8.6

Tyagi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, change of pace and length, pitches fuller and he defends to cover

Rashedul: "i agree with naveen.if you have any idea of cricket of others country,they got lot of facilities but as a bangadeshi we got nothing."

End of over 9 (8 runs) Bangladesh 37/2 (RR: 4.11)

    • Raqibul Hasan 19 (24b 3x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 3 (15b)
    • S Tyagi 5-2-12-1
    • S Sreesanth 4-0-25-1

Change in the attack. Its going to be Nehra.

9.1

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, no slip and that's four to Tamim! Just flashes at a length ball very hard and gets a thick outside edge down to the ropes

Now a slip comes on ...

9.2

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hurries onto him and he's nearly cut in half by the sharp movement off a length, he does not move his feet and somehow manages to chop the bat down on ball

9.3

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length and it cuts back again, this time Tamim defends well

9.4

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, slides down leg stump, he looks to flick but the ball brushes his pads

9.5

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, offers some room and Raqibul waits before cutting the ball down but he picks out the fielder

9.6

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, pitches safely outside leg stump and Raqibil turns it around the corner

End of over 10 (7 runs) Bangladesh 44/2 (RR: 4.40)

    • Raqibul Hasan 21 (26b 3x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 7 (19b 1x4)
    • A Nehra 1-0-6-0
    • S Tyagi 5-2-12-1

Sreesanth gets a change of ends as the second Powerplay is taken.

10.1

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, (no ball) FOUR, oversteps and Tamim slams the no-ball, pitched up, superbly down over mid-on, so that is a lovely shot to get into groove ahead of the third free hit off Sree

10.1

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, no surprises that the result is a third short ball, and Tamim hangs back and pulls very well into the gap at midwicket to get the fans cheering

10.2

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short ball sits up nicely but he gets inside the line and works it to square

Sree goes to over the stumps ...

10.3

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches on a good length, Tamim dabs the ball into the covers

10.4

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nice tidy line and length, no room, middle and off, defended back

10.5

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full just outside leg stump, slower ball, Tamim looks to chip it over midwicket but mistimes it with an inside edge and the ball pops up and drops in front of the catcher

10.6

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, much slower out the back of the hand, just 96ks, pitches fuller and he gets forward to patiently defend

Tamim has just reached 2000 ODI runs.

End of over 11 (9 runs) Bangladesh 53/2 (RR: 4.81)

    • Tamim Iqbal 15 (26b 3x4)
    • Raqibul Hasan 21 (26b 3x4)
    • S Sreesanth 5-0-34-1
    • A Nehra 1-0-6-0
11.1

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, full on the pads, mistimes the flick towards square leg and sets off

11.2

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good length on middle and off, hint of shape back in, pushed to cover

11.3

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, back of a length outside off and he drives on the rise and away from the body, its in the air momentarily but falls short of the man at cover

11.4

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short ball, 136ks, sails over and he pulls out of the hook shot

11.5

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, tries to heave a length ball over midwicket but cannot time it to save his life and the ball rolls back toward Nehra

Nehra changes the angle ...

11.6

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good length outside off, stays very low however and sneaks under the bat of a very wafty type of shot from Raqibul

End of over 12 (2 runs) Bangladesh 55/2 (RR: 4.58)

    • Raqibul Hasan 23 (32b 3x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 15 (26b 3x4)
    • A Nehra 2-0-8-0
    • S Sreesanth 5-0-34-1

Docomo Docomo Docomo Docomooooo ... I just felt like saying that. Sorry. Keeps playing on TV almost every over. Catchy but annoying little ditty. Back to the cricket.

12.1

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length outside off and he defends it back

12.2

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, fuller ball angles away and he chases with a booming drive, streakily slicing it off the edge down toward backward point, safely

12.3

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, good ball, slants back in off a length and he gets an inside edge looking to work it to midwicket, the ball ball drops outside off and Tamim bolts out, Raqibul hesitates as Dhoni runs in to collect but they pinch the single in the end

12.4

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, wild shot, just stands there and swats the length ball over cover, its in the air but drops well short of Gambhir out in the deep

12.5

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fuller in length and Raqibul pats it back

12.6

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, full on leg stump, 135ks, nicely whipped out to deep midwicket

End of over 13 (5 runs) Bangladesh 60/2 (RR: 4.61)

    • Raqibul Hasan 26 (35b 3x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 17 (29b 3x4)
    • S Sreesanth 6-0-39-1
    • A Nehra 2-0-8-0
13.1

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches down the pads, he gets a small leading edge on the attempted nudge but for the umpteenth time the ball does not carry to a catcher

Rabeth: "Lot is being spoken about Ashraful and downside of Bangladesh cricket. I think Bangladesh has still a long way to go before it challenges every higher teams on a consistent basis. But its not about Ashraful anymore - we have Sakib who was one of the most happening cricketers in world cricket, we have Tamim who is doing great in the opening slot, we have got Mashrafee...and last three matches the batting has scored over 250 in every match, so all in all things are on the way up."

