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

Vaas to Tamim Iqbal, no run, starts off with a full one around that off stump, pushed to cover

0.2

Vaas to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Early signs of aggression. Charges down the track, even as he backs away, and drives to mid-on

0.3

Vaas to Tamim Iqbal, no run, low swinging full toss, jabbed away off the outside edge to point

0.4

Vaas to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on a length, around middle and off, worked to wide mid-on for a single

0.5

Vaas to Nazimuddin, OUT, Another failure for Nazimuddin. Dead plumb. Full in length, on the middle stump line, curved in to strike the pad. Nazimuddin was lazy in leaning forward

Nazimuddin lbw b Vaas 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Vaas to Aftab Ahmed, 3 runs, What a start from Aftab> He dashes down the track and lofts high over the bowler's head.

End of over 1 (4 runs) Bangladesh 4/1 (144 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.57)
Aftab Ahmed    3* (1b)      WPUJC Vaas    1-0-4-1
Tamim Iqbal    1* (4b)     

1.1

Fernando to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, drifting on the pads, full, Aftab whips it away in front of square leg.

1.2

Fernando to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, full in length, on the middle stump line, heaved over square leg

1.3

Fernando to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, goes for a yorker ends up as low dipping full toss, driven to mid-on

1.4

Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full-pitched, on the middle and leg, worked to left of mid-on

1.5

Fernando to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, Take that. Another charge down the track and drills a slow length delivery through extra cover

1.6

Fernando to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run

End of over 2 (15 runs) Bangladesh 19/1 (129 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 9.50, RRR: 7.16)
Aftab Ahmed    17* (6b 3x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-15-0
Tamim Iqbal    2* (5b)      WPUJC Vaas    1-0-4-1

2.1

Vaas to Aftab Ahmed, no run, full in length, slanting away, steered to cover point

2.2

Vaas to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, on a length, angling away from Aftab who runs it down to third man

2.3

Vaas to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length delivery just outside off, Tamim hangs on the back foot and dabs it away to backward point

2.4

Vaas to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller, yorker length, on the middle, stabbed back down the track

2.5

Vaas to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, off cutter, on the middle, Tamim allows it to come in before wristing it past square leg

2.6

Vaas to Aftab Ahmed, no run, lands on a length, on the leg stump and curves in to hit the pad. Aftab was beaten by the inward movement and ended up playing no shot. Going down the legside

End of over 3 (2 runs) Bangladesh 21/1 (127 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 7.47)
Aftab Ahmed    18* (9b 3x4)      WPUJC Vaas    2-0-6-1
Tamim Iqbal    3* (8b)      CRD Fernando    1-0-15-0

3.1

Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full and straight, on the middle, flipped towards mid-on

3.2

Fernando to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, comes down the track, moving away to the leg-side in the process - the typical Tamim way , but ends up slicing a length delivery to Malinga at third man. That brings in Ashraful

Tamim Iqbal c Malinga b Fernando 3 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

3.3

Fernando to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Aftab tries the charge and Fernando bangs in at his rib cage, Aftab is cramped for room and fails to connect with his pull shot and the ball thuds into the mid-riff

3.4

Fernando to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, cleaned him up. Aftab has another charge down the track and misses his intended lofted shot as the yorker-length delivery squeezes under the bat

Aftab Ahmed b Fernando 18 (13m 11b 3x4 0x6) SR: 163.63

3.5

Fernando to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full and on the off stump, driven to cover

3.6

Fernando to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of length, outside off, cut to point

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 21/3 (127 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 7.93)
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (2b)      CRD Fernando    2-1-15-2
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (0b)      WPUJC Vaas    2-0-6-1

4.1

Vaas to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tries to shovel it away Ashraful style but fails to make contact

4.2

Vaas to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, clipped away well in front of square leg for an easy single

4.3

Vaas to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, line and length delivery on the stumps, Ashraful stays back and glides it down to third man, again just a single

4.4

Vaas to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pitched up close to the off stump line, driven wide of the fielder at cover

4.5

Vaas to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, punched away towards cover, Vaas at his best here

Keeper standing up, that should give you an indication as to how fast Vaas is bowling

4.6

Vaas to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full and on the stumps, swing and a miss and the ball rolls away off the pads

End of over 5 (4 runs) Bangladesh 25/3 (123 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 8.20)
Mohammad Ashraful    3* (5b)      WPUJC Vaas    3-0-10-1
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (3b)      CRD Fernando    2-1-15-2

5.1

Fernando to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller and on the stump, punched back to the bowler

5.2

Fernando to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a good length delivery, 147.9 kms per hour and the ball zips past the outside edge

5.3

Fernando to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, another quick delivery, Hasan makes room and drives it over the infield to the cover fence

5.4

Fernando to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, inside edge and the ball rolls back to Fernando, misfiled and the batsmen scamper through for a single

