Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Bangladesh Triumphs Over Sri Lanka In Historic Test Match
Bangladesh secured a pivotal and a notable win over Sri Lanka in their 100th Test match. The visitors needed to hunt a total of 191 runs in the final innings to level the series. Rangana Herath, who was the only captain of Sri Lanka to win first three games as the captain himself headed the bowling attack and gave two early jitters to Bangladesh before the Lunch break.
It looked like once again Bangladesh will crumble and might lose the game but experienced batsman Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman took the responsibility and shared a partnership of 109 runs for the third wicket to bring the team’s boat closer to the target.
Sri Lanka lit up some fade chances of a win when Dilruwan Perera took the crucial wicket of Sabbir Rahman but the wicket came too late and soon Bangladesh crossed the finishing line, registering a win in their 100th Test. With this win, they become the fourth team after Australia, West Indies and Pakistan to win their 100th Test match. This was also first away Test win for them since 2014.
Tamim Iqbal, who played crucial innings of 49 and 82 was adjudged Man of the Match whereas Shakib-al-Hasan was bestowed with Man of the Series award. With this win, Bangladesh levelled the Test series and the series ended in a draw
Now both the teams will be taking on each other in three match ODI and two-match T20I series.
Twitter was in all praise for Bangladesh for registering a win. Here is how twitter reacted in this win –
Incredible win for Bangladesh – their first vs Sri Lanka. Only 3 other sides have won their 100th Test – Australia, W Indies & Pak.#SLvBAN
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) March 19, 2017
BANGLADESH MADE HISTORY!
Bangladesh won their first ever Test against Sri Lanka and most importantly in Sri Lanka!
Special 100th Test!
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 19, 2017
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 19, 2017
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) March 19, 2017
Teams in their 100th Test:
WON: Australia, WI, Pakistan, BANGLADESH *
LOST: England, SA, India, SL, Zimbabwe#SLvBAN
— Deepu Narayana (@deeputalks) March 19, 2017
Bangladesh win their 100th Test! Win their first Test against SL! Finally have dominated the game and won it. Well deserved! #SLvBAN
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) March 19, 2017
— ICC (@ICC) March 19, 2017
Beating Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in a Test…a sure shot sign of Bangladesh’s progress in International cricket. Well done, ?? ??
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 19, 2017
Glorious from Bangladesh. A thoroughly deserved win. Mustafizur’s post-lunch spell on day four the performance of the series for me. #SLvBan
— Andrew F Fernando (@andrewffernando) March 19, 2017
A win against England at home and then beating Sri Lanka away. Great stuff from Bangladesh in Tests this winter
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) March 19, 2017
Well done, Bangladesh. Now we need them to win so much we all start hating them a bit.
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) March 19, 2017
Meanwhile, an excellent win for Bangladesh. Their climb continues. Many contributors to this win which is a good sign
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 19, 2017
Congratulations Bangladesh on defeating Sri Lanka!
Fitting that Mushfiqur Rahim is there at the finale
Massive win for a promising team! ?? pic.twitter.com/HtD1iIlQpS
— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) March 19, 2017
by four wickets, no less.
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) March 19, 2017
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