and that is that, five-fors in both innings. You almost expected this, looking at the way Jayed defended the previous ball. Again Jayawickrama follows up a sharply spinning ball with one that goes with the arm. Undercutter, released with a lower arm, and quicker. Jayed is trapped on the crease, pulling his front pad away from the line and slicing his bat down desperately. Misses the inside edge and hits the back pad, plumb in front. The review was a mere formality
11.25am So Sri Lanka are deserving winners of this Test series, even if their margin of victory here, 209 runs, had quite a lot to do with their luck at the toss. Even so, they did everything right, and in Praveen Jayawickrama seem to have found a genuine talent to invest in for the future. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. We certainly had a lot of fun bringing it to you. Goodbye.
VS: "The biggest difference between strong teams and weak teams is: Strong teams don't complain about the toss!!" -- Mominul had a point, but yeah, it was bad optics to emphasise it so much at the presentation ceremony.
Dimuth Karunaratne, who's also the player of the series: "I was short of runs before this series, and I had to put my hand up here. I did well here, and so did all the other batters. After the West Indies tour, I spoke to the coach, and he said you have to respect the bowling for the first few overs, and that was the secret behind my form here. They batted really well in the first Test, but we had faith that if we put a good score on the board, I felt our youngsters were going to do well. Everything went well, winning the toss, batting first, the spinners bowled really well. Praveen was fantastic and Ramesh too, but I think they need to play Test matches regularly, build confidence, and if they do that, they will fill the shoes of Dilruwan and Rangana for sure."
Mominul Haque: "I think most important thing in this Test match was the toss, in my view. First two days there wasn't anything for the bowlers. Almost 50% the Test match was decided by the toss. Conditions are similar to Bangladesh, other than the humidity, with which we were struggling a bit. When you play international cricket, there will be pressure, and you have to embrace it. We lost this Test in the first innings when we were bowled out for 250. We should have batted better then."
Praveen Jayawickrama, predictably, is the Player of the Match. "There was a bit of pressure ahead of the debut," he says [translated by Roshan Abeysinghe], "but the captain and senior players really helped me."
Ahmad: "Frustrated that Shakib didn't come to play here. More frustrated that he's just benching at the IPL."
Menash: "Since 1980 only the 4th bowler to take 10 wicket haul on debut, first Sri Lankan to do so and since 2008 the only bowler to do so on debut!! Congrats jayawickrama!"
Matthew: "10 on debut...not a bad effort from the fourth choice bowler! He will remember this day forever. "
Aveir : "At least we beat them in the second innings *goes to cry in the corner*"
Vivaan : "This was bound to happen, after Litom's dismissal, it was all about delaying the inevitable, they did well to survive 20 overs after his dismissal."
11.07am It's taken Sri Lanka just over an hour on day five to wrap up this Test match. Praveen Jayawickrama, so good right through this Test match, ends an utterly fairytale debut with 11 wickets. He becomes the 16th bowler to take 10 on Test debut.
quicker, straightening towards off stump, keeps his front pad out of the way and blocks into the off side
length ball spinning away outside off, presses forward to defend and is beaten by sharp turn
Here's the No. 11, Abu Jayed.
ten in the match on debut, and Mehidy falls to a brilliant bit of anticipation at short leg. Tossed up slow just outside off, and as soon as Mehidy shapes to lap-sweep, Nissanka begins moving to his right at short leg. The fielder at slip - Thirimanne, I think - was also on the move, towards leg slip. The ball ends up popping softly in the air, exactly where Nissanka is moving. The ball came straight off the middle of Mehidy's bat
back of a length, spinning away from middle stump, punched into the covers
nicely flighted, pitching on middle and leg and spinning away. Presses forward and defends with soft hands towards gully
nice length, spinning away from leg stump, defended with the turn after pressing forward
length ball straightening towards off stump, blocked back to the bowler
In walks Shoriful Islam. Another left-hander. Slip, gully, silly point, short leg in place.
eight down. Shortish, but Taskin is in no position to pull as this spins sharply from leg stump away from off stump. Top-edges it, and it hangs high in the air before extra-cover settles under it, having moved a few steps to his left
back of a length on leg stump, punched back to the bowler
tossed up slow on leg stump. Looks to flick, and sends another leading edge back to the bowler
quick length ball spinning from leg to off, gets on the back foot to defend to short leg
flat, round-arm, angling into off stump. Clears his front leg and slog-sweeps along the ground to the right of midwicket
tossed up full on middle stump, driven to mid-off
full, flighted ball on leg stump, driven inside-out to the right of square cover
tossed up full outside off, clipped to long-on, past the diving fielder at short midwicket
closes his bat face too early while looking to flick off the back foot, sends it back to the bowler off the leading edge
floated up slow outside off. Wants to drive to long-on, the dip and turn make him play it to midwicket off the inside half of the bat
Three wickets to go for Sri Lanka. Jayawickrama continues.
pitches this short, on about middle stump, and turns it a little. Taskin goes back and stabs this wide of mid on to get a single
tossed up on middle stump, turning towards leg. Mehidy goes back and tucks it to fine leg for one
|Pallekele International Cricket Stadium|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 1-0|
|Match number||Test no. 2419|
|Hours of play (local time)||10:00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00|
|Match days||29,30 April, 1,2,3 May 2021 - day (5-day match)|
|Points||Sri Lanka 60, Bangladesh 0|
Praveen Jayawickrama bursts into top 50 after 11-wicket haul on Test debut
Dimuth Karunaratne: Praveen Jayawickrama 'does the simple things well'
Failed to plan against specific bowlers - Mominul Haque on Bangladesh's batting concerns
Praveen Jayawickrama's stunning debut seals Sri Lanka's dominant victory
|Najmul Hossain Shanto||bowled||26||44|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz||caught||39||86|
|Shoriful Islam||not out||0||2|
|Extras||(b 3, lb 2, nb 1)|
|Total||227(10 wkts; 71 ovs)|