Bangladesh taste 192-run defeat to Sri Lanka in 2nd Test

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Published: April 3, 2024, 02:39 PM

Bangladesh taste 192-run defeat to Sri Lanka in 2nd Test

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Bangladesh suffered a 192-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the second and final cricket Test by paying the price of its reckless batting at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram today.

Resuming the Day 5 game at 268-7 and requiring 243 runs still for an unlikely victory, Bangladesh were bundled out for 318 with Mehidy Hasan Miraz staying unbeaten on 81.

They lost rest of the three wickets within the first one and half hour of the game in the morning session on Day 5.

The defeat was ensured when Sri Lanka left Bangladesh a record chase of 511, with five sessions to survive.

Mominul Haque hit a 50 while Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das played 30 plus knock to take the game to fifth day and also helped Bangladesh go past 200 runs for the first time in five Test innings, dating to last December.

Knowing that a defeat is on the cards, Miraz batted aggressively to raise the prospect of his only second century in the Test cricket but lacked support from the other end.

He reached his sixth Test fifty in the fourth over of the day off 62 balls by smashing Kamindu Mendis a boundary.

However Mendis in that over brought a breakthrough for the side, when he dismissed Taijul Islam (14) caught by Nishan Madushka at gully.

Hasan Mahmud (6) and Syed Khaled Ahmed (2) failed to give Miraz support for a longer period.

Both of the batters were dismissed by Lahiru Kumara, leaving him 19 runs short of his century. He played 110 balls for his 81, including 14 fours.

Kumara claimed 4-50 to be the best bowler for Sri Lanka in this innings. Kamindu Mendis who made 92 not out and 9 following his centuries in both innings (102 and 164) in the first Test, took 3-32 and was adjudged man of the match.

He was also adjudged man of the series for his.

Sri Lanka posted 531 in its first innings with six batters getting past half-century marks, making it the highest total without any batters scoring a century.

The visitors then dismissed Bangladesh for 178 runs, and took a 353-run lead but decided against follow-on. However despite a batting collapse in the second innings, Sri Lanka were able to leave Bangladesh chasing an improbable target after declaring on 157-7.

Sri Lanka also won the first Test by 328 runs. Having won the game, Sri Lanka kept its record intact of not losing any test on Bangladesh soil.

The visitors won the three-match T20 series earlier by 2-1 before losing the ODI series by same margin.

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