Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Galle, Mar 7-11, 2017
Sri Lanka won by 259 runs
07,08,09,10,11 March 2017 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 30 113 76 2 0 39.47
22.3 54.9 mph, gone! Good length outside off, once more there's no turn and this slides to catch the under-edge as he tries to chop it past point. Only chops it onto the stumps. He was half-forward, half-back with that, and had no room to be attempting that shot 60/2
View dismissal WU Tharanga b Subashis Roy 4 27 14 1 0 28.57
5.4 84.9 mph, got him! Subashis doesn't seem to believe this, he's turning around jubilantly. Tharanga is surprised by the extra pace as this skids inside from an off stump line, beats his half-hearted defence and slams into the stumps 15/1
View dismissal BKG Mendis c Tamim Iqbal b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 194 441 285 19 4 68.07
103.3 54.8 mph, and there's the most encouraging sign of all! Tossed up at middle stump, Mendis wants to get the double with six. Steps out, not to the pitch, it's drifting away from him as he goes across the line and skews it out to long-on. Tamim runs backwards, keeps his cool, takes it and lobs it back into play as he crosses the boundary. Then recovers, no fuss, to take that easily. And third umpire confirms it's all clean. 398/5
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Mehedi Hasan Miraz b Mustafizur Rahman 5 71 54 0 0 9.25
39.5 79.0 mph, the dots balls have got to him. Tried to hit the leather off the previous ball to find a fielder, this time he tries the same outside off. But the ball was shorter than that, and it was an off cutter at 127kph that spat out sharply from a length and got a thick edge to gully at his attempted drive on the up 92/3
View dismissal DAS Gunaratne b Taskin Ahmed 85 179 134 7 0 63.43
82.5 85.1 mph, dragged it on. This one is back of a length and moving away from the off stump. He's gone for that down-from-gully pull shot with an angled bat again. The new ball has skidded on, not bounced too much and it's an inside edge - an ugly one, after all his work - and that's the end of a match-changing innings 288/4
View dismissal N Dickwella c Mahmudullah b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 75 129 76 6 1 98.68
109.6 48.6 mph, gone. Tossed up nice and wide, only 78kph, that. Pitches outside off, turns away, he's not to the pitch. He wants to pick that midwicket boundary again, but gets a top edge that goes straight to short third man 432/6
View dismissal MDK Perera lbw b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 51 100 77 7 1 66.23
128.5 53.2 mph, this looks plumb in front, and it looks like he knows it too. Reluctanctly reviews. Good length at off and middle stump, goes for the sweep and misses it. It went straight on and hit him in front of off stump. No bat involved. Ball tracking shows this is hitting off stump. Out. 494/9
View dismissal HMRKB Herath* c Soumya Sarkar b Mustafizur Rahman 14 22 19 3 0 73.68
116.2 83.7 mph, good length outside off, another cutter, spits from a length and catches the shoulder of the bat and maybe a bit of thumb before floating straight to first slip 457/7
View dismissal RAS Lakmal run out (†Liton Das/Mustafizur Rahman) 8 34 29 1 0 27.58
125.3 from Shakib Al Hasan, good length outside off, waits for the turn and opens the face to push it to short third man. Takes off without looking at his partner and only realises he's not running after he's gone halfway past the pitch. No communication whatsoever and that's the end of his stay. 480/8
View dismissal PADLR Sandakan c Mehedi Hasan Miraz b Shakib Al Hasan 5 21 15 0 0 33.33
129.1 46.9 mph, great catch! This is tossed up outside off, he steps out and makes too much room. Tries to go inside-out, gets it off the bottom of the bat and Mehedi keeps his eyes on the ball running backwards to his left from mid-off and dives to keep his balance after holding on to it 494/10
CBRLS Kumara not out 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 10, w 4, nb 5) 23
  Total (all out; 129.1 overs; 575 mins) 494 (3.82 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mustafizur Rahman 25 5 68 2 2.72 119 9 0 (1nb)
39.5 to Chandimal, 79.0 mph, the dots balls have got to him. Tried to hit the leather off the previous ball to find a fielder, this time he tries the same outside off. But the ball was shorter than that, and it was an off cutter at 127kph that spat out sharply from a length and got a thick edge to gully at his attempted drive on the up 92/3
116.2 to Herath, 83.7 mph, good length outside off, another cutter, spits from a length and catches the shoulder of the bat and maybe a bit of thumb before floating straight to first slip 457/7
