Player of the Match
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    0.1 Gone! First ball duck for Omar, good length ball outside off, probing line straight away and Omar pokes tentatively, edge flies towards third slip and Karthik takes a simple knee-high catch. Super start for India. 0/1
    2.2 And another! It's just the third over and already Bangladesh are three down. This was a sensational ball, almost unplayable for Nafees. Full and on middle, swinging in a shade and holding its line after pitching, Nafees tries to play the forward defensive but is beaten all ends up. The ball finds a way through the bat and pad and crashes into the stumps 7/3
    1.4 Cracker of a delivery that produces another wicket. Short of a length on off and holding its line, bit of extra bounce as well and Bashar holds his back limply, beaten comprehensively and the ball takes a thin snick on it's way to Dhoni behind the stumps 5/2
    10.4 That's it, Kumble strikes in his very first over. Topspinner this time and it hurries on after pitching, he moves forward and lunges but the ball deflects off the bat and pad to pop up to Jaffer at short leg 40/5
    2.3 Sensational! Ashraful goes for a first ball duck. Full on off and jagging back in, Ashraful can't read that and he's struck flush on the pads. Huge appeal and that's plumb in front. Umpire Doctrove has no hesitation in giving that out 7/4
    16.2 gone! Zaheer starts off from where he left! good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and coming in with the angle. Hasan thrusts forward to defend and the ball thuds into the pad - looked like he was hit touch outside the line of the off stump but it was a confident appeal and umpire Doctrove had no hesitation in raising his finger 58/6
    25.5 that's the end of that! flipper does the trick - Sharif shapes forward to defend, thinking that it was the leg break and is done in for pace, the ball angles in and thuds into the pad. Umpire Harper took his time but in the end the decision was in favour of the bowler and rightly so 85/7
    37.2 all over! genuine leg-break, pitched in the channel outside the off stump and drifting away from the right-hander. Mashud goes back and across and drives hard, a faint edge is the by-product and Dhoni holds on well to difficult chance. 118/10
    28.2 Sharma strikes and that's his first Test wicket! off-cutter - pitched wide outside the off stump and cutting in with the angle, Mortaza stays back and drives it straight to Kumble at gully. As easy as it gets 93/8
    32.5 got'm! full and on the stumps, Rafique plays all over it - beaten by the extra pace and late swing there and the ball crashes into the middle stump. Nine down - just one more to go 110/9
    not out
    8 (lb 2, nb 6)
    118 all out (37.2 Overs, RR: 3.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Javed Omar, 0.1 ov), 2-5 (Habibul Bashar, 1.4 ov), 3-7 (Shahriar Nafees, 2.2 ov), 4-7 (Mohammad Ashraful, 2.3 ov), 5-40 (Rajin Saleh, 10.4 ov), 6-58 (Shakib Al Hasan, 16.2 ov), 7-85 (Mohammad Sharif, 25.5 ov), 8-93 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 28.2 ov), 9-110 (Mohammad Rafique, 32.5 ov), 10-118 (Khaled Mashud, 37.2 ov)
    Z Khan1013453.4002
    RP Singh922813.1100
    A Kumble9.233233.4200
    I Sharma711912.7104
    RR Powar21301.5000
    0.1 Harpered? fuller length delivery down the leg side, a gentle loosener. Javed Omar has a waft at it and the ball goes through to the keeper, not sure if he got a touch on it, the appeal is loud and confident and umpire Harper had no doubt that there was wood involved. Javed walks back shaking his head. 0/1
    3.5 RP joins the party! short of a good length delivery, pitched in line with the stumps and drifting down the leg side. Nafees stands his grounds and looks to run it down to fine leg but fails miserably, ball clips the edge and goes behind. Dhoni moves across to his right, dives full length and comes up with a brilliant catch. Bangladesh three down - India need just seven more to warp this up. 10/3
    2.5 Bashar departs. Short ball, angling across the right-hander. Bit of a surprise delivery and Bashar falls for it, it was a nothing pull to say the least and the ball lobs up straight to the Indian captain Rahul Dravid at midwicket. 10/2
    19.6 five down! tossed up delivery on the stumps, Saleh comes down the track and lofts it straight down the throat of Ganguly at deep midwicket 135/5
    12.6 Viv is still the king! on the middle and leg stump line, Ashraful goes for the drive but fails to keep it down. Tendulkar at midwicket dives forward and takes a good low catch. End of an entertaining innings from the young man - we are back to square one 91/4
    33.5 gone! bowled from round the stumps, tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, drifting in with the arm and turning across after hitting the deck. Hasan stays back and defends it with a straight bat, ball turns just enough to clip the outside edge and Dravid at first slip makes no mistake. Classic off-spinner's dismissal 150/6
    35.3 Mashud 'the departed'! well flighted delivery on the stumps, Mashud steps forward and hits it straight to Tendulkar at short midwicket. Wonder where the party is. 154/7
    57.3 there it is! tossed up on the stumps, Mortaza goes down on one knee and sweeps across the line, ball clips the top edge and balloons up behind the stumps on the leg side, Dhoni calls for it and safely pouches it - India win by and Innings and 239 runs 253/10
    50.3 and gone! fuller in length, Sharif is sucked forward in to the drive and is foxed by the googly, ball clips the inner half of the bat and pops back, Kumble dives forward and across and holds on well to the fairly hard chance 208/8
    53.4 fulltoss on the stumps, Rafique goes down on one knee and tries to paddle it down to fine leg but fails to make contact, Billy is convinced and up goes the finger. Bangladesh nine down 223/9
    not out
    13 (lb 1, nb 9, w 3)
    253 all out (f/o) (57.3 Overs, RR: 4.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Javed Omar, 0.1 ov), 2-10 (Habibul Bashar, 2.5 ov), 3-10 (Shahriar Nafees, 3.5 ov), 4-91 (Mohammad Ashraful, 12.6 ov), 5-135 (Rajin Saleh, 19.6 ov), 6-150 (Shakib Al Hasan, 33.5 ov), 7-154 (Khaled Mashud, 35.3 ov), 8-208 (Mohammad Sharif, 50.3 ov), 9-223 (Mohammad Rafique, 53.4 ov), 10-253 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 57.3 ov)
    Z Khan815426.7504
    RP Singh612814.6600
    I Sharma613005.0001
    A Kumble1517224.8004
    RR Powar1643332.0610
    SR Tendulkar6.313525.3800

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

25,26,27 May 2007 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 25 May - day 1 - India 1st innings 326/0 (R Dravid 88*, SR Tendulkar 9*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 26 May - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 58/5 (Shakib Al Hasan 30*, Mohammad Sharif 0*, 16 ov)
  • Sun, 27 May - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 253 (57.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

1st0Javed OmarShahriar Nafees
2nd10Habibul BasharShahriar Nafees
3rd0Rajin SalehShahriar Nafees
4th81Rajin SalehMohammad Ashraful
5th44Rajin SalehShakib Al Hasan
6th15Khaled MashudShakib Al Hasan
7th4Khaled MashudMashrafe Mortaza
8th54Mashrafe MortazaMohammad Sharif
9th15Mohammad RafiqueMashrafe Mortaza
10th30Mashrafe MortazaSyed Rasel