ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 19th match, Group F

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 64 runs

Hi there, welcome to the Bangladesh v Sri Lanka game. I am Sriram Veera and will be bringing you the action tonight. Do read the preview of the game here.

Toss: Mohammad Ashraful calls correctly and chooses to bowl first.

Bangladesh were unusually subdued - perhaps, they were making amends for their over-the-top aggression against South Africa- against Australia and succumbed meekly. And, of course, Australia bowled to a plan. They repeatedly hit the short-of-length and didn't allow the batsmen to drive. We have to wait and see how Bangladesh go here.

Bangladesh made two changes. Alok Kapali and Farhad Reza have been dropped for Nadif Chowdhury and Mahmud Ullah.

For Sri Lanka, Farvez Mahroof comes in for Gayan Wijekoon. After winning three straight games Sri Lanka stumbled against Pakistan. They will be raring to go here.

S Rajesh, our man at the ground, promises good weather. "The weather seems to have cleared up now. There was some threat of a thunderstorm, but we should get a full game here."

Bangladeshi fielders run onto the field and here come the batsmen - Tharanga and Jayasuriya.

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

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, OUT, First-ball duck! Short and a touch outside the off stump, Jayasuriya jumped at the opportunity to play his favourite cut shot but hit it straight to the man at deep point. What a start for Bangladesh

ST Jayasuriya c Mahmudullah b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on a length, around the off stump - excellent line and length, left alone

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, 1 run, short in length, outside the off stump, punched to cover

0.6

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

End of over 1 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 8/1 (RR: 8.00)
WU Tharanga    7* (3b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-8-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (2b)     

1.1

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, teasing line outside the off stump, full in length, hint of movement away, pushed to point

1.2

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, nagging line again - full and just outside off, left alone

1.3

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, dropped by Rahim, standing upto the stumps. Short in length, outside the off stump, Sangakkara shapes to cut and bottom-edges it to Rahim's pad. Very very difficult chance.

1.4

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 4 byes, keeps low again, in the zone outside off stump, Sangakkara misses and so does Rahim

1.5

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run

1.6

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, short of length, coming in from outside th off stump, cut to point

End of over 2 (4 runs, maiden) Sri Lanka 12/1 (RR: 6.00)
KC Sangakkara    1* (8b)      Syed Rasel    1-1-0-0
WU Tharanga    7* (3b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-8-1

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.

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, fuller, on the off stump line, Sangakkara opens the bat-face to steer it to backward point

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle stump line, off a short of length, Sangakkara tries to work it to the on side, the bat-face shuts early and the ball bobs up down the track

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, FOUR, fuller, on the middle and leg, allows Sangakkara to thrust his front foot forward and pick it up over wide midwicket.

End of over 3 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 19/1 (RR: 6.33)
KC Sangakkara    5* (11b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-15-1
WU Tharanga    10* (6b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    1-1-0-0

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

3.3

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 1 run, again on that off stump line, mistimes a drive to mid-on

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.

End of over 4 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 26/1 (RR: 6.50)
WU Tharanga    16* (11b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    2-1-7-0
KC Sangakkara    6* (12b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-15-1

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

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the off and middle, off a length, pushed to point

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, FOUR, charges down the track, backing away to the leg-side in the process and flat-bats a short-of-length delivery over cover

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, full in length, outside the off stump, punched to point

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle and off, Sanga shuffles across, wrists it to square leg

End of over 5 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 37/1 (RR: 7.40)
KC Sangakkara    10* (16b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-26-1
WU Tharanga    23* (13b 3x4)      Syed Rasel    2-1-7-0

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

5.2

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, no run, moves away from Jayawardene who is beaten by the angle

5.3

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump line , pushed to backward point

5.4

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle stump line, wristed past square leg

5.5

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 1 run, short in length, pulled to wide midwicket

5.6

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, no run, full and angling away from Jayasuriya who is beaten on the drive

Over to Anand Vasu for a short while

5.6

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, no run, full and angling away from Jayasuriya who is beaten on the drive

Over to Anand Vasu for a short while

5.6

Syed Rasel to Jayawardene, no run, full and angling away from Jayasuriya who is beaten on the drive

Over to Anand Vasu for a short while

End of over 6 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 39/2 (RR: 6.50)
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (4b)      Syed Rasel    3-1-9-1
KC Sangakkara    11* (17b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-26-1

6.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, no run, low full-toss on the off, eased back to the bowler

6.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, eased through cover

6.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Jayawardene, 2 runs, very full and on the pads, clipped through midwicket rather easily

6.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short of a good length and on the stumps, worked through the on side, once again the batsmen look for the second. There's a good pick up and throw from Aftab Ahmed. The wicketkeeper collects and looks to break the stumps but Mushfiqur Rahim drops the ball. Had he made clean contact that was a sure run out

6.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped through square-leg, Jayawardene waiting on the ball and playing late

6.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, driven hard at, off a thick inside edge through square-leg

End of over 7 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 46/2 (RR: 6.57)
KC Sangakkara    13* (20b 2x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-7-0
DPMD Jayawardene    6* (7b)      Syed Rasel    3-1-9-1

