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Sri Lanka on way to big score

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Published: 21:24, 1 April 2024  
Sri Lanka on way to big score

Sri Lanka is on way to a big score against Bangladesh in the second and final cricket Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

However despite a collapse on Day 3 on Monday, they reached 102-6 at stumps, extending the overall lead to 455, which already left Bangladesh a record chase for a victory.

Sri Lanka which posted a massive 531 in the first innings, could enforce a follow-on but they chose to bat first.

The abysmal batting show in the first innings was instrumental in leaving Bangladesh at jeopardized state indeed. 

The batting vulnerability was key in failing to get past 200 for the third straight time in the series as Bangladesh were bundled out for 178 in the first innings, conceding a huge 353 runs.

Hasan Mahmud, who made debut in this Test claimed 4-51 while his fellow new ball bowler Syed Khaled Ahmed took 2-29 as Sri Lanka were in quest of a quick runs to bury Bangladesh under avalanche of runs.

It meant the third day itself saw 15 wickets being fallen after just 11 wickets fell on first two days. 

Angelo Mathews was batting on 39 with Prabath Jayasuriya on 3 when the bails were drawn.

Bangladesh’s highest successful chase in fourth innings in a Test is just 217,which they did against West Indies in 2009 at St Georges while the world record for a successful chase is 418, which West Indies did against Australia.