Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2007 Cricket Series
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Third ODI at Colombo
BAN vs SL 3rd ODI: Jayasuriya stars in Sri Lanka's series win
July 26, 2007Veteran Sanath Jayasuriya grabbed four wickets as ruthless Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by 39 runs here yesterday to sweep the one-day series 3-0.
The 38-year-old all-rounder picked up 4-14 in four overs to cap a series of dominating performances by the World Cup runners-up who had mauled Bangladesh by a 3-0 margin in the Test series as well. Sri Lanka, who were bowled out for 196 after being sent in to bat, hit back to send Bangladesh crashing for 157 in a match reduced to 40-overs-a-side due to a wet outfield.
Teenage left-handed opener Tamim Iqbal provided a brief resistance for Bangladesh with a 74-ball 54, but the rest of the batsmen wilted under pressure. Man-of-the-match Jehan Mubarak had earlier boosted Sri Lanka's total with a career-best 72 off 82 balls that included six boundaries.
"We have played excellent cricket through the last few months and the results show that," said Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene.
SL vs BAN Third ODI, Colombo: Sri Lanka 196 (39.5 overs) beat Bangladesh 157 (37.1 overs) by 39 runs
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Second ODI at Colombo
BAN vs SL 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets
July 23, 2007Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by five wickets to seal the second one-day international in Colombo on Monday.
Earlier, veteran Sanath Jayasuriya claimed his 300th wicket in one-day internationals after removing Syed Rasel, who was caught by Jehan Mubarak. The left-arm spinner Jayasuriya, who enjoyed a brief stint with Lancashire earlier this month, is the first player to record more than 10,000 runs and 300 wickets in one-day internationals.
Jayasuriya went to claim 4-31 as Bangladesh put up yet another spineless performance to be all out for just 137 in 46.5 overs. Paceman Lasith Malinga had reduced the visitors to 13-3 before Aftab Ahmed top-scored with 47 to provide some resistance.
Sri Lanka took just 31.1 overs to chase down their victory target.
SL vs BAN Second ODI, Colombo: Bangladesh 137 (46.5 overs) lost to Sri Lanka 141-5 (31.1 overs) by five wickets
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka First ODI at Colombo
BAN vs SL 1st ODI: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 70 runs
July 21, 2007Sri Lanka scored a comprehensive 70-run victory over Bangladesh in the first one day international at Colombo on Friday.
The victory seemed easy to comeby for the hosts, who continued to dominate their hapless rivals even in the shorter version after winning the Test series 3-0. Sri Lanka,who were asked to bat first, made a modest 234-6 in their alloted 50 overs but in reply the minnows struggled and caved in quite easily as they were bowled out for 164 in 40.3 overs.
Fast bowler Dilhara Fernando picked four wickets (4-24)while leg-spinner Malinga Bhandra claimed two (2-64)as Bangladesh were all out with still 57 balls left to be bowled. Opener Shahriar Nafees top-scored with 33 but a middle order collapse, wherein Bangladesh lost 5-12 in 5 overs put paid to their chances of at least making a match out of it.
SL vs BAN First ODI, Colombo: Sri Lanka 234-6 (50 overs) bt Bangladesh 164 (40.3 overs) by 70 runs
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Third Cricket Test at Kandy
BAN vs SL 3rd Test: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by an innings and 193 runs (SL 3:0)
July 14, 2007Ace Sri Lankan off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan captured his 700th Test wicket as his team routed Bangladesh by an innings and 193 runs to claim a 3-0 Test series triumph at Kandy on Saturday afternoon.
Murali, who claimed six wickets in the first innings added another six in the second (6-54) and reached the magical mark with the final wicket.
The veteran spinner is now eight short of equalling retired Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne who has a world record 708.
Earlier, Sri Lanka who declared on their overnight 500-4 saw Bangladesh reaching 106-2 on day four at lunch. But Muralitharan ran through the rest of the batting order as they collapsed from 123-2 to 176 all out.
Third Test, Kandy, day four: Sri Lanka 500-4 bt Bangladesh 131 & 176 by an innings and 193 runs
BAN vs SL 3rd Test: Sri Lanka punish Bangladesh (SL 2:0)
July 13, 2007Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten double century and along with skipper Mahela Jayawardene put on mammoth partnership as Sri Lanka closed at 500-4 on day three of the third test aginst Bangladesh in Kandy.
The prolific pair, who shared an epic 624 against South Africa in Colombo last year, put on 311 after joining forces in the 21st over. Left-hander Sangakkara was unbeaten on 222, his second successive double ton, striking 28 fours. Skipper Jayawardene, seeking to seal a 3-0 whitewash, hit three sixes in 165.
Third Test, Kandy, day three (close): Sri Lanka 500-4 v Bangladesh 131
BAN vs SL 3rd Test: Lanka on top as Murali bags six (SL 2:0)
July 12, 2007Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan claimed his 59th five-wicket haul before rain wreaked havoc in the final cricket Test against Bangladesh here yesterday.The world record-chasing bowler finished with six for 28 as Bangladesh were shot out for 131 in their first innings before lunch on the second day at the Asgiriya stadium.
Heavy rain soon after Bangladesh were dismissed forced Sri Lanka to wait until an hour after tea to begin their reply and they managed to play only 8.4 overs before rain set in again. Sri Lanka were 30 for no loss when play was abandoned for the day with Michael Vandort on 25 and Upul Tharanga on four.
The hosts, seeking a 3-0 clean sweep after winning the first two Tests, have been frustrated by the rain interruptions, which allowed just 29 overs on Wednesday and 28.3 overs on the second day.
Third Test, Kandy, day two (close): Sri Lanka 30-0 v Bangladesh 131
BAN vs SL 3rd Test: Bangladesh struggle on rainy opening day in Sri Lanka (SL 2:0)
July 11, 2007Bangladesh slumped to 72 for four on a rain-hit opening day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
The tourists lost the wickets of Javed Omar (8) and Habibul Bashar (18) before tea and then Rajin Saleh for a duck and Shariar Nafees for 29 in the final session. Only 29 overs were possible in the day as frequent showers interrupted play for long periods.
At the close, skipper Mohammad Ashraful was on four with Tushar Imran on six. Spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, playing in his home town, was the most successful of the bowlers, claiming two for 10 from nine overs.
Third Test, Kandy, day one (close): Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 72-4
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Second Cricket Test at Colombo
BAN vs SL 2nd Test: Sri Lanka clinch series (SL 2:0)
July 05, 2007A late-order collapse by Bangladesh gave Sri Lanka an innings and 90 run win in the second Test on Thursday and a 2-0 lead in the three-Test series.
An unbeaten century by Mohammad Ashraful and some stubborn resistance by Mushfiqur Rahim frustrated the home side and looked like taking the match into a fourth day, but Bangladesh dissolved quickly in the final session once Rahim was dismissed.
Bangladesh began the third day in deep trouble at 69 for four, still requiring 320 runs to make Sri Lanka bat again. And that was a major challenge, considering the Bangladeshis were skittled for 62 in the first innings - their lowest total in tests.
But after slumping to 78-5, captain Ashraful and teenager Rahim put on a national record 191 for the sixth wicket in a morale-boosting partnership that was broken when Rahim was caught and bowled by Muttiah Muralitharan for 80 shortly after tea.
Rahim's dismissal triggered a collapse as the tourists lost their last five wickets for 30 runs in the space of 56 deliveries to be all out for 299.
Second Test, Colombo, day three: Sri Lanka 451-6d beat Bangladesh 62 & 299 by an innings and 90 runs
BAN vs SL 2nd Test: Sangakkara slams unbeaten double hundred as Sri Lanka declare on 451 for 6 (SL 1:0)
July 04, 2007Kumara Sangakkara scored an unbeaten double hundred (200) as Sri Lanka declared their first innings on 451-6 and in return reduced Bangladesh to 69-4 in their second innings at close of play on Day 2 of the second Test at Colombo on Wednesday.
