Current Match Report – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Check 2023/24

Sri Lanka 280 (Dhananjaya 102, Kamindu 102) and 418 (Kamindu 164, Dhananjaya 108, Mehidy 4-71) beat Bangladesh 188 (Taijul 47, Vishwa 4-48) and 182 (Mominul 87*, Rajitha 5-56) by 328 runs

Mominul Haque resisted for 148 deliveries, making 87 not out, and he had the corporate of Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shoriful Islam for vital partnerships. However Sri Lanka’s quicks nonetheless hunted down the final 5 fourth-innings wickets and completed the job halfway by way of the second session of day 4, with Kasun Rajitha finishing a second profession five-wicket haul to complete with figures of 5 for 56.

Rajitha dismissed Taijul Islam lbw within the third over of the day with a supply that jagged again on the batter, then later within the morning session had Mehidy out driving to interrupt probably the most substantial stand of the innings. He accomplished his five-for with a double-strike quickly after lunch. Shoriful Islam had defied Sri Lanka for 41 deliveries, however offered a easy caught-and-bowled probability when he tried to drive Rajitha on the up. Subsequent ball, Rajitha delivered a wonderful fourth-stump size supply to Khaled Ahmed, who nicked behind.

Lahiru Kumara was the one different bowler to strike on day 4, when he had No. 11 Nahid Rana caught off the shoulder of the bat to finish the match, and hand Sri Lanka a 328-run victory, their second-biggest margin by runs. The quicks took all 20 opposition wickets, which a Sri Lanka assault had not achieved for the reason that mid-Nineteen Eighties. This mirrored the character of the Sylhet floor, but additionally the ability and depth of Sri Lanka’s seamers.

Bangladesh had begun the day in dire form, at 47 for five, however will nonetheless be disheartened at not having the ability to make Sri Lanka work tougher, notably as rain was forecast for late within the afternoon. They have been all-out for 182 after having been bowled out for 188 within the first innings. They didn’t final 50 overs within the second dig, and apart from Mominul nobody handed 35, or batted for greater than 50 balls.

Mominul was excellent for his half, nevertheless. He was fluent proper by way of the day, driving by way of the covers and thru level with particular ability, whereas he additionally elegantly negotiated the bouncer barrages that Sri Lanka’s seamers despatched at him. With the late reduce additionally a productive stroke, he discovered 59 of his 87 runs on the off aspect. He ought to have been out on 64 when he toe-edged a ball on the way in which to the keeper, however Sri Lanka selected to not evaluate. For a lot of the day, he was additionally turning down singles in order to not expose tailenders early within the over, although this was removed from a uniform method.

There was no sustained interval by which Mominul appeared uncomfortable; a few of his stroke-play was beautiful.

Mehidy was Bangladesh’s next-best batter. He’d survived a giant lbw enchantment and evaluate towards Rajitha quickly after coming to the crease, however ultimately started to look a safer determine. He more and more started to search for driveable balls, hitting a number of boundaries this manner. However this might even be his downfall, when he was caught at second slip off the skin edge.

As with Sri Lanka’s final tour of Bangladesh, when Asitha Fernando (injured for this tour) and Rajitha shone, Sri Lanka’s Check seamers have imposed themselves once more, selecting up all 20 wickets within the match.

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