The visitor team Bangladesh scored 541 runs with seven wickets down by using 173 overs. Najmul Hossain Shanto was the top runs scorer from the Bangladesh team with 163 runs off 378 balls. He smashed seventeen boundaries and a maximum in his beautiful innings. The captain of the team Mominul Haque also batted beautifully with adding 127 runs to his team’s scoreboard. Mushfiqur Rahim contributed 68 runs not out. Liton Das † scored his half-century. Vishwa Fernando dismissed four Bangladeshi batsmen in 35 overs with leaking 96 runs.
SL vs BD Highlights today Saturday, 24-04-2021 – 1st Test, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka from Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
In reply, the home team Sri Lanka also showed their ability to score runs. The Sri Lankan team captain and the opener Dimuth Karunaratne scored 234 runs not out of 419 deliveries. He smashed 25 boundaries till stumps day 5. Lahiru Thirimanne scored 58 runs, Oshada Fernando 20, Angelo Mathews 25. Dhananjaya de Silva scored 154 runs, his 80 runs were scored by smashing 20 boundaries.
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