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BAN vs SL 1st Test Commentary

Results
1st Test, Sylhet, March 22, 2024, Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2024
Sri LankaSLSri Lanka
280/10418/10
BangladeshBANBangladesh
188/10182/10
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 328 runs
Day 4Session 2

Commentary

8:00 AM IST That's it from this game! Another Test follows and that begins on the 30th of March. Do join us for all the action. Till then, goodbye and take care.
7:59 AM IST Dhananjaya de Silva, Man of the Match! He is very happy for the way he played. Adds the wicket had something in it for the pacers and they needed to play late. Credits the way Kamindu played. Reckons there wasn't much help in the second innings but the pacers did well. Ends by saying he is looking forward for the next game.
7:56 AM IST Najmul Hossain Shanto creidts Dhananjaya and Kamindu for the way they played. Adds he is proud of his pacers for the way they bowled. Mentions they need to improve their new ball batting. Admits they need a lot to work on in the next game and he hopes they can come back strongly. Ends by crediting Haque for the way he played.
7:55 AM IST Fernando and Kumara ran through the top order of Bangladesh and managed to take five wickets at the end of Day 3. Day 4 was all about Rajitha as he picked a fifer and gave his side a massive win. Haque was the only one who showed some fight with the bat for Bangladesh, the rest just surrendered. Bangladesh will be very disappointed with their performance and Sri Lanka will be very pleased.
7:54 AM IST The Bangla pacers yet again managed to get early wickets but it was Dhananjaya and Kamindu yet again who came to the fore for Lanka. They scored tons again and gave Bangladesh a target of 500.
7:52 AM IST Then the pacers came to the fore as they took all 10 wickets and helped the visitors take a lead close to 100. Taijul Islam fought hard with the bat or the lead could have been a lot more.
7:52 AM IST That is an outstanding effort from Lanka. A thumping win for them to take a 1-0 lead in this series. Except for the initial sessions, it was all about Lanka in this game. They were in trouble after being inserted. They were around 50 for 5 but then came a massive stand of over 200 between Dhananjaya and Kamindu. Both scored tons and helped their side to a competitive total.
End of over 49.20 run
BAN: 182/10CRR: 3.69
Ball
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Lahiru Kumara:11.2-1-39-2
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49.2

Lahiru Kumara to Nahid Rana, no run

OUT! TAKEN! There is the last wicket and it is Kumara who gets it. Good change. Short and on middle. Rana looks to take evasive action. It hits the shoulder of the bat and lobs towards second slip. Dhananjaya takes it. Sri Lanka win by 328 runs!

0
49.1

Lahiru Kumara to Nahid Rana, no run

A sharp bumper. Left alone.

End of over 494 runs
BAN: 182/9CRR: 3.71
Ball
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0
48.6

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

He does not retain strike! On the pads. This is flicked but straight to square leg.

4
48.5

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR! Haque onto 87! Down the leg side. He scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary.

0
48.4

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

Tossed up on off. Defended.

0
48.3

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

Fired down the leg side. Haque looks to play the paddle scoop but misses.

0
48.2

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

Fuller and on middle. This is pushed down to long on for one.

0
48.1

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

On middle. This is worked through mid-wicket. No run taken.

End of over 480 run
BAN: 178/9CRR: 3.71
Ball
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Kasun Rajitha:14-1-56-5
0
47.6

Kasun Rajitha to Nahid Rana, no run

Rajitha was quite wagward in this over. Another one outside off. Not played at.

0
47.5

Kasun Rajitha to Nahid Rana, no run

Another one outside off. Easy leave.

0
47.4

Kasun Rajitha to Nahid Rana, no run

Outside off. Not played at.

0
47.3

Kasun Rajitha to Nahid Rana, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
47.2

Kasun Rajitha to Nahid Rana, no run

Down the leg side again. Left alone.

0
47.1

Kasun Rajitha to Nahid Rana, no run

Errs in line. Slips this down the leg side. Rana misses the flick.

End of over 4714 runs
BAN: 178/9CRR: 3.79
Ball
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4
46.6

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR AGAIN! Haque is having fun. Another one short and outside off. This is slapped past cover for a boundary. Rajitha now gets to bowl to the new batter. He is on a hat-trick.

