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Sri Lanka win Test series

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Published: 14:01, 27 May 2022   Update: 14:54, 27 May 2022
Sri Lanka win Test series

Visiting Sri Lanka has won the Test series after beating hosts Bangladesh by 10 wickets in series-deciding match at  the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.

Bangladesh: 365 & 169

Sri Lanka: 506 & 29/0

The visitors claimed the two-match series 1-0 and have now won all the five Test series played in Bangladesh.  

Bangladesh took a slim lead of 29 runs on the final day but Sri Lanka reached the target without loss of any wicket in three overs.

Asitha Fernando finished with a career-best 6-51. The visitors bowled out Bangladesh for 169 runs.

Shakib Al Hasan (58) and Liton Das (52) put a huge resistance to keep Bangladesh's hope of saving the second and final Test against Sri Lanka alive.

Play resumed on the fifth and final day with the hosts at a precarious 34-4 and Sri Lanka upped the pressure when Kasun Rajitha bowled Mushfiqur Rahim for 23 in the eighth over.

Sri Lanka made 506 runs in the first innings after bowling out Bangladesh for 365.

The first Test in Chittagong ended in a draw.

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