ICC World Cup - 8th match, Group B

Bangladesh v India

Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

Hello! Welcome to the Bangladesh v India game. I am Sriram Veera, and along with George Binoy, shall bring you the proceedings today.

Toss Dravid has won the toss and has choosen to bat. Habibul Bashar said at the toss that he hopes to restrict India to 250.

No humidity compared to previous match. No dew on the ground, so not much advantage of starting at 9:30. More even covering of grass on the strip. It's dry grass and a bit of bounce which will suit both batsmen and bowlers. Not much turn expected. All in all, a perfect ODI pitch, high-scoring.

Some interesting stats from HR Gopalakrishna (HRG) India and Bangladesh are meeting for the first time in the World Cup.

This will be Sachin Tendulkar's 34th World Cup appearance, the most by an Indian, and will equal Javagal Srinath.

Rahul Dravid is the 5th captain to lead India in a World Cup. The others are Azharuddin (23 games), Kapil Dev (18), Ganguly (11) and Venkatraghavan (6). Azhar owns theworld record for the most captaincy assingments in World Cup games.

Robin Uthappa, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Munaf Patel are making their World Cup debuts. For Bangladesh, except Habibul Bashar, Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafee Mortaza and Mohammad Rafique, the rest are making their WC debuts.

Bangladesh cricketers will wear a black band today in the honour of the talented Manjarul Islam Rana and Sajjadul Hasan Setu who tragically died in Khulna road accident. I know the Bangladesh cricketing fraternity and the fans are deeply upset with the tragedy. Banglacricket.com is the place to visit if you are a Bangladeshi fan.

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From Siddhartha's bulletin, 'Bangladesh decided to leave out Shahadat Hossain and choose Syed Rasel, the left-arm medium-pacer. He will join Mashrafe Mortaza and in the pace-bowling department. They will rely on their trio of left-arm spinners in the middle-overs - Mohammad Rafique's experience complementing Abdur Razzak and Saquibul Hasan.'

Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag are in the middle. It will be Mortaza who will have the first go at the Indians. Two slips in place for Ganguly. All set. Drum rolls... please ...Here we go.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 wide, Wide called. Harsh call. Banged in short, it whizzed, at above waist-high, just outside the leg stump.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Fuller, on the middle and off stump line, Ganguly leans forward, pushes it out to the cover region.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 wide, Another wide. Again pretty close to the leg stump. Another delivery that was short in nature. Ganguly shuffles across, tries to tickle but fails.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 run, Drama. Very quick single. Ganguly drops the ball in front of him in the off side and they set off. Sehwag responds and rushes across. The fielder from cover rushes in, swoops on the ball, Sehwag almost collides with him and jumps into the crease. The bails are off. Sehwag's feet - he doesn't ground his bat, he just jumped into the crease- are in. The collision didn't allow him to ground the bat. It is refered upstairs, not out is the verdict. Meanwhile Ganguly also collides with the the bowler at the other end!

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sehwag, 1 no ball, Two wides and now a no-ball. On the off stump line, guided to point

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sehwag, no run, In the channel outside off, left alone

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sehwag, 2 runs, Sehwag is up and away. A length-delivery on the pads, clipped past square leg.

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sehwag, no run, He is taking a middle stump guard. Moves back - not that much, but slightly, and across, and pushes a length delivery on the off stump away

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sehwag, no run, Mortaza finishes on a high. A beauty. It landed on the off stump line, on a length and held its line, Sehwag pushes at it and ends up playing inside the line.

End of over 1 (6 runs) India 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
V Sehwag    2* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-6-0
SC Ganguly    1* (2b)     

More from HRG: This is India 56th World Cup game. They have the toss on 26 occasions.

1.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, Jaffa! Syed Rasel teases the outside edge. legcutter that lands on a perfect length, around off stump, sucking Ganguly into a lame prod before it left him.

1.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, A nervous flash outside off. Slightly short and a touch wide outside off, Ganguly decides rather late to play a stroke, has a flash and misses.

1.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, fuller, comes in with the left-armer's angle, pushed back down the track

1.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, pitched on a length, around off stump line, shaped away and Ganguly moves into line, pushes it out into the cover region

ONly DADA can save Team India, says a banner!

1.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, Out in the middle Dada moves behind the line of a length-delivery on the off stump line and plays it quietly to the off side.

Another woman in the stands is holding a Ganguly face mask! He is a popular man.

1.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, On the off stump line again - Rasel has been pretty good at that in this over, defended off the front foot

End of over 2 (maiden) India 6/0 (RR: 3.00)
SC Ganguly    1* (8b)      Syed Rasel    1-1-0-0
V Sehwag    2* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-6-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sehwag, OUT, Gone! Mortaza nails Sehwag! Sehwag's disastrous recent run continues. Perfect offcutter that landed outside off stump, on a good length and cut back in. Sehwag's eyes lit up at what he perceived as width and shaped to cut it. The ball jagged back in, took the inside-edge and crashed into the furniture. Bangladesh taste first blood.

V Sehwag b Mashrafe Mortaza 2 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, Shout for lbw. Another lovely offcutter. Shapes back in, Uthappa is beaten on the forward prod , the bat is way outside the line and the ball raps him on the front pad. Just outside off stump and high as well.

For the first time in a World cup, a team has three batsmen with 10,000 ODI runs. Tendulkar, Ganguly and Dravid.

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, 2 runs, Fuller, on the off stump line, driven through the covers

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, 2 no balls, lands on the middle stump, moves towards leg stump, Uthappa takes the bottom-hand out of the handle, tickles it to shortish fine leg

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Rushes through the channel outside off, Ganguly lets it go through to the 'keeper

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 no ball

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Bouncer! Lands on the leg stump line, veers in even as it climbs up and ends up going outside off. Ganguly just sways away from the line.

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, slightly wide outside off stump, moves further away, Ganguly lets it go like a monk.

