Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2 Test Series, 2021

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh - 2nd Test

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Date: 29 April-03 May, 2021

Bangladesh 227/10

RR: 3.2 | Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 209 runs

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That is it from the Test series! Sri Lanka have won their first series of 2021 and have unearthed a gem in young Praveen Jayawickrama. Bangladesh have succumbed yet again in the longest form. Mominul Haque will hope that his side can improve and finally take that next step in the red-ball format. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. We hope to see you soon. Till then, goodbye and take care!

For his fantastic performance with the bat in both the Tests in this series, Sri Lankan skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne is named the Player of the Series. Karunaratne says they are playing well and tells he needed to deliver as captain as he was short of runs coming into the series. Credits the bowlers for the way they bowled. Karunaratne says he was too positive from the first ball against West Indies. Tells he spoke to the coaches about it and was told to respect the bowlers and the good ball and that is what he tried to do. Karunaratne says they have faith they can win games and tells they needed to put score on the board. Karunaratne says everything went well in this Test from the word go. Credits Praveen and says he was fantastic along with Ramesh Mendis and tells once they get more confidence from playing, they will be able to fill the shoes of Rangana Herath.

Bangladesh skipper, Mominul Haque, says that the toss was the most important thing in his view. He believes there was nothing on the first two days for the bowlers and hence he feels the toss was crucial. Mominul says the conditions were very similar to home. Mominul says while playing international cricket there will be pressure and one should embrace it. Mominul feels they lost the game in the first innings as they failed to put up score with the bat in the first innings.

For his dream debut, picking up 11 wickets in his maiden outing and becoming the first Sri Lankan to do so. No prizes for guessing, Praveen Jayawickrama is named the Man of the Match. Jayawickrama says that he is extremely happy as this was his goal as a child. Jayawickrama says that the team helped him as there was some pressure but he was able to overcome those.

Stay tuned for the presentation as we hear from both the skippers and find out who our Man of the Match and Player of the Series are!

Bangladesh needed 436 runs to win, a task that always looked a bit far-fetched. If not that, the tourists needed to bat 5 sessions to end this game in a stalemate. That too felt like a daunting task as the pitch was turning square. The visitors failed to do either. Bangladesh batters did try to put up a fight but none of the top order batter could play a marathon innings. That fight was not enough as they failed by a huge score of 209! Once again, debutant and the new star of Sri Lanka cricket, Praveen Jayawickrama was once again in the thick of action. He followed his 6-fer with another 5-wicket haul to become the first Sri Lankan and the 4th player in the world to get 10 or more wickets on Test debut. He was excellently supported by Ramesh Mendis who finished the second innings with a 4-fer.

With a lead of 242 and a lot of time remaining in the Test, Karunaratne decided to bat again. The hosts added up another 194 runs in quick time. Karunaratne was once again the key as he scored 66 off just 78 balls. With the lead of 436, and 5 sessions to have a go at Bangladesh, the Sri Lankan skipper declared. Taijul Islam was the star with the ball for Bangladesh in the second innings as he finished with a 5-fer. That though was not enough as once again the tourists failed to grab 10 wickets. 

The pitch by now had started to become tough to bat on as it started to turn and assist the spinners. Bangladesh's reply started off well as Tamim took charge with his 92. At 214/3, the tourists were looking solid but none of the batters could capitalize on their starts and Bangladesh lost their last 7 wickets for mere 37 runs. It was the Jayawickrama show with the ball as he was instrumental in the collapse and the debutant introduced himself to the Test arena with a bang! Finishing with 6/92! While Suranga Lakmal and Ramesh Mendis grabbed 2 each.

So a quick summary of the Test. Dimuth Karunaratne won the crucial coin toss and decided to bat. A decision that was very important. The pitch looked docile on Day 1 as there was nothing for the bowlers. The hosts took advantage of it and on the back of centuries from Karunaratne and Thirimanne managed to put up a huge score of 493 before declaring. Taskin Ahmed grabbed a 4-fer but the tourists were run ragged on the field and they were unable to pick up 10 wickets. 

Sri Lanka have done it! After three consecutive draws, they have got one over the line and seal the series with a comprehensive win! A dream debut for young Praveen Jayawickrama! 11 wickets on debut, the best ever by a left arm spinner on Test debut as he has won the game and the series for his side in his first appearance in Test cricket. Bangladesh put up a fight but could not manage to find a way to deal with young Praveen Jayawickrama!

70.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Abu Jayed, OUT! LBW! Jayawickramam gets a five-fer! Flighted delivery on off, Jayed looks to defend off the back foot but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Jayed reviews it. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that is three reds and Jayed has to depart. SRI LANKA WIN BY 209 RUNS!

Review! Abu Jayed has been adjudged LBW but he has opted for the review. Will the replays delay the inevitable or will that be the game and series for Sri Lanka?

70.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Abu Jayed, On off, Jayed defends it off the front foot.
70.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Abu Jayed, BEATEN! Arm ball outside off, Jayed looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.

The last man in is Abu Jayed!

70.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, OUT! CAUGHT! 10 wickets on debut for Praveen Jayawickrama! Fantastic anticipation from Nissanka to take the catch. Flighted delivery around off, Mehidy premeditates his paddle. Pathum Nissanka at short leg, quickly moves to his right and shows great reflexes too. Mehidy paddles it uppishly and Nissanka takes a very good catch.
70.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Short delivery on off, Hasan punches it to mid off.
70.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up delivery on off, Hasan defends it towards the slip region.
69.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Shoriful Islam, On off, Shoriful defends it off the front foot.
69.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Shoriful Islam, Floated delivery on off, Islam defends it off the back foot.

Shoriful Islam walks out to bat at number 10!

69.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taskin Ahmed, OUT! CAUGHT! Ramesh Mendis gets his fourth wicket! Short delivery on middle, Ahmed looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes towards mid off where Karunaratne takes a good catch.
69.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taskin Ahmed, Short delivery on middle, Ahmed pushes it back towards the bowler.
69.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taskin Ahmed, Tossed up delivery on middle, Ahmed drives it back towards the bowler.
69.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taskin Ahmed, Flighted delivery on middle, Ahmed defends it off the back foot.
68.6
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, FOUR! Sluggish but gets the boundary. Floated delivery on middle and off, Mehidy drags his sweep through mid-wicket and gets a boundary. Farfetched but Bangladesh now need 210. Mehidy moves to 39 with that boundary.
68.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted on off, Mehidy pushes it to mid off.
68.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Darted fuller on middle and leg, Mehidy pushes it to cover.
68.3
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taskin Ahmed, Floated on off, Taskin pushes it past mid on and takes a run.
68.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taskin Ahmed, Slightly shorter on middle. It is slower through the air. Taskin looks to flick but gets a leading edge which sees the ball go to the bowler.
68.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taskin Ahmed, Floated on off, Taskin pushes it to mid on.