5.5

Fernando to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full in length and Ashraful works it away towards square leg for a single

5.6

Fernando to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, cut and a miss outside the off stump, beaten by the lack of bounce there

End of over 6 (6 runs) Bangladesh 31/3 (117 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.16, RRR: 8.35)
Shakib Al Hasan    6* (8b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    3-1-21-2
Mohammad Ashraful    4* (6b)      WPUJC Vaas    3-0-10-1

Vaas to continue

6.1

Vaas to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full and on the stumps, Ashraful makes room and drives it straight to the fielder at cover, good looking shot for no runs

6.2

Vaas to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, gone! good length on the stumps, Ashraful goes for the slog over midwicket but fails to make solid contact, ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards point where Dilshan neatly settles under it. Bangladesh 4 down

Mohammad Ashraful c Dilshan b Vaas 4 (14m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

6.3

Vaas to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

6.4

Vaas to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full and on the pads, punched down to long-on for a single

6.5

Vaas to Nadif Chowdhury, 2 runs, clipped away through midwicket, easy two

6.6

Vaas to Nadif Chowdhury, 1 run, good length and this one swung back in a touch, beats the bat and clips the pad but the impact was clearly outside the line of off stumps

End of over 7 (4 runs) Bangladesh 35/4 (113 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 8.69)
Nadif Chowdhury    3* (2b)      WPUJC Vaas    4-0-14-2
Shakib Al Hasan    7* (10b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    3-1-21-2

Maharoof into the attach now

7.1

Maharoof to Nadif Chowdhury, no run, starts off with line and length delivery, defended on the back-foot

7.2

Maharoof to Nadif Chowdhury, 1 run, worked away off the pads to the mid-on region

7.3

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full and on the off and middle, slashed over point

7.4

Maharoof to Nadif Chowdhury, no run, slower one ,outside off, checks his stroke at the last minute and nudges to point

7.5

Maharoof to Nadif Chowdhury, 1 run, lands short of length, outside off and cuts in, pushed out to cover

7.6

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, another slower one, full, mistimes a heave towards mid-on

End of over 8 (4 runs) Bangladesh 39/4 (109 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.87, RRR: 9.08)
Shakib Al Hasan    9* (12b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-4-0
Nadif Chowdhury    5* (6b)      WPUJC Vaas    4-0-14-2

8.1

Dilshan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, OUT, tossed-up, slow through the air outside off stump, swept to cow corner, Malinga rushes across and fires in an accurate throw at the non-striker's end. Nadif realised that he was going to fall short of the crease and dived but still couldn't make it in time

Nadif Chowdhury run out 5 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

8.2

Dilshan to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off stump, went down the track and played a neat chip shot over extra cover

8.3

Dilshan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full and on the off stump line, driven back to the bowler

8.4

Dilshan to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, fullish, yorker length, driven to long-on

8.5

Dilshan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, again slow in the air, driven to long-off

8.6

Dilshan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked past square leg

End of over 9 (9 runs) Bangladesh 48/5 (100 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 9.09)
Mahmudullah    1* (1b)      TM Dilshan    1-0-9-0
Shakib Al Hasan    17* (17b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-4-0

9.1

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of length, on the off and middle, pulled to deep square leg

9.2

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, low full toss, on the middle and leg, tries to pull but ends up mistiming it towards mid-off

9.3

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, no run, slow leg cutter and that completely beats the batsman

9.4

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, yorker turns into low full toss, drilled to left of sweeper cover

9.5

Maharoof to Mahmudullah, 1 run, another slower one, on the middle stump line, nudged to the on side

9.6

Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, cleans him up with a yorker. It was outside the leg stump, Shakib backs away a touch and stabs at it, the ball ricochets off the pad onto the stumps.

Shakib Al Hasan b Maharoof 18 (30m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.73

End of over 10 (5 runs) Bangladesh 53/6 (95 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.30, RRR: 9.50)
     MF Maharoof    2-0-9-1
Mahmudullah    5* (5b)      TM Dilshan    1-0-9-0

10.1

Malinga to Mahmudullah, no run, bangs it short, outside off , swayed away

10.2

Malinga to Mahmudullah, 1 run, follows it up a slow off break, nudged towards square leg

10.3

Malinga to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, round-armish action, full and outside off, play and a miss

10.4

Malinga to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, fast and furious yorker on the leg stump, Mortaza hops to the leg-side, jabs at it and it runs off the outside edge to third man.

