Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 5 Highlights Today 19 March 2017
Watch Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka highlights today. BAN vs SL highlights of the last day of 2nd Test played on 19-3-2017. During this Test, Sri Lanka played well but Bangladesh’s performance was amazing. After scoring 338 runs in the first innings, courtesy Chandima’s 138 runs, the hosts were hoping to get some lead against Bangladesh. But there plans were overridden by a superb display of batting effort from the visitors who managed to pile up 467 runs, gaining substantial lead in the first innings. Shakib Al Hasan’s historic knock of 116 runs was the highlight of it. However Mosaddek Hossain’s 75 runs were no less important. Others also played their part and a whole team effort provided them with a historic chance of gaining victory against Sri Lanka at their home ground.
When Sri Lanka came to bat for the second time, Karunaratne provided them with a chance to get back to the game by scoring 126 runs. But rest of the team was unable to keep their nerves and the they managed to achieve only 319 runs. As a result, Bangladesh were given the target of 191 to chase. Today is the final day and if something very unfortunate doesn’t happen, they have a chance of victory at their hand.
After resuming on 268 for 8, Dilruwan Perera and Suranga Lakmal extended their ninth-wicket stand to 80 runs. There were some chances created with Mustafizur nailing accurate cutters and Shakib Al Hasan getting the ball to dart into the pads. The partnership ended through a run-out when Perera took off for a run after Subashis Roy had misfielded the ball at square leg. But he had already struck his second successive fifty, this one ending after 174 balls.
Lakmal fell after getting 42 off 48 with four boundaries, holing out at long-off to give Shakib his fourth wicket.