Tamim misses ton again in Bangladesh’s second session
Bangladesh have batted well in the second session of the second Test on day three but Tamim Iqbal missed century again in Sri Lanka despite six half-centuries there.
The Tigers added 115 runs more in 34.4 overs in the session and Tamim added runs to his 92-run innings off 150 ball with 12 fours. Debutant Praveen Jayawickrama took the all-important wicket of Tamim as the batter fell into an outside edge and Lahiru Thirimanne grabbed an easy catch at slip.
Bangladesh were at some danger losing 3 wickets at 151 runs. But captain Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur put on a sizeable partnership to help Bangladesh claw their way back. They made 63-run partnership to tackle the situation before Mushfiqur fell into the trap of lbw off Jayawickrama’s delivery just before tea break scoring 40 runs off 62 balls.
Mominul and wicket-keeper Liton Das will resume the last session of the day. Mominul was unbeaten on 47 runs off 93 balls. Sri Lanka’s spinners were all over Bangladesh on a pitch where the ball was turning and jumping consistently as Jayawickrama took 3 wickets and Ramesh Mendis took the other one for the Lankans.
Earlier, Sri Lanka called their innings on 493/7 in 159.2 overs after which Bangladesh opener Tamim teed off to a 57-ball fifty, his 31st in Tests and fourth consecutive. Sri Lanka declared batting only 21 legal balls to add to their overnight score 469/9.
Sri Lanka 493/7d in 159.2 overs (Thirimanne 140, Karunaratne 118, Oshada 81, Dickwella 77*; Taskin 4/127)
Bangladesh 214/4 in 61.4 overs (Tamim 92, Mominul 47*, Mushfiqur 40; Jayawickrama 3/74, Mendis 1/74)
Bangladesh trail by 279 runs
Tea- Day 3