2nd Test: Kamindu Mendis stars as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to sweep Test series 2-0 | Cricket News

Apr3,2024



New Delhi: Sri Lanka won the two-match series 2-0 with a spectacular 192-run win over Bangladesh in the second Test in Chittagong on Wednesday.
fast bowler Lahiru Kumara Performing brilliantly for Sri Lanka, he finished with impressive figures of 4-50 as he dismissed the last batsman, Khalid Ahmed, before lunch on the fifth day to lead his team to victory.

Facing a tough target of 511 runs in their second innings, hosts Bangladesh faltered, managing to add only 50 runs to their overnight score of 268–7. mehdi hassan merazRemaining unbeaten on 81 after registering his sixth Test half-century, Bangladesh succumbed to Sri Lanka's relentless bowling attack.

In Mehdi's aggressive innings, he played some aggressive strokes and completed his half-century in 68 balls. However, his overnight partner Taijul Islam was out for 14, caught by off-spinner Nishan Madushka Kamindu MendisBangladesh's comeback hopes got another blow.
Kamindu Mendis, who also shone with the bat by scoring an unbeaten 92 in the first innings, was named man of the match for his all-round performance. He was also given the Player of the Series award for his centuries in both innings of the first Test.

Reflecting on Sri Lanka's victory, the captain Dhananjay De Silva Praising his team's collective effort, he said, “The bowlers did their basic job on this wicket and the batsmen also did their job. The batsmen were a bit disappointed at not being able to score runs in the first Test, but we have experienced players. I was convinced.” They will get runs. There wasn't much spin on offer. So I thought of reverse swing as a way to get wickets. The fast bowlers were really spot on.”
The Sri Lankan fast bowlers dominated and took 33 of Bangladesh's 40 wickets, a remarkable feat on the generally spin-friendly pitches in Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh captain Nazmul Hussain Shanto Expressed disappointment over his team's batting performance and stressed the need for introspection.
“If you look at our batting, everyone got set but couldn't score big. That's something to think about. If you get set, you have to score. We need to play more first-class cricket,” he said. will be.” Said.
Despite the setback, Bangladesh are set to host Zimbabwe for five T20 matches in May as their next international fixture before the T20 World Cup begins in June.
(Inputs from AFP)



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