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Sri Lanka players celebrate after getting the last West Indies wicket • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press


Dimuth Karunaratne shakes hands with Kraigg Brathwaite after the match • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press


Lasith Embuldeniya removed Joshua Da Silva • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press


Ramesh Mendis appeals for a wicket • Nov 24, 2021 © Associated Press


Lasith Embuldeniya celebrates with team-mates after dismissing Roston Chase • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images


Ramesh Mendis is thrilled after bagging Kraigg Brathwaite for a duck • Nov 23, 2021 © Associated Press


Angelo Mathews powers one away to the off side • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images


Dimuth Karunaratne lines up a pull • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images


Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne bump fists after the latter reached fifty • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images


Angelo Mathews leans into a drive • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images


Dimuth Karunaratne tucks the ball fine on the leg side • Nov 23, 2021 © AFP/Getty Images

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* Asitha, Mathews, Chandimal star in Sri Lanka’s series win

May 27 (ESPNCI) Asitha Fernando’s searing post-lunch spell burst through Bangladesh’s defiant middle order, then swiftly uprooted the tail, to thrust Sri Lanka toward victory, which they achieved by 10 wickets in Mirpur. Envenomed by reverse swing, Asitha engineered a collapse that saw the last five Bangladesh wickets fall for 13 runs in the space of eight overs.
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* Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal centuries put Sri Lanka in the box seat in Dhaka Test

May 27 (ESPNCI) Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka’s two most senior batters, forged a 199-run stand to put the heat on Bangladesh. Sri Lanka lost their last five wickets cheaply, but then their quicks gutted the hosts’ top order for the second time in the Test to ratchet up the temperature further.
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* Shakib: ‘We are physically fit, but mentally behind’

May 27 (ESPNCI) "We have to work on our mentality. I think there’s fear of failure among us", Shakib Al Hasan said after Bangladesh slipped to 23 for 4 on the fourth evening, which seemed like a carbon copy of their collapse on the first morning, when they were 24 for 5.
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* Mathews, de Silva fifties help Sri Lanka cut down deficit on rain-hit day

May 25 (ESPNCI) Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya de Silva collected half-centuries as Sri Lanka ploughed ahead on a rain-hit day three, getting to within 83 runs of Bangladesh’s total, with five wickets still in hand. The visitors lost three wickets, including that of captain Dimuth Karunaratne for 80, but are now perhaps better-placed than Bangladesh to push for a result in the match.
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