RESULT
1st Test, Mirpur, January 27 - 30, 2014, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh Test Series
232 & 250
730/6d

Sri Lanka won by an innings and 248 runs

Player Of The Match
203*
mahela-jayawardene
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh 232/10(63.5 overs)
1st INNINGS
Shaminda Eranga4/49 (17.4)
Suranga Lakmal3/66 (18.1)
Sri Lanka 730/6(187.5 overs)
1st INNINGS
Shakib Al Hasan3/159 (43)
Sohag Gazi2/130 (39)
Bangladesh 250/10(51.5 overs)
2nd INNINGS

So as it stands Sri Lanka lead the two-match Test series 1-0. Bangladesh can not be counted out as they are playing at home and will surely be imbibing many of the lessons that they will need to take from this match. Join us again for the second Test in Chittagong on February 4.

Mahela Jayawardene, Man of the Match: It has been some time since I got a big one. I thought it was a great game by the team as everyone put their hand up and performed, so it was a good outing. I think the wicket played really well, and even today there was a little bit of pace for our quicks, and for the spinners it was spinning, but the important thing was the bounce which really helped us. Overall, a good Test wicket. It is all about handling situations, that is where our guys did well. We applied ourselves and made sure not to lose our wickets up front. There were times where their spinners bowled well, but we were able to handle the situation well and pull through in the end.

Mahela is the Man of the Match

Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka captain: It was a complete performance by the team. Everyone played their part. Pretty happy with the way the boys went out today. The bowlers have been brilliant for us in the past few games, and we knew if the fast bowlers were bowling well then the spinners would do well after. Perera has played two games and has been brilliant, one with the bat, and one with the ball, so he has been a great find for us. We hope he can keep on contributing. I'm a bit disappointed (in missing out on a ton), but congratulations to Vithanage and Mahela for their scores. It was unfortunate for Prasanna to fly back, but Chandimal responded brilliantly. We would like to keep playing positive cricket and keep winning.

Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh captain: It was a good wicket to bat on but we didn't play well from day one and we were on the back foot. It is very difficult to come back from that, but I still thought the pitch was good to bat on, but the boys just didn't show the fight in the middle. Hopefully we come back strong in the next Test. It has been great for us in the last two and a half years, we just didn't deliver in this Test. We need to work on our batting and hopefully we can come back strong in Chittagong. It is important now that someone from the top plays a big innings, as it gives us a lot of chance in the middle. We hope the boys at top come strong, and as a batting unit we need to put our hand up.

Nalin Samarasin: "Don't worry guys, BD will perform in ODI's and T20 for sure…….."

Buddhi: "BD selection committee please send "Al-Amin Hossain" at number 2 for next match please... "

Manoj: "Nayeem ... You can sleep now."

We will be back shortly for quotes from the match presentation

1.20pm So despite the late-hitting blitz from Rubel and Al-Amin, Bangladesh slip to their fourth-heaviest defeat in their Test history. Sri Lanka wrap up the opening Test with a hugely commanding victory of an innings and 248 runs, which is their second-biggest victory in Tests. Bangladesh will have to go back to the drawing board and figure out where they need to improve, because there certainly are a number of areas.

51.5
W
Perera to Rubel, OUT

gets this one outside off as Al-Amin continues to look to be positive, but it appears his luck may have ran out as the ball catches an edge of the bat before Silva snaps on to it from behind

Rubel Hossain c †Silva b Perera 17 (34m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.91
51.4
1
Perera to Al-Amin, 1 run

low full toss which he steps out to before cross-batting this down to long-on

51.3
Perera to Al-Amin, no run

and then follows it up with a sensible front foot defence

51.2
6
Perera to Al-Amin, SIX runs

and another connection from Al-Amin sends this one sailing over midwicket for a massive six

51.1
Perera to Al-Amin, no run

defended off the back foot as he edges this through third man

end of over 518 runs
BAN: 243/9CRR: 4.76 
Rubel Hossain17 (22)
Al-Amin Hossain25 (14)
Rangana Herath 9-3-47-1
Dilruwan Perera 19-0-102-4

Nayeem: "Its 4 am here, I Want to sleep, Oh God But this last wicket partnership is delaying my sleep."

50.6
4
Herath to Rubel, FOUR runs

and shows his touch with a well timed late cut through third man which beats the converging fielder to the boundary

50.5
Herath to Rubel, no run

and on the front foot straightaway to Herath

50.4
Herath to Rubel, no run

once again negotiated by the batsman

50.3
Herath to Rubel, no run

strides out to defend this one to the off side

50.2
4
Herath to Rubel, FOUR runs

and gets nice and low to slam this over midwicket for a boundary

50.1
Herath to Rubel, no run

on the front foot as this is defended by the batsman

end of over 508 runs
BAN: 235/9CRR: 4.70 
Rubel Hossain9 (16)
Al-Amin Hossain25 (14)
Dilruwan Perera 19-0-102-4
Suranga Lakmal 14-4-39-3

And that will be drinks

Lalendra: "Bangladeshi's problem is that they still couldn't find the middle ground between playing Optimistic cricket and Smart Cricket. They are over optimistic."

49.6
1
Perera to Rubel, 1 run

pushes this one towards the off side for a single

49.5
Perera to Rubel, no run

defended on the front foot by Rubel

49.4
Perera to Rubel, no run

nudges this one through the leg side for a single

49.3
1
Perera to Al-Amin, 1 run

Al-Amin looking for the might heave over midwicket, but doesn't quite middle it as deep midwicket is able to field the ball

49.2
6
Perera to Al-Amin, SIX runs

clears the front leg and slog sweeps Perera over midwicket for a huge six

49.1
Perera to Al-Amin, no run

defended on the front foot by Al-Amin

end of over 499 runs
BAN: 227/9CRR: 4.63 
Rubel Hossain8 (13)
Al-Amin Hossain18 (11)
Suranga Lakmal 14-4-39-3
Dilruwan Perera 18-0-94-4
48.6
Lakmal to Rubel, no run

yorker on middle and leg which Rubel is able to dig out successfully

48.5
Lakmal to Rubel, no run

short ball on middle and leg which is allowed through to the keeper

48.4
4
Lakmal to Rubel, FOUR runs

speared on middle and leg as once again Al-Amin directs this past Silva, who fails to grasp this for a second time in the over, for this to reach the fine leg boundary

Best performances - batters
DPMD Jayawardene
DPMD Jayawardene SL
203 runs (272)
16 fours4 sixes
Control
90%
Productive shot
leg glance
47 runs
0 four0 six
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JK Silva
JK Silva SL
139 runs (244)
16 fours2 sixes
Control
90%
Productive shot
leg glance
41 runs
4 fours0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
MDK Perera
MDK Perera SL
O
19.5
M
0
R
109
W
5
ECO
5.49
RMS Eranga
RMS Eranga SL
O
17.4
M
2
R
49
W
4
ECO
2.77
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Series
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawardene
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2116
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days27,28,29,30 January 2014 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Shamsur Rahman
Shamsur Rahman
Umpires
England
Nigel Llong
Australia
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Bangladesh
Sharfuddoula
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh
Anisur Rahman
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
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