Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017
Bangladesh won by 4 wickets
15,16,17,18,19 March 2017 (5-day match)
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Mustafizur Rahman to Karunaratne, OUT, this was on the cards. Mehedi has taken a stunner at gully. Loose drive again from Dimuth; has paid the price for playing well away from the body with an angled bat. It flew off the thick outside edge. Got sucked into a shot he could have well not attempted. Mehedi held on as he landed on his back. Persistence has paid off this morning for Bangladesh.

FDM Karunaratne c Mehedi Hasan Miraz b Mustafizur Rahman 7 (42m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.87

Sri Lanka 13/1   WU Tharanga 1* (20b)   Mustafizur Rahman 4.4-3-7-1

Mehedi Hasan Miraz to Mendis, OUT, the drift has done the trick. The ball dipped on Kusal as he lunged a long way forward but this one held its line. Mushfiqur rode the bounce, collected it cleanly and whipped the bails off. He was a long way forward and foxed by a beauty. Mehedi is pumped. This is a fabulous start by Bangladesh.

BKG Mendis st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 5 (18m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Sri Lanka 24/2   WU Tharanga 7* (33b 1x4)   Mehedi Hasan Miraz 2.5-1-7-1

Mehedi Hasan Miraz to Tharanga, OUT, edged and taken at first slip. He slowed it down beautifully, imparted plenty of revs. The ball dipped on him, spun away to square him up. Tharanga made the mistake of jabbing at that with hard hands, got a thick edge that flew low to Soumya, who got his hands properly underneath the ball to take the catch. Bangladesh on a roll

WU Tharanga c Soumya Sarkar b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 11 (77m 40b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.50

Sri Lanka 35/3   LD Chandimal 7* (14b 1x4)   Mehedi Hasan Miraz 4.2-1-12-2

Subashis Roy to Gunaratne, OUT, big, big wicket at the stroke of lunch. This is angled in full from wide of the crease at 136 clicks, Gunaratne makes the cardinal sin of playing all around it rather than try and ease it to mid-on. He knew the moment he was hit on the pad that it was plumb. He didn't even bother referring it upstairs. Moments of inspiration like these can lift an entire side.

DAS Gunaratne lbw b Subashis Roy 13 (41m 39b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka 70/4   LD Chandimal 27* (50b 3x4)   Subashis Roy 5.4-1-13-1

Taijul Islam to de Silva, OUT, relief for Bangladesh! Looked to pull but this wasn't all that short for him to attempt that stroke. The ball kept a touch low and he ended up playing all over it. Beaten on the length, I'd say. The ball skidded through as well and in the end hit middle and leg. Wicket against the run of play, Bangladesh really needed that.

DM de Silva b Taijul Islam 34 (92m 54b 5x4 0x6) SR: 62.96

Sri Lanka 136/5   LD Chandimal 52* (114b 3x4)   Taijul Islam 5.2-1-13-1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dickwella, OUT, what a poor shot that is. What was he trying to do? Shakib bowls this full on leg stump from around the stumps, Dickwella tries to be too cheeky and looks to reverse sweep that past point. Played too early, missed it completely and saw the ball cannon into the stumps.

N Dickwella b Shakib Al Hasan 34 (53m 37b 4x4 0x6) SR: 91.89

Sri Lanka 180/6   LD Chandimal 60* (149b 4x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 12.1-2-28-1

Mustafizur Rahman to Perera, OUT, edged and taken. Mustafizur is all smiles now and why not? Perera chased a wide delivery. It was too full as well, the bat came down at an angle and flew off the edge to second slip. Soumya took it with over his head. Pouched really well

MDK Perera c Soumya Sarkar b Mustafizur Rahman 9 (22m 20b 0x4 1x6) SR: 45.00

Sri Lanka 195/7   LD Chandimal 66* (162b 4x4)   Mustafizur Rahman 11.4-3-26-2

Shakib Al Hasan to Herath, OUT, there's the first of them. Couple of juggles and a fine take by Soumya at slip. Shakib bowls this full outside off, the ball drifts away a touch. Herath doesn't account for that, looks to drive and gets a thick edge that is pouched nicely. Relief for Bangladesh

HMRKB Herath c Soumya Sarkar b Shakib Al Hasan 25 (117m 91b 2x4 0x6) SR: 27.47

Sri Lanka 250/8   LD Chandimal 90* (230b 4x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 24.1-3-50-2

Mehedi Hasan Miraz to Chandimal, OUT, looks to swing this over midwicket, but holes out to the man at the edge of the ring. Didn't get the elevation because he didn't get underneath the flight and only managed to toe-end it. End of a super knock from Chandimal. Walks off to a standing ovation. Mehedi is pumped, but he'd later realise this should have come much earlier.

LD Chandimal c Mosaddek Hossain b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 138 (413m 300b 10x4 1x6) SR: 46.00

Sri Lanka 305/9   RAS Lakmal 7* (19b)   Mehedi Hasan Miraz 18-2-72-3

Subashis Roy to Lakmal, OUT, went for a pull but played too early. Was through with the swing as the ball lobbed to third man off the back of the bat. Simple catch completed and a frustrating morning for Bangladesh has come to an end. He was never in control of that pull. Dug in really short but the ball seemed to stop on the batsman. What a recovery this has been, Lakmal walks off after getting to his best Test score. That will be lunch.

RAS Lakmal c Soumya Sarkar b Subashis Roy 35 (101m 45b 2x4 1x6) SR: 77.77

Sri Lanka 338/10   PADLR Sandakan 5* (19b)   Subashis Roy 17.3-2-53-2
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match Coverage

Isam: Perfect game for Bangladesh
Play 03:27

Bangladesh needed to beat Sri Lanka in Colombo to prove to themselves they belonged with the big boys in Test cricket, says ESPNcricinfo correspondent Mohammad Isam (03:27) | March 20, 2017

Play 03:27

Bangladesh needed to beat Sri Lanka in Colombo to prove to themselves they belonged with the big boys in Test cricket, says ESPNcricinfo correspondent Mohammad Isam (03:27) | March 20, 2017

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