Home Cricket National Cricket High quality pace bowling guides Sri Lanka to series victory

High quality pace bowling guides Sri Lanka to series victory

Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh 2022

248
 

Mirpur, traditionally a venue with a high rate of success for spinners, turned into a paradise for the fast bowlers as the Sri Lankan duo of Asitha Fernando and Kasun Rajitha scalped a total of 17 wickets out of 20 to lead the way in a dominant 10-wicket win over hosts Bangladesh.

Read More : Bangladesh falter after Mathews and Chandimal tons

After a morning session which gave Sri Lankans only 1 wicket, Asitha Fernando returned to the attack and demolished the Bangladeshi lower order to take a 6-wicket haul. He also completed a 10-wicket haul which made him just the 2nd quick bowler from the island nation to achieve this feat and the 10th overall.

With just 29 runs to get, Oshadha Fernando and Dimuth Karunaratne made short work of the target as the visitors registered a thumping 10 wicket win over the hosts. This win also gave Sri Lanka the series win along with 12 important points in the World Test Championship.

WATCH – Spinners key to success for Sri Lanka in Mirpur | BANvSL – 2nd Test Preview

Rajitha, who provided the initial opening in this match for Sri Lanka on Day 1, took 7 wickets in the match. The centuries by Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal were the highlights with the bat for Sri Lanka as that 199 run stand for the 6th wicket made sure they had a sizable lead to put the hosts under pressure.

For his immaculate spells of bowling to take 10/144, A. Fernando was adjudged Man of the Match while Mathews who scored 2 centuries in 3 knocks at an average of 172 to amass 344 runs was named Man of the Series.

At the beginning of the series there was a lot of talk about how the Sri Lankan pace bowlers would perform without Suranga Lakmal, but it’s fair to say that though they were dubbed as inexperienced they outclassed Bangladeshi batters from the word go and executed their game plans to perfection.

Before the start of the series the newly appointed head coach Chris Silverwood spoke about how it’s important to stay patient and bowl in one area continuously to bring out a mistake from the batsman and how it’s important to use your variations effectively. If you watched the match closely, you will clearly notice that the duo of A.Fernando & Rajitha doing exactly that.

This result meant that the brand-new Head Coach Chris Silverwood & Assistant Head Coach Naveed Nawaz had a picture-perfect beginning to their stint with Sri Lanka. Coming up next for the Sri Lankan red ball outfit is a 2 match home series against the reigning number 1 team in the WTC table Australia.

Result


Sri Lanka
506/10 (165.1) & 28/0 (3)

Bangladesh
365/9 (116.2) & 162/10 (55.3)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Mahmudul Hasan Joy  b Kasun Rajitha 0 2 0 0 0.00
Tamim Iqbal c Praveen Jayawickrama b Asitha Fernando  0 4 0 0 0.00
Najmul Hossain Shanto b Kasun Rajitha 8 21 1 0 38.10
Mominul Haque c Niroshan Dickwella b Asitha Fernando  9 9 2 0 100.00
Mushfiqur Rahim not out 175 355 21 0 49.30
Shakib Al Hasan (vc) lbw b Kasun Rajitha 0 1 0 0 0.00
Liton Das c Kusal Mendis b Kasun Rajitha 141 246 16 1 57.32
Mosaddek Hossain c Niroshan Dickwella b Kasun Rajitha 0 3 0 0 0.00
Taijul Islam c Niroshan Dickwella b Asitha Fernando  15 37 0 0 40.54
Khaled Ahmed c Niroshan Dickwella b Asitha Fernando  0 2 0 0 0.00
Ebadot Hossain not out 0 20 0 0 0.00