DRINKS! 2 wickets so far in the day for Sri Lanka as they get closer to sealing the series with an emphatic win. Mehidy Hasan is still out there putting a fight in the middle but he will need someone to fight from the other end too. Taskin Ahmed has battled for 26 balls but how long can he continue? Their first target would be to get through the remaining of the session without any further damage.

67.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Taskin Ahmed, Short delivery on middle, Ahmed flicks it towards mid on for a quick single.
67.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery on middle, Mehidy flicks it towards square leg for a run.
67.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, On off, Hasan defends it off the back foot.
67.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Taskin Ahmed, Tossed up delivery on middle, Ahmed looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It lands safely towards point. The batsmen take a single.
67.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taskin Ahmed, Flighted delivery outside off, Ahmed defends it towards the off side.
67.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taskin Ahmed, Floated delivery on middle, Ahmed defends it off the front foot.

Ramesh Mendis is back!

66.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Hasan looks to sweep but misses it.
66.5
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taskin Ahmed, On off, Taskin looks to defend but gets it off the outer half of the bat. It goes past slip towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.
66.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taskin Ahmed, Loopy delivery on middle, Ahmed looks to sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
66.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taskin Ahmed, BEATEN! Flighted delivery on off, Ahmed looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads.
66.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taskin Ahmed, Tossed up delivery on middle, Ahmed defends it to short leg.
66.1
3
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery on middle, Hasan plays a paddle sweep towards fine leg. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
65.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Tossed up delivery on off, Ahmed keeps it out.
65.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Quicker delivery outside off, Ahmed blocks it off the front foot.
65.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Floated delivery on off, Ahmed looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
65.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Flighted delivery on off, Ahmed chips it back towards the bowler where it falls short of Dhananjaya de Silva.
65.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Full on off, Ahmed pushes it to covers.
65.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Tossed up delivery on middle, Ahmed pushes it back towards the bowler.
64.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted delivery on off, Hasan looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It drops short of the gully fielder.
64.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Short delivery outside off, Hasan cuts it to point.
64.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery outside off, Hasan leaves it alone.
64.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted delivery on off, Hasan defends it off the front foot.
64.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Full and down the leg side, Hasan looks to flick but misses it.
64.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up delivery outside off, Hasan defends it towards the off side.
63.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, Ahmed looks to defend but misses it.
63.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, On middle, Ahmed defends it to short leg.
63.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Loopy delivery outside off, Taskin drives it to covers.
63.3
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Floated delivery on middle, Ahmed flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get a couple.
63.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Flighted delivery on off, Ahmed defends it off the back foot.
63.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Tossed up delivery on middle, Ahmed pushes it back towards the bowler.
62.6
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, FOUR! Nice use of the feet! On off, Hasan comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
62.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery outside off, Hasan defends it off the front foot.
62.4
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taskin Ahmed, Loopy delivery on off, Ahmed lofts it over mid off. The batsmen get a single.
62.3
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up delivery on middle, Hasan looks to sweep but gets a top edge. It lands safely towards square leg. The batsmen get a single.
62.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery outside off, Hasan pushes it to covers.
62.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted delivery on off, Hasan defends it off the front foot.
61.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Full on off, Taskin defends it towards the off side.
61.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Flatter delivery on off, Ahmed defends it to covers.
61.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Tossed up delivery on off, Ahmed pushes it to point.
61.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, NO BALL! Quicker delivery on middle, Ahmed looks to defend but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes to mid-wicket.
61.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taskin Ahmed, Floated delivery on middle, Ahmed looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.

The new batsman in is Taskin Ahmed!

61.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taijul Islam, OUT! CAUGHT! The change of bowling does the trick for Sri Lanka as Dhananjaya strikes in his first over. Taijul, who was negotiating the spin well, has lost his concentration and departs. Short outside off, it pitches and turns away from Taijul. It was a nothing delivery. Taijul goes fishing after and ends up getting an under edge. Dickwella does really well to take the catch. Taijul's resistance comes to an end and Sri Lanka getting closer to the win here.
61.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Taijul Islam, Short delivery outside off, Islam cuts it to point.

Change in bowling. First one of the day and it sees Dhananjaya de Silva come into the attack.

