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Historic win for Tigers in 100th Test

Sun Online Desk     19th March, 2017 04:19:53 printer

Historic win for Tigers in 100th Test

Tigers seal a historic win against Sri Lanka by four wickets in the 2nd and last Test match of the Joy Bangla Cup series at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. This is also Bangladesh's first Test win against the host Sri Lanka. 


The win mainly buoyed by Tamim Iqbal who scored 82 after Bangladesh suffered two early wickets. Tamim scored 82 runs off 125 balls including 7 fours and a six in the second innings when Bangladesh were set a target of 191 runs to chase on day five.

It was his 22nd half-century in Tests. He added 109 runs for the third wicket with Sabbir Rahman which set the tone for the Tigers.


Bangladesh went on to win by four wickets. No doubt, this innings of 82 runs will be Tamim’s one of the best knocks in Tests. The dashing opener made 49 runs in the first innings of Colombo Test.


Dilruwan Perera eventually broke Tamim's stubborn 109-run partnership with Sabbir Rahman (41).


Earlier, Perera scored a half century in Sri Lanka's 319 runs in their second innings after the hosts resumed play on 268-8.


Shakib: It is a great feeling, winning a Test in Sri Lanka. 100th Test, nothing better than that. The way we are improving, we will win some games in the future. We are having a very good time at home. We will have to play better away from home. We knew we could chased down 200. We knew if we apply we can score runs. Nos.9 and 10 batted well for Sri Lanka when we wanted to restrict them to 150.


Tamim: There was something for the bowlers but we were very determined. What we decided was to bat long. Sabbir played excellently. All in all, it was a great win. The way Mosaddek batted in the first innings and he took the pressure away in the second. He is a player to watch.


Bangladesh have so far defeated England, West Indies, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka in Test matches. The memorable win came when the Tigers successfully chased down the target of 191 runs, the lead taken by Sri Lanka in their second innings. 


Bangladesh now leveled the two-Test series 1-1 thanks to their 4-wickets win in the second Test in Colombo today.