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SL openers start positively after Bangladesh post 365

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Published: 15:12, 24 May 2022  
SL openers start positively after Bangladesh post 365

Sri Lankan openers started positively after Bangladesh were all out for 365 in its first innings of the second and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

Bangladesh:  365
Sri Lanka:  (21.2 ov) 82/0

Mushfiqur Rahim was stranded at 175 on the second day. The Tigers lost their last wicket in just fourth over of the post lunch session when No. 11 batter Ebadot Hossain was trapped run out for duck.

Mushfiqur who showed an unwavering resolve smote 21 boundaries for his 175 not out which came from 355 balls. He stayed in the crease for 526 minutes, which is his second longest knock in terms of times.

With hitting this superb knock, he had already passed 150 plus for the fifth time, the highest amongst the Bangladeshi batters.

Out of his nine centuries, five now was 150 plus, proving his knack to play big knock when he crossed century.

Sri Lanka pacers Kasun Rajitha (5-64) and Asitha Fernando (4-93) claimed nine wickets out of 10 with both of them registering their career-best figures.

Rajitha struck in the eighth over of the day, dismissing Liton Das after Bangladesh resumed at 277-5. Liton poked a length delivery to edge behind the wicket to be out on 141 off 246 which included 16 fours and one six.

Three balls later, Rajitha took Mosaddek Hossain for duck as the batter edged a delivery that moved slightly.