Bangladesh lead by 129

Bangladesh lead by 129

March 17, 2017   04:42 pm


Bangladesh were bowled out for 467 runs, taking a lead of 129 runs over Sri Lanka. They lost the remaining three wickets in 18.1 overs in the third session.

Mosaddek Hossain, after making 75 on his Test debut, was the last man out - stumped off Rangana Herath who finished with four wickets.

Mosaddek and Mehedi had, after tea, batted steadily. There was only one boundary in the 12 overs they batted after the break, ending with Mehedi falling leg-before to Herath after making 24 off 50 balls. Next ball, Mustafizur was trapped leg-before too, giving Herath 1,000 first-class wickets. He is the second man from Sri Lanka to get to the mark after Muttiah Muralitharan.

The day has mostly belonged to Bangladesh. In the first session, Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim continued their sixth wicket stand from the second evening, extending it to 90 runs before the captain got bowled by Suranga Lakmal’s full inswinger soon after taking the new ball.

But Bangladesh continued to put together partnerships in the second session, the next being the 131-run stand for the seventh wicket with Mosaddek Hossain. During this partnership the visitors went past Sri Lanka’s 338, making it only the second occasion after Galle 2013 that Bangladesh took first innings lead in an away game.


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