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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - 1st Test

Series: Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2018
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Date: 31-04 February 2018

Bangladesh 307/5 (100 Ovs) CRR: 3.07 | Match drawn

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tamim Iqbal c Dickwella & b Sandakanc Dickwella & b Sandakan416260
Imrul Kayes c Chandimal & b Dilruwan Pererac Chandimal & b Dilruwan Perera194811
Mominul Haque c Karunaratne & b Dhananjaya de Silvac Karunaratne & b Dhananjaya de Silva10517452
Mushfiqur Rahim c Kusal Mendis & b Herathc Kusal Mendis & b Herath22000
Liton Das c Dilruwan Perera & b Herathc Dilruwan Perera & b Herath94182110
Mahmudullah Not OutNot Out286530
Mosaddek Hossain Not OutNot Out85310
Mehidy Hasan dnbdnb0000
Taijul Islam dnbdnb0000
Sunzamul Islam dnbdnb0000
Mustafizur Rahman dnbdnb0000
Extras 10 (b 3, lb 2, w 1, nb 4)
Total 307 (5 Wkts, 100 Ov)
BowlingO M R WEcon
Rangana Herath28 6 80 2 2.86
Suranga Lakmal9 1 25 0 2.78
Dhananjaya de Silva12 0 41 1 3.42
Dilruwan Perera26 5 74 1 2.85
Lakshan Sandakan18 2 64 1 3.56
Lahiru Kumara6 0 16 0 2.67
Kusal Mendis1 0 2 0 2
Dimuth Karunaratne0 0 0 0 0
Dinesh Chandimal0 0 0 0 0
Niroshan Dickwella0 0 0 0 0
Roshen Silva0 0 0 0 0

commentary

That's a wrap to our coverage of this game. The bat dominated the ball by some distance here in Chittagong and most of the batsmen made merry, none more than Mominul Haque. A draw was inevitable and so we have a decider coming up then. The final Test will be held in Dhaka on 8th February. Looking forward to your company for that one. For now, you can hop on to the Ind-SA match tab to follow the coverage there. This is Hariprasad Sadanandan (@iamharry_88) signing off from the commentary box along with my mates Nikhil Jadhav (@IamNicck) and Harish. Cheers!

Man of the Match: Mominul Haque for his twin centuries in the Test - the first ever Bangladeshi batsman to achieve the feat.

It was an extremely good batting surface here at Chittagong and Mominul's fluent 176 along with contributions from Rahim and Mahmudullah had got the home side to a 500-plus total. The Lankans weren't to be daunted though, and they launched an even bigger riposte with daddy hundreds from de Silva and Mendis while Roshen Silva notched up his debut century as well. The visitors' intention was to bat really long and then use the scoreboard pressure of the lead. They must have hoped that the pitch would deteriorate a bit as well but that wasn't to be. Not a match to be a bowler as both sides struggled to take wickets. Only 24 wickets fell over more than 14 sessions - sums up things, doesn't it?

Excellent end to the game for Bangladesh and I have to say that this is a moral victory for them. Things could have got tacky if they had lost wickets early in the morning but Mominul's second ton of the game and his fantastic stand with Liton Das ensured that the visitors wouldn't be allowed to run through. Both departed at the fag end of the second session in contrasting styles and it did seem like there would be some madness to follow, considering the way Mahmudullah and Mosaddek started their innings. However, the tea break came at the right moment and the duo kept their heads down thereafter to prevent further damage. A job well done by the hosts.