4
46.5

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR! Cut away. Short and outside off. This is cut past point for a boundary.

6
46.4

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, 6 runs

SIX! Bang! Over the fence. The slog sweep comes out and this is nailed. It sails over the square leg fence for a biggie.

0
46.3

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

On the stumps. Kept out.

0
46.2

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

On middle. Blocked.

0
46.1

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

Flatter and on off. Kept out.

End of over 462 runs
BAN: 164/9CRR: 3.57
Ball
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W
45.6

Kasun Rajitha to Khaled Ahmed, no run

OUT! TWO IN TWO FOR RAJITHA. Fifth for him. Top stuff. Length and on off. Ahmed looks to defend but this goes off the outside edge and it is taken by the keeper. Lanka a wicket away now.

W
45.5

Kasun Rajitha to Shoriful Islam, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Islam, what have you done? He was so patient so far. Loses it. Looks to go big. This is on off. Length. It goes off the splice and Rajitha takes it.

0
45.4

Kasun Rajitha to Shoriful Islam, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
45.3

Kasun Rajitha to Shoriful Islam, no run

On off. Blocked.

1
45.2

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 1 run

On middle. Haque works it around the corner and takes one.

1
45.1

Kasun Rajitha to Shoriful Islam, 1 run

Fullish and on off. This is driven wide of cover for one.

End of over 455 runs
BAN: 162/7CRR: 3.60
Ball
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Lahiru Kumara:11-1-39-1
0
44.6

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

A short one and on middle. It goes over the keeper.

0
44.5

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Defended.

4
44.4

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR! Outside off. This is cut past point for a boundary.

0
44.3

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. This is pushed to cover.

0
44.2

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Kept out.

1
44.1

Lahiru Kumara to Shoriful Islam, 1 run

On middle. This is nudged around the corner for one.

End of over 446 runs
BAN: 157/7CRR: 3.57
Ball
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  • 1
Kasun Rajitha:12-0-54-3
1
43.6

Kasun Rajitha to Shoriful Islam, 1 run

Fuller and on off. This is pushed wide of mid off for one.

0
43.5

Kasun Rajitha to Shoriful Islam, no run

On off. Blocked.

1
43.4

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Another run as this is worked through mid-wicket.

2
43.3

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 2 runs

Shorter and outside off. This is cut past point for two.

1
43.2

Kasun Rajitha to Shoriful Islam, 1 run

Anothe run as this is pushed through covers.

1
43.1

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 1 run

On the pads. This is tucked on the leg side for one.

End of over 433 runs
BAN: 151/7CRR: 3.51
Ball
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2
42.6

Lahiru Kumara to Shoriful Islam, 2 runs

Fuller and on off. This is driven through mid off for two.

0
42.5

Lahiru Kumara to Shoriful Islam, no run

A bumper ducked under.

0
42.4

Lahiru Kumara to Shoriful Islam, no run

On middle. Kept out.

0
42.3

Lahiru Kumara to Shoriful Islam, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

1
42.2

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 1 run

a single as this is nudged around the corner.

0
42.1

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Blocked.

End of over 423 runs
BAN: 148/7CRR: 3.52
Ball
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0
41.6

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, no run

Around off. Kept out.

2
41.6

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, 2 runs

Down the leg side. Short. Left alone. A run taken. Wided.

0
41.5

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Shortish and around off. Haque chops it down to gully. That was too close to cut. Could have chopped it onto the stumps.

0
41.4

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

One more bumper. Not played at.

0
41.3

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Slightly shorter. Ducked under.

0
41.2

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

1
41.1

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, 1 run

Goes short and on off. This is pushed past cover for one.

End of over 417 runs
BAN: 145/7CRR: 3.54
Ball
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4
40.6

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR! Confidence oozing now. Steps out and makes this into a half volley. It is driven past cover and this races away.

0
40.5

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Yet another short one. Ducked under.

1
40.4

Lahiru Kumara to Shoriful Islam, 1 run

This short one ke nudged around the corner for one.

0
40.3

Lahiru Kumara to Shoriful Islam, no run

Short and outside off. Left alone.

