Player of the Match
Player of the Match

My heart goes out for Bangladesh. The way they chased was exemplary and worth travelling miles to watch. Each one of their top order batsmen did their job and still found themselves short. Commendable performance by Sri Lanka too, as they kept their nerve under pressure and pulled off the win. Am sure people would remember it for years to come

Shakib Al Hasan is the man of the match

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126.2
W
Prasad to Mahbubul Alam, 2 runs, OUT, and thats tragic in the circumstances as Alam lets go of a booming drive and wants three runs. Unfortunately he slips and cant make it back in time to beat the throw at the keepers end and it's curtains for Bangladesh

Mahbubul Alam run out (Dilshan/†HAPW Jayawardene) 2 (18m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

126.1
0
Prasad to Mahbubul Alam, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and defends

John has this gem" I remember Mcgrath and Gillespie involved in a hundred plus stand a few years back" Well, if it is a repeat here then Bangladesh have a win

END OF OVER:
126 | (wicket maiden) | BDESH: 411/9

  • Shahadat Hossain0 (3b)
  • Mahbubul Alam0 (7b)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan48-9-141-4
125.6
0
Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run,
125.5
0
Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, outside the off stump, Shahadat comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch
125.4
0
Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, outside the off stump, Shahadat gets onto the back foot and defends it back onto the pitch

It's Drinks as Shahadat strides in

125.3
W
Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, gone! Rahim wants to keep the runs flowing as he takes the front foot out of the way and plays a forceful shot on the leg side. Pity that he does not clear Dilshan, at midwicket but what an innings from the little 'Baby'

Mushfiqur Rahim c Dilshan b Muralitharan 61 (156m 111b 7x4 0x6) SR: 54.95

125.2
0
Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the leg stump, Rahim pushes it to midwicket and refuses the single again
125.1
0
Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the leg stump, Rahim turns it to fine leg and refuses a single. Wonder how long he can do it

END OF OVER:
125 | 1 Run | BDESH: 411/8

  • Mahbubul Alam0 (7b)
  • Mushfiqur Rahim61 (108b)
  • Chaminda Vaas25-5-74-1
124.6
0
Vaas to Mahbubul Alam, no run, on the middle stump, Alam pushes it to midwicket and wants a single but Rahim refuses it
124.5
0
Vaas to Mahbubul Alam, no run, same line and same result
124.4
0
Vaas to Mahbubul Alam, no run, outside the off stump and moving away from him again. Left alone by Alam again
124.3
0
Vaas to Mahbubul Alam, no run, outside the off stump and moving away, left alone by Alam
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Bangladesh 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st40Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
2nd32Junaid SiddiqueTamim Iqbal
3rd52Junaid SiddiqueRaqibul Hasan
4th20Mohammad AshrafulRaqibul Hasan
5th36Mohammad AshrafulMehrab Hossain jnr
6th112Mohammad AshrafulShakib Al Hasan
7th111Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
8th6Mashrafe MortazaMushfiqur Rahim
9th2Mushfiqur RahimMahbubul Alam
10th2Shahadat HossainMahbubul Alam