- Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by 209 runs in the second Test match
- Captain Dimuth Karunaratne becomes Player of the Series
- Debutant Praveen Jayavikrama shocks a total of 11 wickets
The Sri Lankan cricket team defeated Bangladesh (Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh) by 209 runs in the second and final Test match to take the two-match series 1–0. The first Test match of the series was a draw. In this Test match played at Pallikal, host Sri Lanka declared their first innings by scoring 493 runs for 7 wickets.
In response, the visitors Bangladesh’s first innings was piled on 251 runs. In the second innings, Sri Lanka declared the innings for 9 wickets for 194 runs. At the same time, Bangladesh’s team could score 227 runs in the second innings.
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In this match, the strangely hit wicket of Bangladesh batsman Taizul Islam (Hit Wicket out) was in the news. Actually something happened that Taizul was trying to defend by going to the backfoot on the short ball of Suranga Lakmal in the first innings, when his shoe opened to the stumps and he was hit out.
Commentators were unable to stop themselves from laughing to see the wickets getting hit in this unique style of Tazul. At this time, this video of Bangladeshi batsman is becoming very viral on social media.
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Pesar Suranga Lakmal is the second Sri Lankan bowler to hit a bowler in Test cricket. Earlier Sri Lankan veteran Muttiah Muralitharan achieved this feat in the year 1997.
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Taizul scored 9 runs from 50 balls in the first innings. He also hit a four in the meantime. Sri Lanka’s first innings captain Dimuth Karunaratne (Dimuth Karunaratne) 118 while Lahiru Thirimanne (Lahiru Thirimanne) scored 140 runs.