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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2018: 2nd Test – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers from Sri Lanka’s big win against Bangladesh in the Dhaka Test.

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Bangladesh cricket. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The series-deciding Test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka turned out to be a low-scoring game on a turner in Dhaka. Bangladesh aggregated only 223 runs in the game where the visitors posted 220+ in both their innings and won by a huge 215-run margin to take the series 1-0. Roshen Silva scored the fifties in both the innings while Akila Dananjaya bagged eight wickets in his debut Test match to hand Bangladesh their first home Test series defeat in more than two years.

All the stats and numbers from Sri Lanka’s big win against Bangladesh in the Dhaka Test:

4 – Roshen Silva is the 4th player after Herbie Collins, Sunil Gavaskar and Mohammad Azharuddin to score four fifty-plus scores in the first five innings in Test cricket. After getting out for a duck in his maiden Test innings, Roshen scored three fifties and a century in his next four innings.

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5/24Akila Dananjaya became the 3rd Sri Lankan bowler to take a 5-wicket haul on Test debut. His bowling figures of 5/24 in the 2nd innings are the 2nd best on debut for a Sri Lankan after Upul Chandana’s 6/179 against Pakistan in 1999.


8/44 – Dananjaya’s match figures of 8/44 are the best for a Sri Lankan on Test debut. Ajantha Mendis took 8/132 on his Test debut in 2008 against India. No other Sri Lankan took more than seven wickets on Test debut.


29.3 – The 29.3 overs faced by Bangladesh are the 4th fewest for them in a Test inning and the lowest in over 11 years. These are also the 3rd fewest Sri Lanka needed to bowl out a team in an innings with all the top three coming against Bangladesh.


110 – Bangladesh’s first innings total of 110/10 is their lowest in a Test innings at home in over 14 years. They were bowled out under 125 in both the innings of this Test. Bangladesh never made below 130 at home since 2009.


233 – Bangladesh’s 233 runs in this Test match are the 2nd lowest by them in a Test match after getting out in both the innings. The lowest is 226 runs against Windies in the 2002 Dhaka Test. The 451 balls they faced in this Test are also the 2nd fewest for them in a Test behind 430 balls against Sri Lanka in the 2005 Colombo Test.


233 – The 233 runs by Bangladesh in this Test match are the lowest for match aggregate for any team against Sri Lanka in a Test. Zimbabwe aggregated 272 runs against the Lankans in the 1996 Colombo Test. The 451 balls they bowled in this Test are also the 2nd fewest by them in a Test behind the 430 balls also against Bangladesh in the 2005 Colombo Test.


415Rangana Herath now holds the record for the most wickets among left-arm bowler in Test cricket. He surpassed the tally of Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Wasim Akram who took 414 wickets in this format.

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