In Pallekele, Bangladesh has been crying since yesterday. Bangladesh could not get much advantage by batting with five wickets in hand on Monday morning. Mominul wrapped up the second innings of the match in about two and a quarter hours.
So Bangladesh lost the match by a big margin of 209 runs. On this day, of course, there was some hope for Liton Das. But he went back to LBW in the third over of the day. Before that he played 46 balls and scored 17 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim has the highest collection for the team.
He scored 40 runs off 63 balls. The second highest is Mehedi Hasan Miraj. He played 86 balls and scored 39 runs and fought a bit on the last day. But he could not take the team forward due to lack of cooperation from the other side.
Besides, Saif (34), Muminul (32), Shanto (26) and Tamim (24) returned to the dressing room.
However, in the history of Tests, Bangladesh has never touched the target of 437 or more runs. So Bangladesh would have set a record if they could have surpassed this target in Pallekele.
There is no precedent in Test history to win by chasing so many runs. Bangladesh never chased more than 215 runs but could not win. They have not scored more than 282 runs in the fourth innings outside the country.
Earlier, Bangladesh were all out for 251 in the first innings. The hosts scored 493 in the first innings. They scored 194 in the second innings. So they gave a target of 437 runs to Bangladesh.
Bangladesh lost the series 1-0 at this rate. Earlier, the first Test was drawn. Of course, the batsmen of Bangladesh got some great success in that match.