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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test Day 3: Sri Lanka still have the edge over Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
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Sri Lanka still have the edge over Bangladesh, leading by 259 runs at the close of play, at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy on day three of the 2nd Test.

 

Match Summary

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

Sri Lanka 493/7d (159.2 ov) & *17/2 (7 ov)

Bangladesh 251/10 (83 ov)

Day Break : Sri Lanka lead by 259 runs

Scorecard

 

Match Day Highlights

Sri Lanka declared on 493/7 (159.2 ov) when Ramish Mendis was out - adding just 24 runs to their overnight score.

Fall of wickets: 1-209 (Dimuth Karunaratne - 63.1 ov), 2-313 (Lahiru Thirimanne - 104.1 ov), 3-319 (Angelo Mathews - 108.1 ov), 4-328 (Dhananjaya de Silva - 111.5 ov), 5-382 (Pathum Nissanka - 135.4 ov), 6-382 (Oshada Fernando - 136.2 ov), 7-493 (Ramesh Mendis - 159.2 ov)

 

Bangladesh was bowled out for 251 in their first innings – there was a six-wicket haul for Praveen Jayawickrama (6-92) on Test debut and he became only the fifth Sri Lankan bowler to take a five-for plus in an innings on Test debut.

Fall of wickets: 1-98 (Saif Hassan - 25.4 ov), 2-99 (Najmul Hossain - 26.6 ov), 3-151 (Tamim Iqbal - 43.2 ov), 4-214 (Mushfiqur Rahim - 61.4 ov), 5-224 (Mominul Haque - 64.5 ov), 6-224 (Liton Das - 65.3 ov), 7-241 (Mehidy Hasan - 75.2 ov), 8-243 (Taskin Ahmed - 79.1 ov), 9-246 (Shoriful Islam - 80.6 ov), 10-251 (Taijul Islam - 82.6 ov)

 

Sri Lanka started their 2nd Innings with a lead of 242 runs and would have been confident of posting an unchallengeable total for Bangladesh to try and chase down. However, Bangladesh had other ideas, and quickly had Sri Lanka 2 wickets down before the close of play with a lead of 259 runs.

Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Lahiru Thirimanne - 2.2 ov), 2-15 (Oshada Fernando - 3.1 ov)

 

 

Playing XIs

 

Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Ramesh Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama

Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Saif Hassan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque(c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das(wk), Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Abu Jayed

 

Match Details

Start Time: 05:30

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Officials: Handunnettige Dharmasena, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Raja Wimalasiri, Rambukkana Rambukwella, Ranjan Madugalle

 

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