Sri Lanka crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 248 runs
MIRPUR: Sri Lanka overwhelmed Bangladesh by an innings and 248 runs at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on the fourth day of first test, ARY News reported.
This was their second biggest ever Test win by an inning, however narrowly missed recording their biggest innings win, that of 254 runs against Zimbabwe 10 years ago.
Bangladesh scored 232 runs in their first inning.
Sri Lanka in their first inning had batted extremely well making their posted 730 runs on the board.
Mahela Jayawerdene remained unbeaten at 203 runs while Kaushal Silva and Kithuruwan Vithanage
scored 139 and 103 runs respectively.
Right-arm off spinner of Sri Lanka, Dilruwan Perera claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in his just second Test.
Perera finished with figures of 5-109 and Suranga Lakmal had 3-39 as Bangladesh was dismissed for 250 chasing a massive total of 498.
Mominul Haque was the only Bangladeshi batsmen to score half century in the second inning. He made 50 runs and tail ender Al-Amin Hossain scored 32*.
Jayawardene for his brilliant double century awarded the Man of Match.
The second test off 2-match series will start from February 4.
With the victory Sri Lanka have now won 14 of their 15 Tests against Bangladesh, eight of them by an innings margin, and drawn the other. On their previous tour in 2008-09, Sri Lanka had won the first Test by 107 runs and the second by 465 runs.