7.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, flat offbreak on the stumps, no turn on that occasion, played down towards long-on

7.2

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, cut played and missed, a bit of an edge, the ball lodges between the flap of pad and the keeper's leg. He grabs at it and grasses the chance

7.3

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run

7.4

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run

7.5

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, short and quite wide outside the off, Jayawardene backs away to leg and tries to cut but can't reach the ball

7.6

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length and on the off, pull played and missed, off the toe of the bat to the off side

End of over 8 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 49/2 (RR: 6.12)
DPMD Jayawardene    7* (11b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-3-0
KC Sangakkara    15* (22b 2x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-7-0

8.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and on the off, driven down to long-on

8.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Jayawardene, 1 run, in the slot on the off stump, Jayawardene walks across his stumps and heaves the ball over the leg side

8.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and on the pads, eased down to long-on

8.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Jayawardene, 1 run, flat and on the pads, lap swept down to fine-leg

8.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 2 runs, very full and on the leg stump, clipped away nicely through the on side, there is cover on the ropes though

8.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 no ball

8.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye

End of over 9 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 57/2 (RR: 6.33)
KC Sangakkara    19* (27b 2x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-14-0
DPMD Jayawardene    9* (13b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-3-0

9.1

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, cut hard but straight to point

9.2

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, flat and on the stumps, again Jayawardene heaves over the leg side, there are two men on the ropes, though, just for that shot

9.3

Mahmudullah to Sangakkara, OUT, Gone! Sangakkara charges down the pitch and is beaten completely in the flight as he looks for the big hit. He misses and the bowler is right on target. There isn't even work for the keeper as the ball pegs back off stump. Excellent bit of spin bowling here.

KC Sangakkara b Mahmudullah 20 (36m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.96

9.4

Mahmudullah to Silva, 1 run, short of a length and on the off, a bit of extra bounce and turn there and Chamara Silva can only cut awkwardly to the off side

9.5

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and quite straight, eased towards midwicket for a single

9.6

Mahmudullah to Silva, no run, flat and on the off, slightly quicker too, defended back down the pitch

End of over 10 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 61/3 (RR: 6.10)
LPC Silva    1* (2b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-7-1
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (15b)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-14-0

10.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the off, driven slightly uppishly, through the line, towards cover

10.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, 1 run, on the stumps, tossed up a touch, Chamara Silva sweeps but won't get too many

10.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and a bit of width, cut down to point

10.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, SIX, Sweet hit! The moment Chamara Silva struck that ball, going down on one knee, you knew it was going far. That came off the meat of the bat and sailed over midwicket

10.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, 1 run

10.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, defended to leg

It's now back to Sriram Veera

End of over 11 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 71/3 (RR: 6.45)
DPMD Jayawardene    13* (18b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-10-0
LPC Silva    9* (5b 1x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-7-1

11.1

Mahmudullah to Silva, no run, from round the stumps, seam-up delivery outside the off stump, backs to the leg-side and tries to cut but misses

11.2

Mahmudullah to Silva, 1 run, fuller, outside off stump, lunges forward to drive

11.3

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 2 runs, steps down the track and drives past the bowler

11.4

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower in the air, short in length, outside off stump, cut to deep- point

11.5

Mahmudullah to Silva, 2 runs, full in length, outside the off stump, Silva goes back to cut it through cover point

11.6

Mahmudullah to Silva, no run, quicker one, goes on straight and past the outside edge. Good variation.

End of over 12 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 77/3 (RR: 6.41)
LPC Silva    12* (9b 1x6)      Mahmudullah    3-0-13-1
DPMD Jayawardene    16* (20b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-10-0

12.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 2 runs, moves to the leg-side and cuts a length delivery on the off stump past point. There is a misfield and the batsmen rush back for the second run

12.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, FOUR, charges out and drills a short of length delivery through cover. There is a despairing dive near the ropes but can't stop the ball

12.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, goes for a sweep and it runs off the pad

12.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, no run, comes in from outside off, bounces high as Silva goes down on his knee to sweep and the ball hits him on the chest. Rahim screams for a lbw but it was going over

12.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, no run, fuller and again Silva is beaten on the sweep shot. There is a shout for lbw but it was going down the leg side

12.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Silva, OUT, third time lucky. Full and straight, Silva fails to connect with his sweep again and this time is caught in front

LPC Silva lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 12 (10m 12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 13 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 84/4 (RR: 6.46)
     Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-16-1
DPMD Jayawardene    22* (23b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-13-1

13.1

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, moves to leg-side, cuts a length delivery on middle and off to backward point

13.2

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 2 runs, charges out, the bowler slows up the pace and he slices it just over the cover fielder.

