Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test, Day 5 Highlights: Sri Lanka Register 10-Wicket Win
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5 Highlights: Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by ten wickets on Friday
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5 Highlights:Oshada Fernando and Dimuth Karunaratne played knocks of 21 and 7 as Sri Lanka chased down target of 29 in just three overs to defeat Bangladesh by ten wickets in the second Test at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka to win the two-match series 1-0. Earlier, Asitha Fernando scalped six wickets for Sri Lanka in the second innings to bundle out Bangladesh for 169. Shakib Al Hasan top-scored for Bangladesh with 58, while Liton Das scored 52. After the visitors took a first innings lead of 141, the hosts lost four wickets in the final session on Day 4, and were reeling at 34 for four. Asitha Fernando had struck early for Sri Lanka, dismissing Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudul Hasan Joy in quick succession. In between Tamim and Hasan's dismissal, Bangladesh also lost the wickets of Najmul Hussain Shanto and skipper Mominul Haque. Earlier, Sri Lanka, on the back of Angelo Mathews (145) and Dinesh Chandimal's (124) marathon knocks, posted a total of 506, and took a first innings lead of 141. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Ban vs SL, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live
We are back for the Lankan chase! With just 29 runs needed to win, this should be a cakewalk for the visitors. The umpires and the Bangladesh players are out in the middle. Oshada Fernando joins skipper Dimuth Karunaratne to open the innings for Sri Lanka. It's going to be Taijul Islam who will take the new ball for Bangladesh.
... The Chase ...
Bangladesh will be very disappointed with their top order as once again no one showed any command at the top. The repair work had to be done by the middle order once again and there's only so much they can do. The likes of Rahim, Das and Shakib tried their best but it just wasn't enough. The last four wickets fell for just 6 runs and the hosts have a really slender lead of 28 runs. Bangladesh are now up against it and Sri Lanka will look to finish off the match at the earliest. Stay tuned for the Lankan chase.
Sri Lanka came into Day 5 having the hosts on the ropes and did get Mushfiqur Rahim really early on as well. But there was a stiff resistance offered by Litton Das and Shakib Al Hasan and the pair scored quickly to take Bangladesh into Lunch in a position of a bit promise. Both batters came out after the interval looking good but Asitha Fernando pulled off a special catch while in his followthrough to dismiss Das and that changed the complexion of the game. The Lankan pacer kept on bowling aggressively and Shakib Al Hasan too fell soon after, leaving Bangladesh in a spot of bother at 163/7!
What a sensational spell from Asitha Fernando and he now becomes only the second Sri Lankan pace bowler after the great Chaminda Vaas to pick up 10 wickets in a Test match! His fiery spell has helped the visitors bundle out Bangladesh for just 169 runs and Sri Lanka just need 29 runs to win the Test match and seal the series. A win will also mean that Sri Lanka will climb up in the table for the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23.
OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! Asitha Fernando grabs his 6th wicket of the innings and his 10th wicket of the match. He becomes the second bowler from Sri Lanka to achieve this feat. The first one was Chaminda Vass to do so! Coming to the ball - Asitha Fernando keeps things simple as he serves a fuller ball, swinging in a tad, and attacking the stumps. Khaled Ahmed looks to hoick this towards the leg side but he misses it completely. The ball goes on to knock the stumps over! Bangladesh have been bundled out for 169 runs with a lead of just 28 runs!
Khaled Ahmed is the last man in for Bangladesh.
OUT! LBW! Asitha Fernando gets his five-wicket haul! What a session he has had! Sri Lanka are one wicket away from batting again. A fuller ball, angling away, around middle and off. Taijul Islam looks to block this but he misses and gets hit on his pad. A huge appeal for LBW, and the umpire agrees! Taijul Islam opts for a review. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows it is the umpire's call on wickets hitting. Taijul Islam walks back!
Shorter ball, around middle. Taijul Islam ducks under it and leaves it alone.
Shorter ball, around off. Ebadot Hossain hangs back and tries to defend this but the ball goes off the outside edge along the ground towards point.
Fuller, around off. Ebadot Hossain blocks it out.
An absolute peach! Quicker, fuller, outside off, straighter on this occasion. Ebadot Hossain presses forward to defend this but he gets beaten as the ball zips past his outside edge.
On middle, tad quicker. Ebadot Hossain hangs back, presents the full face of the bat and blocks it out.
Fuller ball, around middle and off. Ebadot Hossain leans and blocks it out.
Ebadot Hossain is the next man in.
OUT! LBW! Ramesh Mendis grabs his first wicket and Bangladesh are now 8 down! A fuller ball, this one lands around middle and and spins a tad into the leg pole. Mosaddek Hossain hangs back tries to pull this away but he misses and gets hit on his pad. A huge shout for LBW and the umpire raises his finger! Mosaddek Hossain reviews it immediately. No bat involved confirms UltraEdge. Ball Tracking indicates three reds and Mosaddek Hossain has to walk back to the hut. Sri Lanka are sensing a win here! First wicket of the match for a Sri Lankan spinner and it is a timely one too.
Asitha Fernando drops it short again, around middle and leg. Taijul Islam ducks underneath it.
Back of a length, outside off. Mosaddek Hossain pushes it towards deep cover-point for a single.
Shorter, down middle and leg. Mosaddek Hossain ducks under it.
Angling in around middle, on a length. Mosaddek Hossain tucks it to mid-wicket.