Player of the Match
Player of the Match
, play 05:48
Fernando: Herath a fourth-innings force of nature

Mohammad Isam and Andrew Fernando report on the action from the fifth day in Galle, where Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 259 runs

, play 03:22
Fernando: SL could have declared at 350

With rain forecast on the fifth day, and the Galle pitch not turning as much as it usually does, Andrew Fidel Fernando felt Sri Lanka could have done without batting on to set a 457-run target against Bangladesh

, play 03:31
Isam: Shocking day for Bangladesh

Mohammad Isam and Andrew Fernando report on the action from day three in Galle

, play 03:46
Fernando: Dickwella showed clarity of purpose

Mohammad Isam and Andrew Fernando break down the second day's play and where the two teams stand in the first Test in Galle

, play 04:35
Fernando: No-ball scare gave Mendis focus

Mohammad Isam and Fidel Fernando reflect on Kusal Mendis's century in Galle, as well as a flat Bangladesh performance in the field

, play 04:15
Fernando: Talks of Sri Lanka playing five bowlers

While Mohammad Isam says Bangladesh will be relieved to play Sri Lanka without Kumar Sangakkara, Fidel Fernando assesses if the hosts will be affected by their recent series loss in South Africa

Herath eclipses Vettori

363

Wickets for Herath - the most by a left-arm spinner beating Vettori's 362. Among all left-arm bowlers only Akram (414) has more wickets.

Openers' double

4

No. of times Bangladesh have had 50+ opening stands in both innings of a Test, including this.

Rare high for openers

2

No. of 50+ opening stands for Sri Lanka in Galle in the last 13 innings since 2014, including the one between Tharanga and Karunaratne in the 2nd inns of this Test.

Mushfiqur's prolific 2017

101.75

Mushfiqur's average in Tests this year, 407 runs in 5 inns. He scored 159 & 13* in Wellington, 127 & 23 in Hyderabad and now 85 in Galle - all outside Bangladesh.

Mushfiqur in Galle

200

Runs scored by Mushfiqur in his only previous Test in Galle, in 2012-13, Bangladesh's first double-century. He has reached another fifty in this match.

Runs and wickets

80/4

Bangladesh's score in the first session of Day 3, in 25 overs. They scored at more than 3 runs per over, but lost four wickets.

Opening Woes in SL

24.48

Average opening stand in Sri Lanka in the last five years - Lowest in any country.

Good Venue

16

Number of matches won by SL at Galle from 28 Tests- Second most successful venue in SL(min-10 Tests) after SSC.