1st Test: Sri Lanka score 443 for 6 against Bangladesh at lunch on Day-2

08 Mar,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:


Hosts Sri Lanka scored a comfortable 443 for 6 in 114 overs against Bangladesh at lunch on the 2nd day of the first Test of the Joy Bangla Cup series at Galle International Stadium in Sri Lanka on Wednesday.


Sri Lanka resumed the first innings with over night total 321 for 4 and lost two important wickets of one down Kusal Mendis and number six Niroshan Dickwella.


Kusal Mendis, who was batting with 166 runs to propel Sri Lanka to 321/4 in the first innings and poised for the double century, went back to pavilion, caught by Tamim Iqbal off a Medehi Hasan Miraz delivery scoring 194 runs off 285 balls, hitting 19 fours and four sixes, leaving team total 398 for 5 in 103.3 overs.


Niroshan Dickwella lost his wicket following the footprint of Mendis while trying to hit a boundary off a Mehedi Hasan Miraz delivery in the mid wicket was caught by Mahmudulah at short third man making 75 runs off 76 balls featuring six fours and one six when scoreboard showing 432 for 6 in 110 over.


Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath were in batting with 30 and 1 run respectively at lunch.


Mehedi Hasan Miraz, who took one wicket on day 1, made it three wickets for 104 runs, grabbing two important wickets of century maker Kusal Mendis and set batsman Niroshan Dickwella.


Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed and Subashis Roy got one wicket each conceding 55, 64 and 103 runs respectively.


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