Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Ashraful
129(236) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 1 0 1 0 5
Rajin Saleh
21(62) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 1 0 3 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Mehrab Hossain jnr
O7.5
M0
R29
W2
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WPUJC Vaas
O20.2
M8
R55
W4
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

4.35 pm Mohammad Ashraful can walk back with his head held high. He's played a determined innings, one that all Bangladesh fans wish he would play more often. He remains unbeaten on 129 as Bangladesh are dismissed for 299. Mushfiqur Rahim, who replaced Khaled Mashud in the team, also showed tremendous heart during his 80. Their partnership was a valiant one but it was too little and too late.

Sri Lanka wrap up the victory by an innings and 90 runs inside three days. That's as emphatic as they come in Test cricket. They've also won the series 2-0 with one to play.

Kumar Sangakkara is the Man of the Match for his 200. The Bangladesh batsmen can learn a lot from his innings. It was a patient and determined effort with hardly any risks.

Mohammad Ashraful says that one partnership, however good, isn't enough. They need to string a few more partnerships together. He also emphasises the need to put together a good first-innings total. That's precisely where Bangladesh have lost the series, after being bowled out for 89 and 62 in the first-innings of the two Tests.

Mahela Jayawardene is a happy man. Happy with his batsmen, happy with his bowlers and why not. He congratulates Sangakkara, Malinga, Murali and Vaas for their contributions to the victory.

That's about it from us at Cricinfo, thank you for tuning into our live coverage. We'll be back for the third Test at Kandy on July 11. This is George Binoy signing off, cheers.

86.2
W
Vaas to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, OUT, that the end of the Test! Vaas bowls a yorker which Ashraful digs out towards midwicket, he calls for two but there was never two in it, Hossain responds to his captain's call and runs back for the second but he was never going to make it, Vandort ran in from the deep and fired the throw into Vaas who broke the bails to seal the victory
86.1
0
Vaas to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length ball outside the off stump, Ashraful moves forward and opens the face to play it down to third man, he doesn't take the single

END OF OVER:
86 | 1 Run | BDESH: 298/9

  • Shahadat Hossain2 (10b)
  • Mohammad Ashraful128 (234b)
  • SL Malinga15-1-86-0
  • WPUJC Vaas20-8-54-4
85.6
0
Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, there's the yorker, searing into middle and leg stump, Hossain does a fine job of defending it to the off side, well played Shahadat!
85.5
0
Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, no yorker yet from Malinga, he bowls it short of a length and gets it to rise into Hossain's chest, defended down on the leg side
85.4
0
Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, another bouncer at the No 11, Hossain is looking very uncomfortable out there
85.3
0
Malinga to Shahadat Hossain, no run, another bouncer flies past Hossain, is Malinga setting him up for the yorker?

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Ashraful
129(236) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 1 0 1 0 5
Rajin Saleh
21(62) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 1 0 3 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Mehrab Hossain jnr
O7.5
M0
R29
W2
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WPUJC Vaas
O20.2
M8
R55
W4
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
  • Bangladesh sink to a new low

    After Bangladesh's capitulation of 62 the situation went from bad to worse as Malinda Warnapura, on 79 and Kumar Sangakkara, on 51, piled on the runs and extended Sri Lanka's lead to 92 with nine