Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal put up a solid opening partnership after Sri Lanka were dismissed for 494. The two had an opening stand of 118 runs in 36 overs. Tamim Iqbal was the man to go finally when he was run out by Nuvan Dickwella. Bangladesh’s second wicket fell shortly there after when Mominul Haque was lbw by Thisara Perera. This means that at the end of Day 2, it is advantage Sri Lanka as Bangladesh trail their first innings total by 361 runs with eight wickets remaining.
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st Test Day 2 Highlights
1723 hrs IST: That’s stumps on Day 2, Bangladesh are 133/2 with Mushfiqur Rahim (1) and Soumya Sarkar (66) in the middle. Sarkar has fought on as Sri Lanka bit back after conceding a 100-run-opening partnership. Bangladesh have a long way to and at the end of the day, it is advantage Sri Lanka. The visitors trail the hosts’ first innings total by 361 runs with eight wickets remaining.
1655 hrs IST: Bangladesh lost Tamim Iqbal, thus ending their century run opening stand. They then lost Mominul Haque to Thisara Perrera and are now 129/2.
1614 hrs IST: 100 run stand between Tamim and Sarkar for the opening wicket. Fifty up for Sarkar. Bangladesh strong in reply to Sri Lanka’s 494
1604 hrs IST: Chance of run but Tamim Iqbal has made it home. It was a direct throw from Lakmal but there is no damage done. Bangladesh openers continue to score runs
1555 hrs IST: 26 overs bowled in the Bangladesh innings and they have scored runs at just over three runs per over. They are 86 for no loss. Sarkar and Tamim approaching half-centuries
1530 hrs IST: Bangladesh openers continue their good work. This pitch is too good for batting. Sri Lanka bowlers failing to get the early wicket after they posted 494
1510 hrs IST: 13 overs bowled in the Bangladesh innings and they are 37 for no loss. They are still 457 runs behind in the first innings.
1456 hrs IST: The players are back on the field for the final sesison of play in Galle. Bangladesh resume at 31 for no loss. Rangana Herath will bowl to Sarkar after Tea
1435 hrs IST: Tea time in Galle! Bangladesh have begun well after Sri Lanka posted 494 in their first innings. Bangladesh are 31 for no loss at Tea with Tamim and Sarkar at the crease
1417 hrs IST: Tamim Iqbal upping the ante with two boundaries in three balls to Dilruwan Perera. Bangladesh have made a strong start and showing plenty of positive intent early on. 25/0 after six overs
1407 hrs IST: DROPPED! Lakmal almost had the wicket of Sarkar as the edge flies to gully but Kusal Mendis could not hold on to the catch. Bangladesh are 9 for no loss
1357 hrs IST: Bangladesh openers Soumaya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal are walking out to the middle for the first innings. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 494
1345 hrs IST: WICKET! What a catch by Mehedi Hasan. Running to his left after Sandakan hits it high up in the air. It is moving away from Mehedi but he manages to hang on, diving. Sri Lanka bowled out for 494
1338 hrs IST: Review! Dilruwan Perera given leg-before by umpire but he has gone for a review. Think he knows that it is plumb in front. Still reviews. That is dead straight and he has to go
1328 hrs IST: FIFTY! Dilruwan Perera gets to a 72-ball half-century and with a four. Third in Test cricket. He has hit seven fours and six in his knock today
1324 hrs IST: Run out! Big mix up between Lakmal and Dilruwan as both are at the same end of the wicket. Lakmal ran after playing the ball towards point. Dilruwan wasn’t interested. Lakmal gone
1300 hrs IST: 119 overs bowled and Sri Lanka are 461 for the loss of seven wickets. Shakib to bowl and Dilruwan has send the first ball over mid-on for a four
1250 hrs IST: WICKET! Rangana Herath has to go. Mustafizur has his first wicket as he bowls a cutter which bounces to take Herath’s bat shoulder and straight to first slip
1240 hrs IST: We are back for the second session in Galle. Mustafizur will start the bowling for Bangladesh. Dilruwan on strike
1200 hrs IST: Lunch on day two in Galle. Sri Lanka are 443 for the loss of six wickets. Rangana Herath and Dilruwan are the two unbeaten batsmen for Sri Lanka
1144 hrs IST: WICKET! Dickwella is caught at point! Tries to go big off Mehedi Hasan but only getting a top edge and it goes up in the air. He is gone after making 75 off 76 balls
1130 hrs IST: Subashis Roy comes back to bowl a new over. Sri Lanka are 412 for the loss of five wickets. Big wicket of Mendis gone. Dickwella and Dilruwan the two batsmen
1119 hrs IST: WICKET! Whoa! Has Mendis thrown away a double century?! He goes for the big six to reach 200 but has sliced it. Goes to long on and Tamim Iqbal is on the ropes. He takes the catch but cannot keep his balance. Goes over the ropes but he has thrown the ball up in the air. Comes back and catches it. Mendis is gone for 194
1102 hrs IST: FIFTY! A 52-ball quick half-century for Dickwella. He has played without fear and got the reward. Brilliant batting from him
1100 hrs IST: Review! Dickwella is given not out by umpire but Bangladesh go for a review. More of desperation from them. The ball has pitched way outside the leg-stumps so not out
1054 hrs IST: Spin into the attack for Bangladesh but Sri Lanka are scoring at a quick pace. Bangladesh need to stop the runs scoring, may be a wicket or two will help
1045 hrs IST: Nothing for the bowlers in this pitch. Also, some good batting from Dickwella and Mendis. They are steering Sri Lanka to a big total
1031 hrs IST: Subashis Roy is ecstatic after Mustafizur catches Kusal Medis at the fine-leg rope. But he did not realise that The Fizz has stepped on the ropes. He suddenly goes quiet. Mendis has a six
1014 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have moved on to 337 for the loss of four wickets. That is 16 runs from the first three overs of the day. Mustafizur to continue
1005 hrs IST: Great start for Sri Lanka in the first over of the day! Nine runs off it as Dickwella hits a six. Mustafizur Rahman to bowl from the other end. Sri Lanka are 330 for 4
1001 hrs IST: The Sri Lankan batsmen are out in the middle for play on second day. Subashis Roy will begin the bowling for Bangladesh while Kusal Mendis will take strike for Sri Lanka
0950 hrs IST: The pitch is still good to bat on. The hard ball, second new ball, can be a bit of a tricky but if the batsmen can see that off, there are more runs for the taking
0945 hrs IST: Bangladesh bowlers were spot on in the first session but as the match progressed, batting in Galle became easier and Bangladesh bowlers proved ineffective
0930 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have a good attack especially in the spin department to bowl out Bangladesh. So there strategy must be to post a big total and then bowl out Bangladesh twice after batting only once
0920 hrs IST: So far so good for Sri Lanka! They have a decent platform to outbat Bangladesh from this Test having scored 321 runs on the first day itself.
0910 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of the second day’s play from the first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from Galle. Sri Lanka resume the day at 321 for the loss of four wickets with Kusal Medis unbeaten on 166.
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