1
40.2

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Haque takes one now! On off. This is pushed towards cover for one.

1
40.1

Lahiru Kumara to Shoriful Islam, 1 run

Goes short. Islam cuts it over point and takes one. He gets off strike on the very first ball.

End of over 408 runs
BAN: 138/7CRR: 3.45
Ball
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0
39.6

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Back of a length and on off. Kept out.

4
39.5

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR! On middle. This is driven down to the long on fence.

0
39.4

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

2
39.3

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, 2 runs

Fifty for Haque. He has fought a lone battle. Around off. This is driven through covers for two.

1
39.2

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, 1 run

Short and down the leg side. Islam evades. The keeper makes a half stop. Bye taken.

1
39.1

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Fuller and on off. This is pushed towards mid off for one.

End of over 391 run
BAN: 130/7CRR: 3.33
Ball
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0
38.6

Prabath Jayasuriya to Shoriful Islam, no run

Around off. Kept out.

0
38.5

Prabath Jayasuriya to Shoriful Islam, no run

Yet again plays for the turn into him. This goes on with the arm. Islam is beaten as he looks to defend.

0
38.4

Prabath Jayasuriya to Shoriful Islam, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
38.3

Prabath Jayasuriya to Shoriful Islam, no run

Around off. Blocked.

0
38.2

Prabath Jayasuriya to Shoriful Islam, no run

Tossed up on off. Kept out.

1
38.1

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, 1 run

On middle. This is hit down to long on for one.

6:08 AM IST Sri Lanka had to toil hard in this session. The wicket has gotten easier to bat on and the key will be to remain patient. Rajitha was really good and they'll hope the others can pick wickets too and finish this quickly. Join us for what could be the last session of this game in a bit.
6:06 AM IST A shared session but Sri Lanka are well, well ahead in the game! They lost Taijul early but then Hasan and Haque put up a fifty plus stand. Haque has showed a lot of grit and is nearing a half ton. Hasan fell but Islam hung around and ensured there are no more wickets to fall before the break. Bangladesh will hope they can continue the fight for longer.
End of over 382 runs
BAN: 129/7CRR: 3.39
Ball
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0
37.6

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, no run

Outside off. Not played at. THAT WILL BE LUNCH!

0
37.5

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, no run

On middle, slightly fuller. Blocked.

0
37.4

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, no run

Beaten again! Length and around off. Islam looks to push at it but this goes over the off pole.

0
37.3

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, no run

Beaten! Length and just outside off. Islam is beaten as he looks to push at it.

1
37.2

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Around off. This is guided past point for one.

1
37.1

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, 1 run

Gets off strike on the very first ball. Around off. Islam opens the face of the bat. The fielder at third slip dives to his left and gets a hand to it. A run taken.

End of over 371 run
BAN: 127/7CRR: 3.43
Ball
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  • 1(1NB)
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0
36.6

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

0
36.5

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Beaten! Length and outside off. Haque looks to push at it but is beaten.

0
36.4

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Good length and on middle. Kept out.

1
36.4

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 1 run

That is sharp! No ball called but a good short one. On the body. Evaded well.

0
36.3

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Another short one. On the body. Ducked under.

0
36.2

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Another short one. Haque lets it go over him.

0
36.1

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Bangs it short and on middle. Haque defends.

End of over 360 run
BAN: 126/7CRR: 3.50
Ball
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0
35.6

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, no run

Length again and on middle. Blocked.

0
35.5

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, no run

A good short one on middle. Islam evades it.

0
35.4

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
35.3

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, no run

Outside off. Not played at.

0
35.2

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, no run

Beaten again! Fuller and outside off. Islam looks to drive but is beaten.

0
35.1

Vishwa Fernando to Shoriful Islam, no run

Goes short and outside off. Islam evades it.

End of over 356 runs
BAN: 126/7CRR: 3.60
Ball
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  • 2(2B)
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4
34.6

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR! Lovely stroke! Fuller and outside off. Haque opens the face of the bat and then carves it past point. This one races away to the fence.

0
34.5

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Well wide outside off. Left alone.

