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    14.2 Tamim tries to repeat the shot off the previous ball and pays the penalty, he makes room, gives him the charge and tries to mow him over the on side but the ball clips the toe edge of the bat and Sangakkara takes his second brilliant catch of the morning, he flings to his left and takes it one handed in front of slip 42/4
    2.3 this time Sangakkara hangs on and shows brilliant reflexes, Junaid pokes forward at a delivery which shapes away from him and gets a thick outside edge, Sangakkara flings himself to his left and takes it one-handed in front of first slip, one for the album 8/1
    4.5 and Mushfiqur's miserable tri-series continues, he prods forward to defend but the ball comes back in from outside off, he manages a thick inside edge which cannons on to his off and middle stumps 12/2
    11.5 Maharoof gets his reward after squaring up the batsman just a couple of balls before, he pitches it on a good length and gets it to shape away from the offstump, Ashraful hangs his bat out to steer it away but only succeeds it getting a thick edge to Sangakkara 34/3
    18.5 and Bangladesh slide further, Thushara gets it to curve in through the air, Shakib shapes to slash it square of the wicket and plays away from the body, he gets a thick edge to Sangakkara, he tried the same shot a couple of balls earlier 54/5
    not out
    32.2 fires it flat and quick from round the wicket and the ball really skid through, he's cramped for room to defend it away and a thick inside edge rolls on to the stumps 98/6
    47.4 decides to give him the charge but this time he fails to check his stroke and ends up chipping it tamely to mid-off, he didn't get the elevation either, that ends Naeem's stubborn resistance, he dives to his right and takes it neatly 151/7
    47.6 pitches it up on middle and leg, Mortaza helps himself to a slog sweep but he fails to clear deep square leg, it goes down Kapugedera's throat 151/8
    48.2 fires that quicker through the air, he gets down to heave him across the line too early and the ball turns and hits his thigh plumb in front, Enamul Haque gives him out 151/9
    49.4 flights it on middle and off, he slogs him across the line but fails to get the desired elevation, he finds Kapugedera at deep square-leg 152/10
    17 (b 4, lb 2, nb 1, w 10)
    152 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 3.06)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Junaid Siddique, 2.3 ov), 2-12 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 4.5 ov), 3-34 (Mohammad Ashraful, 11.5 ov), 4-42 (Tamim Iqbal, 14.2 ov), 5-54 (Shakib Al Hasan, 18.5 ov), 6-98 (Mahmudullah, 32.2 ov), 7-151 (Naeem Islam, 47.4 ov), 8-151 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 47.6 ov), 9-151 (Nazmul Hossain, 48.2 ov), 10-152 (Rubel Hossain, 49.4 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara811932.37403011
    T Thushara722012.85313000
    MF Maharoof803314.12354130
    BAW Mendis9.402432.48401010
    M Muralitharan1013323.30413050
    ST Jayasuriya711702.42260000
    5.1 Tharanga loses his patience and gives it all away, Nazmul sprays it wide outside off and tempts the batsman to have a wild swing at it, he stays rooted to the crease and gets a thick outside edge to the keeper, the crowd has gone wild and why not 4/2
    0.1 what a start! He taps it softly towards extra cover and there;s plenty of hesitation in the running, Jayasuriya starts then he's sent back and Shakib flings himself to his left, gathers the ball and hits the target, the batsman was nowhere in the picture 0/1
    43.1 it's THAT man Shakib again! Sangakkara shapes to work him through the on side but plays too early, the leading edge nearly clears the bowler but Shakib leaps up and takes it with his right hand 114/7
    5.3 Mahela's nightmare continues, Nazmul hits a good length outsiede off and gets it to shape away late, a very circumspect Jaywardene pokes at it very lazily and the outside edge flies to Mushfiqur who flings himself to his right and takes it brilliantly 4/3
    6.2 it's 5 for 4 and Mortaza is ecstatic! He pitches it up outside off and gets it to move away, Kapugedera is drawn forward and he ends up tamely edging it to Junaid second slip, Sri Lanka are wobbling and they desperately need some damage control 5/4
    7.6 he hits the timber and noise across the stadium is deafening, Nazmul lands it on a good length just a shade outside off, Thushara shapes to push at it but it is a half-hearted shot and he manages a thick inside edge onto his stumps 6/5
    22.2 suicidal single and Mubarak pays the price, he taps it with soft hands to mid-off and sets off for a very risky run, Naeem Islam gathers the ball and finds Mubarak well short of his ground with a direct hit 51/6
    not out
    43.3 that's a double strike! Shakib lands it just outside off and Kulasekara shapes to cut, he plays a loose drive without moving his feet and the inside edge trickles on to the stumps 114/8
    not out
    3 (lb 2, w 1)
    153/8 (48.1 Overs, RR: 3.17)
    Did not bat: BAW Mendis
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 0.1 ov), 2-4 (Upul Tharanga, 5.1 ov), 3-4 (Mahela Jayawardene, 5.3 ov), 4-5 (Chamara Kapugedera, 6.2 ov), 5-6 (Thilan Thushara, 7.6 ov), 6-51 (Jehan Mubarak, 22.2 ov), 7-114 (Kumar Sangakkara, 43.1 ov), 8-114 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 43.3 ov)
    Mashrafe Mortaza1011811.80450010
    Nazmul Hossain1033033.00454000
    Shakib Al Hasan1022222.20470100
    Rubel Hossain925205.77347200
    Naeem Islam9.122903.16341100

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 2008/09 Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30 Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45

Match days

16 January 2009 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd4KC SangakkaraWU Tharanga
3rd0DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th1KC SangakkaraCK Kapugedera
5th1KC SangakkaraT Thushara
6th45J MubarakKC Sangakkara
7th63KC SangakkaraMF Maharoof
8th0MF MaharoofKMDN Kulasekara
9th39M MuralitharanMF Maharoof