SL thrash Tigers
Sri Lanka kept their record of winning every Test series in Bangladesh intact with a comprehensive 10-wicket victory over the Tigers in the second Test of the two-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
Pacer Asitha Fernando bagged 10 wickets, including a maiden five-wicket haul in the second innings, as Bangladesh lasted little more than one session on the fifth and final day of the Test.
Bangladesh were bundled out for 169 to throw a small target of 29 runs, which the visitors chased down in three overs to complete their domination over the hosts.
Resuming the day on 34 for four, Bangladesh lost in-form Mushfiqur Rahim when he was bowled for 23 by pacer Rajitha Fernando. A sixth-wicket stand of 103 runs between Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan gave Bangladesh a ray of hope of saving the match. However, soon after Lunch, Fernando removed Liton for 52 with a wonderful return catch before Shakib became the right-arm seamer's next victim soon.
The hosts eventually surrendered helplessly with Fernando becoming only the second fast bowler from Sri Lanka to pick up 10 wickets in a Test match after Chaminda Vaas.