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Herath six-for decimates Bangladesh

  • Published at 11:27 am March 11th, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:00 am March 12th, 2017
Herath six-for decimates Bangladesh
Bangladesh started the day on 67 without loss, but in the very first over of the day, opening batsman Soumya Sarkar was dismissed by off-spinner Asela Gunaratne. Soumya nearly got out in the first ball of the day when he played a half-hearted forward defensive shot that flew towards short leg. And so, Bangladesh were in trouble straightaway in the first over. No 3 batsman Mominul Haque was then trapped in front for five in the 19th over. Tamim Iqbal (19) was the next batsman to depart when he was caught at slip an over later. Sri Lanka skipper Rangana Herath then joined the party and initiated a double blow by picking up the wickets of Shakib al Hasan and Mahmudullah in the 28th over. Shakib played a big stride forward only to edge the ball towards Dimuth Karunaratne, stationed at leg slip. Karunaratne took a sharp catch diving forward. A ball later, Mahmudullah was adjudged lbw in what was an arm ball by Herath. And so, within an hour, Bangladesh slipped from 67/0 to 104 runs for five wickets. Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Kumar Das then formed some sort of resistance, building a 54-run partnership. Mushfiq though soon got out in the second ball after lunch while chasing a wide delivery from Herath only to be caught by wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella. Mushfiq’s 34 off 98 deliveries was composed with a couple of boundaries. Liton was dismissed for 35 in the 51st over when he tried to play an attacking shot against Herath only to eventually top edge it. In the process, Herath created history as he became the highest wicket-taking left-arm spinner (366), surpassing New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori. Later, Herath wrapped up the tail by bagging the wickets of Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman. Herath took six wickets in the second innings while Dilruwan Perera took two. Kusal Mendis was adjudged man of the match for his 194-run innings in the first essay. The second and final Test of the series starts this Wednesday at P Sara Oval in Colombo. BRIEF SCORE Sri Lanka 494 & 274/6d beat Bangladesh 312 & 197 in 60.2 overs (Soumya 53, Liton 35, Herath 6/59) by 259 runs
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