Sri Lanka protected their number one ranking in Twenty20 International cricket with a convincing 17-run win over Bangladesh in their one-off match in Pallekele.
Kushal Perera slammed 64 at the top of the order to help Sri Lanka post 198 for five and although Bangladesh fought hard, they fell short, closing on 181 for seven.
Bangladesh took a share of the spoils in the One-Day International series in Sri Lanka after having the better of a rain-affected affair in Pallekele. Rain stopped play with the tourists on 78 for one in the 14th over of their pursuit of Sri Lanka's 302, and they were set 183 in 27 overs when the players walked out a couple of hours later.
Nasir Hossain proved to be the batting star, ending on 33 off 27 balls, as they reached their target with an over to spare.
Sri Lanka have named an unchanged squad for the third and final One-Day International against Bangladesh after the second game in Hambantota was rained off.
They won the opening match by eight wickets and the two teams will meet in the final match in Colombo tomorrow (27th March).
The arrival of the monsoon rains in Sri Lanka meant that the second One-Day International between the hosts and Bangladesh was washed out with just five overs possible in Hambantota. With the forecast for Thursday's final game looking equally wet, Sri Lanka's victory in the series opener looks like being decisive.
Sri Lanka waltzed to victory in the opening One-Day International against Bangladesh in Hambantota. An unbeaten century from Tillakaratne Dilshan, coupled with contributions from Kushal Perera and Kumar Sangakkara, helped them chase down their revised target of 238 with 32 balls to spare and eight wickets in hand.
Tamim Iqbal had given the tourists hope with his first international hundred in almost three years and the first by a Bangladeshi against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
Rangana Herath ended with match figures of 12 for 157 as Sri Lanka wrapped up victory in the second Test against Bangladesh with a day to spare in Colombo. Herath struck in the first over of the day and the home side never looked back in spite of some brief resistance from the Bangladeshi lower-order.
Sri Lanka have called up uncapped batsmen Kithururan Vithanage and all-rounders Angelo Perera and Sachith Pathirana for the first two games in the One-Day International series against Bangladesh.
Vithanage played in both Tests but is yet to play an ODI and the squad shows a number of other changes from the team that took on Australia.
Bangladesh have named a 15-man squad for their three-match series of One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka later this month.
Fast bowler and former captain Mashrafe Mortaza misses out on selection due to injury while Shafiul Islam and Elias Sunny have been dropped from the team that played against the West Indies in their last ODI.
Bangladesh off-spinner Sohag Gazi has been fined 20 percent of his match fee and reprimanded after showing dissent during the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
After being dismissed in his side's first innings, Sohag pointed to his arm to indicate that the ball had struck him rather than his bat before he was given out caught.
Our cricket TV review of the opening Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Galle. The match ended in a high-scoring draw and a number of cricket records were broken or equalled including number of centuries in one Test, Bangladesh's all-time partnership record and highest individual score. But could the game be a watershed moment for the hitherto strugglers?
More history was made on the final day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Galle before the match was, inevitably, drawn.
Centuries for Tillakaratne Dilshan (126) and Kumar Sangakkara (105) equalled the record of eight centuries in one Test as Sri Lanka declared on 335 for four and Bangladesh closed on 70 for one in their second innings.
Over the past seven days six players have recorded their maiden international centuries, while Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim notched up his and his country's maiden Test double hundred.
It is Rahim's history-making effort that earns him the Cricket World Player of the Week award. The diminutive right-hander hit exactly 200 - beating the previous highest-score by a Bangladesh batsman, set minutes earlier by his team-mate Mohammad Ashraful.
Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera has confirmed his retirement from international cricket.
Having been left out of the Test squad for the two-match series against Bangladesh, he had submitted his resignation to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), before a meeting was set up between him and national selectors today.
Bangladesh warmed up for the first Test against Sri Lanka with an encouraging batting performance on the final day of their drawn tour game with a Sri Lanka Emerging Players XI.
Replying to 410, they were bowled out for 479 after Mohammad Ashraful made 102 and four other players scored half-centuries.
The stand-off between Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and its centrally-contracted players has come to an end - for the timebeing, in any case - as all 23 players have now signed their contracts.
This has allowed Sri Lanka to name a full-strength 16-man squad for the opening Test against Bangladesh, on the same day that rain ruined day two of Bangladesh's tour game against a Sri Lanka Emerging Players XI.
Bangladesh began their preparations ahead of Friday's first Test and encountered problems of their own against a Sri Lanka Development XI, some of whom may well make their Test debuts in five days time.
22 year-old left-hander Kithuruwan Vithanage hit a career-best 157 not out for the Sri Lankans and added 159 with all-rounder Ashan Priyanjan for the fifth-wicket after the tourists had had the better of the first session.
Kumar Sangakkara will now not return to action in the tour game against Bangladesh, which begins tomorrow, after being one of the 23 national players affected by a contract dispute with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).
Sangakkara was due to mark his comeback from a hand injury sustained in Australia last year by playing for an Emerging Players side against the Bangladeshis ahead of the first Test on 8th March.
Sri Lanka have included experienced batsman and former captain Kumar Sangakkara in an Emerging Players squad to play the touring Bangladesh side in a three-day game.
Sangakkara is continuing his recovery from the hand injury that ended his tour of Australia prematurely in December.
Former captain and middle-order batsman Mohammad Ashraful has been called up to replace Shahriar Nafees in Bangladesh's Test squad to tour Sri Lanka.
Left-handed opener Shahriar has suffered a hand injury and stitches won't be removed for seven days, allowing Ashraful another recall.
Bangladesh have been forced to make two changes to their Test squad ahead of the Sri Lanka series due to both Naeem Islam and Enamul Haque junior succumbing to injuries.
Enamul has torn his left hamstring and Naeem has a tear in his right thigh and have been replaced by Elias Sunny and Marshall Ayub respectively.
Bangladesh have named their 15-man Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka, which begins with a warm-up match in Matara on 3rd March. Shakib Al Hasan's exclusion due to injury is the big news, although there are recalls for Jahurul Islam, Robiul Islam and Enamul Haque jnr and a maiden Test call-up for Mominul Haque.
Bangladesh have been dealt a blow ahead of next month's tour of Sri Lanka with the news that all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will miss all six internationals in order to have surgery on his right calf muscle.
"Shakib will be out of action for at least six weeks after the surgery," Dr Debashish Chowdhury, BCB's chief medical officer, said.
Sri Lanka have confirmed the appointment of Chaminda Vaas as bowling coach, and the former World Cup winner has signed a two-year contract.
He will lead bowling coaches Champaka Ramanayake and Anusha Samaranayake and join up with the squad ahead of the home series against Bangladesh, which begins on 8th March.
Experienced Sri Lanka batsman and former captain Mahela Jayawardene has dislocated the middle finger of his left hand and will be sidelined for up to six weeks.
He will miss both Test matches against Bangladesh in early March and has been replaced in Sri Lanka's provisional squad by Thilan Samaraweera.
Bangladesh have named a 25-man preliminary squad for their upcoming two-Test series in Sri Lanka, which gets underway on 8th March.
The opening Test will be played in Galle while the venue for the second game, which begins on 16th March, has yet to be confirmed.
Angelo Mathews has been named as Sri Lanka's new Test and One-Day International captain with Dinesh Chandimal taking over as Twenty20 International skipper.
Mathews had already been leading the one-day side but following Mahela Jayawardene's decision to step down as Test captain, he becomes their fourth captain in the last three years after Kumar Sangakakra, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Jayawardene.