Tigers win their 100th Test

Tamim Iqbal's innings of 82 was his 22nd Test half-century

Bangladesh celebrated their 100th Test with only their ninth ever victory – and their first against Sri Lanka – in Colombo.

Opener Tamim 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 (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 they also¬†beat England in 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. (BBC Sport)

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