End of over 3 (5 runs) India 11/1 (RR: 3.66)
SC Ganguly    1* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-11-1
RV Uthappa    2* (3b)      Syed Rasel    1-1-0-0

3.1

Syed Rasel to Uthappa, no run, His fingers held across the seam, he runs in, hurls one on the off and middle stump line, Uthappa leans forward and defends

3.2

Syed Rasel to Uthappa, no run, lovely delivery. It landed on the off stump line and bent back in a touch, Uthappa, however, was ready, didn't go across, played it straight back to the bowler

3.3

Syed Rasel to Uthappa, 1 run, on the off and middle, slightly short, Uthappa whips it across, towards square-leg

3.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 1 run, pushes this one to the leg side, full in length, Ganguly leans forward, glances it to fine-leg for a single.

3.5

Syed Rasel to Uthappa, no run, full in length, around off stump line, going on with the angle, Uthappa leans forward, covers the line, pushes it out to mid-off.

3.6

Syed Rasel to Uthappa, no run, beaten! Pushes this one further away from Uthappa who lunges at it and the ball kisses past the outside edge. Agony for the bowler, relief for the batsman

End of over 4 (2 runs) India 13/1 (RR: 3.25)
RV Uthappa    3* (8b)      Syed Rasel    2-1-2-0
SC Ganguly    2* (13b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-11-1

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, In the channel outside off stump, left alone.

Lots of mails have come in questioning Sehwag's place in the team. We have been there in that lane before. So not going into that debate here and now.

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Razzak at cover flies like Jonty! Pushed close to the off side, Ganguly takes a few steps down the track and Razzak rushes in, picks the delivery and goes airborne as he flicks a throw at the stumps. Misses it but it was pretty good effort.

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Beauty! Lands on a length, around off stump line and holds the line a touch, Ganguly's bat comes from outside the line and the ball threads the bat and pad gap and heads towards the 'keeper

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, this one lands on the off stump, shapes away further, left all alone

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, beaten again! Ganguly tries to break free with a flash. It landed on the off stump and rushed through the corridor, Ganguly tried to force it off the back foot but makes no contact

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, hits the deck on the off and middle stump line, moves towards off, Ganguly gets behind that one and defends.

End of over 5 (maiden) India 13/1 (RR: 2.60)
SC Ganguly    2* (19b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-1-11-1
RV Uthappa    3* (8b)      Syed Rasel    2-1-2-0

5.1

Syed Rasel to Uthappa, no run, Now it's Uthappawho is beaten! Excellent stuff from Bangladesh. Another one angling away through the corridor of uncertainity and Uthappa is certainly uncertain. A lame poke, almost fatal but the ball just about misses the outside edge.

5.2

Syed Rasel to Uthappa, no run, pushes a length delivery to off side

5.3

Syed Rasel to Uthappa, no run, Close close shout for lbw! Lands on the off stump line, on a length, Uthapa pushes forward but is stunned as the ball jags back in. The ball thuds into the pad in front off off stump. It was coming back in and would have , rather might have, taken out the top of the middle. Umpire Davis doesn't agree and Uthappa will stay.

5.4

Syed Rasel to Uthappa, no run, intelligent stuff frm Rasel. Takes this one away with the angle and Uthappa is beaten, playing inside the line

5.5

Syed Rasel to Uthappa, FOUR, First boundary of the day! Slightly short on the middle and leg stump line, Uthappa eases back and whips it past square-leg

5.6

Syed Rasel to Uthappa, no run, troubles with another one that bends back in. But this one doesn't do so much and Uthappa is rapped on the pads outside off stump

End of over 6 (4 runs) India 17/1 (RR: 2.83)
RV Uthappa    7* (14b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    3-1-6-0
SC Ganguly    2* (19b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-1-11-1

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly gives the charge! No luck though. hits a length delivery straight to cover. He backed away to the leg side as he advanced down the track.

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, (no ball) 1 run, Another no-ball from Mortaza. Hits the deck short of length, rises above waist-high on the off and middle stump line, pushed to cover point

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, Now a widde. Lands on short of length, on the middle stump line, moves away down the leg side

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6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, 2 runs, Nicely punched away! Pure timing and the modern-day bat! Short of length, just outside off, Uthappa moves back, opens the bat-face, punches it past point.

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, OUT, Mortaza you beauty! Removes Uthappa now. Full in length and outside off stump, shapes away a touch and Uthappa is sucked into a fatal drive. He drives at it, bat away from the body, and the ball goes off the edge straight to Aftab Ahmed at point. Bangladesh fielders erupt in joy and why not. India two down and struggling.

RV Uthappa c Aftab Ahmed b Mashrafe Mortaza 9 (22m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.94

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, shout for lbw! point of impact was outside off stump. Pressure on the litte big man. Tendulkar pushes across rather hesitantly and the ball jags back in from outside off to rap him on the pads. It would have taken out off but the point of impact was just outside off.

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, Lovely delivery. It landed on the same spot as the previous one - on a length, just outside off- but this one held its line. Tendulkar shaped to push at it but withdraws his bat at the last minute. Wise decision.

End of over 7 (4 runs) India 21/2 (RR: 3.00)
SR Tendulkar    0* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-15-2
SC Ganguly    3* (21b)      Syed Rasel    3-1-6-0

7.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, length delivery, on the off stump line, punched to cover

7.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, Fuller, on the leg and middle stump line, bends back in and Ganguly respects that movement and instead of whipping it square, plays it towards midwicket.

7.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 1 no ball, on a length, around off stump line, punched towards point.

A slip and a gully in place.

7.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 1 run, Another tentative poke, another inside-edge. A slightly slower offcutter on the off stump line, Ganguly pushes at it, bat away from the pad and gets a edge, down to fine leg

7.4

Syed Rasel to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar is taking a middle-stump guard. Leans forward, pushes it towards cover.

7.5

Syed Rasel to Tendulkar, no run, lands on a length, around middle and off, moves towards off stump, Tendulkar arrests his forward movement, works it to the on side

7.6

Syed Rasel to Tendulkar, no run, Fab delivery. Lands on a length, just outside off, comes back in to rap Tendulkar on the pads. Outside offstump and hence they don't appeal

End of over 8 (2 runs) India 23/2 (RR: 2.87)
SR Tendulkar    0* (5b)      Syed Rasel    4-1-8-0
SC Ganguly    4* (25b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-15-2

HRG: This is the third occasion that India have lost thier first two wickets under 25 runs against Bangladesh. First occasion - 2 for 14 in Dhaka in 1998, 2 for 5 at Dhaka in 2004 and now here.

