Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 215 runs in 2nd Test, take series 1-0

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 215 runs in 2nd Test, take series 1-Zero

Offspinner Akila Dananjaya claimed 5 wickets in his Test debut as Sri Lanka accomplished a complete 215-run win over Bangladesh on the third day of the second Test on Saturday, sealing the series 1-Zero.

The first Test in Chittagong ended in a draw.

The Sri Lankan spin trio of Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath shared 10 Bangladesh second-innings wickets because the hosts have been out for 123 runs in 29.3 overs whereas chasing an inconceivable goal of 339.

Dananjaya returned figures of 5-24 whereas left-arm spinner Herath had 4-49 and Perera 1-32.

Dananjaya had eight wickets on debut, together with his 3-20 in the primary innings.

Officials mentioned Herath turned the best wicket-taker in Tests as a left-arm bowler, eclipsing Pakistan quick bowler Wasim Akram’s 414 wickets.

Mominul Haque was the best scorer for Bangladesh in the second innings with 33 whereas Mushfiqur Rahim made 25.

Earlier Saturday, Sri Lanka ended its second innings on 226, including to its 222 from the primary innings. Bangladesh scored 110 in its first innings.

The guests added 26 runs from its in a single day complete of 200-8. Roshen Silva, who guided the decrease order, was unbeaten on 70.

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam struck twice in his first over of the day to wrap up the Sri Lankans innings.

Taijul was essentially the most profitable bowler for Bangladesh, returning figures of 4-76, whereas tempo bowler Mustafizur Rahman had 3-49.

Off-spinner Perera struck in the second over of Bangladesh’s chase, dismissing opener Tamim Iqbal for 2.

Similar to its first-innings’ collapse when it misplaced 5-3, Bangladesh misplaced 5-23 in its second innings to make it a simple victory for Sri Lanka inside three days.

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