View wicket Taskin Ahmed 21 3 77 1 3.66 90 10 0 (2nb, 2w)
82.5 to Gunaratne, 85.1 mph, dragged it on. This one is back of a length and moving away from the off stump. He's gone for that down-from-gully pull shot with an angled bat again. The new ball has skidded on, not bounced too much and it's an inside edge - an ugly one, after all his work - and that's the end of a match-changing innings 288/4
View wicket Subashis Roy 24 4 103 1 4.29 102 10 2 (2nb, 1w)
5.4 to Tharanga, 84.9 mph, got him! Subashis doesn't seem to believe this, he's turning around jubilantly. Tharanga is surprised by the extra pace as this skids inside from an off stump line, beats his half-hearted defence and slams into the stumps 15/1
View wickets Mehedi Hasan Miraz 22 1 113 4 5.13 80 8 3
22.3 to Karunaratne, 54.9 mph, gone! Good length outside off, once more there's no turn and this slides to catch the under-edge as he tries to chop it past point. Only chops it onto the stumps. He was half-forward, half-back with that, and had no room to be attempting that shot 60/2
103.3 to Mendis, 54.8 mph, and there's the most encouraging sign of all! Tossed up at middle stump, Mendis wants to get the double with six. Steps out, not to the pitch, it's drifting away from him as he goes across the line and skews it out to long-on. Tamim runs backwards, keeps his cool, takes it and lobs it back into play as he crosses the boundary. Then recovers, no fuss, to take that easily. And third umpire confirms it's all clean. 398/5
109.6 to Dickwella, 48.6 mph, gone. Tossed up nice and wide, only 78kph, that. Pitches outside off, turns away, he's not to the pitch. He wants to pick that midwicket boundary again, but gets a top edge that goes straight to short third man 432/6
128.5 to Perera, 53.2 mph, this looks plumb in front, and it looks like he knows it too. Reluctanctly reviews. Good length at off and middle stump, goes for the sweep and misses it. It went straight on and hit him in front of off stump. No bat involved. Ball tracking shows this is hitting off stump. Out. 494/9
View wicket Shakib Al Hasan 32.1 5 100 1 3.10 127 7 1
129.1 to Sandakan, 46.9 mph, great catch! This is tossed up outside off, he steps out and makes too much room. Tries to go inside-out, gets it off the bottom of the bat and Mehedi keeps his eyes on the ball running backwards to his left from mid-off and dives to keep his balance after holding on to it 494/10
  Soumya Sarkar 3 0 9 0 3.00 14 1 0 (1w)
  Mahmudullah 2 0 10 0 5.00 5 1 0
  Bangladesh 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal run out (†Dickwella) 57 140 112 6 0 50.89
35.6 from Sandakan, Oh no, Tamim has run down aimlessly. It's fired down the leg side, he wants to tuck it fine. There's a bit of noise and a loud appeal for caught behind. But Tamim doesn't know where the ball is and he's running down the pitch. Probably because he got bat on it anyway. But that's gifted if he hasn't. Dickwella knocks the bails off. What a strange way to go. 118/1
View dismissal Soumya Sarkar c Kumara b Lakmal 71 190 137 8 1 51.82
48.6 83.6 mph, oh that's casual from Sarkar. Loose shot for the set batsman. Short ball at leg stump, Sarkar is half trying to avoid this ball but changes his mind and plays a pull very late off his hips. The top edge flies straight to fine leg 142/3
View dismissal Mominul Haque lbw b Perera 7 15 17 1 0 41.17
40.3 55.9 mph, that's plumb in front. The dream offspinner ball. Good length at middle stump, turns away towards off stump. His strategy of playing off the back foot has come undone. Misses this and he's right in front 127/2
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim* b Herath 85 248 161 8 1 52.79
95.4 52.4 mph, oh, bowled him. That's a pretty poor dismissal to end a fine innings. But he had to take the chance to try and farm the strike. Comes down the track and leaves a daylight between bat and pad. The ball slides in with the arm, goes between the gap and takes out his stumps 308/9
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan c †Dickwella b Sandakan 23 31 19 1 1 121.05
55.2 48.3 mph, another batsman falls to Dickwella down the leg side. This is similar to Tamim in some sense. Ball is sliding down the leg side, he wants to tickle it fine, gets bat on it, but the keeper has moved briskly and held onto another one down the leg side. That was a wrong'un that pitched at middle stump 170/4
View dismissal Mahmudullah b Kumara 8 36 26 1 0 30.76
62.4 84.2 mph, got him! Slightly wide of the crease, angled in at off stump, his feet have been rooted all along and it's the same case again. He's inside the line as it pitches, has to go at it with his hands as it doesn't nip back in, beats the outside edge and knocks the top of off stump 184/5