60.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, On off, Hasan defends it off the front foot.
60.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted ball outside off, Hasan shoulders arms to this one.
60.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Loopy delivery on off, Hasan defends it to point.
60.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery on off, Hasan looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It falls short of the gully fielder.
60.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up delivery on middle, Hasan sweeps it towards short leg. Taijul Islam wants the run but Mehidy Hasan does well to send him back.
60.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted delivery on middle, Hasan defends it off the front foot.
59.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Loopy delivery outside off, Taijul offers no shot to this one.
59.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, On middle, Hasan pushes it through mid on for a single.
59.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up delivery down the leg side, Hasan leaves it alone.
59.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Short delivery on off, Islam cuts it through point for a single.
59.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Floated delivery on off, Islam defends it off the front foot.
59.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Short delivery on off, Islam cuts it to point.
58.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, On off, Hasan defends it out.
58.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Full on off, Hasan drives it to mid off.
58.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Floated ball outside off, Hasan lets it go.
58.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Loopy delivery on off, Hasan defends it off the front foot.
58.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted delivery on middle, Hasan pushes it to covers.
58.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up delivery on off, Hasan defends it off the back foot.
57.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery on middle, Hasan flicks it through square leg for a run.
57.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, On middle, Islam flicks it towards square leg for a single.
57.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, BEATEN! Loopy delivery outside off, Islam offers no shot to this one.
57.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Full on middle, Hasan sweeps it towards square leg where the fielder tries to stop it but misfields and concedes a single.
57.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up delivery on middle, Hasan pushes it back towards the bowler.
57.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery on off, Hasan defends it off the back foot.
56.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, Tossed up delivery on middle, Islam looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads.
56.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, Loopy delivery on middle, Islam keeps it out.
56.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, Floated delivery on off, Islam defends it off the back foot.
56.3
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Full on middle, Hasan flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
56.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up delivery on off, Hasan offers a forward defense on this one.
56.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted delivery on off, Hasan defends it off the front foot.
55.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, On middle, Taijul defends it towards the leg side.
55.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Short delivery on off, Hasan makes room and cuts it through point for a single.
55.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted delivery down the leg side, Mehidy leaves it alone.
55.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Loopy delivery on middle, Hasan defends it off the front foot.
55.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up delivery outside off, Hasan pushes it to short leg.
55.1
4
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, FOUR! Terrific shot! Floated delivery on middle, Hasan sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
54.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, Flighted delivery on middle, Islam defends it back towards the bowler.
54.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, On middle, Islam defends it to short leg.
54.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, Loopy delivery on off, Taijul keeps it out.
54.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, Floated delivery on off, Islam looks to defend but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes to short leg.
54.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, Flighted delivery on off, Islam blocks it off the front foot.
54.1
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Full on middle, Hasan flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
53.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Outside off, Islam does shoulders arms to this one.
53.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Full delivery outside off, Taijul lets it go.
53.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, BEATEN! Arm ball outside off, Islam looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
53.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Flighted delivery outside off, Islam offers no shot to this one.
53.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Tossed up delivery on middle, Islam looks to defend but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards leg slip.
53.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Short and outside off, Islam cuts it to point.
52.6
2
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Loopy delivery on middle, Hasan looks to flick but gets an inside edge. It goes past leg slip towards fine leg. The batsmen get a couple.
52.5
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, FOUR! Nice shot! On middle, Hasan flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
52.4
2
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted delivery on middle, Hasan looks to sweep but gets a top edge. It goes over the keeper's head towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs.
52.3
2
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Full toss on middle, Mehidy flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get a couple.
52.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Hasan looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
52.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery on off, Hasan defends it off the front foot.
51.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Tossed up ball outside off, Islam leaves it alone.
51.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Short and outside off, Islam cuts it to point.
51.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Taijul Islam, Loopy delivery outside off, Islam offers no shot to this one.
51.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up delivery on middle, Hasan pushes it through mid on for a single.
51.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery on off, Hasan looks to sweep but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
51.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted delivery on off, Hasan looks to defend off the front foot but gets hit on the thigh pad.
50.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, Tossed up delivery outside off, Islam defends it off the front foot.
50.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, Quicker delivery outside off, Taijul pushes it to mid off.
50.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, Flighted delivery on middle, Islam blocks it off the front foot.
50.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Taijul Islam, Floated delivery on off, Islam defends it off the back foot.

The new man in is Taijul Islam!

50.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, OUT! LBW! The replays cannot save Liton Das as he is plumb as one can get! Sri Lanka get their first wicket of the day and it is the youngster Jayawickrama who has got the breakthrough. The last recognized batsman, Liton Das is out of here and things look very murky for Bangladesh. Flighted delivery pitching on off and turning back in. Jayawickrama gets a little drift and turn on the previous one but this goes straight with the angle. Liton leans forward to defend but this one comes straight on and hits the front pad of Liton. A huge appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger. Liton reviews it but to no avail. Ultra Edge first shows no involvement of bat. Ball Tracker then rolls in and shows it to be hitting the top of leg. Three reds on the Ball Tracker. Liton has to walk back and he takes a review with him as well.

Review! Liton Das has been adjudged LBW but he has decided to review it. Will the replays roll in his favour? 

50.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, BEATEN! Loopy delivery outside off, Das looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
49.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery down the leg side, Hasan looks to pull but gets it off the pads. It goes past the keeper towards fine leg. The batsmen get two leg byes.
49.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, On middle, Das flicks it through square leg for a single.
49.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Tossed up delivery on off, Liton offers a solid defense on this one.
49.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Loopy delivery outside off, Das defends it off the back foot.
49.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Floated delivery on off, Hasan looks to defend but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards leg slip.

Who will bowl from the other end to start the day?  It will be Ramesh Mendis.

49.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Flighted delivery on middle, Das flicks it through square leg for a single.
48.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, BEATEN! Tossed up outside off, Hasan looks to drive but misses it due to the turn on this one.
48.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, On middle, Hasan defends it to short leg.
48.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Full again on middle, Hasan flicks it to mid on.
48.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Full on middle, Hasan drives it to mid on.
48.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted delivery on middle, Hasan defends it off the back foot.
48.1
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Short delivery on off, Das punches it towards point for a single.

We are all set to begin Day 5. The Sri Lanka players are out in the middle. Mehidy Hasan and Liton Das will resume their innings for Bangladesh. Praveen Jayawickrama will start the proceedings for Day 5.

Russell Domingo, Bangladesh coach, is up for a chat. He says Bangladesh would look to play for a draw. Adds that in the first Test their batsmen got big runs. Mentions that Mominul played very well in the first Test. Further says they can take positives from this series as Tamim Iqbal's form was important for them. Domingo says that the lower order would look to get some good score and make Sri Lanka work hard.

Pitch Report - Russel Arnold is down with the pitch report. He says that the ball is going to spin. Adds that Bangladesh batsmen have got starts but no one could settle in there. Mentions that Bangladesh need to bat well to survive and it is not going to be easy.

Hello and welcome to the final day of the second and final Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It has been an intriguing Test so far and we are in for a thrilling finale. All three results seem to be possible as we enter the final day. Bangladesh need 260 to win this game, a task which might be a little too tough but still very much a possibility. The hosts need 5 wickets on a track that has been turning a web around the batters. The weather and lights might play a big part in this game ending in a stalemate. Can the hosts get the job done or will Bangladesh pull of a miracle?

... Day 5, Session 1 ...

That is all from us on Day 4! A win for Sri Lanka is a very likely outcome but in the game of cricket, there are no guarantees. Do join us on 3rd May, 2021 for the Day 5 coverage. The action is set to begin 15 mins early tomorrow. It will start at 0945 local (0415 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

After 9 days of Test cricket, I think we can say with some degree of confidence that this series will not end in a draw. Sri Lanka are most likely of the two teams to come out on top on Day 5. Their batsmen added 194 runs to their first-innings lead and set a mammoth target of 437 for Bangladesh. They were led by Dimuth Karunaratne in the second innings and Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva and Niroshan Dickwella played good cameos to take them to 194 in their second innings. Bangladesh bowled well in patches but gave away too many runs in the first hour of play. A better performance by them in the first hour could have made a big impact in this game.

