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1st Test, Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet , Mar 22, 2024
188&182 (49.2)
280&418
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 328 runs
That's it from this game! Another Test follows and that begins on the 30th of March. Do join us for all the action. Till then, goodbye and take care.
Dhananjaya de Silva, Man of the Match! He is very happy for the way he played. Adds the wicket had something in it for the pacers and they needed to play late. Credits the way Kamindu played. Reckons there wasn't much help in the second innings but the pacers did well. Ends by saying he is looking forward for the next game.
Najmul Hossain Shanto creidts Dhananjaya and Kamindu for the way they played. Adds he is proud of his pacers for the way they bowled. Mentions they need to improve their new ball batting. Admits they need a lot to work on in the next game and he hopes they can come back strongly. Ends by crediting Haque for the way he played.
Fernando and Kumara ran through the top order of Bangladesh and managed to take five wickets at the end of Day 3. Day 4 was all about Rajitha as he picked a fifer and gave his side a massive win. Haque was the only one who showed some fight with the bat for Bangladesh, the rest just surrendered. Bangladesh will be very disappointed with their performance and Sri Lanka will be very pleased.
The Bangla pacers yet again managed to get early wickets but it was Dhananjaya and Kamindu yet again who came to the fore for Lanka. They scored tons again and gave Bangladesh a target of 500.
Then the pacers came to the fore as they took all 10 wickets and helped the visitors take a lead close to 100. Taijul Islam fought hard with the bat or the lead could have been a lot more.
That is an outstanding effort from Lanka. A thumping win for them to take a 1-0 lead in this series. Except for the initial sessions, it was all about Lanka in this game. They were in trouble after being inserted. They were around 50 for 5 but then came a massive stand of over 200 between Dhananjaya and Kamindu. Both scored tons and helped their side to a competitive total.
End Of The Over 49.2 : 182/10
0 Runs
  • 049.1
  • W 49.2
N. Rana
0 (8)
M. Haque
87 (148)
L. Kumara
11.2-1-39-2
49.2
W
Lahiru Kumara To Nahid Rana OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! There is the last wicket and it is Kumara who gets it. Good change. Short and on middle. Rana looks to take evasive action. It hits the shoulder of the bat and lobs towards second slip. Dhananjaya takes it. Sri Lanka win by 328 runs!
49.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Nahid Rana
A sharp bumper. Left alone.
End Of The Over 49 : 182/9
4 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 448.5
  • 048.6
M. Haque
87 (148)
N. Rana
0 (6)
P. Jayasuriya
9-1-37-0
48.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
He does not retain strike! On the pads. This is flicked but straight to square leg.
48.5
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
FOUR! Haque onto 87! Down the leg side. He scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary.
48.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
Tossed up on off. Defended.
48.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
Fired down the leg side. Haque looks to play the paddle scoop but misses.
48.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
Fuller and on middle. This is pushed down to long on for one.
48.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
On middle. This is worked through mid-wicket. No run taken.
End Of The Over 48 : 178/9
0 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 047.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
N. Rana
0 (6)
M. Haque
83 (142)
K. Rajitha
14-1-56-5
47.6
0
Kasun Rajitha To Nahid Rana
Rajitha was quite wagward in this over. Another one outside off. Not played at.
47.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Nahid Rana
Another one outside off. Easy leave.
47.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Nahid Rana
Outside off. Not played at.
47.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Nahid Rana
On off. Kept out.
47.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Nahid Rana
Down the leg side again. Left alone.
47.1
0
Kasun Rajitha To Nahid Rana
Errs in line. Slips this down the leg side. Rana misses the flick.
End Of The Over 47 : 178/9
14 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 646.4
  • 446.5
  • 446.6
M. Haque
83 (142)
N. Rana
0 (0)
P. Jayasuriya
8-1-33-0
46.6
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
FOUR AGAIN! Haque is having fun. Another one short and outside off. This is slapped past cover for a boundary. Rajitha now gets to bowl to the new batter. He is on a hat-trick.
