LIVE: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Latest Cricket Scores, 2nd Test Day 3 – SL vs BAN Fastest Update from MirpurOpeners Dimuth Karunaratne and Oshada Fernando scored half-centuries as Sri Lanka gave a befitting reply to Bangladesh in the second Test in Dhaka on Tuesday. Both men took to the crease after Kasun Rajita claimed his first five-wicket haul, sending the hosts to 365, and helped the tourists to 143/2 at stumps on the second day.
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Oshada was dismissed for 57, while Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 70 as Sri Lanka fell behind Bangladesh on 222 runs overnight.
Karunaratne won dangerously as Mahmudul Hasan dropped him at short leg off Taijul Islam for 37, moments after Bangladesh stopped him from reviewing an appeal which saw him out lbw off Abadot Hossain. Saw doing
Abadot was soon rewarded for a good bowling as he dismissed Oshada, who was caught at slip to Najmul Hossain.
Shakib Al Hasan dismissed Kusal Mendis for 11 as nightwatchman Rajita began her spell at the crease in the morning.
Mushfiqur Rahim ended Bangladesh’s innings unbeaten on 175 when the last man Abadot was run out for a duck soon after lunch.
Abadot’s sixth duck of Bangladesh’s innings was the joint highest in Test history.
Asitha Fernando’s 4/93, Rajita’s first innings went down by five wickets for 64 runs.
Rajita struck twice in the eighth over of the day and broke Liton Das’s 272-run sixth-wicket stand with Mushfiqur as the pair saved Bangladesh from a dangerous 24-5 on the first morning.
“I am very happy for my personal best. I think I did my basic. I hit the line and length in both the matches. I think I did well today,” said Rajita.
Kusal Mendis, who was rushed to hospital in the scorching heat on the opening day, took a catch at second slip as Liton hit 16 fours and a six in his 246-ball knock.
Rajita took her fifth wicket three balls later, leaving Mosaddek Hossain for naught in his first Test in more than two years.
He said, ‘It is good that I shared a partnership of 150 runs with Mushfiq bhai. We thought we would have to score at least 300 runs to stay in the competition, so we wanted to bat for as long as possible,” Liton Das said.
Mushfiqur, who started the day on 115, took charge and played some exceptional shots, including a reverse and a conventional sweep off Ramesh Mendis for consecutive boundaries.
This was the fifth time Mushfiqur had reached the 150-run mark in Tests and scored three double centuries.
He added 49 runs for the eighth wicket with Taijul for the eighth wicket before hitting Sri Lanka again as Fernando secured his third victim of the innings and Khalid Ahmed soon moved to fourth without scoring.
Mushfiqur and Abadot then survived an extended morning session for nearly six overs.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s cricket board said it is blaming domestic batsman Kamil Mishra – who has not played in any Tests – for an alleged breach of discipline.
A Sri Lankan sports official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that Mishra had “entertained a visitor” in his hotel room in violation of the players’ rules of conduct.
The first Test in Chittagong ended in a draw.
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