Tamim Iqbal (R) plays a shot as Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella (L) looks on during the fifth day of the final Test at The P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo yesterday. -AFP
Tamim Iqbal shows the way of Bangladesh's historic 4-wicket victory in the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo yesterday. Tamim scored the highest run- 82- in 2nd innings for Tigers and becomes the man-of-the-match. With this historical victory Bangladesh level 2-Test series against Sri Lanka
The visitors reached their 191-run target with six wickets in the third and final session of the fifth day to celebrate their 100th Test match in style. Two wickets from Rangana Herath put pressure on Bangladesh chasing 191 runs in the 5th day of Colombo Test. Earlier Sri Lanka were bowled out for 319 runs at the morning. Shakib Al Hasan was the best bowler for Bangladesh with 4 wickets for 74. Sri Lanka started the day with two overnight batsmen Dilruwan Perera and Suranga Lakmal. They added 80 runs in the 9th wicket partnership. Perera was run out by Mehedi on 50. Next over Shakib got rid of Lakmal on 42. In reply, Bangladesh lost the wicket of Soumya Sarkar early. Herath dismissed him on 10. Imrul Kayes was gone for a duck in the next ball of Herath.
However, Bangladesh clinched a memorable 4 wicket win against Sri Lanka at the Colombo Test and leveled the series 1-1. It was Bangladesh's first ever win against Sri Lanka in Test. They are the only the fourth Test team to win their 100th Test.
Bangladesh needed only 35 runs to win in the last session. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan started the session for Bangladesh. Dilruwan Perera struck just after the tea and bowled Shakib out on 15. Next batsman Mosaddek Hossain added crucial 27 runs for the 6th wicket with Mushfiqur. Mosaddek was gone for 13, just 2 runs short of victory. Mehedi Hasan hits the winning shot and sealed the historic win for Bangladesh. Earlier Sri Lanka were bowled out for 319 runs in the morning and set up a target of 191 for Bangladesh.
In reply, Bangladesh lost the wicket of Soumya Sarkar early in their innings. Herath dismissed him on 10. Imrul Kayes was gone for a duck in the next ball. Then Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman put on a 109 runs the 3rd wicket. Tamim played an classy inning of 82 from 125 balls before Dilruwan Perara picked up his wicket. Couple of over later Perera struck again and got rid of Sabbir on 41.
3 match ODI Series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will start on 25th march. It was great a scene to watch as Tiger captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Lion's skipper Ranganath Herath share the coveted Joy Bangla Trophy after Bangladesh recorded a historic four wickets win over Sri Lanka in the 2nd and final Test match at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. It was an icing on a cake for Bangladesh, not only they winning their 100th Test match but also squaring the two- match series.
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