13.2

Nehra to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, stupid shot and well taken by Tyagi at mid-off! Tamim combusts again, coming onto the front foot to try and smash the ball over the infield, but its not full enough and gets big on him and Tyagi falls to his left while running from mid-off to take the catch

Tamim Iqbal c Tyagi b Nehra 17 (64m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 54.83

Well, I think that shot will draw many emails about Bangladesh. It was typical, something we have all seen time and again. After steadying the innings, Tamim threw it away. Was not the length to try and drive over the top. That makes it three down.

13.3

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short ball to welcome him and he sees it off

13.4

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back of a length outside off and he defends it watchfully

13.5

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, marginally fuller in length and he covers off while dabbing it point

13.6

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets back and across again to pat back a short of a length ball

Raqibul has got himself in. Shakib is a quality player. Lets see what this pair does.

End of over 14 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 60/3 (RR: 4.28)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 0 (4b)
    • Raqibul Hasan 26 (35b 3x4)
    • A Nehra 3-1-8-1
    • S Sreesanth 6-0-39-1

Spin for the first time. Mishra it is. One slip in place.

14.1

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, tosses up a legbreak on middle and off and Raqibul defends

14.2

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, another turning delivery and he gets over it, pushing to cover

14.3

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, well flighted ball on middle and leg, good dip, defended to cover

14.4

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, good stuff, slower ball drifts across from middle and leg and draws the edge as Raqibul pushes out in front of his pads but it falls short and runs past slip

14.5

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shorter ball, he gets back and steers it past backward point

14.6

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fuller ball floated up on middle and off and he pats it back

Very nice over from Mishra. Drift, turn, bounce, and edge ...

End of over 15 (2 runs) Bangladesh 62/3 (RR: 4.13)

    • Raqibul Hasan 27 (40b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1 (5b)
    • A Mishra 1-0-2-0
    • A Nehra 3-1-8-1
15.1

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on middle and off, he pushes it back with a straight bat

15.2

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, hits a good length and he defends

Here's an email from the rather energetic zzzzzzzzz: "Guys who are saying lots of negative words about Bangladesh's performance, i have few observation about them. Either you guys hasn't follow last few years performance of Bangladesh or you have a very negative mindset or you are too much impractical. over the last few years Bangladesh have been improving and the curve is not so bad. Now Bangladesh have at least 3/4 persons to rely which we did not have two years earlier. Couple of Bangladeshi players are performing more / less consistent basis. Bangladeshi players are now taking part in the top rankings of cricketers. Lots of positive points are there if you want to see. A team cannot be change within a day. You must have to give them time."

15.3

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, short ball down the leg stump, Shakib goes for the pull to the slanting delivery but cannot connect

15.3

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, hops back to this one and pushes it back past Nehra, calling for the single, Raina from midwicket underarms it and just misses

15.4

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, leans in and pushes the ball on the rise to Raina at cover

15.5

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short of a length and angling in and Raqibul defends to Raina

15.6

Nehra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, comes onto the front foot and pushes back a length delivery

End of over 16 (2 runs) Bangladesh 64/3 (RR: 4.00)

    • Raqibul Hasan 27 (43b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2 (8b)
    • A Nehra 4-1-10-1
    • A Mishra 1-0-2-0
16.1

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tossed up outside off, he gets across and laps it to square leg, Karthik from slips gives chase

16.2

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, ah, turn and bounce! Flighted up, pitches outside leg and rips across, gets the edge but falls well safe of any catcher

16.3

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lovely bowling from Mishra, flighted on middle and leg, on a teasing length, Raqibul comes out and shapes to on-drive but has to adjust and push to cover

16.4

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, quicker ball, this time he gets to the pitch and drives to extra cover

16.5

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up on off stump and Shakib defends

16.6

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, skips out, Mishra bowls it fuller and faster, Shakib clips from outside off into the gap at midwicket

Sabbir: "Hmmm....There is no doubt about Bangladesh's batting progress, though Ashraful and Tamim have played foolish shot. But, Sakib is a quality player and let's see what can he do for his country now."

