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July 3, 2007, 03:05 PM
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1.4 Malinga to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, That's a ripper from Malinga, 140kph, full and swinging from middle to leg, Nafees gets his front foot too far across and can't make allowance for the exxagerated swing. Huge appeal as the ball strikes the pad and Asad Rauf has no hesitation. That was probably clipping leg stump. Malinga strikes in his first over.
Shahriar Nafees lbw b Malinga 0 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 3/1 Javed Omar 2* (6b) SL Malinga 0.4-0-2-1
7.3 Malinga to Javed Omar, OUT, That's a jaffa! Full and swinging away just a bit, Omar half-cock - not fully forward or back - and fishes at it tentatively. The speedy delivery kisses the outside edge and whizzes to Prasanna Jayawardene behind the stumps. Malinga running red hot after the dismissal. Omar has to go
Javed Omar c wicket-keeperHAPW Jayawardene b Malinga 8 (36m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.78

Bangladesh 14/2 Rajin Saleh 3* (20b) SL Malinga 3.3-0-10-2
9.3 Malinga to Habibul Bashar, OUT, Got 'em! Good length from Malinga, speedy and moving slightly away, Bashar goes for the drive towards the covers but can only manage the edge that flies to Mahela Jayawardene at second slip. Comfortable catch for the skipper and Bangladesh on a serious wobble. Malinga on fire
Habibul Bashar c DPMD Jayawardene b Malinga 5 (10m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Bangladesh 22/3 Rajin Saleh 5* (27b) SL Malinga 4.3-0-15-3
9.6 Malinga to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Gone. What a catch at short leg! Malinga fires it on the pads, Ashraful flicks it from the meat of the bat but Malinda Warnapura, at short leg, shows amazing reflex, lunging to his left and pulling off an instinctive blinder. What a catch! Malinga can do nothing wrong here.
Mohammad Ashraful c Warnapura b Malinga 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 22/4 Rajin Saleh 5* (27b) SL Malinga 5-0-15-4
14.5 Fernando to Mehrab Hossain jnr, OUT, cleaned him up! That's the end of Mehrab's first innings in Test cricket. Full ball this time and he's caught in two minds. No feel movement there and the ball strikes the inside edge and rattles the stumps. He was impressive on his Test debut but couldn't last long enough
Mehrab Hossain jnr b Fernando 6 (24m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Bangladesh 33/5 Rajin Saleh 10* (41b) CRD Fernando 2.5-1-9-1
17.6 Muralitharan to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, That's why Murali's the master. Two fours but the doosra followed and teased him out. Rahim expected the offbreak and poked defensively but the doosra kissed the outside edge and was well pouched by Prasanna Jayawardene behind the stumps. Another promising start is cut short. Murali strikes in his second over
Mushfiqur Rahim c wicket-keeperHAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 9 (14m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Bangladesh 45/6 Rajin Saleh 12* (51b) M Muralitharan 2-0-9-1
18.3 Fernando to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, As easy as it gets. Full, cutting in late, Mortaza pushes without a clue and the ball deviates off the outside edge. It goes low to second slip, where Mahela Jayawardene picks off a relatively straight-forward catch.
Mashrafe Mortaza c DPMD Jayawardene b Fernando 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bangladesh 48/7 Rajin Saleh 15* (52b) CRD Fernando 4.3-1-15-2
19.6 Muralitharan to Mohammad Rafique, OUT, That's a dolly! Offbreak turning from leg to middle, Rafique takes a mighty swipe at it but picks out the fielder at deep square leg. Vaas waiting there and snaps up the simplest of catches. Poor stroke considering the field setting
Mohammad Rafique c Vaas b Muralitharan 2 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Bangladesh 51/8 Rajin Saleh 16* (53b) M Muralitharan 3-0-12-2
23.4 Muralitharan to Rajin Saleh, OUT, Another doosra and yet another wicket. No.9 now. Tossed up outside off, turning away, Saleh angles his bat towards gully and present the simplest of edges to Mahela Jayawardene at first slip. Saleh goes for a gritty 21. Bangladesh in line to be bowled out before lunch on the first day of a Test
Rajin Saleh c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralitharan 21 (107m 62b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.87

Bangladesh 59/9 Mohammad Sharif 3* (13b) M Muralitharan 4.4-0-14-3
25.2 Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, And that is that. Doosra comes out and Shahadat plays for the offbreak. Misses it completely and the ball rattles the stumps. Bangladesh cleaned up for 62, the lowest total on Sri Lankan soil.
Shahadat Hossain b Muralitharan 1 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Bangladesh 62/10 Mohammad Sharif 4* (17b) M Muralitharan 5.2-1-14-4

July 3, 2007, 03:07 PM
Bowling with vigour and venom, Malinga didn't take too long to strike, trapping Shahriar Nafees plumb in front with a late in-swinger in his first over. Sensing that the batsmen were circumspect against the exaggerated bounce and swing, Malinga varied his length intelligently. Javed Omar was drawn forward to a delivery that just moved away after pitching while Habibul Bashar, under fire of late for his poor batting form, hardly looked a picture of confidence as he edged a good length delivery to second slip, attempting a drive through the covers.

It soon became 22 for 4 after captain Mohammad Ashraful could do nothing to rectify the mess. Warnapura's brilliant reflexes at forward short-leg ended his three-ball stint at the crease. Mehrab Hossain jnr, the debutant, could do very little to support Rajin Saleh, the only player who managed to defy the attack. Dilhara Fernando, who replaced a lackluster Chaminda Vaas, caught Hossain at the crease, getting a wicket off a thick inside edge and the opposition had lost half their side for 33.

Mushfiqur Rahim, in the side for Khaled Mashud, was the first victim of a series of doosras bowled by Muralitharan, as Prasanna Jayawardene snapped up a thick edge. The wickets kept tumbling; Mortaza gave Mahela Jayawardene his third catch of the morning and Mohammad Rafique fell victim to some intelligent field placing by Mahela, caught at deep square-leg by Vaas, attempting a slog sweep. Saleh, the only player who managed double figures, succumbed to Muralitharan, and two balls after lunch, Bangladesh were bundled out for their lowest ever Test score. Muralitharan finished with figures of 4 for 14, complementing Malinga's opening burst of 4 for 25.
source: cricinfo

July 3, 2007, 03:13 PM
the pain it burrrrrrrrrrrrns.

July 3, 2007, 03:29 PM
Do you really love rubbing Acid on wounds that has already been washed with salts?

July 3, 2007, 03:39 PM
just to recap the horrible display of our incorrigible batsmen. I am not a masochist though
Do you really love rubbing Acid on wounds that has already been washed with salts?

July 3, 2007, 03:39 PM
Chilla Kaitta Lobon Lagai Dilen.

I thank you.

July 3, 2007, 03:41 PM
Mohammad sharif 4 not out, maybe he could have extended that score to a higher one but of course every1 was out.

July 3, 2007, 03:42 PM
according to ash they bowled 10 good balls in quick succession... and hence we got all out in 62...

so that means our batter can't stop the bad balls hey?

July 3, 2007, 05:20 PM
according to ash they bowled 10 good balls in quick succession... and hence we got all out in 62...

so that means our batter can't stop the bad balls hey?

Have you noticed how quickly Ash is learning on the job ? I mean what to say to the press. Don't worry he will get even more practice.

In the first test, the 1st wicket put on 28, followed by 61. This time all of them scored 62 on a pretty good wicket.