Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test Day 5 Highlights Today 11 March 2017
Watch latest cricket highlights. Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka highlights of the day 5 of 1st Test played today on 11-3-2017. SL vs BAN highlights. Bangladesh has been given an almost impossible total to achieve. Yesterday a sparkling innings from Soumya Sarkar gave good start to the visitors but they still have a long way to go. On fourth day, they were 67 without loss at stumps. They require another 390 runs to win the game and a whole day is at their disposal. A sane option must be to play with caution and strive not to loose wickets. They will, most likely, try to lead this game to a draw. However playing a whole day against Sri Lankan bowling is a very tough challenge. Every batsmen will have to resist and play his part to ensure they don’t loose this match.
Yesterday Sri Lanka declared their innings at 274. Upul Tharanga scored 115 runs and compensated his failure to score runs in the first innings. At the time of declaration, 125 overs remained in the match, but it is highly unlikely so many will be possible – bad light and rain ate up 12 overs at the tail end of day four.
Today Herath will be a formidable challenge for Bangladesh. If they successfully neutralize his magical spin, they can hope for some support from bad weather because there is prediction of afternoon rain today. They must remember that Herath is the bowler with the most fourth-innings five-wicket hauls in cricket.
Sarkar scored an unbeaten 53 off 47 balls yesterday, which is a good sign for his team. However today he will have to restrain himself from such aggression because they will need more than one strong partnership today. Early wickets will create ripples of panic that may travel through middle order. If this happens, they may loose the match before end of the second session.