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Jayawickrama breaks records, cleans up Bangladeshi tail

Bangladesh Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 | 2nd Test

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Praveen Jayawickrama bagged 3 more wickets on day 5 of the 2nd Test to see off the Bangladeshi resistance and give Sri Lanka their 1st series win in the World Test Championship.

Records for the debutant

Jayawickrama ended up with match figures of 11/178, the best for a Sri Lankan on debut. The youngster also become just the 2nd left-arm spinner to get 10+ wickets on debut and the 16th bowler overall to achieve the feat.

The previous best figures for Sri Lanka on debut were by Akila Dananjaya, who picked up a match bag of 8/44 against the same opposition in Dhaka.

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Easy clean-up of the tail

With just 5 wickets in hand coming into day 5, the onus was on Liton Das and Mehidy Hassan to give the visitors some hope of drawing the test. However, that partnership did not last long as Jayawickrama claimed another wicket with a delivery that went on with the arm, trapping Das lbw. 

Hassan frustrated the Sri Lankans with some good, attacking batting, but could not find sufficient support from the other end. Taijul Islam put up some resistance, but once he was dismissed, it was just a matter of if Bangladesh could survive till lunch or not.

It proved to be too much for the Tigers in the end as Sri Lanka wrapped up the innings for 227, winning by 209 runs.

Jayawickrama-Mendis combo

With just 1 Test between them before this game, there were a few eyebrows raised when Jayawickrama and Ramesh Mendis were preferred over the more experienced spinners Sri Lanka had in the squad also others who didn’t make the cut.

But the decision by the Sri Lankan management proved to be right, with the pair picking up 9 of the wickets to fall in the 2nd innings and 17 overall in the Test. 

Mendis was wayward at the beginning of his spell, but learned quickly from his mistakes and bowled exceptionally well throughout the latter half of the innings. He also paved the way for Bangladesh’s quick downfall, claiming the 3 biggest wickets of Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim.

Sri Lanka’s torrid WTC cycle ends with a win

The win was just the 2nd for Sri Lanka in the World Test Championship, their 1st coming against New Zealand back in 2019. This is also the 1st series win for Sri Lanka in the Championship, while Bangladesh finished the cycle win-less.

