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    36.5 Chandimal pulls off a cracking catch and sends back Tamim. He runs back, then to his right from deep mid-on, and snaffles it, tumbling onto the ground. Tamim dances down the track, Dilruwan tosses it on leg. Tamim looks to go big, probably square on the leg side. He simply skies it straighter to Chandimal off the toe end. In hindsight, Had Tamim taken the single off the previous ball, he wouldn't have been on strike for this. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha loses his cool. He is peeved. He, perhaps, gestures Tamim should have taken the single. Can Sri Lanka barge through this opening? 131/3
    7.5 sensational bowling. Herath has used the 1-2 to get rid of Sarkar. The previous one he was undone in flight and loop. So he thinks he needs to attack. He runs down to a flatter delivery. Sarkar isn't close to the pitch because Herath is wily enough to realise that the length needs to be shorter. Sarkar goes through with the shot and gets a leading edge which is well held by long-off running in. SL draw blood, Herath using all his experience 22/1
    7.6 edged and gone. Herath is on fire. What a display of spin bowling. Just terrific. This one is flat and quick outside off. Kayes, sitting in the pavilion would have been seeing the ball turn. So he gets forward and plays for some, but there is none. He gets a thick outside edge which is sharply taken by slip to his right. Another beautifully executed trick of spin bowling. 22/2
    40.5 an appeal for lbw, not given by umpire S Ravi. Heading past the leg stump? Sri Lanka challenge the decision. Tossed up on the leg stump, non-turning offbreak. Sabbir attempts a sweep and misses the line. He is pinned on the front pad. Pitching in line, impact in line and hitting leg. Ball-tracking returns three reds. Sabbir has to go. TV umpire Erasmus reverses the on-field decision 143/4
    48.1 The off bail is tipped off. Looks like Shakib has played on. Or did the bail get dislodged via a deflection off Dickwella's pad? The on-field umpires refer it to the TV umpire. Drama at the P Sara. Short but this is too close to off to cut. Shakib attempts a forcing cut and chops it back onto the off stump off the bottom edge. The bail falls. The ball grazes the pad of Dickwella and rolls behind. Can Sri Lanka pull off a Houdini act? 162/5
    not out
    57.2 turn and bounce out of the rough. Nicked behind. Umpire Dar raises his finger. Lobbed up outside off, turns away, kicks from the rough, glances the batsman's glove and settles into Dickwella's glove. Bangladesh have to wait for the celebrations 189/6
    not out
    6 (b 4, lb 1, w 1)
    191/6 (57.5 Overs, RR: 3.30)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Soumya Sarkar, 7.5 ov), 2-22 (Imrul Kayes, 7.6 ov), 3-131 (Tamim Iqbal, 36.5 ov), 4-143 (Sabbir Rahman, 40.5 ov), 5-162 (Shakib Al Hasan, 48.1 ov), 6-189 (Mosaddek Hossain, 57.2 ov)
    MDK Perera22.015932.6800
    HMRKB Herath24.527533.0200
    DM de Silva2.00703.5000
    PADLR Sandakan6.013405.6600
    RAS Lakmal2.00703.5010
    DAS Gunaratne1.00404.0000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

15,16,17,18,19 March 2017 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Wed, 15 Mar - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 238/7 (LD Chandimal 86*, HMRKB Herath 18*, 83.1 ov)
  • Thu, 16 Mar - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 214/5 (Shakib Al Hasan 18*, Mushfiqur Rahim 2*, 60 ov)
  • Fri, 17 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 54/0 (FDM Karunaratne 25*, WU Tharanga 25*, 13 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Mar - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 268/8 (MDK Perera 26*, RAS Lakmal 16*, 100 ov)
  • Sun, 19 Mar - day 5 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 191/6 (57.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Momentous 100th Tests


Teams which have won their 100th Test - Australia (v SA), Pakistan (v Aus), West Indies (v Aus) and Bangladesh (v SL)

Rare away win


Away Test wins for Bangladesh - two in the West Indies in 2009, and one each in Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. This is their ninth Test win in all

No outlandish prospect


No. of lower targets defended successfully at home by SL - 168 v PAK in Galle in 2009 and 176 v IND in Galle in 2015. They have set BAN a target of 191 in this match

Rescue specialist Perera


No. of times Perera has made fifties at No. 8 coming in to bat with SL 6 down for less than 200. He had made 64 v AUS in Galle last year from 121 for 6.

Sl derail


Sri Lanka's score in 26 overs between lunch and tea on the fourth day. They were 137 for 1 at lunch.

Karunaratne back at home


Karunaratne's batting average in his previous 10 Test innings at home. This is his first 50+ score at home in 11 inns since his 186 v WI in Galle.

a 1000 for Herath


First-class wickets taken by Rangana Herath; he becomes the second Sri Lanka bowler and the 12th from the sub-continent to take 1000 or more wickets.

A milestone for the lead


Bangladesh's previous highest first-innings lead away from home - against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2013. This is now their highest.

A first for Bangladesh


No. of times before this seven Bangladesh batsmen scored at least 30 runs in an innings in away Tests. This is only the 5th instance for them in any Test.