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March 11, 2006 17:34 IST

Sri Lanka beat hosts Bangladesh by 10 wickets on the fourth day of their second and final Test on Saturday, winning the series 2-0.

Spinner Muttiah Muralitharan claimed his 600th Test wicket and opener Upul Tharanga hit his maiden Test century to seal the series win.

Resuming with their overnight score of 77 for no loss, Tharanga (71 not out) and Michael Vandort (40 not out) easily notched the 43 runs they required off eight overs after rain had delayed play for seven hours.


Bangladesh (1st innings): 234 (H. Bashar 69; M. Muralitharan 5-79)

Sri Lanka (1st innings): 316 (U. Tharanga 165; S. Hossain 5-86)

Bangladesh (2nd innings): 201 (H. Bashar 73, M. Rafique 64)

Sri Lanka (2nd innings): (Overnight: 77-0; Target: 120 runs)
M. Vandort not out 40
U. Tharanga not out 71.
Extras: (lb-5, nb-1, w-3) 9.
Total: (for no loss, 28 overs) 120

Did not bat: K. Sangakkara, M. Jayawardene, T. Samaraweera, T. Dilshan, F. Maharoof, M. Bandara, D. Fernando, M. Muralitharan, L. Malinga.

Bowling: S. Rasel 5 - 0 - 21 – 0, S. Hossain 8 - 2 - 43 - 0 (w-3), M. Rafique 9 - 2 - 32 - 0 (nb-1), E. Haque jnr 6 - 0 - 19 – 0.

Result: Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets

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