46.5
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
FOUR! Cut away. Short and outside off. This is cut past point for a boundary.
46.4
6
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
SIX! Bang! Over the fence. The slog sweep comes out and this is nailed. It sails over the square leg fence for a biggie.
46.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
On the stumps. Kept out.
46.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
On middle. Blocked.
46.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
Flatter and on off. Kept out.
End Of The Over 46 : 164/9
2 Runs
  • 145.1
  • 145.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • W 45.5
  • W 45.6
K. Ahmed
0 (1)
M. Haque
69 (136)
K. Rajitha
13-0-56-5
45.6
W
Kasun Rajitha To Khaled Ahmed OUT!
OUT! TWO IN TWO FOR RAJITHA. Fifth for him. Top stuff. Length and on off. Ahmed looks to defend but this goes off the outside edge and it is taken by the keeper. Lanka a wicket away now.
45.5
W
Kasun Rajitha To Shoriful Islam OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Islam, what have you done? He was so patient so far. Loses it. Looks to go big. This is on off. Length. It goes off the splice and Rajitha takes it.
45.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Shoriful Islam
On off. Kept out.
45.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Shoriful Islam
On off. Blocked.
45.2
1
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
On middle. Haque works it around the corner and takes one.
45.1
1
Kasun Rajitha To Shoriful Islam
Fullish and on off. This is driven wide of cover for one.
End Of The Over 45 : 162/7
5 Runs
  • 144.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 444.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
M. Haque
68 (135)
S. Islam
11 (38)
L. Kumara
11-1-39-1
44.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
A short one and on middle. It goes over the keeper.
44.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
On off. Defended.
44.4
4
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
FOUR! Outside off. This is cut past point for a boundary.
44.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Around off. This is pushed to cover.
44.2
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
On off. Kept out.
44.1
1
Lahiru Kumara To Shoriful Islam
On middle. This is nudged around the corner for one.
End Of The Over 44 : 157/7
6 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 143.2
  • 243.3
  • 143.4
  • 043.5
  • 143.6
S. Islam
10 (37)
M. Haque
64 (130)
K. Rajitha
12-0-54-3
43.6
1
Kasun Rajitha To Shoriful Islam
Fuller and on off. This is pushed wide of mid off for one.
43.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Shoriful Islam
On off. Blocked.
43.4
1
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Another run as this is worked through mid-wicket.
43.3
2
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Shorter and outside off. This is cut past point for two.
43.2
1
Kasun Rajitha To Shoriful Islam
Anothe run as this is pushed through covers.
43.1
1
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
On the pads. This is tucked on the leg side for one.
End Of The Over 43 : 151/7
3 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 242.6
S. Islam
8 (34)
M. Haque
60 (127)
L. Kumara
10-1-34-1
42.6
2
Lahiru Kumara To Shoriful Islam
Fuller and on off. This is driven through mid off for two.
42.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Shoriful Islam
A bumper ducked under.
42.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Shoriful Islam
On middle. Kept out.
42.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Shoriful Islam
Outside off. Left alone.
42.2
1
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
a single as this is nudged around the corner.
42.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
On off. Blocked.
End Of The Over 42 : 148/7
3 Runs
  • 141.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 2 WD 41.6
  • 041.6
S. Islam
6 (30)
M. Haque
59 (125)
V. Fernando
15-5-36-3
41.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
Around off. Kept out.
41.6
wd
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Down the leg side. Short. Left alone. A run taken. Wided.
41.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Shortish and around off. Haque chops it down to gully. That was too close to cut. Could have chopped it onto the stumps.
41.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
One more bumper. Not played at.
41.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Slightly shorter. Ducked under.
41.2
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Outside off. Left alone.
41.1
1
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
Goes short and on off. This is pushed past cover for one.
