ICC World Cup - 16th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

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

1.1

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length outside off stump, some swing for him first up, batsman pushes that into the covers

1.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Jayasuriya defends to midwicket and thinks about the single, but resists as the fielder swoops in

1.3

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, good ball, beaten! Rasel lands it on a good length and gets it to swing away as Jayasuriya lunges forward in defence, and the ball beats the bat

1.4

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump, and at that minimal pace its easy for Jayasuriya to roll the wrists over it and pull through square leg for the first four of the match, and the fielder giving chase slips on the ropes as he tries to stop it

1.5

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, fraction width on offer, but not enough to cut, Jayasuriya goes through with it and the ball almost rolls onto off stump, and he has to use the bat to push the ball away

1.6

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball on off stump, no movement, Jayasuriya gets well behind it and defends back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 8/0   Syed Rasel 1-0-4-0

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

3.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, good length and moving in from outside off stump, Jayasuriya tentatively comes forward and pokes at it, the ball scoots past backward point and the batsmen run very well for a couple

3.3

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length around off stump, Jayasuriya gets right behind the ball and defends back to Rasel, who gives him a little look, nice to see the competition

3.4

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, SIX, bang, thats maximum! Rasel pitches full outside leg stump, just where Jayasuriya loves 'em, and the ball sails over backward square leg for half a dozen

3.5

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, good comeback, a length ball outside off stump, he comes forward and defends

3.6

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, madness! A good length ball moves in some from off stump, Jayasuriya defends to leg, Tharanga sets off at some pace and is sent back about half-way down the track and looks a goner, but Rasel, who picks the ball up and has all the time in the world to hit the nonstriker's stumps, fires in a throw that misses the stumps, wow that would have been out if he'd hit...where's the back-up fielder?

Sri Lanka 20/0   Syed Rasel 2-0-13-0

5.1

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, short of a length outside off stump, he just opens the face of the bat and runs it past point and runs three, good work by the man on the ropes, who dives and saves the extra run, Aftab Ahmed was the man

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

5.5

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Jayasuriya reaches forward and pushes to Razzak at cover, he wants the single but Tharanga doesnt

5.6

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, good ball to end the over, a good length just outside off stump, and Jayasuriya gets behind the line and defends back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 32/0   Syed Rasel 3-0-21-0

7.1

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

7.2

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball on off stump, he comes forward in defense

7.3

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump, he latches onto it and pulls through short fine leg for four, good, aggressive shot

7.4

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, sits up from outside off stump, he gets over it and chops it to cover

7.5

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 1 run, back of a length and moving down leg, he flicks it nicely to midwicket for an easy single

7.6

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

Sri Lanka 46/0   Syed Rasel 4-0-27-0

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

9.4

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, SIX, cardinal sin of overpitching on the pads, and he has to watch the ball sail handsomely over midwicket sweeper for six

9.5

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, good length ball on and around off stump, he comes forward and defends

9.6

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, no run, this one moves in sharply from outside off stump and catches Jayasuriya by surprise, Rasel lets out a loud appeal but the umpire isnt interested, the ball probably did too much and looked to be going over the stumps

Sri Lanka 63/0   Syed Rasel 5-0-36-0

36.1

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length outside off stump, Sangakkara gets to the pitch and drives down towards long-off for one

36.2

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, fuller one on the stumps, he gets forward and almost falls over as he drives back to Rasel

36.3

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Silva gets onto the frontfoot and defends to the off side, not interesting in running

36.4

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, good length on the stumps, Silva can only defend it back to Rasel

36.5

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, back of a length just moving past off stump, he plays it with soft hands to backward point

36.6

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, another good delivery, upto the batsman, who gets bat and pad together and defends

Sri Lanka 204/2   Syed Rasel 6-0-37-0

38.1

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, full delivery on the stumps, he drives back to Rasel

38.2

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off stump, Sangakkara comes forward and drives into the covers, where Razzak dives and stops run, good effort

38.3

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps, he goes back and drives to mid-on

38.4

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, fuller delivery on off stump, Silva uses the feet but can only drive back to Rasel

38.5

Syed Rasel to Silva, FOUR, fraction wide of off stump, Silva cuts hard and late, using the length of the ball to place it in the gap at gulley and even Rafique at third man cant reach it

38.6

Syed Rasel to Silva, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps, Silva plays it with soft hands, shuffling across, and picks up one just wide of Razzak at square leg

Sri Lanka 213/2   Syed Rasel 7-0-43-0

40.1

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, slower one, on a good length, and he comes forward and defends

40.2

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, good length but wider of off stump, Silva stands and tries to run it late, but is beaten by the extra carry, as is the 'keeper Rahim

40.3

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, good length right on the stumps, he comes forward and gets over it, defending back to Rasel

40.4

Syed Rasel to Silva, 1 run, short of a length on the stumps, Silva rolls the wrists over it and pulls through square leg out to the man in the deep

40.5

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length outside off stump, Sangakkara drives loosely and picks up one past mid-on

40.6

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, overpitched outside off stump, he leans into it and drives to Tamim at cover

Sri Lanka 230/2   Syed Rasel 8-0-45-0

42.1

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, good length delivery, landed just outside leg stump and hits the back leg, maybe high too, but a very good shout by all

42.2

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, overpitched outside off stump, he drives to Saqibul at point

42.3

Syed Rasel to Silva, 1 run, gets outside leg stump as Rasel comes in to bowl, then comes back as he sees the ball is full, and works it past square leg for one

42.4

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 2 runs, overpitched outside off stump, Sangakkara shuffles and drives, getting an inside-edge through midwicket, he runs hard and collects two

42.5

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, FOUR, a low full toss on off stump is clipped through midwicket, where Bashar dives and misfields, and in the deep Tamim dives on the ropes and the umpire signals four

42.6

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 1 run, overpitched on off stump, he shuffles and flicks into midwicket

Sri Lanka 250/2   Syed Rasel 9-0-53-0

44.1

Syed Rasel to Silva, no run, fuller one on leg stump, Silva flicks to short fine leg

44.2

Syed Rasel to Silva, 1 run, overpitched outside off stump, Silva gets down and sweeps through square leg out to the man on the ropes

44.3

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, 2 runs, dropped! By that man Bashar at midwicket again! Sangakkara pulls a rank low full toss from outside off stump, Bashar dives to his right and drops an easy catch, and the batsman scamper through for two runs...

44.4

Syed Rasel to Sangakkara, OUT, this time he goes! Sangakkara comes forward and lofts the ball down to long-on, though he was looking to chip it over the infield, and Tamim takes a simple catch running forward...the drop from Bashar cost two runs

KC Sangakkara c Tamim Iqbal b Syed Rasel 56 (115m 55b 3x4 1x6) SR: 101.81

44.5

Syed Rasel to Jayasuriya, 1 run, good length outside off stump, he comes forward and drives to point

44.6

Syed Rasel to Silva, 1 run, gives himself room to smash it over the off side, but mistimes the shot to cover instead

Sri Lanka 263/3   Syed Rasel 10-0-58-1
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Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
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Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Apr 24, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 81 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 21, 2007
England won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
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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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