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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test Preview & Prediction

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The second and final test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh gets underway in Colombo on Wednesday and Sri Lanka are 1-0 up after a thumping win in Galle last week. The first test went into five days but Sri Lanka were always the more likely winners and in the end the margin was a very comfortable 259 runs. Kusal Mendis top scored with 194 in Sri Lanka‚Äôs first innings total of 494 and there were healthy contributions from Gunaratne (85) and Dickwella (75) in the middle order. Mehedi Hasan was the most successful Bangladesh bowler in the first innings with four wickets. In reply Bangladesh made 312 with Mushfiqur Rahim, our tip as top visitors batsmen in the first knock obliging with a top score of 85. Sri Lanka were in control and a Tharanga ton in the second innings helped them set a target of 457 for victory. Bangladesh were 67/0 at the end of day four but they collapsed on the final day, all out for 197 in the middle of the afternoon session. Herath took six wickets in the second innings and nine in the match to become the highest wicket taker of left arm spinners […]

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