End Of The Over 41 : 145/7
7 Runs
  • 140.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 140.4
  • 040.5
  • 440.6
M. Haque
59 (121)
S. Islam
5 (28)
L. Kumara
9-1-31-1
40.6
4
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
FOUR! Confidence oozing now. Steps out and makes this into a half volley. It is driven past cover and this races away.
40.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Yet another short one. Ducked under.
40.4
1
Lahiru Kumara To Shoriful Islam
This short one ke nudged around the corner for one.
40.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Shoriful Islam
Short and outside off. Left alone.
40.2
1
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Haque takes one now! On off. This is pushed towards cover for one.
40.1
1
Lahiru Kumara To Shoriful Islam
Goes short. Islam cuts it over point and takes one. He gets off strike on the very first ball.
End Of The Over 40 : 138/7
8 Runs
  • 139.1
  • 1 B 39.2
  • 239.3
  • 039.4
  • 439.5
  • 039.6
M. Haque
54 (118)
S. Islam
3 (25)
V. Fernando
14-5-33-3
39.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Back of a length and on off. Kept out.
39.5
4
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
FOUR! On middle. This is driven down to the long on fence.
39.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Outside off. Left alone.
39.3
2
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Fifty for Haque. He has fought a lone battle. Around off. This is driven through covers for two.
39.2
b
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
Short and down the leg side. Islam evades. The keeper makes a half stop. Bye taken.
39.1
1
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Fuller and on off. This is pushed towards mid off for one.
End Of The Over 39 : 130/7
1 Runs
  • 138.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
S. Islam
3 (24)
M. Haque
47 (113)
P. Jayasuriya
7-1-19-0
38.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Shoriful Islam
Around off. Kept out.
38.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Shoriful Islam
Yet again plays for the turn into him. This goes on with the arm. Islam is beaten as he looks to defend.
38.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Shoriful Islam
On off. Kept out.
38.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Shoriful Islam
Around off. Blocked.
38.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Shoriful Islam
Tossed up on off. Kept out.
38.1
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
On middle. This is hit down to long on for one.
Sri Lanka had to toil hard in this session. The wicket has gotten easier to bat on and the key will be to remain patient. Rajitha was really good and they'll hope the others can pick wickets too and finish this quickly. Join us for what could be the last session of this game in a bit.
A shared session but Sri Lanka are well, well ahead in the game! They lost Taijul early but then Hasan and Haque put up a fifty plus stand. Haque has showed a lot of grit and is nearing a half ton. Hasan fell but Islam hung around and ensured there are no more wickets to fall before the break. Bangladesh will hope they can continue the fight for longer.
End Of The Over 38 : 129/7
2 Runs
  • 137.1
  • 137.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
S. Islam
3 (19)
M. Haque
46 (112)
V. Fernando
13-5-26-3
37.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
Outside off. Not played at. THAT WILL BE LUNCH!
37.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
On middle, slightly fuller. Blocked.
37.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
Beaten again! Length and around off. Islam looks to push at it but this goes over the off pole.
37.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
Beaten! Length and just outside off. Islam is beaten as he looks to push at it.
37.2
1
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Around off. This is guided past point for one.
37.1
1
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
Gets off strike on the very first ball. Around off. Islam opens the face of the bat. The fielder at third slip dives to his left and gets a hand to it. A run taken.
End Of The Over 37 : 127/7
1 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 1 NB 36.4
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
M. Haque
45 (111)
S. Islam
2 (14)
L. Kumara
8-1-24-1
36.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Outside off. Left alone.
36.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Beaten! Length and outside off. Haque looks to push at it but is beaten.
36.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Good length and on middle. Kept out.
36.4
nb
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
That is sharp! No ball called but a good short one. On the body. Evaded well.
36.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Another short one. On the body. Ducked under.
36.2
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Another short one. Haque lets it go over him.
36.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Bangs it short and on middle. Haque defends.
End Of The Over 36 : 126/7
0 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
S. Islam
2 (14)
M. Haque
45 (104)
V. Fernando
12-5-24-3
35.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
Length again and on middle. Blocked.
35.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
A good short one on middle. Islam evades it.
