Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Commentary, Live Updates

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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
Match Ended   
506&29/0 (3.0)
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets
Right then, that is all we have from this Test match and also from the series as well. Over the two Test matches, we have seen two very closely matched sides go head-to-head but in the end, it was Sri Lanka who put on a real team effort in the second Test match to set up an away series win. Hope you enjoyed the coverage but there's plenty of cricketing action going on all around the globe that you can enjoy by just switching tabs. Until next time, goodbye and take care!
Dimuth Karunaratne, the captain of the victorious Sri Lankan team goes over to lift the trophy along with his team and they pose for a team photograph as well!! Joyous scenes in the Lankan camp.
The winning captain, Dimuth Karunaratne now joins in for a chat. He says that they knew they needed a couple of wickets on Day 5 to bundle out the opposition and just like the first innings, the pacers bowled excellently well. On being asked about the spinners, he says that yes he is disappointed and would have liked to see more wickets from them but they are young and inexperienced and have a long way to go. Adds that they have a couple of important tours coming up and this victory will help them gain some momentum. Ends by dedicating the victory to all the fans back home as they are facing a tough time.
Angelo Mathews is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for his knocks of 199 and 145 in the series. He says there's nothing better to get Test centuries and a Test win. The bowlers did make him work hard for his runs. Mentions that it's difficult to compare the test match at Chattogram to this one at Mirpur. The wicket was flatter in Chattogram and the wicket here at Mirpur had something for the bowlers as well. Concludes by saying that it was a brilliant effort by the pace bowlers and that they are feeling very confident for their next series.
Asitha Fernando is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his match-winning figures of 10 for 144, the third-best figures for a Lankan pacer in a Test match! Fernando says that firstly there was a bit of grass which helped the seamers and later in the match, they just tried to keep the ball in the good areas and that helped them. Mentions that Kasun Rajitha helped him a lot from the other end and it was a combined effort as they executed their plans well. The assistant coach who is translating for Fernando says that he isn't helping the bowlers but there is a bowling coach who is working with the bowlers.
The skipper of Bangladesh, Mominul Haque says that it has been a disappointing series. Adds they have to work on their top-order, but the knocks of Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das were some positives to take from this game. States that Test cricket is all about being mentally strong and they will have to try and be strong in the upcoming games. Says that they need to be able to handle pressure in such situations and they will work on the same and they will look after their pacers as well for the upcoming tour to the West Indies.
The presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the game, on a pitch that looked good for the slower bowlers, Kasun Rajitha and Asitha Fernando made good use of the fresh pitch and had the hosts on the back foot at 24/5. It was then a mammoth stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das that got Bangladesh to a good first-innings total of 365. Sri Lanka then came out to bat and the skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne led from the front but they had trouble midway through the innings as Shakib Al Hasan and Ebadot Hossain were impressive with the ball. The experienced pair of Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal then showed their class and got the visitors to a big total of 506 runs. There was rain on Day 3 but in the end, it did not affect the match as once again in the second innings the Lankan pacers were in the zone. They had the hosts at 53/5 and after facing some resistance, they bundled them out for 169. Kasun Rajitha and Asitha Fernando ended up with 17 wickets between them. Sri Lanka came out and within just 3 overs got the job done to seal a memorable series win. Stay tuned for the post-match presentation...
Bangladesh will look back at this game and feel it was their top order that let them down big time. This has now become a trend for them this year, getting 4 or 5 wickets down with the score being around just 50 runs and that in a Test match is a cardinal sin. The middle-order of both teams was solid, with Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das notching up tons in the first innings and then Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal matching them if not doing better. But Sri Lanka got a big first-innings lead because their openers gave them a good start and that proved to be decisive.
What a victory here for Sri Lanka! They have outplayed the hosts in the Test match and have gone on to win the two-match series 1-0 and improve upon their record in Bangladesh. When the toss happened, it felt like Bangladesh had the edge and with the pitch likely to slow down in the final couple of days, the visitors were up against it. But they have been able to find a way and credit goes to their pacers who, on a pitch that suited the slower bowlers have just been magnificent. Sri Lanka grab 12 crucial points to move up above Pakistan in the 2021-23 World Test Championship table and are now up to 4th position. Positive signs for Chris Silverwood who begins his journey as the Sri Lankan head coach with a victory.
