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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3: Shakib Al Hasan keeps Sri Lanka in check

Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya de Silva plays a shot
Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya de Silva plays a shot
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Angelo Mathews bats on for Sri Lanka as Shakib Al Hasan dismisses everyone around him, leading Sri Lanka to head in at 282/5 at the end of Day 3 of the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka.

Match Summary

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh

Bangladesh 365/10 (116.2 ov)

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mahmudul Hasan Joy - 0.2 ov), 2-6 (Tamim Iqbal - 1.4 ov), 3-16 (Mominul Haque - 5.1 ov), 4-24 (Nazmul Hossain Shanto - 6.4 ov), 5-24 (Shakib Al Hasan - 6.5 ov), 6-296 (Liton Das - 92.1 ov), 7-296 (Mosaddek Hossain - 92.4 ov), 8-345 (Taijul Islam - 105.5 ov), 9-349 (Khaled Ahmed - 107.1 ov), 10-365 (Ebadot Hossain - 116.2 ov)

Sri Lanka *282/5 (97 ov)

Fall of wickets: 1-95 (Oshada Fernando - 25.5 ov), 2-139 (Kusal Mendis - 43.1 ov), 3-144 (Kasun Rajitha - 46.2 ov), 4-164 (Dimuth Karunaratne - 55.6 ov), 5-266 (Dhananjaya de Silva - 87.5 ov)

Day Break: Day 3 Session 3, Sri Lanka trail by 83 runs.

Scorecard


After a strong Day 1 for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka have slowly edged their way back into this one, by close of play on Day3. 

Dimuth Karunaratne (80) was at the helm of the push, before Shakib Al Hasan (3/59) took yet another crucial wicket to slow things down.

Angelo Mathews (58*) and Dhananjaya de Silva (58) partnered with a half century each, meaining a big push for Sri Lanka.

Shakib Al Hasan once again the saviour, finding a way to remove de Silva and shake up Sri Lanka's batting line-up.

After an impressive battle between Mathews and Shakib, Sri Lanka heading in at the end of Day 3 on 282/5.

Playing XIs

Bangladesh - Liton Das (WK), Mominul Haque (C), Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed

Sri Lanka - Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Dinesh Chandimal, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Kasun Rajitha

Match Details

Date - 24th May, 05:00 AM

Venue - Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Dhaka

Toss - Bangladesh won the toss & elected to bat

Umpires - Joel Wilson, Sharfuddoula

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