2
34.4

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 2 runs

Down the leg side. Haque looks to flick but misses. It goes towards fine leg for two.

0
34.3

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
34.2

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Goes short and on middle. Evaded.

0
34.1

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. Blocked.

End of over 341 run
BAN: 120/7CRR: 3.53
Ball
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  • 0
  • 0
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0
33.6

Prabath Jayasuriya to Shoriful Islam, no run

Floats it up on off. Kept out.

0
33.5

Prabath Jayasuriya to Shoriful Islam, no run

Beaten! This is outside off. It goes on with the arm. Islam is beaten as he looks to defend.

0
33.4

Prabath Jayasuriya to Shoriful Islam, no run

Flatter and on off. Kept out.

0
33.3

Prabath Jayasuriya to Shoriful Islam, no run

Beaten! Outside off. Islam looks to defend but is beaten.

0
33.2

Prabath Jayasuriya to Shoriful Islam, no run

Tossed up on off. Kept out.

1
33.1

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Flatter and on off. This is guided through point for one.

End of over 333 runs
BAN: 119/7CRR: 3.61
Ball
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  • W
  • 2
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0
32.6

Kasun Rajitha to Shoriful Islam, no run

Shorter and around off. Evaded.

0
32.5

Kasun Rajitha to Shoriful Islam, no run

Around off. This is guided to point.

2
32.4

Kasun Rajitha to Shoriful Islam, 2 runs

Looks to go for the yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss. This is worked through mid-wicket for two.

W
32.3

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Rajitha strikes. The stand that was building well and frustrating Lanka has been broken. Lanka are into the bowlers now. They are just the three wickets away. Fuller and around off. Hasan goes after one with no foot movement. It goes off the outside edge and Dhananjaya takes it at second slip.

0
32.2

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Around off. Kept out.

1
32.1

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 1 run

On the pads. Haque looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. Leg bye taken.

End of over 3211 runs
BAN: 116/6CRR: 3.63
Ball
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0
31.6

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On middle. Hasan looks to defend but it goes off the inner half to short leg.

0
31.5

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On middle. Kept out.

2
31.4

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, 2 runs

Two! Fuller and on off. This is driven through covers. Two taken.

4
31.3

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, 4 runs

FOUR! Punched away! Flatter and on off. Hasan pushes it past cover and this races away to the fence.

4
31.2

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, 4 runs

FOUR! Nice and fine! Angled into the pads. Hasan works it fine on the leg side and it races away to the fence.

1
31.1

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Tossed up on off. This is pushed towards cover for one.

End of over 3110 runs
BAN: 105/6CRR: 3.39
Ball
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4
30.6

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, 4 runs

FOUR! Finds the gap! Fuller and around off. Hasan strokes it on the up and through covers. This races away to the fence.

0
30.5

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Around off. Kept out.

1
30.4

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Just short! Angled into the pads. Haque looks to flick but this lands short of mid-wicket who fumbles. A run taken.

0
30.3

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Back of a length and on off. Kept out.

4
30.2

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played! Shorter and outside off. Haque plays it late and past point. This races away. 100 up for Bangladesh.

1
30.1

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, 1 run

Outside off. This is guided through point for one.

End of over 305 runs
BAN: 95/6CRR: 3.17
Ball
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  • 4
  • 1(1LB)
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0
29.6

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

Fuller and on off. This is pushed to cover.

1
29.5

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, 1 run

Fuller and on the pads. Hasan looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

4
29.4

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, 4 runs

FOUR! Finds the gap! Fuller and outside off. Hasan drives it through covers and this races away to the fence. An early dive from Kumara.

0
29.3

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On middle. Kept out.

0
29.2

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Fuller and on off. This is driven to mid off.

0
29.1

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On middle. Kept out.

End of over 294 runs
BAN: 90/6CRR: 3.10
Ball
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  • 4
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0
28.6

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

A review right at the end! Not out! There is an inside edge! This comes back in a long way from outside off. Haque looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Not sure why the review was taken. There wasn't even a loud appeal.

4
28.5

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played. Full and outside off. Haque strokes it through covers. This races away.

0
28.4

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Angled into middle. This is pushed to mid on.

