|Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by innings and 248 runs in Dhaka|
Huge win in first Test
Sri Lanka won the first test against Bangladesh by an innings and 248 runs in the first cricket test at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Dilruwan Perera finished with figures of 5-109 and Suranga Lakmal had 3-39 as Bangladesh was dismissed for 250 chasing a massive total of 498.
Perera (3-47) dismissed Bangladesh’s three key batsmen, Shakib Al Hasan, Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim as the home side went to lunch requiring a near impossible 348 runs to bat Sri Lanka again in the match.
Resuming the day on 35-1, the Bangladesh batsmen fell in quick succession in the face of the Sri Lankan pace attack, which peppered them with short balls and tempted them into making rash shots. Mominul Haque top-scored for Bangladesh with 50, Amin Hossain made a defiant 32 not out, Nasir Hossain contributed 29 and Shakib Al Hasan made 25.
Sri Lanka declared its first innings on 730-6 in response to Bangladesh’s 232.
Bangladesh slip to their fourth-heaviest defeat in their Test history as Sri Lanka wrapped up the opening Test with a hugely commanding victory of an innings and 248 runs, which is their second-biggest victory in Tests.