When stumps were drawn, Bangladesh trailed Sri Lanka by 320 runs with still three days of play left. The visitors, who were dismissed for their lowest Test total of 62 in the first essay have a huge mountain to climb if they are to make Lanka bat once again. The highlight of the day was a fine double ton by Sangakkara, who after resuming at 51, carried on from strength to strength to take Lanka to a massive total and a lead 11 runs short of 400.
Opener Malinda Waranapura (82) and skipper Mahela Jayawardene (49) were the other top-scorers for Sri Lanka. Bangladesh once again struggled in their second knock, with Chaminda Vaas doing the damage. The veteran paceman took 2-13 while another speedster Dilhara Fernando also claimed two wickets.
Second Test, Colombo, day two (close): Sri Lanka 451-6d vs Bangladesh 62 & 69-4
BAN vs SL 2nd Test: Sri Lanka take 92-run lead over Bangladesh (SL 1:0)
July 03, 2007Bangladesh recorded their lowest Test total of 62 as they conceded Sri Lanka a lead of 92 at close of play on the opening day of the second Test in Colombo on Tuesday.
At stumps Sri Lanka were 154-1. Opener Michael Vandort fell for 14 in reply, but Malinda Warnapura (79) and Kumar Sangakkara (51) both remained unbeaten as the hosts marched on strongly when rain ended play early. Mashrafe Mortaza and Shahadat Hossain did well to test Sri Lankan openers early and the former bowled Vandort through the gate to reduce them to 42-1.
But Warnapura, who is playing only his second Test, gelled well in Kumar Sangakkaras company to take Sri Lanka ahead by three runs at the tea break.
Earlier,express paceman Lasith Malinga continued the good form against Bangladeshis as he ripped their batting apart and picked four wickets while the crafty Muttiah Muralitharan garbbed four to tear the rival batting into shreds once again. It was poor batting display by the visitors once again as they capitulated on the first morning to leave themselves staring down the barrel against Sri Lanka.
Although the Bangladeshis made three changes to their side having suffered a record defeat in the last Test, it hardly made a difference once they were asked to bat. In a listless display, eight batsmen fell for single-figure scores, with Lasith Malinga (4-25) and Muttiah Muralitharan (4-14) turning tormertors.
When players trooped out for lunch Bangladesh were tottering at 62-9 off 25 overs. Dilhara Fernando (2-16) was also unplayable at times, with Rajin Saleh's 62-ball knock of 21 the only double-figure score in the innings. Captain Mohammad Ashraful went for a duck.
Second Test, Colombo, day one (close): Sri Lanka 154-1 vs Bangladesh 62
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka First Cricket Test at Colombo
BAN vs SL 1st Test: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by an innings and 234 runs
Jun 28, 2007Lasith Malinga and Muttiah Muralitharan combined to destroy Bangladesh as Sri Lanka won the first Test of its three-match series by an innings and 234 runs.
Both bowlers finished with four wickets each as Bangladesh, resuming their second innings at 233-5, were shot out for 254 within 30 minutes of the start of the fourth day's play at the Sinhalese Sports Club. It was Sri Lanka's biggest victory over Bangladesh, surpassing the innings and 196-run win at the P. Sara stadium here in 2002.
Sri Lanka has now won all its eight Test matches against Bangladesh, five of them by an innings. The Sri Lankans have been so dominant against the Test minnows that they have never required a fifth day to secure victory. Four of the Tests have ended inside three days and the remaining four with a day to spare.
The second Test starts at the P.Sara stadium in the Sri Lankan capital on Tuesday.
First Test, Colombo (SSC) (day four): Sri Lanka 577-6 dec beat Bangladesh 89 & 254 by an innings and 234 runs
BAN vs SL 1st Test: Bangladesh stage a fight in the second innings
Jun 27, 2007Bangladesh staged a good batting display in their second innings to reach 233-5 (82.3 overs) when bad light stopped play on Day 3 of their first Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo on Wednesday.