0
28.3

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Good length and around off. This is pushed to cover.

0
28.2

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. An easy leave.

0
28.1

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Just outside off. Not played at.

End of over 281 run
BAN: 86/6CRR: 3.07
Ball
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0
27.6

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Going down leg! Angled into the pads. Hasan looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads.

0
27.5

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On the stumps. Kept out.

0
27.4

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Floats it up on off. Defended.

0
27.3

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Angled into middle. Kept out.

1
27.2

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Outside off. This is guided through point for one.

0
27.1

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

On middle. This is worked to mid-wicket.

End of over 271 run
BAN: 85/6CRR: 3.15
Ball
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0
26.6

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Fuller and on off. This is driven to mid off.

0
26.5

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Around off. Kept out well.

0
26.4

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Beaten this time! Closer to the off pole and he gets it to shape away. Hasan is beaten as he looks to block.

0
26.3

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Well bowled! Angled into off and shapes it away. Hasan pulls his bat out of the way at the very end.

1
26.2

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Outside off. This is pushed past cover for one.

0
26.1

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Length. Left alone.

End of over 261 run
BAN: 84/6CRR: 3.23
Ball
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1
25.6

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Outside off. This is cut past point for one.

0
25.5

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Beaten! Length and on off. This lands and moves away. Haque looks to defend but is beaten.

0
25.4

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Blocked.

0
25.3

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Fuller and on off. This is driven to mid off.

0
25.2

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Another one outside off. Left alone.

0
25.1

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

End of over 251 run
BAN: 83/6CRR: 3.32
Ball
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0
24.6

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On middle. Kept out.

1
24.5

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, 1 run

On middle. This is nudged on the leg side for one.

0
24.4

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

0
24.3

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
24.2

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

On middle. This is played to mid on.

0
24.1

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mominul Haque, no run

On middle. Kept out.

End of over 247 runs
BAN: 82/6CRR: 3.42
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1
23.6

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 1 run

A single as this is guided through point.

4
23.5

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played! Fuller and outside off. This is driven through covers for a boundary.

0
23.4

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Haque looks to push at it but is beaten.

2
23.3

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 2 runs

Angled into the pads. This is worked through mid-wicket for two.

0
23.2

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. Blocked.

0
23.1

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Kept out.

End of over 230 run
BAN: 75/6CRR: 3.26
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0
22.6

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
22.5

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Around off. This is pushed to cover.

0
22.4

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Lands it on middle. Kept out.

0
22.3

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Fuller again. This is pushed to mid off.

0
22.2

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Floats it up on off. Blocked.

0
22.1

Prabath Jayasuriya to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On middle. Kept out well.

End of over 224 runs
BAN: 75/6CRR: 3.41
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0
21.6

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

On middle. Kept out.

4
21.5

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played! Fuller and on off, this is driven down the ground and to the long off fence.

0
21.4

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Beaten! Length and on off. This lands and moves away. Haque is beaten.

0
21.3

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. This is pushed to cover.

0
21.2

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

On middle. Kept out.

0
21.1

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. Blocked.

End of over 215 runs
BAN: 71/6CRR: 3.38
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1
20.6

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Angled into the pads. This is worked down to fine leg for one.

0
20.5

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Way too wide outside off again. Left alone.

0
20.4

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Just outside off. Left alone.

3
20.3

Vishwa Fernando to Mehidy Hasan, 3 runs

Three! Fuller and around off. This is pushed through covers. Three taken.

0
20.2

Vishwa Fernando to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On middle. This is played to mid on.

1
20.1

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Around off. This is guided through point for one.

End of over 205 runs
BAN: 66/6CRR: 3.30
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0
19.6

Lahiru Kumara to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Another one outside off. Not played at.

4
19.5

Lahiru Kumara to Mehidy Hasan, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played! Fuller and outside off. Hasan leans into it and strokes it through covers. This races away.

0
19.4

Lahiru Kumara to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Outside off again. Left alone.

1
19.3

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Angled into the pads. This is nudged on the leg side for one.

0
19.2

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Angled into the pads. This is worked to mid-wicket.

0
19.1

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Good length and on off. Blocked.