35.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
On off. Kept out.
35.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
Outside off. Not played at.
35.2
0
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
Beaten again! Fuller and outside off. Islam looks to drive but is beaten.
35.1
0
Vishwa Fernando To Shoriful Islam
Goes short and outside off. Islam evades it.
End Of The Over 35 : 126/7
6 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 2 B 34.4
  • 034.5
  • 434.6
M. Haque
45 (104)
S. Islam
2 (8)
K. Rajitha
11-0-48-3
34.6
4
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
FOUR! Lovely stroke! Fuller and outside off. Haque opens the face of the bat and then carves it past point. This one races away to the fence.
34.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Well wide outside off. Left alone.
34.4
b
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Down the leg side. Haque looks to flick but misses. It goes towards fine leg for two.
34.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
On off. Kept out.
34.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Goes short and on middle. Evaded.
34.1
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Around off. Blocked.
End Of The Over 34 : 120/7
1 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
S. Islam
2 (8)
M. Haque
41 (98)
P. Jayasuriya
6-1-18-0
33.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Shoriful Islam
Floats it up on off. Kept out.
33.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Shoriful Islam
Beaten! This is outside off. It goes on with the arm. Islam is beaten as he looks to defend.
33.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Shoriful Islam
Flatter and on off. Kept out.
33.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Shoriful Islam
Beaten! Outside off. Islam looks to defend but is beaten.
33.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Shoriful Islam
Tossed up on off. Kept out.
33.1
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
Flatter and on off. This is guided through point for one.
End Of The Over 33 : 119/7
3 Runs
  • 1 LB 32.1
  • 032.2
  • W 32.3
  • 232.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
S. Islam
2 (3)
M. Haque
40 (97)
K. Rajitha
10-0-44-3
32.6
0
Kasun Rajitha To Shoriful Islam
Shorter and around off. Evaded.
32.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Shoriful Islam
Around off. This is guided to point.
32.4
2
Kasun Rajitha To Shoriful Islam
Looks to go for the yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss. This is worked through mid-wicket for two.
32.3
W
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Rajitha strikes. The stand that was building well and frustrating Lanka has been broken. Lanka are into the bowlers now. They are just the three wickets away. Fuller and around off. Hasan goes after one with no foot movement. It goes off the outside edge and Dhananjaya takes it at second slip.
32.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Around off. Kept out.
32.1
lb
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
On the pads. Haque looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. Leg bye taken.
End Of The Over 32 : 116/6
11 Runs
  • 131.1
  • 431.2
  • 431.3
  • 231.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
M. Hasan
33 (48)
M. Haque
40 (96)
P. Jayasuriya
5-1-17-0
31.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
On middle. Hasan looks to defend but it goes off the inner half to short leg.
31.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
On middle. Kept out.
31.4
2
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
Two! Fuller and on off. This is driven through covers. Two taken.
31.3
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
FOUR! Punched away! Flatter and on off. Hasan pushes it past cover and this races away to the fence.
31.2
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
FOUR! Nice and fine! Angled into the pads. Hasan works it fine on the leg side and it races away to the fence.
31.1
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
Tossed up on off. This is pushed towards cover for one.
End Of The Over 31 : 105/6
10 Runs
  • 130.1
  • 430.2
  • 030.3
  • 130.4
  • 030.5
  • 430.6
M. Hasan
23 (43)
M. Haque
39 (95)
K. Rajitha
9-0-42-2
30.6
4
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
FOUR! Finds the gap! Fuller and around off. Hasan strokes it on the up and through covers. This races away to the fence.
30.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Around off. Kept out.
30.4
1
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Just short! Angled into the pads. Haque looks to flick but this lands short of mid-wicket who fumbles. A run taken.
30.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Back of a length and on off. Kept out.
30.2
4
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
FOUR! Nicely played! Shorter and outside off. Haque plays it late and past point. This races away. 100 up for Bangladesh.
30.1
1
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Outside off. This is guided through point for one.