13.3

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 2 runs, comes down the track, can't reach the pitch, still goes for the lofted shot and the ball falls short of long-off

13.4

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, 1 run, dropped by Shakib at cover. Jayawardene came down the track and slapped a short-of-length delivery uppishly to left of cover where Shakib took a few steps before flinging himself with both arms outstretched but can't hold on. It would have been a fantastic catch

13.5

Mahmudullah to Dilshan, 1 run

13.6

Mahmudullah to Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump line, cut to backward point

End of over 14 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 90/4 (RR: 6.42)
DPMD Jayawardene    27* (28b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    4-0-19-1
TM Dilshan    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-16-1

14.1

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, full and outside off stump, square-driven uppishly to left of backward point

14.2

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, 3 runs, Jayawardene continues to struggle with his timing. He came down the track and sliced one over point. There is an overthrow

14.3

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, no run, quick arm-ball, outside the off stump beats the intended cut shot

14.4

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, slower in the air, outside off stump cut to right of point and they go through for a quick single and a wayward throw allows Jayawardene to make it in time

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, 1 wide, well outside the off stump - he saw Jayawardene coming out and pushed it wide

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Jayawardene, OUT, a struggling Mahela falls. Again down the track, again not reaching the pitch of a delivery outside off stump, goes through with his off drive but gets a inside edge back to the stumps

DPMD Jayawardene b Abdur Razzak 30 (36m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

14.6

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, on the middle and off, pushed to long-on

End of over 15 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 97/5 (RR: 6.46)
J Mubarak    1* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-7-1
TM Dilshan    3* (4b)      Mahmudullah    4-0-19-1

15.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, outside the off stump, steered to backward point

15.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 2 runs, shorter, homing in on the middle, punched down the ground

15.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the off stump, full, cut through point

15.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, 1 run, full and straight, on driven to long-on where Rasel attacks the ball and fires in an quick throw back to Rahim.

15.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dilshan, 1 run

15.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mubarak, no run, outside the off stump, on a length, late-cut to short third man

End of over 16 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 103/5 (RR: 6.43)
J Mubarak    3* (4b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-22-1
TM Dilshan    7* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-7-1

16.1

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, full and just outside off stump, mistimes a drive to extra cover

16.2

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, full and outside off stump, tapped to short third man

16.3

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, arm-ball, outside the off stump, cut through point

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, another cut shot to deep point, another single. Bangladesh would be happy to give away singles at this stage

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, full and on the legstump line, tries to whip it away to the on side but it runs off the pad

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, on that off stump, cut to right of short third man.

End of over 17 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 109/5 (RR: 6.41)
J Mubarak    6* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-12-1
TM Dilshan    9* (10b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-22-1

17.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, 1 run, starts off with a yorker, stabbed away to the off side

17.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, 1 run, fullish, homing in on the off stump, mistimes a swipe towards square leg

17.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, FOUR, finally, a boundary. Width offered outside off and thrashed over backward point

17.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, 2 runs, low full toss, on the middle and off, swat-pulled over the bowler' head

17.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mubarak, 1 run, short in length, Mubarak shapes to pull and edges it to third man

17.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dilshan, FOUR, ah the lap shot makes an appearance. full and on the middle stump line, he went down on his knee and paddle-scooped it over short fine leg

End of over 18 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 122/5 (RR: 6.77)
TM Dilshan    14* (12b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-39-1
J Mubarak    14* (11b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-12-1

18.1

Syed Rasel to Mubarak, 2 runs, attempted yorker ends as a low dipping full toss, Mubarak backs away and tries to drive through off and edges it through fine leg

18.2

Syed Rasel to Mubarak, 2 runs, another yorker, dug out towards mid-on

18.3

Syed Rasel to Mubarak, FOUR, falls short of the blockhole and Mubarak gets under the ball and lofts it straight over the bowler's head

18.4

Syed Rasel to Mubarak, SIX, dropped by Aftab at sweeper cover. Fullish, outside off, sliced away in the air and Aftab rushes to his right and dives but ends up palming the ball over the ropes. Very difficult chance

18.5

Syed Rasel to Mubarak, 1 run

18.6

Syed Rasel to Dilshan, 2 runs, yorker, on the middle and off, driven to right of long-off

End of over 19 (17 runs) Sri Lanka 139/5 (RR: 7.31)
TM Dilshan    16* (13b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    4-1-26-1
J Mubarak    29* (16b 2x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-39-1

19.1

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, no run, full and outside off, tries to reverse sweep, misses and it hits him on the pad

Nikhil: "The Bangladesh team is pretty impressive.Great enthusiasm. it's no wonder they are causing more and more upsets in the shorter forms of the game."

19.2

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, swept past square leg for a single

19.3

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, no run, another failed reverse sweep. The ball strikes him on the pad

19.4

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, 1 run, comes down the track and drives for a single

19.5

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 wide, threatens to charge and the bowler floats it wide of off stump

19.5

Abdur Razzak to Mubarak, 1 run, will just get a single with a drive to long-on

19.6

Abdur Razzak to Dilshan, FOUR, short and outside off, Dilshan goes back and across to cut it past point

This is Sri Lanka's lowest total in this tournament. The pitch is playing slow. One suspects, Bangladesh will go hard at the new ball. Join us in a short while for the chase

End of over 20 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 147/5
TM Dilshan    21* (16b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-20-1
J Mubarak    31* (19b 2x4 1x6)      Syed Rasel    4-1-26-1
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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

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Lasith Malinga reacts at Mushfiqur Rehman's run-out

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