Bangladesh celebrates ninth victory after 100 Test matches

by March 19th, 2017

Bangladesh celebrated their 100th test with only their ninth ever victory , with a first ever test win over Sri-Lanka.

Opener Amim Iqbal made 82 and Sabbir Rahman 41 in a third-wicket stand of 109 as the tourists successfully chased a target of 191 on the final day of the second test.

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim who was left unbeaten on 22 kept his nerve after some middle-order wickets to see his side over the line for a four-wicket win, ensuring the two-match series was drawn.

The victory continues Bangladesh’s improvement in the longest format after a previous test win over England last October.

Prior to that victory over Alastair cook’s England, Bangladesh had only beaten Zimbabwe and a weakened West Indies team in test cricket.

The tigers also became only the fourth team to win their 100th test, after Australia, Pakistan and West Indies.