Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test Day 2 Highlights Today 8 March 2017
Watch Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka cricket highlights today on 8-3-2017. SL vs BAN highlights. Bangladesh wiped out the Sri Lanka tail in little over an hour after lunch, then made it unscathed to 31, in response to the 494 the hosts had amassed. The pitch on day two has been much the same as it had been on Tuesday: too dry to offer any meaningful seam movement, and not dry enough yet to bring spinners into the game.
Despite the track’s incompliance, Mehedi Hasan continued to flight the ball bravely through much of the first three hours, and gleaned three further wickets as a result – finishing with 4 for 113 from the innings. Mustafizur Rahman deployed his cutters incisively in the morning, and Taskin Ahmed had bowled well on day one, but at Galle, even on a track such as this, the quicks will struggle to outdo the slow bowlers.
Mehedi had dismissed Sri Lanka’s overnight pair in the morning session, and claimed the prized scalp of the afternoon as well, when he hit Dilruwan Perera in front of the stumps with a slider. Perera had struck a third Test fifty at a brisk pace to bring Sri Lanka to the brink of 500, but the second session would also see a substantial mistake from him: fielding at gully in the third over, he dropped a straightforward chance off the bat of Soumya Sarkar, who had been on 4.
Save for Soumya’s dropped chance, the Bangladesh openers were assured against the new ball in the second session. They saw out Lahiru Kumara’s pace, and sought out scoring opportunities against each of the bowlers who came at them. Tamim hit three fours to move to 17 off 23 balls by tea.