Dimuth: “If you take first innings, we could have done much better. As a side we should have put up a big score, unfortunately, we couldn’t do that. But thankfully the bowlers turned it around. If you take the bowlers, the two fast bowlers did really, in this heat it’s not easy but they put their hands up and did really well. The spinners did well in patches but were guilty of being a bit lost, but they will definitely take the lessons from this match. If you play positively you can try and win a match. We tried to do something different and put them under pressure, but we played some poor shots and then we had to change tactics. We, unfortunately, couldn’t put pressure on Bangladesh on the last day.”
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Highlights today, Thursday 19-5-2022 – 1st Test, Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh from Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
Head to head
Total matches played: 22
Ban Won: 1
SL Won: 17
Mominul: “The second innings was a bit disappointing, but Shakib bowled really well in both innings. We missed Shoriful for sure, but we managed to cover for him. Taijul knows his role, alongside Shakib. He knows the role he has to play, and he was excellent. Every time we have to keep improving, batting, bowling or fielding, we have to keep getting better.”
Toss: Sri Lanka, elected to bat first.
Bangladesh team: Dimuth (capt), Oshada, Kusal, Angelo, Dhananjaya, Chandimal, Dickwella (wk), Ramesh, Embuldeniya, Asitha, Vishwa.
Sri Lanka team: Tamim, Mahmudul, Najmul, Mominul (capt), Mushfiqur, Litton (wk), Shakib, Nayeem, Taijul, Shoriful, Khaled.
The Man of the Match Angelo Mathews: Speaking afterward he says of falling short of a double century: “Yeah it was disappointing, but once again it’s cricket and you got to take what God gives you. I just wanted to get one run and get off strike. It was a batting-friendly wicket, but Bangladesh made us work really hard. Credit should go to them, they didn’t give us any freebies and made us work for our runs.”
The Most Valuable Player award goes to Nayeem Hasan for his 6 for 105 in the first innings.
ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20I
Match Timings: 04:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Richard Kettleborough, Sharfuddoula
TV Umpires – Joel Wilson
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Masudur Rahman
Match number – Test no. 2462