View dismissal Liton Das c Gunaratne b Herath 5 12 13 1 0 38.46
65.3 53.9 mph, wide of the crease, good length outside off, marginally straightens. He makes room and pokes at it, no feet, opens the face, outside edge to slip. Yet another loose shot for Bangladesh. He expected that to angle back in and catch the middle of the bat, but that was a nothing shot in any case, far away from his body 192/6
View dismissal Mehedi Hasan Miraz lbw b Perera 41 106 77 5 0 53.24
90.1 54.4 mph, that seems plumb and yes it's gone. Captain tells him he is gone and he has to walk back. So Bangladesh lose a wicket right after avoiding the follow-on. Perera comes from around the wicket and bowls this on a length. Mehedi hangs back and tries to defend but the ball is fired quicker and raps him on the pad. Seemed like a goner from the time he was struck 298/7
View dismissal Taskin Ahmed lbw b Perera 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
90.2 50.6 mph, oh, gone. Or, no! Erasmus does not seem to be moved. They are contemplating reviewing it and they go for it. Was there bat involved? No inside edge there. It was pushed through on leg stump line and the left-hander comes forward and expects it to turn. Just that it does not and comes on with the arm and beats the inside edge to strike him on the pad. Question is if the angle would have taken it down leg. This might be umpire's call. The angle would have taken it just enough to hit leg stump on the full. Three reds and that ends up being a superb review. Perera on a hat-trick. 298/8
Subashis Roy not out 0 28 14 0 0 0.00
View dismissal Mustafizur Rahman c Mendis b Herath 4 8 9 0 0 44.44
97.2 49.2 mph, and they go back as quickly as they came because there's a bizarre catch at short leg. It's a pitched up ball on leg and Mustafizur clips it away hard. Short leg is looking away but the ball just gets stuck to him. Not quite sure where that hit him, but it's a freakish catch for sure. Mendis the man 312/10
Extras (lb 6, w 3, nb 2) 11
  Total (all out; 97.2 overs; 414 mins) 312 (3.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket RAS Lakmal 14 0 42 1 3.00 65 4 1
48.6 to Soumya Sarkar, 83.6 mph, oh that's casual from Sarkar. Loose shot for the set batsman. Short ball at leg stump, Sarkar is half trying to avoid this ball but changes his mind and plays a pull very late off his hips. The top edge flies straight to fine leg 142/3
View wicket CBRLS Kumara 16 1 70 1 4.37 67 10 0 (3w)
62.4 to Mahmudullah, 84.2 mph, got him! Slightly wide of the crease, angled in at off stump, his feet have been rooted all along and it's the same case again. He's inside the line as it pitches, has to go at it with his hands as it doesn't nip back in, beats the outside edge and knocks the top of off stump 184/5
View wickets MDK Perera 19 4 53 3 2.78 86 5 1 (1nb)
40.3 to Mominul Haque, 55.9 mph, that's plumb in front. The dream offspinner ball. Good length at middle stump, turns away towards off stump. His strategy of playing off the back foot has come undone. Misses this and he's right in front 127/2
90.1 to Mehedi Hasan Miraz, 54.4 mph, that seems plumb and yes it's gone. Captain tells him he is gone and he has to walk back. So Bangladesh lose a wicket right after avoiding the follow-on. Perera comes from around the wicket and bowls this on a length. Mehedi hangs back and tries to defend but the ball is fired quicker and raps him on the pad. Seemed like a goner from the time he was struck 298/7
90.2 to Taskin Ahmed, 50.6 mph, oh, gone. Or, no! Erasmus does not seem to be moved. They are contemplating reviewing it and they go for it. Was there bat involved? No inside edge there. It was pushed through on leg stump line and the left-hander comes forward and expects it to turn. Just that it does not and comes on with the arm and beats the inside edge to strike him on the pad. Question is if the angle would have taken it down leg. This might be umpire's call. The angle would have taken it just enough to hit leg stump on the full. Three reds and that ends up being a superb review. Perera on a hat-trick. 298/8
View wickets HMRKB Herath 26.2 4 72 3 2.73 118 6 1
65.3 to Liton Das, 53.9 mph, wide of the crease, good length outside off, marginally straightens. He makes room and pokes at it, no feet, opens the face, outside edge to slip. Yet another loose shot for Bangladesh. He expected that to angle back in and catch the middle of the bat, but that was a nothing shot in any case, far away from his body 192/6