End Of The Over 3 : 29/0
6 Runs
  • 42.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 1 B 2.5
  • 12.6
O. Fernando
21 (9)
D. Karunaratne
7 (9)
E. Hossain
Ebadot Hossain To Oshada Fernando
There it is! Oshada Fernando hits the winning runs! A fuller ball, outside off. Oshada Fernando drives it through cover and takes a single. Sri Lanka win the match by 10 wickets and seal the series 1-0!
Ebadot Hossain To Dimuth Karunaratne
Bye! Ebadot Hossain drops it short now, down the leg side. Dimuth Karunaratne leaves it alone. The keeper does well to get his gloves to it but he fails to grab it. The ball rolls towards fine leg and the batters sneak in a bye. The scores are now level!
Ebadot Hossain To Dimuth Karunaratne
Angling in around middle and leg, on a length. Dimuth Karunaratne tucks it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
Ebadot Hossain To Dimuth Karunaratne
Another fuller ball, shaping away, wide of off. Dimuth Karunaratne lets that go through to the keeper.
Ebadot Hossain To Dimuth Karunaratne
Angling away, fuller ball, wide of off. Dimuth Karunaratne leaves it alone.
Ebadot Hossain To Dimuth Karunaratne
FOUR! Lovely shot! Ebadot Hossain begins with a fuller ball, wide of off. Dimuth Karunaratne lunges forward and drives it past point for a boundary. 2 needed now.
End Of The Over 2 : 23/0
7 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 21.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 41.5
  • 01.6
O. Fernando
20 (8)
D. Karunaratne
3 (4)
Shakib Al Hasan To Oshada Fernando
Fuller, around middle. Oshada Fernando defends it out.
Shakib Al Hasan To Oshada Fernando
FOUR! Shakib Al Hasan drops it short now from 'round the wicket, spinning away, around off. Oshada Fernando hangs back and pulls it past mid-wicket for a boundary. Sri Lanka are 6 runs away!
Shakib Al Hasan To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flatter, quicker, firing it on the pads. Dimuth Karunaratne clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
Shakib Al Hasan To Dimuth Karunaratne
Drifting in around middle and leg, pitched up delivery. Dimuth Karunaratne tucks it towards mid-wicket.
Shakib Al Hasan To Dimuth Karunaratne
Tosses it up, outside off, full in length. Dimuth Karunaratne presses forward and drives it through cover. Tamim Iqbal chases it and keeps the ball away from the boundary ropes. Two taken!
Shakib Al Hasan To Dimuth Karunaratne
Fuller ball, around middle. Dimuth Karunaratne pushes it back to the bowler.
Shakib Al Hasan to share the new ball with Taijul Islam.
End Of The Over 1 : 16/0
16 Runs
  • 20.1
  • 00.2
  • 40.3
  • 00.4
  • 40.5
  • 60.6
O. Fernando
16 (6)
D. Karunaratne
0 (0)
T. Islam
Taijul Islam To Oshada Fernando
SIX! BANG! Oshada Fernando is in a hurry here! Another pitched up delivery, around middle. Oshada Fernando shimmies down the pitch and tonks it over long off for a biggie. 16 runs off the first over and Sri Lanka are 13 runs away.
Taijul Islam To Oshada Fernando
FOUR! Edgy runs! Fuller again, outside off, hint of away turn. Oshada Fernando leans forward to drive this but the ball goes off the outside edge away from the slip fielder towards third man for a boundary.
Taijul Islam To Oshada Fernando
A huge shout for LBW, and the umpire says no! Another fuller ball, outside off, turning in a tad . Oshada Fernando once again looks to sweep this but he misses. Mominul Haque opts for a review! UltraEdge shows a slight spike but there is a clear gap as the ball passes through the bat. No bat involved! Ball Tracking shows the impact was outside off and the on-field decision stands.
Taijul Islam To Oshada Fernando
FOUR! Oshada Fernando shows some aggression straightaway! A fuller ball, around middle. Oshada Fernando gets down on his knee and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a boundary.
Taijul Islam To Oshada Fernando
Fuller ball, around off. Oshada Fernando presses forward and defends it out.
