Tigers made a history by beating Sri Lanka by four wickets in the 2nd and last match of the Joy Bangla Cup series at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. This is also Bangladesh’s first Test win against Sri Lanka.
The win mainly buoyed by Tamim Iqbal who scored 82 after Bangladesh suffered two early wickets.
Dilruwan Perera eventually broke Tamim’s stubborn 109-run partnership with Sabbir Rahman (41).
Earlier, Perera scored a half century in Sri Lanka’s 319 runs in their second innings after the hosts resumed play on 268-8.
Shakib: It is a great feeling, winning a Test in Sri Lanka. 100th Test, nothing better than that.
The way we are improving, we will win some games in the future. We are having a very good time at home. We will have to play better away from home. We knew we could chased down 200. We knew if we apply we can score runs. Nos.9 and 10 batted well for Sri Lanka when we wanted to restrict them to 150.
Tamim: There was something for the bowlers but we were very determined. What we decided was to bat long. Sabbir played excellently. All in all, it was a great win. The way Mosaddek batted in the first innings and he took the pressure away in the second. He is a player to watch.
Bangladesh now leveled the two-Test series 1-1 thanks to their 4-wickets win in the second Test in Colombo today.
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh