Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Highlights Today – 1st Test Day 1 – 7 March 2017
Watch Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st Test day 1 highlights today on 7-3-2017. Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka cricket highlights. SL vs BAN highlights today. The last time Bangladesh played on this pitch, it proved a dead wicket with nothing for the bowlers. Visitors scored 638 runs while Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score a double ton. Mohammad Ashraful scored 190 while Nasir Hossain got 100 runs in that match. Sri Lanka also amassed 570 for 4 and declared their first innings. Three of their players hit centuries in the first innings while two more tons were got in the second innings where they once again declared the innings at 335 for 4.
Sri Lankan tour of South Africa proved a devastating one for them, especially in Test and ODI format. They couldn’t score much in Tests which should be an encouraging thing for Bangladesh. However the hosts have won their last five Tests at home which makes them tough competitors. They also whitewashed Australia and West Indies at home in recent past.
But where Bangladesh may stick it to Sri Lanka, is with their attack. Australia and West Indies had quicks, but neither had bowlers as skilled at wreaking havoc on dusty tracks as Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan or Mehedi Hasan. Their batsmen are more accustomed to Asian tracks as well, and envenoming the visitors in their back room is a man with intimate knowledge of Sri Lankan conditions, and the Sri Lankan system.
Today Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. Bangladesh bowlers did well by not allowing free hand to Sri Lankan batsmen. Their disciplined bowling gave them two early wickets. They would have taken three wickets had Subashis Roy not overstepped.