End of over 17 (3 runs) Bangladesh 67/3 (RR: 3.94)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 4 (11b)
    • Raqibul Hasan 28 (46b 3x4)
    • A Mishra 2-0-5-0
    • A Nehra 4-1-10-1

Yuvraj gets the ball ahead of Jadeja. One slip still on.

17.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flat on the stumps, starts to angle across, Shakib works it to midwicket

17.2

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller ball, off stump, he gets back and defends it this time

17.3

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, starts to move across, so Yuvraj fires it flat outside off

17.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, oh what thinking, and full credit to Yuvraj! He bowls it flat and wide, Shakib punches back down the track, Yuvraj fields between his legs and then smartly flicks the ball between them onto the base of the stumps with Raqibul well short of the crease

Raqibul Hasan run out 28 (64m 46b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.86

Make no mistake, that was intentional. He just dabbed the ball between his legs after collecting it, fully aware that Raqibul was taking a head start. Nailed the stumps smartly.

17.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up and defended

17.6

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flatter and wider ball outside off, Shakib chases and misses

Shuvro: "referring to zzzzzzzzz's comments: what do you think about ashraful ?? don't you think he has spoiled many opportunities and still not playing upto his abilities.. he needs to be kept out of the team for a while and should realize his mistakes.. meanwhile new players can be tested.. what others think about it ???"

End of over 18 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 67/4 (RR: 3.72)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 4 (17b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (0b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-1-0-0
    • A Mishra 2-0-5-0
18.1

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, no turn, too wide, very far down leg stump

18.1

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flighted on middle and leg, some turn, patted to the leg side

18.2

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, more turn and bounce from leg, he gets over the ball and works it away

18.3

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slower ball out the back of the hands, pitches on a length and he defends

18.4

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and he defends

18.5

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flights it wider, he comes forward and drives to cover

18.6

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, quicker ball to end the over, middle and off, driven back to Mishra

End of over 19 (1 run) Bangladesh 68/4 (RR: 3.57)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (6b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4 (17b)
    • A Mishra 3-0-6-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-1-0-0
19.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, punched back to Yuvraj

19.2

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, much slower and fuller, Shakib tries to on-drive but mistimes it back

19.3

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, too short and wide and he hammers well and threads the gap at cover

Sayak from India: "Guys, bangladesh is still coming up the rungs. Remember the time taken by India to win their first Test. Bangladesh have done a fairly decent job. Care should now be taken to strengthen the basic domestic structure and build a formidable bench strength. Don't give up guys!!!"

19.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tosses it up this time and Shakib drives straight to cover

19.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, too flat again, he gets back into position and punches nicely to mid-off where Jadeja runs and slides but deflects the ball off his boots for one more

19.6

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, comes out and takes it on the full, driving down to Jadeja again

End of over 20 (7 runs) Bangladesh 75/4 (RR: 3.75)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 11 (23b 1x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (6b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-1-7-0
    • A Mishra 3-0-6-0
20.1

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, flights it outside off, the faster one, pretty wide and he slashes hard into the gap behind point out to third man where Gambhir dives in vain

20.2

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pulls a short ball through square leg out to Yuvraj in the deep

20.3

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slower ball tossed up on a length and he defends it back

Rajib: "Don't forget that this is not in full strength as they are missing Mashrafee and Nazmul, the main quick bowlers. But otherwise batting is satisfactory in last three matches. In my observations, bangladesh has improved their performance in last one year."

20.4

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good ball, flighted on middle and off, the googly, and he stabs at it

20.5

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends it back watchfully

20.6

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shuffles and turns the googly off his stumps toward square leg

End of over 21 (6 runs) Bangladesh 81/4 (RR: 3.85)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 1 (10b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 16 (25b 2x4)
    • A Mishra 4-0-12-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-1-7-0
21.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pitches in line and drifts down leg stump, not as much turn as expected, he is late on the shot and Dhoni appeals even as Yuvraj pulls out of his shout

21.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, turns from middle to leg and he shuffles to work away a single

21.3

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, good shot from Shakib, leaning into a full and wide ball and driving it on the volley wide of Jadeja at mid-off

21.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flatter ball on middle and leg, played back to Yuvraj

21.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angles it across Shakib who drives and edges in the air but the ball does not carry to Karthik at gully

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg and Shakib drives out to long-on

End of over 22 (6 runs) Bangladesh 87/4 (RR: 3.95)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 21 (29b 3x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 2 (12b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-1-13-0
    • A Mishra 4-0-12-0
22.1

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up, he uses his feet and punches a drive to mid-off

22.2

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flatter ball, backs away and forces it to cover

22.3

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, more air on this one, Shakib skips out and punches to long-on

22.4

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, googly on middle and leg, worked to midwicket this time

22.5

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, some turn, but its spinning away so he drives into the off side

22.6

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, good shot, takes a step out and clears midwicket by a long way

Sundaresan: "Well, these are just one-dayers. The true format of play comes in the form of Test Cricket. Bangladesh have a test series after this with India. They have also won a series aganst West Indies and come back. Let's not forget that."