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, Length delivery on the off stump line, defended of the front foot

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, htis the deck short of length, on the middle stump line, moves away, Ganguly opens the bat-face to adjust to the movement and guides it to point

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, ouch! Ganguly is hit on the forearm. similar length to the previous one but this one holds its line and heads straight on. Ganguly is surprised and hurried by movement and pace and is hit on the arm.

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 run, Takes this one away, and run down to third man

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, Feeble shout for lbw. Another in-cutter. Lands on a good length, outside off stump and moves in appreciably and raps Tendulkar as he pushes forward in defense. Height was the concern.

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, Mortaza continues to bowl well. This one rushes through the channel outside off, with a bit of bounce, and Tendulkar shoulders arms

End of over 9 (1 run) India 24/2 (RR: 2.66)
SR Tendulkar    0* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-16-2
SC Ganguly    5* (29b)      Syed Rasel    4-1-8-0

9.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, Curves away from off stump line, Ganguly lets it go past him.

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9.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, beaten. Ganguly is cleary frustrated with the shackles imposed by Bangladesh. He charges out and tries a heave and the ball bounces over the flashing blade and into the gloves of the 'keeper

9.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to a length-delivery on the off stump line, defends to the off side.

9.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, strangling line on the off stump, Ganguly tries to punch it away, cramped for room, pushes it out to cover

9.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, slightly slower, offcutter, on the middle stump, Ganguly waits, pushes it to the leg side

9.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, hones in on the off stump, again no room for Ganguly, ends up pushing it to cover point

End of over 10 (maiden) India 24/2 (RR: 2.40)
SC Ganguly    5* (35b)      Syed Rasel    5-2-8-0
SR Tendulkar    0* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-16-2

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, Lovely delivery, whizzing over the off stump. It lands outside off and comes back in, Tendulkar shapes to play but withdraws his bat from the line at the very alst minute and the ball goes over the off stump

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar's first boundary. on the middle and leg stump line, Tendulkar leans forward and clips it his unique style past square-leg

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run

Bangladesh won the game when India were 2 for 5 (2004 game) while India won the other game.Interestingly Sehwag was bowled for Mortaza for 0 in the 2004 game!

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, In the zone outside off stump line, left alone

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, Well outside off stump, full in length, Tendulkar thrusts his left foot across, covers his off stump and shoulders arms.

The Chokehold is on. Bangladesh new-ball operators are bowling like a dream.

End of over 11 (4 runs) India 28/2 (RR: 2.54)
SR Tendulkar    4* (13b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-20-2
SC Ganguly    5* (35b)      Syed Rasel    5-2-8-0

11.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, lands on the off stump line, curves away, run down to backward point

11.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 2 runs, Ganguly punches this through the off side ring. Short in length and that gave Ganguly the time to force it away off the back foot

11.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 2 runs, Now he strays to the legs. Ganguly leans forward to flick it past square leg

Srinivas Raju, our scorer, says there has been 63 dot balls so far. Hmm... Bangladesh have been tightening the noose around India.

11.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 1 run, Length-delivery outside off stump, Ganguly slashes it down to the third man

11.5

Syed Rasel to Tendulkar, no run, lands on a length, around middle and off, slants away, Tendulkar moves towards the line, drives it towards cover

11.6

Syed Rasel to Tendulkar, no run, slightly slower, offcutter outside off - rather useful delivery, but Tendulkar doesn't throw his bat at it , plays close to the body, pushes it out along the ground towards cover point

End of over 12 (5 runs) India 33/2 (RR: 2.75)
SR Tendulkar    4* (15b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    6-2-13-0
SC Ganguly    10* (39b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-20-2

12.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump line, defended off the front foot

12.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, on the hips, tucked to square-leg

12.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, no run, length-delivery around off stump, slanting away, Ganguly stands tall, punches it to Razzaq at cover

12.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, On the hips, dabbed away down to fine leg

12.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, another probing delivery, just outside off stump, and this one holds its line. Tendulkar shuffles across, opens the bat-face to adjust to the straightening and guides it to point

12.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tendulkar, no run, In the channel outside off, Tendulkar thrusts his left foot outside the off stump, shoulders arms

End of over 13 (1 run, maiden) India 34/2 (RR: 2.61)
SR Tendulkar    4* (17b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-2-20-2
SC Ganguly    10* (43b)      Syed Rasel    6-2-13-0

13.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 1 run

13.2

Syed Rasel to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar tries to impose himself but doesn't quite manage. Charges out, down the track, Rasel adjusts by shortening the length and Tendulkar is rapped on the pad as the ball nips back in. Rasel appeals but the ball was going over the stumps

13.3

Syed Rasel to Tendulkar, 2 runs, That Tendulkar straight drive. Hit on the up. Just leans forward to a length-delivery, pushes through the line and it runs between the bowler and mid-off.

13.4

Syed Rasel to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle and off, angling away, Tendulkar flashes it down to third man

13.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, lands on the middle stump line, on a length, comes back in, Ganguly plays a touch outside the line, gets a inside-edge on to his pad.

13.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, Full in length, on the middle and leg stump line, flicked past square-leg .

End of over 14 (4 runs) India 38/2 (RR: 2.71)
SC Ganguly    11* (46b)      Syed Rasel    7-2-17-0
SR Tendulkar    7* (20b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-2-20-2

Abdur Razzak, the left-arm spinner is on

14.1

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, flat and fast, around off stump line, driven to cover

14.2

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, flights this one, around off stump line, Tendulkar leans forward, drives to cover

14.3

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 2 leg byes, slips it down the leg side, attempted sweep shot, the ball runs off the pad to fine leg

14.4

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, flat and on the off stump line, guided with an open-face of the bat to point

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up on the off stump, driven to cover

14.6

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, OUT, Razzak gets the big wicket. With an arm ball. lands on the off and middle, Tendulkar drives but is surprised as the ball comes back in. His bat comes down outside the line and he gets an inside-edge on to the top of the bat and it pops up to the 'keeper. Bangladesh are having a ball out there. Super stuff from them.

SR Tendulkar c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak 7 (40m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.92

Over to George Binoy for the next 15 overs.

