Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Imrul Kayes
115(218) 17x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KC Sangakkara
105(144) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 6 0 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Mahmudullah
O18.0
M4
R46
W2
Eco2.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BAW Mendis
O29.5
M3
R99
W6
Eco3.31
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

SRI LANKA 587(156.4 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

BANGLADESH 426(119.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 305(75.5 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

BANGLADESH 271(84.4 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Commentary

4,00 pm Sri Lanka are handed the trophy and they savour a well-deserved series win. Join us on February 12 when these two sides are at it again during the first T20. Until then, it is goodbye

Angelo Mathews says "They batted well, but I think we could play another Test on this wicket right now. The pitch didn't do much and once the ball got soft there was nothing in it for the seamers. Bangladesh have really improved from the last game. They did pretty well though the bowlers had very little help. Not really [about the delayed declaration], it was a good pitch and they could have gone for it [if the target was too small]. We bowled pretty well and they didn't show much intent about going for the target"

Kumar Sangakkara who scored a triple-century and followed it with a rapid ton is declared the Man of the Match Easy decision considering his 424 runs in the Test, the third highest in Test history. And to make it even sweeter, Sanga is the Player of the Series as well. "I think the wicket was pretty good to bat and my job was to score as many runs for the side. All the batsmen when they walk out, the main idea is to bat long and makes sure there's a foundation upon which the team can build and that's what we did. It is my first triple, so that's special. Not probably one of my difficult hundreds, but in terms of concentration this was up there. Hopefully I play a few more Tests before I call it a day. My career is probably in the twilight. Few more Tests and a few more wins and I'll be very happy"

Mushfiqur Rahim says "It was needed badly and the boys stuck to the task and delivered. Especially with the bat with Imrul and Shamsur in the first innings and Mominul in the second. It's a day five wicket and the way the boys applied themselves in the second innings and we carry on this momentum into the ODI and T20 series. [Regarding his injury] I will go have an X-ray and scan tomorrow and hopefully I'm ready"

3.40 pm Bangladesh's batsmen have added to the tumult of runs in this Test. The pitch wasn't quite straightforward but the top order has stood up and said they were good enough. Gritty century from Mominul, but the openers had set things up in the first session playing extremely judicious cricket. Sri Lanka ensured they could not lose yesterday and did all they could to pick up victory today but some good, solid Test-match batting helped Bangladesh get away with this. But the visitors do win the series 1-0. Stay tuned for the presentation

Rakib: "What really pleased me that BD batsman showed real intent and temperment. None of the batsman throwed their wickets. That can not be said even for first innings. Congrats to tigers! Thanks to Team SL and Sangakara."

84.4
1
Pradeep to Mominul Haque, 1 run, tucks it away behind square leg and there it is! Third Test hundred as he has a giant smile on his face in celebration. The players are shaking hands now, looks like both teams have decided to call this a draw
84.3
0
Pradeep to Mominul Haque, no run, good length ball on middle and leg as he defends towards midwicket
84.2
0
Pradeep to Mominul Haque, no run, goes for a drive on the up and down the ground, but inside edges this full length ball onto his pads
84.1
1
Pradeep to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish and on the pads as Shakib looks to slap it over midwicket. Only manages an inside edge though which wanders away behind square

END OF OVER:
84 | (maiden) | BDESH: 269/3

  • Mominul Haque99 (164b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan42 (87b)
  • MDK Perera28-7-55-2
  • N Pradeep9-1-31-0
83.6
0
Perera to Mominul Haque, no run, bit short as he rocks back and cuts, but finds point
83.5
0
Perera to Mominul Haque, no run, defended down towards mid-on as nearly every Sri Lanka fielder is inside the circle

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Imrul Kayes
115(218) 17x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KC Sangakkara
105(144) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 6 0 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Mahmudullah
O18.0
M4
R46
W2
Eco2.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BAW Mendis
O29.5
M3
R99
W6
Eco3.31
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

A rare record

2

Sangakkara has become the second player after Graham Gooch to score a triple-ton and a hundred in the same Test

Kayes dropped!

Nuwan Pradeep puts down a skier from Kayes in the 23th over. An awful shot from Kayes, an awful piece of fielding from Pradeep

Shamsur dropped!

Mahela Jayawardene puts down a tough chance at first slip in the 19th over, giving Shamsur a life on 36

New high

57.83

Kumar Sangakkara's batting average after his monumental 319

The 'partnership'

0

Contribution of No. 11 Nuwan Pradeep to the first 50 runs of his stand with Sangakkara

Third Sri Lankan 300

Kumar Sangakkara joins Mahela Jayawardene and Sanath Jayasuriya as the Sri Lankans to have made Test 300s

Stunning Sanga

Brings up his maiden triple-century with two successive sixes off Shakib in the 147th over

Penalty runs!

5

Misery continues for Bangladesh. An underarm throw from fine leg hits the helmet behind the keeper in the 146th over.

Shakib's five

11

Number of Test five-wicket hauls for Shakib Al Hasan