Sri Lanka Complete Crushing Innings Win
Sri Lanka completed an innings-and-248-run victory over Bangladesh on day four of the opening Test in Mirpur, where the home side were bowled out for 250 in their second innings.
On the back of Mahela Jayawardene's double-century and maiden tons from Kaushal Silva and Kithruwan Vithanage, Sri Lanka had declared on 730 for six in their first innings replying to Bangladesh's 232.
Bangladesh then resumed the fourth day on 35 for one but could bat for just 51.5 overs in all as they slumped to a huge defeat.
In what proved to be a fine game for the less experienced Sri Lankans to shine, Dilruwan Perera took five for 109 in his second match to hasten Bangladesh's downfall.
Mominul Haque top scored with 50 in 57 balls but few Bangladesh batsmen showed much willingness to bat for long periods, aside from Mushfiqur Rahim, whose patient 14 took him 30 balls.
Al-Amin Hossain smashed a quickfire 32 not out in 18 balls with four sixes at number 11 to merely delay the inevitable before he was dismissed by Suranga Lakmal, who finished with three for 39.
Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath took a wicket apiece.
The second Test begins in Chittagong on 4th February.
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