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Sri Lanka win series against Bangladesh

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Published: 12:12, 3 May 2021   Update: 14:00, 3 May 2021
Sri Lanka win series against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 209 runs in the second and final Test to win the two-match Test series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.

Sri Lanka: 493/7d & 194/9d

Bangladesh: 251 & 227

In chase of a mammoth 437-run target, Bangladesh were bundled out for just 227 in their second innings. The win also meant that the Lankans won the series 1-0 after drawing the first match which was also played at the same venue.

Left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama became the first Sri Lankan to complete a 10-wicket haul on debut as the hosts sealed the victory against visiting Bangladesh.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who kept Sri Lanka in the field for an hour on the fifth morning, was Jayawickrama's tenth wicket. After making 39, Miraz had telegraphed his lap sweep far too soon, as Pathum Nissanka anticipated the shot, moved to his right and took the catch. Jayawickrama wrapped up the game with Abu Jayed's wicket, his fifth lbw in the game.

The visitors added 50 runs to their overnight score of 177 for 5 but a long tail made sure all the onus was on the Liton Das-Miraz partnership for any chance of survival. But that lasted just 14 balls in the morning when Liton was lbw to Jayawickrama, missing a subtle straighter delivery.