SL win series after Bangladesh bowled out for 169
Published: 03:17 PM, 27 May 2022
Visiting Sri Lanka won the two-match series 1-0 as they beat the host by 10 wickets in the second Test held at Dhaka today. The first Test between the two sides ended in draw in Chattogram.
After Bangladesh bowled out for 169 in the second innings Sri Lanka needed only 29 runs to win the second Test and series. They chased it down in just 3 overs without any loss. Oshada Fernando scored 21 not out and Dimuth Karunaratne made 7 not out.
Earlier, Bangladesh started the fifth day with 34 runs for 4 wickets but lost Mushfiqur's wicket at the beginning. He was bowled by Kasun Rajithar for 53 runs. Mushfiqur managed to score 23 runs before being dismissed.
At that time it seemed that the Tigers would lose by an innings. But the country's best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan continued to bat at the crease with Liton Das. Shakib made a 103-run stand with Liton for the sixth wicket. And these two batsmen scored half-century. But neither of them could make the personal innings big.
Shortly after Liton, another half-centurion Shakib made his way to the pavilion. He handed the catch to Niroshan Dickwella off Ashitha Fernando. He made 58 runs off 72 balls before being dismissed. His innings adorned with 7 fours.
After that, no one could resist with the bat. Mosaddek Hossain Saikat was dismissed for just 9 runs off 22 balls. Taijul Islam was trapped by LBW for 1 run. Ibadat Hossain could not score a run before being out. Meanwhile, Khaled Hossain remained unbeaten on zero.
Fast bowler Ashitha Fernando took the highest six wickets for Sri Lanka. Besides, Kasun Rajitha took two wickets and Ramesh Mendis took one.