For Sri Lanka, it was all about their spinners. Ramesh Mendis and Praveen Jayawickrama have used the conditions well and have put their team well on top. Mendis picked up Tamim Iqbal early but was taken on by Saif Hassan. However, Jayawickrama came on to dismiss Hassan and Najmul Hussain Shanto. Mendis came back and dismissed the Bangladeshi skipper and Mushfiqur Rahim. For Sri Lanka, all that they need now is patience. With the pitch assisting the spinners, they should be able to pick up these 5 wickets if they are patient enough with the ball.

Bangladesh needed a strong start if they ever were going to win this one. Tamim Iqbal played a few good strokes but was out to a beauty by Ramesh Mendis. Saif Hassan was living dangerously and was out after hitting a few boundaries. Najmul Hossain Shanto was bowled courtesy a ripper by Praveen Jayawickrama. Mominul Haque played a poor shot to get out to Mendis and Mushfiqur Rahim was out to the off-spinner too. Most of their batters got a start but were unable to go on to score a big innings. There were a few close calls towards the end of the day but Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan have survived. A tough battle awaits Bangladesh tomorrow, a win from here seems unlikely and they would be happy if they draw this one.

UPDATE 1718 local (1148 GMT) - STUMPS HAVE BEEN CALLED! The light was not going to improve and this was going to happen anytime.

Right! Bad light and a bit of drizzle mean that play has been cut short today. Sri Lanka will be the happier side as they have a firm grip on this game. Bangladesh, on the other hand, need to put on a very special performance if they want to win this game.

UPDATE 1704 local (1134 GMT) - It has started to rain. Looks like a drizzle. The covers are on at the moment.

The umpires check the light meter and ask the players to go off the field. They feel it is not good enough to continue. Not sure how much it will improve from here but we will wait and watch.

47.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, NOT OUT! There is no bat on that one! Loopy ball, on middle. Hasan misses the defense and that ball lobs up in the air and short leg takes it diving forward. The umpire thinks that it is a bat-pad situation and gives him out. Hasan reviews and there is nothing on Ultra Edge. The umpire now checks for LBW but the ball is spinning down the leg side. Another good review by Bangladesh.

Review time! An appeal for catch! Mehidy Hasan is the man in question. Ultra Edge shows there is a flat line when the ball passes the bat. They are checking for lbw also. Ball Tracker shows that it is umpire's call and it is missing the stumps. Bangladesh retain their review.

47.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Fuller ball, on middle. It turns down the leg side.
47.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Flatter ball, around off. Defended.
47.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, That has spun a mile! Lands outside off and turns back in sharply. Hasan manages to keep it out.
47.2
2
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Fuller ball, down the leg side. Hasan sweeps it wide of deep square leg for one.
47.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Loopy ball, outside off. Defended off the front foot.
46.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Fuller ball, around off. Defended.
46.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, That one has turned viciously from the rough! Loopy ball, outside the leg stump line. Liton Das anticipates the turn and defends on the middle stump line. But the ball spits from the rough and zips past the outside edge.
46.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Loopy ball, lands on leg and turns away. Das pushes it to point.
46.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Drifting on the pads. Clipped to the leg side.
46.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Loopy ball, on off. Pushed to cover.
46.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Tossed up, on the middle stump. Defended off the back foot.
45.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Fuller ball, around off. Mehidy Hasan plays it to the left of Mendis.
45.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Flatter ball, on off. Defended.
45.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, This lands on off and turns back in. Das clips it to deep square leg for one.
45.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Loopy ball, on off. Defended again.
45.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Flatter ball, on off. Defended off the back foot.

Review time! An appeal for lbw! Liton Das is the man in question. He has not offered any shot here. Ball Tracker shows that it is missing the stumps. The onfield decision has to be overturned. Bangladesh retain their review.

45.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, NOT OUT! The ball is going over the stumps! Flatter ball, on off. Das strangely decides not to offer a shot and is hit on the pads. Umpire raises his finger immediately. Das reviews after talking with his partner. Ultra Edge is irrelevant as he has left it alone. Ball Tracker shows that the ball is going over the stumps and Liton Das is safe.
44.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Fuller and wider outside off. Left alone by Hasan.
44.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up, on off. Pushed to covers.
44.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flatter ball, on off. Defended off the backfoot.
44.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Fuller ball, on off. Pushed to cover.
44.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up, on off. Hasan defends it well.
44.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Loopy ball, around off. Defended.

DRINKS! Sri Lanka are keeping it tight. They have picked two wickets and the spinners are bowling well here. Ramesh Mendis picked both those wickets. On the other hand, Bangladesh are fighting for survival here. They have lost their captain and they have lost Mushfiqur Rahim who was playing so well. They would want Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan to stay till the end of day's play.

43.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, Loopy ball, on the stumps. Mehidy Hasan sweeps it to deep square leg for one.
43.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Fuller ball, on the pads. Clipped away to deep square leg for one.
43.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Flatter ball, on off. Liton Das looks to defend but the ball spins past down the leg side.
43.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Fuller ball, around off. Pushed to the leg side.
43.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Drops short! Loopy ball, on off. Liton Das gets an inside edge towards short leg but it drops short of short leg.
43.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Flatter ball, on off. Clipped away to the leg side.
42.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Loopy ball, around off. Pushed to the off side.
42.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, A touch fuller, around off. Defended.
42.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up, on off. Hasan defends it well.
42.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Flatter ball, on the stumps. Defended off the back foot.
42.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Tossed up, around off. Defended.
42.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mehidy Hasan, Loopy ball, around off. Pushed to cover.
41.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Loopy delivery outside off, Das defends it off the back foot.
41.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mehidy Hasan, On middle, Hasan looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It falls safely between leg slip and short leg. The batsmen take a single.

Mehidy Hasan is the new man in.

