Chittagong Test ends in dull draw
Desk Report || risingbd.com
There were no last-minute surprises as the first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ended in a draw at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Thursday (May 19).
Having lost six wickets, Niroshan Dickwella (61 not out) and Dinesh Chandimal (39 not out) formed a 99-run partnership in 33.5 overs for the seventh wicket to take the visitors to safety.
The day started much better for the Tigers though as Taijul managed to take two wickets to give his team hope as Sri Lanka headed for lunch at 128/4.
Bangladesh’s Nayeem Hasan has been awarded the Most Valuable Player award for his 6 for 105 in the first innings.
Besides, the Lankan player Angelo Mathews won the Man of the Match award for his 199 in the first innings.
The second Test will be played in Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National cricket stadium and it starts on Monday (May 23).