result
1st Test, Galle, Mar 7 - 11 2017, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
494 & 274/6d
(60.2 ov, target 457)312 & 197
Sri Lanka won by 259 runs
player of the match
Kusal Mendis
Sri Lanka (and Ceylon)
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Herath takes six as Bangladesh crumble to 259-run defeat

Rangana Herath took the last four wickets to seal a big win for Sri Lanka after Bangladesh's top collapsed in the first hour of the final day

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Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka494/10(129.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Bangladesh312/10(97.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Sri Lanka274/6(69 overs)2nd INNINGS
Bangladesh197/10(60.2 overs)2nd INNINGS
Liton Das35 (62)

That brings an end to our coverage of this Test match. Sri Lanka go to Colombo with all the confidence in the world, a ton of momentum and a proud home record. Can they effect a 2-0 sweep or will Bangladesh pull themselves together and make sure honours are even? Join us on Wednesday to find out. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of this Test; we have certainly enjoyed bringing it to you. Until next time!

Atiq: "@Saith Condition is different though Australia is doing fine in India."

Rangana Herath I would say kind of a big achievement, but I must thank every single person who ha supported me - the support staff, my family - I want to say thank you to all of them. The pitch still looks like a good batting track. we have no worries about the combination, but there are still areas to improve. Everybody chipped in and I must congratulate everyone because it is a team effort.

Mushfiqur Rahim - I thought the wicket is still pretty good to bat, it does not look like a day five wicket. We conceded a big lead, but I thought the bowlers did still a pretty okay job. It came down to how we batted on the final day and the first session was going to be crucial, but we unfortunately lost wickets. Hopefully, we can bounce back in the next Test. Congratulations to Rangana and the rest of the team. If the bowlers bowl in the right areas, there is something and hopefully, we will come out with better plans in the next Test.

Mendis I am extremely happy about the achievement and thank Rangana Herath and the rest of the team for the support. And very happy Sri Lanka won the match.

Kusal Mendis in the Man of the Match for his first-innings 194.

Time for the presentation ceremony. Roshan Abeysinghe to do the honours.

1.30pm The end was swift after the lunch break. Two hours of the morning session yielded five wickets, but the last five took less than an hour of the second session to fall. Sri Lanka maintain their stronghold over Galle with another dominant win. Remember, no team has successfully chased more than 99 at this ground. Double delight for Sri Lanka with the win and their captain establishing himself as the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket ever. That's a proud achievement. Herath found himself on the benches for large parts of his younger days with Muralitharan weaving his magic around the opposition batsmen. But since his retirement, how he has made up for lost time. Familiar issues for Bangladesh with collapses in the second innings and lack of application in batting out the last day. Bear in mind this was still a pretty good strip to bat on. Barring the odd ball, no spitting turn or bounce. But they had no clue about which way some of the balls would turn and ended up making a mess. We will have the presentations with you shortly.

Sajith Nizam : "@Athiq conditions are not much different in Bangladesh and Srilanka. You can't compare Australia and Bangladesh when they play away from home. Asian pitches and weather both are completely different from Australia to Srilanka."

Asif: ""Any chance of rain buddy?"" Doesn't matter, buddy. Game over :)

Atiq: "In their last home series Sri Lanka whitewashed Australia. Out of six innings Australia played, four of them are below 200. Another one is 203. And the remaining one is 379. Every cricket nation nowadays become superpower in their home condition, so does Sri Lanka. Considering this Bangladesh performance is not that bad in this test match. But, yes they need to improve a lot and I think they are in right track. "

60.2
W
Herath to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, OUT

chips it to mid-off and that's the end of it. Six for Herath and Sri Lanka take a 1-0 lead in the series. Flighted and drifting in from outside off. Given the drift, he cannot make good connection and he was also not to the pitch of the ball. Harmlessly sends it into the hands of mid-off and that will be it

Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Kumara b Herath 28 (48m 48b 3x4 1x6) SR: 58.33
60.1
Herath to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

comes forward and defends to covers

end of over 601 run
BDESH: 197/9CRR: 3.28 
Subashis Roy0 (5)
Mehidy Hasan Miraz28 (46)
Dilruwan Perera15-0-66-2
Rangana Herath20-5-59-5
59.6
Perera to Subashis, no run

and he survives the one ball. Pushed to silly point from the crease who collects it and throws it back to the keeper

saadat: "@Das Domestic cricket not best in Bangladesh no doubt. But guys like Shakib, Mahmudullah, Tamim do not appear there long enough. Liton and Mehedi are ok...they got runs playing domestic cricket and showing capability here."

59.5
1
Perera to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 1 run

tucked off the pads between midwicket and square leg and just one ball for the tailender to survive

59.4
Perera to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

keeps it out into the off side from the crease

59.3
Perera to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

drifting away outside off and he looks for an almighty drive but the ball spins in to beat the bat and that's a good stop from the keeper

59.2
Perera to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

defended to the left of the bowler from the crease

59.1
Perera to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

stays in the crease and defends down the pitch

end of over 591 run
BDESH: 196/9CRR: 3.32 
Mehidy Hasan Miraz27 (41)
Subashis Roy0 (4)
Rangana Herath20-5-59-5
Dilruwan Perera14-0-65-2
58.6
1
Herath to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 1 run

tucked off the pads to the left of square leg, gets it between him and the midwicket fielder for a good single. Will keep the strike.

Field comes in to prevent the single

58.5
Herath to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

defends it off the front foot and the ball takes late turn to go off the outside edge towards the cordon

58.4
Herath to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

defended off the inside part of the blade to short leg

Sud: "4 tests on the trot - 2nd innings collapses for B'desh. And in all these 4 innings, Mushfiqur has failed to contribute. Since the batting heavily revolves around him, he must probably alter his batting position at least for the 2nd innings."

58.3
Herath to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

pitched up wider outside off and it is crunched out to sweeper cover. Does not take the single again

58.2
Herath to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

shuffles across and defends down the pitch off the backfoot

58.1
Herath to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

driven out to sweeper cover

end of over 581 run
BDESH: 195/9CRR: 3.36 
Subashis Roy0 (4)
Mehidy Hasan Miraz26 (35)
Dilruwan Perera14-0-65-2
Rangana Herath19-5-58-5
57.6
Perera to Subashis, no run

was that a drop? Did it carry? Very, very tough chance, though. Subashis was forward defending and gets a thick inside edge that flies to the left of short leg who gets down but the ball is coming to him real quick and he cannot hold on to it. Great effort

57.5
Perera to Subashis, no run

defended from the crease into the off side

Das: "Well, it all comes to the dead pitches in BD domestic cricket. Many players are scoring double centuries frequently. Bangladesh must make those pitches hard enough so that players will learn to show some resistance. "

57.4
1
Perera to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 1 run

whipped away off the backfoot to mid-on who is slightly deep

57.3
Perera to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

plats the front foot right across and defends

57.2
Perera to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

comes on to the front foot and defends to mid-off

57.1
Perera to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run

stays back to this length ball and defends it down the pitch

Best performances - batters
Kusal Mendis portrait
BKG Mendis SL
194 runs (285)
19 fours
4 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
flick
34 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Upul Tharanga portrait
WU Tharanga SL
115 runs (171)
11 fours
2 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
cover drive
34 runs
3 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Rangana Herath portrait
HMRKB Herath SL
O
20.2
M
5
R
59
W
6
ECO
2.9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W2W
Mehidy Hasan portrait
Mehidy Hasan Miraz BDESH
O
22
M
1
R
113
W
4
ECO
5.13
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Galle International Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh tour of Sri Lanka
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis
Series resultSri Lanka (and Ceylon) led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2252
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days07,08,09,10,11 March 2017 - day(5-day match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
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Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft