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3rd Test, Kandy, July 11 - 14, 2007, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
131 & 176

Sri Lanka won by an innings and 193 runs

Player Of The Match
6/28 & 6/54
Player Of The Series
26 wkts
Bangladesh 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Bangladesh 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Bangladesh 1st Innings 
lbw b Malinga811122072.72
c de Silva b Muralidaran2977974037.66
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Maharoof1825443072.00
c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralidaran02929000.00
c †HAPW Jayawardene b de Silva2651733050.98
c DPMD Jayawardene b de Silva1740383042.50
not out 1146601023.91
c & b Muralidaran56141083.33
c & b Muralidaran56131083.33
c Dilshan b Muralidaran014000.00
c Silva b Muralidaran065000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 5, w 1)12
TOTAL48.5 Ov (RR: 2.68, 201 Mins)131
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Javed Omar, 2.5 ov), 2-50 (Habibul Bashar, 12.4 ov), 3-61 (Rajin Saleh, 21.4 ov), 4-64 (Shahriar Nafees, 25.6 ov), 5-98 (Tushar Imran, 35.2 ov), 6-111 (Mohammad Ashraful, 39.5 ov), 7-118 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 42.4 ov), 8-130 (Mohammad Rafique, 46.1 ov), 9-131 (Shahadat Hossain, 46.5 ov), 10-131 (Syed Rasel, 48.5 ov)
2.5 to Javed Omar, first blood to Malinga, short of a length on middle stump, straightens after pitching, Omar stays on the backfoot, trapped at the crease, the ball would have hit middle and leg. 10/1
35.2 to Tushar Imran, de Silva is rewarded for keeping it outside off, pitched up, moving away, Imran goes for the drive but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, the thick outside edge is pouched by Jayawardene at second slip. 98/5
39.5 to Mohammad Ashraful, Ashraful falls for the trap, de Silva pitches it on off stump on a good length, Ashraful goes for the cover drive and a thick outside edge is taken by Prasanna Jayawardene, no doubt about that one. 111/6
12.4 to Habibul Bashar, that just sliced him in half! Maharoof fired that one in on a good length on off stump, the ball jagged back in at a good pace, Bashar just withdrew his bat and the umpire was convinced that the ball nicked his glove en route to the keeper. 50/2
21.4 to Rajin Saleh, it's that doosra again, Muralitharan lands it on the right length outside off stump, Saleh gets forward to defend, the ball gets a thick outside edge and Jayawardene at slip takes it low, comfortably taken. 61/3
25.6 to Shahriar Nafees, Nafees gets frustrated, tossed up outside off stump, Nafees's left foot is rooted to the crease while his right foot was stretched across pointing towards mid-on, he tries to hoick it over mid-off, Sujeeva de Silva takes it with ease. 64/4
42.4 to Mashrafe Mortaza, that was worth driving miles to see! tossed up on off stump, Mortaza indide edges it onto the pads, scoops it back to Murali who runs to his left with his outstretched left arm, dives and takes it one handed. 118/7
46.1 to Mohammad Rafique, that was a give-away, on off stump, Rafique goes for a wild slog sweep against the turn, gets the top-edge and Murali takes the easiest of return catches. 130/8
46.5 to Shahadat Hossain, tossed up on off stump, Shahadat gets forward to defend, gets a thick inside edge onto his pads, easy take for forward short leg (Dilshan). 131/9
48.5 to Syed Rasel, the change of attack works, tossed up on off stump, Rasel gets forward to defend, another inside edge strikes the pad and is picked up by Chamara Silva at silly point. 131/10
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
b Syed Rasel43701147061.42
lbw b Syed Rasel1234701035.29
not out 22227739628080.14
c Mohammad Ashraful b Syed Rasel16521027315378.57
run out (Mohammad Ashraful)2535513071.42
not out 1724292070.83
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 8, w 2)16
TOTAL107 Ov (RR: 4.67, 467 Mins)500/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Upul Tharanga, 13.2 ov), 2-74 (Michael Vandort, 21.5 ov), 3-385 (Mahela Jayawardene, 87.2 ov), 4-445 (Chamara Silva, 98.4 ov)
13.2 to WU Tharanga, pitches on off stump and angles into Tharanga who gets on to the front foot and offers no shot, the ball hits the pad on the knee roll and that's an easy decision for umpire Shastri to make. 47/1
21.5 to MG Vandort, bowled him! Rasel pitches it on a good length outside the off stump, Vandort drives a little away from his body off the front foot leaving a gap between bat and pad, the ball cuts in through the bat-pad gap and grazes the top of the bail, it just about touched the bail but the impact was just enough to dislodge it. 74/2
87.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, caught! Would you believe it, finally Bangladesh get a wicket. Jayawardene tries to hit Rasel through the line over mid off, the ball hits the high part of the bat and spoons up to Ashraful who takes an easy catch at mid off, a wicket falls totally against the run of play. 385/3
Bangladesh 2nd Innings 
c Sangakkara b Malinga2256724039.28
c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralidaran641151619055.65