End of over 194 runs
BAN: 61/6CRR: 3.21
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0
18.6

Vishwa Fernando to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On off. Blocked.

0
18.5

Vishwa Fernando to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Another short one. Left alone.

0
18.4

Vishwa Fernando to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Inside edge! Fuller and on middle. Hasan looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

0
18.3

Vishwa Fernando to Mehidy Hasan, no run

A good short one on middle. Evaded.

0
18.2

Vishwa Fernando to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On middle. Kept out.

4
18.1

Vishwa Fernando to Mehidy Hasan, 4 runs

FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and outside off. This is cut past point and this races away to the fence.

End of over 183 runs
BAN: 57/6CRR: 3.17
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0
17.6

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Angled into the pads. Haque looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

0
17.5

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Another one outside off. Not played.

0
17.4

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

3
17.3

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, 3 runs

Fuller and outside off. This is driven through covers for three.

0
17.2

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On off. Good length. Defended.

0
17.1

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Good length and on off. Kept out.

End of over 172 runs
BAN: 54/6CRR: 3.18
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0
16.6

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Angled into the pads. This is worked to mid-wicket.

0
16.5

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off and length. Blocked.

2
16.4

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, 2 runs

Two! Fullish and this is driven through covers for two.

0
16.3

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

0
16.2

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Not played at.

0
16.1

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Lovely nut! Angled into the off pole. Haque looks to defend but the ball shapes away and goes past the outside edge.

End of over 161 run
BAN: 52/6CRR: 3.25
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0
15.6

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Around off. Blocked.

0
15.5

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

A loud appeal but turned down! Angled into the pads. Hasan hops and looks to defend but misses to get hit high on the pads. The review is taken very late but it is going over.

0
15.4

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

0
15.3

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

On middle. Defended.

0
15.2

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, no run

Around off. Kept out.

1
15.2

Kasun Rajitha to Mehidy Hasan, 1 run

Amother no ball from Rajitha. Outside off. Left alone.

W
15.1

Kasun Rajitha to Taijul Islam, no run

A loud shout and up goes the finger. Islam reviews! Seems out. OUT! Three reds! This lands around off and then jags back in. Islam looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad. Early wicket for Sri Lanka. They are 4 wickets away.

End of over 150 run
BAN: 51/5CRR: 3.40
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0
14.6

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. Blocked.

0
14.5

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Another leave from Haque as this too is bowled well outside off.

0
14.4

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. Kept out.

0
14.3

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Beaten! That is a lovely nut! Length and around off. This lands and shapes away. Haque is beaten as he looks to defend.

0
14.2

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Just outside off. Left alone.

0
14.1

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Starts off well! On middle. Length. Defended.

End of over 144 runs
BAN: 51/5CRR: 3.64
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1
13.6

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Haque retains strike. On off. This is pushed wide of cover for one.

0
13.5

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Yet another leave as this too is bowled well outside off.

0
13.4

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Another one outside off. Not played at.

1
13.4

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Outside off. Left alone.

2
13.3

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 2 runs

First runs off the day! Fuller and on middle. This is worked through mid-wicket for two.

0
13.2

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. This is defended.

0
13.1

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

Fuller and this is shaping back in. It is worked to mid-wicket.

4:00 AM IST Time for the action to begin!
3:03 AM IST The Lankans are well and truly in the driver's seat at the moment and are in pole position to take 1-0 lead. Just the five wickets is what they need and they'll be wanting to end this quickly. Bangladesh on the other hand, have lacked character so far but we really hope they come out fighting and delay the inevitable. Welcome to the coverage of what could be the final day of this Test.
3:01 AM IST ... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...
11:38 AM IST The whole day intact was about the Lankans. First it was Dhananjaya and Mendis. The two piled on the misery on the hosts and took the lead to 500 and then they had a few overs to bowl to the hosts and Fernando ran through the top order. More of the same is what Lanka would want on Day 4. They would love to end this in the first session itself. Bangladesh on the other hand, will be hoping to show some fight. Can their batters sbke some resilience or is it going to be a quick wrap up? We will find out on Day 4. Do join us for all the action. Till then, goodbye and take care!
11:36 AM IST We don't really need to mention which side is on top at the moment. Sri Lanka have bosses this Test so far and they couldn't have asked for a better mini session towards the end of Day 3. Bangladesh on the other hand, have just surrendered. Their batters just couldn't handle the heat Fernando was bowling with and they've lost five wickets in 13 overs.
End of over 136 runs
BAN: 47/5CRR: 3.62
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4
12.6

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, 4 runs

FOUR! A boundary to end the day! Outside off. Islam waits and then guides it past point. This races away to the fence.

