Dhananjaya de Silva played an important part in Sri Lanka’s defence in the second innings. He chipped in with 33, before Dinesh Chandimal and ‘keeper Niroshan Dickwella shut shop with a 99-run stand with unbeaten scores of 39 and 61 respectively.
“Definitely it was going to be a draw. We knew it the first day when they were batting also. There was a very slight chance of Bangladesh winning, but the wicket didn’t have anything for the bowlers.
“Bangladesh have a number of experienced guys like Shakib, Mushy, Mominul, Tamim and Taijul. They have played a lot of cricket. They are getting better, and playing competitive cricket. They might get chance to win matches in the future, definitely. We are very happy with the draw.
“End of last year, we beat West Indies 2-0 back in Sri Lanka. Before that, we won 1-0 against Bangladesh. We are in a positive mood,” he added.