b Muralidaran1532492046.87
lbw b Muralidaran1948612039.58
c Tharanga b de Silva12027005.00
c DPMD Jayawardene b Malinga1741562041.46
c DPMD Jayawardene b de Silva036000.00
c sub (SM Warnapura) b Muralidaran824310033.33
not out 01129000.00
b Muralidaran515130033.33
c Maharoof b Muralidaran42210200.00
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 13, w 3)21
TOTAL59 Ov (RR: 2.98, 258 Mins)176
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Javed Omar, 15.6 ov), 2-98 (Habibul Bashar, 26.2 ov), 3-123 (Shahriar Nafees, 36.4 ov), 4-138 (Mohammad Ashraful, 42.5 ov), 5-138 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 43.4 ov), 6-142 (Rajin Saleh, 45.1 ov), 7-166 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 52.6 ov), 8-167 (Tushar Imran, 55.2 ov), 9-172 (Shahadat Hossain, 58.4 ov), 10-176 (Syed Rasel, 58.6 ov)
15.6 to Javed Omar, caught! Malinga bangs it in short on off stump, Omar is surprised by the bounce and is caught on the back foot, he fends at it awkwardly and edges it to Sangakkara at first slip who dives to his left and takes a tumbling catch. 47/1
55.2 to Tushar Imran, caught! Malinga aims for the yorker on middle and leg stump, he didn't quite find the right length but Imran tries to flick it through midwicket and hits it straight to Mahela Jayawardene who takes a sharp catch at head height at short midwicket. 167/8
43.4 to Mushfiqur Rahim, another one falls, de Silva bowls it full and a little wide outside the off stump, Mushfiqur reaches out for it and drives away from his body, the outside edge flies to Tharanga at point who takes a simple catch. 138/5
45.1 to Rajin Saleh, edged and gone! Another one bites the dust! Sujeewa keeps it in that corridor outside off stump, tempting him to drive and the batsman does just that, chasing it and edging low into Jayawardene's palms at second slip and walks off for a duck. 142/6
26.2 to Habibul Bashar, bowled him! Bashar charges down the pitch and tries to slog Murali over midwicket, he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and it keeps low as well, he misses the shot completely and gets bowled, Murali pickes up wicket number 695. 98/2
36.4 to Shahriar Nafees, quicker and flatter through the air, Nafees gets stuck on the crease when he should have played forward, the ball pitches on middle and spins sharply away from the left-hander, Nafees tries to defend but the outside edge flies to Jayawardene at first slip. 123/3
42.5 to Mohammad Ashraful, Murali gets number 697! Murali bowls it quicker on off stump, the ball fizzes off the pitch and spins back into Ashraful who is caught on the crease, the balls hits him a fraction above the knee roll and Rudi Koertzen slowly raises the finger. 138/4
52.6 to Mashrafe Mortaza, Murali has wicket number 698, he tosses it up to Mortaza who has been trying to smash it everywhere in this innings, he lofts it down the ground but hasn't got enough on it to clear the boundary, Warnapura takes a simple catch at long on. 166/7
58.4 to Shahadat Hossain, that's number 699! Murali tosses one up outside off stump, Shahadat tries to play the slog sweep but misses it completely, the balls spins sharply into the right-hander and rattles the stumps. 172/9
58.6 to Syed Rasel, that's wicket number 700 and that's the end of the Test match as well, Murali gives it some air on off and middle stump, Rasel tries to hit it down the ground but spoons it in the air towards Maharoof at mid off who runs to his right and takes the catch, the Sri Lankans mob Murali and the crowd cheer and cheer, what a champion the man is. 176/10
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Wed, 11 Jul - day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 72/4 (Mohammad Ashraful 4*, Tushar Imran 6*, 29 ov)
Thu, 12 Jul - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 30/0 (Michael Vandort 25*, Upul Tharanga 4*, 8.4 ov)
Fri, 13 Jul - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 500/4 (Kumar Sangakkara 222*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 17*, 107 ov)
Sat, 14 Jul - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 176 (59 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Bangladesh 2nd innings
  • Drinks: Bangladesh - 47/1 in 16.0 overs (Shahriar Nafees 21)
  • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 16.4 overs (105 balls), Extras 5
  • Shahriar Nafees: 50 off 71 balls (8 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (Shahriar Nafees 29, Habibul Bashar 15, Ex 6)
  • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 29.4 overs (188 balls), Extras 10
  • Rain: Bangladesh - 106/2 in 31.5 overs (Shahriar Nafees 57, Mohammad Ashraful 2)
  • Lunch: Bangladesh - 106/2 in 31.5 overs (Shahriar Nafees 57, Mohammad Ashraful 2)
  • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 47.2 overs (297 balls), Extras 18
  • Drinks: Bangladesh - 157/6 in 49.0 overs (Tushar Imran 13, Mashrafe Mortaza 5)
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 1839
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days11,12,13,14 July 2007 - day (5-day match)
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