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    4.4 lbw! The ball was nearly identical to the previous one, it pitched outside off stump and angled into the left-hander, Tharanga moved across his stumps and tried to flick, he missed and the ball thudded into the pad in front of middle , it would have clipped leg stump 29/2
    3.2 caught! Shahadat pitches the ball full outside off stump and angles the ball away from the left-hander, Jayasuriya tries to play the cover drive away from his body but gets an edge through to Mushfiqur who takes an easy catch, the Bangladeshis are understandably delighted 27/1
    18.2 a soft dismissal, Razzak flights the ball outside off stump, Sangakkara doesn't use his feet and drives away from his body, he hits the ball with the bottom of the bat and spoons a comfortable catch to Tamim Iqbal at mid-off, Sangakkara was in good nick and he's given it away 61/4
    11.6 and Kapugedera's sluggish innings comes to an end as he gets half-forward and plays across the line, looking to flick a full delivery but chipping a simple chance to Mehrab Hossain jnr at mid-on 44/3
    39.1 Kulasekera tries to flick but misses, the ball hits the pad and Mubarak calls him through for a leg bye, Razzak sprints toward the ball, picks up and under-arms it back at the batsman's end, he hits the stumps with a direct hit and Mubarak is well short of his crease 191/9
    30.3 bowled him, and how? Dilshan tries to play a cheeky reverse pull to a quick delivery on off stump, he didn't have the room, missed completely, and the ball crashed into off stump, Mahmudullah picks up his maiden ODI wicket 139/5
    35.2 finally they've caught one, Jayawardene tries to play the slog-sweep to deep midwicket from outside off stump, he gets a top-edge that goes high in the air, Mushfiqur runs towards midwicket and safely takes the catch 171/6
    36.6 that's plumb, Razzak tosses the ball up on middle stump, it goes straight through after pitching, Maharoof tries to sweep and misses, he gets hit on the back foot in front of middle stump, simple decision for Asoka de Silva to make 179/7
    38.5 what a catch! Tamim takes a blinder on the boundary, Chandana lofts a full delivery on middle and leg stump towards long-on, Tamim is a fair distance inside the boundary, he runs back and once he realises the ball his flying over his head, he leaps backwards and catches the ball with one hand while at full stretch, outstanding catch, and after all the sitters Bangladesh have dropped today 191/8
    not out
    39.5 bowled him! Fernando tried to slog across the line, Razzak bowled it fast and straight and pegged middle stump back, Sri Lanka have been dismissed for 196 196/10
    15 (b 1, lb 8, nb 1, w 5)
    196 all out (39.5 Overs, RR: 4.92)
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 3.2 ov), 2-29 (Upul Tharanga, 4.4 ov), 3-44 (Chamara Kapugedera, 11.6 ov), 4-61 (Kumar Sangakkara, 18.2 ov), 5-139 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 30.3 ov), 6-171 (Mahela Jayawardene, 35.2 ov), 7-179 (Farveez Maharoof, 36.6 ov), 8-191 (Upul Chandana, 38.5 ov), 9-191 (Jehan Mubarak, 39.1 ov), 10-196 (Dilhara Fernando, 39.5 ov)
    Syed Rasel831812.25402000
    Shahadat Hossain502314.60193021
    Farhad Reza612814.66203010
    Abdur Razzak7.504736.00215010
    Shakib Al Hasan804315.37172010
    0.4 caught! Maharoof hits a good length around the off stump and seams the ball away from Omar off the pitch, Omar pushes away from his body on the back foot and edges the ball to Jayawardene at second slip who takes the catch at shoulder height 0/1
    30.3 he's holed out! Tamim charges down the track and tries to smash Jayasuriya over midwicket, he didn't get to the pitch of the ball and lofted a simple catch to Kapugedera who was at deep midwicket, Jayawardene's bowling change has paid off 129/6
    2.3 caught! Maharoof pitches on a good length outside off stump and seams the ball away from the right-hander, Mushfiqur drives loosely away from his body and gets an edge to Sangakkara who takes an easy catch, Bangladesh have made a terrible start 11/2
    11.4 lbw! Kulasekera pitches the ball outside off stump and angles it into Ashraful who moves across his stumps and tries to flick through midwicket, he gets hit on the pad in front of middle and leg but the angle might have taken the ball past leg stump, Rudi Koertzen didn't think so though 53/3
    14.3 caught! Fernando pitches the ball short of a length around off stump and angles it across the left hander, Shakib gets caught on the crease and fends away from his body, he gets a faint outside edge through to Sangakkara who takes another comfortable catch at chest height 63/4
    17.2 Sangakkara takes a blinder! Kulasekara bowls a short ball at Aftab who tries to hook but ends up getting a glove on to it, Sangakkara moves quickly towards his left and leaps backwards to take the catch with one hand 69/5
    34.3 Mahmudullah decides that he needs to find the boundary and so he charges Jayasuriya and lofts him high back over his head, Fernando runs towards the ball from long-on and Chandana sprints towards the catch from long-off, Chandana gets there quicker and tumbles to take a superb catch 151/8
    32.6 bowled him! Reza gives Jayasuriya the charge and ends up yorking himself, the ball beats the bat and hits leg stump, Jayasuriya bowled that flat and fast on leg stump, he has two in two overs 142/7
    34.4 Chandana takes the catch again! Razzak tries to hit Jayasuriya for six this time and ends of lofting a comfortable catch to Chandana at long-on, he didn't have to run or dive this time, it came straight to him 151/9
    37.1 bowled! That's the end of the series, Fernando fires in a yorker that's just too quick for Shahadat, he tries his best to defend but the ball gets past the bat and rattles off and middle stump 157/10
    not out
    27 (b 3, lb 1, nb 1, w 22)
    157 all out (37.1 Overs, RR: 4.22)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Javed Omar, 0.4 ov), 2-11 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 2.3 ov), 3-53 (Mohammad Ashraful, 11.4 ov), 4-63 (Shakib Al Hasan, 14.3 ov), 5-69 (Aftab Ahmed, 17.2 ov), 6-129 (Tamim Iqbal, 30.3 ov), 7-142 (Farhad Reza, 32.6 ov), 8-151 (Mahmudullah, 34.3 ov), 9-151 (Abdur Razzak, 34.4 ov), 10-157 (Shahadat Hossain, 37.1 ov)
    MF Maharoof804025.00313160
    CRD Fernando7.103524.88302061
    KMDN Kulasekara721722.42301010
    UDU Chandana702804.00210010
    TM Dilshan401904.75100000
    ST Jayasuriya401443.50120000

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

25 July 2007 (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo

    Match home for Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo, July 25, 2007

  • Cruising to a double whitewash

    Captain Mahela Jayawardene said that it was difficult to judge how much Bangladesh pushed Sri Lanka because of the quality of cricket his team played in both the Test and one-day international series

  • Sri Lanka complete series whitewash

    Bangladesh were left to rue five catches and three run-out opportunities as they allowed Sri Lanka to recover from 61 for 4 to 196 and then squandered a manageable run chase to go down 3-0 in Colombo

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0Javed OmarTamim Iqbal
2nd11Mushfiqur RahimTamim Iqbal
3rd42Mohammad AshrafulTamim Iqbal
4th10Shakib Al HasanTamim Iqbal
5th6Aftab AhmedTamim Iqbal
6th60MahmudullahTamim Iqbal
7th13MahmudullahFarhad Reza
8th9Abdur RazzakMahmudullah
9th0Abdur RazzakShahadat Hossain
10th6Syed RaselShahadat Hossain