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Ahmed_B
March 1, 2006, 01:00 PM
"...But Bangladesh badly missed Mashrafe Mortaza, their lone strike bowler with real teeth in top-flight cricket. He has been rested because of concerns about his fitness as he feels his way back from injury. Rasel was probing as he swung the ball both ways - once coming within a whisker of trapping Upul Tharanga with an indipper that was padded away - but his partner, Hossain, presented too many scoring opportunities and Sri Lanka soon settled down..."

"....On the whole, going by the evidence of two hard-fought days, the Sri Lankans are still far from safe. On the contrary, having been gifted Maharoof's wicket just before the close, courtesy of a rare loss of concentration and a lazy waft that sent the ball cannoning onto his stumps, Bangladesh will start day three with an eye on Sri Lanka's long tail - the trio of Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga is hardly frightening.

It will be crucial for Sri Lanka to eke out as many runs as possible during the third morning for chasing even a small total could be difficult. The whole of Chittagong would descend if they sniffed a Test victory and by day four and five the pitch, although slow, could be turning square. The Test could well be heading for an enthralling finish."


Source: CI Bulletin (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/bdeshvsl/content/current/story/239078.html)

nayef
March 1, 2006, 02:00 PM
all depends on how BD does in the second innings... two good innings in a row hasn't been the norm for us yet.

Fortuner
March 1, 2006, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by lance_klusner
Bangladesh will have more advantage in batting in the 2nd innings then Sri Lanka coz when they gonna bat the pitch will be turning more...

Inshallah BD gonna make the Srilankans out below 350 tom and bat the whole day tom atleast making 250plus for 4-5wkts and on 4th day...bat half day ...and reach 350 plus totally atleast and then...tight bowling can make us win the match...

I noe i am being too optimistic or too excited but i hope it happens like this...Inshallah!!!

oracle
March 1, 2006, 02:03 PM
Wickets will fall tommorow. Question is whose and when?

Fortuner
March 1, 2006, 02:19 PM
Bangladesh should make only Rasel bowl 5-6 overs and Shahadat jst 2-3 overs then..strt wid Rafique and Enam and keep going unless we make them all out....

AsifTheManRahman
March 1, 2006, 02:21 PM
would be nice if we could make use of the early morning conditions tomorrow. a wicket or two in the morning and the Lankans can say good-bye to any hopes of bulding up a healthy lead. has the new ball been taken yet?

cricman
March 1, 2006, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
would be nice if we could make use of the early morning conditions tomorrow. a wicket or two in the morning and the Lankans can say good-bye to any hopes of bulding up a healthy lead. has the new ball been taken yet?

they took it and got mahroof