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March 11, 2006
Sri Lanka 316 and 120 for 0 (Tharanga 71*, Vandort 40*) beat Bangladesh 234 and 201 (Bashar 73, Rafique 64) by 10 wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
Rain kept the players off the field for seven hours at Bogra, but when the weather did clear, Sri Lanka only needed eight overs to knock off the 43 runs they required to seal a ten-wicket win and wrap up the series 2-0. Upul Tharanga remained unbeaten, and he moved on to 71 by the end, while Michael Vandort, his opening partner, was not out on 40.
Tharanga, who had scored 165 in the first innings, continued his fine form to smash eight fours and one six in his second knock. His fellow left-hander, Vandort, was more sedate, hitting four fours off 82 balls.
Both took their time to get used to the wet conditions, but still charted a path of steady accumulation against Mohammad Rafique and Shahadat Hossain in the opening overs. Then they cut loose.
After two Hossain overs went for 17, Enamul Haque Jnr was brought on but, with Sri Lanka requiring just 16 runs by this stage, he didn't fare any better in his opening over - particularly not against Tharanga, who had his eye firmly in. The batsman took nine from the over, including a high-and-handsome six over long-on.
The bowler stayed on for what it was worth, which was not much: his second over proved to be the last of the match as Sri Lanka soon wrapped up proceedings.
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