Taijul Islam To Oshada Fernando
Taijul Islam begins with a fuller ball, quicker one, around middle. Oshada Fernando leans to block this but the ball goes off the inside edge towards fine leg for a brace. Sri Lanka are up and running!
Match Info
  • Venue Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets
  • Player of the Match Asitha Fernando
  • Player of the Series Angelo Mathews
  • Umpire Joel Wilson (WI), Sharfuddoula (BAN) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
  • Referee Chris Broad (ENG)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: Bangladesh 277/5 in 85.0 overs
  • New ball taken: Bangladesh 260/5 in 80.1 overs
  • Bangladesh 250/5 in 77.4 overs
  • M Rahim 9th Test hundred: 100 runs in 218 balls (11x4) (0x6)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 250 off 464 balls between M Rahim (108) and L Das (133)
  • Drinks: Bangladesh 226/5 in 68.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 200 off 359 balls between M Rahim (80) and L Das (116)
  • L Das 3rd Test hundred: 101 runs in 149 balls (13x4) (0x6)
  • Bangladesh 201/5 in 62.1 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 150 off 310 balls between M Rahim (70) and L Das (78)
  • Tea: Bangladesh 153/5 in 53.0 overs
  • Bangladesh 150/5 in 49.5 overs
  • M Rahim Test fifty: 52 runs in 102 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 103 off 206 balls between M Rahim (40) and L Das (61)
  • L Das Test fifty: 50 runs in 96 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Litton Das dropped on 47 by Kamindu Mendis in 38.1 overs
  • Drinks: Bangladesh 108/5 in 38.0 overs
  • Bangladesh 103/5 in 35.5 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 53 off 112 balls between M Rahim (20) and L Das (31)
  • Lunch: Bangladesh 66/5 in 23.0 overs
  • Bangladesh 52/5 in 18.2 overs
  • Drinks: Bangladesh 31/5 in 10.0 overs
  • Bangladesh 24/5: Al Hasan lbw b K Rajitha 0(1)
  • Referral 1 (6.5 ovs): Al Hasan against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (BAN: 3, SL: 3) (Retained)
  • Stumps: Sri Lanka 143/2 in 46.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (42.5 ovs): BAN against D Karunaratne (LBW) Unsuccessful (BAN: 2, SL: 3)
  • D Karunaratne dropped on 16 by M Haque in 38.2 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 123/1 in 36.0 overs
  • D Karunaratne 29th Test fifty: 50 runs in 84 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Sri Lanka 100/1 in 26.5 overs
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 84/0 in 22.0 overs
  • O Fernando 5th Test fifty: 50 runs in 74 balls (7x4) (6x6)
  • Referral 2 (14.4 ovs): BAN against O Fernando (LBW) Unsuccessful (BAN: 3, SL: 3) (Retained)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 73 balls between O Fernando (31) and D Karunaratne (20)
  • Sri Lanka 52/0 in 12.1 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 45/0 in 11.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (0.6 ovs): O Fernando against BAN (Caught) Successful (BAN: 3, SL: 3)
  • Innings Break: Bangladesh 365/10 in 116.2 overs
  • Referral 4 (114.2 ovs): SL against M Rahim (Caught) Unsuccessful (BAN: 3, SL: 1)
  • Lunch: Bangladesh 361/9 in 113.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (61.2 ovs): E Hossain against SL (Caught) Successful (BAN: 3, SL: 2)
  • Bangladesh 350/9 in 107.1 overs
  • M Rahim: 151 runs in 291 balls (19x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Bangladesh 303/7 in 97.0 overs
  • Bangladesh 303/7 in 96.5 overs
  • K Rajitha maiden Test 5-wicket haul: 5/56 (22.4)
  • Stumps: Sri Lanka 282/5 in 97.0 overs
  • Bad Light: Sri Lanka 282/5 in 97.0 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 271/5 in 92.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 266/5: de Silva c L Das b Al Hasan 58(95)
  • Referral 4 (87.5 ovs): BAN against de Silva (Caught) Successful (BAN: 2, SL: 3)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 100 off 187 balls between A Mathews (40) and de Silva (58)
  • A Mathews Test fifty: 51 runs in 125 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • de Silva 10th Test fifty: 53 runs in 90 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Sri Lanka 253/4 in 86.2 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 233/4 in 82.0 overs