End of over 23 (5 runs) Bangladesh 92/4 (RR: 4.00)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 6 (15b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 22 (32b 3x4)
    • A Mishra 5-0-17-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-1-13-0
23.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flat and short, Shakib slashes hard but Karthik runs around and intercepts to save four, very well done

23.2

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tossed up and pushed to cover for a single

23.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, defended against the turn

Rahim has crossed 1000 ODI runs.

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, gets on top of the ball and turns it to square leg

23.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tossed up on a length, driven down to long-off for one more

23.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, gone! Yuvraj knows Mushfiqur is playing his shots to he slows the pace and flights it on a length and the batsman just chips the ball to Raina at cover, failing to keep it down, a very soft sort of dismissal

Mushfiqur Rahim c Raina b Yuvraj Singh 7 (19m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

Zamiruddin: "Be true guys. Bangladesh have already soaked up 10 years into Test cricket, but to no avail. I blv they have been given a long run despite of their poor performances. They show promise but cannot win consistently. About India winning their first test is a different story. since they won their first test India has been performing consistently since the 1940s. Plz dont compare, I hope this shall answer many queries..."

End of over 24 (3 runs) Bangladesh 95/5 (RR: 3.95)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 24 (35b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-1-16-1
    • A Mishra 5-0-17-0

We are not even at the halfway mark and Bangladesh are half down. Dhoni is giving instructions to Mishra. The new batsman is Mahmudullah.

24.1

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, well bowled! Drifts it away from Shakib, who drives with a big gap and gets beaten

24.2

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up and he defends this time

24.3

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, uses his feet and works the ball to square leg for one

24.4

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, legbreak on off stump, watchfully played

24.5

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller ball, quicker too, dips sharply and he jams it out in time

24.6

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, slower one, pitches middle and leg, he defends it back

End of over 25 (1 run) Bangladesh 96/5 (RR: 3.84)

    • Mahmudullah 0 (3b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 25 (38b 3x4)
    • A Mishra 6-0-18-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-1-16-1
25.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes forward and drives, Yuvraj moves across and cuts it off

25.2

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, reaches out this time and drives wide of mid-off for a single

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, tossed up and slides down the pads for a wide

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, tossed up and defended

25.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, a bit too short outside off and he cuts it down wide of point

25.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, hits a length and he plays it to the fielders

25.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, on the pads and turning down, worked away for a single

SI: "52 of 94 runs scored by BD has come in boundaries. The run rate is still at 4. Batsmen are batting like they are 194/4. Bangladesh's scores have improved over the last 1 year (thanks to Shakib), but their mindset doesn't seem to have changed much."

End of over 26 (2 runs) Bangladesh 98/5 (RR: 3.76)

    • Mahmudullah 0 (7b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 26 (40b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 5-1-18-1
    • A Mishra 6-0-18-0
26.1

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, spins in from outside off, he shuffles and nudges it fine, Dhoni fields

26.2

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, starts to come out, Mishra fires it in and draws a defensive

26.3

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flatter ball on a length, he stands tall and punches it back to Mishra

26.4

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fuller ball, the googly, Shakib comes forward and pushes to extra cover

26.5

Mishra to Mahmudullah, FOUR, not to the pitch of this wider one but carries on with the uppish drive, hit in the air momentarily but into the gap at extra cover

26.6

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, tosses up the dipping leg break on off stump and he defends

Bang_LA: " Zamiruddin is so right! India had been consistent to have defeats and draws since 1940 (started in 1925?). Their first win came ONLY after 26 years. So, no comparison."

