BAN vs SL: Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets in second Test to win series
BAN vs SL: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the second Test on Friday to clinch the series 1-0. Asitha Fernando had a career-best 6-51.
At Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, the visitors knocked Bangladesh out for 169 runs in their second innings, with the 24-year-old playing a key role.
Sri Lanka cruised to victory behind to Oshada Fernando’s undefeated 21.
The hosts were 34-4 when play resumed on the fifth and final day, and Sri Lanka increased the pressure when Kasun Rajitha bowled Mushfiqur Rahim for 23 in the eighth over.
Shakib Al Hasan (58) and Liton Das (52) then hung in there with a mix of prudence and aggression throughout the first session.
Therefore, after resuming on one overnight, Shakib smashed Rajitha for three fours in one over, forcing Sri Lanka to extend their field set-up, while Liton played an anchor role.
After dismissing openers Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Tamim Iqbal the day. Before Asitha claimed both wickets immediately after the lunch break, taking four of the last five wickets.
After bowling Bangladesh out for 365 runs, Sri Lanka scored 506 runs in the first innings.
In Chittagong, the first Test finished in a stalemate.