End Of The Over 30 : 95/6
5 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 429.4
  • 1 LB 29.5
  • 029.6
M. Haque
34 (92)
M. Hasan
18 (40)
P. Jayasuriya
4-1-6-0
29.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
Fuller and on off. This is pushed to cover.
29.5
lb
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
Fuller and on the pads. Hasan looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
29.4
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
FOUR! Finds the gap! Fuller and outside off. Hasan drives it through covers and this races away to the fence. An early dive from Kumara.
29.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
On middle. Kept out.
29.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
Fuller and on off. This is driven to mid off.
29.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
On middle. Kept out.
End Of The Over 29 : 90/6
4 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 428.5
  • 028.6
M. Haque
34 (91)
M. Hasan
14 (35)
K. Rajitha
8-0-32-2
28.6
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
A review right at the end! Not out! There is an inside edge! This comes back in a long way from outside off. Haque looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Not sure why the review was taken. There wasn't even a loud appeal.
28.5
4
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
FOUR! Nicely played. Full and outside off. Haque strokes it through covers. This races away.
28.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Angled into middle. This is pushed to mid on.
28.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Good length and around off. This is pushed to cover.
28.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Outside off. An easy leave.
28.1
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Just outside off. Not played at.
End Of The Over 28 : 86/6
1 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 127.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
M. Hasan
14 (35)
M. Haque
30 (85)
P. Jayasuriya
3-1-2-0
27.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
Going down leg! Angled into the pads. Hasan looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads.
27.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
On the stumps. Kept out.
27.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
Floats it up on off. Defended.
27.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
Angled into middle. Kept out.
27.2
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
Outside off. This is guided through point for one.
27.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
On middle. This is worked to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 27 : 85/6
1 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 126.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
M. Hasan
14 (31)
M. Haque
29 (83)
K. Rajitha
7-0-28-2
26.6
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Fuller and on off. This is driven to mid off.
26.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Around off. Kept out well.
26.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Beaten this time! Closer to the off pole and he gets it to shape away. Hasan is beaten as he looks to block.
26.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Well bowled! Angled into off and shapes it away. Hasan pulls his bat out of the way at the very end.
26.2
1
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Outside off. This is pushed past cover for one.
26.1
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Outside off. Length. Left alone.
End Of The Over 26 : 84/6
1 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 125.6
M. Haque
28 (81)
M. Hasan
14 (27)
L. Kumara
7-1-23-1
25.6
1
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Outside off. This is cut past point for one.
25.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Beaten! Length and on off. This lands and moves away. Haque looks to defend but is beaten.
25.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
On off. Blocked.
25.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Fuller and on off. This is driven to mid off.
25.2
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Another one outside off. Left alone.
25.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Outside off. Left alone.
End Of The Over 25 : 83/6
1 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 124.5
  • 024.6
M. Hasan
14 (27)
M. Haque
27 (75)
P. Jayasuriya
2-1-1-0
24.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
On middle. Kept out.
24.5
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
On middle. This is nudged on the leg side for one.
24.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
Outside off. Left alone.
24.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
On off. Kept out.
24.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
On middle. This is played to mid on.
24.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mominul Haque
On middle. Kept out.
End Of The Over 24 : 82/6
7 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 223.3
  • 023.4
  • 423.5
  • 123.6
M. Haque
26 (70)
M. Hasan
14 (26)
L. Kumara
6-1-22-1
23.6
1
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
A single as this is guided through point.
23.5
4
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
FOUR! Nicely played! Fuller and outside off. This is driven through covers for a boundary.
23.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Outside off. Haque looks to push at it but is beaten.
23.3
2
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Angled into the pads. This is worked through mid-wicket for two.
23.2
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Around off. Blocked.
23.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
On off. Kept out.
End Of The Over 23 : 75/6
0 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
M. Hasan
14 (26)
M. Haque
19 (64)
P. Jayasuriya
1-1-0-0
22.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
On off. Kept out.