End of over 15 (2 runs, wicket maiden) India 40/3 (RR: 2.66)
     Abdur Razzak    1-1-0-1
SC Ganguly    11* (46b)      Syed Rasel    7-2-17-0

Thank you Sriram. Rahul Dravid is the new batsman but he'll be at the non-striker's end.

15.1

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 2 runs, fullish delivery drifting on to middle and leg, Ganguly moves across towards the offside and drives it wide of mid-on for two

15.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, better line from Rasel, pitching on a good length outside off stump and shaping into Ganguly who gets on the front foot and blocks

15.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, straighter line on off and middle, Ganguly leans forward and defends to the leg side

15.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, 4 runs, Ganguly moves towards the off and dabs to midwicket, Dravid sets off for the single but Ganguly sends him back, Razzak at midwicket swoops down on it picks up and fires it in at the non-striker's end, Habibul Bashar fails to back up and Bangladesh concede four overthrows

15.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Ganguly pounces on the width and frees his arms, the ball races to the point fence

15.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, defended solidly on the front foot

HRG chimes in with the stat that this is the 58th time in 382 games that Tendulkar has been caught behind.

End of over 16 (10 runs) India 50/3 (RR: 3.12)
SC Ganguly    21* (52b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    8-2-27-0
R Dravid    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    1-1-0-1

16.1

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, no run, bowled quickly on of stump, Dravid gets half forward and defends unconvincingly back to Razzak

16.2

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, no run, pushed to covers on the back foot

16.3

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, 1 run, Razzak strays on to middle and leg and Dravid turns it off his pads behind square for a single

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, tossed up from over the wicket to the left-hander, Ganguly gets forward and blocks

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, slants into off and middle stump, Ganguly leans across and turns it to square leg

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, fuller ball outside off stump, Ganguly strides out to meet the ball on the pitch and drives to cover

Just the one run off the over, tight stuff from Razzak.

End of over 17 (1 run) India 51/3 (RR: 3.00)
SC Ganguly    21* (55b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-1-1-1
R Dravid    1* (3b)      Syed Rasel    8-2-27-0

17.1

Syed Rasel to Dravid, no run, angles across the right-hander from over the wicket, pitches just outside off stump and moves away from Dravid who lets it go

17.2

Syed Rasel to Dravid, no run, closer line this time, pitching on off stump and straightening, Dravid gets behind the line and defends

17.3

Syed Rasel to Dravid, 3 runs, this time he pitches on middle and leg, Dravid whips it off his hips to deep square leg, the ball is headed for the ropes but Tamim Iqbal comes out of no where with a full length dive and saves the four, excellent stuff

17.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, full length drifting on to middle and leg, Ganguly clips it off his pads but straight to midwicket, he should have put that away

17.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Ganguly is early with the forward defence and the ball hits high on the bat

17.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

This is the second time India have lost three wickets for less than 50 runs to Bangladesh. The first time was 45 for 3 at Chittagong in 2004 and now 40 for 3 in this game.

End of over 18 (3 runs) India 54/3 (RR: 3.00)
SC Ganguly    21* (58b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    9-2-30-0
R Dravid    4* (6b)      Abdur Razzak    2-1-1-1

18.1

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, no run, pushed through quicker on middle and leg at 100 kmh, Dravid tries to flick but gets beaten by the change of pace

18.2

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, 1 run, this time he moves right across and turns the ball to deep square leg

18.3

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly frees his arms and comes down the track, he wanted to hit that down the ground but the ball hit a thick outside edge over cover, he got enough on that for it to reach the fence but it was far from convincing

18.4

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

18.5

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, Razzak drops it a touch shorter, Ganguly goes back and plays it to short third man

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, bowled flat and wide outside off stump, Ganguly backs away and tries to cut, he misses and looks at the umpire hopefully, looking for the wide but he doesn't get it

End of over 19 (5 runs) India 59/3 (RR: 3.10)
SC Ganguly    25* (62b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-1-6-1
R Dravid    5* (8b)      Syed Rasel    9-2-30-0

19.1

Syed Rasel to Dravid, 1 run, angling across the right-hander after pitching on off stump, Dravid uses the width to free his arms and cut to third man

19.2

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, bowled short of a length outside off stump, Ganguly plays it with soft hands on the off side and sets off for the single, Dravid sends him back

19.3

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, pitches on off and middle, Ganguly plays it off his hips to square leg

19.4

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, tight line adn length on off and middle, Ganguly gets behind the line and blocks towards cover, Rasel has just two more balls to go, he deserves a wicket

19.5

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, pitches in the channel outside off stump and goes straight through, Ganguly lets it go

19.6

Syed Rasel to Ganguly, no run, fuller length outside off stump, Ganguly opens the face and plays it to point

Rasel finishes his spell, ten overs on the trot. He's bowled an excellent spell of 10-2-31-0, desperately unlucky not to get a wicket.

End of over 20 (1 run) India 60/3 (RR: 3.00)
SC Ganguly    25* (67b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    10-2-31-0
R Dravid    6* (9b)      Abdur Razzak    3-1-6-1

20.1

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, no run, drifting on to middle and leg, Dravid plays it to short fine leg

20.2

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, no run, width offered outside off stump, Dravid cuts but can't beat point

20.3

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, no run, driven to mid on off the front foot

20.4

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, no run, tossed up on off stump, Dravid gets behind the line and defends on the off side

20.5

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, no run, tight line and length on of stump, Dravid defends back to the bowler

20.6

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, 1 run, Razzak drops it a little short outside off and Dravid cuts to deep point, Bashar has protection on the fence

HRG chips in again: Tendulkar has been dismissed seven times for single figures in World Cups, including two ducks

End of over 21 (1 run) India 61/3 (RR: 2.90)
R Dravid    7* (15b)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-7-1
SC Ganguly    25* (67b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    10-2-31-0

Saqibul Hasan replaces Rasel, bowling from round the wicket to Dravid.