After reaching 188-3 at tea, Rajin Saleh had made 33 not out with the innings being given an impetus by opener Javed Omar who hit 62. The visitors began their second innings 488 runs in arrears but there were a much-improved batting display in the second essay as Bangladesh did far better that their pathetic batting in the first innings which saw them being all out for 89.
Opener Omar hit 10 fours in a stylish half century before he was leg-before to pace bowler Lasith Malinga. Ace off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and paceman Chaminda Vaas dominated with the ball as Sri Lanka continued to press for victory.
The morning session belonged to Bangladesh, who after starting the day on 3-0 added a further 107 runs to their overnight score for the loss of Shahriar Nafees (38). Nafees and Omar had taken the score to 86, which was their best opening partnership in Tests against Sri Lanka. Nafees lost his wicket after he drove a return catch to Muralitharan after making 38.
Omar reached his half century off 104 balls but he did not last long following the lunch interval. The responsibility was then on Saleh and former captain Habibul Bashar to continue the fight but they were only together for nine overs before Bashar fell to Vaas for 17.
First Test, Colombo (SSC) (day three, stumps): Bangladesh 89 & 233-5 vs Sri Lanka 577-6 dec
BAN vs SL 1st Test: Four centuries flatten Bangladesh
Jun 26, 2007Four batsmen scored centuries as Sri Lanka flexed their batting might to tighten the screws on Bangladesh in the first cricket Test at Colombo.
Maiden Test hundreds by Prasanna Jayawardene and veteran seamer Chaminda Vaas capped a solid batting display by the hosts, while captain Mahela Jayawardene and opener Michael Vandort also reached three figures. Having shot out Bangladesh for 89 on the opening day, Sri Lanka piled up 577 for six in their first innings before declaring 15 minutes before close of the second days play.
Bangladesh, trailing by 488 runs, safely negotiated three overs before close to finish the day on three for no loss. Sri Lankas run deluge left Bangladesh facing an uphill struggle to avoid defeat in the first of three Test matches on their five-week tour. Mohammed Ashrafuls tourists lasted just 32.3 overs on the first day with Muttiah Muralitharan taking five wickets after seamer Dilhara Fernando had destroyed the top order with three wickets.
Runs came easily against the tiring Bangladesh attack that lacked the firepower to disturb the batsmen on the easy-paced wicket at the Sinhalese Sports Club. It was Sri Lankas highest total against Bangladesh, surpassing their 555 for five declared when the two sides met for the first time in September 2001.
First Test, Colombo (SSC) (day two, stumps): Sri Lanka 577-6 dec vs Bangladesh 89 & 3-0
BAN vs SL 1st Test: Sri Lanka reach 227 for 3 at stumps on day 1
Jun 25, 2007Sri Lanka led by 138 in the first innings as they reached 227/3 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh at SSC grounds, Colombo on Monday.
After skittling out their opponents for a paltry 89 (32.3 overs), Sri Lanka finished the day in a strong position. Captain Mahela Jayawardene led from the front to score 93 before being retired hurst following a thigh strain (184/2) as the hosts lost a late wicket in the form of Chamara Silva (1).
Opener Michael Vandort, brought in as a replacement for injured Upul Tharanga, gave a good account of himself as he combined well with Jayawardene to remain unbeaten on 87. Sri Lanka lost two quick wickets before the tea interval as Shahadat Hossain removed debutant Malinda Warnapura (0) and the dangerous Kumara Sangakkara (6) to reduce the hosts to 14/2.
Earlier, ace off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan bagged five wickets in 8 overs to mop up the Bangladeshi lower order after lunch.
First Test, Colombo (SSC) (day one, stumps): Bangladesh 89 vs Sri Lanka 227-3
Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2007 Cricket Series
- 25-29 June 2007, 1st Test, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at Colombo
- 03-07 July 2007, 2nd Test, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at Colombo
- 11-15 July 2007, 3rd Test, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at Kandy
- 20 July 2007, 1st ODI, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at Colombo
- 22 July 2007, 2nd ODI, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at Colombo
- 24 July 2007, 3rd ODI, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at Colombo