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Sri Lankan cricket team in Bangladesh in 2008–09

Sri Lankan cricket team in Bangladesh in 2008-09
Sri Lanka
Dates 23 December 2008 – 14 January 2009
Captains Mohammad Ashraful Mahela Jayawardene
Number of Tests 2
Tests won 0 2
Most runs (Tests)
Most wickets (Tests)
Player of Series (Tests) Tillakaratne Dilshan

The Sri Lankan cricket team toured Bangladesh between 21 December 2008 and 14 January 2009. The team played two Tests and took part in a three match One Day International tournament also featuring Zimbabwe.


Tour matches

Three-day: Bangladesh Cricket Board XI vs Sri Lankans

21–23 December 2008
88 (34.1 overs)
Imrul Kayes 26 (41)
Rangana Herath 6/16 (11.1 overs)
316 (95.3 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 88 (139)
Raihanuddin Arafat 3/37 (10.3 overs)
Match drawn
Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Pratisthan, Savar
Umpires: Nadir Shah (Ban) and Sharfuddoula (Ban)
  • No play was possible on Day 1 due to fog. Day 2 was shortened, also due to fog.
  • Players per side: Bangladesh Cricket Board XI 14 (11 batting, 11 fielding); Sri Lankans 12 (11 batting, 11 fielding)

Test series

1st Test

26–31 December 2008
293 (89.4 overs)
Thilan Samaraweera 90 (141)
Shakib Al Hasan 5/70 (28.4 overs)
178 (60 overs)
Imrul Kayes 33 (53)
Muttiah Muralitharan 6/49 (22 overs)
405/6d (108 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 166 (269)
Mehrab Hossain jnr 2/37 (10 overs)
413 (126.2 overs)
Mohammad Ashraful 101 (193)
Muttiah Muralitharan 4/141 (48 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 107 runs
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)

2nd Test

3–7 January 2009
385 (94 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 162 (165)
Shakib Al Hasan 4/109 (30 overs)
208 (76.2 overs)
Mashrafe Mortaza 63 (89)
Ajantha Mendis 4/71 (28 overs)
447/6d (127 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 143 (175)
Mohammad Ashraful 2/56 (17 overs)
158 (49.2 overs)
Shakib Al Hasan 46 (49)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 4/10 (4.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 465 runs
Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)

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