Sri Lanka and Bangladesh draw weather-affected first test
Bangladesh comfortably batted out of the last session for the fifth time to-draw the weather-affected first test against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
With a lead of 107 runs and two sessions left, Sri Lanka had their particular hopes large after claiming two early Bangladesh wickets after meal, but a hostile knock by opener Tamim Iqbal snuffed on their particular hopes of securing an end result. No play ended up being feasible after beverage considering rain.
Suranga Lakmal started brightly by dismissing Saif Hassan (1) and Najmul Shanto (0) however the attacking Tamim kept their head, regularly finding boundaries during his regular knock.
Tamim then followed up his first-innings 90 with a 74 into the second, punishing the Sri Lankan bowlers each time they erred. He confidently drove and pulled the seamers while against spin, he danced down the pitch and lofted them without permitting any to stay. He faced only 98 deliveries for his 74 that included ten fours and three sixes, all off Dhananjaya de Silva.
Sri Lanka had posted a giant 648-8 declared in their very first innings in respond to Bangladesh’s 541-7. It was Sri Lanka’s 7th greatest total in a test.
Captain Dimuth Karunaratne finished a maiden two fold hundred after entering the overall game under some pressure following a string of reduced ratings when you look at the Caribbean.
Karunaratne batted for 11 and half hours for his 244 from 437 deliveries that included 26 fours. With Dhananjaya de Silva, he batted through day four and by the full time the partnership ended up being damaged regarding the fifth early morning, the duo had included a massive 345 runs for the fourth wicket.
The match appeared as if heading for a draw before the two fast wickets from the final morning. Dhananjaya dragged one onto his stumps after making 166 from 291 balls with 22 fours while Karunaratne ended up being caught at mid-wicke. Taskin Ahmed dismissed both batters.
Sri Lanka had opted for quick runs on the way to amassing their particular huge total and their 107-run lead nevertheless the wicket hadn’t deteriorated sufficient with their bowlers to be effective.
Fast bowler Lahiru Kumara has-been ruled out for the series with a hamstring damage and Karunaratne verified Sri Lanka have actually remembered left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan and seamer Chamika Karunaratne as replacements the 2nd test that’ll be additionally played in Kandy starting on April 29.
Guy associated with match Karunaratne ended up being happy with his work regardless of the staff failing woefully to secure triumph.
“once you perform a test you need to be mentally ready to be regarding area all five days, whether that’s fielding or batting. Yes, it is possible to feel it within your body whenever you’ve already been fielding a short time, however when you can get to be able to bat, you’ve got to simply take that opportunity,” he said.
“Even inside western Indies i obtained a start maybe once or twice but couldn’t make a large score. Therefore when I got a start and got set here, i truly desired to bat very long, especially as they’d currently made a big rating.”
Their Bangladesh counterpart Mominul Haque said the draw was a good result and was relieved that their team had bounced back after suffering a string of poor shows.
“It was an excellent batting wicket where the bowlers had almost no help. So I think it is better to take a draw. Our bowlers attempted really hard. Tamim setup our tone with his 90. It was an important innings.”
Mominul in addition recorded their very first overseas hundred in a test during match.
Published at Sun, 25 Apr 2021 15:22:37 +0000