1st Test, Colombo (SSC), Jun 25-28 2007, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
(87.1 ov)
89 & 254
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 234 runs
Player Of The Match
BDESH 2nd Innings
Full commentary

Five wickets have fallen in just about 30 minutes this morning. Malinga and Murali were simply too much for the tailenders to handle. Sri Lanka win by an innings and 234 runs.

Muttiah Muralitharan is the Man of the Match for his haul of 9 for 102. No surprises there for it was his spell in the first innings that won the game for Sri Lanka. He's 26 away from Shane Warne's record for most Test wickets.

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Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, OUT
that's the end of the Test! Murali bowls the big-spinning offbreak outside off stump, Shahadat lunges forward at it and drags his back leg outside the crease, the ball spins between bat and pad to Prasanna Jayawardene who whips of the bails and heads towards the dressing-room
Shahadat Hossain st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 1 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
end of over 872 runs • 2 wicket
BDESH: 254/9CRR: 2.91 
Abdur Razzak0 (2)
Shahadat Hossain1 (2)
Lasith Malinga17-2-80-4
Muttiah Muralitharan36-12-87-3
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, no run
Malinga delivers another full toss on off stump, defended back to the bowler
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, 1 no ball
Malinga oversteps in his attempt to find the blockhole, Razzak defends the full toss towards cover

Razzak is the last man.

Just one more to get for the Sri Lankans.

Malinga to Mohammad Rafique, OUT
bowled him, Malinga beats Rafique all ends up with the slower yorker, that dipped sharply and Rafique had left all stumps exposed and lost middle stump
Mohammad Rafique b Malinga 0 (8m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run
another yorker, Shahadat jams his bat down on it and plays it over forward short leg
Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run
yes he does, full, fast and swinging into Shahadat who gets hit on the pad, Malinga stifles his appeal, the ball was slipping down leg side

Shahadat Hossain is the next man in. Will Malinga give him the yorker?

Sri Lanka are wrapping this up in a jiffy.

Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT
another one falls, Malinga bowls it just short of a length outside the off stump, it bounces higher that Shakib expected, he went on the back foot and played a punch in the air towards Warnapura at short cover, his feet were in no position to play the shot and he was early on the shot because the ball stopped on him
Shakib Al Hasan c Warnapura b Malinga 8 (38m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run
Malinga begins the over with a slower ball on middle and off stump, Shakib leans forward and drives back to the bowler
end of over 868 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 252/7CRR: 2.93 
Mohammad Rafique0 (1)
Shakib Al Hasan8 (14)
Muttiah Muralitharan36-12-87-3
Lasith Malinga16-2-78-2
Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, 2 leg byes
Murali pitches it outside Rafique's leg stump, the ball spins towards Rafique, hits the outside of the front pad and runs down to fine leg

Mohammad Rafique comes in at No 9.

Sri Lanka close in on victory.

Muralitharan to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT
that was plumb! Murali pitches the doosra on middle and leg stump, Mortaza gets half a stride in and plays for the offspin, the ball turns across him and hits him plumb in front of middle stump
Mashrafe Mortaza lbw b Muralitharan 9 (8m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Muralitharan to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs
this time Mortaza connects with the sweep and hits it out of the middle of the bat to the deep square leg fence
Muralitharan to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
Mortaza lunges forward and gts hit on the pad
Muralitharan to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 byes
Murali drifts past leg stump again, Mortaza tries to sweep but misses it again and the batsmen run byes to third man
Muralitharan to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
flighted delivery on middle stump, Mortaza moves across and tries to flick but gets beaten
end of over 856 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 244/6CRR: 2.87 
Shakib Al Hasan8 (14)
Mashrafe Mortaza5 (4)
Lasith Malinga16-2-78-2
Muttiah Muralitharan35-12-83-2
Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run
the slower ball at 111 kmh outside Shakib's off stump, he moves on to the front foot and lets it go
Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 no ball
Malinga oversteps while attempting the bouncer