Author: Saad Ahmed

DAY 2 – Sri Lanka Posts 494 As Bangladesh Starts Strongly

The batting domination continued as Sri Lanka managed to pile up a healthy score of 494 runs in their first innings. The middle order played extremely well with Kusal Mendis being the main architect. Bangladesh responded with the bat quite strongly to finish the day on 133 runs for 2 wickets – still, a lot of work has to be done.

First Session –

Sri Lankan batsmen continued their domination with the bat as the pair, Mendis and Dickwella, were picking gaps with ease. The body language of the Bangladeshi players was poor and it reflected on the way the bowled – bowling a lot of short deliveries. Dickwella cruised to his half-century coming at almost run-a-ball whereas Mendis was inching towards his double century.

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DAY 1 – Kusal Mendis & Aslea Gunaratne Makes Bangladesh Sweat

The battle between the Lions and Tigers began at Galle – with both the teams desperate to make a mark for themselves. Bangladesh had the upper hand initially, however, the Lions who stood at a commanding position at the end of the day on 321 runs for 4 wickets with Kusal Mendis and Aslea Gunaratne playing a gem of a knock.

First Session –

Sri Lankan captain, Rangna Hearth, won the toss and opted to bat first. It is generally the trend in Asia where the winning captain wins the toss and elects to bat. Mushfiqur Rahim would have also exactly the same. Bangladesh made 3 changes to their line-up bringing in Liton Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman and Subashish Roy.

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