1st Test, Colombo (SSC), June 25 - 28, 2007, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
89 & 254

Sri Lanka won by an innings and 234 runs

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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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Murali to Shahadat, 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 †Jayawardene b Muralidaran 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 8m) SR: 33.33
end of over 872 runs • 2 wickets
BAN: 254/9CRR: 2.91 
Abdur Razzak0 (2b)
Shahadat Hossain1 (2b)
Lasith Malinga 17-2-80-4
Muthiah Muralidaran 36-12-87-3
Malinga to Razzak, no run

Malinga delivers another full toss on off stump, defended back to the bowler

Malinga to Razzak, (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.

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 (2b 0x4 0x6 8m) SR: 0
Malinga to Shahadat, 1 run

another yorker, Shahadat jams his bat down on it and plays it over forward short leg

Malinga to Shahadat, 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?

Sri Lanka are wrapping this up in a jiffy.

Malinga to Shakib, OUT

another one falls, Malinga bowls it just short of a length outside the off stump, it bounces higher that Shakib expected, he went on the back foot and played a punch in the air towards Warnapura at short cover, his feet were in no position to play the shot and he was early on the shot because the ball stopped on him

Shakib Al Hasan c Warnapura b Malinga 8 (16b 1x4 0x6 38m) SR: 50
Malinga to Shakib, no run

Malinga begins the over with a slower ball on middle and off stump, Shakib leans forward and drives back to the bowler

end of over 868 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 252/7CRR: 2.93 
Mohammad Rafique0 (1b)
Shakib Al Hasan8 (14b 1x4)
Muthiah Muralidaran 36-12-87-3
Lasith Malinga 16-2-78-2
Murali to Mohammad Rafique, 2 leg byes

Murali pitches it outside Rafique's leg stump, the ball spins towards Rafique, hits the outside of the front pad and runs down to fine leg

Mohammad Rafique comes in at No 9.

Sri Lanka close in on victory.

Murali to Mortaza, OUT

that was plumb! Murali pitches the doosra on middle and leg stump, Mortaza gets half a stride in and plays for the offspin, the ball turns across him and hits him plumb in front of middle stump

Mashrafe Mortaza lbw b Muralidaran 9 (9b 2x4 0x6 8m) SR: 100
Murali to Mortaza, FOUR runs

this time Mortaza connects with the sweep and hits it out of the middle of the bat to the deep square leg fence

Murali to Mortaza, no run

Mortaza lunges forward and gts hit on the pad

Murali to Mortaza, 2 byes

Murali drifts past leg stump again, Mortaza tries to sweep but misses it again and the batsmen run byes to third man

Murali to Mortaza, no run

flighted delivery on middle stump, Mortaza moves across and tries to flick but gets beaten

end of over 856 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 244/6CRR: 2.87 
Shakib Al Hasan8 (14b 1x4)
Mashrafe Mortaza5 (4b 1x4)
Lasith Malinga 16-2-78-2
Muthiah Muralidaran 35-12-83-2
Malinga to Shakib, no run

the slower ball at 111 kmh outside Shakib's off stump, he moves on to the front foot and lets it go

Malinga to Shakib, (no ball)

Malinga oversteps while attempting the bouncer

Malinga to Mortaza, 1 run

overpitched ball outside the off stump, Mortaza reaches out for it and plays it uppishly towards Vandort at gully

Malinga to Mortaza, no run

134 kmh on a good length on off stump, Mortaza gets behind the line and defends on the back foot

Malinga to Mortaza, no run

good length ball outside the off stump, left alone by Mortaza

Malinga to Mortaza, FOUR runs

Malinga attempts to greet Mortaza with a yorker but fires it on to the leg stump, Mortaza flicks it off his pads down to fine leg for four

Mashrafe Mortaza is the new batsman.

Malinga to Khaled Mashud, OUT

bowled him! Malinga hits the spot with the yorker, it swings in to Mashud and he's very late in getting his bat down it time, the ball goes between bat and pad and crashed into off and middle

Khaled Mashud b Malinga 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 14m) SR: 14.28

Malinga to continue with the old ball.

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