End of over 27 (5 runs) Bangladesh 103/5 (RR: 3.81)

    • Mahmudullah 4 (9b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 27 (44b 3x4)
    • A Mishra 7-0-23-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 5-1-18-1
27.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, spins away from him but he uses his feet and drives down the ground

27.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller ball and he defends to cover

27.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, reaches out and drives a single to extra cover

27.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, too flat and Shakib has plenty of time to go back and punch it away

27.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, no turn, he works it from middle and leg to midwicket

27.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, spins in from middle stump, Mahmudullah turns it away

Nure Siddique: "Would you guys stop criticising Bangladeshi team and let the game finish. I understand that India is a great team and they really are and I do admire them as well. But have some respect on others. The game is still not over and who knows how it will end?" On that note, discussion closed. Let's focus on the game.

End of over 28 (3 runs) Bangladesh 106/5 (RR: 3.78)

    • Mahmudullah 5 (13b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 29 (46b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 6-1-21-1
    • A Mishra 7-0-23-0

Jadeja replaces Mishra.

28.1

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, goes back again and punches the ball down to long-off with ease

28.2

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, slower ball, Mahmudullah looks to work it fine but mistimes the shot

28.3

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, spins down the pads and this time Mahmudullah brushes it fine

28.4

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 1 run, drifts in again, he uses the wrists to turn it away

28.5

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flatter ball on a length, punched back, Jadeja moves across to collect

28.6

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fractionally short outside off, Shakib is eager to pounce and biffs it between mid-on and midwicket, running hard

End of over 29 (3 runs) Bangladesh 109/5 (RR: 3.75)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 31 (49b 3x4)
    • Mahmudullah 6 (16b 1x4)
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-3-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 6-1-21-1

Dhoni goes back to Nehra.

29.1

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Shakib stands up and punches to point

29.2

Nehra to Mahmudullah, no run, slower ball on a length, Mahmudullah opens the face and steers to point

29.3

Nehra to Mahmudullah, no run, reaches out and steers another length ball, Jadeja cut it off at point

29.4

Nehra to Mahmudullah, FOUR, ah, unlucky for Nehra, who bounces and Mahmudullah is surprised, getting a top edge on the loose pull way over Dhoni

29.5

Nehra to Mahmudullah, FOUR, better shot from Mahmudullah, who dances out and lofts the fuller ball well over mid-off for four more

29.6

Nehra to Mahmudullah, no run, back of a length, he stands back and pushes the ball to cover

End of over 30 (9 runs) Bangladesh 118/5 (RR: 3.93)

    • Mahmudullah 14 (21b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 32 (50b 3x4)
    • A Nehra 5-1-19-1
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-3-0
30.1

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, comes forward and punches pleasingly to mid-off for one

30.2

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, slower ball outside off stump, he looks to paddle but can't time it well

30.3

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 1 run, good ball, gets some turn from middle and off, dabbed to cover

30.4

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, spinning away from Shakib, who steers it uneasily to backward point

30.5

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 1 run, too short, Mahmudullah stands tall and punches to extra cover

30.6

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes out and punches it to the off side, Jadeja runs across

End of over 31 (4 runs) Bangladesh 122/5 (RR: 3.93)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 34 (53b 3x4)
    • Mahmudullah 16 (24b 3x4)
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-7-0
    • A Nehra 5-1-19-1

Nehra comes around the stumps ...

31.1

Nehra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, stays low while pitching on middle and leg but Mahmudullah rolls the wrists and picks the gap at square leg

Changes the angle again ...

31.2

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length, Shakib stays in line and pushes to cover

31.3

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, comes onto the front foot and opens the face, steering a length ball to third man for an easy and safe single

31.4

Nehra to Mahmudullah, no run, good length just outside off, Mahmudullah pushes it to cover

31.5

Nehra to Mahmudullah, no run, some shape away this time as Nehra pulls back the length, Mahmudullah is forced to push at it and does well to play it down in front of point

31.6

Nehra to Mahmudullah, no run, good stuff from Nehra, hitting the seam on a length, Mahmudullah, defends

End of over 32 (2 runs) Bangladesh 124/5 (RR: 3.87)

    • Mahmudullah 17 (28b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 35 (55b 3x4)
    • A Nehra 6-1-21-1
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-7-0
32.1

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up to Shakib who pushes off the front foot to cover

32.2

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, straighter ball, patted back to the bowler

32.3

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, played back again, Jadeja moves to his right to stop

32.4

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flatter, he moves back and mows it to midwicket

32.5

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, drifts in and he knocks it to the leg side

32.6

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, slower ball, no turn, Mahmudullah is early into the drive

End of over 33 (1 run) Bangladesh 125/5 (RR: 3.78)

    • Mahmudullah 17 (29b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 36 (60b 3x4)
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-8-0
    • A Nehra 6-1-21-1

Yuvraj back into the attack ...

