Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test: Praveen Jayawickrama Shines On Debut As Sri Lanka Thrash Bangladesh | Cricket News

SL vs BAN, 2nd Test: Praveen Jayawickrama Shines On Debut As Sri Lanka Thrash Bangladesh

Sri Lanka spinner Praveen Jayawickrama loved a dream debut as he claimed 11 wickets to seal a 209-run victory over Bangladesh in the second Test at Pallekele on Monday. Chasing a frightening 437 to win, Bangladesh have been dismissed for 227 within the first session of the ultimate day after resuming at 177-5 as Sri Lanka wrapped up the match, and the collection 1-0, after 90 minutes of play. The 22-year-old left-armer Jayawickrama was named participant of the match after claiming 11-178 on his first Test look as he added 5 second-innings wickets to his six within the first.

Off-spinner Ramesh Mendis dismissed 4 batsmen as all 10 Bangladesh second-innings wickets have been taken by gradual bowlers.  

Jayawickrama struck within the third over on Monday, taking his ninth wicket of the match when he trapped Liton Das lbw with a ball that went straight on and setting a Sri Lankan report for a Test debutant, surpassing Akila Dananjaya’s 8-44 towards the identical opposition in Dhaka in 2018.

Mendis was changed after a 15-over spell throughout which he took two wickets and the bowling change labored instantly as part-time spinner Dhananjaya de Silva struck together with his second supply.  

Taijul Islam, on two, tried a late lower, however solely managed to edge it to wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella.

Mendis returned to have Taskin Ahmed caught by Dimuth Karunaratne off a high edge because the fielder moved to his left from cowl level.

Jayawickrama then mopped up the tail. Mehidy Hasan fell first to take the younger bowler’s match haul into double figures, earlier than Jayawickrama sealed the Test and the collection three balls later when he trapped Abu Jayed leg earlier than. 

Jayawickrama is the sixteenth Test cricketer to take 10 wickets or extra on debut however solely the second this century after Australia’s Jason Krejza, who took 12 wickets towards India at Nagpur in 2008.


Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne was named participant of the two-match collection for scoring 428 runs in three innings.

The first Test was drawn after an avalanche of runs, the 2 sides scoring 1,289 for the lack of simply 17 wickets over the 5 days.

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