Jayasuriya sets record as Lanka clinch series

Colombo, July 23:

Sanath Jayasuriya grabbed four wickets and scored 24 runs to guide Sri Lanka to a five-wicket win against Bangladesh in the second one-dayer (ODI) and take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

His haul of 4-31 made him the first player to record 10,000 career runs and 300 wickets in ODIs.

Lasith Malinga sparked an early Bangladesh collapse with a three-wicket opening spell that led to the visitors being dismissed for a paltry 137 runs.

In reply, Sri Lanka reached the target with 18.5 overs to spare. Opener Upul Tharanga scored an aggressive 28 runs off 25 balls including six fours. Kumar Sangakkara (6) and Mahela Jayawardene (7) were dismissed cheaply while Jayasuriya faced 39 balls and hit four boundaries before being caught by Aftab Ahmed off Syed Rasel for 24 runs.

Bangladesh once had the hosts 79-4 but Chamara Silva (36) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (20 not out) shared a 57-run partnership for the fifth wicket to ensure win. Rasel finished with 2-39.

Earlier, Malinga’s opening burst had the visitors struggling at 26-4 but Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful and Ahmed steadied the innings with a 61-run. Ahmed scored 47 including two fours. Ashraful made 29.

Jayasuriya reached his 300-wicket milestone when he had Syed Rasel caught by Jehan Mubarak to wrap up the Bangladesh innings. As a batsman Jayasuriya has scored more than 12,000 runs in 397 ODIs averaging 32 runs per inning. Malinga finished with second best bowling figures 3-22 off nine overs.