Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shahriar Nafees
64(115) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 5 0 2 3 0 0 1
Shahriar Nafees
29(77) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 0 0 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Syed Rasel
O31.0
M1
R104
W3
Eco3.35
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O21.0
M5
R54
W6
Eco2.57
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
59 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | BDESH: 176/10

  • Mohammad Rafique0 (11b)
  • M Muralitharan21-5-54-6
  • SL Malinga10-0-46-2

Sri Lanka win by an innings and 193 runs. They sweep the series 3-0 and have won each match by an innings. Bangladesh have been soundly thrashed. Murali took the last wicket of the series to reach 700 Test wickets. It's been picture perfect for Sri Lanka.

This is only the third time that a team has won all matches in a three-Test series by an innings. The earlier instances are when England beat West Indies in 1928 and India defeated Sri Lanka in 1994. Such a whitewash has never occured in a five-Test series.

Muralitharan is the Man of the Match for his 12 wickets in the Test. He says he's a little surprised that he was able to get to 700 Test wickets. Such modesty! He is also the Man of the Series for taking 26 wickets in three Tests. Kumar Sangakkara scored 428 runs in three innings and doesn't win anything. But well played nonetheless.

That's it from us at Cricinfo for today. Thank you for following the Test series with us. The one-dayers begin on July 20, hopefully that series will be a little more competitive. This is George Binoy signing off.

58.6
W
Muralitharan to Syed Rasel, OUT, that's wicket number 700 and that's the end of the Test match as well, Murali gives it some air on off and middle stump, Rasel tries to hit it down the ground but spoons it in the air towards Maharoof at mid off who runs to his right and takes the catch, the Sri Lankans mob Murali and the crowd cheer and cheer, what a champion the man is
58.5
4
Muralitharan to Syed Rasel, FOUR runs, Rasel sweeps Murali from outside off stump through midwicket for four, imagine that!

Two balls to go in the over. Syed Rasel is the last man. Murali on 699 Test wickets.

58.4
W
Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, that's number 699! Murali tosses one up outside off stump, Shahadat tries to play the slog sweep but misses it completely, the balls spins sharply into the right-hander and rattles the stumps
58.3
0
Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, defended on the back foot
58.2
0
Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, Shahadat tries to sweep Murali through square leg but misses and gets hit on the pad
58.1
0
Muralitharan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, defended on the back foot

I had mentioned that Murali was on 598 Test wickets at the start of his last over. My apologies, it is 698, and here he is again.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shahriar Nafees
64(115) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 5 0 2 3 0 0 1
Shahriar Nafees
29(77) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 0 0 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Syed Rasel
O31.0
M1
R104
W3
Eco3.35
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O21.0
M5
R54
W6
Eco2.57
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF