After a disciplined bowling performance yesterday, the visitors had a very different outing today. They were wayward in their execution and it looked as if they had no plan whatsoever. Subashis Roy was the pick of the bowlers, he got the ball to reverse and scalped two wicket. Mehedi Hasan was again amongst the wickets as he chipped in with three. Join us in short while for the second innings!
Dinesh Chandimal and Rangana Herath continued from where they left off yesterday and added 55 runs for the 8th wicket. Then another 55-run stand between Suranga Lakmal and Chandimal for 9th wicket frustrated the Bangladeshis even more. After Chandimal’s wicket, Bangladesh thought they would get rid of the last wicket quickly. But, it wasn’t to be. The frustration started building and the tempers started flaring. Lakmal made full use of it and stitched 33 runs with Sandakan for the last wicket.
A session and innings which belonged to only one man, Dinesh Chandimal! What a knock he played! When everyone else failed, he stood out tall and continued his good form against Bangladesh, scoring his 4th Test ton against them. After being 238/7 at stumps on day 1, the tail partnered Chandimal well to add 100 runs more.