22.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
Around off. This is pushed to cover.
22.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
Lands it on middle. Kept out.
22.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
Fuller again. This is pushed to mid off.
22.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
Floats it up on off. Blocked.
22.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mehidy Hasan
On middle. Kept out well.
End Of The Over 22 : 75/6
4 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 421.5
  • 021.6
M. Haque
19 (64)
M. Hasan
14 (20)
L. Kumara
5-1-15-1
21.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
On middle. Kept out.
21.5
4
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
FOUR! Nicely played! Fuller and on off, this is driven down the ground and to the long off fence.
21.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Beaten! Length and on off. This lands and moves away. Haque is beaten.
21.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Around off. This is pushed to cover.
21.2
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
On middle. Kept out.
21.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Around off. Blocked.
End Of The Over 21 : 71/6
5 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 020.2
  • 320.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 120.6
M. Haque
15 (58)
M. Hasan
14 (20)
V. Fernando
11-4-24-3
20.6
1
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Angled into the pads. This is worked down to fine leg for one.
20.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Way too wide outside off again. Left alone.
20.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Just outside off. Left alone.
20.3
3
Vishwa Fernando To Mehidy Hasan
Three! Fuller and around off. This is pushed through covers. Three taken.
20.2
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mehidy Hasan
On middle. This is played to mid on.
20.1
1
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Around off. This is guided through point for one.
End Of The Over 20 : 66/6
5 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • 419.5
  • 019.6
M. Hasan
11 (18)
M. Haque
13 (54)
L. Kumara
4-1-11-1
19.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mehidy Hasan
Another one outside off. Not played at.
19.5
4
Lahiru Kumara To Mehidy Hasan
FOUR! Nicely played! Fuller and outside off. Hasan leans into it and strokes it through covers. This races away.
19.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mehidy Hasan
Outside off again. Left alone.
19.3
1
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Angled into the pads. This is nudged on the leg side for one.
19.2
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Angled into the pads. This is worked to mid-wicket.
19.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Good length and on off. Blocked.
End Of The Over 19 : 61/6
4 Runs
  • 418.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
M. Hasan
7 (15)
M. Haque
12 (51)
V. Fernando
10-4-19-3
18.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mehidy Hasan
On off. Blocked.
18.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mehidy Hasan
Another short one. Left alone.
18.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mehidy Hasan
Inside edge! Fuller and on middle. Hasan looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
18.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mehidy Hasan
A good short one on middle. Evaded.
18.2
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mehidy Hasan
On middle. Kept out.
18.1
4
Vishwa Fernando To Mehidy Hasan
FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and outside off. This is cut past point and this races away to the fence.
End Of The Over 18 : 57/6
3 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 317.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
M. Haque
12 (51)
M. Hasan
3 (9)
K. Rajitha
6-0-27-2
17.6
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Angled into the pads. Haque looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
17.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Another one outside off. Not played.
17.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Outside off. Left alone.
17.3
3
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Fuller and outside off. This is driven through covers for three.
17.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
On off. Good length. Defended.
17.1
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Good length and on off. Kept out.
End Of The Over 17 : 54/6
2 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 216.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
M. Haque
12 (48)
M. Hasan
0 (6)
V. Fernando
9-4-15-3
16.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Angled into the pads. This is worked to mid-wicket.
16.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Around off and length. Blocked.
16.4
2
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Two! Fullish and this is driven through covers for two.
16.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Outside off. Left alone.
16.2
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Outside off. Not played at.
16.1
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Lovely nut! Angled into the off pole. Haque looks to defend but the ball shapes away and goes past the outside edge.
End Of The Over 16 : 52/6
1 Runs
  • W 15.1
  • 1 NB 15.2
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
M. Hasan
0 (6)
M. Haque
10 (42)
K. Rajitha
5-0-24-2
15.6
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Around off. Blocked.
15.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
A loud appeal but turned down! Angled into the pads. Hasan hops and looks to defend but misses to get hit high on the pads. The review is taken very late but it is going over.