41.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT! CAUGHT! Mendis gets his third wicket! Floated delivery on middle, Rahim looks to flick but gets it off the gloves. It goes towards leg slip where Dhananajaya de Silva takes a comfortable catch.
41.3
4
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Rahim pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
41.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rahim flicks it to short leg.
41.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Rahim looks to play the reverse sweep but misses it.
40.6
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full delivery on off, Rahim drives it towards mid off for a quick single.
40.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, On off, Rahim pushes it to covers.
40.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Loopy delivery on off, Rahim blocks it off the front foot.
40.3
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! That is hammered! Floated delivery on middle, Rahim plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary.
40.2
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Flighted delivery on middle, Das flicks it towards square leg for a run.
40.1
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Das flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
39.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, BEATEN! Googly on middle, Rahim comes down the track and looks to play this ball but it went through his legs. It goes towards the keeper where Dickwella fails to collect the ball cleanly.
39.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, On middle, Rahim defends it towards the leg side.
39.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated delivery on off, Rahim looks to defend but mistimes it towards the bowler.
39.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Flighted delivery on middle, Das flicks it towards fine leg for a run.
39.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Tossed up delivery on off, Das defends it off the back foot.
39.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full delivery on middle, Rahim drives it through mid on for a single.
38.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, On middle, Liton blocks it off the back foot.
38.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Flighted delivery on off, Das defends it off the front foot.
38.4
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short and outside off, Rahim punches it towards point for a single.
38.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated delivery on off, Rahim pushes it to covers.
38.2
2
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rahim comes down the track and lofts it over mid on. It clears Angelo Mathews there. The batsmen get two runs.
38.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Arm ball on middle, Rahim looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.

The physio is out in the middle for Mushfiqur Rahim. He is in pain here as in the previous over he hit the ball into his ankle. The magic spray has been applied.

37.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Down the leg side, Das leaves it alone.
37.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Short delivery on middle, Das tucks it towards the leg side.
37.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated delivery on off, Rahim flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
37.3
2
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flatter outside off, Rahim plays a reverse sweep towards third man. The batsmen get two runs.
37.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rahim flicks it to mid-wicket.
37.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flighted delivery on off, Rahim looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
36.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Tossed up delivery on middle, Das drives it to mid off.
36.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Full on off, Das drives it back towards the bowler.
36.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Loopy delivery on off, Das keeps it out.
36.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Flighted delivery outside off, Liton offers a solid defense on this one.
36.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Tossed up delivery on middle, Das comes forward and blocks it.
36.1
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated delivery on middle, Rahim flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
35.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, NOT OUT! Impact is outside off! Googly on off, Das looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Sri Lanka review it. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that the impact is outside off. Sri Lanka lose all their reviews.

Review time! Sri Lanka have gone up for LBW. Liton Das is the man in question. Ultra Edge rolls in and it shows that bat is not involved. Ball Tracker shows that the impact is outside off.

35.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, On middle, Das blocks it off the front foot.
35.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Tossed up delivery outside off, Das defends it towards the leg side.
35.3
2
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Full on middle, Liton flicks it in the air. There is a man at short leg, but the ball goes through his legs. Two runs are taken.
35.2
3
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flighted ball on middle, Rahim sweeps it towards fine leg. The batsmen get three runs.
35.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Floated delivery on middle, Das flicks it past short leg towards square leg for a single.
34.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up delivery on off, Rahim keeps it out.
34.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, Rahim offers no shot to this one.
34.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flighted delivery outside off, Rahim pushes it to point.
34.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up delivery outside off, Rahim offers a solid defense on this one.
34.2
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Full on middle, Das flicks it towards mid on for a single.
34.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Liton Das, Floated delivery on off, Das defends it off the front foot.
33.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, On middle, Das flicks it towards square leg for a single.
33.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Flighted delivery on middle, Das defends it off the front foot.
33.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full on middle, Rahim drives it through mid on for a single.
33.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rahim defends it off the back foot.
33.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated delivery on off, Rahim defends it to short leg.
33.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Liton Das, Short delivery outside off, Das pushes it towards point for a single.
32.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, On off, Rahim pushes it to covers.
32.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Loopy delivery on middle, Rahim pushes it back towards the bowler.
32.4
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Cracking shot! Short delivery on off, Rahim cuts it through point for a boundary.
32.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated delivery on off, Rahim defends it back towards the bowler.
32.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rahim pushes it back towards the bowler.
32.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flighted delivery on off, Rahim defends it off the front foot.

Liton Das is new man in.

31.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mominul Haque, OUT! BOWLED! Ramesh Mendis gets his second wicket! Flighted delivery on off, Haque looks to guide but gets an inside edge and gets bowled. Mominul Haque was looking very good but a misjudged stroke has seen him go back in the hut. Sri Lanka needs 6 wickets to win.
31.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short again on middle, Rahim pulls it through square leg for a single.
31.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mominul Haque, Short delivery outside off, Haque punches it through covers for a single.
31.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mominul Haque, Floated delivery on middle, Haque flicks it to mid-wicket.
31.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mominul Haque, Short delivery on off, Haque cuts it to point.
31.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mominul Haque, Full toss on middle, Haque flicks it to mid-wicket.

Change in bowling. Ramesh Mendis (11-0-60-1) comes back on.

30.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flatter delivery outside off, Rahim punches it to covers.
30.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short and outside off, Rahim cuts it to point.
30.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated delivery on off, Rahim blocks it off the front foot.
30.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short delivery outside off, Rahim punches it to covers.
30.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up delivery on leg, Rahim flicks it to short leg.
30.1
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Floated delivery on middle, Haque flicks it through square leg for a single.
29.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, Loopy delivery on middle, Rahim flicks it to mid-wicket.
29.5
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short delivery outside off, Rahim punches it through point for a couple.
29.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated delivery on off, Rahim defends it off the front foot.
29.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full on middle, Rahim flicks it to mid-wicket.
29.2
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Cracking shot! Short delivery on off, Rahim makes room and punches it through covers for a boundary.
29.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Flighted delivery on off, Haque pushes it towards point for a single.
28.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full delivery on off, Rahim drives it to mid off.
28.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, On off, Rahim offers a solid defense on this one.
28.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Loopy delivery on off, Rahim punches it to covers.
28.3
2
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, DROPPED! Floated delivery on off, Rahim looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip where Thirimanne tries to take the catch but spills it. It goes towards third man. The batsmen get two runs.
28.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rahim pushes it back towards the bowler.
28.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short delivery on off, Rahim punches it to point.
27.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Flighted delivery on middle, Haque offers a solid defense on this one.
27.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, On middle, Rahim sweeps it towards fine leg for a single.
27.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Loopy delivery on middle, Haque flicks it towards the leg side for a single.
27.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, NOT OUT! Arm ball outside off, Haque looks to defend but misses it due to the spin on this one. It goes towards the keeper where Dickwella takes the bails off. It is referred upstairs. Replays show that Mominul's foot was behind the crease and that saves him.

