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‘The only way to bat well here is pray!’

Cautious and well-judged batting from Sri Lanka in their second innings put them in a firm position to win the series against Bangladesh. On contrary to the time spent in this match, the advancement of proceedings went far beyond, at the end of the second day at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Sri Lanka have almost completed batting in their second innings.

'The only way to bat well here is pray!'

That means, Bangladesh will have three long days to bat in the last innings of the game. Whatever improbable the equation might be, wicket in Dhaka has been and will bring endless miseries to the batsmen.

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In the post day press briefing, the only half centurion in the Sri Lankan second innings, Roshen Silva mocked when being asked what is the way to bat well in this kind of wicket, saying, “Before going to bat in this type of wicket, the only good thing would be to pray!” he said.

He himself scored 58 off 94 deliveries, still unbeaten carrying the opportunity for the visitors to extend the lead beyond 312 runs which would, however, bear no necessity at all in the context of the match.

And then getting back into the track, Roshen Silva said, “There are, in fact, nothing can be done in this kind of wicket when a good delivery approaches. Losing several wickets all together is very possible.”

“But in subcontinent, a batsman has to be prepared for spin and reverse swings. We worked hard before coming here because we knew where we would have to play and what kind of bowlers we would have to face,” the 29 year old batsman said. 1 of 1

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