Herath’s 6 Fer Thrash Bangladesh and lead series 1-0
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st Test,Galle
Series:Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka 2017
Sri Lanka won by 259 Runs and Lead Series 1-0
SL 494, 274/6 decl
BAN 312, 197-all out (60.2 Ovs)
Spinner Ragana Herath picked up 6 for 59 as Bangladesh had been 197 all out in the chase of an implausible 457-run target to help the home side cross 1-0 up in the two-match
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 259 runs in the 1st Test match at the Galle International Stadium here on Saturday.
Resuming on 67/0 and wanting 390 more runs for victory at the very last day, Bangladesh lost overnight batsman Soumya Sarkar to the second ball of the morning and could not get better after that.
Soumya got a leading edge off the 1st ball from Asela Gunaratne. It landed safely. However, the following ball clipped the bails of his off stump to brush aside the left-hander on his in a last day score of fifty three.
Perera then struck in consecutive overs, trapping Mominul Haque (five) leg-before having Tamim Iqbal stuck by way of Gunaratne at slip for 19.
Herath delivered further blows whilst he eliminated Shakib Al Hasan (8) and passed Mahmudullah a second-ball duck in the area of three balls in one over.
Shakib gloved a catch to Dimuth Karunaratne at leg slip at the same time as Mahmudullah was deceived by using an arm ball, which hit his lower back foot, to be adjudged leg before wicket.
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das shared fifty three runs in a 6th-wicket stand to keep Bangladesh alive with news of storms in the region, and took them to lunch on 157 for 5.
However, Bangladesh another time stumbled after the interval, losing the last five wickets within an hour.
It started out with Rahim lightly tickling Lakshan Sandakan to the wicketkeeper down leg side off the second ball after lunch.
Heerath then followed it up with the wicket of Das, who turned into stuck at cover off a leading edge seeking to slog the Sri Lanka captain across the road.
The wicket become Herath’s 363rd in Test cricket, going past Daniel Vettori’s total of 362. The relaxation of the game became just a depend of time.
Bangladesh have been all out for 312 runs in the first innings in reply to Sri Lanka’s 494, who later declared their 2nd innings on 274/6.