DHAKA: Off-spinner Akila Dananjaya claimed five wickets in an innings on debut as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 215 runs in the second Test to win the two-Test series 1-0 here on Saturday.
Set a target of 339 runs, a collapse-prone Bangladesh were all out for 123 in 29.3 overs in their second innings in the second session of the third day, without offering much of a challenge.
Dananjaya finished with 5-24 to take his match haul to eight wickets while experienced Rangana Herath claimed 4-49.
Sri Lanka bowled out Bangladesh for 110 runs in the first innings to take a 112-run lead after they made 222 runs in their opening innings.
The visitors’ victory was never in doubt after they posted 226 runs in their second innings, resuming the third day’s play on 200-8.
Roshen Silva remained unbeaten on 70, adding 48 runs with fellow overnight batsman Suranga Lakmal for the ninth wicket to extend their lead on a difficult pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam bowled Lakmal for 21 to end the partnership before he trapped Herath leg-before off the next ball to wrap up the Sri Lanka innings.
Taijul finished with 4-76, taking his tally to eight wickets in the match but Bangladesh were always in the back foot once they started their second innings on a
massively turning wicket.
Sri Lanka won toss
Sri Lanka 1st innings 222 all-out (K Mendis 68; Razzak 4-63)
Bangladesh 1st innings 110 all-out (Mehidy Hasan Miraz* 38; A Dananjaya 3-20)
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 226 all-out (A Silva* 70; Taijul 4-76)
Bangladesh 2nd Innings
Tamim Iqbal lbw b Perera 2
Imrul Kayes c Dickwella b Herath 17
Mominul Haque c Dickwella b Herath 33
Mushfiqur Rahim st Dickwella b Herath 25
†Liton Das c Mendis b Dananjaya 12
*Mahmudullah c Karunaratne b Dananjaya 6
Sabbir Rahman c Mendis b Dananjaya 1
Mehidy Hasan c Dickwella b Dananjaya 7
Abdur Razzak st Dickwella b Dananjaya 2
Taijul Islam c Gunathilaka b Herath 6
Mustafizur Rahman not out 5
Extras (b 6, lb 1) 7
Total (all-out; 29.3 Overs) 123
Fall: 1-3, 2-49, 3-64, 4-78, 5-100, 6-102, 7-102, 8-104, 9-113, 10-123
Bowling: Lakmal 3-0-11-0; Perera 10-0-32-1; Herath 11.3-1-49-4; Dananjaya 5-1-24-5
Result: Sri Lanka won by 215 runs
Series: Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 1-0
Man of the Match: R Silva (Sri Lanka)
Man of the Series: R Silva (Sri Lanka)
Test debut: A Dananjaya (Sri Lanka)
Umpires: Joel Wilson (West Indies) and Rod Tucker (Australia). TV Umpire: Marais Erasmus (South Africa). Match referee: David Boon (Australia)