Extras 17 (b 9 , lb 3 , nb 2, w 3, pen 0)
Total 365/9 (116.2 Overs, RR: 3.14)
Fall of Wickets 1-1 (0.2) Mahmudul Hasan Joy , 2-6 (1.4) Tamim Iqbal, 3-16 (5.1) Mominul Haque, 4-24 (6.4) Najmul Hossain Shanto, 5-24 (6.5) Shakib Al Hasan (vc), 6-296 (92.1) Liton Das, 7-296 (92.4) Taijul Islam, 8-349 (107.1) Khaled Ahmed,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Kasun Rajitha 28.2 7 64 5 2.27
Asitha Fernando  26 2 93 4 3.58
Praveen Jayawickrama 38 9 108 0 2.84
Ramesh Mendis 14 0 53 0 3.79
Dhananjaya de Silva 6 0 27 0 4.50
Dimuth Karunarathne 4 1 8 0 2.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Oshada Fernando c Najmul Hossain Shanto b Ebadot Hossain 57 91 8 1 62.64
Dimuth Karunarathne b Shakib Al Hasan (vc) 80 155 9 0 51.61
Kusal Mendis lbw b Shakib Al Hasan (vc) 11 49 0 0 22.45
Kasun Rajitha b Ebadot Hossain 0 12 0 0 0.00
Angelo Mathews not out 145 342 12 2 42.40
Dhananjaya de Silva c Liton Das b Shakib Al Hasan (vc) 58 95 9 0 61.05
Dinesh Chandimal c Tamim Iqbal b Ebadot Hossain 124 219 11 1 56.62
Niroshan Dickwella c Liton Das b Shakib Al Hasan (vc) 9 10 1 0 90.00
Ramesh Mendis lbw b Ebadot Hossain 10 11 2 0 90.91
Praveen Jayawickrama c Liton Das b Shakib Al Hasan (vc) 0 3 0 0 0.00
Asitha Fernando  run out (Shakib Al Hasan (vc)) 2 6 0 0 33.33


Extras 10 (b 0 , lb 8 , nb 2, w 0, pen 0)
Total 506/10 (165.1 Overs, RR: 3.06)
Fall of Wickets 1-95 (25.5) Oshada Fernando, 2-139 (43.1) Kusal Mendis, 3-144 (46.2) Kasun Rajitha, 4-164 (55.6) Dimuth Karunarathne, 5-266 (87.5) Dhananjaya de Silva, 6-465 (156.6) Dinesh Chandimal, 7-501 (162.5) Ramesh Mendis, 8-502 (163.3) Praveen Jayawickrama, 9-506 (165.1) Asitha Fernando , 10-482 (192.5) Niroshan Dickwella,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Khaled Ahmed 23 1 85 0 3.70
Ebadot Hossain 38 4 148 4 3.89
Shakib Al Hasan 40.1 11 96 5 2.39
Mosaddek Hossain 12 1 38 0 3.17
Taijul Islam 49 10 124 0 2.53
Mominul Haque 3 0 7 0 2.33
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Mahmudul Hasan Joy  c Kusal Mendis b Asitha Fernando  15 27 3 0 55.56
Tamim Iqbal c Kusal Mendis b Asitha Fernando  0 11 0 0 0.00
Najmul Hossain Shanto run out (Praveen Jayawickrama) 2 11 0 0 18.18
Mominul Haque c Niroshan Dickwella b Kasun Rajitha 0 2 0 0 0.00
Mushfiqur Rahim b Kasun Rajitha 23 39 4 0 58.97
Liton Das c & b Asitha Fernando  52 135 3 0 38.52
Shakib Al Hasan (vc) c Niroshan Dickwella b Asitha Fernando  58 72 7 0 80.56
Mosaddek Hossain lbw b Ramesh Mendis 9 22 1 0 40.91
Taijul Islam lbw b Asitha Fernando  1 10 0 0 10.00
Ebadot Hossain not out 0 5 0 0 0.00
Khaled Ahmed b Asitha Fernando  0 1 0 0 0.00


Extras 2 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 0, w 1, pen 0)
Total 162/10 (55.3 Overs, RR: 2.92)
Fall of Wickets 1-19 (3.2) Mominul Haque, 2-15 (5.1) Tamim Iqbal, 3-19 (7.2) Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4-23 (9.1) Mahmudul Hasan Joy , 5-53 (20.3) Mushfiqur Rahim, 6-156 (47.5) Liton Das, 7-163 (51.1) Shakib Al Hasan (vc), 8-169 (52.2) Taijul Islam, 9-169 (54.1) Mosaddek Hossain, 10-169 (55.3) Khaled Ahmed,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Kasun Rajitha 12 5 40 2 3.33
Asitha Fernando  17.3 5 51 6 2.95
Praveen Jayawickrama 13 0 47 6 3.62
Ramesh Mendis 11 2 20 1 1.82
Dhananjaya de Silva 2 0 10 0 5.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Oshada Fernando not out 21 9 3 1 233.33
Dimuth Karunaratne not out 7 9 1 0 77.78


Extras 0 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 28/0 (3 Overs, RR: 9.33)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Taijul Islam 1 0 16 0 16.00
Shakib Al Hasan 1 0 7 0 7.00
Ebadot Hossain 1 0 5 0 5.00