Record-breaking wicketless session for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka have completed a record-breaking wicketless session against Bangladesh in the second session of second Test at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.
Captain Dimuth Karunaratne picked-up his record 12th century of his Test career and second consecutive 100 in this series. His twelve hundred in Test is the most among Sri Lanka’s active Test batters. Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal have 11 apiece.
On the other hand, another opener Lahiru Thirimanne hit his fifth half-century in his last six innings.
Bangladesh bowlers were looking toothless as the openers put on an another 100-run opening partnership for Sri Lanka in Test cricket and not far away from another 200-run stand. No Sri Lanka batting pair has ever achieved that in their history of Test cricket.
Earlier, Bangladesh’s misfielding cost them much behind these runs. Najmul Hossain Shanto missed an easy opportunity at slip in Taskin Ahmed’s last bowl of 20th over in first session of the Test and gave the Sri Lankan captain a huge life at 28 runs.
Sri Lanka go into lunch on 188 for 0 in 28 overs. Karunaratne struck 13 boundaries in his unbeaten 106-run innings while Thirimanne also will start the next session in search of his century as he’s on 80 runs till tea break.
Sri Lanka 188/0 in 58 overs (Karunaratne 106*, Thirimanne 80*)
Tea- Day 1