July 2, 2022



Sri Lanka closing in on Test and series win in Bangladesh

Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal hit hundreds of years as Sri Lanka raised any expectation of winning the subsequent Test in the wake of lessening Bangladesh to 34-4 on day four Thursday.

The host actually needs 107 runs with six wickets staying on the last day to compel Sri Lanka to bat a subsequent time. Bangladesh was in endurance mode after its expectation of a first home series prevail upon Sri Lanka was broken.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das, who assisted Bangladesh with recuperating from 24-5 to post 365 on Tuesday with a record 272-run organization, were in the center at stumps after another top-request defeat. Mushfiqur was 14 not out and Liton on 1.”Hopefully, Mushfiqur and Liton can bat till lunch, and afterward in the event that I can bat for three hours anything can occur.” Mathews followed his 199 in the main innings with an unbeaten 145, and Chandimal scored 124 to give Sri Lanka a 141-run lead. They were all out after tea for 506 in the principal innings.

Mathews and Chandimal consolidated for 199 runs for the 6th wicket to remove the game from Bangladesh, notwithstanding left-arm spinner Shakib’s 5-96.

Sri Lanka chief Dimuth Karunaratne hit 80, his initial accomplice Oshada Fernando struck 57, and Dhananjaya de Silva added 58 for their group’s goal.

“The early morning meeting tomorrow is significant as far as we’re concerned,” Oshada Fernando said. “We couldn’t want anything more than to go full scale assault. They actually have Shakib and Mosaddek (Hossain) to come. So we really want to bowl well.” The day’s play began 30 minutes ahead of schedule to compensate for time lost on Wednesday, and Mathews and Chandimal, continuing on 58 and 10 separately and their group on 282-5, rode their karma.

Mathews, dropped on 37, scored energetically to arrive at his thirteenth hundred years off 274 balls, pushing a Mosaddek conveyance to midwicket for a solitary. Before long, he toppled a lbw choice.

Chandimal, who raised his twelfth 100 years off 181 balls, got fruitful video surveys on 43 and 75.

However, after two wicket-less meetings, Bangladesh hit back with five wickets for 41 runs. Chandimal’s excusal begun the collapse.Medium-pacer Ebadot Hossain sacked Chandimal in the wake of playing 219 balls and hitting 11 limits and a six Shakib joined the party and finished his nineteenth Test five-for when Praveen Jayawickrama jabbed a threw up conveyance to wicketkeeper Liton Das for a duck.

Ebadot took 4-148 and Asitha Fernando was headed on a mission to leave Mathews stuck on 145. Mathews confronted 342 balls and hit 12 fours and two sixes.

A restrained Sri Lanka assault then, at that point, put the guests in complete order with pacer Asitha Fernando driving the way with 2-12.

He excused opener Tamim Iqbal for a 11 ball-duck to give the player a couple without precedent for his 14-year profession.

Fernando additionally had opener Mahmudul Hasan got by Kusal Mendis for 15 after the hitter endure two fortunate turns of events.

Najmul Hossain was abandoned 2 and skipper Mominul Haque’s lean streak was reached out to a seventh consecutive single-digit figure when Kasun Rajitha excused him for a duck.

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