21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dravid, no run, fired in quick into Dravid's off stump, he gets a stride in and defends

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dravid, no run, this time he beats Dravid with the length, Dravid should have pushed forward but he plays back and defends

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dravid, no run, Dravid tries to sweep from outside off stump and misses

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dravid, no run, he tries to sweep yet again and once more he misses, the ball turns a fraction and hits him on the thigh

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dravid, 1 run, Saqibul drops it short and DRavid rocks on to the back foot and cuts to deep point

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, defended on the front foot towards midwicket

End of over 22 (1 run) India 62/3 (RR: 2.81)
SC Ganguly    25* (68b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0
R Dravid    8* (20b)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-7-1

22.1

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, 1 run, dropped a little short again on off stump, Dravid moves back in his crease and cuts through cover point for a single

22.2

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Ganguly moves forward and opens the face late to play it to short third man

22.3

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, 1 run, drifting on to middle stump, Ganguly turns ot off his pads behind square for one

22.4

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, 1 run, oooh dangerous, Dravid moves back and cuts from middle stump through the off side

22.5

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, 1 run, played with soft hands on the off side, they scamper through for a quick single

22.6

Abdur Razzak to Dravid, 1 run, full length on off and middle, Dravid plays forward and drives through mid on for another single, India are content with accumulation at the moment

End of over 23 (5 runs) India 67/3 (RR: 2.91)
R Dravid    11* (23b)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-12-1
SC Ganguly    27* (71b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dravid, 1 run, bowled flat and just outside off stump, Dravid waits for it and cuts to deep point for one more, just the four men in the circle now

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly waits on the back foot for one that pitches on off and middle, he uses the angle to turn it behind square for one more

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dravid, no run, defended back to the bowler on the back foot

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dravid, 1 run, Saqibul is pushing it through quickly to Dravid who plays back and drives through cover

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, Saqibul gives Ganguly a little width and he cuts to the man patrolling the point fence

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Dravid, 1 run, pitches outside off stump and it turns away from Dravid who cuts to the point fence where Bashar has protection

End of over 24 (5 runs) India 72/3 (RR: 3.00)
R Dravid    14* (27b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-6-0
SC Ganguly    29* (73b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-12-1

Mohammad Rafique replaces Abdur Razzak, bowling from round the wiket to Dravid.

24.1

Mohammad Rafique to Dravid, OUT, and he strikes with his first ball! He floats that through to Dravid, pitching on middle stump and going straight through, Dravid tries to flick and misses, the ball hits the pad and after a prolonged appeal Aleem Dar raises the finger, Dravid looks unhappy but that was clipping leg stump

R Dravid lbw b Mohammad Rafique 14 (31m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman and India are in considerable trouble. Yuvraj isn't the best starter against spin. Let's see how he copes. Rafique from over the wicket to the left-hander.

24.2

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, blocked on the front foot back to the bowler

24.3

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up on off stump, Yuvraj gets a big stride in and defends

24.4

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yuvraj takes and step down trying to throw Rafique off his length, he isn;t to the pitch of the balla nd defends back to the bowler

24.5

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, driven to mid on off the front foot

24.6

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, defended to midwicket this time off the front foot, Rafique completes a wicket maiden

End of over 25 (wicket maiden) India 72/4 (RR: 2.88)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (5b)      Mohammad Rafique    1-1-0-1
SC Ganguly    29* (73b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-6-0

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, Saqibul fires it quick on off stump, Ganugly blocks on the front foot

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, shorter length on off stump, Ganguly goes back and defends to the leg side

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, played to point with and open face

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up slower through the air to Yuvraj, he leans forward and closes the face to play it to midwicket

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, width offered this time and Yuvraj reaches out and cuts to the fielder on the point boundary

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller ball on middle and leg stump, Ganguly clips it off his toes in front of square leg for one

End of over 26 (3 runs) India 75/4 (RR: 2.88)
SC Ganguly    31* (77b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-9-0
Yuvraj Singh    1* (7b)      Mohammad Rafique    1-1-0-1

26.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, bowler flatter on off and middle stump, Ganguly plays back and defends to midwicket

26.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, slower ball this time but the line is drifting on to middle, Ganguly plays it through square leg for one

26.3

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up slowly on off stump, Yuvraj plays forward and defends back to the bowler

26.4

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, turned off the pads through short fine leg for a single

26.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly plays forward to one that pitches outside off and turns into him, he opens the face to play it wide of short third man for a single

26.6

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj drives between point and cover for a single to end the over

HRG has Dravid's lbw stats for us, 23 lbws in 311 games.

End of over 27 (4 runs) India 79/4 (RR: 2.92)
Yuvraj Singh    3* (10b)      Mohammad Rafique    2-1-4-1
SC Ganguly    33* (80b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-9-0

27.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pitches on off stump and angles into Yuvraj who moves forward and closes the face to play it through square leg

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, flicked off the pads behind square for one more

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, drifting on to leg stump once more, Yuvraj plays it fine past the man at short fine leg, nearly past that is for he dives across and takes the pace of the ball as it goes past

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, nearly got a leading edge back to the bowler on that occasion, he closed the face of the bat too early

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, driven straight to mid-on on the front foot

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, drifts on to leg stump and Yuvraj turns it off his pads to fine leg

End of over 28 (5 runs) India 84/4 (RR: 3.00)
Yuvraj Singh    7* (15b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-14-0
SC Ganguly    34* (81b 2x4)      Mohammad Rafique    2-1-4-1

28.1

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Rafique angles into Yuvraj's pads and he flicks it through square leg easily

28.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, tossed up slowly on Ganguly's off stump, he reaches out for it and defends back to the bowler

28.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

28.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, that bounced a bit more on Ganguly who played back and tried to run it fine, he misses and there's a huge appeal for caught behind, the umpire says not out

28.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, floated through on off stump, Ganguly leans across and plays it to midwicket

28.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

End of over 29 (1 run) India 85/4 (RR: 2.93)
SC Ganguly    34* (86b 2x4)      Mohammad Rafique    3-1-5-1
Yuvraj Singh    8* (16b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-14-0

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bowled flat and fast on off and middle, Yuvraj gets behind the line and blocks

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bowled much slower outside off stump, Yuvraj has a tentative poke at it and gets beaten

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven past the bowler to long off for a single

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller ball on middle stump, driven through midwicket for a single

29.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full length ball on middle stump, driven to long on for one

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 2 runs, bowled flat and fast outside off stump, anguly uses the pace to run it fine past short third man

Over to Sriram now.