0
12.5

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
12.4

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

Around off. Defended.

0
12.3

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

Outside off. Islam has a poke at it but misses.

2
12.2

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, 2 runs

Two! Shorter and around off. This is guided past point for two.

0
12.1

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

Yet another bumper. Islam evaded it.

End of over 120 run
BAN: 41/5CRR: 3.42
Ball
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0
11.6

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

A bumper, ducked under.

0
11.5

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Another one on a length and around off. Kept out.

0
11.4

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

On middle. This is worked to mid-wicket.

0
11.3

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
11.2

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
11.1

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. The batter slashes at it but misses.

End of over 110 run
BAN: 41/5CRR: 3.73
Ball
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0
10.6

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

A shorter one on middle. Ducked under.

0
10.5

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

Beaten again! Length and outside off. This is pushed to cover.

0
10.4

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

Good length again. Kept out well.

0
10.3

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
10.2

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
10.1

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

Good length and around off. Taijul defends.

End of over 104 runs
BAN: 41/5CRR: 4.10
Ball
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0
9.6

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Kept out.

4
9.5

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played! Fuller and around off. This is timed through covers. It races away to the fence.

0
9.4

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. Defended well.

0
9.3

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. This is guided to point.

0
9.2

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Fuller and outside off. Haque looks to drive but is beaten.

0
9.1

Lahiru Kumara to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

End of over 91 run
BAN: 37/5CRR: 4.11
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0
8.6

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
8.5

Vishwa Fernando to Taijul Islam, no run

Around off. Kept out.

W
8.4

Vishwa Fernando to Litton Das, no run

OUT! TWO IN TWO! Half the side back in the hut for Bangladesh. Das falls now and this is poor from Das. Not sure what he was doing? Steps down the track and looks to swing across the line. It goes off the top edge towards mid on. Mathews takes it.

W
8.3

Vishwa Fernando to Shahadat Hossain, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Fernando has another one. It is all falling apart way too quickly for the hosts. Length and around off. This lands and moves away. Hossain looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge and the keeper takes a fine catch diving to his right. Top stuff.

0
8.2

Vishwa Fernando to Shahadat Hossain, no run

Beaten. Around off. This one holds its line. Hossain is beaten as he looks to defend.

1
8.1

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Around off. This is pushed to cover.

End of over 86 runs
BAN: 36/3CRR: 4.50
Ball
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0
7.6

Lahiru Kumara to Shahadat Hossain, no run

On off. Angling away. Hossain slashes but misses.

W
7.5

Lahiru Kumara to Zakir Hasan, no run

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Number 3 down now! Good length and around off. Hasan looks to defend but this takes the outside edge and the keeper hangs on.

0
7.4

Lahiru Kumara to Zakir Hasan, no run

On off. Kept out.

0
7.3

Lahiru Kumara to Zakir Hasan, no run

On off. Blocked.

2
7.2

Lahiru Kumara to Zakir Hasan, 2 runs

Shorter and on off. This is pushed past cover for two.

4
7.1

Lahiru Kumara to Zakir Hasan, 4 runs

FOUR BYES AGAIN! Way too short. Hasan ducks. It goes over the keeper and down to the fine leg fence.

End of over 76 runs
BAN: 30/2CRR: 4.29
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0
6.6

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Kept out.

1
6.5

Vishwa Fernando to Zakir Hasan, 1 run

Around off. This is pushed towards cover for one.

0
6.4

Vishwa Fernando to Zakir Hasan, no run

On off. Kept out.

4
6.3

Vishwa Fernando to Zakir Hasan, 4 runs

FOUR BYES! Misses his line. Down the leg side. Swings away further. The keeper dives but misses. Byes.

