Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 1977-78


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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 1977-78

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The month long tour, during January 1978, turned out to be a big disappointment for both the sides, the Lankan visitors were disappointed by the low quality of local opposition, while the local players found their opponents too difficult to handle. As a result the tour was full of badly one sided fixtures. The measure of the superiority of the tourist can be measured by the fact that, there Vice Captain Bandula Warnapura scored centuries in each of the three unofficial test matches, while the highest score for the local side was 49 by Syed Ashraful at Chittagong. Once, and only once, could any local side bowl the opposition side out, that also happened at Chittagong.

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 1977-78 Results

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka. 3 day First Unofficial Test, 13,14,15 January 1978, Dhaka
Result: Sri Lanka wins by an innings and 9 runs.
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, One Day Match, 16 January 1978, Dhaka
Result: Sri Lanka wins by 9 wickets.
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka. 3 Day Second Unofficial Test Match,
Result: Sri Lanka wins by an innings & 3 runs.
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka. 3 Day Third Unofficial Test Match, 24, 25, 26 January,
Result: Sri Lanka wins by an innings & 24 runs.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.