33.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full outside off and he drives the ball down to long-off for one

33.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, spins away, he waits for the turn and then dabs to point

33.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, comes forward and then waits for turn, steering to backward point

33.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flatter arm ball, Mahmudullah stands back and punches to cover

33.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short ball, quicker too, he mistimes the cramped pull shot back

33.6

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes forward and stabs at a fuller ball on off stump

End of over 34 (2 runs) Bangladesh 127/5 (RR: 3.73)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 37 (63b 3x4)
    • Mahmudullah 18 (32b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 7-1-23-1
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-8-0
34.1

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, stands back and punches a short ball to the man at cover

34.2

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, too straight, no turn, Mahmudullah shuffles and works it away nicely

34.3

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, good ball, middle and off, watchfully defended

34.4

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, gets over the ball again and blocks

34.5

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, some turn away from middle and off, Mahmudullah pushes it away

34.6

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, quicker ball, spins back in, Mahmudullah stabs at it with a gap between bat and pad and survives with an inside edge between his legs

Drinks on the field.

End of over 35 (maiden) Bangladesh 127/5 (RR: 3.62)

    • Mahmudullah 18 (38b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 37 (63b 3x4)
    • RA Jadeja 4-1-8-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 7-1-23-1

This pair has done well. Thing about Shakib is he most always puts a price on his wicket. Sensible player. Mahmudullah has ticked along the strike too.

35.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, too flat and he gets back and bunts it wide of midwicket

35.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, slower and fuller, Mahmudullah defends down to point

35.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, some turn this time, Mahmudullah pushes to cover

35.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, slides in from middle and leg and he works it to midwicket

35.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, tossed up on a length and he pushes to cover

35.6

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, beats everyone! Pushes it in quicker, beats him in the air and draws a little nick as it passes by but Dhoni drops it and then fluffs the stumping too

Thick outside edge. Went down. Dhoni clasped at it hard. Then missed the stumping.

End of over 36 (2 runs) Bangladesh 129/5 (RR: 3.58)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 38 (65b 3x4)
    • Mahmudullah 19 (42b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 8-1-25-1
    • RA Jadeja 4-1-8-0
36.1

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, comes forward and defends

36.2

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, comes out and drives past the infield for two

36.3

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 1 run, reaches out and drives it

36.4

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pitches outside leg, sweeps to square leg

36.5

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 1 run, tossed up and he defends it back

36.6

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slower ball just outside off, Shakib heaves and inside-edges

End of over 37 (5 runs) Bangladesh 134/5 (RR: 3.62)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 39 (67b 3x4)
    • Mahmudullah 23 (46b 3x4)
    • RA Jadeja 5-1-13-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 8-1-25-1
37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, uses his feet to get to the pitch and drives down the ground

37.2

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slower ball drifts across and beats the loose shot away from the body

37.3

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, quicker ball, Shakib comes out and drives straight

37.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches outside leg and drifts in, he uses his feet and punches it back

37.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, again he looks to on-drive a single but mistimes it back to Yuvraj

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, too short and wide and he spanks it past mid-off out to Jadeja

End of over 38 (3 runs) Bangladesh 137/5 (RR: 3.60)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 41 (72b 3x4)
    • Mahmudullah 24 (47b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 9-1-28-1
    • RA Jadeja 5-1-13-0
38.1

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, tossed up, some turn, pushed back

38.2

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, 1 run, straighter ball, worked past square leg

38.3

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, comes out, Jadeja fires it, Shakib steers the ball into the covers

38.4

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, massive shot! Sweetly struck by the captain, slogging from outside off stump for a big six over midwicket

38.5

Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, well played, his fifty comes up with an easy nudge off the pads

38.6

Jadeja to Mahmudullah, no run, drives from back in the crease and inside-edges onto the boot

End of over 39 (10 runs) Bangladesh 147/5 (RR: 3.76)

    • Mahmudullah 25 (50b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 50 (75b 3x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 6-1-23-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 9-1-28-1
39.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, lands outside off and he drives down to mid-off

39.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slow through the air, he punches it down to point

39.3

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tossed up and he goes for the loft, he checks his shot to long-off

39.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, 1 run, very slow through the air, keeps low and he tucks it down to short fine

39.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fires it quicker he jams it out to long-on

39.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mahmudullah, no run, tries to push a single to cover but is sent back

End of over 40 (5 runs) Bangladesh 152/5 (RR: 3.80)

    • Mahmudullah 27 (53b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 53 (78b 3x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 10-1-33-1
    • RA Jadeja 6-1-23-0
40.1

