236dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Murali and Malinga wrap up innings win

Srl Lanka took the last five Bangladesh wickets in just 30 minutes on the fourth morning to sweep to victory by an innings and 234 runs

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
DPMD Jayawardene
127(159) 18x4 - 1x6
Control %97%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 32 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
4 9 22 26 19 16 6 25
HAPW Jayawardene
120(191) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 27 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
4 10 15 17 12 7 22 33

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O7.3
M3
R15
W5
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
SL Malinga
O17
M2
R80
W4
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm

Match days

25,26,27,28 June 2007 (5-day match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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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87.1
W
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:
87 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | BDESH: 254/9

  • Abdur Razzak0 (2b)
  • Shahadat Hossain1 (2b)
  • Lasith Malinga17-2-80-4
  • Muttiah Muralitharan36-12-87-3
86.6
0
Malinga to Abdur Razzak, no run, Malinga delivers another full toss on off stump, defended back to the bowler
86.6
1nb
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.

86.5
W
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

86.4
1
Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, another yorker, Shahadat jams his bat down on it and plays it over forward short leg
86.3
0
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?

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st86Javed OmarShahriar Nafees
2nd40Javed OmarRajin Saleh
3rd34Habibul BasharRajin Saleh
4th67Rajin SalehMohammad Ashraful
5th4Mohammad AshrafulShakib Al Hasan
6th7Khaled MashudShakib Al Hasan
7th12Mashrafe MortazaShakib Al Hasan
8th2Mohammad RafiqueShakib Al Hasan
9th1Mohammad RafiqueShahadat Hossain
10th1Abdur RazzakShahadat Hossain