Recent Match Report – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 2021


Lahiru Thirimanne survived a close chance before lunch on the third day

Sri Lanka 11 for no loss (Thirimanne 5*, Karunaratne 5*) trail Bangladesh 541 for 7 (Shanto 163, Mominul 127, Tamim 90, Fernando 4-96) by 530 runs

Sri Lanka made a very circumspect start to their reply to Bangladesh’s 541, having added eleven runs in the eight overs they batted till lunch. Taskin Ahmed, on his return to the Test team after four years, asked several questions of the openers, particularly in the last over before the break.

Lahiru Thirimanne survived a close lbw call when the Taskin delivery struck him as he left the ball. But umpire Kumar Dharmasena’s decision was overturned when replays showed the ball was not hitting the off-stump. Later, a bouncer also got Thirimanne in trouble, before he finished the over with a boundary.

Earlier in the first session, Bangladesh declared their innings on 541 for 7, having added 67 runs in 90 minutes. Both Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das reached their fifties, taking the tally of 50-plus scores to five, only the third such occasion in Bangladesh history.

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