June 28, 2022
Bangladesh were a dangerous 34-4 at stumps on the fourth day and still need another 107 runs to ward off an innings defeat

Bangladesh put pressure on Mathews-Chandimal’s double century

Sri Lanka’s run festival is going on in Mirpur. Dinesh Chandimal has picked up a century after Angelo Mathews. The former Sri Lankan captain has completed the 12th century of his Test career. Bangladesh is under a lot of pressure in their double century in Mirpur Test.

Today (Thursday) Bangladesh-Sri Lanka took the field on the fourth day of the second Test at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. The Lankans batted first and scored 430 for 5 in 149 overs. It took a lead of 75 runs. Angelo Mathews (109 *) and Dinesh Chandimal (106 *) are batting. Bangladesh made 365 runs in the first innings.

Ball after ball, over after over. But Bangladesh has no success. Sri Lanka on the way to a big collection by showing dominance against the hosts. Their collection has already exceeded 400. Mathews and Chandimal are leading the Lankans from the front to build this score. Both of them picked up centuries with excellent batting. Mathews scored the 13th century of his Test career and Chandimal completed his 12th century.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das pulled Bangladesh from the edge of the abyss. The situation in Sri Lanka, however, was not like that. They got off to a great start in the first inning. Holding it, the wheel of the run is increasing. The Lankans also took the lead on the fourth day of the Dhaka Test. In contrast, Bangladesh lost wicketless in the first session.

On the morning of the fourth day, Bangladesh entered the field hoping to pick up a quick wicket. The goal of the hosts was to take the lead by dismissing the Lankans as soon as possible. But in the hope of powder! On the contrary, Sri Lanka has taken the lead. The visitors could not take any wicket in the morning session. Two experienced batsmen Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal are turning the stick on the bowlers of Bangladesh.

Mathews picked up a century with great batting. The former Sri Lankan captain, who played a remarkable inning of 199 runs in the first innings of the Chittagong Test, also shone in the first innings of the second Test. He has completed another century in his Test career with all the great shots. Mosaddeq Hossain’s ball was pushed to the leg side and the single was seen in the 13th century of the Test career. Mathews reached the three-figure mark with 264 balls.

Another former captain Chandimal is fighting on par with him. He got the 22nd half-century of his Test career before lunch. This batter did not stop. He got a century in extraordinary batting. After hitting two boundaries in a row with Ebadat Hossain’s ball, he met the single in the three-digit house. Chandimal completed the century with 161 balls. Mathews teamed up with him for the sixth wicket. The visitors are increasing the lead in their bats.

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The morning session of the fourth day did not go well for Bangladesh at all. Shakib Al Hasan and Taizul Islam created the possibility several times but it did not work. As a result, the hosts had to spend a wicketless session.

Sri Lanka started the fourth day with 262 runs for 5 wickets.