ICC World Cup - 16th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 198 runs (D/L method)

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, lovely length ball first up, lands on a sweet spot and shaves past Tharanga's backfoot defense

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 wide, first runs for Sri Lanka, as bowler lands one outside leg stump for a wide

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, short of a length, pitches on middle and off and moves past Tharanga again, with some good juicy bounce this time, 'keeper collects

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, back of a length on middle and leg this time, comes into Tharanga, who shuffles and defends to leg

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, short of a length and moving away from off stump, Tharanga has a feel for it and then moves the bat back, good stuff from Mortaza

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, good ball again, length delivery on the stumps, a tentative Tharanga dabs that into the off side and scampers a quick single, good call from Jayasuriya too

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, good lateral movement on this one, which pitches on a short length outside off stump and swings away a fair bit

Sri Lanka 4/0   WU Tharanga 1* (6b)

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, back of a length on leg stump, turned right to square leg

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, back of a length with more pace on it, pitches outside off stump and moves away a good deal, as Tharanga shoulders arms to it

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, good length and moving away from outside off stump, he plants the front leg forward and shoulders arms again

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, shorter ball on leg stump, Tharanga hops up and rolls the wrists over it to pick up a single to the left of square leg

Sri Lanka 9/0   WU Tharanga 2* (10b)

3.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, no room to cut at all, Tharanga stands up on the toes and goes for a cheeky dab to point, and the ball so nearly rolls onto off stump via the inside edge, and Jayasuriya calls for a very risky single and makes it in the end

Sri Lanka 12/0   WU Tharanga 3* (11b)

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, good ball, lands on a back of a length and moves away very well from the left-hander, who just stands and defends and gets beaten by the lateral movement

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Tharanga gets the front leg out and then shoulders arms

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 run, good length, moves in a bit from leg stump and Tharanga has to lunge forward and defend back to Mortaza, who watches it roll past him to mid-on

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 2 runs, short again, he gets up and runs that wide of backward point for a couple out to the man on the move from third man

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, back of a length around off stump, Tharanga stands tall and defends back towards Mortaza, a dot ball to end the over

Sri Lanka 24/0   WU Tharanga 6* (16b)

5.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, FOUR, poor ball, very full and wide outside leg stump, easy as they come for Tharanga, who helps it on its way down to the fine leg ropes

5.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, good length ball outside off stump, moves in but he's well outside off stump, as is the impact

5.4

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, good length outside off stump, pushed into the covers for one

Sri Lanka 32/0   WU Tharanga 11* (19b 1x4)

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, FOUR, a fraction short outside off stump and he just crunches that between point and cover for four, got right over it in a flash and spanked it away

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 2 runs, fuller outside off stump, he drives and gets an inside-edge through square leg for a brace

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 no ball, he oversteps, the ball is fuller outside off stump and batsman defends uneasily

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, good length ball lands marginally outside leg and squares him up, the ball clips the pad and rolls to point, was missing leg stump

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, short of a length outside leg stump, turned wide of short fine leg for one

Sri Lanka 40/0   WU Tharanga 17* (24b 2x4)

7.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, short and wide, cut down to third man for one

7.6

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, good length ball on the stumps, he comes forward and defends

Sri Lanka 46/0   WU Tharanga 18* (26b 2x4)

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, drifts down leg stump and he turns it to square leg for one

Sri Lanka 48/0   WU Tharanga 18* (27b 2x4)

9.1

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 2 runs, good length ball swings into him, he turns it fine, not that convincingly, through square leg for a couple out to the man in the deep

9.2

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, no run, good length ball outside off stump, he gets forward and defends to Razzak at cover

9.3

Syed Rasel to Tharanga, 1 run, overpitched on the legs and he clips it past short fine leg for a single out to Mortaza on the ropes

Sri Lanka 57/0   WU Tharanga 21* (30b 2x4)

10.1

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, FOUR, tossed up outside off stump, enough width for him to rock back and bisect the off side field for four, good shot

10.2

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, tossed up again, he comes forward and defends and gets beaten

10.3

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, 1 run, quicker one, spins in sharply and he runs it to short fine leg for one

10.6

Abdur Razzak to Tharanga, no run, tossed up outside off stump and it spins sharply past him as he looks to run it fine, the 'keeper doesnt take it cleanly

Sri Lanka 69/0   WU Tharanga 26* (34b 3x4)

11.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, another good length ball sits up quickly and catches Tharanga by surprise, he does well to get up and keep it down to the off side

11.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Tharanga, no run, great ball! Lands short of a length and moves off the seam to comprehensively beat Tharanga's backfoot prod, a nice offcutter at some pace

Sri Lanka 75/0   WU Tharanga 26* (36b 3x4)

14.2

Mohammad Rafique to Tharanga, OUT, superb catch by Aftab at backward point! Rafique drops in a rank short ball outside off stump, Tharanga punches off the back foot but fails to keep it down, and Aftab times his jump to perfection, plucking it in the air with his right hand, losing control, but then bobbing it up and taking in cleanly as he falls to the ground

WU Tharanga c Aftab Ahmed b Mohammad Rafique 26 (68m 37b 3x4 0x6) SR: 70.27

Sri Lanka 98/1   WU Tharanga 26 (37b 3x4)
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Photos

Mar 21, 2007

Mohammad Ashraful top-scored for Bangladesh with 45, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Group B, Trinidad, March 21, 2007

Mohammad Ashraful top-scored for Bangladesh with 45

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Mar 21, 2007

The Sri Lankans celebrate their victory against Bangladesh, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Group B, Trinidad, March 21, 2007

The Sri Lankans celebrate their victory against Bangladesh

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