Test match: fans are allowed to enter stadium free of charge

Test match: fans are allowed to enter stadium free of charge

March 19, 2017   07:36 am


All fans will be allowed to enter P Sara stadium free today to watch the Sri Lanka Bangladesh final day of the Test, the Sri Lanka Cricket said.

Sri Lanka, holders of a proud home record, stretched their lead to 139 thanks to two centuries: of runs from Dimuth Karunaratne and of balls by the No. 8 Dilruwan Perera. But Bangladesh, playing in a landmark game of their own, can consider themselves in control of their 100th Test after picking up eight wickets on the fourth day.

The day ended on a strange note for Bangladesh after umpire Aleem Dar seemed to nod in the affirmative to an appeal, as if to suggest Suranga Lakmal had got a faint inside edge to short leg off the last ball bowled by Mosaddek Hossain. Replays, however, did not indicate an edge but it was another example of how tough this Test has been for the umpires.

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