95.4 to Mushfiqur Rahim, 52.4 mph, oh, bowled him. That's a pretty poor dismissal to end a fine innings. But he had to take the chance to try and farm the strike. Comes down the track and leaves a daylight between bat and pad. The ball slides in with the arm, goes between the gap and takes out his stumps 308/9
97.2 to Mustafizur Rahman, 49.2 mph, and they go back as quickly as they came because there's a bizarre catch at short leg. It's a pitched up ball on leg and Mustafizur clips it away hard. Short leg is looking away but the ball just gets stuck to him. Not quite sure where that hit him, but it's a freakish catch for sure. Mendis the man 312/10
View wicket PADLR Sandakan 22 5 69 1 3.13 95 6 0 (1nb)
55.2 to Shakib Al Hasan, 48.3 mph, another batsman falls to Dickwella down the leg side. This is similar to Tamim in some sense. Ball is sliding down the leg side, he wants to tickle it fine, gets bat on it, but the keeper has moved briskly and held onto another one down the leg side. That was a wrong'un that pitched at middle stump 170/4
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne c Mahmudullah b Taskin Ahmed 32 92 73 1 0 43.83
22.2 85.2 mph, back of a length at middle stump, he's had enough of hanging around. Tries to swat this over the square leg boundary, but it hurries on him marginally and can only get a short-arm jab at this. It flies flat to deep square leg's right, where Mahmudullah takes a couple of steps to his right and holds on to the catch at waist height before taking a tumble 69/1
View dismissal WU Tharanga b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 115 225 171 11 2 67.25
54.4 gone. Another big attempt at a slog sweep and loses his stumps as he makes no contact. Loopy delivery, sliding in on off and does not turn away as much as he would have liked. Just coming on with the arm and takes out off-stump 198/3
View dismissal BKG Mendis c Taskin Ahmed b Shakib Al Hasan 19 82 49 0 1 38.77
41.4 45.6 mph, flighted and loopy, sliding in with the arm on middle and leg. Mendis tries to slog again but unlike the earlier shot, this time he does not have as much room. Lofts it well but only as far as the fielder guarding the square leg boundary as the ball goes straight down his throat 134/2
LD Chandimal not out 50 116 75 4 0 66.66
View dismissal DAS Gunaratne b Shakib Al Hasan 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
55.2 49.8 mph, oh, gone. Nicely bowled. Gunaratne does not account for the turn. It's a length ball and he expects the ball to come on with the turn. Instead, it takes a little bit of turn and beats the outside edge of the bat to take out off stump 199/4
View dismissal N Dickwella c †Liton Das b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 15 20 17 1 1 88.23
60.2 oh, great catch. Tries the reverse sweep again and the wicketkeeper sticks the left glove out. He was not trying to hit it too hard, just tries to guide it through the third man region. The ball sticks on and he is quick to bring his hands together to make sure he holds on to it as he tumbles over to his left 222/5
View dismissal MDK Perera c †Liton Das b Mustafizur Rahman 33 40 27 5 1 122.22
68.6 81.6 mph, cutter, short and wide outside off, goes for the cut and there's a tiny outside edge says Liton, and the umpire has heard it as well 274/6
Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 6, nb 1) 10
  Total (6 wickets dec; 69 overs; 291 mins) 274 (3.97 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Subashis Roy 7 0 34 0 4.85 25 2 0 (1w)
View wickets Mehedi Hasan Miraz 20 1 77 2 3.85 76 4 3
54.4 to Tharanga, gone. Another big attempt at a slog sweep and loses his stumps as he makes no contact. Loopy delivery, sliding in on off and does not turn away as much as he would have liked. Just coming on with the arm and takes out off-stump 198/3
60.2 to Dickwella, oh, great catch. Tries the reverse sweep again and the wicketkeeper sticks the left glove out. He was not trying to hit it too hard, just tries to guide it through the third man region. The ball sticks on and he is quick to bring his hands together to make sure he holds on to it as he tumbles over to his left 222/5
View wicket Mustafizur Rahman 9 4 24 1 2.66 44 4 0
68.6 to Perera, 81.6 mph, cutter, short and wide outside off, goes for the cut and there's a tiny outside edge says Liton, and the umpire has heard it as well 274/6
View wickets Shakib Al Hasan 25 2 104 2 4.16 88 8 2
41.4 to Mendis, 45.6 mph, flighted and loopy, sliding in with the arm on middle and leg. Mendis tries to slog again but unlike the earlier shot, this time he does not have as much room. Lofts it well but only as far as the fielder guarding the square leg boundary as the ball goes straight down his throat 134/2