Is that a stumping? The umpires have gone upstairs to check it. It looks close but it looks like there is some part of the boot behind the crease.

27.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Floated delivery on off, Haque pushes it to point.
27.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Tossed up delivery on off, Haque defends it off the front foot.
26.6
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Full on middle, Haque flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
26.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Short delivery on off, Haque looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
26.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Floated delivery on off, Haque blocks it off the front foot.
26.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Googy on off, Rahim looks to defend but misses it due to the turn and bounce on this one. It goes towards the keeper where Dickwella fails to grab it cleanly and it goes past him towards third man. The batsmen get three byes.
26.2
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Nicely swept! Flighted delivery on middle, Rahim sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
26.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rahim defends it off the back foot.

We are back! With around 34 overs left in the day, it promises to be an exciting session. A few wickets for Sri Lanka and Day 5 would become a mere formality. Bangladesh would want to avoid that at any cost. Praveen Jayawickrama to continue with the ball.

... Day 4, Session 3 ...

Right then! Sri Lanka need 7 wickets to win the series and would look to take as many as possible at the end of Day 4. Bangladesh, on the other hand, would not want to lose any more wicket and would want this pair to continue till the end of day's play. Join us in 20 minutes for the final session of Day 4!

Bangladesh, on the other hand, started their chase with a fine start but they lost Tamim Iqbal for 24. The partnership between Saif Hassan and Najmul Hossain Shanto was going good. Saif Hassan played some good shots but he played a terrible shot to lose his wicket. Shanto was bowled by an excellent delivery by Praveen Jayawickrama. He was looking good but did not last long. Mominul Haque is playing well and will look to stay till the end of Day 4. He would want Rahim to support him.

It has been an excellent session for Sri Lanka. They have picked 3 wickets and are 7 wickets away from winning the series. Praveen Jayawickrama took 2 wickets and Ramesh Mendis took the other wicket. The spinners have been bowling well in tandem. Lakmal did not get any wicket till now.

25.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Flatter ball, outside off. Pushed to point. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 4!
25.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, A single as this is eased down to long on.
25.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Fuller ball, outside off. Cut away past point. The fielder runs across, dives and keeps it down to one.
25.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Fuller ball, around off. Mominul Haque dead bats it to the off side.
25.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Loopy ball, on off. Defended.
25.1
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Flatter ball, outside off. Mominul Haque late cuts it past the slip. The fielder chases it and keeps it down to a couple.
24.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Fuller ball, on the stumps. Rahim covers his stumps and defends it.
24.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Loopy ball, around off. Defended off the front foot.
24.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flatter ball, comes in with the angle. Defended from the crease.
24.3
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Loopy ball, on off. Mominul Haque comes down the track and punches it wide of the bowler. The ball goes to long on for a run.
24.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Mominul Haque comes down the track and looks to defend. The ball hits his pads and goes to the leg side.
24.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Loopy ball, outside off. Defended.
23.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up, around off. Defended.
23.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahim comes down the track and clips it to the leg side. But the man at short mid-wicket runs across and stops it.
23.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Loopy ball, around off. Mominul Haque pushes it through covers for one.
23.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, A touch fuller, on the stumps. Pushed to short mid on.
23.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Loopy ball, around off. Defended.
23.1
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Mominul Haque, Fuller ball, outside off. Mominul Haque drives it past the diving point fielder. But the man in the deep runs across, dives and keeps it to a couple.

Dhananjaya de Silva is into the attack.

22.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mushfiqur Rahim, Loopy ball, around off. Pushed to cover.

Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman in.

22.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, OUT! BOWLED! That is an absolute beauty! Comes over the wicket and Praveen Jayawickrama tosses this on the rough, outside off. Najmul Hossain Shanto comes forward to defend. But the ball spins a mile and goes between his bat and pads to crash on the stumps. Praveen Jayawickrama will be delighted with that. A classical left-arm spinner's dismissal.
22.4
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Mominul Haque comes down the track and pushes it to long on for one.
22.3
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shorter ball, on the stumps. Clipped past short fine leg for one.
22.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Loopy ball, on the stumps. Clipped to mid-wicket.
22.1
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Just a single as this is eased down to long on.
21.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Fuller again, on the pads. Pushed straight to mid on.
21.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Loopy ball, around off. Defended by Shanto.
21.4
2
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away past point. The fielder chases it and keeps it down to a couple.
21.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Loopy ball, on off. Defended back to the bowler.
21.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Flatter ball, outside off. Defended.
21.1
4
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, FOUR! Nicely struck! Fuller ball, around off. Najmul Hossain Shanto punches it wide of mid on for a boundary.
20.6
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, FOUR! Lovely stroke! Fuller ball, down the leg side. Swept down to the fine leg fence.
20.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Big appeal for LBW! Loopy ball, lands on middle and turns back in. It goes past the inside edge of the bat and Mominul Haque is hit on the pads. There is a huge appeal for LBW but the umpire is unmoved.
20.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Loopy ball, on off. Defended.
20.3
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, FOUR! Well played! Mominul Haque comes down the track and flicks it to the mid-wicket fence.
20.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Loopy ball, on off. Mominul Haque is struck on the pads and the ball lobs up. The man at leg slip runs to his right and dives to take the ball.
20.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Flatter ball, on off. Defended off the back foot.
19.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Mominul Haque, Loopy ball, outside off. Mominul Haque comes forward and gets the outer half of the bat while looking to drive it. The ball goes past point for one.
19.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mominul Haque, A touch fuller, around off. Pushed to the off side.
19.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mominul Haque, Flighted ball, on off. Defended off the front foot.
19.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mominul Haque, Tossed up, around off. Mominul Haque defends it off the front foot.
19.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mominul Haque, Loopy ball, on off. Mominul Haque pushes it back to the bowler.
19.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Mominul Haque, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away to cover.
18.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Loopy ball, on the stumps. Defended.
18.5
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Just a single as this is pushed wide of mid off.
18.4
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, FOUR! Hammered! Low full toss, on off. Mominul Haque gets low and sweeps it to the square leg fence.
18.3
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, FOUR! Wide of leg slip! Shorter ball, on the stumps. Mominul Haque works it down to fine leg. The ball goes in the air, but between the keeper and leg slip.
18.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Just short of leg slip! Loopy ball, on the stumps. Tickled round the corner, the ball drops short of leg slip.
18.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Loopy ball, on off. Mominul Haque gets hit on the pads while looking to defend it.
17.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, On off. Defended out.
17.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Loopy ball, outside off. Najmul Hossain Shanto strides forward and offers his pad to the ball.
17.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shorter and wider outside off. Cut away to cover.
17.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Loopy ball, outside off. Najmul Hossain Shanto leaves it alone.
17.2
4
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, FOUR! Hansome stroke! Fuller ball, on the stumps. Shanto punches it to the long on fence.
17.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Loopy ball, on off. Defended off the front foot.
16.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Fuller ball, on off. Pushed towards short leg.
16.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Mominul Haque, Mominul Haque comes down the track and defends it.

