Sri Lanka win in a tight one!
Bangladesh versus Sri Lanka
Played in Chittagong
A captain's knock of 66 from Bashar and many contributions around him ensured Bangladesh set a decent total for Powerhouse Sri Lanka to chase. Nafees and Hasan stood tall in playing solid and reliable innings while Bashar showed why he is the "Bradman of Bangladesh Cricket" with a very compact 66. Muralitharan was the early destroyer picking up Ahmed and Iqbal. This resulted in some steady middle order batting before Ashraful showed his talent to smash 30 runs off 15 balls. 232 was not too bad on this pitch.
Sri Lanka started there chase with some rather good strokeplay from Tharnaga and Jayasuriya, Jayasuriya fell with the score on 72 this provided a mini-collapse losing Sangakkara,Jayawardene and Silva. Arnold looked tentative early on but soo enough got into his stroke play. 4.4 runs per over needed at the end of the 45th over was going to need some cool heads and finally Arnold came through.Spinner Razzak was the best Bangladeshi bowler picking up two wickets.
Bashar 66,Hasan 38,Ashraful 30,Fernando 3/51
Sri Lanka 6/234
Tharanga 73,Arnold 70,Jayasuriya 36,Razzak 2/42
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets.
Man of the Match : Russel Arnold