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19-Mar-2013 11:49:00 GMT
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Herath Stars in Sri Lanka Series Win

Colombo: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by seven wickets on the penultimate day of the second and final Test in Colombo on Tuesday to clinch the series 1-0.

Sri Lanka, who drew the opening Test in Galle, achieved a 160-run target in the last session as opener Tillakaratne Dilshan (57) and Kumar Sangakkara (55) made impressive half-centuries.

Bangladesh, trailing by 106 runs on the first innings, were dismissed for 265 in their second innings in the morning session.

Tamim Iqbal (59), Jahurul Islam (48) and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (40) were the main scorers for Bangladesh, while Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath finished with a career-best 7-89 on his 35th birthday.

The hosts on Monday were bowled out for 346 in their first innings in reply to Bangladesh's 240.

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will now play a three-match one-day series, starting in Hambantota on Saturday

Brief scores
240 (Mominul64, Herath 5-68) and 265 (Tamim 59, Herath 7-89)
Sri Lanka 346 (Sangakkara 139, Chandimal 102) and 160 for 3 (Dilshan 57, Sangakkara 55)
Result Sri Lanka won by seven wickets
MOM Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)
Man of the series Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

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