Bangladesh trailed Sri Lanka by 124 runs with five wickets remaining in the second day of their second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday.
Batsman Shakib was batting on 18 from 8 balls and Mushfiqur Rahim not out on 2 when the players left the field for the day. (sports news)
Openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar gave Bangladesh the perfect start, but the duo left the pitch scoring 49 and 61 runs respectively.
Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan claimed 3-65 runs while, RAS Lakmal and HMRKB Herath took one wicket each.
Earlier, the hosts scored 338 runs in 113.3 overs, losing all wickets. Tigers look sharp to have a chance to get a better position.
Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal scored a wonderful century (138) helping the hosts to amass the fighting score.
Besides, Suranga Lakmal, Dhananjaya de Silva and Niroshan Dickwella scored, 35, 34 and 34 runs respectively.
Of the Bangladesh bowlers, Mehedi Hasan Miraz picked up three wickets while Mustafizur, Subashis Roy and Shakib Al Hasan took two wickets each. Taijul Islam took one wicket. (update news)
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain, Wicketkeeper), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam and Subashis Roy.
Sri Lanka squad:
Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (Wicketkeeper), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath (Captain), Suranga Lakmal and Lakshan Sandakan.
Sri Lanka 338
Bangladesh 214/5 (60.0 ov)