Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka for first time in Tests, win their 100th Test

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka for the first time in Test cricket after a four-wicket win in Colombo, in their 100th Test.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 20, 2017 8:43:47 am
Bangladesh fourth team to win their 100th Test.

Bangladesh became the fourth team in history of cricket to win their 100th Test after Australia, Pakistan and West Indies as they notched up a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Colombo. Chasing a target of 191 runs on the final day of the match, Bangladesh lost two early wickets but Tamim Iqbal played a fabulous innings of 82 runs to put Bangladesh on course. In the end, Mushfiqur Rahim was unbeaten on 22 to see his team through. This is first time that Bangladesh have beaten Sri Lanka in Test cricket. After playing 100th Test, Bangladesh have nine wins, out of which four are away from him.

1543 hrs IST: Bangladesh win their 100th Test. What scenes in Colombo. Mushfiqur and his boys have beaten Sri Lanka for the first time. Ninth Test win for Bangladesh. Sixth under Mushfiqur. Historic feat for Bangladesh

1540 hrs IST: WICKET! Bangladesh lose their sixth wicket as Mosaddek is caught behind with his team needing only 2 runs to win. Herath has the wicket.

1529 hrs IST: DROPPED! Rangana Herath puts down a return catch from Mosaddek! Tough one for Herath but it was straight back to him. He tried it on the second attempt but fails. Mosaddek hits next ball for four. 16 needed now

1525 hrs IST: Appeal! Mushfiqur has padded a ball from Perera! S Ravi takes his time and more time and raises his finger. Mushfiqur has to review this if he wants to stay at the crease. We have to see if it is missing the stumps. Marginally! Mushfiqur will stay at the crease

1509 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib has been bowled. Bangladesh need 29 more runs. The umpires are checking it upstairs if the ball has hit stumps after hitting Dickwella’s pad? But no, it is bowled. Bangladesh five down

1500 hrs IST: The final session is underway in Colombo. Bangladesh’s two of the most experienced batsmen Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim at the crease with their team needing only 35 more runs

1440 hrs IST: Tea on day five in Colombo! Bangladesh need 35 more runs for a memorable win against Sri Lanka. With six wickets in hand, it looks inevitable. 

1425 hrs IST: WICKET! Sri Lanka call for DRS review and the ball-tracking three reds. Perera strikes again, gets Sabbir Rahman leg-before. Rahman walks back after scoring 41.

JUST FACTS: Tamim Iqbal joins Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim to score most runs for Bangladesh in fourth innings.

1405 hrs IST: WICKET! Perera strikes as he provides the much needed breakthrough. Chandimal makes sure that he catches this one and this is over for Tamim. What an innings he has played.

1400 hrs IST: Bangladesh require 62 runs to win their 100th Test match and level the series 1-1. Tamim Iaqbal and Sabbir Rahman edge closer to 100 and 50 respectively.

1346 hrs IST: Can Bangladesh do something different. India lost its 100th Test to England while Sri Lanka lost its 100th Test to Pakistan.

1332 hrs IST: Bangladesh reach 100-run mark for the loss of two wickets. Tamim and Rahman have added 83 runs together.

1320 hrs IST: FIFTY! 22nd Test half-century for Tamim Iqbal. Sandakan tosses up the ball and Tamim plays it towards fine for two runs. Rahman congratulates his partner for another milestone. Still require over 100 runs to win the match.

1310 hrs IST: FIFTY run partnership for Rahman and Tamim. Can this partnership lead Bangladesh to a win from here.

1350 hrs IST: Sabbir Rahman plays a reverse-weep to send the ball to point for four runs. And with boundary, it brings 50 up for Bangladesh.

1346 hrs IST: Tamim Iqbal has made it clear that he will go hard against the Sri Lankan bowlers. Tamim welcomes Perera with four. Bangladesh read 46/2 after 17 overs and still trail by 144 runs.

