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

Ashraful takes contest into fifth day

Dec 30, 2008: A face-saving partnership of 74 for the sixth wicket between Mohammad Ashraful and Shakib Al Hasan ensured Bangladesh put up a fight chasing an improbable target of 521

The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2008-09

Fit Mendis joins Test squad

Dec 29, 2008: Spinner Ajantha Mendis has joined Sri Lanka's Test squad in Dhaka after recovering from the ankle injury

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 3rd day

Jayawardene puts Sri Lanka in dominant position

Dec 28, 2008: A fine hundred by Mahela Jayawardene and half-centuries by Kumar Sangakkara and Thilan Samaraweera effectively shut Bangladesh out of the match as Sri Lanka extended their lead to an imposing 406

The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

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

Muralitharan hastens Bangladesh collapse

Dec 27, 2008: Muttiah Muralitharan continued his utter domination of Bangladesh, taking 5 for 48 - his 11th five-for against them - to leave the home team struggling at 177 for 9, still 116 behind Sri Lanka's first-innings total of 293

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

Shakib strikes leave SL in trouble

Dec 26, 2008: Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets, including the prized ones of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, to rattle Sri Lanka on the first day in Mirpur

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur

'We will go out there with an open mind' - Jayawardene

Dec 25, 2008: Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has said that his team will not be taking Bangladesh lightly in the upcoming two-Test series, the first of which begins on Friday in Dhaka

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur

Ashraful backs batsmen to come good against Murali

Dec 25, 2008: Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful has said though the batsmen are aware of the threat from Muttiah Muralitharan, he was confident that they could face up to the challenge in the upcoming two-Test series against Sri Lanka which gets underway in Dhaka on

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur

Murali gives Sri Lanka the edge in spin battle

Dec 25, 2008: Preview of the 1st Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Mirpur

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Bangladesh Cricket Board XI v Sri Lankans, 3rd day, Savar

Dilshan and Prasanna shine in drawn game

Dec 23, 2008: After the fog which had blighted their preparation on the tour so far relented, the Sri Lankans got themselves some useful batting practice on the final day against a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI

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Bangladesh Cricket Board XI v Sri Lankans, 2nd day, Savar

BCB XI clueless against Herath

Dec 22, 2008: After ruling out play on the first day fog allowed only 53.1 overs on the second, but that was enough for the Sri Lankan spinners to roll over a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI for 88 in Savar

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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2008-09

Prasanna's the best keeper in the world - Sangakkara

Dec 21, 2008: Kumar Sangakkara believes the Sri Lankan Test team has benefitted by having him play as a specialist batsman and let Prasanna Jayawardene take charge behind the stumps

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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2008-09

Mushfiqur confident of tackling Muralitharan

Dec 21, 2008: Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim is confident his batsmen can negate the threat of Muttiah Muralitharan in the upcoming two-Test series at home against Sri Lanka, starting on Friday in Dhaka

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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2008-09

Domestic games helped us warm up for tour - Jayawardene

Dec 19, 2008: Though Sri Lanka have not played Test cricket for over three months, Mahela Jayawardene said the team had prepared for the series in Bangladesh through domestic matches back home

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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2008-09

Bangladesh recall Haque and Saleh for SL Tests

Dec 18, 2008: Bangladesh have recalled Enamul Haque jnr and Rajin Saleh in the 14-member Test squad to take on Sri Lanka in the two-match series, which gets underway on January 26 in Dhaka. The notable absentees from the previous tour of South Africa however, will be A

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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2008-09

Early adjustment the key to success - Jayawardene

Dec 16, 2008: Mahela Jayawardene has said the greatest challenge facing Sri Lanka in Bangladesh is to try and adjust to the conditions and the pitches as quickly as possible

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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2008-09

Mendis to miss Bangladesh Tests

Dec 11, 2008: Ajantha Mendis, the Sri Lankan spinner, will miss the two-Test series in Bangladesh, which begins on December 26

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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2008-09

We're taking Bangladesh tour very seriously - Jayawardene

Dec 7, 2008: Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan captain, has said the upcoming Test and ODI series in Bangladesh will be taken "very seriously" given the lack of international cricket for his team

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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2008-09

Vaas back for Tests, but not ODIs

Dec 4, 2008: Chaminda Vaas's omission from Sri Lanka's one-day squad is the only surprise in the 15-man parties announced by the selectors for their upcoming tour of Bangladesh

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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2008-09

Bangladesh confirm visits of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe

Nov 18, 2008: Sri Lanka will play two Tests against Bangladesh in December followed by a triangular ODI tournament also involving Zimbabwe

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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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