Mominul Haque is the new man.

16.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, OUT! TAKEN! There comes the wicket! Saif Hassan was looking to take risks and he has perished now. Excellent bowling by the spinners, they stuck to their lines and Praveen Jayawickrama has been rewarded as a result of that. Looped up, on off. Saif Hassan looks to go big down the ground, but he is beaten by the spin and in flight. The ball takes the outside edge and goes to Suranga Lakmal at cover. He takes an easy catch.
16.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, Loopy ball, on off. Saif Hassan defends it off the front foot.
16.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, Flatter ball, on the pads. Defended from the crease.
16.1
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away to deep point for one.
15.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Fuller ball, around off. Defended out.
15.5
4
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, FOUR! Good looking shot but Ramesh Mendis won't mind that! Loopy ball, on off. Saif Hassan comes down the track and lifts it to the long off fence. As long as he is taking risks, Sri Lanka have a chance to get him out.
15.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Fuller ball, outside off. Saif Hassan covers his stumps and defends it.
15.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Fuller ball, around off. Najmul Hossain Shanto gets low and laps it to fine leg for one.
15.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Loopy ball, on the stumps. Hassan clips it to fine leg for one.
15.1
4
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, FOUR! Poor ball and punished! Shorter ball, on the stumps. Saif Hassan rocks back and pulls it to the deep square leg fence. TV Umpire is called in and the replay shows that it bounces just inside the ropes.
14.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Flatter ball, on the stumps. Shanto defends it well.
14.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Fuller ball, on the pads. Clipped to mid-wicket.
14.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Turn again! Lands outside off. Najmul Hossain Shanto looks to defend it off the front foot but the ball hits his pads.
14.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Loopy ball, on off. Najmul Hossain Shanto defends it off the front foot.
14.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Loopy ball, around off. Defended.
14.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Lands it outside off and gets it to turn. Najmul Hossain Shanto clips it wide of leg slip.
13.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Fuller ball, on the pads. Najmul Hossain Shanto pushes it wide of mid on. The fielder runs across, dives and fumbles. But the man from the off side gets to the ball to keep it to one.
13.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Flatter ball, on the stumps. Defended.
13.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shorter and wider outside off. Cut away to point.
13.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Flatter ball, on off. Najmul Hossain Shanto looks to defend it off the back foot but gets the inside edge on the pads.
13.2
4
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, FOUR! Cracking shot! Short and wide outside off. Najmul Hossain Shanto cuts it wide of mid off for a boundary.
13.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Fuller ball, outside off. Saif Hassan pushes it to mid off for one.
12.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Flatter ball, on the stumps. Defended.
12.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Beaten! Loopy ball, outside off. Najmul Hossain Shanto plays for the turn but there isn't any. The ball goes past the bat.
12.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Flatter ball, around off. Defended to the leg side.
12.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shorter ball, around off. Clipped to the leg side.
12.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Loopy ball, around off. Defended.

Review time! An appeal for lbw! Hossain Shanto is the man in question. Ultra Edge shows there is a spike on this one. Sri Lanka have only one review left.

12.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, NOT OUT! The edge has saved him! Fuller ball, on the stumps. Shanto misses his sweep and is hit on the pads. The umpire doesn't give in to Sri Lanka's appeal for an LBW. Dimuth Karunaratne reviews it. The Ultra Edge rolls in and it shows that there is a spike as the ball passes the bat. Sri Lanka lose another review.

DRINKS! Sri Lanka are bowling very well here. The spinners are keeping it tight. They have picked one wicket. On the other hand, Bangladesh would want this partnership to continue.

11.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, A touch shorter, lands on off and turns back in. Najmul Hossain Shanto defends it from the crease.
11.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Loopy ball, around off. Defended out.
11.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Fuller ball, around off. Pushed to covers, the fielder dives to stop the ball.
11.3
6
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, SIX! He's not holding back! Najmul Hossain Shanto comes down the track and lifts it over long on for a maximum.

Review time! An appeal for lbw! Saif Hassan is the man in question. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that it is missing the leg stump. Bangladesh retain their review.

11.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, NOT OUT! The ball is turning down the leg stump! Loopy ball, on the stumps. Hassan misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The umpire raises his finger after a strong appeal for LBW. Najmul Hossain Shanto reviews it. There is nothing on Ultra Edge but the turn means that the ball is sliding down the leg stump. Review is retained and he is safe.
11.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, A touch fuller, on the pads. Eased down to mid on for one.
10.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, Fuller ball, around off. Saif Hassan smacks it wide of mid on. But the fielder gets across, dives and stops the ball.
10.5
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tossed up, around off. Najmul Hossain Shanto sweeps it to short fine leg for one.
10.4
3
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, The pressure seems to be getting to Saif Hassan! Loopy ball, on the stumps. Saif Hassan gets the under edge while looking to slip. The ball goes to fine leg but is cut off by the fielder. 3 runs are taken.
10.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, Tossed up, on the stumps. Defended.
10.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, Well bowled! Loopy ball, lands on off and turns away a bit. Saif Hassan looks to defend but gets the outer half of the bat.
10.1
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Fuller ball, on the pads. Shanto clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
9.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, On middle, Hassan defends it off the back foot.
9.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Quicker delivery on off, Hassan defends it to short leg.
9.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Loopy delivery on leg, Hassan keeps it out.
9.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Flighted delivery on middle, Hassan defends it towards the leg side.
9.2
4
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up delivery on middle, Hassan lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
9.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Floated delivery on middle, Hossain Shanto pushes it towards mid on and takes a quick single.
8.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, Flighted delivery on off, Hassan pushes it towards the off side.
8.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, Short delivery on middle, Hassan keeps it out.
8.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, Quicker delivery on off, Hassan pushes it to point.
8.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, Floated delivery on off, Saif lofts it uppishly towards mid off where it falls short of the fielder.
8.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, Floated delivery on middle, Hassan defends it off the back foot.
8.1
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Saif Hassan, FOUR! Nice shot! Tossed up delivery on middle, Hassan flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Change. Praveen Jayawickrama comes on now.