15.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Outside off. Left alone.
15.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
On middle. Defended.
15.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Around off. Kept out.
15.2
nb
Kasun Rajitha To Mehidy Hasan
Amother no ball from Rajitha. Outside off. Left alone.
15.1
W
Kasun Rajitha To Taijul Islam OUT!
A loud shout and up goes the finger. Islam reviews! Seems out. OUT! Three reds! This lands around off and then jags back in. Islam looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad. Early wicket for Sri Lanka. They are 4 wickets away.
End Of The Over 15 : 51/5
0 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
M. Haque
10 (42)
T. Islam
6 (14)
V. Fernando
8-4-13-3
14.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Around off. Blocked.
14.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Another leave from Haque as this too is bowled well outside off.
14.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Around off. Kept out.
14.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Beaten! That is a lovely nut! Length and around off. This lands and shapes away. Haque is beaten as he looks to defend.
14.2
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Just outside off. Left alone.
14.1
0
Vishwa Fernando To Mominul Haque
Starts off well! On middle. Length. Defended.
End Of The Over 14 : 51/5
4 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 213.3
  • 1 NB 13.4
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
M. Haque
10 (36)
T. Islam
6 (14)
K. Rajitha
4-0-23-1
13.6
1
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Haque retains strike. On off. This is pushed wide of cover for one.
13.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Yet another leave as this too is bowled well outside off.
13.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Another one outside off. Not played at.
13.4
nb
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Outside off. Left alone.
13.3
2
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
First runs off the day! Fuller and on middle. This is worked through mid-wicket for two.
13.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Around off. This is defended.
13.1
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mominul Haque
Fuller and this is shaping back in. It is worked to mid-wicket.
Time for the action to begin!
The Lankans are well and truly in the driver's seat at the moment and are in pole position to take 1-0 lead. Just the five wickets is what they need and they'll be wanting to end this quickly. Bangladesh on the other hand, have lacked character so far but we really hope they come out fighting and delay the inevitable. Welcome to the coverage of what could be the final day of this Test.
... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...
The whole day intact was about the Lankans. First it was Dhananjaya and Mendis. The two piled on the misery on the hosts and took the lead to 500 and then they had a few overs to bowl to the hosts and Fernando ran through the top order. More of the same is what Lanka would want on Day 4. They would love to end this in the first session itself. Bangladesh on the other hand, will be hoping to show some fight. Can their batters sbke some resilience or is it going to be a quick wrap up? We will find out on Day 4. Do join us for all the action. Till then, goodbye and take care!
We don't really need to mention which side is on top at the moment. Sri Lanka have bosses this Test so far and they couldn't have asked for a better mini session towards the end of Day 3. Bangladesh on the other hand, have just surrendered. Their batters just couldn't handle the heat Fernando was bowling with and they've lost five wickets in 13 overs.
End Of The Over 13 : 47/5
6 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 212.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 412.6
T. Islam
6 (14)
M. Haque
7 (29)
V. Fernando
7-3-13-3
12.6
4
Vishwa Fernando To Taijul Islam
FOUR! A boundary to end the day! Outside off. Islam waits and then guides it past point. This races away to the fence.
12.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Taijul Islam
On off. Kept out.
12.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Taijul Islam
Around off. Defended.
12.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Taijul Islam
Outside off. Islam has a poke at it but misses.
12.2
2
Vishwa Fernando To Taijul Islam
Two! Shorter and around off. This is guided past point for two.
12.1
0
Vishwa Fernando To Taijul Islam
Yet another bumper. Islam evaded it.
End Of The Over 12 : 41/5
0 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
M. Haque
7 (29)
T. Islam
0 (8)
L. Kumara
3-1-6-1
11.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
A bumper, ducked under.
11.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
Another one on a length and around off. Kept out.
11.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
On middle. This is worked to mid-wicket.
11.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Mominul Haque
On off. Kept out.
11.2
0