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Bangladesh lose series as Sri Lankan bowlers tear through batting order

  • Anik Mishkat
    Published: 2018-02-10 11:14:51 BdST


Akila Dananjaya and Rangana Herath have torn through Bangladesh’s batting line-up to nab victory for Sri Lanka in the Dhaka Test.

The Sri Lankans won the game by 215 runs and took the series 1-0 after cutting off the Tigers at 123 on the third day of the Dhaka Test.

Dananjaya ended the game with 8 for 44, the best match figures by a Sri Lankan debutant. Rangana Herath four scalps in the second innings helped him reach 415 Test wickets and become the most successful left-arm bowler in the format.

Mominul Haque was the highest scorer in Bangladesh's second innings with 33.

The Sri Lankans had taken a 112 run lead after the Bangladesh lower order collapsed in the first innings. They posted an additional 226 in the second to set a target of 339 for Bangladesh.

But the loss of six wickets for 23 runs closed out a disappointing match for the Bangladesh batsmen.