Sri Lanka have extended their lead towards 200 runs in their second innings of the second Test at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur. So far, they have lost only three wickets.
Bangladesh lower-order collapsed to 110 runs in the first session. Sri Lanka went to lunch at 9/0 with a lead of 121 runs. The breakthrough from Bangladesh came in the seventh over when Kusal Mendis was given lbw for 7 to Abdur Razzak.
Dhananjaya de Silva counterattacked Bangladeshi bowlers with a 24-ball 28 with 5 fours. He was bowled by Taijul Islam later. Danushka Gunathilaka extended Sri Lanka’s lead with Dimuth Karunaratne.
Mustafizur Rahman, who bowled only one over in his first spell, was called to bowl and he delivered straightway. He trapped Gunathilaka lbw for 17.
78 runs has been scored in the second session of the day. Sri Lanka are 87/3 at tea. They are leading by 199 runs. Karunaratne played 94 balls for unbeaten 29 runs without any boundaries. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal is on 4*.
Sri Lanka 222 and 87/3 in 30 overs (Karunaratne 29*, de Silva 28; Mustafizur 1/8, Taijul 1/25)
Bangladesh 110 allout in 45.4 overs (Miraz 38*, Liton 25; Dananjaya 3/20, Lakmal 3/25)
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com