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335dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Tharanga ton seals Sri Lanka's win

Led by a fluent century by Upul Tharanga, Sri Lanka started their Champions Trophy campaign in fine style beating Bangladesh by 37 runs in the first qualifying match at Mohali

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
WU Tharanga
105(129) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 40 runs
  • 6x4 - 1x6
11 9 10 10 11 11 22 21
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
67(107) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
5 8 10 5 8 10 7 14

Best performances - Bowlers

MF Maharoof
O7
M0
R47
W3
Eco6.71
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WPUJC Vaas
O10
M2
R46
W2
Eco4.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

7 October 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sri Lanka 2, Bangladesh 0

END OF OVER:
50 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 265/9 (38 runs required, RR: 5.30)

  • Syed Rasel1 (2b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan67 (107b)
  • Farveez Maharoof7-0-47-3
  • Chaminda Vaas10-2-46-2

So, after Sri Lanka racked up 302, thanks to a fine fifth ODI hundred from Upul Tharanga, Bangladesh were always going to be under the gun. It was heartening to see that they didn't give in easily, though. They lost some early wickets, then Aftab Ahmed took the attack back to them but couldnt curb his enthusiasm. Saqibul Hasan hung around for a maiden ODI fifty, an unbeaten 67, but he was sluggish and couldnt really for the pace. In the end, Sri Lanka's spinners and medium pacers did a good job to restrict Bangladesh to 265.

Do check out S Rajesh's spiffing bulletin for an in-depth account of today's proceedings.

That's all we have for you this evening. I hope you've enjoyed our coverage of this match, the first of the 2006 Champions Trophy. Do join us tomorrow, Sunday, for the match between West Indies and Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad from 9.00 GMT (2.00pm IST). It will be myself, Jamie Alter, and Sriram Veera, to take you through the action. It's been a pleasure. Cheers, and good night!

49.6
1
Maharoof to Syed Rasel, 1 run, yorker again, on middle and leg, Rasel works it to midwicket for one, Sri Lanka end up victors by 37 runs, a good win for them in the opening qualifying match

one ball to go....

49.5
0
Maharoof to Syed Rasel, no run, strives for that yorker, not done too well, a low full toss outside off that Rasel fails to get a bat on

Last man, Syed Rasel, comes in

49.4
W
Maharoof to Abdur Razzak, OUT, leg stump is flattened this time! Fires one in on leg, a yorker again, Razzak once more gets cheeky and walks across his stumps, fails to make contact this tump and Maharoof cleans up his leg stump, one wicket to go now!

Abdur Razzak b Maharoof 21 (20m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

49.3
2
Maharoof to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, slower ball, not as full either, Razzak goes for some sort of dandy swipe in the air down to long-on, ball falls short though

41 from 4...

49.2
4
Maharoof to Abdur Razzak, FOUR runs, superb shot! Full in the zone again, he takes it on the full and smokes that dead straight down the ground with some power, four runs
49.1
1
Maharoof to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full in the zone, dug out back to the bowler who threatens to have a throw back, doesnt gather it as he does so

46 runs needed...its going to be Maharoof to do duty

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
22Mohammad AshrafulShahriar Nafees
33Mohammad AshrafulAftab Ahmed
23Aftab AhmedShakib Al Hasan
0Habibul BasharShakib Al Hasan
63Shakib Al HasanFarhad Reza
14Khaled MashudShakib Al Hasan
22Mohammad RafiqueShakib Al Hasan
49Mashrafe MortazaShakib Al Hasan
38Abdur RazzakShakib Al Hasan
1Syed RaselShakib Al Hasan

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS32140.529
WI32140.009
INDIA31220.482
ENG3122-1.044
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA32140.767
NZ32140.572
SL3122-0.195
PAK3122-1.107
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33062.672
WI32140.404
BDESH31220.019
ZIM3030-2.927