Twitter reactions: Kamindu Mendis’ stellar performance leads Sri Lanka to whitewash Bangladesh in the Test series

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Posted on: 03 Apr, 2024 at 06:31 AM

Following five intense days of cricket, Sri Lanka triumphed over Bangladesh by a commanding 192-run margin on Day 5, securing victory in the second and final Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Defending their formidable total of 510, Sri Lanka managed to bowl out Bangladesh for 318 on the final day’s play, despite a resilient unbeaten knock of 81 by Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Lahiru Kumara showcased his prowess with the ball, claiming four crucial wickets. This victory sealed a comprehensive 2-0 series win for Sri Lanka, marking a resounding whitewash.

Formidable Sri Lankan batting sets the stage

In the contest, Sri Lanka set a formidable score after opting to bat first, amassing a total of 531 runs. Although, despite six batters crossing the 50 runs mark, the absence of individual centuries was notable. Bangladesh’s response fell short as they were bundled out for 178, with Asitha Fernando leading Sri Lanka’s bowling attack with four wickets. Although Zakir Hasan managed a fifty, Bangladesh’s innings lacked substantial partnerships. Sri Lanka showed resilience in their second innings, declaring at 157/7, with veteran Angelo Mathews playing a pivotal role by contributing a brisk 56 off 74 balls.

Lahiru Kumara’s bowling brilliance leads Sri Lanka’s charge

In Bangladesh’s chase of 511, they displayed determination but ultimately fell short, managing 318 runs. Mehidy Hasan was their standout performer with an unbeaten 81, although he lacked support from his teammates. Kumara’s pace troubled the Bangladeshi batters as he claimed four crucial wickets for Sri Lanka.

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Kamindu Mendis shines bright against Bangladesh

Kamindu Mendis, whose unbeaten 92 in the first innings was instrumental, also made significant contributions with the ball as he picked three wicket later on, earning him the Player of the Match award. His exceptional performance throughout the series, which included twin centuries in the first Test, led to him being named the Player of the Series.

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