10.5

Malinga to Mahmudullah, no run, full and straight, dug out to point

10.6

Malinga to Mahmudullah, no run, he guns for the head this time, a sharp bouncer and Mahmudullah ducks under

End of over 11 (2 runs) Bangladesh 55/6 (93 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 10.33)
Mahmudullah    6* (9b)      SL Malinga    1-0-2-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    1* (2b)      MF Maharoof    2-0-9-1

11.1

Maharoof to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, lovely slower one, Mortaza has a wild swing across the line and is comprehensively beaten

11.2

Maharoof to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, comes down the track, Maharoof fires it in full, Mortaza brings down the bat in a hurry and carves it through point

11.3

Maharoof to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, slower one, outside off, sliced away past point

11.4

Maharoof to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, length delivery in the zone outside off, Mortaza takes out the front leg outsid the line and has one wild blind heave across the line. No wood on the leather, though

11.5

Maharoof to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, ah! that slower one again. Mortaza backs away, has a swing and a miss

11.6

Maharoof to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, full and outside off, chopped to third man

End of over 12 (7 runs) Bangladesh 62/6 (86 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.16, RRR: 10.75)
Mashrafe Mortaza    8* (8b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    3-0-16-1
Mahmudullah    6* (9b)      SL Malinga    1-0-2-0

12.1

Malinga to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, yorker outside off, Mortaza again moves outside leg stump and can't reach the ball

12.2

Malinga to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, slings across another rapid full delivery outside off, again Mortaza moves outside leg stump , tries to chop it to third man but misses it

12.3

Malinga to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, another shuffle to the leg-side, another swing of the bat and the ball clips the outer edge and flies to third man boundary

12.4

Malinga to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, Crash. It was bound to happen. Again Mortaza shuffles outside leg stump and sees his off stump being felled by a fast yorker

Mashrafe Mortaza b Malinga 12 (11m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

12.5

Malinga to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of length delivery on the middle and off, Rahim gets behind the line and works it behind square leg

12.6

Malinga to Mahmudullah, 1 run, OUT, fuller, on the pads, flicked to fine leg. The throw comes in from Maharoof to Sangakkara who swivels around and fires in a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Gone!

Mushfiqur Rahim run out 1 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

12.7

Malinga to Mahmudullah, 1 leg bye

End of over 13 (7 runs) Bangladesh 69/8 (79 runs required from 41 balls, RR: 5.24, RRR: 11.56)
Mahmudullah    7* (11b)      SL Malinga    2-0-8-1
Abdur Razzak    0* (0b)      MF Maharoof    3-0-16-1

13.1

Jayasuriya to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slow, short, outside off, fisted to extra cover

13.2

Jayasuriya to Abdur Razzak, no run, arm-ball, faster, angled across the batsman who fails to connect with his square drive

13.3

Jayasuriya to Abdur Razzak, no run, on the middle, Razzak nudges it to on side

13.4

Jayasuriya to Abdur Razzak, no run, yorker length this time, outside off and the ball squeezes under the bat

13.5

Jayasuriya to Abdur Razzak, no run, arm-ball outside off and Razzak is again beaten

13.6

Jayasuriya to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, on the middle, slower through the air, paddled around the corner

End of over 14 (2 runs) Bangladesh 71/8 (77 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.07, RRR: 12.83)
Abdur Razzak    1* (5b)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-2-0
Mahmudullah    8* (12b)      SL Malinga    2-0-8-1

14.1

Dilshan to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, short in length, spins outside off, cut to deep point

14.2

Dilshan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, tries to reverse sweep and it runs off the edge to fine leg

14.3

Dilshan to Abdur Razzak, no run

14.4

Dilshan to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, gets off the strike with a drive to long-off

14.5

Dilshan to Mahmudullah, SIX, Maximum. Floated on the middle, full, he went down on his knee to slog-sweep it over cow corner

14.6

Dilshan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, swept past square leg for a single

End of over 15 (10 runs) Bangladesh 81/8 (67 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.40, RRR: 13.40)
Mahmudullah    16* (15b 1x6)      TM Dilshan    2-0-19-0
Abdur Razzak    3* (8b)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-2-0

15.1

Jayasuriya to Mahmudullah, OUT, The ninth wicket is down. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Mahmudullah top-edges a reverse sweep to Mubarak at backward point

Mahmudullah c Mubarak b Jayasuriya 16 (29m 16b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

15.2

Jayasuriya to Abdur Razzak, no run, full and on the off and middle, driven through mid-on

15.3

Jayasuriya to Abdur Razzak, no run, fires it in full and outside off, tries to square drive but is beaten

15.4

Jayasuriya to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, floated on the off, sliced over point

15.5

Jayasuriya to Abdur Razzak, OUT, That's it. All over. Floated around the off stump, Razzak attempts a slog-sweep but gets a thin nick to Sangakkara.

Abdur Razzak c †Sangakkara b Jayasuriya 5 (10m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

Powered by a disciplined bowling performance and bit of indiscipline from the Bangladeshi top order Sri Lanka have registered a 64-run facile win at the Wanderers.

Man of the Match Dilhara Fernando

That's it for the day. Join us tomorrow. Ta!

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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

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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