Sreesanth to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tries to club it away down to long-on but mistimes it and the ball drops well in front of the fielder

40.2

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, short of a length outside off and he cuts to square third man

40.3

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slower delivery punched to Tyagi at sweeper cover

40.4

Sreesanth to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, good yorker close to the leg stump and well squeezed out to deep square leg

40.5

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, no run, drops it towards cover and tells his partner to stay back

40.6

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, FOUR, that's a cracker of a square cut, short and wide and slapped with intent well wide of square third man

End of over 41 (9 runs) Bangladesh 161/5 (RR: 3.92)

    • Mahmudullah 34 (57b 4x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 55 (80b 3x4 1x6)
    • S Sreesanth 7-0-48-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 10-1-33-1
41.1

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, very poor ball and spanked away, short outside off, fetches it and clubs it over midwicket

41.2

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, the googly, softly nudges it down to midwicket

41.3

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slow off the air and off the pitch, rocks back and taps it to sweeper cover

41.4

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, gets on his knee and sweeps to deep square leg

41.5

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 1 run

41.6

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, quicker through the air and pushed to long-on

End of over 42 (9 runs) Bangladesh 170/5 (RR: 4.04)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 62 (84b 4x4 1x6)
    • Mahmudullah 36 (59b 4x4)
    • A Mishra 8-0-32-0
    • S Sreesanth 7-0-48-1

Here's Nehra

42.1

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, hits the deck hard and tries to hook it away but the top edge sails over Nehra's head

42.2

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, good length outside off and pushed down to third man

42.3

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, gives him width outside off and he slaps it away over cover, Karthik stops it with one hand at the boundary

42.4

Nehra to Mahmudullah, 2 runs

42.5

Nehra to Mahmudullah, 1 run

42.6

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs

End of over 43 (12 runs) Bangladesh 182/5 (RR: 4.23)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 71 (88b 5x4 1x6)
    • Mahmudullah 39 (61b 4x4)
    • A Nehra 7-1-33-1
    • A Mishra 8-0-32-0
43.1

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, short outside off and cut to point

43.2

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, tossed on middle and leg and pushed to mid-on

43.3

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, stays back and punches it to mid-off

43.4

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 2 runs

43.5

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, stays back and punches it to cover

43.6

Mishra to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, gives it a lot of air, he steps down the track and drives hard to mid-off

End of over 44 (6 runs) Bangladesh 188/5 (RR: 4.27)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 73 (90b 5x4 1x6)
    • Mahmudullah 43 (65b 4x4)
    • A Mishra 9-0-38-0
    • A Nehra 7-1-33-1

Here's Tyagi

44.1

Tyagi to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib's out there to smack it, he seizes on a short of a length delivery, fetches it from off stump and heaves it over midwicket

44.2

Tyagi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tries to scoop it over the keeper but he moves across a bit too early, misses it outside off

44.3

Tyagi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full outside off and crashed straight to cover

44.4

Tyagi to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, picked the gap very well, drops it short and he fetches it from outside off this time and pulls it down to midwicket, bisects 2 fielders in the deep

44.5

Tyagi to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, he pulls off the scoop this time, moves across his stumps, paddles it high over short fine leg, supreme confidence there

44.6

Tyagi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, some respite for Tyagi, Shakib swings at a short delivery and misses

End of over 45 (12 runs) Bangladesh 200/5 (RR: 4.44)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 85 (96b 8x4 1x6)
    • Mahmudullah 43 (65b 4x4)
    • S Tyagi 6-2-24-1
    • A Mishra 9-0-38-0
45.1

Nehra to Mahmudullah, 1 leg bye, lands outside leg and traps him on the pads, it rolls to the on side

45.2

Nehra to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, attempts the scoop but it leads to a very silly dismissal in the end, the ball came on a bit slower than he expected, moved right across his stumps to scoop it over the keeper but ended up lobbing it tamely to Dhoni

Shakib Al Hasan c †Dhoni b Nehra 85 (115m 97b 8x4 1x6) SR: 87.62

Losing a wicket at the wrong time. Here's Naeem Islam

45.3

Nehra to Naeem Islam, 1 run

45.4

Nehra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on the pads and clipped away down to deep square leg

45.5

Nehra to Naeem Islam, FOUR, poor ball and good shot, it's a slow short ball, he gets on top of the bounce and upper cuts it over backward point

45.6

Nehra to Naeem Islam, no run, comes round the wicket and nearly feathers an edge to the keeper

