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Clinical win

That was a polished show by the lads and I must say I expected much more from Bangladesh. While SL were good on all fronts Bangladesh were really poor on all fronts resulting in an easy win. The wicket wasn't a traditional Galle track but got slower and dead and with rain around I expected them to put up a fight but they were done in the first hour, all over the floor in a total mess.

Credit to SL who had all bases covered from day one. Big runs when it was required and wickets to keep Bangladesh in check. Both teams dropped catches (when is this going to end?) but SL spinners far more potent. Couple of performances worth noting. Yes Mendis and Herath the stars but Tharanga has surely secured the opening spot for a while and Dickwella the wicket keeper #7 batting spot. Gunaratne continues to impress and an important wicket and will be interesting to see what happens when Anji returns. The other performance was Dilruwan with 5 wickets and a critical 50 when it counted. This guy kind of flies under the radar but keeps putting up decent performances.

Bangladesh have shown some real quality in recent times and should be awfully disappointed with this performance. Next game at Sara and not sure what the wicket is like but its traditionally a result wicket which brings the pace men in to the game. Wander if SL will consider playing the extra batter as the wicket is more responsive to the bowlers and could require an extra batter and if they play De Silva, he can bowl too.

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