7.6
4
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, FOUR! Nicely swept! On middle, Hossain Shanto sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
7.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, On middle and leg, Hossain Shanto sweeps it to square leg.

Review time! Sri Lanka have reviewed this for LBW. The ball is missing the off pole.

7.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, NOT OUT! It is missing the stumps! Flighted delivery on off, Hossain Shanto does not offer a shot and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Sri Lanka review it. Ultra Edge is irrelevant as he has left it alone. The impact doesn't matter as he has left it alone but the Ball Tracker shows that it is missing the stumps. Sri Lanka lose one review.
7.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Googly on off, Hossain Shanto looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards second slip where it falls short of the fielder.
7.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tossed up delivery on off, Hossain Shanto defends it off the front foot.

Najmul Hossain Shanto is the new man in.

7.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Ramesh Mendis gets his first wicket! Googly on off, Tamim Iqbal looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where Dickwella takes a good catch behind the stumps.
6.6
0
Suranga Lakmal to Saif Hassan, Good length delivery on off, Hassan offers a solid defense on this one.
6.5
0
Suranga Lakmal to Saif Hassan, On a good length on off, Hassan pushes it to covers.
6.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, Short delivery on middle, Tamim pulls it through square leg for a single.
6.3
0
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, On a good length on middle, Iqbal defends it off the front foot.
6.2
4
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Lovely shot! Full delivery on off, Iqbal drives it through mid off for a boundary.
6.1
4
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Terrific shot! Back of a length on off, Iqbal punches it through covers for a boundary.
5.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Flighted delivery down the leg side, Saif looks to flick but misses it.
5.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, On off, Hassan defends it off the back foot.
5.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, Loopy delivery on middle, Iqbal flicks it towards mid-wicket and goes for the single. Mendis runs and picks the ball and goes for a direct hit at his end but misses it.
5.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, Flighted delivery on middle, Tamim offers a solid defense on this one.
5.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, Tossed up delivery on off, Iqbal defends it off the front foot.
5.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Floated delivery on middle, Hassan pushes it towards covers for a single.
4.6
0
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, Comes around the wicket and bowls a full one, on off. Tamim pushes it back to Lakmal.
4.5
0
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, A length ball again, on the stumps. Defended solidly from the crease.
4.4
0
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, Serves a length ball, on the fourth stump line. Tamim Iqbal defends it nicely.
4.3
0
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, Length ball, around off. Defended by Tamim.
4.2
0
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, Back of a length, on the stumps. Defended from the crease.
4.1
0
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, Good length ball, on the fifth stump line. Tamim Iqbal plays well inside the line of that one and the ball goes to the keeper.
3.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Lands on off, and turns back in. Saif Hassan defends it from the crease.
3.5
2
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Short and wide outside off. Cut away past covers for a couple.
3.4
4
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, FOUR! Off the mark in style! Short ball, on the stumps. Saif Hassan pulls it to the square leg fence.
3.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Shorter this time, on the stumps. Saif Hassan defends it well.
3.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Saif Hassan, Flatter this time, outside off. Saif Hassan defends it from the crease.
3.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, Loopy ball, outside off. Pushed through covers for one.
2.6
0
Suranga Lakmal to Saif Hassan, Good length ball, on the stumps. Defended off the front foot.
2.5
0
Suranga Lakmal to Saif Hassan, Fuller ball, around off. Pushed to mid on.
2.4
0
Suranga Lakmal to Saif Hassan, Good length ball, around off. Defended to the off side.
2.3
0
Suranga Lakmal to Saif Hassan, A huge appeal by the keeper but it is not out! Length ball, down the leg side. Saif Hassan misses his flick and Niroshan Dickwella collects it behind the stumps. He appeals for a caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. Good decision as the Ultra Edge shows that it had clipped the pads and not the bat.
2.2
0
Suranga Lakmal to Saif Hassan, A touch fuller, outside off. Saif Hassan pushes it to short cover.
2.1
0
Suranga Lakmal to Saif Hassan, Good length ball, around off. Defended.
1.6
6
Ramesh Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, SIX! There she goes! Great use of the feet! Tamim Iqbal comes down the track and hits it inside-out, all the way over the cover fence.
1.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, Tossed up, outside off. Tamim pushes it to cover.
1.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, Flatter ball, around off. Defended off the back foot.
1.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, On off. Defended out.
1.2
2
Ramesh Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, Great effort by the fielder! Short and wide outside off. Tamim cuts it away past point. Pathum Nissanka chases the ball, puts in a dive and keeps it down to a couple.
1.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, Loopy ball, around off. Pushed to covers.

Ramesh Mendis to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
Suranga Lakmal to Saif Hassan, Length ball, around off. Saif Hassan covers his stumps and defends it off the front foot.
0.5
1
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, Too straight this time, clipped to deep square leg for one.
0.4
0
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, Length ball, around off. Defended out.
0.3
0
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, The swing might have saved Tamim Iqbal there! Fuller ball, lands on middle and nips back in sharply. Tamim misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Suranga Lakmal puts in a big appeal but the umpire was unmoved. Probably sliding down leg.
0.2
4
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Tamim and Bangladesh are underway! Short of a length, around off. Tamim Iqbal rises with the bounce and punches it over covers for a boundary.
0.1
0
Suranga Lakmal to Tamim Iqbal, Fuller ball, around off. Tamim pushes it to mid on.