1
6.2

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, 1 run

On off. Kept out.

0
6.1

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Yet again on a length. Relentless from Fernando. Defended.

End of over 610 runs
BAN: 24/2CRR: 4.00
Ball
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0
5.6

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, no run

On off. Kept out.

2
5.5

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, 2 runs

Two! Shorter and around off. This is pushed through covers for two.

0
5.4

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, no run

On middle. Kept out.

4
5.3

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, 4 runs

FOUR! Cut away! Too short and this is flayed past point and it races away.

4
5.2

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, 4 runs

FOUR! Fuller and around off. This is driven through covers. It races away.

0
5.1

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, no run

Goid length and on off. This is pushed to cover.

End of over 50 run
BAN: 14/2CRR: 2.80
Ball
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0
4.6

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. Kept out.

0
4.5

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Not played at.

0
4.4

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Around off. This is punched to cover.

0
4.3

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. This is guided to point.

0
4.2

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. Blocked solidly.

0
4.1

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Back of a length and on off. Blocked.

End of over 44 runs
BAN: 14/2CRR: 3.50
Ball
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0
3.6

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, no run

Around off. Kept out.

2
3.5

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, 2 runs

Fuller and on off. This is pushed through covers for two.

0
3.4

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, no run

Around off. Kept out.

1
3.3

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, 1 run

Around off. This is pushed towards cover for one.

0
3.2

Kasun Rajitha to Mominul Haque, no run

On off. This is punched to cover.

1
3.1

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, 1 run

Around off. This is punched towards cover for one.

End of over 31 run
BAN: 10/2CRR: 3.33
Ball
  • 1(1LB)
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0
2.6

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Slips this one down the leg side. Left alone.

0
2.5

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Another one outside off. Haque shoulders arms to this one.

0
2.4

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Just outside off. Left alone.

0
2.3

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Lovely nut! On off. This lands and moves away. Haque is beaten as he looks to defend.

0
2.2

Vishwa Fernando to Mominul Haque, no run

Outside off. Left alone.

1
2.1

Vishwa Fernando to Zakir Hasan, 1 run

On the pads. Hasan looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

End of over 25 runs
BAN: 9/2CRR: 4.50
Ball
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1.6

Kasun Rajitha to Najmul Hossain Shanto, no run

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Number two down and Bangladesh in big trouble. That is a poor shot though. This is very wide outside off. Shanto could have left it but goes after it. It takes the outside edge and first slip takes it.

0
1.5

Kasun Rajitha to Najmul Hossain Shanto, no run

A little too straight this time. This is worked to mid-wicket.

2
1.4

Kasun Rajitha to Najmul Hossain Shanto, 2 runs

Two! Fuller and on off. This is driven through covers for two.

1
1.3

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, 1 run

Angled into the pads. This is worked to mid-wicket for one.

0
1.2

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, no run

Around off. Kept out.

2
1.1

Kasun Rajitha to Zakir Hasan, 2 runs

Two! On off. This is punched through covers for two.

End of over 14 runs
BAN: 4/1CRR: 4.00
Ball
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4
0.6

Vishwa Fernando to Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 runs

FOUR! Off the mark in style! Fuller and on off. He just times it past mid off and it races away.

0
0.5

Vishwa Fernando to Najmul Hossain Shanto, no run

Another appeal but too high! Angled into middle. This one jags back in. Shanto looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.

W
0.4

Vishwa Fernando to Mahmudul Hasan Joy, no run

LOUD SHOUT AND UP GOES THE FINGER! Looks out if no bat! OUT! Three reds. Early strike for Lanka. Perfect start for them. Waste of a review. The batter who showed some fight in the first innings falls. Fuller and on middle. This fails back in. Joy looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

0
0.3

Vishwa Fernando to Mahmudul Hasan Joy, no run

Around off. This is pushed to cover.

0
0.2

Vishwa Fernando to Mahmudul Hasan Joy, no run

Outside off. Not a lot of carry. Joy looks to drive but is beaten.

0
0.1

Vishwa Fernando to Mahmudul Hasan Joy, no run

Starts off with one on middle. This is worked to mid-wicket.

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