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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Test

Series: Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2018
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Date: 08-12 February 2018

Bangladesh 123/10 (29.3 Ovs) CRR: 4.17 | Sri Lanka won by 215 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tamim Iqbal lbw Dilruwan Pereralbw Dilruwan Perera2700
Imrul Kayes c Dickwella & b Herathc Dickwella & b Herath172211
Mominul Haque c Dickwella & b Herathc Dickwella & b Herath334730
Mushfiqur Rahim stumped Herathstumped Herath255140
Liton Das c Kusal Mendis & b Dananjayac Kusal Mendis & b Dananjaya122000
Mahmudullah c Karunaratne & b Dananjayac Karunaratne & b Dananjaya6810
Sabbir Rahman c Kusal Mendis & b Dananjayac Kusal Mendis & b Dananjaya1200
Mehidy Hasan c Dickwella & b Dananjayac Dickwella & b Dananjaya7601
Abdur Razzak stumped Dananjayastumped Dananjaya2300
Taijul Islam c Gunathilaka & b Herathc Gunathilaka & b Herath6810
Mustafizur Rahman Not OutNot Out5310
Extras 7 (b 6, lb 1, w 0, nb 0)
Total 123 (10 Wkts, 29.3 Ov)
BowlingO M R WEcon
Suranga Lakmal3 0 11 0 3.67
Dilruwan Perera10 0 32 1 3.2
Rangana Herath11.3 1 49 4 4.45
Akila Dananjaya5 1 24 5 4.8
Dimuth Karunaratne0 0 0 0 0
Kusal Mendis0 0 0 0 0
Dhananjaya de Silva0 0 0 0 0
Roshen Silva0 0 0 0 0
Dinesh Chandimal0 0 0 0 0
Niroshan Dickwella0 0 0 0 0
Danushka Gunathilaka0 0 0 0 0


The trophy has been presented and Sri Lanka mill up for the photography session. What was supposed to be a five-day Test has ended in exactly half the time. After preparing a batting friendly track in Chittagong (and then being penalized for it), the hosts gambled on a spin friendly track in Mirpur, a decision that backfired on them completely, this meant that Sri Lanka have added the Test trophy to that of the previous win in the tri-nation tournament. Can they complete a hat-trick by clinching the T20I series as well? There are two Twenty20 internationals coming up, the first, which will be played at the same venue on February 15th. Do join us for all the action. For now, cheers and bye..

Chandimal - It was a really good series. The first Test was a nightmare for the bowlers and this one was a nightmare for batsmen. We executed all our plans and credit goes to the entire team. We felt that this pitch could assist spinners, but we were a bit surprised at the way it played. Credit to Roshen Silva, he had an outstanding series. Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva batted well, our bowlers performed excellently, especially Akila Dananjaya - on his debut, the management also deserve some praise for all the backing.

Roshen Silva - I want to thank almighty God and Chandimal for winning the toss, he won it and the rest was history. It was a difficult wicket to bat on, but I didn't want that to rankle me, just wanted to keep calm and bat in a simple manner. Our late order batsmen never throw away their wickets, even small contributions are most valuable on these types of wickets. We knew any amount of runs would frustrate them. I hope to play like this for the rest of my career.

Roshen Silva is the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series as well

Mahmudullah - Feeling really disappointed, it was a result oriented pitch and our batsmen let us down. We should have been more careful with the choice of shots, on this wicket, first innings becomes crucial. Their bowlers were very good, always kept us under pressure. We let them off the hook at times. There are some positives though. Mominul was excellent, he played spin very well, we have to take this in our stride moving forward. On these type of wickets, batting last is difficult. There was some pressure, but we needed to show intent, else, we would have had no chance of chasing down 339.

A comprehensive victory for Sri Lanka. Fair to say, Bangladesh dug their own grave by opting for an overly spin friendly wicket. The visitors didn't need a second invitation, they won a big toss and although the batting didn't really match up, they made sure they had enough for their bowlers to come good. Roshen Silva was the star batsman, making half-centuries in both innings, gold dust considering the conditions. Lakmal started the slide in Bangladesh's first innings and then it was spin which did all the damage. It didn't help that the hosts were shockingly inept with the bat and the end result was a humiliating defeat. Yet another series win for the Lankans, they have been pretty decent in this format of the game, despite two series losses against India. They lost Mathews before the start of the first Test, but haven't put a foot wrong since then. Presentations in a while..

Herath to T Islam, out Caught by Gunathilaka!! Herath becomes the highest wicket-taker for any left-arm bowler, he's gone past Wasim Akram, who previously led with 414. Sheer joy as the visitors complete a thumping 215-run win over Bangladesh. Coming to the ball, it was tossed up nicely outside off, Taijul couldn't hold himself, went for the slog sweep, he connected it fairly well, but failed to place it well enough. Gunathilaka was the man at deep mid-wicket, he took a good overhead catch, made sure that he didn't step anywhere near the ropes, composed himself and turned around to join the celebrations. T Islam c Gunathilaka b Herath 6(8) [4s-1]

Herath to T Islam, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Wicket number 415 for Herath and Sri Lanka win

Herath to T Islam, FOUR, Taijul brings out the reverse sweep and the execution is perfect, bent down low, rolled his wrists and sweeps it behind square on the off-side
Herath to Mustafizur, byes, 1 run, very full and just outside off, Mustafizur swung hard and missed, so did Dickwella and the batsmen scamper across for a bye
Dananjaya to Mustafizur, 1 run, Mustafizur doesn't want to hang around, clears his left leg and sweeps a well flighted delivery towards deep mid-wicket, will keeps strike with that single
Dananjaya to Mustafizur, FOUR, that's one way of playing the spinners, tossed up on the leg-stump line, Mustafizur clears his left leg and heaves it over mid-on, one bounce and over the ropes

Mustafizur Rahman, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Dananjaya to Mehidy Hasan, out Caught by Dickwella!! The previous blemish doesn't matter, Akila has got his man, 5-wickets on debut for the mystery spinner. This was tossed up just outside off, Mehidy was prodding forward in defence, he was playing for the turn, this one didn't, went straight on, caught the outside edge and Dickwella does the rest. Sri Lanka are just one wicket away. Mehidy Hasan c Dickwella b Dananjaya 7(6) [6s-1]

Dananjaya to Mehidy Hasan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Dananjaya to Mehidy Hasan, no run, was that a chance? It flew off the inside edge as Mehidy prodded forward, went quick and low at the fielder under the helmet, it was Mendis, he dived forward, got both hands underneath but can't hold on
Dananjaya to Mehidy Hasan, SIX, Mehidy has had enough of all the prodding and blocking, comes down the track, doesn't get anywhere near the pitch of the ball, went through with the swipe, high and towards deep mid-wicket. Gunathilaka was a few yards in front of the ropes and the ball drops over his head
Dananjaya to T Islam, 1 run, flighted on the stumps, Taijul pushes it in front of mid-on and scampers across for a quick single
Herath to Mehidy Hasan, no run, the attempted lap sweep from Mehidy, gets down low and only manages a toe-end towards the off-side
Herath to Mehidy Hasan, no run, half-an-appeal for LBW, but the ball might have been drifting down leg. The slider from Herath, kept coming back with the angle, Mehidy was pushing forward, gets beaten on the inside edge, the impact was in front of middle and leg
Herath to T Islam, 1 run, flighted well outside off, Taijul reaches out and pushes it towards point for a single
Herath to T Islam, no run, Herath tosses one on off, Taijul gets well forward as he blocks
Herath to T Islam, no run, flighted on off, Taijul prods forward and blocks
Herath to Mehidy Hasan, 1 run, that was close, tossed up well outside off, Mehidy was lunging forward on the defensive push, was playing for the turn and gets an inside edge past leg stump
Dananjaya to T Islam, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended
Dananjaya to T Islam, no run, loopy full ball, Islam props forwad and smothers

Taijul Islam, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Dananjaya to Razzak, out Stumped!! This was coming, wasn't it? Razzak wasn't willing to hold back. Dananjaya has his fourth scalp. Terrifc bowling by the debutant. Slowish and drifted it wide of off, Razzak went low for a mow across the line and in the process, dragged his back leg out of the crease. Dickwella spotted it and took the bails off in a flash. The wheels are coming off for Bangladesh. Razzak st Dickwella b Dananjaya 2(3)

Dananjaya to Razzak, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

Stumping check sent upstairs. No issues with the front foot. Razzak's foot is on the line there. Should be gone. Third umpire wants to have another glance at it. The verdict is OUT.

Dananjaya to Razzak, no run, floated up, Razzak controls his impluse and defends
Dananjaya to Razzak, 2 runs, oh dear! What was Razzak trying to do? Attempts a wild slog first ball, the ball dips and takes the inside half to roll away behind square

Abdur Razzak, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Dananjaya to Sabbir Rahman, out Caught by Kusal Mendis!! Two in two for Sri Lanka. Bangladesh plunge further into the darkness. Another failure for Rahman. Tossed up around off and middle, gripped and extracted some bounce there. Rahman gets forward to block and the ball pings his glove before lobbing off the pad to FSL. Sri Lanka are all over the hosts here. Dananjaya is having a dream debut. Sabbir Rahman c Kusal Mendis b Dananjaya 1(2)

Dananjaya to Sabbir Rahman, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Mehidy Hasan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Herath to Rahim, out Stumped!! Wowza! Herath, take a bow. What a beauty. Equals Wasim Akram's tally of 414 wickets with highest scalps by left-arm bowlers in Test cricket. Champion stuff by the veteran. Slows it up and pitches it full, dragging Rahim forward. Then cunningly gets it to dip late and elude Rahim's groping blade. The momentum takes him out of the crease and Dickwella makes no mistake. Easy stumping. Herath punches his fists in delight. Rahim st Dickwella b Herath 25(51) [4s-4]

Herath to Rahim, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

Herath to Rahim, no run, shortish in length, blocked off the back foot
Herath to Rahim, no run, on the stumps, negated
Herath to Rahim, no run, touch quicker outside off, Rahim hangs back and quells it into the off-side
Herath to Rahim, no run, "Niyama Rangaiya, niyama Rangaiya" chirps Dickwella as Rahim defends one off the back foot
Herath to Rahim, no run, tossed up too full, Rahim meets it with a full face of the bat
Dananjaya to Rahim, 1 run, flat trajectory outside off, Rahim waits deep and pats it to point
Dananjaya to Rahim, no run, offie from Dananjaya, Rahim picked it early and defends it
Dananjaya to Rahim, no run, superb effort from the short mid-wicket fielder, prevents a single with his agility. Rahim knocked it down the ground and the fielder dives across to intercept it
Dananjaya to Rahim, no run, what happened there? Rahim preempts a sweep and was early into the shot. Gets it off the back of the bat and it dies into the pitch
Dananjaya to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, Rahman unfurls the sweep first ball and sends it along the ground to deep square leg


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