Sri Lanka are in command
Dhaka: Roshen Silva hit an unbeaten half-century to put Sri Lanka in command in the second Test against Bangladesh after stretching their lead to 312 on Day II.
The visitors reached 200/8 at stumps on Friday in their second essay. This was after debutant spinner Akila Dananjaya led an inspirational attack to dismiss Bangladesh for 110 in the morning session.
Roshen was batting on 58 which came amid a regular fall of wickets on what seemed a difficult batting pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. The highest successful run-chase at the ground so far is England’s 209/1 against the hosts back in 2010.
Pacer Suranga Lakmal, who claimed three wickets, was keeping Silva company on seven as the Sri Lankans kept building on their sizable first-innings lead of 112.
Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets for Bangladesh, while spinners Taijul Islam and Mehedi Hasan Miraz claimed two each.
1st innings 222
1st innings (Overnight 56/4)
L. Das b Lakmal 25
M. Hasan not out 38
M’dullah b Dananjaya 17
S. Rahman c C’dimal b Dananjaya 0
A. Razzak c & b Dananjaya 1
T. Islam run out 1
M. Rahman lbw Dilruwan 0
Extras (2-lb, 1-nb, 1-w) 4
Total (all out; 45.4 overs) 110
Fall of wickets 5/73, 6/107, 7/107, 8/109, 9/110
Bowling: Lakmal 12-4-25-3, Dilruwan 11.4-4-32-2, Dananjaya 10-2-20-3, Herath 12-1-31-0
D. K’ratne c Kayes b Mehedi 32
K. Mendis lbw Razzak 7
D. De Silva b Taijul 28
D. G’thilaka lbw Mustafizur 17
D. Chandimal lbw Mehedi 30
R. Silva not out 58
N. D’wella c M’dullah b Taijul 10
D. Perera c Liton b Mustafizur 7
A. D’jaya c Liton b Mustafizur 0
S. Lakmal not out 7
Extras (4-lb) 4
Total (8 wickets; 62 overs) 200
Fall of Wickets 1/19, 2/53, 3/80, 4/92, 5/143, 6/170, 7/178, 8/178
Bowling: Razzak 17-2-60-1, Mustafizur 12-2-35-3, Taijul 19-2-72-2, Mehedi 14-3-29-2.