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Best performances - Batsmen

HDRL Thirimanne
HDRL Thirimanne
140(298) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 37 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
12 12 18 11 28 12 8 39
FDM Karunaratne
FDM Karunaratne
118(190) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 26 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
10 9 25 15 22 7 2 28

Best performances - Bowlers

P Jayawickrama
P Jayawickrama
O32
M7
R92
W6
Eco2.87
RHB
OFFLEG
1W3W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
Taijul Islam
Taijul Islam
O19.2
M2
R72
W5
Eco3.72
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Match days

29,30 April, 1,2,3 May 2021 (5-day match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sri Lanka 60, Bangladesh 0

Scorecard Summary

SRI LANKA 493/7d(159.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

BANGLADESH 251(83 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 194/9d(42.2 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

BANGLADESH 227(71 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

END OF OVER:
71 | (wicket maiden) | BDESH: 227/10

  • Shoriful Islam0 (2b)
  • Praveen Jayawickrama32-10-86-5
  • Ramesh Mendis28-2-103-4

11.25am So Sri Lanka are deserving winners of this Test series, even if their margin of victory here, 209 runs, had quite a lot to do with their luck at the toss. Even so, they did everything right, and in Praveen Jayawickrama seem to have found a genuine talent to invest in for the future. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. We certainly had a lot of fun bringing it to you. Goodbye.

VS: "The biggest difference between strong teams and weak teams is: Strong teams don't complain about the toss!!" -- Mominul had a point, but yeah, it was bad optics to emphasise it so much at the presentation ceremony.

Dimuth Karunaratne, who's also the player of the series: "I was short of runs before this series, and I had to put my hand up here. I did well here, and so did all the other batters. After the West Indies tour, I spoke to the coach, and he said you have to respect the bowling for the first few overs, and that was the secret behind my form here. They batted really well in the first Test, but we had faith that if we put a good score on the board, I felt our youngsters were going to do well. Everything went well, winning the toss, batting first, the spinners bowled really well. Praveen was fantastic and Ramesh too, but I think they need to play Test matches regularly, build confidence, and if they do that, they will fill the shoes of Dilruwan and Rangana for sure."

Mominul Haque: "I think most important thing in this Test match was the toss, in my view. First two days there wasn't anything for the bowlers. Almost 50% the Test match was decided by the toss. Conditions are similar to Bangladesh, other than the humidity, with which we were struggling a bit. When you play international cricket, there will be pressure, and you have to embrace it. We lost this Test in the first innings when we were bowled out for 250. We should have batted better then."

Praveen Jayawickrama, predictably, is the Player of the Match. "There was a bit of pressure ahead of the debut," he says [translated by Roshan Abeysinghe], "but the captain and senior players really helped me."

Ahmad: "Frustrated that Shakib didn't come to play here. More frustrated that he's just benching at the IPL."

Menash: "Since 1980 only the 4th bowler to take 10 wicket haul on debut, first Sri Lankan to do so and since 2008 the only bowler to do so on debut!! Congrats jayawickrama!"

Matthew: "10 on debut...not a bad effort from the fourth choice bowler! He will remember this day forever. "

Aveir : "At least we beat them in the second innings *goes to cry in the corner*"

Vivaan : "This was bound to happen, after Litom's dismissal, it was all about delaying the inevitable, they did well to survive 20 overs after his dismissal."

11.07am It's taken Sri Lanka just over an hour on day five to wrap up this Test match. Praveen Jayawickrama, so good right through this Test match, ends an utterly fairytale debut with 11 wickets. He becomes the 16th bowler to take 10 on Test debut.

70.6
W
Jayawickrama to Abu Jayed, OUT, and that is that, five-fors in both innings. You almost expected this, looking at the way Jayed defended the previous ball. Again Jayawickrama follows up a sharply spinning ball with one that goes with the arm. Undercutter, released with a lower arm, and quicker. Jayed is trapped on the crease, pulling his front pad away from the line and slicing his bat down desperately. Misses the inside edge and hits the back pad, plumb in front. The review was a mere formality

Abu Jayed lbw b Jayawickrama 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

70.5
0
Jayawickrama to Abu Jayed, no run, quicker, straightening towards off stump, keeps his front pad out of the way and blocks into the off side
70.4
0
Jayawickrama to Abu Jayed, no run, length ball spinning away outside off, presses forward to defend and is beaten by sharp turn

Here's the No. 11, Abu Jayed.

70.3
W
Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, OUT, ten in the match on debut, and Mehidy falls to a brilliant bit of anticipation at short leg. Tossed up slow just outside off, and as soon as Mehidy shapes to lap-sweep, Nissanka begins moving to his right at short leg. The fielder at slip - Thirimanne, I think - was also on the move, towards leg slip. The ball ends up popping softly in the air, exactly where Nissanka is moving. The ball came straight off the middle of Mehidy's bat

Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Nissanka b Jayawickrama 39 (105m 86b 4x4 0x6) SR: 45.34

70.2
0
Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run, back of a length, spinning away from middle stump, punched into the covers
70.1
0
Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run, nicely flighted, pitching on middle and leg and spinning away. Presses forward and defends with soft hands towards gully

Bangladesh 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st31Tamim IqbalSaif Hassan
2nd42Najmul Hossain ShantoSaif Hassan
3rd31Mominul HaqueNajmul Hossain Shanto
4th30Mushfiqur RahimMominul Haque
5th37Mushfiqur RahimLiton Das
6th12Liton DasMehidy Hasan Miraz
7th23Taijul IslamMehidy Hasan Miraz
8th21Taskin AhmedMehidy Hasan Miraz
9th0Mehidy Hasan MirazShoriful Islam
10th0Abu JayedShoriful Islam