Dananjaya, Silva take Sri Lanka to 200/8 at stumps, lead by 312 runs

Kalerkantho Online   

9 February, 2018 18:22 PM

Dananjaya, Silva take Sri Lanka to 200/8 at stumps, lead by 312 runs

Suranga Lakmal celebrates a wicket. Photo: AFP

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Akila Dananjaya and Roshen Silva took Sri Lanka to 200/8 at stumps after Sri Lanka bowled out Bangladesh for 110 runs and then taken a lead of over 300 runs in Mirpur.

Visiting Sri Lanka took control of the series decider of a two-Test series against host Bangladesh as they extended their lead to 312 runs, with 2 wickets in hand, after the second day’s play at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Having 222 runs in the 1st innings, Chandimal led Sri Lanka opened the second innings and finished the second day at 200 runs for 8 wickets in 62th over.

Roshen Silva is still unbeaten on 58 and will look to add as many as he could to the total tomorrow.

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne played a 32-run innings while Captain Dinesh Chandimal scored 30 runs for his team.

Mustafizur Rahman is the best of the Bangladeshi bowlers, taking three wickets while Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan Miraz picked two wickets each.

Earlier, Bangladesh resumed the 1st innings on the second day with overnight score of 56/4 in 22 overs and finished on 110/10 in 45.4 overs, giving Sri Lanka a 112-run lead in the 1st innings, before the lunch break.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz was the top scorer for Bangladesh with unbeaten 38 while wicket-keeper batsman Liton das played a 25-run innings.

The Tigers lost their five wickets within a span of three runs off 3.1 overs, from 107/6 in 42.2 overs to 110/10 in 45.4 overs, to end the innings with shame.

Akila Dananjaya and Suranga Lakmal took three wickets each while Dilruwan Perera got two wickets.


Brief scores: Sri Lanka 222 & 200/8 (Roshen Silva 58*, Dimuth Karunaratne 32; Mustafizur Rahman 3-35) lead Bangladesh 110 (Mehidy Hasan 38*; Akila Dananjaya 3-20, Suranga Lakmal 3-25) by 312 runs.