Thursday 30 January 2014 

Sri Lanka Complete Crushing Innings Win

Sri Lanka leave the field
Sri Lanka leave the field in Mirpur after completing a massive innings win over Bangladesh
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Sri Lanka 730-6 dec. (Jayawardene 203no) beat
Bangladesh 232 & 250 by an innings & 248 runs
First Test, Mirpur
Scorecard | Day One | Day Two | Day Three

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.

© Cricket World 2014

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Fixtures & Results

27th-31st January: 1st Test, Mirpur
SRI 730-6 dec. bt BAN 232 & 250 by inns. & 248 runs
4th-8th February: 2nd Test, Chittagong
SRI 587 & 305-4d. drew with BAN 426 & 271-3
12th February: 1st T20I, Chittagong
SRI 168-7 beat BAN 166-7 by two runs
14th February: 2nd T20I, Chittagong
SRI 123-7 beat BAN 120 by 3 wickets
17th February: 1st ODI, Dhaka
SRI 180 beat BAN 167 by 13 runs
20th February: 2nd ODI, Mirpur
SRI 289-6 beat BAN 228 by 61 runs
22nd February: 3rd ODI, Mirpur
SRI 241-4 beat BAN 240-8 by 6 wickets