End of over 30 (5 runs) India 90/4 (RR: 3.00)
SC Ganguly    37* (88b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-19-0
Yuvraj Singh    10* (20b)      Mohammad Rafique    3-1-5-1

30.1

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of length, just outside off, turns in , punched back to the bowler

30.2

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, again turns in from outside off, drives to right of Aftab at coer who fires in a quick throw. Ganguly makes it in time. only just.

30.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted, fuller and on the middle and off, driven to long-on for a single.

30.4

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off stump line, turns in , dabbed unconvincingly to the on side

30.5

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bit of turn, coming towards off stump, pushed down the track

30.6

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, straighter one but well outside off, Yuvraj leans back and cuts past backward point

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 94/4 (RR: 3.03)
Yuvraj Singh    13* (25b)      Mohammad Rafique    4-1-9-1
SC Ganguly    38* (89b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-19-0

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, strangling line on the off stump. Bit of turn in, Ganguly dabs it away in front of him

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, leans forward, pushes a delivery, with the turn, to midwicket

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, turns in from the off stump, Ganguly backs away, pushes it out to cover

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 wide, slips this one down the leg side, may have been affected by Ganguly's movement to the legside in the previous delivery

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, again turns down the leg side, tucked past square-leg

31.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flatter, on the middle stump line, turns in , Yuvraj leans forward, whips it straight to backward square-leg

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, beaten! arm-ball outside the off stump, Yuvraj shapes to cut but the ball bounces over the flashing blade

End of over 32 (2 runs) India 96/4 (RR: 3.00)
Yuvraj Singh    13* (27b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-21-0
SC Ganguly    39* (93b 2x4)      Mohammad Rafique    4-1-9-1

32.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 2 runs, Skier, lands in no-mans' land in the deep extra cover region. He charged out to loft, and got a thick outside edge and it spooned over cover

32.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, on the off stump line, spins in, Ganguly plays it to the right of midwicket

32.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, tossed up, Ganguly charges out but the ball dips beautifully, on the middle and leg and Ganguly has to be contend, pushing it back to the bowler

32.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, turns to the hips, clips straight to midwicket

32.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, flatter and faster - this man is a very good bowler- , pushed out to cover

32.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, slower, on the off and middle stump line, pushed to the on side and Rafique moves to his left to make the stop

End of over 33 (2 runs) India 98/4 (RR: 2.96)
SC Ganguly    41* (99b 2x4)      Mohammad Rafique    5-1-11-1
Yuvraj Singh    13* (27b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-21-0

33.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, just short of driveable length, on the off stump line, turned to midwicket

33.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, sixth boundary of the innings. turning down leg side and Yuvraj paddles it away fine.

33.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off and middle, Yuvraj threatens to charge out but respects the line and the length, just leans forward to defend

33.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller, on the middle stump line, turning in and Yubvraj wrists it to backward square-leg

33.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj Singh sweeps it in front of square. Powerfully. He just leant forward to a full delivery and swept if forcefully.

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, This one is cut past backward point. Short in length and Yuvi rocks back to cut. The shackles are being broken in this over. Will we see a bowling change soon?

End of over 34 (10 runs) India 108/4 (RR: 3.17)
Yuvraj Singh    23* (33b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-31-0
SC Ganguly    41* (99b 2x4)      Mohammad Rafique    5-1-11-1

34.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, short and flat, on the off and middle stump line, Ganguly stays where he is, punches it down to long on

34.2

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slower through the air, on the off and middle, turned past square-leg for a single.

34.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, FOUR, Charges out , to the pitch of the delivery and creams it flat and hard, past the bowler and straight to the boundary.

34.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, turning on the leg side, flicked past square-leg for a single

34.5

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good delivery, flat and fast, on the off stump line, Yuvraj is hurried onto his defensive push

34.6

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slower this time, outside off, driven to long off

End of over 35 (8 runs) India 116/4 (RR: 3.31)
Yuvraj Singh    25* (36b 2x4)      Mohammad Rafique    6-1-19-1
SC Ganguly    47* (102b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-31-0

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off stump line, dabbed to midwicket

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, floated on the off and middle, on a length and Yuvraj sweeps it to long leg

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 2 runs, slightly short outside off and cut past point. The sweeper comes around to make the stop

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, That's fifty for Ganguly. His 65th ODI fifty and his second one in World Cup, excluding his hundreds. full and straight, outside off, nudged to backward point for a single. A patient knock so far. Trying to shepherd India.

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked to the on side for a single

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, fifty of the partnership is up with a drive to long-on

End of over 36 (6 runs) India 122/4 (RR: 3.38)
SC Ganguly    51* (105b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-37-0
Yuvraj Singh    27* (39b 2x4)      Mohammad Rafique    6-1-19-1

36.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, he comes down the track, fired it on his legs and whipped straight to midwicket

36.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, on the off stump line, Ganguly leans forward, opens the bat-face, runs it past point

36.3

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, beaten! trying to be too cute. It was a fullish delivery, outside off stump, Yuvraj leant forward and tried to late cut.

36.4

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, leans forward again but this time guides it past point

36.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, on the off and middle, slow through the air, Ganguly leans forward, pushes it to on side

36.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, smart work from Rafique. He saw Ganguly charging out, fired it short and fast on the off stump, Ganguly adjusted and pushed it out to point

End of over 37 (3 runs) India 125/4 (RR: 3.37)
SC Ganguly    53* (109b 3x4)      Mohammad Rafique    7-1-22-1
Yuvraj Singh    28* (41b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-37-0

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, on the leg stump line, turned striaght to short fine leg

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, comes down the track, flat and fast on the legs, he just pushes it away. He is starting to charge out a trifle early and the bowler is spotting it.

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, on the middle and leg, punched to left of the bowler who makes a neat stop

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, turns in towards leg and middle, short of length, whipped to midwicket

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, this time he will get a single, with a firm push to long-on

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, floated on the middle and leg, slightly short in length, Yuvraj stands tall to punch it to wide long on

End of over 38 (3 runs) India 128/4 (RR: 3.36)
Yuvraj Singh    30* (42b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-40-0
SC Ganguly    54* (114b 3x4)      Mohammad Rafique    7-1-22-1

Aftab Ahmed has a slight niggle while diving in the last over. He has returned to the pavilion for some rest.

