100th test | The Daily Star
  • You have to build a family environment

    When recalling Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup triumph, the bearded, bespectacled Asankha Gurusinha will probably not be the first name that comes to mind. But Sri Lanka's current strategic consultant was the sixth-highest scorer in the tournament and the second-highest for his team after Aravinda de Silva.

  • ‘This win started in Galle’

    Tamim Iqbal, the man-of-the-match in Bangladesh’s historic four-wicket win in the second Test match against Sri Lanka today, said the 259-run defeat in the first Test in Galle worked as an impetus for their win in Colombo.

  • Crowning win for centenary Test: Tigers beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets

    History is made at Colombo’s P Sara Oval today when Bangladesh win their centenary Test by four wickets and level the 2-match series at 1-1.

  • 'Mustafizur took the game away from us'

    Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne had averaged 11.6 in his last 10 Test innings since his last century at home, and it was on 11 that he was dropped on the third evening by Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim off a difficult deflection down the leg side.

  • Mushfiqur joins the 100 dismissals club

    When he showed brilliant anticipation to take two steps to his right as Sri Lanka’s keeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella got down on one knee to sweep Shakib Al Hasan in the 60th over and then pouched the deflection off the bat to send his opposite number on his way, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim became the 41st wicketkeeper in Test history and the first Bangladesh wicketkeeper to reach 100 Test dismissals.

  • Hosts lead BD by 139 runs after Day-4

    Sri Lanka reached 268 for 8 in 100 overs and led Bangladesh by 139 runs in their second innings when the umpires called stumps on day-4 of the second Test of the series at Colombo’s P Sara Oval today.

  • Shakib puts Tigers on top

    Call it resiliency or a perverse desire to prove naysayers wrong, but Bangladesh have made it a habit of turning in a stellar performance when their fans or critics least expect it.

  • A batsman cut out for Test cricket

    Shakib Al Hasan may have grabbed all the headlines yesterday, but there was a debutant without whom Bangladesh would probably not have been able to accumulate the 129-run lead that placed the visitors ahead in the match.


    Things have not been so great for Imrul Kayes of late. He picked up an injury while batting well in Wellington in January, and an aggravation of that injury kept him out of Bangladesh's maiden Test in India in February.

  • Samaraweera speechless

    After an ending like yesterday's, when Bangladesh lost three wickets inside the last four overs to hand the initiative back to the Sri Lankans, one can imagine the dressing room full of people at sixes and sevens trying to convince someone to come out to the press conference and provide an explanation for the events.

  • Tigers revert to type

    Three wickets for six runs in seven balls. That was enough to undo all the hard work that Bangladesh had done for most of the first two days to get into the driving seat in their 100th Test match, the second of a two-Test series against Sri Lanka that Bangladesh trail 0-1.