Bangladesh A lost the third and final 4-day match against Sri Lanka by an innings and 38 runs at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet. With this win, Sri Lanka A clinched the series by 1-0.
Bangladesh A started the third day with the overnight score of 57 for 1. But Malinda’s 5-wicket haul put Bangladesh in trouble as the hosts were bowled out for 107 in 45.3 overs. Soumya was the highest scorer with 28. Malinda grabbed 6 wickets for 46.
Left-arm spinner Pushpakumara finished with nine wickets but it was his second-innings haul that wrecked Bangladesh, who were bowled out for 107 on the third morning. They started the day on 57 for 1, trailing by 88 runs, but lost Mizanur Rahman in the second over of the day. Soumya Sarkar too fell soon after, stumped for 28, leaving the side 61 for 3. The other batsmen didn’t offer much resistance as Bangladesh lost their last eight wickets for 49 runs.
Shehan Jayasuriya was the Man of the Match for his 142 off 155 balls, which had 15 fours and four sixes in Sri Lanka’s first-innings 312. Bangladesh had been bowled out for 167 on the first day.
Jayasuriya also took five wickets in the game with his off-breaks.
The three-match One dayer series between the two sides will start from July 17 at SICS, Sylhet.