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March 28, 2007
Sri Lanka A 395 (Vandort 114, Silva 75, Haque 6-106) and 184 for 6 dec (Mosharraf Hossain 5-69) beat Bangladesh A 239 (Herath 5-49) and 239 (Chowdhury 75, Chandana 4-67) by 101 runs
Sri Lanka A swept to their second successive victory by beating Bangladesh A by 101 runs on the final day at the Colombo Cricket Club Ground. Chasing an improbable 341 for victory, Bangladesh were dismissed for 239, the same score they had achieved in the first innings.
Bangladesh A began the final day on 16 for no loss, needing another 325 for victory. Their openers, Jahurul Islam and Mehrab Hossain jnr, gave them a solid start by adding 60 for the first wicket. Jehan Mubarak gave Sri Lanka A the first breakthrough by catching Islam off his own bowling for 21 after which Upul Chandana broke the back of Bangladesh A's chase.
Chandana took three wickets in quick time and reduced Bangladesh A to 76 for 4. They never recovered from that severe setback although Nadif Chowdhury resisted with 75. They lost wickets at regular intervals to the spinners and folded for 239. Chandana finished with figures of 4 for 67 and was ably supported by Mubarak and Herath who took 3 for 53 and 3 for 38 respectively.
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