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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2014

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Sri Lanka won by an innings and 248 runs | Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka Live Score, 1st Test

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Jayawardene: 'It has been a long time since I got a big one. I think it was an overall team performance. Everyone contributed to the victory. The pitch was good to bat on. There was some extra bounce and even today the pacers were able to extract good bounce. We need to have bit more patience and keep going once we are set.'
Mahela Jayawardene is the Man of the Match for his knock of 203.
Mathews: 'It was a clinical performance from all of us. I liked the way the boys went about things today. The bowlers have been brilliant for the past few games. We knew if they (pacers) get early wickets then the spinners can come in and continue their good work. Perera has played two Tests and has contributed in both. Yes, everybody contributed, Mahela, Kaushal, Vithanage, Sanga - all batted well. We will look go for the win at Chittagong.'
Mushfiqur: 'It was difficult to bat on Day 1. We didn't apply ourselves and we put down a few simple chances. I was the main culprit. The wicket was good to bat on today but none of us showed appliaction. We need to work on the basics and need to bat well. Hopefully, we will work hard and come back stronger in a couple of days time. Yes, the top order has to contribute if you have to put up a good total on the board.'
The hosts never really pushed the Sri Lankans. They got off to the worst possible start as they were reeling at 4 for 59. Shakib and Mushfiqur scored fifties, but it was not enough as they needed some one to get a hundred. In the end, they were bowled out for a mere 232 in their first innings. The visitors then came out in a positive frame of mind as Mahela, Silva and Vithanage racked up hundreds and handed a 498-run lead. With uneven bounce on the pitch, it was always going to be an impossible task to bat out two days. Bangladesh found that out as there were bundled out inside 52 overs.
Sri Lanka cruise through to a comprehensive victory. They started the day needing 9 wickets and they got them within two sessions. After getting 5 wickets in the first session, they needed 4 more to complete the formalities. Gazi and Nasir started off in a positive fashion before the former was given out LBW. Nasir continued but he too fell going for some quick runs. The last wicket added a record partnership of 53 runs for Bangaldesh. Perera was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up his first five wicket haul. He was well supported by Lakmal who got three for himself.
51.5 Dilruwan Perera to Rubel Hossain W
out Caught by Kaushal Silva!! Sri Lanka win by an innings and 248 runs. Perera gets his first 5-wicket haul. This was fired in outside off, Rubel goes for the drive but only manages an edge to the keeper, Silva takes a good low catch. Rubel c Kaushal Silva b Dilruwan Perera 17(23) [4s-3]
5 wickets for Dilruwan Perera. Dilruwan Perera is killing BAN
10 wickets down for BAN. Out batsman is Rubel Hossain. It is all over for BAN.
51.4 Dilruwan Perera to Al-Amin Hossain 1
1 run, throws this up outside off, Al-Amin comes down the track and takes it on the full, he drags it to long on
51.3 Dilruwan Perera to Al-Amin Hossain 0
no run, tossed up around off, Al-Amin lunges forward and defends it
51.2 Dilruwan Perera to Al-Amin Hossain 6
SIX, Al-Amin does not seem to mishit any, floated outside off, Al-Amin slams the sweep over deep mid wicket for his fourth six
30 runs for Al-Amin Hossain
51.1 Dilruwan Perera to Al-Amin Hossain 0
no run, pushed through on off, Al-Amin gets it off the outside half of the bat to backward point
End of over 51, 8 runs (. 4 . . . 4 )
BAN: 243/9
Rubel Hossain - 17(22) This over: 8 runs
Al-Amin Hossain - 25(14) This over: 0 runs
Rangana Herath
(9.0 - 3 - 47 - 1)
50.6 Rangana Herath to Rubel Hossain 4
FOUR, quicker delivery outside off, Rubel hangs back and late cuts it nicely, he beats Sanga at short third man and the ball races away
50.5 Rangana Herath to Rubel Hossain 0
no run, once again gets his bat in front of his pads and blocks
50.4 Rangana Herath to Rubel Hossain 0
no run, Rubel negotitates it with a tight forward defence

Match details

Toss : Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Paul Reiffel (Australia) and Nigel Llong (England)

TV umpire : Sharfuddoula (Bangladesh)

Match referee : Javagal Srinath (India)

Teams

Bangladesh : Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(c & wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Robiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain.

Sri Lanka : Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal(wk), Angelo Mathews(c), Kithuruwan Vithanage, Dilruwan Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal.

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