SL v BD highlights today – First rocket test day five at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (Bangladesh) Sunday 4th February 2018. Bangladesh batted so well in their first innings with scoring 513 runs but Sri Lankan youngsters smashed all Bangladeshi bowlers in their first innings and scored 713 runs with nine down in 199.3 overs then their captain LD Chandimal declared their team first innings. Yesterday (Day 4) Bangladesh scored 81 runs with three wickets down in 26.5 overs and trail by 119 runs with 7 wickets remaining.
BKG Mendis scored 196 runs off 327 deliveries, he smashed 22 4s and two 6s in his beautiful innings, when his wicket dismissed then it was 104.3 a stunning catch from Mushfiqur to end Kusal’s innings on 196! I wonder if tea approaching had anything to do with that stroke, it was full outside off, but Kusal came charging down, looking to flick the ball over midwicket – probably the wrong shot selection, considering it was against the spin, but he has done it so easily that complacency may have crept in. Mushfiqur keeps his eyes on the ball right through its trajectory, till when it’s in his hands. Made significant ground to his right from mid-on, good diving catch 415/3.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
DM de Silva scored 173 runs off 229 balls, he completed his innings with the help of 21 boundaries and a maximum, when his wicket taken then it happen like this: 82.5 taken by the keeper and a 308-run stand end! The new ball has worked. Short delivery is angled across the batsman, Dananjaya gets across, looking to swivel into a pull into the leg side, but the ball takes the leading edge. The keeper gets across and takes the pressure catch. End of a terrific inning struck at more than 75. 308/2. ARS Silva scored 109, LD Chandimal (c) 87, N Dickwella † 62, MDK Perera 32, HMRKB Herath 24 and RAS Lakmal 9. Taijul Islam took four Sri Lankan batsman’s wickets, Mehidy Hasan Miraz took three, Sunzamul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman these two took one wicket each of them.
Bangladesh team/playing XI
Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim †, Liton Das, Mahmudullah (c), Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Sunzamul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
FDM Karunaratne, DM de Silva, BKG Mendis, LD Chandimal (c), N Dickwella †, ARS Silva, MDK Perera, HMRKB Herath, RAS Lakmal, PADLR Sandakan, CBRLS Kumara.
Match Timings: 9:30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.00
Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh 1st Test Highlights
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpires – Joel Wilson
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Sharfuddoula
Match number – Test no. 2295