Sri Lanka crushed Bangladesh by 192 runs to win the second test.

Sri Lanka got a clean sweep over Bangladesh by winning the two matches series.

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Lahiru Kumara claimed 4 wickets

Sri Lanka scored 531 and 157-7 declared. Bangladesh scored 178 in its first innings and was out for 318 in its second on Wednesday. Fast bowler Lahiru Kumara claimed four wickets for 50 runs as Sri Lanka swept the two-test series against Bangladesh with a 192-run victory in the second match on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka won the first match by 328 runs

Sri Lanka won the first test by 328 runs and with the series sweep maintained its record of not losing a test in Bangladesh. It won the earlier three-match T20 series 2-1 before losing the ODI series by same margin.

Highlights of Day 5

Resuming Day 5 at 268-7 and needing 243 runs for an unlikely victory, Bangladesh was bowled out for 318 with Mehidy Hasan Miraz staying unbeaten on 81.Occasional bowler Kamindu Mendis, who took 3-32, got the breakthrough for the visitors in the fourth over of the day when he dismissed Taijul Islam, caught by Nishan Madushka at gully.

Mehidy fought hard

But Mehidy raised his sixth test 50 off 62 balls, hitting Kamindu for a boundary. He batted aggressively to raise the prospect of his only second century but Hasan Mahmud and Syed Khaled Ahmed failed to give him support. Both of the batters were dismissed by Kumara, leaving Mehidy 19 runs short of his century. He played 110 balls for his 81, including 14 fours.

Sri Lanka posted mammoth total

Sri Lanka posted 531 in its first innings with six batters getting past half-century marks, making it the highest total without any batters scoring a century. It then dismissed Bangladesh for 178 runs, and took a 353-run lead but the visitors decided against the follow-on. Despite a batting collapse in the second innings, Sri Lanka was able to leave Bangladesh a record chase of 511 after declaring on 157-7.

Sri Lanka jumped to third position in ICC World Test Championship Table

Sri Lanka jumped from fifth to third position in the ICC World Test Championship points table after an easy win against Bangladesh earlier today. The Islanders beat the home side by 192 runs in the second Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium to seal the two-match series 2-0. Courtesy of the victory, Sri Lanka now have 50 percent points to their name in the new WTC cycle. They have pushed New Zealand and Pakistan down to fourth and fifth positions, respectively, in the standings now.

Bangladesh came to eighth position in ICC World Test Championship Table

 On the other side, Bangladesh have dropped down from sixth to eighth spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table. Bangladesh’s points percentage has declined to 25 percent. West Indies and South Africa moved up by one position each due to Bangladesh’s fall.

India and Australia continue to be the top two teams in the standings. Meanwhile, England are the last-ranked team in the points table right now.

Kevin Varchand

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