Sri Lanka were bowled out for their lowest Test total against Bangladesh. They made 222 runs in 65.3 overs. Taijul Islam and comeback man Abdur Razzak took four wickets each for the hosts.
Tamim Iqbal started Bangladesh’s innings with a boundary on the second ball. The next ball brought end to his stay as Suranga Lakmal took a stunning catch off his own bowling. Mominul Haque didn’t hit the scoreboard. He was run out in a horrible fashion, a way which he didn’t ground his bat at the keeper’s end.
Mushfiqur Rahim tried to settle Bangladesh’s innings. But he got bowled while he was leaving the ball in the ninth over when he left each and every ball from Lakmal. Mushfiqur made only 1 run from 22 balls.
The hosts were in trouble with losing three wickets for 12 runs. Liton Das came in and he didn’t look uncomfortable although he offered a caught and bowled chance to Dilruwan Perera. Perera got rid of Imrul Kayes at stroke of stumps. Imrul made 19 runs off 55 balls with 3 fours.
Liton and nightwatchman Mehidy Hasan Miraz stayed unbeaten at stumps. Bangladesh are 56/4 in 22 overs. They are trailing by 166 runs. Liton played 43 balls for his 24* with 3 boundaries. Miraz hit one four in his 5*.
Sri Lanka 222 allout in 65.3 overs (K Mendis 68, Roshen 56; Razzak 4/63, Taijul 4/83)
Bangladesh 56/4 in 22 overs (Liton 24*, Imrul 19; Lakmal 2/15, Dilruwan 1/25)
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com