Result
1st Test, Dhaka, Dec 26-31 2008, Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh
293 & 405/6d
(126.2 ov, target 521)
178 & 413
Sri Lanka won by 107 runs
Player Of The Match
Bangladesh
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka293(89.4 overs)1st Innings
Bangladesh178(60 overs)1st Innings
Sri Lanka405/6d(108 overs)2nd Innings
Bangladesh413(126.2 overs)2nd Innings
end of over 1272 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 413/10CRR: 3.26 
Dhammika Prasad25.2-5-105-3

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
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 126Wicket maiden
BDESH: 411/9CRR: 3.26 
Shahadat Hossain0 (3)
Mahbubul Alam0 (7)
Muttiah Muralitharan48-9-141-4
125.6
Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run
125.5
Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run
outside the off stump, Shahadat comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch
125.4
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
Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
on the leg stump, Rahim pushes it to midwicket and refuses the single again
125.1
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 1251 runs
BDESH: 411/8CRR: 3.28 
Mahbubul Alam0 (7)
Mushfiqur Rahim61 (108)
Chaminda Vaas25-5-74-1
124.6
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
Vaas to Mahbubul Alam, no run
same line and same result
124.4
Vaas to Mahbubul Alam, no run
outside the off stump and moving away from him again. Left alone by Alam again
124.3
Vaas to Mahbubul Alam, no run
outside the off stump and moving away, left alone by Alam
124.2
1
Vaas to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
on the leg stump, Rahim turns it to square leg for a single
124.1
Vaas to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
outside the off stump and moving away a touch. Rahim covers the line of the delivery and lets it go

Vaas is back into the attack now

end of over 1241 runs
BDESH: 410/8CRR: 3.3 
Mushfiqur Rahim60 (106)
Mahbubul Alam0 (3)
Muttiah Muralitharan47-8-141-3
123.6
1
Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
on the leg stump again, Rahim turns it to square leg and runs across for a single
123.5
Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
on the leg stump, turns it to square leg
123.4
Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
outside the off stump, Rahim gets onto the back foot and defends it to the off side
123.3
Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
fuller delivery outside the off stump, Rahim steers it to third man and does not take a single
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Shakib Al Hasan
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1903
Season2008/09
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days26,27,28,30,31 December 2008 (5-day match)
Umpires
Steve Bucknor
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
Enamul Haque
Reserve Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe