Sri Lanka have won the two-match test series against the home team Bangladesh. The first test match between the two teams was drawn. So, the second one became the series-deciding game for both teams. Sri Lanka gave no chance to the home team and secured the series by defeating Bangladesh in the second match. After playing for four days, Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 10-wickets on the final day.
Bangladesh test captain Mominul Haque won the toss at Sher-E Bangla Stadium and decided to bat first. As we reported before, Bangladesh scored 365 runs in the first innings. Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Kumar Das played an extraordinary innings to score a decent run in the first innings.
1st Innings of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka had a brilliant start in their first innings. Two openers, Oshada Fernando and Dimuth Karunaratne picked up 95 runs in the opening partnership. Although Osheda Fernando departed after getting a half-century, Dimuth Karunaratne continued scoring runs. He seemed very confident on the pitch. Unfortunately, he had to go back to the pavilion after scoring 80 runs.
The following two batsmen couldn’t play well. They lost their wickets in a short time. So, Bangladesh had a chance to win the match if they could pick up the remaining wickets quickly. But Angelo Matthews played superbly to take a big lead. He made a brilliant partnership of 100 runs with Dhananjaya de Silva.
Both picked up the half-century as well. But Bangladeshi bowler Shakib Al Hasan took the wicket of De Silva. Before losing the wicket, De Silva Scored 58 runs for the team. After that, Mattews made another huge partnership with Dinesh Chandimal. Together they added 200 runs for Sri Lanka. Moreover, both players got the half-century this innings.
Anyway, Chandimal went back to the pavilion after scoring 124 runs. But Angelo Matthews remained not out in 145 runs. Relying on these two big scores, Sri Lanka got a lead of 141 runs in the first innings.
Bangladeshi batters failed to score a big run in the second innings. Only Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan crossed 50 runs in the second innings. The second innings of Bangladesh came to an end in 169 runs. As a result, Sri Lanka needed only 29 runs to win the match. However, they chased the target without losing any wickets. Sri Lanka won the match by 10 wickets, which sealed the series.