|Published : 16 Mar 2017, 13:23:40 | Updated : 16 Mar 2017, 13:29:35|
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Colombo Test: Day 2
A mulish resistance from the lower order led by a sparkling century from Dinesh Chandimal has taken Sri Lanka to a first innings-total of 338 on the morning of the second day in Colombo, reports bdnews24.com.
Chandimal, who went in at four, batted superbly showing grit and patience to hold the Sri Lanka innings together, stitching up crucial two identical 55-run partnerships for the eighth and ninth wicket at the P Sara Oval on Thursday.
Having reached his eighth Test century off 244 balls, he raised the tempo and laced his innings with 10 boundaries and a six to score 138 falling to Mehedi Hasan Miraz.
After putting up a fine display on the first day of their 100th Test, Bangladesh bowlers suffered a lapse through the morning of the second.
They allowed the islanders to add 100 runs to their overnight score of 238 for 7 as Suranga Lakmal scored 35 useful runs before Subashis Roy took him out to end the Sri Lanka innings on the stroke of lunch.
Shakib Al Hasan gave Bangladesh the first wicket of the day by taking out Sri Lanka skipper Rangana Herath (25).