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End of over 46 (7 runs) Bangladesh 207/6 (RR: 4.50)

    • Naeem Islam 5 (3b 1x4)
    • Mahmudullah 44 (67b 4x4)
    • A Nehra 8-1-39-2
    • S Tyagi 6-2-24-1
46.1

Mishra to Mahmudullah, FOUR, tossed up on the off stump, he backs away and lofts him inside out over cover

46.2

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, comes round the wicket, Mahmudullah gets on his knee and sweeps hard and firm to fine leg, well fielded by Jadeja, that's another exciting fifty by Mahmudullah

46.3

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, goes back and punches it to cover

46.4

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, drops it short and wide outside leg, he shapes to pull but misses

46.4

Mishra to Mahmudullah, SIX, tossed up on middle and off from round the wicket, Mahmudullah stays at the wicket, clears his back leg and whacks it over long-on, classic shot

46.5

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run

46.6

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 2 wides, short and wide outside leg, terrible bowling

46.6

Mishra to Naeem Islam, 1 run, full outside off and driven to long-off

End of over 47 (16 runs) Bangladesh 223/6 (RR: 4.74)

    • Naeem Islam 6 (4b 1x4)
    • Mahmudullah 56 (72b 5x4 1x6)
    • A Mishra 10-0-54-0
    • A Nehra 8-1-39-2

53 runs off the last five overs

47.1

Nehra to Naeem Islam, 1 run, comes round the wicket, he drops it in front of short mid-off and sets off

long-off, long-on and deep square leg in place. Comes over the wicket

47.2

Nehra to Mahmudullah, no run, Dropped, outside edge but well stopped by Dhoni, he moved to his left on seeing the batsman backing away, the outside edge nearly took the leg stump and just about carried to Dhoni, he could have taken it

47.3

Nehra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, shortish and pulled firmly down to deep square leg

47.4

Nehra to Naeem Islam, 1 run, comes round the wicket, nudged to the on side

Mid-off up, fine leg goes back

47.5

Nehra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, tries to heave it away but the ball drops to midwicket

47.6

Nehra to Naeem Islam, 1 run, tries to tuck it to the on side, he drops it towards short cover

End of over 48 (5 runs) Bangladesh 228/6 (RR: 4.75)

    • Naeem Islam 9 (7b 1x4)
    • Mahmudullah 58 (75b 5x4 1x6)
    • A Nehra 9-1-44-2
    • A Mishra 10-0-54-0

Here's Sreesanth

48.1

Sreesanth to Naeem Islam, 1 run, makes a bit of room but sreesanth follows him, knocks it down to short midwicket

48.2

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, 1 run, fires it full outside off and he squeezes it out to deep extra cover

48.3

Sreesanth to Naeem Islam, no run, bowls it short on the off stump and Naeem has a wils slash at it and misses

48.4

Sreesanth to Naeem Islam, 1 run, goes for the wild hit and he mistimes it to midwicket

48.5

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, middle and leg, he makes room and plays a short arm pull down to long leg

48.6

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, no run, digs it in short on seeing him advance, Mahmudullah swishes but fails to make contact, that ends a very good over

End of over 49 (5 runs) Bangladesh 233/6 (RR: 4.75)

    • Mahmudullah 61 (78b 5x4 1x6)
    • Naeem Islam 11 (10b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 8-0-53-1
    • A Nehra 9-1-44-2
49.1

Nehra to Naeem Islam, no run, comes round the wicket and fires it full outside off, makes room, swings and misses

49.2

Nehra to Naeem Islam, SIX, clean hit, pitched up on middle and off, he makes room, clears the back leg and crashes it over deep midwicket

49.3

Nehra to Naeem Islam, FOUR, comes over the wicket, makes room to a short ball and slaps it square of the wicket on the off side, beats backward point

49.4

Nehra to Naeem Islam, 1 run, makes room and crashes a full delivery straight to cover

49.5

Nehra to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, good yorker length delivery, he squeezes it out to long-on

49.6

Nehra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full on middle, he makes room and squeezes it out to cover point

5.25 pm: Bangladesh will be happy with the way they've recovered to 247 after those two partnerships towards the end. India leaked 95 off the last ten overs, but they were effective in the beginning. But this total is not enough to seriously challenge India. Join us at 6.15 for the chase.

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End of over 50 (14 runs) Bangladesh 247/6

    • Mahmudullah 64 (80b 5x4 1x6)
    • Naeem Islam 22 (14b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Nehra 10-1-58-2
    • S Sreesanth 8-0-53-1
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