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Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2016-17

Five things Bangladesh got right in Colombo

Mar 22, 2017: From being brave in selecting their XI to holding more catches, Bangladesh did several things better in Colombo than in other Test outings this season

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2016-17

Good in Galle, great in Colombo

Mar 21, 2017: Our correspondent tucks into the joys Sri Lanka offers, and is on hand for an epic win for his team

Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo

Bangladesh's senior men stand up when it matters most

Mar 20, 2017: Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Keep dreaming, little brother

Mar 19, 2017: This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?

Andrew Fidel Fernando at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Tamim, Bangladesh's batting mastaan

Mar 19, 2017: He may thrill and frustrate in equal measure, but the coach's backing and an understanding of his game that stems from a decade-long experience have helped him evolve

Mohammad Isam at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

How a team meeting changed Bangladesh

Mar 19, 2017: After the drubbing in Galle, Bangladesh met to introspect. They decided they needed to pay more attention to the small things. They could not have hoped for a better effect in Colombo

Mohammad Isam at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

'Poor catching, batting cost us, not complacency' - Herath

Mar 19, 2017: Rangana Herath also pinpointed Sri Lanka's catching at the end of day two and their collapse on the fourth afternoon as definitive passages of play that cost them the game

Andrew Fidel Fernando at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Sixteen years, 18 tries, one win

Mar 19, 2017: In 2001, Bangladesh first played a Test against Sri Lanka. Sixteen years on, there are a host of milestones to celebrate in the same country

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Tamim 82 seals Bangladesh's landmark win in 100th Test

Mar 19, 2017: Tamim Iqbal's 82 set up Bangladesh's maiden Test victory against Sri Lanka, by four wickets in Colombo, in their 100th Test

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

'Loss to Bangladesh could scar SL cricket'

Mar 18, 2017: Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka's second-innings centurion, credited Mustafizur Rahman for a potentially match-turning spell after lunch on the fourth day

Andrew Fidel Fernando at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Sri Lanka's fix-it men left to do the job again

Mar 18, 2017: If Sri Lanka are to get out of the hole they are in, they will have to be rescued by the bowlers, as has been the norm in recent times

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Umpire Dar's head-nod confuses Bangladesh

Mar 18, 2017: Mosaddek Hossain said that Bangladesh chose to review the last-ball appeal against Suranga Lakmal because they thought Aleem Dar's head nod was a positive sign

Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Mustafizur of old resurfaces in yo-yo spell

Mar 18, 2017: The left-arm seamer has struggled since returning from a shoulder injury, but a break and two first-class outings may have rekindled his success

Mohammad Isam at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

244: lowest successfully-defended target at P Sara

Mar 18, 2017: Stats highlights from the fourth day in Colombo, where Sri Lanka lost five wickets for 62 after lunch to give Bangladesh a shot at a rare away win

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Karunaratne battles but Bangladesh can dare to dream

Mar 18, 2017: Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman picked up three wickets apiece as Bangladesh took a grip on the Colombo Test. Sri Lanka were only 139 ahead with two wickets in hand

The Report by Mohammad Isam at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Debutant Mosaddek lays down a marker

Mar 17, 2017: Replacing a senior batsman like Mahmudullah comes with a lot of scrutiny and the 21-year-old handled it well, scoring a half-century and helping Bangladesh claim a rare first-innings lead

Mohammad Isam in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Spinners losing sting with old ball - Sandakan

Mar 17, 2017: Finding suitable purches on a slow pitch in Colombo was only possible while the shine remained on the ball, said Sri Lanka's left-arm wristspinner Lakshan Sandakan

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Learned from Chandimal's first-innings knock - Shakib

Mar 17, 2017: Shakib Al Hasan has said his century on the third day stemmed from a lot of "thinking overnight"

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

SL v Ban, 2nd Test, Colombo

A rare first-innings lead away from home for Bangladesh

Mar 17, 2017: Stats highlights from the third day of the second Test in Colombo where Bangladesh added 269 runs for their last-five wickets.

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lankan cricket

Herath completes 1000 first-class wickets

Mar 17, 2017: Rangana Herath became the second Sri Lanka bowler - and the 12th from the subcontinent -to take 1000 first-class wickets.

Shiva Jayaraman
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