I really enjoyed it: Mushfiq

AFP . Colombo | Update:

Bangladesh-captain-Mushfiqur-Rahim-celebrates-his-team`s-victory-over-Sri-Lanka-on-19-March.jpg"Obviously I feel great," said Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim after a historic four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday.

"The boys really stepped up under pressure and there were lot of partnerships in the bowling. I really enjoyed it. If you look at the last few series, we have played some good cricket," Mushfiqur added.

In the final Test against hosts Lankans, Mushfiqur remained unbeaten on 22 to get Bangladesh home in company with Mehedi, after some support from debutant Mosaddek Hossain, who made 13.

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Opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 82 as Bangladesh pulled off a historic four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday.

The rare win for Bangladesh -- just their fourth away from home and first against Sri Lanka in 18 attempts -- meant the two-Test series was drawn after the visitors suffered a 259-run loss in Galle.

With his team chasing a victory target of 191, teenager Mehedi Hasan hit the winning run after an anxious half-hour in the final session of the fifth day -- getting Bangladesh across the line in 57.5 overs.

Tamim laid the groundwork with his 22nd Test fifty, teaming up with Sabbir Rahman (41) for a third-wicket partnership of 109.

Bangladesh began looking nervous when Tamim -- who faced 82 balls and hit seven fours and a six -- hoisted a catch to Dinesh Chandimal off Perera just before the tea break.

Perera then removed Sabbir through a successful review after the bowler's initial appeal for a leg-before was rejected, giving Sri Lanka an outside chance of victory.

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan got Bangladesh through to tea with 35 runs still needed, but Perera got a lucky break soon after the resumption when Shakib dragged a ball onto his stumps and was out for 15.

Tamim was named man of the match while Shakib, who scored a century and claimed six wickets in the game, took the award for player of the series.

Shakib said, "This was a very important win. It wasn't easy. We had to come back strong after the first Test."

 
   
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