Dilshan the all-round hero of record Sri Lanka victory
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Sri Lanka crushed Bangladesh by 465 runs in the second Test in Chittagong yesterday, recording the fifth-highest victory margin in Test history to sweep the series 2-0 thanks to a memorable performance by Tillekeratne Dilshan, who was named man of the match and series.
He emerged as the unlikely bowling hero to rout Bangladesh for 158 after tea on the fourth day having helped his team to set an improbable victory target of 624. The 32-year-old followed his first-innings 162 with 143 to become the fourth Sri Lankan to score a century in both innings of a Test as the visitors declared on 447 for 6 at lunch.
Dilshan then grabbed 4 for 10 as Sri Lanka wrapped up their biggest victory in terms of runs, surpassing the 315-run margin against Zimbabwe at Galle in January 2002.
It was also Bangladesh's heaviest defeat, surpassing their defeat by 329 runs to England at the same venue in October 2003.
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