Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed has provided the much needed breakthrough for Bangladesh in the first hour of day two as he got the wicket of well-set Lahiru Thirimanne during the 15th overs of day’s play
Bangladesh bowlers have fightback with three early wickets in the first session and three more wickets after lunch session of day two as hosts Sri Lanka have scored 469 runs losing six wickets after 155.5 overs before bad light stopped the play during their second Test at Pallekelle International cricket stadium in Kandy on Friday.
Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed has provided the much needed breakthrough for Tigers in the first hour of day two as he got the wicket of well-set Lahiru Thirimanne during the 15th overs of day’s play. Thirimanne scored 140 off 298 deliveries with 15 boundaries.
Later Taskin also got the wicket of experienced Angelo Mathews (5). Then left arm spinner Taijul Islam removed Dhananjaya De Silva (2) during 112th over.
Earlier, Sri Lanka resumed day 2 with the overnight score of 291/1.
Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratrne was the only batsman who got out on day one as the left hander scored 118 before losing his wicket to debutant Bangladesh pacer Shoriful Islam
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Ramesh Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Saif Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Shariful Islam, Abu Jayed.