38.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly is getting frustrated by the stranglehold. He rushes out and tries a big heave but is beaten in the flight and then by the turn and is rapped on the pads

38.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 2 runs, floated on the middle and leg stump line, Ganguly gets a top edge while sweeping and it runs past short fine leg

38.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, 1 run, comes down the track and drills straight to long-on

38.4

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Swing and miss. He attempts to sweep it from outside off and doesn't get a touch

HRG : "Ganguly has played four games against Bangladesh and has a fifty in each of them"

38.5

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run

38.6

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, turns in from outside off, Yuvraj punch-drives it to long-off

End of over 39 (4 runs) India 132/4 (RR: 3.38)
Yuvraj Singh    31* (45b 2x4)      Mohammad Rafique    8-1-26-1
SC Ganguly    57* (117b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-40-0

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the off stump line, driven to long-on

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, leans forward, opens the bat-face, runs it to backward point for a single

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, beautifully played. Turns in from outside off, short in length, Yuvraj opens the bat-face and cuts it late but a good diving stop by the short third man will allow him just a single

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, leans forward, drives to long-on. Wonder when they will start going for the broke

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, defended to the on side.

Over to George. Take it away boss!

End of over 40 (4 runs) India 136/4 (RR: 3.40)
Yuvraj Singh    33* (48b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-44-0
SC Ganguly    59* (120b 3x4)      Mohammad Rafique    8-1-26-1

Abdur Razzak into the attack, bowling from over the wicket to Ganguly.

40.1

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, no run, defended back to the bowler on the back foot

40.2

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly uses his feet and gives Razzak the charge, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball but flays it to the long off boundary

40.3

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg for a single

40.4

Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bowled flat and short outside off stump, Yuvraj goes back to pull but mis-times it back to the bowler

40.5

Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, thies time he rocks and and pulls a short ball majestically over midwicket, he finds the gap in the deep perfectly

40.6

Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, bowled flat short and fast down leg side, Yuvraj pulls behind square leg for one more

End of over 41 (10 runs) India 146/4 (RR: 3.56)
Yuvraj Singh    38* (51b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-22-1
SC Ganguly    64* (123b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-44-0

41.1

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, there she goes! Yuvraj steps down the track, meets the ball on the bounce and hoists Rafique over the midwicket fence, outstanding shot

41.2

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yuvraj tries to close the face of the bat too early and gets a leading edge to the leg side

41.3

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, full toss, Yuvraj lifts it down to long on where a superb save saves two runs

41.4

Mohammad Rafique to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven through covers for a single

41.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, pushed through quickly on off and middle, Ganguly defends back to Rafique

41.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly steps down the track and tries to clear the in field, he mis-hits it and the ball falls just short of the fielder at midwicket

End of over 42 (9 runs) India 155/4 (RR: 3.69)
SC Ganguly    64* (125b 4x4)      Mohammad Rafique    9-1-35-1
Yuvraj Singh    47* (55b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-22-1

Eight overs to go, how many can India get? Bangladesh will be very satisfied if they have to chase round about 200.

42.1

Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, pitches outside off stump and angles into Yuvraj who gets beaten and hit on the pad outside off stump, they run a leg bye to the off side

42.2

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly backs away and slaps it down to long off for a single

42.3

Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yuvraj plays on the front foot and defends to midwicket

42.4

Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, huge huge wicket for Bangladesh, Yuvraj tries to play the big sweep shot but gets a top edge, the ball flies high in the air but straight to Habibul Bashar at short fine leg

Yuvraj Singh c Habibul Bashar b Abdur Razzak 47 (60m 58b 3x4 1x6) SR: 81.03

Yuvraj was the one looking to get a move on adn now he's back in the dressing-room. The new batsman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will need a valuable balls to get set.

42.5

Abdur Razzak to Ganguly, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket for a single

Dhoni to face hit first ball.

42.6

Abdur Razzak to Dhoni, no run, bowld flat and quick on off stump, Dhoni plays on the back foot and defends to point

End of over 43 (3 runs) India 158/5 (RR: 3.67)
MS Dhoni    0* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-24-2
SC Ganguly    66* (127b 4x4)      Mohammad Rafique    9-1-35-1

43.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, no run, Rafique bowls the arm ball outside off stump, Ganguly tries to cut it but gets beaten

43.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ganguly, OUT, Rafique you beauty, Ganguly tries to give him the charge, Rafique drags it short, Ganguly attempts to pull but he doesn't get the elevation and hits it straight to Razzak at midwicket who takes a sharp low catch

SC Ganguly c Abdur Razzak b Mohammad Rafique 66 (178m 129b 4x4 0x6) SR: 51.16

Well well, this is exactly what India didn't want, two batsman on zero batting together during the slog, both Ganguly and Yuvraj, the set batsmen, have been dismissed and Bangladesh are well and truly on top. Harbhajan is the new batsman.

43.3

Mohammad Rafique to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye, flicked to midwicket for a single

43.4

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, no run, fired in fast from round the wicket into dhoni's pads, he tries to flick but loses balance and gets hit on the pad

43.5

Mohammad Rafique to Dhoni, OUT, India are in shambles, Dhoni spots a shortish delivery outside off stump, decides to cut and cuts it straight to the waiting hands of Aftab Ahmed at short third man, Bangladesh are delirious in their celebrations

MS Dhoni c Aftab Ahmed b Mohammad Rafique 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rafique has destroyed Indian hopes of a late surge in his last over.

43.6

Mohammad Rafique to Agarkar, no run, loud appeal for leg before turned down, Rafique fired that quick into Agarkar's pads but the impact was justa little outside off stump, very close call though

End of over 44 (1 run, wicket maiden) India 159/7 (RR: 3.61)
AB Agarkar    0* (1b)      Mohammad Rafique    10-2-35-3
Harbhajan Singh    0* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-24-2

On second thought, replays show that Agarkar was plumb in front.

