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 Jayasuriya, 2 no balls, oversteps, the ball lands outside leg and batsman tries to flick to leg, but doesnt get bat on it and has to settle for a leg-bye in front of short fine leg

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-4-0

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

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, a tad fuller this time, Jayasuriya gets forward quickly and defends it to point

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 2 leg byes, pitches outside leg stump and Jayasuriya tries to turn it fine, but doesnt get bat on it so he settles for leg-byes as square leg gives chase and hauls it in near the fine leg ropes

Sri Lanka 11/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-5-0

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

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, some width on offer, he gest up and uppercuts through the vacant gulley down to third man for one

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-9-0

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

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball moves away from just outside off stump, Jayasuriya covers his stumps and shoulders arms

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, a tad fuller on the stumps, he comes forward and turns it to square leg, no chance of a run this time

Sri Lanka 40/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-16-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, good length, quick ball on off stump, Jayasuriya gets forward and defends, gets an inside-edge to the off stump and responds well to Tharanga's call for the quick single

8.2

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

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, fraction wide and he chops it past gulley for a couple, nicely rolled the wrists over it

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, shot, another short of a length ball and he drops the hands on it nicely, running it between gulley and point for four, used the pace of the ball

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, width again for him, but this time he cuts right to the man at point

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length ball moves in from leg stump, Jayasuriya shuffles and defends to the on side and yells out a firm 'NO' to Tharanga as Mortaza moves in

Sri Lanka 54/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 5-0-23-0

11.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Jayasuriya gets back and punches it to the packed off side field, no chance of a run

11.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, down the leg side and wide signalled, Jayasuriya tried to tickle it fine but missed out on a freebie

11.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, good ball! Jayasuriya was cramped for room and almost dragged onto off stump

11.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, dragged in short just outside off stump, Jayasuriya gets onto it and pulls over midwicket, and thats four

11.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, good ball! Sits up from a good length and surprises him, he pokes at it and the genuine edge bobs up past the vacant slip region and runs down to third man

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   Mashrafe Mortaza 6-0-29-0

13.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, dragged in short outside leg stump, Jayasuriya swivels and pulls that just over the hands of a jumping square leg, and thats four more to his name

13.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, another short ball outside leg stump, he stands up and dabs it past the diving 'keeper for runs down to fine leg

13.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball on off stump, pushed to point and sends back his partner who's keen on the run, wise call from Jayasuriya

13.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball on and around off stump, he comes forward and defends to cover

13.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, fraction wide outside off stump, he confidently dabs that wide of gulley and calls for the two from the word go

13.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, worked to the left of square leg and they jog through for the single

Sri Lanka 97/0   Mashrafe Mortaza 7-0-38-0

15.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, length ball sliding down leg stump, he tries to flick but ends up with a leg-bye off the pads

15.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, racing down leg stump and he tickles it fine down to fine leg for four, the man was up so he cashed in well, Jayasuriya

15.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, back of a length ball outside leg stump, he tries to dab it fine again but gets a leg-bye to square leg

15.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Jayawardene gets behind it and defends back to Mortaza

15.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, rising delivery outside off stump, to which he shoulders arms

15.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayawardene, no run, this one moves in off a length and forces Jayawardene to quickly get over it and turn it to an alert midwicket, no run there

Sri Lanka 108/1   Mashrafe Mortaza 8-0-42-0

46.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, FOUR, and Silva greets him with an inside-out smash over extra cover, off the toe end of the bat, for four

46.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, 2 runs, much fuller, Silva gets yards down the track and flicks into the midwicket region and calls for two, Jayasuriya is struggling but he makes it safely

46.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, 1 run, full outside off stump, he gets onto one leg and flicks to midwicket for one to Nafees

46.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, full on leg stump, he bends down and flicks it superbly in the gap behind square for four, no one had a chance to stop that

46.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, dragged in short, he shuffles across the stumps in an attempt to pull, gets under it and doesnt time it all, the ball shoots up over short fine leg and lands in no man's land

46.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, 1 leg bye, full outside off stump, Silva looks to paddle it fine but ends up with a leg-bye to square leg

Sri Lanka 285/3   Mashrafe Mortaza 9-0-54-0

48.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, no run, back of a length delivery that gets some purchase fom the surface and beats the bat

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, FOUR, full on the pads, flicked over fine leg for four, ala Mark Waugh

48.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, no run, lands fuller this time outside off stump, a play and miss

48.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, SIX, shot man! Overpitched outside off stump, and now Silva does a replica Dhoni, getting the back leg up and flicking it superbly over deep backward square leg for maximum! What an innovative stroke from the young lad!

48.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Silva, 1 run, good length outside off stump, a simple tip-and-run to backward point

48.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Arnold, 1 run, full down the pads, flicked down to fine leg for a single

Sri Lanka 312/4   Mashrafe Mortaza 10-0-66-0
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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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