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
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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Malinga delivers another full toss on off stump, defended back to the bowler
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.
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
another yorker, Shahadat jams his bat down on it and plays it over forward short leg
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.
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
Malinga begins the over with a slower ball on middle and off stump, Shakib leans forward and drives back to the bowler
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.
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
this time Mortaza connects with the sweep and hits it out of the middle of the bat to the deep square leg fence
Mortaza lunges forward and gts hit on the pad
Murali drifts past leg stump again, Mortaza tries to sweep but misses it again and the batsmen run byes to third man
flighted delivery on middle stump, Mortaza moves across and tries to flick but gets beaten
the slower ball at 111 kmh outside Shakib's off stump, he moves on to the front foot and lets it go
Malinga oversteps while attempting the bouncer
overpitched ball outside the off stump, Mortaza reaches out for it and plays it uppishly towards Vandort at gully
134 kmh on a good length on off stump, Mortaza gets behind the line and defends on the back foot
good length ball outside the off stump, left alone by Mortaza
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.
|Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||Test no. 1837|
|Hours of play (local time)||10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm|
|Match days||25,26,27,28 June 2007 - day (5-day match)|
Murali and the Bangladesh factor
Bangladesh botch up their Test act again
|Shakib Al Hasan||caught||8||16|
|Abdur Razzak||not out||0||2|
|Extras||(b 2, lb 10, nb 17, w 1)|
|Total||254(10 wkts; 87.1 ovs)|