55.2 to Gunaratne, 49.8 mph, oh, gone. Nicely bowled. Gunaratne does not account for the turn. It's a length ball and he expects the ball to come on with the turn. Instead, it takes a little bit of turn and beats the outside edge of the bat to take out off stump 199/4
View wicket Taskin Ahmed 8 0 32 1 4.00 31 4 0 (1nb, 1w)
22.2 to Karunaratne, 85.2 mph, back of a length at middle stump, he's had enough of hanging around. Tries to swat this over the square leg boundary, but it hurries on him marginally and can only get a short-arm jab at this. It flies flat to deep square leg's right, where Mahmudullah takes a couple of steps to his right and holds on to the catch at waist height before taking a tumble 69/1
  Bangladesh 2nd innings (target: 457 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal c Gunaratne b Perera 19 94 55 1 0 34.54
20.5 good ball. Drifted in at off stump at a good length, pitches and turns away sharply, along with bounce. Tamim has been coming across with the pad all along. Once more it shortens his reach. He's defending well in front of his body and it catches the shoulder of the bat and bobbles up easily for first slip 83/3
View dismissal Soumya Sarkar b Gunaratne 53 68 49 6 1 108.16
15.2 got him! Gunaratne's awkward spinners from around the wicket have caused problems every ball he has bowled. It's floated in towards middle and off stump, pitches, spins away and clips the top of off stump. A perfect offspinner's ball. Sarkar thinks he's been given caught behind and wants to review it, no joy 67/1
View dismissal Mominul Haque lbw b Perera 5 17 15 1 0 33.33
18.5 struck in front. He's been pulled forward against his instinct, gets one on the back of a length now and doesn't go back positively enough. Pitches on middle stump and straightens, traps him on middle stump and it's been given out. He has had a long discussion with Tamim, who tells him not to review it. He reviews it but walks away towards the pavilion. Didn't look he was convinced himself, but since he has made the signal, the review stands. There is no bat, confirms third umpire. It's pitching in line, hitting in line and clipping the top of middle stump. 80/2
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim* c †Dickwella b Sandakan 34 115 98 2 0 34.69
47.2 oh, my goodness! What a way to get out. This one is pitched on leg stump and spins away further down leg. Mushfiqur is trying to tuck it into the leg side, fine, but gets an edge to the wicketkeeper. Nirshan Dickwella continues to effect dismissals down the leg side. That's bad, bad way to get out. Bangladesh in serious trouble now 158/6
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan c Karunaratne b Herath 8 24 12 1 0 66.66
27.4 48.9 mph, leg slip dives forward to dismiss Shakib. This is looped at off stump, draws him forward and he's not to the pitch. Fends at it off the front foot, but it turns, catches his glove and balloons in front of Karunaratne who lunges forward to take it 104/4
View dismissal Mahmudullah lbw b Herath 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
27.6 53.5 mph, and another! Trapped in front by the arm ball. Goes slightly wide of the crease, pitches at middle stump, goes on with the angle. Mahmudullah has plonked his leg across, goes for the forward defence and bat hits his front foot as the ball sneaks by and hits him on the back leg in front of leg stump 104/5
View dismissal Liton Das c Tharanga b Herath 35 88 62 2 0 56.45
50.2 and another soft dismissal. And there is the record. Rangana Herath has surpassed Daniel Vettori to become the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket. He is mobbed but his team-mates and what a moment for Sri Lanka cricket. Coming to the delivery, it was nicely flighted by Herath and Das looks to slog it big over the leg side. Gets a leading edge for his troubles - went too hard at it - and the ball is held by the cover fielder who runs back a couple of steps to complete a fairly straightforward catch 166/7
View dismissal Mehedi Hasan Miraz c Kumara b Herath 28 48 48 3 1 58.33
60.2 47.3 mph, chips it to mid-off and that's the end of it. Six for Herath and Sri Lanka take a 1-0 lead in the series. Flighted and drifting in from outside off. Given the drift, he cannot make good connection and he was also not to the pitch of the ball. Harmlessly sends it into the hands of mid-off and that will be it 197/10
View dismissal Taskin Ahmed c Mendis b Herath 5 17 13 0 0 38.46
54.5 49.2 mph, gone. Comes forward to defend, probably expecting the ball to come on with the arm. But it takes some turn and goes off the inside edge to the pad and lobs straight into the hands of Kusal Mendis at short leg 180/8
