Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Cricket Series 2008-09Comprehensive Cricket News, Latest Information and Live ball-by-ball Commentary.
Sri Lanka will play 2 tests and Tri Series during the Bangladesh tour starting December 21, 2008.Get the latest news of Sri Lanka's 2008-09 Bangladesh Tour →
Cricket Matches Schedule
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Cricket Series 2008-09
Sri Lanka in Bangladesh Cricket Series 2008-09
SL v BAN, 2nd Test, Mirpur: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 465 to win cricket series (SL 2:0)
Dilshan, who scored 162 and 143 with the bat, took 4-10 in 4.2 overs to help dismiss Bangladesh for 158 after a 92-run sixth-wicket stand between Mushfiqur Rahim (43) and Shakib Al Hasan (46) took the hosts to 144-6 in the unlikely pursuit of 624 to win. Al Hasan was stumped by Prasanna Jayawardene off Dilshan, who then trapped Mehrab Hossain lbw for 5, had Mashrafe bin Mortaza caught behind for 0 and then bowled Shahadat Hossain for 1 at Chittagong Divisional Stadium.
Earlier, Sri Lanka declared on 447-6 at lunch with Thilan Samaraweera (77) and Chamara Kapugedera (59 not out) scoring half-centuries and add to Dilshan's hundred and Kumar Sangakkara's 54. Bangladesh had lost both opening batsmen by the time the score was 22. Unorthodox finger spinner Ajantha Mendis had Imrul Kayes caught at first slip by Mahela Jayawardene for five and Tamim Iqbal was caught behind for 17 off Chaminda Vaas.
Mendis dismissed Junaid Siddique lbw for four before having Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful caught behind for seven and ultimately finished with figures of 3-57. Dilhara Fernando then bowled Raqibul Hasan for 10 to leave the hosts at 52-5.
Sri Lanka had resumed the day on 296-4 and Al Hasan made an early breakthrough for Bangladesh, trapping Samaraweera lbw to end his 145-run partnership with Dilshan.
Dilshan then batted with Kapugedara to complete his seventh Test century before being bowled by Enamul Haque for 143. Dilshan's hundred came off 130 balls and included 11 boundaries. Ashraful took 2-56, while Haque had figures of 2-109.
Sri Lanka won the first Test in Dhaka by 107 runs.
SL v BAN, 2nd Test, Mirpur: Sri Lanka 384 & 447-6 beat Bangladesh 208 & 158 by 465 runs
SL v BAN, 1st Test, Mirpur: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 107 runs (SL 1:0)
Chasing 521 for victory, Bangladesh looked like it had a chance to pull off an extraordinary victory when it moved to 403-6, but lost its last four wickets for just 10 runs, giving Sri Lanka a 107-run win.
Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful recorded his fifth Test century and Shakib Al Hasan made 96 to give Bangladesh an outside chance at a rare Test win, while Muttiah Muralitharan took 4-141 to finish with 10 wickets for the match.
Resuming at 254-5, Bangladesh's run chase suffered a jolt when Ashraful was trapped lbw by Chaminda Vaas in the day's first session. But Shakib Al Hasan took over the chief responsibility from the captain and shared a 111-run stand for the seventh wicket with wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim.
Hasan was bowled by Dammika Prasad just four runs of a century, while Rahim (61) was caught by Tilakaratne Dilshan off Muralitharan, with the final two wickets then falling quickly.
Ashraful scored his fourth 100 against Sri Lanka since becoming the youngest Test century-scorer at Colombo on his international debut in 2001 at age 17. His innings included 16 boundaries.
SL v BAN, 1st Test, Mirpur: Sri Lanka 293 & 405-6 beat Bangladesh 178 & 413 by 107 runs
Tri Series in Bangladesh 2008-09Comprehensive Cricket News, Latest Information and Live ball-by-ball Commentary.
Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe join Bangladesh in the Tri-Series, which is scheduled to start from 10 January 2009. Get the latest news of Tri Series in Bangladesh 2008-09 →