15:21 Local Time: The captains are having the customary handshakes. Not waiting till the mandatory 15 overs to start, don't have to actually because the result is more than imminent now. Match drawn and the series stays 0-0

99.6
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, slower and fuller on off, dug out down the track and Sandakan gets across to his right
99.5
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, sprayed very wide down the leg-side, Dickwella does well to collect it
99.4
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, flatter again and fuller around off, Mosaddek continues to hang back in the crease. Blocked
99.3
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, fired in around middle and leg, gets across a touch and smothers it
99.2
0
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, fuller and outside off, defended off the front foot towards cover
99.1
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, beaten! Lovely wrong 'un from Sandakan, Mosaddek didn't pick it at all and was hanging on the back foot. Should have been forward to this. Past the outside edge
98.6
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Kusal Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, drops it in front of cover-point and sets off for a single. The non-striker shows no interest however
98.5
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Kusal Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, knocks the flatter delivery back to Mendis
98.4
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Kusal Mendis to Mahmudullah, no run, punches that firmly but to the fielder at covers
98.3
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Kusal Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, short delivery around middle, pulls it down to long-on for a single
98.2
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Kusal Mendis to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, spinning delivery outside off, Mosaddek Hossain goes for a drive, gets beaten due to the revs on that
98.1
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Kusal Mendis to Mahmudullah, 1 run, shortish delivery around off, Mahmudullah goes back and punches it away to sweeper cover

Kusal Mendis, comes into the attack

97.6
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, plays for the spin and gets beaten by this undeviated delivery. Dickwella takes off the bails in a flash but Mosaddek Hossain's back foot is well inside the crease
97.5
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, this one has been defended to the fielder at short leg by Mosaddek Hossain
97.4
1
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, backs away and punches it to sweeper cover for a single
97.3
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Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, driven back to the bowler off his front foot
97.2
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Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, this one is down the leg side, Mahmudullah shows no interest in playing that
97.1
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Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, the wrong 'un sprayed outside off, Mahmudullah throws his bat at it but fails to make contact as it's out of his reach
96.6
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Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, lunges forward and blocks it down, does Mosaddek Hossain
96.5
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Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, floated around off, pushed back to the bowler off his front foot
96.4
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Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, darted outside off, Mosaddek Hossain blocks it down
96.3
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Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, drops the shortish delivery in front of FSL again
96.2
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Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, this one has been turned away to square leg by Mosaddek Hossain
96.1
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Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, tossed up delivery around off, Mosaddek Hossain gets an inside edge as he gets forward to defend. Just past the fielder at short leg
95.6
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Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, plays that late but fails to middle his cut shot. Gets a bottom edge to the right side of the pitch
95.5
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Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, bowled down the leg side and tickled away to short fine leg
95.4
1
Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, loopy delivery outside off, Mosaddek Hossain punches it away to sweeper cover for a run
95.3
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, this one has been punched back to the bowler with utter ease
95.2
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, gets his bat down in time and keeps it down with a dead bat. That came in sharply, but Mosaddek Hossain is looking solid out in the middle
95.1
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, tossed up delivery on off, Mosaddek Hossain defends it off his front foot
94.6
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Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, no run, darted around off, Mahmudullah defends it off his front foot
94.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, no run, drives it firmly but can't pierce the gap at covers
94.4
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Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, no run, slower through the air on middle and leg, played in front of FSL
94.3
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Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, no run, drives this floated delivery to the fielder at short mid-wicket
94.2
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Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, no run, floated delivery around off, Mahmudullah shields it off his front foot
94.1
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Dilruwan Perera to Mahmudullah, FOUR, 300 comes up with that fine shot. Goes back in the crease and square cuts the tossed up delivery through backward point. The lead has crossed the 100-run mark too
93.6
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Sandakan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, man at covers can't avoid the single this time around. Floated outside off and driven to the right of the fielder at cover
93.5
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Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, drives the loopy delivery towards the man at cover
93.4
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, runs it down to third man for a single this time
93.3
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Sandakan to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR, this has been the case with Sandakan throughout the day. He has bowled at least a couple of looseners in every over of the day. This one is wayward and wide outside off, Mosaddek Hossain reaches for it and slams it through the gap at cover-point
93.2
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Sandakan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, Mahmudullah plays it with soft hands and gets an outside edge that beats the fielder at slip. Single taken as the ball rolls towards short third man
93.1
0
Sandakan to Mahmudullah, no run, shortish in length just outside off, square cut to the fielder at point

Lakshan Sandakan [14.0-1-55-1] is back into the attack

92.6
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Dilruwan Perera to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, slower through the air around off, Mosaddek Hossain defends it off his front foot

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