View dismissal Mustafizur Rahman b Herath 0 7 5 0 0 0.00
56.4 48.0 mph, five-wicket haul for Herath. For the 23rd time in Sri Lanka. Mustafizur expects this one to spin in a lot more and is playing for the turn. But the ball drifts in from outside off and goes on to beat the outside edge and uproot off-stump 194/9
Subashis Roy not out 0 13 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 1, nb 4) 10
  Total (all out; 60.2 overs; 251 mins) 197 (3.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  RAS Lakmal 7 3 12 0 1.71 37 2 0
View wickets MDK Perera 15 0 66 2 4.40 56 7 1
18.5 to Mominul Haque, struck in front. He's been pulled forward against his instinct, gets one on the back of a length now and doesn't go back positively enough. Pitches on middle stump and straightens, traps him on middle stump and it's been given out. He has had a long discussion with Tamim, who tells him not to review it. He reviews it but walks away towards the pavilion. Didn't look he was convinced himself, but since he has made the signal, the review stands. There is no bat, confirms third umpire. It's pitching in line, hitting in line and clipping the top of middle stump. 80/2
20.5 to Tamim Iqbal, good ball. Drifted in at off stump at a good length, pitches and turns away sharply, along with bounce. Tamim has been coming across with the pad all along. Once more it shortens his reach. He's defending well in front of his body and it catches the shoulder of the bat and bobbles up easily for first slip 83/3
View wickets HMRKB Herath 20.2 5 59 6 2.90 94 6 1
27.4 to Shakib Al Hasan, 48.9 mph, leg slip dives forward to dismiss Shakib. This is looped at off stump, draws him forward and he's not to the pitch. Fends at it off the front foot, but it turns, catches his glove and balloons in front of Karunaratne who lunges forward to take it 104/4
27.6 to Mahmudullah, 53.5 mph, and another! Trapped in front by the arm ball. Goes slightly wide of the crease, pitches at middle stump, goes on with the angle. Mahmudullah has plonked his leg across, goes for the forward defence and bat hits his front foot as the ball sneaks by and hits him on the back leg in front of leg stump 104/5
50.2 to Liton Das, and another soft dismissal. And there is the record. Rangana Herath has surpassed Daniel Vettori to become the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket. He is mobbed but his team-mates and what a moment for Sri Lanka cricket. Coming to the delivery, it was nicely flighted by Herath and Das looks to slog it big over the leg side. Gets a leading edge for his troubles - went too hard at it - and the ball is held by the cover fielder who runs back a couple of steps to complete a fairly straightforward catch 166/7
54.5 to Taskin Ahmed, 49.2 mph, gone. Comes forward to defend, probably expecting the ball to come on with the arm. But it takes some turn and goes off the inside edge to the pad and lobs straight into the hands of Kusal Mendis at short leg 180/8
56.4 to Mustafizur Rahman, 48.0 mph, five-wicket haul for Herath. For the 23rd time in Sri Lanka. Mustafizur expects this one to spin in a lot more and is playing for the turn. But the ball drifts in from outside off and goes on to beat the outside edge and uproot off-stump 194/9
60.2 to Mehedi Hasan Miraz, 47.3 mph, chips it to mid-off and that's the end of it. Six for Herath and Sri Lanka take a 1-0 lead in the series. Flighted and drifting in from outside off. Given the drift, he cannot make good connection and he was also not to the pitch of the ball. Harmlessly sends it into the hands of mid-off and that will be it 197/10
View wicket DAS Gunaratne 6 1 16 1 2.66 27 0 0 (1nb)
15.2 to Soumya Sarkar, got him! Gunaratne's awkward spinners from around the wicket have caused problems every ball he has bowled. It's floated in towards middle and off stump, pitches, spins away and clips the top of off stump. A perfect offspinner's ball. Sarkar thinks he's been given caught behind and wants to review it, no joy 67/1
View wicket PADLR Sandakan 9 0 29 1 3.22 36 1 0 (1nb)
47.2 to Mushfiqur Rahim, oh, my goodness! What a way to get out. This one is pitched on leg stump and spins away further down leg. Mushfiqur is trying to tuck it into the leg side, fine, but gets an edge to the wicketkeeper. Nirshan Dickwella continues to effect dismissals down the leg side. That's bad, bad way to get out. Bangladesh in serious trouble now 158/6
  CBRLS Kumara 3 0 10 0 3.33 12 0 0 (1w)

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka
Series - Sri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Player of the match - BKG Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and M Erasmus (South Africa)
