Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets to seal the series

Asitha Fernando was voted Player of the Match for winning 10 wickets.

The Sri Lankan team. (Image source: Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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