The highest total in the test format of the Pallekele venue is 487 scored by the Sri Lankan neighbors India in 2017. The visitor team Bangladesh is playing their first-ever test match at this ground.
Bangladesh scored 302 runs today with the loss of just two wickets. The opener of the team Tamim Iqbal faced 101 deliveries and scored 90 runs. Saif Hassan has gone with duck. Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 126 runs off 288 deliveries not out. The captain of the team Mominul Haque added 64 runs to his team’s scoreboard with facing 150 balls. Vishwa Fernando took both wickets.
SL vs BD Highlights today Wednesday, 21-04-2021 – 1st Test, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka from Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Mominul Haque won the toss and chose to bat first.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), 2 Lahiru Thirimanne, 3 Oshada Fernando, 4 Pathum Nissanka, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Lahiru Kumara, 11 Vishwa Fernando.
Bangladesh team: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Saif Hassan, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mominul Haque (capt), 5 Mushfiqur Rahim, 6 Liton Das (wk), 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Taijul Islam, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Abu Jayed, 11 Ebadat Hossain.
Match Timings: 04:30 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpires – Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Lyndon Hannibal
Match number – Test no. 2418