TV umpire - S Ravi (India)
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - RR Wimalasiri
Close of play
  • Tue, 7 Mar - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 321/4 (BKG Mendis 166*, N Dickwella 14*, 88 ov)
  • Wed, 8 Mar - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 133/2 (Soumya Sarkar 66*, Mushfiqur Rahim 1*, 46 ov)
  • Thu, 9 Mar - day 3 - Bangladesh 1st innings 312
  • Fri, 10 Mar - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 67/0 (Tamim Iqbal 13*, Soumya Sarkar 53*, 15 ov)
  • Sat, 11 Mar - day 5 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 197 (60.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
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    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 30/1 in 12.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 17, BKG Mendis 7)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 18.1 overs (110 balls), Extras 7
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 61/2 in 24.0 overs (BKG Mendis 19, LD Chandimal 1)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 92/2 in 39.0 overs (BKG Mendis 45, LD Chandimal 5)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 42.1 overs (256 balls), Extras 9
    • BKG Mendis: 50 off 101 balls (8 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (BKG Mendis 33, DAS Gunaratne 16, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 51.1 overs (311 balls), Extras 10
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 155/3 in 53.0 overs (BKG Mendis 80, DAS Gunaratne 26)
    • BKG Mendis: 100 off 165 balls (14 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 143 balls (BKG Mendis 56, DAS Gunaratne 43, Ex 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 64.6 overs (395 balls), Extras 12
    • DAS Gunaratne: 50 off 86 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 222/3 in 71.0 overs (BKG Mendis 112, DAS Gunaratne 59)
    • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 214 balls (BKG Mendis 79, DAS Gunaratne 71, Ex 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 75.2 overs (457 balls), Extras 12
    • BKG Mendis: 150 off 215 balls (16 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • New ball taken at 80.2 overs
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 84.1 overs (510 balls), Extras 17
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 321/4 in 88.0 overs (BKG Mendis 166, N Dickwella 14)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (BKG Mendis 21, N Dickwella 25, Ex 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 94.5 overs (574 balls), Extras 17
    • Over 100.2: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - N Dickwella (Struck down)
    • N Dickwella: 50 off 52 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 383/4 in 101.0 overs (BKG Mendis 192, N Dickwella 50)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 117 balls (BKG Mendis 43, N Dickwella 53, Ex 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 103.5 overs (628 balls), Extras 17
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 443/6 in 114.0 overs (MDK Perera 30, HMRKB Herath 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 450 runs in 115.3 overs (698 balls), Extras 19
    • MDK Perera: 50 off 72 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 494/9 in 128.5 overs (PADLR Sandakan 5)
    • Over 128.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - MDK Perera (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 494/10 in 129.1 overs (CBRLS Kumara 0)
    • Bangladesh 1st innings
    • Tea: Bangladesh - 31/0 in 10.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 17, Soumya Sarkar 14)
    • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (Tamim Iqbal 28, Soumya Sarkar 22, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 97/0 in 29.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 47, Soumya Sarkar 49)
    • Soumya Sarkar: 50 off 86 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 29.4 overs (178 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 178 balls (Tamim Iqbal 48, Soumya Sarkar 51, Ex 1)
    • Tamim Iqbal: 50 off 93 balls (6 x 4)
    • Over 31.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - Soumya Sarkar (Struck down)
    • End Of Day: Bangladesh - 133/2 in 46.0 overs (Soumya Sarkar 66, Mushfiqur Rahim 1)
    • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 51.2 overs (309 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 179/4 in 58.0 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 11, Mahmudullah 7)
    • Bangladesh: 200 runs in 65.6 overs (397 balls), Extras 5
