The result also guaranteed Scotland and Oman will join Sri Lanka in progressing from Group B
The series is part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship period (2021-23) and Sri Lanka still have an outside chance of reaching June's decider should they complete a 2-0 scoreline, but Southee is aiming to make it as difficult as possible for the tourists to achieve
Dinesh Chandimal's double century and bowling heroics by debutant Prabhat Jayasuriya led Sri Lanka to a series-levelling win over Australia on Monday in a second Test affected by protests and Covid.
Shakib Al Hasan is not in Sri Lanka for the three-match ODI series as the champions all-rounder was granted a break by the Bangladesh Cricket Board following a magnificent World Cup and it seems that the hosts have worked out their plan of action in the stalwart’s absence.
Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne says that it would be good if Chandika Hathurusingha, who recently handed over a resignation letter to Bangladesh Cricket Board BCB, joined as Sri Lanka head coach.
Dimuth Karunaratne hits an unbeaten century to keep up Sri Lanka's fight during their follow-on against India on day four of the second Test in Colombo.