Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights Today 16 March 2017
Watch Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh cricket highlights today on 16-3-2017. SL vs BAN highlights of day 2 of second Test. Yesterday was Bangladesh day who kept Sri Lanka in check in all the three sessions. Had there not been a stubborn eighth-wicket partnership between Dinesh Chandimal and Rangana Herath, the hosts would have been in serious trouble. So we can safely claim that Bangladesh won the first day of their 100th Test at Colombo. When game had to be stopped due to bad light, Sri Lanka were 238 for 7. Chandimal was unbeaten on 86 off 210 balls with four fours in his resistance against Bangladesh’s bowling that wanted to engulf all of their opposition.
Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. Bangladesh overcame some of the disadvantage of losing the toss with Mustafizur and Mehedi making crucial early strikes. Mustafizur tempted opener Dimuth Karunaratne to play away from his body and had him caught at gully by Mehedi, who then took over and took out not one but both centurions from the Galle Test – Kusal Mendis and Upul Tharanga.
Mendis ran past a drifter and was stumped by Mushfiqur Rahim, who took over the gloves with Liton Das injured, and Tharanga was caught at slip after jabbing at a classic offspinner’s delivery. Roy then claimed the morning session for Bangladesh when he trapped Asela Gunaratne lbw for 13, which left Sri Lanka on 70 for 4 at lunch.
Things changed in the afternoon though. Chandimal, recognising the importance of batting through the innings, did not hit a single boundary in the session as he helped Sri Lanka up their score by 79 runs for the loss of only one wicket. That wicket came in the 48th over when a fluent Dhananjaya de Silva tried to pull Taijul Islam’s left-arm spin and was instead bowled. Sri Lanka’s largest partnership of the innings – 66 runs in 19.4 overs – had been broken.