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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-series final, Mirpur

Ashraful gutted but highlights improvement

Jan 16, 2009: Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful was left ruing what could have been, after he hosts looked to be on course to pick up their first tri-series trophy, only to be pipped at the post by Sri Lanka who held on for a two-wicket victory in the final in Mirpu

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-series final, Mirpur

Experience in finals won us the game - Sangakkara

Jan 16, 2009: Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara believes Sri Lanka's experience of playing in final proved decisive as they managed a narrow two-wicket win against Bangladesh in the final of the Tri-Nation Tournament.

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-Series, 3rd match, Mirpur

Ashraful hails 'best victory'

Jan 14, 2009: Mohammad Ashraful, the Bangladesh captain, has hailed his side's five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Mirpur on Thursday as their best victory

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-Series, 3rd match, Mirpur

Shakib powers Bangladesh to final

Jan 14, 2009: Shakib Al Hasan's powerhouse batting and inspired bowling performances from vice-captain Mashrafe Mortaza and debutant Rubel Hossain ensured Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in the third match of the tri-series and, more importantly, secured a place in the final

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Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Tri-Series, 2nd match, Mirpur

Kulasekara, Mendis demolish Zimbabwe

Jan 12, 2009: A fine display from Ed Rainsford and a disciplined performance from the spinners helped Zimbabwe restrict Sri Lanka to 210 in the second match of the Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong

Mushfiqur and Ashraful fined for excessive appealing

Jan 7, 2009: Mohammad Ashraful and Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh have been fined for excessive appealing during the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong which finished on Tuesday

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ICC Test rankings

Australia cling to No. 1 Test spot after Sydney win

Jan 7, 2009: Australia's 103-run victory against South Africa in the third and final match of the series in Sydney has ensured they stay top of the ICC Test rankings. However, the gap at the top has been reduced to just five rating points as South Africa clinched the

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day

Siddons bemoans overawed batsmen

Jan 6, 2009: Jamie Siddons, the Bangladesh coach, said his batsmen were a bit overawed by the prospect of facing Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis in tandem

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day

Dilshan's all-round display seals series for Sri Lanka

Jan 6, 2009: This was a match Tillakaratne Dilshan made his own. He set up Sri Lanka with 162 and 143 and completed the job by wiping out the Bangladesh lower-order and finishing with figures of 4 for 10 to wrap up the series 2-0 and script the fifth-biggest margin of

The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

'I think 400 is a safe score' - Samaraweera

Jan 5, 2009: Thilan Samaraweera, the Sri Lankan batsman, feels Bangladesh will be unable to mount a Mirpur-like challenge in the fourth innings, with conditions in Chittagong not very conducive for batting

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Samaraweera and Dilshan hand Sri Lanka the advantage

Jan 5, 2009: It was déjà vu at the end of the third day at the Chittagong Divisional Stadium, with Sri Lanka poised to set yet another huge target for Bangladesh to chase, just like in Mirpur

The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Mortaza believes comeback still possible

Jan 4, 2009: Despite conceding a 176-run first-innings lead, Mashrafe Mortaza believes Bangladesh can draw inspiration from their gallant effort in the previous Test in Mirpur and make a comeback over the next three days

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Last-wicket pair frustrate dominant Sri Lanka

Jan 4, 2009: A last-wicket stand of 63 between Mashrafe Mortaza and Shahadat Hossain revived a crumbling innings and helped Bangladesh avert the follow-on

The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 1st day

Dilshan puts his hand up

Jan 3, 2009: A blistering rearguard hundred from Tillakaratne Dilshan saved Sri Lanka's day

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 1st day

Dilshan's explosive 162 dents Bangladesh

Jan 3, 2009: Tillkaratne Dilshan's sixth Test century put Sri Lanka in charge of the second Test in Chittagong

The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong

Bangladesh prepare for Mendis threat

Jan 2, 2009: Preview of the 2nd Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Chittagong

The Preview by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2008-09

Shakib aims to build on success

Jan 1, 2009: Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh allrounder, is eager to build on his impressive performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 5th day

Jayawardene praises Bangladesh fight

Dec 31, 2008: Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lanka captain, said his team were fortunate to have the cushion of a 500-plus lead against Banglades

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 5th day

Brave Bangladesh fall 107 short

Dec 31, 2008: Bangladesh fell 107 short of pulling off the most miraculous of chases as Sri Lanka clawed back after lunch to seal a victory

The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 4th day

'We need only two wickets' - Dilshan

Dec 30, 2008: Bangladesh, led by their captain Mohammad Ashraful, may have extended the first Test against Sri Lankans to the fifth day in Mirpur, but the visitors are confident of winning

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Tour Results
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Jan 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Jan 14, 2009
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Dhaka - Jan 12, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 130 runs
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Jan 3-6, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 465 runs
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Dec 26-31, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 107 runs
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