  • New ball taken: Sri Lanka 224/4 in 80.3 overs
  • Wet Ground Condition: Sri Lanka 210/4 in 70.1 overs
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 210/4 in 70.1 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Sri Lanka 210/4 in 70.1 overs
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 210/4 in 70.1 overs
  • Sri Lanka 202/4 in 69.1 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 176/4 in 59.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 150/3 in 48.4 overs
  • Stumps: Bangladesh 34/4 in 13.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (8.2 ovs): SL against M Haque (Caught) Successful (BAN:3, SL:3)
  • M Joy dropped on 9 by B K Mendis in 4.1 overs
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 506/10 in 165.1 overs
  • S Al Hasan 19th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/95 (39.3)
  • Referral 10 (162.5 ovs): R Mendis against BAN (LBW) Unsuccessful (BAN:0, SL:2)
  • Sri Lanka 501/7 in 162.4 overs
  • New ball taken: Sri Lanka 492/7 in 161.1 overs
  • Referral 9 (158.1 ovs): BAN against A Mathews (Caught) Unsuccessful (BAN:0, SL:3)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 459/5 in 155.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 451/5 in 153.2 overs
  • D Chandimal 12th Test hundred: 100 runs in 181 balls (9x4) (1x6)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 153 off 339 balls between A Mathews (53) and D Chandimal (99)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 411/5 in 144.0 overs
  • Referral 8 (143.2 ovs): A Mathews against BAN (LBW) Successful (BAN:1, SL:3)
  • Sri Lanka 400/5 in 140.5 overs
  • A Mathews 13th Test hundred: 100 runs in 274 balls (6x4) (2x6)
  • Referral 7 (135.3 ovs): BAN against D Chandimal (LBW) Unsuccessful (BAN:1, SL:3)
  • Referral 6 (131.6 ovs): A Mathews against BAN (Caught) Successful (BAN:2, SL:3)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 369/5 in 130.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 101 off 246 balls between A Mathews (41) and D Chandimal (59)
  • D Chandimal 22nd Test fifty: 50 runs in 118 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • Sri Lanka 350/5 in 122.3 overs
  • Referral 5 (115.4 ovs): D Chandimal against BAN (Caught) Successful (BAN:2, SL:3)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 338/5 in 115.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 52 off 116 balls between A Mathews (25) and D Chandimal (27)
  • Sri Lanka 300/5 in 100.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (0.4 ovs): BAN against O Fernando (LBW) Unsuccessful (BAN: 2, SL: 3)
  • Innings Break: Bangladesh 169/10 in 55.3 overs
  • Bangladesh 169/9 : T Islam lbw b A Fernando 1(10)
  • Referral 5 (55.2 ovs): T Islam against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (BAN: 2, SL: 2) (Retained)
  • Bangladesh 169/8 : M Hossain lbw b R Mendis 9(22)
  • Referral 4 (54.1 ovs): Mosaddek against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (BAN: 2, SL: 2)
  • Referral 3 (49.3 ovs): SL against Mosaddek (LBW) Unsuccessful (BAN: 3, SL: 2)
  • Bangladesh 150/5 in 46.1 overs
  • Lunch: Bangladesh 149/5 in 46.0 overs
  • Shakib Al Hasan 27th Test fifty: 52 runs in 61 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • L Das completes 2000 runs in Test
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 58 balls between L Das (22) and Shakib Al Hasan (23)
  • Bangladesh 100/5 in 29.2 overs
  • Drinks: Bangladesh 98/5 in 29.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (18.6 ovs): L Das against SL (LBW) Successful (BAN: 3, SL: 3)
  • Bangladesh 52/4 in 17.4 overs
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Player Runs Avg.
Angelo Mathews SL 344 172.00
Mushfiqur Rahim BAN 303 151.50
Litton Das BAN 281 93.66
Dinesh Chandimal SL 229 114.50
Dimuth Karunaratne SL 148 49.33
Player Wickets Eco.
Asitha Fernando SL 13 3.10
Kasun Rajitha SL 11 2.54
Shakib Al Hasan BAN 9 2.10
Nayeem Hasan BAN 6 3.47
Taijul Islam BAN 5 2.49

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