Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test Day 4 Highlights Today 10 March 2017

Watch Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka cricket highlights today on 10-3-2017. SL vs BAN highlights of the day 4 of 1st Test. Yesterday rain didn’t allow three sessions to be completed but, due to aggressive Sri Lankan bowling, the game has entered into a crucial phase. At one point in Bangladesh innings, it seemed they wouldn’t be able to avoid follow on. 106-run seventh-wicket stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan halted Sri Lankan bowling attack for a while and allowed a berating space to the batsmen. It also helped the visitors to avoid follow on. When day was called off due to rain, Bangladesh were all out at 312 which means Sri Lanka had obtained a substantial lead of 182 runs in the first innings.


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Bangladesh had begun the day with a little over a quarter of Sri Lanka’s score knocked off, for the loss of two wickets, but quickly did they unravel in the first session. Soumya Sarkar played the first poor stroke, swatting Suranga Lakmal heedlessly off his hips to pick out the fine leg fielder. Shakib Al Hasan batted positively for 18 deliveries, but got himself caught down the legside off the bowling of Lakshan Sandakan. Mahmudullah and Liton Das then both fell playing footless shots – Liton poking at Herath only to send slip a catch; Mahmudullah missing a straight ball from Lahiru Kumara, which had been angled in from wide of the crease.

Defying Sri Lanka, and fitting the innings with some semblance of a backbone, was Mushfiqur. He was largely passive through the first session, even as Sandakan sent down a feast of loose deliveries in between several unplayable ones. He scored only 21 runs in 70 balls as the four morning wickets fell, but became livelier after lunch. Herath was launched into the sightscreen in the first over of the session, and Mushfiqur rarely let a scoring opportunity slip by him over the next few overs: he’d score 47 runs in as many balls, hitting eight boundaries while completing a 16th career fifty. He went on to make 85.


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