44.1

Abdur Razzak to Harbhajan Singh, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

44.2

Abdur Razzak to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, and it's Harbhajan's turn to take the lonely walk back! He tries to cut a fast arm ball from off and middle stump, he misses and Razzak rattles the stumps

Harbhajan Singh b Abdur Razzak 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India don't look like playing out their 50 overs here. Looks like we're in for the tournament's first upset.

44.3

Abdur Razzak to Khan, no run, defended on the back foot back to the bowler

44.4

Abdur Razzak to Khan, no run, Zaheer Khan goes right back in his crease and tries to flick, he misses and the ball hits the pad

44.5

Abdur Razzak to Khan, no run, once more Zaheer moves across and tries to play it to square leg, he has little clue of what's happening out there

44.6

Abdur Razzak to Khan, no run, played off the front foot to short fine leg

End of over 45 (wicket maiden) India 159/8 (RR: 3.53)
Z Khan    0* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    8-2-24-3
AB Agarkar    0* (1b)      Mohammad Rafique    10-2-35-3

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Mashrafe Mortaza comes back into the attack. He has three overs left and is bowling from over the wicket to Agarkar.

45.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Agarkar, OUT, jubilation for Bangladesh, Mortaza hits a perfect line and length first up, the length draws Agarkar forward and induces him to drive, the ball kisses the outside edge and Mushfiqur takes the easiest of catches behind the wicket, the Indians are dropping like flies

AB Agarkar c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Munaf Patel is the new batsman.

45.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Patel, 1 run, full toss outside off stump, Munaf hits it through cover for one, Mortaza was looking for the yorker to finish him off

45.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Khan, 1 no ball, this time he gets the yorker right, Zaheer digs it out , Mortaza had over-stepped his crease

45.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Khan, 1 run, short of a length ball outside off stump, Zaheer opens the face of the bat and runs it past point

Bashar has a slip in place.

45.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Patel, no run, good length ball just outside off stump, Munaf backs away and prods at it, the ball whizzes past the edge and the stumps

45.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Patel, no run, Mortaza bangs it short, Munaf backs away and lets it go, is he setting him up for the yorker?

45.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Patel, 1 run, he is indeed, but Munaf manages to get his bat down it time and squeeze it to extra cover for a single

End of over 46 (4 runs) India 163/9 (RR: 3.54)
MM Patel    2* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-2-24-3
Z Khan    1* (6b)      Abdur Razzak    8-2-24-3

46.1

Abdur Razzak to Patel, no run, fuller ball on off and middle stump, Munaf gets a stride in and defends

46.2

Abdur Razzak to Patel, FOUR, drifting on to leg stump and Munaf goes down on one knee and sweeps to the deep backward square leg fence, precious runs for India

46.3

Abdur Razzak to Patel, 1 run, Munaf plays forward and defends to the leg side for a quick single

46.4

Abdur Razzak to Khan, no run, bowled straight through on off stump, at a lively pace as well, defended to cover on the front foot

46.5

Abdur Razzak to Khan, no run, pushed towards cover once more

46.6

Abdur Razzak to Khan, 1 run, Zaheer dabs it in front of the man at cover and scampers through for the single

End of over 47 (6 runs) India 169/9 (RR: 3.59)
Z Khan    2* (9b)      Abdur Razzak    9-2-30-3
MM Patel    7* (7b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-2-24-3

47.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Khan, no run, banged in short of a length and angles into Zaheer who defends on the back foot and then falls over in his crease

47.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Khan, 1 run, short of a length once more and Zaheer plays it in front of point for a single, this is sensible batting from the final pair

47.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Patel, FOUR, that's a lucky boundary, Munaf backs away and plays an undescribable shot, he poked at it and then closed the face, the ball took the outside edge and flew through the vacant slip cordon for four

47.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Patel, no run, played back to the bowler, Mortaza grabs it and threatens to fling it back at the batsman

47.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Patel, 1 no ball, Mortaza digs in the bouncer and it's mis-directed down leg side

47.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Patel, 2 runs, width offered outside off stump, Munaf cuts and times the shot extremely well, the balls races towards the fence but Aftab dives full length on the fence to save the boundary

47.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Patel, 1 run, driven on the front foot past the bowler for a single

End of over 48 (9 runs) India 178/9 (RR: 3.70)
MM Patel    14* (12b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-2-33-3
Z Khan    3* (11b)      Abdur Razzak    9-2-30-3

48.1

Abdur Razzak to Patel, no run, bowled flat and fast on off stump, Munaf shuffles forward and defends

48.2

Abdur Razzak to Patel, 1 run, Munaf tries to sweep to deep fine leg but the ball hits the pad and goes through midwicket

48.3

Abdur Razzak to Khan, no run, width offered outside off stump, Zaheer tries to cut but misses

48.4

Abdur Razzak to Khan, FOUR, this time he connects, that was far too wide from Razzak and Zaheer cuts past the fielder at short fine leg for four more

48.5

Abdur Razzak to Khan, 2 runs, Zaheer goes for the big one and the top edge falls in no mans land as three fielders converge on it in the deep cover region, two more to the total

48.6

Abdur Razzak to Khan, 1 run, full ball on the pads, Zaheer turns it through square leg and retains strike

End of over 49 (8 runs) India 186/9 (RR: 3.79)
Z Khan    10* (15b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    10-2-38-3
MM Patel    15* (14b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-2-33-3

We're into the last over now. These two have added 27 runs for the last wicket. Precious runs these.

49.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Khan, FOUR, full toss outside off stump, searching for the yorker no doubt, Zaheer smears it with a flat bat over extra cover for four

49.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Khan, 1 run, the attempted yorker on middle and leg, Zaheer digs it out to long on for one more

49.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Patel, OUT, that's the end of the innings, Mortaza digs the slower ball in short, Munaf backs away and attempts to hit over cover, he gets beaten by the change of pace and hits it straight to Razzak at cover

MM Patel c Abdur Razzak b Mashrafe Mortaza 15 (17m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Bangladesh will be over the moon with this effort. They need just 192 to cause a major upset and hats off to Mortaza, Rafique and Razzak. Much has been said about this celebrated Indian batting line-up and their prowess against spin, it certainly wasn't on display today.

Sriram Veera will be back at 13.45GMT for the Bangladesh chase. Stay tuned ...

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