Debutant Akila Dananjaya rattled through the Bangladesh’s lower middle order after Sri Lanka set home side Bangladesh a winning target of 339 in almost three days in the second Test at Mirpur.
But the Mirpur wicket, which had already seen 28 wickets falling in first two days, didn’t offer much help to the dilemma of the batsmen.
Earlier, the overnight pair of Suranga Lakmal (21) and Roshen Silva (70*) added 26 to Sri Lanka’s score before Taijul Islam ended the visitors’ second innings.
Only Roshen Silva was able to compile a second high-quality fifty in the match being unbeaten on 70, as Sri Lanka reached 226 in the second innings the highest of the match.
In a spinners paradise, Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath became the highest wicket taker in test cricket history for a left-arm bowler while Akila Dananjaya equaled Sri Lanka’s best figures by a spinner taking eight wickets thus standing par with Ajantha Mendis.
Bangladesh were dismissed for a mere 123 runs thus conceding Sri Lanka a 215 runs.