Sri Lanka score 87/3 at tea on 2nd day in final Test


DHAKA, Feb 9, 2018 (BSS)- Sri Lanka heading for a big lead as they scored 87 for 3 taking a massive 199 runs overall lead till tea against Bangladesh on the second day of the final Test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur on Friday.

Back with a healthy 112 runs first innings lead, Sri Lankan, however, lost their opener Kusal Mendis for 7 after the lunch break. Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak brought the first success for his team trapping Mendis leg before wicket.

One down Dhananjaya de Silva departed from the crease after adding useful run of 28. Taijul made him clean bowled. After that bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman dismissed Danushka Gunathilaka for 17.

Dimuth Karunaratne with 29 and Dinesh Chandimal with 4 on the crease as the umpire removed the bails for lunch break.

Abdur Rzzak, Taijul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman shared one wicket each.

Earlier, Bangladesh dismissed their first innings at 110 in reply to a Sri Lankan first innings total of 222.

Brief score:

Sri Lanka first innings – 222 for all, Mendis 68, Roshen56, Perera 31, Akila 20, de Silva 19, Razzak 4/63, Taijul 4/83 and Mustafizur 2/17.

Second innings 87 for 3, Dimuth 29 (batting), de Silva 28, Gunathilaka 17, Chandimal 4 (batting), Mustafizur 1/8, Taijul 1/25 and Razzak 1/46.

Bangladesh first innings – 110 for all Miraz 38, Kayes 19, Liton 25, Akila 3/20, Lakmal 3/25 and Perera 2/32.