Result
Sri Lanka
493/7 (159.2) & 194/9 (42.2)
Bangladesh
251/10 (51) & 227/10 (71)
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dimuth Karunarathne c Liton Das b Shaiful Islam 118 190 15 0 62.11
Lahiru Thirimanne c Liton Das b Taskin Ahamed 140 253 15 0 55.34
Oshada Fernando c Liton Das b Mehidy Hasan Miraz 81 221 8 0 36.65
Angelo Mathews c Liton Das b Taskin Ahamed 5 15 1 0 33.33
Dhananjaya de Silva c Najmul Hossain Shanto b Taijul Islam 2 9 0 0 22.22
Pathum Nissanka b Taskin Ahamed 30 84 3 0 35.71
Niroshan Dickwella not out 77 72 8 1 106.94
Ramesh Mendis c Mushfiqur Rahim b Taskin Ahamed 33 68 2 0 48.53
Extras 7 (b 3 , lb 2 , nb 1, w 1, pen 0)
Total 493/7 (159.2 Overs, RR: 3.09)
Fall of Wickets 1-209 (63.1) Dimuth Karunarathne, 2-313 (104.1) Lahiru Thirimanne, 3-319 (108.1) Angelo Mathews, 4-328 (111.5) Dhananjaya de Silva, 5-382 (135.4) Pathum Nissanka, 6-382 (136.2) Oshada Fernando,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Abu Jayed 22 4 69 0 3.14
Taskin Ahamed 34.2 7 127 4 3.71
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 36 7 118 1 3.28
Shaiful Islam 29 6 91 1 3.14
Taijul Islam 38 7 83 1 2.18
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Tamim Iqbal c Lahiru Thirimanne b 92 15 12 0 613.33
Saif Hassan c Dhananjaya de Silva b 25 62 4 1 40.32
Najmul Hossain Shanto c Lahiru Thirimanne b Ramesh Mendis 0 4 0 0 0.00
Mominul Haque lbw b Ramesh Mendis 49 104 7 0 47.12
Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b 40 62 7 0 64.52
Liton Das c Lahiru Thirimanne b 8 11 2 0 72.73
Mehidy Hasan Miraz lbw b Suranga Lakmal 16 33 1 0 48.48
Taijul Islam hit-wicket b 9 50 1 0 18.00
Taskin Ahamed lbw b 0 11 0 0 0.00
Shaiful Islam b Suranga Lakmal 0 8 0 0 0.00
Abu Jayed not out 0 4 0 0 0.00
Extras 12 (b 2 , lb 9 , nb 1, w 0, pen 0)
Total 251/10 (51 Overs, RR: 4.92)
Fall of Wickets 1-98 (25.4) Saif Hassan, 2-151 (43.2) Tamim Iqbal,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Suranga Lakmal 10 0 30 2 3.00
Vishwa Fernando 7 1 19 0 2.71
Angelo Mathews 2 0 7 0 3.50
Ramesh Mendis 31 7 86 2 2.77
Dhananjaya de Silva 1 0 6 0 6.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Lahiru Thirimanne c Najmul Hossain Shanto b Mehidy Hasan Miraz 2 6 0 0 33.33
Dimuth Karunarathne c Tamim Iqbal b Saif Hassan 66 78 7 1 84.62
Oshada Fernando st Liton Das b Taijul Islam 1 5 0 0 20.00
Angelo Mathews c Saif Hassan b Taijul Islam 12 35 0 1 34.29
Dhananjaya de Silva c Najmul Hossain Shanto b Mehidy Hasan Miraz 41 52 4 1 78.85
Pathum Nissanka c Shaiful Islam b Taijul Islam 24 31 2 0 77.42
Niroshan Dickwella c Taijul Islam b Taskin Ahamed 24 25 2 0 96.00
Ramesh Mendis c Tamim Iqbal b Taijul Islam 8 12 1 1 66.67
Suranga Lakmal b Taijul Islam 12 6 0 0 200.00
Praveen Jayawickrama not out 3 5 0 0 60.00
Extras 1 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 0, pen 0)
Total 194/9 (42.2 Overs, RR: 4.58)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 14 3 66 2 4.71
Shaiful Islam 1 0 8 0 8.00
Taijul Islam 19.2 2 72 5 3.75
Taskin Ahamed 4 0 26 1 6.50
Saif Hassan 4 0 22 1 5.50

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Tamim Iqbal c Niroshan Dickwella b Ramesh Mendis 24 26 3 1 92.31
Saif Hassan c Suranga Lakmal b Praveen Jayawickrama 34 46 5 1 73.91
Najmul Hossain Shanto b Praveen Jayawickrama 26 44 4 0 59.09
Mominul Haque b Ramesh Mendis 32 48 4 0 66.67
Mushfiqur Rahim c Dhananjaya de Silva b Ramesh Mendis 40 63 5 0 63.49
Liton Das lbw b Praveen Jayawickrama 17 46 1 0 36.96
Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Pathum Nissanka b Praveen Jayawickrama 39 89 4 0 43.82
Taijul Islam c Niroshan Dickwella b Dhananjaya de Silva 2 30 0 0 6.67
Taskin Ahamed c Dimuth Karunarathne b Ramesh Mendis 7 33 0 0 21.21
Shaiful Islam not out 0 2 0 0 0.00
Abu Jayed lbw b Praveen Jayawickrama 0 3 0 0 0.00
Extras 6 (b 3 , lb 2 , nb 1, w 0, pen 0)
Total 227/10 (71 Overs, RR: 3.2)
Fall of Wickets 1-31 (7.1) Tamim Iqbal, 2-73 (16.4) Saif Hassan, 3-104 (22.5) Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4-134 (31.6) Mominul Haque, 5-171 (41.4) Mushfiqur Rahim, 6-183 (50.2) Liton Das, 7-206 (61.2) Taijul Islam, 8-227 (69.4) Taskin Ahamed, 9-227 (70.3) Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 10-227 (70.6) Abu Jayed,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Suranga Lakmal 4 2 14 0 3.50
Ramesh Mendis 28 2 103 4 3.68
Praveen Jayawickrama 32 10 86 5 2.69
Dhananjaya de Silva 7 1 19 1 2.71