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Sri Lanka post mammoth 532-runs total in first innings

Sri Lanka post mammoth 532-runs total in first innings

March 31, 2024   04:24 pm

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Sri Lanka pushed Bangladesh further back in Day 02 of the second Test being played in Chattogram. The lions were all out for 531 runs, posting a mammoth total in the first innings.

The openers put up a half century before Nishan Madushka was dismissed for 57. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis batted positively but both fell short of their tons. Mendis top-scored with 93 in Chittagong while Kamindu Mendis*, one of the top performers for the visitors throughout the series, amassed 92 remaining on the crease to help power the innings.

Sri Lanka’s captain Dhananjaya de Silva hit 70, while Dinesh Chandimal and Prabhath Jayasuriya helped the fight back with 59 and 28 runs respectively.

Newly minted Bangladeshi lawmaker and veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan picked up 3 wickets. Hasan Mahmud managed to bag 2 wickets for the hosts’ side.

Sri Lanka lead the two-match series 1-0 after thumping the hosts by 328 runs in Sylhet.

Playing XIs
Bangladesh:
Zakir Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto (capt), Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Nishan Madushka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva (capt), Kamindu Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara.

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