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How players fared on day one Read Sport. Prolific batsman with a choirboy smile and ruthless streak The Guardian. Runs up, delivers the ball, changes the pace and befuddles the batsmen, who looks to flick it away, top edges it and the keeper runs in rings under the ball but pouches it safely in the end. After the initial burst, it has been a rather flat phase for Sri Lanka.
He was prepared to weather the storm when he walked out to bat, he was prepared to soak in the pressure and then as the pressure eased off, Mushfiqur opened his shoulders and played his strokes. A very assured innings and he has put Bangladesh back on track. After a slightly iffy start, Mithun has settled down well. He has looked secure at the crease and has taken a liking for the spinners. A deft touch to third man gets him a boundary and gets him a He needs to put his head down and bat on and on They are dinking the singles and then stepping out to clobber them anywhere they feel like.
Angelo Mathews looks worried and he has all the reasons to be so. Good passage of play from Bangladesh, low risk options and options which are yielding results at the moment. After seeing off Lasith Malinga, these two have looked to attack the spinners and have put them under pressure. The partnership is now ticking along at a fair clip. Dilruwan Perera has been in good form in the recent past. He spun a web around South Africa in the Test matches, but this will be a test for him as Bangladesh will go after him.
First Mushfiqur and then Mithun. A boundary and a six in that over from Aponso as Bangladesh look to shift the pressure. The conditions are hot and can be taxing for the bowlers. Another catch grassed by Sri Lanka.
Length ball angled in, Mushfiqur clips it carelessly, the ball is uppish and it goes straight to Dilruwan at square leg who tumbles and shells the catch. Not very good fielding from Sri Lanka. Steady pace to the game. Mushfiqur is looking to dig in and see off the new ball.
The pitch is bone dry and the ball will wear out easily as the innings goes along. Malinga is delivering grenades at the moment. It was a length ball, it was shaping away even as Mithun tried to flick it away through the on side. Leading edge taken and Mathews dives but shells the catch at mid on. Malinga looks away and then walks back to his mark.
He is in some rhythm at the moment. Oh the drama, it was a slower ball, it was a full bunger, but it was above the waist, Mithun flicked it and the man at deep fine leg has dropped it, but all about nothing. And then the freehit, Mushfiqur tries to slog the short ball away, Mathews takes the catch at long on. So muc happened, so little on the scorecard.
Short ball from Lakmal rises up as Tamim wants to pull but the ball has hit his finger and that means he has to walk out. Vintage Malinga, full ball swinging back in, late movement, Shakib has no hope, the ball sneaks between bat and pad and smashes the stumps.
What a smashing comeback. Length ball on off, slight shape away from the bat, Liton hangs his bat out, gets a thick outside edge and the ball carries comfortably to Kusal Mendis at first slip. Lasith Malinga, yes Malinga, will take the new ball for Sri Lanka.
There is a decent crowd in the stands, and they are making themselves heard and some. Sri Lanka Playing XI: Looks like a good wicket to bat on. Later on we should get some help from the bowlers. The guys are in form, especially Tamim and the bowlers. I was going to have a bat first, looks like a belter. Malinga coming back is great for us. Because our website always try to publish exact score when any cricket match are running. You can get scores update ball by ball in our website.
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