1340 hrs IST: Well Well Well..! Tamim and Rahman are back in the middle and Herath leading his troops. What do you think Will it be Sri Lanka to win their seventh Home Test or Will it be Bangladesh win their 100th Test.

1320 hrs IST: Herath has turned the new ball and managed to get two wickets. Can the 39 year old spinner lead Sri Lanka to another successive win? Sri Lanka are on a six match unbeaten streak.

1200 hrs IST: That is Lunch for today and Bangladesh will be disappointed. Herath will be a happy man right now. He got out Sarkar and Kayes off successive balls and continues to Test Bangladesh’s batting. Bangladesh 38/2 and still need 153 to win their 100th Test. Can they make it a memorable one.

1137 hrs IST: WICKET! Two in two for Rangana Herath as gets his second. Imrul Kayes gets a thick edge and Gunaratne collects it at first slip. Bagladesh 22/2.

1135 hrs IST: WICKET! Upul tharanga collects the first one very comfortably as Rangana Herath gets his first wicket. Soumya Sarka walks back and Bangladesh are reduced to 22/1.

1120 hrs IST: Just 12 runs from first four overs. Tamim and Soumya not in a hurry as they look forward to provide a solid start to the visitors.

1110 hrs IST: Rangana Herath is in the middle and everyone on the ground wishes the spinner as he turns 39. Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar to begin Bangladesh’s  chase.

1100 hrs IST: Bangladesh bundle out Sri Lanka for 319. They will need to score 199 to win the Test. Easy picking for Mehedi as Mosaddek Hossain makes no mistake to dismiss Lakmal. Bangladesh had to wait for over one hour to get the last two wickets

1054 hrs IST: Dilruwan Perera leaves the ground after scoring his fourth Test fifty. Misfield by Subashis Roy but he was quick to return the ball back to the bowler as Mehedi dislodges the bails and Perera falls short of making it to the crease. Lakshan Sandakan walks in the middle. SL 319/9

1047 hrs IST: Fourth Test half-century for Dilruwan Perera. He acknowledges the crowd and receives standing ovation from the dugout. Former cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya applauds Perera for his efforts. What a role the right handed batsman has played and very well supported by Suranga Lakmal. Sri Lanka lead by 188.

1043 hrs IST: Perera and Lakmal have been batting exceptionally well as the duo has added 77-runs so far. Mehedi Hasan Miraz replaces Taijul Islam. On day 5, there is no turn for spinners. So it will be important for the Bangladesh batsmen to read the pitch really well

1030 hrs IST: Bangladesh has asked for a TV review. Looking for a lbw. But the umpire’s decision stays as it was bat first and then pad. Bangladesh have used up all their reviews now.

1028 hrs IST: 300 up for Sri Lanka as Dilruwan Lakmal hits the ball towards deep mid-wicket and they steel three runs.

1025 hrs IST: Perera hits it down the leg side for four runs. Shakib Al Hasan seems helpless as for now there is not much turn for the spinner.

1021 hrs IST: Fifty run partnership for Perera and Lakmal and Sri Lanka take their lead to 162. Seven runs from Rahman’s over and Bangladesh not having luck in their way.

1020 hrs IST: Runs are coming from anywhere whether by boundaries or in singles. Bangladesh need to be on their toes to extract something from here.

1013 hrs IST: Some action in Rahman’s over. Couple of chances for Bangladesh but luck is going in Sri Lanka’s way. Couple of fours for Lakmal and Sri Lanka extend its lead to 152.

1007 hrs IST: Suranga Lakmal receives a warning by Umpire Aleem Dar for running down the pitch. Shakib Al Hasan to bowl from the other end.

1005 hrs IST: Two runs from Rahman’s first over. Sri Lanka captain Rangana Herath celebrates his 39th birthday today and he might be in action very soon.

1000 hrs IST: Hello and welcome! Players are in the middle and we’re ready for action. Mustafizur Rahman to bowl the first delivery of the day to Dilruwan Perera.

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