result
1st Test, Dhaka, Dec 26 - 31 2008, Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh
293 & 405/6d
(126.2 ov, target 521)178 & 413
Sri Lanka won by 107 runs
player of the match
Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh

My heart goes out for Bangladesh. The way they chased was exemplary and worth travelling miles to watch. Each one of their top order batsmen did their job and still found themselves short. Commendable performance by Sri Lanka too, as they kept their nerve under pressure and pulled off the win. Am sure people would remember it for years to come

Shakib Al Hasan is the man of the match

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126.2
W
Prasad to Mahbubul, 2 runs, OUT

and thats tragic in the circumstances as Alam lets go of a booming drive and wants three runs. Unfortunately he slips and cant make it back in time to beat the throw at the keepers end and it's curtains for Bangladesh

Mahbubul Alam run out (Dilshan/†Jayawardene) 2 (18m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22
126.1
Prasad to Mahbubul, no run

outside the off stump, comes forward and defends

John has this gem" I remember Mcgrath and Gillespie involved in a hundred plus stand a few years back" Well, if it is a repeat here then Bangladesh have a win

end of over 126Wicket maiden
BDESH: 411/9CRR: 3.26 
Shahadat Hossain0 (3)
Mahbubul Alam0 (7)
Muttiah Muralitharan48-9-141-4
125.6
Murali to Shahadat, no run
125.5
Murali to Shahadat, no run

outside the off stump, Shahadat comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

125.4
Murali to Shahadat, no run

outside the off stump, Shahadat gets onto the back foot and defends it back onto the pitch

It's Drinks as Shahadat strides in

125.3
W
Murali to Mushfiqur, OUT

gone! Rahim wants to keep the runs flowing as he takes the front foot out of the way and plays a forceful shot on the leg side. Pity that he does not clear Dilshan, at midwicket but what an innings from the little "Baby"

Mushfiqur Rahim c Dilshan b Muralitharan 61 (156m 111b 7x4 0x6) SR: 54.95
125.2
Murali to Mushfiqur, no run

on the leg stump, Rahim pushes it to midwicket and refuses the single again

125.1
Murali to Mushfiqur, no run

on the leg stump, Rahim turns it to fine leg and refuses a single. Wonder how long he can do it

end of over 1251 run
BDESH: 411/8CRR: 3.28 
Mahbubul Alam0 (7)
Mushfiqur Rahim61 (108)
Chaminda Vaas25-5-74-1
124.6
Vaas to Mahbubul, no run

on the middle stump, Alam pushes it to midwicket and wants a single but Rahim refuses it

124.5
Vaas to Mahbubul, no run

same line and same result

124.4
Vaas to Mahbubul, no run

outside the off stump and moving away from him again. Left alone by Alam again

124.3
Vaas to Mahbubul, no run

outside the off stump and moving away, left alone by Alam

124.2
1
Vaas to Mushfiqur, 1 run

on the leg stump, Rahim turns it to square leg for a single

124.1
Vaas to Mushfiqur, no run

outside the off stump and moving away a touch. Rahim covers the line of the delivery and lets it go

Vaas is back into the attack now