ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 19th match, Group F

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 64 runs

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, FOUR, short of length, on the hips, clipped past square leg for a boundary. Free gift.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, better, fuller, around the off stump, Tharanga eases it to cover

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 2 runs, fuller, on the middle, straightens, worked through midwicket

Sri Lanka 8/1   WU Tharanga 7* (3b 1x4)

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 2 runs, short in length, slanting away from Tharanga who guides it past backward point

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, on that off stump again, pushed to cover point

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, short and outside the off stump, Tharanga cut it to the ground, down to the man at deep point.

Sri Lanka 15/1   WU Tharanga 10* (6b 1x4)

3.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, angles away from Tharanga who pokes inside the line and is beaten by the late movement

3.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, on the off stump, worked to midwicket for a single. First runs off the bat off Rasel

3.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, FOUR, a tad short in length, just outside the off stump, Tharanga waited on the ball before square driving it on the up through cover point. Very skilful stroke.

3.5

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, full again, on that off stump line, Tharanga who played the previous delivery with such soft hands, goes hard at this one and edges it onto the pad

3.6

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, well outside off stump, full, slashed to deep point.

Sri Lanka 26/1   WU Tharanga 16* (11b 2x4)

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, FOUR, short in length, outside the off stump, Tharanga pulls it through midwicket.

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 3 runs, shuffles right across the sticks, heaves a length delivery on the off stump past square leg

Sri Lanka 33/1   WU Tharanga 23* (13b 3x4)

5.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, OUT, What a freaky catch! Tharanga edges an intended swipe across the line and a hopping Rahim somehow, manages to squeeze it between his thighs! See it in the Youtube.

WU Tharanga c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Syed Rasel 23 (21m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 164.28

Sri Lanka 37/2   WU Tharanga 23 (14b 3x4)
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Photos

Sep 18, 2007

Mushfiqur Rahim walks back after being run out, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 18, 2007

Mushfiqur Rahim walks back after being run out

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Sep 18, 2007

Lasith Malinga reacts at Mushfiqur Rehman's run-out, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 18, 2007

Lasith Malinga reacts at Mushfiqur Rehman's run-out

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