    • Lunch: Bangladesh - 213/6 in 71.0 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 22, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 11)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (Mushfiqur Rahim 27, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 19, Ex 4)
    • Bangladesh: 250 runs in 77.6 overs (469 balls), Extras 9
    • Mushfiqur Rahim: 50 off 107 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Reviews remaining after 80 overs: Bangladesh 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Sri Lanka 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • New ball taken after 80 overs
    • Over 81.5: Review by Bangladesh (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - Mehedi Hasan Miraz (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 278/6 in 86.0 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 61, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 36)
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 138 balls (Mushfiqur Rahim 57, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 37, Ex 6)
    • Over 90.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - Taskin Ahmed (Upheld)
    • Bangladesh: 300 runs in 91.1 overs (549 balls), Extras 11
    • Tea: Bangladesh - 312/9 in 97.0 overs (Subashis Roy 0, Mustafizur Rahman 4)
    • Rain: Bangladesh - 312/9 in 97.0 overs (Subashis Roy 0, Mustafizur Rahman 4)
    • Bad Light: Bangladesh - 312/9 in 97.0 overs (Subashis Roy 0, Mustafizur Rahman 4)
    • Innings Break: Bangladesh - 312/10 in 97.2 overs (Subashis Roy 0)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 0/0
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 0/0
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 0/0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 48/0 in 18.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 19, WU Tharanga 24)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 115 balls (FDM Karunaratne 21, WU Tharanga 24, Ex 5)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 87/1 in 33.0 overs (WU Tharanga 40, BKG Mendis 8)
    • Over 33.2: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - BKG Mendis (Struck down)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 36.2 overs (219 balls), Extras 7
    • WU Tharanga: 50 off 109 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 105 balls (WU Tharanga 36, BKG Mendis 17, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 44.1 overs (266 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 160/2 in 48.0 overs (WU Tharanga 90, LD Chandimal 11)
    • WU Tharanga: 100 off 164 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (WU Tharanga 30, LD Chandimal 22, Ex 3)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 55.5 overs (336 balls), Extras 10
    • Over 57.1: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - N Dickwella (Struck down)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 247/5 in 64.0 overs (LD Chandimal 37, MDK Perera 19)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 65.2 overs (393 balls), Extras 10
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (LD Chandimal 18, MDK Perera 33, Ex 0)
    • LD Chandimal: 50 off 75 balls (4 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 274/6 in 69.0 overs (LD Chandimal 50)
    • Bangladesh 2nd innings
    • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (Tamim Iqbal 12, Soumya Sarkar 41, Ex 0)
    • Soumya Sarkar: 50 off 44 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 63/0 in 14.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 13, Soumya Sarkar 50)
    • Bad Light: Bangladesh - 67/0 in 15.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 13, Soumya Sarkar 53)
    • End Of Day: Bangladesh - 67/0 in 15.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 13, Soumya Sarkar 53)
    • Over 18.5: Review by Bangladesh (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - Mominul Haque (Struck down)
    • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 26.3 overs (160 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 113/5 in 31.0 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 21, Liton Das 2)
    • Over 33.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - Liton Das (Struck down)
    • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 43.6 overs (265 balls), Extras 6
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 104 balls (Mushfiqur Rahim 19, Liton Das 30, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: Bangladesh - 157/5 in 47.0 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 34, Liton Das 32)
 
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