Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets to seal the series
Asitha Fernando was voted Player of the Match for winning 10 wickets.
Sri Lanka recorded a comfortable 10 wicket win over Bangladesh in the second and final Test match at Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on 27 May. The Lankans were already in a dominant position in this contest, having reduced the hosts to 23/4 with Tamim Iqbal. packing a pair and skipper Mominul Haque returning to the lodge without disturbing the markers.
With Bangladesh losing its first order, the blame fell entirely on the latest pair of veterans Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das for pulling off something extraordinary to save the test for the hosts, which was not to be the case as the Sri Lankan bowlers hatched a plan and executed it well.
Sri Lanka completes the formalities on the last day
When play resumed on day five, all hopes rested on first innings saviors Mushfiqur and Das who had propelled Bangladesh to 365 with over 200 runs at the sixth wicket. The duo looked good to an extent as they survived the reballing before Mushfiqur was sent off for 23 and the Bangladesh scoreboard read 53/5.
The hosts looked embarrassed before Litton and versatile veteran Shakib Al Hasan took the initiative to try and save the contest as they sewed a 103-run stand for the sixth wicket, with both scoring their respective half-centuries . Das scored 52 while Shakib scored with 58. The duo’s saving act was good enough to ensure that Bangladesh managed to overturn Sri Lanka’s lead in the first set.
Nevertheless, once they were dismissed, the runners-up offered no resistance, and the hosts were grouped for 169, setting an easy target of 29 points for the visitors, which they got without breaking a sweat to clinch the two games. series 1-0. Asitha Fernando was named Player of the Match for taking 10 wickets (4/93 in the first innings and 6/51 in the second) and Angelo Mathews was named Player of the Series for scoring 344 runs.
Here are Twitter’s reactions to Sri Lanka’s big win over Bangladesh:
What charm, Ashitha Fernando! Bangladesh had 156 from 5 and then he unleashed a collapse not only to finish with 6/51 but also to ensure that Bangladesh are knocked out for 169 and therefore their team only need 29 points to win this test. What a performance. A course of 10 wickets for him.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) May 27, 2022
Dimuth dedicated this victory to all Sri Lankans who are going through a tough time these days.
Thanks for making us smile ❤️#BANvSL
— Nusree ✊🏴 (@Nusree_NJ) May 27, 2022
Litton Das in Test Cricket
First 1000 races – 37 rounds
Second 1000 points – 19 rounds
How much his performance in all aspects has improved after all this criticism proves what a great character this guy is. The BEST batsman on the team right now. Without a doubt ♥️#BANvSL pic.twitter.com/tadln3d4Ze
— Nafiu Kabir (@NafiuKaabir) May 27, 2022
I would also like to dedicate this victory to the Sri Lankans who are going through a difficult time, I hope it brings them joy in a difficult time.”
– @IamDimuth (Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 Captain)
❤️❤️❤️ #BANvSL 🏏 pic.twitter.com/0R1uz0ziC0
—Ishara (@Ishara23032) May 27, 2022
Pacers to take 10 or more wickets in a Test in Bangladesh:
Irfan Pathan🇮🇳 in 2004
Zaheer Khan🇮🇳 in 2010
Asitha Fernando🇱🇰 in 2022#BANvSL
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) May 27, 2022
🇱🇰 fans after Lakmal’s retirement: “Our fast bowling future is uncertain…”
Asitha Fernando & Kasun Rajitha, Dhaka: “Say it again please, we couldn’t hear you!”
Step up in style. Let this be the first of many!! #BANvSL#CricketTwitter
— Aravinthan Arunthavanathan (@Cricket_decoded) May 27, 2022
— Dhananjaya De Silva (@dds75official) May 27, 2022
Sri Lanka take 12 essential points in the Test championship with the victory over Bangladesh and move up to 4th place in the WTC 2023 rankings 👏😍 #BANvSL
— ThePapare.com (@ThePapareSports) May 27, 2022
A lesser known fact about Asitha Fernando is that he is only 24 years old and only the second Sri Lankan fast bowler after Chaminda Vaas to pick a 10 wicket match sack. Sri Lanka needs 29 races to win #BANvSL pic.twitter.com/eFbdTTIg7r
— Akhila Seneviratne (@AkhilaSene97) May 27, 2022
🇱🇰 won by 10 wickets and seal the #BANvSL Trial series 💥
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) May 27, 2022
What an impressive performance from the visitors!
— ICC (@ICC) May 27, 2022